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Virtual speech interface system and method of using same
A virtual speech interface system and method (100) for controlling a client device (103) using speech commands for electronic devices that do not include...
Portable radio transceiver having shared power source for audio and RF
A radio transceiver (100) has both a radio frequency power amplifier (102) and a relatively high output audio power amplifier (110). The RFPA amplifies a...
Mobile communication system with improved base station control
Method and apparatus for toggling service options after completion of call setup, is disclosed for use in a wireless communication system. A service option...
Method and apparatus for streamlining in a communication system
The invention relates to a method of and apparatus streamlining in a communication system with a separate core network (201) and access network (203). The access...
Circuit and method for reducing local oscillator frequency transmission in
a radio transceiver
A circuit and method for reducing local oscillator frequency transmission in a homodyne, or direct conversion, radio transceiver using I/Q ...
Log-map metric calculation using the avg* kernel
The log-add kernel operation is represented as a summation of an average and a correction factor composed of a constant and a term based on a difference between...
Receiver and method therefor
Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to receivers. One embodiment relates to a digital FM receiver having multiple sensors (e.g. antennas). In...
Fixed frequency interference avoidance enhancement
A system and method is provided for removing channels in a frequency hopping scheme having strong interference or interferers in a wireless communication system....
Erase of a non-volatile memory
An erase of a non-volatile memory (NVM) is achieved by first using oxide tunneling followed by hot hole injection (HHI). The subsequent use of HHI completes the...
Distributive capacitor for high density applications
A distributive capacitor 205 and impedance matching network 201 and transmitter 101 that use the capacitor and are suitable for high density integration...
Optical device and method therefor
An optical device uses one or more doped pockets in one embodiment to increase the electric field at one or more edges of the light absorbing region to increase...
Semiconductor wafer identification
A semiconductor wafer (10), a method of providing information on a semiconductor wafer (10), a system of semiconductor wafer (10) and reading means, and a method...
Smart card based drug prescriptions
A method and apparatus for securely transferring medical information is provided, which included storing information relating to a medical prescription item on a...
Electronic device having a multi-mode acoustic system and method for
radiating sound waves
An electronic device (100) having a multi-mode acoustic system (120) and a method (500) for radiating sound waves are described herein. The acoustic system (120)...
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Apparatus and method for implementing a linearly approximated log map
A method and apparatus for implementing a linearly approximated Log MAP algorithm, the implementation involves calculating MAX*(a(n),b(n)) function, the method...
Method and apparatus in a wireless messaging system for estimating and
using required delivery parameters to...
A controller (112) monitors (306) delivery of two-way outbound messages to a plurality of portable messaging units (122), and records (308) reliability...
System and method for determining a location relevant to a communication
device and/or its associated user
A method of determining a location relevant to a user of a communication device is provided. The method involves determining general location information of the...
Coding-assisted MIMO joint detection and decoding
To address the need for a receiver that provides good performance during poor channel conditions yet reduces the computational complexity of existing ML...
Method and apparatus for implementing wavelet filters in a digital system
A digital data system (100) provides 1-D, 2-D and 3-D capability and multi-band channel capability. Improved filter banks are created by generating a filter bank...
Method and apparatus for detecting jamming signal
In a wireless communication device (106) a method of detecting a narrowband jamming signal (404) includes receiving a wireless communication signal (104) and...
Mobile wireless router
A mobile wireless router (100) includes a first wireless transceiver (102) for accessing a wireless packet data channel (206), and a network interface (106) for...
Wireless repeating subscriber units
A connectionless, wireless network (20) includes any number of subscriber units (24) and gateways (22). The subscriber units (24) and gateways (22) are...
Service framework supporting remote service discovery and connection
In an information appliance system 100, a user device 108 comprises a client platform (200, FIG. 5) that includes a service framework (235, FIG. 5) to discover...
Spectrum management method for a cable data system
In a cable modem system a method is provided for continuously monitoring the upstream channel to assess what unused upstream channels will better support data...
Method and apparatus for a dual sided liquid crystal display
An electronic device (20) includes a liquid crystal display (10) capable of being viewed from opposing sides. The display includes a liquid crystal display glass...
Satellite positioning system receivers and methods therefor
Methods for determining the location of a satellite positioning system receiver by determining an estimated location of the receiver (200), transmitting the...
Method and controller for providing a location-based game associated with a
plurality of mobile stations
A method (400) and a controller (210) for providing a location-based game associated with a plurality of mobile stations (170) are described herein. The...
Electro-chemical analysis device with integrated thermal sensor and method
for monitoring a sample using the device
An electro-chemical analysis device and method for analyzing biomolecular samples, including a means for holding a sample on a substrate platform, a thermal...
Fuel cell using non-linear positive temperature coefficient material
A fuel cell (200) includes a membrane electrode assembly (210) located together with a layer of porous, z-axis electrically conductive, non-linear positive...
Face plate for a radio telephone
System and method for event monitoring and error detection
An event monitor includes an event counter for counting one or more preselected events detected by an event counter. The events are counted for successive time...
Method and apparatus for controlling environmental conditions using a
personal area network
A method and apparatus for controlling the environmental conditions within a predefined area based on a network user's preferences using a personal area network...
Media access adaptive control to improve system throughput
In a cellular communications system (10) in which a plurality of mobile subscriber units (100) attempt to access at least one BTS (140), which is controlled by a...
Squaring circuit and electronic device using same
An electronic device (1100) includes squaring circuit (1500) that includes a logarithmic compression function (1510), a squaring function (1525), a doubling...
Transmission performance measurement and use thereof
A method for and wireless communications unit adapted for measuring transmission performance for a signal emanating from an antenna is discussed. The wireless...
Method and apparatus for minima enlargement
A modulator (102) modulates a plurality of symbols to create a modulated signal. A transmitter is coupled to the modulator (102). The transmitter transmits the...
Method and base station controller for operating in accordance with a
wireless communication protocol
A method (700) and a base station controller (120) for operating in accordance with a wireless communication protocol are described herein. In a wireless...
Channel selection method used in a communication system
A source device (110) stores predetermined data and establishes a channel selection profile comprising a plurality of channel selections. Each channel selection...
Method and system of operation for a variable transmission mode
multi-carrier communication system
The present invention provides a method of operation for a variable transmission mode multi-carrier communication system by receiving a signal, determining a...
System and circuit for controlling well biasing and method thereof
A well bias controller receives input from a sensor. The sensor indicates when a desired threshold condition, such as a temperature or current limit has been...
Integrated circuit device and method therefor
A semiconductor device has recesses formed in the substrate during removal of the anti-reflective coating (ARC) because these recess locations are exposed during...
Apparatus for and method of wafer grinding
An apparatus (10) for wafer grinding includes sensors (38) and a spectral analyzer to perform a spectral analysis of light received by the sensors (38) during...
Cable and connector system for optical and electrical signals
A connection system for providing multiple modes of electromagnetic connection to a device. This system includes a ribbon cable with a plurality of multi-mode...
Method and apparatus for instruction fetching
Embodiments of the present invention relate to instruction fetching in data processing systems. One aspect involves a data processor (202) to execute ...
Data handling system and method therefor
A data handling system comprising a terminal (122) and a communications network (100), the terminal (122) being capable of communicating with the communications...
Apparatus and method for operating a communication unit using a default
A method (30) for operating a communication unit on a default channel that is selected from a plurality of communication channels is disclosed. The method (30)...