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Device and method of digital gain programming using sigma-delta modulator
A sigma delta modulator (350) can be utilized in the Digital-to-Analog (DAC) portion (144) of a modem (120) to achieve a desired level of gain programming. A set...
System and method for improved bias matching
Systems and methods to improve bias matching (e.g., for a current feedback amplifier) are described. A compensation signal is combined with one or more bias...
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...
Flip-chip without bumps and polymer for board assembly
A semiconductor chip having a planar active surface including an integrated circuit protected by an inorganic overcoat; the circuit has metallization patterns...
Method for via etching in organo-silica-glass
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for via etching in a dielectric material includes providing a wafer (200) having a substrate (202), an...
Process method of source drain spacer engineering to improve transistor
A method of forming an associated transistor is presented whereby short channel effects and junction capacitances are mitigated and enhanced switching speeds are...
Edge-sealed pad for CMP process
The present invention discloses a polishing pad that can facilitate process stability, extend length of use, and mitigate process non-uniformity and process...
Using selective omission to compress on-chip data processor trace and
timing information for export
Parameter values of an emulation parameter that is indicative of a data processing operation performed by a data processor are exported from the data processor....
Automatic resume from suspend for IEEE-1394 PHY
A system and process are disclosed for automatically resuming data communication using an IEEE-1394 PHY when communication is suspended because input bias is...
Calibration of speech data acquisition path
A method and system for calibration of a data acquisition path is achieved by applying a voice utterance to a first high quality microphone and reference path...
Mobile phone transceiver
A multiple band transceiver (10) uses a fixed frequency oscillator (34) to generate a reference signal in both receive, mode and transmit mode for each frequency...
Route delay sensitive echo cancellation
Long distance telephone connections must commonly employ echo cancellers to eliminate irritating echo. The normal practice is to additionally employ non-linear...
Frame synchronization in multicarrier transmission systems
A discrete multitone modulation transmission system is described in which frame synchronization is monitored at the receiver by correlating frequency domain...
Video decoder having lock algorithm that distinguishes between a noisy
television signal input and a video...
A phase-locked loop is provided which is operable to lock the sampling clock (pixel clock) to the incoming horizontal sync pulse contained within composite video...
Method of adding data to a data communication link while retaining backward
A method of adding auxiliary data, e.g., audio data, to a high-speed serial video link in such a way that it is invisible to existing receiver and such that...
Current biasing circuit with temperature compensation and related methods
of compensating output current
This disclosure provides, in one aspect, a current signal generating circuit for generating a current source for use by on- or off-chip components. In one...
Multiple contact vertical probe solution enabling Kelvin connection
benefits for conductive bump probing
Apparatus and methods for testing conductive bumps or target test points on integrated circuits. A multiplicity of probes are extended through a support...
Focused ion beam endpoint detection using charge pulse detection
A system and method for detecting a milling endpoint on a semiconductor sample by directing an ion beam from a focused ion beam (FIB) apparatus at the sample and...
Versatile system for chromium based diffusion barriers in electrode
A versatile system providing Cr-based diffusion barriers and electrode structures utilizing such barriers is disclosed, including a semiconductor substrate...
Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacturing such semiconductor
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the steps of providing a semiconductor substrate (202), forming a dielectric layer (204) over the...
Self aligned vias in dual damascene interconnect, buried mask approach
Methods are disclosed for forming vias, trenches, and interconnects through diffusion barrier, etch-stop, and dielectric materials for interconnection of...
Viterbi decoder using restructured trellis
Viterbi decoding is implemented using an asymmetrical trellis 70 having an A-trellis 72 and a B-trellis 74. The trellis 70 is designed for efficient ...
Processor with conditional instruction execution based upon state of
corresponding annul bit of annul code
A processor having a changeable architected state. The processor includes an instruction memory for storing instructions. The processor also includes an...
SDRAM with command decoder coupled to address registers
A memory circuit (14) having features specifically adapted to permit the memory circuit (14) to serve as a video frame memory is disclosed. The memory circuit...
Wireless receiver using noise levels for postscaling an equalized signal
having temporal diversity
A wireless receiver for receiving an incoming signal having spatial and temporal diversity. The receiver uses noise-based prescaling of multiple receiver chain...
