Patent Number: 6,480,475

Title: Method and system for accomodating a wide range of user data rates in a multicarrier data transmission system

Abstract: Improved approaches to provide flexibility in setting user data rates and managing delay in data transmission systems using a superframe structure and Time Division Duplexing (TDD) are disclosed. These improved approaches operate to provide intelligent insertion of dummy words (bits or bites) into a data stream to be transmitted. By inserting the dummy words, the invention is able to render codewords, symbols and superframes independent from user data rates. As a result, a wide range of user data rates are available in data transmission systems using a superframe and TDD.

Inventors: Modlin; Cory S. (Palo Alto, CA), Tang; Eugene Yuk-Yin (San Jose, CA), Tong; Po (Los Altos, CA), Chow; Jacky S. (Gilroy, CA)

Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated

International Classification: H04L 5/02 (20060101); H04L 5/14 (20060101); H04L 1/00 (20060101); H04L 005/14 (); H04L 007/00 (); H03M 013/27 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019