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US-7,791,407 Technique for improving antialiasing and adjacent channel interference filtering using cascaded passive IIR...
A technique of improving antialiasing and adjacent channel interference filtering uses cascaded passive IIR filter stages combined with direct sampling and...
US-7,791,400 Square-function circuit
A square-function circuit includes an input field-effect transistor (FET) having a gate that is driven by an input voltage and is configured to conduct an output...
US-7,791,326 AC-powered, microprocessor-based, dimming LED power supply
A dimmable, light-emitting diode (LED) power supply adapted to provide a direct current (DC), constant current ("constant current source") from a conventional,...
US-7,790,597 Solder cap application process on copper bump using solder powder film
A method used during the formation of a semiconductor device assembly can include contacting an end of a conductive bump (which can be a pillar, ball, pad, post,...
US-7,790,561 Gate sidewall spacer and method of manufacture therefor
The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, a semiconductor device, and a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit...
US-7,790,525 Method of achieving dense-pitch interconnect patterning in integrated circuits
Components in integrated circuits (ICs) are fabricated as small as possible to minimize sizes of the ICs and thus reduce manufacturing costs per IC. Metal...
US-7,790,509 Method for fine-pitch, low stress flip-chip interconnect
Attaching a semiconductor chip to a substrate by applying mechanical vibrations (150) to a polymeric compound (130) and the contacting areas (114, 124) of a...
US-7,790,507 Semiconductor die collet and method
Semiconductor device assembly die attach apparatus and methods are disclosed for improvements in attaching a semiconductor die to a die pad. Preferred methods of...
US-7,788,800 Method for fabricating a leadframe
A semiconductor device has a leadframe with a structure made of a base metal (105), wherein the structure consists of a chip mount pad (402) and a plurality of...
US-7,788,645 Method for guaranteeing timing precision for randomly arriving asynchronous events
The timing stream is used to capture pipeline advances and to record stall cycles. Timing streams may be in standard or compressed formats. The stalls are traced...
US-7,788,642 Displaying cache information using mark-up techniques
An information carrier medium containing software that, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to receive information from circuit logic that is...
US-7,788,559 Test access mechanisms, associated controllers and a selector
A device test architecture and interface is provided to enable efficient testing embedded cores within devices. The test architecture interfaces to standard IEEE...
US-7,788,538 Event and stall selection
A method comprising generating status signals comprising stall and event information associated with a hardware system. The method also comprises multiplexing...
US-7,788,511 Method for measuring utilization of a power managed CPU
An extremely low overhead method calculates CPU load in the presence of both CPU idling and frequency scaling. The method measures time the CPU is idled while...
US-7,788,422 Interface and interrupt circuitry coupling data to host DMA circuitry
A method includes generating a transfer configuration descriptor ("TCD"), the TCD includes information pertaining to data to be transferred. The method further...
US-7,788,091 Methods, devices and systems for improved pitch enhancement and autocorrelation in voice codecs
An electronic circuit includes a storage circuit and a microprocessor operable together with the storage circuit as a speech coder. The speech coder has a...
US-7,787,630 FM stereo decoder incorporating Costas loop pilot to stereo component phase correction
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...
US-7,787,563 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...
US-7,787,560 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...
US-7,787,558 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...
US-7,787,550 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...
US-7,787,541 Dynamic pre-filter control with subjective noise detector for video compression
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...
US-7,787,499 Maintaining synchronization of multiple data channels with a common clock signal
Maintaining synchronization when sending/receiving multiple channels of data with a corresponding common reference clock signal. Synchronization signals (e.g.,...
US-7,787,369 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...
US-7,787,263 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...
US-7,787,170 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...
US-7,787,021 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...
US-7,786,920 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...
US-7,786,915 Adaptive digital audio pre-distortion in an audio digital to analog converter
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...
US-7,786,913 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...
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...
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