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System for and method of reducing transmit signal distortion

Systems and methods relate to providing a transmit signal. The transmit signal can be provided in a transmitter circuit including a main pre-equalizer, a main power amplifier in communication with the main pre-equalizer, a replica pre-equalizer, and a replica power amplifier in communication with the replica pre-equalizer. ... Broadcom Corporation

Broadband antenna array for wireless communications

A broadband antenna element for wireless communications includes one or more radiator layers to receive an electrical signal and to transmit a polarized electromagnetic (em) wave. A feed layer including a feeding mechanism feeds the electrical signal generated by a transmitter into the radiator layer. ... Broadcom Corporation

Fdsoi ldmos semiconductor device

Semiconductor devices are provided that use both silicon on insulator region and bulk region of a fully depleted silicon on insulator (fdsoi) device. For example, a semiconductor device includes a drain region that is disposed above a first type well and a first drain extension region that is disposed above the first type well and laterally spaced apart from the drain region. ... Broadcom Corporation

System, device, and method for controlling a power inverter

A wireless power transmitter includes circuitry configured to determine a reflected impedance from a receiver coil at a transmitter coil and control a dead-time of one or more switching stages of a power conversion device based on the reflected impedance. A tunable matching network at the transmitter is controlled based on the reflected impedance and the dead-time of the one or more switching stages.. ... Broadcom Corporation

Harmonic selective full-band capture receiver with digital harmonic rejection calibration

A receiver includes circuitry configured to determine one or more first local oscillator (lo) harmonics that correspond to one or more first spectrum segments of a down-converted received signal based on characteristics of the received signal. The one or more first lo harmonics of the received signal are amplified by applying one or more first transconductance coefficients to one or more first harmonic selective transinductance amplifiers (tias) corresponding to the one or more first spectrum segments. ... Broadcom Corporation

Backchannel protocol for link training and adaptation

An electronic device includes circuitry configured to establish a steady-state connection with another device via a communication link. A backchannel data frame is detected in a steady-state data stream received from the other device via the communication link at a first predetermined data rate. ... Broadcom Corporation

Real time memory address translation device

A real time memory address translation device is described herein. The address translation device operates to change memory addresses from one address space that is used by system buses to another address space that is used by a main memory of the associated system. ... Broadcom Corporation

Device and method for controlling a bluetooth low energy (ble) advertiser

A device includes circuitry configured to transmit advertisement data to one or more electronic devices at a first advertisement rate. A presence or absence of the electronic devices is detected within communication range of the device based on a detection signal received from at least one of the one or more electronic devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

Method of making a fully depleted semiconductor-on-insulator programmable cell and structure thereof

A programmable cell includes a semiconductor-on-insulator substrate, a program gate, and a word line gate. The semiconductor-on-insulator substrate includes a semiconductor layer. ... Broadcom Corporation

High density redistribution layer (rdl) interconnect bridge using a reconstituted wafer

An integrated circuit (ic) package is disclosed that contains high density interconnects to connect multiple dies. The ic package includes an encapsulated layer, a first dielectric layer, and a second dielectric layer. ... Broadcom Corporation

System and method for loudspeaker protection

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing loudspeaker protection. An upstream loudspeaker model estimation component receives sensed electrical characteristics of a loudspeaker and generates an impedance model from which an excursion model, and associated parameters, of the loudspeaker as well as a gain change parameter may be generated. ... Broadcom Corporation

System and method for loudspeaker protection

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing loudspeaker protection. An upstream loudspeaker model estimation component receives sensed electrical characteristics of a loudspeaker and generates an impedance model from which an excursion model, and associated parameters, of the loudspeaker as well as a gain change parameter may be generated. ... Broadcom Corporation

System and method for loudspeaker protection

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing loudspeaker protection. An upstream loudspeaker model estimation component receives sensed electrical characteristics of a loudspeaker, estimates the impedance of the loudspeaker, fits an impedance model to the estimated impedance, and generates an excursion model of the loudspeaker and a gain change parameter from the estimated parameters of the impedance model. ... Broadcom Corporation

