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Automatic bit-rate detection scheme for use on SONET transceiver
An automatic bit-rate detection scheme (30) for use in SONET/SDH transceivers (12, 14) that uses only one clocking frequency (clk), is all digital, and requires...
Wireless communications with frequency band selection
A probe, listen and select (PLS) technique can be used to select from an available frequency spectrum a frequency band whose communication quality is suitable...
A nonvolatile memory cell in the form of an SRAM is composed of ferroelectric capacitors and transistors for amplification. The memory cell comprises a first...
Torsional hinged mirror assembly with central spines and perimeter ridges
to reduce flexing
A torsional hinged mirror design with reduced flexing. In addition to a central spine to prevent or reduce flexing of the tips, the mirror layer also includes...
Sub-banding of display list and video buffer for page rendering in a
digital signal processor
A print method converts page description data specifying a print document into pixel data. The print system includes a central processing unit, a first memory...
Real time fax-over-packet packet loss compensation
A device and method for providing real time compensation for packet loss in the transmission of facsimile data over packet networks to avoid the generation of...
Fuse link trim algorithm for minimum residual
A parameter of an integrated circuit including a first trim array and a second trim array is trimmed by measuring an initial value of the parameter, determining...
Simultaneous pin short and continuity test on IC packages
An integrated circuit functionality test determining shorts between adjacent pins of all the IC pins while simultaneously determining pin continuity in only...
Post high voltage gate dielectric pattern plasma surface treatment
The present invention provides a method for fabricating a dual gate semiconductor device. In one aspect, the method comprises forming a nitridated, high voltage...
Apparatus for mounting electronic module assembly in sensor
An occupant weight sensor (1) for placement between a frame (7) fixed to the chassis of a vehicle and a second frame (8) supporting a vehicle seat has a sense...
Tracing program counter addresses using native program counter format and
instruction count format
A method of tracing program counter activity in a data processor periodically transmits a program counter sync point including the current program counter...
Transfer request bus node for transfer controller with hub and ports
A transfer request bus and transfer request bus node is described which is suitable for use in a data transfer controller processing multiple concurrent transfer...
Rounding mechanisms in processors
An arithmetic unit, for example a multiply and accumulate (MAC) unit 42, for a processing engine includes a partial product reduction tree 480. The partial...
Reporting a saturated counter value
A saturating count counts received event signals up to a first predetermined number. An overflow counter counts overflows up to a second predetermined number....
Address generators for mapping arrays in bit reversed order
A method and apparatus to reduce the amount of required memory and instruction cycles when implementing Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs) on a computer system is...
Fast-settling digital filter and method for analog-to-digital converters
A technique and circuit is provided for facilitating a faster settling time for a digital filter for use with an analog-to-digital converter. An exemplary...
Emulation pause and reset tracing of multiple sync points pointing to
A method of tracing data processor activity includes trace data markers indicating initiation and termination of at least one trace function at a specified...
High performance controller for shifting resonance in
micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) devices
Devices being controlled electronically via physical manipulation often display a resonance. In many circumstances, the frequency range of operation is not close...
Method and apparatus of signal estimation over generalized fading channel
A methodology of signal estimation over the generalized fading channel can be applied to any parameter whose dB value is required to be estimated. The estimator...
Processing a video signal using motion estimation to separate luminance
information from chrominance...
In one embodiment, a method for processing a video signal includes: (1) receiving and storing luminance and chrominance information for each pixel in a first...
System and method for threaded plunger assembly
A system and method for a plunger assembly includes a tuning slug with a bore in the stem, a tuning screw rotatably disposed in the stem, and a coupling assembly...
All-digital frequency synthesis with capacitive re-introduction of
dithered tuning information
An all-digital frequency synthesizer architecture is built around a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) that is tuned in response to a digital tuning word...
Method to reduce inductive effects of current variations by internal clock
Modularized clock decoupling and signal delay management is provided for the purpose of reducing simultaneous binary signal switch-induced inductive voltage...
Differential preamplifier having balanced resistor network
The present invention comprises a pair of circuits (171, 172) within the first stage (100) of an AC signal pre-amplifier. The present invention reduces the...
Patterned plasma treatment to improve distribution of underfill material
A patterned plasma treatment may be provided on the chip and/or the substrate to enhance the distribution of underfill material between the chip and the...
