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Master-slave latch with transparent mode
A latch device is provided having a latch mode and a transparent mode. In the latch mode, the latch device synchronizes a data signal to a clock signal. In the...
Low leakage single-step latch circuit
This invention describes circuit techniques providing a means for achieving reliable data retention and low leakage current in single step latches with switch...
Multi-phase and multi-module power system with a current share bus
A pulse width modulator (305) for driving a load in a multi-phased power system having circuitry (270) responsive to channel signals for providing an average...
Using a supporting structure to control collapse of a die towards a die pad
during a reflow process for...
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit package includes a die associated with an integrated circuit and a die pad. The die has a bottom surface, and the pad...
Electrical apparatus having resistance to atmospheric effects and method of
An electrical apparatus having resistance to atmospheric effects includes at least one electrical device and a packaging structure. The packaging structure...
Fabrication of ultra shallow junctions from a solid source with fluorine
One aspect of the invention relates to a method of forming P-N junctions within a semiconductor substrate. The method involves providing a temporary impurity...
A test socket 10 of the present invention includes a base member 20, a cover member 30 which is installed on base 20 to move in reciprocal straight line movement...
Layout of networks 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 reduction in semiconductor processes
A photolithography system includes a photolithography tool 32 that includes a stage upon which a semiconductor wafer is mounted. The tool is operable to move the...
Real-time computer thermal management and power conservation
A real-time thermal management and power conservation apparatus and method for computers employs a monitor to determine whether a CPU may rest based upon a...
Algebraic codebook system and method
Code-excited linear prediction speech encoders/decoders with excitation including an algebraic codebook contribution encoded with a single sign bit for each...
Characterizing an exposure tool for patterning a wafer
Characterizing an exposure tool involves receiving data describing a pattern formed at a wafer. The pattern is formed by illuminating the wafer using an exposure...
Optical cross connection switch using voltage-controlled interferometric
optical switching elements
An optical switch comprising an array of voltage-controlled interferometric switching elements. Different configurations and modes of operation are possible, but...
Coordinated axis seeks with a micro-electro-mechanical mirror
A method of moving a MEM system mirror in a well defined trajectory that allows longer seeks to be used to reach a target position as compared with known methods...
Method for constructing compressed audio file system in a compact disc
A method and apparatus for constructing a file tree in a compact disc player from the file system of a compressed audio CD is disclosed. After determining the...
Closed loop amplification with high throughput performance
Using an operational amplifier with a low gain in a closed loop amplifier circuit, and correcting for errors (i.e., deviation from the output of an ideal closed...
Low dropout monolithic linear regulator having wide operating load range
A monolithic low dropout regulator includes an active capacitor multiplier that is used to form the dominant pole of the regulator, thereby yielding stability....
An output driver includes a predriver circuit coupled to a complimentary MOS transistor pair. Third and fourth complimentary MOS transistors are coupled between...
Interchangeable CML/LVDS data transmission circuit
A system and method is described for a driver circuit used for high speed data transmission in LVDS and CML transceiver device applications. The transceivers are...
Semiconductor circuit with mechanically attached lid
One aspect of the invention is a semiconductor circuit comprising a semiconductor die electrically connected to a package substrate through a plurality of...
Variable reactor (varactor) with engineered capacitance-voltage
In one embodiment, a varactor includes a first node and a second node. The varactor includes: at least one first varactor element including a source, a drain,...
Gate edge diode leakage reduction
An embodiment of the invention is an integrated circuit 2 having halo atoms 12 concentrated at a gate side of a channel region and impurity atoms 14 within the...
Semiconductor device with high and low breakdown voltage and its
The objective of this invention is to provide a semiconductor device and its manufacturing method with which the offset can be kept fixed even in high breakdown...
Garment with interior bra structure with side supports
A women's garment with built-in breast support and no underwire, comprises an exterior fabric layer for covering the torso. A exterior fabric layer has an upper...
Lighted cassette alignment fixture
Disclosed is a lighted wafer cassette for use in semiconductor wafer processing. Also disclosed are systems and methods employing a wafer cassette lighted with...
