Patents by Inventor Kelly Brian Cameron

Kelly Brian Cameron 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).

  • Patent number: 9826373
    Abstract: A wireless local area network (WLAN) transmitter includes a baseband processing module and a plurality of radio frequency (RF) transmitters. The processing module selects one of a plurality of modes of operation based on a mode selection signal. The processing module determines a number of transmit streams based on the mode selection signal. The processing of the data further continues by converting encoded data into streams of symbols in accordance with the number of transmit streams and the mode selection signal. A number of the plurality of RF transmitters are enabled based on the mode selection signal to convert a corresponding one of the streams of symbols into a corresponding RF signal such that a corresponding number of RF signals is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hansen, Jason A. Trachewsky, Nambirajan Seshadri, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran, Ba-Zhong Shen
  • Patent number: 9503303
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents symbol mapping for any desired error correction code (ECC) and/or uncoded modulation. A cross-shaped constellation is employed to perform symbol mapping. The cross-shaped constellation is generated from a rectangle-shaped constellation. Considering the rectangle-shaped constellation and its left hand side, a first constellation point subset located along that left hand side are moved to be along a top of the cross-shaped constellation while a second constellation point subset located along that left hand side are moved to be along a bottom of the cross-shaped constellation. For example, considering an embodiment having four constellation point subsets along the left hand side of the rectangle-shaped constellation, two of those subsets are moved to be along the top of the cross-shaped constellation while two other subsets of the constellation points along the left hand side are moved to be along the bottom of the cross-shaped constellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tak K. Lee, Ba-Zhong Shen, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran
  • Publication number: 20160080109
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents symbol mapping for any desired error correction code (ECC) and/or uncoded modulation. A cross-shaped constellation is employed to perform symbol mapping. The cross-shaped constellation is generated from a rectangle-shaped constellation. Considering the rectangle-shaped constellation and its left hand side, a first constellation point subset located along that left hand side are moved to be along a top of the cross-shaped constellation while a second constellation point subset located along that left hand side are moved to be along a bottom of the cross-shaped constellation. For example, considering an embodiment having four constellation point subsets along the left hand side of the rectangle-shaped constellation, two of those subsets are moved to be along the top of the cross-shaped constellation while two other subsets of the constellation points along the left hand side are moved to be along the bottom of the cross-shaped constellation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tak K. Lee, Ba-Zhong Shen, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran
  • Patent number: 9209834
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents symbol mapping for any desired error correction code (ECC) and/or uncoded modulation. A cross-shaped constellation is employed to perform symbol mapping. The cross-shaped constellation is generated from a rectangle-shaped constellation. Considering the rectangle-shaped constellation and its left hand side, a first constellation point subset located along that left hand side are moved to be along a top of the cross-shaped constellation while a second constellation point subset located along that left hand side are moved to be along a bottom of the cross-shaped constellation. For example, considering an embodiment having four constellation point subsets along the left hand side of the rectangle-shaped constellation, two of those subsets are moved to be along the top of the cross-shaped constellation while two other subsets of the constellation points along the left hand side are moved to be along the bottom of the cross-shaped constellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Tak K. Lee, Ba-Zhong Shen, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran
  • Publication number: 20150163650
    Abstract: A wireless local area network (WLAN) transmitter includes a baseband processing module and a plurality of radio frequency (RF) transmitters. The processing module selects one of a plurality of modes of operation based on a mode selection signal. The processing module determines a number of transmit streams based on the mode selection signal. The processing of the data further continues by converting encoded data into streams of symbols in accordance with the number of transmit streams and the mode selection signal. A number of the plurality of RF transmitters are enabled based on the mode selection signal to convert a corresponding one of the streams of symbols into a corresponding RF signal such that a corresponding number of RF signals is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hansen, Jason A. Trachewsky, Nambirajan Seshadri, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran, Ba-Zhong Shen
