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Apparatus and method for providing adaptive forward error correction
utilizing the error vector magnitude metric
An adaptive forward error correction technique based on noise bursts and the rate at which they occur is disclosed. The forward error correction parameters are...
Wireless electrocardiograph system and method
A method and system for wireless ECG monitoring is provided. An electrode connector, transmitter and receiver operate with existing electrodes and ECG monitors....
Antenna adapted to operate in a plurality of frequency bands
A novel retractable antenna which enables dual-band operation in two different positions of the antenna is described. Further, the novel retractable antennas are...
Cabinet for cooling electronic modules
A cabinet (100) for cooling electronic modules includes a first side surface (102), a second side surface (104), a front surface (106) and a rear surface (707)....
Capacitively powered portable communication device and associated
exciter/reader and related method
A portable communication device uses a first electrostatic antenna element and a second electrostatic antenna element and circuitry which is coupled to the first...
Selective call transceiver and method of re-registering same
A method for re-establishing communication between a base station (102) that transmits on a forward channel, and a subscriber unit (108) that has temporarily...
Method of forming an integrated circuit device using dummy features and
A method for forming an integrated circuit device having dummy features and the resulting structure are disclosed. One embodiment comprises a first active...
Base for a cordless telephone
Embedded MRAMs including dual read ports
Processing equipment with embedded MRAMs, and a method of fabricating, including a data processing device fabricated on a semiconductor chip with MRAM cells...
Method of performing modular inversion
As part of a process to generate a private key for RSA.TM. digital signature generation on a smartcard, it is necessary to determine a modular inverse e.sup.-1...
Communication management system for personalized mobility management of
wireless services and method therefor
A communication management system (48) for personalized mobility management of wireless services includes at least one wireless communication device (36), a...
Data terminal and coding method for increased data packet reliability in a
frequency hopping system
A technique is used in a data terminal (110, 160) that encodes and decodes a data packet that is transmitted in a link of a frequency hopping system. During...
Hysteresis reduced sense amplifier and method of operation
A sense amplifier (40) uses a body shorting device (60) to selectively electrically short circuit the bodies of two transistors (44, 48) that function as a...
Overcharge protection device and methods for lithium based rechargeable
A protection circuit (100) and protection device (300) for protecting a rechargeable (lithium-based) battery cell or cells from overcharging. A voltage regulator...
Semiconductor wafer having a thin die and tethers and methods of making the
A semiconductor wafer (70) that includes a support body (72), at least one thin die (20, 60), and a plurality of tethers (78, 178). The support body (72) is made...
Printed circuit board comprising embedded capacitor and method of same
A method for forming an embedded low profile capacitor in a multilayer printed circuit board. The method entails providing a first metal plate on a dielectric...
Method for improving dispatch response time
A dispatch system generally provides a means for collecting destination information, selecting a dispatch assignment (104) to be dispatched to the destination...
System and method of merging static data in web pages
A system and method for merging static data and dynamic data downloaded to a browser from a network site of a network, preferably being a website on the...
Communications receiver with intermodulation reduction, and method
In a communications receiver (100) with a front stage (110) for receiving a transmitted RF input signal and a mixer stage (130) for mixing the RF input signal...
Dual open and closed loop linear transmitter
A linear transmitter includes an amplifier feedback loop for amplifying an input signal at a power amplifier. The feedback loop is operated in an open loop mode...
Area-optimum rapid acquisition cellular multi-protocol digital DC offset
A digital DC offset correction circuit (68) provides DC offset correction within a receiver (50) using an area-optimum, rapid acquisition cellular multi-protocol...
Integrated antenna and input device
An integrated antenna and input device is provided that includes an antenna for transmitting and/or receiving electronic signals, and strain sensing elements...
Method and apparatus for generating a pulse width modulated signal
A method and apparatus for a pulse width modulated (PWM) signal (30, 130) is provided. The input is a digital signal which is a modulated signal (24, 124). In...
A synchronous demodulator (10) drives an output antenna (21) with a push-pull driver circuit (13). The push-pull driver circuit (13) includes two transistors...
