Patent Number: 7,613,264

Title: Flexible sampling-rate encoder

Abstract: A method for implementing a flexible sampling-rate encoder, comprising the steps of (A) sampling an input signal at a regular time-interval to produce sampled data, (B) generating a pseudo-random bit sequence having a plurality of bits, wherein each bit corresponds to a different sampling time, (C) encoding a first set of the sampled data to generate an encoded stream when any bit in the pseudo-random bit sequence is equal to a first value, wherein each bit in the encoded stream corresponds to one of the sampling times defined in step (B), and (D) determining the different sampling time for each sample in the encoded stream.

Inventors: Wells; Paul J. (Fremont, CA), Paquier; Baptiste (Fremont, CA)

Assignee: LSI Corporation

International Classification: H04L 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017