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US-6,704,218 FeRAM with a single access/multiple-comparison operation
A comparator-type sense amplifier compares a constant voltage that was read out of a FeRAM cell to a sequence of reference voltage levels. A multiple-comparison...
US-6,704,132 Micromirror truss structure and fabrication method
A micromirror (110) includes a frame portion (112), a gimbal portion (114) and a mirror portion (116) formed from a single piece of material. A plurality of...
US-6,704,131 MEMS enclosure
A low-cost, high-performance, reliable micromirror package (300) that replaces the ceramic substrate in conventional packages with a printed circuit board...
US-6,704,013 Function graphing method with detection of discontinuities
A function graphing method for detecting discontinuities. The method involves scanning piecewise linear segments of the function graph and detecting large...
US-6,703,900 Fast, stable overload recovery circuit and method
A differential amplifier includes an input stage (13) and an output stage (100) including an output transistor (M11) having a source coupled to a supply voltage...
US-6,703,890 Voltage supply circuit with parasitic oscillation compensation
A voltage supply circuit in which parasitic oscillation of a charge pump driver circuit can be restrained, charge pump driving currents can be generated at a...
US-6,703,884 System and method for distributing a reference clock in an integrated circuit using filtered power supply line
A clock distribution system and method for an integrated circuit includes a power supply line and a plurality of clock distribution elements. The power supply...
US-6,703,872 High speed, high common mode range, low delay comparator input stage
The comparator input stage uses low voltage transistors 20 and 21 as the input pair. They have a small threshold voltage, and hence support a low common mode....
US-6,703,816 Composite loop compensation for low drop-out regulator
A composite loop compensation circuit and method for a low drop-out regulator configured to facilitate stable operation at very low output load currents is...
US-6,703,815 Low drop-out regulator having current feedback amplifier and composite feedback loop
A low drop-out regulator is configured to provide high output current with a fast response during transient conditions, while also maintaining low quiescent...
US-6,703,673 SOI DRAM having P-doped poly gate for a memory pass transistor
An integrated circuit including a DRAM is disclosed, wherein the DRAM includes a memory array including a plurality of pass gate transistors and a plurality of...
US-6,703,259 System and method for achieving planar alignment of a substrate during solder ball mounting for use in...
A system (10) and method (30) for precisely depositing a solder compound onto a substrate (18). The system (10) generally includes a receiving member (20) having...
US-6,701,418 Automatic detection and correction of relatively rearranged and/or inverted data and address signals to shared...
A set of related methods for detecting the existence and exact nature of any rearrangements and/or inversions of address lines and/or data lines to a memory...
US-6,701,388 Apparatus and method for the exchange of signal groups between a plurality of components in a digital signal...
As the digital signal processor has become more flexible, the direct memory access controller has assumed greater computational power to permit the core...
US-6,700,919 Channel estimation for communication system using weighted estimates based on pilot data and information data
A method (50) of operating a communications receiver (20). The method receives a communications signal (10) which is transmitted via a channel, where the...
US-6,700,719 Preamp reader design for high resistance read heads
A differential circuit to read differential data from a disk by a voltage bias includes a read circuit to read the differential data from the disk by maintaining...
US-6,700,535 Location estimation in narrow bandwidth wireless communication systems
The phase difference between a known stable reference signal (11) and a known signal output by a wireless mobile communication device (5, 5B) is determined at...
US-6,700,522 Signal settling device and method
A method and device are configured for providing for both quick and accurate signal settling. A high accuracy component is configured in parallel with a high...
US-6,700,484 Networked miniature chemical optical sensors
A network for detecting a substance includes at least two detectors that are capable of transmitting a signal, and a remote station capable of receiving the...
US-6,700,449 Saw oscillation circuit
An oscillation circuit uses a SAW oscillator and is able to control the oscillation frequency easily and correct the temperature characteristic of the oscillator...
US-6,700,445 Filter circuits based on trans-conductor circuits
A filter circuit uses a trans-conductor circuit coupled to a control circuit having similar characteristics as the trans-conductor circuit. The control circuit...
US-6,700,399 High density parasitic measurement structure
A method for testing a partially fabricated wafer is provided that comprises the following steps: providing a device under test (DUT) overlying a substrate of...
US-6,700,360 Output stage compensation circuit
An output stage compensation circuit and method for a low drop-out regulator configured to facilitate stable operation while providing output voltage and current...
US-6,700,359 Method for simultaneous output ramp up of multiple regulators
An apparatus for generating a supply voltage includes a first regulator for generating a first supply voltage, a second regulator for generating a second supply...
US-6,700,350 Method and apparatus for controlling charge balance among cells while charging a battery array
A method for controlling voltage levels among cells while charging a battery array to a target voltage uses cell balancing modes employing respective charging...
