(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2006/0003757 Al
Subramanian et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 5,2006
(54) WIRELESS SPREAD SPECTRUM
COMMUNICATION PLATFORM USING
DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURABLE LOGIC
(75) Inventors: Ravi Subramanian, Mountain View,
CA (US); Uma Jha, Placentia, CA
(US); Joel D. Medlock, Los Gatos, CA
DARBY & DARBY PC.
P.O. BOX 5257
NEW YORK, NY 10150-5257 (US) (73) Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG, Munich (DE)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/193,851
(22) Filed: Jul. 29, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(62) Division of application No. 09/772,584, filed on Jan. 29, 2001.
(60) Provisional application No. 60/178,828, filed on Jan. 28, 2000.
A wireless spread spectrum communication platform for processing a communication signal is disclosed herein. The wireless communication platform includes a first computing element, a second computing element, and a reconfigurable interconnect. The first computing element is coupled to the second computing element via the reconfigurable interconnect. A design configuration of the first computing element is heterogeneous with respect to a design configuration of the second computing element. The reconfigurable interconnect has an uncommitted architecture, thereby allowing it to be configured by an outside source to couple portions of the first reconfigurable interconnect with portions of the second reconfigurable interconnect in a variety of combinations. The first computing element, the second computing element, and the reconfigurable interconnect operable to perform discrete functions suitable for processing of the communication signal.