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US-8,189,881 Fingerprint sensor using beams of light and methods of manufacture and use
A fingerprint sensor uses beams of light to detect a fingerprint as the finger is swiped over a ridged surface. The beams of light are directed toward...
US-8,189,817 System for amplifiers with low distortion and low output impedance
System for pulse-width-modulated class D audio amplifiers. In one preferred embodiment an adder is described to generate a difference signal responsive to an...
US-8,189,744 Dynamic hearing/voice carry over for global text telephony
A system and method for controlling a telecommunications device capable of text telephone, and voice carry over or hearing carry over operation where transition...
US-8,189,725 Loop bandwidth enhancement technique for a digital PLL and A HF divider that enables this technique
A method of operating a phase locked loop (FIG. 5) for a wireless receiver is disclosed. The method includes receiving a reference signal (503) having a first...
US-8,189,557 Secondary synchronization channel design for OFDMA 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-8,189,456 Apparatus for and method of minimizing backoff for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing transmission
A novel and useful mechanism for reducing the required backoff and the peak to average power ratio (PAPR) needed for an OFDM transmitter whiles still meeting...
US-8,189,454 Multi-band OFDM communications system
A method for providing communication in a wireless network comprising one or more simultaneously operating pico networks includes dividing UWB spectrum into a...
US-8,189,309 Clamp for controlling current discharge
In many applications, particularly in automotive applications, integrated circuits (IC) are designed to withstand large fly-back currents from inductive loads....
US-8,189,284 Quiet retraction system
A quiet retraction method for regulating constant velocity while parking an arm within a disk drive is described. The method comprises the steps of: driving a...
US-8,189,079 Imaging apparatus and method
In recent years, the performance of CMOS and CCD image sensors has dramatically improved, and to utilize the improved performance of these sensors, processing...
US-8,188,902 Ternary search SAR ADC
Traditionally, successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) using binary search algorithms have consumed power by performing...
US-8,188,790 Gated class H amplifier/line driver system and method
Amplifier circuitry (10) includes a driver amplifier (11) and an integrator amplifier (A.sub.H) producing an output signal (V.sub.AH) that controls a pass...
US-8,188,676 Systems and methods for driving light-emitting diodes
At least some embodiments include a LED driver system. The system includes multiple branches of series-coupled LEDs, multiple current sources, and control...
US-8,187,920 Integrated circuit micro-module
One aspect of the present invention relates to an integrated circuit package that includes multiple layers of a planarizing, photo-imageable epoxy that are...
US-8,185,952 Static and dynamic firewalls
A system comprising control logic adapted to activate multiple security levels for the system. The system further comprises a storage coupled to the control...
US-8,185,790 Resynchronization memory in series/parallel with control/output data scan cells
An integrated circuit or circuit board includes functional circuitry and a scan path. The scan path includes a test data input lead, a test data output lead, a...
US-8,185,789 Capturing response after simultaneously inputting last stimulus bit in scan path subdivisions
Scan and Scan-BIST architectures are commonly used to test digital circuitry in integrated circuits. The present disclosure improves upon low power Scan and...
US-8,185,774 Timer for low-power and high-resolution with low bits derived from set of phase shifted clock signals
The present invention is an electronic device comprising a counter driven by an input clock signal for counting clock cycles and providing most significant bits...
US-8,185,672 Transmission of data bursts on a constant data rate channel
A system and method for transmitting asynchronous data bursts over a constant data rate channel that transmits a continuous stream of data with virtually no...
US-8,185,666 Compare instruction
A processor executes an instruction that causes a comparison to be performed between contents of a first register and contents of a second register and between...
US-8,184,579 ACK/NAK repetition schemes in wireless networks
ACK/NAK repetition may be necessary to provide sufficient coverage for cell edge UEs. For a coverage limited UE, a NodeB may inform the UE that ACK/NAK...
US-8,184,474 Asymmetric SRAM cell with split transistors on the strong side
An integrated circuit containing an SRAM cell array in which each SRAM cell includes an auxiliary NMOS driver or PMOS load transistor plus a bit-side passgate...
US-8,184,154 Video surveillance correlating detected moving objects and RF signals
A surveillance method periodically detects an image of the area, identifies and tracks each moving object in a succession of the detected images, detects radio...
US-8,183,939 Ring oscillator
A ring oscillator has at least one latch connected to the outputs of at least one oscillator stage, where the latch drives the outputs of the oscillator stage...
US-8,183,621 Non-volatile memory cell having a heating element and a substrate-based control gate
The number of times that a non-volatile memory (NVM) can be programmed and erased is substantially increased by utilizing a localized heating element that...
