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Switch using a segmented ring
A network switch is disclosed having at least one data port interface for receiving data and at least one link interface configured to transmit the data between...
Gigabit switch supporting improved layer 3 switching
A network switch for network communications is disclosed. The switch includes a first data port interface, supporting at least one data port transmitting and...
Traffic policing of packet transfer in a dual speed hub
A system for policing traffic of packet transfer in a hub. The system includes a first circuit and a second circuit and a first data line connecting the first...
System and method for one-time programmed memory through direct-tunneling
A one-time programming memory element, capable of being manufactured in a 0.13 .mu.m or below CMOS technology, having a capacitor, or transistor configured as a...
Automatic programming time selection for one time programmable memory
A method of programming a memory includes the steps of attempting to program a bit at a designated address for a predetermined time; testing the bit to see if it...
High density metal-to-metal maze capacitor with optimized capacitance
A capacitor including a first and second component capacitor structure disposed on a substrate. A component capacitor structure includes an upright arm, a...
System and method for spectral shaping of dither signals
An improved dither generation circuit and method for digital audio circuits uses a high-pass filter to reduce the energy contained in the audio band of the...
Optimization of routing layers and board space requirements for a ball
grid array package
A method, system, and apparatus for optimizing routing layers and board space requirements for a ball grid array package is described. The ball grid array...
Methods and apparatus for accelerating secure session processing
Methods and apparatus are provided for an entity such as a CPU to efficiently call a cryptography accelerator to perform cryptographic operations. A function...
Memory system for video decoding system
System and method of data unit management in a decoding system employing a decoding pipeline. Each incoming data unit is assigned a memory element and is stored...
System and method for SAP FM demodulation
Certain embodiments of the present invention provides a system and method for SAP FM demodulation. The system includes a bandpass filter for isolating the SAP...
Decision feedback equalizer for minimum and maximum phase channels
This invention describes an apparatus and method to improve the performance of a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) for time-varying multi-path channels. For...
Method and system for providing time offset to minislot clock and count in
A method and system for allocating an initial maintenance request (IMR) for an upstream channel in a communications system, wherein the communication system...
System and method for providing picture-in-picture timebase management
Systems and methods that provide picture-in-picture timebase management are provided. In one example, a method may include the steps of sending a first video...
Charge pump including a feedback device for use in a phase-locked loop
A charge pump circuit includes a high-swing transconductance amplifier. A high input swing transconductance is provided in a negative feedback loop of the charge...
Frequency division/multiplication with jitter minimization
A method and system described for producing frequency multiplication/division by any non-integer output signal frequency relative to a reference signal frequency...
Programmable divider with built-in programmable delay chain for
high-speed/low power application
A programmable divider includes a synchronous counter configured to process an input clock signal and produce first output signals in response the input clock...
Circuit technique for high speed low power data transfer bus
A high speed low power data transfer bus circuit that reduces bus power consumption by imposing a limited, controlled voltage swing on the associated data bus....
Optimization of routing layers and board space requirements for a ball
grid array land pattern
A method, system, and apparatus for optimizing routing layers and board space requirements for a ball grid array land pattern is described. The land pattern...
Die-up ball grid array package with enhanced stiffener
An electrically and thermally enhanced die-up tape substrate ball grid array (BGA) package and die-up plastic substrate BGA package are described. A substrate...
Multi-level hierarchical radio-frequency communication system
Portable measuring devices which communicate by low power transceivers through a communication controller with a printer device collect weight and size data on...
Memory-based shuffle-exchange traceback for gigabit Ethernet transceiver
A decoder having a memory structure which receives and stores potential symbols, with each of the potential symbols having a unique pointer associated therewith....
Variable Hamming error correction for a one-time-programmable-ROM
A one-time-programmable (OTP) module includes OTP memory and OTP input/output (I/O) that performs error correction operations. The OTP module may be used in a...
System having address-based intranode coherency and data-based internode
A system comprises a plurality of nodes, each node comprising one or more coherent agents coupled to an interconnect. Ownership of a coherency block accessed by...
Tracking a non-posted writes in a system using a storage location to store
a write response indicator when the...
An apparatus includes a storage location and a write monitor circuit coupled to the storage location. The storage location is configured to store a write...
Apparatus and method for storing data
A method and apparatus for storing data, the method including the steps of generating a glitchless fractional clock pulse in a circuit and transmitting the...
