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Membrane mask stress measurement apparatus and method therefor
A method and apparatus for determining stress levels of membrane masks that may be used in membrane-based lithographic techniques is presented. A piezoelectric...
Method for manufacturing and designing a wiring of a channel of an
electronic device and electronic apparatus
The invention relates to a method for manufacturing of electronic devices, such as very large scale integrated devices, having a channel. The channel routing is...
Method and apparatus for channel-routing of an electronic device
The invention concerns a method for manufacturing an electronic device having a channel. The channel has a number of rows and columns for wiring of nets. Usually...
Methods for decoding data in digital communication systems
The present invention includes methods relating generally to communication systems. In decoding a sequence of symbols output by an encoder having a first...
Methods for decoding data in digital communication systems
In a decoding system having a first constituent decoder and a second constituent decoder, a sequence of inputs that includes a system input, a first parity...
Apparatus and method for predicting multiple branches and performing
out-of-order branch resolution
A branch prediction unit apparatus and method uses an instruction buffer (20), a completion unit (24), and a branch prediction unit (BPU) (28). The instruction...
Interface circuit for transferring data on bus between modules of
integrated circuit with reduced delay
As the signal lines, such as the data bus, become longer, signal delay occurs due to the resistance and capacitance components of that bus. In order to minimize...
Extended base band multicarrier system
A method for linearizing an amplifier to produce an amplified output signal from a set of carrier frequencies is disclosed in which a set of digital baseband...
Method and apparatus for automatically grouping communication units in a
A display-based terminal (101) employs a method and apparatus for dynamically grouping (719, 723, 819, 823) communication units in a communication system. The...
Selective call receiver and method for detecting mandatory frames of a
A communication device (1) comprising a receiver (2) for receiving coded messages transmitted on one or more channels. There is a micro-processor (13), in...
Method for a radiotelephone to scan for alternate radiotelephone systems
A method for allowing a radiotelephone to scan for alternate radiotelephone systems, where each cellular radiotelephone system is within a corresponding...
Method for dynamic transmitter training for a shared communication system
utilizing dynamic channel allocation
A method utilizes a training monitoring algorithm to control when full training of a transmitter of a shared communication system that utilizes dynamic channel...
Integrated circuits with optical signal propagation
An integrated circuit is presented in which optical signal propagation replaces or supplements conventional electrical signal propagation. Optical lasers,...
Communication device having proximity controlled transmission
A communication device (12) transmits a communication signal during repetitive time slots. The communication device (12) includes a duty-cycle adjustment signal...
Method and apparatus for using the sidelobe of a long range antenna for a
short range communication link
A communication satellite system (100) is established using one or more satellite constellations (110, 120). The two or more satellite groups (110, 120) are...
Tiled memory and memory tile for use therein
A plurality of memory tiles (22) are arranged to form a tiled memory array (12) in an integrated circuit device (400). In accordance with the present invention,...
Satellite adaptive antenna system
A satellite adapted antenna system has at least spaced apart first and second elements (104, 106), the first and second elements (104, 106) having substantially...
Analog to digital converter using magnetoresistive memory technology
An analog to digital converter using a memory array of multi-state magnetoresistive memory elements in which a received analog signal is proportionally...
Percent backsputtering as a control parameter for metallization
A method for depositing a first metal layer such as tantalum or copper on a patterned semiconductor wafer using a metal sputtering tool that typically includes...
Packaged semiconductor with multiple rows of bond pads and method therefor
A semiconductor die has three rows or more of bond pads with minimum pitch. The die is mounted on a package substrate having three rows or more of bond fingers...
Electronic component and method for improving pixel charge transfer in the
An electronic component having an image sensing device (41, 71, 86, 132, 182, 212) and a method for improving pixel charge transfer in the image sensing device...
UV cure process and tool for low k film formation
A process and system for forming a low dielectric film in a semiconductor fabrication process are disclosed. Initially, a carbon-doped silicon oxide film is...
Reduced water adsorption for interlayer dielectric
A method for forming a semiconductor device is disclosed in which a fluorinated silicon dioxide layer is formed over a semiconductor substrate. A first undoped...
Transistor with shaped gate electrode and method therefor
A transistor structure includes a retrograde gate structure (112) that is narrower at the end that interfaces with the gate dielectric (120) than it is at the...
