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Apparatus and method for detecting body diode conduction in a
An apparatus is for detecting body diode conduction in a semiconductor device that includes first regions fixed with a substrate having an upper surface to...
Method and apparatus for synchronizing signals in a testing system
The preferred embodiments of the present invention provide approaches for synchronizing signals in a testing system. In some embodiments, the timing signal...
Optimal power saving scheduler for 802.11e APSD
A new system and method is described, utilizing a scheduler based on a transmission power consumption calculation and prioritizing algorithm. The system utilizes...
Method and system for providing low power WLAN receiver
A method and system for conserving power in a WLAN receiver is provided by a channel estimator for detecting transmitted errors in a transmitted packet and...
Pumped SCR for ESD protection
An ESD protection device can include a silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) and an external pumping circuit. The external pumping circuit can be used to forward...
Method to reduce integrated circuit power consumption by using
differential signaling within the device
A method of power consumption reduction in integrated circuits comprising extensive use of differential signaling within said circuits. Differential signaling...
Apparatus for and method of cable diagnostics utilizing time domain
A novel mechanism for performing high accuracy cable diagnostics. The mechanism utilizes time domain reflectometry (TDR) to detect and identify cable faults,...
Palladium-spot leadframes for high adhesion semiconductor devices and
method of fabrication
A leadframe for use in the assembly of integrated circuit chips comprising a base metal structure having an adherent layer of nickel covering said base metal; an...
Scrambling method to reduce wordline coupling noise
A memory circuit and method to reduce array noise due to wordline coupling is disclosed. The circuit includes a plurality of memory cells arranged in rows (702,...
Method for dicing and singulating substrates
The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a semiconductor wafer (100) dicing process. The dicing process comprises removing circuit features (120) from...
Drive current improvement from recessed SiGe incorporation close to gate
A method (100) of forming a transistor includes forming a gate structure (106, 108) over a semiconductor body and forming recesses (112) substantially aligned to...
Fabrication of an OTP-EPROM having reduced leakage current
The leakage current of an OTP-EPROM cell formed using buried channel PMOS technology can be reduced. The reduction in leakage current of the OTP-EPROM can be...
Method to obtain fully silicided gate electrodes
The present invention provides a method of fabricating a microelectronics device. In one aspect, the method comprises depositing a protective layer (510) over a...
Semiconductor assembly for improved device warpage and solder ball
A semiconductor device with a chip (505), its position defining a plane, and an insulating substrate (503) with first and second surfaces; the substrate is...
Serial burn-in monitor
There is provided a burn-in monitor for testing modules on an Integrated Circuit (IC), and a corresponding method. The burn-in monitor comprises: a Serial Test...
Method and circuit for operating a voice coil actuator of a mass data
A circuit (90) and method are presented to accurately determine a BEMF voltage of a VCM coil (20) after termination of a driving current in a first current...
Thermal shut-down circuit
A primary current circuit 42 that outputs a primary current IPTAT proportional to the primary coefficient of temperature, secondary current circuit 43 outputs a...
Apparatus and method for applying write signals for driving a write head
An apparatus for applying write signals including a first write signal and a second write signal to write information to a memory device includes a current...
Structure and method for reducing thermal stresses on a torsional hinged
Method and structure for mounting a torsional hinged device, such as a mirror, having a first TCE (thermal coefficient of expansion) on a substrate having a...
Dynamic compensation of analog-to-digital converter (ADC) offset errors
using filtered PWM
A system and method of dynamic offset compensation that is particularly adaptable to analog-to-digital conversion performed in control applications employing...
Common mode stabilization circuit for differential bus networks
A differential bus network, in general, or a controller area network (CAN) driver, in particular, controls and minimizes the variation on the common-mode signal...
Hierarchical link instruction register core/embedded core wrapper enable
A test architecture accesses IP core test wrappers within an IC using a Link Instruction Register (LIR). An IEEE P1500 standard is in development for providing...
Method for conditioning a microelectronics device deposition chamber
The present invention provides, in one aspect, a method of conditioning a deposition chamber 100. An undercoat is placed on the walls of a deposition chamber 100...
Maskless multiple sheet polysilicon resistor
The present invention facilitates semiconductor fabrication of semiconductor devices having polysilicon resistors. An oxide layer is formed over a semiconductor...
