Patent Number: 8,578,250

Title: Data classification in a wireless communication system

Abstract: A method of data classification for use in a wireless communication system includes obtaining decoder metrics from a decoder. The decoder metrics correspond to data generated by the decoder. The decoder metrics include a first metric and a second metric. The method also includes classifying the data into a first category if the data fails an error detection check, into a second category if the data passes the error detection check and is determined to be unreliable, or into a third category if the data passes the error detection check and is determined to be reliable. A reliability of the data is determined based on at least one of the decoder metrics and a threshold.

Inventors: Sripathi; Prashant Udupa (Santa Clara, CA), Jootar; Jittra (Santa Clara, CA), Kim; Je Woo (Santa Clara, CA), Lu; Feng (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated

International Classification: H03M 13/00 (20060101); H03M 13/03 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017