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US-6,892,380 Method for software pipelining of irregular conditional control loops
A method for software pipelining of irregular conditional control loops including pre-processing the loops so they can be safely software pipelined. The...
US-6,892,266 Multicore DSP device having coupled subsystem memory buses for global DMA access
A DSP device is disclosed having multiple DMA controllers with global DMA access to all volatile memory resources in the DSP device. In a preferred embodiment,...
US-6,892,253 Maintaining remote queue using two counters in transfer controller with hub and ports
The data transfer apparatus and method employs two queue counters to maintain the status of a first-in-first-out buffer memory. A master count (251) indicates...
US-6,892,170 Method and apparatus for modeling mass storage disk drive motors
The present invention provides an improved model and methodology for simulating motor performance which allow increased control accuracy at the higher currents,...
US-6,892,148 Circuit and method for measurement of battery capacity fade
The remaining run-time (t_rem) of a battery is determined independently of the condition of the battery and the amount of load on the battery by obtaining the...
US-6,892,103 Digital tone control with linear step coefficients
Digital audio tone control implemented using Shelving filters for the digital audio treble tone control exhibits artifacts (noise, distortion, etc.) as the tone...
US-6,891,968 Method to upscale single-pixel wide text without loss of image sharpness
A method to upscale single pixel wide text associated with flat panel display applications has a reduced cross-sectional area in two dimensions as compared to...
US-6,891,882 Receiver algorithm for the length 4 CFC
Decoding CFC codewords in the form of sums of QPSK-modulated spread symbols in a spread spectrum communications systems using comma-free codes with elements made...
US-6,891,657 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-6,891,541 Graphing calculator with manual line drawing
A graphing calculator (10) having manual line drawing capability. The calculator (10) is programmed to receive data representing the begin point and end point of...
US-6,891,486 Calibrating capacitor mismatch in a pipeline ADC
An on-chip calibration circuit which can dynamically (i.e., in operational environment) measure the capacitor mismatch in an ADC using sampling capacitors to...
US-6,890,836 Scribe street width reduction by deep trench and shallow saw cut
In a method to singulate a semiconductor wafer (100) into chips, trench streets (107) of predetermined depth (105a) are formed across the first, active wafer...
US-6,890,826 Method of making bipolar transistor with integrated base contact and field plate
A method of manufacturing a bipolar junction transistor results in an integrated polysilicon base contact and field plate element minimally spaced from a...
US-6,889,362 User interface for graphical specification of functions
A graphing calculator having a user interface that allows the user to easily specify a mathematical function. The user interface allows the user to specify a...
US-6,889,330 Dynamic hardware configuration for energy management systems using task attributes
A multiprocessor system (10) includes a plurality of processing modules, such as MPUs (12), DSPs (14), and coprocessors/DMA channels (16). Power management...
US-6,889,320 Microprocessor with an instruction immediately next to a branch instruction for adding a constant to a program...
A data processing system with a microprocessor that has an instruction execution pipeline that includes fetch and decode stages and several functional execution...
US-6,889,311 Pipeline stage single cycle sliding alignment correction of memory read data with integrated data reordering...
Trace data is aligned in a processor having an instruction pipeline by delaying write data and read data a predetermined number of clock cycles, selectively...
US-6,889,185 Quantization of linear prediction coefficients using perceptual weighting
A new method for quantization of the LPC coefficients in a speech coder includes a new weighted error measure including every frame sampling an impulse response...
US-6,889,156 Automatic test system for an analog micromirror device
An automatic tester for an analog micromirror device includes a computer having an ADC and DAC connected to its peripheral bus. A micromirror device under test...
US-6,888,255 Built-up bump pad structure and method for same
In accordance with the present invention, a built-up bump pad structure and method for the same are provided. The bump pad structure includes a substrate, a bump...
US-6,887,778 Semiconductor device and manufacturing method
A semiconductor device and its manufacturing method with which the connection reliability can be improved without complicating the manufacturing process....
US-6,887,765 Method for manufacturing a bipolar junction transistor
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method used in manufacturing an intermediate structure in a bipolar junction transistor includes implanting a...
US-6,885,958 Self calibrating current reference
The present invention relates to a current reference system comprising a selectively activatable high current reference circuit operable to generate a reference...
US-6,885,846 Low power wireless network
A network of electronic devices such as computers (50) and/or calculators (36, 38) uses low power communication to transmit wireless signals through a...
US-6,885,224 Apparatus for comparing an input voltage with a threshold voltage
An apparatus for comparing an input voltage with a threshold voltage includes: (a) a first current mirror device that includes a first bipolar transistor with a...
US-6,885,054 Threshold voltage stabilizer, method of manufacturing and integrated circuit employing the same
The present invention provides a threshold voltage stabilizer for use with a MOS transistor having a body effect associated therewith. In one embodiment, the...
