(19)
(11)EP 2 611 044 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
17.05.2017 Bulletin 2017/20

(43)Date of publication A2:
03.07.2013 Bulletin 2013/27

(21)Application number: 12006727.7

(22)Date of filing:  26.09.2012
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04B 7/04  (2017.01)
H04B 7/06  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 30.12.2011 US 201113341624

(71)Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
Irvine, CA 92617 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Jalloul, Louay
    95131 San Jose CA (US)
  • Hochwald, Bertrand
    46617 South Bend IN (US)

(74)Representative: Jehle, Volker Armin 
Bosch Jehle Patentanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Flüggenstrasse 13
80639 München
80639 München (DE)

  


(54)Adaptive transmit beamforming


(57) Embodiments of a method and apparatus for selecting one of several different power constraints under which sets of complex, beam weights are normalized are described herein. The embodiments of the method and apparatus specifically select the power constraint based on a code rate used to encode information carried by a transmit signal weighted by the sets of complex, beam weights. Appropriate selection of the power constraint can improve the bit error rate (BER) or block error rate (BLER) of the decoded transmit signal at a receiver.