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Input tracking high-level multibit quantizer for delta-sigma ADC
A quantization circuit includes a plurality of resistors, a plurality of tap points, and a plurality of coarse comparators. Each coarse comparator has a first...
An integrated circuit capacitor having a bottom plate 50a, a dielectric layer 250', and a ferromagnetic top plate 20a.
Thermal coupling of matched SOI device bodies
Performance matching devices in SOI are improved by thermally isolating matched devices within a continuous body of active material. Matched devices are isolated...
Method for implanter angle verification and calibration
Methods (300, 400) are described for calibrating the implantation angle of an ion implanter utilized in the manufacture of semiconductor products. One method...
Process and integration scheme for a high sidewall coverage ultra-thin
metal seed layer
The present invention provides a method of forming a metal seed layer 100. The method includes physical vapor deposition of seed metal 200 within an opening 140...
Methods of improving drive currents by employing strain inducing STI
A method forms a semiconductor device comprising isolation structures that selectively induce strain into active regions of NMOS and PMOS devices. Form a hard...
Memory device with reduced cell area
The present invention provides for a memory device comprising a bulk substrate. A first lightly doped region is formed in the bulk substrate. A first active...
Method to obtain fully silicided poly gate
The present invention provides a method of fabricating a microelectronics device. In one aspect, the method comprises forming a capping layer 610 over gate...
Connection of auxiliary circuitry to tap and instruction register controls
The present disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for directly accessing JTAG Tap domains that exist in a scan path of many serially connected JTAG...
Remove signal from TAP selection circuitry to multiplexer control
Today many instances of IEEE 1149.1 Tap domains are included in integrated circuits (ICs). While all TAP domains may be serially connected on a scan path that is...
System to dispatch several instructions on available hardware resources
A processor (e.g., a co-processor) capable of executing instructions sequentially, comprises at least two functional hardware resources. When two instructions...
Carry look-ahead circuit and adder using same
A carry look-ahead circuit for an adder to decrease circuit size and power consumption. The carry look-ahead circuit is composed of 2-input NAND gates 101, 102,...
Low-power packet detection using decimated correlation
A method and apparatus is presented for detecting the presence of a packet being transmitted on a communications medium using self-correlation of samples taken...
Enhanced channel estimator, method of enhanced channel estimating and an
OFDM receiver employing the same
The present invention provides an enhanced channel estimator for use with an orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) receiver employing scattered pilot...
Beaulieu series approach to optimal UMTS RACH preamble detection
A method for preamble detection in mobile unit to base unit wireless telephony sets a preamble detection threshold based upon a Beaulieu series computation...
Code division multiple access wireless system with closed loop mode using
ninety degree phase rotation and...
A wireless communication system (10). The system comprises a user station (12). The user station comprises despreading circuitry (22) for receiving and...
Traffic identifier field usage in a polling frame in a packet-based
An access point in a wireless network transmits polling frames to node wherein the polling frame includes a traffic identifier (TID) value that corresponds to a...
SLM projection display with series DMD illuminator
The addition of DMD illumination modulator(s) 702 in series with projection SLM(s) 706/709 to produce high-performance projection displays with improved optical...
An interleaver/de-interleaver that may be used for multiple interleaving algorithms and look up tables (LUTs) of one or more interleaving standards. In at least...
High speed, high current gain voltage buffer and method
An amplifying circuit which may be useful in a diamond buffer amplifier or operational amplifier includes an input transistor including an emitter, a collector,...
Micromirror array device with electrostatically deflectable mirror plates
Disclosed herein is a micromirror array device that comprises an array of reflective deflectable mirror plates each being associated with one single addressing...
Formation of nitrogen containing dielectric layers having a uniform
nitrogen distribution therein using a high...
The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a gate dielectric, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, and a method for manufacturing an...
Increased stand-off height integrated circuit assemblies, systems, and
Disclosed are integrated circuit assemblies with increased stand-off height and methods and systems for their manufacture. Methods of the invention provide for...
Emulation system with peripherals recording emulation frame when stop
In-circuit-emulation of an integrated circuit includes a digital data processor capable of executing program instructions. A first debug event is detected during...
