Pulse~Link

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Pulse~LINK, Inc.
Privately held
Industry Semiconductor industry
Founded 2000
Headquarters Carlsbad, California, USA
Key people
Brady Buckley, CEO
Greg Elmassian, COO/Chief Engineer
Dr. Ivan Krivokapic Director, RF Systems Engineering
Dr. James P.K. Gilb System Architect
Products UWB devices
Number of employees
~15

Pulse~LINK is a privately held fabless integrated circuit semiconductor corporation headquartered in Carlsbad, California, located just north of San Diego California, in the United States. Pulse~LINK commercializes ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, for both wireless and wired networks.

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Pulse~Link developed a UWB technology based on continuous pulsed UWB (C-UWB) for whole-home distribution of interactive high data rate multimedia content over wired, wireless and hybrid networks. One implementation of the technology is designed to coexist with existing home-CATV signals over existing coax.

Pulse~LINK's CWave implementation of C-UWB provides data rates up to a Gigabit per second over coaxial cable and wireless networks. It is promoted for consumers to stream and distribute high quality multimedia or other content throughout their homes. Pulse~LINK's CWave implementations of C-UWB support the simultaneous operation of IEEE 1394, Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI-equivalent connections with end-to-end quality of service (QoS). It developed a set of integrated circuits for Media Access Control (MAC) and radio frequency (RF) layers.

The company is involved in organizations promoting digital home connectivity, including the High-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA), Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), and the 1394 Trade Association.

After joining both the UWB Forum and WiMedia Alliance in 2004, in February 2005, it positioned its technology as a third alternative to the technologies promoted by the after groups.[1][2] It had raised $38 million by then.[1] Demonstrations were shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2008, including a television from Westinghouse Digital.[3][4] By January 2009, more competing technologies such as WirelessHD were demonstrated at CES.[5]

By March 2009, the company reduced its staff and was looking for new investors.[6] After spending an estimated $100 million on research and development, in December 2012 a company reorganization was announced, with Brady Buckley appointed the new chief executive.[7]

Currently Pulse~LINK has released a lower cost, smaller single chip solution, and is undergoing field trials on existing in-home coaxial cable system, to allow extending home networks without additional wiring.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mark Hachman (February 14, 2005). "Pulse-Link Officially Creates Third UWB Camp". Extreme Tech. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Patrick Mannion (April 27, 2004). "UWB developer Pulselink raises $30 million; joins both UWB groups". EE Times. 
  3. ^ "CES 2008 Photo Blog: C-Wave Connections". PC Magazine. January 8, 2008. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Robert Heron (January 4, 2008). "Westinghouse Shows First Wireless HDTV: Westinghouse and Pulse~LINK team up for the first HDTV that uses wireless technology to transmit information". PC Magazine. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ Rik Myslewski (January 12, 2009). "Wireless HDTV set for 2009: SiBEAM snags deep-pocket partners". The Register. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ Rick Merritt (March 24, 2009). "Pulse~Link lays off 40+, seeks investors". EE Times. 
  7. ^ "Pulse Link Restructures Poised To Market CWave™ Chip Technology". Press release. December 6, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 

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