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Broadcom Corporation patents (2016 archive)


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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Programmable transmitter circuits

A programmable transmitter circuit may be coupled to a controller circuit. The controller circuit may be configured to generate control signals based at least on a signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

Unscheduled power save mode with peer device notification

A device implementing an unscheduled power save mode with peer notification may include at least one processor that may be configured to receive, from a network coordinator device, an acknowledgement of a request to enter an unscheduled power save mode. The processor may be further configured to, responsive to receipt of the acknowledgment, transmit an indication of entering the unscheduled power save mode to at least one other device of the network and then enter the unscheduled power save mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

Apparatus, system, and method for auto-negotiation

Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including electrical circuitry, are described for auto-negotiation. Active cables, active backplanes, and line cards may include one or more instances of electrical circuitry and/or integrated circuits that intercept advertisements of standard auto-negotiation protocol signaling from an initiating device for establishment of communication links with a receiving device. ... Broadcom Corporation

Frequency multiplier for a phase-locked loop

The problem with duty-cycle correction circuits used by conventional frequency doubters is that they are typically analog solutions, such as variable delay lines with long chains of inverters or buffers, that directly adjust the reference signal used by a phase-locked loop (pll). These solutions can considerably increase the noise (e.g., thermal noise and supply noise) of the reference signal, as well as the overall power consumption and cost of the pll. ... Broadcom Corporation

Beamforming feedback tone/sub-carrier location within wireless communications

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, wdev, etc.) includes at least one processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wdev(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

Apparatus and method for wired data communication

The present disclosure describes a wired communication device having media access control (mac) circuitry and physical layer (phy) circuitry. The mac circuitry frames one or more data packets in accordance with a wired communication standard or protocol to provide one or more data frames. ... Broadcom Corporation

Including low and high-voltage cmos devices in cmos process

A device includes a substrate, a deep well, a first well, and a second well. The deep well is formed in the substrate. ... Broadcom Corporation

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

Decoupled packet and data processing rates in switch devices

Continuing to integrate more aggregate bandwidth and higher radix into switch devices is an economic imperative because it creates value both for the supplier and customer in large data center environments which are an increasingly important part of the marketplace. While new silicon processes continue to shrink transistor and other chip feature dimensions, process technology cannot be relied upon as a key driver of power reduction. ... Broadcom Corporation

Link establishment for single pair ethernet

A primary device implementing the subject system of link establishment for single pair ethernet may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to transmit a first synchronization sequence to a secondary device and to subsequently detect a second synchronization sequence, different than the first, transmitted by the secondary device. ... Broadcom Corporation

Non-binary ldpc codes over non-associative finite division near rings

The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method for decoding non-binary ldpc codes over non-associative finite division near rings. A non-associative finite division near ring is a type of algebraic structure that includes a finite set of elements on which the operations of addition and multiplication are defined. ... Broadcom Corporation

Wireless power transmitter and methods for use therewith

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a wireless power transmitter that includes a coil assembly configured to transmit a power signal to a power receiving unit of at least one wireless power client. The coil assembly includes a first coil and a second coil configured to generate the power signal via a combined magnetic field. ... Broadcom Corporation

Pre-emphasis and equalization for dram

The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses and methods to pre-compensate and/or post-compensate for inter-symbol interference (isi). The apparatuses and methods of the present disclosure can be implemented as part of an i/o interface in a memory or memory controller, including dynamic random access memory (dram).. ... Broadcom Corporation

System and method to provide high-quality blending of video and graphics

A system and method are provided to generate blended video and graphics using a blending domain. The system converts video from a first domain to a blending domain. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360552

Apparatus, method and computer program for communicating via a plurality of networks

Access control information is received from a first network, which is the device's serving network (500). The received access control information is stored as access control settings (505). ... Broadcom Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360217

Inline codec switching

Techniques described herein are directed to the inline switching of video and/or audio codecs for video and/or audio data. A first device encodes data that includes portion(s) that are encoded using a first codec and portion(s) that are encoded using a second codec. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160359739

Apparatus and method for packet header compression

The present disclosure describes a networking switch of a network and method for operating the networking switch. The networking switch communicates within the network using datagrams, such as packets and/or frames. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160359675

System for network-based reallocation of functions

A network may include multiple allocations. The allocations may include: a first allocation encompassing central infrastructure, such as central office servers, data centers, or other core infrastructure; an second allocation encompassing gateway elements or other central consumer premises network infrastructure; and a third allocation encompassing nodes, such as client devices, terminals, or other nodes. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160359598

Sub-carrier or tone plan and design within ofdm/ofdma wireless communications

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, wdev, etc.) includes a processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wdev(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160359595

Pilot plan and design within ofdm/ofdma wireless communications

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, wdev, etc.) includes a processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wdev(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353489

Opportunistic data transfer

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for opportunistic data transfer (odt) are provided. Odt improves network coverage, reliability and/or efficiency by permitting data transfer consumers and network access providers to take advantage of communication opportunities that may be mutually beneficial. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160352630

Customer premises equipment virtualization

A system is described that improves network function virtualization. The system facilitates an access point, such as a customer premises equipment, to utilize functionality of another access point when providing communication service to a device at a customer premises. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160352440

Flexible debug observation point insertion in pipeline designs

An apparatus with flexible debug observation-points (dops) includes a pipeline that includes multiple stages. A number of dops is embedded in the stages, and a dop memory is provided at an end of the pipeline. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160352386

Self-interference cancellation for full-duplex communication using a phase and gain adjusted transmit signal

The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method for cancelling self-interference caused by full-duplex communication. In a full-duplex communication device, the receiver will generally experience significant self-interference from the full-duplex communication device's own transmitter transmitting a strong outbound signal over the same channel that the receiver is to receive a weak inbound signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160351710

Three dimensional monolithic ldmos transistor

A three dimensional monolithic ldmos transistor implements a drain structure vertically disposed above a level of the structure that includes a drain connection of the transistor. Displacing the drain structure vertically, out of the plane or level of the gate and source/drain connections, creates a three dimensional structure for the transistor. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345318

Data communication in a peer-to-peer network

A device for facilitating data communication in a peer-to-peer network may include at least one processor circuit. The processor circuit may be configured to initiate, in or outside a discovery time window, a data connection setup with a second device. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344903

Motion vector prediction

A system includes motion vector prediction circuitry that generates motion vectors for pixel groups and pixel subgroups within the pixel groups. For a current pixel group within the currently processed picture, the motion vector prediction circuitry selects a target reference picture. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337852

User equipment having web real time comunication architecture

A communication device configured to provide web real-time communication (webrtc) for internet 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

11/17/16 / #20160337267

Communication device for limiting processing of interrupt-causing messages

A system and method for limited the processing of interrupt-causing messages within a communication device. A user is able to set various values for dictating the bounds of a leaky bucket processor. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337114

Apparatus and method for timestamping of data packets

An apparatus and method for timestamping data packets are provided. The apparatus includes an input bit counter responsive to input bits entering a physical layer (phy) device and an output bit counter responsive to output bits transmitted by the phy device. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337014

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

11/17/16 / #20160336984

Coexistence signaling for adaptive gain table selection

A device implementing adaptive gain table selection based at least on coexistence signaling may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to identify that a packet is scheduled to be received by a receiver and retrieve at least one transmission indicator that indicates whether at least one transmitter is transmitting, where the at least one transmitter is collocated with the receiver within a device. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330684

Power management for personal bss control point (pcp)

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device) includes a processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wireless communication device(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330475

Apparatus and method for overlapped motion compensation for video coding

A method and apparatus for overlapped block motion compensation (obmc) for video coding are provided. A current prediction block and a plurality of adjacent prediction blocks including an above prediction block, a below prediction block, a left prediction block, and a right prediction block are received and blended to generate a blended prediction block. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330118

Selective deep packet inspection

Methods, systems, and computer program products for packet inspection are provided herein. The method includes the steps of receiving a first packet of a stream of packets and processing the first packet using a slow processing path. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328341

Near field communication (nfc) enabled peripheral device

A communication system of the present disclosure includes a communication device that is communicatively coupled to a peripheral device. The peripheral device selects a selectable impedance from among multiple selectable impedances to communicate peripheral device information to the communication device. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323174

Topology configuration of processing elements array by using packets

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for topology configuration of an array of packet processing elements via a topology configuration packet. Each processing element may include input packet busses from a first plurality of neighboring processing elements and output packet busses to a second plurality of neighboring processing elements. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320967

Receive side packet aggregation

A system for enhanced resource utilization includes a network interface with access to memory of a device, in communication with an operating system of the device. The system receives, from the operating system, an identification of a predetermined amount of the memory for a packet buffer, store multiple packets in the allocated memory. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316418

Low-latency packet forwarding

A device implementing low latency packet forwarding may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to receive a packet, retrieve routing information from the packet prior to performing an integrity check on the packet, and prepare to transmit the packet based at least in part on the routing information. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315719

True radio frequency (rf) power detector

A power detector is described herein that detects a true power provided by power amplifier of an rf transmitter. The power detector may include a plurality of voltage detectors that determine one or more voltages of a power amplifier included in the rf transmitter and/or a transformer included in the rf transmitter. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315671

Near field communication antenna tuning based on temperature

A wireless device includes a near field communication (nfc) interface, a nfc antenna, ferrite shielding, nfc antenna tuning circuitry coupled to the nfc interface and to the nfc antenna, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry receives temperature input from a temperature sensor that is indicative of a temperature of at least one of the nfc antenna or the ferrite shielding, determines at least one nfc antenna tuning setting based upon the temperature input and configures the nfc antenna tuning circuitry based upon the at least one nfc antenna tuning setting. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315667

Chassis nfc antenna booster

A communication device used for near filed communications (nfc). The device includes circuitry that generates a differential signal for communication with an analog front end of the device. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315641

Common-mode ripple correction for high-speed transmitters

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for common-mode ripple correction for high-speed transmitters. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a driver circuit of a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (cmos) transmitter. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309477

Transmission coordination within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Transmission coordination within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. Within wireless communication systems, there can be various wireless communication devices therein that are not all compliant with a common capability set, communication protocol, communication standard, recommended practice, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308683

Power coupling circuits for single-pair ethernet with automotive applications

A circuit for power on data line (podl) injection includes a power source, a first and a second coupling component, and an interface. The power source provides one or more dc voltage levels. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308589

