US 9,813,999 B2
Method and apparatus for determining MoCA beacon transmit power
Yoav Hebron, San Diego, CA (US); Na Chen, San Diego, CA (US); and Ronald Lee, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to MAXLINEAR, INC., Carlsbad, CA (US)
Filed by MaxLinear, Inc., Carlsbad, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 12, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/824,973.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/036,496, filed on Aug. 12, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0050110 A1, Feb. 18, 2016
Int. Cl. H04W 52/32 (2009.01); H04W 52/40 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 52/32 (2013.01) [H04W 52/322 (2013.01); H04W 52/325 (2013.01); H04W 52/40 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
5. A network node comprising:
at least one circuit comprising a processor, memory, and communication medium interface circuitry, wherein the at least one circuit is operable to, at least:
analyze at least a first beacon power control parameter to determine whether to utilize a distributed beacon power value that is distributed by a network coordinator or to utilize a local beacon power value for transmission of a beacon;
if it is determined to utilize the distributed beacon power value for transmission of the beacon, then transmit the beacon with a transmission power that is in accordance with the distributed beacon power value; and
if it is determined to utilize the local beacon power value for transmission of the beacon, then transmit the beacon with a transmission power that is in accordance with the local beacon power value.