US Patent No. 10,560,235

NARROWBAND CONTROL CHANNEL DECODING


Patent No. 10,560,235
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Narrowband Control Channel Decoding
Inventorship Wanshi Chen, San Diego, CA (US)
Hao Xu, San Diego, CA (US)
Peter Gaal, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,235

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a configuration for resources of a control channel associated with a node, wherein the resources are included in a narrowband region of a wideband system;
excluding, based at least in part on a message received from a base station, resources of the narrowband region that comprise a control region for broadband communications from the control channel;
identifying a plurality of subframes during which to monitor a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS) for decoding the resources of the control channel, wherein the plurality of subframes have a same precoding applied to the DM-RS across the plurality of subframes; and
decoding the control channel based at least in part on the DM-RS.