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N+ poly on high-k dielectric for semiconductor devices
The present invention facilitates semiconductor fabrication by providing methods of fabrication that employ high-k dielectric layers. An n-type well region (304)...
Micromirror projection of polarized light
The micromirror-based projection system of the present invention uses polarized illumination light in producing desired images on a display target. The display...
Method of generating a cycle-efficient bit-reverse index array for a
wireless communication system
An efficient method of generating a bit-reverse index array in real time without performing any bit manipulation for a wireless communication system.
Efficient digital audio automatic gain control
The present invention is a digital dynamic compression or automatic gain control (AGC) (10) adapted for use in high quality audio and hearing aids applications....
Memory-efficient ADSL transmission in the presence of TCM-ISDN interferers
A method of communicating data across a channel that experiences near-end cross talk (NEXT) interference and far-end cross talk (FEXT) interference in alternate...
Spatial light modulators with light blocking/absorbing areas
A projection system, a spatial light modulator, and a method for forming a micromirror array such as for a projection display are disclosed. The spatial light...
Display system timing control method
A display system includes a light source 110 and a spatial light modulator 122 located to receive light from the light source. The spatial light modulator (e.g.,...
Negative contributive offset compensation in a transmit buffer utilizing
A novel method and apparatus for a negative contributive offset compensation mechanism for a transmit buffer adapted to compensate for the positive offset...
Mirror including dielectric portions and a method of manufacturing the
The invention provides a method for manufacturing a microelectronic device and a microelectronic device. The method for manufacturing the microelectronic device,...
Wire bonds having pressure-absorbing balls
A semiconductor device with a chip having at least one metallic bond pad (101) over weak insulating material (102). In contact with this bond pad is a flattened...
TAP IR control with TAP/WSP or WSP DR control
In a first embodiment a TAP of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a WSP of IEEE standard P1500 such that the P1500 architecture, normally...
Serial data I/O on JTAG TCK with TMS clocking
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....
Circuitry with multiplexed dedicated and shared scan path cells
An integrated circuit or circuit board includes functional circuitry and a scan path. The scan path includes a test data input lead, a test data output lead, a...
Scan tests tolerant to indeterminate states when employing signature
analysis to analyze test outputs
Scan tests tolerant to indeterminate states generated in an integrated circuit (IC) when employing signature analysis to analyze test outputs. Bits with...
Apparatus and method for reporting program halts in an unprotected
pipeline at non-interruptible points in code...
In a target processor having a non-protected pipeline, the execution code is typically provided with interruptible code portions and with non-interruptible code...
Software programmable dynamically reconfigurable scheme for controlling
request grant and masking for ultra...
A method for arbitration grants access to an ultra high priority device if the ultra high priority device requests access. This access is limited to a selectable...
Re-sampling with an arbitrary scaling ratio
A simple to implement sample rate conversion system consisting of an input/output data flow controller, interpolation coefficient generation, and output data...
FFT/IFFT processing system employing a real-complex mapping architecture
The present invention provides an FFT/IFFT processor for use with N data values. In one embodiment, the FFT/IFFT processor includes an even-odd data mapper...
Unconnected power save mode for improving battery life of wireless
stations in wireless local area networks
An unconnected power save method reduces the battery consumption of a wireless station in a wireless local area network (WLAN). A wireless station enters a sleep...
Feedback control for free-space optical systems
Disclosed is a system and method for aligning a free-space optical signal in an optical system having a light modulator having an array of pixels. In this system...
Method and apparatus for activating extended services in a user device
using a voice over packet gateway
An enhanced services display message protocol (ESDMP) facilitates display of messages in a compliant analog telephony device (ATD). An exemplary gateway device...
Efficient low-power mode for multicarrier communications
Multicarrier modulated communications, involving a transmitting modem (30; 30') and a receiving modem (40; 40') that operate according to normal operating mode...
WLAN admission control for multimedia service
The present invention provides a system for controlling isochronous data admission, within a WLAN system (102) that transports both isochronous and asynchronous...
Low power packet detector for low power WLAN devices
A low power packet detector (LPPD) can significantly reduce the average power consumption of WLAN devices. The LPPD takes advantages of 802.11 protocols to turn...
System and method for recovering system time in direct sequence spread
A sleep control system and method are provided that permit a reference clock and the direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) modem in a mobile station receiver to...
