US Patent No. 10,512,051

UNIFIED SYNCHRONIZATION DESIGN UNDER MIXED DEPLOYMENTS


Patent No. 10,512,051
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Unified Synchronization Design Under Mixed Deployments
Inventorship Hung Ly, San Diego, CA (US)
Tao Luo, San Diego, CA (US)
Peter Gaal, San Diego, CA (US)
Haitong Sun, Cupertino, CA (US)
Heechoon Lee, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,051

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a frame comprising a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), wherein the PBCH includes a master information block (MIB) comprising most significant bits (MSB)s of a system frame number (SFN) of the frame;
decoding the MSBs of the SFN;
determining whether the frame is designated an even frame or an odd frame based at least on an indication included within a synchronization signal burst set (SSBS) of the frame; and
based at least on the decoded MSBs and the frame designation, blind decoding a subset of less significant bits (LSB)s of the SFN to determine which of the subset of the LSBs are part of the SFN.