Antenna systems and methods for massive mimo communication

Antenna systems and methods for massive multi-input-multi-output (mimo) (m-mimo) communication are provided. Antennas systems include a m-mimo transmitter architecture with a hybrid matrix structure. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308588

Chassis based antenna for a near field communication (nfc) enabled device

The present disclosure describes various chassis based antennas for a communication device. These various chassis based antennas can be integrated within a mechanical chassis of the communication device. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308384

Multiple-orientation wireless charging

A system includes a charging station and one or more receiving devices receiving wireless power from the charging station. The charging station includes an orientation adaptable antenna (oaa). ... Broadcom Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308042

Semiconductor device with a vertical channel formed through a plurality of semiconductor layers

Semiconductor devices and manufacturing methods are provided for making channel and gate lengths independent from lithography. Also, semiconductor devices and manufacturing methods are provided for increasing resistivity between drain and channel to allow for higher voltage operation. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302208

Point-to-point radio system having a phased array antenna system

A point-to-point radio system includes a phased array antenna system and circuitry to couple the phased array to a diplexer for steering nulls of the phased array to suppress interference.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302110

Cellular-wireless local area network (wlan) interworking

A device for facilitating cellular-wireless local area network (wlan) interworking may include at least one processor circuit. The processor circuit may be configured to receive a packet including a first tunnel identifier and addressed to a user equipment (ue). ... Broadcom Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302057

Subsequent association identifier (aid) update within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Subsequent association identifier (aid) update within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. Even while a given communication device maintains continuous association within a given communication system, a unique identifier associated with that particular communication device may be updated. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301573

Function virtualization for multimedia network topology adaptation

A network architecture includes a gateway that terminates broadband service at a particular location, e.g., at the entry to a house or business. The gateway may execute a moca network controller (nc) that manages a network of moca nodes connected by cable connections. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301491

Signal field (sig) design within ofdm/ofdma wireless communications

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, wdev, etc.) includes a processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wdev(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300838

Devices having multiple threshold voltages and method of fabricating such devices

Methods of fabricating devices (e.g., fdsoi devices) having multiple threshold voltages are described. One method includes providing a first fixed charge region proximate to an interface of an insulating (e.g., buried oxide (box) layer) and a semiconductor substrate for a first device. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300800

Integrated circuit with die edge assurance structure

Integrated circuits with edge assurance structures are provided for more reliable and efficient monitoring of the die edge integrity using, for example, automatic (or automated) test equipment (ate). The edge assurance structures can be used to test, for example, all (100%) of the production materials with virtually no extra cycle time and cost. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300661

Embedded substrate core spiral inductor

Inductors are fabricated in core layers according to a predefined semiconductor package manufacturing process rules. The inductors provide an embedded substrate trace inductor solution. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295461

Mitigating excessive handovers

A device for mitigating excessive handovers may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to receive information from a user equipment. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295265

Differential and distributive queuing of video frames

Systems and methods to deliver streaming video over a hybrid network are provided herein. The system includes a plurality of queues, each associated with a type of video frames and a classifier to store a packet of a plurality of packets in a respective queue of the plurality of queues based on a field in the packet that indicates the type of video frame in the packet. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295254

Compressed video buffering

A system controls a transmission of a sequence of compressed video data from an encoder buffer to a network for delivery to a decoder buffer. Control of the transmission includes to: determine characteristics of a video transmission path between the encoder buffer and the decoder buffer, the characteristics comprising at least one of a buffer size of the decoder buffer, an input rate of the decoder buffer, and a buffer size of an equivalent intermediary buffer of the video transmission path; determine a transmission rate from the characteristics of the video transmission path and from the sequence of compressed video data, the transmission rate being determined such that a target quality of service value can be guaranteed for the entire sequence of compressed video data transmitted at the determined transmission rate to the decoder buffer; and control transmission of the sequence of compressed video data at the determined transmission rate.. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294910

Streaming video over a hybrid network

Systems and methods to deliver streaming video over a hybrid network are provided herein. An adjusted bitrate to transmit video from a server to a client is determined in response to a fast-forward or rewind request. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294533

Digital full duplex over single channel solution for small cell backhaul applications

To provide for higher data rates, a wireless back haul network for connecting small cell base stations to a core network can be implemented using full-duplex over single channel communications. The difficulty with full-duplex over single channel communications, and the reason why it has not become common place in wireless and mobile communication standards to date, is the significant interference that the receiver of a full-duplex communication device will generally experience from the full-duplex communication device's own transmitter transmitting over the same channel that the receiver is to receive signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294422

Wireless receiver

A system includes a first filter circuitry and one or more second filter circuitry. The first filter circuitry can operate at a frequency of a wireless signal to filter the wireless signal to attenuate undesired feedthrough components and pass through a desired component. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160294404

System and method for spread spectrum adc noise reduction

Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including electrical circuits, are described for spread spectrum adc noise reduction. An analog-to-digital converter may include an analog modulator to modulate an input analog signal according to a pseudo-noise sequence. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286492

Power efficient networking

A device for power efficient networking may include a processor circuit configured to identify a time to enter a low power state. The processor circuit may be further configured to transmit, prior to the identified time, transmission parameters to a network coordinator device for a network of devices, the transmission parameters being associated with a transmission from at least one of the devices to the device. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286458

Method and system for utilizing out of band signaling for calibration and configuration of a mesh network of ehf transceivers/repeaters

A plurality of repeater devices, each of which may enable forwarding extreme high frequency (ehf) communication between ehf-enabled wireless devices, may form a repeater mesh network. Some or all of the plurality of repeater devices may utilize non-extremely high frequency (non-ehf) control connection in communicating with other repeater devices in the repeater mesh network. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286408

Dense small cell deployment

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for dense small cell deployment. In one or more embodiments, a plurality of small cells is grouped into a first group of small cells having a first power level and a second group of small cells having a second power level. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285617

Multi-input wireless receiver based on rf sampling techniques

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems of a multi-input receiver. In one or more embodiments, a receiver receives a plurality of signals each via a respective one of a plurality of wireless channels. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285556

Channel bonding for ethernet passive optical network over coax (epoc) networks

Embodiments provide systems and methods for enabling the support of multiple ethernet passive optical network over coax (epoc) channels, which can be bonded together into a single high-speed channel. The multiple epoc channels can be configured according to available spectrum, such that they occupy one or more, frequency contiguous or separated, segments of the available spectrum. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284425

Ternary content addressable memory scan-engine

A packet processing pipeline very efficiently checks for parity errors in memories located along the packet pipeline. The parity check is highly parallelized. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276355

Method of making a programmable cell and structure thereof

A programmable cell includes a split gate structure. The split gate structure includes a thin gate dielectric region and a thick gate dielectric region disposed below a gate conductor. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269755

Indexed color values in image coding

Coding circuitry may implement an indexed set of color values that stores color values for a neighbor pixel group. The coding circuitry may obtain a current pixel group for coding. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269133

Lte carrier aggregation configuration on tv white space bands

An apparatus, method and computer program product comprise controlling cellular network based communication in a primary cell on a frequency band related to the cellular network and by using an uplink and downlink configuration specific to the primary cell; controlling communication in a secondary cell on a frequency band related to a television white space channel and by using an uplink and downlink configuration specific to the secondary cell; measuring radio interference on a temporarily set uplink related carrier on the secondary cell based on information on the temporarily set uplink related carrier received on a downlink related carrier on the primary cell; and reporting results of radio interference measurement via the primary cell.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269085

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

Explicit feedback format within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. A beamformer provides a first communication to a beamformee, and based thereon, the beamformee may ascertain certain characteristics associated with the type and format of feedback to be provided to the beamformee via a second communication from the beamformee to the beamformer. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269083

Peak to average power ratio (papr) reduction for repetition mode within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communication

Selective processing of one or more packets to be transmitted from a wireless communication device to another wireless communication device is effective to reduce the peak to average power ratio (papr) of the transmission. The one or more packets are transmitted via two or more sub-bands of an available transmission medium. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160268904

Multi-phase hysteretic buck switching regulator

Methods, systems, circuits, devices, and apparatuses are described for multi-phase hysteretic buck switching regulators. Systems, circuits, devices, and apparatuses for multi-phase hysteretic buck switching regulators may include master phase components, multi-phase delay generators, and one or more slave phase components. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160262139

Long training field (ltf) within wireless communications

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

09/08/16 / #20160261952

Mobile communication devices having adaptable features and methods for implementation

Provided are communication devices having adaptable features and methods for implementation. One device includes at least one adaptable component and a processor configured to detect an external cue relevant to operation of the at least one adaptable component, to determine a desired state for the at least one adaptable component corresponding to the external cue, and then to dynamically adapt the at least one adaptable component to substantially produce the desired state. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261452

Short training field (stf) within wireless communications

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

09/08/16 / #20160261305

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

09/08/16 / #20160261044

Phased array feeder (paf) for point to point links

A point-to-point (ptp) communication system includes a near end antenna device configured to transmit a narrow antenna beam over a wireless link, and includes a far end antenna device configured receive the narrow antenna beam over the wireless link. The near end antenna device including a directive element configured to focus an electrical field into the narrow antenna beam, and including a beam steering element (e.g., a phased array feeder (paf) assembly) configured to generate the electrical field and to track the far end antenna, and further including a communication interface unit (e.g., an outdoor unit) configured to perform operations on a transmitted signal and a received signal.. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261024

Antenna structure with bracket antenna and methods for use therewith

An antenna section includes a bracket antenna configured to send and receive rf communications of a mobile communication device having a back side that is enclosed by a back cover, wherein the bracket antenna forms a structural portion of the back cover of the mobile communication device that encloses at least one portion of an edge of the mobile communication device and at least one portion of the back side. A booster plate is coupled to the mobile communication device and is configured to electromagnetically interact with the bracket antenna to modify the antenna beam pattern.. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254820

Digital-to-analog converter using nonlinear capacitance compensation

A semiconductor device fabrication operation is commonly used to manufacture one or more integrated circuits onto a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device fabrication operation forms one or more transistors onto an arrangement of fabrication layers to form the one or more integrated circuits which introduces unwanted capacitances, often referred to as parasitic capacitances, into the one or more transistors. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248689

Buffer circuitry for monitoring network element status

A system includes a pre-trigger buffer and a post-trigger buffer for recording entries related to specific network element. Buffer management monitoring circuitry captures entries leading up to a trigger criterion being met in the pre-trigger buffer and entries following the trigger criterion being met in the post-trigger buffer. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248595

User authentication system

Techniques are provided for users to authenticate themselves to components in a system. The users may securely and efficiently enter credentials into the components. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246506

