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Non-uniform decoupling capacitor distribution for providing more uniform
noise reduction across chip
An embodiment of the present invention includes a method of providing a non-uniform distribution of decoupling capacitors to provide a more uniform noise level...
Methodology for managing power consumption in an application
Methods and systems are provided for dynamically managing power consumption in a digital system. These methods and systems broadly provide for permitting clients...
Compact text-to-phone pronunciation dictionary
A typical English pronunciation dictionary takes up to 1,826,302 bytes in ASCII to store. A five times compression while maintaining computability is achieved by...
Digitally controlled analog RF filtering in subsampling communication
A first periodic voltage waveform (20) is downconverted into a second periodic voltage waveform (35, 36). A plurality of temporally distinct samples (SA1, SA2, ....
Image compression with transform coefficient analysis
A method of image/video compression with intra-coding blocks analyzed for sum of absolute magnitudes of AC coefficients of DCT of block to determine whether to...
ADSL receiver high pass filter architecture
An ADSL receiver HPF architecture 300 that reduces the number of Op Amps below that required for known ADSL receiver HPFs. The ADSL receiver HPF 300 is...
Fast bit-error-rate (BER) test
A bit-error-rate (BER) test is a crucial test for wireless devices to pass, since a device with a high BER does not perform at its best. BER tests are both...
Method and apparatus for coordinating multi-point to point communications
in a multi-tone data transmission system
A variety of bi-directional data transmission systems that facilitate communications between a plurality of remote units (15) and a central unit (10) using a...
Circuit and method for reducing fatigue in ferroelectric memories
A memory circuit and method for reducing gate oxide stress is disclosed. A first data word is stored at a first address in a nonvolatile memory circuit 604. The...
Efficient rasterizing sub-system for printers
Image content may be generated in high resolution by performing raster operations, and half-toning is then performed on the image content. Due to such a...
System, method, and device for accelerated graphics port linking
The invention provides systems, devices, and methods for using more than one Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) to process graphics for a single computer monitor...
Analog pulse width modulation of video data
A micromirror capable of analog pulse width modulation, and method thereof. A capacitor (406) in each micromirror element stores a charge representative of one...
Bipolar rail-to-rail output stage
A bipolar rail-to-rail class-AB output stage that provides improved AC performance in low voltage applications. The bipolar output stage includes an input buffer...
CMOS class AB operational amplifier
A CMOS operational amplifier with a Class AB output stage has an output terminal and an input stage driving the output stage. The Class AB output stage includes...
Detection of DC output levels from a class D amplifier
A class AD audio amplifier system (10) with DC output detection logic (26) is disclosed. The amplifier system (10) includes multiple audio channels (20), each of...
Dynamic current generator with asymmetric common-mode input range
A dynamic current generator 30 is disclosed in which a common-mode input range is provided which is asymmetric toward the bottom rail VEE. An embodiment of the...
GTL output structure having a slew rate control restore circuit
A GTL output structure having an active charging and discharging stage that actively restores internal nodes for slew rate control without the need to wait for a...
DC-DC CMOS converter
A DC--DC CMOS converter including when the supply voltage is low, the current limit is automatically reduced to the maximum possible value that maintains the...
Ball film for integrated circuit fabrication and testing
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of fabricating ball grid array packages includes providing a substrate, providing a ball film that...
Double density method for wirebond interconnect
A method, comprising bonding a first wire to a single die bond pad to form a first bond, bonding the first wire to a bond post to form a second bond, bonding a...
Methods for selective integration of airgaps and devices made by such
A method for the production of airgaps in a semiconductor device and device produced therefrom. The formation of airgaps is accomplished, in part, by chemically...
Method for forming MOS transistors with improved sidewall structures
A gate structure (30) is formed over a semiconductor (10). Sidewall structures (200) of a first width W.sub.1 are formed adjacent to the gate structure (30) and...
Leadframe-to-plastic lock for IC package
Disclosed is a method of making a mold lock for bonding leadframe-to-plastic in an IC package. Steps include providing niches from opposing sides of the...
Mechanically adjustable thermal path for projection display device cooling
A method and mechanism for cooling a display device, having an extremely bright light focused on its surface and is mounted inside a closed chassis, by...
Microprocessor memory space allocation management
A method for identification of memory assignment conflicts in the assignment of memory location addresses to a set of buffers. Programs run in embedded...
