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FM stereo decoder incorporating Costas loop pilot to stereo component
A novel system and method for correcting the residual phase offset between a recovered pilot signal and the received stereo signal. The invention uses a Costas...
Transmitter for wireless applications incorporation spectral emission
shaping sigma delta modulator
A transmitter employing a sigma delta modulator having a noise transfer function adapted to shift quantization noise outside at least one frequency band of...
Smart antenna interface using only digital I/O supporting both mode A and
mode B antenna operation as per CEA...
This invention samples and transmits the CEA-909 standard smart antenna analog pulse train waveforms using only a digital I/O pin for both mode A and mode B...
Rapid re-synchronization of communication channels
A method of synchronizing a receiver with a transmitter. The method includes determining number of bits, j, for adjusting a bit stream, where the bit stream is...
Combined frame alignment and timing recovery in digital subscriber line
(DSL) communications systems
Timing recovery circuitry for a digital subscriber line (DSL) modem, including a combined frame and timing function for adjusting frame alignment, and for...
Dynamic pre-filter control with subjective noise detector for video
Pre filtering is commonly used in video encoding to remove undesirable noise from video sources. Without a pre filter, the noise degrades the performance of a...
Maintaining synchronization of multiple data channels with a common clock
Maintaining synchronization when sending/receiving multiple channels of data with a corresponding common reference clock signal. Synchronization signals (e.g.,...
Flexible Ethernet bridge
Congestion is minimized on a desired port in an Ethernet bridge. A packet with a destination address and a source address is received on an incoming port. An...
Methods and apparatus to control a digital power supply
Methods and apparatus to control a digital power supply are disclosed. An example method includes controlling a power factor controller by: receiving a first...
Micromirror array assembly with in-array pillars
The present invention provides a microstructure device comprising multiple substrates with the components of the device formed on the substrates. In order to...
Programmable architecture for flexible camera image pipe processing
This invention is a programmable image pipe processing architecture that offers full software flexibility to implement latest and greatest algorithms at fully...
Method and device for controlling a successive approximation register
analog to digital converter
A method for controlling a successive approximation register analog to digital converter comprising connecting a first side of a capacitor to a first comparator...
Adaptive digital audio pre-distortion in an audio digital to analog
An adaptive digital pre-distortion block is used to cancel device nonlinearities to improve the overall linearity of a Delta-Sigma DAC system. In particular, the...
Digital phase locked loop with dithering
An embodiment of the present invention provides a phase locked loop that operates on clock signals derived from an RF clock signal generated by the phase locked...
Analog to digital converter with improved input overload recovery
With high speed analog to digital converters (ADCs), components within the ADC can enter a saturation region when an input exceeded the input range of the ADC,...
Asynchronous clock gate with glitch protection
A tristate buffer circuit includes a tristate buffer switchable into a high impedance state in response to configuration signal, a delay stage delays the an...
Microdisplay assemblies and methods of packaging microdisplays
Microdisplay assemblies, methods of packaging microdisplays, and methods of testing microdisplays are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a...
Display using a movable electron field emitter and method of manufacture
A field emission device 100 comprises an anode 105 and a cathode 110 separated by a distance 115 from the anode. At least one of the anode or cathode is...
Semiconductor device with an improved solder joint
A semiconductor device with an improved solder joint system is described. The solder system includes two copper contact pads connected by a body of solder and...
Growth of unfaceted SiGe in MOS transistor fabrication
Semiconductor devices and fabrication methods are provided in which disposable gates are formed over isolation regions. Sidewall structures, including disposable...
Symmetrical bi-directional semiconductor ESD protection device
A 2-terminal (i.e., anode, cathode) symmetrical bi-directional semiconductor electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device is disclosed. The symmetrical...
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...
Methods of employing a thin oxide mask for high dose implants
A method for forming a bipolar transistor device includes providing a semiconductor substrate. An oxide layer is formed on the semiconductor substrate. The oxide...
Method of forming source and drain regions utilizing dual capping layers
and split thermal processes
Source and drain regions are formed in a first-type semiconductor device. Then, a high tensile stress capping layer is formed over the source and drain regions....
Post metal gate VT adjust etch clean
A method for fabricating a CMOS integrated circuit (IC) includes providing a substrate having a semiconductor surface, wherein the semiconductor surface has PMOS...
