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US-9,948,314 Vapor cell and method for making same
Vapor cells and methods for making the same are presented, in which a cell cavity is completely filled with aqueous alkali metal azide solution and the solution...
US-9,948,312 Phase lock loop with a digital charge pump
A phase lock loop (PLL) includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and a frequency detector to generate a FAST signal responsive to a frequency of a...
US-9,948,309 Differential odd integer divider
A differential odd integer divider provides low power and compact sub-harmonics of an applied square or sinusoidal clock signal with self-aligned 50% duty...
US-9,948,181 Circuits and methods to linearize conversion gain in a DC-DC converter
Described examples include DC-DC power conversion systems, apparatus and methods for linearizing a DC-DC circuit conversion gain, including a gain circuit...
US-9,947,784 High voltage lateral extended drain MOS transistor with improved drift layer contact
An integrated circuit and method having an extended drain MOS transistor with a buried drift region, a drain end diffused link between the buried drift region...
US-9,947,783 P-channel DEMOS device
A p-channel drain extended metal oxide semiconductor (DEPMOS) device includes a doped surface layer at least one nwell finger defining an nwell length and width...
US-9,947,765 Dummy gate placement methodology to enhance integrated circuit performance
A method for increasing the performance of an integrated circuit by reducing the number of dummy gate geometries next to transistors in the speed path of an...
US-9,944,413 Circuits and methods for reducing flicker in an LED light source
Method and circuits for balancing a first waveform used to drive an LED are disclosed herein. The first waveform has a first cycle with a first amplitude and a...
US-9,942,956 Boost converter design with 100%-pass mode for WLED backlight and camera flash applications
Embodiments of the invention improve efficiency and address the stability issues that arise when a boost converter is used for both backlight WLEDs and camera...
US-9,942,573 Systems and methods for reducing blocking artifacts
Several methods and systems for reducing blocking artifacts are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving a pair of adjacent blocks having an...
US-9,942,545 Methods and apparatus for indicating picture buffer size for coded scalable video
A method for encoding a video sequence in a scalable video encoder to generate a scalable bitstream is provided that includes encoding the video sequence in a...
US-9,942,066 Embedded clock in communication system
A method for simultaneously transmitting data bits and a clock signal includes converting the combination of the data bits and the clock signal to analog...
US-9,941,929 Long preamble and duty cycle based coexistence mechanism for power line communication (PLC) networks
Embodiments of methods and systems for supporting coexistence of multiple technologies in a Power Line Communication (PLC) network are disclosed. A long...
US-9,941,916 Multi-band programmable receiver
A programmable multi-band receiver includes a signal coupler, programmable signal scaler including a fixed capacitance part including a series set of switchable...
US-9,941,896 Analog to digital converter error rate reduction
An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) may include a comparator and a metastability detector. The comparator may be configured to compare an input signal to a...
US-9,941,893 Pattern based estimation of errors in ADC
An ADC includes a flash ADC. The flash ADC generates a flash output in response to an input signal, and an error correction block generates a known pattern. A...
US-9,941,876 Bootstrap diode circuits
Bootstrap diode circuits are disclosed. Example bootstrap diode circuits disclosed herein include a first diode having a first diode input coupled to a voltage...
US-9,941,722 Converter and method for extracting maximum power from piezo vibration harvester
A system (1-2) for efficiently transferring harvested vibration energy to a battery (6) includes a piezo harvester (2) generating an AC output voltage...
US-9,941,383 Fast switching IGBT with embedded emitter shorting contacts and method for making same
Integrated circuits are presented having high voltage IGBTs with integral emitter shorts and fabrication processes using wafer bonding or grown epitaxial...
US-9,941,228 Millimeter wave integrated circuit with ball grid array package including transmit and receive channels
A millimeter wave integrated circuit (IC) chip. The IC chip comprises an IC die and a wire bond ball grid array package encapsulating the IC die. The wire bond...
US-9,941,194 Packaged semiconductor device having patterned conductance dual-material nanoparticle adhesion layer
In an embodiment, a substrate made of a first material and having a surface is provided. A first and second nozzle dispense a first solvent paste including...
US-9,940,298 Signal conditioner discovery and control in a multi-segment data path
In a segmented data path, a source is able to "discover" whether any tunable repeater nodes are present. When one or more tunable repeaters are discovered, the...
US-9,940,277 Multi-channel peripheral interconnect supporting simultaneous video and bus protocols
A method includes generating, by a control unit of a first device, a handshaking signal to be transmitted to a second device via a second channel. The method...
US-9,940,273 Dynamic RAM sharing in software-defined TDD communication
Dynamic sharing of RAM in a software-defined communication system includes storing program code in a flash memory, categorizing parts of the code into groups of...
