Samplify Systems announced that it has been granted patents in China. The patents cover the usage of compression on links carrying radio frequency or baseband signals in wireless base stations in China.
The China State Intellectual Property Office has awarded the patents for the apparatus for baseband signals compression in base transceiver systems, and the apparatus for compressing signals in base transceiver systems.
The new patents protect the company’s Prism IQ compression technology. The compression technology decreases the capacity and cost of fiber-optic connections between the baseband and radio units at the bottom and top of wireless base station, however, depending on the Common Public Radio Interface. The Prism IQ technology increases the fiber-optic potential from 10 Gbps to a maximum of 20 Gbps for TD-LTE deployments.
The Chief Executive Officer of Samplify Systems, Tom Sparkman, stated that the patents not only protect the compression technology, but will also provide Chinese OEMs more access to the global intellectual property, which will help in increasing the time to market.