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US-7,786,909 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,...
US-7,786,758 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...
US-7,786,747 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...
US-7,786,662 Display using a movable electron field emitter and method of manufacture thereof
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...
US-7,786,599 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...
US-7,786,518 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...
US-7,786,507 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...
US-7,786,475 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-7,785,974 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...
US-7,785,970 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....
US-7,785,957 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...
US-7,785,906 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...
US-7,784,015 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...
US-7,783,948 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...
US-7,783,947 Controller applying stimulus data while continuously receiving serial stimulus data
An emulator for emulating operations of data processing circuitry normally connected to and cooperable with a peripheral circuit includes serial scanning...
US-7,783,925 Receiving control, data, and control segments of communication scan packets
A system and method for improved performance and optimization of data exchanges over a communications link is described, including a method for communicating...
US-7,783,576 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)...
US-7,783,263 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...
US-7,782,932 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...
US-7,782,930 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...
US-7,782,822 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...
US-7,782,800 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....
US-7,782,521 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...
US-7,782,389 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...
US-7,782,341 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...
US-7,782,141 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...
US-7,782,096 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...
US-7,782,022 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...
US-7,781,884 Method of fabrication of on-chip heat pipes and ancillary heat transfer components
The density of components in integrated circuits (ICs) is increasing with time. The density of heat generated by the components is similarly increasing....
US-7,781,311 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...
US-7,780,346 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...
US-7,779,321 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...
US-7,779,206 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...
US-7,779,194 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...
US-7,778,813 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...
US-7,778,610 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...
US-7,778,494 FIR-based interpolation in advanced video codecs on VLIW processor
A half sample and quarter sample pixel value interpolation calculation classifies a set of all possible half sample and quarter sample pixel value interpolation...
US-7,778,408 Method and apparatus for acoustic echo cancellation utilizing dual filters
Hands-free phones with echo cancellation using dual filters, one fast adapting filter and one slow adapting filter; the choice of filters includes switching with...
US-7,778,361 Feed forward method for NICAM decode
A method and apparatus for decoding digital quadrature phase shift keying data includes converting and intermediate frequency signal from an analog signal to a...
US-7,778,355 Space-time transmit diversity
A linear transformation of parallel space-time transmit diversity encoded streams; also, asymmetrical symbol mapping of parallel streams. Separately or together,...
US-7,778,345 Distortion compensation in a communication system
In one embodiment of the invention, a modulator mixes a transmit-path signal based on a local oscillator (LO) signal and an amplifier amplifies the mixed...
US-7,778,327 H.264 quantization
Low complexity (16 bit arithmetic) H.264 video compression replaces a single quantization table for all quantization parameters with multiple quantization tables...
US-7,778,314 Apparatus for and method of far-end crosstalk (FEXT) detection and estimation
A novel and useful mechanism for the detection and estimation of far-end cross talk (FEXT) caused by transmissions over adjacent wire pairs or cables. The...
US-7,778,151 Efficient scheduling request channel for wireless networks
In a method for transmitting a contention free scheduling request in a cellular network, a set of N frequency opportunities is defined within a scheduling...
US-7,777,744 Systems and methods for multiple equation graphing
Various systems and methods for equation graphing are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments of the present invention provide methods for graphing...
US-7,777,702 System and method for driving solid-state light sources
System and method for driving solid-state light sources utilizing saturation mode current drivers. A preferred embodiment comprises charging a first drive...
US-7,777,655 Wideband switched current source
Traditionally, constant current source circuits (and, in particular, constant current source circuits that include cascoded current sources) had numerous...
US-7,777,577 Dual path phase locked loop (PLL) with digitally programmable damping
In a method and apparatus for controlling damping and bandwidth in a phase locked loop (PLL), a loop filter is configured to have a dual path for charge pump...
US-7,777,576 Digital phase locked loop with gear shifting
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...
US-7,777,574 Closed loop ramp up for pop and click reduction in an amplifier
To reduce pop or click during turn-on, a method and apparatus are provided. Initially, a plurality of current sources in the amplifier is actuated. The amplifier...
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