Method for obtaining blood pressure data from optical sensor
An optical sensor generates blood pressure data by obtaining two dimensional images of the surface of the patient's body, such as in the vicinity of the radial...
High performance communication controller for processing high speed data
streams wherein execution of a task...
A communication controller for handling high speed multi protocol data streams, wherein a stream is comprised of frames. Communication controller has two...
Methodology for the use of verbal proxies for dynamic vocabulary additions
in speech interfaces
An application (50) utilizing a speech recognition interface (10) employs the use of verbal proxies to accomplish dynamic vocabulary updates. One or more proxies...
Signal analyzer and method thereof
A signal analyzer (303) and method thereof using short-time signal analysis, preferably recursive, to obtain a time variant feature from a signal, the signal...
Video swivel phone
A wireless video swivel phone device includes a pivoting module. The pivoting module includes at least one video camera lens for capturing video images from at...
Common intermediate frequency broadcast radio front end
A common intermediate frequency broadcast radio front end. The invention employs a common front end that employs a common mixer and intermediate frequency for...
Noise reduction and range control radio system
A radio back-end circuit that includes an integrator and a first variable voltage translator having a signal input coupled to the output of the integrator...
Method and apparatus for producing a pulse width modulated signal
A method and apparatus to produce a pulse width modulated (PWM) signal from pulse code modulated (PCM) data. In one embodiment, a crossing point of an analog...
Cascode sense AMP and column select circuit and method of operation
A sense amplifier uses a cascode stage (76 or 100) that receives a predetermined bit line pair differential signal and provides an output. The cascode stage...
Communications device holder for vehicles
To facilitate hands-free operation, a communications device holder (110, 300, 400) includes a tongue (202) that is adapted to mate with and be latched within a...
Method and apparatus for location estimation
A system for locating a number of devices (112-130) by measuring signals transmitted between known location devices (112-118, 134-138, 214-218, 224-228) and...
Microprocessor structure having a compound semiconductor layer
High quality epitaxial layers of monocrystalline materials can be grown overlying monocrystalline substrates such as large silicon wafers by forming a compliant...
Planarization process to achieve improved uniformity across semiconductor
A method for planarizing a dielectric layer on a semiconductor wafer while eliminating a mask and etch step, in accordance with the present invention includes...
Method and apparatus for creating a voltage threshold in a FET
A method of fabricating a field effect transistor including doping a continuous blanket layer in a semiconductor substrate structure adjacent the surface to...
Using silicate layers for composite semiconductor
A composite semiconductor including silicon and compound semiconductor, and having a silicate layer for promoting layer-by-layer monocrystalline growth. Silicon...
Method of forming an integrated CMOS capacitive pressure sensor
A capacitive pressure sensor (10) utilizes a diaphragm (38) that is formed along with forming gates (56,57) of active devices on the same semiconductor substrate...
Method and system for determining a thickness of a layer
The present invention relates to a method of determining a thickness of at least one layer on at least one semiconductor wafer (12), comprising the steps of:...
A flexural joint, in particular a flexural thrust joint suitable for precision stages and application requiring vacuum is disclosed herein. A two degree of...
Personal computer system, compact disk and method for interactively viewing
Abstract of the Disclosure A method of interactively viewing the Earth including the steps of: selecting satellite viewpointd of a region of the Earth; reading...
Method and architecture for complex datapath decimation and channel
A decimation and channel filter (100 or 23) in an oversampled system includes a combined decimation and channel filtering architecture for simultaneously...
Markup language to allow for billing of interactive services and methods
The present invention relates to a markup language document stored on a computer-readable medium to provide interactive services and methods thereof. The markup...
Method and apparatus in a wireless transceiver for seeking and transferring
information available from a...
A first transceiver (122) detects (402) a need for desired information available from a network server (108). In response to detecting the need and before...
Exploiting a broadcast system to enhance a wireless gaming experience
A wireless data system (200) and a method (300) of communicating digital data to a handheld wireless device (202) are provided. The wireless data system (200)...
Method and apparatus in a two-way radio messaging unit for limiting a total
transmission duration within a...
A processing system (206) defines (302) a plurality of bins (230) within a sliding time window, each bin for storing a total transmit duration of a predetermined...
Method for transmitting collision-free messages in a digital selective call
A plurality of transceivers (114) each include a transceiver circuit (409), and a processing system (412) coupled to the transceiver circuit. A periodic...