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Recent patent applications related to Broadcom Corporation. Broadcom Corporation is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Broadcom Corporation may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Broadcom Corporation, we're just tracking patents.

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12/31/15 / #20150382299

Enhanced discovery channel for interworking between a cellular wide-area communication system and a wireless local-area communication system

The present invention relates to methods, apparatuses and a computer program product for an enhanced discovery channel for interworking between a cellular wide-area communication system and a wireless local-area communication system. The present invention includes inserting, in a discovery channel, information indicating an interworking capability of a small cell base station between a cellular wide-area communication system and a wireless local-area communication system, and transmitting, by the base station, the discovery channel including the information to a user equipment located in the small cell.. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381565

Dynamic local media access control (mac) address assignment

A device implementing a dynamic local media access control (mac) address assignment system may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to transmit an address request packet including a proposed mac address and a device identifier to devices on a network. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381553

Social processing member offering fixed and intelligent services

A social networking system offers a variety of fixed and intelligent services and social device resources participating as members in a social network (snet) group. Such members may include, for example, social billing and payment services, digital assistants and artificial intelligence functions, robotic control and training services, media content storage and playback services, data backup services, services that support distributed processes such as distributed research projects, networking elements such as network attached storage (nas), firewalls, proxies, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381531

Protecting customer virtual local area network (vlan) tag in carrier ethernet services

In the subject system, a customer virtual local network (vlan) tag is protected using, for example, media access control security (macsec). Macsec authentication is performed on a packet by including the vlan tag in an integrity check value (icv) computation. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381466

Micro-oam for link groups

Networks devices interconnected via link groups may implement micro operations administration and maintenance (micro-oam) sessions. The micro-oam sessions may be used to monitor the status of individual links within the link groups at small time scales. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381150

Increasing output amplitude of a voltage-mode driver in a low supply voltage technology

An apparatus for driving a load using a low supply voltage includes a voltage-mode driver and a current source arrangement. The voltage-mode driver provides a desired termination impedance and a first portion of a desired output current to the load. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373770

System, method, and apparatus for signaling information for a rejected network connection

A user equipment (ue) includes circuitry configured to establish a packet data network (pdn) connection with a first public land mobility network (plmn) operated by a first network operator. A second pdn connection request is sent to a second plmn operated by a second network operator that is equivalent to the first plmn, and at least one action is determined based on receiving a reject message from the second plmn having at least one of a cause value and a cause type.. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373715

Initial ranging transmission power

A communication device (device) includes a communication interface and a processor, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. To support communications with other device(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373707

Acknowledgment and/or receiver recovery mechanisms for scheduled responses within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Acknowledgment and/or receiver recovery mechanisms for scheduled responses within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. Explicit scheduling information is provided from a first wireless communication device (e.g., an access point (ap), a transmitting wireless communication device) to a number of other wireless communication devices (e.g., wireless stations (stas), receiving wireless communication devices) directing those other wireless communication devices a manner by which responses (e.g., acknowledgments (acks), block acknowledgments (backs), training feedback frames, etc.) are to be provided to the first wireless communication device there from. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373664

Arrival-delta position determination

Embodiments provide an indoor position system that can be used by an mobile device (legacy or non-legacy) without changes at the mobile device. In an embodiment, to use the indoor position system, a user of the mobile device downloads an application to the mobile device, which interfaces with the mobile device's existing wireless radio technology circuitry or module (e.g., wlan chip) to obtain the position of the mobile device. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373629

Dormant cell detection and report configuration

It is provided a method, comprising checking if an indication is received that another cell device will remain in an active state and not enter into a dormant state for a time interval, wherein, in the dormant state, a cell specific reference signal is transmitted less frequently than in the active state; providing a request not to report a detection of an identification signal of the other cell device for the time interval if the indication is received.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373620

Probe request for relay discovery within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

A relay wireless communication device is discovered using probe request. A source device that intends to transmit one or more frames to a destination device transmits the probe request to request a probe response from one or more potential relay devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373583

Data bridge

A data bridge controls packet transfers between network fabrics forming a closed network, such as a vehicular network and a home network. The data bridge includes two or more sets of modules, each of which communicates with a different network fabric. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373550

Cell clustering based configuration of flexible time division duplex communication

There are provided measures for cell clustering based configuration of flexible time division duplex communication, such as e.g. In layered heterogeneous network deployments. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373508

Wireless communication system and method

A device and method arranged to control access to resources of a communication network by a user equipment (ue). One embodiment includes an apparatus for a user equipment for use in controlling access to resources of a communication network, the apparatus including a processing system arranged to cause the apparatus to: monitor for a change in a state of association between a closed subscriber group (csg) cell and the user equipment, said csg cell having a public land mobile network identity (plmn id) and a csg identity (csg id) associated therewith; and in response to a said change, communicate data indicative of the change, of said csg id and of said plmn id, for receipt by a universal integrated circuit card (uicc) associated with the user equipment, whereby to enable the uicc to control access to resources of said csg cell.. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373400

Method and system for fast digital channel change utilizing time-stamp managment

A video stream demultiplxer receives video streams comprising a selected current content channel and one or more adjacent content channels. Time stamp management is concurrently performed on the adjacent content channels while decoding the selected current content channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373143

Social network device memberships and applications

A social device including capabilities for participating in a social network group via a social infrastructure. Various functions and resources of the social device are accessible by members of the social network group. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372907

Managing path selection and reservation for time sensitive networks

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for management of path selection and reservation between layer 3 devices, as well as path selection and reservation across l2/l3 boundaries. In one implementation, path selection can be managed by separating independent but “cooperating” layers, with layer 3 topology and non-adjacent layer 2 topologies handled separately. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372739

Supporting high dimensional mu-mimo beamforming by sounding multiple frames with different sets of antenna patterns

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for performing channel estimation between a beamformer and a beamformee. A beamformer can determine that a beamformee is configured to perform channel estimation for up to a pre-configured number of transmit spatial streams from the beamformer. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365938

Adaptive cross-radio access technology (rat) channel assignment

Systems and methods for channel assignment configuration in a multiple access point (ap) environment are provided. The multiple aps can be homogeneous or heterogeneous and can implement one or more radio access technologies (rats), including massive multiple input multiple output (m-mimo) rats. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365924

Repetition transmission for downlink control signal

The present invention addresses a method, apparatus and computer program product for enabling enhanced repetition transmission for downlink control signal to improve machine type communication coverage. One or a plurality of downlink control channel signaling window lengths is/are predefined, a start position of a window in which repetition of download control signal is allowed is determined based on the determined control channel signaling window length for each window length, and transmission of repetition of download control signal is caused at the determined start position in the respective obtained window length.. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365894

Methods and apparatuses for discontinuous reception

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for minimizing power consumption in a macro cell. A method and apparatus may establish a dual connection with a local area access point of a local area cell and a macro access point of a macro cell. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365857

Measurements in multiple connection systems

Systems and techniques for link condition reporting in multiple connection systems. A base station, such as a macro enodeb (enb) configures measurement objects and reporting objects for macro and local area links for a user device such as a user equipment (ue). ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365854

Addressing communication failure in multiple connection systems

Systems and techniques for link failure management in multiple connection systems. Upon detection of a link failure with a local area base station during a dual connection mode in which the user device is connected to a macro base station and a local area base station, a user device sends a failure indication and a measurement results report for serving and neighboring base stations to its serving macro base station, and selects a response to the failure based at least in part on evaluation information received from the macro base station. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365849

Handover procedure between local area cells which are under the same coverage of a macro cell

An apparatus and a method is provided, by which a first type cell is controlled, wherein a plurality of second type cells are located in the same area as the first type cell, wherein control signal transmission to at least one user equipment is carried out via the first type cell and data transmission to the at least one user equipment is carried out via one of a plurality of the second type cells, and handover of data transmission of a user equipment from a source cell being one of the plurality of second type cells to a target cell being another one of the plurality of second type cells is controlled. Moreover, also an apparatus and a method of e.g., a user equipment are provided, by which a handover of data transmission from a source cell being one of the plurality of second type cells to a target cell being another one of the plurality of second type cells is performed, while maintaining control signal transmission with the first type cell.. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365664

Multi-level video processing within a vehicular communication network

A system for performing multi-level video processing within a vehicle includes a pre-processing module for determining an encoding mode and enabling one or more levels of encoding based on the encoding mode. The pre-processing module further receives a video stream from a camera attached to the vehicle via a vehicular communication network and encodes the video stream based on the encoding mode to produce a packet stream output. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365404

System and method for binding a smartcard and a smartcard reader

Systems and methods for binding a smartcard and a smartcard reader are provided. A smartcard is provision to store a first set of credentials for use in traditional transactions such as at a brick and mortar retail store and a second set of credentials for use when performing a transaction using a smartcard reader associated with a user such as an on-line transaction. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365178

System, method, and apparatus for signaling intefering cell information

An apparatus includes circuitry configured to determine that one or more neighbor transmission cells have interfering downlink data channels to be transmitted by one or more antenna groups. Virtual configuration parameters are determined for the interfering downlink data channels. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150364433

Systems and methods for detecting and preventing optical attacks

The present disclosure outlines various systems and methods for detecting an optical fault injection within an electronic device and/or preventing the optical fault injection from introducing an exploitable abnormality within the electronic device. These various systems and methods can include systems and methods that can detect or prevent laser injection attacks, which can include one or more small footprint complementary metal oxide silicon (cmos) light detection circuits, or structures that can shield one or more transistors from a bottom side laser injection attack.. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150359024

Method and apparatus for establishing a device-to-device connection

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the establishment of device-to-device communications, such as non-cellular communications or cellular communications in a licensed exempt band. A method and apparatus receive cellular signals including one or more beacon transmission parameters, such as a beacon transmission interval and an identifier, and a beacon transmission status flag. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358873

Enterprise level management in a multi-femtocell network

Aspects of a method and system for enterprise level management in a multi-femtocell network are provided. In this regard, one or more endpoint devices may receive traffic management information from a hybrid network controller for enabling handoff of calls and/or communication sessions among femtocells and/or access points. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358805

Assisted device discovery

An electronic device may communicate according to a first communication standard and a second communication standard. The first communication standard may have a longer communication range than the second communication standard. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358437

Physical layer (phy) link signaling for cable networks

Embodiments include systems and methods for enabling a physical layer (phy) link signaling channel between a network termination modem and a cable modem in a cable network. The phy link signaling channel is embedded within the same multi-carrier channel as the data and enables phy link up between the network termination modem and cable modern without involvement of higher layers (e.g., mac). ... Broadcom Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358377

Method and system for enabling rendering of electronic media content via a secure ad hoc network configuration utilizing a handheld wireless communication device

A handheld wireless communication device (hwcd) establishes an ad hoc network comprising interconnected networks for a user. The hwcd gains access to content on a first device and controls communication of the content from the first device via the hwcd to a second device. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358354

Method and system for policy based authentication

A mobile device capable of performing a plurality of functions. The mobile device includes a memory for storing a plurality of different security policies; an input device for invoking a function from the plurality of functions by a user; a processor for assigning a first security policy from the stored plurality of security policies to the invoked function; and a security module for requiring the user to satisfy the assigned first security policy, before the invoked function is performed by the mobile device.. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357462

Ldmos device and structure for bulk finfet technology

A lateral double-diffused mos (ldmos) bulk finfet device for high-voltage operation includes a first-well region and two or more second-well regions formed on a substrate material and one or more non-well regions including substrate material. The non-well regions are configured to separate well regions of the second-well regions. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351154

Small cell base station dtx mode

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for transitioning small cell base stations out of a discontinuous transmission (dtx) mode. The system and method comprise monitoring at the small cell base stations uplink transmissions from user terminals (uts) to a macrocell base station while the small cell base stations are in the dtx mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351063

Sch-linked rs configurations for new carrier type

An apparatus and a method are provided, by which a reference signal to be used for channel estimation is sent (e.g., by a base station) or received (e.g., by a user equipment), wherein the reference signal is placed in one subframe in a group of consecutive subframes of a radio frame, the subframe being determined based on the cell identity.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351054

Methods, apparatus and computer programs for limiting maximum transmit power of devices

In a method for limiting the maximum transmit power of devices operating in a wireless network, each device supporting one of plural sets of transmit power reduction capabilities, a first message comprising a value of a first parameter associated with a first set of capabilities and a value of a second parameter associated with a second set of capabilities, wherein the second set comprises more capabilities than the first set, is transmitted (400). A signal associated with a device's reception of the first message is received initiate non-access-related initiate non-access-related (410). ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150351036

Transitioning from mimo to siso to save power

Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus may include at least one processor and at least one memory. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350949

Apparatus and method for accessing unlicensed band with network assistance

From a plurality of messages provided by at least a first license-exempt access node which give usage information for the at least one channel in license-exempt radio spectrum, there is derived channel-specific statistical traffic information. This information for the channel is then provided to a second access node that controls licensed radio spectrum. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350734

Method and system for providing complete internet anywhere with full server assisted processing

A stb, communicatively coupled to a server, receives a web page request when, for example, a uri, is entered into a web browser running in the stb. In response, the stb sends a processing assistance request to the server for processing the entire web page regardless of processing capability of the stb. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350455

Proximity service

A method comprising monitoring if a charging event related to a proximity service performed by an apparatus performing the method occurs, collecting the occurred at least one charging event, and forwarding the collected at least one charging event to a charging data function.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350285

Adaptive audio video (av) stream processing

A system for adaptive audio video (av) stream processing may include at least one processor and a switch device. The switch device may be configured to route av traffic to the processor, and to receive av traffic from the processor and provide the av traffic to a client device via one or more channels. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350096

2.5 gbps/5gbps ethernet communications over a full duplex communication channel

Transceiver architecture includes circuitry and a method to transmit and receive high speed wap data over lower speed cabling such as cat5e. The method begins by measuring quality of a wired bi-directional communications channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350009

System and method for enhanced auto-negotiation for ngbase-t

A system and method for enhanced auto-negotiation for ngbase-t. Link partners can be configured to exchange advanced ngbase-t configuration information such as type, profile, capability and mode information of the phy in one or more next page messages. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349860

Differential feedback within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Differential feedback within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. After full feedback signal(s) have been received by a communication device (e.g., one that is to be performing beamforming for use in subsequent signal transmission), differential feedback signal(s) are received. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349769

Current-controlled cmos logic family

Various circuit techniques for implementing ultra high speed circuits use current-controlled cmos (c3mos) logic fabricated in conventional cmos process technology. An entire family of logic elements including inverter/buffers, level shifters, nand, nor, xor gates, latches, flip-flops and the like are implemented using c3mos techniques. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349563

Smart voltage dedicated charger system

A voltage dedicated charger apparatus includes an ac-to-dc converter circuit, a pair of switches, and a controller block. The ac-to-dc converter circuit converts an ac input voltage to a dc output voltage. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347785

Social network routing

An ad hoc social networking environment enables information and device access management between social networking groups and social networking members with or without access restrictions and anonymity. Contact and access information can be exchanged and updated on the fly without requiring users to notify other contacts or contacting devices and can support underlying contact information changes, enable extemporaneous termination or modification of contact access, enable temporary access, and the like. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341982

Mobile communication device with multiple wireless transceivers and methods for use therewith

. . A first wireless transceiver communicates pre-association data via a first wireless network, the pre-association data relating to a second wireless network, wherein the first wireless network supports communication via a first wireless protocol and wherein the second wireless network supports communication via a second wireless protocol that is different from the first wireless protocol. A second wireless transceiver communicates the pre-association data with the first wireless transceiver via a transceiver interface and processes the pre-association data to support an association by the second wireless transceiver with the second wireless network.. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341962

Methods and apparatus of spectrum sharing for cellular-controlled offloading using unlicensed band

There are provided measures for spectrum sharing for cellular-controlled offloading using an unlicensed band. Such measures exemplarily comprise initiating an offloading of traffic from a cellular link on a cellular band to an unlicensed link on an unlicensed band, wherein the unlicensed link is synchronized with the cellular link, and sensing a channel on the unlicensed band in a symbol-synchronized sensing duration of at least one symbol length at the beginning of a predetermined subframe of the unlicensed band.. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341940

Multi-radio coexistence

A method and apparatus relate to coexistence of multiple rf subsystems on a communication device. An apparatus may include a plurality of radio frequency (rf) subsystems configured to receive or transmit communication signals; and an interference table indicative of zones of interference among the multiple rf subsystems, the zones of interference being based on rf measurements. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341888

Method and system for registering femtocells to provide service

Aspects of a method and system for registering femtocells to provide service are provided. In this regard, a communication device may be operable to determine a plurality of femtocells within a vicinity of its location. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341842

Wireless device powered by mems with adaptive communications

A wireless device includes a wireless interface, a micro electro-mechanical system (mems) energy harvesting component, energy storage coupled to the mems energy harvesting component, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to determine an amount of energy collected by the mems energy harvesting component or stored in the energy storage in response to an energy collection event, based upon the amount of energy collected, determine wireless communication operations, and communicate with a remote device via the wireless interface according to the determined wireless communication operations. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341841

Mac header based traffic classification and methods for use therewith

A transceiver of an apparatus supports communication with at least one additional apparatus. A processing module processes at least a portion of media access control (mac) header content of a mac frame within a signal received via the at least one transceiver or generated internally. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341821

Information exchange for cellular non-cellular interworking

There are provided measures for information exchange for cellular non-cellular interworking such as for example lte/utra-wifi interworking. Such measures may exemplarily comprise measures for reporting, e.g. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341750

Identifier for device location within wireless communication systems

A wireless communication device (wdev) includes a communication interface and a processor, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. To support communications with other wdev (s) and to generate and process signals associated with such communications. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341613

Method and system for mixing video and graphics

A method and system are provided in which a video processor may select a 2d video output format or a 3d video output format. The video processor may generate composited video data by combining video data from a video source, and one or both of video data from additional video sources and graphics data from graphics source(s). ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341384

Randomizing countermeasures for fault attacks

A device may include countermeasure circuitry that provides a countermeasure check that protects device logic. The device may also include enforcement circuitry that non-deterministically enforces the countermeasure check on the device logic so that the device logic is not always protected by a countermeasure action within the countermeasure check. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341197

Short training field (stf) for use within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Short training field (stf) for use within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. An stf design as is made such that the power associated with the tone indices at the edges of the stf design is relatively less than the power associated with the tone indices more centrally located within the stf design. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341106

Relay within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

A relay receives a frame from a source, and based on state of a relayed frame bit within the frame, the relay selects an operational mode: implicit acknowledgement mode, first explicit acknowledgement mode, or second explicit acknowledgement mode. The relay sets the relayed frame bit in subsequent transmissions to indicate transmission opportunity (txop) control of the communication medium (e.g., whether under control of the relay or the source). ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341075

Amplifier utilizing a configurable interface to a front end module

A system and method adapts to interfaces utilized in a radio frequency transceiver. The system and method be utilized by an amplifier. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341045

Frame adaptive digital to analog converter and methods for use therewith

A digital to analog converter (dac) includes a thermometer coder that generates a plurality of micro-current source analog controls on a frame-by-frame or symbol-by-symbol basis and to process digital inputs from symbols or frames of data based on a thermometer coding to generate a plurality of micro-current source inputs. A plurality of micro-current sources generate a corresponding plurality of micro-current source outputs in response to the plurality of micro-current source inputs, wherein first selected ones of the plurality of micro-current sources are powered-off in response to the plurality of micro-current source analog controls for a first symbol or frame of the plurality of symbols or frames of data. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340994

Receiver architecture for a compact and low power receiver

A circuit for a receiver with reconfigurable low-power or wideband operation may comprise one or more main signal paths each coupled to a first port and including a low-noise amplifier (lna) configured to provide a radio frequency (rf) signal to a main mixer circuit. An auxiliary signal path may be coupled to a second port. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340876

Pru short beacon detection

A device for detecting a short beacon signal includes a power-receiving unit (pru) to receive the short beacon signal from one or more power-transmitting units (ptus). An active load level is asserted for detection by the one or more ptus in response to the short beacon signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340502

Finfet with undoped body bulk

Systems and methods are provide to achieve undoped body bulk silicon based devices, such as field effect transistors (fets) and fin field effect transistors (finfets). In an embodiment, an epitaxial growth technique is used to form the silicon of an active region of a fin of a finfet once a punchthrough stop (pts) layer has been formed. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340308

Reconstituted interposer semiconductor package

A reconstituted semiconductor package and a method of making a reconstituted semiconductor package are described. An array of die-attach substrates is formed onto a carrier. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339063

System and method for efficient buffer management for banked shared memory designs

A system and method for efficient buffer management for banked shared memory designs are provided. In one embodiment, a controller within the switch is configured to manage the buffering of the shared memory banks by allocating full address sets to write sources. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334752

Methods, devices and computer program products improving device-to-device communication

The present invention proposes methods, devices and computer program products improving device-to-device communication. In order to improve d2d communication, the invention proposes a centralized communication concept involving a centralized control unit and those devices participating at the d2d communication. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334727

Communications coexistence signaling

A coexistence signaling scheme for radio communications is described. In one embodiment, a method for coexistence signaling includes establishing first communications and second communications with separate access points or base stations. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334622

Apparatus and method to perform lte/wlan handoff by keeping lte attached or in suspended state

Systems and methods are disclosed to provide offloading procedures that reduce signaling load. Specifically, embodiments of the present disclosure provide offloading techniques that enable signaling overhead caused by attachment procedures to be avoided when user equipment (ue) reconnects to a cellular network after offloading data to a wireless local area network (wlan). ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334518

Optimization of nfc tag for different battery levels

A mobile communication device has a processor, a radio, a near field communication (nfc) device, a battery, and memory for storing data. The power level of the battery is measured. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334215

Far-end sound quality indication for telephone devices

A sound quality metric may be determined at a near-end telephone system, the sound quality metric associated with far-end sound quality received at a far-end telephone system. A signal adjustment may be determined, based on the sound quality metric. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333924

Method and system for content aggregation via a broadband gateway

A broadband gateway, which enables communication with a plurality of devices, handles at least one physical layer connection to at least one corresponding network access service provider. The broadband gateway determines network channel conditions for a requested service and identifies a user profile for a requesting device. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333810

Controlling tx antenna selection

Measures for controlling uplink antenna selection in a user equipment comprising at least two antennas. At the user equipment, at least two radio wave signals are received, fading conditions in relation to the received at least two radio wave signals are detected and uplink antenna selection in the user equipment is controlled at least on the basis of the detected fading conditions.. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333775

Frozen-bit selection for a polar code decoder

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for decoding a polar encoded codeword using a frozen bit pattern determined based on a frozen bit pattern derived for a trellis decoder with a different routing structure between each of a plurality of processing stages. The frozen bit pattern can be determined based on the frozen bit pattern derived for the trellis decoder with the different routing structure between each of the plurality of processing stages such that a belief propagation decoder that uses a plurality of time-multiplexed processing elements with a fixed routing interconnect can still achieve a high decoding performance.. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333563

Portable computing device with wireless power distribution

A core module for a portable computing device includes wireless power receiver circuitry, battery power circuitry, power supply circuitry, a processor, and an rf link interface. The wireless power receiver module, when operable, receives a wireless power transmit signal and converts it into a supply voltage. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333066

Field effect transistor structure having one or more fins

A field effect transistor (fet) having one or more fins provides an extended current path as compared to conventional finfets. A raised source terminal is disposed on a fin adjacent to a sidewall spacer of a gate structure. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150330842

Radio circuits and components thereof including temperature responsive liquid mems

A radio circuit includes an adjustable rf front-end module on an ic die, a liquid mems component on a board, and a processing module on the ic die. The adjustable rf front-end module adjusts processing of an inbound or an outbound rf signal based on a compensation control signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327266

Video sub-reservation protocol in a wireless ecosystem

Video sub-reservation protocol in a wireless ecosystem. Appropriate access is provided to a number of wireless communication devices to ensure very high performance and a high perceptual user experience with respect to media related content communications. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327175

Systems and methods for providing power management

A network device includes one or more memories and one or more processor circuits coupled to the one or more memories. The one or more processor circuits are configured to cause providing for transmission a request directed to a network controller to change a power state of the network device, receiving a grant from the network controller in response to the request, and changing the power state of the network device in response to receiving the grant. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327174

Receiver with reduced wake-up time

An auxiliary reduced power analog-to-digital converter (adc) is, provided for use during sleep periods of a receiver. The auxiliary adc has a reduced dynamic range but sufficient accuracy to allow demodulation of signaling information contained in an input signal and to update control parameters used for synchronization and channel estimation. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327102

Method, apparatus and computer program for measurment report messages transmission in a wireless device

A wireless device determines (300) that wireless transmissions to a network are not possible. The wireless device suspends (310) passing of measurement report messages to a lower layer of the wireless device for transmission to the network by the wireless device if the wireless device determines that wireless transmissions to the network are not possible. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327101

Methods, apparatus and computer programs for controlling a user equipment

A user equipment takes measurements in response to a triggering event (402). The measurements may include measurements relating to maintaining a connection with the network. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327019

Communications system having proximity service discovery

Systems and methods disclosed herein provide proximity services using a proximity services server that can be integrated into existing network infrastructure. Proximity services procedures are disclosed, including procedures for registration to a proximity services server, publication of the direct path of a proximity services enabled user equipment (ue) to a proximity services server, requesting proximity information by a ue, and notifying ues that are in proximity.. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326931

System and method in a television system for responding to user-selection of an object in a television program utilizing an alternative communication network

A system and method in a television system for responding to user-selection of an object in a television program utilizing an alternative communication network, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326626

Social networking grouping hierarchy

A social networking environment enables interaction between social networking (snet) groups. Some interactions between snet groups can include docking various snet groups based upon interactions between a member and some part of a social network. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326554

Communication between social network circles

A social network (snet) is divided into one or more circles having different trust levels. Communications between the different snet circles is bridged by an snet device capable of communicating with devices associated with the different snet circles, even if those devices cannot communicate directly with each other. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326488

Vehicle network node module

A vehicle network node module includes device buffers, a network buffer, a switch circuit, and a processing module. The device buffers temporarily store outgoing device packets from, and temporarily store incoming device packets for, vehicle devices in accordance with a locally managed prioritization scheme. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326418

Ofdm or ofdma signaling for ranging and data

A communication device is operative to generate and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) symbol that includes one or more data and ranging modulation symbols. The data and ranging modulation symbols may be included within different sub-carriers of the ofdm symbol. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326416

Communication system having cross polarization interference cancellation (xpic)

