Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system and method for transmitting signals via multi-input single-output (MISO) broadcast channel with imperfect channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT). The transmitter receives each CSI of from the plural receivers, determines a transmit power and a transmission rate based on the CSI qualities of the plural receivers calculated from the each CSI, and transmits the signal using the transmit power and the transmission rate. The signal comprises a user specific message, a first common message and a second common message to compensate imperfect CSIT.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA nonbinary iterative detector-decoder (IDD) system. The IDD system comprises a detector, a decoder; and a nonbinary interface electrically connected between the detector and decoder. The interface is operative to convert a soft symbol and variance that is output by the detector into a corresponding nonbinary log likelihood ratio (LLR) vector that comprises one or more nonbinary LLRs, and to provide the LLR vector to the decoder. The interface is further configured to convert a nonbinary LLR vector comprised of one or more nonbinary LLRs that is output by the decoder into a corresponding soft symbol and variance, and to provide the soft symbol and variance to the detector.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a method for sending a discovery signal and user equipment. The method comprises determining a frequency-time position with a frequency-time hopping invariant according to the frequency-time hopping invariant, determining an initial frequency-time position of a discovery signal in an initial discovery frame according to the frequency-time position with the frequency-time hopping invariant and an idle frequency-time position in the initial discovery frame, and sending the discovery signal at the initial frequency-time position. The method comprises determining a second frequency-time position of the discovery signal in a next discovery frame following the current discovery frame, and sending the discovery signal at the second frequency-time position.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTImproved methods for coding an ensemble of pulse vectors utilize statistical models (i.e., probability models) for the ensemble of pulse vectors, to more efficiently code each pulse vector of the ensemble. At least one pulse parameter describing the non-zero pulses of a given pulse vector is coded using the statistical models and the number of non-zero pulse positions for the given pulse vector. In some embodiments, the number of non-zero pulse positions are coded using range coding. The total number of unit magnitude pulses may be coded using conditional (state driven) bitwise arithmetic coding. The non-zero pulse position locations may be coded using adaptive arithmetic coding. The non-zero pulse position magnitudes may be coded using probability-based combinatorial coding, and the corresponding sign information may be coded using bitwise arithmetic coding. Such methods are well suited to coding non-independent-identically-distributed signals, such as coding video information.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethods and apparatus for estimating received error rates. In one embodiment, the estimation of received error rates is conducted in relation to a bus interface such as a high-speed High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) interface, and the method utilizes corrupted symbols that violate TMDS symbol rules, the corrupted symbols being easily detected and counted. In one exemplary implementation, a symbol error rate (SER) can be estimated from the number of detected invalid symbols. The SER can be used to diagnose the performance of the HDMI interface, and optionally as a basis for selecting or implementing corrective action(s).
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for error concealment mode signaling for a video transmission system. A video coding device may receive a video input comprising a plurality of pictures. The video coding device may select a first picture from the plurality of pictures in the video input. The video coding device may evaluate two or more error concealment modes for the first picture. The error concealment modes may comprises two or more of Picture Copy (PC), Temporal Direct (TD), Motion Copy (MC), Base Layer Skip (BLSkip; Motion & Residual upsampling), Reconstructed BL upsampling (RU), E-ILR Mode 1, and/or E-ILR Mode 2. The video coding device may select an error concealment mode from the two or more evaluated error concealment modes for the first picture. The video coding device may signal the selected error concealment mode for the first picture in a video bitstream.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAccording to the invention, there are provided sets of contexts specifically adapted to encode special coefficients of a prediction error matrix, on the basis of previously encoded values of level k. Furthermore, the number of values of levels other than 0 is explicitly encoded and numbers of appropriate contexts are selected on the basis of the number of spectral coefficients other than 0.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed herein is a method of encoding a video signal, comprising receiving an original video signal; comparing the original video signal with available reconstructed signals; determining a correction signal based on a result of the comparison; and generating a transform-coded correction signal to be transmitted for a signal reconstruction.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for coding a multi-view video, and a decoding apparatus according to the present invention comprises: an entropy-decoding unit for entropy-decoding a bitstream and decoding information related to residual prediction by referencing neighboring blocks of a current block; a memory for saving pictures referenced when decoding the current block; a prediction unit for inducing a prediction sample of the current block, based on the difference between sample values of a first block and a second block corresponding to the current block, from among the pictures saved to the memory, by using the residual-related information; and a filtering unit for applying filtering to a current picture restored by using the prediction sample.