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US-6,992,380 Package for semiconductor device having a device-supporting polymeric material covering a solder ball array area
A semiconductor device 39. The device includes an interposer 31 having two major surfaces. The first surface 311 includes patterned metal conductors and bond...
US-6,992,375 Anchor for device package
An anchor to hold getter materials in place within a micromechanical device package substrate. First and second cavity faces define an anchor cavity and...
US-6,992,023 Method and system for drying semiconductor wafers in a spin coating process
The invention provides methods and apparatus for drying the backside of semiconductor wafers in a spin-coating environment. Solvent is evaporatively dried from a...
US-6,990,657 Shared software breakpoints in a shared memory system
The invention relates to a method for maintaining coherency of software breakpoints in shared memory when debugging a multiple processor system. Using this...
US-6,990,620 Scanning a protocol signal into an IC for performing a circuit operation
A digital bus monitor used to observe data on a bus (14, 16, 18) connecting multiple integrated circuits (10, 12) comprises a memory buffer (30), bypass register...
US-6,990,570 Processor with a computer repeat instruction
A processing engine, such as a digital signal processor, includes an execution mechanism, a repeat count register and a repeat count index register. The...
US-6,990,549 Low pin count (LPC) I/O bridge
A low pin count (LPC) input/output (I/O) bridge device and method for a portable computer having a plurality of legacy ports and a docking connector. The LPC I/O...
US-6,990,519 Use of a directed acyclic organization structure for selection and execution of consistent subsets of rewrite rules
The present invention discloses the use of a hand-held calculator programmed to teach subject matter such as mathematics in a manner that emulates traditional...
US-6,990,343 Context block leasing for fast handoffs
The roaming of a wireless device 115 extends the effective range of a wireless network 100 by passing a device 115 between access points as the device leaves the...
US-6,990,157 All-digital FSK demodulation with selectable data rate and adjustable resolution
All-digital FSK demodulation can be accomplished by producing in response to a received IF signal digital information (22) indicative of a frequency of the IF...
US-6,990,154 Using an IF synthesizer to provide raster component of frequency channel spacing
In the synthesis of frequency channel spacing in an RF transmission signal, a raster component of the desired frequency channel spacing is provided by an integer...
US-6,990,108 ATM system architecture for the convergence of data, voice and video
The present invention provides a unitary mechanism for high speed end-to-end telecommunication traffic using an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) architecture for...
US-6,990,035 Circuit and method for reducing SRAM standby power
A method of operating a memory circuit to reduce standby current is disclosed. The method includes applying a first voltage (Vdd) to a power terminal (224) of a...
US-6,989,999 Charge pump type DC/DC converter having stepwise adjustable output voltage
A charge pump DC/DC converter having an improved the ripple characteristic in its output voltage and make it possible to adjust the boosting rate in a stepwise...
US-6,989,955 Efficient transition from class D to linear operation in dual-mode voice coil motor controllers
A dual-mode positioning driver for a voice coil motor in a disk drive system is disclosed. Linear prestage drivers and pulse-width-modulated prestage drivers are...
US-6,989,708 Low voltage low power bandgap circuit
Disclosed are methods and circuits for providing a bandgap reference in an electronic circuit having a supply voltage and ground. The methods include steps for...
US-6,989,702 Retention register with normal functionality independent of retention power supply
State retention registers for use in low-power standby modes of digital IC operation are provided, wherein: a differential circuit (M1 M3; M1 M4) is used to load...
US-6,989,606 BGA substrate via structure
Typically, primary electrical connection between a semiconductor chip and an external solder ball contact on a Ball Grid or Chip Scale Package is by way of a via...
US-6,989,302 Method for fabricating a p-type shallow junction using diatomic arsenic
The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a method of fabricating a semiconductor device (100). The method comprises exposing a portion (125) of an...
US-6,988,228 Configurable scan path structure
A test structure is for a circuit (20) includes a scan configuration module (26), including routing circuitry (28) and control (30). The routing circuitry (28),...
US-6,987,799 System and method for demodulating associated information channels in direct sequence spread spectrum...
A Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) receiver system (100) combines and orders the soft symbols from associated information channels. The system permits a...
US-6,987,601 Damped control of a micromechanical device
Device and method for a damping function to reduce undesirable mechanical transient responses to control signals. In one aspect of the present invention, the...
US-6,987,597 Pulse width modulation sequence generation
A system and method for addressing and synchronizing a spatial light modulator (SLM) device and a scrolling color recovery (SCR) illumination system. This method...
US-6,987,382 System with functional and selector circuits connected by mode lead
A wafer of semiconductor material is processed to form integrated circuit dies. The dies are to be singulated or separated and encapsulated for sale and use as...
US-6,987,061 Dual salicide process for optimum performance
The present invention pertains to forming respective silicides on multiple transistors in a single process. High performance is facilitated with simple and...
