Entity

Time filter

Source Type

Dallas, TX, United States

Patent
Xtendwave XW, LLC | Date: 2013-02-06

A system and method for processing an input matrix and a MIMO receiver employing the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a transformer configured to receive a frame of complex data representing only some elements of an input matrix and perform a fast plane rotation on the complex data to yield rotated data and (2) a matrix updater coupled to the transformer and configured to update a memory configured to contain an output matrix with the rotated data. In one embodiment, the system and method are to estimate and mitigate alien cross-talk experienced in a vectored DSL communication system.


Cost-effective structures and methods that allow an integrated digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to simultaneously achieve wide dynamic ranges and bandwidths through the use of built-in measurement and compensation mechanisms that are primarily digital. The measurements of the DACs distortions are made with a relatively simple analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that is not designed to accommodate the combination of the bandwidth and the resolution offered by the DAC, but is nonetheless sufficient in determining the characteristics of the DACs impairments during a calibration procedure. This information is then used in a feed-forward compensation system during the DACs normal operation to estimate and cancel the distortions in its output signal that could result from the various impairments.


Patent
Xtendwave XW, LLC | Date: 2013-02-11

A novel and useful multi-antenna receiver that receives, demodulates and decodes a broadcast signal, whose modulation and encoding of time and timing information allow for reliable and power-efficient operation. The multi-antenna receiver of the present invention is adapted to eliminate or substantially reduce the reception nulls that occur in receivers having a single antenna that is placed in a fixed position. Two or more antennas are employed whereby the receiver generates a combined signal based on a combination of the individual antenna signals or selects one of the antenna signals for input to the receiver based on desired criteria such as signal-to-noise-and-interference-ratio (SNIR). This results in greater robustness of the communication link by reducing or eliminating reception nulls and by rejecting interference through the selection of the antenna for which the signal-to-interference ratio is higher. The invention includes various antenna configurations that are adapted to reuse a single core for multiple antennas or to otherwise reduce size and/or cost.


A system and method for a radio controlled clock receiver adapted to extract timing and time information from a phase modulated signal. The official time signal is broadcast from a central location using a modified modulation scheme, which adds phase modulation over the legacy amplitude modulation, such as the legacy WWVB pulse width modulated (PWM)/amplitude shift keying (ASK) modulation, thereby allowing for improved performance. The information modulated onto the phase contains a known synchronization sequence having good autocorrelation properties, error-correcting coding for the time information and notifications of daylight-saving-time (DST) transitions that are provided months in advance. The modulation scheme is based on a form of phase modulation, such as binary-phase-shift-keying (BPSK) or phase reversal keying (PRK). The reception of multiple frames with repeated or sequential information allows for the accumulation of received energy over multiple frames to provide for a corresponding gain in the receiver.


A system and method for a radio controlled clock receiver adapted to extract timing and time information from a phase modulated signal. The official time signal is broadcast from a central location using the modified modulation scheme of the present invention, which adds phase modulation that allows for greatly improved performance. The information modulated onto the phase contains a known synchronization sequence having good autocorrelation properties, error-correcting coding for the time information and notifications of daylight-saving-time (DST) transitions that are provided months in advance. The modulation scheme is based on a form of phase modulation, such as binary-phase-shift-keying (BPSK) or phase reversal keying (PRK). A superframe comprising multiple frames with repeated information allows for the accumulation of received energy over multiple frames to provide for a corresponding gain in the receiver.

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