An all outdoor unit communication system, for performing cross polarization interference cancellation, is provided. The system includes a first outdoor unit (odu) configured to receive a first directionally polarized signal, a first rf module configured to convert the first directionally polarized signal into a first in-phase (i) component and a first quadrature (q) component, and a first modem configured to up-convert the first i and q components from baseband into a first directionally polarized intermediate frequency (if) signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326409

Multi-user null data packet (mu-ndp) sounding within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Multi-user null data packet (mu-ndp) sounding within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. Within communication systems including multiple wireless communication devices (e.g., one or more aps, stas, etc.), channel sounding of the selected communication links between the various wireless communication devices is performed. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326364

Method and apparatus for configuring resource elements for the provision of channel state information reference signals

Methods, apparatus and computer program products define additional resource elements of a physical resource block (prb) to be allocated for the provision of channel state information reference signals in a manner that does not create issues relating to backwards compatibility for legacy mobile terminals. A method may include receiving a definition of a plurality of resource elements of a prb to be allocated for provision of channel state information reference signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326348

Robust line coding scheme for communication under severe external noises

A system to implement a communication line coding scheme using a non-complex bit-to-symbol mapping, a forward error correction (fec) coding, and an additive bit scrambler after the fec at the phy layer is provided. The system may be a part of or implemented by an automobile component. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326342

Bandwidth control for differential manchester encoding auto-negotiation signaling

A network device includes a communication interface and a transmitter coupled to the communication interface. The transmitter is configured to determine to start an auto-negotiation page with a link partner, and transmit, through the communication interface, a start delimiter for the auto-negotiation page. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326185

Receiver with variable gain control transimpedance amplifier

According to one embodiment, a compact low-power receiver comprises first and second analog circuits connected by a digitally controlled interface circuit. The first analog circuit has a first direct-current (dc) offset and a first common mode voltage at an output, and the second analog circuit has a second dc offset and a second common mode voltage at an input. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326111

High efficiency voltage level multiplier

A voltage multiplier circuit. The voltage multiplier circuit includes a storage element, a first transistor, a second transistor and third transistor. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325245

Loudspeaker beamforming

In one embodiment, a method comprising receiving at a microphone located at a first location audio received from plural speakers, the audio received at a first amplitude level; and responsive to moving the microphone away from the first location to a second location, causing adjustment of the audio provided by the plural speakers to target the first amplitude level at the microphone.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324698

Context-aware decision making

A context-aware decision making system may include at least one processor circuit that is configured to obtain an environmental profile of an environment associated with a user. The at least one processor circuit is configured to determine a predicted behavior of the user based at least on the obtained environmental profile. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324249

Message page integrity verification in automotive network auto-negotiation

A transmitting device may implement a checksum for integrity verification for a message page during an auto-negotiation period. The checksum may provide redundancy to ensure the integrity of the message page after transmission. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319764

Intelligent load balancing bandwidth allocation for multiple interface wireless devices

A system and method is provided for intelligent bandwidth allocation in a wireless communication device supporting multiple interfaces. A wireless communications device operating in connection with a first communications interface and a second communications interface is capable of switching channels back and forth so as to receive beacons from both interfaces effectively and provide enough bandwidth for each interface for data traffic to continue without any observable interruptions.. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319742

Resource allocation methods for control channels

Embodiments include methods for allocating physical-layer (phy) resources of a communication system for a control channel, including determining a set of resource allocation patterns, selecting at least one resource allocation pattern from the determined set, encoding a plurality of indices identifying each of the selected resource allocation patterns, wherein the plurality of indices comprises a first index identifying a selected resource group allocation and a second index identifying a selected resource block allocation, and sending a message comprising the plurality of indices for the selected resource allocation patterns. Other embodiments include methods for determining resource allocation patterns used to allocate phy resources for a control channel, and methods for receiving an allocation of phy resources for a control channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319721

Method for suppression of spurs from a free running oscillator in frequency division duplex (fdd) and time division duplex (tdd) wireless systems

Embodiments of this disclosure include methods in which spurs generated by the drifting of an oscillation frequency of an oscillation signal provided by a free-running oscillator may be minimized and/or eliminated from an output signal of a phase locked loop (pll). Methods include minimizing the mixing gain between the oscillation signal and a power signal provided to the pll. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319689

Energy saving operations for wireless networks

A network controlling entity in a heterogeneous or local area network (such as a macro enb) selects a set of network access nodes that share a common wake-up area code wuac. The network controlling entity selects a transmission entity such as a motile terminal/ue and directs it to wirelessly transmit a signal on a given radio resource. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319679

Femtocell fingerprinting

User equipment (ue) includes an architecture for handling femtocell fingerprints. The architecture may, as examples, maintain the validity and reliability of fingerprints and coordinate enhancement to existing fingerprints. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319554

Image triggered pairing

An image triggered pairing system may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to identify a pairable device within an area. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319287

System and method for acquiring and/or configuring a mobile platform to provide a suite of services

A system and method for determining a service provider set of one or more service providers to provide a service suite of one or more services in a platform (e.g., a mobile device platform) and configuring such platform to utilize such service provider set to provide such service suite to a user, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319273

System and method for enabling a dual-wire protocol

A system and method for enabling a dual-wire protocol (dwp). A low-power alternative to the single wire protocol (swp) is provided that uses an extra wire. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319146

System and method for security key transmission with strong pairing to destination client

Systems and methods for security key transmission with strong pairing to a destination client are disclosed. A security key may be generated by an on-chip key generator, an off-chip device, and/or software. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319086

System for accelerated network route update

A route update system (rus) may support increased efficiency and speed for performing a routing table update. The rus may include a control plane processor device, which may implement update snoop module circuitry. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319041

Oversubscribing a packet processing device to adjust power consumption

Embodiments are directed to saving power consumption in packet processing devices. A method for controlling power consumption of a packet processing device includes determining a power-save link utilization based upon one or more power-save enabled links of the packet processing device, determining an aggregate minimum processing bandwidth for the packet processing device based at least upon the determined power-save link utilization, and adjusting a processing capacity of the packet processing device based upon the determined aggregate minimum processing bandwidth, wherein the power consumption is changed by the adjusting. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318824

Variable duty-cycle multi-standard mixer

An adjustable mixer is disclosed that is capable of operating in different modes in order to satisfy the mixing requirement of multiple radio access technologies (rats). The adjustable mixer includes a lo signal generating portion and a mixing portion. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318230

Flexural plate wave device for chip cooling

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for cooling electronic devices. The electrical device includes an integrated circuit die (ic) having opposing first and second surfaces, a plurality of interconnects on the second surface of the ic die that enable the ic die to be coupled to a substrate, and a flexural plate wave device. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317495

Protecting critical data structures in an embedded hypervisor system

A system and method for securing a hypervisor and operating systems that execute on a computing device. An encrypted hypervisor is uploaded to a hardware chip. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317085

Graphics display system with unified memory architecture

A graphics display system integrated circuit is used in a set-top box for controlling a television display. The graphics display system processes analog video input, digital video input, and graphics input. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150316654

Determining gps mode of operation based upon accelerometer input

An electronic device is operable to determine a global positioning system (gps) mode of operation based upon accelerometer input. The electronic device includes a communications interface, a gps receiver, an accelerometer module, and processing circuitry. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150316615

Chip instrumentation for in-situ clock domain characterization

Chip instrumentation determines, in-situ, an allowable increase over product specification in the operating frequency of at least one clock domain in an integrated circuit for a given set of environmental, power supply and/or functionality constraints. Information on the allowable increase in operating frequency for the at least one clock domain is provided to circuits and/or software to effect change in operating frequency.. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150314116

Bio-medical unit and applications for cancer treatment

An in vivo cancer treatment system includes a plurality of bio-medical units, a communication control device, and a wireless power source device. A bio-medical unit of the plurality of bio-medical units includes a power harvesting module operable to convert a wireless power source into a supply voltage; a communication module operable to communication data, wherein the communication unit is powered by the supply voltage; and a field generation module operable to generate a type of electromagnetic field, wherein the field generation module is powered by the supply voltage. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312926

Coexistence priority selection

Methods and systems for auto coexistence priority selection for a sco link are disclosed. Aspects of one method may include a first bluetooth device communicating with a collocated wlan device via a coexistence method. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312890

Method and system for communicating information in a wireless communication system

Methods and systems for communicating information in a wireless communication system are disclosed herein and may include determining at least a bit-error-rate (ber) for at least a dvb-h downlink communication path utilized for communicating multimedia content in a communication system. The communication system may include a plurality of downlink communication paths, at least two of the plurality of downlink communication paths may use different communication protocols, and at least one of the plurality of downlink communication paths may include the dvb-h downlink communication path. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312888

Downlink channel access for non-operator devices

A device for providing downlink channel access for non-operator devices includes at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit is configured to establish a local connection with an operator device that is serviced by a network operator. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312802

Method and system for sideband communication architecture for supporting manageability over wireless lan (wlan)

A management controller in a network device may support performing management operations based on management traffic communicated wirelessly via a wireless network controller of the network devices. The management controller may perform the management operations and/or to support wireless communication of the management traffic independent of operations of the network device. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312628

Customized acquisition of content by a broadband gateway

Aspects of a method and system for customized acquisition of content by a broadband gateway are provided. A broadband gateway may be operable to determine options for acquiring particular content. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312623

Video control-plane gateway device

A video control-plane gateway device includes at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit is configured to establish a local connection with a video client device. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312160

System for flexible dynamic reassignment of throughput

A network switch including a set of communication ports is provided. The communication ports may have an allocated prebuffer to store data during packet switching operations. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312158

Method and system for medium access control (mac) layer specialization for voice and multimedia data streams

Aspects of a method and system for medium access control (mac) layer specialization for voice and multimedia data streams are presented. Aspects of the method include determining a number of attempts for transmitting one or more medium access control (mac) frames. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312077

Orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma) structures for high efficiency wireless communications

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device) a communication interface and a processor, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. To support communications with other wireless communication device(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311913

Distributed virtual-ground switching for sar and pipelined adc

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for analog-to-digital converters (adcs), such as successive-approximation-register (sar) adcs and pipelined adcs that utilize distributed virtual-ground switching (dvs). Dvs circuits and systems receive reference signal inputs that are provided to input signal buffers at the input side of the buffers via reference switches. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310909

Optimization of circuit layout area of a memory device

A memory cell including a storage cell, a write port cell, and a read port cell is discussed. The storage cell is configured to store a logic value. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310444

Adaptive biometric and environmental authentication system

An adaptive biometric authentication system may include a user identity reference module that is configured to maintain user identification items stored in a secure memory. The system may include a passive data aggregator that is configured to receive and aggregate data items that are passively collected by a device that is in proximity to a user. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309799

Stunt box

A processor including a stunt box with an intermediate storage, including a plurality of registers, configured to store a plurality of execution pipe results as a plurality of intermediate results; a storage, communicatively coupled to the intermediate storage, configured to store a plurality of storage results which may include one or more of the plurality of intermediate results; and an arbiter, communicatively coupled to the intermediate storage and the storage, configured to receive the plurality of execution pipe results, the plurality of intermediate results, and the plurality of storage results and to select an output to retire from of the plurality of results, the plurality of intermediate results, and the plurality of storage results.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309798

Register resource locking in a vliw processor

An apparatus including a queue configured to store a plurality of instructions and state information indicating whether each instruction of the plurality of instructions can be performed independently of older pending instructions; and a state-selection circuit configured to set a state information of each instruction of the plurality of instructions ifs view of an older pending instruction in the queue.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309797

Computer processor with generation renaming

A processor including a register file having a plurality of registers, and configured for out-of-order instruction execution, further includes a renamer unit that produces generation numbers that are associated with register file addresses to provide a renamed version of a register that is temporally offset from an existing version of that register rather than assigning a non-programmer-visible physical register as the renamed register. The processor includes a small reset dhl gshare branch prediction unit coupled to an instruction cache and configured to provide speculative addresses to the instruction cache.. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309796

Renaming with generation numbers

A processor including a register file having a plurality of registers, and configured for out-of-order instruction execution, further includes a renamer unit that produces generation numbers that are associated with register file addresses to provide a renamed version of a register that is temporally offset from an existing version of that register rather than assigning a non-programmer-visible physical register as the renamed register.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309795

Zero overhead loop

A method and apparatus for zero overheard loops is provided herein. The method includes the steps of identifying, by a decoder, a loop instruction and identifying, by the decoder, a last instruction in a loop body that corresponds to the loop instruction. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309794

Branch prediction

A method and system for branch prediction are provided herein. The method includes executing a program, wherein the program comprising multiple procedures, and setting bits in a taken branch history register to indicate whether a branch is taken or not taken during execution of instructions in the program. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309793

Resource locking for load store scheudling in a vliw processor

A load/store unit including a memory queue configured to store a plurality of memory instructions and state information indicating whether each memory instruction of the plurality of memory instructions can be performed independently, with, separately, or after older pending instructions; and a state-selection circuit configured to set a state information of each memory instruction of the plurality of memory instructions in view of an older pending instruction in the memory queue.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150305065

Random access procedure and related apparatus

A new random access procedure is introduced that does not use a timing advance for the uplink timing but instead uses the downlink timing for uplink timing. This is particularly viable when the propagation delay is short, for example with local area cells having a coverage range less than some predetermined threshold. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150305031

Time domain coexistence of rf signals

Various methods and systems are provided for time domain coexistence of rf signals. In one example, among others, a method includes obtaining access to a wlan channel during a free period of a coexisting cellular connection, providing a rdg to allow another device to transmit for a duration corresponding to at least a portion of a txop, and receiving a transmission during the duration. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304932

Small cell initial access and physical cell identity determination

A method, system, and computer program product that provides a two-index system for clusters of small cells in a wireless network. A first index is employed for access to and identification of a serving cell within a cluster of small cells. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304922

Wlan offloading using offload preference indication information

Systems and methods are disclosed for offloading traffic from a first network to a second network using offload preference indication (opi) information. The opi information can be sent to a mobile communication device using the access network discovery and selection function (andsf) framework or radio access network (ran) rules. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304921

Methods, devices, and computer program products improving mobile communication

The present invention relates to devices, methods and computer program products concerning a communication link in, for example, a so-called unlicensed band. The invention proposes an apparatus, comprising: a control module configured to control a transceiver being controllable to use at least one of at least two transmission resources for communication with a respective other apparatus, wherein a first transmission resource is useable for a direct communication with another apparatus of a first type and a second transmission resource is useable for a communication with one of plural other apparatuses of a second type each linked to the other apparatus of the first type, determine whether communication is setup via one of the plural other apparatuses of the second type, and, in response thereto, obtain information for deciding to switch the communication to another one of the apparatuses of the second type, evaluate the information obtained, and, cause to decide to switch the communication to one other apparatus of the second type.. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304851

Portable authorization device

A portable authorization device may include memory and at least one circuit. The memory may be configured to store an identifier and keys corresponding to services associated with the identifier. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304823

Quality-of-service (qos)-based delivery of multimedia call sessions using multi-network simulcasting

A method and system for the consumption of simulcasted or multicasted multimedia information via a wireless personal or local area network by a broadband access gateway, is disclosed. A user of an access device such as, for example, a mobile multimedia handset may engage in a call served by a wireless wide area network, and may consume components of multimedia information via the wireless wide area network. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304721

System and method in a television receiver for providing user-selection of objects in a television program

A system and method in a television receiver (e.g., a television receiver external to a television) for providing user-selection of objects in a television program, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304695

Channel bonding with multiple network types

Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304248

50 gb/s ethernet using serializer/deserializer lanes

Systems, devices, and methods of implementing 50 gb/s ethernet using serializer/deserializer lanes are disclosed. One such device includes circuitry operable to provide a media access control (mac) interface. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304152

Communication system using orbital angular momentum

Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures may utilize orbital angular momentum to deliver more bandwidth across multiple channels than any single communication channel can carry. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304098

Multilane serdes clock and data skew alignment for multi-standard support

A communication system may include a number of communication channels operating in accordance with one or more communication standards. The channels may generate data clocks from one or more master clock signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304046

Probabilistic bandwidth control in a passive optical network (pon)

Embodiments provide systems and methods for a probabilistic reporting mode, where an optical network unit (onu) sends a report message only when it has data to transmit. The absence of a report message from an onu is treated by the optical line terminal (olt) as indicating absence of data to transmit at the onu. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304037

Ethernet passive optical network over coaxial (epoc)

Embodiments of the present invention exploit the existing capabilities of the ethernet passive optical network (epon) mac layer, designed for fiber optics communications, to provide a low cost mac layer with upper layer connectivity over a hybrid fiber coaxial (hfc) network. In particular, embodiments allow for the epon mac to be used end-to-end (i.e., from an optical line terminal (olt) to a coaxial network unit (cnu)) in a hfc network, thereby fully leveraging the packet processing capabilities, qos functions, and management features of the epon mac. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303972

Cascading radio frequency circuits

Cellular processors are cascaded to provide different configurations, which result in higher-capacity base stations, increased numbers of simultaneous users over one frequency band, and/or aggregation of several carriers while still using only one radiofrequency (rf) chipset. The processors are aligned in both time and frequency, with each processor having a data port that allows data exchange with the other processors. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303954

System, method, and apparatus for analog signal conditioning of high-speed data streams

A device includes circuitry configured to receive a signal burst, apply one or more filters to the signal burst based to achieve a predetermined image rejection rate, apply at least one harmonic rejection mode to the signal burst, and amplify the signal burst based on a gain partitioning determination.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303907

Cm clamping methods and circuits for wired communication applications

A device for common mode (cm) clamping in wired communication includes a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit is configured to sense a voltage signal across clamp terminals and to generate an output voltage signal based on the sensed voltage signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303878

Power amplifiers, systems, and methods

An apparatus includes a cascode amplifier. The cascode amplifier includes a first transistor and a second transistor. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303172

Reconstitution techniques for semiconductor packages

Reconstitution techniques for semiconductor packages are provided. One reconstitution technique is used to encapsulate a plurality of semiconductor packages into a single multi-chip module. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302974

Magnetic-core three-dimensional (3d) inductors and packaging integration

A 3-dimensional (3-d) magnetic core device includes a substrate, a first magnetic shell formed on the substrate, and a first group of conductive traces embedded in a first insulator layer formed on the first magnetic shell. A magnetic core plane is formed on the first insulator layer, and a second group of conductive traces are embedded in a second insulator layer formed on the magnetic core plane. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301644

Wearable device for generating capacitive input

A wearable device for generating capacitive input may include a signal generator, a transmitter, and at least one transmission electrode. The at least one transmission electrode may be configured to be communicatively coupled to a first location on a surface of a body. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301617

Systems and methods for providing enhanced motion detection

Provided are systems and methods for providing enhanced motion detection. One system providing enhanced motion detection includes a smart display, an interface subsystem including a human interface device (hid), and a console having a processor configured to form communication links with the smart display and the interface subsystem and to provide motion detection feedback, using the smart display, to a user of the hid, where the hid is configured to sense motion of the hid and utilize a predictive model to characterize the motion of the hid. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282235

Wireless bus for intra-chip and inter-chip communication, including wireless-enabled component (wec) embodiments

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a wireless-enabled component (wec) for enabling a wireless bus for intra-chip and inter-chip communication. A wec encompasses a functional block of an ic (such as, for example, a processing core of a processing unit), an entire ic (such as, for example, a processing unit), or a device that includes a plurality of ics (such as, for example, a handheld device). ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282210

Vehicle gateway access in cellular network for vehicle communications

The present invention addresses a method, apparatus and computer program product for vehicle gateway access in cellular network for vehicle communications. A dedicated vehicle gateway random preamble is defined to serve the vehicle gateway access to the network in order to resolve the contention during the initial access and thus decrease access latency. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282103

System, method, and apparatus for controlling dual connectivity uplink power

A device includes circuitry configured to determine that a total transmit power of two or more pending transmissions exceeds a maximum transmit power. Power difference thresholds are determined for the two or more pending transmissions corresponding to a difference between a desired transmit power and an allowed transmit power. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282080

System, device, and method for configuring dual drx cycles

A device includes circuitry configured to receive discontinuous reception (drx) configuration parameters for at least one cell. The circuitry is also configured to determine that the at least one cell is in an on state or an off state. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281750

Audio/video channel transbonding in a network device

A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280953

Data and pilot sub-carrier or tone design for ofdm/ofdma in wireless communications

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device) includes a communication interface and a processor, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. To support communications with other wireless communication device(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280894

Methods, apparatus and computer programs for half-duplex frequency division duplexing

A wireless device is operated such that transmission and reception by the wireless device uses half-duplex frequency division duplexing. The wireless device transmits in an uplink subframe at a first frequency and receives in a downlink subframe at a second frequency. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280881

Control channel configuration for stand-alone new carrier type

A user equipment ue determines at least one first set si of physical resource blocks prbs, and detects downlink signaling within search spaces of set(s) si. Through that downlink signaling the ue obtains a configuration for a downlink control channel, and that configuration indicates at least one second set s2 of prbs and at least one search space specific for the ue which lies within s2. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280443

Power amplifier for wireless power transmission

A power signal source may provide current to a transmit coil to support wireless power transmission. The power signal source may include one or more modulators in parallel that may be phase delayed by an angle with respect to one another. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280325

Method and system for configuring a leaky wave antenna utilizing micro-electro mechanical systems

Methods and systems for configuring a leaky wave antenna (lwa) utilizing micro-electromechanical systems (mems) are disclosed and may include configuring a resonant frequency of one or more lwas in a wireless device utilizing mems actuation. Rf signals may be communicated using the lwas. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276856

Passive probing of various locations in a wireless enabled integrated circuit (ic)

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for wirelessly communicating among integrated circuits and/or functional modules within the integrated circuits. A semiconductor device fabrication operation uses a predetermined sequence of photographic and/or chemical processing steps to form one or more functional modules onto a semiconductor substrate. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271765

Uplink power scaling for dual connectivity

A device includes circuitry configured to determine that pending transmissions on two or more physical channels overlap in time and determine that a total transmit power of the pending transmissions exceeds a maximum transmit power. The circuitry is also configured to assign priorities to the pending transmissions based on one or more predetermined criteria. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271706

Transmitting an offloadable apn via a broadcast signaling method

Systems and methods are provided for determining precedence between radio access network (ran) rules and access network discovery and selection function (andsf) rules when a mobile communication device has access to more than one set of rules for offloading data. Systems and methods for transmitting an offloadable access point name (apn) to a mobile communication device when ran rules are used. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271705

Determining priority between ran rules and andsf rules

Systems and methods are provided for determining precedence between radio access network (ran) rules and access network discovery and selection function (andsf) rules when a mobile communication device has access to more than one set of rules for offloading data. Systems and methods for transmitting an offloadable access point name (apn) to a mobile communication device when ran rules are used. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271504

Adaptable video architectures

Various methods and systems are provided for adaptable video architectures. In one embodiment, a method for adapting video processing of a video device includes processing a video stream along a first pipeline pathway defined by a plurality of interconnected pipeline elements. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271432

Auto-pairing control device

A host device, such as a television, automatically pairs with target devices, such as remote controls. There may be multiple host devices, and the host devices may exchange information that specifies valid, trusted, or authorized target devices, the signal level or range of signal levels at which the host device communicated with the target device, and other information. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271418

Video signal switching

A method and system are provided in which a processor may perform fast source switching and/or automatic source switching by keeping active the signals from multiple sources. The processor may determine which received video signals are locked-in within a front-end portion of the processor. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271181

System utilizing a secure element

A device includes a receiver configured to receive a request to perform a function. A secure element connected with the receiver, the secure element to verify the request to perform the function, where the secure element is configured to operate in either a report mode or a silent mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271105

Multi-homing in an extended bridge

Disclosed are various embodiments for multi-homing in an extended bridge, including both multi-homing of port extenders and multi-homing of end stations. In various embodiments, a controlling bridge device receives a packet via an ingress virtual port and determines a destination virtual port link aggregation group based at least in part on a destination media access control (mac) address of an end station in the packet. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271074

Mapping control protocol time onto a physical layer

An idle insertion technique maps mpcp time onto an epoc phy. The techniques address the variability of bandwidth due to bit loading over time. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270859

Transmitter harmonic cancellation for carrier aggregation/multiband operation

A method and apparatus for cancelling, from signals received by a radio device in a first frequency band, interference generated by the radio device in the first frequency band when the radio device transmits simultaneously radio signals on at least a second frequency band.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270611

Antenna modification to reduce harmonic activation

An arrangement for modifying a printed circuit antenna of the type used in mobile communication devices includes introducing one or more discontinuities into a printed circuit pattern of the antenna so that it is not activated at undesired frequencies. Examples of discontinuities include localized narrowing the printed circuit strip, localized widening of the printed circuit strip and localized changing of the shape of the printed circuit strip.. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268499

Methods and systems for enhanced viewing of a display device

A method and system for enhanced viewing of a display device is disclosed in this application. In some implementations, a method and system for improving a perceived contrast of a screen of a display device is disclosed. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264688

Transmitter architecture for uplink inter-band carrier aggregation

A transmitter architecture and methodologies supporting uplink inter-band carrier aggregation (ca). In various embodiments, first and second baseband signals are provided to a plurality of passive mixers that selectively combine the baseband signals with differing local oscillation signals to produce outbound rf signals of at least first and second rf frequencies. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264609

Method and apparatus for managing handovers

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to manage handover procedures in a dual connection context. In the context of a method, a macro access point (map) may initiate a handover between a source and destination local area access point (laap) by causing a handover request to be transmitted to the destination laap. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264587

Parameter-based facilitation of interworking and network selection

A wireless communication device (e.g., generally, a device) includes a communication interface and a processor configured to support communications with one or more other devices. In an example of operation, the device supports first communications based on a first communication protocol with a first network coordinator device and identifies a second network coordinator device that operates based on a second communication protocol when supporting those first communications. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264341

Communication infrastructure including simultaneous video pathways for multi-viewer support

A communication system is described that allows co-located viewers to simultaneously consume different media content, such as different video content, via the same display screen, wherein video content delivered to at least one co-located viewer is not visible to the other co-located viewer(s). The communication system comprises an infrastructure that includes multiple pathways for delivering media content from one or more media sources to the eyes of each of the co-located viewers, wherein each pathway passes through the pixels of a pixel array included in the shared display screen. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263817

Scheduling in a two-tier network

A method, system and computer program product to schedule transmissions in a two-tier network are provided. In an example, the system includes a data over cable service interface specification (docsis) scheduler configured to generate a map message to allocate bandwidth and a first instance in time to a cable modem to transmit data to a branch node. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263772

