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Interface module for a portable telephone that facilitates direct portable
telephone/portable computer coupling
The present invention provides a solution to the dual problems of mobility and portability associated with using a portable telephone in combination with a...
Hard disk drive (HDD) electrical over voltage stress (EOS) systems and
The present invention relates to a hard disk drive system having overvoltage protection circuits for various types of overvoltage conditions. For example, the...
Bias voltage routing scheme for a digital micro-mirror device
An apparatus for use with a digital micro-mirror includes a hinge disposed outwardly from a substrate and capable of at least partially supporting a micro-mirror...
Split beam micromirror
A system and method of providing a micromirror pixel 400 that is highly resistant to bright failure states. The micromirror 400 uses an asymmetric yoke 402 to...
IC with dual input output memory buffer
An electronic integrated circuit includes a signal path connected between the functional logic (15) thereof and an external output terminal thereof, which signal...
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...
Gate structure and method
CMOS gate structure with metal gates having differing work functions by texture differences between NMOS and PMOS gates.
Screen printing squeegee for applying solder paste
Apparatus and methods for applying solder paste to circuits, such as integrated circuits, are disclosed. The apparatus and methods comprise a squeegee blade...
System and method for translating include files
An interactive translation system (10) includes a front end (40), a back end (42), and a user interface (16). The front end (40) is operable to identify source...
Implementing a high accuracy continuous speech recognizer on a fixed-point
A small vocabulary speech recognizer suitable for implementation on a 16-bit fixed-point DSP is described. The input speech xt is sampled at analog-to-digital...
Active removal of aliasing frequencies in a decimating structure by
changing a decimation ratio in time and space
When a sample stream is decimated, frequency components from outside of a desired frequency band are aliased into the desired band, causing interference and loss...
Spread spectrum code correlator
Spread spectrum receiver with correlating coprocessor having common datapath for received signal correlations and code cross-correlations for efficient...
Wireless communications system with secondary synchronization code based
on values in primary synchronization code
A wireless communication system. The system comprises transmitter circuitry (BST1), the transmitter circuitry comprising encoder circuitry (50) for transmitting...
Dual direction integrator for constant velocity control for an actuator
using sampled back EMF control
A controller providing increased control with lesser final error for an actuator when there is a force accelerating the actuator, such as at the end of travel...
High output current wideband output stage/buffer amplifier
A high output current wideband output stage/buffer amplifier that has reduced quiescent current requirements. The output stage/buffer amplifier includes a...
Apparatus for controlling a power factor correction converter device
An apparatus for controlling output signals at an output locus of a power converting device has a rectifier coupled to receive an input signal and present a...
Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacturing such semiconductor
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the steps of providing a semiconductor substrate (102), forming a dielectric layer (104) over the...
Means for forming SOI
A method for forming a SOI structure in which porous silicon is sealed and an epitaxial layer is grown thereover, followed by implantation of oxygen and annealing.
Versatile system for limiting electric field degradation of semiconductor
The present invention provides a system for limiting degradation of a first semiconductor structure (304) caused by an electric field (314), generated from...
System and method for achieving planar alignment of a substrate during
solder ball mounting for use in...
A system (10) and method (30) for precisely depositing a solder compound onto a substrate (18). The system (10) generally includes a receiving member (20) having...
Recovery from corruption using event offset format in data trace
A method of tracing data processor activity with recover from detection of trace stream corruption. If the first trace data following detection of corruption is...
Stalling CPU pipeline to prevent corruption in trace while maintaining
coherency with asynchronous events
A method of preventing trace data first-in-first-out buffer overflow in a pipelined data processor stops new instructions when a trace data first-in-first-out...
Collaborative mechanism of enhanced coexistence of collocated wireless
A digital device 310 with a plurality of collocated wireless networks encounters inter-network interference if the collocated wireless networks operate in a...
Ordered decoding in wireless communications that utilize turbo coding and
In a wireless communication receiver (31) of a wireless communication system that utilizes transmit diversity and turbo coding, symbol decisions are based at...
Sequential decoding with backtracking and adaptive equalization to combat
Narrowband interference can seriously degrade the overall performance of a communications network without significantly damaging a large percentage of the...
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system with superframe
synchronization using correlation sequence
A wireless transmitter (TX.sub.1). The transmitter comprises circuitry for providing a plurality of control bits (CONTROL) and circuitry for providing a...
