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Method and apparatus for group calls in a wireless CDMA communication
A controller (120), in response to receiving a request for a group call (201) targeting a group (101), allocates at least one power adjustment channel to the...
Method and apparatus for mixing signals
A mixer (200, 201) including a transformation circuit (210) is used for frequency converting a first digital signal (208), sampled at a first sampling rate and...
Packet telephony power management
A system (10) and method for packet telephony power management of a cable distribution network (20), i.e., a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) communication system, for...
Data transmission within a spread-spectrum communication system
Remote units (113) having large amounts of data to transmit will be dynamically assigned Orthogonal Variable Spreading Factor (OVSF) codes corresponding to...
Magnetic element with dual magnetic states and fabrication method thereof
An improved and novel magnetic element (10; 10'; 50; 50'; 80) including a plurality of thin film layers wherein the bit end magneto-static demagnetizing fields...
Sequencing scheme for reducing low frequency tone generation in an analogue
A noise cancellation circuit for use with a digital signal includes a plurality of equally weighted cells (53) for providing an analogue output signal (35) in...
In-line, unbalanced amplifier, predistortion circuit
A plurality of amplifiers are connected in cascade to form an in-line predistortion circuit. The amplifiers are unbalanced in that each amplifier stage in the...
Differential input comparator with double sided hysteresis
A current-controlled differential input comparator having a double sided hysteresis is provided, including a differential input comparator having a first...
Non-volatile memory cell and method for manufacturing same
A non-volatile memory cell (81) includes a drain-side select transistor (86), a source-side select transistor (87), and a storage transistor (88). The drain-side...
Method of forming a semiconductor device
In one embodiment, a first dielectric film (24), and a second dielectric film (32) are formed over a substrate (10). The substrate is cured to at least partially...
Method and apparatus for monitoring wafer characteristics and/or
semiconductor processing consistency using...
A method and apparatus for characterizing processing operations is presented. Following exposure of a wafer to plasma, the surface charge distribution pattern on...
Method for manufacturing an integral thin-film metal resistor
A method for manufacturing a microelectronic assembly to have a resistor, and particularly a metal resistive film, with desirable processing and dimensional...
Method for forming a semiconductor device
A substrate (155) is placed into a plating bath (19, 59), a current in the bath is measured, and a film (110) is plated onto the substrate (155). In one...
Semiconductor circuit temperature monitoring and controlling apparatus and
A method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling temperatures at a semiconductor circuit (22) by an array (32) of thermoelectric cooler cells (34) which are...
Method and apparatus for accessing misaligned data from memory in an
A method and apparatus for performing mis-aligned read and write operations to a stack involves providing a memory array (110). The memory array is split into a...
Finite field multiplier with intrinsic modular reduction
A finite field multiplier with intrinsic modular reduction includes an interface unit (1208) that translates an n bit wide data path to a m bit wide data path...
Method and apparatus for differential scale factor calibration in
differential odometry systems integrated with GPS
Calibration of a differential scale factor associated with left and right wheels of a vehicle having a terrestrial navigation system. The terrestrial navigation...
Product detector and method therefor
A product detector for converting a signal to baseband includes a commutating switch which serves to sample an RF waveform four times per period at the RF...
Method of and apparatus for automatic frequency control range extension
By employing AFC range extension, a high frequency communication device (100) can use a low cost, low accuracy crystal (119) in its reference oscillator (118)....
Authentication in a packet data system
A communication system in which a user device (10) generates authentication information (32) unique to the user device and provides a data packet (35) including...
Selective call device and method for monitoring at least two communication
A selective call device (106) for monitoring at least two communication systems. The selective call device (106) has a receiver (204) for receiving information...
Radio frequency identification device having displacement current control
and method thereof
A radio frequency identification (RFID) device (12) having displacement current control. The RFID device (12) comprises a voltage source (30), and exciter...
Method and apparatus for a calibrated frequency modulation phase locked
In accordance with the present invention, a frequency modulating phase-locked-loop (FMPLL) (100) architecture is implemented. The frequency of the FMPLL (100) is...
Method for forming a thick-film resistor and thick-film resistor formed
A process for forming a thick-film resistor whose dimensions can be accurately obtained, thereby yielding a precise resistance value. The method includes...
Substrate having trim window in a C5 array
A substrate 15 has an electrically adjustable trim pad 50 on the bottom side. A circuit pattern 18 resides on the top side, covered by an RF shield 20. The trim...
