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Interpolative all-digital phase locked loop
An embodiment of the present invention provides a phase locked loop that operates on clock signals derived from an RF clock signal generated by the phase locked...
Binary ripple counter sampling with adjustable delays
The output bits of a binary ripple counter are used to control the sampling of those output bits, thereby ensuring accurate sampling. A sampler is provided with...
System and method for blind identification of multichannel finite impulse
response filters using an iterative...
A system for, and method of, blind identification of multichannel finite impulse response filters. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a decomposition...
Systems and methods for dual-carrier modulation encoding and decoding
Systems and methods for dual-carrier modulation (DCM) encoding and decoding for communication systems. Some embodiments comprise a DCM encoder for applying a...
Methods and apparatus to manage power consumption in wireless local area
Methods and apparatus to manage power consumption in wireless devices are disclosed. A disclosed example apparatus comprises performing a first received signal...
Current limited voltage source with wide input current range
An integrated electronic device includes circuitry for providing a regulated output supply voltage level at an output node from an adjustable current. The...
Systems and methods for reducing flicker noise in an oscillator
Various systems and methods for implementing dynamic logic are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments of the present invention provide LC tank circuits...
Circuit and method for improved frequency resolution of wide-bandwidth
digitally programmable RC active filters
An active RC filter (20) includes a first resistive element (23) and a first capacitor array (10/50) which co-acts with the first resistive element (23) to...
Dual mode regulation loop for switch mode power converter
The invention relates to a DC-DC converter, which includes a power stage driven by a pulse width modulator, a first error amplifier with a first input coupled...
Voltage regulator with quasi floating gate pass element
Various apparatuses, methods and systems for a voltage regulator are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments provide an apparatus for regulating a...
Symmetric sample and hold over-current sensing method and apparatus
An over-current condition is detected in a synchronous DC-DC converter by sampling and holding a measured load current value. The load current is sampled while...
LED control device
An LED controller is provided that can easily control light-on testing of LEDs. A super voltage can be added to a signal including a low voltage and a high...
LED driver with adaptive algorithm for storage capacitor pre-charge
A method is provided for driving a plurality of light emitters in a plurality of output paths with each output path including at least one light emitter. The...
Metallic leadframes having laser-treated surfaces for improved adhesion to
A leadframe for the assembly of a semiconductor chip has regions (112) with an original smooth surface of glossy appearance and regions (113, 114, 210) of a...
Mask overhang reduction or elimination after substrate etch
A method of forming IC devices includes providing a substrate and forming a patterned masking layer including at least one masked region having at least one...
Method to eliminate re-crystallization border defects generated during
solid phase epitaxy of a DSB substrate
A method for semiconductor processing provides a DSB semiconductor body having a first crystal orientation, a second crystal orientation, and a border region...
Nitride removal while protecting semiconductor surfaces for forming
A method of removing silicon nitride over a semiconductor surface for forming shallow junctions. Sidewall spacers are formed along sidewalls of a gate stack...
Methods and apparatus to evenly clamp semiconductor substrates
Methods and apparatus to evenly clamp semiconductor substrates in a transfer mold process are disclosed. A disclosed split mold base includes a first plate...
Low cost window production for hermetically sealed optical packages
Disclosed embodiments demonstrate batch processing methods for producing optical windows for micro-devices. The windows protect the active elements of the...
Effecting adapter commands upon sequential target system TAP states
A method comprises performing at least one zero-bit scan across an interface. The at least one zero-bit scan defines a command window. Further, the method...
Data processor decoding trace-worthy event collision matrix from pipelined
A method and/or a system of a processor-agnostic encoded debug architecture in a pipelined environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a processor...
Real time clock
Various apparatuses, methods and systems for a real time clock are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments provide a real time clock including a clock...
Frequency-domain subchannel transmit antenna selection and power pouring
for multi-antenna transmission
A system comprises a wireless device that communicates across a spectrum having a plurality of sub-channels. The wireless device comprises a plurality of...
Transmitter including pre-distortion
The present invention relates to pre-distortion in transmitter circuits and provides a circuit for introducing pre-distortion into the output of a transmitter,...
Dynamic resource allocation to improve MIMO detection performance
A method and apparatus for detecting symbols in a Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing ("MIMO-OFDM") system. A MIMO-OFDM...