Multi-path equalization for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
A multi-path equalization system for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing communication (OFDM) system includes a first estimator for estimating the channel...
Virtual ground circuit for reducing SRAM standby power
A method of operating a memory circuit having a plurality of blocks of memory cells (400 404) is disclosed. The method includes storing data in the plurality of...
Tri-value decoder circuit and method
A tri-value decoder and method for decoding at least three states of an input signal are provided. An exemplary tri-value decoder and method can facilitate...
Current switching arrangement for D.A.C. reconstruction filtering
An arrangement provides a reduced harmonic content output signal that represents a value of a digital input signal. The arrangement includes plural storage...
Auto-configuration to connect transmit and receive ports to corresponding
ports on the other end irrespective...
An aspect of the present invention provides multiple switches in a transceiver, which enable pins provided for transmission and reception to be connected to...
Advanced programmable closed loop fan control method
A fan control system and method that maintains the operating temperature of computer and electronic devices or components at about a predetermined control level...
Refractory metal-based electrodes for work function setting in
The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a gate structure (100). The gate structure comprises a gate dielectric (105) and a gate (110). The gate...
Etching method using an at least semi-solid media
An etching method that uses an etch reactant retained within at least a semi-solid media (120, 220, 224, 230). The etch reactant media is applied to selectively...
Semiconductor device having optimized shallow junction geometries and
method for fabrication thereof
The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a method of fabricating a semiconductor device (100). In one embodiment, the method includes growing an oxide...
Methods for transistors formation using selective gate implantation
Methods are disclosed for semiconductor device fabrication in which dopants are selectively implanted into transistor gate structures to counteract or compensate...
NiSi metal gate stacks using a boron-trap
A capping layer (118) is used during an anneal to form fully silicided NiSi gate electrodes (120). The capping layer (118) comprises a material with an affinity...
Temperature compensation systems and methods for use with read/write heads
in magnetic storage devices
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for sensing and controlling the temperature of a resistive element configured for use in a read/write head of a magnetic...
Method and apparatus for integrated circuit storage tube retention pin
removal and insertion
While the manufacturing of integrated circuits (IC) has become a mostly automated process, the loading of the ICs into storage and shipping tubes 105 still...
Apparatus for resource management in a real-time embedded system
An apparatus is disclosed for allocating processing resources, such as instruction execution which can be measured in MIPs or memory capacity, or other resources...
LPC transaction bridging across a PCI.sub.--express docking connection
A hybrid PCI_Express fabric system allows LPC bus commands and data to be sent across the PCI_Express fabric from a portable computer to its docking station....
Communications interface for enabling extension of an internal common bus
A serial communications interface is described that enables the extension of an internal Communications Bus Architecture (CBA) bus segment to one or more...
System and method for testing a device
In a method and system for testing a device, a tester is operable to generate a first set of test signals for testing the device. The tester is electrically...
Method and apparatus for received uplinked-signal based adaptive downlink
diversity within a communication system
A first downlink transmission beam and a second downlink transmission beam is determined based on a received user-derived signal. The first downlink transmission...
Direct modulation architecture for amplitude and phase modulated signals
in multi-mode signal transmission
Multiple-mode direct phase/amplitude modulation circuitry (20) for use in a transceiver (17) of a device such as a wireless handset (10) is disclosed. The...
Electrical fuse control of memory slowdown
Electrical fuses (eFuses) are applied to the task of memory performance adjustment to improve upon earlier fuse techniques by not requiring an additional...
Active read/write head circuit with interface circuit
A method and apparatus for collocating an interface circuit with a disk drive read/write head is described. In one embodiment the interface circuit is attached...
Method and apparatus for measuring temporal response characteristics of
digital mirror devices
A method and system for measuring the temporal response of a micromirror array to a variety of driving signals. A micromirror array is illuminated with a...
Providing reference voltage with desired accuracy in a short duration to a
dynamically varying load
Simplifying the design of buffer amplifier circuits to provide reference voltages of desired characteristics on a path. Two separate circuits may be used to...
Metallic strain-absorbing layer for improved fatigue resistance of
An integrated circuit chip 501 has a plurality of contact pads (FIG. 5B) to be connected by reflow attachment 510 to outside parts. The chip comprises a...