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Iterative filtering for dithered imaging
Filtering image information to generate a dithered image includes receiving input image information corresponding to an image generated using a first array...
All-digital frequency synthesis with non-linear differential term for
handling frequency perturbations
An all-digital frequency synthesizer architecture is built around a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) that is tuned in response to a digital tuning word...
SRAM cell using separate read and write circuitry
The present invention provides circuitry for writing to and reading from an SRAM cell core, an SRAM cell, and an SRAM device. In one aspect, the circuitry...
Integrated TIR prism and lens element
An optical component includes a prism element adjacent to a lens element, where the two elements are separated by a small air gap. Elements of the optical...
Yokeless hidden hinge digital micromirror device with double binge layer
A micromirror array 110 fabricated on a semiconductor substrate 11. The array 110 is comprised of four operating layers 12, 13, 14, 15. An addressing layer 12 is...
Micromirror device and method for making the same
Disclosed herein is a micromirror device having in-plane deformable hinge to which a deflectable and reflective mirror plate is attached. The mirror plate...
Performance analyses of micromirror devices
The invention provides a method and apparatus for evaluating the product quality and performances of micromirror array devices through measurements of the...
A method and system for performing spatial temporal multiplexing using a multi-threshold mask. A mask generator (404) outputs a threshold value for each pixel of...
Drive circuit and display system with said drive circuit
The objective of this invention is to provide a drive circuit and display system that can efficiently transfer prescribed information indicating an abnormality...
Gain normalization of a digitally controlled oscillator in an all digital
phase locked loop based transmitter
A novel mechanism for gain normalization of a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) in an all digital phase locked loop (ADPLL)-based transmitter that is...
Transponder with oscillator peak voltage limit
A transponder device having an LC oscillator circuit, an energy storage capacitor and an integrated transponder circuit powered by energy from the storage...
Transistor design and layout for performance improvement with strain
The present invention facilitates semiconductor device fabrication and performance by providing a semiconductor device that can improve channel mobility for both...
Providing optimal uplink data rates to mobile stations when mobile
networks send parameters controlling the...
The uplink data rate is dynamically adjusted in a mobile station according to the mobile station's ability to meet QoS (quality of service) requirements of...
Micromirror system with electrothermal actuator mechanism
The disclosed embodiments combine an electrothermal actuator system with an electrostatic attraction system, in order to orient bistable micromirrors in digital...
A comparator presents a linear load to input signals when providing a comparison output of two input signals. The comparator contains a transistor configured in...
Low-power high-performance audio DAC system including internal oscillator,
FIFO memory, and ASRC
A low-power data conversion system for converting a serial digital data input signal (DIN) to an analog output signal (Vout) by generating the serial digital...
Generating multiple delayed signals of different phases from a reference
signal using delay locked loop (DLL)
A delay locked loop (DLL) circuit in which situations of lock to multiple periods of a reference signal is determined by a lock detector using dummy delay...
System and method for driving a power field-effect transistor (FET)
A system and method is provided for driving a power field-effect transistor (FET). In one embodiment, a system comprises a control circuit that generates a...
Solid-state image pickup device and manufacturing method thereof
A solid-state image pickup device that can suppress the dark current with respect to the photo-electrons overflowing from the photodiode, as well as its...
Source/drain extension implant process for use with short time anneals
The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a process for fabricating a metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) device (100). The process includes forming a gate...
Non-uniform decoupling capacitor distribution for uniform noise reduction
An embodiment of the present invention includes a method of providing a non-uniform distribution of decoupling capacitors to provide a more uniform noise level...
Built in loop back self test in design or on test board for transceivers
In a method and system for testing a transceiver communication device operating in a test mode, a transmitter output signal generated by a transmitter is...
Method of reducing control packet transmission rate for an optical
A method that does not rely on signal strength for detecting the presence of a broken optical wireless link. The method controls the packet transfer rate in a...
Sequential color reproduction method
An improved color processing method for use in imaging systems transforms the input color image components into an output set of color image components, at least...
Phase adjusting circuit for minimized irregularities at phase steps
An integrated phase adjusting circuit (12) for the generation of a clock output signal (CLK.sub.out) with a phase intermediate the phases of first and second...