Communication receiver enhancements using multi-signal capture

A method and apparatus is disclosed to determine communications receiver parameters from multiple channels of a received communications signal and to configure and/or adjust communications receiver parameters to acquire one or more channels from among the multiple channels of the received communications signal. A communications receiver observes a multi-channel communication signal as it passes through a communication channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263762

Forward error correction (fec) for local area networks (lans)

A local area network (lan) backbone is implemented within an environment such as a self-contained environment (e.g., an automobile, an aircraft, a train, a ship, and/or any other environment). The lan backbone is affected by awgn, nbi, and/or impulse noise (noise). ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150257271

Signal level crossing detector circuit

A signal level crossing detector circuit includes a dc isolator and a detector circuit. The dc isolator has at least a first input, which is operable to receive a high voltage ac signal, and at least a first capacitor, a first plate of the first capacitor being electrically connected to the first input. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150257116

Methods, apparatus and computer programs for operating a wireless communications device

A wireless device (11) checks channel quality on a second data link between itself and a network access point (20). If the device (11) receives a message from a first node (10) to the network access point (20) indicating that the first node (10) is terminating (202) a first data link with the network access point (20), the device (11) conditions its own termination of the second data link on a re-assessment (208) of the channel quality (e.g. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256560

Gateway based and centric network management and coordination

Gateway based and centric network management and coordination. Coordination and management of delivery of a source sequence, that has possibly undergone adaptive bit rate (abr) encoding upstream to generate a number of respective fragments that may have different respective bit rates associated therewith, to one or more downstream, user, or client devices is achieved via appropriate communication network management and coordination performed by one or more communication devices within the system. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256518

Scalable and secure key management for cryptographic data processing

A method and system for secure and scalable key management for cryptographic processing of data is described herein. A method of secure key handling and cryptographic processing of data, comprising receiving a request from an entity to cryptographically process a block of data, the request including a key handle, wherein the key handle includes an authentication tag and an index; authenticating the requesting entity using the authentication tag; and referencing a plaintext key from a plurality of plaintext keys using the index if the requesting entity is authenticated successfully.. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256367

Two-dimensional (2d) burst marker (bm) to identify data start and stop

A communication device includes a communication interface and a processor configured to generate, transmit, receive, and process signals. The communication device generates orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) frame(s) that include a two-dimensional (2d) start burst marker (bm), a data payload, and a 2d stop bm, and transmits the ofdm frame(s) to another communication device. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256304

Downclocking and/or adaptive sub-carriers for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Downclocking and/or adaptive sub-carriers for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. Communication device operation within a wireless local area network (wlan/wifi) is effectuated in the frequency spectra typically associated with television broadcast channels. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256284

Upstream frame configuration for ethernet passive optical network protocol over coax (epoc) networks

A method and system for generating upstream frames in an ethernet passive optical network protocol over coax (epoc) network is provided. Upstream frame configuration parameters are received by a cnu from a clt in a link info broadcast a message. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256262

Upstream frame configuration for ethernet passive optical network protocol over coax (epoc) networks

A method and system for generating a data frame in an upstream frame in an ethernet passive optical network protocol over coax (epoc) network is provided. The data frame includes a plurality of resource blocks, each of a particular type. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256141

Method and system for audio adjustment

A monoscopic camera comprising one or more image sensors and a depth sensor may generate video based on two-dimensional image data captured via the one or more image sensors and corresponding depth information captured via the depth sensor. The camera may process corresponding audio for the generated video based on the captured depth information. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255989

Resonant tuning through rectifier time shifting

A device includes support for wireless power transfer. The device may control the timing of switching devices in a rectifier circuit and implement resonant tuning techniques that facilitate the wireless power transfer, e.g., by purposefully introducing a real or complex impedance chosen to meet a current operating goal. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255850

Touching an antenna of a near field communications (nfc) device to control its operation

A near field communications (nfc) device is disclosed that interacts with other nfc devices to exchange information and/or the data. An operator may touch, or be sufficiently proximate to, an antenna module of the nfc device to operate and/or control the nfc device. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253890

Asymmetric multi-row touch panel scanning

Asymmetric scanning logic implements asymmetric panel scanning by scanning some rows on a touch panel more frequently than other rows. Note that although an entire row at a time may be driven, if only particular pixels in the row are of interest (e.g., included in any region of interest for focused asymmetric scanning), then circuitry may power down the receivers for the columns in which the pixels exist to save power. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253432

Method and system for customized full ephemeris compatible with standard agps network devices

Aspects of a method and system for customized full ephemeris compatible with standard agps network devices allows a gps enabled handset to receive real-time full ephemeris from an agps server for calculating a position fix. The real-time full ephemeris may be generated at the agps server in response to one or more request for real-time full ephemeris from the gps enabled handset. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249991

Frequency sub-band selection in wireless communications

This document discloses a solution where a network element of a cellular communication system detects appearance of a terminal device in the cellular communication system. In connection with registering the terminal device in the cellular communication system, the network element determines that a native frequency band of the terminal device is a sub-band of an operating frequency band of the cellular communication system and, then, allocates to the terminal device frequency resources from the native frequency band of the terminal device.. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249988

Communicating with multiple devices

A first wireless node may determine that a first reserved retransmission frame overlaps with a second reserved transmission frame and a second reserved retransmission frame and that the second reserved transmission frame overlaps with a first reserved transmission frame and the first reserved retransmission frame. The first reserved transmission frame and the first reserved retransmission frame may be reserved for wireless communication with a first master node, and the second reserved transmission frame and the second reserved retransmission frame are reserved for wireless communication with a second master node. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249985

Methods and apparatuses for enabling provision of an additional special subframe configuration

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for enabling provision of an additional special subframe configuration to one or more communication devices. A method and apparatus may generate one or more parameters defining a new special subframe configuration associated with downlink communications. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249859

Adaptive transcoding bypass system

The subject system allows a source device providing a content stream over a network connection to a sink device to adaptively bypass a transcoding portion of a content processing pipeline when the original content stream, e.g. The non-transcoded content stream, can be decoded by the sink device and/or when no actions that utilize transcoding have been requested for the content stream. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249738

Notification and troubleshooting of interruptions, failures, and updates

Aspects of notification and troubleshooting of interruptions, failures, and updates are described. In one embodiment, a customer premises equipment (cpe) device determines a status of the cpe device, which may include a status of connectivity with a service provider. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249530

Method to coordinate resource allocation to address inter-cell interference

A method to coordinate abs resource allocation to address inter-cell interference comprises sending a first message by a first enb to a second enb, the first message specifying an interference level and a target cell identifier of a target enb; receiving, by the target enb, a second message sent by the second enb, the second message specifying a resource allocation and a target cell identifier of the target enb; and the target enb operating according to the resource allocation specified in the second message.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249061

Interposer package-on-package structure

An integrated circuit (ic) package includes an ic die having a first surface and a second surface opposite of the first surface. The ic package includes first contact members coupled to the second surface of the ic die. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248964

Transformers and methods for fabricating transformers

A transformer includes multiple differential ports and first and second transformer windings. The first transformer winding includes a first transformer half-winding coupled to a first differential port of the differential ports. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245409

Carrier aggregation over lte and wifi

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for intelligent aggregation and management of a plurality of network interfaces or connections. An intelligent connection manager may monitor connection and application communication parameters, and can control dynamic distribution, aggregation, or steering of traffic via different connections or pluralities of connections depending on bandwidth, congestion, or other factors. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245404

Method and system for a handheld wireless communication device for configuring connection to and use of local and remote resources

Methods and systems for a handheld portable communication device for configuring connection to and use of local and remote resources are disclosed and may include discovering available networks and resources, establishing a route between the handheld wireless communication device and a selected one or more of the available resources via a selected one or more of the available networks based on user preference criteria stored in the handheld wireless communication device, and communicating multimedia data between the handheld wireless communication device and the selected one or more of the available resources via the established route. The established route may be dynamically adjusted, based on network availability and bandwidth. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245372

Multi-purpose radio front-end processing circuitry

Certain embodiments of the invention may be found in a method and system for antenna and radio front-end topologies for a system-on-a-chip (soc) device that combines bluetooth and ieee 802.11 b/g wlan technologies. A single chip radio device that supports wlan and bluetooth technologies receives a wlan signal in a wlan processing circuitry of the radio front-end and in a bluetooth processing circuitry of the radio front-end. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245371

Scheduling in a cellular communication system using a large excess number of base station antennas

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for selecting a sub-group of user terminals (uts) among a group of uts served by a sector of a cellular network to schedule independent data streams for transmission to over the same time-frequency interval. In one embodiment, the sub-group of uts is selected to limit inter-user interference among the sub-group of uts. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245370

Scheduling in a cellular communication system using a large excess number of base station antennas

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for selecting a sub-group of user terminals (uts) among a group of uts served by a sector of a cellular network to schedule independent data streams for transmission to over the same time-frequency interval. In one embodiment, the sub-group of uts is selected to limit inter-user interference among the sub-group of uts. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245365

Mechanism for controlling multi-band communication

There is proposed a mechanism for controlling communications conducted in multiple frequency bands, in particular for controlling interference caused by intermodulation distortion. When the ue obtains information that an interference caused by an intermodulation distortion produced by a set of first communications performed on at least a first and a second frequency and a second communication performed on a third frequency is present, an indication to the enb for indicating that an interference situation caused by intermodulation distortion exists. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245339

Decoupled downlink and uplink

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for decoupling downlinks and uplinks between user equipment (ue) and base stations. Briefly described, in architecture, one embodiment of the system comprises ue (e.g., cellular telephones, mobile devices, etc.) for independently establishing an uplink (ul) and a downlink (dl). ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245074

Video processing system and transcoder for use with layered video coding and methods for use therewith

A video processing system includes a video transcoder that receives a independent video layer stream and a first dependent video layer stream that requires the independent video layer for decoding, the video transcoder generating a transcoded video signal based at least one of the independent video stream and the dependent video layer stream.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244875

Method and system for controlling access and utilization of femtocells via a network based service

Aspects of a method and system for controlling access and utilization of femtocells via a network based service are provided. In this regard, a femtocell management entity communicatively coupled to a network and operable to manage one or more femtocells may be accessed via an end-user communication device. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244629

End to end flow control

A network device implementing the subject system for end to end flow control may include at least one processor circuit that may be configured to detect that congestion is being experienced by at least one queue of a port and identify another network device that is transmitting downstream traffic being queued at the at least one queue of the port that is at least partially causing the congestion. The at least one processor circuit may be further configured to generate an end to end flow control message that comprises an identifier of the port, the end to end flow control message indicating that the downstream traffic should be flow controlled at the another network device. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244498

Data alignment over multiple physical lanes

High speed communication networks divide data traffic into multiple physical lanes. For example, the ieee standard 40g/100g supports sending ethernet frames at 40/100 gigabits per second over multiple 10/25 gb/s lanes. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244433

Split control and payload via cooperative massive mimo (m-mimo) and non-m-mimo infrastructure

Embodiments provide systems and methods for enabling a wireless multi-access communication system having a first frequency band and a second frequency band. The first frequency band can be used to establish a first channel using a non-massive multiple input multiple output (m-mimo) radio access technology (rat). ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244426

Power harvesting and use in a near field communications (nfc) device

Apparatus for harvesting and using power in a near field communications mode, includes a host device with operating components. A first near field communication (nfc) device is contained in the host device and is configured to be selectively coupled to one of the operating components. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244413

Method and device for cancelling interference

The invention discloses a method and device for cancelling, from a radio signal received by the radio device in a first frequency band, the interference generated through a nonlinearity of the radio device when the radio device transmits a radio signal on at least a second frequency band simultaneously with the received radio signal, the at least one second frequency band being different from the first frequency band, the transmitted radio signal being obtained from digital signal.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242021

High-accuracy touch positioning for touch panels

Control circuitry for a touch panel includes a touch panel interface, a memory comprising touch positioning logic, and a controller in communication with the memory and the touch panel interface. The controller is operable, when the touch positioning logic is executed, to perform selected processing of the touch panel, including scanning a touch panel and determining a touch panel blob resulting from a touch, obtaining blob characteristics of the touch panel blob, and determining a position of the blob relative to the touch panel based on the blob characteristics. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237676

Dual band wireless local area network (wlan) transceiver

Dual band wireless local area network (wlan) transceiver. A wireless communication device includes at least two different transceivers (or radios) therein to effectuate communications with other wireless communication devices using at least two respective frequency bands. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237639

Overall mu-mimo capacity for users with unequal packet lengths in an mu-mimo frame

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for transmitting packets (including but not limited to mu-mimo packets). An access point communicating wirelessly with a plurality of devices can determine that a first packet for a first device of the plurality of devices has a first transmission duration. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237608

Method and system for utilizing standardized interface in a wireless device to discover and use local and remote resources

A wireless mobile communication (wmc) device may discover available networks, and available local and/or remote resources. The wmc device may configure routes utilizing one or more of discovered resources and one or more available networks. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237584

Systems and methods for providing nfc secure application support in battery-off mode when no nonvolatile memory write access is available

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for nfc secure application support when an nfc device is executing in a battery-off or battery-low mode. In such a case, the nfc device may have enough power to execute some applications (e.g., read-only applications) but not enough power to execute others (e.g., applications that require data to be written). ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237513

Using one or more past channel estimates for adjusting parameters, sensing object presence, or allowing association

Systems and methods can analyze a present channel estimation and a previous channel estimation and/or two or more prior channel estimations to improve communication performance, sense environmental conditions, and make location and velocity determinations. The methods can include: (a) sending, by a transmitter, a first sounding frame and a second sounding frame to a receiver; (b) receiving, by the transmitter, a first channel estimation response from a receiver responsive to the first sounding frame, and a second channel estimation response from the receiver responsive to the second sounding frame; and (c) detecting, by the transmitter, based at least on the first channel estimation response and the second channel estimation response, if a change in characteristics of a channel between the transmitter and the receiver occurred between the first sounding frame and the second sounding frame.. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237354

Method for deblocking field-frame video

Methods are disclosed for performing improved deblocking filtering across edges between macroblocks, with particular application to cases where one macroblock is field coded and its neighbors are frame coded. A method for filtering across horizontal edges comprises determining which macroblocks are considered to be vertically adjacent to each other. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237350

Method and system for generating a transform size syntax element for video decoding

In a video processing system, a method and system for generating a transform size syntax element for video decoding are provided. For high profile mode video decoding operations, the transform sizes may be selected based on the prediction macroblock type and the contents of the macroblock. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237118

Extensible interoperability of network devices

The subject system allows network devices utilizing any number of networking technologies (including to-be-developed technologies) to access a common abstraction layer and/or the network operations facilitated by a common abstraction layer. The subject system allows a device that is added to a network to communicate whether existing devices on the network should retrieve communication protocol information for facilitating communication with the added device from a remote server. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236887

Direct conversion receiver circuit for concurrent reception of multiple carriers

A receiver circuit comprising a connection portion for guiding each one of a first predefined number of carrier signals of multiple carriers to one of a number of receive branches, each receive branch comprising at least one amplifier load structure, the number of receive branches being equal to the first predefined number. The receiver circuit also comprises a mixing portion for generating a second predefined number of mixed carrier signals on each receive branch by mixing a carrier signal on each one of the receive branches with a number of local oscillator frequencies equal to the second predefined number, and a selection portion for selecting one of the second predefined number of mixed carrier signals on each receive branch to be output via a number of output paths equal to the first predetermined number to a digital data path.. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236822

Method and apparatus for providing a transmission opportunity

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for use in a communication device. The method may add a transmission type identifier to a transmission opportunity (txop) request packet, wherein the transmission type identifier includes one or more bits indicating a request for either hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) operation or for non-harq operation. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236820

Low latency, automatic repeat request ("arq") in a multi-device communications link

Systems and methods enable a plurality of modems in a microwave network receive a plurality of frames from a previous one of the plurality of modems and detect an error frame within the plurality of frames. The plurality of modems can be further configured to send a retransmission request to the previous modem upon detection of the error frame and transmit a dummy frame in place of the error frame to a next one of the plurality of modems.. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236785

Cpri framelets

A system for providing a reduced common public radio interface (cpri) framelet link includes one or more cellular towers, each cellular tower including one or more cellular antennas and coupled to a first short cpri fiber link. An access subsystem is coupled to a baseband pool. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236770

Channel estimation using a multi-user frame

A systems and method of channel estimation can be used in wireless environments. The systems and method can: (a) determine, by a transmitter, a number of receivers with which to communicate wirelessly, the number of receivers being at least one and corresponding to at least a first receiver; and (b) generate, by the transmitter, a frame to transmit to the first receiver, the frame generated based on a total number of receivers that is higher than the determined number of receivers.. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236763

Supporting high dimensional mu-mimo beamforming by sounding multiple frames with different sets of antenna patterns

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for performing channel estimation between a beamformer and a beamformee. A beamformer can determine that a beamformee is configured to perform channel estimation for up to a pre-configured number of transmit spatial streams from the beamformer. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236747

Transceiver device adapted to operate in a first communication mode and a second communication mode

A transceiver device comprises a transmitter part, a receiver part and a multiple throw switch, said transceiver device being adapted to operate in a first communication mode and a second communication mode that differs from the first communication mode in that a first frequency desensitizing the receiver part of the transceiver device is expected to be present in the second communication mode. The multiple throw switch is configured such that a pole is connected to a first throw in the first communication mode and to a second throw in the second communication mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236736

Wideband receiver robust to radio frequency harmonics

A radio frequency (rf) noise-cancelling receiver includes first transconductance cells configured to produce respective weighted current signals proportional to an input voltage signal. The rf receiver includes frequency conversion cells coupled to the first transconductance cells and configured to mix the weighted current signals with a plurality of non-overlapping local oscillator (lo) signals to produce downconverted current signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236411

Link quality to static and non-static devices

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for transmitting to static and non-static devices. An access point having a plurality of antennas can send a plurality of sounding frames from the plurality of antennas to a plurality of devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235992

Semiconductor package with a bridge interposer

There are disclosed herein various implementations of semiconductor packages including a bridge interposer. One exemplary implementation includes a first active die having a first portion situated over the bridge interposer, and a second portion not situated over the bridge interposer. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235701

Pre-computation based ternary content addressable memory

A pre-computation based tcam configured to reduce the number of match lines being pre-charged during a search operation to save power is disclosed. The pre-computation based tcam stores additional information in a secondary tcam that can be used to determine which match lines in a primary tcam storing data words to be searched need not be pre-charged because they are associated with data words guaranteed to riot match. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235647

Joint source channel decoding using parameter domain correlation

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for performing joint source channel decoding in a manner that exploits parameter domain correlation. Redundancy in speech coding and packet field parameters is exploited to generate conditional probabilities that a decoder utilizes to perform joint source channel decoding. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150233728

Estimation of roadway travel information based on historical travel data

A system for navigation along a desired route on a desired future date may include a map interface operable to display a traffic condition and a travel time received via a communication network, and an automobile navigation network communicatively coupled to the communication network. The automobile navigation network may estimate the traffic condition and the travel time for travel along the desired route on the desired future date based on historical travel information, current traffic information and current weather information. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150230236

Uplink configuration and transmission control in inter-site carrier aggregation

There are provided measures for uplink configuration and transmission control in inter-site carrier aggregation. Such measures may exemplarily comprise measures for controlling configuration of a terminal device for an inter-site carrier aggregation mode, in which carriers from a macro cell and a micro cell are aggregated for uplink communication, with a configuration of uplink control information for the macro cell located at a first site and a configuration of uplink control information for the micro cell located at a second site, and/or measures for controlling transmission of a terminal device in the inter-site carrier aggregation mode with a handling of concurrent uplink transmissions at the terminal device.. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229739

Cloud server/thin client/gateway selective browser instantiation

A gateway having at least one communications interface and processing circuitry establishes communications with at least one service provider device and at least one serviced client device. The gateway then determines that a serviced client device is to establish an internet browsing session. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229588

System, method and apparatus for multi-lane auto-negotiation over reduced lane media

A system, method and apparatus for multi-lane auto-negotiation over reduced-lane media. Auto-negotiation over an m-lane communication interface can be coordinated with the auto-negotiation over an n-lane communication interface, wherein m>n. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229585

Flexray communications using ethernet

Systems and methods for implementing flexray communications between flexray nodes using ethernet are provided. An ethernet switch includes ports, each of which receives an ethernet data packet from a respective flexray node. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229505

Uplink multiuser carrier frequency offset (cfo) estimation in wireless communications

A wireless communication device includes circuitry and capability to perform carrier frequency offset (cfo) estimation based on signals received from one or more other wireless communication devices. In an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma) implementation, the wireless communication device receives two or more ofdma symbols from first and second other wireless communication devices that include data and a copy/repeat of that data from each of the respective first and second other wireless communication devices within specified one or more sub-carriers. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229492

Utilizing a gateway for brokering and/or arbitrating service consumption options

A broadband gateway may provision services requested in a home network managed and/or serviced by the broadband gateway by a user associated with the broadband gateway, based on determination of criteria related to the requested service. The requested service may comprise obtaining and/or delivering content for consumption by one or more of a plurality of devices serviced by the broadband gateway in the home network. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229473

Push button configuration pairing

Systems, methods, and devices for pairing devices in a wired network are provided. One method includes receiving configuration request signals at multiple devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229442

Impulse and/or burst noise signal to noise ratio (snr) aware concatenated forward error correction (fec)

Impulse and/or burst noise signal to noise ratio (snr) aware concatenated forward error correction (fec). Adaptive processing is performed on a signal based on one or more effects which may deleteriously modify a signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229440

Forward error correction (fec) data transmission system

A device implementing a forward error correction data transmission system may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to perform line encoding on a data stream received from a media access control (mac) module, and periodically insert alignment markers after every number of blocks of the data stream, where the alignment markers are determined based at least in part on a data rate of an associated port. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229369

Method and system for content-aware mapping/error protection using different spatial streams

Aspects of a method and system for content-aware mapping/error protection using different spatial streams are presented. Aspects of a system for handling multimedia information in a communication system may include a transmitter that enables control of a mac layer and/or a phy layer, in a wireless communication device to wirelessly communicate different portions of multimedia information via different spatial streams based on content of the multimedia information. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229363

Nfc device combining components of antenna driver and shunt regulator

Embodiments of the present disclosure can be used to produce smaller, more compact antenna drivers at a reduced cost. Systems and methods for integrating components of an antenna driver with components of a shunt regulator and clamp are provided. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229362

Measurement and reporting of received signal strength in nfc enabled devices

An nfc-enabled device including tag emulation circuitry and reader emulation circuitry operates so as to provide a signal strength meter function. The signal strength meter function, in tag emulation mode, measures and reports on how well the tag is coupled to a third party reader field. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229359

Powerline modem device

A broadband powerline communications device includes a plug for connection to mains electrical wiring, a broadband powerline medium interface circuit for communicating broadband data over the mains electrical wiring, at least one electrical socket for providing mains electrical power from the mains electrical wiring to a further device plugged thereto, and energy consumption monitoring circuitry for monitoring the energy consumption of the further device. These components are formed in a housing with the plug is integrally formed with the housing or separated from the housing by a length of power cable. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150228668

Enabling bulk finfet-based devices for finfet technology with dielectric isolation

A method for forming a dielectric-isolated bulk fin field-effect transistor (finfet) device includes forming a second isolation layer over a first structure including multiple partially exposed fins and horizontal areas including a first isolation layer. The second isolation layer is removed from horizontal areas of a first portion of the first structure. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150228553

Hybrid thermal interface material for ic packages with integrated heat spreader

Flip chip packages are described that include two or more thermal interface materials (tims). A die is mounted to a substrate by solder bumps. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227337

Device configuration including a master communications device with a slave device extension

A master communications device/slave device configuration is disclosed where a master communications device discovers a slave device when the master communications device does not have the necessary features and resources to perform a service requested by an operator. The master communications device utilizes the slave device to provide additional features and resources to the master communications device in performing the service requested by the operator. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227241

Baseline recalculation after frequency reconfiguration of a mutual capacitive touch controller

Systems and methods are provided that allow a touch sensor, such as a mutual capacitive touch panel, to switch from an operative transmit (tx) frequency at which the mutual capacitive touch panel is driven to an alternative tx frequency. When switching to an alternative tx frequency, an alternative baseline capacitance value corresponding to the alternative tx frequency may be utilized to determine whether a touch event has occurred on the mutual capacitive touch panel. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150223275

Creating a system on the fly and applications thereof

Disclosed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for creating a system of wireless-enabled components (wecs). Such a system includes a server and a plurality of wireless-enabled component (wecs). ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150223224

Wireless communication device with rf integrated circuit having an on-chip gyrator

An integrated circuit includes an on-chip gyrating circuit that generates a motion parameter based on motion of the ic. An rf transceiver generates an outbound rf signal from outbound data and that generates inbound data from an inbound rf signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150223155

System information for device-to-device discovery

In radio communication networks, such as the long term evolution (lte) or the lte-advanced (lte-a) of the 3rd generation partnership project (3gpp), a user equipment (ue) may communicate with another ue via a base station. Ues may also communicate directly with each other by applying resources dedicated by the network for a device-to-device (d2d) direct communication. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150223089

Time offset acquisition for dual connectivity

Devices and methods for determining timing offsets between wireless devices are provided. One method includes transmitting, from a first device, a request for timing data to first user equipment and receiving a response. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150223014

Regulation and load modulation in a near field communication device

A near field communications (nfc) device is disclosed that load modulates and regulates a radio frequency (rf) signal. The nfc device includes a rectifier that rectifies the rf signal to provide a direct current voltage. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222531

Prefix-based entropy detection in mpls label stacks

A system and method is provided for creating and detecting prefix-based entropy labels in a multi-protocol label switching communication network. Each label in a label stack is provided with at least a common prefix field and a computed hash field without the use of entropy label indicators (elis). ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222474

Discovery of services over infrastructure networks

The subject system allows electronic devices in an infrastructure network to discover direct peer-to-peer services, such as screencasting, access to peripheral devices, etc., that can be provided over the infrastructure network. Since the electronic devices already have a layer two (link layer) connection with each other over the infrastructure network, pre-association device and/or service discovery protocols, such as those provided by wi-fi direct and the like, are not available to the electronic devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222470

Point to point split mount impairment correction system

Systems and methods are provided for lowering the cost and power consumption of outdoor units (odus) by providing digital corrections of odu impairments within indoor units (idus). For example, in an embodiment, an error correction module located in the idu can digitally correct the odu impairments. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222406

