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US-7,721,267 Efficient protocol for encoding software pipelined loop when PC trace is enabled
A software pipelined loop tracing method involves inhibiting an output of trace data at a start of a software pipelined loop (SPLOOP). A skip in an output trace...
US-7,721,263 Debug event instruction
Last stall information is transmitted if the last stall standing function is enabled, one of the stall elements was active during the last clock cycle, no stall...
US-7,721,054 Speculative data loading using circular addressing or simulated circular addressing
This invention prevents illegal memory address faults on speculative data loads. Circular addressing of the address pointer limits memory access to a range of...
US-7,720,670 Saving resources by deducing the total prediction events
While PC trace is on, and the trace is in predication or general event profiling mode, trace hardware captures events in each cycle. Trace hardware inserts this...
US-7,720,496 Comma free codes for fast cell search using tertiary synchronization channel
A method of processing data comprises the receiving a frame of data having a predetermined number of time slots (502,504,506). Each time slot comprises a...
US-7,720,186 Plural circuit selection using role reversing control inputs
Data is communicated through two separate circuits or circuit groups, each having clock and mode inputs, by sequentially reversing the role of the clock and mode...
US-7,720,180 Tracking error detection and correction methods and apparatus
The objective of this invention is to perform high-precision tracking error detection and tracking control using digital circuitry at relatively low speed and...
US-7,720,151 Motion estimation using early decision for goodness of estimation with quick convergence feedback
This invention is a method for speeding up block matching based motion estimation for video encoder. The invention 1) calculates statistics for a candidate...
US-7,720,130 Efficient receiver architecture for transmit diversity techniques
Transmit diversity (TD) has become a common technique used in modern wireless communications systems to improve performance. TD uses multiple antennas (e.g., 110...
US-7,720,104 Method to improve sensitivity of decoding time of a global positioning system receiver at low signal to noise ratio
A method and an apparatus to improve sensitivity of decoding time of a global positioning system (GPS) receiver at low signal to noise ratio is disclosed. In one...
US-7,719,766 Illumination source and method therefor
An illumination source and a method therefor. A light source includes a light circuit configured to process light and direct light, and a lighting element...
US-7,719,740 Hinge memory mitigation system and method
Provided are a system and method for reducing failures due to hinge memory. The method, in one embodiment, includes providing a torsional element having an...
US-7,719,369 Sigma delta digital to analog converter with wide output range and improved linearity
A sigma delta DAC using a single DAC to generate a first analog quantity portion and a second analog quantity portion, having a strength respectively...
US-7,719,365 Method and apparatus for reducing silicon area of a phase lock loop (PLL) filter without a noise penalty
In a method and system for filtering an input signal with a filter included in a phase locked loop (PLL), a unidirectional feedback path is configured from an...
US-7,719,332 Glitch reduced delay lock loop circuits and methods for using such
Delay lock loop circuits are described, which may include two or more delay stages that each includes a plurality of selectable delay elements. A reference...
US-7,719,299 Process and temperature insensitive flicker noise monitor circuit
In an apparatus and method for monitoring defects in wafers, a monitoring circuit is fabricated on an area of each one of the wafers. The monitoring circuit...
US-7,719,245 Methods and apparatus to provide self-tracking pre-driver controls
Methods and apparatus for a self-tracking high-side pre-driver control are described. In an example, a method is described comprising charging a first terminal...
US-7,718,482 CD gate bias reduction and differential N+ poly doping for CMOS circuits
A method of fabricating a CMOS integrated circuit includes the steps of providing a substrate having a semiconductor surface, forming a gate dielectric layer on...
US-7,716,673 Tasks distribution in a multi-processor including a translation lookaside buffer shared between processors
A system comprises a first processor, a second processor coupled to the first processor, an operating system that executes exclusively only on the first...
US-7,716,388 Command re-ordering in hub interface unit based on priority
Command reordering in the hub interface unit (HIU) of Enhanced Direct Memory Access (EDMA) functions is described. Without command reordering in the EDMA,...
US-7,716,034 Multi-port trace data handling
A method of trace data compression receives trace data on a first port and a second port stores a prior data value. If trace data is received on only one port,...
US-7,715,798 Multiplying symbol streams by rectangular matrix of (P/M).times.1 vectors
Closed loop multiple-antenna wireless communications system with antenna weights determined by maximizing a composite channel signal-to-interference-plus-noise...
US-7,715,575 Room impulse response
Audio loudspeaker and headphone virtualizers and methods use room impulse responses with modified individual head-related transfer functions prior to...
US-7,715,573 Audio bandwidth expansion
Bandwidth expansion for audio signals by frequency band translations plus adaptive gains to create higher frequencies; use of a common channel for both stereo...
