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US-9,832,028 Automatic power budget management for power-over-Ethernet apparatus
A power-over-Ethernet (PoE) apparatus is provided with PSE controllers that are cooperable to manage a global power budget of the PoE apparatus automatically....
US-9,831,914 Systems and methods for implementing application profiles and device classes in power line communication (PLC)...
Systems and methods for application profiles and device classes in power line communications (PLCs) are described. In some embodiments, a PLC device has the...
US-9,831,909 DSSS inverted spreading for smart utility networks
A method of operating a transmitter (FIGS. 3A and 5A) is disclosed. The method includes receiving a sequence of data bits (DATA), wherein each data bit has a...
US-9,831,886 Background calibration for digital-to-analog converters
A system and method where a comparator is operatively coupled to an output of a Digital-to-analog Converter (DAC). The DAC may comprise a single DAC core or a...
US-9,831,852 Methods and apparatus for a configurable high-side NMOS gate control with improved gate to source voltage...
In described examples, a transistor has: a source and a drain coupled between a supply voltage and an output terminal; and a gate terminal. A charge pump has:...
US-9,831,840 Amplifier circuit and method for adaptive amplifier biasing
Disclosed examples include amplifier circuits with a first stage to amplify an input voltage signal according to a first stage gain to provide a first stage...
US-9,831,767 Modulation circuit for enhanced load transient response
A circuit and method for providing improved load transient response in a DC-DC converter. A DCM modulator is incorporated into the converter controller to...
US-9,831,320 High voltage lateral DMOS transistor with optimized source-side blocking capability
An integrated circuit and method having an extended drain MOS transistor with a buried drift region, a drain diffused link, a channel diffused link, and an...
US-9,831,231 ESD protection circuit with plural avalanche diodes
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit (FIG. 3C) is disclosed. The circuit includes a bipolar transistor (304) having a base, collector, and...
US-9,831,193 Methods and apparatus for scribe street probe pads with reduced die chipping during wafer dicing
An example apparatus includes a semiconductor wafer with a plurality of probe pads each formed centered in scribe streets and intersected by saw kerf lanes....
US-9,831,135 Method of forming a biCMOS semiconductor chip that increases the betas of the bipolar transistors
The betas of the bipolar transistors in a BiCMOS semiconductor structure are increased by forming the emitters of the bipolar transistors with two implants: a...
US-9,830,964 Non-volatile array wakeup and backup sequencing control
Individual first ones of a plurality of non-volatile logic element arrays are designated to restore first in response to entering a wakeup or restoration mode....
US-9,829,581 Enhancing search capacity of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers
Enhancing search capacity of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers. A method for searching satellite signals in a receiver includes performing a...
US-9,829,566 Controlling radar transmission to enable interference mitigation
Radar detection of an object is achieved by identifying a first range associated with a possible object based on a first return from a first radar transmission...
US-9,829,538 IC expected data and mask data on I/O data pads
Test circuits located on semiconductor die enable a tester to test a plurality of die/ICs in parallel by inputting both stimulus and response patterns to the...
US-9,829,526 Transmission line pulsing
A circuit and method for electrostatic discharge testing using transmission line pulsing. A plurality of transmission line networks may be connected to a device...
US-9,829,501 Rotational sensing based on inductive sensing
A rotational sensing system is adaptable to sensing motor rotation based on eddy current sensing. An axial target surface is incorporated with the motor rotor,...
US-RE46,618 Method for fabricating low resistance, low inductance interconnections in high current semiconductor devices
A method for fabricating a low resistance, low inductance device for high current semiconductor flip-chip products. A structure is produced, which comprises a...
US-9,825,564 Circuits and methods of determining position and velocity of a rotor
A motor controller includes a square wave voltage generator and adding circuitry for adding the square wave voltage to a first drive voltage that is connectable...
US-9,825,138 Field effect transistor and method of making
A method of fabricating a FET includes forming a gate on the surface of a substrate. A trench contact extends between a first region located proximate the...
US-9,825,030 High quality deep trench oxide
An integrated circuit including a trench in the substrate with a high quality trench oxide grown on the sidewalls and the bottom of the trench where the ratio...
US-9,824,959 Structure and method for stabilizing leads in wire-bonded semiconductor devices
A semiconductor device having a leadframe including a pad (101) surrounded by elongated leads (110) spaced from the pad by a gap (113) and extending to a frame,...
US-9,824,947 Through silicon via, scan cell stimulus, response to two switches
The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for testing different types of TSVs in a single die or different types of TSV connections in a stack of...
US-9,824,811 Embedded coil assembly and method of making
An embedded coil assembly embodiment includes a ferrite ring having an annular axis. The ferrite ring is positioned on a conductive metal surface. A plurality...
US-9,824,775 Feedback validation of arbitrary non-volatile memory data
An integrated circuit and method of performing a reliability screen of an electrically programmable non-volatile memory array in the integrated circuit. At a...