Mu-mimo acknowledgement protocol efficiency

A method for improving multiple-user (mu) multiple-input-multiple-output (mimo) acknowledge (ack) protocol efficiency includes: receiving a sounding frame from a device, sending a feedback response, which includes quantized channel state information (csi) to the device, receiving an mu physical-layer protocol data unit (ppdu) frame from the device, and in response to receiving the mu ppdu frame, sending an ack frame to the device without receiving a polling frame prior to the ack frame.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222346

Mu-mimo protocol efficiency

A method for improving multiple-user (mu) multiple-input-multiple-output (mimo) protocol efficiency includes transmitting an mu frame to multiple devices. The mu frame is beamformed to enable a corresponding one of the devices to receive an intended stream at high power. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222316

Dual antenna topology for bluetooth and ieee 802.11 wireless local area network devices

A method includes determining that an antenna shared between a bluetooth transceiver and a wlan transceiver is available to the wlan transceiver based on an activity signal associated with the bluetooth transceiver. Access to the shared antenna is provided to the wlan transceiver based on the determination, and the wlan transceiver is configured to use diversity in transacting wlan signals via a plurality of antennas, including the shared antenna. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222281

Stacked synthesizer for wide local oscillator generation using a dynamic divider

A stacked synthesizer for wide local oscillator (lo) generation using a dynamic divider. The phase locked loop can include a plurality of voltage controlled oscillators (vcos), and a selector that can be configured to select an output of one of the plurality of vcos. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222005

Satellite alignment system using automatic control of output power

Systems and methods for use in evaluating a position of a satellite dish are provided. One system includes an antenna configured to receive an input satellite signal at a current position of a satellite dish and automatic gain control circuitry configured to apply a variable gain to the input satellite signal to produce a modified signal at a desired level. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150221603

Microbump and sacrificial pad pattern

Embodiments described herein generally relate to connections for integrated circuit (ic) dies. For example, in an embodiment an integrated circuit (ic) die is provided. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150221259

Apparatus and method for using an led for backlighting and ambient light sensing

Embodiments of a backlight module for illuminating a liquid crystal display (lcd) and sensing ambient light are provided herein. The backlight module includes a light-emitting diode (led) array and a backlight controller. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215947

Apparatus and methods for interference mitigation

Measures for mitigating interference in wireless communications of a user equipment comprising a plurality of radio transceivers. The user equipment determines that wireless communication using a given combination of uplink and/or downlink carrier bands associated with the plurality of radio transceivers causes an interference scenario. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215858

Quality-of-service (qos)-based association with a new network using background network scanning

A method and device support the use of background network scanning to enable association with a first and at least a second wireless network, for the exchange of exchange of multimedia information. Representative embodiments of the present invention may sniff radio frequency spectrum and determine at least one characteristic of detected wireless networks having capacity for exchange of the multimedia information. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215650

Data transmission across independent streams

Various systems and methods are provided for transmission of related data components across independent streams. In one embodiment, among others, a transmitting device may separate transmission data into related data components and transmit each related data component in an associated transport stream. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215631

Parallel coding with overlapped tiles

A video encoding system uses overlapped tiles. The system reduces or eliminates cross-core data communication when tiles are processed in parallel on multi-core platforms. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215217

Traffic management in a multi-channel system

A method, system and computer program product in a downstream line card of a cable modem termination system (cmts) for managing downstream traffic for channels and bonded channel groups is provided herein. The method comprises the step of receiving packets for transmission to cable modems and classifying each packet to a flow based on class of service associated with the packet. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215216

Call connection establishment via service specific access control

A method and apparatus is disclosed to prioritize certain types of traffic, such as voice traffic or video traffic, to provide some examples, over other types of traffic, such as data traffic, to provide an example, within one or more of the cells during the period of high volume of traffic, for example, during the foreseeable and/or the unforeseeable events. The traffic within the communication network can be monitored and the prioritization of the traffic can be dynamically changed based upon the type and volume of traffic or the prioritization of the traffic can be preemptively changed based upon a foreseeable event.. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215102

Power back-off on channels with cyclo-stationary noise

A system for providing power back-off includes a channel monitor to measure channel conditions associated with a communication channel between a receiver and a transmitter operating at multiple carrier frequencies. A system monitor retrieves one or more system characteristics associated with the receiver and the transmitter. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215098

Method and apparatus for rebalancing the sizes of the downlink (dl) association sets for component carriers having different time division duplex subframe configurations

Methods, apparatus and computer program products are provided for rebalancing the sizes of downlink (dl) association sets for component carriers having different time division duplex subframe configurations. A method is provided that includes determining dl subframes that are included in a dl association set for each of a plurality of component carriers. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150214981

Upstream forward error correction codeword filling

A device for codeword filling comprises at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit is configured to receive portions of a data burst, encode the portions into blocks, and add the blocks to a buffer. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150214975

Frame adaptive digital to analog converter and methods for use therewith

A digital to analog converter (dac) includes a thermometer coder that generates a plurality of micro-current source analog controls on a frame-by-frame or symbol-by-symbol basis and to process digital inputs from symbols or frames of data based on a thermometer coding to generate a plurality of micro-current source inputs. A plurality of micro-current sources generate a corresponding plurality of micro-current source outputs in response to the plurality of micro-current source inputs, wherein first selected ones of the plurality of micro-current sources are powered-off in response to the plurality of micro-current source analog controls for a first symbol or frame of the plurality of symbols or frames of data. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150214974

Digital to analog converter with thermometer coding and methods for use therewith

A digital to analog converter (dac) includes a thermometer coder that processes a digital input based on a thermometer coding, and generates a plurality of micro-current source inputs and a plurality of micro-current source analog controls. A plurality of micro-current sources generate a corresponding plurality of micro-current source outputs in response to the plurality of micro-current source inputs, wherein first selected ones of the plurality of micro-current sources are powered-off in response to the plurality of micro-current source analog controls. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150214946

Low-power level-shift circuit for data-dependent signals

A low-power level-shift circuit for data-dependent signals includes a buffer circuit, a coupling capacitor, and a biasing circuit. The buffer circuit is biased by a low-voltage domain voltage supply and configured to receive a data-dependent signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212193

Determination of location of a mobile device having time-stamping capability

Determining a mobile device's location, includes receiving, by the mobile device, a first packet from a first access point and generating a first time-stamp representing the first packet's arrival time; receiving, by the mobile device, a second packet from a second access point and generating a second time-stamp representing the second packet's arrival time; using these to determine the difference between the arrival times of the first and second packet at the mobile device; receiving, by the mobile device, first information representative of the first packet transmission time and second information representative of the second packet transmission time, the first and second information used to find the interval between the transmission of the first and second packets from the first and second access points respectively; determining, by the mobile device, the difference between the flight-times of the first and second packets to the mobile device; and determining, by the mobile device, the difference between the distance from itself to the first access point, and the distance from itself to the second access point and doing this over sufficient pairs of access points to find its location.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150208442

Method and apparatus for prioritizing an uplink resource request

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to allow an uplink resource request to be transmitted to the access point even in an instance in which the mobile terminal is receiving a continuous downlink transmission and repeated ack/nack transmissions are enabled. In this regard, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to prioritize a preamble transmission for a random access procedure relative to the repeated ack/nack transmissions. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207744

System and method for multi-pair configuration over existing cabling infrastructure

A system and method for multi-pair configuration over existing cabling infrastructure. In one embodiment, a network device is configured through a selective activation of one or more physical layer devices that are coupled to a respective one or more of the conductor pairs that are identified in a diagnostic process. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207739

Oversubscripition monitor

Aspects of oversubscription monitoring are described. In one embodiment, oversubscription monitoring includes accumulating an amount of data that arrives at a network component over at least one epoch of time. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207635

Low power twisted pair coding scheme

A transceiver, a communication system and an associated method thereof for reducing overall power consumption and complexity of the transceiver that operates over short reach twisted pair cables. The analog front end (afe) of the transceiver communicates over at least one twisted pair that is configured only for transmission of data streams and communicates over at least one twisted pair that is only for reception of data streams. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207610

Method and system for a time domain approach to 4g/lte-wifi/bt coexistence

A method and system are provided in which a device that is operable to handle wifi communication and wimax communication may receive downlink medium access protocol (map) information in a downlink sub-frame of a wimax frame and disable wifi transmission during a portion of the downlink sub-frame based on the downlink map information. The disabled wifi transmission may be enabled after data within the downlink sub-frame is decoded. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207573

Controller for network having substantially fixed topology

Automotive area networks (aan) have a substantially fixed network topology, meaning that the physical media used for communications between devices included in the aan is known. For example, the physical connections within an aan, sometimes provided by wiring harnesses, can include fixed lengths of twisted pairs of wire (“twisted pairs”). ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207539

System and method for multi-dimensional modulation schemes with high noise immunity and low emission idle signaling for automotive area networks

System, method and apparatus for multi-dimensional modulation schemes with high noise immunity and low emission idle (lei) signaling for automotive area networks. An extra zero constellation point can be used during an idle mode and extra constellation points can be assigned to control signals.. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207502

Method and apparatus for reference-less repeater with digital control

Reference-less repeating circuits provide significant advantages over repeating circuits requiring external frequency references. These repeating circuits eliminate the need for external frequency references provide significant power, layout, and physical isolation advantages. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206821

Thermal interface material for integrated circuit package and method of making the same

In an embodiment, a thermal interface material (tim) is provided. The tim includes first and a second layers of a first transition metal, and a third layer including a plurality of carbon nanotubes supported in a flexible polymer matrix and a second transition metal coupled to sidewalls of carbon nanotubes. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206651

Transformer driver circuit with ic protection circuitry

A transformer driver circuit couples to a transformer having a primary winding, a secondary winding, and a transformer tap that is connected to a first voltage source. The primary winding electrically connects at its ends to respective unipolar controllable current sinks that form part of an integrated circuit. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205735

System and method of sharing memory by arbitrating through an internal data bus

One or more methods and systems of sharing an external memory between functional modules of an integrated circuit chip are presented. The invention provides a system and method of reducing the amount of off-chip memory utilized by one or more integrated circuit chips. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150201423

Method and apparatus for managing uplink communication in wireless communication network

A method for managing uplink communication in wireless communication network is provided. The method includes selecting one or more mobile stations (mss) from a plurality of mss based on a first signal parameter corresponding to each ms of the one or more mss, one or more second signal parameters corresponding to each ms of the one or more mss, and one or more threshold parameters. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150200711

Transceiver self-diagnostics for electromagnetic interference (emi) degradation in balanced channels

Transceiver self-diagnostics for electromagnetic interference (emi) degradation in balanced channels. Selective operation of transmitting a common mode signal from a communication link implemented for supporting differential signaling, and appropriate processing of any detected signal energy, such as that corresponding to differential signal energy, provides a measure of electromagnetic compatibility (emc) corresponding to the communication link. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150200466

High isolation antenna structure on a ground plane

In accordance with one example, an antenna structure includes a three-dimensional dipole antenna having a first arm and a second arm that are suspended above a ground plane. One or more three-dimensional monopole antennas have corresponding monopole elements positioned in a plane of symmetry between the arms of the dipole. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150200196

Dummy end-gate based anti-fuse device for finfet technologies

An anti-fuse device for fin field-effect transistor (finfet) technology includes a dummy gate, an electrically conductive contact, and a diffusion contact. The dummy gate is formed over an end-corner of a fin. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150200149

Thermal improvement for hotspots on dies in integrated circuit packages

Methods and apparatuses for improved integrated circuit (ic) packages are described herein. In an aspect, an ic device package includes an ic die having a contact pad, where the contact pad is located on a hotspot of the ic die. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150198960

Low-power low-dropout voltage regulators with high power supply rejection and fast settling performance

A low-power low-dropout (ldo) voltage regulator device includes an error amplifier, a level-shifter circuit, and an nmos pass transistor. The error amplifier compares a sampled portion of a regulated output voltage of the ldo voltage regulator with a reference voltage and generates an error signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195848

Apparatuses, methods and computer program products related to improvements in autonomous denial prohibition mechanisms

Aspects of the invention en-compass an apparatus and corresponding method and computer program product, wherein the apparatus comprises a controller, configured to cause communication via a first and at (east a second radio access technology, provide for setting of rules, which permit the apparatus to autonomously deny communication via the first radio access technology, detect a predetermined event in terms of the second radio access technology, responsive thereto, apply the rules and deny a communication via the first radio access technology, detect an occurrence of a further predetermined event in terms of the second radio access technology, while the rules prohibit to further deny a communication via the first radio access technology, decide, responsive thereto, to violate the rules and to permit to deny a further communication via the first radio access technology, and cause transmission of a violation indication to a destination of the communication via the first radio access technology. A network entity apparatus and corresponding method and computer program product are also envisaged.. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195847

Method and system for scheduling multiple concurrent transmissions during a contention access period in a wireless communications network

Aspects of a method and system for scheduling multiple concurrent transmissions during a contention access period in a wireless communications network are presented. Aspects of the system comprise communicating devices (devs) within a piconet that are operable to derive a neighborhood map of a piconet. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195827

Fast access in v2v communication services by dynamic resources allocation

It is provided a method, comprising assigning a first direct resource of a radio interface to a first vehicle-to-vehicle service based on a resource information received from a base station in a cellular mode via a cellular resource of the radio interface, wherein, in the resource information, the first direct resource and the first vehicle-to-vehicle service are indicated as being correlated, and the first vehicle-to-vehicle service is to be used or to be provided by at least a first one of one or more vehicle devices, and wherein, in the cellular mode, a communication of an apparatus performing the method with each of the one or more vehicle devices different from the apparatus is performed via the base station; performing the first vehicle-to-vehicle service via the first direct resource in a vehicle-to-vehicle mode, wherein, in the vehicle-to-vehicle mode, the communication of the apparatus with each of the one or more vehicle devices is performed directly with the respective vehicle device and does not involve the base station.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195777

Method and apparatus for providing improved detection of overlapping networks

A method, apparatus and computer program product provide improved detection of overlapping wireless networks. In this regard, the method, apparatus and computer program product may utilize a processor, such as a processor on a wireless access point, to determine one or more parameters for a scan of a wireless network to identify overlapping networks. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195613

Method and system for data processing in a device with integrated set-top-box and femtocell functionality

Aspects of a method and system for data processing in a device with integrated set-top-box and femtocell functionality are provided. Data may be received via an integrated femtocell and set-top-box device and may be synchronously processed, utilizing a common clock, to perform one or more femtocell functions and/or set-top-box functions. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195485

System and method for processing video data

A system and method for video processing is provided. The system and method process a video stream having a first resolution video frame, the first resolution video frame comprising a plurality of second resolution video frames.. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195276

System and method for securely provisioning and generating one-time-passwords in a remote device

A secure processor such as a tpm generates one-time-passwords used to authenticate a communication device to a service provider. In some embodiments the tpm maintains one-time-password data and performs the one-time-password algorithm within a secure boundary associated with the tpm. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195217

Methods and apparatus for transmitting data

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for facilitating transmission of data. A method and apparatus may detect one or more items of data that were transmitted with at least one error or unsuccessfully delivered to a device. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195030

Conditional access system for satellite outdoor unit

A method and apparatus is disclosed to restrict the delivery of video, audio, and/or data to unauthorized end users in a satellite communications system. The satellite communications system includes one or more satellite receiving antennas, commonly referred to as a satellite dish, to receive downlink communications signals from one or more satellites. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195004

Method and system for achieving space and time diversity gain

Certain aspects of a method and system for achieving space and time diversity gain are disclosed. Aspects of one method may include modifying a generalization code of at least one pilot channel, to measure signal strengths for each of a plurality of received multipath signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195002

Multiple-path noise cancellation

A communication device, such as a smartphone or tablet, includes a communication interface with noise cancellation logic. The noise cancellation logic includes a lead path and a reference path. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150194979

Analog and audio mixed-signal front end for 4g/lte cellular system-on-chip

A cmos analog and audio front-end circuit includes an enhanced analog-to-digital converter (adc) that achieves a desired signal-to-noise-and-distortion (sndr) and an analog-front-end transmit (tx) digital-to-analog converter (dac). The enhanced adc includes an improved single op-amp resonator coupled to a feed-forward loop and can substantially reduce signal transfer function (stf) peaking of the enhanced adc. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150194433

Gate substantial contact based one-time programmable device

A field-effect transistor (fet) based one-time programmable (otp) device is discussed. The otp device includes a fin structure, a gate structure, a first contact region, and a second contact region. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150194378

Flip chip pad geometry for an ic package substrate

An integrated circuit (ic) package substrate is provided. In one embodiment, the ic package substrate includes a dielectric layer having first and second opposing surfaces and a matrix of pillars disposed in the dielectric layer and arranged to receive a matrix of conductive elements of an ic die. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150193923

Determining information from images using sensor data

A device for determining information from images using sensor data may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to receive a series of images from an image capture device, where each image of the series of images includes a representation of a physical object. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150193642

Method and system for a rfid transponder with configurable feed point for rfid communications

A method and system for a rfid transponder with configurable feed point for rfid communications is provided. In this regard, an rfid transponder may receive rf signals via a leaky wave antenna and modulate an amplitude of a backscattered signal associated with the received rf signals by switching between a plurality of feed points of the leaky wave antenna to vary an input impedance of said rfid transponder. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150192917

Docking to support secure associations and flexible manufacturing

A portable terminal may dock to an industrial process controller through a wireless docking interface. The industrial process controller may communicate industrial node (e.g., process sensor) configuration information to the portable terminal. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150189587

Wireless communication device capable of utilizing multiple radio access technologies

A wireless communication device is disclosed that is capable of utilizing multiple radio access technologies (rats) in various coordinated ways so as to optimize, and enhance the versatility, of the device's communication capabilities. One or more rats may be selected for use, either alone or in cooperation with each other, based on various conditions, such as channel conditions, traffic, data type, and priority. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150188845

Mitigating bandwidth degradation in a switching device

A switching device is operable to mitigate bandwidth degradation while it is oversubscribed. Due to a latency involved with notifying a scheduler that a queue has transitioned from an active state to an empty state, the scheduler may inadvertently schedule an empty queue for processing, which may result in a degradation of bandwidth of the switching device. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150188610

Antenna solution for wireless power transfer-near field communication enabled communication device

Various configurations and arrangements of various communication devices and antenna solutions are disclosed. Antenna solutions disclosed herein include a single inductive coupling element configured to resonate at a variety of resonant frequencies suitable for wpt and/or nfc communications. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150188598

Enhanced granularity operational parameters adjustment of components and modules in a multi-band, multi-standard communication device

Enhanced granularity operational parameters adjustment of components and modules in a multi-band, multi-standard communication device. For supporting two-way communications, a communication device includes receiver and transmitter modules. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150188586

Method and system for a combined signal detection for physical layer communication devices

Communication devices coupled via a communication link may comprise physical layer devices that may be operable to determine presence of a received signal and to mitigate noise in the signal prior to processing and/or validating the signal. Analog and/or digital signal processing may be utilized to process the signal and/or mitigate noise in the signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150188582

Configurable receiver architecture for carrier aggregation with multiple-input multiple-output

A wireless communication system and method that includes configurable carrier aggregation (ca) and/or multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) operational modes. In ca, multiple carriers (i.e., channel bundling) are aggregated and jointly used for transmission to/from a single terminal. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150188232

Three-dimensional antenna assembly and applications thereof

An antenna assembly includes a substrate, a plurality of spiral dipole antenna sections, and a phase array feeder. The substrate has a three-dimensional shaped region. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150186209

Clock domain crossing serial interface

A method for serial interface clock domain crossing includes identifying a data communication command received over a serial interface. An address is decoded to determine whether the address falls within a direct latch address range of a register bank. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181566

Apparatus and method for reducing upstream control channel resources in a communications system

A system and method for allocating one or more physical downlink control channel (pdcch) resource and correspondingly allocating one or more physical uplink control channel (pucch) resource within the pucch. The allocation of the one or more pucch resource can be based on the allocation of one or more previously allocated pucch resources within the pucch that are associated with one or more other mobile devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181563

Tti adaptation in e-dch

An apparatus, comprising at least one processor configured to dynamically change a timing parameter, such as a transmission timing interval for an e-dch resource for a second apparatus in a cell.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181542

Power supply adjustment and polar modulatlion in a mimo system

Aspects of a method and system for power supply adjustment and polar modulation in a mimo system are provided. In each rf transmit chain of a mimo system that utilizes polar modulation, aspects of the invention may enable generating a signal representative of an amplitude of a pair of phase-quadrature baseband signals; and controlling a voltage and/or current regulator utilizing said generated signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181524

Low power mode management

Methods and systems for controlling a personal area network access device are disclosed herein. Aspects of the method may comprise receiving an application event associated with a particular application running on a complex bluetooth® device that is running a plurality of simultaneous applications, and determining whether a low power mode is allowed by the particular application running on the complex bluetooth® device. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181513

Deferred domain selection in a mobile communications network

Aspects of deferred domain selection in a mobile communications network are described. In one embodiment, a user equipment (ue) device initiates an attachment procedure with at least one radio access technology network. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181511

Apparatus and method for performing low-power geo-fence operation

A geo-fence capable device is disclosed that is capable of performing an accurate geo-fence operation while minimizing power consumption. The device includes sensors, wi-fi connectability and gnss. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181437

System and method for reception adaption to reduce transmission interference in a device that implements more than one wireless technology

Example embodiments generally relate to adapting a reception via first wireless technology to reduce or avoid interference with a transmission via a second wireless technology. For example, a user equipment (e.g. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181404

Deactivating existing bearer/context for emergency bearer establishment

A method, user equipment and non-transitory computer readable memory for establishing an emergency service using a wireless network includes unilaterally deactivating, at the user equipment when the user equipment needs to establish an emergency service, at least one active context with the wireless network without deactivating at least one other active context. Thereafter directing to the wireless network, a request to establish the emergency service that identifies the emergency service and one or more contexts that remain active after the unilateral deactivation of the at least one active context by the user equipment, synchronizing, in response to and based on the request, current context status information of the user equipment with the wireless network, and then establishing the emergency service using the wireless network with which the active context was deactivated.. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150180649

Compact low-power fully digital cmos clock generation apparatus for high-speed serdes

A high-speed clock generator device includes a phase-interpolator (pi) circuit, a smoothing block, and inverter-based low-pass filters. The pi circuit receives a multiple clock signals with different phase angles and generates an output clock signal having a correct phase angle. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150180576

Unified network management of hybrid fiber coaxial (hfc) network

Embodiments enable a network operator to use any (and a single) network management system (nms) that it desires to manage a network having mixed fiber to the home optical network units (onus) and coaxial connected cable modems. For example, embodiments enable a cable company operator to use a docsis (data over cable service interface specification) nms (which the cable company already uses to manage its docsis network) to manage such mixed network, by a simple addition of a docsis mediation layer (dml) module between the nms and the optical line terminal (olt). ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150180561

Spatial null creation using massive mimo (m-mimo)

In a base station having a massive multiple input multiple output (m-mimo) antenna array, the availability of the m-mimo antenna array is exploited to manage the interference caused by the base station to neighboring cells. In one embodiment, the large number of antenna elements of the m-mimo antenna array are used to create precise transmit and/or receive spatial nulls at specific user equipments (ues) being served by a neighboring cell and/or in select areas of the neighboring cell. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150180558

Method and system for a double search user group selection scheme with range reduction in tdd multiuser mimo downlink transmission

Certain aspects of a method and system for processing signals in a communication system may include maximizing system capacity for a time division duplex (tdd) multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) system, based on reducing a search range within which to find a group of signals having maximum channel gain. At least one of: a first signal for a first user and a second signal for a second user may be selected, which are both within the reduced search range, and which provides a maximum system capacity. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150180515

Method and system for 60 ghz distributed communication

Methods and systems for 60 ghz distributed communication are disclosed and may include generating if signals from baseband signals in a computing device with wireless capability. The if signals may be communicated to remote rf modules within the computing device via coaxial lines. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150180430

Digital class-d amplifier with analog feedback

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting and suppressing analog error in an output stage of a digital class-d amplifier are described. In embodiments, the digital class-d amplifier includes a pwm stage, an output stage, and a feedback circuit. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150179610

Compliant dielectric layer for semiconductor device

Systems, apparatuses, and methods provided for semiconductor devices and integrated circuit (ic) packages that include compliant dielectric layers. In a through silicon via interposer or substrate, a compliant dielectric material may be added to a surface of silicon material body to form a compliant dielectric layer. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150179185

Use of sensors for noise suppression in a mobile communication device

Techniques are described herein that use sensors (e.g., microphones) for noise reduction in a mobile communication device. For example, one technique enables a first sensor that is initially configured to be a speech sensor to be used as a noise reference sensor. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177821

Multiple execution unit processor core

A processor core includes multiple execution units, such as a first execution unit and a second execution unit. The first execution unit may include a first functional component that supports a superscalar pipeline. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150173087

Method and apparatus for communication with coordination of modulation schemes among base stations for improved interference cancellation

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to suppress interference, such as interference attributable to increased network density, interference attributable to interference between uplink and downlink transmissions in a tdd system and/or interference attributable to d2d communications. In the context of a method, it is determined whether communication between an access point and a mobile terminal or between a mobile terminal and another mobile terminal is to be subjected to real-valued modulation or complex-valued modulation such that the modulation and a dominant form of interference for the mobile terminal are either both real-valued or both complex-valued. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172938

Balancing method of tunable duplexer

An apparatus comprises a tunable duplexer configured to output a transmission signal to be wirelessly transmitted from the apparatus at a transmission frequency, and configured to input a reception signal wirelessly received by the apparatus at a reception frequency, a tuning device connected to the tunable duplexer, configured to control a balance between impedances of an antenna port and of a balance port of the tunable duplexer, a transmitting device configured to, during a predetermined time period, wirelessly transmit a specific transmission signal for calibration of the tunable duplexer, a receiving device configured to, during the predetermined time period, wirelessly receive the specific transmission signal transmitted by the transmitting device, and a measuring device configured to, during the predetermined time period, measure the power of the specific transmission signal received by the receiving device. The tuning device controls the balance based on the measured power of the specific transmission signal.. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172892

Mobile communication device providing n-way communication through a plurality of communication devices

A device may provide n-way communication through multiple communication services. The device may receive user data from a user interface and incoming data from a communication interface. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172769

System and method in a television system for presenting information associated with a user-selected object in a television program

A system and method in a television system for presenting information associated with a user-selected object in a television program, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172683