Using remote procedure calls to manage co-processor resources
A first data processor (GPP) can manage resources of a second data processor (DSP) by making a remote procedure call (RPC) to the second data processor to invoke...
Method and architecture for controlling asymmetry of an LMS adaptation
algorithm that controls FIR filter...
A circuit (48) and method, which can be used in a mass data storage device, controls adaptation asymmetry of coefficients of an FIR filter (20) using an...
Using sign extension to compress on-chip data processor trace and timing
information for export
An emulation parameter indicative of a data processing operation performed by a data processor is exported from the data processor. The parameter value is...
Method for determining the equivalency index of products and processes
A method is disclosed wherewith a person skilled in the art of statistical quality control may use to determine whether a process or a product is statically...
Quantization error diffusion for digital imaging devices
A quantization method and system (20) for quantizing image data. A look up table (23) is used to provide non binary values for one or more bits of an input pixel...
Method and apparatus for estimating and correcting gain and phase
imbalance in a code division multiple access...
Gain and phase imbalance is estimated by using an IQ-swapped spreading sequence in addition to a regular spread pilot signal. The IQ-swapped spreading sequence...
Multicarrier modulation with data dependent frequency-domain redundancy
A modem (10) for transmitting a discrete multitone modulated (DMT) signal over a communications channel (H) is disclosed. In the encoding of an input bitstream,...
A method and system for performing spatial temporal multiplexing using a multi-threshold mask. A mask generator (404) outputs a threshold value for each pixel of...
Localized doping and/or alloying of metallization for increased
Methods and compositions are disclosed for modifying a semiconductor interconnect layer to reduce migration problems while minimizing resistance increases...
Heatsink apparatus and thermally-conductive intermediate material for
dissipating heat in semiconductor packages
A semiconductor package comprising a die adjacent a lead frame die pad, said lead frame die pad adapted to dissipate heat from the die. The package further...
High speed interconnect circuit test method and apparatus
A Propagation Test instruction, a Decay Test instruction and a Cycle Test instruction provide testing of DC and AC interconnect circuits between circuits...
Blind transport format detection system and method with logarithm
approximation for reliability figure
Blind transport format detection with sliding window trace-back for evaluating decodings to candidate block lengths together with piecewise linear approximation...
Method of regulating resistance in a discontinuous time hot-wire
A system and method are provided to regulate resistance in a discontinuous time hot-wire anemometer. The solution removes supply voltage dependency on the mass...
Multiple bit complex bit modulation
A wireless communications base station (10) having a digital bit modulation function (72) is disclosed. The bit modulation function (72) may be realized by a...
DC/DC converter having improved regulation
A switching mode converter, having a switching transistor and an inductor, has a discontinuity detector coupled to the inductor which detects when the converter...
Heat sink attachment
A new heat sink apparatus and method that simplify the assembly of the heat sink and thermal stud. The new heat sink assembly uses a spring retainer that, in...
Via adhesion in multilayer MEMS structure
A method of fabricating improved vias in a multilayer MEMS device. Via seats are patterned into first layer, such that each via will have a via seat at the...
Single torsional hinge mirror
The present invention provides a single torsional hinge device, such as a mirror, adapted for use as a pivoting mirror and preferably a pivoting mirror...
Adaptive relative and absolute address coding CMOS imager technique and
An imaging architecture is provided employing CMOS imaging sensors. The imaging architecture utilizes time domain sampling techniques to extract image data from...
Cross coupled voltage controlled oscillator
An oscillator circuit comprises a plurality of ring oscillators wherein each ring oscillator produces an oscillatory output signal. The ring oscillators are...
A digital amplifier includes a noise shaper and a dither generator arranged to introduce noise to the shaper. The generator uses a seed value derived from a...
Current limiting circuit for high-speed low-side driver outputs
A FET switching transistor for the solenoid coil of an ABS braking system can switched ON or OFF in no more than substantially 250 ns. A higher current biasing...
Extraction of interconnect parasitics
The apparatus for detecting the effects of interconnect resistance and capacitance (RC) in a logic circuit includes a first ring oscillator with the interconnect...
A DC--DC converter, which can respond quickly and suitably to changes in input voltage within the scope of normal operating conditions to return to the normal...
Programmable voltage regulator configurable for double power density and
A programmable voltage regulator configurable for reverse blocking and double power density is disclosed herein. The programmable voltage regulator includes an...