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Fine time assistance for global navigation satellite systems
Apparatus and method for providing fine timing assistance to global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) via wireless local area network (WLAN). In one...
Hall sensor excitation system
A Hall plate excitation system provides reduced offset and temperature dependence. The Hall plate excitation system includes a current source, a switching...
Power line communication network and discovery process
An apparatus for a power line communication network includes a power line transmitter/receiver, a processor coupled to the power line transmitter/receiver, and...
Electronic device, method and system for half duplex data transmission
An electronic device and method for half duplex data transmission in a long range keyless entry and go system, and more specifically to an RFID transponder, a...
Systems and methods for networking coding using Reed-Solomon codes
A method for network coding includes encoding a plurality of message packets to produce a plurality of encoded packets. Each message packet and each encoded...
Methods for combining camera and projector functions in a single device
Described are handheld devices with combined image capture and image projection functions. One embodiment includes modulating and capturing a light beam along...
Dual layer beam forming in cellular networks
Single user and multiuser MIMO transmission in a cellular network may be performed by selecting by a base station (eNB) to transmit either one or two...
A mismatch corrector can include a correction path comprising a plurality of parallel branches that each includes a correction filter that applies a respective...
Low-power offset-stored latch
A low-power offset-stored CMOS latch includes, for example, a common current source that is arranged to provide a predetermined bias current for an offset...
Integrated primary startup bias and MOSFET driver
Some implementations are directed to a A DC-to-DC converter that includes a power transformer having a primary side and a secondary side and a plurality of...
Switched mode DCDC converter efficiency improvement by adaptive driver
In a switched mode inductive DCDC converter having a first mode that conducts a first current path through an inductor and through a first switch, and a second...
Resonance-based single inductor output-driven DC-DC converter and method
A resonance-based DC-DC converter for converting a DC input voltage to a first DC output voltage (V.sub.OUT1) on a output conductor (9) includes an inductor (L)...
Raised source/drain MOS transistor and method of forming the transistor
with an implant spacer and an epitaxial...
A raised source/drain MOS transistor is formed in a process that utilizes a first sidewall spacer when implanting a semiconductor region to form the...
Inner L-spacer for replacement gate flow
An integrated circuit is formed by removing a sacrificial gate dielectric layer and a sacrificial gate to form a gate cavity. A conformal dielectric first liner...
Packaged semiconductor device having multilevel leadframes configured as
Fabricating a packaged semiconductor device provides first planar leadframe with first leads and pads having attached electronic components. The first leadframe...
System and method for mitigating oxide growth in a gate dielectric
Oxide growth of a gate dielectric layer that occurs between processes used in the fabrication of a gate dielectric structure can be reduced. The reduction in...
High tilt angle plus twist drain extension implant for CHC lifetime
An integrated circuit containing an analog MOS transistor may be formed by implanting drain extensions with exactly four sub-implants wherein at least one...
Cloud based adaptive learning for distributed sensors
A low power sound recognition sensor is configured to receive an analog signal that may contain a signature sound. Sound parameter information is extracted from...
Serial bus voltage compensation
A serial bus network includes a voltage regulator, a plurality of power switches, and a voltage monitor. The voltage regulator provides power to a plurality of...
Spatial light modulation display system
An improved spatial light modulation display system includes light sources for providing red, green, and blue light. A system controller includes functionality...
Apparatus and method for in situ current measurement in a conductor
Improved current sensing methods and apparatus and conductor apparatus are presented for sensing current in a bus bar or other conductor using one or more...
Waveform calibration using built in self test mechanism
A system on a chip (SoC) includes a transceiver comprising a transmitter having a power amplifier and a receiver having a signal buffer. At least one of the...
Method for detecting imperfect mounting of a rod-shaped metallic object in
a metallic hollow shaft and a device
A method for detecting an imperfect mounting of an essentially rod-shaped metallic object in a metallic hollow shaft is provided. The imperfect mounting may...
Network power optimization via white lists
A device and method for controlling radio power in a wireless sensor network. A wireless sensor device includes a wireless transceiver, a white list generator,...
Signal quality estimation and control
Several circuits and methods implemented to perform signal quality estimation and control are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of signal quality estimation...
Channel selection in power line communications
A power line communication (PLC) device comprises a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory is configured to store program instructions...
