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US-7,826,568 Far-end crosstalk (FEXT) canceller
A novel and useful mechanism for the detection, estimation and correction of far-end cross talk (FEXT) caused by transmissions over adjacent wire pairs or...
US-7,826,485 MAC extensions for smart antenna support
Apparatus and methods implement aggregation frames and allocation frames. The aggregation frames include a plurality of MSDUs or fragments thereof aggregated or...
US-7,826,459 Coexistence of different network technologies
In at least some embodiments, a communication device includes a plurality of network technology subsystems, each subsystem associated with a different network...
US-7,826,341 Methods and systems for implementing a pseudo-noise signaling mechanism in wireless communication
In at least some embodiments, a system may comprise one or more devices configurable to communicate according to a first protocol that implements a first data...
US-7,826,135 Screen film for light projection brightness enhancement
A front-projection screen that includes a prismatic film that comprises an outside surface of the screen. The film includes parallel prismatic grooved lines....
US-7,826,121 Use of an angle-selective retro-reflector to recapture off-state energy
Provided is a method for using a display system. The method, in one embodiment, includes directing a light beam from a light source to an array of individually...
US-7,825,990 Method and apparatus for analog graphics sample clock frequency offset detection and verification
A method and apparatus for an analog-to-digital video signal converter. The converter is controlled by a clock with controllable frequency and phase for sampling...
US-7,825,971 Low noise image sensing system and method for use with sensors with very small pixel size
The image sensing system includes integrating charge in an image sensor array; transferring the charge out of the image sensor array; converting the charge to a...
US-7,825,846 Error correction method and apparatus
A switched current source is provided. The switched current source is generally comprised of transistors and resistors, and the source has a high output...
US-7,825,740 Systems and methods for tracking communication parameters over a plurality of frequency bands
In at least some embodiments, a communication system includes a receiver having a local oscillator (LO) for each of a plurality of frequency bands. Each LO is...
US-7,825,695 OR gate connecting LVDS comparators to 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-7,825,689 Functional-input sequential circuit
An exemplary functional input sequential circuit for reducing the setup time of input signals. The functional sequential circuit includes a tri-state inverter...
US-7,825,025 Method and system for improved nickel silicide
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for nickel silicidation includes providing a substrate having a source region, a gate region, and a drain...
US-7,824,829 Method of monitoring focus in lithographic processes
The present disclosure is directed to a method for monitoring focus of a photolithography system. The method comprises providing a substrate and depositing a...
US-7,824,824 Composite phase shifting lithography mask including etch stop layer
The formation of a lithographic mask (100) is disclosed, where the mask (100) can be used in forming integrated circuits onto a semiconductor substrate. A layer...
US-7,823,044 Method for streamlining error connection code computation while reading or programming a NAND flash memory
A method for streamlining error correction code computation while reading or programming a NAND flash memory. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are...
US-7,823,038 Connecting analog response to separate strobed comparator input on IC
Special test circuitry in an IC for wafer level testing selectively connects the specialized test circuitry to the functional circuitry during wafer test....
US-7,823,037 Optimized JTAG interface
An optimized JTAG interface is used to access JTAG Tap Domains within an integrated circuit. The interface requires fewer pins than the conventional JTAG...
US-7,823,036 Low power testing of very large circuits
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-7,822,996 Method for implementing thermal management in a processor and/or apparatus and/or system employing the same
A method for detecting temperature associated with a processor, results of the detecting being used for controlling power dissipation associated with the...
US-7,822,890 Bidirectional data repeater switch
A bidirectional repeater and data multiplexer for serial data has A-side 12C port devices A1-A4 coupled to comparators 302-308 and pull-downs to ground 316-322....
US-7,822,389 Methods and apparatus to provide an auxiliary receive path to support transmitter functions
Methods and apparatus to provide an auxiliary receive path to support transmitter functions are disclosed. An example transceiver includes an antenna and a...
US-7,822,146 System and method for digitally correcting a non-linear element
System and methods for a digital linearization of a non-linear element. Preferred embodiments provide digital predistortion methods and circuitry that addresses...
US-7,822,021 Systems, processes and integrated circuits for rate and/or diversity adaptation for packet communications
A media over packet networking appliance provides a network interface, a voice transducer, and at least one integrated circuit assembly coupling the voice...
US-7,822,011 Self-synchronized streaming architecture
Synchronization of downlink streaming data is performed by estimating the likelihood of an underflow or an overflow in an output buffer upon receipt of each...
US-7,821,843 Partial write-back in read and write-back of a memory
An integrated circuit having a functional memory and methods of operating and reducing an operating power of the integrated circuit are provided. The functional...