  • Patent number: 9031143
    Abstract: A communication device is configured adaptively to process a receive signal based on noise that may have adversely affected the signal during transition via communication channel. The device may be configured to identify those portions of the signal of the signal that are noise-affected (e.g., noise-affected sub-carriers of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal), or the device may receive information that identifies those portions of the signal that are noise-affected from one or more other devices. The device may be configured to perform the modulation processing of the received signal to generate log-likelihood ratios (LLRs) for use in decoding the signal. Those LLRs associated with noise-affected portions of the signal are handled differently than LLRs associated with portions of the signal that are not noise-affected. The LLRs may be scaled based on signal to noise ratio(s) (SNR(s)) associated with the signal (e.g., based on background noise, burst noise, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ba-Zhong Shen, Richard S. Prodan, Avi Kliger, Leo Montreuil, Jonathan S. Min, Tak K. Lee, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran
  • Publication number: 20150095726
    Abstract: A communication device operates to support communications with one or more other communication devices. The communication device includes a processor and a communication interface to perform various operations including receiving forward error correction (FEC) coded signals from another communication device. The communication device iteratively decodes the FEC coded signals to make estimates of information encoded therein. The communication device then determines an operational error check rate based on error check failure of at least one of the FEC coded signals after performing a predetermined number of decoding iterations (e.g., that is less than a maximum number of decoding iterations performed by the device). The device then determines a signal to noise ratio (SNR) margin of the communication device by applying the operational error check rate to a characterization of the communication device that relates error check rate and SNR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran, Tak Kwan Lee, Ba-Zhong Shen, Bruce Joseph Currivan
  • Patent number: 8964895
    Abstract: A wireless local area network (WLAN) transmitter includes a baseband processing module and a plurality of radio frequency (RF) transmitters. The processing module selects one of a plurality of modes of operation based on a mode selection signal. The processing module determines a number of transmit streams based on the mode selection signal. The processing of the data further continues by converting encoded data into streams of symbols in accordance with the number of transmit streams and the mode selection signal. A number of the plurality of RF transmitters are enabled based on the mode selection signal to convert a corresponding one of the streams of symbols into a corresponding RF signal such that a corresponding number of RF signals is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hansen, Jason A. Trachewsky, Nambirajan Seshadri, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran, Ba-Zhong Shen
  • Patent number: 8898547
    Abstract: Rate control adaptable communications. A common trellis is employed at both ends of a communication system (in an encoder and decoder) to code and decode data at different rates. The encoding employs a single encoder whose output bits may be selectively punctured to support multiple modulations (constellations and mappings) according to a rate control sequence. A single decoder is operable to decode each of the various rates at which the data is encoded by the encoder. The rate control sequence may include a number of rate controls arranged in a period that is repeated during encoding and decoding. Either one or both of the encoder and decoder may adaptively select a new rate control sequence based on a variety of operational parameters including operating conditions of the communication system, a change in signal to noise ratio (SNR), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Brian Cameron, Ba-Zhong Shen, Hau Thien Tran
  • Publication number: 20140153673
    Abstract: A communication device is configured adaptively to process a receive signal based on noise that may have adversely affected the signal during transition via communication channel. The device may be configured to identify those portions of the signal of the signal that are noise-affected (e.g., noise-affected sub-carriers of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal), or the device may receive information that identifies those portions of the signal that are noise-affected from one or more other devices. The device may be configured to perform the modulation processing of the received signal to generate log-likelihood ratios (LLRs) for use in decoding the signal. Those LLRs associated with noise-affected portions of the signal are handled differently than LLRs associated with portions of the signal that are not noise-affected. The LLRs may be scaled based on signal to noise ratio(s) (SNR(s)) associated with the signal (e.g., based on background noise, burst noise, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ba-Zhong Shen, Richard S. Prodan, Avi Kliger, Leo Montreuil, Jonathan S. Min, Tak K. Lee, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran
  • Patent number: 8683288
    Abstract: Variable modulation within combined LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) coding and modulation coding systems. Variable modulation encoding of LDPC coded symbols is presented. In addition, LDPC encoding, that generates an LDPC variable code rate signal, may also be performed as well. The encoding can generate an LDPC variable code rate and/or modulation signal whose code rate and/or modulation may vary as frequently as on a symbol by symbol basis. Some embodiments employ a common constellation shape for all of the symbols of the signal sequence, yet individual symbols may be mapped according different mappings of the commonly shaped constellation; such an embodiment may be viewed as generating a LDPC variable mapped signal. In general, any one or more of the code rate, constellation shape, or mapping of the individual symbols of a signal sequence may vary as frequently as on a symbol by symbol basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ba-Zhong Shen, Hau Thien Tran, Kelly Brian Cameron
  • Patent number: 8681907
    Abstract: Iterative demapper. Demodulation and/or demapping of a signal (e.g., based on a constellation whose points have a corresponding mapping with associated labels) is performed such that each dimension is processed separately without accounting for influences from the other dimension. For example, the demapping process operates on each respective dimension separately and independently. In some instances, the processing operates iteratively, in that, information identified from processing one of the dimensions is employed in directing the processing in another of the dimensions. Such operation may be performed iteratively by updating/modified information associated with one or more of the dimensions as well. Moreover, decoding may operate in accordance with iterative demapping (e.g., error correction code (ECC) and/or forward error correction (FEC) code by which information bits are encoded) to make estimates of bits within a signal sequence, and those estimates may be used in a subsequent iteration of demapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Kelly Brian Cameron
  • Patent number: 8631312
    Abstract: LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) codes with corresponding parity check matrices selectively constructed with CSI (Cyclic Shifted Identity) and null sub-matrices. An LDPC matrix corresponding to an LDPC code is employed within a communication device to encode and/or decode coded signals for use in any of a number of communication systems. The LDPC matrix is composed of a number of sub-matrices and may be partitioned into a left hand side matrix and a right hand side matrix. The right hand side matrix may include two sub-matrix diagonals therein that are composed entirely of CSI (Cyclic Shifted Identity) sub-matrices; one of these two sub-matrix diagonals is located on the center sub-matrix diagonal and the other is located just to the left thereof. All other sub-matrices of the right hand side matrix may be null sub-matrices (i.e., all elements therein are values of zero “0”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ba-Zhong Shen, Hau Thien Tran, Tak K. Lee, Kelly Brian Cameron
  • Publication number: 20130332792
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents symbol mapping for any desired error correction code (ECC) and/or uncoded modulation. A cross-shaped constellation is employed to perform symbol mapping. The cross-shaped constellation is generated from a rectangle-shaped constellation. Considering the rectangle-shaped constellation and its left hand side, a first constellation point subset located along that left hand side are moved to be along a top of the cross-shaped constellation while a second constellation point subset located along that left hand side are moved to be along a bottom of the cross-shaped constellation. For example, considering an embodiment having four constellation point subsets along the left hand side of the rectangle-shaped constellation, two of those subsets are moved to be along the top of the cross-shaped constellation while two other subsets of the constellation points along the left hand side are moved to be along the bottom of the cross-shaped constellation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Tak K. Lee, Ba-Zhong Shen, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran
  • Publication number: 20130166987
    Abstract: LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) codes with corresponding parity check matrices selectively constructed with CSI (Cyclic Shifted Identity) and null sub-matrices. An LDPC matrix corresponding to an LDPC code is employed within a communication device to encode and/or decode coded signals for use in any of a number of communication systems. The LDPC matrix is composed of a number of sub-matrices and may be partitioned into a left hand side matrix and a right hand side matrix. The right hand side matrix may include two sub-matrix diagonals therein that are composed entirely of CSI (Cyclic Shifted Identity) sub-matrices; one of these two sub-matrix diagonals is located on the center sub-matrix diagonal and the other is located just to the left thereof. All other sub-matrices of the right hand side matrix may be null sub-matrices (i.e., all elements therein are values of zero “0”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ba-Zhong Shen, Hau Thien Tran, Tak K. Lee, Kelly Brian Cameron