Programmable power distribution switches with two-level current sensing
Programmable power distribution switches with two-level current sensing are disclosed. In a particular example, a power distribution switch includes a...
Methods and apparatus for generating a hard drive write signal
Methods and apparatus for generating a hard drive write signal are here in disclosed. A disclosed method comprises generating a hard drive write signal on an...
Constant-weight bit-slice PWM method and system for scrolling color
A display system 100 includes a light source 110 and a color wheel 114. An optical section 112 is arranged to receive light from the light source 110 and to...
Accelerator output stage that adjusts drive duration to loading
The accelerator output stage circuit includes: a high side output device coupled to an output node; a low side output device coupled to the output node; a first...
Automatically configurable dual regulator type circuits and methods
Automatically configurable dual regulator type circuits and methods are provided. On embodiment of the invention includes an automatically configurable dual...
Driver and driving method
Conventional drivers for transducers oftentimes did not provide an efficient driving mechanism because the driving signal was not "close enough" to the natural...
High current semiconductor device system having low resistance and
A high current semiconductor device (for example QFN for 30 to 70 A) with low resistance and low inductance is encapsulated by molding compound (401, height 402...
Mold lock on heat spreader
A mold lock and a method of forming the mold lock are provided. The mold lock is used in an encapsulated semiconductor device and includes a neck and a shaped...
IC devices having TSVS including protruding tips having IMC blocking tip
A through substrate via (TSV) die includes a plurality of TSVs including an outer dielectric sleeve and an inner metal core and protruding TSV tips including...
Optimized circuit design layout for high performance ball grid array
A method of laying out traces for connection of bond pads of a semiconductor chip to a printed wiring board or the like and the layout. There is provided a...
Aluminum leadframes for semiconductor QFN/SON devices
A post-mold plated semiconductor device has an aluminum leadframe (105) with a structure including a chip mount pad and a plurality of lead segments without...
Systems and methods for post-circuitization assembly
A method of making integrated circuit packages using a conductive plate as a substrate includes forming a partial circuit pattern on one side of the conductive...
TAP with select output from one of IR and DR
A TAP linking module (21, 51) permits plural TAPs (TAPs 1-4) to be controlled and accessed from a test bus (13) via a single TAP interface (20).
Gating circuitry coupling selected scan paths between I/O scan bus
A scan test architecture facilitates low power testing of semiconductor circuits by selectively dividing the serial scan paths into shorter sections....
Powering up adapter and scan test logic TAP controllers
A method comprises a system comprising a host device coupled to a first remote device actively operating according to a state diagram that the host device and...
Image capture reporting based on content-associated wireless
An electronic device. The device comprises circuitry for capturing data representing an image and circuitry for detecting a wireless signal associated with an...
Method and system for auto-focusing
Method and system for auto-focusing. The method includes checking for presence of a subject in a first frame. The method also includes determining a second...
Audio bandwidth expansion
Bandwidth expansion for audio signals by frequency band translations plus adaptive gains to create higher frequencies; use of a common channel for both stereo...
This invention relates to an ACDC converter (1) comprising a converter input (3) and a converter output (5), a pre-regulation stage (7) and a DC transformer...
Multistage charge pumps with diode loss compensation
Multistage charge pumps with diode loss compensation are disclosed. In one example, a pre-regulated charge pump to generate a voltage is described. The example...
Bist DDR memory interface circuit and method for testing the same
An apparatus and method for self-testing a DDR memory interface are disclosed. In one aspect, a built-in-self-test (BIST) memory interface circuit includes a...
Light-emitting semiconductor device driver and method
An electronic device includes circuitry for driving a light-emitting diode (LED) or other light-emitting semiconductor device. The circuitry includes a first...
PoP precursor with interposer for top package bond pad pitch compensation
An electronic assembly adapted for forming package on package (PoP) devices includes a package substrate having a molded IC die thereon that defines a mold cap...
CVD showerhead alignment apparatus
A method and apparatus for aligning a CVD showerhead, comprising engaging a showerhead stem clamp with a showerhead stem outside of a process chamber of the CVD...
Energy-aware scheduling of application execution
A mobile device (10) manages tasks (18) using a scheduler (20) for scheduling tasks on multiple processors (12). To conserve energy, the set of tasks to be...