Patent Number: 7,085,317

Title: Communication receiver with an adaptive equalizer length

Abstract: In a communication system, a method for estimating a transmitted signal is disclosed. A communication signal is received. A delay-power analyzer analyzes the communication signal. A delay spread is then estimated from information obtained from the delay-power analyzer. A new equalizer filter length is determined based on the estimated delay spread. An equalizer is configured to use the new equalizer filter length.

Inventors: Malladi; Durga Prasad (San Diego, CA), Blanz; Josef (Munich, DE), Wei; Yongbin (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Qualcomm, Inc.

International Classification: H03H 7/30 (20060101); H04B 1/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018