Inter-radio communications for scheduling or allocating time-varying frequency resources

A device includes circuitry configured to determine characteristics of jammer signals associated with a first wireless protocol of another device. An amount of interference between the jammer signals and a first received signal at the device associated with a second wireless protocol is determined, and the jammer signals are filtered from the second received signal when the amount of interference between the jammer signals and the first received signal is greater than a first predetermined threshold.. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346506

Multi-chip millimeter-wave interface

Systems and methods are provided for millimeter-wave (mmw) communication, the system includes a transceiver chip to generate and to receive signals. An interface is used to communicate the signals between the transceiver chip and one or more active antenna modules. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345438

System and method for loudspeaker protection

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing loudspeaker protection and distortion suppression. An upstream loudspeaker model estimation component receives sensed electrical characteristics of a loudspeaker and generates an impedance model from which an excursion model of the loudspeaker and a gain change parameter may be generated. ... Broadcom Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338854

Bidirectional transceiver circuits

A bidirectional time-division duplexing transceiver circuit includes a first and a second bidirectional phase-shift circuit, and a bidirectional amplifier circuit including a first amplifier circuit and a second amplifier circuit. The first amplifier circuit and the second amplifier circuit are coupled via double-pole-double-throw (dpdt) switches to radio-frequency (rf) antennas and the first and the second bidirectional phase-shift circuits. ... Broadcom Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294223

Write assist circuit for lowering a memeory supply voltage and coupling a memory bit line

A circuit and method performs a write assist for a memory cell (e.g., a static random access memory cell (sram)). The method includes providing a lower supply voltage signal to a voltage supply node of the memory cell using a capacitor. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170279412

Modulated supply amplifier with adjustable input parameter configuration

An amplifier may include control circuitry that may track a first input signal parameter and, in response, adjust a value of a second input parameter. Input parameter tracking and adjustment may facilitate control of output parameters for the amplifier. ... Broadcom Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278582

Read-only memory (rom) architecture with selective encoding

Embodiments provide improved memory bitcells, memory arrays, and memory architectures. In an embodiment, a memory array includes a plurality of memory cells to store data bits. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250728

Integrated transmit/receive switch with power amplifier transformer reuse

A transmit/receive switch architecture is provided which reuses a power amplifier's transformer as part of the low noise amplifier (lna) input matching network. A front-end circuit includes a transmit/receive switch. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170245189

Satellite channel and lte coexistence

Systems and methods of handling satellite channel and lte coexistence are provided. A first device can identify at least one first frequency band. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244585

Wireless transmitter using a wideband digital-to-analog converter for processing multiple channels in a digital radio-frequency signal

A wireless transmitter processing chain includes digital radio frequency mixing circuitry to generate, in digital form, a representation of a transmit signal including multiple communication channels. From the digital representation, a wideband digital to analog converter creates the analog transmit signal that includes the communication channels. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244433

Broadband digital transmitter using pi/4 phase offset local oscillator (lo) signals

A broadband digital transmitter is disclosed. The digital transmitter includes a vector decomposer circuit, a phase selector circuit, and a digital power amplifier (dpa). ... Broadcom Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242448

Low dropout regulator with replica feedback frequency compensation

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for a low dropout voltage regulator that utilizes a replica feedback frequency compensation technique to provide enhanced stability to the low dropout voltage regulator such that the low dropout voltage regulator does not need to be externally compensated with a large capacitor (e.g., larger than 4 microfarads). Rather, a small capacitor (e.g., 4 microfarads or smaller) may be used.. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232346

Gaming object with orientation sensor for interacting with a display and methods for use therewith

A gaming object includes an orientation sensor that generates orientation data in response to the orientation of the gaming object. An actuator that generates interaction data in response to an action of a user. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232345

