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Compensated well ESD diodes with reduced capacitance
An integrated circuit with a shallow trench isolated, low capacitance, ESD protection diode. An integrated circuit with a gate space isolated, low capacitance,...
Methods and apparatus for reduced bandwidth pulse width modulation
Methods and apparatus for reduced bandwidth pulse width modulation are disclosed. A system includes a digital controller circuit coupled to a data interface,...
Multilevel via placement with improved yield in dual damascene
A method of operating a computer system to improve via electromigration in an integrated circuit with multilevel interconnect. A method of operating a computer...
Method, system and computer program product for storing a decision tree
At least first nodes and second nodes of a decision tree are stored within a memory of an information handling system. The first nodes include a first parent...
Programmable time delay and signal polarity improving transceiver
Suppression of interference across transceivers integrated on a single semiconductor chip. An example of a method of reducing noise in a transceiver includes...
Parallel and serial data with controller, delay, and register circuits
The present disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus of using the JTAG TAP's TMS and TCK terminals as a general purpose serial Input/Output (I/O) bus....
Reducing context coded and bypass coded bins to improve context adaptive
binary arithmetic coding (CABAC)...
Techniques for context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC) coding with a reduced number of context coded and/or bypass coded bins are provided. Rather...
Relay attack countermeasure system
An apparatus for preventing a relay attack that includes a microcontroller, a receiver, and a transmitter. The receiver is configured to receive a challenge...
Circular time differencing add/subtract delta to TMAX on sign, MSB
A method of processing first and second record packets of real-time information includes computing for each packet a deadline interval and ordering processing...
Communications device for multi-tone mask mode operation
A communications device for Multi-Tone Mask (MTM) mode communications at a first router on a powerline communications (PLC) channel in a PLC network including a...
Relative phase detection in power line communications networks
Systems and methods for relative phase detection and zero crossing detection for power line communications (PLC) are described. In some embodiments, both...
Wireless network receiver
A wireless network receiver includes a detection module that uses preamble data in a data frame for signal processing functions and the detection module is...
Duty cycle-controlled load switch
A switch includes a power transistor configured to switch an input voltage to a load. The switch further includes a charge pump and a duty cycle controller. The...
System and method for optimizing constant power, constant current and
constant voltage operation
A circuit includes a device monitoring component, a voltage error component, a current error component, a power error component, an error selecting component, a...
Drift region implant self-aligned to field relief oxide with sidewall
An integrated circuit which includes a field-plated FET is formed by forming a first opening in a layer of oxide mask, exposing an area for a drift region....
Trench MOSFET having reduced gate charge
A trench MOSFET device includes a semiconductor layer of a first doping type. MOS transistor cells are in a body region of a second doping type in the...
MOS transistor structure and method of forming the structure with
vertically and horizontally-elongated metal...
Elongated metal contacts with longitudinal axes that lie in a first direction are formed to make electrical connections to elongated source and drain regions...
Drain extended CMOS with counter-doped drain extension
An integrated circuit containing a diode with a drift region containing a first dopant type plus scattering centers. An integrated circuit containing a DEMOS...
Poly sandwich for deep trench fill
A semiconductor device is formed by forming a deep trench in a substrate and a dielectric liner on sidewalls of the deep trench. A first undoped polysilicon...
High breakdown voltage microelectronic device isolation structure with
A microelectronic device contains a high voltage component having a high voltage node and a low voltage node. The high voltage node is isolated from the low...
Poly gate extension design methodology to improve CMOS performance in dual
stress liner process flow
An integrated circuit and method with dual stress liners and with NMOS transistors with gate overhang of active that is longer than the minimum design rule and...
Process to enable ferroelectric layers on large area substrates
A microelectronic device with a ferroelectric layer is formed using an MOCVD tool. A substrate is disposed on a susceptor heated to 600.degree. C. to...
Bandgap reference circuit with curvature compensation
A bandgap reference circuit with curvature compensation. The circuit includes a first current mirror that mirrors the current conducted by the bandgap...
Method and apparatus for load fault detection
Described examples include controllers and methods for controlling an inverter to drive a load and for detecting load faults by determining phasor values...
Test circuit providing different levels of concurrency among radio cores
A testable integrated circuit chip (80, 100) includes a functional circuit (80) having modules (IP.i), a storage circuit (110) operable to hold a table...
