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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...
US-7,706,755 Digital, down-converted RF residual leakage signal mitigating RF residual leakage
The present invention provides an RF transmission leakage mitigator for use with a full-duplex, wireless transceiver. In one embodiment, the RF transmission...
US-7,706,151 Method and apparatus for multi-phase power conversion
A system and method for power conversion synchronizes multiple phases at a desired phase angle difference. The power conversion involves variable frequency...
US-7,705,741 Detection of a broken wire between power sourcing equipment and a powered device
A system and method for detecting a broken wire in a communication cable coupling a powered device to power sourcing equipment. Powered Devices (PDs) may be...
US-7,705,689 Synchronously stackable double-edge modulated pulse width modulation generators
Synchronously stackable double-edge modulated pulse width modulation generators are disclosed. An example pulse width modulation generator includes a ramp...
US-7,705,673 Over-current sensing during narrow gate drive operation of class D output stages
Two transistors of a class D output stage are driven by complementary, variable duty cycle signals PWM+ and PWM-. When the pulse width of the PWM+ signal becomes...
US-7,705,581 Electronic device and method for on chip jitter measurement
The present invention relates to an integrated electronic device for digital signal processing, which includes a reference clock input for receiving a reference...
US-7,705,517 Ultrasound transmitter
A system and method for providing a high voltage ultrasonic drive signal from an ultrasound transmitter are disclosed herein. An ultrasound transmitter includes...
US-7,705,379 Field effect transistor and solid state image pickup device
A solid-state image pickup device improves the linearity of signal S.sub.1 and increases the saturation level in a solid-state image pickup device with an...
US-7,704,883 Annealing to improve edge roughness in semiconductor technology
A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method comprises depositing a material layer on a semiconductor substrate and patterning the material...
US-7,704,871 Integration of thin film resistors having different TCRs into single die
An integrated circuit structure including multiple thin film resistors having different sheet resistances and TCRs includes a first oxide layer (2) formed on a...
US-7,704,813 Reliable high-voltage junction field effect transistor and method of manufacturing therefor
The present invention provides a high-voltage junction field effect transistor (JFET), a method of manufacture and an integrated circuit including the same. One...
US-7,704,811 Sub-lithographics opening for back contact or back gate
A low resistance buried back contact for SOI devices. A trench is etched in an insulating layer at minimum lithographic dimension, and sidewalls are deposited in...
US-7,702,721 Method and apparatus for providing music information for a wireless audio player
A method and apparatus for providing music information for a wireless CD player is disclosed. The CD player may transmit a substantially unique CD tag to a music...
US-7,702,708 Frequency/delay synthesizer architecture
An apparatus employing control words to present a synthesized output signal having an output frequency and a delay with respect to an input signal includes: (a)...
US-7,702,498 Emulation pause and reset tracing of multiple sync points pointing to different addresses
A method of tracing data processor activity includes trace data markers indicating initiation and termination of at least one trace function at a specified...
US-7,701,997 Fast hopping frequency synthesizer using an all digital phased locked loop (ADPLL)
A novel and useful fast hopping frequency synthesizer and transmitter associated therewith. The frequency synthesizer and transmitter incorporates a digitally...
US-7,701,964 Distributed device identifier numbering and total device counting algorithm with smart time division...
A distributed method and apparatus for assigning a unique identifier number to devices connected in a sequential fashion and determining a total device count is...
US-7,701,916 Space time transmit diversity for TDD with cyclic prefix midamble
A circuit is designed with a matched filter circuit including a plurality of fingers (700, 702, 704) coupled to receive a data symbol. Each finger corresponds to...
US-7,701,730 Method and apparatus for power converters having phases spaced at desired phase angles
A system and method for power conversion synchronizes multiple phases at a desired phase angle difference. The power conversion involves variable frequency...
US-7,701,519 Display system and signal processing using diamond-shaped DMDs
An imaging system 10 includes an image source providing an image having a resolution of X by Y pixels. The system also includes a digital mirror device 16 that...
US-7,701,293 Amplifier symmetric supply regulation
A power converter receiving a single-sided supply which is ground-terminated and providing a regulated positive supply and a regulated negative supply that is...
US-7,701,249 IC output signal path with switch, bus holder, and buffer
An electronic integrated circuit includes a signal path connected between the functional logic (15) thereof and an external output terminal. The signal path...
US-7,701,194 Methods and system for detecting DC output levels in an audio system
A system for detecting a direct current (DC) component of a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal includes a modulator configured to provide at least one PWM signal...
US-7,701,152 Method and circuit for controlling operation of a light-emitting diode
A light-emitting diode control circuit is provided, that includes: a duration selection circuit for selecting one of a first duration value, a second duration...
