Patents by Inventor Bernard Arambepola

Bernard Arambepola 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: 20220021475
    Abstract: Mixed mode constellation mapping to map a data block to a block of sub-carriers based on a configurable set of one or more constellation mapping schemes, and corresponding mixed mode least likelihood ratio (LLR) de-mapping based on the configurable set of one or more modulation schemes. The set may be configurable to include multiple modulation schemes to provide to a SEvSNR measure that is a non-weighted or weighted average of SEvSNR measures of the multiple modulation schemes. Mixed mode constellation mapping may be useful be configurable to control spectral efficiency versus SNR (SEvSNR) over a range of SNR with relatively fine SNR granularity, and may be configurable to control SEvSNR over a range of SNR at a fixed FEC code rate, which may include a highest available or highest permitted code rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Noam Tal, Sahan S. Gamage, Thushara Hewavithana, Shaul Shulman
  • Patent number: 11075713
    Abstract: Mixed mode constellation mapping to map a data block to a block of sub-carriers based on a configurable set of one or more constellation mapping schemes, and corresponding mixed mode least likelihood ratio (LLR) de-mapping based on the configurable set of one or more modulation schemes. The set may be configurable to include multiple modulation schemes to provide to a SEvSNR measure that is a non-weighted or weighted average of SEvSNR measures of the multiple modulation schemes. Mixed mode constellation mapping may be useful be configurable to control spectral efficiency versus SNR (SEvSNR) over a range of SNR with relatively fine SNR granularity, and may be configurable to control SEvSNR over a range of SNR at a fixed FEC code rate, which may include a highest available or highest permitted code rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Noam Tal, Sahan S. Gamage, Thushara Hewavithana, Shaul Shulman
  • Publication number: 20210184900
    Abstract: Symbols are received on a downstream channel. A value of a channel synchronization parameter is determined based on the received symbols. An interference event on the downstream channel is detected. In response to detecting the interference event: an output signal is determined based on at least one cached value of the channel synchronization parameter, the at least one cached value being determined based on symbols received prior to and offset from said detecting of the interference event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Thushara Hewavithana
  • Patent number: 10855433
    Abstract: A head-end equipment associated with a communication system configured to interface with an interference group (IG) composed of two or more modems is disclosed. The head-end equipment comprises a memory configured to store a plurality of instructions; and one or more processors configured to retrieve the plurality of instructions from the memory. In some embodiments, the one or more processors, upon execution of the plurality of instructions from the memory, is configured to generate an advanced warning signal to be provided to one or more modems associated with the IG. In some embodiments, the advanced warning signal comprises an information that a select modem, different from the one or more modems, in the IG will be initiating an upstream communication in a select frequency band, as well as information on a start time and a duration of the upstream communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David Barr, Bernard Arambepola
  • Patent number: 10848267
    Abstract: Mixed mode constellation mapping to map a data block to a block of sub-carriers based on a configurable set of one or more constellation mapping schemes, and corresponding mixed mode least likelihood ratio (LLR) de-mapping based on the configurable set of one or more modulation schemes. The set may be configurable to include multiple modulation schemes to provide to a SEvSNR measure that is a non-weighted or weighted average of SEvSNR measures of the multiple modulation schemes. Mixed mode constellation mapping may be useful be configurable to control spectral efficiency versus SNR (SEvSNR) over a range of SNR with relatively fine SNR granularity, and may be configurable to control SEvSNR over a range of SNR at a fixed FEC code rate, which may include a highest available or highest permitted code rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Noam Tal, Sahan S. Gamage, Thushara Hewavithana, Shaul Shulman
  • Publication number: 20200266966
    Abstract: A head-end equipment associated with a communication system configured to interface with an interference group (IG) composed of two or more modems is disclosed. The head-end equipment comprises a memory configured to store a plurality of instructions; and one or more processors configured to retrieve the plurality of instructions from the memory. In some embodiments, the one or more processors, upon execution of the plurality of instructions from the memory, is configured to generate an advanced warning signal to be provided to one or more modems associated with the IG. In some embodiments, the advanced warning signal comprises an information that a select modem, different from the one or more modems, in the IG will be initiating an upstream communication in a select frequency band, as well as information on a start time and a duration of the upstream communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: David Barr, Bernard Arambepola
  • Patent number: 10742264