Low-stress low-hydrogen LPCVD silicon nitride
A microelectronic device contains a high performance silicon nitride layer which is stoichiometric within 2 atomic percent, has a low stress of 600 MPa to 1000...
Hybrid video and graphics system with automatic content detection process,
and other circuits, processes, and...
A computing device (300) includes a storage (325) that over time is operable to include video and graphics content and the storage has a first set of...
Drift reduction for quality scalable video coding
This invention is a method of scalable video encoding and decoding. The scalable video encoding codes both a base layer and an enhanced layer having greater...
Adaptive system controlled power supply transient filter
An electronic device that includes a power on reset, a variable power supply filter coupled to the power on reset, and control logic coupled to the power on...
Nonlinear class AB input stage
A circuit includes a differential input stage amplifier that receives a differential input voltage and generates an output voltage based on a difference in the...
Startup clamp circuit for non-complimentary differential pair in DCDC
A DCDC converter includes a transconductance amplifier, a comparator, a current driving component, an output impedance, a switch, a clamp resistor and a...
NMOS LDO PSRR improvement using power supply noise cancellation
Power-supply ripple rejection (PSRR) at high frequencies is improved for an LDO voltage regulator with an NMOS pass transistor (MN1). A ripple voltage...
Fluxgate device with low fluxgate noise
An integrated fluxgate device, which includes a magnetic core, an excitation coil, and a sense coil. The magnetic core has a longitudinal edge and a terminal...
Low cost demos transistor with improved CHC immunity
An integrated circuit and method includes a DEMOS transistor with improved CHC reliability that has a lower resistance surface channel under the DEMOS gate that...
Trench gate trench field plate vertical MOSFET
A semiconductor device having a vertical drain extended MOS transistor may be formed by forming deep trench structures to define vertical drift regions of the...
Flat no-lead packages with electroplated edges
A lead frame sheet of flat no-lead lead frames having a semiconductor die on a die pad, terminals, and plastic encapsulation except on a back side of the sheet...
System and method for mitigating oxide growth in a gate dielectric
Oxide growth of a gate dielectric layer that occurs between processes used in the fabrication of a gate dielectric structure can be reduced. The reduction in...
Array power supply-based screening of static random access memory cells
for bias temperature instability
A method of screening complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor CMOS integrated circuits, such as integrated circuits including CMOS static random access memory...
Read-current and word line delay path tracking for sense amplifier enable
A static random-access memory (SRAM) in an integrated circuit with circuitry for timing the enabling of sense amplifiers. The memory includes read/write SRAM...
Operating an electrophoretic display with first and second operating
Electrophoretic displays (EPDs) and methods for controlling EPDs are disclosed herein. An embodiment of an EPD includes a first operating format, wherein pixels...
Data processing system and method thereof
Several systems and methods for data processing are disclosed. In an embodiment, a data processing system includes a host processor, a plurality of slave...
Programmable address-based write-through cache control
This invention is a cache system with a memory attribute register having plural entries. Each entry stores a write-through or a write-back indication for a...
Data capture design tool for designing and configuring systems with analog
A method of configuring a system includes a selectable analog output device and an analog front end (AFE). The method includes selecting, via a graphical user...
Back EMF monitor for motor control
An integrated circuit includes a motor current input voltage-to-current (VI) converter that receives a motor current sensor voltage from a motor and a reference...
Material determination by sweeping a range of frequencies
A material-discerning device is arranged to include an antenna, a proximity sensor, a band pass filter and a processor. The antenna radiates a radio-frequency...
MEMS electrostatic actuator device for RF varactor applications
A MEMs actuator device and method of forming includes arrays of actuator elements. Each actuator element has a moveable top plate and a bottom plate. The top...
Conductive through-polymer vias for capacitative structures integrated
with packaged semiconductor chips
An electronic system comprising an electronic body (301) with terminal pads (310) and at least one capacitor embedded in the electronic body. The capacitor...
Diagonal scan for parallel coding and decoding of significance map and
A method and apparatus for encoding bit code utilizing context dependency simplification to reduce dependent scans. The method includes retrieving at least one...
User equipment (UE) a apparatus for channel state information feedback in
a coordinated multi-point...
A method of operating a wireless communication system (FIG. 4) is disclosed. The method includes receiving a plurality of reference signals from a respective...
Methods and apparatus for determining nearfield localization using phase
and RSSI diversity
Methods and apparatus to determine nearfield localization using phase and received signal strength indication (RSSI) diversity are disclosed. An example method...