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US-9,954,705 Phase noise improvement techniques for wideband fractional-N synthesizers
The disclosure provides a frequency synthesizer. It includes a PFD that generates an up signal and a down signal in response to a reference signal and a...
US-9,954,514 Output range for interpolation architectures employing a cascaded integrator-comb (CIC) filter with a multiplier
A cascaded integrator-comb filter (CIC) that includes a differentiator, a rate changer, an integrator, and a multiplier. The differentiator is configured to...
US-9,954,496 Mitigating amplifier pop noise
At least some embodiments are directed to a system comprising an amplifier containing a first bias current source and configured to provide an output voltage at...
US-9,954,422 Integrated gate driver for motor control
An integrated gate driver for motor control includes a first diode coupled to an upper rail and providing a voltage on a first connector and a power amplifier...
US-9,954,402 Reducing corruption of communication in a wireless power transmission system
An embodiment of the invention provides a method for reducing data corruption in a wireless power transmission system. Power is transmitted from a primary coil...
US-9,953,967 Integrated circuit with dual stress liner boundary
An integrated circuit with DSL borders perpendicular to the transistor gates primarily inside the nwell and with DSL borders parallel to the transistor gates...
US-9,953,515 Inductive security sensor not susceptible to magnetic tampering
An inductive security sensor system is not susceptible to magnetic tampering (such as by using an external magnet or false target). A sensor assembly includes...
US-9,953,123 Aware variable fill pattern generator
A layout file for an integrated circuit has drawn geometries. Variable fill geometries are added to local areas based on densities of the drawn geometries in...
US-9,952,865 Low energy accelerator processor architecture with short parallel instruction word and non-orthogonal register...
An apparatus for a low energy accelerator processor architecture is disclosed. An example arrangement is an integrated circuit that includes a system bus having...
US-9,952,285 Adapter circuitry with global bypass register, legacy test data, multiplexer
A system and method for sharing a communications link between multiple protocols is described. A system includes a communications interface configured to...
US-9,952,283 Compressed scan chains with three input mask gates and registers
Electronic scan circuitry includes a decompressor (510), a plurality of scan chains (520.i) fed by the decompressor (510), a scan circuit (502, 504) coupled to...
US-9,952,255 Magnetically shielded probe card
A probe card includes a mechanical support fixture having an inner aperture with a plurality of probes secured to the fixture that includes probe tips that...
US-9,949,327 LED system with driver voltage clamping
One example includes a light-emitting diode (LED) system. The LED system includes an LED array comprising a plurality of LEDs that are each activated via an LED...
US-9,949,326 Predictive LED forward voltage for a PWM current loop
A light system is disclosed. The light system includes a light emitting diode (LED) and a shunt transistor having a current path connected to the LED. A ramp...
US-9,948,938 Methods and systems for chroma residual data prediction
Several methods and systems for chroma residual data prediction for encoding blocks corresponding to video data are disclosed. In an embodiment, at least one...
US-9,948,314 Vapor cell and method for making same
Vapor cells and methods for making the same are presented, in which a cell cavity is completely filled with aqueous alkali metal azide solution and the solution...
US-9,948,312 Phase lock loop with a digital charge pump
A phase lock loop (PLL) includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and a frequency detector to generate a FAST signal responsive to a frequency of a...
US-9,948,309 Differential odd integer divider
A differential odd integer divider provides low power and compact sub-harmonics of an applied square or sinusoidal clock signal with self-aligned 50% duty...
US-9,948,181 Circuits and methods to linearize conversion gain in a DC-DC converter
Described examples include DC-DC power conversion systems, apparatus and methods for linearizing a DC-DC circuit conversion gain, including a gain circuit...
US-9,947,784 High voltage lateral extended drain MOS transistor with improved drift layer contact
An integrated circuit and method having an extended drain MOS transistor with a buried drift region, a drain end diffused link between the buried drift region...
US-9,947,783 P-channel DEMOS device
A p-channel drain extended metal oxide semiconductor (DEPMOS) device includes a doped surface layer at least one nwell finger defining an nwell length and width...
US-9,947,765 Dummy gate placement methodology to enhance integrated circuit performance
A method for increasing the performance of an integrated circuit by reducing the number of dummy gate geometries next to transistors in the speed path of an...
US-9,944,413 Circuits and methods for reducing flicker in an LED light source
Method and circuits for balancing a first waveform used to drive an LED are disclosed herein. The first waveform has a first cycle with a first amplitude and a...
US-9,942,956 Boost converter design with 100%-pass mode for WLED backlight and camera flash applications
Embodiments of the invention improve efficiency and address the stability issues that arise when a boost converter is used for both backlight WLEDs and camera...
US-9,942,573 Systems and methods for reducing blocking artifacts
Several methods and systems for reducing blocking artifacts are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving a pair of adjacent blocks having an...
