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US-8,932,942 Method of forming an electrical contact between a support wafer and the surface of a top silicon layer of a...
Method of forming an electrical contact between a support wafer and a surface of a top silicon layer of a silicon-on-insulator wafer. The method comprises...
US-8,930,783 pBIST read only memory image compression
A programmable Built In Self Test (pBIST) system used to test embedded memories where a plurality of memories requiring different testing conditions are...
US-8,930,136 Static heading detection in personal navigation device
A personal navigation device configured to determine heading readings continuously using data from a sensor in the personal navigation device. Heading readings...
US-8,929,500 Clock data recovery with out-of-lock detection
The disclosed clock-data recovery architecture includes out-of-lock (including false lock) detection. Out-of-lock detection is accomplished by sampling...
US-8,929,398 Data frame for PLC having destination address in the PHY header
A method of powerline communications including a first node and at least a second node on a PLC channel in a PLC network. The first node sends a physical layer...
US-8,929,121 Reference and read OTP sensors
The present disclosure provides a reference one time programmable (OTP) cell, wherein the reference OTP cell can generate a reference bias current in at least a...
US-8,928,406 Low-power inverter-based differential amplifier
A new inverter-based fully-differential amplifier is provided including one or more common-mode feedback transistors coupled to each inverter, which transistors...
US-8,928,398 Differential analog signal processing stage with reduced even order harmonic distortion
The even order harmonic distortion in a differential circuit is reduced or eliminated by treating the amplitude and phase mismatch sources that cause the...
US-8,928,299 Low power switching DC-DC converter and method of the same
A low power DC-DC converter includes a converter stage coupled to an input node, and having a low side switch and a rectifier switch. A peak current detector...
US-8,928,265 Sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) without current sampling for motors
An apparatus includes a sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) motor controller. The motor controller includes a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller...
US-8,928,243 Light driving system and method
A light driving system is provided that includes a light dimmer that receives an AC input signal and provides a dimmer output signal that includes a fast rising...
US-8,928,075 Power integrated circuit including series-connected source substrate and drain substrate power MOSFETs
A semiconductor device containing a high voltage MOS transistor with a drain drift region over a lower drain layer and channel regions laterally disposed at the...
US-8,928,047 MOSFET with source side only stress
An integrated circuit contains a transistor with a stress enhancement region on the source side only. In a DeMOS transistor, forming the stress enhancement...
US-8,927,385 ZTCR poly resistor in replacement gate flow
An integrated circuit having a replacement gate MOS transistor and a polysilicon resistor may be formed by removing a portion at the top surface of the...
US-8,926,514 Iterative time delay values for ultrasound beamforming
An iterative method of computing time delay values for ultrasound receive beamforming. Sensing signals are generated by transducer elements in a transducer...
US-8,926,136 Wavelength conversion apparatus
A wavelength conversion device comprising a plurality of regions. Each region for absorbing radiant energy and emitting light having a characteristic dependent...
US-8,924,831 Systems and methods for network coding using convolutional codes
A network coding method includes receiving a plurality of message packets each having a packet length. Encoding the plurality of message packets by applying a...
US-8,924,826 Forward error correction encoder
A method for encoding data words into a frame is provided. Input data words are received on a first bus having a first width. The input data words are buffered...
US-8,924,804 Synchronizer and buffers delaying strobe to individual parallel scan paths
Functional circuits and cores of circuits are tested on integrated circuits using scan paths. Using parallel scan distributor and collector circuits for these...
US-8,924,802 IC TAP with dual port router and additional capture input
This disclosure describes a test architecture that supports a common approach to testing individual die and dies in a 3D stack arrangement. The test...
US-8,924,767 Minimizing the use of chip routing resources when using timestamped instrumentation data by transmitting the...
A timestamp generator generates a timestamp value having a predetermined number of most significant bits and a predetermined number of least significant bits....
US-8,924,207 Method and apparatus for transcoding audio data
A method and apparatus for transcoding audio data. The method includes determining if AAC joint stereo exists, running a reference AC-3 rematrixing when the AAC...
US-8,924,155 System and method for access point based positioning
Apparatus and methods for scanning for access points (APs) for wireless local area network (WLAN) positioning. In one embodiment a wireless device includes a...
US-8,923,791 RFID transponder and method for operating the same
An RFID transponder having an analog front end receiver having an attenuator coupled to receive an RF-signal from an antenna and to attenuate the RF-signal, an...
US-8,923,416 Symbol-level repetition coding in power line communications
Systems and methods for implementing symbol-level repetition coding in power line communications (PLC) are described. In some embodiments, these systems and...
