Patent Number: 7,103,339

Title: Automatic frequency correction method and receiver for time division duplex modes of 3G wireless communications

Abstract: A receiver for use in a wireless communication system includes a voltage controlled oscillator and estimating means for obtaining a frequency estimate to adjust the voltage controlled oscillator, thereby correcting an oscillator frequency error. The estimating means performs a number of block correlations on a received signal with a known midamble reference. The output of the block correlators are conjugately multiplied and summed to produce a low-variance estimate of the phase change between correlators. A number of the largest summed values are located, and the located values that exceed a detection threshold are summed to provide a single complex number whose angle is an estimate of the phase change between the correlators.

Inventors: Sternberg; Gregory S. (Great Neck, NY)

Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation

International Classification: H04B 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018