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US-7,085,150 Methods for enhancing performance of ferroelectic memory with polarization treatment
The present invention facilitates data retention lifetimes for ferroelectric devices by improving switched polarization of ferroelectric memory cells. A...
US-7,085,088 Method of controlling reader amplifier gain variations of a HDD preamplifier, or the like
An amplifier (70) has a differential input stage (84,86). An output transistor (102) is connected to receive a single ended output developed by transistor 86....
US-7,084,864 Computer display with switched capacitor power supply
A computer (80) includes a display assembly 10 which uses a backlight power supply 40 to power a fluorescent tube 18 for backlighting purposes. The power supply...
US-7,084,701 Preventing power-on audio output noise in a wireless telephone handset
A wireless telephone (10) including audio amplifier circuitry (20) that produces reduced "pop" noise in speakers such as in handsfree headsets (HS) is disclosed....
US-7,084,611 DC/DC converter
The invention relates to a DC/DC converter including an input to which an input voltage Vin is applied, a inductance L whose one terminal is connected to the...
US-7,084,500 Semiconductor circuit with multiple contact sizes
A semiconductor circuit comprising a semiconductor die and a package substrate. In one embodiment, a first plurality of conductive bumps serves as a portion of a...
US-7,084,494 Semiconductor package having integrated metal parts for thermal enhancement
A semiconductor device comprising a metallic leadframe (103) with a first surface (103a) and a second surface (103b). The leadframe includes a chip pad (104) and...
US-7,084,011 Forming a chip package having a no-flow underfill
A method of forming an underfilled chip package is provided. No-flow underfill material is deposited over a surface of a package substrate to form an underfill...
US-7,083,328 Remote diode temperature sense method with parasitic resistance cancellation
The temperature of an internally or remotely sensed diode is determined using sequential currents applied to the diode, while compensating for parasitic...
US-7,082,558 Increasing possible test patterns which can be used with sequential scanning techniques to perform speed analysis
A non-robust test pattern, which causes a transition on a path of interest as well as off-paths, may be selected as being suitable for performing delay analysis...
US-7,082,170 Spectral power management for constrained transmissions using constellation shaping
In frequency channel communications, constraints on transmit power characteristics can be complied with by implementing constellation shaping (15, 71) in the...
US-7,081,791 Automatically adjusting low noise amplifier
A low noise amplifier circuit (10) includes an attenuator (12) for receiving a calibration signal and generating an attenuated calibration signal. A low noise...
US-7,081,635 High activity, spatially distributed radiation source for accurately simulating semiconductor device radiation...
The present invention pertains to radiation sources that mimic radiation environment(s) encountered by packaged semiconductor devices. The sources are suitable...
US-7,080,386 Architecture with digital signal processor plug-ins for general purpose processor media frameworks
A plug-and-play architecture including an extension of a general purpose processor media framework for adjoining DSP processing power.
US-7,080,337 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...
US-7,080,267 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...
US-7,080,005 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...
US-7,079,826 Digitally controlled analog RF filtering in subsampling communication receiver architecture
A first periodic voltage waveform (20) is downconverted into a second periodic voltage waveform (35, 36). A plurality of temporally distinct samples (SA1, SA2, ....
US-7,079,697 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...
US-7,079,646 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...
US-7,079,612 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...
US-7,079,549 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...
US-7,079,408 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...
US-7,079,285 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...
US-7,079,149 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...
US-7,079,095 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...
US-7,078,973 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...
US-7,078,970 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...
US-7,078,964 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...
US-7,078,962 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...
US-7,078,931 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...
US-7,078,885 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...
US-7,078,821 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...
US-7,078,808 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...
US-7,078,352 Methods for selective integration of airgaps and devices made by such methods
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...
US-7,078,347 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...
US-7,078,271 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...
US-7,077,526 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...
US-7,076,628 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...
US-7,076,551 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...
US-7,076,513 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...
US-7,076,419 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...
US-7,076,387 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...
US-7,076,110 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...
US-7,076,008 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...
US-7,075,999 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,...
US-7,075,506 Spatial-temporal multiplexing
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...
US-7,074,709 Localized doping and/or alloying of metallization for increased interconnect performance
Methods and compositions are disclosed for modifying a semiconductor interconnect layer to reduce migration problems while minimizing resistance increases...
US-7,074,653 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...
US-7,073,111 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...
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