US-7,821,816 Method for constructing Shmoo plots for SRAMs
A method of preparing Shmoo plots where both the number of failures and also the failure type is specified at each test voltage measurement point. A method that...
US-7,821,491 LED driver circuit for a backlight device
A backlight device that is not affected by offset voltage. Driving transistor (41) operates such that current flows in LED circuit (11), and the detection...
US-7,821,333 High-voltage differential amplifier and method using low voltage amplifier and dynamic voltage selection
A differential amplifier (1D) includes circuitry (5,R1,R2,52) coupling a common mode component of an input voltage (Vin.sup.+-Vin.sup.-) to a maximum voltage...
US-7,821,328 Dynamic charge pump system for front end protection circuit
Various apparatuses, methods and systems for a front end protection circuit with a dynamic charge pump system are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments...
US-7,821,307 Bandgap referenced power on reset (POR) circuit with improved area and power performance
In an apparatus for monitoring a supply voltage, a current mirror coupled to the supply voltage provides a pair of matching currents. A resistor divider that...
US-7,821,113 Leadframe having delamination resistant die pad
A lead frame (410) including a die pad (100) for mounting at least one integrated circuit (405) thereon and a plurality of lead fingers (413). The die pad (100)...
US-7,821,111 Semiconductor device having grooved leads to confine solder wicking
A packaged surface-mount semiconductor device has the outer, un-encapsulated lead segments structured in five adjoining portions: The first portion protrudes...
US-7,820,924 Multi-direction switch for a cursor device
A directional controller for a device is provided. The directional controller consists of keypad contacts, a keyboard, and a button. The keypad contacts are on a...
US-7,820,063 Micromirror device and a method of making the same
A reflective and deformable micromirror device comprises a reflective micromirror plate attached to a deformable hinge that is formed on and held by a hinge post...
US-7,818,711 System and method for making photomasks
The present application is directed a method for determining the position of photomask patterns in a mask making process. The method comprises providing one or...
US-7,818,641 Interface to full and reduce pin JTAG devices
The disclosure describes a process and apparatus for accessing devices on a substrate. The substrate may include only full pin JTAG devices (504), only reduced...
US-7,818,604 Pipelined clock stretching circuitry and method for I2C logic system
A system for increasing the data throughput of an I2C bus including a serial clock conductor (3) for conducting a serial clock signal (SCK) and a serial data...
US-7,818,468 Method and system for processing control information
In one aspect, an integrated circuit device including a first-level module configurable to receive and transmit control information, said first level module...
US-7,817,747 Precise delay alignment between amplitude and phase/frequency modulation paths in a digital polar transmitter
A novel apparatus for and method of delay alignment between amplitude and phase/frequency modulation paths in a digital polar transmitter. The invention provides...
US-7,817,736 Correcting for carrier frequency offset in multi-carrier communication systems
A multi-carrier (MC) receiver receives a multi-carrier signal containing data symbols as well as pilot symbols. The MC receiver estimates a carrier frequency...
US-7,817,490 Low-power operation of static memory in a read-only mode
A static random access memory (SRAM) operable that is biased at lower power supply voltages in a read-only mode than in a read/write mode. The SRAM can be...
US-7,817,393 Power distribution switch circuits with fast responses to hard short-circuits
Methods and apparatus to provide power distribution switch circuits with fast responses to hard short-circuits are disclosed. In one example, a power...
US-7,817,341 Integrated TIR prism and lens element
Disclosed is an optical component, which comprises a prism element adjacent to a lens element, where the two elements are separated by a small air gap. In...
US-7,817,323 Optical structure and an imaging system using the same
An optical architecture comprises an optical scanning mechanism for use in imaging systems. With the optical scanning mechanism, illumination light from an...
US-7,816,740 Memory cell layout structure with outer bitline
An integrated circuit (IC) includes a memory cell having source/drain regions for defining source/drains of a first pull-up or pull-down (PU/PD) transistor for a...
US-7,815,738 Deposition tool cleaning process having a moving plasma zone
The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a process for cleaning a deposition chamber (100). The process includes a step (100) of forming a reactive...
US-RE41,830 Oversampling analog-to-digital converter and method with reduced chopping residue noise
A delta-sigma modulator includes a chopper-stabilized integrator, a quantizer having an input coupled to an output of the integrator, an input signal acquiring...
US-7,814,478 Methods and apparatus for use in updating application programs in memory of a network device
An illustrative method of the present application is for use in updating an application program in memory of a network device. An application program having a...
US-7,814,450 Active skew control of a digital phase-lock loop using delay lock-loops
Systems and methods for transmitting a signal having a desired phase at the device are disclosed. The systems and methods further include determining a signal...
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