US-6,700,160 Double-diffused MOS (DMOS) power transistor with a channel compensating implant
An improved DMOS power transistor (20) with a single p-body implant (12) and including an n-type channel compensating implant (NCCI) (24). The improved DMOS...
US-6,699,771 Process for optimizing junctions formed by solid phase epitaxy
A method of forming a semiconductor device includes forming at least one amorphous region within an at least partially formed semiconductor device. The method...
US-6,699,763 Disposable spacer technology for reduced cost CMOS processing
A method of fabricating a CMOS transistor using a silicon germanium disposable spacer (114) for the source/drain implant. After gate etch, silicon germanium...
US-6,699,745 Capacitor and memory structure and method
A rugged polysilicon electrode for a capacitor has high surface area enhancement with a thin layer by high nucleation density plus gas phase doping which also...
US-6,698,649 Desolder apparatus
Apparatus and methods for removing solder ball connections from electrical circuits are disclosed. The apparatus and methods comprise a solder ball removing tool...
US-6,698,082 Micro-electromechanical switch fabricated by simultaneous formation of a resistor and bottom electrode
The present invention provides a method and product-by-method of integrating a bias resistor in circuit with a bottom electrode of a micro-electromechanical...
US-6,697,982 Generating netlist test vectors by stripping references to a pseudo input
A method for enabling test vectors to be generated for a customer designed integrated circuit having an embedded vendor circuit is disclosed. The embedded vendor...
US-6,697,916 Cache with block prefetch and DMA
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...
US-6,697,642 Wireless communications apparatus
Apparatus for a wireless communication network, comprises: a directional beam antenna, an antenna controller for directing said directional beam antenna in an...
US-6,697,492 Digital signal processing acoustic speaker system
A technique for realizing high-speed and high-precision acoustic reproduction using acoustic speakers. The audio signal processing system has a sub-band analysis...
US-6,697,416 Digital programmable, spread spectrum clock generator
A digital spread spectrum clock generator. The generator includes a digital waveform generator adapted to generate a sequence of digital words representing a...
US-6,697,184 Method and system for steering a collimated light beam with a pivotable mirror
An optical system 200 includes a light source 202, such as a laser diode. A rotatable mirror 208 is positioned to receive a light beam 220 from the light source...
US-6,697,108 Fast frame readout architecture for array sensors with integrated correlated double sampling system
A MOS architecture for reading rows of pixels in an area array imager. After initial setup, individual pixels are read one row at a time using one clock pulse...
US-6,697,084 Tone display method
A tone display method which prevents degradation in image quality of moving images when the subfield method is utilized without an increase in cost. When tone...
US-6,697,003 System and method for dynamic element matching
Dynamic element matching systems and methods are provided in which a current dynamic element matching code is generated according to a previous dynamic element...
US-6,696,998 Apparatus for generating at least one digital output signal representative of an analog signal
An apparatus for generating a digital signal representative of an analog signal includes two signal conversion devices, each having an analog signal section...
US-6,696,896 Method for implementing high frequency programmable poles and zeros in disk drive preamplifiers
A pole and zero circuit for changing the position of a pole, or a zero, of an amplifier including a capacitor to change the position of the pole or zero for the...
US-6,696,861 Switch mode regulator controller using hybrid technique
A switch mode controller circuit includes: a hysteretic comparator HYST_COMP for monitoring an output of a switch mode circuit; a standard comparator PHASE_COMP...
US-6,696,824 Reduction of external component count in variable voltage integrated DC/DC converter
A variable DC/DC converter system is provided that includes a feedback voltage device and a compensation device. The compensation device and compensation...
US-6,696,757 Contact structure for reliable metallic interconnection
A metallurgical interconnection for electronic devices is described, wherein the interconnection has first and second interconnection metals. The first metal is...
US-6,696,644 Polymer-embedded solder bumps for reliable plastic package attachment
A plastic package for use in semiconductor devices, which has a plurality of metallic terminals exposed on a package surface and a metallic bump attached to each...
US-6,696,337 Method of manufacturing a semiconductor integrated circuit device having a memory cell array and a peripheral...
In semiconductor integrated circuit device having a DRAM including a memory cell portion formed at a first portion of a main surface of a semiconductor substrate...
US-6,696,332 Bilayer deposition to avoid unwanted interfacial reactions during high K gate dielectric processing
Methods are disclosed for forming gate dielectrics for MOSFET transistors, wherein a bilayer deposition of a nitride layer and an oxide layer are used to form a...
US-6,694,467 Low power testing of very large circuits
Plural scan test paths (401) are provided to reduce power consumed during testing such as combinational logic (101). A state machine (408) operates according to...
US-6,694,465 Low overhead input and output boundary scan cells
Input and output boundary scan cells respectively include latchable input and output buffers (103,40) which respectively utilize the input and output buffers of...
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