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTIn one example embodiment, a transmitting device includes a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions and a processor configured to execute the computer-readable instructions. The processor is configured to prepare at least one packet, the at least one packet including a portion of a compressed representation of at least one data block, a packet offset value and a block identifier, the block identifier identifying the at least one data block, the packet offset value identifying the portion of the compressed representation of the at least one data block within the compressed representation of the at least one data block and broadcast the at least one packet.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn approach for generating a coding schema for identifying a spatial location of an event within video image data is provided. In one embodiment, there is a spatial representation tool, including a compression component configured to receive trajectory data of a trajectory of an object for an event within video image data; generate a lossless compressed contour-coded blob to encode the trajectory data of the trajectory of the object for the event within video image data; generate a lossy searchable code of the trajectory of the object for the event within the video image data; convert a region of interest within the video image data to a lossy query code, the region of interest corresponding to a sub-section of a visual display output of the video image data; and compare the lossy query code to the lossy searchable code within a relational database to identify a corresponding lossless trajectory data of the trajectory of the object for the event within the video image data.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method is provided that includes receiving a coded largest coding unit in a video decoder, wherein the coded largest coding unit includes a coded coding unit structure and a plurality of coded quantization parameters, and decoding the coded largest coding unit based on the coded coding unit structure and the plurality of coded quantization parameters.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTIn a case where a partition mode in which luma signals are partitioned horizontally and vertically is set when an intra prediction of a picture signal is made in units of minimal coding blocks set in advance, an intra prediction unit is configured to make an intra prediction of a chroma signal in units of prediction blocks of the intra prediction of chroma signals within the minimal coding block set in accordance with a chroma format. A second bitstream constructing unit constructs a bitstream of information relating to a luma intra prediction mode of a prediction block of luma signals and information relating to a chroma intra prediction mode of a prediction block of chroma signals.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn inter-layer video decoding method according to an embodiment may include: reconstructing a color image and a depth image of a first layer based on encoding information about the color image and the depth image of the first layer obtained from a bitstream; when it is determined that a prediction mode of a current block of a second layer image to be decoded is a view synthesized prediction mode wherein prediction is performed based on an image synthesized from the first layer image, determining whether to perform luminance compensation on the second layer current block to be reconstructed; and reconstructing the current block by determining whether to apply a view synthesized prediction mode to the current block, according to a result of the determining of whether to perform the luminance compensation.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA scalable video signal decoding method, according to the present invention, determines a corresponding picture belonging to a lower layer used for an inter-layer prediction of a current picture belonging to an upper layer, and performs the inter-layer prediction of the current picture by using the corresponding picture in the determined lower layer, wherein the inter-layer prediction is restrictively performed according to a tile boundary alignment flag indicating whether tiles between the upper layer and the lower layer are aligned.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA scalable video signal decoding method, according to the present invention, determines a corresponding picture belonging to a lower layer used for an inter-layer prediction of a current picture belonging to an upper layer, performs the inter-layer prediction of the current picture by using the corresponding picture of the determined lower layer, restores the current picture by using a prediction sample acquired through the inter-layer prediction and a residual sample of the current picture, and selectively applies a loop filter to a tile boundary of the restored current picture on the basis of a layer filter flag for the upper layer.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTIn a case of applying a shared parameter set between layers in a certain layer set, there occurs an undecodable layer on a bitstream that is generated by a bitstream extraction process from a bitstream including the layer set and that includes only a subset layer set of the layer set. According to an aspect of the present invention, a bitstream constraint and a dependency relationship between layers that use a shared parameter set are defined in a case of applying a shared parameter set between layers in a certain layer set.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA video encoding device includes: transform means 11 for transforming an image block; entropy encoding means 12 for entropy-encoding transformed data of the image block transformed by the transform means 11; PCM encoding means 13 for PCM-encoding the image block; multiplex data selection means 14 for selecting output data of the entropy encoding means 12 or the PCM encoding means 13, in a block of a block size set from the outside; and multiplexing means 15 for embedding a PCM header in a bitstream, in the block of the set from the outside block size.