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US-6,724,431 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...
US-6,724,327 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...
US-6,724,264 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...
US-6,724,260 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...
US-6,724,258 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...
US-6,724,236 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...
US-6,724,070 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...
US-6,724,066 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...
US-6,724,050 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...
US-6,724,047 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...
US-6,723,658 Gate structure and method
A MOSFET structure with silicate gate dielectrics and silicon or metal gates with HF-based wet silicate gate dielectric etch.
US-6,723,636 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...
US-6,723,629 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...
US-6,723,616 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...
US-6,723,172 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...
US-6,722,210 System and method for measuring air flow at multiple points of an air channel
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...
US-6,721,774 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...
US-6,721,710 Method and apparatus for audible fast-forward or reverse of compressed audio content
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...
US-6,721,687 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...
US-6,721,428 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...
US-6,721,295 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...
US-6,721,217 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...
US-6,721,200 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...
US-6,721,119 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...
US-6,721,115 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...
US-6,720,959 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...
US-6,720,856 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...
US-6,720,825 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...
US-6,720,788 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...
US-6,720,780 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...
US-6,720,749 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...
US-6,720,574 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...
US-6,720,255 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...
US-6,720,247 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...
US-6,719,387 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...
US-6,718,544 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,...
US-6,718,227 System and method for determining a position error in a wafer handling device
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...
US-6,717,826 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...
US-6,717,530 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...
US-6,717,466 Comparator
A comparator includes a differential amplifier stage comprising two emitter-interconnected bipolar transistors whose bases form the two inputs of the comparator,...
US-6,717,456 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,...
US-6,717,429 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...
US-6,717,393 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...
US-6,717,276 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...
US-6,717,225 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-6,716,709 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...
US-6,716,695 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...
US-6,716,674 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...
US-6,715,357 Hermetic pressure transducer
A port fitting is formed with a closed, pedestal end forming a diaphragm on which a strain gauge sensor is mounted. A support member is received on the pedestal...
US-6,715,058 Apparatus and method for a sorting mode in a direct memory access controller of a digital signal processor
In order to sort signal group elements organized in blocks in a time-division multiplex protocol into frames of related elements, an address unit addresses the...
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