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US-7,454,677 Two boundary scan cell switches controlling input to output buffer
A process initializes the state of an output memory circuit of a scan cell located at the boundary of a logic circuit within an integrated circuit. Data is...
US-7,454,535 Bidirectional data repeater switch
A bidirectional repeater and data multiplexer for serial data has A-side I2C port devices A1-A4 coupled to comparators 302-308 and pulldowns to ground 316-322....
US-7,454,452 Fast fourier transform operation with reduced cache penalty
A data processing apparatus having data cache performs an N-point radix-R Fast Fourier Transform. If the data set is smaller than the data cache, the data...
US-7,453,930 Method and system of tone ordering for discrete multi-tone systems with tone grouping
The present disclosure describes a method and system of tone ordering for discrete multi-tone (DMT) systems with tone grouping. Some illustrative embodiments may...
US-7,453,889 Interoperability of ADPCM encoded voice communications
Providing interoperability on a voice communication network by detecting incompatible bit packing payload formats of ADPCM encoded voice data signals in an...
US-7,453,843 Wireless bandwidth aggregator
Wireless communications networks offer rapid installation and good mobility in return for relatively low data bandwidth. The present invention makes use of any...
US-7,453,743 Static random access memory device having reduced leakage current during active mode and a method of operating...
An Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) device and a method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the SRAM device includes: (1) an SRAM array coupled to row...
US-7,453,659 Circuit and method for write current driver
System and method for write current drivers for inductive heads used in mass storage drives. A preferred embodiment comprises a write current circuit coupled to...
US-7,453,525 Motion detector for a video display system
Systems and methods are provided for detecting motion within a composite video signal. A first chroma difference element compares an in-phase chroma component of...
US-7,453,319 Multi-path common mode feedback for high speed multi-stage amplifiers
The invention includes methods and systems for providing a multi-path common mode feedback loop in an amplifier system. Embodiments include techniques for...
US-7,453,283 LVDS input circuit with connection to input of output driver
First and second devices may simultaneously communicate bidirectionally with each other using only a single pair of LVDS signal paths. Each device includes an...
US-7,453,142 System and method for implementing transformer on package substrate
A transformer system includes a package substrate having a surface. A plurality of electrically conductive pads are arranged in spaced apart relationship...
US-7,452,818 Method for selectively etching portions of a layer of material based upon a density or size of semiconductor...
The disclosure provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method, in one embodiment, includes forming semiconductor features (405, 410, 415,...
US-7,452,799 Ball film for integrated circuit fabrication and testing
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of fabricating ball grid array packages includes providing a substrate, providing a ball film that...
US-7,451,428 Merging sub-resolution assist features of a photolithographic mask through the use of a merge bar
Merging sub-resolution assist features includes receiving a mask pattern that includes the sub-resolution assist features. A first sub-resolution assist feature...
US-7,451,370 Input/output buffer test circuitry and leads additional to boundary scan
Peripheral input and output buffer circuitry is tested using scan path circuitry selectively connecting external signals TSA, TSB, and TSC to the buffer...
US-7,451,082 Noise-resistant utterance detector
A method and detector for providing a noise resistant utterance detector is provided by extracting a noise estimate (15) to augment the signal-to-noise ratio of...
US-7,450,923 Method and system for controlling carrier leakage in a direct conversion wireless device
According to one embodiment of the invention, a system for controlling carrier leakage in a communications device is provided. The system includes a first mixer...
US-7,450,726 Headset detector in a device generating audio signals
A detector circuit detects whether a headset is present (inserted) in a jack by measuring the impedance between the connection points of the jack. The detector...
US-7,450,672 Using SISO decoder feedback to produce symbol probabilities for use in wireless communications that utilize...
An apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving a bit stream. On the transmission side, coded bits (Y.sub.t) and an interleaved version of the coded bits...
US-7,450,654 Method and apparatus for multicarrier channel estimation and synchronization using pilot sequences
Method and apparatus for OFDM synchronization and channel estimation. In a temporal embodiment, received embedded system pilot symbols are inverse Fourier...
US-7,450,616 Area efficient serializer implementation for small functional-to-serial clock ratios
This invention adds one extra bit which can be viewed as a shadow of most significant bit of the serial register. This extra register bit is referred as...
US-7,450,452 Method to identify or screen VMIN drift on memory cells during burn-in or operation
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes providing an electrical connection to a well of a MOS transistor of a static random access memory...
US-7,450,329 Method to vary symmetry and coupling in symmetrical write drivers for disk driver preamplifiers
The present invention achieves technical advantages as a preamplifier write driver (10) having a varying common-mode output voltage. This varying common-mode...