High bandwidth memory and glitch-less differential xor

A high-bandwidth multiple-read memory device includes multiple memory blocks, multiple address input buses, and a number of output data buses. The memory blocks include an auxiliary memory block and each memory block include several memory sub-blocks including an auxiliary memory sub-block. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160242198

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

08/18/16 / #20160242134

Smart meter media access control (mac) for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Smart meter media access control (mac) for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. Different types of wireless communication devices may be implemented within various wireless communication systems. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160242122

Transmit power management design and implementation

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for intelligent transmit power management. Output power levels may be dynamically determined responsive to rem measurements, user equipment (ue) signal reports, information received from other cells (e.g. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241955

Multi-microphone source tracking and noise suppression

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for improved multi-microphone source tracking and noise suppression. In multi-microphone devices and systems, frequency domain acoustic echo cancellation is performed on each microphone input, and microphone levels and sensitivity are normalized. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241437

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

08/18/16 / #20160241384

Carrier synchronization appropriate for alm nfc data transmission

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for carrier synchronization in active load modulation for near field communications. A broadcast carrier is received from a remote device and mixed with a locally-generated carrier and modulated data. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241368

Communication device to generate and process a clear to send announcement frame

A communication device configured to generate a clear-to-send (cts)-announcement frame and to transmit the cts-announcement frame to one or more other communication devices. The cts-announcement frame can include an organizationally unique identifier (out) and a portion of network interface controller (nic) identifier, and announcement information of the device's activities and/or state.. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241312

Mixed mode operations within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Mixed mode operations within multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. Certain communication systems can include wireless communication devices of various capabilities therein (e.g., ieee task group ac (tgac vht), ieee 802.11 amendment tgn, ieee 802.11 amendment tga, and/or other capabilities, etc.). ... Broadcom Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241303

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

08/18/16 / #20160241280

Method and apparatus to avoid noise figure degradation of a wireless receiver by a blocker

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for improving noise figure of a wireless receiver. A wireless transmitter up-converts a first signal using a shared clock source in one or more embodiments. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234840

Frequency coordination for downlink transmissions

Methods relating to managing operations of small cells are provided. One method includes receiving, from a management system configured to manage one or more operations of a plurality of small cells, a plurality of fractional frequency reuse (ffr) patterns for a frequency range. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234640

Locationing via staged antenna utilization

A communication network of the present disclosure can determine a location of a communication device, such as a mobile communication device, a wireless access point, and/or a base station to provide some examples, within its geographic coverage area based upon one or more communication signals that are communicated within the communication network and/or between the communication network and another communication network. The communication network can implement a multilateration technique to determine the location of the communication device based upon the one or more communication signals as received over various signal pathways. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234631

Communications apparatus

Communications apparatus has a short range wireless radio frequency communicator (1301a) capable of at least one of seeking to initiate short range communication by transmitting an rf signal and of responding to such initiation so that communication between two short range wireless radio frequency communicators occurs when an antenna of a short range wireless radio frequency communicator seeking to initiate communication by transmitting an rf signal is in range of or comes into range of the antenna of another short range wireless radio frequency communicator responsive to such initiation so that the magnetic field of the rf signal transmitted by the short range wireless radio frequency communicator seeking to initiate communication is inductively coupled to the antenna of the short range wireless radio frequency communicator responsive to such initiation to enable communication of at least one of power and data between the short range wireless radio frequency communicators. The communications apparatus also has a high data rate data communicator (1301b) for communicating directly with another high data rate data communicator to at least one of receive and transmit data when the short range wireless radio frequency communicator (1301a) has communicated with another in-range short range wireless radio frequency communicator.. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233980

Codeword builder for communication systems

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

08/11/16 / #20160233902

Coordination between multiple wlan cores that are using the same frequency band

A system and method to communicate in a wireless local area network (wlan) device having a first media access control (mac) and a second mac is provided. The method includes determining whether the first mac and the second mac are transmitting and receiving on the same frequency band, determining whether transmission by the first mac overlaps with reception by the second mac, and relaxing a reception criteria by the second mac when transmission by the first mac overlaps with reception by the second mac.. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233872

Method and apparatus for excess loop delay compensation in continuous-time sigma-delta analog-to-digital converters

A ct-sdadc of the present disclosure converts the analog input signal from a representation in an analog signal domain to a representation in a digital signal domain to provide the digital output signal. The ct-sdadc achieves the analog-to-digital conversion and eldc by switching between two phases in the sar sub-adc: a sampling phase and a conversion phase. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233212

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

08/11/16 / #20160232019

Network interface controller with integrated network flow processing

A system includes network interface controller (nic) and a host processor. The host processor may run a hypervisor or os which may manage virtual network activity for virtual machines (vms) and/or applications. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227437

Packet extension for wireless communication

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for providing device(s) with additional processing time to process a packet received wirelessly while still meeting the legacy sifs time constraint. The additional processing time may be achieved by adding, by a device transmitting the packet, padding and/or a packet extension to the last symbol of the packet. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227171

Audio/video conferencing system

Aspects of the present invention may be found in a system and method to effectively schedule and configure video and audio conferences. In one embodiment, the system comprises a server and one or more audio/video conferencing devices interconnected through a public or private data network. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226797

Early queueing network device

A network device, such as a network switch, can include an ingress to receive data packets from a network. The ingress can communicate with an egress included in the network device though a fabric included in the network device. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226572

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

08/04/16 / #20160226530

Multi-processor platform for wireless communication terminal having a partitioned protocol stack

A multi-mode wireless communication device and multi-mode communication method are disclosed. The multi-mode device includes a first baseband co-processor configured to execute low-level stack operations of a first wireless communications protocol employed within a first wireless communications network. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226498

Adaptive clocking scheme

Adaptive clocking schemes for synchronized on-chip functional blocks are provided. The clocking schemes enable synchronous clocking which can be adapted according to changes in signal path propagation delay due temperature, process, and voltage variations, for example. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226292

Reconfigurable distributed active wireless charging system

A system and method utilizes an array of unit coils for wireless charging and/or near field communication. The array of unit coils can be configured to provide magnetic fields of various shapes to accommodate consuming devices and/or to accommodate types of devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160218851

Frequency spectrum and modulation scheme allocation for high speed data networks

Embodiments provide solutions to reduce power utilization (either at individual cable modems or in the overall network) in future cable modem networks. Particularly, embodiments seek to reduce power utilization at individual cable modems and in the overall network, by allocating upstream frequency bands and/or transmission modulation schemes among cable modems while accounting for cable loss experienced by individual upstream cable modem transmissions. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212684

Sensor network information collection via mobile gateway

There is provided a sensor network information collection mechanism in which, after a ue has decided to become part of an information collecting operation for collecting information from a local sensor network, a signaling transmitted from a managing node of a local sensor network is received and processed. A communication network control element is informed about the willingness to become an information collector by sending a report message comprising measurement results derived from the signaling received from the managing node of the local sensor network. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212575

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

07/21/16 / #20160211966

Overclocked line rate for communication with phy interfaces

A system side interface of a phy chip used in conjunction with a 100gbase backplane, sends and receives data using an nrz signal format, but at a data rate of between about 26.5 gbps/per lane to 27.2 gbps/per lane, which is consistent with the pam 4 signaling protocol. Thus, chip-to-chip communications between a phy chip and a switch or controller chip can use an “overclocked” nrz signaling format, reducing the amount of logic needed, which in turn can reduce signal latency, and reduce the chip area and power consumption required to implement the logic.. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160211941

Low density parity check (ldpc) codes for communication devices and systems

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

07/21/16 / #20160211890

Communications device for intelligently routing information among multiple user interfaces

A near field communications (nfc) device is disclosed that intelligently routes nfc data from a nfc device between multiple user interfaces based upon a power level of its internal batteries. The communications device utilizes a communications device user interface to send and/or receive the nfc data from the nfc device when its internal batteries are sufficient to operate the communications device user interface. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160211855

Apparatus and method for combining multiple charge pumps in phase locked loops

A frequency synthesizer includes circuitry configured to generate two or more feedback clocks based on the oscillation signals output from a voltage-controlled oscillator. The circuitry also modulates the feedback clocks based on fractional offsets from a reference clock frequency for input into two or more phase and frequency detectors. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160211801

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

07/21/16 / #20160211367

Metal oxide semiconductor devices and fabrication methods

A semiconductor device includes a first well that is disposed in a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a second well that is disposed in the semiconductor substrate. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205591

Efficient steering for user equipments in either an idle state or a connected state

For use in offloading traffic to a wireless local area network (wlan) a user equipment (ue) receives from a wireless wide area network at least a first set of thresholds having different thresholds corresponding to different types of data to be offloaded. The ue utilizes the threshold corresponding to a given type of data to evaluate whether an access node operating in the wlan is suitable for offloading data of the given type. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205399

Methods for improving low-cost video/image compression

A method and system for coding or decoding is disclosed. The system or method may receive a chroma subsampled picture and map the chroma subsampled picture into a non chroma subsampled format picture. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205224

Remote monitoring and configuration of physical layer devices

In the subject system for remote monitoring and configuration, management of a remote physical layer device may be performed by receiving, at a local physical layer device, an incoming message of a first communication format from a controller device. The incoming message may include a request intended for the remote physical layer device that is communicatively coupled to the local physical layer device over a transmission line carrying a data channel and a supplemental channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160204989

Broadband modem 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

07/14/16 / #20160204909

System, method and apparatus for phase hits and microphonics cancellation

A system and method for system, method and apparatus for phase hits and microphonics cancellation. In addition to a first rf synthesizer source, a device also includes a second stable reference signal source that operates at a lower frequency as compared to the rf synthesizer source. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160204900

Robust low rate data channel in lpi mode for energy-efficient ethernet applications

A communication technique for energy efficient ethernet (eee) employs a systematic block forward error correcting code (fec). The technique aligns a low power idle (lpi) refresh signal with the fec frame. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160204702

Low output ripple adaptive switching voltage regulator

A hysteretic switching regulator with low output ripple voltage is disclosed herein. A detector and controller is specifically used to adjust a parameter of the hysteretic switching regulator to compensate for changes in one or more of input voltage and desired output voltage to maintain the output ripple voltage within some desired range.. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160202932

System and method for achieving atomicity in ternary content-addressable memories

A ternary content-addressable memory (tcam) system is disclosed. In the system, writes to the memory are performed over several cycles. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160202741

