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Low-power high-speed differential driver with precision current steering
In bipolar CMOS or BiCMOS process technologies, drivers (such as mixed mode or hybrid mode drivers) using both bipolar and CMOS transistors (i.e., field effect...
Receiver and method for dynamically adjusting sensitivity of receiver
A receiver and a method for dynamically adjusting sensitivity of the receiver are provided. The receiver includes a detection unit and a receiving unit. The...
Level shifter circuit with a thin gate oxide transistor
A level shifting circuit with a thin gate transistor connected to the input of the output stage is presented. The level shifting circuit has an input stage that...
General purpose input/output system and method
A system for general purpose input-output (IO), including a first pad; an IO buffer comprising the first pad; and an IO datapath logic block operatively...
Output impedance calibration circuit with multiple output driver models
A method and circuitry for calibration of the output impedance of output driver circuits in an integrated circuit is disclosed. The output drivers within an...
Fault triggerred automatic redundancy scrubber
A redundancy scrubber. The novel scrubber includes fault detection logic for detecting if a circuit has been upset and a mechanism for automatically rewriting...
Operation of an electrical drive system
An electrical drive system includes an electrical machine controlled by an electronic controller, which requires feedback of signals representing quantities...
Process, voltage, and temperature sensor
An integrated circuit includes a process sensor, a temperature sensor, and a voltage sensor. The process sensor is configured to sense a process parameter...
Enhanced speed sorting of microprocessors at wafer test
A method and apparatus are provided for implementing optimized speed sorting of microprocessors at wafer test. A combination of speed-predicting metrics are...
Parallelism adjusting mechanism of probe card
A parallelism adjusting mechanism of a probe card is provided. The parallelism adjusting mechanism can bring probes held by a probe card into uniform contact...
Method for detecting component defects of an analog signal processing
circuit, especially for a measurement...
A method for detecting component defects of an analog signal processing circuit, especially for a measurement transmitter. A test signal TS is generated at a...
Current sensing on a MOSFET
A device having a switch with a voltage applied across the switch. A current sensing circuit is connected to one terminal of the switch. The current sensing...
Ice thickness probe, ice thickness probe assembly and ice thickness
An ice thickness probe includes a longitudinally-extending probe rod, an insulator casing and a sleeve. The probe rod is fabricated from an ...
Solar parametric testing module and processes
Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a module that can test and analyze various regions of a solar cell device in an automated or manual...
System for capacitive detection of a seat occupancy
A system for capacitive detection of seat occupancy in a vehicle comprises a sensing electrode and a shielding electrode arranged in substantially parallel...
Contact free absolute position determination of a moving element in a
medication delivery device
The present invention relates to a medication delivery device for expelling set doses of medicament, the medication delivery device comprising a position...
Capacitive sensor system
The present invention relates to a capacitive sensor system provided for a moving object 21.The system comprises an antenna device with a first 26 and a second...
Sensor and method for detecting a substance
A sensor for detecting a substance in a physical space, having an RF energy emitter fed by a signal source on one side of the space and an RF energy receiving...
Apparatus and method for detecting a discontinuity within a non-biological
element located within a biological...
Apparatus for detecting a discontinuity within a non-biological element located within a biological structure, the apparatus comprising: a microwave energy...
Silicon MEMS resonators
The invention relates to MEMS resonators. In one embodiment, an integrated resonator and sensor device includes a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS)...
Integrated circuit inspection system
Methods and systems that include a nanotube used as an emitter in the testing and fabrication of integrated circuits. The nanotube emits a signal to a...
Method for the adjustment of a device under test
A method for adjusting an output signal produced by a device under test from an input variable by: a) positioning the device under test at a first test device...
Circuit board with embedded components and manufacturing and measuring
A circuit board with embedded components includes a plurality of embedded components and at least one transmission line electrically connected to at least one...
Method of detecting faulty via holes in printed circuit boards
A method of detecting faulty via holes of a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board including a number of electric trace segments. The method includes...
Method for detecting a fault on a data line
Multiple embodiments relate to a method for detecting a fault on a data line in a bus system in a two-line data network having at least two control units. A...
