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Field emission display having a multi-layered barrier structure
A field emission display (100) includes an electron emitter structure (105) designed to emit an emission current (134), a phosphor (126) disposed to receive at...
Method of manufacturing a sensor
A method of manufacturing a sensor includes forming a first electrode (120, 1120), forming a sacrificial layer (520) over the first electrode, and forming a...
High density flexible circuit element and communication device using same
Apparatus for routing a flexible circuit element (216) between a top housing (102) and a bottom housing (108) in an electronic device such as a radiotelephone...
System and method to control solder reflow furnace with wafer surface
A system (5) and method are used for predicting and controlling the temperature of a semiconductor wafer (10) during a solder reflow process by controlling the...
Solder printing apparatus
A solder printing apparatus (40) for use within a solder printer (34) includes a vision and alignment mechanism (44), a steering mechanism (46), a vacuum...
Method and apparatus for displaying a message which has been received
A communication device such as pager (100) includes a controller (110) which decodes an incoming high priority message (402) and stores it in memory (112). A...
Cellular telephone with simultaneous radio and cellular communications
A cellular telephone (110) forms part of a wireless communication system (100) and has simultaneous communication of radio and cellular signals. The wireless...
Method and apparatus for accessing a plurality of communication networks
A method enables a subscriber unit (20) to access a common communication system to communicate with a selected communication system. The subscriber unit receives...
Antenna switching circuit
A PIN diode antenna RF switch especially suited for a multi-mode transceiver that includes a full duplex mode such as an AMPS analog mobile telephone. Six PIN...
Method and system for controlling echo cancellation using zero echo path,
ringing, and off-hook detection
A system and method for controlling echo using zero echo path, ringing, and off-hook detection. When conditions for zero echo path are detected, the present...
MRAM write apparatus and method
An MRAM cell and a method of programming the cell are disclosed. The cell includes a free layer of magnetic material having a ferromagnetic resonance with a...
Component shim for mounting a component on a heat spreader
A component shim 310 is used with printed circuit boards 306 and heat spreaders 314, for example, where each of the printed circuit board 300 and heat spreader...
Decision directed phase detector
A decision directed phase detector that uses the quantized data output from a slicer to aid the phase error detection process to determine a phase error of a...
Method and apparatus for distance-based notification in a two-way wireless
A group selected from a plurality of portable subscriber units (122) is defined (402), and a plurality of locations corresponding to members of the group are...
Linear capacitor structure in a CMOS process
A cumulative capacitor structure with desirably constant capacitance characteristics is disclosed. In one embodiment, the cumulative capacitor includes a set of...
Electronic device package, and method
An electronic package (100) has a semiconductor device (130), a two-layer (110, 120) printed circuit substrate (101), and a lead (140) for providing external...
Process for achieving full global planarization during CMP of damascene
Described is a process for using chemical-mechanical planarization in the manufacture of Damascene structures that substantially reduces unwanted topography. The...
Method of manufacturing photodefined integral capacitor with self-aligned
dielectric and electrodes
A method for manufacturing a microelectronic assembly to have aligned conductive regions and dielectric regions with desirable processing and dimensional...
Adaptive scheduler for mark and sweep garbage collection in interactive
An adaptive garbage collection scheduler (42) in an interactive system (10) to schedule invocation of a mark and sweep garbage collection process. The adaptive...
Load envelope following amplifier system
A load envelope following (LEF) amplifier system to increase the efficiency of amplification systems that employ linear modulation schemes. The LEF system has a...
Communications system, mobile device and method
A mobile communications device is arranged to receive a modulated signal having a predetermined frequency. A frequency demodulator of the device demodulates the...
Multi-function antenna system for radio communication device
A multi-function antenna system for a radio communication device includes a housing that encloses a radio frequency transceiver of the radio communication...
Portable radio communication device with improved antenna radiation
A portable radio telephone (1) with improved antenna radiation efficiency. The radio telephone (1) has an antenna (5) asymmetrical about a feedpoint (9). A two...
High-side, low-side configurable driver
A high-side, low-side driver that controls voltage from a voltage source to an inductive or resistive load includes a power transistor with a gate, a source and...
Method and apparatus for measuring gate leakage current in an integrated
An integrated circuit (10) includes a measurement circuit (20) for determining if a transistor (26) has normal gate leakage current or has a gate leakage current...
