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US-9,978,667 Semiconductor package with lead frame and recessed solder terminals
A semiconductor device (100) comprising a leadframe (120) having an assembly pad (121) in a first horizontal plane (180), the pad's first surface (121a) with a...
US-9,978,613 Method for making lead frames for integrated circuit packages
Disclosed examples include a method of making a semiconductor die package comprising arranging at least one preformed die attach pad and at least two preformed...
US-9,977,079 Operating two tap system after detecting shared bus synchronization sequence
A method comprises a system comprising a host device coupled to a first remote device actively operating according to a state diagram that the host device and...
US-9,975,708 Transfer track stopper for packaged integrated circuits
A packaged integrated circuit transfer track with a stopper arm that is constrained to vertical motion. A packaged integrated circuit transfer track with a cam...
US-9,973,768 CABAC decoder with decoupled arithmetic decoding and inverse binarization
An encoded bitstream of entropy encoded video data is received by a video decoder. The encoded bitstream represents syntax elements of a sequence of coding...
US-9,973,754 Low power ultra-HD video hardware engine
A low power video hardware engine is disclosed. The video hardware engine includes a video hardware accelerator unit. A shared memory is coupled to the video...
US-9,973,220 Isolation circuits for digital communications and methods to provide isolation for digital communications
Isolation circuits for digital communications and methods to provide isolation for digital communications are disclosed. An example isolation circuit includes...
US-9,973,204 Resistor string digital to analog converter
In some embodiments, a resistor string digital to analog converter (DAC) comprises a first plurality of resistors disposed in a first column. Each of the first...
US-9,973,198 Telescopic amplifier with improved common mode settling
Telescopic amplifier circuits are disclosed. In an embodiment, a telescopic amplifier includes an input stage for receiving differential input signals, an...
US-9,973,179 Sense amplifier latch with offset correction
A method and device for input offset cancellation utilizing a latched comparator that is configurable as a linear amplifier capable of sampling and cancelling...
US-9,973,161 Multistage amplifier circuit with improved settling time
Described examples include multistage amplifier circuits having first and second forward circuits, a comparator or sensor circuit coupled to sense a signal in...
US-9,973,152 Current-limiting in an amplifier system
One example includes an amplifier system. The system includes a gain stage configured to conduct a gain current in response to an input voltage. The system also...
US-9,973,132 Detection of an inter-turn winding fault in a motor
A motor control circuit includes a processor configured to calculate a plurality of motor impedances from measurements of an excitation voltage on a power bus...
US-9,972,506 Selective planishing method for making a semiconductor device
In a method for fabricating semiconductor devices a leadframe pattern is formed from a flat tape of base metal. A plurality of additional metal layers is plated...
US-9,972,364 Method to maintain power supply voltage during brownout
A method of maintaining a power supply voltage during a brownout is disclosed. The method includes the step of storing a charge in a charge reservoir (608) and...
US-9,971,375 Piecewise correction of errors over temperature without using on-chip temperature sensor/comparators
A temperature dependent correction circuit includes a first supply source, a second supply source, a rectifying circuit, and a reference. The first supply...
US-9,971,148 Compact wedge prism beam steering
A beam steering device includes a housing and a transceiver that emits and receives light beams through at least one opening in the housing. A rotator includes...
US-9,970,987 Method and apparatus for test time reduction using fractional data packing
An embodiment provides a circuit for testing an integrated circuit. The circuit includes an input converter that receives N scan inputs and generates M pseudo...
US-9,970,831 Piezoelectric thin-film sensor
A piezoelectric sensor comprises a support structure, a channel extending through the support structure, a sensing material stack coupled to the support...
US-9,970,798 Flush mounted ultrasonic transducer arrays for flow measurement
A flow meter system includes a first ultrasonic transducer array to be flush-mounted to a pipe. The system also includes a second ultrasonic transducer array to...
US-9,967,663 Loudspeaker protection against excessive excursion
Systems and methods for loudspeaker protection against excessive excursion are described. In an illustrative, non limiting embodiment, a method may include...
US-9,967,591 Parallel motion estimation in video coding
Methods for improved parallel motion estimation are provided that decouple the merging candidate list derivation and motion estimation for merge mode and skip...
US-9,967,569 Method and apparatus for real-time SAO parameter estimation
The disclosure provides a sample adaptive offset (SAO) encoder. The SAO encoder includes a statistics collection (SC) block and a rate distortion optimization...
US-9,967,123 Peak-to-average power reduction using guard tone filtering
The disclosure provides a circuit. The circuit includes an IFFT (inverse fast fourier transform) block. The IFFT block generates a modulated signal in response...
US-9,966,949 Resonant inductive sensing with negative impedance tuning
A resonant inductive sensing system includes a sensor resonator and an inductance-to-data converter (IDC) including an algorithmic control loop with operational...