Operational amplifier with adjustable input offset
An operational amplifier having an adjustable input offset is provided that can improve dynamic performance by allowing processing of the input signal in...
Threshold voltage extraction circuit
A threshold voltage extraction circuit. The circuit includes a first current mirror having a first transistor and a second transistor. A holding circuit has an...
LED drive circuit
A drive circuit for LEDs or other light-emitting elements with which the influence of the changes in temperature or power supply voltage and the element...
Multi-state test structures and methods
A test selector that multiplexes different test structures (202) to an adjacent probe pad (206) in dependence on the probe voltage. In addition, a scribeline...
Suspended gate single-electron device
The present invention provides a single-electron transistor device (100). The device (100) comprises a source (105) and drain (100) located over a substrate...
Semiconductor wafer with grouped integrated circuit die having inter-die
connections for group testing
A method of forming a plurality of integrated circuit die on a semiconductor wafer (30). The method forms a first integrated circuit die (32.sub.a) in a first...
Getter for enhanced micromechanical device performance
A desiccant compound, image projection system using the desiccant compound, and a method for utilizing the desiccant compound. The desiccant compound formed by...
Optical system and method
Adaptive dynamic optical filters with wavelength spreading onto a micromirror array and re-configurable attenuation according to measured intensity as a function...
PCM modems using communication lines with multiple digital-to-analog
The present invention discloses communications devices which improves communications of pulse code modulation modems which use communications lines with multiple...
Supply independent low quiescent current undervoltage lockout circuit
The UVLO (undervoltage lockout) circuit provides a very low quiescent current that is independent of supply voltage. The circuit includes a low voltage IPTAT...
Low-jitter clock distribution circuit
A low-jitter clock distribution circuit, used in an integrated circuit having multiple analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), includes a plurality of cascaded...
Higher order sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter based on finite
impulse response filter
A sigma-delta ADC includes a higher order infinite impulse response (IIR) filter based on a finite impulse response (FIR) filter and possesses the same...
Current-mode circuit for implementing the minimum function
The present invention comprises a circuit consisting of four transistors (101-104) and an optional clamping Zener (107) arranged such that the current drawn...
Scribe street seals in semiconductor devices and method of fabrication
An integrated circuit wafer, covered by a protective overcoat, comprising an array of integrated circuit chips bordered by seal regions and separated by dicing...
High permittivity silicate gate dielectric
A field effect semiconductor device comprising a high permittivity silicate gate dielectric and a method of forming the same are disclosed herein. The device...
Encapsulation for particle entrapment
A packaged micromechanical device (100) having a blocking material (116) encapsulating debris-generating regions thereof. The blocking material (116) prevents...
VIA0 etch process for FRAM integration
A ferroelectric memory device comprises a logic programmable capacitance reference circuit. The circuit is adapted to generate a reference voltage during a sense...
Vertical mold die press machine
A die mold machine for molding a plurality of semiconductor assemblies on multiple substrate/leadframes includes a plurality of die mold layers stacked...
Lamp reflector assembly
A lamp assembly having a reflector holding a lamp element, or burner. A reflector extension is designed to mate to the reflector. The reflector extension has a...
Data processing apparatus with register file bypass
A data processing apparatus includes first (78) and second (80) functional unit groups, each includes a plurality of functional units and a register file (76)...
TLB operations based on shared bit
A digital system and method of operation is provided in which several processing resources (340) and processors (350) are connected to a shared translation...
Programmable state machine interface
A state machine interface that can be used with digital devices whose interface characteristics are not known in advance. This interface is completely...
Robust detection for embedded signaling
This patent disclosure describes an effective synchronization technique for an embedded signaling system based on direct sequence spread spectrum technology. The...
The present invention provides a method, system and apparatus for managing data flow over an open system interconnection type network (10) which includes a...
Wireless communication system which uses ARQ packets to ACK a plurality of
packets from an 802.15 superpacket
Automatic repeat request (ARQ) operations can be implemented in wireless communications by sending (2401) a plurality of data packets in a superpacket, and...