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VOICE CONTROLLED ALIGNMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007487D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

J├╝rgen Schmidt: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

1. GENERAL The main focus of this idea is to simplify the handling of radio device alignment in the field and to minimize the required tuning tools. It is not nec- essary for the technician to have technical docu- mentation available, ifthe procedure is common and unified for all products. It is a new idea to handle the adjustment procedure object orientated. This means that the technician has only to know what he has to align, not how he can achieve it.

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Technical Developments

VOICE CONTROLLED ALIGNMENT

by Jiirgen Schmidt, Wofgang Meier and Horst Geib

1. GENERAL

  The main focus of this idea is to simplify the handling of radio device alignment in the field and to minimize the required tuning tools. It is not nec- essary for the technician to have technical docu- mentation available, ifthe procedure is common and unified for all products. It is a new idea to handle the adjustment procedure object orientated. This means that the technician has only to know what he has to align, not how he can achieve it.

  WXh this method it is possible to align a base station, for example, with the local handset equipment.

-external devices are required (e.g. PC, terminal).

  In order to realize the necessary alignment oppor- tunity, the present idea requires only three main hardware components included in the radio for nor- mal operation.

-a voice decode and generate opportunity (for exam- ple DSP)
-a possibility of interactive alignment (EEPOT's, or other potentiometer controlled by software or real- ized in software)
-an audio interface (e.g. speaker and microphone or a handset)

2.1 PRINCIPLE OF OPERkON

2. DESCRIPTION

  The method deals with the need to align radio devices in the field (audio levels, deviation adjustment).

Very old designs of devices are aligned via dis- crete potentiometers.

Newer designs support the adjustment with soft- ware controlled gain adjusts.

There are two main disadvantages with the old design:

-the technician has to open the device and to know which potentiometer deals with which tuning parameter.
-the board layouter has to consider the arrange- ment of the potentiom...