Apparatus and method for blending graphics and video surfaces
A graphics integrated circuit chip is used in a set-top box for controlling a television display. The graphics chip processes analog video input, digital video...
Processing of color graphics data
A method is provided of processing data representing pixel color having a luminance component and color difference components. The data is divided into first and...
Methods and systems for digital dither
Methods and systems for applying digital dither in data converters, such as delta-sigma data converters. In one embodiment, an analog signal from a first path of...
Low memory and MIPS efficient technique for decoding Huffman codes using
multi-stage, multi-bits lookup at...
Present herein is a low memory and MIPS efficient technique for decoding Huffman codes using multi-stage, multi-bits lookup at different levels. A binary tree is...
Linear low noise transconductance cell
A low noise transconductance cell includes a resistor and a differential circuit pair having two equivalent half-circuits. Each half-circuit includes a feedback...
Transconductance/C complex band-pass filter
A complex filter such as the channel select filter in a radio transceiver is implemented using a transconductance/C topology to benefit from the ability to tune...
Method of producing a desired current
A current source DAC has calibration of the current sources used for providing the analog output. There are two outputs, one of which provides the output current...
Method and apparatus for synthesizing a clock signal using a compact and
low power delay locked loop (DLL)
A method and apparatus are disclosed for efficiently doubling a first frequency of a first clock signal. A second clock signal at a second frequency is generated...
I/O circuit using low voltage transistors which can tolerate high voltages
even when power supplies are powered off
An apparatus for providing bias voltages for input/output (I/O) connections on low voltage integrated circuits. In one embodiment, the invention comprises an I/O...
System and method for measuring the thickness or temperature of a circuit
in a printed circuit board
System for measuring a thickness of a circuit component on a printed circuit board (PCB). The system includes a first circuit, a power plane, a power strip, a...
Use of a down-bond as a controlled inductor in integrated circuit
A Radio Frequency (RF) device includes a semi conductive die and a package in which the semi conductive die mounts. The semi conductive die includes a first...
Timing path detailer
A method (and a computer accessible medium comprising one or more instructions which, when executed, implement the method) is contemplated. At least a first...
A random number generator circuit includes a primary circuit configured to generate a value within a first range and a secondary circuit configured to generate a...
Method of providing synchronous transport of packets between asynchronous
network nodes in a frame-based...
A method of providing synchronous transport of packets between asynchronous network nodes. An asynchronous network node capable of transmitting and receiving...
Measurement of local oscillation leakage in a radio frequency integrated
The measuring of local oscillation leakage in radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) begins by concurrently enabling a transmitter portion and a receiver...
Digital high frequency power detection circuit
A digital high frequency power detection circuit includes a peak detecting circuit and a peak computing circuit. The peak detecting circuit is operably coupled...
Hardware assist for address learning
A switch using indicators for address learning. The switch has a first activator configured to control a first indicator to indicate when a source address needs...
System and method for combining requests for data bandwidth by a data
provider for transmission of data over an...
A method and system for combing requests for data bandwidth by a data provider for transmission of data over an asynchronous communication medium is provided. A...
Phase locked loop modulator calibration techniques
A method for calibrating a phase locked loop begins by determining a gain offset of a voltage controlled oscillator of the phase locked loop. The processing then...
Method for avoiding avalanche breakdown caused by a lateral parasitic
bipolar transistor in an MOS process
A power amplifier includes a transconductance stage, a cascode stage, and a connector. The transconductance stage is operable to receive an input voltage signal...
Apparatus and method for delay matching of full and divided clock signals
A transition delay matching circuit in which the transition delay of the divided clock signal is substantially the same as the transition delay of the reference...
High speed differential signaling logic gate and applications thereof
A high-speed differential signaling logic gate includes a 1.sup.st input transistor, 2.sup.nd input transistor, complimentary transistor, current source, a...
RFIC die-package configuration
A RFIC includes a die and a package. The die contains a radio frequency (RF) input/output (I/O) section, an RF-to-baseband conversion section, and a baseband...
Test system rider board utilized for automated at-speed testing of high
serial pin count multiple gigabit per...
A test head performs at-speed testing of high serial pin count gigabit per second (GBPS) devices. The test head includes a device under test (DUT) coupled to a...