Raster to block conversion in a compressed domain

A system for raster to block conversion in a compressed domain may include a raster to block encoder, a raster to block decoder, and a memory partitioned into a number of memory stripes having widths of a number of bits. The raster to block encoder may be configured to receive image information associated with pixels of an image in raster order, compress the image information associated with the pixels of the image to generate compressed bits that correspond to at least one of memory stripes, and write the compressed bits to the at least one of the memory stripes. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172223

Application user interfaces for non-identical data rate links

An apparatus for operating a low data-rate (ldr) link and legacy switch at a high data-rate (hdr) includes a first block and a second block. The first block receives input signals from the legacy switch and generates identical output signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172193

Hierarchical congestion control with congested flow identification hardware

Hierarchical congestion identification and control hardware supports multi-level congestion control at flow, tenant and virtual machine (vm) levels. Hardware implementation expedites response to congestion notifications and frees-up processor bandwidth. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172074

Method and system for utilizing a 10/100/1g/10g base-t phy device for single channel and shared channel networks

Aspects of a method and system for utilizing a 10/100/1 g/10 gbase-t phy device for single channel and shared channel networks are provided. In this regard, at least one switching element may be utilized to configure an ethernet over twisted pair phy device for communication over a single and/or shared channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150171992

Systems and methods for equalizing retransmission delays for data retransmission over bonded modems

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems for incorporating bonding processors while avoiding bonding processor buffer overflow by initiating retransmission requests on all data lines whenever corrupted data is encountered on one data line. Initiating these “extra” retransmission requests equalizes retransmissions delays over all transmission lines, preventing the bonding processor from receiving excess data that cannot be reassembled until the retransmission request is processed.. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150171975

Low-loss electrical balance duplexer with noise cancellation

A circuit for a low-loss duplexer with noise cancellation in a receive (rx) path of a transceiver includes a duplexer, a balancing network, and a noise cancellation circuit. The duplexer circuit is coupled to an antenna of the transceiver. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150171891

Tri-level digital-to-analog converter

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for converting a digital input signal to an analog output signal are disclosed. A first delta-sigma modulator receives a common mode reference signal and generates a common mode control signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150171812

Iq gain imbalance correction for receivers employing sigma-delta analog to digital conversion

An apparatus for improving a gain imbalance between an in-phase and quadrature component recovered by a receiver is provided. The apparatus includes a first transition counter configured to count a number of bit transitions in a first sequence of one-bit values provided by a first sigma-delta modulator based on the in-phase component, and a second transition counter configured to count a number of bit transitions in a second sequence of one-bit values provided by a second sigma-delta modulator based on the quadrature component. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163827

Apparatus and method for paging for mutli-standby devices

An apparatus and methods for improving paging performance for multi-standby devices having multiple subscriber identity module (sim) cards are disclosed. For example, one method includes determining, by a user equipment (ue), a paging collision between a first paging channel associated with a first subscriber identity module (sim) card and a second paging channel associated with a second sim card. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163819

Vehicle communication network including wireless communications

A wired and wireless vehicle communication network includes network node modules, switch modules, bridge-routing modules, and a network manager. The network manager is operable to determine a wired packet communication mode and/or a wireless packet communication mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163792

Establishing transmission format parameters between communication devices

Systems and methods for establishing transmission format parameters between communication devices are provided. In some aspects, a method includes identifying, by a first base station, a first communication session with a first user equipment. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163739

Methods and apparatuses for enabling dynamic scheduling request timing interval

During discontinuous reception. . ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163698

Mechanism to update the csg cell access check upon plmn change at handover

Various combinations of these teachings solve dual errors for a user equipment ue checking whether a private cell is allowed when handing over between serving and target cells, where the plmn and/or list of eplmns of the serving and target cells may differ. The serving cell may send a one-bit indication that there is a change in a handover command or a system information si6 message after which the ue may or may not refrain from reporting new cells until it performs a registration/location area update in the target cell. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163650

Wlan transmitter having high data throughput

A wireless local area network (wlan) transmitter includes a baseband processing module and a plurality of radio frequency (rf) transmitters. The processing module selects one of a plurality of modes of operation based on a mode selection signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163538

Video channel change system

A video channel change system may include one or more processors and a memory. The one or more processors may receive first packets including first video frames associated with a first video channel and second packets including second video frames associated with a second video channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163107

System and method for reduced latency reporting in an ethernet passive optical network (epon)

A system and method for reduced latency reporting in an ethernet passive optical network (epon). Gate messages can be generated by a bridged fiber coax unit (fcu) in response to a first report message from a coax network unit (cnu). ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163105

Broadband modem and network termination with channel learning and methods for use therewith

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a channel learning entity is configured to receive a priori network data via a transceiver. The channel learning entity generates at least one measurement of the communication environment based on the a priori network data, and generates first report data for transmission via the transceiver based on the at least one measurement of the communication environment. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163073

Massive mimo channel estimation

In an embodiment, a method of channel estimation is provided. The method includes determining a parametric model for a channel between a first transceiver and a second transceiver and transmitting a pilot signal to the second transceiver. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163072

Virtual port extender

A system, method, and a computer readable medium for transmitting a packet in a network are provided. An overlay network is a virtual network that transmits a packet between a plurality of controlling bridges and a plurality of port extenders. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150162961

Base station simultaneously servicing legacy cellular and massive multiple-input, multiple-output

As wireless networks evolve, network providers may utilize legacy lte devices as well as devices that support massive multi-input, multiple output (m-mimo). Systems and methods for simultaneously servicing legacy lte devices and m-mimo devices are provided. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150162959

Cross cell beam persistence in a massive multiple-input, multiple output (mimo) environment

In wireless operating environments, wireless user devices are often within the coverage area of multiple base stations. The base station providing the best uplink for the user device may be different than the base station providing the best downlink for the user device. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150162958

Wireless bus for intra-chip and inter-chip communication, including embodiments with adaptable links

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a scalable wireless bus for intra-chip and inter-chip communication. The scalable wireless bus includes a plurality of wireless-enabled components (wecs). ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150162940

Tia-to-adc interface with low-noise and a wide-range of passive gain control

A circuit for a low-noise interface between an amplifier and an analog-to-digital converter (adc) may comprise a capacitor element having a capacitance of c coupled between a first and second output node of the amplifier. A resistor circuit coupled between the capacitor element and input nodes of the adc. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150162914

Resonant inductor coupling clock distribution

The present disclosure provides for a clock distribution network for distributing clocking signals within a synchronous sequential logic circuit. The clock distribution network distributes the one or more clock signals by inductively and/or capacitively coupling a clocking signal from a primary distribution node to various secondary distribution nodes within the synchronous sequential logic circuit. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150162058

Techniques to boost word-line voltage using parasitic capacitances

A memory device with word-line voltage boosting includes a set of first switches that are operable to couple a word-line of the memory device to a supply voltage to pull the word-line up to a rail voltage. A dummy line including a conductive route can be disposed in a vicinity of the word-line to form a parasitic coupling capacitance with the word-line. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150162015

Optimized architecture for streaming audio applications

Methods and systems for processing data disclosed herein includes, in a transceiver chip comprising at least one on-chip processor, compressing, by the at least one on-chip processor, audio information received by the transceiver chip. The compressing utilizes an on-chip audio codec implemented within said at least one on-chip processor. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150156683

Handoff of a multimedia call session using background network scanning

A method and system supporting handoff of a multimedia call session using background network scanning is disclosed. A mobile multimedia handset may engage in the exchange of a multimedia information stream via a first wireless network, and may sniff a portion of radio frequency spectrum for a second wireless network. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150156682

Mobile terminated call establishment during inter radio access technology (irat) re-direction

Mobile terminated call establishment during inter radio access technology (irat) re-direction. Handovers between different respective radio access technologies (rats) may be performed (e.g., irat redirection procedure) such that a given wireless communication device may be in communication with a given rat cell, and then switch from that rat cell to another rat cell (e.g., a target rat cell). ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150156633

Providing access dependent services via a broadband access gateway

A system and method of supporting controlled access to multimedia information and media-related services via a broadband access gateway is disclosed. A plurality of user manageable tiers of access privilege may be implemented by the broadband access gateway, that may support communication using, for example, a wireless personal area network and a broadband network. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150156632

Method and system for providing registration, authentication and access via a broadband access gateway

A system and method supporting user registration, authentication and access to multimedia services via a broadband access gateway is disclosed. A representative embodiment of the present invention may comprise a wireless interface and may be capable of exchanging multimedia communication between the wireless interface and a broadband network. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150156473

Transcoder supporting selective delivery of 2d, stereoscopic 3d, and multi-view 3d content from source video

Transcoders are provided for transcoding three-dimensional content to two-dimensional content, and for transcoding three-dimensional content of a first type to three-dimensional content of another type. Transcoding of content may be performed due to user preference, display device capability, bandwidth constraints, user payment/subscription constraints, device loading, and/or for other reason. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150156039

Continuous adaptation of a channel equalizer

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for continually adapting a channel equalizer that includes a precoder based on changing channel conditions. The precoder is described as being implemented in the exemplary context of a 10gbase-t physical layer (phy) device. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150155953

Isolation requirement mitigation for idu-odu interconnections in microwave systems

A system and method to reduce and/or eliminate interference between an indoor unit (mu) and an outdoor unit (odu) in a split backhaul architecture. The interference can be present in, for example, an n-plexer in the idu and/or the odu. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150155894

Wireless device and method for performing antenna tuner updates that minimizes adverse effects on transmit and receive channels

A wireless device performs antenna tuner updates at times that minimize adverse effects on transmit and receive channels of the wireless device. The wireless device includes an antenna, an rf front end, an antenna tuner circuit and a processing module. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150155889

Selective merge and partial reuse ldpc (low density parity check) code construction for limited number of layers belief propagation (bp) decoding

Selective merge and partial reuse ldpc (low density parity check) code construction for limited number of layers belief propagation (bp) decoding. Multiple ldpc matrices may be generated from a base code, such that multiple/distinct ldpc coded signals may be encoded and/or decoded within a singular communication device. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150155881

Radio frequency circuit

A digital-to-analog conversion circuit operates by selectively charging or discharging members of a plurality of capacitors. Charging of the capacitors occurs during a reset period while digital-to-analog conversion occurs as the capacitors are discharged. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150155771

System, apparatus, and method for a ping-pong charge pump

Systems, apparatuses, and methods provided for ping-pong charge pumps. Flying capacitors present in ping-pong charge pumps are operated out of phase to increase equalization periods. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150155739

Wireless power system

A wireless power system can include wireless power receive circuitry for generating power from a wireless signal, and a wireless power transceiver for communicating with a wireless power transmission unit. The wireless power system can transition from an idle state to different power management states depending on whether or not communication has been established with the wireless power transmission unit. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150154405

Trust chains in a social network

Members of a social network (snet) circle can share content with other members of snet circle, members of the same snet that are not members of the same circle, or send content to people or devices outside of snet. Trust chain can be used alone or in conjunction with other security measures to assign or select an appropriate level of content protection and snet access. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153455

Method and apparatus for generating and distributing satellite tracking information

A method and apparatus for generating and distributing satellite tracking data to a remote receiver is disclosed. The method for includes extracting from satellite-tracking data initial model parameters representing a current orbit of at least one satellite-positioning-system satellite, computing an orbit model using the initial model parameters, wherein a duration of the orbit model is longer than a duration of the satellite-tracking data, comparing, for an overlapping period of time, the orbit model to the satellite-tracking data; and adjusting the orbit model to match the satellite tracking data for the overlapping period of time so as to form an adjusted orbit model. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150149654

Modular analog frontend

A system may include a first stage comprising first signaling components for a first protocol, and a second stage comprising second signaling components for the first protocol and a second protocol. The system may further include logic configured to receive an incoming data stream, and determine a stream protocol for the data stream. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150148098

Integrated circuit with antenna arrays and methods for use therewith

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an integrated circuit that includes at least one die having transceiver circuitry that generates outbound signals that convey outbound data and that receives inbound signals that convey inbound data. A first array of antenna elements arranged along the top portion of the ic package operate in conjunction with the transceiver circuitry to transmit at least a first portion of the outbound signals as first wireless transmissions and/or generate at least a first portion of the inbound signals from first wireless receptions. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150147987

Transmitter with a reduced complexity digital up-converter

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for performing digital up-conversion of a signal to a desired rf carrier frequency. The system and method efficiently perform digital up-conversion of the signal, in one example, by controlling a sample clock that is used by a dac to sample and convert the up-converted signal from the digital domain to the analog domain to have a frequency that is four or eight times the desired rf carrier frequency. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146827

Upstream burst noise detection

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for detecting burst noise. The system and method are described in the exemplary context of a cable modem system and can be used in such a system to specifically detect upstream burst noise. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146819

Envelope path pre-distortion for wideband transmitter systems

A communication device, such as a smart phone, includes an envelope tracking power supply modulator. The envelope tracking power supply modulator receives an envelope tracking reference signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146766

Use of multi-level modulation signaling for short reach data communications

A short reach communication system includes a plurality of communication serdes that communicate data over a short reach channel medium such as a backplane connection (e.g., pcb trace) between, for example, chips located on a common pcb. A multi-level modulated data signal is generated to transmit/receive data over the short reach channel medium. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146744

Automatic configuration of a repeater

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an in-band process to inform an external repeater of a desired new configuration or mode of operation. After negotiation of rate and other information during an auto-negotiation routine, a network node sends configuration information to a network element, such as an external network repeater.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146678

Full bandwidth protection mechanism for co-existence of single/multi-channel wide-bandwidth wireless systems

A technique to provide a protection mechanism, when operating over a plurality of channels in one's own bss, to help avoid components in other bsss from interfering or generating contention conflicts to those channels during its own communication.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146601

Time division multiple access (tdma) media access control (mac) adapted for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Time division multiple access (tdma) media access control (mac) adapted for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. Various com systems may include smart meter stations (smstas) and/or wireless stations (stas). ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146590

Ethernet physical layer device using time division duplex

An ethernet physical layer device using time division duplex. A time division duplex frame can be defined with uplink and downlink transmission periods. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146583

Wireless transceiver with circulator and active cancellation and methods for use therewith

A wireless transceiver includes a transmit path configured to generate a radio frequency (rf) transmit signal for transmission via an antenna, the transmit path generating a feedforward signal having at least one adjustable phase. A receive path is configured to receive an rf receive signal via the antenna. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146527

System, method and apparatus for network congestion management and network resource isolation

System, method and apparatus for network congestion management and network resource isolation. A high level network usage and device architecture is provided that can satisfy buffering and network bandwidth resource management for data center networks. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146476

Passive sram write assist

Passive write assist passively improves sram performance (e.g., write margin speed) while reducing manufacturing costs (e.g., die area, packaging) and operating costs (e.g., power consumption, cooling) associated with active write assist schemes. Passive write assist may be implemented in peripheral circuitry or embedded in an sram array or even in each array cell or bitcell. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145737

Reflective beamforming for performing chip-to-chip and other communications

A transmitter front-end for wireless chip-to-chip communication, and for other, longer-range (e.g., several meters or several tens of meters) device-to-device communication is disclosed. The transmitter front-end can include a plurality of reflector power amplifiers implemented on an ic chip and an on-chip or on-package antenna for wireless transmitting a signal to another ic chip or device. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145568

Time-to-digital convertor-assisted phase-locked loop spur mitigation

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for compensating for an undesired fractional spur due to a pll in a communication system. The communication system includes a time-to-digital converter (tdc) that is configured to execute in parallel to the pll. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145132

Ball arrangement for integrated circuit package devices

An integrated circuit package includes a ball arrangement that includes transmitter contact pairs arranged in a first portion of a ball grid array disposed in the integrated circuit package. Each of the transmitter contact pairs include transmitter differential signal contacts. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150143547

Secure provisioning of network services

Provided are systems and methods for secure provisioning of consumer network services. For example, there is a broadband modem for secure provisioning of a network service, where the broadband modem includes a controller having an embeded memory. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150143450

Compositing images in a compressed bitstream

A system for compositing images in a compressed bitstream can include memory and first and second modules. The first module can be configured to receive images and corresponding position information that indicates positions of the images in a composite image, determine pixels of the images that will be occluded in the composite image, and store, at memory locations of the memory, pixels of the images that will be visible in the composite image. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150143447

Cross layer coordinated channel bonding

Different data communication architectures receive a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, for consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150141068

Power control

Measures for enabling per-carrier power control for inter-band multi-carrier capable devices, such as for example inter-band carrier aggregation capable devices. Such measures may for example comprise calculating a desired cumulative output power value for a combination of at least two uplink carriers of a terminal device, said two uplink carriers operating on different bands, setting an output power value for each of the at least two uplink carriers of the terminal device based on the calculated desired cumulative output power value, and providing, for the terminal device, a power control instruction for the at least two uplink carriers at the terminal device in accordance with the output power values set for the at least two uplink carriers.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150140986

Auxiliary channel remote device management, diagnostics, and self-installation

A remote device management, diagnostics, and self-installation architecture employs multiple wireless links, which may include a local wireless link and a remote wireless link. The architecture employs cellular channels for remote management of customer premises equipment (cpe). ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150140971

Service mobility via a femtocell infrastructure

Aspects of a method and system for service mobility via a femtocell infrastructure are provided. In this regard, a mobile cellular enabled communication device may detect a femtocell operable to deliver content for one or more services to the mobile cellular enabled communication device, where the one or more services may be provided via a set-top-box communicatively coupled to the femtocell. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150140929

Recovering data in a near field communication apparatus

A communication device is disclosed that includes an antenna circuit with coupling connections that are used interchangeably as a receive coupling connection and a transmit coupling connection for an rf signal. A driver maintains a constant voltage or a constant current on a first coupling connection of the antenna circuit based on a drive signal that includes an output voltage and an output current. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139290

Upstream frequency response measurement and characterization

Upstream frequency response measurement and characterization. Signaling is provided between respective communication devices within a communication system. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139251

Time synchronization architecture in a network device

A method of generating timestamp information irrespective of a packet format include generating an egress timestamp corresponding to a time at which a first egress packet associated with a synchronization event is transmitted to a network medium; storing the egress timestamp in a memory based on an egress identifier; and transmitting a second egress packet associated with the synchronization event with the stored egress timestamp being included in the transmitted second egress packet for timing synchronization in the network medium. The method also includes receiving an incoming packet from the network medium; generating an ingress timestamp corresponding to a time at which the incoming packet is received; replacing an error detection field included in the incoming packet with an error detection tag; inserting the ingress timestamp into the error detection tag; and providing the incoming packet with the ingress timestamp to a processor for synchronization of a local clock.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139240

Multi-chip module with a high-rate interface

A multi-chip module (mcm) may include a substrate, and first and second physical-layer (phy) chips mounted on the substrate. In some implementations, the first phy chip includes a multiplexer and a phy circuit. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139159

Response frame modulation coding set (mcs) selection within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Response frame modulation coding set (mcs) selection within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. With respect to any exchange between communication devices in which there is a response frame, a first frame (e.g., an eliciting frame) is a first transmitted from the eliciting communication device to the responding communication device, and a second frame (e.g., a response frame) is transmitted from the responding communication device to the eliciting communities device. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138986

Load balancing in a link aggregation

A system for load balancing allocation of flows to egress links in a link aggregation is provided. The system includes an input port to receive a packet corresponding to a flow, a plurality of egress ports, a frame distributor coupled to the egress ports, a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor and configured to store bandwidth requirements of the flow. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138972

Digital subscriber line (dsl) communication system with remote back-pressure

The present disclosure extends the flow control in a dsl communication system to include a remote back-pressure flow control within a dsl receiver of the dsl communication system. The remote back-pressure flow control can prevent a dsl transmitter of the dsl communication system from overwhelming the dsl receiver. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138970

Facilitating network flows

In various embodiments, a system includes a switch comprising a resource that is shared between multiple objects. The switch comprises circuitry that determines a congestion metric for the switch in response to an amount of used of the resource by the objects. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138679

Electrostatic discharge clamp

An electrostatic discharge clamp may include a reference generator and a comparator. The electrostatic discharge clamp may be characterized by a time constant. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138153

Systems and methods for providing enhanced touch sensing

Provided are systems and methods for providing enhanced touch sensing. One system providing enhanced touch sensing includes a multi-mode touch screen and a processor configured to apply at least one test signal to a sense element of the multi-mode touch screen, detect at least one return signal from the sense element, and then determine a relative position of an object corresponding to the at least one return signal, the multi-mode touch screen being capable of sensing the first object using first and second detection modes. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150137949

Multi-mode rfid tag architecture

A multi-mode rfid tag includes a power generating and signal detection module, a baseband processing module, a transmit section, a configurable coupling circuit, and an antenna section. In near field mode, the configurable coupling circuit is operable to couple the transmit section to a coil or inductor in the configurable coupling circuit to transmit an outbound transmit signal using electromagnetic or inductive coupling to an rfid reader. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150137887

Rail-to-rail line driver using differential cascode bootstraping

Aspects of rail-to-rail line drivers using differential cascode bootstrapping are described. In one embodiment, a differential line driver includes first and second differential driver output legs. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150137766

Pre-charging mechanism for multi-input switching charger

A circuit for a switching charger includes multiple input supply nodes, and a number of charging paths. Each input supply node is connectable to a power source. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150137343

Enhanced die-up ball grid array and method for making the same

Methods of assembling a ball grid array (bga) package is provided. One method includes providing a tape substrate that has a first surface and a second surface, attaching a first surface of a stiffener to the first substrate surface, mounting an ic die to the second stiffener surface, mounting a heat spreader to the ic die, and attaching a plurality of solder balls to the second substrate surface.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150137340

Embedded package security tamper mesh

A secure integrated circuit package is provided. The secure integrated circuit package includes a first substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150128253

Multi-security-cpu system

A computing system includes a first security central processing unit (scpu) of a system-on-a-chip (soc), the first scpu configured to execute functions of a first security level. The computing system also includes a second scpu of the soc coupled with the first scpu and coupled with a host processor, the second scpu configured to execute functions of a second security level less secure than the first security level, and the second scpu executing functions not executed by the first scpu.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150128202

Video transmission system having unicast and multicast modes and methods for use therewith

A video transmission system includes a video server module that selectively operates in a unicast mode and a multicast mode, wherein the video server module generates a video signal that includes a unicast video signal when the video server module is in the unicast mode and that includes a multicast video signal when the video server module is in the multicast mode. A wireless access device transmits the video signal to at least one mobile video device.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150128200

Recovering channel bonded program streams

A system for recovering channel bonded program streams may include filters and a collator. The filters may be configured to receive data streams that include multiple chunks of transport stream packets, and marker information items that are indicative of boundaries of the chunks, over multiple bonded channels, and to individually filter the data streams based at least on a utilized program identifier. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150128174

Selecting audio-video (av) streams associated with an event

A system for selecting audio-video (av) streams associated with an event may include a processor and a memory. The processor may be configured to determine when a primary audio-video (av) stream generated by a primary content producer for an event is being transmitted to a device of a user. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150128004

Constellation mapping for communication systems

A communication device (or device) includes a communication interface and processor that support communications with one or more other devices within a communication system. The processor generates and interprets different signals, frames, packets, symbols, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150127843

Multiple pathway session setup to support qos services

A request from a user device is received for a service by a network management server via a communication network. The network management server determines multiple routes for delivering content associated with the requested service based on a provisioning profile for the user device. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150126222

Roadway travel data exchange network

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for exchange of travel data in a roadway information system associated with a first roadway vehicle and a second roadway vehicle. In one embodiment, the roadway information system may comprise, for example, a first mobile client system associated with the first roadway vehicle, a second mobile client system associated with the second roadway vehicle, a wireless communication network, and a processing system communicatively coupled to the wireless communication network. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150126158

Method and system for characterizing location and/or range based on transmit power

A transmitting communication device may iteratively adjust its transmit power, and may estimate, based on iterative transmit power adjustment, relative location of a receiving communication device. The transmit power may be initialized to a maximum value, and the transmit power may be iteratively reduced until connectivity with the receiving communication device is lost. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124872

Color blending prevention in video coding

A method for color blending prevention in video coding may include selecting, in a mode decision phase of an encoding of a current video frame, to encode an output bitstream in skip mode, wherein the skip mode includes altering encoding of the coding unit by setting luma component transform coefficients for the coding unit to zero, revaluating the selection of the skip mode based on quantized chroma coefficients, the quantized chroma coefficients generated from transformed and quantized residual chroma components, confirming the selection of the skip mode when there are no non-zero quantized chroma coefficients, and revoking the selection of the skip mode when there are non-zero quantized chroma coefficients, wherein the non-zero quantized chroma coefficients are transmitted when the selection of the skip mode is revoked.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124860

Systems and methods for loop length and bridged tap length determination of a transmission line

Through the use of a least squares minimization concept, the loop length, the number of bridged taps and length of the bridged taps on a transmission line can be determined from readily available modem data. In particular, the loop length, the number of bridge taps and the length of bridged taps can be estimated by comparing a measured frequency domain channel impulse response of the transmission line to a model of a loop that is comprised of multiple sections and multiple bridge taps.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124858

Antenna driver with scalable output impedance

A system includes an antenna, a modulator, and a controller. The modulator may be operatively connected to the antenna. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124831

Methods and systems for encapsulating and de-encapsulating provider backbone bridging inside upper layer protocols

Methods and systems for encapsulating and de-encapsulating a customer frame component of a provider backbone bridging header are provided. The customer frame component includes a customer local area network identifier and a customer destination address. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124794

Method and system for compromise greenfield preambles for 802.11n

Aspects of the invention described herein may enable a greenfield access mode in ieee 802.11n wlan systems in comparison to an alternative approach that may not provide greenfield access. The utilization of greenfield access may reduce the portion of time required to transmit data due to overhead comprising preamble fields and header fields. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124660

Microwave backhaul system having quadruple capacity

A microwave backhaul system having quadruple capacity. In one embodiment, an outdoor communication unit in a microwave backhaul system is provided, which includes a first and second dual channel processing modules that are each configured to process two transmission/reception channels. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124589

Automotive neural network

Network node modules within a vehicle are arranged to form a reconfigurable automotive neural network. Each network node module includes one or more subsystems for performing one or more operations and a local processing module for communicating with the one or more subsystems. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124165

Parallel pipelines for multiple-quality level video processing

A device for multiple-quality level video processing includes a primary tap configured to receive prime-quality video content from a source and to provide the prime-quality video content to a primary path and to a secondary tap. The primary tap may be operable in a prime-quality mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150123873