Adaptive power management

Disclosed are various embodiments of adaptive management of a device. The adaptive management includes, e.g., power management, energy management, and diagnostics. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160198485

Network management module for a vehicle communication network

A network management module includes a network interface module, memory, and a processing module. The network interface module is operable for coupling the network management module to a vehicle communication network. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160197812

Network status mapping

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for network status mapping. Such an exemplary system and method involves inserting a network map tag in a flow set of packets in a computer network and receiving a response to the network map tag from a network element that includes populated fields of the network map tag comprising a field to identify a network element, a field to identify the outgoing port of the network element, a field to identify queue of the outgoing port; and a status field for the queue of the outgoing port.. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160197658

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

07/07/16 / #20160196632

System and method for graphics compression

A system and method for processing graphics are provided. Pixel data may be received for a pixel block. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160174278

Method and apparatus for facilitating device-to-device communication

A method is provided for facilitating device-to-device communication. The method may include causing a message to be sent to a first device to trigger the first device to transmit a reference signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160174260

Method and system for carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (csma/ca) with directional transmission

Aspects of a method and system for carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (csma/ca) with directional transmission are presented. Aspects of the system may include a communicating device (dev), which transmits a portion of a pdu utilizing omnidirectionally transmitted signals and a subsequent portion of the pdu utilizing directionally transmitted signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160174226

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

Range extension within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. A given communication device designed and implemented for operation in accordance with a given communication protocol, standard, and/or recommended practice operates in accordance with a down-clocked manner to effectuate operation in accordance with at least one other communication protocol, standard, and/or recommended practice. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160174128

Digital distributed antenna system

A system may distribute radio networking traffic from a base station to one or more radio units in a bi-directional link. The system may transport the radio networking traffic over a digital network. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160173870

Sample adaptive offset (sao) in accordance with video coding

Sample adaptive offset (sao) in accordance with video coding. Sao filtering may be performed before de-blocking processing (e.g., in accordance with video signal decoding and/or encoding). ... Broadcom Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160173305

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

06/09/16 / #20160165649

Secure connection establishment

A wireless device implementing secure connection establishment may include at least one processor circuit. The at least one processor circuit may be configured to receive an advertising packet from a device over a first channel and generate, in response to receiving the advertising packet, a connection request packet that comprises control information for establishing a connection with the device over a second channel. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160164745

Robust techniques for upstream communication between subscriber stations and a base station

A number of features for enhancing the performance of a communication system, in which data is transmitted between a base station and a plurality of subscriber stations located different distances from the base station, are presented. The power transmission level, slot timing, and equalization of the subscriber stations are set by a ranging process. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160164703

System and method for backchannel closed loop feedback for channel equalization over ethernet

A system and method for backchannel closed loop feedback for channel equalization over ethernet. Closed loop backchannel feedback for real-time transmitter adaptive equalization is provided for a pair of non-ideal duplex communication channels. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160164649

Efficient signaling of common reference signal shifts and physical downlink control channel region mismatch in coordinated multipoint transmission

Information about a set of cells potentially taking part in coordinated multipoint transmission is obtained, information about at least one of reference signal configuration and data region size configuration for each of the set of cells is obtained, further an indication of which of the reference signals configuration and the data region size configuration should be assumed in resource mapping for data is obtained, and data according to the resource mapping is received. Information about at least one of reference signal configuration and data region size configuration for each cell of a set of cells potentially taking part in coordinated multipoint transmission is provided, and an indication of which of the reference signals configuration and the data region size configuration should be assumed in resource mapping for data is provided.. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160164644

Power control for carrier aggregation on shared bands

There is provided, for example, an apparatus, which is caused to select a transmission power configuration for a communication with at least one user terminal taking place on component carriers of a carrier aggregation configuration within a shared band, wherein the selection is between a low transmission power configuration applying a transmission power below a predetermined power threshold without a listen-before-talk approach and a high transmission power configuration applying a transmission power of at least the predetermined power threshold; and upon detecting that the selected transmission power configuration needs to be informed, cause an indication of the selected transmission power configuration to the at least one user terminal and at least one secondary cell.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160164567

Methods, devices, and computer program products improving mobile communication

A system for use in a mobile device comprises: a switch unit configured to switch a common connection of a transmitter and a first receiver from a first antenna to a second antenna and a connection of a second receiver from the second antenna to the first antenna; and a processing system configured to receive at least two reception signals from the first and second receivers; in response to receiving the two reception signals, evaluate a communication link via the first and second antennae; based on the evaluation of the communication link, determine that the transmitter needs to transmit via the second antenna; obtain reception parameters used by said first and second receivers; cause the switch unit to switch the common connection of the transmitter and a first receiver so that the transmitter transmits via the second antenna; and exchange reception parameters between the at least two receivers.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160164410

High efficiency dc-to-dc converter

A power converter is described herein. The power converter may be configured to enable a high-side switch when a resonating voltage at a switching net coupled between the high-side switch and a low-side switch reaches a maximum voltage while the power converter operates in a discontinuous current mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160164156

Long-distance high-speed data and clock transmission

A non-linear impedance terminates a transmission line. The non-linear impedance may be implemented with a back-to-back connected inverter pair. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162430

Integrated circuits with universal serial bus 2.0 and embedded universal serial bus 2 connectivity

An integrated circuit is provided. The integrated circuit includes a communication-mode determination circuitry configured to detect a signal level at one or both of a first data line and a second data line and to determine whether a communication mode of the first data line and the second data line is a first universal series bus (usb) communication mode or a second usb communication mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162427

Integrated systems with universal serial bus 2.0 and embedded universal serial bus 2 connectivity

An integrated circuit is provided. The integrated circuit includes a mapping circuit configured to determine a state associated with a first universal series bus (usb) communication mode based on one or both of a signal level on a first data line and a signal level on a second data line. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162326

Compression within a set of images

The present disclosure relates generally to a system and method for file compression. More specifically, the disclosure introduces to a method for file compression wherein a group of files is identified by comparing a plurality of similarity characteristics. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162258

Intermediary device for establishing wireless services

Various embodiments are disclosed for facilitating reception of a digital audio stream over a wireless personal area network (pan). At a wireless network mobile computing device, a wireless network audio broadcast device is discovered. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161972

Voltage supply for supplying in zones voltages proportional to a master supply votlage using voltage mirroring

A scaled voltage supply to supply voltage biases to circuits in voltage zones. The scaled voltage supply includes a master voltage corresponding to a voltage drop across a master-upper rail having a voltage vdd and a master-lower rail having a voltage vss=0. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161843

Intelligent uniform masks for semiconductor fabrication

A method for reducing pattern density effects in semiconductor fabrication includes forming a first mask that includes one or more arrays of uniformly distributed pattern. Each array of the uniformly distributed pattern includes similar pattern elements having similar dimensions, orientations, and distances. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160157244

Interference mitigation through carrier aggregation

A system for interference mitigation through carrier aggregation may include one or more processors and a memory. The memory may include instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to: provide data transmissions and control transmissions to a wireless device over a primary component carrier, determine that interference exists on the primary component carrier, and switch at least a portion of the data or control transmissions to a secondary component carrier in response to determining that the interference exists on the primary component carrier, while maintaining connectivity on the primary component carrier.. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160157233

Operating a wireless system in an unlicensed band

A network access node identifies a component carrier within an unlicensed radio spectrum, determines whether or not to configure the component carrier for use as a secondary component carrier, and based on the determining configures the component carrier for use as a secondary component carrier companion to a primary component carrier within a licensed radio spectrum. In various non-limiting embodiments the network node senses the component carrier within the unlicensed radio spectrum, and as more data is needed to make the determination employs a mobile device to also sense and further to measure the component carrier within the unlicensed radio spectrum. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160156637

Methods and systems for secured authentication of applications on a network

A secured communication network can include a server including an authentication backend, the authentication backend configured to communicate with an authentication front end of a communication device. A server applet can be associated with the authentication backend. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160156490

Distributed dynamic configuration of a scalable radio frequency communication system

A device implementing a distributed dynamic configuration of a scalable radio frequency communication system includes a primary radio frequency (rf) integrated circuit (rfic) and at least one secondary rfic. The primary rfic includes at least one phase shifter, and the primary rfic may be configured to apply a first phase shift to an rf signal using the at least one first phase shifter, and to transmit the rf signal to at least one secondary rfic. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160156439

Coordinating frequency division multiplexing transmissions

A device for coordinating frequency division multiplexing transmissions over a shared transmission medium may include a processor circuit configured to receive bandwidth requests from devices for transmissions over the shared transmission medium during a time period. A first bandwidth request may correspond to a point-to-multipoint transmission over the shared transmission medium. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160155728

Stacked packaging using reconstituted wafers

An exemplary implementation of the present disclosure includes a stacked package having a top die from a top reconstituted wafer situated over a bottom die from a bottom reconstituted wafer. The top die and the bottom die are insulated from one another by an insulation arrangement. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160154115

Gnss architecture

Disclosed are various embodiments of global navigation satellite system (gnss) chipsets or architecture. Based upon a requested accuracy and/or update of a host application, embodiments of the disclosure can calculate position data points on-board the gnss chipset or allow a host processor to calculate position data points, which can allow the host processor to enter a low power mode if the requested update rate and/or accuracy allow.. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160154114

Method and system for integrated glonass and gps processing

An integrated global navigation satellite system (gnss) receiver may be operable to decompose gnss if signals associated with gps satellites and/or glonass satellites into a constituent narrowband gps data stream and/or a plurality of constituent narrowband glonass data streams utilizing, for example, a gps if tuner and/or one or more glonass if tuners. The narrowband glonass data streams and/or the narrowband gps data stream may be processed at reduced sampling rates utilizing a shared sample memory in the integrated gnss receiver. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160150591

Switching diversity in scalable radio frequency communication system

A system implementing switching diversity in a scalable radio frequency communication system includes a primary radio frequency integrated circuit (rfic), a first secondary rfic, and a second secondary rfic. The first secondary rfic is configured to receive a radio frequency (rf) signal from a device via antenna elements based on a first beam setting, and transmit the rf signal to the primary rfic. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160150554

Methods and apparatus for managing wireless communication using unlicensed frequency bands

Systems and techniques for managing the use of industrial-scientific-medical bands for cellular network communication. An apparatus comprises a processing system and a memory storing a set of program instructions. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160150542