US-6,987,039 Forming lateral bipolar junction transistor in CMOS flow
A method of forming a lateral bipolar transistor without added mask in CMOS flow including a p-substrate; patterning and n-well implants; pattern and implant...
US-6,986,142 Microphone/speaker system with context switching in processor
A data processing device includes an electronic processor responsive to a context signal and operable in alternative processing contexts identified by the...
US-6,986,113 Method for estimating substrate noise in mixed signal integrated circuits
A method for estimating noise in an integrated circuit substrate. A model file is created for a technology process for fabricating the integrated circuit. Noise...
US-6,986,089 Power reduction in scannable D-flip-flop with synchronous preset or clear
In a scannable D master-slave flip-flop circuit with synchronous preset or clear capability, the output of the slave latch is gated with the scan-enable signal...
US-6,986,028 Repeat block with zero cycle overhead nesting
A digital system is provided with means and methods for executing an instruction type wherein context information that pertains to that type instruction is...
US-6,985,982 Active ports in a transfer controller with hub and ports
In a transfer controller with hub and ports architecture one of the data ports is an active data port. This active data port can supply its own source...
US-6,985,848 Obtaining and exporting on-chip data processor trace and timing information
An emulation controller (12) located externally of an integrated circuit (14) can be provided with timing information indicative of operation of an internal...
US-6,985,783 Data processing device with an indexed immediate addressing mode
A data processing device is provided with an indexed-immediate addressing mode for processing streams of data. An instruction register 900 receives an...
US-6,985,532 Ultra wideband (UWB) transmitter architecture
System and method for analog signal generation and manipulation in an ultra-wideband (UWB) transmitter. A preferred embodiment comprises a digital portion 305 of...
US-6,985,278 Damped control of a micromechanical device
Device and method for a damping function to reduce undesirable mechanical transient responses to control signals. In one aspect of the present invention, the...
US-6,985,124 Dot matrix display device
To improve the display quality in the scanning of a dynamic drive system by effectively preventing the erroneous display of the display elements that are...
US-6,985,045 Gain control circuits for voltage controlled oscillators
A gain controlled voltage controlled oscillator. A current controlled oscillator is adapted to provide an output signal oscillating at a frequency controllable...
US-6,985,028 Programmable linear-in-dB or linear bias current source and methods to implement current reduction in a PA...
Programmable linear-in-dB or linear bias current source with respect to an input voltage is provided. The linear-in-dB or linear bias current may be clipped at a...
US-6,985,006 Adjusting the strength of output buffers
The rate at which the output of an output buffer changes is determined, and the strength of the output buffer is modified until the rate of change reaches a...
US-6,985,002 System and method for input/output induced latch up detection
The present invention is directed to a system and method of testing an integrated circuit (IC) device for potential latch-up. The system has a power supply...
US-6,985,001 Testing ICs with distributor, collector, and parallel scan paths
An integrated circuit (70) having parallel scan paths (824 842, 924 942) includes a pair or pairs of scan distributor (800,900) and scan collector (844,944)...
US-6,984,857 Hydrogen barrier for protecting ferroelectric capacitors in a semiconductor device and methods for fabricating...
Semiconductor devices and fabrication methods are presented, in which a hydrogen barrier is provided above a ferroelectric capacitor to prevent degradation of...
US-6,984,580 Dual damascene pattern liner
An embodiment of the invention is a dual damascene layer 13 of an integrated circuit 2 containing a dual damascene pattern liner 21. Another embodiment of the...
US-6,984,152 Multifunction passive socket for flash media cards
The present invention enables the use of a single passive socket for multiple types of flash media cards. The present invention provides this by implementing...
US-6,983,450 User configurable operating system
An operating system preferably for use with a digital signal processing target is disclosed which minimizes time and space requirements on the target DSP chip....
US-6,983,441 Embedding a JTAG host controller into an FPGA design
A method for embedding a Joint Test Action Group (JTAG) standard IEEE 1149.1 host controller into a field programmable gate array (FPGA) for platform development...
US-6,983,346 Reducing tag-ram accesses and accelerating cache operation during cache miss
This invention is a cache memory employing a tag bypass controller to detect a memory access to the same cache line as a last cache miss address and a last cache...
US-6,983,298 Method and apparatus for linear interpolation using gradient tables
This invention is a method and apparatus for interpolation which enables simpler and cost efficient implementation in hardware or software. A function table...
US-6,983,297 Shifting an operand left or right while minimizing the number of multiplexor stages
A log shifter shifting an operand left or right while minimizing the number of multiplexor stages. The log shifter may contain a set of multiplexor stages, with...
US-6,983,032 Digital timing recovery method for communication receivers
The present invention provides an apparatus, system and method for synchronizing a local clock signal with a remote clock signal in a communication network....
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