US Patent No: 5,781,543

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Power-efficient acquisition of a CDMA pilot signal

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A system and method for acquiring a code division multiple access (CDMA) pilot signal having a pilot pseudonoise (PN) code offset in a CDMA communication system. A received signal is correlated with a first set of PN code offset hypotheses. If this first 'full' search is unsuccessful in acquiring the CDMA pilot signal, the method includes waiting for a first period, and then correlating the received signal with a second set of PN code offset hypotheses which are a subset of said first set of PN code offset hypotheses and therefore requires less search time. If this 'mini' search is unsuccessful in acquiring the CDMA pilot signal the method includes waiting for a second period and then quickly measuring the energy of the received signal. If the received energy exceeds a threshold, then a 'mini' search is immediately performed. These alternating search techniques of full, mini, micro are repeated.

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QUALCOMM INCORPORATEDSAN DIEGO, CA12749

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ault, Jan C Santee, CA 16 448
Hughes, Robbin D San Diego, CA 20 324

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