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US-7,313,501 Method and system for determining the location of a potential defect in a device based on a temperature profile
According to one embodiment of the invention a method for determining the location of a potential defect in a device includes scanning a surface of the device...
US-7,313,490 Wavelet analysis of one or more time domain reflectometry (TDR) signals to determine one or more...
In one embodiment, a method for wavelet analysis of one or more time domain reflectometry (TDR) signals to determine one or more characteristics of one or more...
US-7,313,190 Efficient bit interleaver for a multi-band OFDM ultra-wideband system
An efficient bit interleaving scheme for a multi-band OFDM ultra-wideband (UWB) system. The encoded bits of the multi-band OFDM system are interleaved within...
US-7,313,130 Spectrally compatible mask for enhanced upstream data rates in DSL systems
A method and apparatus for providing extended upstream data transmission in a band having a lowest frequency f.sub.0 by an end user terminal unit in an...
US-7,312,915 Microelectromechanical devices with low inertia movable elements
A microelectromechanical device having a movable element with low mass inertia is disclosed herein. The movable element is held on a substrate such that the...
US-7,312,738 Apparatus and method for sigma delta signal treatment
A sigma delta signal treating apparatus includes: (a) a low pass filtered signal path including at least one low pass filter; and (b) a quantization noise...
US-7,312,736 Trading off visibility for volume of data when profiling memory events
When tracing memory events the required bandwidth may be reduced by forming a logical OR of several memory event signals to determine the location of memory...
US-7,312,481 Reliable high-voltage junction field effect transistor and method of manufacture therefor
The present invention provides a high-voltage junction field effect transistor (JFET), a method of manufacture and an integrated circuit including the same. One...
US-7,312,151 System for ultraviolet atmospheric seed layer remediation
The present invention provides a system for removing organic contaminants (216) from a copper seed layer that has been deposited on a semiconductor substrate...
US-7,312,119 Stacked capacitor and method of fabricating same
The invention relates to a stacked capacitor (10) comprising a silicon base plate (16), a poly-silicon center plate (32) arranged above the base plate (16), a...
US-7,310,756 JTAG state machines with respective enable input and select input
A TAP linking module (21, 51) permits plural TAPs (TAPs 1-4) to be controlled and accessed from a test bus (13) via a single TAP interface (20).
US-7,310,749 Apparatus and method for trace stream identification of a processor debug halt signal
When a DEBUG HALT signal is generated in a target processor during a test procedure, a debug halt sync marker is generated in a program counter trace stream. The...
US-7,310,365 Group decision rule in code tracking using a delay lock loop (DLL)
System and method for code acquisition in a wireless communications system with a delay lock loop. A preferred embodiment comprises assigning a delay lock loop...
US-7,310,058 Reducing the time to convert an analog input sample to a digital code in an analog to digital converter (ADC)
A stage of a pipeline ADC which uses separate pairs of sampling network and amplifier (in a sample and hold circuit (SHA)) to provide inputs to quantizer (which...
US-7,310,016 Chopper-stabilized operational amplifier and method
An amplifier circuit includes an input chopping circuit for chopping first and second input signals, a transconductance stage for amplifying an output of the...
US-7,309,909 Leadframes for improved moisture reliability 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 (402) and a plurality of...
US-7,309,651 Method for improving reliability of copper interconnects
Doping copper interconnects (100) with silicon (115) has been shown to improve Electromigration and Via Stress Migration reliability. After copper (118) is...
US-7,309,648 Low profile, chip-scale package and method of fabrication
Disclosed is a semiconductor device that includes an electrically insulating, sheet-like substrate with first and second surfaces, at least one opening, and a...
US-7,308,629 Addressable tap domain selection circuit with TDI/TDO external terminal
This disclosure describes a reduced pin bus that can be used on integrated circuits or embedded cores within integrated circuits. The bus may be used for serial...
US-7,307,907 SRAM device and a method of operating the same to reduce leakage current during a sleep mode
An SRAM device and a method of operating an SRAM device. In one embodiment, the SRAM device includes (1) an SRAM array coupled to row peripheral circuitry by a...
US-7,307,775 Methods for depositing, releasing and packaging micro-electromechanical devices on wafer substrates
A projection system, a spatial light modulator, and a method for forming a MEMS device is disclosed. The spatial light modulator can have two substrates bonded...
US-7,307,477 Apparatus and method for affecting operation of a signal treating device
An apparatus for affecting operation of a signal treating device that is provided an operating voltage ranging between an upper voltage limit and a lower voltage...
US-7,307,471 Adaptive voltage control and body bias for performance and energy optimization
A device for adaptively controlling a voltage supplied to circuitry in close proximity to the device, comprising a processing module and a first tracking element...
US-7,307,309 EEPROM with etched tunneling window
A method forming a current path in a substrate (322) having a first conductivity type is disclosed. The method includes forming an impurity region (314) having a...
