US Patent No. 10,560,945

MODE INDICATION FOR WIRELESS DEVICES


Patent No. 10,560,945
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Mode Indication For Wireless Devices
Inventorship Amichai Sanderovich, Atlit (IL)
Alecsander Petru Eitan, Haifa (IL)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,945

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to:
generate a frame having a first portion recognizable by first and second types of devices, wherein:
the first portion comprises a header of the frame;
the header comprises a scrambler field; and
the scrambler field includes a first number of bits indicating scrambler initialization information; and
select a value for representation by a second number of bits of the scrambler field of the header, wherein the value indicates at least one of:
whether a second portion of the frame is encoded using an enhanced modulation scheme supported by the second type of devices but not supported by the first type of devices; or
a length of the second portion of the frame encoded using the enhanced modulation scheme; and
a first interface configured to output the frame for transmission.