Staggered network based transmit/receive switch with antenna polarization diversity

A system and apparatus is provided to reduce signal routing, area and signal loss in double-pole, double-throw (dpdt) switch implementations in wireless and millimeter-wave front ends. A staggered arrangement of receivers, transmitters and antenna ports connecting with dpdt switches reduce signal cross-over and allow for compact, low-loss multi-antenna configurations.. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150121494

Configurator forced client network rejoining

A collocated device functioning as a configurator can use short and long button activations to enter a configuration state, open a timing window, and force client devices currently joined to a network to rejoin the network. If the collocated device functioning as a configurator is unconfigured, a short (or long) button activation can initiate a configuration sequence. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150121436

Presentation timeline synchronization across audio-video (av) streams

A system for presentation timeline synchronization across audio-video (av) streams associated with a common event may include memory and a processor. The processor may be configured to receive metadata items from a user device during a live event, the metadata items corresponding to points-in-time marked by the user while being presented with an audio-video (av) stream associated with the live event. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120955

Alignment markers in multi-lane networking

A marker spacing between two consecutive alignment marker (am) blocks is defined for virtual lanes in a multi-virtual-lane networking protocol. A system using the networking protocol includes circuitry configured to identify virtual and physical lane groupings and numbers based on the am blocks. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150118965

Near field communications (nfc) device power harvesting and power supply selection

A near field rf communicator has an antenna circuit to couple with the h field of an rf magnetic field and a power supply deriver to derive a rectified auxiliary power supply from the received magnetic field. Rectification may be performed using an actively switched rectifier having a passive mode of operation. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150118956

Collaborative coexistence of near-field wireless systems in a communication device

A communication device includes a first and second near-field wireless (nfw) module operating with a first and second protocol, respectively. A module and method to improve the operational efficiency of the first and second nfw modules are disclosed. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117569

Phase rotation for preambles within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Phase rotation for preambles within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. An appropriately designed phase rotation vector and/or appropriately designed cyclic shift delays (csds) are applied to respective sub-band components of the preamble. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117520

Rdo-based small transform coefficients suppression algorithm for hevc

A device for implementing a rate-distortion optimization (rdo)-based small transform coefficients suppression algorithm includes a processing module, a control block, and a switch. The processing module may be configured to process a prediction residual associated with a transform unit (tu) of a video frame and to generate a number of coefficients and a processed output. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117508

Broadband amplifier linearization using captured histogram data

A transmitter's operation is characterized using components having relatively low cost and low complexity. A device includes comparator(s) that compare a transmitter's analog output to predetermined level(s) to generate count(s) associated with analog output range bin(s). ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117507

Blind frequency domain interference aware chip-level equalization

A frequency domain chip-level equalizer is disclosed. The equalizer includes an estimation module configured to generate a frequency domain estimate of an auto-correlation function of a received signal; and an equalization module configured to apply frequency domain equalization to the received signal using the frequency domain estimate of the auto-correlation function to generate frequency domain equalized samples of the received signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117498

Adaptive infinite impulse response (iir)-based code detection for symbol-level equalizer

Code detection to assist a symbol-level equalizer in a receiver is described. In an embodiment, code detection uses adaptive infinite impulse response (iir) filtering to determine spreading code usage information and active code channels in a received signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117470

Efficient signal compression format schemes

Aspects of efficient signal compression format schemes are described. In various embodiments, samples are grouped into one or more blocks. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117455

Scalable and predictive packet processing

A system for scalable and predictive packet processing may include a memory and a processor. The memory may be configured to store packet processing results performed on a packet. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150113352

Ack-nack signaling enhancements

An ack-nack feedback message indicates which code words within a transport block that were received in error. The ack-nack message has a variable format based on the number of code words in the transport block and the number of code words received in error.. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150113303

Semiconductor device predictive dynamic thermal management

A semiconductor device includes a memory storing a lookup table including stored values associated with modes of operation of a component of the semiconductor device. A monitor monitors an operating parameter of the component in real-time, and reports a calculated value associated with the same. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150113158

Adaptive audio video (av) stream processing

A system for adaptive audio video (av) stream processing may include at least one processor and a switch device. The switch device may be configured to route av traffic to the processor, and to receive av traffic from the processor and provide the av traffic to a client device via one or more channels. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111510

Transmitter harmonic cancellation for carrier aggregation/multiband operation

A method and apparatus for cancelling, from signals received by a radio device in a first frequency band, interference generated by the radio device in the first frequency band when the radio device transmits simultaneously radio signals on at least a second frequency band.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110169

Encoding method for distribution of multimedia contents with enforcement of commercial advertisement

Methods and systems for encoding multimedia content with enforcement of commercial advertisements are discussed in the disclosure. Some of the methods may require all or part of a commercial advertisement segment to be viewed and/or decoded in order to decode an entertainment segment. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110132

Dynamically tunable heterogeneous latencies in switch or router chips

A device with dynamically tunable heterogeneous latencies includes an input port configured to receive a packet via a network, and a processing module configured to determine multiple values corresponding to a number of qualifying parameters associated with the packet. The processing module may use the values to generate a selector value and may allocate a latency mode to the packet based on the selector value.. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110110

System and method for a flexible number of lookups in pipeline-based packet processors

A system and method for a flexible number of lookups in pipeline-based packet processors. Pipeline-based packet processors can be configured to allow multiple lookups per physical table. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150109974

System and method for reference signal transmission to avoid collision

A method of wireless communications for use with user equipment, comprising identifying a subframe in a radio frame in which a synchronizing signal is to be transmitted, and transmitting a reference signal to the user equipment in a subframe other than the identified subframe.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150109059

Distributed quality factor adjustment

A system includes a differential circuit, multiple cross-coupled transconductance circuits. In some implementations, the differential circuit may include an inductor coil in a balun or transformer. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150108558

Scalable integrated mim capacitor using gate metal

According to one embodiment, a scalable integrated mim capacitor in a semiconductor die includes a high-k dielectric segment over a substrate and a metal segment over the high-k dielectric segment, where the metal segment forms a capacitor terminal of the integrated mim capacitor. The capacitor further includes a filler laterally separating consecutive capacitor terminals, where the filler can be used as a capacitor dielectric of the integrated mim capacitor. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150108557

Metal-insulator-metal capacitor structure

A capacitor structure in a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, an isolation region having a top surface and a bottom surface, opposite the top surface, the bottom surface of the isolation region being disposed on the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. The capacitor structure also includes a gate terminal structure disposed on the top surface of the isolation region and a diffusion contact structure disposed on the top surface of the isolation region and arranged parallel to the gate terminal structure. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150106884

Memcached multi-tenancy offload

The present disclosure provides one or network devices having a shared resource that can be remotely accessed by multiple users, also referred to as tenants. The shared resource can be located within one network device or can be spread throughout multiple network devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150106857

System and method for generating screen pointing information in a television control device

A system and method, in a television control device, for generating screen pointing information, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150106421

Method and system for combining and/or blending multiple content from different sources in a broadband gateway

A method and system are provided in which a broadband gateway may receive different content from different sources, may combine the content to produce a combined content, and may communicate the combined content to a device connected to the broadband gateway. The content may be automatically and/or manually synchronized. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105090

Enhancements in channel reliability in scenarios operating on shared band

The present invention proposes methods and devices for mobile communication deployed on shared bands, which enhance reliability of channels such as control channels. According to an aspect thereof, at a communication terminal, a list of channels useable for communication is maintained, information on the usability of a currently used channel is obtained, and it is switched to one of the channels of the list of useable channels if the currently used channel becomes unusable. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105083

Modified measurement procedures for user equipments

A network sends to a user equipment ue downlink signaling indicating at least one frequency which is subject to special handling. In response the ue measures and reports neighbor cells operating on any of that/those frequencies without regard to a threshold signal strength of a serving cell which is configured for reporting neighbor cells. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105081

Method and apparatus for triggering cell reselection based on a resource suspension

A mobile communications device determines, while in a cell_fach state, that uplink transmissions from the mobile communication device are causing interference to a neighbor cell different from a serving cell of the mobile communication device; and thereafter modifies a network resource that may be causing the interference. In specific non-limiting embodiments, the resource is an e-dch and the modifying is suspending or releasing the e-dch; the determination of interference is from received interference data that indicates a level of the interference or from the device by comparing one or more parameters against respective one or more reselection criteria thresholds (e.g., transmit power and path loss). ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105079

Handover in lte using parallel sniffer

A base station can observe downlink communications of neighboring base stations of neighboring cells to determine operational parameters of these neighboring base stations in a process called sniffing. The base station ceases downlink transmission and/or uplink reception and initiates downlink reception for a duration in time and/or over frequency to form a sniffing window to observe the downlink communications of the one or more neighboring base stations. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105016

Nfc device with pll controlled active load modulation

A wireless communication device for communicating in the near-field via active load modulation. The device including an antenna configured to receive a magnetic field, a recovery device configured to recover a clock from the magnetic field, and a multiplexer configured to receive the recovered clock and a reference clock, and to output one of the recovered clock and the reference clock based on a current operational state of the wireless communication device, the wireless communication device further including a shunt regulator configured to produce the active load modulation by modulating an impedance of the wireless communication device, a phase-locked loop (pll) configured to receive one of the recovered clock and the reference clock and to utilize the received clock to control the active load modulation, and a driver configured to contribute to the active load modulation by adjusting an amplitude of a voltage across the antenna.. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104074

Depth map generation and post-capture focusing

Aspects of depth map generation and post capture focusing and re-focusing are described. According to one embodiment, a depth map is generated. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103960

Iq imbalance estimation using broadcast signals

The present disclosure is described in the exemplary context of a long term evolution (lte) cellular network and is directed to a method and apparatus for estimating a gain and phase imbalance between an in-phase path and a quadrature path of a receiver operating in such a network. The method and apparatus specifically exploit channel coherence in time and frequency, and the properties of the primary synchronization signal (pss), and/or the secondary synchronization signal (sss), and/or information in the physical broadcast channel (pbch), all of which are defined by the lte standard, to estimate the gain and phase imbalance of the receiver while it remains connected to a base station to receive data.. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103929

Transcoding multiple media elements for independent wireless delivery

Transcoding multiple media elements for independent wireless delivery. Respective media or multimedia elements are selectively and respectively encoded and/or transcoded. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103872

Radio frequency carrier generation architecture

A method of compensating carrier tone generation between duty cycles includes receiving a carrier frequency signal and a reference frequency signal, where the carrier frequency signal is mixed with a communication signal in a signal path. The method includes determining a first and second time differences between the carrier frequency signal and the reference frequency signal at respective clock edges of the reference frequency signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103847

Channel bonding with orbital angular momentum

Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103756

Efficient beacon transmission and reception

A control point, such as a laptop, phone, wireless access point, or other device, transmits beacons to receiving stations in a wireless network. The control point may reduce power and bandwidth consumption by transmitting beacons with smaller payloads and/or less frequently to sectors with no associated stations. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103749

Tti bundling and collision avoidance

A radio device/user equipment determines that a later received grant of bundled uplink resources collides with an earlier received grant of bundled uplink resources. The earlier received grant has associated with it an active re-transmission process. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103703

Resource allocation in different tdd configurations with cross carrier scheduling

A downlink resource grant is on a first component carrier having a first downlink to uplink dl/ul subframe configuration, and cross schedules to a second component carrier having a different second dl/ul subframe configuration. If a first set si of downlink subframes associated with a subframe n of the first dl/ul subframe configuration only partially overlaps with a second set s2 of downlink subframes associated with the subframe n of the second dl/ul subframe configuration, then explicit signaling is utilized to select whether uplink radio resources in subframe n for channel selection are implicitly or explicitly allocated. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103200

Heterogeneous mix of sensors and calibration thereof

Aspects of calibration of sensors are described. In one embodiment, a characteristic associated with a first or a second sensor is identified. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098473

Data center switch

A method of transferring data in a network is provided. Data is received at a sub-switch of a first bundled switch having a plurality of sub-switches, the sub-switch being configured to only couple to connections external to the first bundled switch. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098470

Hierarchical hashing for longest prefix matching

A system for hierarchical hashing for longest prefix matching may include a memory and a processor. The memory may be configured to store hash tables that include prefixes and associated next hop information, where the hash tables are associated with lengths of the prefixes and at least one of the hash tables is associated with a range of lengths of the prefixes. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098451

Wlan and lte time division based scheduling devices and methods

A device with concurrent long-term evolution (lte) and wlan uplink transmission includes a wlan transceiver coupled to an lte transceiver via an interface. The lte transceiver includes an lte layer-1 module that determines whether an lte data downlink activity is scheduled for an lte downlink sub-frame of an lte time frame, based on information in a first portion of the lte downlink sub-frame. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098439

Coordination and signaling in naics and interference partitioning

A framework for enabling a user equipment (ue) to apply interference suppression processing during network conditions that are favorable to interference suppression or that are known is provided. The framework includes an interference suppression (is) time and frequency (time/frequency) zone, which can be scheduled by a serving base station and signaled to the ue. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098423

Hierarchical transmission in wireless communications

A wireless communication device includes a communication interface and a processor that operate to generate a first transmission stream by processing first information based on first parameter(s) and a second transmission stream by processing second information based on second parameter(s). In some examples, the second at least one parameter is relatively less robust than the first at least one parameter, and the second information augments the first information when combined with the first information. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097627

Clock generation system

A clock generation system provides a low power approach for generating clock signals. The clock generation system may use a free running clock and, at intervals, maintain the accuracy of the free running clock. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097520

Selective power distribution during wireless charging

Power distribution circuitry to improve wireless power distribution and facilitate wireless power transfer (wpt) operations in a wireless communication device under a variety of operating conditions. In various exemplary embodiments of the disclosure, the power distribution circuitry operates to provide a wireless power (wp) supply voltage to wireless communication circuitry of the device in order enable a wpt connection procedure under certain low power conditions. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097220

Fin-shaped field effect transistor and capacitor structures

A fin-shaped field-effect transistor device is provided. The fin-shaped field effect transistor device may include a semiconductor substrate having a top and a bottom surface. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150095961

Moca remote monitoring and management system

A system for multimedia over coax alliance (moca) remote monitoring and management includes a gateway and multiple local nodes. The gateway communicates with a service provider. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150095726

Snr margin determination based on fec code and/or ecc decoding statistics

A communication device operates to support communications with one or more other communication devices. The communication device includes a processor and a communication interface to perform various operations including receiving forward error correction (fec) coded signals from another communication device. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150095479

Industrial security provisioning

A device includes a network interface, memory, and logic in data communication with the network interface and memory. The memory is configured to store instructions. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094868

Selective industrial power-over-network configuration and operation

An industrial process environment uses selective power-over-network (pon) techniques to facilitate configuration, operation, communication, and other operations for the industrial nodes in the environment. The network may be an ethernet network, and the environment may selectively deliver power-over-ethernet as well as command, configuration, or other data over the network connection. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094117

Transceiver front end with low loss t/r switch

A transceiver or rf front end employing a transformer with a low loss transmit/receive (t/r) switch circuit in the ground path. In various embodiments, differential outputs of a power amplifier are coupled to the first winding of the transformer, while the input of a low noise amplifier is coupled to the second side of the transformer via a matching inductor. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094111

System for preemptive and proximate association in industrial networks

A temporary work group system may include one or more network devices and one or more working devices. The network device can allocate an access point in a network to provide network access to a temporary work group. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094103

Fine timing measurement transmissions between aps

A wireless communication device (wdev) receives, detects, snoops, etc. (generally, “receives”) signals that are transmitted between two other wdevs and extracts information therefrom to determine the location of the wdev. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094068

Apparatus, computer programs and methods for enabling filtering of neighbor cells or frequencies

A serving cell sends to user equipments (ues) indications of frequency bands supported by neighbor cells/frequencies, at least one individual neighbor cell/frequency supporting a plurality of frequency bands. The neighbor cells/frequencies are filtered by the ue to retain only those that are indicated to support a frequency band or frequency bands which are also supported by the ue. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094062

Method and apparatus for registering with a public land mobile network

A wireless device is in a closed subscriber group csg which was selected manually by the user. The wireless device receives an input from a user to initiate automatic plmn selection in order to attempt to register with a plmn. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094059

Mobile communication device providing communication pathway determination assistance

A system and method in a mobile communication device for providing assistance to a user in determining a communication pathway. A system may comprise processor-executable instructions, that when executed by a processor, cause a mobile communication device that supports a communication type over multiple networks to access availability information stored in a remote database for determining available networks among the multiple networks for performing the communication type, determine the available networks using the availability information, provide user assistance for determining a selected network among the available networks for the communication type, and perform the communication type using the selected network.. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093997

Method, apparatus and computer program for determining whether a received signal comprises a first signal component

A method of determining at a receiver whether a received signal comprises a pure tone signal component. The method comprises: measuring a received signal over a measurement period; calculating, using maximum likelihood hypothesis testing, a likelihood ratio value for the measured signal and, determining, based on said likelihood ratio value, whether the measured signal comprises a pure tone signal component. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093996

Method and apparatus for heterogeneous small cells self-organization in lte networks based on internet protocol multimedia subsystems

A wireless network includes a plurality of small cells. The small cells each register with the network, and an application server tracks the locations of the small cells within the network. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093108

Upstream scheduling in a passive optical network

In general, the 1g-epon standard specifies its upstream waveband broadly to allow for low cost lasers to be used to transmit upstream. Often, however, the lasers actually used by many 1g-onus to transmit upstream only occupy a narrow waveband that does not overlap with the upstream waveband specified by the 10g-epon standard. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092829

Method and apparatus for passive equalization and slew-rate control

A device for passive equalization and slew-rate control of a signal includes a first branch that includes a first driver coupled in series with an equalization capacitor, and a second branch that includes a second driver coupled in series with a resistor. The second branch may be coupled in parallel to the first branch, and the first branch may be configurable to enable one of passive equalization or slew-rate control of the signal based on a mode control signal.. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092770

Emulating circuit switching in ethernet using an ethernet circuit header

A device for emulating circuit switching in ethernet using an ethernet circuit header (ech) includes a node of a network that is configured to receive a packet. A control module may be configured to determine that a destination address portion of a data frame associated with the packet matches a predefined format. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092737

Multi-interface wlan device having real and virtual dual band operation

A wireless local area network (wlan) method and device including at least one antenna to enable simultaneous dual band (sdb) operation of the wlan device, the sdb operation including communication in a first frequency band with a first device and communication in a second frequency band with a second device, first network interface circuitry to support communication in the first frequency band with the first device, second network interface circuitry to support communication in the second frequency band with the second device, and a processor to generate an information element including information regarding the sdb operation of the wlan device, and to enable transmission of the information element to the first device or to the second device.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092736

Multi-interface wlan device with time arbitration messaging

A wireless local area network (wlan) method and device to provide dual band (db) operation of the wlan device, the db operation including communication in a first frequency band with a first device and communication in a second frequency band with a second device, the wlan device including first network interface circuitry to support communication in the first frequency band with the first device, second network interface circuitry to support communication in the second frequency band with the second device, and a processor to generate at least one action frame that includes information regarding a duration of time during which the wlan device will be unavailable for communication, and to enable transmission of the at least one action frame to the first device or to the second device.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092680

Flexible receiver architecture for multiple component carrier aggregation in down link

A technique to provide receiver processing of a plurality of component carrier signals that are received from one or more transmitting source by a terminal device, in which filtered component carrier signals are processed and aggregated in the terminal device. Two of the component carrier signals may be in a same frequency band grouping or two or more of the component carrier signals may be in a different band grouping. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092675

System and method for transmission adaption to avoid reception interference in a device that implmenents more than one wireless technology

Example embodiments generally relate to adapting a transmission via first wireless technology to avoid interference with a reception via a second wireless technology. For example, a user equipment (e.g. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092669

Enhanced scheduling information transmission

In a heterogeneous network environment where both high and low power nodes are sharing the same channel/frequency, explicit signaling in a downlink control message is used to select whether scheduling information si is to be transmitted by a user equipment ue with a data payload or without a data payload. For the case where the selection is that si is to be transmitted with a data payload, the downlink control message is used for the ue to select a transport format combination tfc for transmission of the si with the data payload. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092636

Single local oscillator architecture

A system and method in a transceiver for reducing power. In transmission mode (tx), a local oscillator (lo) generator (logen) circuit modifies a pll oscillation signal that runs at a fraction of the carrier signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092622

Diplexer elimination in microwave point-to-point fdd systems

A circulator based transceiver sharing a common antenna between a receive signal path and a transmit signal path is disclosed. Techniques to reduce coupled transmit signals and coupled transmit noise in a receive signal path, implemented in a variety of embodiments is disclosed allowing elimination of a diplexer, simplification of circulator design and reduction of transceiver cost. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092621

Full duplex system in massive mimo

A multiple input multiple output (mimo) antenna system is implemented for communications in a wireless device. Mimo beamforming techniques are utilized to improve communications, and may be utilized in full-duplex mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092591

Identifying flows causing undesirable network events

A system and method to monitor network congestion is provided. The system includes a plurality of ingress, egress ports, and a plurality of queues coupled to the ingress and egress ports and configured to store incoming and outgoing packets. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092587

Trigger synchronized event for channel characterization within communication systems

A new protocol uses a trigger message to identify one or more symbols transmitted between a first and a second communication device. The first device generates and transmits a trigger message to the second device. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092572

Synchronization

In a method for use by a user equipment of a communication network system, a signal strength received from a target signal which is transmitted from an access network of the communication network system, is measured at a frequency of a reception filter of the user equipment, the frequency corresponding to a frequency channel number. The signal strength measured is compared with a predetermined threshold. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092543

Mobile data collection in a wireless sensing network

A mobile gateway device collects identities of a first set of radio nodes which are within one hop of the mobile gateway; and checks at least the collected identities against a first table and a second table. The first table lists node identities and corresponding data validity timers. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092540

System and method for traffic offload

Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to a system and method for traffic offload from a first access technology to a second access technology. For example, packets originally destined for transmission over a bearer channel associated with long term evaluation (lte) can be offloaded to a wi-fi bearer channel in a seamless manner when available, or a non-seamless manner.. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092381

Padless via

One disclosed embodiment comprises formation of a padless via in a substrate. The padless via includes a hole through a metal layer blanketing the substrate, as well as the underlying substrate. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092089

System and method for under sampled image enhancement

A system and method are provided for acquiring a first image and a second image, where the first image has a higher optical density than the second image, and combining the first image with the second image to generate an output image with reduced aliasing artifacts.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092040

Gesture-based industrial monitoring

A system includes an imager, such as a 3-d structured light imaging system, and gesture logic in data communication with the imager. The imager is configured to create an image of the motion of a mobile subject. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150091869

Orthogonal multi-row touch panel stimulation

Control circuitry for a touch panel includes a touch panel interface, a memory comprising scanning logic, and a controller in communication with the memory and the touch panel interface. The controller is operable, when the scanning logic is executed, to energize a first and a second row in the touch panel simultaneously, a first time; obtain a first signal measurement along a column intersecting the first and second rows; energize the first and the second row in the touch panel simultaneously, a second time; obtain a second signal measurement along the column; and determine a first pixel value and a second pixel value along the column from the first signal measurement and the second signal measurement.. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150091754

Unambiguous code tracking system for global navigation satellite systems

A method of tracking a code phase includes configuring local correlators with a first de-spreading local function; de-spreading an incoming signal with the first de-spreading local function to generate a first correlation output; determining a range estimate based on the first de-spreading local function; reconfiguring the local correlators with a second de-spreading local function when a delay-locked loop has locked to a correct correlation peak of the first correlation output; de-spreading the incoming signal with the second de-spreading local function to generate a second correlation output; determining a range estimate based on the second de-spreading local function that has a higher resolution than the range estimate based on the first de-spreading local function; and determining if the delay-locked loop has lost a lock to the correct correlation peak of the second correlation output to determine that the local correlators need to be reconfigured with the first de-spreading local function.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150091655

Optimal envelope tracking reference waveform generation

A method and apparatus is provided to improve upon the efficiency of a power amplifier. Suitable hardware/software in the form of circuitry, logic gates, and/or code functions to construct an envelope tracking waveform of an input communications signal and modulate the input supply voltage based on power amplifier circuitry operational parameters such as slew rates.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150089319

Inband management of ethernet links

Disclosed are various embodiments for in-band management of ethernet links utilizing a bit-interleaved parity (bip) block in a transmission frame. According to various embodiments, a bit-interleaved parity error code may be generated for a monitored portion of network data for transmission in a first bit-interleaved parity block. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150089047

Cut-through packet management

Disclosed are various embodiments that relate identifying a source of corruption in a network made up of multiple network nodes. A network node is configured to provide corruption source identification while handling packets according to a cut-through scheme. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150089029

Providing automatic format conversion via an access gateway

A system and method supporting the automatic conversion of multimedia information from a first format to a second format in a broadband access gateway and/or network-based server are disclosed. The broadband access gateway and/or network-based server may convert multimedia information that is in a format that an access device is not capable of processing. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087301

Geo-location assisted cellular network discovery

A mobile device includes a global navigation satellite system (gnss) module, a modem, a memory, and an application processor. The gnss module is configured to determine geographical location information of the mobile device. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087297

Method and apparatus for supporting proximity-based services

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate prose operation. In the context of a method, a mobile terminal is camped on to a second cell that does not proximity-based services (prose), while in a state in which context information not stored by a network. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087245

Receiver for carrier aggregation

A single hybrid receiver is provided for processing both single carrier and carrier aggregated (ca) communications signals where carriers are split into independent receive paths without any additional external components. The receiver receives all contiguous and non-contiguous intra-band ca and inter-band ca signals allowing for improved rejection and balanced rejection of jamming signals on either side of the two carrier signals.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087227

Method and system for managing information among personalized and shared resources with a personalized portable device

A user's request via a portable or handheld wireless communication device (hwcd) to process data may result in discovery of one or more networked resources capable of handling the processing. One or more communication routes may be established between one or more discovered network resources and one or more of the hwcd and a networked terminating device. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085944

Methods of antenna system control in massive mimo systems

A multiple input multiple output (mimo) antenna system is implemented for communications in a wireless device. Information regarding the environment surrounding the wireless device may be used to determine which of the mimo antennas are selected such that communications performance is improved. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085863

Efficient memory bandwidth utilization in a network device

A system for efficient memory bandwidth utilization may include a depacketizer, a packetizer, and a processor core. The depacketizer may generate header information items from received packets, where the header information items include sufficient information for the processor core to process the packets without accessing the payloads from off-chip memory. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085861

