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US-8,045,317 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...
US-8,044,741 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...
US-8,044,712 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...
US-8,044,649 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...
US-8,044,646 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...
US-8,044,644 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...
US-8,044,611 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...
US-8,044,610 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...
US-8,044,495 Metallic leadframes having laser-treated surfaces for improved adhesion to polymeric compounds
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...
US-8,043,973 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...
US-8,043,947 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...
US-8,043,921 Nitride removal while protecting semiconductor surfaces for forming shallow junctions
A method of removing silicon nitride over a semiconductor surface for forming shallow junctions. Sidewall spacers are formed along sidewalls of a gate stack...
US-8,043,545 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...
US-8,042,248 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...
US-8,041,999 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...
US-8,041,998 Data processor decoding trace-worthy event collision matrix from pipelined processor
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...
US-8,041,982 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...
US-8,040,986 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...
US-8,040,973 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,...
US-8,040,959 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...
US-8,040,652 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...
US-8,040,627 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...
US-8,040,305 Constant-weight bit-slice PWM method and system for scrolling color display systems
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...
US-8,040,171 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...
US-8,040,116 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...
US-8,040,019 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...
US-8,039,956 High current semiconductor device system having low resistance and inductance
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...
US-8,039,955 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...
US-8,039,385 IC devices having TSVS including protruding tips having IMC blocking tip ends
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...
US-8,039,320 Optimized circuit design layout for high performance ball grid array packages
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...
US-8,039,317 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...
US-8,039,309 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...
US-8,037,386 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).
US-8,037,383 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....
US-8,037,355 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...
US-8,036,703 Image capture reporting based on content-associated wireless identification
An electronic device. The device comprises circuitry for capturing data representing an image and circuitry for detecting a wireless signal associated with an...
US-8,036,522 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...
US-8,036,394 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...
US-8,035,995 ACDC converter
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...
US-8,035,440 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...
US-8,035,407 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...
US-8,035,311 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...
US-8,034,660 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...
US-8,033,001 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...
US-8,032,891 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...
US-8,032,813 Concurrent production of CRC syndromes for different data blocks in an input data sequence
Cyclic redundancy check (CRC) processing is applied to a received sequence of data blocks that are defined by respective sequences of sets of parallel data. For...
US-8,032,764 Electronic devices, information products, processes of manufacture and apparatus for enabling code decryption...
An electronic device (1640) includes a non-volatile store (1620) holding a plurality of encrypted sub-applications (SubApp n), and application-specific...
US-8,032,762 Process, circuits, devices, and systems for encryption and decryption and other purposes, and process making
A wireless communications device (110) has a digital section (800) and a radio frequency section (840). The digital section (800) does setup and execution on a...
US-8,031,946 Reduced calculations in determining intra-prediction type method and system
The method, system, and apparatus of source statistics based intra prediction type is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes classifying a four-pixel...
US-8,031,745 Downlink synchronization channel and methods for cellular systems
The present invention provides a method of operating a base station transmitter. The method includes providing a cellular downlink synchronization signal having...
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