Entropic | Date: 2016-12-30
Systems and methods for converting analog signals to digital signals. A reference slice is associated with each of a plurality of active slices to balance the loading on an active sampling track and hold amplifier within each active slice. Alternatively, the reference slice is split into a portion having a reference ADC that is shared by a plurality of partial reference slices, each partial reference slice having a partial reference input module.
Entropic | Date: 2017-01-10
Methods and systems for frequency generation may comprise a circuit with a first input coupled to receive a first satellite signal at a first satellite downlink frequency, a second input coupled to receive a second satellite signal at a second satellite downlink frequency, and a first analog-to-digital converter (ADC) having an input coupled to receive the first satellite signal. The first ADC may be configured to create a first digital output signal representing the first satellite signal. A second ADC having an input coupled to receive the second satellite signal may be configured to create a second digital output representing the second satellite signal. The circuit may comprise a dielectric resonator oscillator having an output and a clock generator circuit having an input coupled to the oscillator output and configured to output one or more clocks used by the first and second ADCs.
Entropic | Date: 2016-11-21
Systems and methods for correcting frequency error in a received signal include: receiving a satellite signal, the satellite signal having a bandwidth and a center frequency; determining the profile of the satellite signal; computing the center frequency of the satellite signal based on the profile of the received signal; and generating a reference signal at the computed center frequency. The systems and methods may further include computing a center frequency of each of a plurality of satellite signals based on the computed center frequency. Determining the profile may include sweeping a tuner above and below a given reference frequency; measuring the received signal strength during the sweeping operation; and determining the profile based on the received signal strength.
Entropic | Date: 2017-02-09
Systems and methods for canceling cross-coupled satellite signals in a LNB IC include receiving a first satellite signal at a first input of the LNB IC and filtering the first satellite signal using a first adaptive filter, the first adaptive filter having first filter coefficients; combining the adjusted first satellite signal with a second satellite signal received at a second input of the LNB IC to generate a first combined satellite signal; measuring the total output power of the combined satellite signal; changing the filter coefficients of the first adaptive filter; remeasuring the total output power of the first combined satellite signal after the changing of the first filter coefficients to determine whether the total power of the first combined satellite signal has decreased.
Entropic | Date: 2016-12-06
Methods and systems are provided for accessing data stored in a memory. An example system may comprise a memory and one or more control circuits for managing access to the memory. The memory may comprise a first portion for storing a plurality of data items, and a second portion, distinct from the first portion, for storing access related information. The access related information may comprise a plurality of access entries, with each access entry corresponding to a particular respective data item. In response to request for a particular data item, the one or more control circuits may search for a match in the access related information access, and may provide access to a data item in the first portion of the memory, corresponding to the requested data item, only in response to detecting a match in the plurality of access entries, based on item related information provided in the request.
Entropic | Date: 2017-02-07
A BCN network with BCN modems that enable network wired devices to communicate over a typical home coaxial network that may include passive splitters and different types of coaxial cable.
Entropic | Date: 2017-03-03
An integrated circuit voltage regulator includes a transconductor first stage; and a negative impedance cancellation stage, where the negative impedance cancellation stage comprises cross-coupled transistors at outputs of said transconductor first stage, and resistors in the transconductor first stage and the negative impedance cancellation stage introduce zeros in a transfer function, compensating for parasitic poles. The resistors may compensate for parasitic capacitance inherent in transistors. Load transistors may be coupled to outputs of the transconductance first stage. The voltage regulator may be implemented in a Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) structure, which may be a system-on-chip integrated circuit. The voltage regulator may provide immunity to power supply noise. The negative impedance cancellation stage may include differential input transistors coupled to the cross-coupled transistors.
Entropic | Date: 2017-02-14
The use of traffic flag symbols allows a large number of CPEs to transmit traffic notifications to a network controller. In some such embodiments, hundreds of CPEs simultaneously transmit traffic flags on different subcarriers of a channel. For example, in a MoCA2 based access network, up to 480 CPEs can transmit flags in only 5 s in the 100 MHz-wide channel.
Entropic | Date: 2016-05-23
Methods and systems are provided for noise suppression in data, particularly data comprising video and/or audio data. An input adjustment, based on a corresponding input adjustment value, may be applied to received input data that comprises video and/or audio data; and an output adjustment, based on a corresponding output adjustment value, may be applied to output data corresponding to previously processed received input data. The input adjustment value may be re-calculated based on an outcome of applying the input adjustment to the received data, and when a change occurs in the input adjustment value the change in the input adjustment value may be applied to subsequent received input data, and at the same time, and based on the change in the input adjustment value, a corresponding change may be applied at least some of data corresponding to previously processed received input data.
Entropic | Date: 2016-10-06
Systems and methods for dynamically adjusting transmit gain in a transceiver. The gain is adjusted in order to provide the maximum gain. The amount of distortion is measured. The gain is increased until the distortion reaches a predetermined limit. The gain of several components can be adjusted independently.