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Direct radio frequency (RF) sampling with recursive filtering method
A radio receiver 2000 with a sampling mixer 1100 for creating a discrete-time sample stream by directly sampling an RF current with history and rotating...
Apparatus and method for providing system and test clock signals to an
integrated circuit on a single pin
In a configuration testing integrated circuits, the system clock signals are forced to the same frequency as the test clock signals. When the test clock signals...
Wireless mobile communication stations for operation in non-exclusive
Wirelessly-linked, distributed resource control (RCS1-RCSn, RCSB, RCC, ARM) supports a wireless communication system (50) for operation in non-exclusive spectrum...
Methods and apparatus to provide refresh for local out of range read
requests to a memory device
Methods and apparatus to provide refresh for local out of range read requests for a memory device are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein provides a...
A transponder device comprises an integrated CMOS circuit with a semiconductor substrate. A first rectifying diode (DS) is formed by the substrate diode of the...
Dual path chopper stabilized amplifier and method
A dual path chopper-stabilized amplifier (100) includes first (11) and second (11A) chopping/notch-filtering paths, each including an input chopper (9,9A), a...
Systems and methods for continuity testing using a functional pattern
Various systems and methods for device configuration are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments of the present invention provide high speed pin...
Probe card having a leaf spring
The objective of the present invention is to provide a type of probe assembly with a long lifetime and low cost, as well as a type of probe card using same....
Buck-boost DC/DC converter with overlap control using ramp shift signal
A buck-boost DC/DC converter includes an inductor and a power stage having a set of switches selectively connecting the inductor between a voltage input, a...
Apparatus and method for effecting power distribution to a host system
from a voltage source or a battery
An apparatus for effecting power distribution to a host system at a supply locus from one of a voltage source or a battery includes: (a) a current transfer unit...
Beat matching for portable audio
Beat matching for two audio streams extracts beats from each, computes a conversion ratio from one stream to the other stream by an initial beat alignment plus a...
Recessed drain extensions in transistor device
A method of forming an integrated circuit transistor (50). The method provides a first semiconductor region (52) and forms (110) a gate structure (54.sub.x) in a...
Method for removing photoresist using a thermal bake in the presence of
hydrogen and a semiconductor device...
The present invention provides a method for removing photoresist, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method for removing photoresist,...
Simultaneous control of deposition time and temperature of multi-zone
The present invention facilitates multi-zone furnace (102) based deposition processes by iteratively adjusting deposition time and zonal setpoint temperatures to...
Internal core connected to bond pads by distributor and collector
Scan distributor, collector, and controller circuitry connect to the functional inputs and outputs of core circuitry on integrated circuits to provide testing...
Middle-end solution to robust speech recognition
A method for performing time and frequency Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) dependent weighting in speech recognition is described that includes for each period t...
Method evaluating threshold level of a data cell in a memory device
A method evaluating threshold of a data cell in a memory device including a programming locus coupled with the data cell for receiving a programming signal...
Automated color matching for tiled projection system
A method of color-matching the images generated by multiple projectors (11) of a tiled projection systems. Each projector (11) has its own processing unit (34),...
End-point based approach for determining network status in a wireless
local area network
Determining the reasons for packet loss in a wireless local area network; such as an IEEE 802.11 network. The method uses the strength of received signals at a...
High voltage circuits implemented using low voltage transistors
Transistors of low voltage specification are used to process information in a signal received at a high(er) voltage level. A protection circuit ensures that the...
System and method for resolving reset conflicts in a phased-reset spatial
light modulator system
A system for, and method of resolving reset conflicts in a phased-reset SLM system and a projection visual display system incorporating the system or the method....
Method for reducing temporal artifacts in digital video boundary
dispersion for mitigating PWM temporal...
A system and method for reducing pulse width modulation contouring artifacts. Each input intensity value is translated to at least one non-binary bit pattern for...
Apparatus and method for monitoring analog peripheral devices by a
In an analog-to-digital converter used to convert and store in buffer registers signals from a plurality of peripheral devices, a mode is provided wherein, for...
Hardmask for forming ferroelectric capacitors in a semiconductor device
and methods for fabricating the same
Hardmasks and fabrication methods are presented for producing ferroelectric capacitors in a semiconductor device, wherein a hardmask comprising aluminum oxide or...
Method of manufacturing gate sidewalls that avoids recessing
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising removing a first oxide layer deposited over a semiconductor substrate, thereby exposing source and...
