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Fuseless memory repair system and method of operation
A Built-In Self Test (720) generates a BIST FAIL signal when a failure is detected at a specific address within a memory array (110). The address associated with...
Digital signal processor having an on-chip pipelined EEPROM data memory
and a on-chip pipelined EEPROM program...
A nonvolatile memory architecture (10) contains a plurality of memory arrays (12) formed by a plurality of floating gate memory cells and supports a 1.times. and...
Electronic device including apparatus and method for routing flexible
An electronic device such as a radiotelephone (100) includes a bottom housing (108) defining a first hinge aperture (2207) and a slot (2208) adjacent the first...
Apparatus, method and system for wireline audio and video conferencing
and telephony, with network interactivity
A video access apparatus (110, 150, 160) provides for audio and video teleconferencing and telephony via a first communication channel (103) having communication...
GPS based search and rescue transceiver
A survival radio of the type useable in search and rescue operations and carried by the party to be rescued is described. The survival radio includes a GPS...
Method for making a ferroelectric device having a tantalum nitride
A method for forming CMOS transistors and ferroelectric capacitors on a single substrate (10) with improved yield begins by forming CMOS transistors (37a, 37b,...
Soft-decision syndrome-based decoder for convolutional codes
A soft-decision decoder computes a maximum likelihood estimated transmitted code from a demodulated received signal with less complexity compared to a ...
Finite field inverse circuit
A finite field inverse circuit has a finite field data unit (1112) and an inverse control unit (1110). The inverse control unit includes (1110) a k.sub.l and...
Text input device and method
A text input device (10) and a method of data entry for entering text in a language (e.g. Zhuyin phonetic Chinese), in which a character is representable as a...
Hand-held radiotelephone having a detachable display
A communication device (104) includes two housings (108, 110), each containing circuitry (114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 122, 123) for operating the communication...
Method of and apparatus for operating a cellular phone in one of two
A unique method and apparatus automatically switches between a voice mode and a data mode in a wireless communication device. In particular, a communication...
Method of placing a call in a two-way radio communication system
A method is provided for placing a call from a two-way radio subscriber unit operating within a two-way radio communication system (100). A user operates the...
Method of operation a combination radiotelephone and paging device and
method of operation
A combined radiotelephone and paging device (101), hereinafter the combined unit, normally operates as a radiotelephone. In response to a predetermined...
Wafer prober having an emissive display inspection system and method of
An inspection system (20) has an image capture device (10) that is mounted onto a wafer prober (15) for the electrical verification of electronic components (60)...
Ambidextrous sound delivery tube system
A sound delivery system such as a hearing aid, a telephone headset, a multimedia headset, or other communications device is capable of being used on either the...
Encryption and decryption method and apparatus
A method for efficient encryption and decryption (100) comprises the steps of encrypting a message (104) at a sending unit which is to be sent to a receiving...
Holder for a portable electronic device
A holder (100) for a portable electronic device (600) comprises a mountable housing (102), a latching mechanism (104), and an electrical connector (101). The...
Multiple access digital transmitter and receiver
A digital receiver (200) and transmitter (300), wherein the digital receiver includes a plurality of antennas (202) for receiving uplink radio frequency signals;...
Method and apparatus for mobile station location within a communication
A Dedicated Physical Location Channel (DPLCH) is utilized by a mobile station (913) to support subscriber location functions. The DPLCH is spread by an...
Power control of a remote station of a radio communications system
A radio communications system (10) having a remote or mobile station (30) and at least two base stations (13, 14). ATM radio channels (31, 32) are provided...
Microcontroller having a non-volatile memory and a method for selecting
an operational mode
A method for automatically detecting a programmed status of a non-volatile memory and selecting one of multiple operational modes based on that status. In one...
Isotropic, non-birefringent polynorbornene alignment layer for a liquid
A liquid crystal display device is made with plastic substrates (#1) and has an isotropic, non-birefringent polynorbornene alignment layer (#4) formed over an...
Increasing the size of memory available for storing messages in response
to the user reading advertisements in...
A method of encouraging a user of a SCR (Selective Call receiver) (10) to read advertisements stored in the SCR (10). The user is provided with an initial level...
Apparatus for controlling utilization of software added to a portable
An apparatus at a fixed portion (102) of a communication system controls utilization of software (398) in a portable communication device (122) that includes a...
Voltage recovery circuit and method therefor
A method an apparatus for performing a reset operation in an integrated circuit where a memory programming voltage is recovered allowing use of the memory during...
