Patent Number: 7,085,326

Title: Transmission system, receiver, and decimation device

Abstract: The invention presents a programmable communication system for generating data for at least one processing unit at a fixed symbol frequency, which lies within a range of frequencies, on the basis of input samples received at an input frequency higher than the symbol frequency. To achieve this, communication time slots are reserved periodically as a function of the maximum envisaged symbol frequency, and the device is designed for using only a fraction of these slots reserved as a function of the fixed symbol frequency for transmitting the generated data. The invention is applicable to broadband digital communications, digital television, channel decoding, demodulation and other similar technology areas.

Inventors: Gay-Bellile; Olivier (Paris, FR), Dujardin; Eric (Paris, FR)

Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

International Classification: H04L 27/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018