RF Power Amplifiers for Cellphones Patent Monitor
功率放大器(PA,LNA,Doherty放大器)是目前RFFE解決方案的關鍵組件。實際上,為了提升用戶體驗並在cm-wave/mm-wave頻率上使用巨量天線,5G系統將需要將更多的PA統整到RF前端模組中,這使得5G PA的設計比4G PA更重要。為了讓商用5G應用程式成功,PA的輸出功率,線性度,可靠性,成本,外型都非常重要。
With the smartphone revolution, the handset has started to play an even more important role in our lives. Today's wireless handset is a highly sophisticated device capable of operating in global frequency bands and standards, offering navigational assistance through GPS, videotelephony, photo/video sharing and other numerous applications that require very high data rates and more efficient processing of data. Today, the telecoms industry is designing the components that will be used in the upcoming 5G technologies.
The 5G technologies want to be disruptive and opened to horizons by addressing new market and applications. To do so, handsets have to meet complex requirements such as providing multi band, multi mode, MIMO, smart antenna techniques or carrier aggregation (CA) while remaining low cost and small. All these requirements pose a huge challenge to handset RF front end (RFFE) architecture, design and manufacturing.
Power amplifiers (PA, LNA, Doherty amplifier, etc.) are among the key components of today's RFFE solutions. Indeed, for enhanced user experience and massive MIMO antennas at cm-wave/mm-wave frequencies, the 5G system will require more PAs to be integrated in the RF front-end modules, making the design of a 5G PA more critical than that of a 4G PA. For any successful commercial 5G application, the output power, linearity, reliability, cost, and form factors of a PA are all very important. With an estimate market of $4,2M in 2022, according to Yole Développement, power amplifier market will be the second largest market of the RFFE industry.
The RF power amplifier patent monitoring service allows you to take advantage of a monthly-updated Excel file and benefit from both quarterly analysis reports and direct interaction with our analysts. The monthly Excel files include new patents, patents expired/abandoned, patent transfers (re-assignment, licensing) and patent litigation/opposition. The patents are categorized by technology segments including PA, LNA, Doherty amplifier and packaging. This useful Excel patent database allows for multi-criteria searches including priority date, patent assignees, claims, legal status of patents and technology segments. The quarterly reports provide the IP trends over the three last months, with a close look to key IP players and key patented technologies. The direct access to our analysts offers you Q&A session and open discussion on specific patented technologies or company IP portfolios.
With the help of the patent monitoring service, you will be aware of your competitors' current patenting activities, their IP dynamics, patent transfers including acquisitions and licenses, patent litigation, technology development and R&D strategies. You will also be able to early detect new entrants in your business area.
By keeping note of any recent patent filings, you can track the newest innovations in the field. You will get details on claimed inventions and you can follow technology developments. New technical solutions could inspire and improve your R&D activity.
You will obtain information on patent applications filed even before exclusive rights have been granted and you can react in time to prevent registration of IP rights that may be harmful to your business.
Monitoring newly-issued patents allows you to regularly assess your freedom-to-operate, ensuring your products or processes are not covered patents and thus they can be manufactured, sold or used safely without infringing valid IP rights owned by others.
By tracking both expired patents and abandoned patents, you will be able to identify inventions entering the public domain that you can use safely for your development.
On a quarterly basis, the report will provide the IP trends over the three last months, with a close look to key IP players and key patented technologies. Main patent applicants and their inventions, blocking patents, promising patents and key patents newly expired or abandoned will be highlighted.
Take advantage of direct interaction with our analysts by phone call and/or email and get specific input for specific patented technologies and company IP portfolios through Q&A session and open discussion (100h a year).