Game console and gaming object with motion prediction modeling and methods for use therewith

A game console includes a receiver that receives motion data in response to motion of a gaming object. A trajectory generation module generates trajectory data based on the motion data and based on a motion prediction model. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229961

Current balance method for multiphase switching regulators

A regulator circuit includes a multiphase ramp generator circuit, an amplifier circuit configured to receive a plurality of phase sense signals and provide a plurality of respective error signals, and an adder circuit configured to receive the error signals and ramp generator signals. The ramp generator signals are received from the multiphase ramp generator circuit and the adder circuit is configured to provide a plurality of respective adjusted ramp generator signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229860

Two stage power control system for automotive devices

A system and method includes a power control circuit for controlling first power from a power supply provided to a first circuit includes a first stage and a second stage. The first stage includes a low power energy detector and a first power switch. ... Broadcom Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228335

Scalable low-latency mesh interconnect for switch chips

A device implementing a scalable low-latency mesh may include a memory management unit, an egress processor, and an egress cell circuit that includes at least a first queue and a second queue. The memory management unit may be configured to buffer first cells for transmission. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170208350

Trick mode operation with multiple video streams

Systems, methods and apparatuses for handling trick mode operation using multiple video streams are provided. A media server presents a first video stream having a first level of a video characteristic for display. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207881

Codeword puncturing for varying code rates

A system of codeword puncturing for varying code rates may include at least one transmitter circuit. The at least one transmitter circuit may be configured to perform error correction coding to generate codewords at a first code rate. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207800

Collaborative operation of software defined radios

A device includes circuitry configured to implement one or more phy communications protocols to simultaneously communicate with one or more stations via communication links on one or more wireless networks, communicate with additional devices via a backhaul network, and exchange collaboration data, including at least one of protocol data or collaborative beamforming data, with the additional devices via the backhaul network to maintain signal parameters of communications signals with the one or more stations.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170206948

Encoded global bitlines for memory and other circuits

Encoded bitlines run globally through a memory architecture. The encoded bitlines carry an encoded representation of the data bits read from memory cells. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170199226

Transmission line coupler for testing of integrated circuits

The present disclosure describes a semiconductor wafer testing environment for routing signals used for testing integrated circuits formed onto a semiconductor wafer. The semiconductor wafer testing environment includes a semiconductor wafer tester to control overall operation and/or configuration of the semiconductor wafer testing environment and a semiconductor wafer prober to test the integrated circuits formed onto the semiconductor wafer. ... Broadcom Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170194927

High frequency signal termination device

A high frequency termination device includes a printed circuit board. A ground pad having a first predetermined inductive reactance at a resonant frequency can be mounted on the printed circuit board. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187472

Magnetic circuit for high speed automotive ethernet over utp channels

The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses for preventing significant amounts of common mode noise from a phy transceiver, such as an ethernet phy transceiver, from coupling to an unshielded twisted-pair cable. The apparatuses can provide common mode noise isolation, while limiting any common mode noise to differential mode noise (cm-dm) conversion. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170171851

Padding options for trigger frame in wireless communications

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, wdev, etc.) includes at least one processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wdev(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170170927

Network interface port modes

A system includes a network interface port. The network interface port may support a network interface port mode implementing one or more physical lanes. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170163447

Channel estimation for multi-channel transmissions

A device implementing a channel estimation for multi-channel transmissions system may include at least one processor configured to receive a set of signals over a set of channels, wherein each signal of the set of signals includes one of a set of channel estimation sequences. The set of channel estimation sequences may have been selected based at least in part on a signal quality metric, such as a peak-to-average power ratio, associated with a combination of the set of signals. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170155426

Detection and prevention of intermodulation products above electromagnetic compatibility (emc) levels for power line communication (plc) devices

