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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
Method and apparatus for testing an integrated circuit
A programmable clock generator (220), which is part of an integrated circuit (IC) (210), provides clock signals (230) and (232) to various components of the IC....
Method for communicating data on a serial bus
The present invention relates to a method of communicating data between at least two units (1) on a serial bus (2) in a car, wherein the units 11) have...
Optimal radio channel allocation in a distributed connection and transport
A method and system for optimal radio channel management in a distributed connection and transport network. The method includes the steps of determining the...
System and method for updating location information for distributed
Location related information is collected for a network of communication devices that each is operable in a coordinating mode and in a non-coordinating mode....
Distributed dynamic channel management in cellular systems
A dynamic channel management method (100) determines which base station (14, 24, 26) is a least utilized base station for servicing a channel request made by a...
Method and apparatus for providing additional information to a selective
call device about a broadcast
A technique is used in a selective call communication system (100) and in a broadcast communication system (106) to provide additional information about a...
Method and apparatus for receiving a signal
Apparatus 20, 30, 50, 60 for receiving a carrier signal modulated by a wanted signal, the modulated carrier signal occupying one of a plurality of channels whose...
Anti-fuse circuit and method of operation
An anti-fuse useful in implementing redundancy in a memory utilizes a normal transistor characteristic that is generally considered undesirable in order to...
Method for forming serrated contact opening in the semiconductor device
A method and apparatus for decreasing contact resistance between a ohmic contact (120) and a semiconductor material (106) are disclosed. Increased contact...
System and method for detecting molecules using an active pixel sensor
In a molecule detection system and method, a sample containing target molecules is added to an array of test sites, with each test site containing distinct probe...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor component
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor component includes providing a semiconductor substrate (150) with a photoresist layer and providing a reflective...
Method of forming a nano-supported sponge catalyst on a substrate for
A method of forming a nano-supported sponge catalyst (10) on a substrate (12) is comprised of depositing an active catalytic metallic element (16) on the...
Method for compressing a data structure representing a layout of a VLSI
A method (10) for compressing a data structure representing a layout of a multi layered VLSI device, the method comprising of the steps of; (11) Receiving the...
Communication device with dial function using optical character
recognition, and method
A communication device (200), such as a cellular mobile phone or a cordless phone, has a dial unit (208) for communication with a base station. An input device...
Self oscillating mixer
A self oscillating mixer circuit includes a dual gate FET, an NDR device coupled to a first gate of the FET, and a first bias input circuit adapted to couple a...
Opto-coupling device structure and method therefor
A manufacturing technique for making grating features utilizes the etching characteristics for photoresist to provide desirable geometric shapes in close...
Structure and method of fabrication for an optical switch
A structure for an optical switch includes a reflective layer formed over a high quality epitaxial layer of piezoelectric compound semiconductor materials grown...
Method and apparatus for facilitating an estimation of a carrier frequency
error in a receiver of a wireless...
A receiver (200) receives (402) a first signal including a sync portion (308) having a carrier acquisition segment (302) and a timing synchronization pattern...
Simple encoding/decoding technique for code position modulation
A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding signals using code position modulation (CPM) in a communication system. The encoding method includes storing an...
Method and apparatus for a start-up procedure for digital and analog modems
utilizing pulse code modulation for...
In order to achieve reliable and efficient communication over public switched telephone networks (PSTN), voice-band modems utilize sophisticated start-up...