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US-9,761,581 Single mask level including a resistor and a through-gate implant
A method of forming an IC includes providing a field dielectric in a portion of a semiconductor surface, a bipolar or Schottky diode (BSD) class device area, a...
US-9,761,543 Integrated circuits with thermal isolation and temperature regulation
Integrated circuits with a molded package including a cavity and a semiconductor die spaced from an interior surface of the molded package within the cavity....
US-9,761,536 Angle referenced lead frame design
A lead frame with an IC chip pad with an alignment notch. A method of mounting a packaged IC chip on a lead frame at a precise angle by aligning a corner of the...
US-9,760,522 Message recipient discrimination using start-of-packet delimiters
Methods and apparatus for operating a communication system comprising three or more communication transceivers. In illustrative embodiments, multiple unique...
US-9,760,301 WOM code emulation of EEPROM-type devices
A system for write-once memory (WOM) code emulation of EEPROM-type devices includes, for example, a host processor for sending data words for storing in a WOM...
US-9,760,144 Devices and methods for transmitting power over an ethernet line
Circuits and methods for providing power from power sourcing equipment to a powered device using an ethernet cable are disclosed herein. An embodiment of the...
US-9,759,991 Laser illumination on phosphor for projection display
An embodiment of an apparatus for image projection includes a laser providing a first color light, a plurality of dichroic polarizing beam splitters (DPBSs), a...
US-9,759,808 Buffer sample size control for variable chirp radar
A method of radar signal processing includes providing an analog front end (AFE) including an amplifier coupled between an antenna and an ADC in a receive path,...
US-9,759,807 Techniques for angle resolution in radar
A radar apparatus for estimating position of a plurality of obstacles. The radar apparatus includes a receive antenna unit. The receive antenna unit includes a...
US-9,759,771 TAP and auxiliary circuitry with auxiliary output multiplexer and buffers
The present disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for directly accessing JTAG Tap domains that exist in a scan path of many serially connected JTAG...
US-9,759,580 Position sensor
A position sensor includes a target having an electrical conductor having an exterior boundary, a void located at least partially within the conductor, and an...
US-9,756,661 Implant access in the medical implant communications service band
A system and method for providing communications between a hub (medical controller) and a node (an implant) are disclosed. The hub selects an operating channel...
US-9,756,657 Wireless network signal to interference plus noise ratio estimation for a random access channel
A wireless device includes a preamble detector configured to identify a plurality of preambles transmitted via a random access channel of a wireless network....
US-9,756,572 Reduction of power consumption in a half-duplex transceiver
Circuits and methods for reducing power consumption in a half-duplex transceiver are disclosed. In an embodiment, a power management circuit of half-duplex...
US-9,756,420 Duty-cycling microphone/sensor for acoustic analysis
A duty-cycled acoustic sensor saves power, for example, by operating for relatively short periods of time in a repetitive manner. A sensor bias current provides...
US-9,756,351 HEVC video encoder and decoder for multi-core
The disclosure provides a video encoder. The video encoder receives a frame and divides the frame into a plurality of tiles. The video encoder includes a...
US-9,756,300 Compact optical projection apparatus
A compact optical projection apparatus. An apparatus for light projection includes at least one illumination device; a cover prism including a curved surface...
US-9,755,782 Flexible PRBS architecture for a transceiver
An apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a polynomial register having a plurality of bits, a first bus, a second bus, and a transceiver that is coupled...
US-9,755,708 High data rate uplink transmission
A user equipment device has a control information decoder configured to receive and decode an uplink scheduling grant. A transmit module is configured to...
US-9,755,516 Switched mode DCDC converter efficiency improvement by adaptive driver stage
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...
US-9,753,120 Method to "zoom into" specific objects of interest in a radar
The disclosure provides a radar apparatus fur estimating a distance of the one or more obstacles in a range of interest. The radar apparatus includes a local...
US-9,749,019 Methods and apparatus for determining nearfield localization using phase and RSSI delivery
Methods and apparatus to determine nearfield localization using phase and received signal strength indication (RSSI) diversity are disclosed. An example method...
US-9,748,966 Histogram based error estimation and correction
A system includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) including an ADC input terminal; an ADC output terminal; and analog components configured to convert an...
US-9,748,965 Pipeline ADC and reference load balancing circuit and method to balance reference circuit load
Disclosed examples include pipeline ADC, balancing circuits and methods to balance a load of a reference circuit to reduce non-linearity and settling effects...
US-9,748,950 Gate energy recovery
Embodiment of the inventive subject matter include an apparatus comprising a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, and a transistor. The first switch...
