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Encapsulated spacer with low dielectric constant material to reduce the
parasitic capacitance between gate and...
The present invention pertains to formation of a transistor in a manner that mitigates parasitic capacitance, thereby facilitating, inter alia, enhanced...
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). The method comprises growing an oxide layer (120) on a...
Grooved substrates for uniform underfilling solder ball assembled
A semiconductor assembly (300) comprising a semiconductor device (301), which has a plurality of metallic contact pads (302) and an outline by sides (303). A...
Solder contact reworking using a flux plate and squeegee
Solder contacts can be formed on the conductive sites of a substrate by placing preformed solder balls on the conductive sites and then reflowing the solder...
Systems and methods for self test for a slowly varying sensor
Systems, methods and circuits for implementing a self test in a slowly varying sensor. In one particular case, a circuit is provided that includes two filters...
Layout of network using parallel and series elements
Disclosed are systems, methods, and algorithms for network layout. A network layout having subnetworks of matching series and parallel elements is systematically...
Error correction code parameter selection in a communication system
A method is disclosed for providing data for automatically estimating channel performance if different parameters of a Reed-Solomon (RS) code are used in a...
Method for converging a G.729 Annex B compliant voice activity detection
A method of initializing an ITU Recommendation G.729 Annex B voice activity detection (VAD) device is disclosed, having the steps of (1) extracting a set of...
Variable condition responsive sense system and method
Signal conditioning of multiple sense elements is shown for providing information to a system requiring high accuracy and robust fault coverage. A first signal...
Programmable peak detector for use with zero-overhead Class G line drivers
A digital input signal is analyzed by a peak detector (210) configurable to trigger a first logic signal (260) if the peak detector detects the digital input...
Method of selecting a PCM modem signal constellation in relation to
Disclosed are methods of selecting a multi-dimensional signal constellation in relation to impairments in a communication system having a data frame consisting...
Multi-client ADSL modem
A multi-client ADSL modem network (10) that can be configured for a home or office network when multiple ADSL client modems (18) are installed in different...
Time domain equalizer for DMT modulation
A method for deriving coefficients for a time domain equalizer function (24) as implemented by a digital signal processor (35) in a DSL modem (20) is disclosed....
System and method for selecting sample streams in direct sequence spread
A RAKE receiver with demodulating fingers is presented having the capability to assign a specific sample stream, from among a plurality of received sample...
Mechanical cooling fin for interconnects
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit includes an electrically active interconnect line within a dielectric layer having a top and bottom surface, the bottom...
Suppressing digital-to-analog converter (DAC) error
A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) error suppression arrangement suppresses DAC error arising from mismatched elements contained in a DAC (640 and/or 645) that...
Signal switch with reduced on resistance and undershoot protection
An electronic switch applies ground potential to the backgate of a MOS pass transistor when the transistor is in the off state and the switch is open, during...
Low temperature method for forming a thin, uniform oxide
This invention pertains generally to forming thin oxides at low temperatures, and more particularly to forming uniformly thick, thin oxides. We disclose a low...
Method of manufacturing a metal-insulator-metal capacitor
The present invention provides method of manufacturing a metal-insulator-metal capacitor (100). A method of manufacturing includes depositing a first refractory...
Silicide method for CMOS integrated circuits
A method for forming metal silicide regions in source and drain regions (160, 170) is described. Prior to the thermal annealing of the source and drain regions...
Circuit and method for measuring contact resistance
Parametric testing of an integrated circuit chip includes pressing first, second, and third contact elements (PRB-1,2,3) against first, second and third...
FeRAM capacitor stack etch
The present invention is directed to a method of forming an FeRAM integrated circuit, which includes performing a capacitor stack etch to define the FeRAM...
Semiconductor chip pick and place process and equipment
A process and tooling for removing a semiconductor chip (31) from a handling tape (321) without damage to either the chip or tape by one or more horizontal beam...
Linking of applications into devices having overlays and shadow memories
In one embodiment a method for handling shadow or overlay memories is described wherein a linker contains a description of the memory of a target embedded system...
Reducing cell library development cycle time
An integrated tool which allows layouts for cells to be generated using a combination of synthesis, migration and manual approaches. In an embodiment, a...
