US 9,813,231 B1
Wireless phased array receiver using low resolution analog-to-digital converters
Sam Gharavi, Irvine, CA (US); Farid Shirinfar, Granada Hills, CA (US); Michael Boers, South Turramurra (AU); Seunghwan Yoon, Irvine, CA (US); Alfred Grau Besoli, Irvine, CA (US); Maryam Rofougaran, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (US); and Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Newport Coast, CA (US)
Assigned to Movandi Corporation, Newport Beach, CA (US)
Filed by Movandi Corporation, Newport Beach, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 9, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/232,054.
Int. Cl. H04B 1/06 (2006.01); H04B 7/00 (2006.01); H04L 7/04 (2006.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H01Q 21/22 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 7/048 (2013.01) [H01Q 21/22 (2013.01); H04L 5/006 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A wireless receiver comprising:
an antenna panel comprising a plurality of antennas;
a low resolution analog-to-digital (A/D) converter coupled to one of said plurality of antennas;
wherein said low resolution A/D converter is configured to provide a digital output based on comparing a reference value with a sum of a noise value and a signal value of an analog input provided by said one of said plurality of antennas;
wherein said reference value is selected based on said noise value;
wherein a signal to noise ratio (SNR) of said analog input is less than one, and said reference value is substantially above said signal value.