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US-9,705,481 Area-optimized retention flop implementation
An integrated circuit device having a p-well plane, a plurality of substantially parallel n-well rows, and a logic cell. The p-well plane is comprised of p-type...
US-9,704,804 Oxidation resistant barrier metal process for semiconductor devices
An integrated circuit and method comprising an underlying metal geometry, a dielectric layer on the underlying metal geometry, a contact opening through the...
US-9,704,269 Efficient methodology to process wide dynamic range images
An image processor capable of processing wide-dynamic-range (WDR) image data using a native 12-bit image pipe. In one embodiment, the processor receives...
US-9,702,935 Packet based integrated circuit testing
Apparatus and method for testing an integrated circuit. An integrated circuit includes circuitry to be tested, scan chain logic, and a test adapter. The scan...
US-9,702,912 Bi-directional electric energy meter
An electric energy meter for a poly-phase electricity network includes a power transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, a first analog front end...
US-9,698,779 Reconfiguring an ASIC at runtime
Methods for reconfiguring an ASIC at runtime without using voltage over scaling. A functional criticality of a set of logic in the ASIC is identified. Then, the...
US-9,698,246 LDMOS device with graded body doping
A laterally diffused MOS (LDMOS) device includes a substrate having a p-epi layer thereon. A p-body region is in the p-epi layer. An ndrift (NDRIFT) region is...
US-9,697,391 RFID transponder and method for operating the same
An RFID transponder having an analog front end receiver having an attenuator coupled to receive an RF-signal from an antenna and to attenuate the RF-signal, an...
US-9,692,433 Voltage regulator with load compensation
A voltage regulation system provides a relatively stable voltage source without introducing the typical costs of a ground buffer. The disclosed voltage...
US-9,692,303 Systems and methods of non-invasive continuous adaptive tuning of digitally controlled switched mode power...
Example embodiments of the systems and methods of non-invasive continuous adaptive tuning of digitally controlled switched mode power supply based on measured...
US-9,692,229 Shut-off circuits for latched active ESD FET
An integrated circuit may include an over-capability detection circuit coupled to an I/O pad which provides a shut-off signal to a latch controlling an ESD...
US-9,690,718 Method for protecting software of embedded applications against unauthorized access
A method of protecting software for embedded applications against unauthorized access. Software to be protected is loaded into a protected memory area. Access...
US-9,690,478 Method and system for processing gestures to cause computation of measurement of an angle or a segment using a...
A method and a system for processing gestures to cause computation of measurements of an angle or a segment using a touch screen are disclosed. The system...
US-9,684,583 Trace data export to remote memory using memory mapped write transactions
A method for easily tracing the execution of an application in a computer system having a plurality of computing nodes interconnected by high speed data links...
US-9,680,677 Weather band receiver
A weather band receiver, which may be part of an FM receiver, is disclosed. FSK-encoded data units in an alert packet transmission are detected using a...
US-9,680,522 Dynamic reconfiguration of uplink transmission in a TDD wireless communication system
Embodiments of the invention use signaling mechanisms that enable dynamic reconfiguration of the UL/DL resource partitioning by user equipment (UE) in a TDD...
US-9,673,317 Integrated termination for multiple trench field plate
A semiconductor device includes a vertical MOS transistor with a plurality of parallel RESURF drain trenches separated by a constant spacing in a vertical drain...
US-9,672,586 Image synthesis method with DSP and GPU
This patent application focuses on partitioning the computation to perform the image processing on the DSP, communicate the results to the GPU in an optimized...
US-9,669,427 Methods and systems for ultrasound control with bi-directional transistor
In at least some embodiments, an ultrasound system includes an ultrasound transducer and a bi-directional transistor coupled to the ultrasound transducer. The...
US-9,668,297 BLE scatternet system and method
A BLE network includes a first piconet (A) including a first master scanner (3-1) and a first group of low-power slave/advertisers (5-1,2 . . . 5) for...
US-9,667,632 Reliable configuration for network access
A system, method and device for reliable configuration for network access. The method includes connecting an AP to a computer, connecting one or more clients...
US-9,667,451 System for transmitting information between circuits
In described examples, a first isolation element electrically isolates a first circuit from a second circuit and passes AC signals between the first circuit and...
US-9,667,425 Methods, apparatus, and systems for secure demand paging and other paging operations for processor devices
A secure demand paging system includes a processor operable for executing instructions, an internal memory for a first page in a first virtual machine context,...
US-9,667,397 Method and apparatus for channel state information feedback in a coordinated multi-point communication system
A method of operating a wireless communication system (FIG. 4) is disclosed. The method includes receiving a plurality of reference signals from a respective...
US-9,667,318 Device and frame structure for powerline communications
Embodiments of the invention provide a device and a frame structure for powerline communications. The header may comprise two parts that are separately encoded....