US-7,715,490 Spectral emission shaping sigma delta modulator for wireless applications
A novel sigma delta amplitude modulator having a noise transfer function adapted to shift quantization noise outside at least one frequency band of interest. In...
US-7,715,136 Hard disk drive preamplifier with reduced pin count
A disk drive controller including a preamplifier and a controller is disclosed, in which communications between the controller and the preamplifier are carried...
US-7,714,827 Integrated circuit for scan driving
An integrated circuit is provided for scan driving that can significantly reduce the chip size. In first region AODD, odd-numbered output pads OUT1, OUT3, . . ....
US-7,714,665 Harmonic characterization and correction of device mismatch
An apparatus and method fore harmonic characterization and ratio correction of device mismatch between coarse and fine varactor tuning devices within a segmented...
US-7,714,642 Integrated virtual voltage circuit
The present invention provides an integrated virtual voltage circuit for use with a sub-circuit. In one embodiment, the integrated virtual voltage circuit...
US-7,714,552 LDO with large dynamic range of load current and low power consumption
An electronic device has an LDO regulator for varying loads. The LDO regulator includes a primary supply node coupled to a primary voltage supply. An output node...
US-7,714,369 Semiconductor chip having a photodiode
A semiconductor chip that has a photodiode formed on it, a semiconductor device including the semiconductor chip, and manufacturing methods thereof. A second...
US-7,713,825 LDMOS transistor double diffused region formation process
Exemplary embodiments provide manufacturing methods for forming a doped region in a semiconductor. Specifically, the doped region can be formed by multiple ion...
US-7,712,098 Data transfer controlled by task attributes
A digital system and method of operation is provided in which several processors (440, 450) are connected to a shared memory resource (460). Translation...
US-7,711,949 Apparatus and method for frustrating unwanted access to data with a host device
An apparatus for frustrating unwanted access to data stored with a host device includes: (a) A data disrupting unit coupled with the host device for disrupting...
US-7,711,888 Systems and methods for improving data transfer between devices
Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting a first device on a first bus issuing a read request for an amount of data to a second device on a second bus....
US-7,711,034 Code division multiple access wireless system with closed loop mode using ninety degree phase rotation and...
A wireless communication system (10). The system comprises a user station (12). The user station comprises despreading circuitry (22) for receiving and...
US-7,711,017 Apparatus and method for producing light using laser emission
An apparatus is provided that includes a laser that produces light at a first wavelength, an optical element that converts the light at the first wavelength...
US-7,710,969 Rapid I/O traffic system
High speed networking systems such as PCI-Express and Serial Rapid I/O are based on the exchange of packets across switched networks of high speed serial links....
US-7,710,856 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-7,710,763 SRAM cell using separate read and write circuitry
An SRAM device that includes an array of SRAM cells arranged in rows and columns. The SRAM device also includes a word line associated with at least one row, the...
US-7,710,748 AC/DC converter comprising plural converters in cascade
The present invention relates to an AC/DC converter (1) of the type having an AC/DC conversion stage (2) and a DC/DC conversion stage (3), the AC/DC conversion...
US-7,710,635 System and method for hinge memory mitigation
System and method for reducing failures due to hinge memory in a microdisplay display system. A preferred embodiment includes setting the state of each...
US-7,710,350 Method and apparatus for display
According to one embodiment, a method for providing position feedback for a device includes providing a photointerrupter having a light-emitting diode, a...
US-7,710,296 N-bin arithmetic coding for context adaptive binary arithmetic coding
A method of context adaptive binary arithmetic coding and decoding groups a plurality N binary symbols in corresponding syntax elements and divides a range into...
US-7,710,190 Apparatus and method for compensating change in a temperature associated with a host device
An apparatus for compensating temperature changes in a temperature associated with a compensated device includes: (a) An input circuit having a first input locus...
US-7,710,089 Automatic configuration for linear mode of switching power supply
A method and apparatus for a Regulator that automatically configures to work in either SMPS mode or linear mode are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method...
US-7,709,349 Semiconductor device manufactured using a gate silicidation involving a disposable chemical/mechanical...
In one aspect, there is provided a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device that comprises placing a blocking layer, a CMP stop layer and a bulk oxide...
US-7,709,329 High-voltage variable breakdown voltage (BV) diode for electrostatic discharge (ESD) applications
Formation of an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device having a desired breakdown voltage (BV) is disclosed. The breakdown voltage (BV) of the device...
US-7,709,301 Integrated circuit having efficiently packed decoupling capacitors
An integrated circuit includes a substrate having a semiconducting surface (605) and a plurality of standard cells arranged in a plurality of rows including at...
US-7,707,069 Supply of digital audio and video products
A server for a merchant computer system, the server comprising: a file store for storing a range of audio/video products in respective product files; a dialogue...
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