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Verification of design blocks and method of equivalence checking of
multiple design views
A method and system for comparing design block views comprising receiving a first design block view, receiving a second design block view, and comparing the...
Single account portable wireless financial messaging unit
A portable secure financial messaging unit (906) includes a receiver (804) and a selective call decoder (1004). The selective call decoder (1004) has a memory...
Method and apparatus for processing interruptible, multi-cycle instructions
A method and apparatus for processing multi-cycle instructions. In one embodiment, the method includes beginning execution of a multi-cycle instruction by the...
Method of operation of mobile wireless communication system with location
Location information is generated for a mobile device using a global positioning system (GPS) receiver (17) or by other means. A request for receipt of location...
Method and apparatus for routing data in a communication system
A controller in a communication device receives a request, from a process operating in the communication device, to subscribe to a data routing service that is...
Method and apparatus for network-to-user verification of communication
devices based on time
A method and apparatus provides for a subscriber device (106) to signal changing from a first network to a second network including receiving via a transceiver...
Apparatus and method for adaptive delay mitigation of voice communication
An apparatus (30) and method minimize voice delay by combining comfort noise with subframe insertions to fill gaps in speech and maintain a minimum delay for...
System, device, and method for evaluating dynamic range in a communication
A system, device, and method for evaluating dynamic range in a communication system utilizes a narrow band multiple tone test signal for emulating a wide band...
Method and apparatus for managing resource allocation conflicts in a
A conflict resolution center (130 FIG. 1) is used to manage and resolve resource allocation conflicts in communications system (100) including a number of...
Method and apparatus in a wireless messaging system for facilitating an
exchange of address information
A first portable messaging unit (PMU) (122) sends (502) address information to a second PMU through a wireless messaging system, and the second PMU receives...
Distributed amplifier having separately biased sections
A distributed amplifier (40) and a method (100) of operating the distributed amplifier (40) are provided in accordance with the present invention. The...
Method of forming a semiconductor device
A refractory Metal Nitride and a refractory metal Silicon Nitride layer (64) can be formed using metal organic chemical deposition. More specifically, tantalum...
Process for forming a semiconductor device and a conductive structure
Semiconductor devices and conductive structures can be formed having a metallic layer. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes an amorphous metallic...
Magnetic element with improved field response and fabricating method
An improved and novel fabrication method for a magnetic element, and more particularly a magnetic element (10) including a first electrode (14) , a second...
Method of marking glass
A method of marking glass includes providing a glass material with a surface (201) and using a wire (210) to mark the surface. The wire is softer than the glass...
Polishing head for wafer, and method for polishing
A polishing head (200) for a chemical-mechanical polishing machine that holds a semiconductor wafer (150) against a polishing pad (140) has a chuck (295) with a...
Plated plastic connection system and method of making
The invention relates, in general, to electrical connector assemblies, and more particularly to plastic electrical connectors that employ metal plated plastic...
Method of managing memory for a PCI bus
A method of managing memory includes providing a memory (190) partitioned into a memory tree having N memory levels and different numbers of memory nodes (100,...
Computationally efficient inverse discrete cosine transform method and
A method and apparatus for efficiently computing an Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform (IDCT).
Method of modeling circuit cells with distributed serial loads
A plurality of serially coupled circuit cells (12-20) are modeled as a distributed serial load. The distributed serial load provides an accurate load model in...
Method and system for distributing position information
An embodiment of the invention includes a plurality of navigational position sources (208) disposed to provide position data, a position service module (202) to...
Method and apparatus for providing navigational services in a wireless
An internet radio for portable applications and uses such as in an automobile enables providing navigational services to be provided to a wireless communication...
Assigning an IP address to a mobile station while roaming
A cellular radio communications system comprises: at least one base station for broadcasting radio signals to mobile stations within a cell; a mobile station...
Method and apparatus for updating a mobile station parameter set
A mobile station (102) contains a local personality database (110) in a memory (306) of the mobile station. The local personality database contains information...
Efficient multimode power amplifier
An amplifier apparatus for a multimode mobile communication device includes a carrier amplifier (114) and a peaking amplifier (116). The peaking amplifier has an...
Dual mode communication device
A communication device (100) operates in first and second modes of operation including a dispatch mode of operation and a telephone mode of operation. The device...
