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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...
Method and system for soft decision propagation
A method and apparatus for soft decision propagation trades off system bandwidth in return for link margin. When signal quality on an uplink is low, a satellite...
Acoustic charger for electronic devices
The present invention includes a means for charging the battery of an electronic device by converting acoustic energy to electrical current. In one preferred...
Battery having user charge capacity control
A rechargeable battery having a user-selected charge capacity whereby a user of the battery can select the voltage at which the battery is charged, and thus can...
Electronic component and method for manufacture
A high voltage microwave field effect transistor (FET) and method for its manufacture. The FET (10) includes a channel layer (18) formed of compressively...
Pinhole-free dielectric films
A method for producing a pinhole-free dielectric film comprising applying a photopolymer to a first dielectric surface of a dielectric film having pinholes,...
Method and apparatus for performing selection and distribution in a
A communication system (100) that includes base stations (103-109) comprising selection circuitry (207) is provided herein. The determination of a call anchoring...
Silicon equivalent PTC circuit
This invention is a series current regulator with an on-silicon temperature sensing means which forms an improved over current battery protection device. The...
Method and apparatus for joint detection of data in a direct sequence
spread spectrum communications system
Joint detection of data signals occurs in a code division, multiple access (CDMA) communication system as follows: A digital signal processor (315) first...
Method for autonomous handoff in a wireless communication system
A method and apparatus for handoff to a rescue channel is introduced without the need to send and receive handoff control messages. In the preferred embodiment...
Communication device for screening speech recognizer input
A communication device capable of screening speech recognizer input includes a microprocessor (110) connected to communication interface circuitry (115), memory...
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...
Plasma processing method
A process for improving uniformity across the surface of a substrate during a plasma process such as plasma etching. A conductive plane is formed at the back...
Method and apparatus for generating an alignment control vector
The data processing system loads three input operands, including two input vectors and a control vector, into vector registers and performs a permutation of the...
Electronic device with auto-positioning virtual image display and
A gravity switch and a microprocessor are disposed in an electronic device having a virtual image display. The gravity switch provides a determination of the...
Method and apparatus for group calls in a wireless CDMA system based on
Within a wireless CDMA communication system (100), at least one dedicated inbound code (232, 332, 414-416) and at least one dedicated outbound code (234, 334,...
High frequency low loss power amplifier combiner
A conductive element (FIG. 1, 220) incorporates a wide end portion (230) which is subdivided into a set of low impedance coupling paths (235) separated by one of...
Method and apparatus for detecting failures in a communication device BV
A communication device (101) includes multiple antennas (201-203), multiple receivers (222-224), and a processor (225). The communication device receives a first...
Personal data storage and transaction device system and method
A circuit and method for personalizing an electronic device (20) through a personal area network (22). Electron devices (20) have transceivers (38) for...
MTJ MRAM series-parallel architecture
Magnetic tunnel junction random access memory architecture in which an array of memory cells is arranged in rows and columns and each memory cell includes a...
Wideband data converter with adaptive segment shuffling
A signal converter circuit (10) includes an analog to digital converter (14) for converting an input analog signal into a digital signal. The circuit (10) also...
Object tracking apparatus and method
A tracking apparatus includes a tracked object interrogator which produces a tracked object identifier output. The tracking apparatus also includes a location...