Patent Number: 8,718,116

Title: Scheduled gain control in collocated wireless receivers using forward timed signal strength predictions

Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed comprising collocated primary receiver (PR) and a time synchronized receiver (TSR), with a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) configured by a LNA gain control signal to create a shared amplified signal sent to the PR and the TSR for them to concurrently receive packets. The TSR is configured to generate a timed signal strength prediction signal based on the shared amplified signal and the LNA gain control signal. The primary receiver is configured to generate the LNA gain control signal based, at least in part, on the timed signal strength prediction signal. The PR may include a spread spectrum receiver, and the TSR may include a frequency hopping receiver.

Inventors: Hirsch; Olaf J. (Sunnyvale, CA), Husted; Paul J. (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H04B 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018