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Mixer circuit and communication device using the same
A mixer circuit (230) comprises a double balanced mixer (370) including a first pair of transistors (Q3, Q4) and a second pair of transistors (Q5, Q6) and a...
Method for transmitting and receiving address information within a
The first frame of a paging slot (405) contains a portion of every page's (401-404) address. Likewise, the second, third, and fourth frames of the slot (405)...
Method of identifying antenna beams for transmission of ring alert
In a global satellite communication system (10) that provides antenna beams that move with respect to Earth's surface, gateways (22) send ring alerts directed to...
Method and apparatus for constructing a digital phase differentiator
incorporating a dynamic decrement counter
A method and apparatus for constructing a digital phase differentiator incorporating a dynamic decrement counter (30). A limited signal is sampled at a fixed...
Method and apparatus for sigma-delta demodulator with aperiodic data
According to the present disclosure, aperiodic data is applied to parallel register (500). When a predetermined relationship between an aperiodic load signal and...
Method and apparatus for performing distribution in a communication
A switch (101) performs distribution functions by distributing packets to base stations that were most recently heard from. More particularly, as a gateway (115)...
Method of controlling a communication system
A code division multiple access (CDMA) communication system (100) has improved control by accurately characterizing coverage and loading parameters related to...
Communication network and method for managing internodal link topology
A communication network (20) includes a multiplicity of switching nodes (18), many of which are located in orbiting satellites (16). Communication links (30)...
Wideband class-S modulator and method therefor
A class-S modulator (5) receives an input signal (10) having envelope information and pulse-width modulates the input signal (10) using a reference waveform (26)...
Color flat panel display device
A flat panel display device includes a cathode (58) in parallel opposed position to and vertically separated from an anode (56). Red (46), green (44), and blue...
Battery pack having a hibernate circuit
A battery pack (100) includes a battery cell (102), a power switch (104), a regulator circuit (106), control circuit (108), electronic drive switch (112), and a...
A semiconductor device (10) suitable for use in RF applications and a method of forming the semiconductor device (10). An RF transistor die (31) is bonded to a...
A semiconductor package (10) forms an impedance matching capacitor by utilizing an insulator (12), a conductor (19) on the dielectric, and a substrate (11) as...
Method of chemical mechanical planarization using a water rinse to
prevent particle contamination
A method of chemical mechanical planarization of a semiconductor device provides a semiconductor device having a device front surface and a device back surface...
Method for making a coated electrode material for an electrochemical cell
A method for making a coated electrode material for a lithium rechargeable electrochemical cell (10) includes the steps of mixing (65) Co and Li salts, then...
Battery mounting assembly for a radio
A battery mounting assembly for a radio (100) includes a radio housing and a back cover (102, 104). The radio housing (102) has front and back surfaces (108,...
Exhaust gas sensor
A differential calorimetric gas sensor (10) which includes a sensing element (12) having a catalytic layer (14) disposed on a multi-layered substrate (26)....
Point of use dilution tool and method
A dilution tool (100) and a method prepare a solution of two fluids for removing residue from a semiconductor wafer. The fluids are combined in a filter (130) to...
Sensing structure comprising a movable mass and a self-test structure
A sensing structure (10) formed overlying a substrate (50), for example a semiconductor substrate, has a movable mass (12) substantially split into two halves...
Circuit for use in a Viterbi decoder
A circuit for use in the add-compare-select circuit of a Viterbi decoder to determine the maximum likelihood path through states in a coding trellis uses a...
Reallocation of pools of fixed size buffers based on metrics collected
for maximum number of concurrent...
A computing device (100) has memory (180) subdivided into a first configuration of pools of fixed size memory buffers (188). In response to requests for memory...
Method and apparatus for control of vocoder bypass utilizing inband
Vocoder bypass is provided using a combination of out-of-band and in-band signaling. In preferred embodiments of the present invention, two signaling channels...
Method and apparatus for intelligently generating an error report in a
radio communication system
A processing system (210) in a fixed portion of a radio messaging system stores (302, 304) at least one of (a) a list of preferred error report formats...