The present disclosure is directed to systems, apparatuses, and methods for monitoring the frequency spectrum of signals transmitted by a plc device over a plc network to detect and correct potential emc regulation violations due to intermodulation (imd) products created by the interaction of the transmitted signals with one or more non-linear devices on the plc network. Once an imd issue is detected, the systems, apparatuses, and methods can reduce the injected power of signals transmitted by the plc device at the frequencies (or range of frequencies) that result in a emc regulation violation. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170155424

Phantom mode datastream transmission

A system may concurrently transport datastreams over the common, differential and phantom modes of pair conductor media. The system may implement the phantom mode transport using the differential of multiple common modes. ... Broadcom Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170155243

Electrostatic discharge (esd) clamp on-time control

A device for providing electrostatic discharge (esd) protection includes circuitry configured to detect an occurrence of an esd event at one or more voltage rails. An esd clamp is activated via a clamp triggering path to provide a discharge path for an esd current. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170142742

Adjusting transmission parameters to support coexistence fairness

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for coexistence management. A first access point operating in an unlicensed frequency band using a first rat receives, from a second access point operating in the unlicensed frequency band using a second rat, information regarding operation of the second access point in the unlicensed frequency band. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170142592

Coexistence management via scheduling

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for coexistence management. A first access point is scheduled a time to begin transmission of a packet to a user device in an unlicensed frequency band using a first rat. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170141999

Multi-cast multi-poll (mcmp) for bluetooth low energy

A multi-cast multi-poll scheme for bluetooth law energy (ble) technology to be used by one or more mobile devices within a communication environment is disclosed. A broadcaster communication device comprises a transceiver that is configured to communicate with a plurality of recipient communication devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170141585

Multi-mode power receiving unit and methods for use therewith

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a power receiving unit that includes a first wireless power receiver configured to receive a first wireless power signal in accordance with a first wireless power standard and a second wireless power receiver configured to receive a second wireless power signal in accordance with a second wireless power standard. A controllable rectifier circuit is configured to rectify either the first wireless power signal or the second wireless power signal. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170135123

Systems and methods for enabling coexistence of multiple wireless components operating in the same frequency band

Methods and systems for enabling coexistence of multiple potentially interfering wireless components in a device are provided. A device may include a wireless module using a proprietary protocol and one or more modules using standardized protocols. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170134738

Video encoding for social media

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for encoding and sharing media clips via a social networking provider responsive to a user interaction via a single “like” or “share” button. Media may be constantly buffered as the user watches the program, such that the user need not initiate recording, enabling the user to quickly share amusing or media clips as they happen live. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170134732

Systems and methods for digital media communication using syntax planes in hierarchical trees

Systems and methods are disclosed for video coding using signaling syntax and pixel predictions. The signaling syntax used for encoding and decoding video data is organized into multiple syntax groups based at least in part on the syntax type. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170134294

Gateway-assisted unicast-to-multicast conversion for adaptive bit rate (abr) data

A method of processes data such as video information. The method includes providing a request from a gateway to an adaptive bit rate server for a unicast adaptive bit rate stream and converting by the gateway the unicast adaptive bit rate stream into one or more multicast adaptive bit rate streams. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170134215

Comprehensive high resolution cable diagnostics for in-vehicle ethernet phys

The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method for measuring echo responses of communication links used in in-vehicle networks with high resolution and high dynamic range, allowing for diagnostics of various failures and/or degradations with high precision. Additional information can be provided to indicate signaling quality, insertion loss, and return loss of the communication links used in in-vehicle networks. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170134149

Robust electromagnetic compatibility performance for in-vehicle ethernet phys utilizing time division duplexing

Currently, there exists low power ethernet phy solutions running at 10 gbps over twin-ax cables with sfp+ connectors. However, the cost and range of these cables, along with the size of the connectors, do not match the requirements of in-vehicle networks. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170133884

Power transmitting unit with adjustable field and methods for use therewith

In various embodiments, a power transmitting device includes a wireless power generator configured to generate a wireless power signal. A transmit resonator is configured to transmit the wireless power signal via a transmit magnetic field to a power receiving unit. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170126453

