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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...
US-7,693,227 Channel length estimation and accurate FFT window placement for high-mobility OFDM receivers in single...
A method of estimating a channel length (304) in a wireless receiver is disclosed. The receiver receives a signal (122) from a remote transmitter. The receiver...
US-7,693,062 Sending real-time and dependent information over separate network paths
In one form of the invention, a process of sending real-time information from a sender computer (103) to a receiver computer (105) coupled to the sender computer...
US-7,692,889 System and method for providing a pulse-width modulated signal to an output system
Systems and methods are disclosed that can be used to control an output signal, such as for controlling a heater for a hard disk drive. A system can include a...
US-7,692,841 System and method for regulating micromirror position
A system and method for regulating micromirror position in a digital micromirror device. The system and method adjusts micromirror operating temperature and/or a...
US-7,692,529 Passive entry and immobilizer at different frequencies using same antenna coil
A passive entry and immobilizer key for vehicles comprises an integrated front-end circuit (12b) with three battery-supplied receiver channels (14, 16, 18), each...
US-7,692,504 Oscillator system, method of providing a resonating signal and a communications system employing the same
An n.sup.th-order oscillator system for providing a resonating signal, a method of generating a resonating signal and a communications system. In one embodiment,...
US-7,692,217 Matched analog CMOS transistors with extension wells
One embodiment of the invention relates to an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a first matched transistor comprising: a first source region, a...
US-7,691,714 Semiconductor device having a dislocation loop located within a boundary created by source/drain regions and a...
The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a transistor device, a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit, and a transistor device. The...
US-7,691,700 Multi-stage implant to improve device characteristics
One aspect of the inventors' concept relates to a method of forming a semiconductor device. In this method, a gate structure is formed over a semiconductor body....
US-7,690,106 Ceramic header method
A ceramic header configured to form a portion of an electronic device package includes a mounting portion configured to provide a mounting surface for an...
US-7,689,377 Technique for aging induced performance drift compensation in an integrated circuit
An improved compensation circuit that compensates for lifetime performance drifts due to aging of integrated circuits to improve the circuit performance. In one...
US-7,689,374 Polyphase electric energy meter
A polyphase electric energy meter is provided that includes a microcontroller with a front end that converts analog current input signals and analog voltage...
US-7,688,776 Time-division multiplex arbitration with fractional allocation
Disclosed embodiments reveal techniques for efficiently allocating time slots in a time-division multiplex (TDM) cycle among multiple channels of varying size,...
US-7,688,608 Reference voltage change in a digital power supply
An example disclosed method to handle a reference voltage change in a digital power supply includes receiving a first value associated with a first reference...
US-7,688,125 Latched comparator and methods for using such
Various systems and methods for comparing signals are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments of the present invention provide comparator circuits with a...
US-7,688,115 CMOS output driver
A CMOS output driver is provided for driving a capacitive load over a circuit trace in high speed applications. The CMOS output driver comprises a signal input...
US-7,687,856 Body bias to facilitate transistor matching
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for transistor matching. In this method, a channel is formed within a first transistor by applying a...
US-7,687,853 System and method for making a LDMOS device with electrostatic discharge protection
A semiconductor device includes one or more LDMOS transistors and one of more SCR-LDMOS transistors. Each LDMOS transistor includes a LDMOS well of a first...
US-7,687,407 Method for reducing line edge roughness for conductive features
The present invention provides an interconnect structure, a method of manufacture therefore, and a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit including the...
US-7,687,396 Method of forming silicided gates using buried metal layers
A method comprises forming a gate stack comprising a polysilicon layer, a metal layer and a polysilicon layer over a gate dielectric and substrate. The metal...
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