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Radio telecommunication network and method for unobtrusive call
interception via transcoder bypass
A digital cellular telecommunication network (30) uses transcoders (50) which vocode voice using a maximal lossy compression algorithm which conserves spectrum...
Apparatus and method for observing the mode of a memory device
A method and apparatus observes a mode register (102) in a synchronous memory device. A multiplexer (306) selects the value of the mode register (102) or the...
Method and system for prioritized multiple access using contention
signatures for contention-based reservation
The present invention provides a method (300) and system (200) of contention-based multiple access for the reservation subchannel to support a large population...
Transfer layer of the ATM type and method for operating a transfer switch
A transfer layer of an ATM type used between a switch (216) and a number N of communication channels (218). Each communication channel (218) has second storage...
Single level gate nonvolatile memory device and method for accessing the
A single level gate NVM device (10) includes p-channel and n-channel floating gate FETs (12, 14), an erasing capacitor (26), and a programming capacitor (28)....
Method and apparatus for generating a hierarchical interconnection
description of an integrated circuit design...
Data processing system (800) and process (100) produce a hierarchical interconnection description of an integrated circuit design from a plurality of functional...
Smartcard and method of making
A smartcard (10) is formed in part by a laminate layer (77). The laminate layer (77) is made up of a plurality of dielectric layers (11,30), insulating layers...
Saw device package and method
A method for packaging an acoustic wave filter die, and an acoustic wave filter die packaged by the method. The method includes steps of providing an acoustic...
Method and apparatus for transmitting radio frequency signals
A transmitter VCO (204) includes nodes for receiving a band selector voltage for altering the base-emitter capactance of a transistor to enable the VCO to act as...
Method and apparatus for controlling gain of a power amplifier
A method and apparatus for controlling the gain of a power amplifier wherein the method includes the steps of attenuating, detecting, and comparing. An...
Method and apparatus for efficient signal power amplification
An apparatus (100) uses power recovery from a combining circuit (125) to improve efficiency. A power combiner (125) generates multiple output signals (127, 133)...
Method and circuit for current limiting of DC-DC regulators
A method and circuit (10) for limiting current (I.sub.COIL) in a load (16). The current limiting circuit (10) includes a sensing circuit (12) having a current...
Fast start-up circuit
The rise time of a voltage Vo presented to a load, based on an input voltage Vi provided via an RC filter coupled to the load for removing higher frequency noise...
Method for shaping a pulse width and circuit therefor
A phase-frequency detector (12) is configured for operating at a high frequency. A transition of a clock signal (REF CLK) is detected by a first latch (52) and a...
Transistor protection circuit and method
A circuit and method protect a transistor (68, 70) from damage when controlling an input signal (V.sub.PROG) that exceeds a gate to channel stress voltage of the...
Piezoelectric transformer with multiple output
A piezoelectric ceramic transformer made from a piezoelectric ceramic material stacked in a multilayer package which has a driving section 502 formed by...
Chemical sensing trench field effect transistor and method for same
A field effect transistor (10) for chemical sensing by measuring a change in a surface potential of a gate electrode (48) due to exposure to a fluid has a...
High density interconnect substrate
A method of creating high density interlayer interconnects on circuit carrying substrates. A circuit pattern (20) is formed on one side of a substrate (10), and...
Method for forming a semiconductor device having a heteroepitaxial layer
A method for forming a relaxed semiconductor layer (12) includes forming a strained semiconductor layer on a substrate (11). The strained semiconductor layer has...
Method for forming a high-density circuit structure with interlayer
electrical connections method for forming
A process for forming a double-sided or multi-layered circuit structure entailing the use of a fill material that forms a conductive connection between the...
Method for reducing power consumption in a portable electronic device
with a liquid crystal display screen
A method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a portable electronic device (100) with an LCD screen (104) and operating with a CPU (114) switchable...
Method and apparatus for performing page mode accesses
An external bus master (205) accesses a DRAM (207) using a memory controller (804) internal to a data processor (3) without the use of external multiplexers or...
Method and apparatus for providing erasing and programming protection
for electrically erasable programmable...
Method and apparatus for providing erasing and programming protection of an EEPROM (22) to significantly reduce the possibility of unintentional erasing or...
