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Method and apparatus for the reduction of upstream request processing
latency in a cable modem termination system
Upstream requests such a bandwidth requests, are processed by CMTS out of order on a priority basis to reduce latency in responding to the request. Specifically,...
MAC to PHY interface apparatus and methods for transmission of packets
through a communications network
A system for serving an individual node in a shared communication network having a MAC layer and a PHY layer, the system being operative to interface between the...
Shared weighted fair queuing (WFQ) shaper
A network device includes a port, a buffer, a flow control module, and a service differentiation module. The port is configured to send and receive a packet,...
Monotonic frequency tuning technique for DCXO in cellular applications
A frequency tuning device for use in a crystal oscillator circuit includes a first fine tuning array of capacitors, a second fine tuning array of capacitors and...
Method and system for frequency tuning based on characterization of an
Aspects of a method and system for frequency tuning based on characterization of an oscillator are provided. In this regard, a frequency of an oscillator in an...
Digitally adjusted variable gain amplifier (VGA) using switchable
A variable gain amplifier including a stage. The stage having a set of switchable differential pairs. The stage providing a gain range to a signal and adjusting...
Multi-mode reconstruction filter
A circuit (e.g., a reconstruction filtering circuit) may include a single operational amplifier (op-amp) that is arranged to receive a voltage input and that is...
Apparatus for sensing an output current in a communications device
Power over Ethernet (PoE) communication systems provide power and data communications over the same communications link, where a power source device (PSE)...
Low voltage drop and high thermal performance ball grid array package
An integrated circuit (IC) package is provided. The IC package includes a substantially planar substrate having a plurality of contact pads on a first surface...
System and method to reduce noise in a substrate
Certain embodiments of the invention may be found in, for example, a system that reduces noise in a substrate of a chip and may comprise a substrate layer that...
Methods and apparatus for improved thermal performance and electromagnetic
interference (EMI) shielding in...
A method of assembling an IC device package is provided. A leadframe is formed. At least one IC die is attached to a die attach pad portion of the leadframe....
Computer chip set having on board wireless interfaces to support test
A method and apparatus are provided for an embedded wireless interface that is embedded in, for example, one of an input and output controller device for...
Enterprise wireless local area network switching system
A process of controlling a flow of data in a wireless network providing wireless access to the wireless network by wireless devices is disclosed. Data is...
Real time monitoring and control for audio devices
Various embodiments are disclosed relating to the real-time monitoring and control for audio devices. An apparatus may include a peripheral audio device...
Three stage algorithm for automatic gain control in a receiver system
In an embodiment, a receiver for processing a RF input signal having a variable signal strength includes an RF amplifier, an IF amplifier, and a controller. The...
Pairing modular wireless earpiece/microphone (HEADSET) to a serviced base
portion and subsequent access thereto
The present invention provides a modular wireless headset to support voice communications when registered to a base unit. This modular wireless headset includes...
Downstream adaptive modulation in broadband communications system
A downstream adaptive modulation system and method. The downstream adaptive modulation system comprises a wireless access termination system and one or more...
Sampling rate mismatch solution
Methods and apparatuses for compensating for differences in communication system transmit and receive clock signal frequencies include buffer timing modification...
Wireless system having channel fading compensation using zero-forcing
A MISO wireless LAN includes multiple inputs and a single output. The present invention includes a method and apparatus of compensating for time sensitive or...
Digital compensation for nonlinearities in a polar transmitter
A polar transmitter includes a digital processor coupled to receive a complex modulated digital signal and a feedback signal produced from the complex modulated...
Upstream power cutback
An upstream signal power in a communication system is optimized. At least one system parameter is determined and a bits and gains table is modified. For example,...
Reduction of aggregate EMI emissions of multiple transmitters
A power efficient and reduced electromagnetic interference (EMI) emissions multi-transmitter system for unshielded twisted pair (UTP) data communication...
PHY control module for a multi-pair gigabit transceiver
A method for controlling operation of a multi-pair gigabit transceiver. The multi-pair gigabit transceiver comprises a Physical Layer Control module (PHY...
Symmetrical clock distribution in multi-stage high speed data conversion
Provided is a high speed bit stream data conversion circuit that includes input ports to receive first bit streams at a first bit rate. Data conversion circuits...
