Patents by Inventor Ashoke Ravi

Ashoke Ravi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20240137051
    Abstract: Techniques are described related to digital radio control and operation. The various techniques described herein enable high-frequency local oscillator (LO) signal generation using injection locked cock multipliers (ILCMs). The techniques also include the use of LO signals for carrier aggregation applications for phased array front ends. Furthermore, the disclosed techniques include the use of array element-level control using per-chain DC-DC converters. Still further, the disclosed techniques include the use of adaptive spatial filtering and optimal combining of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) to maximize dynamic range in digital beamforming systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2024
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Ashoke Ravi, Benjamin Jann, Satwik Patnaik
  • Patent number: 11967980
    Abstract: Techniques are described related to digital radio control and operation. The various techniques described herein enable high-frequency local oscillator (LO) signal generation using injection locked cock multipliers (ILCMs). The techniques also include the use of LO signals for carrier aggregation applications for phased array front ends. Furthermore, the disclosed techniques include the use of array element-level control using per-chain DC-DC converters. Still further, the disclosed techniques include the use of adaptive spatial filtering and optimal combining of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) to maximize dynamic range in digital beamforming systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ashoke Ravi, Benjamin Jann, Satwik Patnaik
  • Publication number: 20240120929
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a signal generator including: a plurality of interpolators, each interpolator being configured to: receive a first input signal having a first phase, and a second input signal having a second phase; generate a plurality of interpolated signals based on a plurality of interpolations of the input signals, each interpolated signal having a respective phase based on the respective interpolation, and combine the interpolated signals to provide an output signal; the plurality of interpolators including: a first plurality of interpolators, each interpolator being configured to receive as input signals a first reference signal and a second reference signal; and a second plurality of interpolators, each interpolator being configured to receive as first input signal an output signal from an interpolator of the first plurality of interpolators and as second input signal another output signal from another interpolator of the first plurality of interpolators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Ofir DEGANI, Run LEVINGER, Ashoke RAVI
  • Patent number: 11955732
    Abstract: Millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, apparatuses, and methods that relate to transceivers, receivers, and antenna structures for wireless communications are described. The various aspects include co-located millimeter wave (mmWave) and near-field communication (NFC) antennas, scalable phased array radio transceiver architecture (SPARTA), phased array distributed communication system with MIMO support and phase noise synchronization over a single coax cable, communicating RF signals over cable (RFoC) in a distributed phased array communication system, clock noise leakage reduction, IF-to-RF companion chip for backwards and forwards compatibility and modularity, on-package matching networks, 5G scalable receiver (Rx) architecture, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Erkan Alpman, Arnaud Lucres Amadjikpe, Omer Asaf, Kameran Azadet, Rotem Banin, Miroslav Baryakh, Anat Bazov, Stefano Brenna, Bryan K. Casper, Anandaroop Chakrabarti, Gregory Chance, Debabani Choudhury, Emanuel Cohen, Claudio Da Silva, Sidharth Dalmia, Saeid Daneshgar Asl, Kaushik Dasgupta, Kunal Datta, Brandon Davis, Ofir Degani, Amr M. Fahim, Amit Freiman, Michael Genossar, Eran Gerson, Eyal Goldberger, Eshel Gordon, Meir Gordon, Josef Hagn, Shinwon Kang, Te Yu Kao, Noam Kogan, Mikko S. Komulainen, Igal Yehuda Kushnir, Saku Lahti, Mikko M. Lampinen, Naftali Landsberg, Wook Bong Lee, Run Levinger, Albert Molina, Resti Montoya Moreno, Tawfiq Musah, Nathan G. Narevsky, Hosein Nikopour, Oner Orhan, Georgios Palaskas, Stefano Pellerano, Ron Pongratz, Ashoke Ravi, Shmuel Ravid, Peter Andrew Sagazio, Eren Sasoglu, Lior Shakedd, Gadi Shor, Baljit Singh, Menashe Soffer, Ra'anan Sover, Shilpa Talwar, Nebil Tanzi, Moshe Teplitsky, Chintan S. Thakkar, Jayprakash Thakur, Avi Tsarfati, Yossi Tsfati, Marian Verhelst, Nir Weisman, Shuhei Yamada, Ana M. Yepes, Duncan Kitchin
  • Publication number: 20240113696
