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Process for forming a semiconductor device
A low dielectric constant (k) polymer is used for an interlayer dielectric (28) of a semiconductor device (20). Unlike prior art low k polymer materials, a...
Method and apparatus for interfacing a processor to a coprocessor
A processor (12) to coprocessor (14) interface supporting multiple coprocessors (14, 16) utilizes compiler generatable software type function call and return,...
Visible light emitting vertical cavity surface emitting laser with
gallium phosphide contact layer and method...
A stack of distributed Bragg reflectors is disposed on the surface of a semiconductor substrate. The stack includes a plurality of alternating layers of material...
ATM line card and method for transferring connection memory data
An ATM line card is provided wherein a microprocessor bus is selectively coupled to a memory bus during maintenance time intervals. This allows direct transfer...
Method for eletronically representing a number, adder circuit and
The invention relates to a method for electronically representing a number V in a binary data word. Both the exponent and the mantissa are represented as 2'...
Modem method and device for indicating received signal strength and
presence for intensity modulated...
The present invention provides a modem (100), method (300) and device (103) for indicating received signal strength and presence for intensity modulated...
Array of leds with active pull down shadow canceling circuitry
An array of OEDs is arranged in rows and columns with a plurality of row buses and a plurality of column buses. Each of the OEDs has a first terminal coupled to...
Modular array and phased array antenna system
A modular phased array antenna for the formation of simultaneous independently steerable multiple beams, the modular phased array antenna comprising a modular...
Method for dynamically changing control frames for selective call
A selective call receiving device (10) such as a pager is controlled to dynamically change a base frame assigned to the device and subsequent control frames...
Low power amplifier and an oscillating circuit incorporating the
An oscillating circuit includes a low power inverting amplifier (10) having an input (208) and an output (209) and having a relatively high resistance d.c....
Amplifier circuit and method for generating a bias voltage
A low-noise amplifier circuit (40) and a method for generating a bias voltage within the amplifier circuit (40). The amplifier circuit includes a cascode...
Feedforward amplifier network with swept pilot tone for reducing
distortion generated by a power amplifier
A feedforward amplifier network (42) generates a fixed offset frequency swept pilot tone (46) over at least the same frequency band as an input signal (40). The...
Ferroelectric transistor logic functions for programming
Ferroelectric transistors are combined with MOSFETs to perform logic functions. The logic functions include a non-volatile ferroelectric latch (30), a clocked...
Switch assembly including rocker switch with integrated center selector
A switch assembly (100) includes a first switch (102), a second switch (104) and a third switch (106). The switch assembly further includes a rocker actuator...
Method for determining a type of a serial EEPROM and plug and play
In a Plug and Play environment different kinds of EEPROMs can be used having different access protocols without having to add an additional pin to the EEPROM to...
Apparatus, method and system for multimedia control and communication
A multimedia control apparatus (101, 201) provides for control over a plurality of media (145), including telephony, video conferencing, video display, home...
Method for protecting extraction electrode during processing of
Spindt-tip field emitters
A method for protecting extraction electrodes (140) during processing of Spindt-tip field emitters (150, 155) includes the steps of: (i) depositing a parting...
Conveyor and conveyor system for conveying circuit boards having
A conveyor system with a preceding conveyor (2) and a conveyor (3). The conveyor (3) has a plurality of board supports (8) for conveying circuit boards (4,5)...
Telephone key arrangement
Distributed tag cache memory system and method for storing data in the
A loop cache (26) is used in a data processing system for supplying instructions to a CPU to avoid accessing a main memory. Whether instructions stored in the...
Communication system and method using a speaker dependent time-scaling
A method and apparatus for time-scale modification of speech using a modified version of the Waveform Similarity based Overlap-Add technique (WSOLA) comprises...
Multiplier and method for mixing signals
A multiplier (10) includes a transconductor (14) and a multiplier core (34). The transconductor (14) converts an RF voltage signal to an RF current signal. The...
Method and apparatus for communications hand-off between multiple
A method and apparatus for handing off communications between a primary satellite system (500) and an alternate satellite system (550) determines (602) when a...
Method and apparatus for message delivery in a communication system
having orbiting transmitters
A communication system (10), having dynamic nodes such as satellites (12) communicate information from a calling party to a called party or subscriber unit (26)....
