Patent Number: 7,613,256

Title: Forward error correction in a distribution system

Abstract: A multimedia distribution system is disclosed. The distribution system includes a transmitter unit that distributes content from a content provider to one or more wireless subscriber units. The transmitter unit includes a decoder configured to determine whether a plurality of incoming packets include one or more erasures, a transmitter configured to transmit the packets to a receiving unit, and an error detection code generator configured to generate an error detection code for each of the packets transmitted to the receiver unit, the error detection code being modified for each of the erased packets so that the receiver unit will be able to identify the erased packets.

Inventors: van Veen; Durk L. (Santee, CA), Subrahmanyam; Jai N. (San Diego, CA), Bai; Jinxia (San Diego, CA), Chari; Murali Ramaswamy (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H04L 27/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017