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US-9,509,220 Bi-modal voltage converter
A bi-modal voltage converter and associated method for reducing stress on secondary rectifiers and decreasing switching losses. An embodiment of the voltage...
US-9,508,869 High voltage depletion mode N-channel JFET
An integrated circuit and method having a JFET with a buried drift layer and a buried channel in which the buried channel is formed by implanting through...
US-9,508,708 Poly resistor for metal gate integrated circuits
An integrated circuit containing a metal gate transistor and a thin polysilicon resistor may be formed by forming a first layer of polysilicon and removed it in...
US-9,508,707 Quantum well-modulated bipolar junction transistor
A semiconductor device includes a quantum well-modulated bipolar junction transistor (QW-modulated BJT) having a base with an area for a modulatable quantum...
US-9,508,633 High performance power transistor having ultra-thin package
A field-effect transistor package includes a leadframe with a first linear thickness (150a) and a leadframe pad (151) of a reduced thickness; a first terminal...
US-9,508,601 Method to form silicide and contact at embedded epitaxial facet
An integrated circuit with an MOS transistor abutting field oxide and a gate structure on the field oxide adjacent to the MOS transistor and a gap between an...
US-9,508,018 Systems and methods for object detection
An object detection system and a method of detecting an object in an image are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for detecting the object includes computing...
US-9,507,679 At speed tap with dual port router and command circuit
This disclosure describes different ways to improve the operation of a device's 1149.1 TAP to where the TAP can perform at-speed Update & Capture, Shift &...
US-9,507,600 Processor loop buffer
A method and apparatus for executing program loops. A processor, includes an execution unit and an instruction fetch buffer. The execution unit is configured to...
US-9,507,409 Transition rate controlled bus driver circuit with reduced load sensitivity
A bus driver circuit (FIG. 2) is disclosed. The circuit includes a signal lead of a bus (200) and a reference terminal (Vss). A first transistor (MN0) has a...
US-9,506,985 TMS/TDI and SIPO controller circuitry with tap and trace interfaces
An address and command port interface selectively enables JTAG TAP domain operations and Trace domain operations within an IC. The port carries TMS and TDI...
US-9,506,882 Portable fluoroscopy system with spatio-temporal filtering
A system for processing real-time fluoroscopy image sequences. A first image frame is loaded into an upper level memory of a hierarchical memory system that is...
US-9,503,737 Low-complexity two-dimensional (2D) separable transform design with transpose buffer management
Methods are provided for reducing the size of a transpose buffer used for computation of a two-dimensional (2D) separable transform. Scaling factors and clip...
US-9,503,734 Signaling signed band offset values for sample adaptive offset (SAO) filtering in video coding
A method for signaling sample adaptive offset (SAO) band offset syntax elements in a video encoder is provided that includes receiving a plurality of band...
US-9,503,722 Line-based compression for digital image data
A method of compressing digital image data is provided that includes selecting an entropy code for encoding a line of pixels in the digital image data, wherein...
US-9,503,717 Context adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC) with scalable throughput and coding efficiency
A method for encoding a video sequence is provided that includes entropy encoding syntax elements representative of transform coefficients generated as the...
US-9,503,265 Scheduler and context cache controller and storage for security context
An electronic circuit (200) includes one or more programmable control-plane engines (410, 460) operable to process packet header information and form at least...
US-9,503,158 Adaptive sub-band algorithm for point-to-point communication in PLC networks
Embodiments of methods for adaptive sub-band point-to-point communication are presented. In one embodiment a method includes performing functions using a power...
US-9,503,156 Enabling co-existence among power line communication (PLC) technologies
Systems and methods for enabling co-existence among power line communications (PLC) technologies are described. In some embodiments, a method performed by a PLC...
US-9,503,119 Common mode sampling mechanism for residue amplifier in switched current pipeline analog-to-digital converters
A switched current pipeline analog-to-digital converter (ADC) integrated circuit. The integrated circuit comprises a track and hold circuit (T/H) and a residue...
US-9,503,105 Phase frequency detector (PFD) circuit with improved lock time
Described examples include circuitry and methods to control lock time of a phase lock loop (PLL) or other locking circuit, in which a phase frequency detector...
US-9,503,104 Low power loss of lock detector
A loss of lock detector that includes a logic gate, a voltage-to-current converter coupled to the logic gate, a capacitor coupled to the converter, and a...
US-9,503,100 Digitally reconfigurable ultra-high precision internal oscillator
A system, method and apparatus for tuning an internal oscillator to a desired frequency F1 is shown and uses an RC delay element that comprises a resistor, a...
US-9,503,047 Bulk acoustic wave (BAW) device having roughened bottom side
A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator includes a substrate having a top side surface and a bottom side surface. A Bragg mirror is on the top side surface of the...
