Patent Number: 8,718,196

Title: Symbol error detection for Bluetooth basic data rate packets

Abstract: A symbol error detector can be configured to detect symbol errors of GFSK modulated portions of a Bluetooth packet without relying solely on a CRC error detection mechanism. The symbol error detector can operate on frequency error signals that are a difference between a frequency associated with a current symbol and predetermined frequency outputs from a bank of filters matched to a frequency response of the Bluetooth receiver for predefined combinations of three consecutive symbols (i.e., an estimated previously decoded symbol, an estimated current symbol, and an estimated subsequent symbol). The frequency error signals can be compared against a threshold and against each other to determine a potential unreliability in decoding the current symbol and to determine whether to generate a symbol error notification. The frequency error signals being within a threshold of each other can indicate potential unreliability in decoding the current symbol.

Inventors: Ozgur; Soner (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H03D 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018