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Single pole voltage bias loop for increased stability
A differential circuit to read differential data from a disk by a voltage bias includes a read circuit having a read circuit pole to read the differential data...
Preamp fast head switch technique for servo mode
A differential circuit to read differential data from a disk by a current bias on a plurality of read heads includes a read circuit to read the differential data...
Program network specific information for TV or radio
A communication system is desccribed which comprises a transmitter which transmits a standard broadcast format with an associated text string and a receiver for...
Lower latency coding/decoding
An electronic device may receive a packet comprising a plurality of codewords comprising pre-processing logic, a first decoder, and a second decoder. The...
Controller for a device with change in characteristics
A device characteristic changing apparatus is provided for changing a characteristic of a device. The device characteristic changing apparatus comprises a time...
Low power current feedback amplifier
A low power current feedback amplifier having a lower output impedance input stage is provided. To reduce the output impedance, an input stage comprises a...
Highly-linear, wide-input-range, wide control-range, low-voltage
differential voltage controlled transconductor
A voltage controlled transconductor (VCT) for receiving a differential input signal comprising a first voltage signal and a second voltage signal, and for...
Buffered bootstrapped input switch with cancelled charge sharing for use in
high performance sample and hold...
A buffered bootstrapped input switch employs cancelled charge sharing for use in high performance sample and hold switched capacitor circuits especially useful...
Fine pitch lead frame
A lead frame including a first set of leads in a first plane and a second set of leads in a second plane offset vertically from the second plane. The leads in...
High breakdown voltage transistor and method
An integrated circuit that includes a high breakdown voltage bipolar transistor. The bipolar transistor includes an emitter 36, a base 32, and a collector...
ESD improvement by a vertical bipolar transistor with low breakdown voltage
and high beta
A vertical bipolar transistor having low breakdown voltage, low ESD clamping voltage and high beta is fabricated in a semiconductor 301 of a first conductivity...
Body contact silicon-on-insulator transistor and method
A method for fabricating a body contact silicon-on-insulator transistor (10) includes forming a semiconductor substrate (12) over an insulator (14) and lightly...
Gate structure and method
A MOSFET structure with silicate gate dielectrics and silicon or metal gates with HF-based wet silicate gate dielectric etch.
Methods for forming multiple damascene layers
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for forming multiple layers of a semiconductor device is provided. The method includes defining a via...
Method and apparatus for attaching solder members to a substrate
The invention discloses a method for attaching solder members (114) to a substrate (112). The method includes forming a decal (110) with a plurality of solder...
Process of increasing screen dielectric thickness
A method of forming a semiconductor device using shallow trench isolation, includes forming a trench within a semiconductor substrate and forming a screen...
Method and system for processing semiconductor wafers
A method for processing semiconductor wafers includes processing a semiconductor wafer in a processing chamber having upper and lower chambers, decoupling the...
System and method for measuring air flow at multiple points of an air
A device measures air flow at multiple points in an air channel. The device includes a metering plate that has multiple passages through the metering plate. The...
Low power multiplier
A digital multiplier 110 for multiplying a plurality of multiplicand signals X0-X23 representing a multiplicand and a plurality of multiplier signals Y0-Y23...
Method and apparatus for audible fast-forward or reverse of compressed
A method for performing audible fast-forward or reverse of audio content represented in a compressed format, such as, but not limited to, MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) or...
Electronic device evaluation system
An electronic device evaluation system (100) includes a potential customer located at a site (102) that accesses a company site (106) via a computer network such...
Automatic loudspeaker equalizer
A method for generating digital filters for equalizing a loudspeaker. First digital data is provided, for a tolerance range for a target response curve of sound...
Triple data system for high data rate communication systems
A slot-aligned IQ data buffer scheme has a third buffer that allows a processing engine to slide the selection of a vector to be processed so that it aligns with...
Method for memory sensing
Methods are disclosed for reading data from memory cells such as a ferroelectric memory cell in a memory device, where one sense amp bitline is coupled with a...
Dummy cell structure for 1T1C FeRAM cell array
A ferroelectric memory structure is described for the 1T1C arrangement in a ferroelectric capacitor cell array for FeRAM memory device applications. The device...
