Patent Number: 6,434,163

Title: Transverse correlator structure for a rake receiver

Abstract: A RAKE receiver for use in a CDMA system is implemented as a transverse correlator in the complex domain. The transverse topology results in the correlator comprising a plurality of serial stages, each stage formed as a canonical unit of a multiplier, adder and memory. When implemented in the complex domain, the multiplier is replaced by multiplexers and the hardware may be significantly reduced by multiplexing between the I and Q components.

Inventors: Fernando; John Susantha (Coopersburg, PA), Prasad; Mohit Kishore (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Agere Systems Guardian Corp.

International Classification: G06F 17/15 (20060101); H04J 13/00 (20060101); H04B 7/204 (20060101); H04B 1/69 (20060101); H04B 7/216 (20060101); H04B 1/707 (20060101); H04B 007/216 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2019