US-7,306,995 Reduced hydrogen sidewall spacer oxide
An embodiment of the invention is a method of making a semiconductor structure 10 where the spacer oxide layer 90 is formed by a hydrogen free precursor CVD...
US-7,306,975 Semiconductor wafer cutting blade and method
The invention provides apparatus and methods for sawing and singulating individual devices from a silicon or glass-bonded semiconductor wafer. Using methods of...
US-7,305,024 Method of fixing frequency complex up-conversion phase and gain impairments
A technique associated with transceiver systems solves transmitter impairments when the system has both receiver and transmitter operating with the same local...
US-7,304,995 Systems and methods for packet flow control
Systems and methods for transmitting packets and controlling packet flow are provided in wireless communication systems. A time stamping technique synchronizes...
US-7,304,977 Implementation for a 5 sample guard interval for multi-band OFDM
A sequence of data samples and a sequence of non-data samples are provided. Four input samples from one of the data samples and the non-data samples are selected...
US-7,304,881 Ferroelectric memory with wide operating voltage and multi-bit storage per cell
Apparatus and methods are described for a multi-level FeRAM memory device. Using write and read circuits associated with the memory device, multiple data states...
US-7,304,344 Integrated circuit having independently formed array and peripheral isolation dielectrics
The invention comprises a method of forming an integrated circuit, the method comprising: (1) forming a first dielectric layer disposed outwardly from a...
US-7,302,387 Modification of fixed codebook search in G.729 Annex E audio coding
ITU Recommendation G.729 Annex E teaches in the implementation of a fixed codebook search to determine the selected sample combination providing the minimal...
US-7,302,365 Apparatus and method for performing eye scan
There is provided a method and apparatus for performing an eye scan. Said apparatus comprises: a receiver for receiving input signals; an equaliser for...
US-7,302,233 Multiuser detection for wireless communications systems in the presence of interference
System and method for detecting transmissions from multiple users in a digital wireless communications system in the presence of interference. A preferred...
US-7,302,018 Iterative detection in MIMO systems
Iterative detection for a MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) wireless communications system uses multiple stages for interference cancellation refinements....
US-7,301,893 Linear space-time block code with block STTD structure
Space-time block code with structure of a block STTD. 2.times.2 blocks allow partial orthogonality for low-complexity detection and optimized diversity gain and...
US-7,301,849 System for reducing row periphery power consumption in memory devices
The present invention provides a system for reducing row periphery power consumption in a semiconductor memory device, particularly during sleep mode operation....
US-7,301,795 Accelerated low power fatigue testing of FRAM
Systems and methods fatigue a ferroelectric memory device. Within a single cycle, a group of selected ferroelectric memory cells is fatigued by reading a first...
US-7,301,746 Thermal shutdown trip point modification during current limit
A thermal shutdown circuit for protecting a main FET that conducts a load current ILOAD. A reference circuit provides a temperature current proportional to...
US-7,301,722 Wave torque retract of disk drive actuator
A disk drive actuator circuit adapted to retract a head assembly when a capacitor discharges energy to the voice coil. This voltage may be modulated to deliver...
US-7,301,715 Preamplifier fly height control (FHC) driver and sensing circuit
Managing temperature of a read/write head (120) in a disk drive system in which there is a power variance due to different operation modes. A circuit device...
US-7,300,883 Method for patterning sub-lithographic features in semiconductor manufacturing
A method of forming a gate electrode (24') for a metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) integrated circuit is disclosed. A hardmask layer (26), for example formed of...
US-7,300,878 Gas switching during an etch process to modulate the characteristics of the etch
Gas switching is used during an etch process to modulate the characteristics of the etch. The etch process comprises a sequence of at least three steps, wherein...
US-7,300,162 Projection display
In order to minimize light diffraction along the direction of switching and more particularly light diffraction into the acceptance cone of the collection...
US-7,299,386 Apparatus and method for detecting address characteristics for use with a trigger generation unit in a target...
A comparator unit includes first and second comparator components. The first and second comparator components exchange signals and generate signals when certain...
US-7,299,358 Indirect data protection using random key encryption
A computing platform (10) protects system firmware (30) using a manufacturer certificate (36). The manufacturer certificate binds the system firmware (30) to the...
US-7,298,838 Adaptive cancellation network system and method for digital subscriber line
A method for reducing transmit echo in a DSL modem comprises selecting at least one cancellation device of a plurality of cancellation devices. An attenuation...
US-7,298,777 Searching in a spread spectrum communications
This disclosure is generally directed to communication systems, devices used in communication systems and associated methods which may implement parallel...
US-7,298,717 Method and apparatus for providing transmit diversity with adaptive basis
A method and apparatus are provided that uses the feedback information from an ARQ signal that is received to control the transmit diversity of a transmitter....
US-7,298,663 Bit line control for low power in standby
The present invention achieves technical advantages as embodiments of an SRAM cell (20, 30) having the bit line voltage (BLB/BLB) controlled during standby, such...
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