US 10,368,329 B2
Synchronization for standalone LTE broadcast
Shimman Arvind Patel, San Diego, CA (US); Yongbin Wei, La Jolla, CA (US); Peter Gaal, San Diego, CA (US); Alberto Rico Alvarino, San Diego, CA (US); Gordon Walker, Poway, CA (US); Wanshi Chen, San Diego, CA (US); Aleksandar Damjanovic, Del Mar, CA (US); and Juan Montojo, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 4, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/479,210.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/336,353, filed on May 13, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/320,953, filed on Apr. 11, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0295552 A1, Oct. 12, 2017
Int. Cl. H04L 27/26 (2006.01); H04W 56/00 (2009.01); H04W 72/00 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 56/001 (2013.01) [H04W 72/005 (2013.01); H04W 72/042 (2013.01); H04W 72/0446 (2013.01); H04L 27/2602 (2013.01); H04L 27/2607 (2013.01); H04L 27/2611 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for wireless communications by a base station (BS), comprising:
providing unicast coverage to one or more user equipments (UEs) in a unicast coverage area within a larger coverage area;
transmitting unicast data, to the one or more UEs, in one or more subframes; and
transmitting synchronization signals, to the one or more UEs, within one or more broadcast subframes, wherein:
the synchronization signals are transmitted as single frequency network (SFN) transmissions synchronized with transmissions from one or more other base stations providing unicast coverage within the larger coverage area; and
transmitting the unicast data comprises transmitting the unicast data using a first cyclic prefix (CP) length that is different than a second CP length used for the one or more broadcast subframes.