System and method for controlling an actuator motor during retract
A system and method are provided for controlling operation of an actuator for retracting a read/write head of a hard disk drive system. One aspect of the system...
System and method for enhancing write driver performance
A technique for presenting an optimally timed control signal to an upper H-switch driver in a fashion capable of achieving a very fast transition of the current...
Area efficient, low power and flexible time digitizer
A non-linear time digitizer delay chain and a respective lookup table for converting the phase error into a digital code together prevent a phase error pulse...
Calibration structure for circuit breakers having bimetallic trip member
A thermally compensated circuit breaker has a movable contact assembly (24) which mounts a movable electrical contact (24m) for movement between open and closed...
Method and circuit for reduction of audible turn-on and turn-off transients
in switching amplifiers
A system and method for reducing audible turn-on and turn-off transients in switching amplifiers employs a frequency shaped start sequence in front of a...
High resolution current measurement method
The present invention provides a system and method for high resolution current measurements of an integrated circuit (13). With the present invention, no DFT...
High density probe card apparatus and method of manufacture
A high density probe card contact apparatus including a support block fitted into an opening in a probe card, and holding a plurality of fine tipped needles...
Three-phase motor protector apparatus
A three-phase motor protector uses two toroids to monitor all three phases of a three-phase motor. Current and phase loss are monitored directly in phases A and...
Method of testing a semiconductor chip
An apparatus for testing a semiconductor die and the method wherein there is provided a package having a cavity therein with a plurality of terminals in the...
Semiconductor device with silicon-carbon-oxygen dielectric having improved
metal barrier adhesion and method of...
A method (100) of fabricating an electronic device (200) formed on a semiconductor wafer. The method forms a dielectric layer (226) in a fixed position relative...
Pre-pattern surface modification for low-k dielectrics using A H2 plasma
A low-k dielectric layer (104) is treated with a dry H.sub.2 plasma pretreatment to improve patterning. Resist poisoning occurs due to an interaction between...
Method for reducing turn-off propagation delay in print head drivers
An improved inkjet print head driver. The driver includes a source of predrive charge for a first, drive transistor coupled by its source and drain between an...
User interface for making compiler tradeoffs
A user interface that allows a user to visually understand, inspect, and manipulate a compiled application program as a function of compiler options, such as,...
System and method for determining a position error in a wafer handling
A system for determining a position error in a wafer handling device includes a control module, an image acquisition module, and an image analysis module. The...
Method to reduce bus voltage stress in a single-stage single switch power
factor correction circuit
The present invention provides an apparatus and method for reducing the voltage stress in a single-stage single-switch (SSSS) converter by modulating the...
Multiple temperature threshold sensing having a single sense element
A temperature sensing system (30) that providing at least one detect signal related to temperature in an integrated circuit is presented. This system uses one...
A comparator includes a differential amplifier stage comprising two emitter-interconnected bipolar transistors whose bases form the two inputs of the comparator,...
Level conversion circuit
A high-frequency compatible bidirectional level conversion circuit in which high-voltage port A and low-voltage port B are connected using pass transistor 12,...
IC having comparator inputs connected to core circuitry and output pad
As IC circuit density increases, the testing of ICs becomes more complex and costly for the IC manufacturers. A test system and method achieves cost reduction in...
System for difference calculation using a quad slope converter
A system for measuring signals in a non-linear network is provided which reduces the reliance on hardware and processing support when correcting for A/D offset...
Two-metal layer ball grid array and chip scale package having local
interconnects used in wire-bonded and...
The present invention comprises a low cost device (10, 20) and a method (30) of forming an electrical interconnect between two metal substrate layers configured...
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...
Transistors formed with grid or island implantation masks to form reduced
diffusion-depth regions without...
A method of forming two regions having differing depths using a single implantation process is provided. A mask having two openings associated therewith is...
Semiconductor with a nitrided silicon gate oxide and method
A method of fabricating a transistor includes providing a semiconductor substrate having a surface and forming a nitride layer outwardly of the surface of the...
Method of forming a semiconductor package
A semiconductor package production method containing a step in which a bond layer made of a single-layer film thermoset bond is provided on the back of a wafer...