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention discloses a method and apparatus for encoding or decoding a video signal. The method for processing a video signal according to the present invention uses a merging mode in which prediction information on a neighbor unit is used instead of transmitting prediction information on the present unit, so as to improve coding efficiency. In this case, the number of available candidate units for merging among the units in a predetermined position is determined, and information for the merging mode is acquired on the basis of the number of the available candidate units for merging. The unit to be merged is determined using the information for the merging mode, and prediction information on the unit to be merged is acquired. The prediction value for the present unit is acquired using the prediction information on the unit to be merged, and the present unit is restored using the acquired prediction value.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe image decoding method includes: determining a context for use in a current block to be processed, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic decoding on a bit sequence corresponding to the current block, using the determined context, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a condition that control parameters of neighboring blocks of the current block are used, when the signal type is a first type, the neighboring blocks being a left block and an upper block of the current block; and the context is determined under a condition that the control parameter of the upper block is not used, when the signal type is a second type, and the second type is “no_residual_data_flag”.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn image coding method divides a picture into tiles. The tiles are coded to generate pieces of coded data, each of which corresponds to a different one of the tiles. In this regard, a first tile of the tiles is coded with reference to coding information of an already-coded tile neighboring the first tile when a boundary between the first tile and the already-coded tile is a first boundary. The first tile is coded without reference to the coding information of the already-coded tile when the boundary between the first tile and the already-coded tile is a second boundary. A bitstream including the pieces of coded data is generated. The bitstream includes tile boundary independence information which indicates whether each boundary between the tiles is one of the first boundary and the second boundary.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method is provided of decoding video data using a merge mode. A merge list is constructed using available spatial and temporal merge candidates. A merge candidate on the merge list corresponding to a merge index is determined as motion information of a current prediction unit. A predicted block of the current prediction unit is generated using the motion information. A transformed block is generated by inverse-quantizing a block of quantized coefficients using a quantization parameter. A residual block is generated by inverse-transforming the transformed block. A reconstructed block is generated using the predicted block and the residual block.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA block structure decision circuit includes: a storage unit 11 in which constraint data relating to a constraint on processing time for processing the block structure is set; a constraint determination unit 12 for determining whether or not the decided block structure infringes the constraint specified by the constraint data; and a block structure modification unit 13 for modifying the decided block structure not to infringe the constraint, in the case where the constraint determination unit 12 determines that the decided block structure infringes the constraint.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn improved loss recovery method for coding streaming media classifies each data unit in the media stream as an independent data unit (I unit), a remotely predicted unit (R unit) or a predicted data unit (P unit). Each of these units is organized into independent segments having an I unit, multiple P units and R units interspersed among the P units. The beginning of each segment is the start of a random access point, while each R unit provides a loss recovery point that can be placed independently of the I unit. This approach separates the random access point from the loss recovery points provided by the R units, and makes the stream more impervious to data losses without substantially impacting coding efficiency. The most important data units are transmitted with the most reliability to ensure that the majority of the data received by the client is usable. The I units are the least sensitive to transmission losses because they are coded using only their own data. While they provide the best coding efficiency, the P units are the most sensitive to data loss because the loss of one P unit renders useless all of the P units that depend on it. The remotely predicted units are dependent on the I unit, or in an alternative implementation, on another R unit.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA receiver may comprise: a symbol receiver configured to receive a first modulated symbol at a first resolution and thereafter a second modulated symbol at a second resolution greater than the first resolution; an output path coupled to the symbol receiver and configured to forward the first modulated symbol; a decision device coupled to the symbol receiver and configured to determine a most probable symbol represented by the first modulated symbol; a phase detector coupled to the decision device and configured to compare the first modulated symbol and the most probable symbol to generate a phase error value; and a phase modifier coupled to the decision device and configured to determine a phase correction value based on the phase error value and to adjust the phase of the second modulated symbol based on the phase correction value.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and system of compensating for distortion in a baseband in-phase (I) and a corresponding baseband quadrature (Q) signal. The circuit includes an in-phase I attenuator configured to attenuate the baseband in-phase I signal and an in-phase Q attenuator configured to attenuate the baseband Q signal. There are one or more circuits that are configured to receive the attenuated in-phase I signal and the attenuated baseband Q signal. Each circuit performs a different calculation based on predetermined equations configured to determine the IM2, HD2@0°, HD2@90°, IM3@0°, IM3@90°, HD3@0°, and HD3@90°. The distortion compensation circuit is configured to use the result of at least one of the calculation circuits to generate I and Q distortion compensation signals.