Kalyan Ganesan - Germantown MD
Ranjan Pant - Gaithersburg MD
Victor Liau - Gaithersburg MD
Tayyab Khan - Germantown MD
Desmond Coughlin - Ijamsville MD
Harry Johnson - Springfield VA
Hughs Electronics Corporation - El Segundo CA
The present invention relates to a radio port in a wireless personal communications system. The radio port includes a first channel in communication with a first subscriber unit, a second channel in communication with a second subscriber unit, and a switching device connecting the first channel to the second channel so that the first subscriber unit may communicate directly with the second subscriber unit. In another preferred embodiment, the radio port includes a plurality of antennas, an RF receive section, an RF transmit section, an analog port adapted for connection to an analog telephone line, a digital dataport for receiving and transmitting digital signals, and a databus interconnecting the RF receive section, RF transmit section, analog port, and digital dataport. The RF receive section includes a diversity selection unit receiving an input signal from each of the antennas. The RF transmit section generates an output signal to be transmitted over at least one of the antennas.