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Method and apparatus for improving access time in set-associative cache
A system provides a method and apparatus for accessing information in a cache in a data processing system. The system optimizes a speed-critical path within the...
Multiply and accumulate unit (MAC) and method therefor
A multiply and accumulate (MAC) unit (52) having a multiplier (54) and an adder (56) for providing a calculated result of a MAC operation, an accumulator (58)...
Service framework for evaluating remote services based upon transport
In an information appliance system 100, a user device 108 comprises a client platform (200, FIG. 5) that includes a service framework (235, FIG. 5) to discover...
Echo canceller for a full-duplex communication system and method therefor
An echo canceller (110) for a full-duplex communication system (100) such as a speakerphone determines a gain factor to be used in sub-band adapter coefficient...
Method and apparatus for backward recursion next state generation in
recursive convolutional decoding
A decoding method and apparatus performs a forward recursion process on recursive convolutionally generated symbols and performs backward recursion on the...
Cache and caching method for conventional decoders
A method and cache for caching encoded symbols for a convolutional decoder with forward and backward recursion includes storing different encoded symbols of an...
Method and apparatus for dynamic allocation of a messaging system resource
A method and corresponding apparatus for a first controller (106) and implemented in a second controller (110), arranged for providing messaging service to,...
Method for determining the number of accesses granted during WCL and
In a method for determining a worst case service latency, first a number of accesses granted to requesting channels during the worst case service latency is...
Electronic tag assembly and method therefor
An electronic tag assembly (100) includes a substrate (102) having an antenna pattern (104, 106) disposed thereon, an integrated circuit die (108) having...
Method and apparatus for a clock circuit
An additional clock is delayed from a master clock by 90 degrees to provide needed additional clock edges during a cycle. The need for the additional clock edges...
Three input sense amplifier and method of operation
A sense amplifier having three inputs determines the state of a memory bit cell by converting a bit input voltage, a high reference voltage, and a low reference...
Lithographic template and method of formation and use
The lithographic template is formed having a substrate, an optional etch stop layer formed on a surface of the substrate, and a patterning layer formed on a...
Magnetoelectronics element having a magnetic layer formed of multiple
A magnetic layer (46) of a magnetoelectronics element (40) is provided that has a first sub-element layer (48) and a second sub-element layer (50). The first...
Compact PCI backplane and method of data transfer across the compact PCI
A method of directly transferring data across a CompactPCI.TM. backplane (170) via a fully meshed orthogonal network (370). The CompactPCI backplane (170)...
Device for use with a portable inertial navigation system (PINS) and method
for processing PINS signals
A first device (104) receives a first set of data from an inertial navigational device (100). The first set of data comprises at least one of sensor data, motion...
Position and heading error-correction method and apparatus for vehicle
The present invention solves the problems of the prior art by providing methods for compensating for temperature-dependent drift of bias in a vehicle heading...
Wireless medical diagnosis and monitoring equipment
A medical diagnosis and monitoring equipment has wireless electrodes, which are attached to the surface of the skin of the patient. The electrodes comprise a...
Wireless infrared peripheral interface for a communication device
A wireless infrared peripheral interface for a communication device having a cellular radio transceiver includes a peripheral interface. The peripheral interface...
Impulse noise blanker
A radio back-end integrated circuit that includes a blanking switch having a signal input which receives an IF signal, a control input, and a signal output. Also...
Method and apparatus for providing additional information about a broadcast
A technique is used for providing additional information about a broadcast presentation that allows a user interested in the additional information to acquire it...
Dispatch system and method of assigning a shared channel to remote units
A dispatch system (10) uses satellites (40) to broadcast simultaneously to an individual remote unit (30), to a select group of remote units (30) or to all the...
Format programmable hardware packetizer
A format programmable hardware packetizer (110) receives real-time raw input data (125) from a multimedia data source (103) via an analog to digital converter...
Inductive load driver utilizing energy recovery
An inductive load driver having an inductive load and a bridge circuit connected in parallel with the inductive load, wherein the bridge circuit generates a...