Double substrate reflective spatial light modulator with self-limiting
A spatial light modulator has an array of reflective surfaces of deflectable mirror plates. For improving the reflectivity of the mirror plates, layers that are...
Boundary dispersion for artifact mitigation
A method and system providing boundary dispersion to pixel values displayed on a binary spatial light modulator to reduce temporal contouring artifacts. Pixel...
Generalized reset conflict resolution of load/reset sequences for spatial
Disclosed herein are methods for providing a load/reset sequence for a visual display system (100) having a phased reset spatial light modulator (SLM) (14). The...
Thin film resistor structure and method of fabricating a thin film
A thin film resistor structure and a method of fabricating a thin film resistor structure is provided. The thin film resistor structure includes an electrical...
Thin film resistor and dummy fill structure and method to improve
stability and reduce self-heating
An integrated circuit thin film resistor structure includes a first dielectric layer (18A) disposed on a semiconductor layer (16), a first dummy fill layer (9A)...
System and method for improved auto-boating
According to one embodiment of the invention, a system used in auto-boating includes a tape substrate supported by a boat. The tape substrate includes a pair of...
Isolation layer for semiconductor devices and method for forming the same
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a semiconductor device includes a first layer of dielectric material disposed upon an upper surface of a...
Packaging method for microstructure and semiconductor devices
A novel method of packaging electronic devices (e.g. any device that receives or transmits electronic signals) including microelectromechanical devices,...
One time programmable EPROM fabrication in STI CMOS technology
The formation of a one time programmable (OTP) transistor based electrically programmable read only memory (EPROM) cell (100) is disclosed. The cell (100)...
Method of incorporating stress into a transistor channel by use of a
The present invention provides the method includes forming source/drain regions 170 in a semiconductor wafer substrate 110 adjacent a gate structure 130 located...
Post high voltage gate oxide pattern high-vacuum outgas surface treatment
The present invention provides a method for fabricating a dual gate semiconductor device. In one aspect, the method comprises forming a nitridated, high voltage...
Line-to-line reliability enhancement using a dielectric liner for a low
dielectric constant interlevel and...
An embodiment of the instant invention is a method of providing a connection between a first conductor and a second conductor wherein the first conductor is...
Stress relieved flat frame for DMD window
An improved window frame and window piece for a micromirror assembly is disclosed herein. The window frame includes a stress-relieving contour positioned in the...
Method and system for integrated circuit packaging
According to one embodiment of the invention, a mold tool for packaging integrated circuits includes a first mold press die including a first non-planar surface...
Inkjet printhead incorporating a memory array
A thermal inkjet printhead 100 of the present invention includes a heating element 110, an ink chamber, control circuitry 108, an ink reservoir, and a memory...
Wireless communications system using both licensed and unlicensed
A communications system including devices (10, 20) for transmitting and receiving wireless communications over licensed and unlicensed bands is disclosed. On the...
Hardware loop for automatic gain control
A hardware control loop (19) derives an AGC setting for a communication receiver based on signal strength information (16), without incurring program execution...
Method and apparatus for spread spectrum interference cancellation
The interference cancellation (IC) system (500) includes a plurality of IC units, for which IC is applied. Each IC unit has its spread spectrum code generator,...
8T SRAM cell with higher voltage on the read WL
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 circuit device
An integrated circuit device comprises internally on-chip an oscillator with a signal output. The device has a reference clock input, a first counter with a...
Current-mode bandgap reference voltage variation compensation
A circuit and method for reducing the variation of a reference voltage as a function of resistivity .rho. in a current-mode bandgap reference circuit generating...
Soft-start system for voltage regulator and method of implementing
A system and method to provide a slow start up voltage, such as that can slowly ramp up or down by cyclically coupling a pair of associated energy storage...
DC/DC power converter
A switching regulation system and control scheme efficiently enables driving multiple loads from a common energy storage element, such as an inductor. The...
Integrated circuit inductor with integrated vias
Integrated circuit inductors (5) are formed by interconnecting various metal layers (10) in an integrated circuit with continuous vias (200). Using continuous...
Isolated pwell tank verification using node breakers
A technique for checking a layout design of an integrated circuit is disclosed. The technique has application to converting the design of a circuit from...