Qualcomm has been granted a patent for apparatus, methods, and computer program products for SSB adaptive power transmission in wireless communication. The technology involves transmitting synchronization signal blocks at varying power levels based on medium measurements, optimizing signal strength. GlobalData’s report on Qualcomm gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Wireless communication method for ssb adaptive power transmission

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Qualcomm Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11924786B2) discloses a method for wireless communication involving the transmission of synchronization signal blocks (SSB) based on measurements of the transmission medium. The method includes transmitting the SSB at specific candidate positions from a configuration set, with varying power levels based on the measurement results. Additionally, the method allows for dropping the transmission at certain candidate positions depending on the measurement range, signaling reduced transmission power levels, and performing beam direction measurements for accurate transmission.

Furthermore, the patent describes an apparatus for wireless communication that implements the method outlined in the claims. The apparatus includes memory and processors configured to perform medium measurements, transmit SSB at candidate positions, adjust power levels based on measurements, and handle sidelink reservations. The apparatus also features the ability to drop transmissions, signal reduced power levels, and conduct listen before talk (LBT) measurements for unlicensed mediums. This apparatus, whether used as a base station or user equipment, provides a comprehensive solution for efficient wireless communication with optimized power management and transmission strategies.

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