US-7,701,073 Locking feature and method for manufacturing transfer molded IC packages
The invention discloses integrated circuits (ICs), molded IC packages, and to leadframe arrays, package arrays and methods for their manufacture. Leadframe...
US-7,701,071 Method for fabricating flip-attached and underfilled semiconductor devices
A semiconductor device (1700), which comprises a workpiece (1201) with an outline (1711) and a plurality of contact pads (1205) and further an external part...
US-7,700,481 Method for reliably removing excess metal during metal silicide formation
A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method comprises forming a metal layer on a silicon-containing layer located on a semiconductor substrate....
US-7,700,467 Methodology of implementing ultra high temperature (UHT) anneal in fabricating devices that contain sige
Exemplary embodiments provide methods for implementing an ultra-high temperature (UHT) anneal on silicon germanium (SiGe) semiconductor materials by...
US-7,698,616 MIMO Hybrid-ARQ using basis hopping
A Hybrid Automatic Retransmission Request (H-ARQ) technique is provided for Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) systems. The technique changes the basis (V) upon...
US-7,698,614 Serial I/O using JTAG TCK and TMS signals
The present disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus of using the JTAG TAP's TMS and TCK terminals as a general purpose serial Input/Output (I/O) bus....
US-7,698,612 Direct scan access JTAG
The present disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for directly accessing JTAG Tap domains that exist in a scan path of many serially connected JTAG...
US-7,698,544 Automatic halting of a processor in debug mode due to reset
Disclosed herein is a system and method of operating a processor before and after a reset has been asserted. Prior to a reset being asserted the processor...
US-7,697,612 Image preprocessing with selective lowpass filtering from motion compensation
Preprocessing for motion-compensated video encoding such as MPEG includes lowpass filtering, temporal (310) and/or spatial (312), locally per pixel in response...
US-7,697,594 Method and apparatus for regenerative based interference cancellation within a communication system
Interference cancellation is performed in a communication system. A signal associated with the users is received to produce a received signal. A set of...
US-7,697,591 Crest factor reduction processor for wireless communications
A wireless base station (15) for transmitting spread spectrum signals is disclosed. The base station (15) includes a peak compression unit (16), which is...
US-7,697,193 Micromirror and post arrangements on substrates
A micromirror of a micromirror array of a spatial light modulator used in display systems comprises a mirror plate attached to a hinge that is supported by two...
US-7,696,909 Circuit for generating a temperature dependent current with high accuracy
An apparatus for adjusting a first signal with respect to a second signal includes: (a) A first converter receiving the first signal and employing n first...
US-7,696,603 Back end thin film capacitor having both plates of thin film resistor material at single metallization layer
An integrated circuit back end capacitor structure includes a first dielectric layer on a substrate, a thin film bottom plate on the first dielectric layer, and...
US-7,696,049 Method to manufacture LDMOS transistors with improved threshold voltage control
A double diffused region (65), (75), (85) is formed in a semiconductor substrate or in an epitaxial layer (20) formed on the semiconductor substrate. The double...
US-7,696,021 Semiconductor device manufactured using a non-contact implant metrology
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including calibrating an ion implant process. The calibration includes forming a dielectric layer over a...
US-7,695,589 Versatile system for conditioning slurry in CMP process
The present invention provides a system (100) for conditioning multi-component slurries utilized in chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) of semiconductor wafers...
US-7,694,269 Method for positioning sub-resolution assist features
The present application is directed to a method of selectively positioning sub-resolution assist features (SRAF) in a photomask pattern for an interconnect. The...
US-7,694,199 Three boundary scan cell switches controlling input to output buffer
A process initializes the state of an output memory circuit of a scan cell located at the boundary of a logic circuit within an integrated circuit. Data is...
US-7,693,929 Hardware extension for accelerating fractional integer division within 3D graphics and MP3 applications
An apparatus and method for allowing a digital signal processor (DSP) in a data processing system to perform high speed division operations. In one embodiment of...
US-7,693,921 Reducing computational complexity in determining the distance from each of a set of input points to each of a...
An aspect of the present invention takes advantage of the fact that the coordinates of fixed points do not change, and thus the energy (sum of squares of the...
US-7,693,494 High dynamic range pre-power amplifier incorporating digital attenuator
A novel digital attenuator circuit and associated pre-power amplifier (PPA) that substantially increases the dynamic range of the amplifier. Increased dynamic...
US-7,693,236 If-to-baseband conversion for flexible frequency planning capability
An RF receiver apparatus (31) is provided physically separately from a cooperating baseband processor apparatus (32). The RF receiver includes a mixer circuit...
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