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US-7,413,934 Leadframes for improved moisture reliability and enhanced solderability of semiconductor devices
A semiconductor device has a leadframe with a structure made of a base metal (105), wherein the structure consists of a chip mount pad (302) and a plurality of...
US-7,413,497 Chemical mechanical polishing slurry pump monitoring system and method
According to one embodiment of the invention, a chemical mechanical polishing monitoring system includes a pump delivering a slurry to a polishing pad and a...
US-7,412,238 Blind detection of packet data control channel
System and method for efficiently detecting packet format from a control channel. A preferred embodiment comprises the use of a slot counter (for example, slot...
US-7,412,011 Joint ratio estimation and weights detection in closed loop transmit diversity
A communications device configured to extract weighting factors from incoming signals received from two or more antennas while estimating a channel ratio for the...
US-7,412,009 Apparatus and method for automatic performance control in a digital radio
In digital radio technology, information channels describing the properties of the associated performance channel(s) are included in the broadcast band. The...
US-7,412,003 Transcoders and methods
Transcoding as from MPEG-2 SDTV to MPEG-4 CIF reuses motion vectors and downsamples in the frequency (DCT) domain with differing treatments of frame-DCT and...
US-7,412,002 Image preprocessing with selective lowpass filtering from motion compensation
Preprocessing for motion-compensated video encoding such as MPEG includes lowpass filtering, temporal (310) and/or spatial (312), locally per pixel in response...
US-7,411,926 Repeated channel adaptive frequency hopping
The invention provides systems, devices, and methods for frequency hopping. In one method embodiment, the invention hops between frequencies by using the same...
US-7,411,799 Apparatus and method for regulating a switching device
An apparatus for regulating a switching device that couples an output locus with one of a first voltage locus and a second voltage locus in response to a driver...
US-7,411,717 Micromirror device
A spatial light modulator comprises an array of micromirror devices each of which has a reflective and deflectable mirror plates. The mirror plates are moved...
US-7,411,713 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...
US-7,411,555 Folded monoplole antenna, bent, tapped, or both, and systems incorporating same
Various antenna designs that are small and cost effective are disclosed. In one design, the antenna is a bent and folded monopole antenna. In another design, the...
US-7,411,532 Method for determining minimization factor for improving linearity of an analog-to-digital converter
A method for determining a minimization factor for improving linearity of an analog-to-digital converter including a plurality of components includes the steps...
US-7,411,462 Built-in self test method for a digitally controlled crystal oscillator
A novel testing mechanism operative to test large capacitor arrays such as those used in a digitally controlled crystal oscillator (DCXO). The invention is...
US-7,411,453 Tail-current steering circuit and method for rail-to-rail operational amplifier input stage
An amplifier includes first and second pairs of differentially coupled input transistors. The first current mirror generates a reference current which is...
US-7,411,451 Class AB folded cascode stage and method for low noise, low power, low-offset operational amplifier
An amplifier circuit includes an pair of input transistors, the drains of which are connected to emitters of first and second cascode transistors. First and...
US-7,411,444 Technique for improving antialiasing and adjacent channel interference filtering using cascaded passive IIR...
A technique of improving antialiasing and adjacent channel interference filtering uses cascaded passive IIR filter stages combined with direct sampling and...
US-7,411,443 Precision reversed bandgap voltage reference circuits and method
A circuit producing a reversed bandgap reference voltage circuit V.sub.RBG includes first and second resistors coupled as a voltage divider between ground and a...
US-7,411,303 Semiconductor assembly having substrate with electroplated contact pads
An apparatus comprising an insulating substrate having first and second surfaces and a plurality of metal-filled vias extending from the first to the second...
US-7,410,888 Method for manufacturing strained silicon
In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present invention, a method for manufacturing strained silicon is provided. In one embodiment, the method for...
US-7,410,841 Building fully-depleted and partially-depleted transistors on same chip
A method (10) of forming fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) transistors (150) and partially-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) transistors (152) on...
US-7,410,840 Building fully-depleted and bulk transistors on same chip
A method (10) of forming fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) transistors (150) and bulk transistors (152) on a semiconductor substrate (104) as part of...
US-7,410,820 MEMS passivation with phosphonate surfactants
Phosphonate surfactants are employed to passivate the surfaces of MEMS devices, such as digital micromirror devices. The surfactants are adsorbed from vapor or...
US-7,410,260 Use of a CCD camera in a projector platform for smart screen capability and other enhancements
An optical projection and capture system includes an image sensor integrated with an optical projection device. Additionally, the integrated device may be...
US-7,409,611 Wrapper instruction/data register controls from test access or wrapper ports
In a first embodiment a TAP 318 of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a WSP 202 of IEEE standard P1500 such that the P1500 architecture,...
US-7,409,415 Processor system with efficient shift operations including EXTRACT operation
An electronic system (200.sub.1) for manipulating an input data argument (D[31:0]) comprising an integer number of bits. The system comprises an input (R) for...
US-7,408,980 Semi-distributed power spectrum control for digital subscriber line communications
A semi-distributed method of managing the spectral power over multiple digital subscriber line communication loops (LP1, LP2) is disclosed. A central office (CO)...
US-7,408,493 Systems and methods for automatic gain control
Systems and methods for automatic gain control are disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, a system is provided that comprises a programmable gain amplifier...
US-7,408,485 Asynchronous sampling rate converter and method for audio DAC
A sample rate converter suitable for use in an audio DAC includes a first estimating circuit (32A) generating first (TR) and second (STAMPR) signals synchronized...
US-7,408,415 Voltage controlled oscillator phase locked loop circuit with loop filter capacitance tuning
A phase locked loop circuit comprises a voltage controlled oscillator with a control input to which a variable control voltage is applied and a phase-frequency...
US-7,408,392 PWM-to-voltage converter circuit and method
A converter circuit and method for converting a pulse-width modulated input signal into a voltage output signal eliminates an offset due to component mismatch....
US-7,408,369 System and method for determining thermal shutdown characteristics
Systems and methods are disclosed to enable determining thermal protection characteristics of an integrated circuit. In one embodiment, an integrated circuit...
US-7,408,326 Battery pack system interface with multiple mode control states
A system interface having an interface for dual battery packs provides for power up sequencing of battery packs and pack switching under the control of a host...
US-7,408,250 Micromirror array device with compliant adhesive
A microstructure is packaged with a device substrate of the microstructure being attached to a package substrate. For dissipating possible deformation of the...
US-7,407,850 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)...
US-7,407,291 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...
US-7,406,494 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.
US-7,406,178 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....
US-7,406,028 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...
US-7,405,860 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...
US-7,405,856 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.,...
US-7,405,685 Negative contributive offset compensation in a transmit buffer utilizing inverse clocking
A novel method and apparatus for a negative contributive offset compensation mechanism for a transmit buffer adapted to compensate for the positive offset...
US-7,404,909 Mirror including dielectric portions and a method of manufacturing the same
The invention provides a method for manufacturing a microelectronic device and a microelectronic device. The method for manufacturing the microelectronic device,...
US-7,404,513 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...
US-7,404,129 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...
US-7,404,128 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....
US-7,404,127 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...
US-7,404,126 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...
US-7,404,106 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...
US-7,404,025 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...
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