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Method and apparatus for approximating a sigmoidal response using
A method and apparatus for approximating a sigmoidal response using digital circuitry for neural network computations. The digital circuitry in processing...
System for transmitting and receiving polarized CDMA signals and method
of operation thereof
A satellite communications system employs CDMA multiple access technology. Polarizations are associated with each spreading code to enhance separation between...
Configurable monolithic semiconductor circuit and method for configuring
A ferroelectric memory array (20) monolithically integrated with a field programmable gate array (32) into a semiconductor circuit (10). The ferroelectric memory...
Technique for avoiding overcharging a battery
By monitoring both charge current and the battery voltage (306, 308) the likelihood of overcharging a battery is reduced. Battery voltage is compared to a...
Semiconductor device including a substrate having clustered interconnects
A semiconductor device (100) including a die (110) electrically connected to a substrate (120), wherein the substrate has a novel interconnect routing structure....
Microelectronic assembly with connection to a buried electrical element,
and method for forming same
A microelectronic assembly (10), such as a smart card, is formed by attaching a component subassembly (34) to a substrate (12). The substrate (12) includes a...
Semiconductor package bond post configuration
A bond post configuration for wire bonded semiconductors has bond posts grouped in three posts where two are arranged closely to a side of a die about a first...
An electronic component (10) has an electrically insulating substrate (20) that is encapsulated with an electrically conductive material (15) to provide thermal...
Squib ignitor circuit and method thereof
A squib ignitor circuit (20,40) reduces the probability of an accidental airbag deployment to greatly increase the safety of an automobile. A squib (24,28,44)...
Method of operating chemical sensors
A method of operating chemical sensors (21) uses synchronously pulsed signals to reduce the power consumption of the chemical sensors (21). A first voltage...
Method and system for efficiently fetching from cache during a cache
A method and system in a data processing system for efficiently interfacing with cache memory by allowing a fetcher to read from cache memory while a plurality...
Method of determining statistically meaningful rules
A method including providing a database with a plurality of items, each item having several attributes, and developing and displaying a cluster map (SOM)...
Chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) slurry for copper and method of use
in integrated circuit manufacture
A method for chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) a copper layer (22) begins by forming the copper layer (22). The copper layer (22) is then exposed to a slurry...
Method of resistless gate metal etch for fets
A method of resistless gate metal etch in the formation of a field effect transistor is disclosed, which includes providing a first layer of a first ...
Method of making a power switching trench MOSFET having aligned source
A trench power switching transistor (10) is fabricated having sub-micron features on a body layer (26) without using sub-micron lithography. An opening in a...
Method for providing a piezoelectric substrate and surface acoustic wave
device with reduced bulk acoustic wave...
A piezoelectric substrate (120) and a method for preparing same. The method includes steps of (i) providing a boule of piezoelectric material, (ii) orienting the...
Base for a communication device
Front section of a portable radio
Radiotelephone battery charger housing
Electronic device with display viewable from two opposite ends
An electronic device (100) includes a processor (808) for processing a message (110), and a display (114) electrically coupled to the processor for displaying an...
Method of adaptive channel acquisition at a subscriber unit
In a data communications system including an infrastructure 100 and a subscriber terminal 115 a method of acquiring an operating channel at the subscriber unit...
Method for indicating availability of updated software to portable
wireless communication units
In a wireless communication system (100), updated software is downloaded to a server (104). In response to a software update query sent by the server, a portable...
Multi-channel echo canceler and method using convolution of two training
A two-wire line and a four-wire line telephone system interface with each other through a hybrid (12). After a connection between the two and four-wire line...
Network node for packet switching with selective data processing and
A packet switching communication network (10) includes a number of switching nodes (16). The switching nodes include a switch (18) and at least one data...
Method and apparatus for reducing power dissipation in a
precharge/discharge memory system
Method and apparatus for selectively inverting memory bits (41-49) in a memory (14). In one embodiment a master reversion bit (75) is used to indicate if all...
