US Patent No. 10,560,909

SIGNAL ANALYZER AND SYNCHRONIZER FOR NETWORKS


Patent No. 10,560,909
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Signal Analyzer And Synchronizer For Networks
Inventorship Ariton E. Xhafa, Plano, TX (US)
Jianwei Zhou, Allen, TX (US)
Il Han Kim, Allen, TX (US)
Kaichien Tsai, Allen, TX (US)
Xiaolin Lu, Plano, TX (US)
Assignee TEXAS INSTRUMETNS INCORPORATED, Dallas, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,909

1. A network, comprising:a first parent device and a second parent device, wherein the first and second parent devices are configured to transmit respective beacons in a wireless network; and
a network device including a signal analyzer, the network device configured to establish a network connection to either the first parent device or the second parent device based on the beacons received from the first and second parent devices; and
the signal analyzer in the network device configured to:
process a received signal strength of the beacons and the number of beacons received over a given time period from the first and second parent devices;
select either the first or second parent device based in part on determining the received signal strength of the beacons received from the first and second parent devices and comparing the number of beacons received to a number of expected beacons from the first and second parent devices over the given time period,
wherein the network device is further configured to establish the network connection with the selected parent device.