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Recent patent applications related to Mediatek Inc. Mediatek Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Mediatek Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Mediatek Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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12/31/15 / #20150382020

Method of inter-view residual prediction with reduced complexity in three-dimensional video coding

A method and apparatus for 3d coding to support fast bi-prediction having identical motion in the advanced residual prediction (arp) are disclosed. Embodiment of the present invention use one or more aligned operations including data clipping and reference picture selection associated with motion vector derivation during residual predictor generation. ... Mediatek Inc

12/31/15 / #20150382019

Method and apparatus of view synthesis prediction in 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for a three-dimensional encoding or decoding system incorporating view synthesis prediction (vsp) with reduced computational complexity and/or memory access bandwidth are disclosed. The system applies the vsp process to the texture data only and applies non-vsp process to the depth data. ... Mediatek Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381999

Inter-layer motion vector scaling for scalable video coding

A method of inter-layer motion vector scaling using an inter-layer mv scaling factor to reduce computational complexity is disclosed. In one embodiment, image size information regarding the el picture and the bl picture of the video sequence is received. ... Mediatek Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381986

Method and apparatus for bi-prediction of illumination compensation

A method and apparatus for deriving aligned inter-view prediction for uni-prediction and bi-prediction in three-dimensional and multi-view coding with illumination compensation enabled are disclosed. When the illumination compensation is enabled, the derivation process for a single reference block in reference list_0 or reference list_1 in the case of uni-prediction is aligned with the derivation process for a reference block in reference list_0 and a reference block in reference list_1 in the case of bi-prediction. ... Mediatek Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381870

Dynamic noise reduction for high dynamic range in digital imaging

Implementations pertaining to dynamic noise reduction for high dynamic range (hdr) in digital imaging are described. A method may involve receiving a data related to digital imaging. ... Mediatek Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379304

Detection method

A detection method, used in a mobile terminal, includes at least the following steps: receiving a test instruction; obtaining current storage integrity information of the mobile terminal according to the test instruction; matching the current storage integrity information and original storage integrity information, and outputting information indicating that the current system of the mobile terminal is an incomplete system when the matching fails.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379184

Layout method for printed circuit board

A printed circuit board (pcb) is provided. The pcb has a specific routing module, having a first chip, a memory chip, and a plurality of traces designed for interconnection between the first chip and the memory chip according to a routing configuration between the first chip and the memory chip. ... Mediatek Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379180

Layout method for printed circuit board

A layout method for a printed circuit board (pcb) is provided. The method obtains a memory type of a dynamic random access memory (dram) to be mounted on the pcb, obtains a module group from a database according to the memory type of the dram, wherein the module group comprises a plurality of routing modules, obtains a plurality of pcb parameters, selects a specific routing module from the module group according to the pcb parameters, and implements the specific routing module into a layout design for pcb fabrication. ... Mediatek Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378501

Touch communications connection establishing method and touch panel device

A touch communication connection establishing method, for establishing a touch communication between a first touch panel device (500) with a first touch panel (501) and a second touch panel device (900) with a second touch panel (901). The touch communication connection establishing method comprises: sensing at least one control action, wherein the control action comprises at least one touch communication related action, and/or determining if an arrangement of the control action meets a predetermined rule to generate a determining result; and establishing the touch communication connection between the first touch panel device (500) and the second touch panel device (900) based on the determining result.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378407

Loading-based dynamic voltage and frequency scaling

Techniques related to loading-based dynamic voltage and frequency scaling are described. A method may involve measuring a loading of a first power domain. ... Mediatek Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373716

Method of period allocation for medium and wireless communication system thereof

A method of period allocation for a medium to be utilized by a first wireless communication device comprising at least one wireless local area network (wlan) module includes while the first wireless communication device occupies the medium, detecting a termination period of a network allocation vector (nav) of the medium; and the first wireless communication device extending the termination period of the nav of the medium if the termination period of the nav is earlier than an expected period.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373703

Method of aligning frame transmission to deterministic time and related wireless device

A method for a wireless device in a wireless communication system includes defining a time window prior to a first target time; and transmitting a packet to reserve a channel of the wireless communication system till a second target time when determining that the channel is clear during the time window.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373678

Method and apparatus of allocating scheduling request resources in mobile communication networks

Various schemes are provided to improve sr resource utilization by adapting sr resource allocation to traffic pattern. In a first scheme, sr resource allocation is configured more accurately. ... Mediatek Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373658

Method for deferring beacon and communication device thereof

A method, for a communication device in a wireless communication system, includes receiving a plurality of frames for synchronization at a plurality of target times; and transmitting a packet for deferring a next target time to receive a next frame when the next frame is determined not to be received at the next target time.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/24/15 / #20150372795