US-9,966,941 Wide input range, low output voltage power supply
This disclosure describes techniques for generating relatively low regulated power supply voltages over a relatively wide range of input voltages. The...
US-9,966,887 BLDC zero crossing with BEMF, gating, and tri-state detect circuitry
A back electromotive force (BEMF) zero cross may be detected in a brushless direct current (BLDC) motor that is controlled by pulse width modulation (PWM). A...
US-9,966,855 Systems and methods for real-time inductor current simulation for a switching converter
A switching converter having a high-side switching transistor and a low-side switching transistor and an inductor, having a circuit for generating a simulated...
US-9,966,841 Power factor correction
A power supply includes a power factor correction module that is real-time adaptive based on the operating conditions.
US-9,966,838 Voltage conversion and charging from low bipolar input voltage
A circuit includes a transformer configured with a primary winding and a secondary winding that are driven from a voltage supplied by a thermoelectric generator...
US-9,966,380 Select gate self-aligned patterning in split-gate flash memory cell
A split-gate flash memory cell (cell) that can be formed by a method including self-aligned patterning for the select gates includes a semiconductor surface. A...
US-9,966,373 MOS transistor structure and method of forming the structure with vertically and horizontally-elongated metal...
Elongated metal contacts with longitudinal axes that lie in a first direction are formed to make electrical connections to elongated source and drain regions...
US-9,966,194 MEMS electrostatic actuator device for RF varactor applications
A MEMs actuator device and method of forming includes arrays of actuator elements. Each actuator element has a moveable top plate and a bottom plate. The top...
US-9,965,424 USB switch with multi-role ports
A Universal Serial Bus (USB) adapter includes a USB hub and a USB switch. The USB hub includes a plurality of downstream ports and one upstream port. The USB...
US-9,964,597 Self test for safety logic
Methods and apparatus for self test of safety logic in safety critical devices is provided in which the safety logic includes comparator logic coupled to a...
US-9,964,594 Serial test core wrapper link instruction register with resynchronization register
A test architecture accesses IP core test wrappers within an IC using a Link Instruction Register (LIR). An IEEE P1500 standard is in development for providing...
US-9,964,592 TDI, SC, and SE gating circuitry with count complete input
The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for controlling a device's TCA circuit when the device exists in a JTAG daisy-chain arrangement with...
US-9,964,576 Capacitance detection circuit that detects minute changes in capacitance
A capacitance detection circuit detects changes in the capacitance of a variable capacitor by using the change in capacitance to change the resonant frequency...
US-9,961,361 Methods and systems for encoding pictures associated with video data
Several methods and systems for encoding pictures are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method comprises dividing an LCU of a picture into a plurality of MERs...
US-9,960,883 Transmit/receive beamforming signal generation
Transmit and/or receive beamforming signal generation includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) for generating a lower or higher master frequency output...
US-9,960,782 Precharge switch-capacitor circuit and method
An input sampling stage circuit includes, a precharge buffer, a precharge switch-capacitor circuit, and an input sampling capacitor. The precharge buffer is...
US-9,960,780 Current source noise cancellation
At least some embodiments are directed to a system that comprises a differential switch network comprising first and second output nodes, first and second...
US-9,960,777 Diagnostic monitoring for analog-to-digital converters
The present disclosure describes a channel selector for use in an analog-to-digital converter that has a sampling circuit for converting an analog input to a...
US-9,960,162 Hybrid high-k first and high-k last replacement gate process
An integrated circuit and method with a metal gate NMOS transistor with a high-k first gate dielectric on a high quality thermally grown interface dielectric...
US-9,960,135 Metal bond pad with cobalt interconnect layer and solder thereon
A method of forming bond pads includes providing a substrate including an integrated circuit (IC) device formed thereon having an oxidizable uppermost metal...
US-9,960,034 Method of forming a thin film that eliminates air bubbles
A method, which forms an air-bubble-free thin film with a high-viscosity fluid resin, initially dispenses the fluid resin on an outer region of a semiconductor...
US-9,959,005 5-wire resistive touch screen pressure measurement circuit and method
A 5-wire touch screen system includes a touch screen (10) including a wiper (11) and a resistive layer (16) aligned with the wiper and first (UL), second (UR),...
US-9,958,503 Tap SPC with tap state machine reset and clock control
An optimized JTAG interface is used to access JTAG Tap Domains within an integrated circuit. The interface requires fewer pins than the conventional JTAG...
US-9,955,300 Method for incorporating invisible access points for RSSI-based indoor positioning applications
A method for incorporating invisible APs for RSSI based indoor positioning is presented. An empirical estimate of the probability of invisible APs versus...
US-9,954,705 Phase noise improvement techniques for wideband fractional-N synthesizers
The disclosure provides a frequency synthesizer. It includes a PFD that generates an up signal and a down signal in response to a reference signal and a...
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