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US-7,528,072 Crystallographic preferential etch to define a recessed-region for epitaxial growth
A semiconductor device comprising a gate structure on a semiconductor substrate and a recessed-region in the semiconductor substrate. The recessed-region has a...
US-7,528,024 Dual work function metal gate integration in semiconductor devices
The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a process for forming a dual work function metal gate semiconductor device (100). The process includes...
US-7,526,695 BIST with generator, compactor, controller, adaptor, and separate scan paths
A Scan-BIST architecture is adapted into a low power Scan-BIST architecture. A generator 102, compactor 106,and controller 110 remain the same as in the known...
US-7,526,254 Digital radio front end with minimized IF signal path
A digital down converter (DDC) can be provided in a digital radio receiver front end to produce baseband I and Q signals using mixing, decimating and narrow and...
US-7,525,394 Ultra low power CMOS oscillator for low frequency clock generation
An ultra low power relaxation CMOS oscillator for low frequency clock generation comprises a current source and a pair of capacitors that are alternatingly...
US-7,525,305 Core wrappers with input and output linking circuitry
A test architecture accesses IP core test wrappers within an IC using a Link Instruction Register (LIR). An IEEE P1500 standard is in development for providing...
US-7,524,777 Method for manufacturing an isolation structure using an energy beam treatment
The invention provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method for manufacturing the semiconductor device, among others, may include...
US-7,524,109 Systems and methods for resistance compensation in a temperature measurement circuit
Various systems and methods for temperature measurement are disclosed. For example, some embodiments of the present invention provide methods for temperature...
US-7,523,422 Method of fabricating an integrated circuit to improve soft error performance
The present invention provides, in one aspect, a method of designing an integrated circuit. In this particular aspect, the method comprises reducing soft error...
US-7,523,329 Apparatus for and method of reducing power consumption in a cable modem
A novel apparatus and method of reduced power consumption for battery backup operation of a communication device such as a cable modem. When the cable modem...
US-7,523,306 Simplified CCMP mode for a wireless local area network
A system and method for generating a message integrity code, MIC, for a MAC protocol data unit in a wireless local area network, WLAN, operating according to the...
US-7,522,677 Receiver with low power listen mode in a wireless local area network
A receiver for a wireless local area network, WLAN, having a low power listening mode of operation. The receiver includes two separate paths in the analog front...
US-7,522,674 Linearly independent preambles for MIMO channel estimation with backward compatibility
A device and a method of characterizing a communications channel. The method includes transmitting a first part of a packet preamble using two or more antennas...
US-7,522,630 Unified channel access for supporting quality of service (QoS) in a local area network
Contention communications often requires a station to wait an inordinate amount of time before the station is able to transmit its data successfully. In many...
US-7,522,398 Method and apparatus for overcurrent protection in DC-DC power converters
A controller and method for a switched-mode power converter adaptively provides overcurrent protection by detecting a current in the power converter exceeding a...
US-7,522,368 Differential voice coil motor control
A disk drive controller including a differential voice coil motor control function is disclosed. The differential voice coil motor control function includes an...
US-7,522,085 Pipelined analog to digital converter without input sample/hold
The first stage of a plurality of stages in a pipelined analog to digital converter couples its input analog signal to both a first and second sample and hold...
US-7,522,003 Constant margin CMOS biasing circuit
A biasing circuit is presented. The biasing circuit includes a primary biasing circuit, a replica circuit and an amplifier. The primary circuit provides a...
US-7,521,980 Process and temperature-independent voltage controlled attenuator and method
A circuit includes a first variable resistor having a resistance which is variable in response to a resistance control signal. A resistance control circuit...
US-7,521,338 Method for sawing semiconductor wafer
Semiconductor wafer sawing systems and methods are described in which a wafer may be secured in a sawing position having a surface exposed to incur sawing with...
US-7,521,291 Method for manufacturing a semiconductor device
The objective of the invention is to provide a semiconductor device manufacturing method with which the generation of burrs can be suppressed while increasing...
US-7,521,284 System and method for increased stand-off height in stud bumping process
System and method for creating single stud bumps having an increased stand-off height. A preferred embodiment includes a method of using a capillary for creating...
US-7,520,052 Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device
The objective of the invention is to provide a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device that allows individual molding of plural semiconductor chips...
US-7,519,955 Apparatus and method for transferring multiple scan length signal groups for JTAG boundary scans
In a JTAG test and debug environment, the signal groups for boundary scans can have several lengths including signal groups that are longer that the shift...
US-7,519,925 Integrated circuit with dynamically controlled voltage supply
An electronic system (10). The system comprises circuitry (P.sub.1) for receiving a system voltage from a voltage supply. The system also comprises circuitry...
US-7,519,884 TAM controller for plural test access mechanisms
A device test architecture and interface is provided to enable efficient testing embedded cores within devices. The test architecture interfaces to standard IEEE...
US-7,519,532 Transcoding EVRC to G.729ab
Transcoding from EVRC to G.729ab with LSP parameters interpolated from EVRC to G.729ab, EVRC pitch used as input to G.729ab closed-loop pitch search, and G.729ab...
US-7,519,497 Apparatus and method for state selectable trace stream generation
A trace test and debug system for a target processor generates a program counter trace stream, a timing trace stream and a data trace stream. The target...
US-7,519,484 Power supply monitor
There is provided a power supply monitor circuit comprising a positive supply monitoring input, a negative supply monitoring input, and a voltage divider...
US-7,519,439 Efficient digital processor for feedback control applications
A digital processor (2, 102) for use in a digital controller (10) is disclosed. The digital processor (2, 102) includes a coefficient product memory (22) that...
US-7,519,387 Apparatus and method for wireless coupling of integrated circuit chips
In order to overcome the limitation of the integrated circuit chip inter-connectability resulting from the physical dimensions of the leads, a radio frequency...
US-7,519,333 Radio architecture for use with frequency division duplexed systems
A radio such as a frequency division duplex (FDD) radio (100) has a first local oscillator (LO.sub.1I and LO.sub.1Q) that is set to coincide with the transmitter...
US-7,519,135 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...
US-7,519,111 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...
US-7,518,997 Wireless mobile communication stations for operation in non-exclusive spectrum
Wirelessly-linked, distributed resource control (RCS1-RCSn, RCSB, RCC, ARM) supports a wireless communication system (50) for operation in non-exclusive spectrum...
US-7,518,941 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...
US-7,518,512 Transponder device
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...
US-7,518,440 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...
US-7,518,392 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...
US-7,518,386 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....
US-7,518,346 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...
US-7,518,342 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...
US-7,518,053 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...
US-7,517,779 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...
US-7,517,640 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,...
US-7,517,141 Simultaneous control of deposition time and temperature of multi-zone furnaces
The present invention facilitates multi-zone furnace (102) based deposition processes by iteratively adjusting deposition time and zonal setpoint temperatures to...
US-7,516,378 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...
US-7,516,069 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...
US-7,516,037 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...
US-7,515,746 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),...
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