Systems and methods for reading data from a memory array
One embodiment of the present invention includes a column multiplexer for accessing data from a memory array comprising an output node having a logic state that...
Micro-mirror and method
According to one embodiment of the present invention a method of reflecting light is disclosed including providing an element having a surface having an edge on...
Method and apparatus for brightness control of indication lights
A method for gradually increasing the brightness of an indicator light. An activation signal is received indicating that the indicator light should be lit. Upon...
Circuit characteristics controller
A circuit characteristics controller (10) changes the supply voltage to circuit (12) on the basis of the characteristics of at least one transistor in circuit...
Flip chip package with advanced electrical and thermal properties for high
A QFN package and method of making same is provided comprising a substrate having a metal line extending from a connection element on a perimeter region of the...
Method and apparatus for forming a DMD window frame with molded glass
An improved method for fabricating a window frame/window piece assembly is disclosed in this application. A window frame having an opening in its inner portion...
System and method for improved auto-boating
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for auto-boating includes supporting a tape substrate having first and second end portions on a boat,...
Low compressive TiN.sub.x materials and methods of making the same
Disclosed herein is a microelectromechanical device having a structural layer composed of a low stress TiN.sub.x layer and a method of making the same.
N.sub.2 based plasma treatment for enhanced sidewall smoothing and pore
sealing porous low-k dielectric films
A method of forming a semiconductor device including forming a low-k dielectric material over a substrate, depositing a liner on a portion of the low-k...
Methods and systems for laser assisted wirebonding
The invention provides methods and systems for laser assisted wirebonding. One or more conditioning laser pulses are used to prepare a bonding surface for...
Method for low loop wire bonding
A method is provided for low loop wire bonding. The method includes forming a first bond between a first bonding ball disposed at an end of a first wire and a...
Unique pBIST features for advanced memory testing
This invention is new built-in self test instructions. A pointer register stores data identifying one bit of a data register. That bit determines whether the...
Loop detection and capture in the instruction queue
A system and a method to identify a conditional branch instruction having a program counter and a target address, and increment a loop count each time the...
Progressive extended compression mask for dynamic trace
This invention provides trace address compression by comparing respective bytes of a current trace address with a stored prior trace address. Only the least...
System and method for detecting multiple direct sequence spread spectrum
signals using a multi-mode searcher
System and method for detecting multiple direct sequence spread spectrum signals using a multi-mode searcher. A preferred embodiment comprises the specification...
Wireless personal area networks with rotation of frequency hopping
Wireless personal area networks with frequency hopping and rotation of the frequency hopping sequences. In one embodiment, a method of wireless communication is...
Systems and methods for managing power
One embodiment of the present invention includes a system for managing power of a memory array. The system comprises a comparator configured to compare a first...
System and method to facilitate time domain sampling for solid state
A time domain sampling technique for a CMOS imager enables a wide dynamic range and flexibility by employing up to two-degrees of freedom during such sampling....
Serial interface circuit for a single logic input pin of an electronic
A serial interface circuit for a single logic input pin of an electronic system, comprising a decoder for converting a pulse width modulated input signal applied...
Parallel bipolar logic devices and methods for using such
Various logic gates and methods for using such are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments of the present invention provide parallel differential logic...
Method and apparatus for non-invasively testing integrated circuits
The preferred embodiments of the present invention provide non-invasive approaches of testing ICs that use photon emission from semiconductor devices to provide...
Contact mechanism cleaning
One embodiment of the present invention includes a method for reactively cleaning a contact mechanism. The method includes measuring contact resistance (CRES)...
Encapsulation for particle entrapment
A packaged micromechanical device (100) having a blocking material (116) encapsulating debris-generating regions thereof. The blocking material (116) prevents...
Method and apparatus for channel quality metric generation within a
packet-based multicarrier modulation...
A communication system disclosed herein includes a channel quality estimation module that determines the channel quality metric utilizing the preamble portion of...
Embedded EEPROM array techniques for higher density
An array structure of single-level poly NMOS EEPROM memory cells and method of operating the array is discussed implemented in a higher density embedded EEPROM...