Patent Number: 8,718,563

Title: System and method for signal limiting

Abstract: A method for processing a signal with a corresponding noise profile includes analyzing spectral content of the noise profile, filtering at least one noise harmonic within the signal based on the analyzed spectral content, and limiting the filtered signal. The noise profile may include a phase noise profile. The signal may include a sinusoidal signal and/or a noise signal. At least one filter coefficient that is used to filter the at least one noise harmonic may be determined. The filtering may include low pass filtering. The limiting may include hard-limiting of the filtered signal. A phase difference between the limited signal and a reference signal may be detected.

Inventors: Moloudi; Shervin (Los Angeles, CA)

Assignee: Broadcom Corporation

International Classification: H04B 1/00 (20060101); H04B 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018