    Abstract: A cable modem system for discovering interference groups (IGs) includes an infrastructure and a cable modem termination system (CMTS). The infrastructure is for transferring data. The CMTS is configured to initiate generation of test signals by a set of cable modems (CMs), obtain a set of test measurements for the set of CMs, discover interference groups (IGs) of the set of CMs based on the obtained set of test measurements and assign a plurality of upstream and downstream channels for the set of CMs that use orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based on the discovered IGs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Thushara Hewavithana, Noam Tal, Shaul Shulman
  • Publication number: 20200228162
    Abstract: A cable modem system for discovering interference groups (IGs) includes an infrastructure and a cable modem termination system (CMTS). The infrastructure is for transferring data. The CMTS is configured to initiate generation of test signals by a set of cable modems (CMs), obtain a set of test measurements for the set of CMs, discover interference groups (IGs) of the set of CMs based on the obtained set of test measurements and assign a plurality of upstream and downstream channels for the set of CMs that use orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based on the discovered IGs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Thushara Hewavithana, Noam Tal, Shaul Shulman
  • Patent number: 10652055
    Abstract: Symbols are received on a downstream channel. A value of a channel synchronization parameter is determined based on the received symbols. An interference event on the downstream channel is detected. In response to detecting the interference event: an output signal is determined based on at least one cached value of the channel synchronization parameter, the at least one cached value being determined based on symbols received prior to and offset from the detecting of the interference event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Thushara Hewavithana
  • Publication number: 20200119834
    Abstract: Mixed mode constellation mapping to map a data block to a block of sub-carriers based on a configurable set of one or more constellation mapping schemes, and corresponding mixed mode least likelihood ratio (LLR) de-mapping based on the configurable set of one or more modulation schemes. The set may be configurable to include multiple modulation schemes to provide to a SEvSNR measure that is a non-weighted or weighted average of SEvSNR measures of the multiple modulation schemes. Mixed mode constellation mapping may be useful be configurable to control spectral efficiency versus SNR (SEvSNR) over a range of SNR with relatively fine SNR granularity, and may be configurable to control SEvSNR over a range of SNR at a fixed FEC code rate, which may include a highest available or highest permitted code rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Noam Tal, Sahan S. Gamage, Thushara Hewavithana, Shaul Shulman
  • Publication number: 20190334746
    Abstract: Symbols are received on a downstream channel. A value of a channel synchronization parameter is determined based on the received symbols. An interference event on the downstream channel is detected. In response to detecting the interference event: an output signal is determined based on at least one cached value of the channel synchronization parameter, the at least one cached value being determined based on symbols received prior to and offset from said detecting of the interference event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard ARAMBEPOLA, Thushara HEWAVITHANA
  • Patent number: 10341046
    Abstract: Mixed mode constellation mapping to map a data block to a block of sub-carriers based on a configurable set of one or more constellation mapping schemes, and corresponding mixed mode least likelihood ratio (LLR) de-mapping based on the configurable set of one or more modulation schemes. The set may be configurable to include multiple modulation schemes to provide to a SEvSNR measure that is a non-weighted or weighted average of SEvSNR measures of the multiple modulation schemes. Mixed mode constellation mapping may be useful be configurable to control spectral efficiency versus SNR (SEvSNR) over a range of SNR with relatively fine SNR granularity, and may be configurable to control SEvSNR over a range of SNR at a fixed FEC code rate, which may include a highest available or highest permitted code rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Noam Tal, Sahan S. Gamage, Thushara Hewavithana, Shaul Shulman
  • Publication number: 20190182532
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to a method and system for fast channel scan for DOCSIS cable modems. The disclosed exemplary embodiments are directed to hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) modems and may be equally applied to other type of modems both wired and wireless. The disclosed embodiments enable locating the Physical Link Layer Chanel (PLC) quickly by using a beacon channel at a designated frequency offset from the PLC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Ziv Kfir
  • Publication number: 20190173609