    Abstract: For example, a phase shifter may include an input to receive an input clock signal having an input frequency and an input phase. For example, the phase shifter may include a quadrature phase-shift generator configured to generate a first signal and a second signal based on the input clock signal, the first and second signals having the input frequency, wherein a phase of the first signal is based on the input phase, wherein a phase of the second signal is shifted by a quadrature phase-shift relative to the phase of the first signal. For example, the phase shifter may include an output to provide an output based on the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Elan Banin, Rotem Banin, Ashoke Ravi, Assaf Ben-Bassat, Ofir Degani
  • Publication number: 20240097325
    Abstract: An antenna array architecture is provided for beamforming applications. The antenna array architecture facilitates a compact and wideband dual-polarized beam-switching antenna array architecture, which may be implemented in a cost-effective multi-layer PCB or package. The antenna array architecture is implemented as part of a package substrate having a number of layers. Each of the layers comprises various conductive elements such as conductive segments and/or traces that are disposed thereon in accordance with the respective antenna components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Kexin Hu, Tae Young Yang, Seong-Youp John Suh, Harry Skinner, Ashoke Ravi, Ofir Degani, Ronen Kronfeld
  • Publication number: 20240056120
    Abstract: A tunable bandpass low-noise amplifier (LNA). The LNA includes a plurality of N-path filters and a plurality of cascode amplifiers. The cascode amplifiers are configured to amplify an input signal. Each N-path filter is coupled to a different one of the plurality of cascode amplifiers. The plurality of N-path filters are driven by local oscillator (LO) signals having different frequencies, and output nodes of the plurality of cascode amplifiers are coupled in parallel. The frequencies of the LO signals may be symmetrically spaced around a desired frequency (fLO). Each N-path filter may be coupled to a source of the common-gate device of the coupled cascode amplifier. The LO signals may be generated by a digital-to-time converter (DTC)-based frequency synthesizer. The frequencies of the LO signals supplied to the N-path filters may be adjusted to tune the bandwidth of the bandpass LNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Sashank KRISHNAMURTHY, Ofir DEGANI, Ashoke RAVI
  • Publication number: 20240048351
    Abstract: A radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) configured to generate a synthesized clock includes a phase locked loop (PLL) configured to divide down a clock to a non-harmonic frequency; a plurality of multi-phase injection locked clock multipliers (ILCM) directly connected to a plurality of transceiver chains; wherein the PLL is further configured to distribute a divided down clock to at least one of the plurality of multi-phase ILCMs; wherein the plurality of multiphase ILCMs are configured to select a phase of and multiply the divided down clock to synthesize a desired harmonic frequency of the clock and suppress an undesired harmonic frequency of the clock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Ashoke RAVI, Ronen KRONFELD, Ofir DEGANI
  • Publication number: 20230361802
    Abstract: In various aspects, a radio frequency circuit is provided. The radio frequency circuit may include a substrate that may include a radio frequency front-end to antenna (RF FE-to-Ant) connector. The RF FE-to-Ant connector may include a conductor track structure and a substrate connection structure coupled to the conductor track structure. The substrate may include radio frequency front-end circuitry monolithically integrated in the substrate. The substrate connection structure may include at least one of a solderable structure, a weldable structure, or an adherable structure. The substrate connection structure may be configured to form at least one radio frequency signal interface with an antenna circuit connection structure of a substrate-external antenna circuit. The substrate may include an edge region. The substrate connection structure may be disposed in the edge region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Jayprakash THAKUR, Ofir DEGANI, Ronen KRONFELD, Ehud RESHEF, Seong-Youp J. SUH, Tal SHOSHANA, Eytan MANN, Maruti TAMRAKAR, Ashoke RAVI, Jose Rodrigo CAMACHO PEREZ, Timo Sakari HUUSARI, Eli BOROKHOVICH, Amir RUBIN, Ofer BENJAMIN, Tae Young YANG, Harry SKINNER, Kwan ho LEE, Jaejin LEE, Dong-Ho Han, Shahar GROSS, Eran SEGEV, Telesphor KAMGAING
  • Publication number: 20230318643
    Abstract: For example, a transmitter, e.g., for a wireless communication device, may be configured to transmit a wideband Radio Frequency (RF) Transmit (Tx) signal having a wide bandwidth of at least 80 Megahertz (MHz). For example, the transmitter may be configured to generate the wideband RF Tx signal having the wide bandwidth based on a baseband signal. The transmitter may be configured to generate the wideband RF Tx signal including a suppressed third harmonic and a suppressed fifth harmonic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Elan Banin, Assaf Ben-Bassat, Ashoke Ravi, Rotem Banin, Ofir Degani