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments are provided for guard band utilization for synchronous and asynchronous communications in wireless networks. A user equipment (UE) or a network component transmits symbols on data bands assigned for primary communications. The data bands are separated by a guard band having smaller bandwidth than the data bands. The UE or network component further modulates symbols for secondary communications with a spectrally contained wave form, which has a smaller bandwidth than the guard band. The spectrally contained wave form is achieved with orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation or with joint OFDM and Offset Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (OQAM) modulation. The modulated symbols for the secondary communications are transmitted within the guard band.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA frequency deviation estimator (20, 40) estimates an instantaneous frequency deviation in a received signal that includes pilot sub-blocks non-contiguously distributed in time across a radio block. Each pilot sub-block comprising one or more pilot symbols. The estimator (20, 40) is configured to select, from the pilot sub-blocks non-contiguously distributed in time across the radio block, a particular pilot sub-block for which to obtain an instantaneous frequency deviation estimate. The estimator (20, 40) applies a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) or a Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) to a set of contiguous received signal samples that spans multiple ones of the pilot sub-blocks, including the particular pilot sub-block as well as one or more assisting pilot sub-blocks neighboring that particular pilot sub-block. The estimator (20, 40) then obtains an instantaneous frequency deviation estimate for the particular pilot sub-block based on the resulting FFT or DFT outputs.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method (200) of bias cancellation for a radio channel sequence includes: receiving (201) a radio signal, the radio signal comprising a radio channel sequence coded by a first signature, the first signature belonging to a set of orthogonal signatures; decoding (202) the radio channel sequence based on the first signature to generate a decoded radio channel sequence; decoding (203) the radio channel sequence based on a second signature, wherein the second signature is orthogonal to the signatures of the set of orthogonal signatures, to generate a bias of the radio channel sequence; and canceling (204) the bias of the radio channel sequence from the decoded radio channel sequence.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe patent application relates to a method for recovering a sparse communication signal from a receive signal, the receive signal being a channel output version of the sparse communication signal, the channel comprising channel coefficients being arranged to form a channel matrix, the method comprising determining a support set indicating a set of first indices of non-zero communication signal coefficients from the channel matrix and the receive signal, determining an estimate of the sparse communication signal upon the basis of the support set, the channel matrix and the receive signal, determining second indices of communication signal coefficients which are not indicated by the support set, and determining the sparse communication signal upon the basis of the support set, the estimate of the sparse communication signal, the second indices and the channel matrix.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA neural network demodulator is used within a receiver to provide Inter Symbol Interference (ISI) channel equalization and to correct for I/Q/phase imbalance. The neural network is trained with a single integrated training step to simultaneously handle the channel impairments of ISI equalization and I/Q phase imbalance as opposed to prior art methods of separately addressing each channel impairment in sequence.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA signal sampling system that includes N samplers is disclosed. Each sampler includes a data input having a decision logic level threshold, a plurality of offset control inputs, a plurality of offset magnitude inputs, an un-buffered output, and a buffered output. Each sampler further includes circuitry coupled between the inputs and outputs that is configured to cause a time delay from an input signal transition to an output signal transition such that, after an offset control input transitions from a first voltage to a second voltage, the decision logic level threshold changes in a time substantially less than one gate delay, and after the sample clock transitions from a first logic state to a second logic state, the un-buffered output transitions within a time substantially equal to one gate delay and the buffered output transitions within a time substantially equal to two gate delays.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA transmission apparatus includes a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation signal generators, which generate a first OFDM modulation signal and a second OFDM modulation signal. The transmission apparatus also includes a transmitter that transmits the first OFDM modulation signal from a first antenna and the second OFDM modulation signal from a second antenna, in an identical frequency band. A reception apparatus is provided, which includes a plurality of antennas that receive a plurality of OFDM modulation signals; a plurality of OFDM demodulators that transform the plurality of OFDM modulation signals to a plurality of reception signals using Fourier transform; an estimator that outputs a distortion estimation signal using one or more symbols for demodulation included in the plurality of reception signals; and a demodulator that compensates for distortion of the reception signals using the distortion estimation signal and demodulates a data symbol included in the reception signals.