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Switch assembly for an electronic device
An electronic device (100) includes a housing (104), a substrate (257) seated in the housing (104), and a switch assembly (122) positioned in the housing (104)....
Selective call message formatting
A selective call device (130) having a receiver (204) that receives a selective call signal with an address (312), a formatting message (406), and a related...
Subscriber unit and method for linking a message to an application
A special function application (32) within a wireless subscriber unit (10) operates using information contained in segments of a received message (14). The...
Method and apparatus for alerting a communication unit in a
A calling communication unit (210) transmits a dispatch communication request to a communication infrastructure (202). The dispatch communication request...
Method and apparatus for peak limiting in a modulator
A modulator (102) generates a frequency-multiplexed composite signal (502) including a plurality of symbols. A processing system (108) of the modulator defines...
Avionics satellite based data message routing and delivery system
A data message routing and delivery system for an air traffic control system includes a communications network with one or more ground processing nodes, one or...
Method and apparatus for processing messages based on originator and
A method and apparatus that process messages within a wireless communications system based on originator priority and recipient priority is accomplished when a...
Digital scanner employing recorded phase information and method of
A digital scanner composed of a plurality of individually addressable scanning elements. Each of the plurality of individually addressable scanning elements...
Method and system for collecting information about a plurality of
A sensor performs input pulse deinterleaving based on an angle of arrival (AOA) of each sensed pulse. An AOA determination unit determines an AOA for each...
Method and apparatus for an optimized circuit for an electrostatic radio
frequency identification tag
A radio frequency identification tag (100) in accordance with the present invention includes a first antenna element (112), a second antenna element (114) and a...
Switched capacitor circuit and method for reducing sampling noise
A switched capacitor circuit (60) reduces sampling noise by oversampling an input signal in space domain. The switched capacitor circuit (60) includes four...
Method and apparatus for selecting from multiple mixers
An apparatus includes a current generator (101) having an output. A plurality of mixers (103, 105, and 107) is switchably coupled to the current generator...
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...
Integrated circuit for handling buffer contention and method thereof
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit (10, 110) has a contention detection circuit (12, 112) coupled to a tri-stateable output buffer (18, 118). The...
Electronic component and method of manufacture
An electronic component includes a semiconductor substrate (101, 301, 401), an electrically conductive layer (102, 103, 302, 303, 402, 403) supported by the...
Capped shallow trench isolation and method of formation
A method for forming a capped shallow trench isolation (CaSTI) structure begin by etching a trench opening (210). The opening (210) is filled with an oxide or...
Method for manufacturing a thin oxide for use in semiconductor
A method for forming a gate dielectric having different thickness begins by providing a substrate (12). A sacrificial oxide (14) is formed overlying the...
Lateral gate, vertical drift region transistor
A lateral gate, vertical drift region transistor including a drain positioned on one surface of a substrate and a doped structure having a buried region therein...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device that uses a calibration
A semiconductor wafer (11) having a dielectric layer (12) is used as a calibration standard (10) to calibrate thickness measuring equipment in a wafer processing...
Process for forming a semiconductor device
Vibrating and oscillating rates can be dynamically changed during polishing to achieve an optimal polishing process. A semiconductor device substrate (34) has a...
Portable radio communication device
Development interface for a data processor
In one embodiment, a development interface (14) for a data processor (10) includes development registers (39), auxiliary pin interface and control (32),...
Data processing system external pin connectivity to complex functions
An integrated circuit containing a data processing system with a number of external peripheral pins utilizes the peripheral pins for both testing the ...
Method and apparatus for providing operand feed forward support in a
data processing system
The present invention relates in general to a data processing system (10), and more particularly to a method and apparatus for providing operand feed forward...
Method for a vehicular gateway to transport information, including a
method for programming the gateway
A vehicle (100) includes vehicle systems (11-13) coupled to a vehicle bus (10) and user devices (40-60) coupled to a user bus (30), the user bus coupled to the...
Method for digital signal processing, DSP, mobile communication and
The invention relates to a digital signal processor in which two multiply accumulate operations are carried out in one machine cycle. Only one address generation...
