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Pipelined stop, start, address byte, and data byte technique and circuit
for I.sup.2C logic system
Data speed in an I.sup.2C system is increased by operating a master CPU (110) to pipeline a stop/start/address byte transfer instruction by setting a stop bit,...
Noise pre-processor for enhanced variable rate speech codec
An enhanced noise pre-processor in a speech codec smoothes channel energy estimate moving toward a first smoothing constant if a prior signal to noise ratio...
Method for generating and evaluating a table model for circuit simulation
A method for generating and evaluating a table model for circuit simulation in N dimensions employing mathematical expressions for modeling a device. The table...
Method and apparatus for characterizing a load on a data line
A method for characterizing a load on a data line includes the steps of: (A) Applying at least three successive voltages to the data line. Each respective...
Space time block coded transmit antenna diversity for WCDMA
A mobile communication system is designed with an input circuit coupled to receive a first plurality of signals (r.sub.j(i+.tau..sub.j), i=0-N-1) during a first...
Method and apparatus for vector based sequence generation
A vector-based sequence generator (100) provides for a general architecture that can be easily adapted to any random length sequence and any random number of...
Sloping electrodes in a spatial light modulator
A method of tilting a micromirror includes forming a substrate, a micromirror outwardly from the substrate, and at least one electrode inwardly from the...
Hybrid stochastic gradient based digitally controlled oscillator gain
A novel hybrid stochastic gradient adaptation apparatus and method for calibrating the gain of an RF or non-RF digitally controlled oscillator (DCO). The...
Hysteresis-type input circuit
Hysteresis circuit 10 is composed of three inverters 40, 42, 44. Node N.sub.B in hysteresis circuit 10 is connected to the input terminal of transition-detecting...
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...
Multiple light source illumination for image display systems
A method for transmitting light in an image display system includes generating a first cone of light from a first light source. The first cone of light includes...
Accurate noise modeling in digital designs
A novel approach to cross-talk analysis takes effective account of the nature of cross-talk interference. This approach employs conservative assumptions...
System and method for testing differential signal crossover using
System and method for testing differential signal crossover in high-speed electronic equipment. A preferred embodiment comprises a test circuit coupled to a...
Interrupt control system and method for reducing interrupt latency
An interrupt control system is disclosed. The interrupt control system can include control logic that provides at least one interrupt request signal to a...
Hybrid speech coding and system
Hybrid linear predictive speech coding system with phase alignment predictive quantization zero phase alignment of speech prior to waveform coding aligns...
Amplifier apparatus for use with a sensor
An amplifier apparatus for use with a sensor includes: (a) a first and a second amplifying circuit segment coupled with the sensor and cooperating to effect...
Electrostatic fins for a MEMS device
A MEMS device includes a hinge that is disposed outwardly from a substrate and capable of at least partially supporting a conductor that is disposed outwardly...
Micromirror devices and methods of making the same
A method for making a micromirror device comprises is disclosed herein.
Micromirror and post arrangements on substrates
A micromirror of a micromirror array of a spatial light modulator used in display systems comprises a mirror plate attached to a hinge that is supported by two...
Equilibrium based vertical sync phase lock loop for video decoder
The present invention discloses a PLL (90), which may be implemented in software, hardware, or a combination of software and hardware, which comprises a sync...
Reformatter and method
A programmable data reformatter reorders output from an image sensor to yield various formats. The reformatting applies to reduced resolution output from large...
Dynamic dither for sigma-delta converters
A sigma-delta converter having dynamic dithering that reduces or removes idle-channel tones and increase linearity of the converter. The dither is differentiated...
System-on-a-chip (SoC) clock management--a scalable clock distribution
System and method for providing clocks to digital circuitry with a need for multiple clocks. A preferred embodiment comprises an oscillator controller...
High efficiency linear amplifier
A linear amplifier is configured with a current-feedback amplifier followed by a voltage-feedback amplifier to drive a totem-pole output stage. The output stage...
Apparatus and method for digital phase control of a pulse width modulation
generator for microprocessor/DSP in...
In a digital pulse width modulation generator unit, a phase register is coupled to the clocked counter providing the generator unit time base. In response to a...
Method and apparatus for die testing on wafer
An integrated circuit includes switching means for selectively connecting the bond pads to functional core logic and isolating the bond pads from second...
