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US-7,859,237 Method and apparatus for voltage to current conversion
A voltage to current converter that can provide multiple current sources at differing voltage levels using a single inductor, without the need to provide a...
US-7,859,131 Sample and hold scheme for a feedback network of a power converter
One embodiment of the invention includes a system for regulating an output voltage of a power converter. The system comprises an error amplifier that compares a...
US-7,859,024 Integrated circuit having efficiently packed decoupling capacitors
An integrated circuit includes a substrate having a semiconducting surface (605) and a plurality of standard cells arranged in a plurality of rows including at...
US-7,858,459 Work function adjustment with the implant of lanthanides
Semiconductor devices and fabrication methods are provided, in which fully silicided transistor gates are provided for MOS transistors. A lanthanide series metal...
US-7,857,463 Optical system for a thin, low-chin, projection television
A micro-mirror based projection display system in an enclosure with minimum chin and depth measurements is disclosed. A solid-state laser light source generates...
US-7,856,328 Systems, methods and circuits for determining potential battery failure based on a rate of change of internal...
Various systems and methods for determining potential battery failure are disclosed. For example, some embodiments of the present invention provide battery...
US-7,855,907 Mitigation of charge sharing in memory devices
One embodiment relates to a memory element disposed on a substrate. The memory element includes first and second interlocked data storage elements adapted to...
US-7,855,903 System and method for programming an internal parameter or feature in a power converter with a multi-function...
A programmable parameter or feature is provided for a power converter through a multi-function connection on the converter controller. The parameter or feature...
US-7,855,863 Driver with electrostatic discharge protection
Various apparatuses, methods and systems for protecting a driver from electrostatic discharge are disclosed herein. For example, some exemplary embodiments...
US-7,855,849 Methods and apparatus for temperature compensation for hard disk drive write overshoot current
Methods and apparatus for temperature compensation for hard disk drive writer overshoot current are disclosed. A disclosed system comprises creating a first...
US-7,855,812 Cellular phone with scanning capability
A cellular phone is provided with a media scanning capability. Scanner optics, an optional light source and related scanning circuitry is integrated within a...
US-7,855,595 High dynamic range ASK demodulator for use in an RFID transponder
An ASK demodulator for use in an RFID transponder having a limiter circuit associated with the antenna circuit and converting the ASK antenna field strength...
US-7,855,535 Inrush current control
One embodiment of the present invention includes a power supply system. The power supply system comprises a variable voltage source configured to provide and...
US-7,855,432 Integrated thermal characterization and trim of polysilicon resistive elements
Devices, systems, and methods for providing an on-chip, temperature-stable resistance network for generating a precision current or precision resistance are...
US-7,855,111 Border region defect reduction in hybrid orientation technology (HOT) direct silicon bonded (DSB) substrates
Hybrid orientation technology (HOT) substrates for CMOS ICs include (100)-oriented silicon regions for NMOS and (110) regions for PMOS for optimizing carrier...
US-7,855,090 In line test circuit and method for determining interconnect electrical properties and integrated circuit...
A test circuit for, and method of, determining electrical properties of an underlying interconnect layer and an overlying interconnect layer of an integrated...
US-7,855,088 Method for manufacturing integrated circuits by guardbanding die regions
The invention provides a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit. The method, in one embodiment, includes inspecting a semiconductor wafer including a...
US-7,853,997 Method and system for a multi-sharing security firewall
Systems and methods for a multi-sharing security firewall are provided. Embodiments of a memory security firewall apparatus are provided that include region...
US-7,853,913 Minimizing number of masks to be changed when changing existing connectivity in an integrated circuit
A method and apparatus for fabricating integrated circuits providing a desired operation using a plurality of masks, wherein each of said plurality of masks is...
US-7,853,640 Key distribution
The distribution of Bluetooth IDs among multiple integrated circuit testers at multiple sites for programming with a master database containing large size ID...
US-7,853,205 Methods for improving transmission efficiency of control channels in communication systems
Embodiments of the invention provide methods for optimizing the spectral efficiency of control channel transmissions carrying scheduling assignments from a...
US-7,852,974 Plural circuit selection using role reversing control inputs
Data is communicated through two separate circuits or circuit groups, each having clock and mode inputs, by sequentially reversing the role of the clock and mode...
US-7,852,941 Transcoders and methods
Transcoding as from MPEG-2 SDTV to MPEG-4 CIF reuses motion vectors and downsamples in the frequency (DCT) domain with differing treatments of frame-DCT and...
US-7,852,247 Mixed-signal filter
One embodiment of the invention includes a mixed-signal filter. The mixed-signal filter comprises an analog signal path configured to process a first analog...
