Patent Number: 7,088,157

Title: Apparatus and method for frequency and phase acquisition

Abstract: An apparatus for frequency and phase acquisition has a voltage-controlled oscillator and a search generator with a forward path and a backward path for generating a search signal with a search frequency, the forward path of the search generator acting as a loop filter when the frequency is locked off. The search signal is symmetrized.

Inventors: Kirsch; Martin (Murrhardt, DE)

Assignee: Marconi Communications GmbH

International Classification: H03L 7/06 (20060101); H03K 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018