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Method for error correction in a communication system
Information packets are error encoded for transmission through a communication channel (34) in a communication system (10) using a variable payload outer code...
Digital signal processor for processing voice messages
A digital signal processor for processing data including voice messaging data that may have both voiced and unvoiced speech components utilizes computer routines...
Synchronizing clock enablement in an electronic device
A method of synchronizing enablement of a common clock for a main and a second processor in an electronic device having a low-power mode includes a first step of...
Server-based navigation system and method of operating same
A navigation system (20) having a service center (24) and a navigation unit (22) and a method of transmitting data to reduce the complexity of the navigation...
Method for suppressing transients using a pulse shaping look-up table
The pulse-shaping look-up table with transient suppression (530) avoids hard turn-on and turn-off transients by modifying word segments of initial and final...
Radio network for radio communication in an enclosed environment and a
repeater for such a radio network
The invention discloses a radio network for radio communication in an enclosed environment such as a tunnel or an in-house environment including a first head end...
Receiver with improved digital intermediate to base band demodulator
A digital IF to base band demodulator (120) includes delta sigma samplers (202, 204) for sampling two channels of an IF signal at a sampling rate that is...
In a method for channel equalization a communications receiver receives an input data stream comprising modulation symbols. A reduced set sequence estimation...
Low-powered communication system and method of operation
A communication system includes a network control facility (205), two downstream channels (212, 213), at least one remote interface unit (209, 210), and at least...
Integrated circuit structure with dielectric islands in metallized regions
This disclosure describes use of dielectric islands embedded in metallized regions of a semiconductor device. The islands are formed in a cavity of a dielectric...
Open loop inductor current control system and method
An open loop current control system for regulating the flow of electrical current in an inductor that utilizes two methods of monitoring the current flow in the...
Semiconductor device and method of formation
In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a semiconductor device underbump metallurgy (414) is formed over a semiconductor bond pad (128),...
Method for forming a semiconductor device structure in a semiconductor
A method for providing gates of transistors with at least two different work functions utilizes a silicidation of two different metals at different times,...
Method for selective chemical vapor deposition of nanotubes
A method of fabricating a nanotube structure which includes providing a substrate, providing a mask region positioned on the substrate, patterning and etching...
Fuel cell system having a replaceable getter element for purifying the fuel
Oxides of carbon and other impurities are removed from a hydrogen fuel supply stream (12) for a fuel cell (30). A getter element (20) sufficient for chemisorbing...
Data processing system and method for implementing zero overhead loops
using a first or second prefix...
A data processing system has a pipelined architecture and looping capability that allows a sequence of instruction execution sets to be repeated N times. The...
Graphical password methodology for a microprocessor device accepting
non-alphanumeric user input
A portable computing device or "information appliance" having terse user input (e.g., limit set of keys) is provided with a user interface for navigating user...
It is an objective to provide a digital-to-analog converter circuit that allows the value of the current output from each current source cell to be identical,...
Keypad layout for alphabetic character input
A layout for a keypad is provided that has a highly regular arrangement of alphabetic characters for ease of use thereof and a highly efficient distribution of...
Semiconductor device, memory cell, and processes for forming them
A semiconductor device includes a memory array of static-random-access memory cells. The SRAM cells are formed using a process flow more closely associated with...
Plated metal transistor gate and method of formation
Using plating, metal gates for N channel and P channel transistors are formed of different materials to achieve the appropriate work function for these N and P...
Semiconductor structure and method for reducing charge damage
A semiconductor method for reducing charge damage during plasma etch processing is disclosed. Structures (22, 26, 28) for accumulating charge during plasma etch...
Vertical MOSFET with asymmetric gate structure
A semiconductor fabrication process and structure in which a semiconductor channel structure (140) having first and second major surfaces perpendicular to a...
System for providing optimal satellite communication via a MEO/LEO
A method of increasing satellite communication quality by using a MEO satellite constellation (12) and a LEO satellite constellation (14) in combination with a...