Methods and systems for DSP-based receivers
Digital signal processing based methods and systems for receiving data signals include parallel receivers, multi-channel receivers, timing recovery schemes, and,...
Method for managing congestion in a network switch
A method for managing congestion in a stack of network switches includes the steps of receiving an incoming packet on a first port of a network switch for...
Method and apparatus for remapping module identifiers and substituting
ports in network devices
A method of adjusting fields of a datagram in the handling of the datagram in a network device is disclosed. The method includes receiving a datagram, with the...
Apparatus and method for downstream power management in a cable system
An apparatus and method is disclosed to calculate the actual received desired channel power from the downstream transmit power of a Cable Modem Termination...
System and method for continual cable thermal monitoring using cable
characteristic considerations in power...
A system and method for continual cable thermal monitoring using cable characteristic considerations in Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications. Cable heating in...
Local oscillation generator with mixer having reduced signal power
According to one exemplary embodiment, a local oscillation generator includes a mixing stage for receiving a primary frequency and one of a number of related...
System and method for binding a smartcard and a smartcard reader
Systems and methods for binding a smartcard and a smartcard reader are provided. A smartcard is provision to store a first set of credentials for use in...
Layer 2 power classification support for Power-over-Ethernet personal
A Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) communication system dynamically provides power and data communications over a communications link. In an enterprise environment made...
Secure code execution using external memory
New code routines for a secure system (e.g., a TPM) are stored in a memory (e.g., a flash memory) that is located external to the secure system. For example, a...
Apparatus and method for classifier identification
A method for classifying an incoming packet. The method includes maintaining a database associated with patterns of fields, where the fields can be network...
Radio frequency unit analog level detector and feedback control system
A Radio Frequency (RF) transceiver includes a baseband processor, a receiver section, and a transmitter section. The receiver section communicatively couples to...
Key management system and method
Methods and systems are disclosed for providing secured data transmission and for managing cryptographic keys. One embodiment of the invention provides secure...
Voice and data exchange over a packet based network with echo cancellation
A signal processing system which discriminates between voice signals and data signals modulated by a voiceband carrier. The signal processing system includes a...
Angle estimation for space-time block code (STBC) modulated signal
Angle estimation for modulated signal. A novel compensation technique is presented by which angle estimation may be performed for a modulated signal. More...
Specialized data transfer in a wireless communication system
A wireless communication system and method is provided for the transfer and processing of data in accordance with specialized data transfer protocols while...
MIMO wireless communication greenfield preamble formats
A method for multiple input multiple output wireless communication begins by determining protocols of wireless communication devices within a proximal region....
System and method for a software-based TCP/IP offload engine for digital
A method of receiving data from a first computing device to a second computing device through a network is disclosed. The transfer adheres to a packet-based...
Generic on-chip homing and resident, real-time bit exact tests
Details of media encoding and decoding devices which support generic homing sequences, and methods for operating such devices are disclosed. The use of generic...
High speed, low power all CMOS thermometer-to-binary demultiplexer
High speed, low power all CMOS thermometer-to-binary demultiplexer. A received signal undergoes digital sampling (e.g., as within an ADC) to generate a signal...
Polar feedback architecture
Polar feedback architecture. A polar modulator, as may be implemented within a transmitter module, of a communication device includes feedback. This feedback...
Calibration techniques for phase-locked loop bandwidth
Various embodiments are disclosed relating to calibration techniques for a phase-locked loop (PLL) bandwidth. According to an example embodiment, a calibration...
Method and system for using shared secrets to protect access to testing
keys for set-top box
Certain aspects of a method and system for using shared secrets to protect the access of testing keys for a set-top box may comprise receiving within a security...
Request processing between failure windows
An apparatus and method are provided including a point-to-point cluster link configured to receive a data packet and determines a cyclic redundancy code check...
Apparatus and method to interface two different clock domains
A gearbox is placed between two clock domains to allow data to be transferred from one domain to the other. Although the two domains may operate at the same...
System, method, apparatus for repeating last line to scalar
Presented herein are video decoding system(s), method(s), and apparatus for repeating a last line to a scalar or compositor or capture. A first parameter is...
Detection of large carrier offsets using a timing loop
A method and apparatus for the detection and correction of large carrier offsets. A set of known correction carrier offsets are used to translate an input signal...