US 9,813,187 B2
Timing for radio reconfiguration in a mobile communications network
Fredrik Tillman, Lund (SE); Bengt Lindoff, Bjärred (SE); Sven Mattisson, Bjärred (SE); Johan Nilsson, Höllviken (SE); and Lars Sundström, Södra Sandby (SE)
Assigned to TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), Stockholm (SE)
Appl. No. 14/758,823
Filed by Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)
PCT Filed Jan. 9, 2014, PCT No. PCT/EP2014/050325
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 1, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/108472, PCT Pub. Date Jul. 17, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/753,676, filed on Jan. 17, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 13150996 (EP), filed on Jan. 11, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0358910 A1, Dec. 10, 2015
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04L 1/00 (2006.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 52/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04L 1/0001 (2013.01) [H04L 1/0027 (2013.01); H04W 52/0245 (2013.01); H04W 72/042 (2013.01); Y02B 60/50 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A radio communications terminal, comprising:
a radio frequency interface configured to operate at least at a first configuration;
a controller circuit configured to:
determine that a reconfiguration of the radio frequency interface is to be performed;
detect a received channel;
determine a timing of the reconfiguration based on a type of the reconfiguration to performed and based on a time schedule of a data packet in the received channel, wherein the data packet comprises a control portion and a data portion; and
reconfigure the radio frequency interface to operate at a second configuration at the determined timing;
wherein, if the reconfiguration is of a first type, determine the timing to coincide with the control portion of the data packet, and, if the reconfiguration is of a second type, determine the timing to coincide with the data portion of the data packet.