US-6,884,686 Method of manufacturing and structure of semiconductor device with floating ring structure
A high voltage semiconductor device includes a drain region disposed within a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a field oxide...
US-6,884,362 Mass production of cross-section TEM samples by focused ion beam deposition and anisotropic etching
A method of preparing a TEM sample. A focused ion beam is used to deposit a mask on the material to be sampled. Reactive ion etching removes material not...
US-6,883,167 Method and system for visual linker
The present invention provides a visual linker. The visual linker includes a link server that implements linking instructions for sections to a memory. The...
US-6,882,861 Wireless user terminal and system having signal clipping circuit for switched capacitor sigma delta analog to...
A wireless user terminal (42) and system (40) implementing a mixed signal CODEC (100) including an improved sigma-delta ADC (18) which limits input signals into...
US-6,882,829 Integrated circuit incorporating RF antenna switch and power amplifier
A novel integrated circuit incorporating a transmit/receive antenna switch capable of being integrated using silicon based RF CMOS semiconductor processes and a...
US-6,882,208 Adjustment of amplitude and DC offsets in a digital receiver
A nonlinear adaptive mechanism for amplitude adjustment and DC estimation and compensation for use in a digital receiver such as a Bluetooth GFSK receiver. The...
US-6,882,013 Transistor with reduced short channel effects and method
A method of fabricating a transistor (10) comprises forming source and drain regions (46) and (47) using a first sidewall (42) and (43) as a mask and forming a...
US-6,881,100 Modular socket
A socket for receiving a line of contact pins is formed of modules connected together. The modules have three, four or five pin receiving openings and are joined...
US-6,880,935 TIR prism arrangement and optics for providing an undistorted illumination image
A lens system for providing undistorted illumination image onto a light receiving surface such as a DMD.TM. (digital micromirror device) light modulator with a...
US-6,879,648 Turbo decoder stopping based on mean and variance of extrinsics
An adaptive stopping criterion improvement for an iterative decoder, in which iteration is halted by observing a signal-to-noise ratio generated from the mean...
US-6,879,455 Method to increase head voltage swing and to reduce the rise time of write driver
A voltage-mode boosting write driver circuit (40) having a pair of voltage boosting PMOS transistor sets (44, 46) coupled to a high current H-switch (42). One...
US-6,879,451 Neutral density color filters
The present application describes embodiments of a neutral density color wheel filter. According to one embodiment, a neutral density color wheel (100) includes...
US-6,879,277 Differential pipelined analog to digital converter with successive approximation register subconverter stages
Pipelined analog to digital conversion systems are provided having cascaded multi-bit successive approximation register subconverter stages. Capacitor arrays are...
US-6,879,147 Package with environmental control material carrier
A drop-in environmental control material carrier assembly 55, which improves the performance and lowers the cost of semiconductor packages. The disclosed...
US-6,879,008 Integrated thermal difference sensor for power dissipating device
A Seebeck effect thermal sensor is formed in an integrated fashion with a power-dissipating device such as a power MOSFET. The integrated device generates a...
US-6,878,999 Transistor with improved safe operating area
Segmented transistor devices are provided, wherein contiguous individual transistor segments extend along corresponding segment axes, in which two or more of the...
US-6,878,898 Method for improving ash rate uniformity in photoresist ashing process equipment
A method for improving the edge-to-center photoresist ash rate uniformity in lower temperature (typically, but not limited to <100.degree. C.) processing of...
US-6,877,650 Compliant wirebond pedestal
A wire bonder (900) with a rigid pedestal (902) having resilient inserts (920). A package (904) placed on the pedestal (902) contains an electrical device (906)....
US-6,877,122 Link instruction register providing test control signals to core wrappers
A separate link instruction register is connected in series in a test data and instruction data scan path on an IC. Instruction data shifted into the register...
US-6,877,022 Booth encoding circuit for a multiplier of a multiply-accumulate module
A Booth encoding circuit includes a plurality of cells (202a-202d), in which at least one of the cells (202c) includes a plurality of inputs. The cell also...
US-6,876,940 Measuring constraint parameters at different combinations of circuit parameters
The value of a constraint parameter for a given combination of circuit parameters is estimated based on any prior computed values for other combinations of...
US-6,876,750 Method and apparatus for tuning digital hearing aids
A method for generating digital filters for tuning a hearing aid to enhance hearing ability. Data is provided, for a range for a target response curve ...
US-6,876,594 Integrated circuit with programmable fuse array
An integrated circuit (IC). The integrated circuit comprises an array (14) of data cells arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns. Each of the...
US-6,876,317 Method of context based adaptive binary arithmetic decoding with two part symbol decoding
This invention is method of decoding a context based adaptive binary arithmetic encoded bit stream. The invention determines a maximum number of iterations for...
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