Buck or boost power converter
A buck or boost (BOB) power converter circuit. A buck converter is cascaded with a boost converter to form a buck or boost circuit (20). The BOB converter is...
Method for making a hafnium-based insulating film
A hafnium-based dielectric layer, such as hafnium oxide (HfO.sub.2), is formed over a semiconductor substrate by flowing a hafnium-containing precursor of...
Display backlighting system
A display back lighting system (100) includes a light pipe (106) that is mounted above a printed circuit board (102) and below a liquid crystal display (108)....
Digital waveform generator apparatus and method therefor
A dual mode wireless device in which a coefficient generator (42) generates parameter values for a GSM waveform, based on transmitted sequences of digital data...
Location apparatus and method in a mobile telecommunications system
Apparatus for determining the location of a subscriber unit (1) in a mobile telecommunications network, and particularly in a GSM cellular network, includes the...
Echo canceling method and apparatus
In a communication system (100), a first echo return loss through communication system (100) associated with a first call connection between a caller (111) and a...
Method and apparatus for multi-symbol matched filter estimation of an
evaluation symbol in a received signal...
A processing system (216) selects (1004) a portion (702-706) of a received signal including an evaluation symbol (702), along with a preceding symbol (704)...
Recording of result information in a built-in self-test circuit and method
An integrated circuit has a Built-In Self-Test (BIST) controller (10) that has a sequencer (16) that provides test algorithm information for multiple memories...
Color balancing circuit and method
A circuit and method color balance pixel signals (V.sub.PIXEL) on-the-fly in an image capturing system (10). The pixel signals are amplified in a programmable...
Method and apparatus for determining time in a GPS receiver
A method and apparatus for determining time in a GPS receiver is provided according to the invention. The method includes the steps of capturing (304) GPS data...
Apparatus for converting an analog signal utilizing resistor D/A converter
A method for operating a circuit in an analog to digital converter, including providing a resistor network (205) having a plurality of resistor banks (200)...
Digital-to-analog conversion circuit
A digital-to-analog conversion circuit including a plurality of unit current output cells (1) arranged in a matrix. Each of the current output cells (1) includes...
Circuit and method for controlling an alarm
An alarm circuit (10) includes a sensor (11), a comparator (13), a control circuit (16), and a transducer (19). The control circuit (16) controls the transducer...
A transmission circuit provides two outputs. The two outputs carry both signal information as a differential voltage and carry a signal as a common mode voltage....
High voltage input buffer made by a low voltage process and having a
self-adjusting trigger point
A high performance high input voltage input buffer manufacture using a low voltage process contains an input buffer circuit (136) and a level shifter (132). The...
Semiconductor device and a process for forming the semiconductor device
Conductive bumps (32) are formed to overlie a semiconductor die (11). The conductive bumps (32) typically have reduced levels of lead, flow at a temperature no...
System and method for controlling the interior temperature of a vehicle
A system and method for controlling the interior temperature within a vehicle. In a preferred embodiment of the system, the system responds to increases in...
Method and apparatus for forming a borophosphosilicate film
A method and apparatus for improving film stability and moisture resistance of a borophosphosilicate film. The BPSG film according to the present invention is...
Method and system for advanced neutral tow
A method of initiating a neutral tow feature in a four-wheel drive vehicle. To initiate the neutral tow feature, an input signal is received from at least one...
A frequency modulator (50, 150) for modulating a carrier signal according to a modulation data signal to provide a modulated output signal (RFout), comprises a...
Flyback transformer regulator
A regulating circuit for a transformer is provided. The circuit includes at least a primary stage in association with a primary coil of a transformer and a...
Charger having a data store and data link
A battery charger that includes a data store that can receive, store, and send data files to other computer devices. The battery charger can specifically...
Method for forming a semiconductor device
Method for forming a semiconductor device having an capacitor, where the capacitor is in-laid in a cavity formed in the semiconductor substrate and part of a...
Memory device and method for manufacture
A semiconductor memory device with a floating gate that includes a plurality of nanoclusters (21) and techniques useful in the manufacturing of such a device are...
Method and apparatus for compression, decompression, and execution of
During a compressing portion, memory (20) is divided into cache line blocks (500). Each cache line block is compressed and modified by replacing address...