Patent Number: 8,441,972

Title: WCDMA device and method for discontinuous reception for power saving in idle mode and flexible monitoring of neighboring cells

Abstract: A WCDMA enabled user equipment device configured to have functions collectively or selectively idle to conserve power. A discontinuous receiver is used to detect and read network messages and report the messages to the host processor within the WCDMA enabled user equipment device. The host processor then activates functions previously powered down to receive incoming messages for the user of the WCDMA device. The discontinuous receiver is also used when the WCDMA device is active to read network messages, freeing a modem of the device to operate on user messaging; and therefore, enhancing user related performance.

Inventors: Kohlmann; Michael (San Francisco, CA), Nahm; Tae Hea (Los Altos, CA), Kim; Beomsup (Cupertino, CA), Conroy; Cormac (Campbell, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: G08C 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-14 0:00:00