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention discloses a channel estimation method, apparatus, and device and a multichannel microwave communications system. According to the channel estimation method, a first vector group corresponding to a transmit end and a second vector group corresponding to a receive end are first obtained according to a transmit-receive array size; then a subchannel estimation procedure is performed multiple times according to the transmit-receive array size, the first vector group, and the second vector group, to obtain multiple corresponding subchannel estimated coefficients; and finally, a real channel matrix is determined according to the first vector group, the second vector group, and an estimation matrix consisting of the multiple subchannel estimated coefficients.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAccording to one embodiment, a PLL circuit includes: a phase comparator (13); a pulse width control unit that adjusts a pulse width of comparison results (UP, DN) of the phase comparator (13) and outputs comparison results (UPi, DNi) having a pulse width smaller than that of comparison results (UPp, DNp); a charge pump (14) that outputs a current (Ip) according to the comparison results (UPp, DNp); a charge pump (15) that outputs a current (Ii) according to the comparison results (UPi, DNi); a filter (16) that removes a high-frequency component of a voltage generated based on the current (Ip) and outputs a control voltage (Vp); a filter (17) that outputs, as a control voltage (Vi), a result obtained by integrating the current (Ii); and a voltage control oscillator (18) that generates an oscillating signal having a frequency according to the control voltage (Vp, Vi).
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA four-phase clock generator with timing sequence self-detection including a phase-locked loop (PLL), a frequency dividing module, and a detection and control module. The PLL generates a first to a fourth reference clock signal with the same frequency, respectively, wherein each consecutive two of the first to the fourth reference clock signals have a 90-degree phase difference. The frequency dividing module is coupled to the PLL and determines whether to perform frequency dividing on the first to the fourth reference clock signals to obtain a first through a fourth output clock signal according to a first control signal. The detection and control module is coupled to the frequency dividing module and detects a timing sequence of the first to the fourth output clock signals to output the first control signal accordingly.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA base station is provided for receiving an acknowledgement or negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) signal, including a transmitting unit configured to transmit a control signal using one or a plurality of CCE(s). The base station also includes a receiving unit configured to receive an ACK/NACK signal, the ACK/NACK signal being multiplied by an orthogonal sequence, by a sequence defined by a cyclic shift, and by either a first value or a second value, wherein the first value rotates a constellation of the ACK/NACK signal by 0 degrees and the second value rotates the constellation of the ACK/NACK signal by N degrees, which is different from 0 degrees.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethods, systems, and storage media for providing multi-cell, multi-point single user (SU) multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) operations are described. In embodiments, an apparatus may receive and process a first set of one or more independent data streams received in a downlink channel from a first transmission point. The apparatus may receive and process a second set of one or more independent data streams received in a downlink channel from a second transmission point. The apparatus may process control information received from the first transmission point or the second transmission point. The control information may include an indication of a quasi co-location assumption to be used for estimating channel characteristics for reception of the first set of one or more independent data streams or the second set of one or more independent data streams. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA reference signal transmission method in a downlink MIMO system is disclosed. The downlink MIMO system supports a first UE supporting N transmission antennas among a total of M transmission antennas (where M>N) and a second UE supporting the M transmission antennas. The method includes transmitting, by a base station (BS), subframe-associated information which designates a first subframe in which data for the first UE and the second UE is transmitted and a second subframe in which data only for the second UE can be transmitted within a radio frame having a plurality of subframes, and transmitting the first subframe and the second subframe. Reference signals corresponding to antenna ports ‘0’ to ‘N−1’ of the N antennas are mapped to the first subframe, and reference signals corresponding to antenna ports ‘0’ to ‘M−1’ of the M antennas are mapped to the second subframe.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for transmitting data in a multiple-input-multiple-output space-time coded communication using a mapping table mapping a plurality of symbols defining the communication to respective antennae from amongst a plurality of transmission antennae and to at least one other transmission resource. The mapping table may comprise Alamouti-coded primary segments and may also comprise secondary segments, comprising primary segments. The primary segments in the secondary segments may be defined in accordance to an to Alamouti based code pattern applied at the segment level to define a segment-level Alamouti based code.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and an apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals thereof are disclosed. The apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals comprises an encoder encoding service data, a time interleaver interleaving the encoded service data, a mapper mapping the interleaved service data into a plurality of OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex) symbols to build at least one signal frame, a frequency interleaver frequency interleaving data in the at least one signal frame by using a different interleaving-seed which is used for every OFDM symbol pair comprised of two sequential OFDM symbols, wherein the frequency interleaving is performed by using two memories, a modulator modulating the frequency interleaved data by an OFDM scheme and a transmitter transmitting the broadcast signals having the modulated data, wherein an interleaving-seed is generated based on a cyclic shift value and an FFT size of the modulating.