Scalable radio frequency communication system

A device implementing the subject scalable radio frequency communication system includes one or more primary radio frequency integrated circuits (rfics) and at least one secondary rfic. Each of the one or more primary rfics is configured to receive an intermediate frequency (if) signal from a baseband processor, upconvert the if signal to a radio frequency (rf) signal, and transmit the rf signal to one or more secondary rfics. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160149587

Efficient decoder for current-steering digital-to-analog converter

A decoder for a current-steering digital-to-analog converter (dac) is described herein. In an embodiment, the decoder is a dynamic element matching (dem) row/column decoder that randomizes pairs of row control signals and column control signals that are provided to a matrix of current cells. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160149577

Differential driver circuit having bias equalizing pre-drivers

A differential driver circuit includes a differential driver configured to drive an output signal based upon a positive leg pull up signal, a positive leg pull down signal, a negative leg pull up signal, and a negative leg pull down signal. A first pre-driver includes a first driver configured to receive a positive leg signal and a first voltage divider coupled to an output of the first driver and configured to produce the first pull up signal and the first pull down signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160149033

Increasing breakdown voltage of ldmos devices for foundry processes

A laterally defused mos (ldmos) device with improved breakdown voltage includes a substrate including a deep well, a drain region formed in the deep well and in contact with a first region of the deep well, and a source region formed in the deep well and in contact with a second region of the deep well. The doping concentrations of the first and second regions of the deep well are different from one another. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160148890

Method and apparatus for cooling semiconductor device hot blocks and large scale integrated circuit (ic) using integrated interposer for ic packages

A method, system, and apparatus for improved ic device packaging is described. In an aspect, an (ic) device package includes an ic die having at one or more contact pads, each contact pad located at a corresponding hotspot on a surface of th28e ic die. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160143049

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

05/19/16 / #20160142965

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

05/19/16 / #20160142736

Census transform data compression methods and systems

An video image processing device configured to generate one or more census digit planes, and to generate one or more signature vectors based on the one or more census digit planes. The video image processing device can include one or more census transforms configured to perform one or more census transformations to generate the signature vector(s) based on the census digit plane(s).. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142343

System for recovery in channel bonding

A single stream at a source device may be transmitted over multiple channels. At the input of the channels that packets from the stream may be time stamped. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142309

Method and system for dynamic routing and/or switching in a network

Communication devices may determine routes for packets based on packet marking, routing parameters and/or costs associated with routes. A route may be selected and the packets may be communicated via the selected route. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142223

Rf bus controller

A radio frequency (rf) bus controller includes an interface and a processing module. The interface is coupled for communicating intra-device rf bus access requests and allocations. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142183

Bit parser for interleaver in transmitter with multiple transmit antennas

A transmitter having two or more transmit antennas includes a bit parser for providing two or more data streams to an interleaver of the transmitter. The bit parser receives bits representing data to be transmitted over the transmit antennas, and parses the bits into a number of data streams equal to a number of the transmit antennas such that the bits are divided into bit groups, each having no more than two of the bits, and each of the data streams include non-adjacent ones of the bit groups.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160141890

Wireless power transfer - near field communication enabled communication device

Various configurations and arrangements of various communication devices are disclosed. Various integrated circuits that form these communication devices can be fabricated onto one or more semiconductor substrates, chips, and/or dies using a high voltage semiconductor process, a low voltage semiconductor process, or any combination thereof. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139656

Method and circuit for reducing current surge

Systems and methods are provided for reducing surge current in power gated designs. In one aspect, a storage capacitor supplies a portion of the current used to power up a circuit. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160135183

Multimode user equipment accessing wireless sensor network

A method, an apparatus and a computer-readable storage medium for accessing a wireless sensor network with a multimode user equipment. The method includes a user equipment receiving broadcasted wireless sensor network information; requesting access information for the wireless sensor network from a base station of a mobile data network; receiving the access information from the base station; and accessing the wireless sensor network using said access information.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134953

Shared protection in optical networks

A device for shared protection in an optical network may include a processor circuit. The processor circuit may be configured to transmit optical signals over an optical network port to a first set of optical network units (onus), receive an indication that an optical line terminal (olt) is unavailable to service a second set of onus, transition to a protection operation mode from a normal operation mode in response to indication, and transmit optical signals over the optical network port to the first and second set of onus. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134673

Adaptive streaming with early client indication

Methods and systems for early identification of bitrates for segments in adaptive bitrate streaming can allow the server to begin processing or transcoding content as necessary for delivery, reducing processing and transmission latency. In a first aspect, a client may request a second segment before the first segment has been completely received. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134567

Universal network interface controller

A universal network interface controller (unic) is provided for interfacing a host computer to a switch fabric, a packet network, or both. The unic includes encapsulation logic configured to encapsulate a cbp communication for transmission as switch fabric data on the switch fabric. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134562

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

05/12/16 / #20160134531

Network based service function chaining

Service aware network devices coordinate function chains of virtual functions. The network devices are aware of which virtual functions exist and how to interconnect them in the most efficient manner and define and process service graphs that can be maintained, monitored and redirected. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134479

Audio/video channel bonding configuration adaptations

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

05/12/16 / #20160134155

Integrated wireless resonant power charging and communication channel

A power delivery system wirelessly delivers electric power and a communication signal to a target device. The power delivery system includes a power transmitting unit having a power source operable to source alternating current power and a sending resonant coupling component operable to couple the alternating current power to a coil for wireless power transmission by a non-radiated magnetic field at a target resonant frequency. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134022

Programmable antenna having a programmable substrate

An antenna circuit includes a substrate, an antenna, and a projected artificial magnetic mirror (pamm). The antenna is fabricated on the substrate and is positioned in a region of the substrate that has a high permittivity. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132586

Method and system for processing information based on detected biometric event data

A system and method is provided for processing and storing captured data in a wireless communication device based on detected biometric event data. The captured data may be acquired through a data acquisition system with devices or sensors in an integrated or distributed configuration. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160128080

Laa-lte communication in an unlicensed spectrum

A method includes transmitting, at an access point configured to transmit data over an unlicensed band, a single message prior to transmitting data over a channel of the unlicensed band. The method further includes receiving, at the access point, a plurality of responses from a plurality of user equipment acknowledging the single message in response to the single message.. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160128008

Synchronization channel structure for a shared channel

A method includes transmitting, at an lte device configured to transmit data over an unlicensed band, first synchronization data over a first frequency channel of the unlicensed band during a timeframe. The method further includes transmitting, at one of the first lte device or a second lte device, second synchronization data over a second frequency channel of the unlicensed band during the same timeframe. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160128003

Method and apparatus for enhanced secondary cell activation and deactivation

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to enhance network notification of secondary cell activation. In a first embodiment, the method includes receiving a secondary cell activation command, activating a secondary cell, and transmitting a phr indicating activation of the secondary cell. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127771

System and method for transporting hd video over hdmi with a reduced link rate

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for transporting multimedia data, such as ultra-high definition (uhd) video data or other video data, via a standard high-definition multimedia interface (hdmi), without requiring an increase in the link bit rate or increasing the number of signaling pairs. Display stream compression is utilized to compress a stream, and a transition minimized differential signal (tmds) clock channel may be replaced by an ansi 8b/10b encoded stream carrying additional data with a clock signal embedded within the stream. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127733

System architecture for distributed coding

A system may receive an input stream for a coding operation by a coding device. The system may determine a processing device to assist the coding device with the coding operation. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127275

Command injection to hardware pipeline for atomic configuration

A command processing system facilitates pipeline configuration. Each stage of a packet processing pipeline may access certain memory locations for processing of a data packet as it passes through each stage. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127267

Distributed switch architecture

A distributed switch architecture supports very high bandwidth applications. For instance, the distributed switch architecture may be implemented for cloud networks. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127245

System architecture for varying rate transmission

A system receives an incoming datastream at an incoming data rate or transmits an outgoing datastream at an outgoing data rate. The system may include a detection circuit to monitor the signal quality of the datastream. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127108

In-band full-duplex operation

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for in-band full-duplex operation. A first device transmits a frame to a second device wirelessly within a first frequency band, in one or more embodiments. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127104

Message transmission in an unlicensed spectrum

A method includes transmitting, at an access point configured to transmit data over an unlicensed band, a message to user equipment. The user equipment transmits to the access point an acknowledgement message indicating whether data provided within the message was successfully received in response to the message. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127057

Dynamic lte signal detection

Systems and methods allow laa lte equipment to coexist with other services in the unlicensed band such as wifi or wlan services. Systems and methods use lte reference signals in the unlicensed spectrum that are not continuous and can be interrupted by a wifi signal or other services in the unlicensed band or use a dynamic laa on burst or window to provide the lte reference signals in some embodiments. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127017

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

05/05/16 / #20160127013

Near field rf communicator and timing apparatus

A near field communications (nfc) device is disclosed that detects an envelope of a radio frequency (rf) signal. The nfc device includes a peak detector that determines the envelope of the rf signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160125917

System, method, and apparatus for embedding personal video recording functions at picture level

Described herein are system(s), method(s), and apparatus for embedding personal video recorder functions at the picture level. In one embodiment, there is presented a computer readable medium for storing a data structure. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160119775

Mobile communication device providing communication pathway determination assistance

A system and method in a 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 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

04/28/16 / #20160119671

Frame formatting supporting mixed two and three dimensional video data communication

Systems and methods are provided that relate to frame formatting supporting mixed two and three dimensional video data communication. For example, frames in frame sequence(s) may be formatted to indicate that a first screen configuration is to be used for displaying first video content, that a second screen configuration is to be used for displaying second video content, and so on. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160119633

Video encoding for social media

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for encoding and sharing media clips via a social networking provider responsive to a user interaction via a single “like” or “share” button. Media may be constantly buffered as the user watches the program, such that the user need not initiate recording, enabling the user to quickly share amusing or media clips as they happen live. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160119069

Channel bonding synchronization

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

04/28/16 / #20160117506

Security controlled multi-processor system

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for implementing a secure processing system having a first processor that is certified as a secure processor. The first processor only executes certified and/or secure code. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160100427

Method and system for optimal beamforming in wireless networks

Aspects of a method and system for optimal beamforming in a wireless network are presented. Aspects of the system may include one or more processors for use in a requesting communication device wherein the one or more processors may be operable to request a transmission time slot allocation. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160099838

Method and system for utilizing a broadband gateway for peer to peer communications

A broadband gateway may be used to provide peer-to-peer communications with other broadband gateways. One or more peer-to-peer connections may be configured with each of the other broadband gateway, for use in peer-to-peer communications, which may be utilized to communicate shared content among the broadband gateways. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160099780