    Abstract: Mixed mode constellation mapping to map a data block to a block of sub-carriers based on a configurable set of one or more constellation mapping schemes, and corresponding mixed mode least likelihood ratio (LLR) de-mapping based on the configurable set of one or more modulation schemes. The set may be configurable to include multiple modulation schemes to provide to a SEvSNR measure that is a non-weighted or weighted average of SEvSNR measures of the multiple modulation schemes. Mixed mode constellation mapping may be useful be configurable to control spectral efficiency versus SNR (SEvSNR) over a range of SNR with relatively fine SNR granularity, and may be configurable to control SEvSNR over a range of SNR at a fixed FEC code rate, which may include a highest available or highest permitted code rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Noam Tal, Sahan S. Gamage, Thushara Hewavithana, Shaul Shulman
  • Patent number: 10305714
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to a method and apparatus for frequency interleaving. Specifically, an embodiment of the disclosure relates to a communication system having one or more antennas, a radio, a memory circuit, and a processor circuit. The antennas can be used to communicate signals or to comply with different transmission protocols. The radio can be configured to send and receive radio signals. The memory can communicate with the processor circuit and contain instructions for the processor circuit to write data carriers along a plurality of rows and columns of a 2-D store in bit-reversed order and read the columns of 2-D store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Parveen K. Shukla, Thushara Hewavithana, Sahan S. Gamage
  • Patent number: 10171272
    Abstract: An inter-carrier interference (ICI) mitigation circuit associated with an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) receiver is disclosed. The ICI mitigation circuit comprises an ICI cancellation circuit configured to receive an OFDM symbol associated with an OFDM signal and determine an ICI associated with one or more OFDM subcarriers within the OFDM symbol. The ICI cancellation circuit is further configured to cancel the ICI from the one or more OFDM subcarriers associated with the OFDM symbol, in order to generate a desired OFDM symbol. In some embodiments, the ICI is determined and cancelled at the ICI cancellation circuit, in accordance with a predetermined ICI mitigation algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thushara Hewavithana, Bernard Arambepola
  • Patent number: 10158451
    Abstract: Mixed mode constellation mapping to map a data block to a block of sub-carriers based on a configurable set of one or more constellation mapping schemes, and corresponding mixed mode least likelihood ratio (LLR) de-mapping based on the configurable set of one or more modulation schemes. The set may be configurable to include multiple modulation schemes to provide to a SEvSNR measure that is a non-weighted or weighted average of SEvSNR measures of the multiple modulation schemes. Mixed mode constellation mapping may be useful be configurable to control spectral efficiency versus SNR (SEvSNR) over a range of SNR with relatively fine SNR granularity, and may be configurable to control SEvSNR over a range of SNR at a fixed FEC code rate, which may include a highest available or highest permitted code rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Noam Tal, Sahan S. Gamage, Thushara Hewavithana, Shaul Shulman
  • Publication number: 20180316523
    Abstract: An inter-carrier interference (ICI) mitigation circuit associated with an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) receiver is disclosed. The ICI mitigation circuit comprises an ICI cancellation circuit configured to receive an OFDM symbol associated with an OFDM signal and determine an ICI associated with one or more OFDM subcarriers within the OFDM symbol. The ICI cancellation circuit is further configured to cancel the ICI from the one or more OFDM subcarriers associated with the OFDM symbol, in order to generate a desired OFDM symbol. In some embodiments, the ICI is determined and cancelled at the ICI cancellation circuit, in accordance with a predetermined ICI mitigation algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Thushara Hewavithana, Bernard Arambepola
  • Publication number: 20180287660
    Abstract: A cable modem system for discovering interference groups (IGs) includes an infrastructure and a cable modem termination system (CMTS). The infrastructure is for transferring data. The CMTS is configured to initiate generation of test signals by a set of cable modems (CMs), obtain a set of test measurements for the set of CMs, discover interference groups (IGs) of the set of CMs based on the obtained set of test measurements and assign a plurality of upstream and downstream channels for the set of CMs that use orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based on the discovered IGs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Thushara Hewavithana, Noam Tal, Shaul Shulman
  • Publication number: 20180287770
    Abstract: A head-end equipment associated with a communication system configured to interface with an interference group (IG) composed of two or more modems is disclosed. The head-end equipment comprises a memory configured to store a plurality of instructions; and one or more processors configured to retrieve the plurality of instructions from the memory. In some embodiments, the one or more processors, upon execution of the plurality of instructions from the memory, is configured to generate an advanced warning signal to be provided to one or more modems associated with the IG. In some embodiments, the advanced warning signal comprises an information that a select modem, different from the one or more modems, in the IG will be initiating an upstream communication in a select frequency band, as well as information on a start time and a duration of the upstream communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: David Barr, Bernard Arambepola