Csi feedback modes and indication for sub channel feedback in ofdma systems

A method of indicating feedback mode and providing corresponding sub-channel feedback in ofdma systems is provided. A transmitting device transmits a sounding announcement frame and a sounding signal to a receiving device. ... Mediatek Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370699

Dram and access and operating method thereof

An access method for a dynamic random access memory (dram) is provided. The method includes partitioning a row address into a first portion and a second portion; providing the first portion of the row address via an address bus and a first active command via a command bus to the memory; and providing the second portion of the row address via the address bus and a second active command via the command bus to the memory after the first active command is provided. ... Mediatek Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370476

Method for managing virtual control interface of an electronic device, and associated apparatus and associated computer program product

A method for managing virtual control interface of an electronic device, and an associated apparatus and an associated computer program product are provided, where the method includes: utilizing a specific set of common user interfaces (uis) as a common service for a plurality of applications, wherein the specific set of common uis is a set of virtual control interfaces to be displayed on a screen, and the specific set of common uis is provided by a system framework running on the electronic device, rather than being provided by any of the plurality of applications; and displaying the specific set of common uis to allow a user to control the electronic device through the specific set of common uis. The method may further include: selecting the specific set of common uis from a plurality of sets of common uis.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370306

Method and system providing power management for multimedia processing

A power management method is provided to detect system information for a multimedia process, which is to be executed in a multimedia processor system that includes a plurality of cores belonging to a plurality of power domains. The power domains are controlled independently of one another. ... Mediatek Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366530

Device, computing device and method for detecting fistula stenosis

A device for detecting fistula stenosis is provided. The device includes a physiological signal sensor, an acoustic receiver and a processing circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365965

Methods for determining signaling timing and scheduling timing in determining uplink and downlink reconfiguration, and user equipment

The present invention provides a method for determining harq-ack feedback timing and uplink scheduling timing, and for managing the synchronous uplink harq process during uplink and downlink reconfiguration. The method comprises: when uplink and downlink reconfiguration is performed, determining whether at least one harq-ack feedback associated with the last frame of a previous uplink and downlink configuration cannot be transmitted in the first frame of a current uplink and downlink configuration; and when the harq-ack feedback cannot be transmitted in the first frame of the current uplink and downlink configuration, the harq-ack feedback follows a new timing determined by the previous and the current uplink and downlink configuration.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365952

Basic service set load management

A method of managing bss network loading is proposed. An access point (ap) transmits bss session time and data limit element in beacon or probe response frame or a response frame to a service request frame. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365896

Methods for ue indicating traffic-related information to network

A method of user equipment (ue) indication of traffic-related information to network is provided. The method comprises a ue determining a traffic indicator and transmitting the traffic indicator to a base station. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365821

Hardware-capability update method for a portable device with multiple sim cards

A hardware-capability update method for a portable device with at least first and second sim cards is provided. The method includes detecting whether a hardware capability for a first sim card has to be responded to a requesting terminal; determining whether the hardware capability for the first sim card can be responded immediately; transmitting the information about hardware capability to the requesting terminal when the hardware capability for the first sim card can be responded immediately; and storing the information about pending updated hardware capability when the hardware capability for the first sim card cannot be responded immediately.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365805

Fine timing measurement positioning and improvements in wireless local area networks

A method of indoor positioning using fine timing measurement (ftm) avoiding co-located access point (ap) is proposed. In a wireless local area network, an ap obtains neighboring ap location information and determines a list of co-located bssids. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365750

Activating method and electronic device using the same

An electronic device includes a receiver and an activator. The receiver includes a microphone; and a signal detector, coupled to the microphone, for determining whether a valid input signal received from the microphone is a voice signal or an ultrasonic signal by comparing a frequency of the valid input signal with at least two frequency bands, and accordingly passing the valid input signal. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365698

Method and apparatus for prediction value derivation in intra coding

A method and apparatus for sample-based simplified depth coding (sdc) are disclosed. The system determines prediction samples for the current depth block based on reconstructed neighboring depth samples according to a selected intra mode and determines an offset value for the current depth block. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365694

Method and apparatus of disparity vector derivation for three-dimensional and multi-view video coding

A method and apparatus for determining a derived disparity vector (dv) directly from associated depth block for motion vector prediction in three-dimensional video encoding or decoding are disclosed. Input data associated with current motion information of a current texture block of a current texture picture in a current dependent view and a depth block associated with the current texture block are received. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365692

Method and apparatus for non-square intra mode coding

A method and apparatus for predictive intra coding of a non-square block using modified mode-dependent coefficient scanning (mdcs) are disclosed. The modified mdcs is derived from the mdcs that is designed for a square block. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365684

Method of cross color intra prediction

A method for cross-color intra prediction using the lm intra mode using multi-row or multi-column neighboring reconstructed pixels for lm parameter derivation or using only top pixels or left pixels of neighboring pixels is disclosed. Multiple lm intra modes can be used. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365680

