08041227 is referenced by 67 patents and cites 21 patents.

A communication device is disclosed having optical and near-field communication capability. The device includes an optical transceiver circuit fabricated on an integrated circuit die and configured to transmit and receive far field signals. A near field transceiver circuit is also fabricated on the integrated circuit die and is configured to transmit and receive near-field electro-magnetic signals. Control circuitry is provided to selectively enable the optical transceiver circuit and the near field transceiver circuit responsive to an external control signal.

Title
Apparatus and method for near-field communication
Application Number
11/940775
Publication Number
8041227 (B2)
Application Date
November 15, 2007
Publication Date
October 18, 2011
Inventor
Robert Gordon Farmer
Modesto
CA, US
Jean Luc Nauleau
Los Gatos
CA, US
Miroslav Svajda
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Pavel Konecny
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Wayne T Holcombe
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
O Keefe Egan Peterman & Enders
Assignee
Silicon Laboratories
TX, US
IPC
H04B 10/00
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