Processor having real-time power conservation
A processor, comprising a monitor for, depending on the respective embodiment, measuring the relative amount of idle time, activity time, or idle time and...
Generating multiple traffic classes on a PCI Express fabric from PCI
A system having a PCI Express fabric and PCI devices connected thereto transmits data from the PCI devices having PCI Express traffic classes assigned. A PCI...
Multi-channel buffered serial port debugging
In digital signal processors serial data is passed in out and of the chip in a time division multiplexed (TDM) fashion. The TDM stream consists of many...
Broadside compare with retest on fail
A tester routine is provided that evaluates multiple test pins, on multiple devices under test, at the same time and only if a fail occurs does any evaluation...
Method and apparatus for generating video images
A method and system for generating a video image is disclosed in which an object is monitored with a video camera to produce a sequence of video frames. Each of...
Single-ended loop test circuitry in a central office DSL modem
A central office modem (50) that includes the capability of single-ended loop testing (SELT) is disclosed. The modem (50) includes a digital signal processor...
Systems for data transmission
A differential data transmission system that transmits encoded data symbols as differential signals. A signal for transmitting symbols on a set of at least three...
Wireless communication system with processor requested RAKE finger tasks
A wireless base station (20). The base station comprises at least one receive antenna (AT.sub.RXn) for receiving communication signals from at least one...
Communications interface between clock domains with minimal latency
A network switch system (10) is disclosed, in which a plurality of switch fabric devices (20) are interconnected according to a ring arrangement, each of the...
Bit line control for low power in standby
The present invention achieves technical advantages as embodiments of an SRAM cell (20, 30) having the bit line voltage (BLB/BLB) controlled during standby, such...
Electrostatic discharge protection circuit with feedback enhanced
A feedback enhanced triggering device for an electrostatic discharge protection circuit includes: a first inverter 30b having an output coupled to an input of a...
System for producing high-voltage, low-power driver circuitry
The present invention provides a system for producing high voltage, low power driver circuitry (300) that addresses a number of disparate design requirements....
Versatile system for accelerated stress characterization of semiconductor
The present invention provides a system (200) for performing accelerated stress characterization of a given transistor (204). Inverter circuits, formed from the...
Multiple-chip probe and universal tester contact assemblage
A probe card assemblage for simultaneously testing one or more integrated circuit chips including an interposer having on one surface a plurality of protruding...
Guaranteed bootstrap hold-up circuit for buck high side switch
A buck regulator switching power supply (10) selectively enabling a low side device to effectively recharge a bootstrap capacitor (C.sub.boot) during a high duty...
Molded package for micromechanical devices and method of fabrication
According to the present invention, a plastic land-grid array package, a plastic ball-grid package, and a plastic leaded package for micromechanical components...
Method of optimized stitching for digital micro-mirror device
A method of providing a reticle layout for a die having at least three patterns, namely a right pattern, a center pattern, and a left pattern, where the center...
Systems and methods for low leakage strained-channel transistor
The present invention facilitates semiconductor fabrication by providing methods of fabrication that mitigate leakage and apply strain to channel regions of...
Use of indium to define work function of p-type doped polysilicon
The present invention pertains to formation of a PMOS transistor wherein a layer of silicon or SiGe inhibits p-type dopant from entering into an underlying gate...
Apparatus and method for dispensing high-viscosity liquid
The present invention relates to apparatus and method for re-circulating high viscosity liquids. The apparatus comprises a recirculating probe coupled to a fluid...
Method for intelligent sampling of particulates in exhaust lines
An in-situ particle monitor in an exhaust controls a particle sampler so that when a predetermined particle threshold is detected, the particle sampler is caused...
Electronic device compass operable irrespective of localized magnetic
An electronic device (10). The device comprises means (14) for displaying a compass directional bearing. The device also comprises means (18, 26, CAM) for...
A multiplier having a simple constitution, excellent performance with respect to high-frequency characteristics and distortion characteristics, and allows...
Receiver window design for multicarrier communication systems
A receiver window design algorithm (210) is developed which minimizes the noise power of the demodulated multicarrier signal. The windows are effective on a...
System and method for soft slicing
Methods and systems for performing iterative soft slicing methods are disclosed. A data signal is received and processed into individual data tones. A noise...