Xilinx Files Patent Infringement Claims Against Analog Devices

Adaptive and intelligent computing solutions provider, Xilinx Inc., has announced the filing of eight different US patents infringement claims against Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

The lawsuit details the unauthorized use by Analog Devices of certain Xilinx technologies involving serializers/deserializers (SerDes), high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs), as well as mixed-signal devices targeting 5G and other markets. In addition to seeking damages, Xilinx is requesting that Analog Devices be enjoined from selling, offering to sell, or importing into the United States, products that infringe Xilinx’s asserted patents.

According to Catia Hagopian, the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Xilinx Inc, Xilinx has made important advances in RF signal chain technologies and has been awarded a significant number of fundamental patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. As the claims indicate, Xilinx believes Analog Devices is infringing its intellectual property rights and Xilinx is thus committed to protecting its innovations.

The claims, which were filed as part of counterclaims in the parties’ existing lawsuit, can be found here.

Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies – from the endpoint, to the edge, to the cloud. It is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs, and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent, and connected world of the future.