Port empty transition scheduling

Aspects of port empty transition scheduling are described herein. In one embodiment, when one or more cells are added to a queue in a network communications device, an enqueue indicator is generated. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085850

Enabling and controlling access to wireless hot spots

A process of enabling and controlling access to a wireless hotspot by a wireless portable device is disclosed. An access request is sent, seeking access to a wireless hotspot, to an authenticating entity and response to the access request is awaited. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085759

Selecting bearers for uplink packet transmissions

Techniques are described for selecting bearers for uplink data packet transmissions. For instance, bearers may be selected using communication device-side techniques. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085740

Relay architectures for mobile wireless networks

A communication device configured to route communications between one or more out-of-coverage communication devices using one or more proximity services (prose). For example, the communication device can be configured as a mobile device-to network relay. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085710

Wireless transceiver with circulator-based quadrature duplexer and methods for use therewith

A wireless transceiver includes a transmit path configured to generate a radio frequency (rf) transmit signal for transmission via an antenna. A receive path is configured to receive an rf receive signal via the antenna. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085709

Integrated on-chip duplexer for simultaneous wireless transmission

An electrical balancing network combined with coupled inductors (ebn) replaces a transmit/receive switch was used for isolation for time division duplexing transmission techniques. The ebn allows simultaneous transmit operation, or simultaneous receive operation, of multiple wireless technologies that would otherwise have to be scheduled for transmit or receive in a time division multiplexing manner. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085659

Method and apparatus for offloading data

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for enabling efficient allocation of discovery resources for device to device communications. An example method may comprise establishing a cellular network connection to an access point. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085412

Overvoltage protection circuit with digital control

A device for digitally protecting against an overvoltage event may include a front-end circuit, an overvoltage protection circuit, and a protection switch. The protection switch may be coupled to the overvoltage protection circuit and may be configured to decouple the front-end circuit from an external medium, in response to a clamp signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150084837

Coordination of multiple mobile device displays

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for coordination of multiple mobile device displays to display any image(s) so that each device displays an image based on its relative position in an arrangement of a plurality of mobile devices. Random configurations of uniform and non-uniform mobile device displays may be adapted as display elements in a larger display or in a related display, such as game pieces.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150084800

Phase adjustment scheme for time-interleaved adcs

Methods and apparatuses are described for versatile phase adjustment schemes comprising multi-layered clock skew correction with variable range and resolution to improve performance for a variety of adc architectures, including ti-adcs. Multi-stage phase alignment corrects misalignment in multiple stages at start-up and continuously or periodically during operation to reduce static sources of misalignment caused by design and fabrication and dynamic sources of misalignment caused by operational variations (e.g., voltage, temperature). ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150084708

Low phase noise voltage controlled oscillators

A voltage controlled oscillator (vco) with low phase noise and a sharp output spectrum is desirable. The present disclosure provides embodiments of lc tank vcos that generate output signals with less phase noise compared with conventional lc tank vcos, while at the same time limiting additional cost, size, and/or power. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150084690

Gain invariant impedance feedback amplifier

A system includes a weighting element, a transconductance circuit, a feedback loop, and an auxiliary loop. In some implementations, the transconductance circuit may accept an input and provide a first portion of an output for amplification at a variable amplification level to generate an amplifier output. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150082415

Method and system for providing secure transactions via a broadband gateway

. . A broadband gateway may be used to authorize transactions associated with one or more accounts, which may be associated with a user of the broadband gateway. The transaction may be handled by the broadband gateway. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150082368

Application specific policy implementation and stream attribute modification in audio video (av) media

A system for presentation timing based audio video (av) stream processing may include a switch device, a first processor, and a second processor. The switch device may be configured to route av traffic to the first processor for processing and non-av traffic to the second processor for processing. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150082363

Spectrum analysis and plant diagnostic tool for communication systems

A system, method, and apparatus to allow an operator of a broadcast communication system, such as a cable television or satellite television service to provide some examples, to diagnose performance of this communication system remotely. The operator of a first communication device, such as a cable modem termination system (cmts) to provide an example, may remotely diagnosis performance problems, or potential performance problems, occurring at a second communication device, such as a cable modem (cm) to provide an example, or a group of second communication devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150082337

Pipelined encryption and packetization of audio video data

A system for pipelined encryption and packetization of audio video (av) data may consecutively encrypt a number of av data units based on a security mechanism, associate the encrypted av data units with a security header, where the security header is generated before the av data units are encrypted, and the security header includes information related to the security mechanism, generate network packets for transporting the encrypted av data units and the associated security header based at least in part on an order in which the av data units are encrypted, where one or more of the network packets is generated contemporaneous with encrypting one or more of the av data units, and provide the network packets for transport to a client device as the packets are generated, where the av data units are encrypted and the network packets are generated without accessing memory external to the system.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150082064

Power management in a configurable bus

A system includes a bus and a component interconnected via the bus. The component may enter a sleep mode during a period of no data transmission involving the component.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150081901

Power state synchronization

Aspects of power state synchronization are described. In one embodiment, a device is operated as a group access point in a network. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150081887

Adaptive industrial ethernet

A system may include equipment divided into control groups. Each control group may be assigned a supervisor node. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150081865

Lossless switching of traffic in a network device

A system for lossless switching of traffic in a network device may be implemented when a network switch is integrated into a gateway device, or with any other data source. A processor of the gateway device may receive queue depth information for queues of the network switch. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150081043

System for control logic management

A system for control logic management may include a first control element and a second control element in communication over a network. The first control element and the second control element may be identified as operable within at least one control group. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150079899

Method and apparatus for discovering devices and application users

A method, apparatus and computer program for discovery of network devices and application user. An example method for use in an access point or station may comprise receiving a discovery request from an application, the application running thereon, the discovery request including at least one application level identifier, causing monitoring of a discovery channel for at least one device within a proximate distance, and upon discovery of a device associated with the application level id, providing an indication to the application of the discovery of the device.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078464

Filter circuitry

Embodiments provide methods, devices, circuitry and systems for supporting or implementing functionality to provide a filtering circuit, and for providing a transmitter, receiver or transceiver system incorporating the same. One embodiment provides a circuit for filtering signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078433

Reducing bandwidth and/or storage of video bitstreams

Bandwidth, power and/or storage may be saved when certain pictures of a video bitstream are selectively reduced in size prior to transmission and/or storage in a video decoding process. Any number of criteria may be used in determining which pictures are to be selected for reduction. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078429

Unified interference power estimation

A communication device, such as a smart phone, includes logic to determine a noise power estimate. In an example, a frequency domain calculation may be used to determine noise components within the noise power estimate. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078404

System, method and apparatus for time-sensitive energy efficient networks

System, method and apparatus for time-sensitive energy efficient networks. When a network device transitions from an active mode to a low power idle (lpi) mode, refresh signaling periods can be used to communicate time synchronization information between link partners. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078375

Mutable hash for network hash polarization

A system, method and a computer readable medium for reducing hash polarization in a network, are provided. A field in a packet is identified at a first device in a network that propagates the packet though the network. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078200

Adaptive industrial network

An environment, such as an industrial environment, may include a control network with multiple network devices. A network device in the control network may have groups of communication ports servicing upstream and/or downstream network traffic. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078194

Spectrum analysis capability in network and/or system communication devices

Spectrum analysis (sa) capability is included in various communication devices within a communication network. One or more of the devices use the sa information from other devices in the system to determine status of various communication links were devices in the system. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078180

Communication adaptations to industrial noise

A device in an industrial environment may adapt communications to account for industrial noise in the industrial environment. The device may send a first communication to a destination device in the industrial environment using a first communication technology. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078062

Programmable diode array for high density otp application

A device for one-time-programmable (otp) memory may include a capacitor formed by a conductive layer, an oxide layer, and a semiconductor well, and a diode that is formed after programing the device. The device may be programmable by applying a voltage between the conductive layer and the semiconductor well. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150076901

System, method and apparatus for one-pair power over ethernet in an automotive application

System, method and apparatus for one-pair power over ethernet in an automotive application. In one embodiment, a power sourcing equipment transmits a forward path current to a powered device via a single conductor pair and receives a return path current from the powered device via a chassis of an automotive vehicle.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150076610

Field effect transistor structure having one or more fins

A field effect transistor (fet) having one or more fins provides an extended current path as compared to conventional finfets. A raised source terminal is disposed on a fin adjacent to a sidewall spacer of a gate structure. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150074713

Utilizing a replacement pathway for lost packet delivery during media reception in a set-top box (stb)

. . A replacement pathway in an stb is utilized to determine loss of packets and delivery error during reception of media broadcasts, and to retrieve replacement data from one or more replacement media servers. The retrieval of the replacement data is performed during playback of the received media broadcasts. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150074708

Anticipatory video signal reception and processing

A system and method that provide reduced latency in a video signal processing system. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise receiving a current request from a user for first video information. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150074474

System and method for on-the-fly incremental memory repair

A device for repairing a memory device may include spare memory blocks that may replace corresponding memory blocks that include at least one non-operational memory cell. One or more registers may be coupled in a chain to store memory repair information. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072687

Method and apparatus for facilitating a s1 handover of a mobile terminal that has experienced in-device coexistence interference at one or more frequencies

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to reduce coexistence interference that may occur following a s 1 handover. The method, apparatus and computer program product may provide the target access point with information regarding one or more frequencies to be avoided so as to reduce instances of coexistence interference that might otherwise occur following a si handover.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072671

Configurable wireless communication device with configurable front-end

A configurable wireless communication device includes a baseband processing module, a transmitter section, a receiver section, an antenna, transmit/receive isolation circuits, high frequency switches, and a configuration module. The baseband processing module converts outbound data into an outbound symbol stream and converts an inbound symbol stream into inbound data. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072632

Rf transmitter with average power tracking and methods for use therewith

A rf transmitter includes a power amplifier that generates a transmit signal modulated with outbound data for transmission to a remote communication device via an antenna section. A supply voltage to power the power amplifier is adjusted based on an average power tracking signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072629

Wireless communication device front end and distributed antenna system

A wireless communication device front end includes power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, and a distributed antenna system. The distributed antenna system includes antennas and an antenna coupling circuit. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072620

Protocol adaptation layer for wireless communications

Protocol adaptation layer for wireless communications. Communication devices that include one or more radio modules operable in accordance with multiple communication protocols establish communications using one communication protocol and then switch to another communication protocol. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071461

Single-channel suppression of intefering sources

Techniques described herein are directed to performing back-end single-channel suppression of one or more types of interfering sources (e.g., additive noise) in an uplink path of a communication device. The back-end single-channel suppression techniques may suppress types(s) of additive noise using one or more suppression branches (e.g., a non-spatial (or stationary noise) branch, a spatial (or non-stationary noise) branch, a residual echo suppression branch, etc.). ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071416

Notification and troubleshooting of interruptions, failures, and updates

Aspects of notification and troubleshooting of interruptions, failures, and updates are described. In one embodiment, a customer premises equipment (cpe) device determines a status of the cpe device, which may include a status of connectivity with a service provider. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071296

Decoupling audio-video (av) traffic processing from non-av traffic processing

A device for decoupling audio-video (av) traffic processing from non-av traffic processing may include a first processor and a second processor. The first processor may be configured to establish a network connection with a client device, determine whether the network connection is associated with av traffic, transfer the network connection to a second processor when the network connection is associated with av traffic, and process non-av traffic associated with the network connection when the network connection is not associated with av traffic. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071146

Aperiodical discovery channel design for small rrhs

An apparatus and a method is provided by which it is determined that at least one user equipment should perform detection and/or measurements with respect to at least one network control node, the at least one network control node is instructed to send a predetermined aperiodic signal to the at least one user equipment, and the at least one user equipment is instructed to detect the predetermined aperiodic signal.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071140

Wireless communication device with throughput allocation and methods for use therewith

A wireless communication device with a plurality of transceivers analyzes a plurality of throughput profiles corresponding to the plurality of transceivers to determine a division of a total throughput into a plurality of individual throughputs corresponding to the plurality of transceivers. Data is transmitted to a remote communication device by allocating data for transmission among the plurality of transceivers based on the plurality of individual throughputs.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071136

Full-duplex driver with hybrid adaptation

A system includes a full-duplex driver to drive signals on a load. A hybrid element connected with the full-duplex driver controls a flow of transmission and receipt of the signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071132

Rf front-end with wideband transmitter/receiver isolation

Embodiments of a four-port isolation module are presented herein. In an embodiment, the isolation module includes a step-up autotransformer comprising a first and second winding that are electrically coupled in series at a center node. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070742

Methods and systems for enhanced viewing of a display device

A method and system for enhanced viewing of a display device is disclosed in this application. In some implementations, a method and system for improving a perceived contrast of a screen of a display device is disclosed. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070569

Enhanced dynamic range image processing

The present disclosure relates to a system and method for an enhanced dynamic range image sensor. In some implementations, multiple a/d converters may be applied to sample a plurality of image exposure data while camera shutter remains open.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070229

Antenna array structure with differing antennas

An antenna array structure includes a plurality of antennas, wherein a first antenna has a first geometric shape, provides a first radiation pattern, and has a first frequency bandwidth. A second antenna has a second geometric shape to provide a second radiation pattern and has a second frequency bandwidth. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070216

Reconfigurable antenna structure with reconfigurable antennas and applications thereof

A reconfigurable antenna structure includes first and second reconfigurable antennas, a configuration module, and an antenna processing circuit. The first reconfigurable antenna is configured, in response to a first configuration signal, to have a first radiation pattern and to have a first frequency bandwidth and the second reconfigurable antenna is configured, in response to a second configuration signal, to have a second radiation pattern and to have a second frequency bandwidth. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070215

Poly spiral antenna and applications thereof

A poly spiral antenna includes spiral antenna sections and interconnecting traces. A first spiral antenna section has a first interwoven spiral pattern and a first excitation configuration to provide a first radiation pattern component. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070198

Flexible adc calibration technique using adc capture memory

Systems and methods are provided for calibrating an analog to digital converter (adc) using one or more feedback mechanisms. In an embodiment, a capture memory module captures a portion of adc data and post-processes the captured data using a microprocessor to perform calibration. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150069951

Multimode battery charger

A multimode battery charger circuit supporting switch mode and linear mode charging operations. In various embodiments, the multimode battery charging circuit includes mode control circuitry, a linear gate driver, a pulse width modulation (pwm) control circuit, a programmable constant current control loop circuit, and a programmable constant voltage control loop circuit. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150069637

Interposer package-on-package structure

An integrated circuit (ic) package includes an ic die having a first surface and a second surface opposite of the first surface. The ic package includes first contact members coupled to the second surface of the ic die. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150067108

Data rate control of individual data streams in a network device

A method includes receiving data stream packets on respective ones of data channels. The data stream packets of each respective data channel contain an input data stream. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150067103

Media processing system automatically offering access to newly available media in a media exchange network

A method and system for communication of information in a distributed media network includes receiving an indication of the availability of new media in the media network. A first device of a first user in the media network attempts to predict whether the new media will likely be selected at a future time by the first user, and if so, selectively retrieves the new media for a possible future playback of the new media by the first user.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150066640

Communicating device data prior to connection establishment

A power transmitting device may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to receive messages, such as advertising messages and/or scan response messages, from one or more power receiving devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150066517

Resolution-independent dither sample insertion for audio transmissions

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for resolution-independent dither sample insertion for audio transmissions. Audio transmitters transmit audio data streams to audio receivers. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150066438

Low-power data acquisition system and sensor interface

A sensor interface includes on-chip relaxation oscillator circuit and a pll that operate cooperatively to generate a highly accurate clock signal on-chip using low-power components. A photodiode generates a current signal based on an optical signal that is representative of a sensor signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150065072

Low voltage transmitter

A wireless communications transmitter is divided into n binary weighted communication signal processing paths including both fixed and variable gain communication signal processing chains. Specific bit sequences are used to select a combination of fixed and variable gain signal processing paths to adjust to a desired transmitter output power. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150065065

Rf transceiver with isolation transformer and methods for use therewith

A radio frequency (rf) transceiver includes an rf transmitter that generates a transmit signal based on outbound data for transmission to a remote communication device in a frequency band. An rf receiver generates inbound data based on a received signal from the remote communication device in the frequency band. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150063828

Generalized transmit pre-coding for optical and backplane channels

Systems that allow for dfe functionality to be eliminated from the receiver side of a communication system and for a dfe-like functionality to be implemented instead at the transmitter side of the communication system are provided. By removing the dfe functionality from the receiver side, error propagation can be eliminated at the receiver and receiver complexity can be reduced drastically. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150063805

Pre-emption in passive optical networks

A device for pre-emption in passive optical networks may include a first media access control (mac) module configured to receive a first type of data traffic and transmit the first type of data traffic to a mac merge module. The device may further include a second media access control (mac) module configured to receive a second type of data traffic and transmit the second type of data traffic to the mac merge module. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150063498

Efficient tree-based mimo ofdm detection

Systems and methods are provided for efficient tree-based detection of multi-carrier modulated signals, such as orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) symbols. In an embodiment, a plurality of signals occupying respective tones are received and processed to determine an order, based on a tone quality metric, for the plurality of signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150063496

Receiver with noise compensation and methods for use therewith

A receiver includes a radio frequency (rf) front end receives a received signal that is modulated via orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) and generates a downconverted signal, based on the received signal. An ofdm demodulator generates subcarrier data based on the downconverted signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150063484

Frequency interleave within communication systems

A communication device includes a communication interface and a processor. In one example, the processor generates an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) symbol that includes information modulated within sub-carriers and then interleaves the sub-carriers of the ofdm symbol to generate an interleaved ofdm symbol. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150063375

Communication device with peer-to-peer assist to provide synchronization

A system and method for timing synchronization between network nodes. The timing synchronization can conform to the precision time protocol (ptp) as defined in the ieee 1588 protocol. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150063367

Providing oversubscription of pipeline bandwidth

A system for providing oversubscription of pipeline bandwidth comprises a steer module, an absorption buffer, an ingress packet processor (ipp), a memory management unit (mmu), and a main packet buffer. The steer module receives packets that include start of packet (sop), middle of packet (mop), and end of packet (eop) cells, attaches a packet identifier to the cells, passes the mop and eop cells to the mmu, and stores the sop cells and eop metadata in the absorption buffer. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150063358

Retransmission and memory consumption tracking of data packets in a network device

A method of handling retransmission and memory consumption tracking of data packets includes storing data packets from different data channels in respective transmitter ring buffers allocated to the data channels when the data packets are not marked for retransmission, and facilitating retransmission of data packets from a specified ring buffer corresponding to a retransmission sequence number. The method also may include storing received data packets out of sequence in respective receiver ring buffers, marking a descriptor indicating a tail location of the stored data packets, and reclaiming memory space in the ring buffer based on the marked descriptor. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150061766

Wideband inductor-less balun-lna with improved pickup noise rejection

An inductor-less balun low-noise amplifier (lna) includes a cross-coupled network coupled between first and second input terminals and first and second summing nodes. The cross-coupled network may include: a first non-inverting gain stage coupled between the first input terminal and the first summing node; a first inverting gain stage coupled between the first input terminal and the second summing node; a second non-inverting gain stage coupled between the second input terminal and the second summing node; and a second inverting gain stage coupled between the second input terminal and the first summing node. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150061128

Ball arrangement for integrated circuit package devices

An integrated circuit package includes a ball arrangement that includes transmitter contact pairs arranged in a first portion of a ball grid array disposed in the integrated circuit package. Each of the transmitter contact pairs include transmitter differential signal contacts. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150058961

Authenticating users based upon an identity footprint

Disclosed are various embodiments of generating a user signature associated with a user and authenticating a user. At least one behavior associated with at least one sensor in a computing device is identified. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150058653

Integrated circuit power measurement and adaptation

An integrated circuit (e.g., a system application processor ic) includes power supply lines that include a section having a known resistance. Measurement connections across the section are also present. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150058620

Proximity authentication system

An authorized user may be provided access to a service only when a wireless token assigned to the user is in the proximity of a computing device. A user's credential may be stored on an rfid token and an rfid reader may be implemented within a security boundary on the computing device. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150057007

Wireless communication device with switched polarization and methods for use therewith

A wireless communication device includes a polarity setting module configured to set a plurality of polarity modes for the wireless communication with the plurality of external devices. The plurality of polarity modes includes selected ones of at least: a first polarity mode, and a second polarity mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055731

Digital transmitter with sample rate digital predistortion

A digital transmitter with sample rate digital predistortion is disclosed. The transmitter includes a digital radio frequency (rf) signal generator configured to receive a baseband digital signal and transform the baseband digital signal to a digital rf signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055719

Feedback impedance control for driving a signal

A system for driving a first signal onto a wireline includes a driver and feedback circuitry. The driver drives a deterministic signal onto the wireline with an unknown impedance load. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055710

Decoder system for decoding multi-standard encoded video

Presented herein are a decoder system for decoding multi-standard encoded video. In one embodiment, there is presented a system for decoding video data. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055708

Parallel symbol decoding

A device for parallel symbol decoding may include a first and second block. The first block is configured to convert a bitstream into a stream of binary symbols corresponding to motion vector data and other compressed image data, insert length fields into the stream of binary symbols that are each indicative of a number of consecutive binary symbols that correspond to motion vector data, and store the stream of binary symbols in a buffer. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055689

Communication device with beamforming and methods for use therewith

A radio frequency (rf) transceiver includes an rf transmitter that generates a transmit signal to a remote communication device based on outbound data. An rf receiver generates inbound data based on a received signal from the remote communication device. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055641

Method and apparatus for scaling an idle period

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to allow the idle period to be defined in a more tailored manner, such as on a per station or per class of stations basis, as opposed to on a per access point basis. In the context of a method, an indication of an idle period is caused to be provided to a station. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055568

Self-interference cancellation

A communication device, such as a smart phone, includes transmit/receive logic to cancel an interfering signal component. The interfering signal component may originate from a communication interface on the device itself. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055552

Configurable rf carrier phase noise shaping

A method and system is includes configurable carrier phase noise shaping. A fractional phase locked loop (pll) uses a bank of delta-sigma modulators (dsm) to generate fractional ratios of the reference signal frequency. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055478

Congestion detection and management at congestion-tree roots

A device for performing congestion detection and management at a node of a network may include a congestion management module to monitor an arrival and a departure rate of data packets associated with a queue, a queue size, or a rate of change of the queue size. The congestion management module may identify the queue as a congested queue by one of determining that the arrival rate of the data packets associated with the queue is larger than the departure rate of the data packets associated with the queue, the queue size is larger than a first threshold, or the rate of change of the queue size is larger than a second threshold. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055014

Handling video transition errors in video on demand streams

A system, method, and apparatus for handling transition errors is presented herein. The transition errors include handling unreported time base discontinuities during trick mode transition, miscalculated time stamps during trick mode transition, erroneous sequence end codes, and unreported broken group of picture transmission. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054668

Switched capacitance converter

A system includes a first capacitor group to facilitate determination of a first bit, and a second capacitor group to facilitate determination of a second bit in combination with the first capacitor group. The system further includes a delayed clock switch to engage the second capacitor group after determination of the first bit.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054340

Power bootstrapping for lowering quiescent current

A circuit includes a switching regulator that produces a first voltage supply output and that includes an operational supply input. The operational supply input may provide power for running the logic in the switching regulator. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054079

Three-dimensional field-effect transistor on bulk silicon substrate

A field-effect transistor (fet) on bulk substrate and a method of fabricating the same is discussed herein. The fet includes a dielectric layer disposed on the bulk substrate and a fin structure and a gate structure disposed on the dielectric layer. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150052367

Apparatus and method for providing hardware security

A technique to provide a hardware security module that provides a secure boundary for retention of a secure key within the secure boundary and prevention of unauthorized accesses from external sources outside of the secure boundary to obtain the secure key. The hardware security module includes a security processor to unwrap and authenticate a secure key within the secure boundary to decrypt or encrypt data and to provide data through a single interface that communicates with external sources, so that all data transfers between the secure boundary, formed by the hardware security module, and external sources are transferred only through the interface. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150052240

Method and implementation for network instrumentation and traffic disposition with timestamps

A device for instrumentation and traffic disposition of a network using one or more time-stamps may include a receiving port to receive a data packet. A device configuration module may be configured to determine whether the device is a boundary device located on a boundary of an instrumented sub-network of the network. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150051748

Method and system for managing power consumption utilizing inter-gateway communication

Aspects of a method and system for managing power consumption utilizing inter-gateway communication are provided. In this regard, a first broadband gateway residing in a first location may determine past, present, and/or expected power consumption of the first location. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150050899

Wireless transceiver with configuration control and methods for use therewith

A wireless transceiver includes at least one rf transceiver section that generates an outbound rf signal based on outbound data and that generates inbound data based on an inbound rf signal. A configuration controller configures the wireless transceiver, by configuring the wireless transceiver to identify a plurality of communication paths to a remote station, the plurality of communication paths including at least one indirect communication path through at least one intermediate station; configuring the wireless transceiver to communicate with the remote station based on a first path of the plurality of communication paths; and configuring the wireless transceiver to communicate with the remote station based on a second path of the plurality of communication paths.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150049871

Systems and methods for implementing bluetooth low energy communications

Systems and methods for implementing bluetooth low energy (ble) communications are provided. In some aspects, a method includes receiving, by a first ble device, a first advertisement packet from a second ble device. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150049716

Wireless communication fine timing measurement phy parameter control and negotiation

A wireless communication device (e.g., operative within a wireless local area network (wlan)) coordinates with another wireless communication device to determine which communication parameter(s) to use in at least one ftm frame exchange. In an example of operation, the wireless communication device includes a communication interface and a processor such that the processor receives, via the communication interface, a fine timing measurement (ftm) request frame from the other wireless communication device. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150049624

Method and apparatus for reducing radio interferences

The present application relates generally to use of radio resources in a radio access network (ran) and, in more specific, full-duplex (fd) transmission on the same carrier. Due to the mobility of the ues or the non-optimal grouping, two ues belonging to different groups may be close to each other while performing transmission and cause serious transmission interferences to 5 each other. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150049052

Wireless device with touch-based stylus

Often times, a touch-sensitive area of a touch-screen of a communication device is touched by a finger or a hand of a user. In some instances, a touch-based stylus of the present disclosure is available to the user. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150048839

Battery fuel gauge calibration

Accurate charge measurement based on a calibration factor is described. According to certain aspects, the amount of charge stored in a battery is accumulated over time and adjusted using a calibration factor. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150046778

