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Patent
Beceem Communications | Date: 2010-11-11

Embodiments are directed to a wireless receiver system that utilizes a special structure of pilot symbols used for synchronization and channel estimation in transmission packets to measure noise power at the receiver. The periodicity of the pilot signal sequences is used to extract the noise power from the received signal. Such extraction is achieved by subtracting the received signals from two pilot slots which are separated by the known periodicity of the training sequence. This method relies on the fact that desired signal and system interference signals will cancel out after the subtraction process. Measuring the power of the residual signal after subtraction represents the estimate of the noise power. Several consecutive such residual signals can be first summed up before measuring the power to improve the estimate of the noise power at the receiver. To further improve the performance, estimates of the desired signal produced by a channel estimation block can be first subtracted from each of the received signals on two pilot slots which are then to be subtracted and are separated by the known periodicity of the pilot sequence.


Patent
Beceem Communications | Date: 2010-11-01

Methods and systems for testing a software program are provided. The methods include receiving a textual input for testing at least one static type used by the software program. The textual input of an embodiment is pre-linked to the at least one static type. The method includes creating a dynamic type based on the textual input in a dynamically typed language. The dynamic type is populated based on a predefined set of test vectors and is then passed on to the software program. The software program is executed using the dynamic type. Executing the software program by using the dynamic type invokes the at least one static type used by the software program.


Patent
Beceem Communications | Date: 2010-03-08

Embodiments for methods and apparatuses for processing a multi-carrier signal are disclosed. One method includes shaping a frequency spectrum of a multi-carrier transmit signal wherein an amplitude of a plurality of subcarriers of the multi-carrier transmit signal is increased relative to at least one other subcarrier of the multi-carrier transmit signal. The shaped frequency spectrum multi-carrier transmit signal is amplified with a power amplifier, wherein a power level of an output of the power amplifier is greater than a rated power level of the power amplifier.


A method and apparatus for estimating frequency offset and timing offset of a first Mobile Station (MS) in a communication system is provided. The method includes receiving a composite signal at a plurality of receiver antennas of a Base Transceiver Station (BTS). The composite signal includes a first signal transmitted from a first MS and a second signal transmitted from a second MS. The composite signal includes one or more tiles. Each tile includes a plurality of data sub-carriers, a plurality of first pilot sub-carriers, and a plurality of second pilot sub-carriers. A total phase offset of the first MS is estimated based on a complex conjugate product of pilot symbols of the plurality of first pilot sub-carriers. Thereafter, a first phase offset corresponding to the timing offset of the first MS is estimated based on a Power Delay Profile (PDP) of one or more first pilot sub-carriers. Finally, a second phase offset corresponding to the frequency offset of the first MS is determined based on the total phase offset and the first phase offset.


Method and apparatuses for power and handoff management in a multiple wireless technology communication device are disclosed. One method includes a wireless device communicating using a first technology, and detecting availability of a second technology. Logic control of the wireless device receives a power level indicator of communication signals of the first technology, and determining an acceptable power level of communication signals of the second technology based on the power level indicator. The logic control determines a requested power level of communication signals of the second technology based on a request from a base station. The logic control provides a modified link quality representation to the base station if the requested power level is greater than the acceptable power level. The wireless device transmits to the base station with the second technology at the acceptable power level.

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