Resource unit (ru) allocation within wireless communications

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, wdev, etc.) includes at least one processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wdev(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170126021

Wireless communication device and power receiving unit with switching prediction and methods for use therewith

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a power receiving unit having a wireless power receiver configured to receive a wireless power signal from a power transmitting unit. A rectifier includes a plurality of switching circuits configured to generate a rectified voltage from the wireless power signal, based on switch control signals that include a switch-on signal and a switch-off signal for corresponding ones of the plurality of switching circuits. ... Broadcom Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170125027

Packet based delivery of multi-channel audio over wireless links

The present disclosure is directed to systems, apparatuses, and methods for wirelessly delivering multi-channel audio over a packet based network with tight synchronization, high fidelity, and/or low delay as described above. The systems can include a source device that provides multi-channel audio to a distributor device, which wirelessly distributes the multi-channel audio over the packet based network to audio rendering devices, referred to as “sink” devices. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170118502

Channel debonding of multiple tuners in different set top boxes

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for receiving high data transmission channels, where the system may have a first set top box and a second set top box. The first set top box may contain a tuner configured to receive via a broadcast network, a portion of a channel bonded data stream. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170118489

High dynamic range non-constant luminance video encoding and decoding method and apparatus

Compounding reproduction errors in the luminance of a pixel encoded by a non-constant luminance video encoder is high dynamic range (hdr) video content, which is starting to become more widely supported by commercially available display devices. Hdr video content contains information that covers a wider luminance range than traditional, non-hdr video content known as low dynamic range (ldr) video content. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170117251

Fan-out 3d ic integration structure without substrate and method of making the same

A three-dimensional (3d) integrated circuit (ic) package is disclosed that contains a plurality of encapsulated layers stacked upon each other without the use of a substrate(s). Each of the encapsulated layers contains an encapsulating material, a die, an interconnecting interface, and vertical vias. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170117058

Non-volatile memory cell having mulrtiple signal pathways to provide access to an antifuse of the memory cell

A non-volatile memory cell, having an antifuse for storing data, is disclosed for use in a non-volatile data storage device. The non-volatile memory cell includes multiple redundant signal pathways to provide redundant access to the antifuse. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170117034

Method and apparatus for selective write assist

Write assist circuitry is disclosed to assist a memory device in changing logical states during a write operation. The write assist circuit includes write assist circuits which can be coupled to a shared boost capacitor to provide write assistance to the memory device. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170111853

Parallel scanning of wireless channels

Methods, systems, and apparatus for parallel scanning of channels in communication networks are described herein. A parallel scanning device performs a scanning operation that includes parallel (i.e., simultaneous) scanning of channels that are in a common frequency band or in different frequency bands. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170110384

Heat spreader having thermal interface material retainment

In embodiments described herein, an integrated circuit (ic) package is provided. The ic package may include a substrate, an ic die, and a heat spreader. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170104615

Methods, systems, and apparatus for the improvement of signal integrity over an unbalanced differential channel

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for improving the signal integrity of a differential pair of signals by mitigating a non-balanced channel deficiency. For example, signal integrity may be improved by independently shaping and/or independently controlling the slopes (e.g., the rising edge and/or falling edge) of each signal of a differential pair of signals to counteract the effects caused by non-balanced deficiencies to provide a balanced differential pair of signals (i.e., signals having symmetrical impedances, loads, etc.).. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170104556

Data unit retransmission

A source node may send a first data unit to a destination node. To send the first data unit, the source node may transmit a modulation pattern over a transmission medium. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170104368

Wireless power receiver voltage control enabling simultaneous communications to transmitter in over-voltage state

A wireless power receiver includes circuitry configured to receive a wirelessly induced voltage from a wireless power transmitter via a magnetically induced connection with the wireless power transmitter. It is determined that an overvoltage condition exists when the wirelessly induced voltage exceeds a threshold voltage, and the wirelessly induced voltage is reduced in response to determining that the overvoltage condition exists. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170099625