Test system with robot arm for delivering a device under test
A test system (100) for testing electronic devices includes a conveyor (130) to convey the electronic devices, a test fixture (112) to test the electronic...
Apparatus for indexing and affixing components to a substrate
An apparatus (400) used for indexing and affixing components to a substrate includes a vacuum conveyor and a controller (816) for controlling operation of the...
Process for forming semiconductor device using beveled clamp fingers in
an etching system
Beveled clamp fingers (48) are used in an etching system. The beveled top surfaces (40) of the clamp fingers allow etching species to attack more readily the...
Process for forming a semiconductor device
A process for forming via openings (24) between two aluminum-containing interconnects (15) which includes removing a veil material (22) formed during etching of...
Method of forming a three-dimensional integrated inductor
A three-dimensional inductor coil is fabricated on top of a semiconductor substrate. The fabrication process includes the steps of depositing a first photoresist...
Fabrication of visible wavelength vertical cavity surface emitting laser
A VCSEL for emitting visible wavelength light including a GaInP substrate element, a first mirror stack with mirror pairs in a GaInP/AlInP material system...
Method of fabricating X-ray masks with reduced errors
A method of fabricating an X-ray mask including forming a membrane layer on a wafer and forming a layer of X-ray absorbing material on the membrane layer. A...
Method and apparatus for early service using phased satellite depolyment
A method (100) for providing continuous communication service from a partially populated satellite constellation includes deploying one or more phases of...
Method and apparatus for adaptable burst chip select in a data
A data processing system (20) having a burst address generator (BAG) 55, with a programmable transaction mode applicable to both cache and pre-fetch architecture...
Mixed mode transceiver system
A radiotelephone system comprised of a radiotelephone-pair suitably intercoupled theretogether to permit transfer of data, such as NAM information, therebetween....
Method and apparatus for providing billing services for a mobile group
of communication system users
A method and apparatus used by a communication system (100) to register communication system users which use service provider equipment. Multiple-user and...
Radio having a fast adapting direct conversion receiver
A direct conversion receiver (200) is capable of recovering a filtered baseband signal (295) from a radio signal (201) modulated with a baseband signal (202)....
Two-way pager with transmit threshold
Application of power to a transmitter in a messaging device is preceded by measuring a quality of at least one base station down-link signal received by a...
Method for a selective call receiver to determine its position and to
disregard certain signals from a satellite
A selective call receiver that receives signals transmitted by orbiting satellites uses certain information transmitted by the satellites to calculate an...
Method of routing an integrated circuit
A method for automatically selecting tie styles used during the horizontal placement of substrate and well ties. A linear order of tie styles is determined...
System for determining the frequency of repetitions of polling active
stations relative to the polling of...
An apparatus and method to implement a hybrid contention and polling protocol for a communications or computer network is disclosed. Various apparatus and method...
Combined dictionary based and likely character string method of
In a handwriting recognition process, a list of candidate recognized words is identified (202) as a function of both comparison of dictionary entries to various...
Method and apparatus for a talkgroup call in a wireless CDMA system
In a wireless code-division multiple access (CDMA) system (100), a talkgroup (101) of subscriber units is provided. A sub-group (102) of subscriber units,...
Method and apparatus for controlling the display of a video image
A control circuit (100) which receives horizontal synchronising pulses (265) and generates a horizontal drive output signal (455) for a cathode ray tube (CRT)...
Reduced keypad entry apparatus and method
A reduced keypad entry method and apparatus provides a method and apparatus for entry of words using a small number of keypresses on a reduced keypad (210)...
High density connector and method therefor
A method and apparatus for efficiently interconnecting a large number of high frequency high bandwidth signals includes two interface plates (100, 200), each...
Tantalum oxide anti-reflective coating (ARC) integrated with a metallic
transistor gate electrode and method of...
A method for forming a tantalum-based anti-reflective coating (ARC) layer begins by forming an MOS metallic gate electrode layer (20) over a substrate (20). The...
Method and apparatus for constructing test subsequence graphs utilizing
unique input/output sequence (UIO) sets
A set of Unique Input/Output Sequence (UIO) Sets is identified for Finite State Machine (FSM) model (33) states. Each member of the Sets of UIO Sets is a UIO Set...
Actively controlled thermal panel and method therefor
One or more deployable thermal panels (24, 28, 70) are actively controlled throughout the orbit of a satellite (20) to provide thermal dissipation. Adjusting the...