Slidable cover for a battery housing
A wraparound battery cover (10) which slidably attaches to the lower portion (24) of a housing (20) is provided. The radio cover comprises a front side (12) and...
Power down protection circuit for an electronic device
An electronic device (102) includes a power supply (114), an amplifier circuit (132), and a power down protection circuit (160). The power supply (114) supplies...
A clock driver circuit (100) comprises an input (102) for a reference clock signal. A filter (106) is connected to the input to receive the reference signal and...
Microelectronic assembly including polymeric reinforcement on an
integrated circuit die, and method for forming...
A microelectronic assembly (10) includes an integrated circuit die (12) mounted onto a substrate (14) by solder bump interconnections (32). The die (12) and the...
Low subthreshold leakage current HFET
A low subthreshold leakage current, p-channel HFET including a GaAs supporting substrate with a first GaAs buffer layer and a first Al.sub.0.75 Ga.sub.0.25 As...
Battery latch assembly for two-way radio
A removable battery package (120) has a latch assembly (200) for attaching to a latch coupler (700) of an electronic device (110). The removable battery package...
Method of fabricating semiconductor devices and the devices
Fabricating a device including a Schottky diode by growing a dielectric film on a SiC substrate structure and forming an ohmic contact on the opposite surface of...
Method of forming a high performance, high voltage non-epi bipolar
A high performance, high voltage non-epi bipolar transistor including a substrate (12) with an n-type conductivity well (13) and an insulative layer (14) with...
Microelectronic package including a polymer encapsulated die, and method
for forming same
A microelectronic package (10) is formed and includes an integrated circuit die (12) attached to a substrate (14) by a plurality of solder bump interconnections...
Method for inspecting lead frames in a tape lead bonding system
In a tape lead bonding system, lead frames (3) are moved on a tape substrate (2) from a first station, where a first camera (12) takes an image of one half of...
Telephone handset hang-up device and card reader
Cellular telephone housing
Radiotelephone housing portion
Housing for a two-way radio communications device
Communication device for different sized cards
A communication device (100) includes a card reader (102). The card reader includes a card support (104) for a first sized subscriber card (101). The card reader...
Method and apparatus for enhancing the detection of the presence of an
FM signal using a coded pattern
Enhanced detection of an FM signal is provided through the use of a coded pattern signal which is processed at a receiver (120) non-linearly to facilitate...
Independent satellite-based communications systems sharing common
frequency spectrum and method of operation...
Multiple, different, independent constellations (10, 20) of satellites (2, 21-23) share a portion of a common frequency spectrum such as a single carrier...
Interactive image display system
An interactive image display system includes a user interface to select a portion of a wide-angle image sequence. An image processor processes the portion of the...
Method and apparatus for controlling bus arbitration in a data
A method of controlling bus arbitration using an arbitration bit to lock ownership of the bus and prevent bus grants pending completion of a predetermined...
Method and apparatus for canceling signals in a spread-spectrum
A subscriber's signal (117) is removed from a composite signal (120) received in a serving base station (100), where the subscriber (113) is not in communication...
Method and apparatus for analyzing a composite carrier signal
A communication system receives and codes a plurality of information signals according to coding assignments to produce a plurality of coded baseband signals....
Data processing system having an auto-ranging low voltage detection
A Voltage Range Detection Circuit (VRDC) (8) determines the supply voltage range of the integrated circuit. In general, voltage detector (10) determines the...
Antenna assembly for a portable communications device
An antenna assembly (100) includes a substrate (101) having a notched portion (103) and one or more attachment apertures (105). An antenna (107) includes a...
Method and apparatus to sense aircraft pilot ejection for rescue radio
A sensor apparatus to sense when an aircraft pilot has ejected is provided for safe actuation of a rescue locator radio. The ejection sensor apparatus (20) has a...
Common-mode output sensing circuit
A common-mode sensing circuit (504) of a clocked differential amplifier (602) includes a refresh circuit (604) which precharges a capacitance during a first...