Pin layer reversal detection
A circuit to detect pin layer reversal including an input circuit to receive an input signal having a first portion to indicate a pin layer reversal and having a...
CMOS voltage booster circuit
This invention is a new CMOS voltage booster (20) having an output which can be used in memories to boost the word line voltage above VDD or other voltage...
Oscillation based access time measurement
An embodiment of the invention is a method for measuring access time where the frequency of a ring oscillator is measured with and without a device under test 1...
The motion detector includes at least one element moving at least temporarily, a circuit assembly for sensing the motional condition of the element comprising at...
Implant-controlled-channel vertical JFET
We disclose the structure of an electronic device, the method of making the device and the operation of the device. The device is built near the top of a...
Low leakage power transistor and method of forming
A transistor is formed in a semiconductor substrate. A deep n-well region is used in conjunction with a shallow n-well region. A lightly doped drain extension...
Corrosion resistance for copper interconnects
A method to reduce the copper corrosion of copper interconnects by forming 70 at least one conductive displacement plating layer on the copper interconnects....
Method and system of wire bonding using interposer pads
The present invention discloses a method and system of wire bonding a semiconductor die to a lead using interposer pads. The use of disclosed embodiment of the...
Tunable sidewall spacer process for CMOS integrated circuits
A mixed voltage CMOS process for high reliability and high performance core transistors and input-output transistors with reduced mask steps. A gate stack (30)...
MEMS device wafer-level package
A method and system in which a semiconductor wafer having a plurality of dies is inspected through a visual inspection and/or an electrical test. If certain of...
Surface micro-planarization for enhanced optical efficiency and pixel
performance in SLM devices
A method for enhancing the optical performance of a reflective spatial light modulator by micro-planarizing surfaces within the SLM, such as the reflective...
Prism with angular filter
A TIR prism for use in projection displays, which enables angular separation of input illumination and projection light. By controlling the critical angle of a...
Apparatus and method for canceling DC offset in communications signals
An apparatus for removing DC offset in a received data signal is presented. The apparatus measures the DC offset present in a data symbol and uses it to generate...
Optical coupling for a flip chip optoelectronic assembly
A flip chip optoelectronic device assembly includes a hollow, cylindrical spacer between an optical source in the substrate and the active surface of the chip,...
Method and apparatus for processing modulation symbols for soft input
A method and apparatus for processing modulation symbols for soft input decoders using an efficient method of calculating an accurate log-likelihood ratio...
Bitline precharge timing scheme to improve signal margin
A memory circuit and method to improve signal margin is disclosed. The circuit includes a memory array arranged in rows 702, 704, 706 and columns 750, 752 of...
Wavelength discriminated image dithering
A method and system for providing a dithered image is provided. In one embodiment, a projector system for providing a dithered image includes a light source...
Capacitively coupled micromirror
A capacitively coupled microelectromechanical device comprising: a semiconductor substrate; a member operable to deflect to either of at least two states; and a...
Multispeed laser printing using a single frequency scanning mirror
A laser printer using a single frequency resonant mirror for providing the beam sweep for printing at a multiplicity of printing speeds. According to a first...
Digital formatter for 3-dimensional display applications
A 3-D digital projection display 60 that uses a quadruple memory buffer 63-66 to store and read processed video data for both right-eye and left-eye display....
Reducing droop in a reference signal provided to ADCs
An aspect of the present invention reduces droop in the reference signal provided to ADCs. A compensation resistor of appropriate resistance value is provided in...
Generating a waveform having one signal level periodically and different
signal levels in other durations
Generating a waveform having one signal level periodically and different signal levels in other durations. Two input signals are received, one having a desired...
High density, area array probe card apparatus
A probe card apparatus comprising a rigid substrate having thermal expansion characteristics near that of silicon, laminated with a flex film having laser...
Forming a trench to define one or more isolation regions in a semiconductor
In one embodiment, a method for forming a semiconductor structure in manufacturing a semiconductor device includes providing a pad layer on a surface of a...
Method for constructing a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor
A semiconductor device (100) and a method for constructing a semiconductor device (100) are disclosed. A trench isolation structure (112) and an active region...