MIMO transceiver suitable for a massive-MIMO system

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PATENT NO 10033443
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15130197

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An embodiment of the disclosed MIMO transceiver uses a single master clock to generate (i) the sampling-clock signals for the analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters and (ii) the multiple electrical local-oscillator signals that are used in various channels of the transceiver's analog down- and up-converters to translate signals between the corresponding intermediate-frequency and RF bands. The MIMO transceiver may employ a plurality of interconnected frequency dividers configured to variously divide the master-clock frequency to generate the sampling-clock signals and the multiple local-oscillator signals in a manner that causes these signals to have different respective frequencies. In embodiments designed for operating in the mmW band, the MIMO transceiver may also employ a frequency multiplier configured to multiply the master-clock frequency to generate an additional local-oscillator signal for translating signals between the mmW and RF bands.

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  • ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.

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Kurchuk, Boris A Bridgewater, US 6 42

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