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US-7,298,207 Automatic gain control for a multi-stage gain system
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing automatic gain control of a multi-stage system. A method can include defining at least one parameter that is...
US-7,298,194 Interpolation
A steering current generator for a phase interpolator has a multiplicity of fine phase adjustment current sources, each of which is switchable to direct its...
US-7,297,605 Source/drain extension implant process for use with short time anneals
The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a process for fabricating a metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) device (100). The process includes forming a gate...
US-7,296,168 Method and apparatus to minimize power and ground bounce in a logic device
A predictive power regulation apparatus and method that minimizes power and ground bounce in a logic device. The apparatus includes a predictor and a voltage or...
US-7,295,974 Encoding in speech compression
Linear predictive system with classification of LP residual Fourier coefficients into two or more overlapping classes, and each class has its own vector...
US-7,295,937 Method and system for determining noise components of an analog-to-digital converter
A method and system is provided for determining noise components of an analog-to-digital converter. In one aspect of the invention, a method comprises providing...
US-7,295,636 Linear single-antenna interference cancellation receiver
System and method for interference cancellation in a digital wireless communications system. A preferred embodiment comprises sampling a received signal wherein...
US-7,295,632 Method and apparatus for decoding punctured subframes
System and method for decoding punctured subframes. A preferred embodiment comprises a first deinterleaver unit (for example, 5-ms deinterleaver 502) and a...
US-7,295,624 Wireless system with hybrid automatic retransmission request in interference-limited communications
A wireless receiver for receiving signals from an interference-limited transmitter in an interference-limited system comprising at least one transmit antenna,...
US-7,295,622 System and method for information decoding using batched processing of independent parameters
System and method for decoding received information using batched processing of independent parameters. A preferred embodiment comprises a decoder (for example,...
US-7,295,598 System and method for intelligent processing of results from search of direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS)...
A method and system for processing the results of searches for signals in a direct sequence spread spectrum communications system in an intelligent and efficient...
US-7,295,576 Transport packet parser
A transport packet parser (42) includes a transport packet header decoder (50) for identifying a packet identifier (PID) and continuity counter (CC) associated...
US-7,295,517 Method and apparatus for channel quality metric generation within a packet-based multicarrier modulation...
A communication system includes a receiver having a variable gain module and a baseband processor. The baseband processor measures the power of the signal...
US-7,295,363 Optical coating on light transmissive substrates of micromirror devices
Disclosed herein is method of operating a device that comprises an array of micromirrors. The method comprises a process usable for repairing stuck micromirrors...
US-7,295,140 Oversampling analog-to-digital converter and method with reduced chopping residue noise
A delta-sigma modulator includes a chopper-stabilized integrator, a quantizer having an input coupled to an output of the integrator, an input signal acquiring...
US-7,295,078 High-speed, accurate trimming for electronically trimmed VCO
A tuning circuit uses a VCO with a trimming capacitor bank. The trimming capacitor bank is calibrated by logic to accommodate a desired frequency, f.sub.wanted....
US-7,294,929 Solder ball pad structure
An interconnect structure a substrate, a contact pad disposed over a surface of the substrate, and an insulative mask disposed over the contact pad. The...
US-7,294,923 Metallization scheme including a low modulus structure
The present invention provides a metallization scheme, a method for manufacturing the metallization scheme, and an integrated circuit including the metallization...
US-7,294,451 Raised solder-mask-defined (SMD) solder ball pads for a laminate electronic circuit board
A raised solder-mask-defined (SMD) pad configured for receiving a solder ball on a laminate electronic circuit board and a method of creating the raised SMD pad...
US-7,292,652 Symbol detecting with large frequency error
System and method for detecting symbols wherein there may be a large frequency error. A preferred embodiment includes receiving an estimated frequency error,...
US-7,292,630 Limit-cycle-free FIR/IIR halfband digital filter with shared registers for high-speed sigma-delta A/D and D/A...
A multiplexed FIR/IIR digital filter structure (300) which offers linear phase response and low group delay by switching on a FIR filter portion (31) or a IIR...
US-7,292,618 Fast hopping frequency synthesizer using an all digital phased locked loop (ADPLL)
A novel and useful fast hopping frequency synthesizer and transmitter associated therewith. The frequency synthesizer and transmitter incorporates a digitally...
US-7,292,606 Two-stage symbol alignment method for ADSL transmission in the presence of TCM-ISDN interferers
Method embodiments for achieving hyperframe symbol synchronization are disclosed, along with device and system embodiments for implementing such methods. In one...
US-7,292,598 Adaptive algorithms for optimal control of contention access
Contention for a shared communications medium in a communications network involves a fine balancing act between wasting much network bandwidth sitting idle or...
