US 11,659,369 B2
Distributed sidelink (SL) architecture and protocol stack
Karthika Paladugu, San Diego, CA (US); and Gavin Bernard Horn, La Jolla, CA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Feb. 25, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/185,780.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/983,393, filed on Feb. 28, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2021/0274326 A1, Sep. 2, 2021
Int. Cl. H04W 4/40 (2018.01); H04W 76/12 (2018.01); H04W 92/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 4/40 (2018.02) [H04W 76/12 (2018.02); H04W 92/02 (2013.01)] 30 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A sidelink node having a distributed processing architecture for wireless communications, the sidelink node comprising:
a central unit configured to perform sidelink node functions;
a plurality of distributed units comprising a first distributed unit and a second distributed unit, each distributed unit coupled to the central unit and controlled by the central unit, each distributed unit configured to perform a subset of the sidelink node functions; and
a plurality of radio units comprising a first set of radio units coupled to and controlled by the first distribution unit and a second set of radio units coupled to and controlled by the second distribution unit, each radio unit separate from each distributed unit and configured for sidelink transmission and reception.