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US-8,010,857 Input/output boundary cells and output data summing scan cell
Scan testing of plural target electrical circuits, such as circuits 1 through N, becomes accelerated by using the scan test response data output from one...
US-8,010,818 Power efficient method for controlling an oscillator in a low power synchronous system with an asynchronous I2C bus
In a method and apparatus for saving power in a device coupled to a bus, the device is placed to operate in a power saving mode by powering off a selective...
US-8,009,688 Decoding packets with deadlines in communications channels processing unit
A method of processing first and second record packets of real-time information includes computing for each packet a deadline interval and ordering processing...
US-8,009,546 Over current protection device
An over current protection device is described. It includes a plurality of input channels for receiving an input signal; a plurality of low pass filters coupled...
US-8,009,395 Methods and apparatus for over-voltage protection of device inputs
Methods and apparatus for over-voltage protection of device inputs are disclosed. An example apparatus to protect a device from an over-voltage condition...
US-8,008,969 Single supply class-D amplifier
Traditionally, switching amplifiers (i.e., class-D and class-G) with negative supply rails had issues with direct current (DC) power loss, included large...
US-8,008,968 Multipath amplifier
Because of variations in open loop gain and bandwidth in successive approximate register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), designing amplifiers with...
US-8,008,216 Nitrogen profile in high-K dielectrics using ultrathin disposable capping layers
Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) transistors fabricated using current art may utilize a nitridation process on the gate dielectric to improve transistor...
US-8,008,200 Poison-free and low ULK damage integration scheme for damascene interconnects
A method of forming a dual damascene structure is disclosed. A lower dielectric hardmask layer and an upper dielectric hardmask layer are deposited on an ultra...
US-8,008,183 Dual capillary IC wirebonding
The invention discloses apparatus and methods for the formation of bond wires in integrated circuit assemblies by attaching two separate wires using a dual...
US-8,008,131 Semiconductor chip package assembly method and apparatus for countering leadfinger deformation
The invention provides semiconductor chip packages, tools, and methods for preventing and for correcting leadfinger deformation caused during wirebonding in...
US-8,006,151 TAP and shadow port operating on rising and falling TCK
The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for providing a shadow access port within a device. The shadow access port is accessed to perform...
US-8,005,153 Method and apparatus for increasing the number of orthogonal signals using block spreading
Embodiments of the invention apply block spreading to transmitted signals to increase the number orthogonally multiplexed signals. The principle of the...
US-8,004,860 Radiofrequency and electromagnetic interference shielding
An electrical device comprising an electronic component mounted to a surface of a printed circuit board, a ground connection on said surface, and...
US-8,004,444 ADC chopping transconductor having two pairs of cascode transistors
A chopping transconductor includes an transconductor input stage coupled with input signals of the chopping transconductor; a chopping switch coupled with an...
US-8,004,366 Area and power efficient, high swing and monolitihic ground centered headphone amplifier circuit operable on a...
A minimal area, power efficient, high swing and monolithic ground centered headphone amplifier circuit operable on a low voltage. An input amplifier stage...
US-8,004,298 IC with first and second distributors collectors and scan paths
An integrated circuit (70) having parallel scan paths (824-842, 924-942) includes a pair or pairs of scan distributor (800,900) and scan collector (844,944)...
US-8,004,248 Systems and methods for multi-mode battery charging
Various systems and methods for battery charging are disclosed herein. As just one example, a battery charger is disclosed that includes a current feedback loop...
US-8,004,051 Lateral trench MOSFET having a field plate
One embodiment relates to an integrated circuit that includes a lateral trench MOSFET disposed in a semiconductor body. The lateral trench MOSFET includes...
US-8,002,611 Chemical mechanical polishing pad having improved groove pattern
A chemical mechanical polishing pad and method for chemical-mechanical polishing is provided, wherein the polishing pad has a plurality of first mesas and one...
US-8,001,436 Changing scan paths shifting by changing mode select input state
Plural scan test paths (401) are provided to reduce power consumed during testing such as combinational logic (101). A state machine (408) operates according to...
US-8,001,435 Register selection circuitry receiving select signals from test interfaces
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-8,001,427 Method and system of indexing into trace data based on entries in a log buffer
A method and system of indexing into trace data based on entries in a log buffer. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising executing...
US-8,000,921 Method and apparatus for synchronizing signals in a testing system
The preferred embodiments of the present invention provide approaches for synchronizing signals in a testing system. In some embodiments, the timing signal...
US-8,000,670 Removing close-in interferers through a feedback loop
System and method for elimination of close-in interferers through feedback. A preferred embodiment comprises an interferer predictor (for example, interferer...