Gain controller with comparator offset compensation for circuit having
in-phase and quadrature channels
In a radio circuit (299) that forwards a signal pair (I,Q) by first (291, I) and second (292, Q) channels, by converting the signal pair (I,Q) from a digital...
Method and apparatus for synchronization within a spread-spectrum
A sub-Walsh element generator (30) partitions incoming Walsh codes into sub-elements (201-212). A sub-element generator (30) determines if a pair of Walsh...
Method and apparatus for echo cancellation updates in a multicarrier
An echo canceler (34) includes a summing device (104) that subtracts a correction signal from a received signal, the difference of which represents the far-end...
Electronic control module for a removable connector and methods of
An electronic control module (20) comprising a housing (30), a printed circuit board (40), and a rigidizer (50). The housing (30) has an opening or window (34)...
Semiconductor component and method of manufacturing same
A semiconductor component includes a non-leaded leadframe (100, 200, 300) having at least one interior electrical contact (110) and a plurality of exterior...
Housing for a communication device or similar article
Communication protocol for energy system integrated on a system
A computer system having an integrated energy system on a system communication bus where the energy system includes a plurality of energy devices. Each energy...
Text-to-speech native coding in a communication system
A method of converting text to speech in a communication device includes providing a code table containing coded speech parameters. Next steps include inputting...
Passband equalizer for a vestigial sideband signal receiver
A passband equalizer that performs blind equalization upon a complex signal, e.g., a vestigial sideband (VSB) signal, without using a training sequence. The...
Method and apparatus for determining and reserving bandwidth for
transmitting delay-sensitive streaming data...
A radio frequency communications system (100) includes wireless terminals (102) and base sites (104). The wireless terminals communicate with the base sites over...
Fluidic valve having a bi-phase valve element
A fluidic valve (125, 300, 500, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300) switches a state of flow of a fluid in a fluid communication channel of a fluid guiding structure...
Method for determining the status of variables during the execution of
A method for determining a status of a variable during an execution of an optimized code, the optimized code being originated from a source code, the method...
Bus protocol independent method and structure for managing transaction
priority, ordering and deadlocks in a...
A multi-processing system (50) utilizes an interconnect fabric (59) for coupling endpoint devices (52, 54, 56, 66, 67). Bus control functions are managed in a...
An embedded system that has a general purpose central processing unit CPU and a digital signal processor DSP, the CPU is adapted to perform various tasks such as...
Noise reduced speech recognition parameters
A voice sample characterization front-end suitable for use in a distributed speech recognition context. A digitized voice sample 31 is split between a low...
Closed loop method for reverse link soft handoff hybrid automatic repeat
A method of combining soft-handoff with a hybrid ARQ scheme to maximize throughput and gain in a communications system. After receiving a frame from the MS...
Mobile personal security monitoring service
A method for requesting and dispatching emergency services to a wireless communications network customer (102) is provided. When a request for emergency services...
Apparatus for receiving and processing a radio frequency signal
Apparatus 20,30,40,50 for receiving and processing a wanted Radio Frequency signal comprises a radio frequency to intermediate frequency down-conversion stage 20...
Method and apparatus for paging a communication unit in a packet data
A packet data communication system (100) that includes a plurality of communication units and a fixed infrastructure comprising a packet data routing system...
Differential sigma-delta DAC with dynamic spectral shaping
A sigma-delta DAC circuit 10 includes a sigma-delta modulator 12 for producing and outputting an n-bit digital signal representative of an input analog signal,...
Sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter and method
A sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (10) having DEM (14) facilitated data weighted averaging to select specific unit elements of a negative feedback loop...
Organic semiconductor device having an oxide layer
A semiconductor device having a flexible or rigid substrate (11) having a gate electrode (21), a source electrode (61 and 101), and a drain electrode (62 and...
High performance thermoelectric material and method of fabrication
A thermoelectric material is disclosed that is manufactured from a method including the steps of: providing a Group IV element boride, and doping the Group IV...
Method for forming an integrated circuit having a bonding pad and a fuse
In one embodiment, a first dielectric layer (32) that overlies a fuse (16) and a bonding pad (30) is etched with a first etch process. This first etch process...