US-9,667,300 Frequency synthesizer for achieving fast re-lock between alternate frequencies in low bandwidth PLLs
A frequency synthesizer that includes a reference frequency scaler and a phase locked loop (PLL) coupled to the reference frequency scaler. The reference...
US-9,667,193 Low power wide tuning range oscillator
A wide tuning range oscillator system uses multiple active cores with cross-coupled transistors and multiple tapped inductors having windings that can be...
US-9,667,134 Startup circuit for reference circuits
A start-up circuit for a reference circuit such as a bandgap reference circuit. The start-up circuit includes a diode-connected metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS)...
US-9,667,073 Controlling polarity in an active balancing system for a battery
A device includes a transformer, a controller, and a switch coupled between the transformer and the controller. The transformer has a primary coil and a...
US-9,666,553 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-9,666,537 Methods and apparatus using front-to-back alignment mark and placement for narrow wafer scribe lines
Methods and apparatus for front-to-back alignment using narrow scribe lines are disclosed. An apparatus is disclosed that includes a semiconductor wafer...
US-9,665,542 Determining median value of an array on vector SIMD architectures
A method for determining a median value of an array of pixels in a vision system may be performed in an efficient manner using the parallel computing...
US-9,665,116 Low voltage current mode bandgap circuit and method
A proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) generator generates a current PTAT (IPTAT) and a fractional VBE in a first regulation loop. A level shifting...
US-9,664,989 Multi-spatial light modulator image display projector architectures using solid state light sources
A solid state illumination system is provided for image projection. Red, green and blue light is generated using a blue laser light source and phosphor...
US-9,664,892 Hybrid laser excited phosphor illumination apparatus and method
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for generating blue color illumination for use in a projection system. Light from a blue laser light source is reflected off...
US-9,664,736 Multiple rate signature test to verify integrated circuit identity
Screening a batch of integrated circuits (IC) may be done with test patterns provided in a sequence of test vectors. The sequence of test vectors may be fetched...
US-9,664,574 Thermometer device and method of making
A method of manufacturing a thermometer probe includes: obtaining a hollow housing having an open end and a curved inner surface; obtaining a flexible detecting...
US-9,663,357 Open cavity package using chip-embedding technology
A method for fabricating packaged semiconductor devices (100) with an open cavity (110a) in panel format; placing (process 201) on an adhesive carrier tape a...
US-9,661,450 NFC receiver architecture with improved power sensitivity
An electronic communication device includes an antenna configured to receive a radio frequency (RF) signal and generate a differential current signal. A mixer...
US-9,660,652 Differential driver with pull up and pull down boosters
A driver includes first and second resistors coupled to a supply voltage and coupled to pairs of main transistors at positive and negative output nodes. The...
US-9,654,326 Wireless transceiver with TX/FBRX sequential QMC calibration using separate/shared PLLS
A direct conversion wireless transceiver is configured for TX/FBRX sequential QMC calibration (coefficient generation) using separate/shared PLLs. A TX LO...
US-9,654,024 AC-DC converter having soft-switched totem-pole output
An AC-DC converter has a totem-pole output circuit having first and second semiconductor switches, each having a channel coupled to a switching node and having...
US-9,652,423 CAN and flexible data rate CAN node apparatus and methods for mixed bus CAN FD communications
Controller area network (CAN) communications apparatus and methods are presented for CAN flexible data rate (CAN FD) communications in a mixed CAN network with...
US-9,652,402 Hiding page translation miss latency in program memory controller by next page prefetch on crossing page boundary
This invention hides the page miss translation latency for program fetches. In this invention whenever an access is requested by CPU that crosses a memory page...
US-9,648,674 Method and apparatus for calculating an average value of an inaccessible current from an accessible current
In a power converter, a circuit determines an average value of an inaccessible current from an average value of an accessible current and a value of the...
US-9,648,618 Mixer sequence design for N-path filters
A bandpass filter includes a plurality of parallel paths. Each path includes a first mixer, a low-pass filter, and a second mixer. The first mixer in each path...
US-9,648,350 Method and apparatus for decoding a progressive JPEG image
A progressive JPEG (joint photographic experts group) decoder is disclosed. The progressive JPEG decoder includes a processing unit that receives a plurality of...
US-9,647,867 Wideband IQ mismatch correction for direct down-conversion receiver
A direct down-conversion (DDC) front end receiver includes first Q-channel that filters a sum of PRBS and baseband quadrature signals to generate a first...
US-9,647,689 Robust connection for low-energy wireless networks
A system and method for detecting and correcting bit errors in received packets is disclosed. The presence of bit errors in a received packet are detected using...
US-9,647,676 Method and apparatus for reducing SAR input loading
The disclosure provides a successive approximation register analog to digital converter (SAR ADC). The SAR ADC includes a charge sharing DAC that includes an...
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