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US-7,423,729 Method of monitoring the light integrator of a photolithography system
A method of monitoring a light integrator of a photolithography system, wherein the photolithography system comprises a light source for illuminating different...
US-7,423,566 Sigma-delta modulator using a passive filter
A sigma-delta modulator includes a discrete time circuit that receives a digital feedback signal and an input signal, where the input signal includes information...
US-7,423,565 Apparatus and method for comparison of a plurality of analog signals with selected signals
In response to a selected analog applied to the input terminal of an analog-to-digital converter, the digitized output signal is stored in a buffer/register. In...
US-7,423,475 Providing optimal supply voltage to integrated circuits
A characteristic is measured on multiple portions of an integrated circuit, and the supply voltage adjusted based on the measurements. In an embodiment, the...
US-7,423,469 Triangulating phase interpolator
There is provided a clock phase interpolator comprising a pair of output nodes, at least three complementary clock signal inputs, an equal plurality of current...
US-7,423,442 System and method for early qualification of semiconductor devices
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for early qualification of semiconductor device includes performing initial testing on a semiconductor...
US-7,423,410 Battery protecting circuit
This invention provides a battery protecting circuit where even if the battery voltage falls nearly to zero volts due to overdischarge or the like while an NMOS...
US-7,423,344 Bi-layer etch stop process for defect reduction and via stress migration improvement
A method of forming a film stack in an integrated circuit, said method comprising depositing a layer of silicon carbide adjacent a first layer of dielectric...
US-7,423,326 Integrated circuits with composite gate dielectric
CMOS gate dielectric made of high-k metal silicates by passivating a silicon surface with nitrogen compounds prior to high-k dielectric deposition. Optionally, a...
US-7,422,972 On chip heating for electrical trimming of polysilicon and polysilicon-silicon-germanium resistors and...
An integrated circuit programmable structure (60) is formed for use a trim resistor and/or a programmable fuse. The programmable structure comprises placing...
US-7,422,969 Multi-step process for patterning a metal gate electrode
The present invention provides a method for patterning a metal gate electrode and a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit including the same. The method...
US-7,422,968 Method for manufacturing a semiconductor device having silicided regions
The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, and a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit including the...
US-7,422,967 Method for manufacturing a semiconductor device containing metal silicide regions
The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. In one embodiment of the present invention, without limitation, the method for...
US-7,422,920 Method and forming a micromirror array device with a small pitch size
A spatial light modulator is disclosed, along with a method for making such a modulator that comprises an array of micromirror devices. The center-to-center...
US-7,421,634 Sequential scan based techniques to test interface between modules designed to operate at different frequencies
According to an aspect of present invention, modules designed to operate with different frequency in functional (normal) mode are tested using a sequential scan...
US-7,421,633 Controller receiving combined TMS/TDI and suppyling separate TMS and TDI
An optimized JTAG interface is used to access JTAG Tap Domains within an integrated circuit. The interface requires fewer pins than the conventional JTAG...
US-7,421,018 System and method for selecting precursor equalizer coefficients and serializer deserializer incorporating the same
In one aspect, the present invention provides a system and method for selecting precursor equalizer coefficients and a serializer deserializer (SERDES)...
US-7,420,967 Method and system for data transfer
The objective of the invention is to provide a type of data transfer system for generating plural timing signals, etc. for any device. Data transfer system A...
US-7,420,493 Extended range delta-sigma modulator and delta-sigma power converter
Devices, systems, and methods for providing delta-sigma modulation in conjunction with analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog signal conversion are disclosed....
US-7,420,490 Pre-charge systems and methods for ADC input sampling
The invention provides methods and systems useful for quickly and accurately sampling a switched capacitive load. Systems are disclosed in which the methods are...
US-7,420,427 Phase-locked loop with a digital calibration loop and an analog calibration loop
A phase-locked loop (PLL) architecture (100) is provided that includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) (116). The PLL architecture (100) also includes a...
US-7,420,357 Hysteretic DC/DC converter
A hysteretic DC/DC converter is proposed that operates at a high switching frequency without producing undesired pulse bursts at the output. The converter has a...
US-7,419,609 Method for quantifying over-etch of a conductive feature
The invention provides a method for quantifying over-etch of a conductive feature. In one embodiment, this method includes forming a conductive feature over a...
US-7,418,643 Integrated circuit having electrically isolatable test circuitry
Special test circuitry in an IC for wafer level testing selectively connects the specialized test circuitry to the functional circuitry during wafer test....