Systems and methods for lte-wan aggregation

The present disclosure is directed to methods and system for managing communication of packets. A transceiver node receives a plurality of ip data packets from an internet protocol (ip) network. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170099068

Power reduction in noise-cancelling receivers

Recently proposed noise-cancelling receivers report a best case trade-off between noise figure and linearity for a matched wideband receiver. These receivers are further improved using a passive front-end gain. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170098966

Wireless power transfer load modulation enhancement

A wireless power transfer (wpt) receiver circuit includes a receive coil to couple to a transmit coil of a wpt transmitter circuit. A rectifier is coupled to the receive coil to generate a rectified voltage. ... Broadcom Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170098962

Wireless power transfer gate-drive power reduction

A device and circuits are provided for wireless power transfer (wpt) gate-drive power reduction. A wpt receiver circuit includes a receive coil to couple to a transmit coil of a wpt transmitter circuit. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170078252

Security in mixed networks

A device may include a processor circuit configured to transmit, over a network medium, a request for transmission of a data communication to a first device of a network, and receive, over the network medium, a grant of the request. When the first device is associated with a first security profile, the processor circuit may be configured to encrypt the data communication based at least on a first password associated with the first security profile. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074989

Adaptive positioning system

A device implementing an adaptive positioning system may include at least one processor that is configured to concurrently implement a first positioning system that generates first positioning information items and a second positioning system that generates second positioning information items. The processor may be configured to buffer the second positioning information items generated by the second positioning system and to determine a position estimation for the device based on the first positioning information items generated by the first positioning system. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170072876

Hardware-accelerated protocol conversion in an automotive gateway controller

A network gateway in a vehicle connects heterogeneous networks and buses within the vehicle. The gateway implements hardware acceleration to accomplish protocol translation, e.g., between can, lin, flexray, and ethernet buses and networks. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170070913

Method and apparatus for offloading data

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for enabling efficient allocation of discovery resources for device to device communications. An example method may comprise establishing a cellular network connection to an access point. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170070743

Video coding with trade-off between frame rate and chroma fidelity

A video decoder or encoder can be used to convert and process different video streams having different combinations of frame rate and chroma fidelity. Rather than setting the maximum sample rate of the encoder based on a luma sample rate, the encoder's throughput is set based on a maximum color sample rate. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170069949

On-chip differential wilkinson divider/combiner

The present disclosure provides for a fabrication layout and design for transmission lines that are implemented as part of a differential wilkinson power divider/combiner. The transmission lines are configured and arranged in a poly-loop line geometry. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170063569

Communication system with proactive network maintenance and methods for use therewith

A transmitter for use in a cable modem termination system includes a data processing module that generates a plurality of ofdm symbols from a data packet. A probe symbol generator generates a probe symbol, as one of a plurality of probe symbol types. ... Broadcom Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170063489

Inband spurious detection and processing within communication systems

A communication device receives a transmitted signal from another communication device. This transmitted signal is generated within the another communication device based on predetermined digital data. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170055097

Methods for determining relative locations of wireless loudspeakers

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for determining relative locations of wireless loudspeakers and performing channel mapping thereof Δn audio processing component utilizes sounds produced by wireless loudspeakers during setup/installation procedures, which are received by a microphone at locations in an acoustic space, to determine an amount of time between when the audio signal is initially transmitted and when the microphone signal is received. The audio processing component also utilizes wireless timing signals provided by a wireless transceiver, at locations in the acoustic space, to wireless loudspeakers and then back to the wireless transceiver to determine an amount of time between transmission and reception by the wireless transceiver. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170055026

Anticipatory video signal reception and processing

A system and method that provide reduced latency in a video signal processing system. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise receiving a current request from a user for first video information. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170054649

