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Method for forming a semiconductor device
In one embodiment of the invention, conductive support structures (112) are formed within an interlevel dielectric layer. The conductive support structures (112)...
System for error control by subdividing coded information units into
subsets reordering and interlacing the...
The invention provides a method of interleaving information units in order to provide improved error control. A communication device codes the information units,...
Portable 2-way wireless financial messaging unit
A portable 2-way secure financial messaging unit (906) includes a receiver (804), a selective call decoder (1004), a financial transaction processor (1014), a...
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...
Method and apparatus for determining failure modes of a transceiver
A method for determining failure modes of a transceiver (100) includes applying a control signal (121) to a transmitter (130) of transceiver (100). The power...
Method and apparatus for interconnecting multiple modular devices in a
An apparatus (100), comprising multiple modular electrical devices (102, 104, 504) and an optical signal source (106), all coupled to an optical communication...
CDMA communications system having a searcher receiver and method therefor
A wideband CDMA handset (20) has a receiver (50) which simplifies initial sequence acquisition. The receiver (50) includes an efficient searcher receiver (54)...
Method of identifying location using a master clock to synchronize time of
A method is provided of identifying position location of a transmitter device, such as a mobile or portable, in an inbound system. The inbound system includes...
Method of manufacturing components and component thereof
A method of manufacturing components includes providing a substrate (110, 531, 631, 700) having a first coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), having a first...
Apparatus and method of a low pressure, two-step nucleation tungsten
An apparatus and method of tungsten via fill using a low pressure, 2-step nucleation tungsten deposition process. The tungsten via fill includes a silane soak, a...
Manufacturable GaAs VFET process
A manufacturable GaAs VFET process includes providing a doped GaAs substrate with a lightly doped first epitaxial layer thereon and a heavily doped second...
Method of interconnecting an embedded integrated circuit
A method of interconnecting electrical terminations (12) of an integrated circuit die (30) to corresponding circuit traces (22) of a circuit carrying substrate...
Package for an electronic component and a method of making it
An electrical 100 and a method of making the package is disclosed. Specifically the package 100 contains a lid 101 with at least one opening 105 through the lid...
Circuit and method of compensating for membrane stress in a sensor
A circuit and method for correcting a sense signal of a sensor (100) where the sense signal is reduced by a negative nonlinear error component introduced by...
Cellular flip phone
Semiconductor device using diode place-holders and method of manufacture
In operation, a standard cell library having diode place-holders (16) associated with standard cell inputs (12) is used to design a standard cell-based...
Adaptive hybrid ARQ using turbo code structure
A generic structure of Hybrid ARQ using Turbo Codes is provided which requires the function of a) channel coding, b) redundancy selection, c) buffering and...
Method and apparatus for a talkgroup call in a wireless communication
In a wireless code-division multiple access (CDMA) system (100), a talkgroup (101) of subscriber units is provided. A sub-talkgroup (102) of subscriber units,...
Apparatus and method for providing synchronization of base-stations in a
A communication system (105) utilizes the global positioning system (GPS) to maintain a high degree of accuracy of synchronization of base-stations (115-116)....
Method and apparatus for controlling a wireless communication system
A simulator/controller (113) performs real-time simulation for system control in a code-division multiple access (CDMA) wireless communication system (100). The...
Dual band mobile phone using the same intermediate frequency for both bands
A radio which can operate in two separate frequency bands, with size, weight, and cost that is comparable with a conventional unit that can operate in only one...
Clock recovery circuit
An edge detector (10) detects edges of clock pulses in a digital signal and provides edge detect pulses to a state corrector (20). A state sequencer (15)...
Turbo decoder with decision feedback equalization
A decoder equalizes a turbo coded signal with intersymbol interference by performing a decision-feedback equalization in each iteration of the turbo decoding...
Multicarrier communication system and method for peak power control
A communication device for simultaneously transmitting information on multiple sub-channels encodes information for each of the multiple sub-channels with a...
Method and system for multicast using a satellite network
A multicast message is transmitted from an originating subscriber unit (110, FIG. 1) through a network of satellite communications nodes (120, 130, and 140) to a...
Method and system in wireless communication system for scheduling messages
to reduce the quick paging channel...