  • Publication number: 20230308193
    Abstract: In various aspects of this disclosure, a communication device is provided. The communication device may include a first radiohead circuit including a first transceiver chain configured to transmit a first radio frequency signal associated with a first transmission configuration and to transmit a second radio frequency signal associated with a second transmission configuration a second radiohead circuit comprising a second transceiver chain configured to receive the first radio frequency signal and the second radio frequency signal, and one or more processors configured to determine a first signal parameter associated with the first radio frequency signal received at the second transceiver chain and a second signal parameter associated with the second radio frequency signal received at the second transceiver chain, and to determine a preferred transmission configuration for the first transceiver chain by using the first signal parameter and the second signal parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Rotem BANIN, Ofir DEGANI, Shahar GROSS, Run LEVINGER, Eytan MANN, Ashoke RAVI, Ehud RESHEF, Amir RUBIN, Eran SEGEV, Evgeny SHUMAKER
  • Patent number: 11764835
    Abstract: A communication device may include a millimeter wave (mm-wave) antenna array having antenna elements, a mm-wave element (e.g. lens), and one or more transceivers (e.g. first and second transceivers). The mm-wave lens may be configured to adjust the first beam and the second beam as the first and second beams pass through the mm-wave lens. The first transceiver can selectively couple to the antenna elements, the first transceiver being configured to drive a first selected antenna element of the antenna elements to transmit a beam from the selected first antenna element. The second transceiver may selectively couple to the antenna elements, the second transceiver being configured to drive a second selected antenna element of the antenna elements to transmit a second beam from the selected second antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ashoke Ravi, Ofir Degani, Ronen Kronfeld, Harry Skinner, Seong-Youp Suh, Tae-Young Yang
  • Publication number: 20230283311
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes an antenna array with multiple antenna elements, an array of power amplifiers, and an array of phase shifters. Each antenna element is coupled to a power amplifier and a phase shifter. The device also includes transmitter circuitry coupled to the antenna array to encode a constant amplitude signal, which includes a power amplifier enable code to indicate which power amplifiers are to run in a subsequent data sample and a beam direction code to control beam direction of each phase shifter of the array of phase shifters in the subsequent data sample. The constant amplitude signal is then provided to the array of antenna elements and amplitude and phase modulation is combined over an air interface into a composite modulated signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin Jann, Ashoke Ravi, Paolo Madoglio
  • Publication number: 20230216409
    Abstract: A single inductor multiple output DC-to-DC converter may be configured as a buck-boost converter. The converter may include an inductor, a plurality of switches coupled to the inductor to control energizing and deenergizing phases of the inductor, and a plurality of output rails. Each of the plurality of output rails may include at least one switch, which is configured to connect the output rail to the inductor of the buck-boost converter. Depending on the energizing and deenergizing patterns of the inductor, and the state of the one or more switches, the various output rails may be supplied with a plurality of different output voltages and / or output currents. Any of a plurality of regulating strategies may be utilized to further control the output voltages and / or the output currents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Ashoke RAVI, Ofir DEGANI, Harish KRISHNAMURTHY, Shahar WOLF, Sally AMIN, Suhwan KIM
  • Patent number: 11696226
    Abstract: In various aspects, a radio communication device is described including a housing, a plurality of radiohead circuits attached to the housing, baseband circuitry connected to the plurality of radiohead circuits via a digital interface; and one or more processors configured to select one or more radiohead circuits of the plurality of radiohead circuits for communication with another radio communication device to fulfill one or more predefined selection criteria with respect to a quality of a communication with the other radio communication device using the one or more selected radiohead circuits and to control the baseband circuitry to perform communication with the other radio communication device using the one or more selected radiohead circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ehud Reshef, Ofir Degani, Roya Doostnejad, Avishay Friedman, Nevo Idan, Eytan Mann, Ashoke Ravi, Gadi Shor, Shahar Gross, Ofir Klein, Chen Kojokaro
