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Signal hold circuit
A peak hold circuit that can operate to follow changes in peak value even if the changes are abrupt. The peak hold circuit (1) of the present invention has...
On-line cancellation of sampling mismatch in interleaved sample-and-hold
The present invention relates to a high speed sample and hold circuit having a plurality of sample and hold subcircuits coupled in parallel between an input and...
Low dropout voltage regulator with improved power supply rejection ratio
The low dropout voltage regulator (LDO) circuit with improved power supply rejection ratio includes: a first amplifier 20 having a first input coupled to a...
Plastic package for micromechanical devices
Low-cost plastic cavity-up land-grid array packages and ball-grid array packages are provided, suitable for wire-bonded chips having micromechanical components....
Semiconductor die with contoured bottom surface and method for making same
Methods are disclosed for manufacturing semiconductor device dies and for removing material from the bottom side of the wafer dies, wherein a contoured surface...
Method and apparatus for determining capacitances for a device within an
An integrated circuit (10) includes a device such as a transistor. A layout (90) of the device is prepared, which in the case of the transistor includes a ground...
IC with selectively applied functional and test clocks
A data processing device formed in a single semiconductor chip. The data processing device includes an electronic processor, and on-chip peripheral circuitry...
Microprocessor with non-aligned memory access
A data processing system (1300) is provided with a digital signal processor (DSP) (1301) that has an instruction set architecture (ISA) that is optimized for...
Priority first come first serve interrupt controller
A microprocessor interrupt controller capable of receiving a plurality of interrupt requests organized in a plurality of groups, at least one of the groups...
Efficient method for decompressing difference coded signals
A data processing system for the compression and decompression of data using Differential Pulse Code Modulation, and optimized for fast execution using a...
System and method for improving frequency response in a magneto-resistive
A preamplifier system includes an amplifier stage having at least one feedback network. The feedback network has a feedback resistance that may be adjusted to...
Single ended preamplifier having multiple first stage banks for improved
In hard disk drives (HDD), a magnetic read head moves over a portion of the hard disk when reading data. A preamplifier, having an initial amplification stage of...
Instrumentation amplifier and method for obtaining high common mode
An instrumentation amplifier is provided which can provide high common mode rejection without the use of precision resistors. The instrumentation amplifier can...
Power efficient line driver with 4X supply voltage swing and active
A differential line driver with 4X supply voltage swing with a 1:1 transformer, which enhances the loop length for applications such as digital subscriber line...
Noise immune peak detector
A peak detector circuit for detecting a peak output signal including an input circuit for inputting an input signal, a comparator for comparing the input signal...
Input buffer for analog-to-digital convertor
An input buffer circuit for use with an analog-to-digital converter is provided. The input buffer circuit comprises a first amplifier configured with a second...
Driving signal supply circuit
A switching power supply circuit display an oscillation frequency will not be lowered with a light load. After the first output transistor 11 turns from...
Corner bonding to lead frame
A lead frame for an integrated circuit includes a ground for the integrated circuit to ground the integrated circuit, the lead frame having at least one corner...
Selective deposition of emissive layer in electroluminescent displays
A method for forming an emissive layer for an electroluminescent display is provided that includes positioning a substrate (40) in spaced relation to a port (88)...
Method and apparatus for restricting process fluid flow within a showerhead
A system and method are disclosed for restricting process fluid flow within a showerhead assembly which includes a process chamber (12) with a showerhead...
Reduced color separation white enhancement for sequential color displays
A method and apparatus for reducing the color separation in sequential color display systems. The disclosed approach adds a white (clear) segment 923 to the...
Power reduction for multiple-instruction-word processors with proxy NOP
A method of optimizing assembly code of a VLIW processor (10) or other processor that uses multiple-instruction words (20), each of which comprise instructions...
Multilevel cache system coherence with memory selectively configured as
cache or direct access memory and...
A data processing system having a central processing unit, at least one level one cache, a level two unified cache, a directly addressable memory and a direct...
Control circuit for synchronous rectifiers in DC/DC converters to reduce
body diode conduction losses
A controller for a switching power supply having first and second synchronous rectifiers that minimizes the reverse recovery time and body diode conduction...