Time to time-frequency mapping and demapping for ethernet passive optical network over coax (epoc)

Embodiments include, but are not limited to, systems and methods for enabling orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma) in the upstream in an ethernet passive optical network over coax (epoc) network. Embodiments include systems and methods for translating ethernet passive optical network (epon) upstream time grants to ofdma resources represented by individual subcarriers of an upstream ofdma frame. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160099029

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

03/31/16 / #20160095110

Wifi-coordinated laa-lte

A method includes detecting, using a wifi access point, channel use data indicating traffic on a plurality of channels of an unlicensed lte band in a wireless network. The method further includes providing the channel use data to a long term evolution (lte) access point. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160094855

Mode complexity based coding strategy selection

A system may receive an input stream for a coding operation. The system may determine available coding modes for the coding operation. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160094317

Long-term evolution unlicensed (lte-u) and wireless local area network (wlan) coexistence mechanism

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for protocol coexistence. Within a frequency band of a wireless local area network (wlan), a device implemented for operation in at least a non-wlan protocol can determine that the frequency band is quiet at a first time instance. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160094246

Non-binary low density parity check (nb-ldpc) codes for communication systems

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

03/31/16 / #20160093399

All voltage, temperature and process monitor circuit for memories

A device for monitoring process variations across memory bitcells includes a bitcell inverter that provides an output voltage to be used for identifying skewed corners of the memory bitcells. A first comparator compares the output voltage with a first reference voltage, and a second comparator compares the output voltage with a second reference voltage. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092703

Mesh grid protection system

A mesh grid protection system is provided. The system includes assertion logic configured to transmit a first set of signals on a first set of grid lines and a second set of grid lines. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088642

Licensed-assisted access (laa) using long term evolution (lte) protocols

The disclosure is directed systems and methods for providing robust coexistence for laa-lte, including physical layer enhancements and options to support robust coexistence for laa-lte, and deployment and evaluation scenarios and methods.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088424

Bluetooth low energy automation mesh network

A system for facilitating communications in a mesh network is provided. One or more devices of the mesh network may participate as routing nodes to provide range extension for any other devices in the mesh network that would otherwise be out of range from one another. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160087682

Device for authenticating wanted nfc interactions

An electronic device that includes a sensor module, a measuring module and a near field communication (nfc) device. The sensor module receives an input signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160087648

Puncture-aware low density parity check (ldpc) decoding

A communication device or device includes a processor that generates and interprets signals that are transmitted and received via a communication interface. The processor receives an ldpc coded signal, via the communication interface, that is generated by puncturing at least one parity bit from another ldpc coded signal that is generated based on an ldpc code characterized by a first ldpc matrix. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160087481

High efficiency gate driver for wireless power transmission

A wireless transmitter is described herein that provides power wirelessly to an apparatus with high efficiency. For example, the wireless power transmitter may include a class e amplifier that is used as a gate driver for a main power amplifier. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086634

Index table generation in pvr applications for avc video streams

One or more methods and systems of indexing an avc video stream are presented. In one embodiment, the method comprises identifying one or more fields within a picture of an avc video stream. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085280

Adaptive power configuration for a mhl and hdmi combination multimedia device

A streaming apparatus includes circuitry accommodated in a high-definition multimedia interface (hdmi) connectable device to detect a connection state of a universal serial bus (usb) supply to the streaming apparatus; set an operational mode to a hdmi mode or a mobile high definition link (mhl) mode based on the connection state of the usb supply to the streaming apparatus. The apparatus selects a supply power from the usb power supply or the mhl power supply based on the connection state of the usb supply to the apparatus.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160081131

Mesh network connections

Wireless mobile communication (wmc) devices located in near proximity of each other may be enabled to form a mesh (ad hoc wireless) network. Wmc devices may form and/or tear down intra-mesh connection with other wmc devices in the same mesh network. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160081118

Clear channel assessment (cca) levels within wireless communications

A wireless communication device is configured to perform clear channel assessment (cca) using one or more cca levels that are selected based on various criteria. The device receives or detects one or more packets on the communication medium, and the device then processes those one or more packets to determine status of one or more channels within one or more frequency bands using the one or more cca levels. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080999

Method and apparatus for a cellular assisted intelligent transportation system

A method, apparatus and computer program product are therefore provided according to an example embodiment to provide a cellular based its environment. The cellular based its environment may be configured based on lte based interfaces. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080946

Coexistence signaling

Methods and systems for enhanced 2-wire and 3-wire wlan bluetooth coexistence solution may include determining whether adaptive frequency hopping is active in a bluetooth communication device. If the adaptive frequency hopping is active, handshaking with a collocated non-bluetooth communication device may be disabled. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080928

Method and system for a networked self-configuring communication device utilizing user preference information

A first personal electronic (pe) device may enable generation, updating, and/or storage of user configuration information. The user configuration information may comprise information pertaining to device configuration and/or operational preferences specific to the device user and/or various use settings, connectivity, and/or use of available resources. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080824

Method and system for optimizing communication in a home network via a gateway

A method and system are provided in which a content request may be received by a broadband gateway from a device connected to the broadband gateway through a home network. The broadband gateway may select content that corresponds to the request from content that is available through a network access service provider and/or from other devices in the home network. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080808

Media processing system supporting personal network activity indication exchange

A system and method supporting the communication of indication of activity in a communication network are disclosed. An embodiment of the present invention may permit a first user to send an activity indication to a predefined group of other users, to enable members of the group of other users to engage in additional media exchange activities with the first user. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080335

Method and system for traffic engineering in secured networks

Aspects of a method and system for traffic engineering in an ipsec secured network are provided. In this regard, a node in a network may be authenticated as a trusted third party and that trusted third party may be enabled to acquire security information shared between or among a plurality of network entities. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080241

Gigabit determination of available bandwidth between peers

A system includes a speed service architecture (ssa) capable of supporting high throughput connectivity between a server and client. The ssa may allow for a bandwidth measurement for a connection between the server and client. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080240

Network tracing for data centers

Network devices facilitate network tracing using tracing packets that travel through the network devices. The network devices may be switches, routers, bridges, hubs, or any other network device. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080218

System and method for network health and management

A system and method for network health and management. Intelligent assessments of a current or new network configuration can be performed based on a health of the network that is derived using health messages that are indicative of the utilization of one or more forwarding tables in a plurality of network switches.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080191

Multi-channel support within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Multi-channel support within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. A communication device is implemented to encode information bit(s) to encoded bits, which subsequently can undergo processing by an interleaver that is implemented to generate interleaved bits. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080190

Multi-channel support within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Multi-channel support within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. A processor of the communication device is implemented to process a signal to generate processed signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080186

Preamble design within wireless communications

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

03/17/16 / #20160080171

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

03/17/16 / #20160080109

Symbol mapping for binary coding

The present disclosure presents symbol mapping for any desired error correction code (ecc) and/or uncoded modulation. A cross-shaped constellation is employed to perform symbol mapping. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080056

Preamble design within wireless communications

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

03/17/16 / #20160080001

Multiple size and rate forward error correction (fec) code combination with minimum shortening and maximum combined code rate

A communication device is configured to encode information bits using one or more forward error correction (fec) codes and/or error correction codes (eccs) to generate different codewords (e.g., codeword groups having different lengths, based on different code rates, etc.). The device generates a combined codeword using different sized codewords (e.g., long, medium, and short) by filling fills long codewords completely if possible, then filling medium codewords completely if possible with the remaining message bits (if any), and filling short codewords completely if possible plus another additional short codeword with the remaining message bits (if any). ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078435

Systems and methods for providing security to different functions

Methods and systems are provided that use smartcards, such as subscriber identity module (sim) cards to provide secure functions for a mobile client. One embodiment of the invention provides a mobile communication network system that includes a mobile network, a mobile terminal, a server coupled to the mobile terminal via the mobile network, and a subscriber identity module (sim) card coupled to the mobile terminal. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078223

Hardware isolated secure processing system within a secure element

Systems and methods are provided that allow a secure processing system (sps) to be implemented as a hard macro, thereby isolating the sps from a peripheral processing system (pps). The sps and the pps, combination, may form a secure element that can be used in conjunction with a host device and a connectivity device to allow the host device to engage in secure transactions, such as mobile payment over a near field communications (nfc) connection. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160073333

Apparatuses, methods and computer program products allowing communication via multiple access systems

In terms of enhancements in relation to, scenarios allowing communication via multiple access systems an example aspect of the present invention encompasses an apparatus, comprising a controller, configured to cause control of a transceiver which is configured to communicate via at least two access systems, receive at least two access control commands from distinct sources, each access control command commanding access to at least one of the at least two access systems, detect a conflict between at least part of the at least two commands, and in case of a detected conflict, resolve the conflict by causing to withdraw at least part of one of the at least two access control commands based on a priority relation between the at least two conflicting access control commands. Further, an apparatus is encompassed which comprises a controller, configured to cause control of a transceiver which is configured to communicate via an access system with a terminal, cause to transmit an access control command to said terminal, said access control command commanding access to at least one of at least two access systems available for said terminal, cause to receive a report from the terminal regarding a detected conflict relating to said access control command. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160072556

Feedback-based adaptive load modulation (alm) for a near field communication (nfc) device

A first near field communication (nfc) device or a first nfc-enabled device utilizes a feedback based approach to allow for dynamic adjusting of one or more operating characteristics. The feedback based approach can be a direct feedback based approach or an indirect feedback based approach. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160071935

Native pmos device with low threshold voltage and high drive current and method of fabricating the same

A native p-type metal oxide semiconductor (pmos) device that exhibits a low threshold voltage and a high drive current over a varying range of short channel lengths and a method for fabricating the same is discussed in the present disclosure. The source and drain regions of the native pmos device, each include a strained region, a heavily doped raised region, and a lightly doped region. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160071557

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

03/03/16 / #20160066318

Mechanisms for single user (su) and multiple user (mu) transmission and association via polling within wireless communications

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

03/03/16 / #20160066290

Cell timing synchronization via network listening

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for performing timing synchronization via network listening. The system and method can be implemented in a non-synchronized base station to receive cell-specific reference signals (crss) of a synchronized base station during guard periods of special subframes. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160066131

Near field communications (nfc) device having adjustable gain

A near field communications (nfc) device is disclosed that is capable of optimizing a gain for received signals. Measurements are made of signals received from an nfc environment and are compared to one or more threshold hold values. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065991

