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Method for preventing trench fill erosion
A trench (110) for isolation is formed in a substrate (102) through an opening in a nitride masking layer (106). After the trench is formed, the opening in the...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor component
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor component includes sequentially disposing a first electrically conductive layer (130), a dielectric layer (140), and a...
Method for fabricating a semiconductor structure with reduced leakage
A method for fabricating a semiconductor structure including the steps of providing a silicon substrate (10) having a surface (12); forming an interface...
Method for providing seamless communication across bearers in a wireless
A communication session is established between a client (102) and a server (104) over a first bearer network (106). A session identifier is produced (304), which...
Voice browser for interactive services and methods thereof
The present invention relates to a markup language to provide interactive services. A markup language document in accordance with the present invention includes...
Radio communications device and method with API between user application
program and telephony program and method
A radio communications device has a memory having stored therein a user application program (16), a telephony program (18) and an application programming...
Programmable bridging apparatus to connect multiple networks of different
A bridging apparatus (10) for use in bridging a plurality of external communications networks (20a-20n) includes a plurality of network interfaces (12) and a...
Dynamic beam fill-in system and method therefor
A dynamic beam fill-in system (40) in a cellular communications network (20) having a constellation (22) of satellites (24) in orbit (26) with each satellite...
An integrated circuit (IC) magnetic random access memory (MRAM) content addressable memory (CAM) system has a CAM cell which includes a first data bit and a...
Method and apparatus for determining antenna pointing parameters in a
A method and apparatus for aiming a satellite antenna at a target satellite allow a user to enter a commonly known geographic designator, such as a ZIP Code....
Voltage profile charge control system
This invention is a battery charging system that charges rechargeable battery cells by tracking a voltage profile charging curve across time. As all lithium...
Method for Li-Ion safety switch fault detection in smart batteries
A method for testing safety circuitry in rechargeable battery packs is provided herein by which the operation and integrity of circuits associated with...
Method for protecting the edge exclusion of a semiconductor wafer from
copper plating through use of an edge...
A method for forming a copper interconnect begins by depositing a barrier layer (48) within an in-laid region (18). An edge exclusion protection layer (50) is...
Portable fuel cell power supply
The invention provides a device for generating energy, utilizing a fuel cell. Air is freely guided to the fuel cell, while a fuel gas is provided to the fuel...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor component and chemical-mechanical
polishing system therefor
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor component includes forming a first layer over a semiconductor substrate, providing a mixture comprised of a first...
Method and system for executing instructions in an application-specific
A method for executing instructions on an application-specific microprocessor having a machine language is described. Microcontroller-like instructions are...
Method and system in an information processing system for efficient
maintenance of copies of values stored...
A method and system in an information processing system are disclosed for efficiently maintaining copies of values stored within a plurality of registers. The...
System for controlling data exchange between a host device and a processor
A system for efficiently controlling the exchange of data between a host bus (190) and an input/output (I/O) register (125) of an elliptic curve (EC) processor...
Multi-cell communication system and method for allocating a communication
A multi-cell communication system (100) that includes a plurality of communication units (105, 106), a plurality of base radios (108-112), and at least one...
Method and apparatus for correcting distortion in a transmitter
In a transmitter (200) that includes a radio frequency (RF) power amplifier (218), a predistortion signal loop (234, 240, 209, 208), and a feedforward correction...
Apparatus and method for missing message reconciliation
Methods of and corresponding apparatus for missing message reconciliation of messages initially sent over a wireless operating channel (123) in a selective...
System and method for adjusting PCM data frames for robbed bit signaling in
a telephone network
A system and method for shifting the relative phases of a PCM data frame and a network RBS frame by one or more symbols is disclosed. The method includes...
Radio frequency identification tag apparatus and related method
A radio frequency identification device (100, 200, 300, 350, 400, 500, 700) includes a substrate member (110) having a first surface (109) and a second surface...
Circuit and method for altering the frequency of a signal
A circuit for doubling the frequency of an input signal. The circuit includes a full-wave rectifier that rectifies the input signal to generate an output signal...
Quantum deposition distribution control
A sparse-carrier device comprising a crystal structure formed of a first material and including a crystallographic facet having a length, a first width and a...