US-7,852,116 IC output signal path with switch, bus holder, and buffer
An electronic integrated circuit includes a signal path connected between the functional logic (15) thereof and an external output terminal. The signal path...
US-7,852,110 Controlling the slew-rate of an output buffer
An output buffer provided according to an aspect of the present invention is designed to generate an output signal with a slew rate that is substantially...
US-7,852,100 Parallel scan distributors and collectors and process of testing integrated circuits
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-7,851,928 Semiconductor device having substrate with differentially plated copper and selective solder
A semiconductor device having an insulating substrate with differentially plated metal and selective solder. Chip 221 with contact studs 223 is attached onto the...
US-7,851,264 Semiconductor device singulation method
The objective of the invention is to provide a semiconductor device manufacturing method with which the generation of burrs can be suppressed while increasing...
US-7,848,450 Methods and apparatus to pre-compensate for I/Q distortion in quadrature transmitters
Methods and apparatus to pre-compensate for in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) distortion in quadrature transmitters are disclosed. A disclosed example method comprises...
US-7,848,125 Keep-alive for power stage with multiple switch nodes
A keep alive circuit for recharging bootstrap capacitors in multiple totem-pole switching power stages using N-channel field effect transistor or NPN bipolar...
US-7,847,795 Method and system for controlling spatial light modulator interface buses
In accordance with the teachings of the present disclosure, a method and system for controlling spatial light modulator buses are provided. In accordance with...
US-7,847,785 Backlight device
A circuit to appropriately adjust the emission intensity of LEDs of various colors. By means of a first optical sensor (11), the detection range of which...
US-7,847,717 Low noise current steering DAC
A low noise current steering digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The DAC includes a current reference for generating a bias current that biases a set of current...
US-7,847,648 Oscillator with delay compensation
In the many microelectronics applications, delays present in circuitry can affect both the design and the function of the circuitry. One example of delays...
US-7,847,600 Track and hold circuit
Methods and apparatus are disclosed to track and hold a voltage. An example track and hold circuit comprises a first electronic switch, a second electronic...
US-7,847,538 Testing micromirror devices
An array of individually addressable micromirrors is characterized by sending a driving signal to a pixel group having a fewer number of micromirrors. A response...
US-7,847,401 Methods, systems and structures for forming semiconductor structures incorporating high-temperature processing...
A method (100) of forming semiconductor structures (202) including high-temperature processing steps (step 118), incorporates the use of a high-temperature...
US-7,847,399 Semiconductor device having solder-free gold bump contacts for stability in repeated temperature cycles
A semiconductor device has a chip (101) with gold studs (212) assembled on a tape substrate (102), which has solder balls (103) for attachment to external parts....
US-7,847,391 Manufacturing method for integrating a shunt resistor into a semiconductor package
An integrated circuit package that comprises a lead frame, an integrated circuit located on the lead frame and a shunt resistor coupled to the lead frame and to...
US-7,847,381 Package for an integrated circuit
According to various illustrative embodiments of the present invention, a device for an integrated circuit includes a monolithic frame having a plurality of...
US-7,847,378 Compliant wirebond pedestal
A wire bonder (900) with a rigid pedestal (902) having resilient inserts (920). A package (904) placed on the pedestal (902) contains an electrical device (906)....
US-7,847,351 Lateral metal oxide semiconductor drain extension design
A semiconductor device comprising source and drain regions and insulating region and a plate structure. The source and drain regions are on or in a semiconductor...
US-7,846,789 Isolation trench with rounded corners for BiCMOS process
A semiconductor device comprising a first transistor device on or in a semiconductor substrate and a second transistor device on or in the substrate. The device...
US-7,846,783 Use of poly resistor implant to dope poly gates
A process of fabricating an IC is disclosed in which a polysilicon resistor and a gate region of an MOS transistor are implanted concurrently. The concurrent...
US-7,843,654 Collecting lens
A system and method for collimating light emitted from a light source, such as a light-emitting diode (LED), is provided. The system and method includes two...
US-7,843,643 Laminated micromirror package
A system and method of aligning a micromirror array to the micromirror package and the micromirror package to a display system. One embodiment provides a method...
US-7,843,345 Dual frequency RFID circuit
A radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder (FIGS. 4 and 5A) is disclosed. The transponder includes first (RF) and second (GND) terminals. A first...
US-7,843,265 Methods and apparatus to reduce idle current in power amplifiers
Power amplifiers with reduced idle currents are described. In some examples, a power amplifier includes a driver configured to generate a control signal based on...
US-7,843,254 Methods and apparatus to produce fully isolated NPN-based bandgap reference
Generating a bandgap reference by generating a first current in a first circuit and a second current in a second circuit, a control circuit forcing the first and...
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