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US-8,261,143 Select signal and component override signal controlling multiplexing TDI/TDO
A system comprises a plurality of components, scan chain selection logic coupled to the components, and override selection logic coupled to the scan chain...
US-8,260,099 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...
US-8,260,047 System and method for determining high frequency content in an analog image source
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...
US-8,259,824 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...
US-8,259,820 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...
US-8,259,637 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...
US-8,259,598 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...
US-8,259,382 Image projection using curved reflective surfaces
A method of projecting images uses an array of pixels having curved reflective surfaces.
US-8,258,991 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...
US-8,258,868 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...
US-8,258,863 Circuit and method for reducing input leakage in chopped amplifier during overload conditions
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...
US-8,258,839 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...
US-8,258,821 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...
US-8,258,819 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...
US-8,258,806 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...
US-8,258,774 System and method for implementing low-cost electronic gyroscopes and accelerometer
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...
US-8,258,586 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...
US-8,258,041 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...
US-8,257,985 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...
US-8,255,850 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...
US-8,255,754 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...
US-8,255,751 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...
US-8,255,750 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...
US-8,255,749 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...
US-8,255,602 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...
US-8,254,578 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...
US-8,254,483 Transmission of ACK/NACK bits and their embedding in the CQI reference signal
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...
US-8,253,868 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...
US-8,253,844 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...
US-8,253,755 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...
US-8,253,611 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...
US-8,253,526 Termination compensation for differential signals on glass
A system for calibrating operation of integrated differential signal receiver circuitry mounted on a substrate and coupled via surface conductors to edge...
US-8,253,457 Delay locked loop with delay programmability
A delay locked loop (DLL) with delay programmability includes a pair of delay blocks, each containing multiple delay elements, but configurable to connect a...
US-8,253,435 Methods and apparatus to detect voltage conditions of power supplies
Methods and apparatus to detect voltage conditions of power supplies are disclosed. An example power supply monitor to detect fault conditions in a power supply...
US-8,253,399 Reconfigurable regulator and associated method
One embodiment of the invention includes a regulator system that includes a high-side power transistor electrically connected between a first node and a second...
US-8,253,389 Battery protection circuit and method for energy harvester circuit
Power management circuitry (7-2,3,4) for converting a harvested voltage (V.sub.hrv) to an output voltage (V.sub.BAT) applied to a battery (6) includes an...
US-8,253,205 Method for forming strained channel PMOS devices and integrated circuits therefrom
An integrated circuit (IC) includes a plurality of compressively strained PMOS transistors. The IC includes a substrate having a semiconductor surface. A gate...
US-8,253,193 MOS transistor with gate trench adjacent to drain extension field insulation
An integrated circuit containing an MOS transistor with a trenched gate abutting an isolation dielectric layer over a drift region. The body well and source...
US-8,253,091 Data interface for an optical device having a controller receiving image pixel state data over an optical link...
An optical device includes an array of optical elements located over a package substrate. A controller is also located over the package substrate. The...
US-8,252,609 Curvature reduction for semiconductor wafers
A method for reducing curvature of a wafer having a semiconductor surface. One or more process steps are identified at which wafers exhibit the largest...
US-8,250,421 Clock controller for JTAG interface
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-8,250,419 Multiplexer for tap controller and WSP controller outputs
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-8,249,666 Battery-centric tamper resistant circuitry and portable electronic devices
Tamper-resistant circuitry for use with an electronic device is provided, where the electronic device comprises a plurality of connections for coupling the...
US-8,249,616 Satellite (GPS) assisted clock apparatus, circuits, systems and processes for cellular terminals on...
A wireless circuit (1100, 1190) for tracking an incoming signal and for use in a network (2000) having handover from one part (Cell A) of the network to another...
US-8,249,524 Transmit and receive performance of a near field communication device that uses a single antenna
A near field communication (NFC) transceiver contains a transmitter portion to generate a transmit wireless signal, and a receiver portion to receive and...
US-8,249,171 MPEG-2 transport stream packet synchronizer
A data synchronizer that receives an input stream of asynchronous digital data in packets, and provides an output stream of synchronous data in packets. The...
US-8,249,099 External memory data management with data regrouping and channel look ahead
A device manages data for a digital signal processor. The device includes an external random access memory (RAM), configured to store channel specific data for...
US-8,248,867 Memory cell employing reduced voltage
A memory array is provided having a memory cell coupled to a read word line and a write word line of the memory array and peripheral circuits for reading and...
US-8,248,290 Multiplexed amplifier with reduced glitching
In many applications, which use amplifiers that operate at less than 50% duty cycle, it would be advantageous to reduce the number amplifiers to reduce power...
US-8,248,289 Power and area efficient interleaved ADC
Pipeline analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are commonly used for high frequency applications; however, operating at high sampling rates will often result in...
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