Circuit and method of converting a floating point number to a
programmable fixed point number
A programmable numeric converter (10) converts a floating point number to a fixed point format by selecting the proper offset. The mantissa is loaded with an...
Radio frequency communication system with subscribers arranged to
authenticate a received message
A radio frequency communication system subscriber (110) has a unique identification code, public key and private key, and stores the identification code and...
Method for registering vehicular bus functionality
A vehicle (100) has a plurality of vehicle systems (11, 12, 13) and a plurality of user devices (40, 50, 60), each vehicle system including a unique function....
Pulse-shaping look-up table with transient suppression
The pulse-shaping look-up table with transient suppression (530) avoids hard turn-on and turn-off transients by modifying word segments of initial and final...
Frequency translation circuit and method of translating
A frequency translation circuit (10) translates an incoming reference signal (RF.sub.IN) to a lower frequency using a compound mixer circuit (42). The compound...
Method and circuit for image rejection
An image rejection circuit (10) receives an incoming signal (RF.sub.IN) and an oscillator signal (V.sub.OSC) generated by a local oscillator (26). Output signals...
Computer network protection using cryptographic sealing software agents
A method and apparatus for protecting software objects from external modification is described. A cryptographic seal protects the object at the object level and...
Phase domain multiplexed communications system
A phase domain multiplexed communication system generates N carrier frequencies each with a unique phase according to a selected orthogonal vector containing N...
Method and apparatus for providing broadcast group data
A method and apparatus for providing broadcast group data within a communication system begins when a subscriber unit (28-32, 38-42) provides a data service...
Method of combining and separating groups of multiple CDMA-encoded data
signals and apparatus therefor
A method and apparatus for combining and separating groups of signals starts by a transmitter (500) receiving a number of CDMA-encoded signals from data sources...
Data transmission within a wireless communication system
In order to reduce messaging within a wireless communication system an emulator (137) is provided that receives multicast packet data from a router (138). The...
Method and apparatus for acquiring a pilot signal in a CDMA receiver
A searcher receiver (114) includes a sample buffer (202) which stores signal samples loaded using a real time clock. A real time linear sequence generator (RT...
Method and apparatus for allocating channel element resources in
A communication system (200) includes a plurality of channel elements (201-05). A mobile station (101) communicates with a base station (114), both included in...
Method for clearing memory contents and memory array capable of
performing the same
The present invention provides a means for clearing or wiping the contents of a RAM array without the need for overly large transistors and without experiencing...
System and method for recovering from a power supply interruption
A power cut detection and recovery system (36) provides for the recovery of an electronic apparatus (20) in response to a momentary interruption in the voltage...
Planar transformer having integrated cooling features
A planar electromagnetic device, such as a planar transformer or planar inductor, is provided with features for cooling that are formed integrally with the...
Low power enable circuit
This invention is a system and method for causing a rechargeable battery pack to enter a low power mode. The system includes a resistive divider, a switch, a...
Organic EL device with fluorocarbon liquid and UV epoxy layers and method
Electroluminescent apparatus comprising an organic electroluminescent device having an active organic region, an inert fluorocarbon liquid layer covering...
Method for forming an integrated circuit
A method for forming void free tungsten plug contacts (56a-56c) begins by etching a contact opening (55a-55c) using a C.sub.2 F.sub.6 and CHF.sub.3 chemistry....
Dual in-laid integrated circuit structure with selectively positioned
low-K dielectric isolation and method of...
A method for forming a dual inlaid contact structure (damascene) begins by etching dual inlaid contact structures (32, 34, and 36). Masking layers (28) are (228)...
Selectable pressure sensor
A sensor (10) includes a plurality of sensing elements (14-20) deposed on a sensor substrate (12) and an electronic switching circuit (22) electrically connected...
Secure computer with bus monitoring system and methods
A secure computer system (100) includes a host processor (105) for communicating a datum to a trusted bus (101). A bridge (125) connects the trusted bus (101) to...
Apparatus and method of reading a program into a processor
The following describes an apparatus for and method of providing a secure method of downloading a program into a processor (101) from a device (103) external to...
Method and apparatus for coding an information signal
A speech coder (400) for coding an information signal varies the codebook configuration based on parameters inherent in the information signal. The speech coder...