The method operates in a wireless communication system (100) that includes a paging channel (202) and a plurality of quick paging channels (204). A plurality of...
Process for operating a semiconductor device
Programmable cells (22, 24, 26, 28) may have discontinuous storage elements (228, 248, 268, 288) as opposed to a continuous floating gate. Each cell further...
Transformer secondary disconnect
An isolation circuit for isolating a load node from a power supply secondary inductor includes a Zener diode and a PTC thermistor. The Zener diode electrically...
System and method for multi-mode operation of satellite phased-array
A method and apparatus are provided for operating a phased-array antenna (14) on a satellite-based communications node (10) in more than one mode by controlling...
Folded spring based micro electromechanical (MEM) RF switch
A micro electromechanical switch is formed on a substrate using a microplatform structure suspended on a spring suspension. The spring suspension is attached on...
Method for controlling spacer visibility
A method for controlling spacer (108) visibility in a field emission display (100) includes the steps of modifying pixel data for transmission to a plurality of...
A piezoelectric active-mode incrementor switch system (100) includes two ratchet wheels (118, 124) that are rotationally mounted on a drive shaft (112) having a...
Actuator and method of manufacture
An actuator includes a support layer (110), a stationary structure (130) located over the support layer and including two portions (131, 132, 731, 732, 831, 832)...
A smart switch produces a signal responsive to movement of said switch between a first state and a second state. The said switch has a first state position and a...
A Micro-Electromechanical System (MEMS) switch (100) having a single, center hinge (120) which supports a membrane-type electrode (104) on a substrate (101). The...
Apparatus for mounting an electronic component to a printed circuit board
An apparatus (20) for mounting an electronic component (30) to a print circuit board (40), wherein the electronic component (30) has a positive lead (32) and...
Air bag deployment system and method for monitoring same
An air bag deployment system (20) includes a microcontroller (21), an inflator (23), and an inflator sensor (24). The inflator sensor (24) is adjacent to the...
Holster with variable depth pocket
A holster (100) includes an adjustable depth pocket (101) for receiving at least a portion of a portable radio (102) in the pocket (101). The portable radio...
System for serial peripheral interface with embedded addressing circuit for
providing portion of an address for...
A microcontroller (12) provides the address bit and device data start bits for the first peripheral device (PD) in a string of PDs (20-24 or 30-34). Each PD...
Method and apparatus for reconstructing a linear prediction filter
An apparatus and method of reconstructing a linear prediction synthesis filter excitation signal, by: receiving a signal representative of output from a linear...
Foldable communication device and method
A foldable communication device (10) with a housing having two portions (11,12) pivotably mounted to each other to allow relative movement therebetween. This...
Communication device having multiple displays and method of operating the
A portable communication device (102) includes a housing (105), a first display area (130), and a second display area (132). The first display area (130) is...
Interleaving method and apparatus for orthogonal transmit diversity and
multi-carriers CDMA communication systems
A communication system provides a method and apparatus for interleaving data symbols of a block of data symbols (301) having data symbols from B(1) to B(n). The...
Network dispatch manager, dispatch gateway, and a method for providing
dispatch service to dispatch clients via...
The present invention addresses the need for providing dispatch service to dispatch clients via a packet-switched network, such as the Internet, by disclosing a...
Content addressable magnetic random access memory
A content addressable magnetic random access memory cell including a differentially connected pair of MTJs and comparison and match detection circuitry connected...
Digital predistortion for amplifiers
A method for predistorting a digital signal prior to amplification is disclosed in which a look-up table is computed using power values of digital input signal...
Optical semiconductor component and method of manufacture
An optical semiconductor component includes a semiconductor substrate (120) and a packaging material (140) located over the semiconductor substrate. The...
Apparatus and method for cold cross-sectioning of soft materials
Apparatus and a method of cold cross-sectioning soft materials includes providing a chuck attached to a drive motor with a composite plate attached to the chuck...
Method and apparatus for generating a short-range wireless data
A system for generating a short-range wireless data communication link through an over-the-air channel on a predetermined radio frequency (RF) carrier. The...
Conservation of power in serial modem
A serial modem (14) having a phase-locked loop (22), a central processing unit (20), a serial buffer (26) and a universal asynchronous receiver transmitter...