Robust DEMOS transistors and method for making the same
Extended-drain MOS transistor devices and fabrication methods are provided, in which a drift region of a first conductivity type is formed between a drain of the...
Methods to selectively protect NMOS regions, PMOS regions, and gate layers
during EPI process
A semiconductor device is fabricated with a protective liner and/or layer. Well regions and isolation regions are formed within a semiconductor body. A gate...
CMOS device having different amounts of nitrogen in the NMOS gate
dielectric layers and PMOS gate dielectric layers
The present invention provides a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) device, a method of manufacture therefor, and an integrated circuit including the...
MOSFET having channel in bulk semiconductor and source/drain on insulator,
and method of fabrication
A MOSFET device (100) in a mono-crystalline semiconductor material (101) of a first conductivity type, which comprises a source and a drain of the opposite...
Individualized low parasitic power distribution lines deposited over
active integrated circuits
An integrated circuit (IC) chip, mounted on a leadframe, has a network of power distribution lines deposited on the surface of the chip so that these lines are...
Pre-oxidization of deformable elements of microstructures
The present invention discloses a method for processing a deformable element of a microstructure for reducing the plastic deformation by oxidizing the deformable...
Sub-resolution assist feature to improve symmetry for contact hole
A method of making a mask design having optical proximity correction features is provided. The method can include obtaining a target pattern comprising a...
Dual module clock supply for CAN communication module
A CAN communication module (10) comprising a protocol kernel (14) and a CAN logic block (12) is provided. The protocol kernel includes a CAN bus interface and...
System and method for loading resolved java class files to a client device
The client loads an application class through a gateway server that preloades and preresolves a class, creates a binary representation of new portions of the...
System and method for generating pseudorandom numbers
A system that has a pseudorandom number generator and a mapping system. The pseudorandom number generator generates a random number that is mapped by the mapping...
Efficient filter bank computation for audio coding
Low-complexity synthesis filter bank for MPEG audio decoding uses a factoring of the 64.times.32 matrixing for the inverse-quantized subband coefficients....
System and method for local value adjustment
In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a system and method for local value adjustment are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes...
Weighted round-robin arbitrator
A weighted round-robin arbitrator for a plurality of data queue includes an arbitration table comprising a plurality of entries. Each entry represents a time...
Flexible ethernet bridge
A bridge operates in either VLAN aware mode or VLAN unaware mode as specified by a user. A packet is received in a priority tagged format containing an...
Memory with low power mode for WRITE
The present invention describes circuitry and a method of providing a low power WRITE mode of operation for an integrated circuit comprising an SRAM memory to...
Interframe noise reduction for video
A system to reduce noise includes a noise measurement device that provides a measure of noise associated with a digital input video signal. A noise reduction...
Integrating/SAR ADC and method with low integrator swing and low
A reconfigurable circuit (10) includes an integrator (30) having switches (SW1-6) for selectively coupling input capacitors (C0,1,2,3,6,7) and integrating...
Dynamic element matching method and device
The invention provides an improved dynamic element matching (DEM) device. The DEM device performs dynamic element matching processing at a second timing rate...
Method and apparatus of a level shifter circuit having a structure to
reduce fall and rise path delay
A method, apparatus and/or system of a level shifter circuit having a structure to reduce fall and rise path delay is disclosed. In one embodiment, a level...
Methods and apparatus to test power transistors
Methods and apparatus to test power transistors of integrated circuits on a wafer are disclosed. An example method comprises measuring a drain-source on...
Nickel alloy silicide including indium and a method of manufacture
The invention provides a semiconductor device, a method of manufacture therefore and a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit including the same. The...
Slim spacer implementation to improve drive current
Slim spacers are implemented in transistor fabrication. More particularly, wide sidewall spacers are initially formed and used to guide dopants into source/drain...
Wireless access modem having downstream channel resynchronization method
A resynchronization method for use in a data communication system having a first device configured to transmit data at a symbol rate to a second device. The...
Dynamic frequency scaling for JTAG communication
A system comprising a system under test (SUT) having a control logic. The SUT further comprises testing logic coupled to the SUT and adapted to provide to the...
Unified memory management system for multi processor heterogeneous
A multi-processor system 8 includes multiple processing devices, including DSPs (10), processor units (MPUs) (21), co-processors (30) and DMA channels (31). Some...