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A method is provided. A communication is received by an input pin of an IC over a single-wire bus, where the communication includes a command byte. If the...
Multi-channel flow sensing
A multi-channel flow sensing system typically includes first and second flow-sensing transducers arranged in each channel. A data acquisition system is coupled...
Digital drug delivery
For delivery of a chemical to a target region of a subject's brain, an apparatus comprising a storage medium on which is stored digital representations of...
Pulse shaping in a communication system
A transmitter used in a communication system includes a raised cosine filter for transmit pulse shaping. A receiver in the communication system, designed to...
Transmitter first/second digital predistortion and first/second adaption
circuitry with feedback
A method of predistorting an input signal (902) for an amplifier is disclosed (FIG. 9). The method includes predistorting the input signal with a first set of...
Multi-rank precoding matrix indicator (PMI) feedback in a multiple-input
multiple-output (MIMO) system
In at least some embodiments, a system includes a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) base station and a plurality of MIMO user equipment (UE) devices in...
T/R first and second intervals for strobes and data packets
The duration of receiver on-times may be minimized by sensing and reacting to communication channel power levels at intervals. When no energy is detected on the...
Overlapping priority contention windows for G3 power line communications
Embodiments of methods and systems for overlapping priority contention windows in G3-PLC networks are presented. In one embodiment, a Normal Priority Contention...
Physical downlink control channel and physical hybrid automatic repeat
request indicator channel enhancements
A wireless transmission system included at least one user equipment and a base station. The base station is operable to form a downlink control information...
Transmit signal cancelation apparatus and methods
Apparatus and methods disclosed herein implement an RF receive-band filter at a receive chain input of a wireless base station with a co-located transmitter and...
Sounding reference signal processing for LTE
A wireless communication receiver including a serial to parallel converter receiving an radio frequency signal, a fast Fourier transform device connected to...
Pseudo retention till access mode enabled memory
A memory configurable to be used in an RTA mode includes an input latch configured to receive an input address bus and to generate a latched address bus that...
Testing signal development on a bit line in an SRAM
An embodiment of the invention discloses a method for testing a memory cell in an SRAM. The number of dummy memory cells on a single dummy word line used to...
System and method for power transfer control based on available input
The present invention employs system and method in for distinguishing between power capabilities of various external power sources and a system that can...
Pre-amplifier output stage with integrated test buffer
Disk drive pre-amplifier output stage circuitry is presented including a high pass input filter for removing DC offsets from differential read data signals and...
GNSS receiver correlating doppler derotation samples with code phases
A GNSS receiver includes at least one buffer and at least one correlator block. The at least one buffer stores a plurality of samples corresponding to a...
Tire pressure monitoring using half duplex transponder frequency shift
A tire pressure sensor has an RFID (radio frequency identification) device having a parallel resonant circuit including an inductor and a first capacitor for...
Systems and methods for implementing application profiles and device
classes in power line communication (PLC)...
Systems and methods for application profiles and device classes in power line communications (PLCs) are described. In some embodiments, a PLC device may include...
Power efficient transconductance amplifier apparatus and systems
Embodiments and methods herein operate as two-stage voltage controlled current sources (i.e., dynamic current sources) operating in class AB mode. Phase-delayed...
Method to achieve true fail safe compliance and ultra low pin current
during power-up sequencing for mobile...
An input/output (IO) circuit powered by an input/output (IO) supply voltage. The IO circuit includes a supply detector cell that detects a core supply voltage...
System and method for driving three-phase motor
The present invention provides a method for driving a three-phase motor with a driver. The driver can provide a pulse-width modulated driving signal and a...
Driver for capacitive loads
A method for driving a piezoelectric transducer is provided. An input signal is received. At least one of a plurality of modes is selected for a buck-boost...
Metal-gate MOS transistor and method of forming the transistor with
reduced gate-to-source and gate-to-drain...
The gate-to-source and gate-to-drain overlap capacitance of a MOS transistor with a metal gate and a high-k gate dielectric are reduced by forming the high-k...
Quantum electro-optical device using CMOS transistor with reverse polarity
A CMOS IC containing a quantum well electro-optical device (QWEOD) is disclosed. The QWEOD is formed in an NMOS transistor structure with a p-type drain region....
