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Digital audio dynamic range compressor and method
A digital audio dynamic range compressor includes a root mean square estimator receiving first and second audio input samples and generating root mean square...
Process of sending packets of real-time information
A process (111,101) of sending packets of real-time information at a sender (311) includes steps of initially generating at the sender the packets of real-time...
Sense amplifier with override write circuitry
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for selectively coupling sense amps with local IO lines in memory devices, comprising first and second selection systems...
Circuit interrupter and method
A current interrupter (10, 10') includes bimetallic member (18) as a switching member having a formed portion (18a) providing snap action movement between...
Method of search and identify reference die
An improved method for pick and place equipment operation is provided by an improved method for identifying the reference die on a wafer. A recording of good...
Multilayer laser trim interconnect method
A method for creating electrical interconnects between a semiconductor die and package. In the preferred embodiment, an insulating material is applied over the...
Method and tooling for z-axis offset of lead frames
A method and apparatus for enabling z-axis offset of narrow metal ties straps in lead frames used for packaging integrated circuits to prevent bowing or...
Method for collapsing the prolog and epilog of software pipelined loops
A method for reducing a code size of a software pipelined loop, the software pipelined loop having a kernel and an epilog. The method includes first evaluating a...
Debug trigger builder
A trigger signal TRIG is produced for use in debugging data processor (14) operations. The trigger signal can be generated in response to event information...
Data processing apparatus with indirect register file access
A data processing apparatus which uses a register file to provide a faster alternative to indirect memory addressing. A functional unit is connected to a data...
Cache with DMA and dirty bits
A digital system and method of operation is provided in which the digital system has at least one processor, with an associated multi-segment cache memory...
Shared memory architecture for increased bandwidth in a printer controller
A printer controller for processing print data includes a data processor, direct memory access controller, first and second memories with corresponding first and...
Debug output loosely coupled with processor block
An intergrated circuit constructed for easy debug and emulation includes a function clock circuit and an operation circuit operating in synchronism with a...
Method for adaptively selecting a soft symbol for a subsequent operation a
A method of selecting a soft symbol for a subsequent operation in a communication device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a signal is received at the...
Digital hearing device, method and system
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a digital hearing device is disclosed. The digital hearing aid includes a microphone for receiving sound,...
Digital still camera system and method
A digital still camera with capability for playback of audio and video with synchronization of video by a circular buffer containing frame buffers a with...
Error protection for compressed video
Provides error protection coding for video data which has been partitioned into motion data and texture data with error protection for the motion data greater...
Spread-spectrum telephony with accelerated code acquisition
The present application discloses an improved mobile communications architecture, in which each base station broadcasts not only data which has been spread by...
Television interface for handheld calculator for enhanced television
An interface (10) for connecting a calculator (12) to a standard television (11), so that the calculator's display can be re-displayed on the television (1). The...
CMOS analog front end architecture with variable gain for digital cameras
An image processing apparatus for charge coupled device (CCD) and video inputs in a digital camera or for a digital camcorder is disclosed which provides optical...
Reducing power and area consumption of gated clock enabled flip flops
A master latch implemented to receive feedback from a slave latch on a different input terminal than a input terminal on which data bits are received. Due to...
Flip chip semiconductor device in a molded chip scale package
A robust, low inductance electronic package for small area semiconductor chips is provided which includes a flexible polymer film having electronic circuitry on...
Tank-isolated-drain-extended power device
A tank-isolated drain extended power device (50, 60, 70, 80) having an added laterally extending heavily doped p-type region (56, 62, 72) in combination with a...
Integrated circuit having a doped porous dielectric and method of
manufacturing the same
In one aspect of the invention, a method for forming an integrated circuit having an at least substantially doped porous dielectric includes forming a...
Transistor having improved gate structure
A gate structure which includes a semiconductor substrate having a channel region, a gate insulator adjacent the channel region of the semiconductor substrate...
Method of manufacturing semiconductor integrated circuit devices having a
memory device with a reduced bit line...
A DRAM has, in one embodiment, a plurality of word lines each having its upper and side surfaces covered with a first insulating film, a plurality of bit lines...
