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IC die including RDL capture pads with notch having bonding connectors or
its UBM pad over the notch
An IC die includes active circuitry and I/O nodes tied together in first net and at least a second net. A first die pad and a second die pad adjacent thereto...
Alignment mark for opaque layer
An IC alignment mark in a contact metal layer for use under an opaque layer, and a process for forming the alignment mark, are disclosed. The alignment mark...
Preventing erroneous operation in a system which may enable unsupported
This invention is a method of operating a system having multiple finite state machines and a controller controlling an operational state of each finite state...
Power controller, a method of operating the power controller and a
semiconductor memory system employing the same
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a power controller, a method of operating a power controller and a semiconductor memory system. In one embodiment,...
Scheduling request usage in DRX mode in wireless networks
A cell within cellular network includes user equipment (UE) that transmits data to a base station (eNB). When a UE does not have data to transmit, it may enter...
OFDM transmission methods in three phase modes
Systems and methods for power line transmission are disclosed in which transmitters and receivers are connected to one or more phases of the power line. At...
Noise injection circuit and method for signal processing
A signal processing circuit is configured to calculate a gain ratio to efficiently reduce a peak to average signal ratio for an input signal by identifying...
Configuration of rank indicator reporting instances
A method for setting a periodicity and an offset in rank indicator (RI) reporting in a user equipment in a wireless communication system receives a radio...
Electronic device including a protection circuit for a light-emitting
An electronic device is provided that includes a protection circuit for a light-emitting device. The protection circuit comprises a first node adapted to be...
Image pickup device
This invention is an image pickup device that realizes a wide dynamic range while minimizing circuit area using a pixel array that can pick up a low-sensitivity...
Area efficient selector circuit
A signal converting system has a multi-segment digital to analog converter coupled to an error shaping loop. A control value is received at a vector processor...
Low-noise amplifier with tuned input and output impedances
A low-noise amplifier (LNA) includes a pair of transistors connected in a cascode configuration to provide amplification to an input signal. The LNA generates...
Traditionally, low-noise amplifiers or LNAs have been used in high frequency applications, but for very high frequency ranges (i.e., 60 GHz), building an LNA to...
Programmable power limiting for power transistor system
Various systems, methods and apparatuses are provided herein for limiting power dissipation in a switch. As one example, a method for limiting power dissipation...
Multi-cell power system controller
Various apparatuses and methods for detecting cell connection status of a multi-cell battery are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments provide an...
CMOS thermoelectric refrigerator
A CMOS thermoelectric refrigerator made of an NMOS transistor and PMOS transistor connected in series through a cold terminal is disclosed. Active areas of the...
Buried floating layer structure for improved breakdown
A buried layer architecture which includes a floating buried layer structure adjacent to a high voltage buried layer connected to a deep well of the same...
Use of blended solvents in defectivity prevention
The present invention provides a blended solvent for solubilizing an ultraviolet photoresist. The blended solvent comprises a mixture of from about 5 vol % to...
Operating scan paths sequentially and capturing simultaneously
A Scan-BIST architecture is adapted into a low power Scan-BIST architecture. A generator 102, compactor 106, and controller 110 remain the same as in the known...
Select signal and component override signal controlling multiplexing
A system comprises a plurality of components, scan chain selection logic coupled to the components, and override selection logic coupled to the scan chain...
Reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer
Disclosed is an add-drop multiplexer that receives an optical signal having a plurality of channels. The multiplexer spatially separates the channels, and a...
System and method for determining high frequency content in an analog
A system and method for determining high frequency content in an analog image source. A method comprises creating a histogram of the image, and selecting a...
Nested precoding codebook structures for MIMO systems
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, the...
Method for low power communication encoding
A low power communication encoding method is provided. A first piece of encoded information and a second piece of encoded information are generated based on a...
In-band backhaul for wireless relays in wireless networks
This invention extends the coverage and improves the capacity of wireless communication networks using relay nodes. The relay nodes are wirelessly connected to...
Random access structure for optimal cell coverage
Apparatus and method for accessing a wireless telecommunications network by transmitting a random access signal. The random access signal includes a cyclic...