Method to detect poly residues in LOCOS process
A test structure which can be used to detect residual conductive material such as polysilicon which can result from an under etch comprises a PMOS transistor and...
Method for generating a mask layout and constructing an integrated circuit
Methods are disclosed for the layout and manufacture of microelectronic circuits. The methods employ the monitoring of the placement of macros within circuit...
Removeable and replaceable tap domain selection circuitry
Today many instances of IEEE 1149.1 Tap domains are included in integrated circuits (ICs). While all TAP domains may be serially connected on a scan path that is...
Controller applying stimulus data while continuously receiving serial
An emulator for emulating operations of data processing circuitry normally connected to and cooperable with a peripheral circuit includes serial scanning...
Receiving control, data, and control segments of communication scan
A system and method for improved performance and optimization of data exchanges over a communications link is described, including a method for communicating...
Secure distribution of digital data
A secure digital data distribution system (100) for preventing unauthorized access to digital data. The system utilizes an identification system module (116)...
Simplified digital predistortion in a time-domain duplexed transceiver
A transceiver for time-domain duplexed (TDD) communications, for example in connection with wireless broadband data communications, is disclosed. The transceiver...
Circuit and method for evaluating the performance of an adaptive decision
feedback equalizer-based serializer...
A circuit and method for evaluating serializer deserializer (SERDES) performance that is particularly advantageous when the SERDES has a decision feedback...
Optimized short initialization after low power mode for digital subscriber
line (DSL) communications
A digital subscriber line (DSL) system that provides fast exit from an idle state includes a central office (CO) modem for communicating with a customer premises...
Reducing collisions in beamforming wireless systems
A device comprising transceiver logic and control logic coupled to the transceiver logic. The control logic is adapted to use the transceiver logic to broadcast...
Discovery, detection, and management of daisy-chain system topology
Devices and methods are disclosed for detection and management of daisy-chain system topologies. A method is disclosed for auto-discovery and auto-enumeration....
System and method for displaying images
A system and method for reducing visible speckle in images displayed using coherent light. In an embodiment, a system for displaying images includes a light...
System and method for varying exposure time for different parts of a field
of view while acquiring an image
A system and method for exposing different parts of a single field of view for various and differing lengths of time while capturing an image is provided. For...
In place rotation of images for low memory systems
Rotation in the storage domain is a one-one function with the domain equal to the range. This permits an image to be rotated in place. Each image size implies at...
Adaptive signal-feed-forward circuit and method for reducing amplifier
power without signal distortion
Digital amplifying circuitry delays a digital data signal (IN.sub.R) to produce an output signal (Vout.sub.R). The delayed digital data signal is converted to an...
Track-and-hold circuit with low distortion
A track-and-hold circuit capable of tracking an analog input signal and holding a sampled voltage of the analog input signal at a sampling instant for processing...
Input source detection for a battery charger
A system and method for determining if a USB port can source sufficient current to charge a rechargeable battery at a predetermined peak current level. Detection...
Method of fabrication of on-chip heat pipes and ancillary heat transfer
The density of components in integrated circuits (ICs) is increasing with time. The density of heat generated by the components is similarly increasing....
System and method for filling vias
System and method for filling vias in integrated circuits A preferred embodiment comprises forming a spacer layer on a substrate, forming a via with walls and a...
Methods and apparatus for a fully isolated NPN based temperature detector
Methods and apparatus for a fully isolated NPN-based temperature detector are disclosed. A disclosed method to determine the temperature of a circuit comprises...
Entering command based on number of states in advanced mode
A method comprises performing at least one zero-bit scan across an interface link. The at least one zero-bit scan defines a command window. The method further...
Cache inspection with inspection bypass feature
An information carrier medium containing software that, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to receive information from circuit logic that is...
Data modification module
The present invention relates to a microcontroller including a central processing unit, at least one memory, a bus coupling the storage location to the central...
Video coding quantization
Modify H.263-type quantization with an adaptive quantization parameter floor; this limits clipping of quantized DCT coefficients and consequent artifacts. The...
Local oscillator with non-harmonic ratio between oscillator and RF
frequencies using XOR operation with jitter...
A novel and useful apparatus for and method of local oscillator (LO) generation with non-integer multiplication ratio between the local oscillator and RF...