US-7,418,528 Multimode, multiline data transfer system and method of operating the same
Multimode, multiline data transfer systems and methods of operating the same. In one embodiment, one system includes: (1) a bus interface for a bus, the bus...
US-7,418,030 Flexible initialization method for DSL communication systems
A communication system 10 initialized using an iterative training portion is disclosed. The communication system 10 comprises a first transceiver 12 operable to...
US-7,417,945 Transmitter and receiver for use with an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system
The present invention discloses a transmitter and receiver for use with an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) communications system. In one...
US-7,417,929 Optical disk data processing device and data recording/reproduction device having interruption and restart of...
The objective of this invention is to provide a type of data processing device and a type of data recording/reproduction device that can restart data write...
US-7,417,779 Single piece torsional hinged device with central spines and perimeter ridges to reduce flexing
A torsional hinged device having an optical surface, such as a mirror or refractive surface, formed from a single piece of silicon with reduced flexing. In...
US-7,417,609 Prevention of charge accumulation in micromirror devices through bias inversion
Methods and apparatus are provided for preventing charge accumulation in microelectromechanical systems, especially in micromirror array devices having a...
US-7,417,574 Efficient amplifier sharing in a multi-stage analog to digital converter
An analog to digital converter (ADC) containing an operational amplifier having a first pair of input terminals and a second pair of input terminals, wherein the...
US-7,417,567 High speed data recording with input duty cycle distortion
Data from both a positive edge sample and negative edge sample are used to determine a data bit. The primary and secondary clocks capture two copies of the data....
US-7,417,450 Testing combinational logic die with bidirectional TDI-TMS/TDO chanel circuit
Testing of die on wafer is achieved by; (1) providing a tester with the capability of externally communicating JTAG test signals using simultaneously...
US-7,417,270 Distributed high voltage JFET
A Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) can be fabricated with a well region that include a channel region having an average dopant concentration substantially...
US-7,416,951 Thin film resistors integrated at two different metal interconnect levels of single die
An integrated circuit includes a first thin film resistor on a first dielectric layer. A first layer of interconnect conductors on the first dielectric layer...
US-7,416,949 Fabrication of transistors with a fully silicided gate electrode and channel strain
Manufacturing a semiconductor device by forming first and second gates including patterning a silicon-containing layer on a substrate. Etched simultaneously the...
US-7,415,378 Methods for analyzing critical defects in analog integrated circuits
The present invention provides a method for analyzing critical defects in analog integrated circuits. The method for analyzing critical defects, among other...
US-7,415,279 Collaborative mechanism of enhanced coexistence of collocated wireless networks
A digital device 310 with a plurality of collocated wireless networks encounters inter-network interference if the collocated wireless networks operate in a...
US-7,415,087 Circuits with state circuitry having cross connected control inputs
Data is communicated through two separate circuits or circuit groups, each having clock and mode inputs, by sequentially reversing the role of the clock and mode...
US-7,414,503 Torsional hinged device with improved coupling between a magnet mounted to said device and an electrical coil
A pivoting device such as a MEMS mirror provides improved coupling between a permanent magnet on the device and an adjacent electrical coil that may provide a...
US-7,414,471 Common-mode technique for a digital I/P class D loop
A closed loop amplifier adapted to be directly connected to a battery having a battery voltage for powering the amplifier. The amplifier includes an amplifier...
US-7,414,296 Method of manufacturing a metal-insulator-metal capacitor
The present invention provides method of manufacturing a metal-insulator-metal capacitor (100). A method of manufacturing includes depositing a first refractory...
US-7,414,287 System and method for making a LDMOS device with electrostatic discharge protection
A semiconductor device includes one or more LDMOS transistors and one of more SCR-LDMOS transistors. Each LDMOS transistor includes a LDMOS well of a first...
US-7,413,994 Hydrogen and oxygen based photoresist removal process
The present invention provides a photoresist removal process and a method for manufacturing an interconnect using the same. One embodiment of the photoresist...
US-7,413,980 Semiconductor device with improved contact fuse
One aspect of the invention provides an integrated circuit (IC). The IC comprises transistors and contact fuses. The contact fuses each comprise a conducting...
US-7,413,974 Copper-metallized integrated circuits having electroless thick copper bond pads
A metal structure (100) for a contact pad of a semiconductor, which has interconnecting traces of a first copper layer (102). The substrate is protected by an...
US-7,413,947 Integrated high voltage capacitor having a top-level dielectric layer and a method of manufacture therefor
The present invention provides an integrated high voltage capacitor, a method of manufacture therefore, and an integrated circuit chip including the same. The...
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...
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