Image projection using curved reflective surfaces
A method of projecting images uses an array of pixels having curved reflective surfaces.
Low power comparator for use in SAR ADCs
Successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) generally use one or more comparators to convert an analog signal to a digital...
Differential input for ambipolar devices
Differential input pairs have been used in analog electronics with both CMOS and bipolar transistors for many years. Conventional designs for differential input...
Circuit and method for reducing input leakage in chopped amplifier during
A chopper-stabilized amplifier (20A) includes an amplifier (3), an input chopper (2A) having a first input (4) receiving an input signal (V.sub.IN.sup.+), an...
1 to 2.sup.N-1 fractional divider circuit with fine fractional resolution
A fractional divider has been provided that allows for division ratios of 1:1 to 1:2.sup.N-1 with fine fractional resolution. To accomplish this, a phase...
Multi-voltage input buffer
In hard disc drive (HDD) applications, there is often a need for input buffers that can operate at a variety of voltages (i.e., 1.8V, 2.5V, and 3.3V) as well as...
Latched comparator having isolation inductors
Traditionally, latched comparators have suffered from performance problems related to exposure of the latch to load capacitances. Even attempts to isolate the...
Self-isolating mixed design-rule integrated yield monitor
Assessing open circuit and short circuit defect levels in circuits implemented in state of the art ICs is difficult when using conventional test circuits, which...
System and method for implementing low-cost electronic gyroscopes and
Accelerometers have a number of wide-ranging uses, and it is desirable to both increase their accuracy while decreasing size. Here, millimeter or sub-millimeter...
Non-volatile anti-fuse with consistent rupture
In an embodiment of the invention, a non-volatile anti-fuse memory cell is disclosed. The memory cell consists of a programmable n-channel diode-connectable...
Method of fabricating metal-bearing integrated circuit structures having
low defect density
A method of fabricating metal-bearing structures in an integrated circuit such as metal-polysilicon capacitors using conductive metal compounds. Defects due to...
MEMS device and fabrication method
A method and structure for uncovering captive devices in a bonded wafer assembly comprising a top wafer and a bottom wafer. One embodiment method includes...
Fabricating IC with NBTI path delay within timing constraints
According to an aspect of the present invention, statistical timing analysis is applied with respect to a stress degradation that occurs in fabricated...
Range extension and noise mitigation for wireless communication links
utilizing a CRC based single and multiple...
A novel and useful range extension and in-band noise mitigation mechanism that uses conventional CRC error detection codes to correct single and multiple bit...
Scan router connected with TAM core and test circuitry
A device test architecture and interface is provided to enable efficient testing embedded cores within devices. The test architecture interfaces to standard...
TAP linking module TDI multiplexer circuitry to plural TAPs
An architecture for testing a plurality of circuits on an integrated circuit is described. The architecture includes a TAP Linking Module located between test...
Ascertaining configuration by storing data signals in a topology register
Topology discovery of a target system having a plurality of components coupled with a scan topology may be performed by driving a low logic value on the data...
Effective mixing real-time software with a non-real-time operating system
This disclosure describes a processor system that allows non-real time code to execute normally, while permitting a real time interrupt in hardware or software...
Process of manufacturing a handheld device, involving keys
An electronic circuit includes a more-secure processor having hardware based security for storing data. A less-secure processor eventually utilizes the data. By...
Transmission of ACK/NACK bits and their embedding in the CQI reference
A transmission within a wireless cellular network may include a first and second type of information. A subframe includes a plurality of symbols, at least one...
Apparatus and method for using voice coils as screen motion sensors
In one embodiment, a display device includes a movably suspended diffuser screen, and a voice-coil mechanism coupled to the diffuser screen. A signal-processing...
System and method for varying exposure time for different parts of a field
of view while acquiring an image
A system and method for exposing different parts of a single field of view for various and differing lengths of time while capturing an image is provided. For...
System and method for image-based color sequence reallocation
System and method for image-based color sequence reallocation in sequential color display systems. A method comprises generating a color signal from an image to...
Method for calibrating a pipelined continuous-time sigma delta modulator
Traditionally, pipelined continuous-time (CT) sigma-delta modulators (SDM) have been difficult to build due at least in part to the difficulties in calibrating...