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Semiconductor component and method of manufacture
A semiconductor component can be manufactured by providing a leadframe (12) with leads (13) and a flag (14) substantially coplanar with at least one of the leads...
Apparatus for modulating/demodulating signals
An apparatus connects a data processing system (10) with an analog telephone line and/or an ISDN line. The apparatus modulates and demodulates data from the data...
Annular waveguide vertical cavity surface emitting laser and method of
An annular waveguide VCSEL for achieving a stable high power single high order mode output including a first mirror stack with mirror pairs in a Al.sub.x...
Method and apparatus for processing a semiconductor wafer on a robotic
track having access to in situ wafer...
The present disclosure is a method for in situ monitoring of backside contamination on a semiconductor wafer (120) between processing steps which are performed...
Method and apparatus for the addition and removal of a dither signal
The addition and removal of a dither signal takes place by generation of a first signal (102) and a second signal (104) by a first signal source (151) and a...
Gain control circuit and method for providing gain control of a variable
amplifier using a pilot signal
The present invention provides for a gain control circuit (10) and method for providing gain control of a variable amplification circuit (16) using a pilot...
Circuit with hot-electron protection and method
In a circuit (10), a first N-FET (N1) and a second N-FET (N2) are coupled serially between a node (15) and ground (93). The circuit (10) accommodates a first...
Fast start-up processor clock generation method and system
A PLL based clock generation circuit that enables processor execution during phase locking is provided. A PLL (310) generates a PLL clock output to a divider...
Wireless battery charging system having adaptive parameter sensing
A battery pack (304) and battery charging system (300, 400) provides contactless dynamic battery parameter sensing. A proximity sensor (208) is located in the...
Semiconductor device having multiple overlapping rows of bond pads with
conductive interconnects and method of...
The present invention comprises a semiconductor device (20) having a active circuit (22) and a bond pad area (24). Within the bond pad area there are a plurality...
Polymer electrolyte solvent for electrochemical cell
An electrochemical cell (10) includes first and second electrodes (12) and (14) with an electrolyte system (26) disposed therebetween. The electrolyte system...
Method for fabricating a conductive polymer energy storage device
A method for making high power electrochemical charge storage devices, provides for depositing an electrically conducting polymer (16), (18), onto a non-noble...
Process for fabricating a semiconductor device
A via 42 is formed in an ILD layer 40 of a semiconductor device 30, using an etch chemistry which is highly selective to an underlying transition metal...
Method and processing interface for transferring data between host
systems and a packetized processing system
Interface processor (IP)(50) sends and receives data units to and from an external host and a processor. The IP is capable of simultaneous, full duplex operation...
System and method for recovering a microprocessor from a locked bus state
A data processing system (10) and method is used to recover a CPU from faulty operation. A single timer (38) is used to enable recovery operations. When the...
Apparatus using a logarithm based processor
An apparatus that includes a logarithm based processor (216) having at least one digital logarithm converter (202) and a power amplifier (208) responsive to the...
Noninvasive apparatus having a retaining member to retain a removable
In accordance with a first aspect, a noninvasive apparatus comprises a housing (42) having a grasping region (44), and a noninvasive extraction device (10) to...
Process for forming a semiconductor device
A process for conditioning a polishing pad has been developed that incorporates in-situ conditioning where the conditioning is performed while the substrate (27,...
Method for in situ cleaning of electron emitters in a field emission
A method for in situ cleaning of electron emitters (126, 226, 326, 526) in a field emission device (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) includes the steps of controllably...
Method and apparatus for compressing and decompressing a voice message
in a voice messaging system
A processing system (210) subdivides (302) a voice message into a plurality of portions, and estimates (304) a plurality of preferred pitch periods corresponding...
A communication method is provided in which mobiles operating in a trunk mode operation transmit a message on a direct mode operation channel indicating a trunk...
Method and system for optimizing a traffic channel in a wireless
In a wireless communications system (20), a beacon having a first radiation pattern (28) covering a portion of a subscriber service area (34) covered by a base...
Method for a transceiver to select a channel
A transceiver (10) used in an RF messaging system transmits unscheduled messages on a channel selected by the transceiver (10). The transceiver(10) examines a...
Method and apparatus for conserving energy in a radio communication
A radio communication system (5) includes transmitting unit (1) coupled to at least one controller (6). The controller (6) is adapted to combine message...
