Patents Assigned to PicoChip Limited
  • Patent number: 8160011
    Abstract: There is provided a femtocell device for communicating with one or more user devices in a communication network, the network having a plurality of subchannels available for transmissions, wherein the femtocell device is adapted to use a first subset of the plurality of subchannels for communicating with user devices that are in a closed subscriber group of the femtocell device and within a first area, and a second subset of the plurality of subchannels for communicating with other user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Picochip Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Smart, Fiona Clare Angharad Somerville
  • Patent number: 8077623
    Abstract: There is provided a method for routing a plurality of signals in a processor array, the processor array comprising a plurality of processor elements interconnected by a network of switches, each signal having a respective source processor element and at least one destination processor element in the processor array, the method comprising (i) identifying a signal from the plurality of unrouted signals to route; (ii) identifying a candidate route from the source processor element to the destination processor element, the candidate route using a first plurality of switches; (iii) evaluating the candidate route by determining whether there are offset values that allow the signal to be routed through the first plurality of switches; and (iv) attempting to route the signal using one of the offset values identified in step (iii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: PicoChip Limited
    Inventors: Andrew William George Duller, William Philip Robbins