Less-secure processors, integrated circuits, wireless communications
apparatus, methods and processes of making
An integrated circuit (122) includes an on-chip boot ROM (132) holding boot code, a non-volatile security identification element (140) having non-volatile...
Pseudorandom sequence generation for OFDM cellular systems
In one embodiment, a transmitter includes a binary sequence generator unit configured to provide a sequence of reference signal bits, wherein the sequence is an...
Signaling signed band offset values for sample adaptive offset (SAO)
filtering in video coding
A method for signaling sample adaptive offset (SAO) band offset syntax elements in a video encoder is provided that includes receiving a plurality of band...
Low complexity large transform
Methods of encoding a video stream in a video encoder and decoding an encoded video stream in a video decoder using a low complexity large transform are...
Channel selection in power line communications
Systems and methods for channel selection in power line communications (PLC) are described. In some embodiments, a method may include defining a plurality of...
Transmission of segmented frames in power line communication
Segmented frames of data may be transmitted from a transmitting device using conflict free slots (CFS) within a carrier sense multiple access with collision...
IC processor reconstucting two consecutive lost packets from secondary
A media over packet networking appliance provides a network interface, a voice transducer, and at least one integrated circuit assembly coupling the voice...
Scheduling in a multi-hop wireless network
Various techniques are disclosed for assigning timeslots in a multihop wireless network. One such method includes, for each node for uplink timeslot...
High-performance scalable read-only-memory cell
A two-bit read-only-memory (ROM) cell and method of sensing its data state. Each ROM cell in an array includes a single n-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor...
Fine grained duty cycling and timing control for pulsed radar
A method is provided. A first edge on a first gating signal is generated, and a local oscillator and a shared clocking circuit with the first edge on the first...
Switching core layout
Traditionally, mixers have been arranged symmetrically around the input signal, which has resulted in problems due to self-mixing or feed-through by the local...
Thermal pad shorts test for wire bonded strip testing
A method of testing a packaged semiconductor device under test (DUT) including a leadframe having a plurality of pins and at least one thermal pad with a...
Proximity sensor having light blocking structure in leadframe
A semiconductor proximity sensor (100) has a flat leadframe (110) with a first (110a) and a second (110b) surface, the second surface being solderable; the...
Method for reducing backside die damage during die separation process
In one aspect of the present invention, a method of sawing a semiconductor wafer will be described. A semiconductor wafer is positioned in a wafer sawing...
TCA with scan paths, decompressor, compressor, and output shift register
The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for accessing test compression architectures (TCA) in a device using either a parallel or serial access...
Access port selector for access port and compliant access port
The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatuses for allowing a controller to select and access different types of access ports in a device. The...
Dynamic focus for computational imaging
A method for all-in-focus image reconstruction and depth map generation in an imaging device is provided that includes capturing a multi-focus image by the...
Halogen gas sensor comprising cobalt
A method of halogen gas monitoring includes contacting room air to be monitored with a halogen sensor including a cobalt or cobalt alloy layer. The halogen...
Method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order
A method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order. The method includes dividing an image into even sub-pictures, and encoding parallel...
Asynchronous sampling using dynamically configurable voltage polling
A method, comprising: receiving an analog input; determining an upper outer rail and a lower outer rail as polling values to be used by voltage comparators;...
Transistor switch including independent control of turn-on and slew rate
The disclosed transistor switching methodology enables independent control of transistor turn-on delay and slew rate, including charging, during a pre-charge...
Drain induced barrier lowering with anti-punch-through implant
An integrated circuit containing an MOS transistor with epitaxial source and drain regions may be formed by implanting a retrograde anti-punch-through layer...
Base, IC, and coupling interposer with boundary scan register
The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving interposers that connected stacked die assemblies to system substrates. The improvement...
IC TAP with address, state monitor, and state decode circuitry
The disclosure provides a novel method and apparatus for inputting addresses to devices to select the device TAP for access. Further, the disclosure provides a...
Wrapper selector data register having control outputs and SELECTAM input
A device test architecture and interface is provided to enable efficient testing embedded cores within devices. The test architecture interfaces to standard...
Circuitry selectively coupling scan circuitry to test data out lead
An integrated circuit has controller circuitry having inputs coupled to a test clock lead and to a test mode select lead, and having state outputs indicating...