Shut-off circuits for latched active ESD FET
An integrated circuit may include an over-capability detection circuit coupled to an I/O pad which provides a shut-off signal to a latch controlling an ESD...
Method for improving device performance using dual stress liner boundary
An integrated circuit with DSL borders perpendicular to the transistor gates primarily inside the nwell and with DSL borders parallel to the transistor gates...
Fabricating a proximity sensor having light-blocking structure in
A method for fabricating a semiconductor proximity sensor includes providing a flat leadframe with a first and a second surface. The second surface is...
DC-DC converter having terminals of semiconductor chips directly
attachable to circuit board
A power supply system (200) has a QFN leadframe with leads and a pad (201). The pad surface facing a circuit board has a portion recessed with a depth (270) and...
Apparatus and method to collect and condense design violations from output
A method includes searching a plurality of lines of a log file for a violation of a defined condition; creating a database of all discovered violations;...
System and method for virtual hardware memory protection
A memory protection unit including hardware logic. The hardware logic receives a transaction from a virtual central processing unit (CPU) directed at a bus...
Recovery from the loss of synchronization with finite state machines
The invention is a method of operating a system having multiple finite state machines and a controller. Each finite state machine enters an offline state upon...
Method, system and computer program product for operating a touchscreen
Within a display area of a touchscreen, multiple elements are displayed. A location is detected of a physical touch within the display area. In response to...
Linking circuitry selectively coupling TDI/TDO with first and second
This disclosure describes a reduced pin bus that can be used on integrated circuits or embedded cores within integrated circuits. The bus may be used for serial...
DDR addressable TAP interface with shadow protocol and TAP domain
A process and apparatus provide a JTAG TAP controller (302) to access a JTAG TAP domain (106) of a device using a reduced pin count, high speed DDR interface...
Multiple-cavity vapor cell structure for micro-fabricated atomic clocks,
magnetometers, and other devices
An apparatus includes a vapor cell having multiple cavities fluidly connected by one or more channels. At least one of the cavities is configured to receive a...
Quantization matrix compression in video coding
A method of quantization matrix compression in a video encoder is provided that includes preprocessing a quantization matrix by performing at least one selected...
ID-based control unit-key fob pairing
A key fob-control unit pairing device that includes a transceiver to transmit and receive signals, a memory to store a key fob identification (KFID) and a...
Uplink synchronization maintenance principles in wireless networks
A cell within cellular network includes user equipments (UEs) that transmit data to a base station (eNB). Over a period of time, not all of the UEs will have...
Circuits and methods for compensating for miller capacitance
Amplifier circuits and methods of cancelling the Miller effects in amplifiers are disclosed herein. An embodiment of an amplifier circuit includes an input and...
Electrostatic discharge protection apparatus
ESD protection apparatus disclosed herein include an ESD trigger circuit to sense the occurrence of an ESD event and an ESD discharge device to provide a low...
Multifunction single antenna for contactless systems
A multifunction antenna is described in which the multifunction antenna is divided into a first segment and a second segment by an impedance circuit that...
Balun with integrated decoupling as ground shield
An apparatus is provided. Transmission line cells are formed in a first region. A first metallization layer is formed over the transmission line cells within a...
Retractable dielectric waveguide
A rotatable coupler for dielectric wave guides is described. A first dielectric wave guide (DWG) has an interface surface at a one end of the DWG. A second DWG...
Reducing thermal gradients to improve thermopile performance
With infrared (IR) sensors, repeatability and accuracy can become an issue when there are thermal gradients between the sensor and an underlying printed circuit...
Semiconductor package having etched foil capacitor integrated into
A packaged semiconductor device including a leadframe made of a first metal, the leadframe including structures with surfaces and sidewalls; capacitors attached...
Ultra-thin power transistor and synchronous buck converter having
A packaged power transistor device (100) having a leadframe including a flat plate (110) and a coplanar flat strip (120) spaced from the plate, the plate having...
Apparatus and method for controlling inductor current in a switch mode
Apparatus and method for controlling inductor current in a switch mode power supply. In one embodiment, a switch mode power supply includes an inductor, a...
Tap and shadow access port output circuitry with clock doubler
The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for providing a shadow access port within a device. The shadow access port is accessed to perform...