US-9,942,545 Methods and apparatus for indicating picture buffer size for coded scalable video
A method for encoding a video sequence in a scalable video encoder to generate a scalable bitstream is provided that includes encoding the video sequence in a...
US-9,942,066 Embedded clock in communication system
A method for simultaneously transmitting data bits and a clock signal includes converting the combination of the data bits and the clock signal to analog...
US-9,941,929 Long preamble and duty cycle based coexistence mechanism for power line communication (PLC) networks
Embodiments of methods and systems for supporting coexistence of multiple technologies in a Power Line Communication (PLC) network are disclosed. A long...
US-9,941,916 Multi-band programmable receiver
A programmable multi-band receiver includes a signal coupler, programmable signal scaler including a fixed capacitance part including a series set of switchable...
US-9,941,896 Analog to digital converter error rate reduction
An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) may include a comparator and a metastability detector. The comparator may be configured to compare an input signal to a...
US-9,941,893 Pattern based estimation of errors in ADC
An ADC includes a flash ADC. The flash ADC generates a flash output in response to an input signal, and an error correction block generates a known pattern. A...
US-9,941,876 Bootstrap diode circuits
Bootstrap diode circuits are disclosed. Example bootstrap diode circuits disclosed herein include a first diode having a first diode input coupled to a voltage...
US-9,941,722 Converter and method for extracting maximum power from piezo vibration harvester
A system (1-2) for efficiently transferring harvested vibration energy to a battery (6) includes a piezo harvester (2) generating an AC output voltage...
US-9,941,383 Fast switching IGBT with embedded emitter shorting contacts and method for making same
Integrated circuits are presented having high voltage IGBTs with integral emitter shorts and fabrication processes using wafer bonding or grown epitaxial...
US-9,941,228 Millimeter wave integrated circuit with ball grid array package including transmit and receive channels
A millimeter wave integrated circuit (IC) chip. The IC chip comprises an IC die and a wire bond ball grid array package encapsulating the IC die. The wire bond...
US-9,941,194 Packaged semiconductor device having patterned conductance dual-material nanoparticle adhesion layer
In an embodiment, a substrate made of a first material and having a surface is provided. A first and second nozzle dispense a first solvent paste including...
US-9,940,298 Signal conditioner discovery and control in a multi-segment data path
In a segmented data path, a source is able to "discover" whether any tunable repeater nodes are present. When one or more tunable repeaters are discovered, the...
US-9,940,277 Multi-channel peripheral interconnect supporting simultaneous video and bus protocols
A method includes generating, by a control unit of a first device, a handshaking signal to be transmitted to a second device via a second channel. The method...
US-9,940,273 Dynamic RAM sharing in software-defined TDD communication
Dynamic sharing of RAM in a software-defined communication system includes storing program code in a flash memory, categorizing parts of the code into groups of...
US-9,939,808 Monitor data attachment to product lots for batch processes
A method of process control for a batch process includes pre-measuring a monitor lot to obtain pre-metrology data regarding at least a first process parameter....
US-9,939,719 Light modulator image display projector architectures
In described examples, a first TIR or RTIR element is arranged to introduce at least red light to a first spatial light modulator for modulation thereof, and a...
US-9,939,710 High-temperature isotropic plasma etching process to prevent electrical shorts
A method includes placing a device having a titanium nitride layer into a chamber. The device also has a mask that includes a photoresist material and an...
US-9,939,539 Wireless power receiver and/or foreign object detection by a wireless power transmitter
A wireless power transmitter includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a controller. The ADC is configured to convert an analog signal associated with a...
US-9,939,489 IC cores, scan paths, compare circuitry, select and enable inputs
An integrated circuit includes combinational logic with flip-flops, parallel scan paths with a scan input for receiving test stimulus data to be applied to the...
US-9,939,480 Controlling clock measurement with transistors, capacitor, OPAMP, ADC, external enable
A measurement system includes a current source that is arranged to generate a current pulse to charge a capacitor as a function of an input clock signal. The...
US-9,937,528 Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) forming
A Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer (CMUT) device including at least one CMUT element with at least one CMUT cell is formed. A patterned dielectric...
US-9,935,763 Timing correction in a communication system
One example includes a communication system. The system includes a data transmitter configured to generate a digital communication signal and a data receiver...
US-9,935,681 Preamble sequence detection of direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signals
A direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) receiver includes an antenna, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimation logic, and preamble detection logic. The antenna...
US-9,935,645 Analog-to-digital converter non-linearity correction using coefficient transformation
Circuitry for correcting non-linearity of an analog-to-digital converter. A non-linearity correction system for an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes...
US-9,935,554 Magnetic sensing technique for power supply systems
One embodiment includes a power supply system including a transformer comprising a primary, secondary, and auxiliary winding that are magnetically coupled. The...
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