Method and apparatus for conditioning modulated signals using window
A modulated signal, having a varying magnitude signal envelope, is conditioned, such as to facilitate amplification (500). Minimum values are determined values...
Method and apparatus for transmitting data
A method and apparatus for transmitting data improves efficiency and guarantees consistency in the data transmission rate. According to the method and apparatus,...
Method and apparatus for group calls in a wireless CDMA communication
system using outbound traffic channels...
In a wireless CDMA system, responsive to receiving a request for a group call for a given talk group, a controller (12) allocates an outbound group call channel...
Method and apparatus for completing a handover between wireless
A method and apparatus for a handover of a communication signal (370) associated with a mobile communication unit (116) between a Generic C-based wireless...
Communication device having linked microphone and antenna communication of
content to end users
A communication device (10) couples a microphone (12) to a modulator (22) that modulates a microphone signal via a transmission medium (14) having an antenna...
Apparatus and method for generating transmitter antenna weights
Antenna weights for a transmit path (3) between two communication devices (1, 2), the first device (1) having an antenna array (4, 5, 6) are generated in the...
Electric driver circuit and method
The invention regards an electric circuit (200; 300; 400; 500) comprising a first electronic control circuit (201; 301) controlling the operation of a first...
Semiconductor wafer front side pressure testing system and method therefor
An apparatus and method is disclosed for a semiconductor wafer front side pressure testing system (200, 300, 400). Negative or positive pressure is applied to...
Field emission device having a surface passivation layer
A field emission device (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) includes a substrate (110, 210, 310, 410, 510), a cathode (115, 215, 315, 415, 515) formed thereon, a plurality...
Layout for a ball grid array
A layout for a ball grid array (BGA) device (500) includes a set of solder ball pads (512) and a set of interconnection vias (510). Each one of said the set of...
Circuit method for reducing parasitic bipolar effects during electrostatic
A semiconductor device include a current source having a first node coupled to a first voltage reference node, and a second node for extracting a current in...
Methods and compositions for attachment of biomolecules to solid supports,
hydrogels, and hydrogel arrays
The present invention provides solid supports (e.g., glass) and polymer hydrogels (particularly polymer hydrogel arrays present on a solid support) comprising...
Method for forming a semiconductor device
In accordance with embodiments of the present invention a trench-level dielectric film (26) and a via-level dielectric film (24) are formed overlying a...
Method for forming a conductive plug between conductive layers of an
A method for forming void free tungsten plug contacts (56a-56c) begins by etching a contact opening (55a-55c) using a C.sub.2 F.sub.6 and CHF.sub.3 chemistry....
Fine pitch bumping with improved device standoff and bump volume
Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to solder bump formation and semiconductor device assemblies. One embodiment related to a method for...
Method and apparatus for non-speech activity reduction of a low bit rate
digital voice message
A technique is used in a speech encoder (107) that reduces non-speech activity of a low bit rate digital voice message. Speech model parameters that include...
Method and apparatus for facilitating reception of a signal on one of a
plurality of contiguous channels
In a zero intermediate frequency (ZIF) receiver (300) a desired signal is detected (902) and downmixed (924) to baseband, off-centered by an amount determined by...
Host-independent monolithic integrated circuit for RF downconversion and
digital signal processing of GPS signals
A global position system (GPS) receiver for a host product is controlled by a microcontroller that also controls other functions in the host product. The GPS...
Selective over-ranging in folding and averaging integrated circuits
A device and technique for selective over-ranging provides for the folding of signals in an input signal range such that the folded signals in the center of the...
RF assembly with ground-plane slot between components and method therefor
An RF assembly (20) operating at a predetermined wavelength of .lambda. and having a ground-plane interface (26) between first and second components (22, 24) is...
Demodulator circuit and method of tuning
A demodulator circuit (10) includes an oscillator (12) and an injection circuit (14). An Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) signal adjusts the tail current of a...
Method of preventing two neighboring contacts from a short-circuit caused
by a void between them and device...
Insulating layers between transistors that are very close together may have voids. When contacts are formed in these areas between these close transistors, the...
Method and apparatus for reflowing solder paste using a light source
A method and apparatus for coupling a microelectronic component (114) to a printed circuit board (112) are disclosed. The component (114) is coupled to the...