  • Publication number: 20230199516
    Abstract: A wireless communication device can include an antenna array and processing circuitry coupled to the antenna array to segment antenna elements of an antenna array into a configurable plurality of groups of antenna elements. The circuitry can also activate analog beamforming for at least one group of the plurality of groups of antenna elements. Subsequent to enabling analog beamforming, the processing circuitry can configure digital beamforming for the at !east one group based on a criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Gregory Chance, Ashoke Ravi, Benjamin Jann, Paolo Madoglio
  • Publication number: 20230145401
    Abstract: Millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, apparatuses, and methods that relate to transceivers, receivers, and antenna structures for wireless communications are described. The various aspects include co-located millimeter wave (mmWave) and near-field communication (NFC) antennas, scalable phased array radio transceiver architecture (SPARTA), phased array distributed communication system with MIMO support and phase noise synchronization over a single coax cable, communicating RF signals over cable (RFoC) in a distributed phased array communication system, clock noise leakage reduction, IF-to-RF companion chip for backwards and forwards compatibility and modularity, on-package matching networks, 5G scalable receiver (Rx) architecture, among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Erkan Alpman, Arnaud Lucres Amadjikpe, Omer Asaf, Kameran Azadet, Rotem Banin, Miroslav Baryakh, Anat Bazov, Stefano Brenna, Bryan K. Casper, Anandaroop Chakrabarti, Gregory Chance, Debabani Choudhury, Emanuel Cohen, Claudio Da Silva, Sidharth Dalmia, Saeid Daneshgar Asl, Kaushik Dasgupta, Kunal Datta, Brandon Davis, Ofir Degani, Amr M. Fahim, Amit Freiman, Michael Genossar, Eran Gerson, Eyal Goldberger, Eshel Gordon, Meir Gordon, Josef Hagn, Shinwon Kang, Te Yu Kao, Noam Kogan, Mikko S. Komulainen, Igal Yehuda Kushnir, Saku Lahti, Mikko M. Lampinen, Naftali Landsberg, Wook Bong Lee, Run Levinger, Albert Molina, Resti Montoya Moreno, Tawfiq Musah, Nathan G. Narevsky, Hosein Nikopour, Oner Orhan, Georgios Palaskas, Stefano Pellerano, Ron Pongratz, Ashoke Ravi, Shmuel Ravid, Peter Andrew Sagazio, Eren Sasoglu, Lior Shakedd, Gadi Shor, Baljit Singh, Menashe Soffer, Ra'anan Sover, Shilpa Talwar, Nebil Tanzi, Moshe Teplitsky, Chintan S. Thakkar, Jayprakash Thakur, Avi Tsarfati, Yossi Tsfati, Marian Verhelst, Nir Weisman, Shuhei Yamada, Ana M. Yepes, Duncan Kitchin
  • Publication number: 20230100670
    Abstract: Spiking neuron circuits and methods are provided in this disclosure. A spiking neuron may include a triggerable oscillator configured to generate an oscillator signal. The spiking neuron may further include a circuit configured to obtain an integration value based on received input spike signals. The spiking neuron may further include a leakage circuit configured to obtain a leakage value based on the oscillator signal. The spiking neuron may further include an oscillator activator configured to activate or deactivate the triggerable oscillator based on the leakage value and the integration value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Alaa BEIDAS, Elan BANIN, Assaf BEN-BASSAT, Ofir DEGANI, Ashoke RAVI
  • Publication number: 20230093115
    Abstract: Spiking neuron circuits and methods are provided in this disclosure. A spiking neuron may include a triggerable and frequency-controllable oscillator that is configured to generate an oscillator signal. The spiking neuron may further include a spike signal detector that is configured to generate spike detection signals in response to detection of input spike signals. The spike signal detector may generate the spike detection signals based on the oscillator signal. The spiking neuron may further include a neuron structure that is configured to provide an output spike signal based on the spike detection signals and the oscillator signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Assaf BEN-BASSAT, Elan BANIN, Alaa BEIDAS, Ofir DEGANI, Ashoke RAVI
  • Publication number: 20220416444
    Abstract: For example, an apparatus may include a baseband controller configured to control a plurality of dual-polarization Radio Heads (RHs) to communicate a Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) transmission, the baseband controller configured to control a first dual-polarization RH of the plurality of dual-polarization RHs to communicate a first spatial stream of the MIMO transmission with a horizontal-polarization via one or more first dual-polarization antenna elements of the first dual-polarization RH, and to control a second dual-polarization RH of the plurality of dual-polarization RHs to communicate a second spatial stream of the MIMO transmission with a vertical-polarization via one or more second dual-polarization antenna elements of the second dual-polarization RH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ronen Kronfeld, Ofir Degani, Ashoke Ravi