US-7,292,543 Speaker tracking on a multi-core in a packet based conferencing system
A distributed intelligence conferencing system having a plurality of conferencing nodes to connect groups of participants to a conference. Each of the...
US-7,292,421 Local ESD power rail clamp which implements switchable I/O decoupling capacitance function
Methods and circuits are disclosed for providing distributed ESD protection switchable between a capacitive decoupling state and an ESD protection state. The...
US-7,292,170 System and method for improved time-interleaved analog-to-digital converter arrays
System and method for improved time-interleaved analog-to-digital converter arrays which reduces sampling mismatch distortion found in prior art arrays. There...
US-7,292,095 Notch filter for ripple reduction in chopper stabilized amplifiers
A chopper-stabilized amplifier receiving an input signal includes a first operational transconductance amplifier having an input chopper and an output chopper...
US-7,292,074 Write driver with continuous impedance match and improved common mode symmetry
The present invention describes a voltage-mode boosting write driver circuit (160), comprising a plurality of inputs (WDP, WDN), a plurality of outputs (HWX,...
US-7,292,058 Method for estimating the early failure rate of semiconductor devices
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for estimating the failure rate of semiconductor devices includes obtaining accelerated stress duration...
US-7,291,913 System and method for high performance heat sink for multiple chip devices
A custom-molded heat sink corresponds to an individual substrate and includes a heat sink lid having at least one cavity corresponding to at least one die...
US-7,291,897 One mask high density capacitor for integrated circuits
An on-chip decoupling capacitor (106) and method of fabrication. The decoupling capacitor (104) is integrated at the top metal interconnect level (104) and may...
US-7,291,890 Gate dielectric and method
A MOSFET structure with high-k gate dielectric layer and silicon or metal gates, amorphizing treatment of the high-k gate dielectric layer as with a plasma or...
US-7,291,549 Method and structure to reduce risk of gold embrittlement in solder joints
A method for reducing gold embrittlement in solder joints, and a copper-bearing solder according to the method, are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention...
US-7,291,527 Work function control of metals
Forming metal gate transistors that have different work functions is disclosed. In one example, a first metal, which is a `mid gap` metal, is manipulated in...
US-7,291,363 Lubricating micro-machined devices using fluorosurfactants
A method of lubricating MEMS devices using fluorosurfactants 42. Micro-machined devices, such as a digital micro-mirror device (DMD.TM.) 940, which make repeated...
US-7,290,246 Power profiling system and method for correlating runtime information
Systems and methods for improved power profiling of embedded applications are presented. These inventions provide the ability to measure the power consumption of...
US-7,289,958 Automatic language independent triphone training using a phonetic table
A method for training acoustic models for a new target language is provided using a phonetic table, which characterizes the phones, used in one or more reference...
US-7,289,570 Wireless communications
A wireless system (e.g., Bluetooth, WCDMA, etc.) with multiple antenna communication channel eigenvector weighted transmissions including possibly differing...
US-7,289,354 Memory array with a delayed wordline boost
Methods and a circuit for writing to an SRAM memory cell of an array are discussed that provide improved static noise margin, and minimal risk of data upsets...
US-7,289,090 Pulsed LED scan-ring array for boosting display system lumens
A display apparatus 200 includes a substrate 219 and a number of light emitting diodes (LEDs) 202 coupled to the substrate. An optical element 207 such as a...
US-7,289,047 Decoding variable length codes while using optimal resources
In one aspect, code-words of variable lengths are decoded using a multi-stage decoding approach, with different stages being of different sizes (and thus...
US-7,288,800 Versatile system for cross-lateral junction field effect transistor
The present invention provides a system for providing a cross-lateral junction field effect transistor (114) having desired high-performance desired voltage,...
US-7,287,096 Method for robust, flexible reconfiguration of transceive parameters for communication systems
A communications system 400 includes a transmitter 410 that transmits information to a receiver 440 over communication channels 420 and 430. The receiver 440...
US-7,286,623 Plural circuit selection using role reversing 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-7,286,278 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-7,286,179 Defective pixel filtering for digital imagers
Defective pixels in a CMOS array give rise to spot noise that diminishes the integrity of the resulting image. Because CMOS arrays and digital logic can be...
US-7,286,019 Method and system for amplifying a signal
According to one embodiment of the invention, an amplifier includes a gate bias circuit operable to generate a gate bias voltage and a common gate amplifier that...
US-7,285,830 Lateral bipolar junction transistor in CMOS flow
An improved lateral bipolar junction transistor and a method of forming such a lateral bipolar transistor without added mask in CMOS flow on a p-substrate are...
US-7,284,212 Minimizing computational complexity in cell-level noise characterization
Reducing the number of computations required to pre-characterize cells in a cell-library. In an embodiment, a worst case vector which propagates most noise on an...
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