Patent Number: 7,088,975

Title: Automatic gain control system and method using multiple local AGC loops

Abstract: A receiver comprises a first Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA) that amplifies an input signal in accordance with a first gain to produce a first amplified signal. The first gain is controlled based on the first amplified signal. The receiver includes a second VGA that produces a second amplified signal responsive to the first amplified signal. The second VGA has a second gain controlled based on the second amplified signal.

Inventors: Gomez; Ramon A (San Juan Capistrano, CA), Laub; Dana V (Irvine, CA), Fanous; Adel (Irvine, CA), Burns; Lawrence M (Laguna Hills, CA)

Assignee: Broadcom Corporation

International Classification: H04B 1/06 (20060101); H03F 3/68 (20060101); H04N 7/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018