US-8,000,428 All-digital frequency synthesis with DCO gain calculation
An all-digital frequency synthesizer architecture is built around a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) that is tuned in response to a digital tuning word...
US-8,000,425 Methods and apparatus to provide clock resynchronization in communication networks
Methods and apparatus to provide clock resynchronization in communication networks are disclosed. An example method of clock resynchronization disclosed herein...
US-8,000,200 HFM enable control system
A modulation control system for use with a high frequency modulator is described. This system comprises a latch for selectively receiving enable signals,...
US-7,999,833 Deinterleaving transpose circuits in digital display systems
The present invention provides a method and apparatus of converting a stream of pixel data in space and time into a stream of bitplane data. In particular, the...
US-7,999,793 Median and mean coherent filter and method for eliminating noise in touch screen controller
A touch screen system includes a touch screen assembly (30,31) and a touch screen controller (1A) coupled to terminals (24,25,26,27) of the touch screen...
US-7,999,710 Multistage chopper stabilized delta-sigma ADC with reduced offset
A relatively low frequency chopping operation is applied to a delta-sigma ADC to reduce DC offsets resulting from non-ideal component operation. Sequential...
US-7,999,615 Current canceling variable gain amplifier and transmitter using same
A current canceling CMOS variable gain amplifier includes a first leg and a second leg. The first leg has a first input line, a first output line, a first ON...
US-7,999,596 Digital suppression of spikes on an 1.sup.2C bus
An apparatus that is adapted to receive signals from an Inter-Integrated Circuit (I.sup.2C) bus is provided. The apparatus comprises a serial data (SDA) filter,...
US-7,999,558 Systems and methods of overvoltage and undervoltage detection
Systems and methods for overvoltage and undervoltage detection may be implemented with a fully differential circuit that includes a coarse comparator and a band...
US-7,999,524 Interleaved power factor correction pre-regulator phase management circuitry
Methods for power factor correction (PFC) and for reducing conduction losses and switching losses in a power converter as well as the power converter and phase...
US-7,999,521 DC-DC converter usable for dual voltage supply
A converter has a single inductor with a first terminal connectable to a first terminal of the supply input through a first power transistor and a second...
US-7,999,293 Photodiode semiconductor device and manufacturing method
The invention provides a semiconductor device manufactured with a plurality of photodiodes so that it does not short circuit, and includes an opening without...
US-7,998,865 Systems and methods for removing wafer edge residue and debris using a residue remover mechanism
A system (500) removes wafer edge residue from a target wafer (508). A wafer holding mechanism (502) holds and rotates the target wafer (508). A residue remover...
US-7,997,744 Electrically conductive protection layer and a microelectromechanical device using the same
A deformable hinge for use in microelectromechanical devices comprises a protection layer that is electrically conductive. The protection layer is on top of...
US-7,996,740 Adaptor With Clocks For Like Parts of Different Scan Paths
Scan architectures are commonly used to test digital circuitry in integrated circuits. The present disclosure describes a method of adapting conventional scan...
US-7,996,660 Software controlled CPU pipeline protection
A processor in a digital system executes instructions in an instruction execution pipeline. The processor detects a pipeline protection directive while...
US-7,995,640 Dynamic interpolation location
Apparatus and method for optimizing interpolation in the despreader data-path of a wireless telecommunications network employing Code Division Multiple Access...
US-7,995,316 Integrated ESD protection device
An integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) device includes a first ESD structure coupled to a pad terminal of the integrated ESD device and a second ESD...
US-7,995,279 Color light combiner
For combining light from different light sources that are spatially apart, an optical system comprises a prism assembly that comprises a ...
US-7,995,264 System and method for actuation of spatial light modulators
A system comprises a spatial light modulator comprising a plurality of modulation elements, the spatial light modulator operable to receive an optical signal...
US-7,995,258 Angle diversity antispeckling in spot displays
Improvement of speckling noise is discussed in which a central light beam received at a double-sided mirror is divided into a plurality of sub-beams. An...
US-7,995,144 Optimized phase alignment in analog-to-digital conversion of video signals
A digital video system (2) is disclosed, in which an analog input video signal is sampled at an optimum sample phase (P.sub.nc), and converted to a digital...
US-7,994,819 Level-shifter circuit
One embodiment of the invention includes a level-shifter circuit. The circuit comprises a control stage that steers a current from one of a first control node...
US-7,994,600 Antireflective coating
Device and method for an antireflective coating to improve image quality in an image display system. A preferred embodiment comprises a first high refractive...
US-7,994,073 Low stress sacrificial cap layer
A low stress sacrificial cap layer 120 having a silicon oxide liner film 130, a low stress silicon film 140, and a silicon nitride film. Alternatively, a low...
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