Semiconductor device having voltage output function trim circuitry and
method for same
In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a semiconductor device having voltage output function trim circuitry and a method for the same are...
Low contact SiC boat for silicon nitride stress reduction
A vertical wafer boat for supporting at least one semiconductor wafer, formed by a process includes forming a plurality of angled support grooves into a...
Register allocation and code spilling using interference graph coloring
An improved method is provided for performing register allocation in a compiler. This method determines the allocation of a plurality R of registers of a...
Memory error detection reporting
A memory system or a digital signal processor (DSP) includes single-bit-error detection hardware in its level two (L2) memory controller to mitigate the effects...
Fast resume to normal operation of a computer in a power saving mode
A fast resume of a computer from a low power mode to a normal operating mode captures a power down message from the operating system of the computer to devices...
Universal decoder for use in a network media player
A media player coupled to a network contains a processor, non-volatile memory, volatile memory, a driver, and input and output ports. The media player receives a...
Wireless network with multi-device class communication capability
A wireless device (e.g. an access point) is adapted to communicate wirelessly with a class 1 device and a class 2 device, wherein the class 2 device is capable...
Method for selecting the data rate for PCM upstream transmission
A method selects the data rate for pulse code modulation upstream transmission by determining an approximate transmit power before the upstream transmission...
Reduction of open loop jitter and control loop stabilization of a
torsional hinged device by structural...
Apparatus and methods for removing jitter and stabilizing the feed back system of a torsional hinged device with minimal changes to the system. The stabilization...
Method for aligning consecutive scan lines on bi-directional scans of a
A method for aligning consecutive scan lines of a mirror based visual system produced by the bi-directional scan of a resonant mirror is disclosed. The actual...
Current shunt instrumentation amplifier with extended bipolar input common
An amplifier circuit includes first (7A) and second (7B) operational amplifiers connected in a parallel configuration. A first terminal (12) of a first input...
Method for stepper motor position referencing
A method for referencing a polyphase stepper motor by monitoring the current step response in at least one driven phase is presented. The coil current step...
Robust DEMOS transistors and method for making the same
Extended-drain MOS transistor devices and fabrication methods are provided, in which a drift region of a first conductivity type is formed between a drain of the...
Versatile system for self-aligning deposition equipment
The present invention provides a system (100) for aligning a dispensing apparatus (110) utilized within a semiconductor deposition chamber (102). A stationary...
System and method for integrating low schottky barrier metal source/drain
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for integrating low Schottky barrier metal source/drain includes providing a substrate, forming an...
Method for selective solicitation of user assistance in the performance
A compiler tool is provided to selectively solicit assistance from a programmer in order to improve optimization of code compiled by the compiler. As a program...
Assembly directives for the support of multi-language programming
The present invention provides methods for facilitating the sharing of data structures in a software application written using both a high level programming...
Apparatus and method for trace stream identification of a processor reset
When a RESET signal is generated in a target processor during a test procedure, a reset sync marker is generated in a program counter trace stream. The reset...
Secure bootloader for securing digital devices
A secure bootloader for securing software and systems in a digital device 110 by ensuring only encrypted and authenticated boot software is loaded and executed...
Secure mode for processors supporting interrupts
A digital system is provided with a secure mode (3.sup.rd level of privilege) built in a non-invasive way on a processor system that includes a processor core,...
Embedded symmetric multiprocessor system with arbitration control of
access to shared resources
A single chip, embedded symmetric multiprocessor (ESMP) having parallel multiprocessing architecture composed of identical processors includes a single program...
Configurable cache system depending on instruction type
A processor comprises decode logic that determines an instruction type for each instruction fetched, a first level cache, a second level cache coupled to the...
Speed of execution of a conditional subtract instruction and increasing
the range of operands over which the...
A circuit which first shifts both a dividend and a divisor by an extra bit such that a 1-bit shift can be avoided after subtraction of the shifted values of...
Method to extend operating range of joint additive and convolutive
The operating range of joint additive and convolutive compensating method is extended by enhanced channel estimation procedure that adds SNR-dependent inertia...
In an integrated circuit receiving multiple serial data streams in parallel, a local clock is generated from each data stream and is synchronized with the data...
A circuit for receiving multiple serial datastreams in parallel is disclosed. A bit clock is recovered from each data stream, there being one data bit for ach...