Method for controlling power consumption associated with a processor
A method for controlling power consumption associated with a processor in which, depending on the respective embodiment, a relative amount of idle time, activity...
Conditional garbage based on monitoring to improve real time performance
A system comprising a counter adapted to monitor the memory consumption of the allocated memory resources. Upon reaching or surpassing the memory resource...
Method of synchronizing servo timing in an optical wireless link
A technique for synchronizing the servo control systems between two optical wireless links (OWLs) that are in communication with one another. This...
Cache friendly method for performing inverse discrete wavelet transform
This invention is a method for inverse Wavelet transform using a breadth-first output data calculation which uses input data to calculate at least one output...
Multitone power spectral density
A method of transmit power adjustment in multitone communication systems is performed by changing a power spectral density for each subchannel k the power...
Low cost torsional hinge mirror package with non-rotating magnetic drive
A torsional hinge structure for supporting a functional surface such as a mirror is disclosed. The structure includes at least one torsional hinge extending...
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....
The objective of the invention is to automatically and dynamically change the slew rate corresponding to the change rate and amplitude of the input signal. In...
Circuit and method for driving bulk capacitance of amplifier input
Amplifier circuitry includes an input stage having a transconductance stage including first and second input transistors and a first tail current source, gates...
Bidirectional deglitch circuit
A deglitch circuit utilizes a first flip-flop coupled to the input signal and a second flip-flop coupled to the output of a circuit with feedback from the output...
Self-oscillating boost DC-DC converters with current feedback and digital
In a method and system for controlling a direct current to direct current (DC-DC) converter includes an inductor coupled to receive a voltage input at an input...
Systems and methods for maintaining performance at a reduced power
Systems and methods are provided for maintaining performance of an integrated circuit at a reduced power. The systems and methods employ a performance monitor...
Packaged system of semiconductor chips having a semiconductor interposer
A semiconductor system (200) of one or more semiconductor interposers (201) with a certain dimension (210), conductive vias (212) extending from the first to the...
ECC in computer system with associated mass storage device, and method for
A computer system (10) and method are presented for performing ECC corrections on data contained in a mass data storage device (20). The computer system (10) has...
IC with linking module in series with TAP circuitry
IEEE 1149.1 Test Access Ports (TAPs) may be utilized at both IC and intellectual property core design levels. TAPs serve as serial communication ports for...
Register file initialization to prevent unknown outputs during test
A system and method for initializing a register file during a test period for an integrated circuit, wherein the register file has one or more input ports. A...
Method to reduce soft error rate in semiconductor memory
A method for reducing soft error rates in semiconductor memory. In one embodiment, memory is partitioned into a) boot and download memory, b) program memory and...
Method for detecting temperature and activity associated with a processor
and using the results for controlling...
A method for detecting temperature and activity associated with a processor, results of the detecting being used for controlling power dissipation associated...
Long instruction word controlling plural independent processor operations
A data processing apparatus including a multiplier unit forming a product from L bits of each two data buses of N bits each N is greater than L. The multiplier...
Calibration method for station orientation
In optical wireless networks, light beams are transmitted over-the-air and maximum performance is achieved when light beams are aligned with corresponding light...
Apparatus and method for the transparent upgrading of technology and
applications in digital radio systems...
In a digital radio system including a transmitter unit and at least one receiver unit, changes to the system can implemented without modifying the hardware...
Frequency domain equalization
A radio receiver 102 is provided. The radio receiver 102 comprises one or more data Fast Fourier Transformers, each data Fast Fourier Transformer operable to...
Spreading code structure for ultra wide band communications
The ultra wide band communication system of the present invention includes a transmitter (station) and a receiver (station). The transmitter and the receiver...
Enhancing signal to noise ratio of an interpolated signal
Providing interpolated signals with enhanced signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR). In an embodiment, for each digital sample (of an analog signal) having strength Dn, N...
Schottky diode with minimal vertical current flow
A method of forming a rectifying diode. The method comprises providing a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type and having a first dopant...
Dual depth trench termination method for improving Cu-based interconnect
A trench is formed in a low K dielectric (100) over a plurality of vias (120) also formed in the low K dielectric layer (100). The vias are separated by a...