Optimal period rate matching for turbo coding

Optimal period rate matching for turbo coding. A means is provided herein by which a nearly optimal (e.g., optimal for one block size and sub-optimal for others) periodic puncturing pattern that depends on a mother code. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150046775

Encoding and decoding schemes to achieve standard compliant mean time to false packet acceptance

Systems and methods for enabling encoding/decoding schemes that satisfy the ieee 802.3 mean time to false packet acceptance (mttfpa) requirement in an ethernet passive optical network over coax (epoc) are described. The proposed encoding/decoding schemes assume existing medium access control (mac) layer cyclic redundancy check (crc) encoding/decoding, thereby requiring no changes in the ethernet passive optical network (epon) mac protocol, but increase error protection in the epoc physical layer (phy) to meet the mttfpa requirement without sacrificing desired ethernet frame loss ratios and downstream/upstream data rates for epoc.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150046127

Industrial cooperative and compressive sensing system

A system for sensing in an industrial environment includes a processing node configured to receive a first sensor data from a first sensor and a second sensor data from a second sensor, both of which are disposed in the industrial environment. The processing node is further configured to process randomly sampled data from at least one of the first sensor data and the second sensor data to generate processed sensor data that includes the randomly sampled data. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150044979

Transmitter with reduced counter-intermodulation

A mixer for a transmitter includes a voltage converter to convert a baseband voltage to a baseband current. A mixer component mixes the baseband current with a local oscillator frequency. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150044975

Wireless device management with local and remote links

A remote management system employs multiple wireless links, which may include a local wireless link and a remote wireless link. The remote wireless link may be in place between a troubleshooting device held by a person located at a service site, and a remote service center for a service provider, such as an internet service provider. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043659

Video processing system and transcoder for use with layered video coding and methods for use therewith

A video processing system includes a video transcoder that receives a independent video layer stream and a first dependent video layer stream that requires the independent video layer for decoding, the video transcoder generating a transcoded video signal based at least one of the independent video stream and the dependent video layer stream.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043625

Upstream power amplifier

A communication device includes a communication interface, a number of variable power amplifiers (vpas), and a processor. Some of the vpas are configured to process analog signals to generate processed analog signals (e.g., each vpa configured to process one of the analog signals to generate one of the processed analog signals based on a respective vpa control signal). ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043549

One or multiple bit restricted access window (raw) end point determination for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

One or multiple bit restricted access window (raw) end point determination within for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. A raw is defined in which only devices of the particular class (e.g., low power class, z class, smart meter station (smsta) class, etc.) are allowed access to the communication medium. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043522

Enhanced mu-mimo network assisted interference suppression

An interference suppression (is) time/frequency zone for improved interference suppression is provided. The is time/frequency zone can be scheduled and set up using existing signaling of the almost blank subframe (abs) framework. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043520

Methods and apparatuses for provision of reference signal design for downlink tracking in occupied shared band

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for generating reference signals utilized in downlink tracking of an unlicensed band. A method and apparatus may determine whether carriers of an unlicensed band secondary component carrier are available for usage to provide a signal(s), enabling timing and frequency tracking of downlink carriers responsive to discontinuous transmission via a medium(s) of the unlicensed band utilized to provide content to devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043502

Management unit with local agent

A management unit manages a plurality of multiservice communication devices capable of communicating via a plurality of networks. The management unit includes a device interface for facilitating a bidirectional data communication with the plurality of multiservice communication devices via a wireless control channel, the bidirectional data communication including outbound control data sent to at least one of the plurality of multiservice communication devices and inbound control data received from at least one of the plurality of multiservice communication devices via either a logical or physical control channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043488

Method and apparatus for a user equipment

The present invention addresses a method, apparatus and computer program product for enabling concurrent proximity services and infrastructure based communication. An ability for proximity services application is determined, a resource of a scheduled uplink transmission, scheduled by a network, in the transmission time interval following a transmission time interval during which a discovery message for proximity services application has been transmitted or received is modified, wherein the resource is shortened in time, and transmission of the shortened scheduled uplink transmission is caused.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043480

System and method for multi-subframe data transmission

Systems and methods for multi-subframe data transmission are provided. A multi-subframe scheduling (mss) downlink subframe is transmitted from a base station to a user equipment (ue). ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043456

Mobile communication networks

A wireless communications method comprises: acquiring, by a radio apparatus, information indicating a frequency hopping pattern for control data in order to perform communication of the control data on at least one frequency resource unit hopping in frequency, wherein the frequency hopping pattern defines a control data band within the shared spectrum; acquiring knowledge of a user data band defined as a function of the control data band according to a predetermined criterion in order to per-form communication of user data on at least one free frequency resource unit within the user data band, wherein the user data band is within the shared spectrum and at least partly overlapping with the control data band; acquiring knowledge of a total frequency band comprising the control data band and the user data band; and causing communication of both the control data and the user data on the total frequency band.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043450

Receiver-aided multi-user mimo and coordinated beamforming

Embodiments include systems and methods for improving the beamforming efficiency of multi-user multiple input multiple output (mu-mimo) and/or coordinate beamforming (cb) in wireless multi-access networks. In one aspect, a receiver-aided approach for mu-mimo and/or cb is provided. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150042843

Systems and methods for improving images

Systems and methods for improving images. In some aspects, a method includes determining an environment associated with a first image. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150040241

Method and system for secure content distribution by a broadband gateway

A broadband gateway, which enables communication with a plurality of devices, handles at least one physical layer connection to at least one corresponding network access service provider. Security boundaries such as conditional access (ca) and/or digital right management (drm) boundaries associated with the broadband gateway are identified based on security profiles associated with the plurality of devices and/or a service from networks. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038142

Cellular broadcast enhancements for inter-system mobility

Methodologies and apparatus to support interworking operations between a cellular radio area network (ran) and a wireless local area network (wlan) utilizing broadcast ran assistance information. In various embodiments, a ran (such as a lte/lte-advanced ran) transmits ran assistance information to a multimode user equipment (ue) for use in network selection and traffic steering operations. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150036821

Physical layer encryption for mimo communication networks

Systems and methods are provided for encrypting a data transmission from a base station at the physical layer, such that the data transmission can only be decoded successfully by an intended ue. In an embodiment, a desired signal component, including a data signal for an intended ue, is combined with an interference component to generate a signal for transmission. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150036772

Observation of the true channel from band-limited frequency domain observations

A radio device receives a band-limited signal and estimates signal components beyond the band edges to extend the signal and eliminate the band-limited effects. The extended signal is transformed to the time domain to produce an estimate of the true time domain channel.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150036755

Method and system for priority-based digital multi-stream decoding

Aspects of a method and system for priority-based digital multi-stream decoding. A multi-stream decoder may be enabled to decode and present multiple streams of a multi-stream multimedia application, simultaneously. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150036656

Wlan and cellular shared antennas

A system and method for sharing antennas of a wireless communication device is provided. The wireless communication device leverages cellular antennas to improve data throughput by creating a multiple-in, multiple out (mimo) operation for a wireless local area network (wlan) connection. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150036562

Mimo lo sharing in microwave point-to-point systems

A method and system is provided for sharing of bandwidth on intermediate frequency cabling connections between indoor and outdoor units of a mimo microwave communications system. Phase locked loop design assists in creating synchronization signals to be transmitted over the cable connecting the indoor units and outdoor units.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150035700

Method and apparatus for distinguishing direct gnss signals from reflections

A global navigation satellite system (gnss) enabled device that is configured to distinguish reflected gnss signals from direct gnss signals utilizing three-dimensional models of the terrain in the proximity of the gnss enabled device. By utilizing the identification of reflected gnss signals, the reflected gnss signals can be excluded and/or weighted to achieve a more accurate location determination.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150035563

High speed level shifter with amplitude servo loop

A high speed level shifter interfaces a high speed dac to the digital information that the dac processes. The level shifter may convert cmos level digital representations to, for example, cml level digital representations for processing by the dac. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150033314

Push button configuration of devices

Systems and methods for push button configuration of devices are provided. One system comprises one or more circuits configured to determine that a configuration button on the second device has been activated and determine whether a configuration button has been activated on a first device or a third device within a time interval from a time at which the button on the second device is activated. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150033300

User equipment having web real time communication architecture

A communication device configured to provide web real-time communication (webrtc) for interne protocol (ip) multimedia services utilizing one or more 3gpp protocols. The communication device can be configured to authenticate communication with one or more clients using one or more ip multimedia subsystem (ims) credentials. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150032952

Low power shift register

A clock control circuit for a parallel in, serial out (piso) shift register helps save power. The clock control circuit selectively clocks the shift register as it converts a parallel input to a serial output. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150032931

Synchronous bus width adaptation

A system includes a first processing component, a second processing component, and an adapted bus linking the first and second processing components. The adapted bus may account for a circuit characteristic or on-chip variation in the system. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150032280

Power supply integrated circuit with feedback control

Power regulator circuitry that can provide a regulated power signal. The power regulator circuitry may include data processing circuitry configured to determine the regulated power signal to arbitrate power supply requirements of first and second powered devices according to power supply information associated with the first and second powered devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150031377

Wireless communication system and method

Embodiments of the invention provide methods, devices and computer programs arranged to control access to a secondary cell carrier (scc) by a user terminal. The user terminal having a first functional state in which the user terminal is arranged to monitor for a broadcast channel associated with the scc, and a second functional state, different to said first functional state. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150031353

Apparatus, method and computer program for discovery signalling

A first device receives a device-to-device d2d discovery signal which indicates that a second device which sent it does not have a cellular connection and/or is requesting relay to a network broader than a d2d network. In response, the first device engages in a search to find a cellular access node and reports its search results via d2d signalling. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150031313

Single differential-inductor vco with implicit common-mode resonance

A circuit for a single differential-inductor oscillator with common-mode resonance may include a tank circuit formed by coupling a first inductor with a pair of first capacitors; a cross-coupled transistor pair coupled to the tank circuit; and one or more second capacitors coupled to the tank circuit and the cross-coupled transistors. The single differential-inductor oscillator may be configured such that a common mode (cm) resonance frequency (fcm) associated with the single differential-inductor oscillator is at twice a differential resonance frequency (fd) associated with the single differential-inductor oscillator.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150031303

Resource sharing priority

A device implements multiple protocols that share overlapping resources. In some cases, a first operation, such as a scan, may have a resource conflict with a second operation associated with a different protocol. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150030071

Motion vector reuse for adaptive bit rate streaming

A device for motion vector reuse for adaptive bit rate streaming may include a first encoder, a second encoder, and a network interface. The first encoder may be configured to perform motion estimation on a video content item to generate motion vectors for the video content item and to encode the video content item using the generated motion vectors and based at least in part on a first adaptive bit rate (abr) profile to generate a first encoded stream. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150030035

Ethernet media converter supporting high-speed wireless access points

Disclosed are method and system for ethernet media conversion supporting high-speed wireless access points. The method includes receiving at each of a plurality of input-side ethernet modules in a media converter, a plurality of input data streams at a first data rate. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150029801

Device and method for memory repair using test logic

A device for repairing a memory device using a test-bypass register associated with the memory device may include a comparator configured to compare a current address of the memory device with a faulty address and to generate a match signal when the current address matches the faulty address. A logic block may be coupled to the comparator and configured to generate one or more output signals in response to the match signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150028829

Envelope tracking power supply with direct connection to power source

A communication device, such as a smart phone, includes an envelope tracking power supply. The envelope tracking power supply is configured for direct connection to a supply voltage. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150028799

Wireless communication device with connection restoration and methods for use therewith

A wireless communication device includes a wireless charging circuit configurable to receive a wireless power signal from a power transmitting unit and to charge the wireless communication device under control of a processing device and in conjunction with a charging session with the power transmitting unit. A wireless interface device operates under control of the processing device to establish a wireless connection with the power transmitting unit via a connection establishment procedure, wherein the wireless connection is separate from the wireless power signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150026361

Ingress based headroom buffering for switch architectures

A network device performs ingress based headroom buffering. The network device may be configured as an output queue switch and include a main packet buffer that stores packet data according to a destination egress port. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150024791

Wireless communication device capable of efficient network search

A wireless communication device is disclosed that is capable of performing efficient network searching. Specifically, by utilizing its location information and accessing stored cell information, the device can streamline searching. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150024760

Femtocell fingerprinting

User equipment (ue) includes an architecture for handling femtocell fingerprints. The architecture may, as examples, maintain the validity and reliability of fingerprints and coordinate enhancement to existing fingerprints. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150024759

Cell selection techniques for femtocell measurements

User equipment (ue) includes an architecture for handling femtocell fingerprints, and searching for femtocells. The architecture may control the frequencies for which the femtocell search is performed in various manners. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150024743

Cell selection and reselection optimizations responsive to mobility state

User equipment (ue) obtains system information using a foreground or background process. The system information may include cell information that distinguishes femtocells from macrocells. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150024742

Phased search for femtocells

User equipment (ue) includes an architecture for locating femtocells. The architecture implements a phased search approach. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150023660

System, method and apparatus for power saving using burst-mode transmission over point-to-point physical connections

A system, method and apparatus for power saving using burst-mode transmission over point-to-point physical connections. In one embodiment, a physical layer device (phy) is provided that includes a data detector that is configured to generate a first control signal upon receipt of a non-idle code group over an interface between the phy and a media access control (mac) device and to generate a second control signal when all data received from the mac device has been transmitted by the physical layer device. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150023449

Distributed signal fields (sigs) for use in wireless communications

A wireless communication device includes a communication interface and a processor and is configured to generate a preamble of an ofdm packet that includes signal fields (sigs) that specify first characteristics of a remainder of the ofdm packet that follows the sig fields. A first at least one sig includes information to specify second characteristics of a second at least one sig that follows the first at least one sig. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150022239

Multiplexing for systems with multiple supply sources

A system includes an inverter element to gate forward current flow from a first signal source, and a reverse current inhibition element to block reverse current flow towards the first signal source from a second signal source.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150017938

Configurable transceiver

A configurable transceiver may include a configurable receiver, a configurable transmitter, and a digital signal processor (dsp). One or more components of the configurable receiver and/or the configurable transmitter may be a block that includes an array of components, such as an array of amplifiers, an array of filters, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016821

Content distribution system

A content distribution system may include a headend server and media converters, the headend server being configured to distribute content items to user devices via the media converters and gateway devices. Each of the media converters may include a media converter cache and may be coupled to the headend server and a subset of the gateway devices, where each of the user devices is communicatively coupled to one of the gateway devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016630

Pop-click noise grounding switch design with deep sub-micron cmos technology

A device for grounding pop-click noise may include an output block configured to generate an output signal at an output node. A switch circuit coupled to the output node may be configured to be operable to couple the output node to a ground potential. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016455

50 gb/s ethernet using serializer/deserializer lanes

Systems, devices, and methods of implementing 50 gb/s ethernet using serializer/deserializer lanes are disclosed. One such device includes circuitry operable to provide a media access control (mac) interface. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016449

Method, system and apparatus for an openflow hybrid architecture network device

A method, system and apparatus for an openflow hybrid architecture network device. In one embodiment, a hybrid approach is enabled by a network device that brackets an openflow forwarding plane with conventional forwarding planes. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016332

Management frame map directed operational parameters within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Management frame map directed operational parameters within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. A management frame map may be generated within and transmitted from a first wireless communication device to a group of other wireless communication devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016319

Method and system for an extended range ethernet link discovery signaling

Aspects of a method and system for extended range ethernet link discovery signaling are provided. A local phy may detect of one or more active twisted-pair wires in a remote phy in extended range applications. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016288

Methods, apparatus and computer programs for controlling feedback about channel conditions

A user equipment (ue) provides feedback about channel conditions. From a set of primary sub-bands subject to channel state information reporting by the ue, there is identified one or more of the primary sub-bands for reporting channel quality with a finer frequency-domain granularity than other primary sub-bands of the set (202). ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016258

Path aggregation group monitor

A network device monitors a path aggregation group. The network device may monitor path selection for network traffic (e.g., packets) communicated through the path aggregation group. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015671

Method and system for adaptive viewport for a mobile device based on viewing angle

A 2d and/or 3d video processing device comprising a camera and a display captures images of a viewer as the viewer observes displayed 2d and/or 3d video content in a viewport. Face and/or eye tracking of viewer images is utilized to generate a different viewport. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015668

Three-dimensional display system with adaptation based on viewing reference of viewer(s)

A display system that presents three-dimensional content to a viewer is described herein. The display system includes a screen assembly having one or more adaptable display characteristics relating to the presentation of three-dimensional content, first circuitry that at least assists in producing reference information corresponding to at least one aspect of a viewing reference of the viewer, and second circuitry that causes modification of at least one of the one or more adaptable display characteristics, the modification corresponding at least in part to the reference information. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015236

Consumer consumption monitoring system

A consumer consumption monitoring system includes a plurality of measurement devices disposed in corresponding supply paths of coupled consumer devices located within a building. A network node circuit coupled to the plurality of measurement devices retrieves measurement data from the plurality of measurement devices, and stores and analyzes the measurement data over time to develop one or more consumer device consumption profiles.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150012939

System and method in a television system for providing advertising information associated with a user-selected object in a television program

A system and method in a television system for providing commerce (or advertising) information associated with a user-selected object in a television program, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150012936

Method and system for using location information acquired from gps for secure authentication

Secure functions may be accessed via an authentication process utilizing a password that may be generated within a chip integrated on a device. The password may be unique per chip location, per challenge and/or per chip. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150012707

System and control protocol of layered local caching for adaptive bit rate services

A system for layered local caching of downstream shared media in a hierarchical tree network arrangement includes a first network node on a first distribution network having a first caching controller. The first network node configured to store a video segment transmitted on the first distribution network based on a first instruction received by the first caching controller from a central caching controller communicatively coupled to the first distribution network. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150012615

Redistributing sources for adaptive bit rate streaming

A system includes one or more network media service devices, with each network media node operably connected upstream to one or more gateway devices. At least one of the network media service devices is configured to intercept an abr-related request to receive digital media content for a media channel sent from a client set top box to a remote abr server located upstream from the at least one network media device, identify a second gateway device that is storing the digital media content, the second gateway device having previously received the digital media content from the remote abr server, and return a network address of the second gateway device to the client set top box for use by the client set top box to receive the digital media content from the second gateway device. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150011238

Unilateral geolocation for mobile terminals

Systems and methods for enabling accurate unilateral geolocation in a user equipment (ue) are provided. In one embodiment, the ue utilizes network attachments steps to determine an estimate of a propagation time difference between two base stations. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150011162

Secure communications via nfc device

A system, method, and apparatus for negotiating a communication link between first and second near field communication (nfc) devices is disclosed. A third nfc device is placed in close proximity with a first host device operatively containing the first nfc device to determine communication information including at least one of a communication mechanism and a data transfer protocol usable by the first host device. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150010044

Transceiver including a high latency communication channel and a low latency communication channel

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for reducing the latency in a transceiver. A transceiver includes a high latency communication channel and a low latency communication channel that is configured to be a bypass channel for the high latency communication channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150009966

Wireless communication system with coordinated multipoint operation and methods for use therewith

A wireless access point includes a wireless transceiver configured to provide coordinated multipoint communications with at least one non-legacy device of a plurality of remote devices via a wireless local area network protocol. The coordinated multipoint communications are coordinated with at least one other wireless access point in accordance with coordination data.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150009908

Communication system having relay architecture

A communication device configured to route communications between one or more out-of-coverage communication devices and a base station using one or more proximity services (prose). For example, the communication device can be configured as a mobile device-to network relay. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150009836

Side information for channel state information reporting in wireless systems

In mimo systems employing closed loop link adaptation, channel state information reporting can be enhanced using various types of side information, such as scheduling information indicating constraints on the scheduler related to the generation of downlink mimo signals.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150009403

Layered locally cached content transcoding system

A system for transcoding locally cached content may include a memory configured to store at least a video stream. A controller communicatively coupled to the memory may be configured to determine a video definition format of a requested video stream and compare the requested video stream with a video definition format of a cached version of the requested video stream. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150009059

System and method for integration of hybrid pipeline

A system includes a pipeline analog-to-digital converter as a first stage to process an input signal, and a successive approximation register (sar) analog-to-digital converter as a second stage to process the input signal. The sar analog-to-digital converter includes a power adjustment element to adjust a reference voltage of the sar analog-to-digital converter to match a full scale voltage of the pipeline-analog-to-digital converter.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150009058

Transmitter noise shaping

Embodiments of the disclosed invention address a method, apparatus and computer program product for enabling enhanced transmitter noise shaping. Thereby, a first digital-to-analog conversion is performed on a digital signal resulting in first analog signal, a noise shaping on the digital signal is performed for obtaining a noise shaped signal and performing a second digital-to-analog conversion on the noise shaped signal resulting in a second analog signal, and the first analog signal and the second analog signal are added for obtaining an output signal.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150008982

Adaptive harmonic distortion suppression in an amplifier utilizing negative gain

Techniques are described herein that adaptively suppress harmonic distortion in an amplifier utilizing negative gain. The amplifier includes a first amplifier stage and a second amplifier stage, which are coupled in parallel. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150007347

Apparatus and method to secure an electronic storage using a secure element

A secure integrated circuit (ic) to provide access to an electronic storage, the secure ic including a memory and a processor. The processor may generate a first key and a second key, and enable storing the first key in the memory and storing the second key in a device memory of a device. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150007335

Secured multi-directional, multi-interface transaction processing

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe an apparatus, method, and computer readable medium for processing a secure transaction. One embodiment describes an apparatus comprising: a processor; a secure element coupled to the processor; and a connectivity device coupled to the secure element, and configured to exchange communications with a device that is external to the apparatus, and receive and execute one or more unsolicited commands from the secure element.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150007245

Multiplexing, synchronizing, and assembling multiple audio/video (a/v) streams in a media gateway

A media gateway that services a plurality of client devices may be used to combine a plurality of encoded multimedia transport streams, which may comprise a buffered copy of received encoded broadcast multimedia transport stream and an encoded local multimedia transport stream that pertains to the broadcast transport stream. The media gateway may decode the encoded broadcast multimedia transport stream to extract broadcast multimedia content carried therein based on determination of capabilities of one or more client devices used in playback of the content. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150007222

System and method for providing information of selectable objects in a television program in an information stream independent of the television program

A system and method for providing information of selectable objects in an independent information stream as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006990

Encoding methods and systems for binary product codes

A data encoding circuit and a corresponding method is provided. The data encoding circuit includes a first data formatter in communication with an encoder section. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006897

Apparatus and method to obtain electronic authentication

A host apparatus to obtain electronic authentication of a request associated with a group, the host apparatus including a processor to receive the request from an external device external to the group, to generate a digital document based on information associated with the request, to transmit the digital document to a trusted entity device for electronic authentication of the request, to receive the digital document from the trusted entity device, to determine whether the electronic authentication of the request was successful, and to process the request when it is determined that the electronic authentication of the request was successful.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006789

Anti-replay protected flash

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a system and method for providing anti-replay protection. One embodiment describes a system comprising: a security device; and an anti-replay protected flash device comprising: a flash memory array; an authentication unit; and a secure memory, wherein the authentication unit and the secure memory are disposed in a security boundary.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006749

Relaxed ordering network

A system, method and a computer readable medium for processing packets transmitted using relaxed order in an ordered multi-path network are provided. Packets associated with a data flow from the ordered multi-path network are received out of order. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006616

Host offloading architecture

A communication platform that integrates communication and sensing capabilities into a single integrated communication platform. The communication platform can senses relativity information, such as environmental information, location information, platform user information, or the like. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006287

Advertising infrastructure supporting virtual tag activation ranging and triggers

Advertising revenue models applied to geolocation virtual tag infrastructures. In various embodiments, a fee-based activation area is established for delivery and display of a virtual tag that includes advertising information from a merchant or service provider located within the activation area. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150005029

Communications device with direct cellular-to-collocated device communication channel interface

A communications device having a communication channel interface between a cellular communications module and a global navigation system (gnss) module is provided. The communication channel interface can be used to forward one or more of: a frequency offset correction message, a fine time assistance (fta) message, and an assisted-gnss (a-gnss) message from the cellular communications module to the gnss module; to forward timing and frequency information from the gnss module to the cellular communications module to enable a delayed sleep mode wake up of the cellular communications module; to enable hybrid data fusion between the cellular communications module and the gnss module; and/or to offload processes from the gnss module to the cellular communications module.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150004968

Device and method for performing opportunistic sniffing

Recent lte communications schemes utilize such large amounts of data traffic, that there is little available bandwidth for performing sniffing of nearby base stations and/or cells, which is often integral in performing carious calibrations. Utilizing an lte scheduler, small data traffic gaps can be detected in one or both of the receive chain and transmit chain. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003606

Detecting and quantifying non-linear characteristics of audio signals

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for detecting, quantifying, and compensating for non-linear characteristics of audio signals. External audio devices are detected when coupled to electronic or communication devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003510

Asymmetric complexity phys to reduce power dissipation in point-to-point communication links

An asymmetric phy pair for communicating over a point-to-point link is disclosed. The phy pair is asymmetric in that the signal processing power used by one of the phys to communicate a unit of data over the link is made to be less than that of the other phy. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003507

Spectrum analyzer integrated in a point-to-point outdoor unit

A fully functional spectrum analyzer is integrated into an outdoor communications unit of a point-to-point communication system. The spectrum analyzer of the outdoor unit provides for remote spectral diagnostics for network planning and wideband operation and is operable to capture signals outside of the signal bandwidth. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003466

Enhanced link aggregation in a communications system

An enhanced link aggregation (elag) transmitter device, is provided. The elag transmitted device includes a packet interface configured to receive a plurality of data packets from a communication networking, and also includes a controller configured to segment and reschedule one or more data packets of the plurality of data packets and to add a sequence number to the one or more data packets. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003403

Systems and methods for reduced latency and improved beacon reception in devices capable of providing multiple wireless interfaces via a single radio

Systems and methods are described for reducing latency and improving beacon reception by a device capable of providing multiple wireless interfaces via a single radio (a “multi-interface device”). The multi-interface device utilizes the single radio to communicate with a first device over a first wireless channel and to communicate with a second device over a second wireless channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002308

Device relativity architecture

A communication platform that integrates communication and sensing capabilities into a single integrated communication platform. The communication platform can senses relativity information, such as environmental information, location information, platform user information, or the like. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002119

Power supply regulator

A power supply that includes positive and negative floating power supply rails. Laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductors (ldmos) regulate the output voltage of the positive and negative floating power supply rails. ... Broadcom Corporation








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