Method of forming a semiconductor device having dual inlaid structure
A method for forming semiconductor device (1) that includes providing a substrate (10) having a metal interconnect (12), depositing a via interlevel dielectric...
Method and apparatus for providing access protection in an integrated
A method and apparatus for providing access protection in an integrated circuit (10). In one embodiment access protection circuitry (11) includes access...
Method and apparatus for recognition of hand-printed characters
represented as an electronic ink stream using a...
A method and apparatus to recognize hand-printed characters represented as an electronic ink stream. A first filtering box (300) is defined around a center of a...
Method and apparatus in a distributed messaging system for reducing
networking traffic required to obtain...
Dummy subscriber information records (226) are programmed (502) into a database of a local controller (110), and templates (222) are also stored (504) in the...
Apparatus for amplifying a signal using a digital processor
An apparatus for amplifying a signal that includes a digital processor (12) producing a first digital signal (20) and a second digital signal (22), a pulse width...
Method and apparatus for providing reminder messages in a communication
A communication system (100) includes a terminal (105) that receives messages for transmission to a transceiver (110). A method for transmitting reminders within...
System, method, and apparatus for soft handoff
A wireless communication device (100) continues to measure pilot signal strengths while in the System Access State (220) and provides at least one of the current...
Method of handing off and a wireless communication device
A wireless communication device (100) can be handed off while operating in the slotted mode of a CDMA system. The wireless communication device comprises a...
Magnetic random access memory having stacked memory cells and
fabrication method therefor
A magnetic random access memory (10) has a plurality of stacked memory cells on semiconductor substrate (11), each cell basically having a portion of magnetic...
Two dimensional lithographic proximity correction using DRC shape
Integrated circuit designs are continually shrinking in size. Lithographic processes are used to transfer these designs to a semiconductor substrate. These...
Method for generating a reduced order model of an electronic circuit
A method for model reduction (48) for electronic circuit simulation (52) of an electronic circuit using multipoint matrix Pade approximation is provided herein....
Liquid crystal display device with masked images
A cholesteric liquid crystal display device with improved display images is provided. The device includes a transparent front plate (16) with a front conductive...
Radio frequency (RF) antenna coupler with an electrically extended
An antenna coupling assembly (100) includes an stub section (107) for coupling radio frequency (RF) energy from an RF source to a radio antenna. An antenna...
Stabilisation of phased array antennas
A method of stabilizing the action of a phased array antenna system in which the amplitudes and phases of signals applied to, or produced by, elements of the...
Low ripple voltage reference circuit
A first current (Iptat) having a magnitude proportional to absolute temperature is passed through a resistor (R3) and a PN-junction (QA) to produce first and...
Battery protection system and process for charging a battery
A battery protection system (20) controls a process for charging a battery pack (15). A hysteresis comparator (54) senses a charging current flowing through the...
Battery pack having integrated charging circuit and charging connector
and method of forming same
A battery pack (100) for an electronic device includes one or more rechargeable battery cells (102), a charging circuit (117) for regulating a predetermined...
Electrode edge wave patterns for piezoelectric resonator
A piezoelectric resonator (10) with electrodes (14) having a periodic pattern (28) along a portion of an edge (30) of at least one of the electrodes (26). The...
Leadframe structure having moveable sub-frame
A leadframe (1) includes a main frame having longitudinal outer rails (4) and a number of sub-frame (8) separated from the main frame by a slit (6) extending...
Semiconductor device having a decoupling capacitor and method of making
A semiconductor device (10) is formed in a pedestal structure (16) overlying an epitaxial layer (12) and a semiconductor substrate (11). The semiconductor device...
Short channel field effect semiconductor device and method of making
A semiconductor device (10) is formed in a pedestal structure (16) overlying a semiconductor substrate (11). The semiconductor device (10) includes a source...
SOI FET having gate sub-regions conforming to t-shape
A semiconductor device (120) is formed in a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate (135). The semiconductor device (120) has a channel region (126) that is...
Method for marking functional integrated circuit chips with underfill
A method for selectively marking integrated circuit chips (205, 210) formed on a wafer (200) includes the steps of testing the integrated circuit chips (205,...
Behind the ear communication device housing
Portable radio communication device