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn electronic receiver may comprise nonlinear distortion modeling circuitry, interference estimation circuitry, and sequence estimation circuitry. The receiver may receive an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol in the form of an electromagnetic signal. The nonlinear distortion modeling circuitry may generate a nonlinear distortion model that models nonlinear distortion introduced to the received electromagnetic signal en route to the sequence estimation circuitry. The interference estimation circuitry may estimate inter-subcarrier interference present in the received OFDM symbol based on the generated nonlinear distortion model. The estimating of the inter-subcarrier interference may comprise applying the nonlinear distortion model to one or more candidate vectors generated by the sequence estimation circuitry. The sequence estimation circuitry may sequentially process a plurality of received virtual subcarrier values of the OFDM symbol using the estimated inter-subcarrier interference.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and methods for time aligning time-stamped measurements using a voting scheme are disclosed. The system and method filter incoming measurements based on whether the time-stamped measurements fall within a defined time window. In response to determining that the time stamp falls within the defined time window, the time-stamped measurement is added to a time slice corresponding with the time stamp. In response to determining that the time-stamped measurement does not fall within the defined time window, the time window is re-established based on a voting scheme.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn initial phase of each output signal generated by a plurality of radio frequency (RF) front-end circuits is determined by mixing an input signal with a mixing signal in a mixer of the corresponding RF front-end circuit. To that end, a time difference for each of the plurality of RF front-end circuits is determined by measuring a time difference between a reference signal (common to all of the RF front-end circuits) and the mixing signal of each RF front-end circuit. The initial phase for each output signal is then determined based on the measured time difference for the corresponding RF front-end circuit. Determining the initial phase in this manner accounts for any uncertainty of the phase when the RF front-end circuits are activated, enabling the phase of the corresponding antenna element to be accurately controlled.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethods and systems for providing and processing data are disclosed. An example method can comprise determining a first weighted probability based on a probability of occurrence of a noise signal and a first likelihood ratio. The first likelihood ratio is based on a frequency distribution of the noise signal. An example method can comprise determining a second weighted probability based on a probability of non-occurrence of the noise signal and a second likelihood ratio. An example method can comprise determining a combination of the first weighted probability and the second weighted probability, and providing the combination to a decoder configured to decode a value based on the combination.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed apparatuses obtain real time performance measurements and adaptively select MIMO antennas to improve MIMO antenna performance under given conditions. A correlation estimator determines an approximation of instantaneous antenna correlation values. One method includes obtaining a CQI measurement for a first antenna and a second antenna of a mobile device. The method proceeds by determining a composite CQI for the two antennas and estimating the antenna correlation for the first antenna and second antenna using the composite CQI. The method may further include performing a table lookup operation in a CQI table that maps composite CQI including at least a first and second MIMO stream to coding rates. The method may further include obtaining an SNR measurement for the first antenna and the second antenna of the mobile device, and estimating the antenna correlation for the first antenna and second antenna using the composite CQI and the SNR measurement.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA radio communication apparatus provided with a plurality of antennas (101-1 to 101-M) includes: a channel information acquisition unit (105) that acquires information related to channels between the radio communication apparatus and another radio communication apparatus; an index calculation unit (106) that uses that information to calculate indices related to an angular spread of the channels; a weighting factor generation unit (107) that uses that information and the indices to generate weighting factors corresponding to the respective antennas; and a weighting factor multiplication unit (110) that multiplies signals to be processed by each antenna by the weighting factor corresponding to the antenna that processes the signal.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method of spatially-encoded wireless transmission using a wireless communications device that is configured with an electromagnetic radiator involves applying a modulated carrier to one or more radiator elements of the electromagnetic radiator. The radiator elements are selected based on instantaneous samples of baseband information, and the modulated carrier is generated from the baseband information. The modulated carrier is then transmitted via the selected radiator elements.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method implemented in a base station used in a wireless communications system is disclosed. The method comprises having 1-layer, 2-layer, 3-layer, and 4-layer codebooks for 4 transmit antenna (4TX) transmission, each codebook including a plurality of precoding matrices, (precoding data with one of the plurality of precoding matrices, and transmitting, to a user equipment, the precoded data, wherein each of the 1-layer and 2-layer codebooks comprises a first codebook and a second codebook, and wherein each precoding matrix in the first codebook comprises a first index and a second index. Other apparatuses, systems, and methods also are disclosed.