Alignment method for semiconductor device
A semiconductor wafer (101) includes a first semiconductor die (103) having a first alignment mark (165) disposed in an alignment region (163) to align the first...
Self-switching electrochemical cells and method of making same
Structures (1, 21, 41, 71, 161) of electrochemical cells and electrochemical cell components employ a switch-like article (10, 26, 48, 63, 65, 68, 76, 166)...
Perishable media information storage mechanism and method of fabrication
A perishable media information storage mechanism, including a substrate, a data layer for recording data thereon the information storage mechanism, a reflective...
Method of manufacturing a sensor
A sensor has a support substrate (200), an electrode (110, 510, 710) movable relative to a surface (201) of the support substrate (200) and comprised of a first...
Memory controller and method for generating commands to a memory
A memory controller (42) controls accesses to a command-based memory device (43) such as a synchronous DRAM. The memory controller (42) uses an address...
Method of evaluating an utterance in a speech recognition system
The present invention provides a method of calculating, within the framework of a speaker dependent system, a standard filler, or garbage model, for the...
Apparatus with failure recovery and method therefore
A radio (20) having a power supply (24); a power reservoir (25); a plurality of processors (22, 36), having inner registers which store a first flag indicating...
Method of automatically selecting talk-around mode or repeater mode
depending on repeater availability
A subscriber unit automatically selects repeater access mode, if a repeater is available, or talk-around mode, if a repeater is not available (500). The...
Geosynchronous satellite communication system and method
A geosynchronous satellite system (10) uses crosslinks (30) between geosynchronous satellites (16) which travel along the same ground path (18) or are located...
Handwritten character recognition using multi-resolution models
A storage medium (72) having stored thereon a set of instructions, which when loaded into a microprocessor (74), causes the microprocessor (74) to extract...
Method and system for aiding in the location of a subscriber unit in a
spread spectrum communication system
A mobile subscriber unit (MS) location method and system in a spread spectrum channel coding system uses a known spread spectrum location beacon channel (34)...
Method and selector for performing selection in a communication system
Frames received by base stations (base stations) (103-107) are assigned a frame-quality indicator (FQI) by the base station. FQI information for all frames...
In-circuit memory array bit cell threshold voltage distribution measurement
An apparatus and method for operating a non-volatile memory including an array of bit cells. A selection is made between an operational power supply and a test...
Method and apparatus for a limited scan phased array of oversized elements
Mutual coupling between radiative elements (210, FIG. 2) in a phased array antenna (110, FIG. 1) is employed to extend the effective aperture dimension of a...
Digital to analog converter using magnetoresistive memory technology
A digital to analog converter using a memory array of multi-state magnetoresistive memory elements in which a number of the memory elements are programmed in...
Method and apparatus for settling and maintaining a DC offset
A DC offset correction loop (200) utilizes a sign bit generator (204), binary search stage (206), and a digital-to-analog converter (208) in its feedback path to...
Latching mechanism for removable cell battery pack
A latching mechanism is provided. The latching mechanism includes a first member (2) having a first catch (4) and lateral catches (6), and a second member (1)...
Field emission display having an offset phosphor and method for the
A field emission display (100, 200, 300) includes a plurality of offset phosphors (126) and a cathode plate (110). Cathode plate (110) has a plurality of...
Semiconductor structure and method of manufacture
A semiconductor structure (10) having device isolation structures (43, 44) and shielding structures (39, 40). The shielding structures (39, 40) are formed in a...
Method and machine for underfilling an assembly to form a semiconductor
A method and machine (1) for underfilling an assembly (8) to form semiconductor package is disclosed. The machine (1) has conveying tracks (2) for continuously...
Method for forming a thick-film resistor
A process for forming a resistor whose dimensions can be accurately determined by a photoimaging process, thereby yielding a resistor whose size and resistance...
Method for fabricating a semiconductor structure having a crystalline
alkaline earth metal oxide interface with...
A method for fabricating a semiconductor structure comprises the steps of providing a silicon substrate (10) having a surface (12); forming on the surface of the...
Assembly with dual purpose connector
An assembly (24) includes a front housing (26), a back housing (28), an electrical component (30) having a plurality of component conductive pads (60), a...
Secure wireless electronic-commerce system with digital product
certificates and digital license certificates
A wireless electronic commerce system (10) comprising a wireless gateway (18) to a wireless network (19) with which a wireless device (11) having a unique client...