US-9,502,365 Opening in a multilayer polymeric dielectric layer without delamination
An integrated circuit and method with a delamination free opening formed through multiple levels of polymer dielectric. The opening has a vertical sidewall and...
US-9,502,284 Metal thin film resistor and process
An integrated circuit with a metal thin film resistor with an overlying etch stop layer. A process for forming a metal thin film resistor in an integrated...
US-9,501,652 Validating sensitive data from an application processor to modem processor
An electronic circuit 120 includes a more-secure processor (600) having hardware based security (138) for storing data. A less-secure processor (200) eventually...
US-9,501,599 Sensor circuit design tool
A system includes a user input engine to receive input via a graphical user interface (GUI) through a first window, the input including a distance value and an...
US-9,501,074 Dynamic current pull-down for voltage regulator
A circuit includes a comparator that monitors a transient with respect to a predetermined threshold at the output of a voltage regulator and generates a...
US-9,500,866 Near display and imaging
A method and device for eye gaze tracking has coincident display and imaging channel with shared field of view; a pupil forming/collimating subsystem that is...
US-9,500,534 Ring oscillator pulse width modulation circuitry with programmable delay circuitry
A method of programming a ring oscillator for use as a temperature sensor comprises selecting an initial number of delay elements for use in a ring oscillator....
US-9,497,442 3D camera using flash with structured light
An imaging device capable of capturing depth information or surface profiles of objects is disclosed herein. The imaging device uses an enclosed flashing unit...
US-9,497,097 Inserting sequence numbers into data blocks merged from data streams
A method of detecting lost data within a data stream by inserting sequence numbers within the stream. Network data blocks to be transmitted are assembled from...
US-9,497,060 Method and circuit for transmitting data
Methods and circuits for transmitting data are disclosed. An embodiment of a method includes transmitting a predetermined number of pulses during predetermined...
US-9,496,926 Galvanic isolator
A system on a package (SOP) can include a galvanic isolator. The galvanic isolator can include an input stage configured to transmit an input RF signal in...
US-9,496,828 System and method for envelope tracking power supply
An envelope tracking power supply has a multiple-output DC/DC converter, having an alternating current generating portion and a full rectifying portion. The...
US-9,496,388 Trench MOSFET having reduced gate charge
A trench MOSFET device includes a semiconductor layer of a first doping type. MOS transistor cells are in a body region of a second doping type in the...
US-9,496,359 Integrated circuit having chemically modified spacer surface
A method of fabricating an integrated circuit includes depositing a first dielectric material onto a semiconductor surface of a substrate having a gate stack...
US-9,496,327 High precision capacitor dielectric
A process of forming an integrated circuit forms a high precision capacitor bottom plate with a metallic surface and performs a plasma treatment of the metallic...
US-9,496,313 CMOS-based thermopile with reduced thermal conductance
An integrated circuit containing CMOS transistors and an embedded thermoelectric device is formed by forming isolation trenches in a substrate, concurrently...
US-9,496,262 High mobility transistors
An integrated circuit containing an n-channel finFET and a p-channel finFET is formed by forming a first polarity fin epitaxial layer for a first polarity...
US-9,496,252 ESD protection device with improved bipolar gain using cutout in the body well
An integrated circuit includes an NMOS SCR in which a p-type body well of the NMOS transistor provides a base layer for a vertical NPN layer stack. The base...
US-9,496,208 Semiconductor device having compliant and crack-arresting interconnect structure
A power converter (300) has a first transistor chip (310) conductively stacked on top of a second transistor chip (320) attached to a substrate (301). A first...
US-9,496,206 Flippable leadframe for packaged electronic system having vertically stacked chips and components
A leadframe (100) for electronic systems comprising a first sub-leadframe (110) connected by links (150) to a second sub-leadframe (120), the first and second...
US-9,496,198 Integration of backside heat spreader for thermal management
A microelectronic device includes semiconductor device with a component at a front surface of the semiconductor device and a backside heat spreader layer on a...
US-9,496,171 Printed interconnects for semiconductor packages
A method forming a packaged semiconductor device includes providing a first semiconductor die (first die) having bond pads thereon mounted face-up on a package...
US-9,496,142 Dummy gate placement methodology to enhance integrated circuit performance
A method for increasing the performance of an integrated circuit by reducing the number of dummy gate geometries next to transistors in the speed path of an...
US-9,496,024 Automatic latch-up prevention in SRAM
A system on a chip (SOC) includes a processor and a memory system coupled to the processor. The memory system includes a static random access memory (SRAM) bank...
US-9,496,007 Method and apparatus for generating piece-wise linear regulated supply
The disclosure provides a voltage regulator for generating piece-wise linear regulated supply voltage. The voltage regulator includes a first clamp circuit that...
US-9,495,982 Current-limiting in an amplifier system
One example includes an amplifier system. The system includes a gain stage configured to conduct a gain current in response to an input voltage. The system also...
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