US-8,183,137 Use of dopants to provide low defect gate full silicidation
The disclosure provides a semiconductor device and method of manufacture therefore. The method for manufacturing the semiconductor device, in one embodiment,...
US-8,183,117 Device layout in integrated circuits to reduce stress from embedded silicon-germanium
An integrated circuit including one or more transistors in which source and drain regions are formed as embedded silicon-germanium (eSiGe). Guard ring...
US-8,181,067 Apparatus and method for test and debug of a processor/core having advanced power management
An interface unit is provided in a JTAG test and debug procedure involving a plurality of processor cores. The interface unit includes a TAP unit. A switch unit...
US-8,180,635 Weighted sequential variance adaptation with prior knowledge for noise robust speech recognition
A method for adapting acoustic models used for automatic speech recognition is provided. The method includes estimating noise in a portion of a speech signal,...
US-8,179,812 System and method for providing status reports of transmitted data packets in a data communications system
A digital communications system for delivering data blocks includes at least one transmit/receive unit (TRU). The TRU includes a storage element for receiving...
US-8,179,810 Low-complexity primary synchronization sequences
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, the...
US-8,179,775 Precoding matrix feedback processes, circuits and systems
An electronic device includes a first circuit (111) operable to generate a precoding matrix index (PMI) vector associated with a plurality of configured...
US-8,179,715 8T SRAM cell with four load transistors
An integrated circuit containing SRAM cells with auxiliary load transistors on each data node. The integrated circuit also contains circuitry so that auxiliary...
US-8,179,446 Video stabilization and reduction of rolling shutter distortion
A method of processing a digital video sequence is provided that includes estimating compensated motion parameters and compensated distortion parameters...
US-8,179,235 Tactile interface for mobile devices
A tactile input to a system having a speaker located in an enclosure with an audio port can be detected by generating a sound wave in response to a signal and...
US-8,179,198 Variable gain amplifier having automatic power consumption optimization
A variable gain amplifier may include a master amplifier that may be configured to generate a first current and a diode coupled with the master amplifier so...
US-8,179,160 Input-output (I/O) circuit supporting multiple I/O logic-level swings
An integrated circuit (IC) includes an input/output (I/O) circuit supporting high-speed operation and multiple I/O logic-level swings. The I/O circuit includes...
US-8,178,976 IC device having low resistance TSV comprising ground connection
A semiconductor device includes an integrated circuit (IC) die including a substrate, and at least one through substrate via (TSV) that extends through the...
US-8,178,915 Unitary floating-gate electrode with both N-type and P-type gates
An analog floating-gate electrode in an integrated circuit, and method of fabricating the same, in which trapped charge can be stored for long durations. The...
US-8,176,460 Method of optimizing ESD protection for an IC, an ESD protection optimizer and an ESD protection optimization...
An ESD protection optimizer, a method of optimizing ESD protection for an IC and an ESD protection optimization system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the ESD...
US-8,176,443 Layout of printable assist features to aid transistor control
Exemplary embodiments provide a method for laying out an IC design and the IC design layout. The IC design layout can include one or more gate features placed...
US-8,176,374 Data register control of TDI/AX1 to the data register
The present disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for directly accessing JTAG Tap domains that exist in a scan path of many serially connected JTAG...
US-8,176,368 Error correcting DPCM transcoding
A digital system is provided that converts compressed data using an indexed transcoding lookup table. A stream of compressed data samples has data samples that...
US-8,176,297 Adaptive fetch advance control for a low power processor
A digital signal processor (DSP) includes an instruction buffer queue (IBQ) with multiple lines, as well as a modifiable fetch advance parameter to specify a...
US-8,176,241 System and method for optimizing DRAM refreshes in a multi-channel memory controller
In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a system and method for optimizing DRAM refreshes in a multi-channel memory controller are provided....
US-8,175,584 System and method to facilitate downloading data at a mobile wireless device
The invention relates to systems and method to facilitate downloading a data file. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving at a first wireless...
US-8,175,549 Closed loop transmitter IQ calibration
A novel and useful apparatus for and method of closed loop IQ calibration for use in a transmitter. The IQ calibration mechanism functions to provide...
US-8,175,375 Method of compression of video telephony images
A method of compression of videotelephony images characterized by: creating (10) a learning base containing images; centering the learning base about zero;...
US-8,175,147 Video coding rate control
Video encoding (such as H.263, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC) modifies TMN5-type rate control frame skipping and quantization parameter updating according to buffer...
US-8,175,077 Mapping schemes for secondary synchronization signal scrambling
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, the...
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