Shared 5 volt tolerant ESD protection circuit for low voltage CMOS process
An integrated circuit is provided with a local electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuitry (120) associated with each signal pad. The integrated circuit...
Head lifter and method of operation
A read/write head assembly (20) is provided for use in a mass storage device such as a hard disk. drive. The read/write head assembly (20) is positioned on a...
Enhanced noise-shaped quasi-dynamic-element-matching technique
Noise-shaped dynamic element matching in analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters is increased in such a way that the number of components increases...
System and method for communicating with multiple transponders
The object of the invention is a system and method for identifying and communicating with a plurality of transponders which are at the same time in the same...
Drive method for a cross-connected class AB output stage with shared base
current in pre-driver
The present invention provides technical advantages as a class AB output driver (400) with minimal cross-over distortion. If the differential input to the driver...
Pass device leakage current correction circuit for use in linear regulators
The leakage current correction circuit uses a dummy device Mleak to detect leakage current. The dummy device is a scaled down version of the pass element Mpass....
Driver and method for switching applications
A predriver receives control information and provides an output signal for implementing control of an associated power switch device. The control information...
Peak hold circuit
A peak detector for detecting a peak signal includes an input circuit for inputting an input signal, a differential comparator for comparing the input signal...
DC/DC converter circuit
The invention relates to a DC/DC converter circuit including a voltage conversion circuit and a regulator circuit comprising a reference voltage generator...
Multi-channel interleaved power converter with current sharing
A multi-channel interleaved power converter includes first and second per-channel conversion circuits, each including a pulse width modulator (PWM), a driver...
Nanomechanical switches and circuits
A highly miniaturized nanomechanical transistor switch is fabricated using a mechanical cantilever which creates a conductive path between two electrodes in its...
Semiconductor device with protection circuitry and method
The invention comprises a semiconductor device with protection circuitry and a method of protecting an integrated circuit from electrostatic discharge. One...
Metal-insulator-semiconductor photocell and imager
A photocell for detecting light includes at least two tiers or structures, one disposed over the other, each tier having a metal-insulator-semiconductor (M-I-S)...
Tunnel diode layout for an EEPROM cell for protecting the tunnel diode
A tunnel diode construction 12 for an EEPROM device 10, and method for making it are shown. A tank 13 is provided at a surface of a semiconductor substrate 5...
Ultrascaled MIS transistors fabricated using silicon-on-lattice-matched
A method of fabricating a transistor using silicon on lattice matched insulator. A first monocrystalline silicon layer is provided and a first layer of...
Lead frame type plastic ball grid array package with pre-assembled ball
A method of making a ball grid array package wherein there is provided a partially fabricated package including a semiconductor die, leads and balls secured to...
Method for reworking metal layers on integrated circuit bond pads
A method for reworking integrated circuit (IC) wafers having copper-metallized bond pads exposed in protective overcoat openings and one or more bondable metal...
Input/output system with mask register bit control of memory mapped access
to individual input/output pins
A processing device (10) provides general-purpose input/output pins (52) for use by software routines as needed. A data input register (54) has bits...
System and method for handling a power supply interruption in a
A system for handling a power supply interruption in a non-volatile memory (10) is disclosed that includes a status indicator set (20) for each sector (16) of a...
Apparatus and method for saturating data in register
A method for saturating data in a register (100) is disclosed. The method comprises shifting data contents in the register (100) by a saturation value and...
Web-based mining of statistical data
A statistical process control information system includes a process information system (process IS) and an analysis information system (analysis IS). The...
Differential voltage bias, voltage sense preamplifier architecture
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...
Method of processing print data using parallel raster image processing
A method of processing print data allowing for rendering bands of print data in parallel. A main processor (52) of a single-chip multiprocessor converts an...
Apparatus and method including an efficient data transfer for analog to
digital converter testing
The test system and method described herein reduces the production test time of semiconductor devices. More specifically, the apparatus method in accordance with...
Integrated differential current comparator with input to output electrical
An isolated integrated differential current comparator for comparatively measuring the current passing through one or two resistors using a thermal difference...
LDMOS device with self-aligned RESURF region and method of fabrication
A RESURF LDMOS transistor (64) includes a RESURF region (42) that is self-aligned to a LOCOS field oxide region (44). The self-alignment produces a stable...