US Patent No. 10,560,943

NETWORK TERMINATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH


Patent No. 10,560,943
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Network Termination And Methods For Use Therewith
Inventorship Robert Bennett, Southold, NY (US)
Paul Shala Henry, Holmdel, NJ (US)
Irwin Gerszberg, Kendall Park, NJ (US)
Farhad Barzegar, Branchburg, NJ (US)
Donald J. Barnickel, Flemington, NJ (US)
Thomas M. Willis, III, Tinton Falls, NJ (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,943

1. A network termination comprising:a first interface configured to receive first data from a communication network and to send second data to the communication network;
a channel modulator configured to modulate, by a first physical layer processing, the first data into first channel signals, the first physical layer processing formatting the first channel signals in accordance with a wireless standard communication protocol that is compatible with direct wireless connectivity to wireless devices via antennas of a distributed antenna system without requiring either an analog to digital conversion or a digital to analog conversion by a plurality of repeaters of the distributed antenna system, the formatting of the first channel signals further corresponding to first frequency channels of a guided wave communication system enabling the plurality of repeaters of the distributed antenna system to receive and repeat the first channel signals in a spectral segment of the distributed antenna system via a reference signal that reduces a phase error in conversion of the first channel signals from the spectral segment to the first frequency channels;
a second interface, coupled to a fiber optic link, configured to send the first channel signals formatted in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol over the fiber optic link to the guided wave communication system and to receive second channel signals formatted in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol via the fiber optic link, the second channel signals corresponding to second frequency channels from the guided wave communication system conveyed via a second guided electromagnetic wave; and
a channel demodulator configured to demodulate, by a second physical layer processing, the second channel signals in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol into the second data.