US 10,512,061 B2
Bandwidth agnostic tone mapping
Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Edison, NJ (US); Tao Luo, San Diego, CA (US); Juergen Cezanne, Ocean Township, NJ (US); Bilal Sadiq, Basking Ridge, NJ (US); Sundar Subramanian, Bridgewater, NJ (US); and Junyi Li, Chester, NJ (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 6, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/481,437.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/337,206, filed on May 16, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/329,045, filed on Apr. 28, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0318559 A1, Nov. 2, 2017
Int. Cl. H04W 72/00 (2009.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 72/08 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/005 (2013.01) [H04L 5/0048 (2013.01); H04W 72/0453 (2013.01); H04W 72/085 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of wireless communications by a base station, comprising:
mapping at least one of a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) or a beamformed reference signal (BRS) to tones of a symbol of a subframe, wherein the mapping is independent of system bandwidth, and wherein the mapping comprises:
mapping coded bits of one period of PBCH transmission to a plurality of segments; and
for each segment, mapping coded bits of that segment to a fixed starting offset regardless of available resource for the transmission; and
transmitting the at least one of the PBCH or BRS in the symbol according to the mapping.