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US-7,133,459 Space-time transmit diversity
A linear transformation of parallel space-time transmit diversity encoded streams; also, asymmetrical symbol mapping of parallel streams. Separately or together,...
US-7,133,457 Joint timing recovery for multiple signal channels
A spatial diversity receiver and method for determining a multichannel combined symbol timing marker that identifies an energy concentration for a combination of...
US-7,133,444 Combined equalization for DMT-based modem receiver
A DMT modem (40) is disclosed, in which a combined time domain equalizer and per-tone equalizer is applied to a received DMT signal. The combined equalizer...
US-7,133,435 Interference cancellation system and method
A method for reducing multiple access interference (MAI) in a code division multiple access (CDMA) spread spectrum receiver assigned a number of codes which also...
US-7,133,422 Implementing enhanced distributed coordinating function (EDCF) with a single hardware backoff counter
A method for implementing a plurality of backoff counters on a hardware backoff counter for use in implementing a prioritized message transmission network is...
US-7,133,396 Dynamic assignment of retransmission slots for enhanced quality in wireless communication links
In wireless communication arrangements that utilize a transmission period of time followed by a retransmission period of time, the utilization and effectiveness...
US-7,133,304 Method and apparatus to reduce storage node disturbance in ferroelectric memory
Methods and ferroelectric devices are presented, in which pulses are selectively applied to ferroelectric memory cell wordlines to discharge cell storage node...
US-7,133,298 High frequency voltage regulating transformer based converter
A switching regulator and method of fabricating a switching regulator is disclosed. In one embodiment a switching regulator comprises a transformer having a...
US-7,133,268 Current control via a variable voltage snubbing network
System and method for controlling current across a load. A preferred embodiment comprises a current varying circuit (such as current varying circuit 525) that...
US-7,133,234 Hard disk drive preamplifier write driver
The present invention discloses an apparatus (160) comprising a common mode generator circuit (162) coupled to a current directing circuit adapted to provide...
US-7,133,158 Method and apparatus for efficient caching and rendering of large patterns in a small memory printer
A method of performing a pattern fill operation of a pattern into a clipping region resolves the pattern into an intermediate format between a page description...
US-7,133,061 Multilaser bi-directional printer with an oscillating scanning mirror
System and method for generating lines of data on a photosensitive medium for use with a display or a printing apparatus. The lines of data are generated by two...
US-7,132,845 FA tool using conductor model
In a method and system for testing a test sample (190), a simulation program (130) is used to augment test results provided by a legacy test system (101). The...
US-7,132,740 Semiconductor package with conductor impedance selected during assembly
A semiconductor package having a plurality of conductors arrayed in two (or more) parallel planes, and an available ground conductor. Conductors in the auxiliary...
US-7,132,365 Treatment of silicon prior to nickel silicide formation
A method of preparing a die comprises treating exposed silicon to form an oxide prior to silicide formation; and depositing metal on the oxide. The metal may...
US-7,132,359 Tolerance bondwire inductors for analog circuitry
Disclosed are wirebonding methods wherein bondwires are positioned using dynamically determined variations in die placement. Preferred methods of the invention...
US-7,132,340 Application of post-pattern resist trim for reducing pocket-shadowing in SRAMs
Methods (600, 700) are disclosed for minimizing the effect of pocket shadowing in the fabrication of an angled pocket implant (32) extending underlying a gate...
US-7,132,314 System and method for forming one or more integrated circuit packages using a flexible leadframe structure
In certain embodiments, a leadframe structure for forming one or more integrated circuit packages includes a number of adjacent substantially parallel lead bars...
US-7,131,762 Color rendering of illumination light in display systems
A method and apparatus for compensating for deficiency in the illumination light from a light source is provided, where the spectrum in the visible range of...
US-7,131,114 Debugger breakpoint management in a multicore DSP device having shared program memory
A processing system comprises a digital signal processor (DSP) device and a host system on which the DSP device is implemented. The DSP device comprises a shared...
US-7,131,089 Computer program for programming an integrated circuit speed capability indicator
A computer programmed to specify a design of a circuit for indicating a potential speed capability of a data path in a predetermined circuit. The data path...
US-7,131,044 Means scanning scan path parts sequentially and capturing response simultaneously
Scan architectures are commonly used to test digital circuitry in integrated circuits. The present invention describes a method of adapting conventional scan...
US-7,130,984 First-in first-out memory system with shift register fill indication
An electronic device (10). The device comprises a memory structure (12) comprising an integer M of word storage locations. The device further comprises a write...
US-7,130,749 Wavelet analysis of signals to determine characteristics of anomalies in a wire
In one embodiment, a method for wavelet analysis of one or more signals to determine one or more characteristics of one or more anomalies in a wire includes...