  • Patent number: 8473817
    Abstract: LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) code size adjustment by shortening and puncturing. A variety of LDPC coded signals may be generated from an initial LDPC code using selected shortening and puncturing. Using LDPC code size adjustment approach, a single communication device whose hardware design is capable of processing the original LDPC code is also capable to process the various other LDPC codes constructed from the original LDPC code after undergoing appropriate shortening and puncturing. This provides significant design simplification and reduction in complexity because the same hardware can be implemented to accommodate the various LDPC codes generated from the original LDPC code. Therefore, a multi-LDPC code capable communication device can be implemented that is capable to process several of the generated LDPC codes. This approach allows for great flexibility in the LDPC code design, in that, the original code rate can be maintained after performing the shortening and puncturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ba-Zhong Shen, Tak K. Lee, Kelly Brian Cameron
  • Patent number: 8473822
    Abstract: True bit level decoding of TTCM (Turbo Trellis Coded Modulation) of variable rates and signal constellations. A decoding approach is presented that allows for decoding on a bit level basis that allows for discrimination of the individual bits of a symbol. Whereas prior art approaches typically perform decoding on a symbol level basis, this decoding approach allows for an improved approach in which the hard decisions/best estimates may be made individually for each of the individual bits of an information symbol. In addition, the decoding approach allows for a reduction in the total number of calculations that need to be performed as well as the total number of values that need to be stored during the iterative decoding. The bit level decoding approach is also able to decode a signal whose code rate and/or signal constellation type (and mapping) may vary on a symbol by symbol basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ba-Zhong Shen, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran
  • Patent number: 8437362
    Abstract: A method for asymmetrical MIMO wireless communication begins by determining a number of transmission antennas for the asymmetrical MIMO wireless communication. The method continues by determining a number of reception antennas for the asymmetrical MIMO wireless communication. The method continues by, when the number of transmission antennas exceeds the number of reception antennas, using spatial time block coding for the asymmetrical MIMO wireless communication. The method continues by, when the number of transmission antennas does not exceed the number of reception antennas, using spatial multiplexing for the asymmetrical MIMO wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hansen, Jason A. Trachewsky, Nambirajan Seshadri, Kelly Brian Cameron, Hau Thien Tran, Ba-Zhong Shen
  • Patent number: 8408475
    Abstract: Flexible rate matching. No constraints or restrictions are placed on a sending communication device when effectuating rate matching. The receiving communication device is able to accommodate received transmissions of essentially any size (e.g., up to an entire turbo codeword that includes all systematic bits and all parity bits). The receiving communication device employs a relatively small-sized memory to ensure a lower cost, smaller sized communication device (e.g., handset or user equipment such as a personal wireless communication device). Moreover, incremental redundancy is achieved in which successive transmissions need not include repeated information therein (e.g., a second transmission need not include any repeated information from a first transmission). Only when reaching an end of a block of bits or codeword to be transmitted, and when wrap around at the end of such block of bits or codeword occurs, would any repeat of bits be incurred within a later transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ba-Zhong Shen, Sirikiat Lek Ariyavisitakul, Mark Kent, Tak K. Lee, Kelly Brian Cameron
  • Patent number: 8411775
    Abstract: Demodulation and/or demapping of a signal (e.g., based on a constellation whose points have a corresponding mapping with associated labels) is performed such that each dimension is processed separately without accounting for influences from the other dimension. For example, the demapping process operates on each respective dimension separately and independently. In some instances, the processing operates iteratively, in that, information identified from processing one of the dimensions is employed in directing the processing in another of the dimensions. Such operation may be performed iteratively by updating/modified information associated with one or more of the dimensions as well. Moreover, decoding may operate in accordance with iterative demapping (e.g., error correction code (ECC) and/or forward error correction (FEC) code by which information bits are encoded) to make estimates of bits within a signal sequence, and those estimates may be used in a subsequent iteration of demapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Kelly Brian Cameron