US-9,824,769 Fusible link cell with dual bit storage
A fuse-programmable register or memory location having a plurality of fusible links of differing electrical characteristics in parallel. In one embodiment,...
US-9,824,045 USB port controller with automatic transmit retries and receive acknowledgements
Described examples include USB controllers and methods of interfacing a host processor with one or more USB ports with the host processor implementing an upper...
US-9,823,340 Method for time of flight modulation frequency detection and illumination modulation frequency adjustment
A method removing adjecent frequency interference from a Time Of Flight sensor system by adaptively adjusting the transmitted infrared illumination frequency of...
US-9,823,306 Measuring internal signals of an integrated circuit
An integrated circuit (IC) is provided with functional logic having a plurality of internal signal lines and test logic. The test logic has a plurality of...
US-9,823,282 On-chip IR drop detectors for functional and test mode scenarios, circuits, processes and systems
An integrated circuit includes a functional circuit (10) having a power grid (20) with a set of power grid points (30.i) for monitoring; and an electronic...
US-9,820,294 Systems and methods for time optimization for silencing wireless devices in coexistence networks
Embodiments provide a communication device. A device comprises at least two dissimilar network technology subsystems, at least one subsystem of which is lower...
US-9,820,230 Low power packet detection circuit for WLAN recievers
The disclosure provides a low power receiver. The receiver includes a first channel that receives an RF signal and generates an input signal. The receiver also...
US-9,819,968 Method and apparatus for error detection in CABAC
A method and apparatus for error detection. The method includes decoding slice header when a unit is a NAL unit, decoding a macroblock unit and detecting an end...
US-9,819,957 Method and apparatus for decoding a progressive JPEG image
A progressive JPEG (joint photographic experts group) decoder is disclosed. The progressive JPEG decoder includes a processing unit that receives a plurality of...
US-9,819,471 Method and apparatus for configuration, measurement and reporting of channel state information for LTE TDD with...
A method of operating a time division duplex (TDD) wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes establishing communications with a remote...
US-9,819,393 Joining process in a powerline communication (PLC) network
In a disclosed embodiment, a power line communication (PLC) device sends an active channel scan request from a host layer to an adaptation layer. In response to...
US-9,819,392 Data encoder for power line communications
In a disclosed embodiment, a power line communication (PLC) transmitter includes a forward error correction (FEC) encoder that receives payload data and adds...
US-9,819,368 Integrated radio frequency filters for multiband transceivers
A system and method integrates signal filters in a multiband transceiver. A preferred embodiment comprises an amplifier with a first tunable capacitor coupled...
US-9,819,265 Multiphase power controller with dynamic phase management
A multiphase power controller that generates a set of switching control signals to drive a set of power stages. The set of power stages generates an output that...
US-9,819,209 Contactless charging of BLUETOOTH other wireless headsets
An apparatus includes an adapter having a charging unit defining a space configured to receive a wireless headset. The charging unit includes transmit circuitry...
US-9,818,868 Metal oxide semiconductor and method of making
A drain extended metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) includes a substrate having a semiconductor. A gate is located on the semiconductor, a source is located on the...
US-9,818,839 Method of forming metal contacts in the barrier layer of a group III-N HEMT
Metal contact openings are etched in the barrier layer of a group III-N HEMT with a first gas combination that etches down into the barrier layer, and a second...
US-9,818,795 CMOS compatible thermopile with low impedance contact
In described examples, an integrated circuit containing CMOS transistors and an embedded thermoelectric device may be formed by forming active areas which...
US-9,818,740 Method of improving bipolar device signal to noise performance by reducing the effect of oxide interface...
An integrated circuit includes an NMOS transistor, a PMOS transistor and a vertical bipolar transistor. The vertical bipolar transistor has an intrinsic base...
US-9,818,662 Silicon package having electrical functionality by embedded passive components
A packaged electronic system comprises a slab (210) of low-grade silicon (l-g-Si) configured as ridges (114) framing a depression of depth (112) including a...
US-9,818,530 Adaptive wireless power transfer system and method
A system for wireless power transfer is provided. The system includes a monitoring function to monitor control parameters and an input source that supplies...
US-9,818,338 Pre-charge driver for light emitting devices (LEDs)
An LED driver includes a current driver receiving a reference voltage providing a charging current for driving channel output(s) of an LED panel. A pre-charge...
US-9,817,837 Method and system for file storage and access
Disclosed embodiments relate to storing and accessing files. In an embodiment, a method includes writing a file to a writing a file to a storage device having a...
US-9,817,791 Low energy accelerator processor architecture with short parallel instruction word
Methods and apparatus for a low energy accelerator processor architecture with short parallel instruction word. An integrated circuit includes a system bus...
US-9,817,429 Circuits and methods for trimming an output parameter
Methods and circuits for adjusting the output parameter of a device wherein the output parameter is temperature dependent are disclosed herein. An example of a...
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