Integrated power circuits with distributed bonding and current flow
A semiconductor integrated circuit comprises contact pads located over active components, which are positioned to minimize the distance for power delivery...
MOS transistor gates with thin lower metal silicide and methods for making
Methods are presented for fabricating transistor gate structures, wherein upper and lower metal suicides are formed above a gate dielectric. In one example, the...
Method to engineer the inverse narrow width effect (INWE) in CMOS
technology using shallow trench isolation (STI)
A method (200) of forming an isolation structure is disclosed, and includes forming an isolation trench in a semiconductor body (214) associated with an...
Method for integrating high-k dielectrics in transistor devices
Methods are disclosed that fabricating semiconductor devices with high-k dielectric layers. The invention removes portions of deposited high-k dielectric layers...
Bird's beak-less or STI-less OTP EPROM
The present invention facilitates semiconductor fabrication by maintaining uniform thickness of a gate oxide layer (112) during the oxide growth process of...
Semiconductor device including a dielectric layer having a gettering
material located therein and a method of...
The present invention provides a semiconductor device (200), a method of manufacture therefor and an integrated circuit including the same. In one embodiment of...
Method to design for or modulate the CMOS transistor threshold voltage
using shallow trench isolation (STI)
A method (200) of forming an isolation structure is disclosed, and includes forming a patterned isolation hard mask layer (206, 212) having an isolation opening...
Roller wire brake for wire bonding machine
While fabricating a packaged semiconductor chip, a wire is bonded on a chip contact pad using a wire bonding machine. A bond head of the wire bonding machine is...
Anti-corrosion overcoat cover tape
A flexible carrier tape system suitable for transporting and/or storing an electrical component, which has an exposed metal surface sensitive to corrosion. The...
Estimating current density parameters on signal leads of an integrated
Estimating current density parameters on signal leads of an integrated circuit using computer aided design (CAD) tools. The signal leads are modeled as an...
Background noise estimation method for an improved G.729 annex B compliant
voice activity detection circuit
A method of initializing an ITU Recommendation G.729 Annex B compliant voice activity detection (VAD) device is disclosed, having the steps of (1) determining a...
Synchronizing on-chip data processor trace and timing information for
Emulation information indicative of internal operations of a data processor can be provided for use by an apparatus external to the data processor. A stream of...
Modem transmission over packet networks
A system for transmitting modern signals across a packet network with improved resistance to bursty network packet loss that includes a first and a second...
Shock protection for compressed audio on a CD player
A media player permits multiple compressed media files to be concurrently stored in memory interval to the media player. By concurrently buffering more than one...
Slide case with pivotable stand member for handheld computing device
A handheld computing device includes a display screen, a main housing portion, a removable case, and a stand member. The main housing retains the display screen....
Power-line, differential, isolation loss detector
In one embodiment, an integrated differential isolation loss detector is disclosed that generates a first temperature that is a function of a high side current...
Video correction system and method using logarithmic conversion
A video correction system and method are disclosed that provide video correction for an input signal. The system includes a logarithmic converter that creates a...
High speed gain amplifier and method in ADCs
An ADC implemented according to an aspect of the present invention contains a non-zero bit stage followed by a zero-bit stage. The non-zero bit stage generates a...
Output stage circuit for an operational amplifier
An output stage circuit is configured for enabling an output of an amplifier circuit to be pulled upwards and/or downwards to or beyond an upper power supply or...
Synchronization of clock signals in a multi-clock domain
A synchronizer circuit which synchronizes an input clock signal to a sampling clock to generate a synchronized signal. In an embodiment, an adaptive module...
Switching mode power conversion with digital compensation
The present invention provides improved line and load regulation of a switching-mode power converter (300) without requiring additional capacitors (255), either...
Direct attachment of semiconductor chip to organic substrate
A method for attaching an integrated circuit chip to an organic substrate comprising the steps of providing an integrated circuit chip having an active and a...
High density memory array
The memory array contains two layers representing word lines of different rows. Each row contains multiple bit cells sharing the same word line. The two layers...
Method for reducing stress concentrations on a semiconductor wafer by
surface laser treatment including the...
A method for treating an area of a semiconductor wafer surface with a laser for reducing stress concentrations is disclosed. The wafer treatment method discloses...
Overhead material handling system and track block
The present invention is directed to a material handling system (100) and method (200) for isolating a carrier mechanism (110) from the system. The system (100)...