Patent Number: 7,788,092

Title: Method and apparatus for detecting bad data packets received by a mobile telephone using decoded speech parameters

Abstract: A speech signal is decoded by a vocoder and the reconstructed speech samples are provided to a decoded frame check unit. The decoded frame check unit examines the energy of the reconstructed speech and compares the energy of the reconstructed speech to a range of acceptable energy values. If the energy is not within the range of energy values, a frame erasure is declared and the decoded frame is prevented from being to the speaker in the telephone. In the exemplary implementation, the speech is reconstructed by a vocoder which includes a postfilter which in turn includes automatic gain control. The automatic gain control element of a post filter includes a means for measuring the energy of the decoded speech data. This measured energy is used by the decoded frame check unit to decide whether to provide the decoded data to the user or to declare a frame erasure. This implementation reduces the amount of additional hardware necessary to implement the present invention.

Inventors: Jacobs; Paul E. (La Jolla, CA), Dejaco; Andrew P. (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: G10L 21/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018