Method for unobtrusive interception of satellite communication
In a satellite communication system, a method of unobtrusively intercepting a communication call includes establishing a first connection to originate from a...
Process for forming a semiconductor device
A process for dry etching a passivation layer (42) of a semiconductor device is performed such that a low radio frequency (RF) power step is used when an...
Method for making a dual-thickness gate oxide layer using a
nitride/oxide composite region
A method for forming a dual gate oxide (DGO) structure begins by forming a first oxide layer (106) within active areas (110) and (112). A protection layer (108a)...
Method for forming an MOS transistor having a metallic gate electrode
that is formed after the formation of...
A method for forming a metal gate MOS transistor begins by forming source and drain electrodes (26, 28, and/or 118) within a substrate (12 or 102). These source...
Method in a selective call receiver for synchronizing to a multi-level
A selective call receiver (800), including a receiver circuit (101) and a processor (810), is used for synchronizing an internal reference to symbol edges of a...
Apparatus and method for auto-configuring a communication system
A communications system 10 having an Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) transceiver (24) is provided which may be configured either as a central office or...
Method and apparatus for load balancing for a processor operated data
An apparatus (200) and method for load balancing for a processor (103) operable in data terminal equipment (102), such as a personal computer or workstation, for...
System, device, and method for contention-based reservation in a shared
A system, device, and method for contention-based reservation in a shared medium network resolves collisions resulting from contention access using a combination...
Method and apparatus for transmitting information in a communication
In a communication system where frame boundaries for the discrete frames for different users may be offset relative to one another, assignment of a remote unit...
Methods and apparatus for blind separation of radio signals
Multiple digital radio signals transmitted simultaneously at the same frequency are separated and the source signals recovered using blind source separation...
Low aspect ratio magnetoresistive tunneling junction
A low aspect ratio magnetoresistive tunneling junction memory cell includes two layers of magnetoresistive material separated by electrically insulating material...
Antenna architecture for dynamic beam-forming and beam reconfigurability
with space feed
A switch (10) having a beam-forming network (12) generates independently steerable beams (26). One or more of the independently steerable beams couple in...
Method and apparatus for roaming address validation for selective call
A method of operating a selective call receiver (170) that roams a plurality of separate simulcast areas (20) including a specific area where the selective call...
Integrated electromagnetic device and method
An integrated electromagnetic device (112) provides increased inductance in a smaller area on a semiconductor substrate (130). A conduction path (140) is...
High Q integrated resonator structure
A high Q integrated inductor-capacitor (L-C) resonator (200) includes a planar inductor (201) having a plurality of turns and a serially connected first and...
Voltage controlled oscillator tuning by metal lid aperture selection
A method (100) for tuning a voltage controlled oscillator by changing electrical circuit parasitics includes a first step (102) of providing a voltage controlled...
Predistortion system and method using analog feedback loop for look-up
The present invention provides a linearization system (100) and method (700, 800) for generating a predistorted drive signal for a nonlinear transmission path....
Loss-less load current sensing driver and method therefor
A loss-less load current sensing driver and method includes providing current (603) to a load from a power supply through a transistor. A voltage drop is...
Test structure for enabling burn-in testing on an entire semiconductor
A test structure and test methodology are taught herein wherein a test structure (10) is used to test an entire integrated circuit product wafer (44). The test...
High frequency stripline blade probe device and method of probing
An apparatus for probing high frequency electronic devices in wafer form comprising a high frequency wafer probe (16,56) having a conductor (36,61), a dielectric...
Method for entering handwritten information in cellular telephones
A cellular telephone (100) has a receiver (506) and a transmitter (508) and a detachable battery (106) retrofitted for entering handwritten information and for...
Lithographic proximity correction through subset feature modification
Lithographic Proximity Correction (LPC) shapes are added (503) to a layer of a layout database file (501). Geometric criteria such as feature width are then used...
A battery cell stick (100) is formed by vertically-stacking bare rechargeable cylindrical battery cells (110, 120) and then wrapping the cells in a common label...
Hybrid substrate for cooling an electronic component
The substrate (10) has a first side (12) and a second side (14) and includes an insert material (16) having a first thermal conductivity (24) in a first...
Reliability enhanced processing system and method for optimizing
An architecture model (10) provides a model of a data processing system. Pre-condition checks (51-52) and post-condition checks (71-72) are added to the...
Method and system for efficient message validation
A communications processor (30) includes a DMA controller (34) and a module associated with a broadcast communications protocol such as a CAN module (50), both...