Method and system for broadcasting digital audio and video to an analog
An audio input interface (122) receives a digital audio signal and identifies an audio bitstream which is optionally decrypted by a decryption unit (123), and...
Bipolar differential amplifier
A bipolar differential amplifier having first and second transistors (Q1, Q2) and a large third transistor (Q3) sharing a common emitter resistor (Rt), and DC...
Apparatus, method, and wafer used for testing integrated circuits formed on
a product wafer
A method, apparatus, and circuit distribution wafer (CDW) (16) are used to wafer-level test a product wafer (14) containing one or more product integrated...
Display and method of manufacture
A field emissive display (40) having an anode plate (10) coupled to a cathode plate (20) and a method for manufacturing the field emissive display (40). A...
Semiconductor structure and process for forming a metal oxy-nitride
The invention relates to a semiconductor device and the process of forming a metal oxy-nitride gate dielectric layer or a metal-silicon oxy-nitride gate...
Semiconductor device and method therefor
A heteroepitaxial structure is made using nanocrystals that are formed closer together than normal lithography patterning would allow. The nanocrystals are...
Amorphous carbon layer for improved adhesion of photoresist and method of
An improved and novel semiconductor device including an amorphous carbon layer for improved adhesion of photoresist and method of fabrication. The device...
An apparatus for warming a battery for a personal electronic device includes a heating element and a holder. The holder holds the heating element adjacent to the...
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Memory interface protocol using two addressing modes and method of
A memory interface (15) and method of use implements a cache (14) bursting addressing technique which begins a read of main memory (16) in a wrap around mode...
Trusted elements within a distributed bandwidth system
A distributed bandwidth metering system (200) uses trusted elements throughout the system to collect and process usage data. The trusted elements in the...
Communication device with a dual-sided liquid crystal display
A communication device (10) with a dual-sided liquid crystal display (12) located with a housing (14) having two viewports (18,22). The display (12) includes a...
Bit encoding system and method
A bit encoding system for use with a bus (7) of a distributed microcontroller network (200,300), includes a waveform generator (100) for generating a...
Communication system with physical interface and communication controller,
A communication system (300) comprises interfaces (311-314) at communication channels (361-364, respectively), coupled to a controller (340) by an address bus...
Impact resistant rechargeable battery cell with crumple zone
This invention includes a spacer, preferably having a cross section resembling the letter "T", that is positioned between the electrode assembly and the metal...
Self-contained camera device and method for capturing and communicating
images via a modem
A self-contained camera device (10) and method for capturing and communicating images via a modem (13). The self-contained camera device (10) comprises an image...
A feedforward amplifier (150) according to the present invention uses a direct coupling of an amplifier stage (158) with the amplifier's load (R.sub.L). The main...
Sigma delta FM ratio detector
A circuit (100) for generating a ratio signal indicating a ratio of frequency error to signal magnitude of an input signal includes an FM ratio detector (110)...
Method of compensating for abrupt load changes in an anti-pinch window
A method of compensating for abrupt load changes in an anti-pinch window control system (300) includes measuring an instantaneous torque value (412) of a window...
Field emission device and method for the conditioning thereof
A field emission device (100) includes an electron emitter structure (105) having a deuteride layer (108), which defines a surface (109) of electron emitter...
Semiconductor component and method of operation
A semiconductor component includes a semiconductor substrate (110) having first and second portions (111, 112) with a first conductivity type, a transistor (120)...
Method for forming a copper interconnect using a multi-platen chemical
mechanical polishing (CMP) process
A copper interconnect polishing process begins by polishing (17) a bulk thickness of copper (63) using a first platen. A second platen is then used to remove...
Method of recrystallizing an amorphous region of a semiconductor
Techniques for forming gate dielectric layers (702) overlying amorphous substrate materials are presented. In addition, techniques for low temperature processing...
Integrated multilayered microfludic devices and methods for making the same
A multilayered microfluidic device having a substantially monolithic structure is formed by sintering together a plurality of green-sheet layers. The...
Carrier assembly for chemical mechanical planarization systems and method
A wafer carrier assembly (51) places a semiconductor wafer in angular compliance with a polishing media. The wafer carrier assembly (51) includes a first...