Battery information acquiring apparatus
A battery information acquiring apparatus includes a voltage acquiring unit which acquires an inter-terminal voltage of the battery cell; a battery information...
Method and apparatus for determining formation boundary near the bit for
A method and apparatus for determining a parameter of interest of an earth formation during drilling of a borehole. A first toroidal coil antenna induces a...
Transient EM for geosteering and LWD/wireline formation evaluation
A transmitter on an instrument is used to induce currents in an earth formation when it is turned on or off. A Fourier transform is applied to transient...
Wired pipe with wireless joint transceiver
A wireless transceiver for transmitting data across a pipe joint is described herein. At least some illustrative embodiments include a wireless communication...
MRI system with direct digital receiver using resampling
The present invention relates to magnetic resonance imaging system and to a direct digital receiver (18) for an RF coil (D.sub.1, D.sub.2), in particular of a...
Simple decoupling of a multi-element RF coil, enabling also detuning and
A coil (36) includes coil elements (38.sub.1, 38.sub.2, . . . , 38.sub.n). The coil (36) can transmit radio frequency excitation pulses into an examination...
Position detecting system and position detecting method
A system includes a body-insertable apparatus disposed while introduced in a subject in a detection space, and an external apparatus disposed on the outside of...
Tunable radio-frequency coil
A radio frequency (RF) coil comprising a plurality of electrically uninterrupted conductive legs, each leg having a first end and a second end, and at least one...
Multi-frequency RF coil
A multi-frequency imaging radio frequency (RF) coil operational at three or more different frequencies, with a shifting frequency loop structure proximate the...
Dynamically selectively configuring wireless transmitter associated with
MRI detector coil
Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with dynamically selectively configuring wireless transmitters associated with MRI detector coils are...
Controlling multi-channel transmitter effects on specific absorption rate
Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with controlling the specific absorption rate (SAR) in a patient associated with a conductor are described....
Multi-slice fast magnetic resonance imaging
Through advancing the phase of radio frequency (RF) excitation with each phase-encoding level, a method, apparatus and article thereof increases the...
MRI RF encoding using multiple transmit coils
A common method of RF encoding assumes that the B.sub.1 field generated by the RF coils is linear, which is likely not the case in many situations. It is...
Wideband magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method is provided, including the steps of generating a wideband RF signal that has a plurality of frequency bands...
Probe for a magnetic remanence measurement method, and method for
detecting deposits of foreign material and...
A probe for a magnetic remanence measurement method, in particular for detecting foreign material deposits and inclusions in hollow spaces, the hollow spaces...
Flexible array probe for the inspection of a contoured surface with
varying cross-sectional geometry
A flexible array probe is disclosed suitable for use in the non-destructive testing and inspection of test pieces with varying cross-sectional geometries. Array...
Resin-molded products and methods of manufacturing the same
The present invention includes a resin-molded product including at least one magnet having opposite faces extending in directions intersecting with a...
Position measuring apparatus
A position measuring apparatus includes (a) a sleeve that has an open first end and a second end opposite the first end, (b) a guide pin guided at least partly...
Position detecting device, and seat position detecting device of vehicle
In a position detecting device including a movable member provided in a displaceable manner on a base member, and a proximity sensor which detects the position...
Silicon MEMS resonator devices and methods
Embodiments of the invention are related to MEMS devices and methods. In one embodiment, a MEMS device includes a resonator element comprising a magnetic...
Systems and methods for sensing external magnetic fields in implantable
Systems and methods for sensing external magnetic fields in implantable medical devices are provided. One aspect of this disclosure relates to an apparatus for...
Electrical power metering device and method of operation thereof
A metering device for metering energy delivered to customers over electrical wires from a power distribution cabinet. The metering device has a plurality of...
Power measurement circuit
A power measurement circuit and method are described. The circuit comprises: a transconductance rectifier arrangement including an input and configured to...
Coupled electric field sensors for DC target electric field detection
In various embodiments, an apparatus for detecting electric fields is disclosed that includes an array of non-linear elements configured into an oscillator with...
AC loss measurement device of high-temperature superconductor
A measuring device for measuring the alternating current (AC) loss of a high-temperature superconductor is disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the...