Method and system for motion-compensated frame-rate up-conversion for both compressed and decompressed video bitstreams

A video receiver is operable to receive three-dimensional (3d) video bitstreams from a video transmitter. The received 3d video bitstreams comprises a plurality of video frames and corresponding coding information. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065538

Wireless communication systems and methods

Embodiments of the invention provide methods, devices and computer programs arranged to facilitate access to device-to-device (d2d) communication services in a communication network. One embodiment includes an apparatus for use in controlling access to a d2d communication service in a communication network, the apparatus including a processing system arranged to cause the apparatus to: receive a d2d discovery signal including data indicative of said d2d communication service; determine a verification state for the d2d communication service as one of a first verification state and a second, different, verification state, on the basis of said received d2d discovery signal, the first verification state being one in which said d2d communication service can be verified by the apparatus; and in the event that said d2d communication service is determined to be in the second verification state, transmit data indicative of said d2d communication service for verification by the communication network.. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065230

Gain calibration of adc residue amplifiers

A device for gain calibration of an analog-to-digital converter (adc) residue amplifier includes a digital-to analog converter (dac) configured to convert a digital signal to an analog signal. The dac includes a calibration capacitor that can be used in the gain calibration of the adc residue amplifier. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160064417

Bulk and dielectric-isolated finfet-based integrated circuit

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

02/25/16 / #20160057669

Method and apparatus for managing wireless connection switching

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to manage wireless connection switching. In the context of a method, an access point (ap) may determine whether to direct at least one user equipment (ue) connected to a local area ap to be connected to a macro ap and may cause, in an instance in which it is determined to direct the at least one ue to be connected to the macro ap, at least one signal to be transmitted to the at least one ue, the at least one signal being configured to direct the at least one ue to connect to the macro ap. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160057642

Enhanced radio resource management measurement mechanism in local area network with flexible time division duplex

The present invention addresses a method, apparatus and computer program product for enabling enhanced repetition radio resource management measurement mechanism in local area network with flexible time division duplex. For initiating a radio resource management measurement accomplished by a user equipment of a host cell and approaching a neighboring cell, the base station of the host cell transmits information indicating a radio resource management measurement subband and a cross link measurement subframe to the user equipment and not performing an uplink transmission, wherein the radio resource management measurement subband is an uplink prohibited subband that is being used in a downlink transmission of the neighboring cell, and the cross link measurement subframe is a subframe capable of being used for completing an uplink to downlink switch.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160057470

Video processing system with conditional access module and methods for use therewith

A video processing system includes a video device that generates a request corresponding to video content. A conditional access module generates a video signal for transmission to the video device during a first time period, and terminates transmission of the video signal when the request is not authenticated during the first time period. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160056981

Two-dimensional (2d) decision feedback equalizer (dfe) slicer within communication systems

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

02/25/16 / #20160055352

Method and system for secure system-on-a-chip architecture for multimedia data processing

Aspects of a method and apparatus for a secure system-on-a-chip (soc) architecture for multimedia data processing are provided. A processor may configure at least one subsystem within the soc via at least one unsecured bus while a security processor enables secure functionalities in configured subsystems via at least one secure bus. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050689

Multiple delivery traffic indication map (dtim) per device within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Communications are coordinated between different respective wireless communication device groups in a multiple delivery traffic indication map (dtim) per device signaling scheme. Different respective wireless communication devices (e.g., wireless stations (stas)) may communicate with a manager/coordinator wireless communication device (e.g., access point (ap)) at different times and for different reasons. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050679

Managing interference between collocated radios

A device implementing a system for managing interference between collocated radios may include a first radio module, a collocated second radio module, and a host processor. The first radio module may be configured to generate a collocated radio tolerance indicator that indicates a tolerance of the first radio module to interference caused by the collocated second radio module when the collocated second radio module is transmitting, and provide the collocated radio tolerance indicator to a host processor when a second collocated radio module is transmitting. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050606

Communicatively coupling wlan and femtocell networks utilizing a femtocell-to-wlan network bridge and controller

Aspects of a method and system for communicatively coupling wlan and femtocell networks utilizing a fc-to-wlan network bridge and controller are provided. In this regard, data communicated via one or more femtocells and one or more wlan access points may be managed via a fc-to-wlan network bridge and controller communicatively coupled between a femtocell controller and an access point controller. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050286

Intelligent power and control policy for automotive applications

In automotive networking applications, data about vehicle's environment can be used in conjunction with a control policy to manage the performance and power usage of a networked device. The control policy can dynamically adjust the balance between link power and performance of the device's communications interface by taking into account the vehicles current situation and user preferences, e.g. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050180

Proxy device for a network of devices

A proxy device for a network of devices may include memory, a device status module, a data intercept module, a network interface, and an emulation module. The memory may be configured to store an emulation policy for emulating a device in a network, where the policy includes a status criterion that indicates a status of the device for which the policy applies. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050127

Upstream (us) transient impairment localization and detection within communication systems

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

02/18/16 / #20160050107

Over the air programming via a broadband access gateway

A system and method supporting over-the-air programming of access device such as, for example, a mobile multimedia handset and a wireless personal digital assistant (pda) via a broadband access gateway, is disclosed. The broadband access gateway may receive identifying information from the access device via a personal area network and/or a wireless local area network, and may transfer the identifying information to a wide area network or a third party content provider, via a broadband network. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160049807

Charger external power device gain sampling

A power management unit accurately measures and controls charging current. The power management unit may be implemented more efficiently than prior designs, leading to cost savings in the implementation of the power management unit as well as in the implementation of the device that incorporates the power management unit. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160049348

Semiconductor border protection sealant

A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor unit containing an active circuitry layer. The semiconductor package also includes a plurality of bonding pads on the active circuitry layer, which are configured to be connected to corresponding external conductive connectors. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048414

Dynamically splitting jobs across multiple agnostic processors in wireless system

Dynamically splitting a job in wireless system between a processor other remote devices may involve evaluating a job that a wireless mobile communication (wmc) device may be requested to perform. The job may be made of one or more tasks. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044738

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

02/11/16 / #20160044641

Handling downlink semi-persistent scheduling retransmission in wireless networks

During discontinue reception (drx) operation of a mobile terminal of a wireless communications network, methods to ensure that user equipment is in an awake mode when a network node sends a scheduling grant on the physical downlink control channel (pdcch). Dynamic scheduling (ds) and semi-persistent scheduling (sps) grants may appear on pdcch only once. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044603

Mechanism for enhancing power control in time division based communications

There is provided a mechanism for conducting power control in a time division based communication. Subframes of a frame structure of the time division based communication are classified into at two or more classification sets, each classification set comprising at least one subframe. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044523

Devices and methods related to controlling ue assumption of interface

To control ue assumption of interference there is a controller module to control a plurality of transmission points, each constituted by a set of at least one transmit antenna, to transmit data to another device in a coordinated transmission from at least a subset of the plurality of transmission points. The controller module is configured to allocate, to each resource linked to the subset of the plurality of transmission points, an interference contribution parameter that is indicative of an expected interference contribution originating from said transmission point, and to inform said another device of those resources to which the subset of the plurality of transmission points is linked, together with the respective interference contribution parameter allocated to each resource. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044292

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

A video processing system includes a video encoder that encodes a video stream into an independent video layer stream and a first dependent video layer stream based on a motion vector data or grayscale and color data.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044076

In-house location based services

A mobile device of a user discovers topological information about electronic devices in a premise environment, and shares such information with a media gateway. The media gateway uses the topological information to augment content from a server, such as a web page that supports access to media content, to add graphical objects corresponding to those electronic devices in proximity to the mobile device that are capable of reproducing the streaming media content. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160043994

Method and system for supporting visitor access via a broadband gateway

A method and system are provided in which a broadband gateway may enable a guest or visitor to access content available to the broadband gateway. The content may be received by the broadband gateway through one or more of a plurality of network access service providers that may provide separate physical layer access to the broadband gateway. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160043757

Blocker-tolerant wideband noise-canceling receivers

Because of associated disadvantages of narrow-band off-chip radio-frequency (rf) filtering, a mixer-first receiver front-end designed to tolerate blockers with minimal gain compression and noise factor degradation is disclosed. The mixer-first receiver front-end includes two separate down-conversion paths that help to minimize added noise and voltage gain prior to baseband filtering, which are critical factors in eliminating narrow-band off-chip rf filtering.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160043735

Simplified range and context update for multimedia context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding design

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for a context-adaptive binary arithmetic encoder and decoder utilizing a fixed point design for range and context updates. Symbol probabilities and probability adaptation factors can be scaled to a predetermined range, such as an 8-bit range, reducing the need for complex and operationally costly table look-ups.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160043719

High voltage fail-safe io design using thin oxide devices

A high-voltage fail-safe input/output (i/o) interface circuit includes a voltage-divider circuit coupled to an i/o pad of the i/o interface circuit, and a selector circuit configured to couple, to a power supply line of the i/o interface circuit one of an output of the voltage-divider circuit or and i/o supply voltage. The voltage-divider circuit and the selector circuit are implemented on the same chip with the i/o interface circuit.. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160043700

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

02/11/16 / #20160043650

Smart power delivery system and related method

According to one disclosed embodiment, a smart power delivery system includes a power conversion unit having a communication module and a power management module that can convert mains power into an optimized voltage and limited current used to power an electronic device. In one embodiment, a power conversion unit can optimize an output voltage by communicating with a connected electronic device and exchanging parameters representing desired characteristics of the output voltage. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037568

Method and apparatus for reestablishing communication with a network

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate selection of other user equipment as a relay node in order to establish connection to a network, such as following a radio link failure. In the context of a method for establishing a device-to-device connection, signals may be received from a plurality of user equipment that indicates that the user equipment have relay capabilities. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037545

Dynamic aggregation for coexistence between wireless transceivers of a host device

A circuit includes a first wireless interface circuit that communicates packetized data to a first external device in accordance with a first wireless communication protocol. A second wireless interface circuit communicates packetized data to a second external device in accordance with a second wireless communication protocol. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037416

Method, apparatus and computer program for operating a user equipment

Embodiments provide a method, apparatus and computer program for operating a user equipment (ue). The method beings by determining that a valid authentication for the ue, generated with a radio network operating with a first radio access technology (rat), is not a mutual authentication between the ue and the network operating with the first rat. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037324

System and method providing location based wireless resource identification

A system and method providing location based wireless resource identification in a communication system. Various aspects may comprise determining a location of a communication system (e.g., a multimode communication device). ... Broadcom Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037288

