Distributed antenna system

  • US 10,080,178 B2
  • Filed: 07/29/2016
  • Issued: 09/18/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/26/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A host unit for use in the transport of wireless communications, comprising:

  • at least one interface to communicatively couple the host unit to at least one signal source;

    at least one interface to communicatively couple the host unit to a plurality of remote units, including at least a first remote unit;

    wherein the host unit is configured to receive a plurality of downlink channel signals from the at least one signal source;

    wherein the host unit is configured to send digital representations of the plurality of downlink channel signals to the plurality of remote units;

    wherein the host unit is configurable to send digital representations of a first set of downlink channel signals to the first remote unit at a first point in time, the first set of downlink channel signals for transmission at an antenna of the first remote unit;

    wherein the host unit is configurable to send digital representations of a second set of downlink channel signals to the first remote unit at a second point in time, the second set of downlink channel signals for transmission at the antenna of the first remote unit; and

    wherein a number of downlink channel signals in the first set of downlink channel signals is different from a number of downlink channel signals in the second set of downlink channel signals.

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