US-7,130,415 Line Driver apparatus
A line driver apparatus includes a peak detector operable to receive a data signal and output a first logic signal when the data signal is below a threshold...
US-7,130,345 Configurable equalization apparatus for multicarrier communications
A number of basic equalization and demodulation structures have been shown to be appropriate for DMT systems depending on the channel, noise, and system...
US-7,130,335 Multi-line ADSL modem
A multi-line ADSL modem (12) and network (10) whereby the multi-line ADSL modem (12) has connections to several ADSL modems (14) at a central office (CO) (16)...
US-7,130,182 Stacked capacitor and method for 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-7,130,169 Short circuit protection for a power isolation device and associated diode
Short circuit protection is provided for an isolation component that has a parasitic diode as an inherent part of its construction. The isolation component may...
US-7,130,105 Method and apparatus for controlling the positioning of an optical dithering element
According to one embodiment, a method for controlling positioning of an optical dithering element includes repeatedly driving the optical dithering element...
US-7,130,073 Efficient storage and rendering of patterns in a printer
Patterns are processed minimizing resources such as memory and/or processing power. According to one aspect, when a pattern object is received with the same...
US-7,129,875 Tracking reference system for analog-to-digital converter systems
An analog-to-digital (A/D) converter system is provided that compensates for operating variations associated with one or more passive components of the A/D...
US-7,129,862 Decoding bit streams encoded according to variable length codes
A decoding approaching suitable for architectures such as Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW), in which throughput performance would be reduced in case if large...
US-7,129,766 CMOS analog switch
A CMOS analog switch is provided that can handle negative input polarity. The semiconductor substrate wherein the analog switch is formed has a substrate area of...
US-7,129,752 High-speed lever shifter with AC feed-forward
An improved level shifter circuit with AC feed-forward is disclosed. The integrated circuit device includes a first circuit part biased from a lower voltage...
US-7,129,740 Low noise output buffer
The strength of the output buffer is changed gradually when there is a transition in the output (or input) value. Due to the gradual change, switching noise is...
US-7,129,735 Method for test data-driven statistical detection of outlier semiconductor devices
A method for test data-driven detection of outlier semiconductor devices. Some illustrative embodiments may be a method used to test a semiconductor die...
US-7,129,734 Method for testing analog and mixed-signal circuits using functionally related excitations and functionally...
A method for testing a circuit includes determining at least one performance characteristic of the circuit based on a functional relationship between excitation...
US-7,129,696 Method for capacitance measurement in silicon
A method for testing a partially fabricated wafer is provided that comprises the following steps: providing a plurality of selectable devices under test (DUT)...
US-7,129,652 System and method for driving a plurality of loads
A system for controlling a plurality of load devices includes a high-side system operative to source current relative to at least two associated outputs. A...
US-7,129,582 Reducing the migration of grain boundaries
A method of forming a semiconductor device includes implanting a precipitate into a gate conductor of an at least partially formed semiconductor device. The gate...
US-7,129,162 Dual cap layer in damascene interconnection processes
Damascene methods for forming copper conductors (30, 130) are disclosed. According to the disclosed method, a dual cap layer (18, 20; 122, 124) is formed over an...
US-7,129,127 Integration scheme to improve NMOS with poly cap while mitigating PMOS degradation
A method (200) fabricating a semiconductor device is disclosed. A poly oxide layer is formed over gate electrodes (210) on a semiconductor body and active...
US-7,127,794 Auto-boating process
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for auto-boating includes supporting a tape substrate having first and second end portions on a boat,...
US-7,127,734 System and methods for home network communications
The present invention provides the ability to use existing cable TV wires for home networking.
US-7,127,639 Distinguishing between two classes of trace information
A method of tracing activity of a data processor generates a trace data stream during a normal background mode and a foreground mode while servicing a real time...
US-7,127,604 Changing a codec or MAC size without affecting the encryption key in PacketCable communication
A technique is described to change the codec or MAC (message authentication code) size in a packet security unit for PacketCable communications during realtime...
US-7,127,387 Multi-port trace data handling
A method of trace data compression receives trace data on a first port and a second port stores a prior data value. If trace data is received on only one port,...
US-7,127,359 Real-time mathematical model for wafer spin defect detection and for misalignment analyses
According to various embodiments, there is a method of inspecting semiconductor wafers comprising comparing a value for each wafer in a lot of wafers to a...
US-7,127,020 Frequency synthesis loop having controlled loop gain
A method and apparatus for generating a burst FSK signal having precisely shaped transitions between modulation states. The apparatus uses feedforward...
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