Pad conditioner coupling and end effector for a chemical mechanical
planarization system and method therefor
A pad conditioner coupling (58) holds an end effector (57) for abrading a polishing media surface. Pad conditioning planarizes the polishing media surface,...
Method and apparatus in a wireless communication system for creating a
A wireless communication system conducts (402) communications between a fixed portion (102) of the wireless communication system and a portable subscriber unit...
Circuit and method of signal frequency conversion
A mixer (20) has a differential transistor pair (22, 24) receiving first and second reference currents at first and second nodes (30, 34). An RF signal drives...
Signal improvement for a wireless communication system
A remote unit's (113) volume level is controlled locally through a user interface (105). The user interface (105) converts volume-up and volume-down instructions...
Method and apparatus for correlation detection of multi-level signals with
A method (200) of decoding a multi-level synchronous protocol having a first portion encoded as M/2-level signals and a subsequent portion encoded as M/2-level...
Method for efficiently generating selectable antenna polarization
An antenna system (10) capable of transmitting electromagnetic radiation using the technique of combining two quadrature signals for either right hand circular...
Tracking antenna and method
An antenna (30) includes a gimbal structure (32) having a base (46) and first and second pivoting devices (52, 54) defining a first rotational axis (40). A...
High efficiency power amplifier having reduced output matching networks for
use in portable devices
A power amplifier includes a carrier amplifier path and a peaking amplifier path. The carrier amplifier path includes a carrier amplifier (208), and an impedance...
Enhanced dielectric constant gate insulator
A field effect transistor with an enhanced dielectric constant gate insulator including spaced apart source and drain terminals positioned on a substrate...
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...
Electrode structure for transistors, non-volatile memories and the like
An electrode structure for semiconductor devices includes first electrode material positioned in overlying relationship to the surface of a substrate so as to...
Process for forming semiconductor device with thick and thin films
A first dielectric layer (22) is formed over a semiconductor device substrate. A resist layer (32) is then patterned to expose portions of the first dielectric...
Semiconductor component and method for manufacturing the semiconductor
A method for packaging a semiconductor device (23) to form a semiconductor component (10). A die attach material (17) is disposed on a flange (11). A ...
Method of making a low resistance MTJ
A low resistance magnetic tunnel junction with low resistance barrier layer and method of fabrication is disclosed. A first magnetic layer of material with a...
Optical code reader including circuitry for processing the symbology
An optical detector optically senses a bar code. A multi-bit analog-to-digital converter is responsive to the optical detector to generate a plurality of digital...
Controller circuit for transferring a set of peripheral data words
A controller circuit (100) includes an aliasing circuit (261) for efficiently transferring a set of peripheral data words between a microprocessor (130) and a...
Method and apparatus for enhancing a message preview mode in a messaging
A messaging unit (122) receives (702)a message (404) having a header string, and compresses (820) a display of the header string when the messaging unit is...
Method and system for comparing measured radio frequency signal propagation
characteristics in a wireless...
In a receiver in a wireless communication system, a plurality of radio frequency signal propagation characteristics associated with a signal transmitted from a...
Fast squelch circuit and method
A technique is used by a squelch circuit (200) that generates a fast squelch. The technique involves generating a noise signal (211) from a demodulated signal...
Dual channel superheterodyne receiver
A dual channel receiver (100) includes a front end bandpass filter (120) that has a front end bandwidth, a first mixer (130), a second mixer (135), and two...
Method and apparatus in a wireless messaging system for controlling a
hierarchical provision of service
A first service provider having a highest security of access, initially programs (604) tables in a subscriber unit (122), including an address table (224) having...
Method for allocating data and power in a discrete multi-tone communication
In the present invention, carriers associated with a discrete multi-tone (DMT) communications system (10) are sorted according to bit allocation capacity. The...
Method and apparatus for mapping bits to an information burst
A first group of bits (100, 102, 106), e.g., header symbols/bits, are interleaved to form a first group of interleaved bits. A second group of bits (104), e.g.,...
Versatile digital signal processing system
A programmable versatile digital signal processing system architecture (FIG. 5) allows the implementation of functions for transmitting and receiving a variety...
Method and apparatus for providing delayed communications within a
A method of providing delayed communications within a communication system begins with the steps of detecting (201) selection of simultaneous transmission of a...