CMOS photodiode having reduced dark current and improved light sensitivity
A method for the fabrication of a light-sensing diode in a high-resistivity semiconductor substrate. A high-energy implant of ions into the substrate is...
Re-coating MEMS devices using dissolved resins
A method for coating free-standing micromechanical devices using spin-coating. A solution with high solids loading but low viscosity can penetrate the free areas...
Miniaturized integrated sensor platform
A miniaturized integrated sensor (50) useful for indicating the presence of a sample analyte is disclosed. The sensor (50) has a platform (52) with an upper...
Method for using DRIE with reduced lateral etching
A process for manufacturing a wafer having a multiplicity of MEMS devices such as mirrors with gimbals formed thereon is disclosed. A silicon wafer having a...
Combined electrical test and mechanical test system for thin film
An apparatus (30) and method (80) for predicting electrical property stability of a thin film or conductive substrate (14) prior to multi-probe testing. The...
Implementation of networks using parallel and series elements
The invention provides an algorithm for systematically determining and optimizing the physical implementation of an array of networks with a combination of...
Multiple microprocessors with a shared cache
A digital system is provided with a several processors, a private level one (L1) cache associated with each processor, a shared level two (L2) cache having...
Bit-interleaved coded modulation for CATV upstream channels
A bit-interleaved encoder for a CATV upstream channel is provided having a convolutional encoder for receiving data values, a bit-interleaver interconnected with...
Digital servo control system for a hard disc drive using a voice coil motor
in voltage mode
This invention comprises an architecture for voltage mode control of a voice coil motor in a hard disk drive. In contrast to conventional current mode control,...
Preamplifier read recovery parade
The present invention relates to a method of enhancing a preamplifier read recovery in a hard disk drive system and comprises the steps of determining whether...
Optical black and offset correction in CCD signal processing
An apparatus for providing optical black and offset calibration for an array signal comprising a sequence of voltage levels corresponding to a sequence of...
Image buffer between burst memory and data processor with multiple access
modes set by the data processor
An image processing system comprising a burst memory; a data processor; and a data buffer coupled between the burst memory and the data processor. The data...
Power supply independent all bipolar start up circuit for high speed bias
A start up circuit includes: a diode Q0; a first transistor Q1 coupled in series with the diode Q0; a first resistor R4 coupled in series with the first...
Signal clipping circuit
A clipping circuit (20) for clipping an input signal to a level corresponding to a regulated power supply voltage (AVDD). The clipping circuit (20) includes a...
A driving circuit reduces fall delay time, and the output timing of a driving current can be controlled highly accurately while reducing ringing during a...
Method and system for conducting continuity testing on analog devices
having sensitive input nodes
The present invention provides for a method (30) and system (10) for isolating the input nodes (3, 4) and/or the output nodes (5, 8) of an analog device (12) and...
Method and circuit for temperature nonlinearity compensation and trimming
of a voltage reference
An exemplary method and circuit for temperature nonlinearity compensation and trimming of a voltage reference are configured to provide for two-point independent...
Semiconductor device which minimizes package-shift effects in integrated
circuits by using a thick metallic...
A structure and method of minimizing package-shift effects in integrated circuits is implemented by using a thick metallic overcoat applied after the deposition...
Semiconductor device with fully self-aligned local interconnects, and
method for fabricating the device
A semiconductor device and a method of making it involve the semiconductor device (10, 71, 101, 121, 151, 201) having a substrate (11, 73, 153) with spaced...
Variable cross-section plated mushroom with stud for bumping
An improved bump fabrication process is described that produces a larger diameter/taller solder ball than with a standard mushroom by forming an elongated...
Methods for sputter deposition of high-k dielectric films
Methods are disclosed for fabricating transistor gate structures and high-k dielectric layers therefor by sputter deposition, in which nitridation and/or...
Header for electronic components board in surface mount and through-hole
A low-cost header for connecting an electronic components board to a circuit board is disclosed, consisting of side walls made of an unwarpable plastic material...
Socket for mounting an electronic device
A socket (10) has a base member (20), a cover member (30) which is mounted for alternating motion toward and away from base member (20), a plurality of contacts...
Microprocessor with instruction for saturating and packing data
A data processing system is provided with a digital signal processor which has an instruction for saturating multiple fields of a selected set of source operands...