US-9,748,842 Sense circuit for voltage converter
A system including a first power transistor including a gate, a second power transistor including a gate and connected in series with the first power...
US-9,748,841 Multilevel boost DC to DC converter circuit
Described examples include DC to DC converters and systems with switching circuitry formed by four series-connected switches, inductors connected between the...
US-9,748,686 BGA spring probe pin design
An improved BGA spring probe pin with a spring actuated solder ball receptacle that grips the sides of the solder ball during probing. A method of operating a...
US-9,748,376 Power FET with integrated sensors and method of manufacturing
A semiconductor device and a method of making are disclosed. The device includes a substrate, a power field effect transistor (FET), and integrated sensors...
US-9,748,181 Methods and apparatus for crack propagation prevention and enhanced particle removal in scribe line seals
An example apparatus includes a plurality of scribe streets arranged in rows and columns on the surface of a semiconductor wafer; and a plurality of integrated...
US-9,747,736 Multiple-band identification and ranging
A long-range power-efficient multiple-band identification system and method includes, for example, a base-station control module and paired electronic key fob....
US-9,747,515 Efficient feature point selection
Systems and methods are provided for selecting feature points within an image. A plurality of candidate feature points are identified in the image. A plurality...
US-9,747,507 Ground plane detection
A ground plane detection system including an imaging device operable to generate at least two images of a scene and an image processing assembly operable to...
US-9,747,255 Inverse transformation using pruning for video coding
A method for decoding an encoded video bit stream in a video decoder is provided that includes determining a scan pattern type for a transform block to be...
US-9,747,220 Methods, apparatus, and systems for secure demand paging and other paging operations for processor devices
A secure demand paging system includes a secure internal memory having a table relating physical addresses to virtual addresses, a non-volatile memory, a...
US-9,746,868 Single inductor multiple output discontinuous mode DC-DC converter and process
A system comprising an ambient energy source, a power supply, and a power storage device. The ambient energy source is coupled to a first terminal end of an...
US-9,746,862 Voltage-to-current converter
A voltage-to-current converter includes an input stage having a first input and a second input. The first input is connectable to a reference voltage, wherein...
US-9,746,518 Scan path interface circuit with strobe sequencer and two registers
The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for allowing response data output from the scan outputs of a circuit under test to be formatted and...
US-9,746,517 IC interposer with TAP controller and output boundary scan cell
The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving interposers that connected stacked die assemblies to system substrates. The improvement...
US-9,746,515 Address-command port connected to trace circuits and tap domains
An address and command port interface selectively enables JTAG TAP domain operations and Trace domain operations within an IC. The port carries TMS and TDI...
US-9,743,530 Chip capacitors
A plurality of electrically conductive material layers and a plurality of dielectric layers are alternately stacked on a second substrate. The plurality of...
US-9,742,785 Power line communication (PLC) network nodes using cipher then segment security
Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for a cipher then segment approach in a Power Line Communication (PLC). A node or device generates...
US-9,741,791 Latchup reduction by grown orthogonal substrates
An integrated circuit is formed by providing a heavily doped substrate of a first conductivity type, forming a lightly doped lower epitaxial layer of the first...
US-9,741,790 Method for creating the high voltage complementary BJT with lateral collector on bulk substrate with resurf effect
Complementary high-voltage bipolar transistors formed in standard bulk silicon integrated circuits are disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, collector regions...
US-9,741,787 Methods and apparatus for high voltage integrated circuit capacitors
High voltage integrated circuit capacitors are disclosed. In an example arrangement. A capacitor structure includes a semiconductor substrate; a bottom plate...
US-9,741,724 SRAM well-tie with an uninterrupted grated first poly and first contact patterns in a bit cell array
An integrated circuit containing an SRAM may be formed using one or more periodic photolithographic patterns for elements of the integrated circuit such as...
US-9,741,718 High voltage CMOS with triple gate oxide
An integrated circuit containing a first plurality of MOS transistors operating in a low voltage range, and a second plurality of MOS transistors operating in a...
US-9,741,643 Leadframe strip with vertically offset die attach pads between adjacent vertical leadframe columns
A leadframe strip for use in making leaded integrated circuit packages includes a plurality of integrally connected leadframes that each have a die attach pad...
US-9,741,624 Spacer shaper formation with conformal dielectric film for void free PMD gap fill
An integrated circuit may be formed by removing source/drain spacers from offset spacers on sidewalls of MOS transistor gates, forming a contact etch stop layer...
US-9,741,557 Silicon nitride process for reduction of threshold shift
A semiconductor device has a substrate with a semiconductor material. The semiconductor device includes a field effect transistor in and on the semiconductor...
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