Container-located information transfer module

Techniques are described herein that transfer information using a container-located module. The module is coupled to sensor(s) that are configured to detect characteristic(s) pertaining to a medical substance that is included in a medical container. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037171

Multi-mode error concealment, recovery and resilience coding

Multi-mode error concealment, recovery and resilience coding. Adaptation of a number of coding units (cus) employed in accordance with video coding may be made as a function of error. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160036696

Processor with messaging network technology

An advanced processor comprises a plurality of multithreaded processor cores each having a data cache and instruction cache. A data switch interconnect is coupled to each of the processor cores and configured to pass information among the processor cores. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160036660

Dynamic audio/video channel bonding

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

02/04/16 / #20160036538

Process mitigated clock skew adjustment

A device includes process mitigating timing (pmt) circuitry. The pmt circuitry allows for adjustment of a clock signal while compensating for process variation within the pmt circuitry. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160029380

Speed frame exchange within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

A signaling protocol allows for speed frame exchange between different wireless communication devices within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communication system. A listening wireless communication device analyzes state of speed frame indicator bits within frames transmitted from a first other wireless communication device to determine the entire radio frame exchanges between that first other wireless communication device and a second other wireless communication device. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160029319

Coordinated wireless communication and power delivery

The present disclosure is directed to a method, apparatus, and system for managing wireless communications between wireless devices, including providing radiative power delivery to the wireless devices. The wireless devices may include a communication transceiver to wireless communicate with other wireless devices and a radiative power harvester to receive radiative power transmissions from the other wireless devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160029075

Fast switching of synchronized media using time-stamp management

Disclosed are various embodiments that facilitate fast switching of synchronized media using time-stamp management. A first media stream and multiple second media streams are obtained. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160028739

Set top box architecture supporting mixed secure and unsecure media pathways

A media processing device, such as a set top box, having a plurality of selectable hardware and software components for supporting multiple media pathways providing differing levels of security. In general, each security level corresponds to a particular certification service boundary definition(s) or key/authentication and security management scheme for managing resources such as hardware acceleration blocks and software interfaces. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160028639

Buffer relay management within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

A relay wireless communication device is implemented to perform buffer management and coordination with a source wireless communication device. A relay wireless communication device (generally, a relay) informs a source wireless communication device (source) of the status of memory therein to store messages intended for a destination wireless communication device (destination). ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160028496

Noise localization within cable based communication systems

A communication device (e.g., a cable modem (cm)) includes a digital to analog converter (dac) and a power amplifier (pa) that generate a signal to be transmitting via a communication interface to another communication device (e.g., cable modem termination system (cmts)). The cm includes diagnostic analyzer that samples the signal based on a fullband sample capture corresponding to a full bandwidth and/or a subset (e.g., narrowband) sample capture to generate a fullband and/or subset signal capture (e.g., of an upstream (us) communication channel between the cm and the cmts). ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160028450

Robust wireless communication system and components thereof for processing a message from two sources

A wireless communication system includes an access point and first and second stations. The first station transmits a first message that includes an address of a second station as a destination address and an address of the first station as a source address. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160028449

Devices and methods related to improvements in coordinated multipoint transmission arrangements

The present invention proposes methods and devices related to improvements in coordinated multipoint transmission arrangements, and in this regard proposes a device, including a controller module, configured to control a plurality of transmission points, each constituted by a set of at least one transmit antenna, to transmit data to another device in a coordinated transmission from at least a subset of the plurality of transmission points, wherein each subset with resources allocated thereto defines a respective coordinated transmission scheme, wherein the controller module is configured to transmit information on resources pertaining to multiple coordinated transmission schemes, and send at least one biasing parameter associated to at least one of the transmission schemes, to be applied for biasing a channel quality parameter. Another device includes a controller module, configured to report feedback responsive to such coordinated transmission, and the controller module is, among others, configured to apply the at least one biasing parameter to derived channel quality parameters.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160027749

Test circuit under pad

Aspects of the present invention relate to the arrangement of points of interconnection of integrated circuit die to the package in which they are enclosed. More specifically, aspects of the present invention pertain to an arrangement of bond pads over the active circuitry of an integrated circuit die, in order to permit a reduction in size of the die. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160027503

Memory architecture with local and global control circuitry

A system includes a memory block. The memory block includes a local control circuit that is operable to control a memory operation of the memory block. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160026783

System, apparatus, and method for anti-replay protection of data stored in a non-volatile memory device

Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a system, apparatus, and method for providing anti-replay protection of data stored in a non-volatile memory device. Some embodiments describe an anti-replay protection (arp) device that may protect an external non-volatile memory device from replay attacks.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160021722

Amoled light sensing

The present disclosure is directed to a method and apparatus for estimating ambient light conditions for an oled display. Embodiments of the method and apparatus use one or more columns of oleds in the display to perform two functions: their typical function of emitting light in a display mode, and the additional function of sensing light in a sense mode. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160021611

Session recovery after network coordinator or ap restart for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications

Session recovery after network coordinator or ap restart for single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or mimo wireless communications. Restart or reset of a network coordinator (e.g., an access point (ap) or other network coordinator type device) may occur for various reasons (e.g., a power cycle or power failure, inadequate failover protection, scheduled or planned power outages such as for including network maintenance, software upgrades, etc.). ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160021569

Apparatus and method to reduce denial of service during mme overload and shutdown conditions

A communication device configured to perform a load balancing procedure in response to a mobility management entity being overloaded and/or shut down. The base station can be configured to generate a radio resource control (rrc) connection reject message including a load balancing clause. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160020943

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

01/21/16 / #20160020930

Fine step blended modulation communications

A communication device is configured to perform symbol mapping of bits to generate modulation symbols using one or more modulations. The device may employ a blended modulation composed of bit labels or symbols having different numbers of bits per symbol and different modulations. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160020845

Communication device with phase/angle transformation and methods for use therewith

A communication device includes antennas to receive a first signal from a remote device, wherein the first signal corresponds to a first operational mode. A baseband processor selects either a first operational mode for transmitting a second signal or a second operational mode for transmitting the second signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160020837

Method, apparatus and computer program for controlling a wireless device

A double structured codebook is described that has a wideband codebook portion c(w1) and a frequency-selective codebook portion c(w2). Portion c(w2) is characterised in that for at least one rank index ri, each codeword of c(w2) is uniquely distinguished over all other codewords of c(w2) by at least two beam selection vectors per layer. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160020798

Systems and methods for enhancing audio quality of fm receivers

Systems and methods are described for enhancing the audio quality of an fm receiver. In embodiments described herein, a stop band noise signal is extracted from an l+r or l−r signal produced by an fm stereo decoder. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160020509

Three-dimensional antenna structure

A three-dimensional antenna structure includes first and second antenna components connected by one or more vias. The first antenna component is on a first layer of a substrate and the second antenna component is on a second layer of a substrate. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160020508

Three-dimensional multiple spiral antenna and applications thereof

A three-dimensional multiple spiral antenna includes a substrate, a plurality of spiral antenna sections, and a feed point module. The substrate has a three-dimensional shaped region and each spiral antenna section is supported by a corresponding section of the three-dimensional shaped region and conforms to the corresponding section of the three-dimensional shaped region such that, collectively, the spiral antenna sections have an overall shape approximating a three-dimensional shape. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160019376

Wireless device for group access and management

A system and method for establishing a group of wireless devices having shared media stored thereupon associates each group member device of the group of wireless devices, communicates with at least some of the group member devices of the group of wireless devices to identify shared media and upon receiving a request transmitted by a group member device of the group of wireless devices, supports access to shared media. The shared media may be stored on a different group member device, upon a managing server computer, or a media server. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160016523

Unified vehicle network frame protocol

A vehicle control module includes a vehicle device and a vehicle network interface. The vehicle device is operable to perform a vehicle function. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160014641

Anticipatory hand-off setup between networks

A system and method for performing anticipatory hand-off setup between communication networks. Various aspects of the present invention may, for example and without limitation, provide a system and method for performing anticipatory hand-off setup between communication networks. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160013908

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

Pilot tones are included within symbols (e.g., orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) symbols) transmitted between wireless communication devices. The pilot tones occupy fewer than all tone locations in any given symbol, and the pilot tones occupy different respective locations within different symbols. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160012504

Method and system for selecting services and/or content in a network comprising multiple service and/or content provider

One or more processors and/or one or more circuits in a user device may be operable to communicate a request for desired content to content and service providers. Two-tiered responses may be received, responsive to the request, for providing the desired content to the user device and/or other devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/07/16 / #20160007281

Open-loop frequency lock methods for fast boot-up time

A method for a near field communication circuit includes entering a low power mode and subsequently determining to exit the low power mode. The method further includes generating an open loop clock signal and providing the open loop clock signal to circuits of the near field communication circuit during a low power mode exit duration. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/07/16 / #20160007176

Emergency call handling in cellular networks after failed authentication

A mobile device may place an emergency call via a wireless cellular network. The mobile device receives an initiation of the emergency call and determines whether a first base station to which it is attempting to connect is authenticated. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/07/16 / #20160007090

System and method of a television for providing information associated with a user-selected information element in a television program

A system and method in a television system for providing information associated with a user-selected information element 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

01/07/16 / #20160007078

Method and system for providing user-generated content via a gateway

A method and system are provided in which a broadband gateway may be operable to handle at least one physical layer connection to at least one corresponding network access service provider. The broadband gateway may receive content and associated metadata through the at least one network access service provider. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/07/16 / #20160006469

Signaling and procedure for in-device co-existence

The present invention addresses apparatuses, methods and computer program product for improvement of signaling and procedure for in-device co-existence. An idc resolution timer (irt) is added at both ue and enb sides. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/07/16 / #20160006257

Smart powering and pairing system and related method

According to one disclosed embodiment, a smart powering and pairing system includes a power conversion unit (pcu) having a communication module, a power management module and a pairing module. The pcu can convert mains power into a form that can be used to power a plurality of electronic devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/07/16 / #20160005850

Semiconductor device with a vertical channel

Semiconductor devices and manufacturing methods are provided for making channel and gate lengths independent from lithography. Also, semiconductor devices and manufacturing methods are provided for increasing resistivity between drain and channel to allow for higher voltage operation. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/07/16 / #20160004638

Dynamically configurable memory

A device includes a memory including ways and a processor in communication with the memory. The processor is configured to execute logic. ... Broadcom Corporation








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