Packet-to-packet timing reconstruction for channel bonding

A stream at a source device may be transmitted over multiple channels. At the input of the channels that packets from the stream may be grouped into chunks. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170054027

Wimpy finfet devices and methods for fabricating the same

A wimpy finfet device and method for fabricating the same is described. The device is fabricated by forming a mandrel that is non-perpendicular to long axes of the underlying fin(s) (i.e., the mandrel is formed at a non-quadrantal angle with respect to the long axes). ... Broadcom Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170053687

Programming memory elements using two phase boost

Memory devices, such as mram devices, are described that comprise memory elements for storing data and configuration logic for programming memory elements using a two phase boost. The memory devices perform the two phase boosting to program anti-parallel data values during a first programming phase and to program parallel data values during a second programming phase that is subsequent to the first programming phase. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170048872

Methods and systems for almost blank subframe (abs) pattern selection for small cells

Embodiments provide systems and methods for selecting almost-blank sub-frames (abss) in wireless networks. Abss may be utilized as part of enhanced inter-cell interference cancellation (eicic). ... Broadcom Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170048147

Dynamic group multipathing

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for dynamic and adaptive load balancing. An example method includes receiving, at a network device, a data packet to be sent via one or more aggregation groups, where the aggregation groups each comprise a plurality of aggregate members. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170048033

Efficient signaling of ofdm/a structure within wireless communications

A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, wdev, etc.) includes a processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wdev(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170047667

Reconfigurable 1:n wilkinson combiner and switch

An electronic device includes circuitry configured to determine an antenna operation mode for one or more antenna arrays. The circuitry is further configured to control the one or more antenna arrays to operate in a combined antenna mode via a wilkinson combiner. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170041201

Network function virtualization management system

A system includes service management circuitry to dynamically deploy a plurality of service agents in response to dynamic assembly of a corresponding chain of services that each provide different service functionality. The different service functionality can be provided to an operational network device by different respective network devices over a network. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170041134

Efficient hash table key storage

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for compressing keys of key-data item pairs for storage in a hash table to reduce power and/or area requirements of the memory used to implement the hash table. The system and method of the present disclosure use the hash function to compress a key of a key-data item pair. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170034544

Method and system for efficient digital video transmission using bonded groups of channels

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for creating overlapping bonded groups of downstream channels that can provide increased channel capacity to improve packing densities, while at the same time limiting complexity and cost increases of new receivers and allowing the continued operation of legacy receivers.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170033743

Outphasing transmitter systems and methods

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for performing the outphasing technique without using a combiner at the output of two power amplifiers to reduce loss and distortions.. . ... Broadcom Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170033054

Connection patterns for high-density device packaging

Connection patterns for device packaging allow high density circuitry dies to be assembled into packages of manufacturable size. The connection patterns may be patterns for solder ball arrays or other types of connection mechanisms under a semiconductor package. ... Broadcom Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170031841

Peripheral device connection to multiple peripheral hosts

A communication system connects multiple host systems to a specific target device. As one example, the communication system may implement multiple peripheral component interface express (pcie) bus links to the host systems that share a common downstream bus link to a specific target device. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170026988

Wireless local area network with zero-wait dynamic frequency selection

The present disclosure is directed to systems, apparatuses, and methods for operating a wireless local area network (wlan) modem to perform wlan channel change in a wlan environment that is inhabited by radar devices, and therefore subject to a dynamic frequency selection (dfs) requirement defined by the appropriate wlan governing standards. Specifically, the present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method for reducing or eliminating the amount of time in which a wlan transceiver cannot transmit/receive data traffic while listening for radar signals on a channel allocated to radar devices for the minimum listening time specified by dfs.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170025165

Method, system, and apparatus for memory with feedthrough and retiming paths to support memory to memory requests

Memory systems, such as sram systems, are described that comprise a series of adjacently placed memory components for providing memory data and memory transaction information from one component to another. Input pins are strategically placed, and muxing and ancillary logic are included within memory components, to allow for the adjacent placement. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170019840