Method and apparatus for producing a specific manual for configurable
A specific manual for configurable electronic equipment is produced by providing at least one generic manual; obtaining configuration information relating to the...
Method and apparatus for sequencing computer instruction execution in a
data processing system
A method and apparatus for sequencing computer instructions in memory (24) to provide for more instruction efficient execution by a central processing unit (CPU)...
Method and apparatus for selectively controlling interrupt latency in a
data processing system
Method and apparatus for selectively controlling interrupt latency in a data processing system (10). In one embodiment, the present invention uses an interrupt...
Apparatus and method for inserting an address in a data stream through a
A method and apparatus are provided for inserting an address at the beginning of a data stream that is being transferred through a FIFO buffer (65). The address...
Capacitive microphone and method therefor
A capacitive microphone (10) utilizes a polysilicon diaphragm (14) that overlies an atmospheric cavity (34). The diaphragm is doped and annealed to form a...
Modular housing system
A modular housing system (100) comprises a first housing unit (102), a second housing unit (104), and a clamp (600). The first housing unit (102) has a first...
System, device and method of FEC coding and interleaving for variable
length burst transmission
The present invention provides a system (100), device (400, 500) and method (600, 700) for forward error correction (FEC) coding and interleaving in a variable...
Wrapper cell architecture for path delay testing of embedded core
microprocessors and method of operation
An integrated circuit contains customer specified logic (12), an embedded core (14), and a plurality of speed path test cells (16 and 18). Once the core (14) is...
Method of and apparatus for pilot channel acquisition
A wireless communication device 100 acquires a pilot channel before an assigned slot when the wireless communication device is operating in the slotted mode of a...
Transfer rate controller and method of operation
A transfer rate controller (10) allows the originator of the data to determine when the data is transferred on the communications link. A method of regulating...
Wrist carried electronic device
A portable electronic device (10) comprises a radio circuit (150) contained in a housing (152) having positive (156) and negative (158) contacts electrically...
Package assembly for an electronic component
A package assembly (70) for encapsulating and vertically surface mounting a semiconductor device such as an accelerometer includes a semiconductor device (40), a...
An optical hinge (20) provides one or more free space optical communication links through the hinge (17) of an instrument (10). The optical links include a...
Method and apparatus for an acquisition-aided Geo-locating subscriber
In a telecommunication system (15) with at least one gateway (1), at least one subscriber unit (2), a system controller (3), at least one communication satellite...
Analog-to-digital converter using dither and method for converting
analog signals to digital signals
An analog-to-digital converter (100) has a first path (110) with a first sigma-delta modulator (114) which transforms an analog input signal X.sub.0 (111') from...
Ceramic filter with beveled surface
A ceramic block filter (100), having a substantially rectangular block of ceramic material having a top (102), bottom (104), and four side surfaces (106, 108,...
Temperature independent current reference
A current reference (10) includes first and second connected resistors (R1 and R2), a voltage source (12) independent of a supply voltage (Vdd). The voltage...
Split-Control gate electrically erasable programmable read only memory
An EEPROM cell (32) is formed having a vertical select gate (34) and a horizontal select gate (40). The vertical select gate (34) and the horizontal select gate...
Media compatible microsensor structure and methods of manufacturing and
using the same
A media compatible microsensor structure (11) for sensing an environmental condition in a harsh media includes an inorganic protective film (17) covering...
Multilevel interconnection and method for making
A structure and a method for connecting multiple interconnect layers on an integrated circuit structure (10) using landed or non-landed vias. An integrated...
Modified electrodes for display devices
An organic electroluminescent display device (10) includes a plurality of organic layers (16, 18, and 20) disposed between opposing electrode assemblies (12 and...
Process for forming a semiconductor device
A semiconductor device (10) includes a gate electrode (61) having a silicon/tungsten nitride/tungsten silicon nitride/tungsten silicide composition. The tungsten...
Method for making a sculptured diaphragm
A sculptured diaphragm of a sensor is fabricated by providing a semiconductor material, forming at least one cavity on the front side of the semiconductor...
Method for making a ferroelectric semiconductor device and a layered
A layered bismuth ferroelectric structure (12) and a method for forming the bismuth layered ferroelectric structure (12). A monolayer (12A) of bismuth is formed...