Switchable and tunable coplanar waveguide filters
A series of switchable and tunable filters is provided. The filters are manufactured using coplanar waveguide fabrication techniques and micro-electro-mechanical...
Circuitry for creating a spectral null in a differential output switching
amplifier and method therefor
A modulated signal is connected to a full bridge switching amplifier (16, 18, 28, 30) and is compensated to remove a predetermined frequency and its odd...
Microfluidic devices with monolithic microwave integrated circuits
A microwave device has a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) disposed therein for applying microwave radiation to a microfluidic structure, such as a...
Method and apparatus for forming a pattern on an integrated circuit using
differing exposure characteristics
A method of patterning a wafer using four areas with differing exposure characteristics is disclosed. Two areas are phase shifted relative to the other two areas...
Mixer with reduced carrier feedthrough
A mixer circuit (100) includes two balanced transmission gate mixers (102, 104). The mixer circuit (100) balances charge injection mechanisms which reduces...
Static and dynamic partnering schemes for satellite cross-links
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for establishing a partnering scheme having dynamic cross-links between satellites of a satellite...
Automatic gain control for a receiver and method therefor
A receiver automatic gain control includes a variable gain receiver having a control input and responsive to a gain control signal for adjusting the output level...
Apparatus and method for implementing an ATM AAL2 combined use timer
A system and a method of the present invention for implementing a combined use Timer_CU within an ATM transmitter. The ATM transmitter being able to handle a...
Method and apparatus for detecting and responding to an absence of
In a vehicle equipped with a dedicated short-range two-way communications system to acquire and otherwise participate in a roadway information service, method...
Method for indicating a delinquent response to a message from a selective
A two-way selective call device (106) for determining if a response was received to a message transmitted to a designation device including at least one switch...
Security system and method
A security system for actuating a security mechanism of a vehicle includes a transceiver coupled to the security mechanism and having one transmission channel...
Battery charging circuit with undervoltage current control
This invention includes a charging circuit employing an off-the-shelf battery protection circuit. The invention offers an improvement to the battery protection...
Field effect transistor having differing power dissipation across an array
A field effect transistor (30) has an array of transistors (31) made up of bonding pads (45-47) and sub-arrays of transistors (41-43). The bonding pads (45-47)...
Organic semiconductor and method
A semiconductor device formed of a flexible or rigid substrate (10) having a gate electrode (11), a source electrode (12), and a drain electrode (13) formed...
Method for enhanced bio-conjugation events
The present invention provides an apparatus and methods for efficient, high-throughput electrical or electrochemical detection of biomolecules. More...
Housing for a communications device
Method for establishing a temporary simplex call group in a wireless
A user who desires to establish a temporary talk group first requests a temporary group identifier, then the user specifies the talk group membership and a...
Sense amplifier for a memory having at least two distinct resistance states
In a memory, a sensing system detects bit states using one data and two reference inputs, to sense a difference in conductance of a selected memory bit cell and...
Light guide for a foldable electronic device
The present disclosure shows the placement of a light pipe or indicator 120 in the "knuckle" of the hinge of the radiotelephone. The indicator is generally...
Overcurrent protection for the series fuse
This invention includes a circuit that approximates the thermal behavior of a fuse or other electronic device that is coupled in series with the circuit. In one...
Method for reducing cross-talk in a field emission display
Method reducing cross-talk between adjacent column conductors in a field emission display (10) that has a plurality of column conductors (17A, 17B, 17C, 18A,...
Balanced multi-band antenna system
A balanced antenna system for a communication device includes a balanced transmission line electromagnetically coupled to a transceiver of the device. A...
Wideband linear amplifier with predistortion error correction
A wideband linear amplification system amplifies an input signal to produce an amplified output signal. An envelope detector determines an envelope detector...
Predistortion circuit for RF detector
An envelope detector circuit for use in controlling a RF amplifier is provided. The envelope detector circuit includes a first semiconductor device having a...
Portable communication device