IC selectively connecting logic and bypass conductors between opposing
In a functional mode, the functional core logic of a die is connected to the input and output pads and the die performs its intended function. In a bypass mode,...
DC-DC converter with modulator circuit having a feed forward structure
A DC-DC converter with an inductor connected in series with a power transistor between first and second terminals of a DC supply source, and with a modulator...
Method and device for controlling the light intensity in a multi-lamp
illumination device for a display panel
For controlling the light intensity in a multi-lamp illumination device an automatic sequencing of the PWM dimming distributes the burst dimming pulses during...
Semiconductor assembly and packaging for high current and low inductance
A device comprising a semiconductor chip (110) having a side edge (111) and a plurality of metal bond pads (120, 121) near the edge; the pads are aligned to form...
Method of making a haze free, lead rich PZT film
An embodiment of the invention is a method of fabricating a haze free, phase pure, PZT layer, 3, where a lead rich PZT film, 102, is formed over a phase pure...
Integrated circuit and method
A via etch to contact a capacitor with ferroelectric between electrodes together with dielectric on an insulating diffusion barrier includes two-step etch with...
Semiconductor device having an implanted precipitate region and a method
of manufacture therefor
The present invention provides a semiconductor device, a method of manufacture therefor and an integrated circuit including the same. The semiconductor device...
Temperature control assembly for use in etching processes and an
associated retrofit method
A temperature control assembly for use in etching processes includes a housing, a cooling conduit, fasteners, and a mounting block. The fasteners couple to the...
Compact optical engine for very small personal projectors using LED
According to various illustrative embodiments of the present invention, a device for a light projection system includes a single light emitting diode array...
System and method for light source modulation
In one embodiment, a method for modulating light in an image display system includes generating a plurality of light beams. The amount of light beams that are...
Using IMPDEP2 for system commands related to Java accelerator hardware
A processor (e.g., a co-processor) comprising a decoder adapted to decode instructions from a first instruction set in a first mode and a second instruction set...
Outlier screening technique
Multiple parameters of manufactured units are continually measured until some of the units fail, where failure can be accelerated by adjusting operating...
Wireless communication system with variable intermediate frequency
A wireless communication device (UST), comprising an input for receiving baseband data (I, Q) in a first signal having a first frequency. The device also...
CDMA multicode channel processing
A demodulator such as a Fast Hadamard Transform (FHT) based demodulator is used to demodulate all channels in a code space with code length equal to the data...
Packet loss concealment for voice over packet networks
A method to reduce memory requirements for a packet loss concealment algorithm in the event of packet loss in a receiver of pulse code modulated voice signals....
System and method for protecting IC components
One embodiment provides a system for protecting at least one component in an integrated circuit (IC). The system includes a disconnect element that is...
Analog MEMS with non-linear support
The disclosed embodiments reveal an analog MEMS device with a pivotal micromirror that is supported by one or more beams that provide non-linear resistance. An...
Reducing noise and/or power consumption in a switched capacitor amplifier
sampling a reference voltage
Equal common mode voltage is present at the input terminals of an operational amplifier with amplifies the residue signal in a stage of an ADC in two phases...
Bond pad for ball grid array package
A device (100) and a method (200) for controlling resin bleed, the device comprising a substrate (105) having a surface (107), an integrated circuit (115) having...
IC with parallel scan paths and compare circuitry
A scan test architecture facilitates low power testing of semiconductor circuits by selectively dividing the serial scan paths into shorter sections....
Interface between different clock rate components
A circuit for interfacing between a first component 11 operating at a first clock rate and a second component 12 operating at a second clock rate, wherein the...
Diagnostic compiler for pipeline analog-to-digital converter, method of
compiling and test system employing the...
The present invention is directed to a diagnostic compiler for use with a pipeline analog-to-digital converter (ADC) having code sequences corresponding to...
Flying-adder frequency synthesizer-based digital-controlled oscillator and
video decoder including the same
A video decoder (52, 152) including a digital-control oscillator (DCO) (60, 160) is disclosed. The DCO (60, 160) includes a first flying-adder frequency...
M-dimension M-PAM trellis code system and associated trellis encoder and
An M-dimension M-PAM trellis code encoder, a method of encoding user bits and a decoder. In one embodiment, the encoder includes: (1) a convolutional encoder...