US-8,923,407 Sample adaptive offset (SAO) parameter signaling
A method for sample adaptive offset (SAO) filtering and SAO parameter signaling in a video encoder is provided that includes determining SAO parameters for...
US-8,923,388 Early stage slice cap decision in video coding
A method for making a slice cap decision during encoding of a video sequence in a video encoding pipe is provided that includes determining a prediction mode...
US-8,923,362 Wireless communications system with secondary synchronization code based on values in primary synchronization code
A wireless communication system. The system comprises transmitter circuitry (BST1), the transmitter circuitry comprising encoder circuitry (50) for transmitting...
US-8,923,017 Power converter implementing frequency smearing
The present invention relates to a power converter (90) and a method of operating same. There are numerous advantages to operating power converters using a...
US-8,922,267 Electronic device and method for kickback noise reduction of switched capacitive loads and method of operating...
An electronic device which includes a first stage having an input capacitance, a switch, a buffer and a second stage having an input sensitive to charge...
US-8,922,255 PWM controller with drive signal on current sensing pin
A PWM modulator as might be used in a power converter, a drive signal will be generated on an output pin of an integrated circuit PWM controller device which is...
US-8,922,189 Controlled on-time buck PFC
An apparatus for generating an output voltage from an input voltage is provided. The apparatus comprises a switch that receives the input voltage, an inductor...
US-8,922,147 Quiet motor control system
A quiet motor control system is described. This system digitally determines modulated voltages applied to motor phases in a manner that compensates for winding...
US-8,920,326 Cancellation of products generated by harmonics of a square wave used in square-wave mixing
A mixer circuit includes three square wave mixers and a combiner. A first square wave mixer in the circuit multiplies an input signal with a first square wave....
US-8,918,688 Gating WSP capture and TAP ShiftDR with TAP IR enable
In a first embodiment a TAP 318 of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a WSP 202 of IEEE standard P1500 such that the P1500 architecture,...
US-8,918,687 IC clock doubler output gated to multiplexer and output buffer
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...
US-8,918,549 Robust cable-type detection for USB power delivery
A system and method for detecting a USB cable-type. A USB PD device configured at a near end of a USB cable is configured to (i) receive and process a signal...
US-8,918,445 Circuit which performs split precision, signed/unsigned, fixed and floating point, real and complex multiplication
An integrated multiplier circuit that operates on a variety of data formats including integer fixed point, signed or unsigned, real or complex, 8 bit, 16 bit or...
US-8,917,899 Methods and systems for watermarking digital media
A system is provided that includes a processor and a network interface coupled to the processor. The system also includes a system memory coupled to the...
US-8,917,756 Wireless communications system with secondary synchronization code based on values in primary synchronization code
A wireless communication system. The system comprises transmitter circuitry (BST1), the transmitter circuitry comprising encoder circuitry (50) for transmitting...
US-8,916,934 Bi-directional electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit
A structure is designed with an external terminal (100) and a reference terminal (102). A first transistor (106) is formed on a substrate. The first transistor...
US-8,916,427 FET dielectric reliability enhancement
A semiconductor device may be formed by forming a silicon-containing gate dielectric layer over a semiconductor layer. A gate metal layer is formed over the...
US-8,916,408 Leadframe-based premolded package having air channel for microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device
A low-cost microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device has a mass-produced carrier fabricated as a pre-molded leadframe so that the space of the leadframe...
US-8,915,148 Motion conversion system
A motion conversion system is described. The motion conversion system comprises a first torsional member operative for rotating in a first direction. A second...
US-RE45,299 Receiving a pilot design and channel estimation
A receiver in an OFDM based communication system is adapted to perform channel estimation using a received reference signal transmitted from at least one...
US-8,914,234 Calibrating a tightly-coupled GNSS/MU integration filter
Embodiments of the invention provide methods of calibrating a blending filter based on extended Kalman filter (EKF), which optimally integrates the IMU...
US-8,913,748 Methods to improve bluetooth low energy performance
An expanded sequence number is added to PDUs in a Bluetooth.RTM. low energy system. The expanded sequence number provides more accurate identification of the...
US-8,913,495 Flow control for powerline communications
A method of powerline communications in a powerline communications (PLC) network including a first node and at least a second node. The first node transmits a...
US-8,912,810 Contactor with multi-pin device contacts
A contactor assembly for automated testing a device under test (DUT) that includes a plurality of separate electrodes including a first electrode includes a...
US-8,912,637 Self-adhesive die
A method and apparatus for enhancing the thermal performance of semiconductor packages effectively. The concept of this invention is to provide silicon...
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