US-9,939,808 Monitor data attachment to product lots for batch processes
A method of process control for a batch process includes pre-measuring a monitor lot to obtain pre-metrology data regarding at least a first process parameter....
US-9,939,719 Light modulator image display projector architectures
In described examples, a first TIR or RTIR element is arranged to introduce at least red light to a first spatial light modulator for modulation thereof, and a...
US-9,939,710 High-temperature isotropic plasma etching process to prevent electrical shorts
A method includes placing a device having a titanium nitride layer into a chamber. The device also has a mask that includes a photoresist material and an...
US-9,939,539 Wireless power receiver and/or foreign object detection by a wireless power transmitter
A wireless power transmitter includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a controller. The ADC is configured to convert an analog signal associated with a...
US-9,939,489 IC cores, scan paths, compare circuitry, select and enable inputs
An integrated circuit includes combinational logic with flip-flops, parallel scan paths with a scan input for receiving test stimulus data to be applied to the...
US-9,939,480 Controlling clock measurement with transistors, capacitor, OPAMP, ADC, external enable
A measurement system includes a current source that is arranged to generate a current pulse to charge a capacitor as a function of an input clock signal. The...
US-9,937,528 Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) forming
A Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer (CMUT) device including at least one CMUT element with at least one CMUT cell is formed. A patterned dielectric...
US-9,935,763 Timing correction in a communication system
One example includes a communication system. The system includes a data transmitter configured to generate a digital communication signal and a data receiver...
US-9,935,681 Preamble sequence detection of direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signals
A direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) receiver includes an antenna, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimation logic, and preamble detection logic. The antenna...
US-9,935,645 Analog-to-digital converter non-linearity correction using coefficient transformation
Circuitry for correcting non-linearity of an analog-to-digital converter. A non-linearity correction system for an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes...
US-9,935,554 Magnetic sensing technique for power supply systems
One embodiment includes a power supply system including a transformer comprising a primary, secondary, and auxiliary winding that are magnetically coupled. The...
US-9,935,041 Multi-chip module clips with connector bar
A clip tape includes connected clip sets; each includes a first clip and a second clip oriented in a same direction, connected by a connector bar. A first...
US-9,934,989 Process for forming leadframe having organic, polymerizable photo-imageable adhesion layer
A lead frame that is partially covered with an adhesion layer. A method for forming a lead frame with an adhesion layer starting with a lead frame and using a...
US-9,934,840 Method and circuit enabling ferroelectric memory to be fixed to a stable state
A system includes a ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) array having one or more memory elements. A cycle controller cycles data to be fixed in a subset...
US-9,934,411 Apparatus for physically unclonable function (PUF) for a memory array
Methods and apparatus for creating a physically unclonable function for SRAM are disclosed. An example method includes after applying a voltage to a memory...
US-9,933,484 Taps with TO-T2, T4 classes with, without topology selection logic
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-9,933,483 Addressable tap domain selection circuit with instruction and linking circuits
This disclosure describes a reduced pin bus that can be used on integrated circuits or embedded cores within integrated circuits. The bus may be used for serial...
US-RE46,774 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-9,930,452 Direct current mode digital-to-analog converter to class D amplifier
A system includes a class D amplifier and a current steering digital-to-analog converter (DAC) directly connected to the class D amplifier. The system also...
US-9,930,360 Method, system and apparatus for intra-refresh in video signal processing
A video codec for encoding a sequence of video frames divides a video frame area into number of row segments. The Video encoder selects a different set of row...
US-9,930,303 Methods and apparatus for shallow gradient artifact reduction in image display systems
In described examples, a method includes: receiving an array of image data pixels for display by a spatial light modulator; dividing the array of image data...
US-9,929,744 Memory compression operable for non-contiguous write/read addresses
Disclosed embodiments include a system having a first memory for storing a plurality of data quantities, each data quantity consisting of a first number of...
US-9,929,732 LVDS input window circuit with two comparators and multiplexer
First and second devices may simultaneously communicate bidirectionally with each other using only a single pair of LVDS signal paths. Each device includes an...
US-9,929,714 Temperature compensated bulk acoustic wave resonator with a high coupling coefficient
The dominant frequency of a solidly mounted resonator (100/280/300/400) is substantially increased by reducing the thickness of each layer of each Bragg...
US-9,929,650 Implementation of spread spectrum in PFM mode for DC-DC converters
Methods and apparatus for operating a DC-to-DC voltage converter that has a power stage that includes at least one switching transistor. The output voltage of...
US-9,929,140 Isolation structure for IC with EPI regions sharing the same tank
An ESD cell includes an n+ buried layer (NBL) within a p-epi layer on a substrate. An outer deep trench isolation ring (outer DT ring) includes dielectric...
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