US-7,450,297 Unique method for manufacturing a digital micromirror device and a method for manufacturing a projection...
The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a digital micromirror device and a method for manufacturing a projection display system. The method for...
US-7,449,959 Methods and apparatus to detect impedance at an amplifier output
Methods and apparatus to detect impedance at an amplifier output are described. In one example, a method of determining a relative value of an amplifier output...
US-7,449,950 Analog signal processing circuit
An analog signal processing block with differential signal inputs and including a differential amplifier with differential inputs is disclosed which is...
US-7,449,947 Reduction of voltage spikes in switching half-bridge stages
A path configuration for a power switch and driver can introduce independent parasitic inductance coupled to the power switch to slow a switching speed of the...
US-7,449,924 Latch-based serial port output buffer
An integrated circuit (22) having a serial interface (25) with improved access times is disclosed. The serial interface (25) includes a serial output port...
US-7,449,873 Voltage controlled current source device
An integrated voltage controlled current source device is provided, that extends the high accuracy, low drift output current over a large current range, and...
US-7,449,783 Nonlinear via arrays for resistors to reduce systematic circuit offsets
A thin film resistor structure includes a plurality of thin film resistor sections. Conductive vias (5) are disposed on a first end of each of the thin film...
US-7,449,773 Microelectromechanical device packages with integral heaters
A microelectromechanical device package with integral a heater and a method for packaging the microelectromechanical device are disclosed in this invention. The...
US-7,449,765 Semiconductor device and method of fabrication
A MEMS (micro electro-mechanical system) semiconductor device and a method for producing such a device. A preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises...
US-7,449,693 System and method for radiation detection and imaging
System and method for detecting and imaging radiation. A preferred embodiment comprises a substrate with electronic circuitry to detect changes in a transduction...
US-7,449,385 Gate dielectric and method
CMOS gate dielectric made of high-k metal silicates by reaction of metal with silicon dioxide at the silicon surface. Optionally, a silicon dioxide monolayer may...
US-7,449,364 Device and method for including passive components in a chip scale package
The invention provides a method and device for building one or more passive components into a chip scale package. The method includes the steps of selecting a...
US-7,449,358 Methods for depositing, releasing and packaging micro-electromechanical devices on wafer substrates
A method for forming a MEMS device is disclosed, where a final release step is performed just prior to a wafer bonding step to protect the MEMS device from...
US-7,448,395 Process method to facilitate silicidation
The present invention substantially removes dry etch residue from a dry plasma etch process 110 prior to depositing a cobalt layer 124 on silicon substrate...
US-7,448,009 Method of leakage optimization in integrated circuit design
This invention reduces leakage power in an integrated circuit design formed of a plurality of design cells selected from a library of cells. The method of this...
US-7,447,967 MIMO hybrid-ARQ using basis hopping
A Hybrid Automatic Retransmission Request (H-ARQ) technique is provided for Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) systems. The technique changes the basis (V) upon...
US-7,446,785 High bit depth display with low flicker
A method of and system for displaying a high bit depth pulse width modulated image at a low frame rate without image flicker. The frame period (1902) is divided...
US-7,446,606 Methods and apparatus to provide slew enhancement for low power amplifiers
Methods and apparatus to provide increased current to a cascode amplifier to maximize slew rate are disclosed. The amplifier has a first input coupled to an...
US-7,446,553 Semiconductor device testing
An apparatus and method to test components in a semiconductor test structure. On a semiconductor wafer, a test module implemented in one or more scribe lines...
US-7,446,552 Semiconductor device testing
An apparatus and method to test components in a semiconductor test structure. On a semiconductor wafer, a test module implemented in one or more scribe lines...
US-7,446,515 Compensating NMOS LDO regulator using auxiliary amplifier
An LDO (low dropout) regulator including a pass transistor having a first electrode coupled to produce an output voltage of the LDO regulator, a control...
US-7,445,960 Adhesion by plasma conditioning of semiconductor chip
A plasma conditioning method of improving the adhesion between an integrated circuit chip, having active and passive surfaces, the active surface polymer-coated...
US-7,444,581 Error handling of storage device data in real time systems
A storage device performs error correction for all data read from media. Correctly read data or data that is corrected following the reading is transferred to a...
US-7,444,573 VLCT programmation/read protocol
An integrated circuit with built-in self test enables internal data registers to be written to or read from via an external tester. In a command phase the...
US-7,444,504 Tracing through reset
A method of tracing a data processor upon reset of the data processor. A data processor reset signal resets the data processor, part of trace collection hardware...
US-7,444,476 System and method for code and data security in a semiconductor device
A system and method for preventing unauthorized access to the software of a semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device of the present invention...
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