QUALCOMM Incorporated (San Diego, CA)

Certain aspects of this disclosure generally relate to methods and apparatus to enable minimum delay scheduling signaling.

Field of the Disclosure

The present disclosure’s aspects relate generally to wireless communications systems, and more specifically, to signaling scheduling delays.

Numerous wireless communication systems are used to provide a wide range of services for telecommunication, including video, data, messaging and broadcasts. These systems may employ multiple-access technologies capable of supportingcommunication with multiple users by sharing available system resources (e.g., bandwidth and transmit power). These systems with multiple access can comprise the 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE), LTE Advanced (LTE-A) code division multiple accessibility (CDMA), frequency division multiple acces (FDMA), frequency division multiple (FDMA) and ORTHOGONAL FINDMA – Multiple Access OFDMA systems, frequency division multiple acc (SC-FDMA) Single-carrier frequencydivision multiple access (SC-FDMA) and time division multi-accessed synchronous codes (TD-SCDMA).

A wireless multi-access network may have a number base stations (BSs) that can support simultaneous communication with multiple communication devices (also called user equipment) in certain instances. In LTEor LTE-A network, a number of gNBs may define an e NodeB (eNB). Another example is next generation radio (NR) or 5G networks. A wireless multiple access communication network could comprise a variety of distributed units (DUs) which include edge units (EUs) and edge nodes (ENs), radio head (RHs), smart heads (SRHs), transmission receipt points (TRPs), and others. in communication with a number of central units (CUs) (e.g., central nodes (CNs) and access node controllers (ANCs) and access node controllers (ANCs). ),where the set comprises several distributed units, in contact with a central unit can be identified as an access point (e.g., a NR or BS, an NR NB, a network node or a 5G NB, a next generation NB (gNB), etc.). A gNB or DU may communicate with a group of UEs via downlink channels (e.g. to transmit data between a base station to the UE) and uplink channels (e.g. for transmissions from an UE to a gNB DU).

Multiple access technologies have been incorporated into a variety of standardizations for telecommunications to create a common protocol that enables diverse wireless devices to connect at a local, national, regional, and even global level. An example of a new technology for telecommunications is the NR standard (e.g. 5G radio access). NR is a set of improvements to the LTE mobile standard that was formulated by 3GPP. It is designed to better support mobile broadband Internet access by improving spectral efficiency,lowering costs, improving services, making use of new spectrum, and better integrating with other open standards using OFDMA with a cyclic prefix (CP) on the downlink (DL) and on the uplink (UL) as well as support beamforming, multiple-inputmultiple-output (MIMO) antenna technology, and carrier aggregation.

It is necessary to improve the NR and LTE technology as the demand for mobile broadband increases. It is preferential that these enhancements be applicable to other multi-access technologies and thetelecommunication standards that utilize these technologies.

Every one of the disclosed systems, methods, or devices has several aspects. However, not one element is responsible for all the desirable characteristics. This article will discuss some features without limiting the scope of disclosure set forth in the claims. After considering this discussion, and particularly after reading the section entitled “Detailed Description” one will understand how the features of this disclosure provide advantages that include improvedcommunications between access points and stations in a wireless network.

Some aspects of the disclosure pertain to signaling information to schedule information.

Certain aspects of the disclosed invention provide a method to enable wireless communication between user equipment (UE). The method involves receiving the physical downlink channel (PDCCH) together with downlink information (DCI),signaling a scheduling parameter indicating that there is a delay between the close of the PDCCH and the start of the transmission that is scheduled to be transmitted by the PDCCH. The determination of the value of the scheduling parameter is performed and at least one action is taken in the response.

The invention described herein describes a method of wirelessly communicate with a network organization using specific aspects. This method involves configuring an user device (UE) with the minimum threshold to determine a scheduling parameter that determines a time interval between the beginning of the PDCCH transmission and the end of a physical control channel (PDCCH).

The terms “methods” generally refer to apparatus, systems that are computer-readable mediums and processing systems, as substantially described herein in relation to and as illustrated by the drawings accompanying them.

In order to achieve the foregoing goals and their related ones To achieve these and other goals, the various aspects comprise the features hereinafter fully described and particularly described in the claims. The attached drawings and the description below provide examples of one or more aspects. These examples are representative, however, of but one of the numerous ways that the fundamentals of the various aspects could be employed, and this description is meant to cover all suchaspects and their equivalents.

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