Specifying service combinations in pre-association discovery

A device for specifying service combinations in pre-association discovery includes at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to determine at least one combination of services of interest. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170018622

Utbb fdsoi split gate devices

An ultra thin body and box (utbb) fully depleted silicon on insulator (fdsoi) field effect transistor (fet) employing a split gate topology is provided. A gate dielectric layer is disposed beneath a gate structure and in contact with a channel layer of the device. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170018618

Extended drain mos device for fdsoi devices

A field effect transistor (fet) with raised source/drain region of the device so as to constrain the epitaxial growth of the drain region. The arrangement of the spacer layer is created by depositing a photoresist over the extended drain layer during a photolithographic process.. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170018612

Split-gate devices

A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a source region and a drain region implanted with a second dopant by a second ion implantation. The substrate includes a first well region implanted with a first dopant by a first ion implantation and a second well region blocked from the first ion implantation forming a native section. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170018551

Reduced footprint ldmos structure for finfet technologies

A field effect transistor (fet) having one or more fins provides an extended current path as compared to conventional finfets. A source terminal is disposed on a first fin between a first dummy gate and a gate structure. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170018487

Thermal enhancement for quad flat no lead (qfn) packages

Integrated circuit packages with enhanced thermal characteristics are provided. For example, in embodiments, a qfn (quad flat no lead) package includes a die pad that extends to at least one pinless edge of the qfn package body. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170017484

Flashless optical network unit

A system, method, and computer program product for booting a device are provided herein. The method includes the steps of synchronizing the device based on a downstream signal from a second device, receiving a software from the second device for booting on a reserved downstream channel of the second device, and storing the received first software in a volatile memory. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170012975

Network function virtualization security and trust system

A network function virtualization security and trust system includes a network device that operates as a virtualized network device with virtualized services provided on the network device by network nodes included in the system. Security and trust within the system can include hardware authentication of the network nodes and the network device to obtain a level of security of the hardware provisioning the operation of the virtualized services. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170012718

Device and method for detecting and measuring alien crosstalk in greater than 1000base-t operations

A device includes circuitry configured to transmit a first test signal to another device via one or more communication links. The device receives a second test signal transmitted from the another device via the one or more communication links. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170011993

Thin recon interposer package without tsv for fine input/output pitch fan-out

Semiconductor devices and manufacturing methods are provided for using a recon interposer that provides a high density interface between the active semiconductor die and the semiconductor substrate and also provides the pitch fan-out. For example, a circuit assembly includes a silicon pad layer including a plurality of metal pads, each metal pad configured to receive a corresponding bump of a plurality of bumps. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170005953

Hierarchical packet buffer system

A switching device includes a primary memory and an traffic manager. The primary memory buffers packets for temporary storage. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170005656

High voltage input stage using low voltage transistors

A structure for high voltage input stage for deep submicron is provided that does not include native devices. This structure is able to maintain high speed functionality without jeopardizing device reliability or dc (direct current) power consumption. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170005103

One time programmable memory with a twin gate structure

A one-time programmable memory (otp) is provided that includes a combined word line programming line (wl-pl). The otp includes a programmable transistor having a first threshold voltage and a first breakdown voltage, and a pass transistor having a second threshold voltage and a second breakdown voltage. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170005093

Semiconductor device with split work functions

A field effect transistor (fet) configuration is provided having a gate region with a split work function for the source-side and drain-side of the gate region. The work function of a material is defined as the minimum energy required to extract an electron from the surface of the material to free space. ... Broadcom Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170003339

Apparatus and method to monitor thermal runaway in a semiconductor device

An apparatus and methods are provided that more accurately detect the onset of thermal runaway in a device and timely control it. According to one embodiment, changes in stand-by current and temperature of a transistor device are measured and are used to be compared to some thresholds to trigger the device to respond before the onset thermal runaway. ... Broadcom Corporation








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