Cell-based emergency call systems and methods
A satellite-based cellular communication system (100) is used to provide emergency services to subscriber units located anywhere on the earth. The surface of the...
Method and apparatus for predicting service availability for a
ground-to-satellite radio of a communication system
A method and apparatus predicts a ground-to-satellite terminal's (16) percentage of successful communication linkage time to at least one satellite of a...
Method and apparatus for delivering messages to devices located within
logical delivery areas
A global message delivery system (100) transmits messages to messaging devices (130) using a plurality of satellites (110). In order to facilitate message...
Capability addressable network and method therefor
A wireless, peer-to-peer, capability addressable network (22) is disclosed. The network (22) accommodates any number of peers (20). Network connections are...
Two stage power supply start up circuit
A two-stage power supply start up circuit is provided for pulse width modulator controllers that operate at a low steady state voltage. The invention provides...
Power distribution assembly
A power distribution assembly (100) that comprises at least two direct current power supplies (106, 107), at least three signal splitter modules (102-104),...
Selective call receiver having a display module with integrated circuits
and method therefor
A display module (207) is used that integrates circuit components (402-422) thereto. The display module (207) includes a displayable element (101), and a first...
Display carrier and electronic display control for multiple displays in
a portable electronic device
A portable electronic device including a display carrier detachably mounted to the portable electronic device. The display carrier including a plurality of...
Apparatus and method for collecting meter data
A meter data collection device (20) including an antenna (52), a meter interface (60) receiving data from a meter (64), and a radio frequency (RF) stage (50)....
Sequence generator for fractional frequency divider in PLL frequency
A sequence generator 10 for a frequency synthesiser 1,2,3,4,5,10 forming part of a direct modulator comprises an input 10a for receiving an input multibit signal...
Apparatus and method for linear power amplification
The method includes receiving a radio frequency (RF) input signal having an amplitude and a phase, adjusting the amplitude and the phase of the RF input signal...
Input circuit and method for protecting the input circuit
An input circuit (20) and a method for protecting the input circuit (20) from positive and negative overvoltages. The input circuit (20) includes an N-channel...
Integrable using amorphous magnetic material circuit inductor
An integrable circuit inductor (220) is formed from a patterned conductive material (110) that has a major portion completely encapsulated by a material (221,...
Dual cover battery casing
A battery housing is described comprising a frame, a top cover, and a bottom cover, wherein the frame has a ledge at its bottom, and an arch formed on one or...
Process for forming a semiconductor device
A method for forming a semiconductor device in a semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus (20) having a sensor (30) activated extensible shuttle (28). In a...
Design and methodology for manufacturing data processing systems having
A multi-processor system and methodology optimize overhead costs associated with manufacturing large integrated circuit devices having multiple data processors...
Method and data processor for synchronizing multiple masters using
multi-bit synchronization indicators
A method and apparatus for syncing multiple bus masters (110, 120, 130, 140) utilize a sync bus (160) to communicate synchronization information between a...
Method for dynamically assigning priority to a call
A priority scheme for a system that supports dispatch and telephone services whereby more important calls, of the type spanning across the same or multiple...
Method and apparatus for duplicate message processing in a selective
A method (100) for enhanced duplicate message processing at a portable subscriber unit (122) comprises the steps of receiving a first message having a first set...
Mechanical acoustic crossover network and transducer therefor
A taut armature reciprocating impulse transducer (100) which typically provides a non-linear hardening spring response is adapted to provide a non-linear...
Method and system for transmitting and demodulating a communications
signal using an adaptive antenna array in...
In a transceiver for transmitting a communication signal from an antenna array in a wireless communications system, a different element pilot is transmitted from...
Electrically-controllable back-fed antenna and method for using same
A user terminal (110) which comprises an electrically-controllable back-fed antenna (300, FIG. 3) is used for the formation of single and multiple beams. The...
Integrated circuit having buffering circuitry with slew rate control
Buffering circuitry (10) uses pull-up slew rate control circuitry (12) and pull-down slew rate control circuitry (14) to control the rising and falling slew...
A hinge assembly (2800) for a wireless communication device (100) having a body (104), and a cover (102) including a barrel (216) integrally formed thereon. The...