Method and apparatus for line buffer reduction for video processing

A method and apparatus of line buffer reduction for context adaptive entropy processing are disclosed. The context formation for context adaptive entropy processing depends on block information associated with one or more neighboring blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365649

Method and apparatus of disparity vector derivation in 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional video encoding or decoding using an improved refined dv derivation process are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention first determine a derived dv (disparity vector) from temporal, spatial, or inter-view neighboring blocks, or any combination thereof of the current block in a dependent view. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150364928

Wireless power receiver with programmable power path

A wireless power receiver ic in which the power path can be reconfigured as either a low-dropout regulator (ldo), a switched-mode power supply (smps) or a power switch (psw) is provided. All three modes share the same pass device to reduce die area and share the same output terminal to reduce pin. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150364549

Semiconductor device with silicon carbide embedded dummy pattern

A semiconductor device with dummy patterns for alleviating micro-loading effect includes a semiconductor substrate having thereon a middle annular region between an inner region and an outer region; a sic device on the semiconductor substrate within the inner region; and a plurality of dummy patterns provided on the semiconductor substrate within the middle annular region. At least one of the dummy patterns contains sic.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363239

Dynamic task scheduling method for dispatching sub-tasks to computing devices of heterogeneous computing system and related computer readable medium

One dynamic task scheduling method includes: receiving a task, wherein the task comprises a kernel and a plurality of data items to be processed by the kernel; dynamically partitioning the task into a plurality of sub-tasks, each having the kernel and a variable-sized portion of the data items; and dispatching the sub-tasks to a plurality of computing devices of a heterogeneous computing system. Another dynamic task scheduling method includes: receiving a task, wherein the task comprises a kernel and a plurality of data items to be processed by the kernel; partitioning the task into a plurality of sub-tasks, each having the kernel and a same fixed-sized portion of the data items; and dynamically dispatching the sub-tasks to a plurality of computing devices of a heterogeneous computing system.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363182

Smart device, wearable device and method for pushing &receiving installation package

A method for pushing an installation package from a wearable device to a smart device is provided. The method includes the steps of: pre-storing an installation package required by a smart device into a wearable device; pairing with a smart device via a transmission link; and automatically pushing the installation package to the smart device via the transmission link to install the installation package on the smart device when the wearable device and the smart device are paired with each other for the first time.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358978

Systems and methods for different tdd configurations in carrier aggregation

Systems and methods for supporting carrier aggregation with different tdd configurations are proposed. In a first novel aspect, corresponding apparatus structure is described. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358906

Electronic device with power management, associated method and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An electronic device and an associated method are provided. The electronic device includes a wireless circuit and a controller. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358841

Method for adaptively monitoring paging messages with reduced power consumption and communications apparatuses utilizing the same

A method for adaptively monitoring paging messages in a ue with a subscriber identity card camping on a cell includes: detecting a loading of a paging channel from the cell and generating a loading status; determining a monitoring pattern according to the loading status and a default monitoring pattern; and monitoring the paging channel the monitoring pattern.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358787

Message transmitting method and device

A message transmitting method is provide. The method includes: determining a message-editing form according to a first determining condition; determining a path for transmitting the message according to a second determining condition; and transmitting the message according to the path.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358643

Method of depth coding compatible with arbitrary bit-depth

A method and apparatus for coding depth data using inter-view motion prediction (ivmp) in a three-dimensional or multi-dimensional video coding system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the bit depth of the depth data associated with the current depth map is determined first and a converted disparity vector is derived from a selected depth value depending on the bit depth. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358636

Method and apparatus of spatial motion vector prediction derivation for direct and skip modes in three-dimensional video coding

A method and apparatus for spatial motion vector prediction (mvp) candidate derivation for direct mode and skip mode in three-dimensional video coding are disclosed. The motion vector of each neighboring block is associated with a corresponding reference picture index pointing to a corresponding reference picture. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358600

Method and apparatus of inter-view candidate derivation for three- dimensional video coding

A method and apparatus of three-dimensional/multi-view coding using a candidate list including a second inter-view candidate in the candidate list for merge mode, skip mode or amvp based (advanced motion vector prediction based) inter mode are disclosed. The second inter-view candidate can be derived based on already coded or decoded texture data for the candidate list to include. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358599

Method and apparatus of compatible depth dependent coding

A method for providing compatible depth-dependent coding and depth-independent coding in three-dimensional video encoding or decoding is disclosed. The compatible system uses a depth-dependency indication to indicate whether depth-dependent coding is enabled for a texture picture in a dependent view. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358598

Method and apparatus of depth to disparity vector conversion for three-dimensional video coding

A method and apparatus using a single converted dv (disparity vector) from the depth data for a conversion region are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention receive input data and depth data associated with a conversion region of a current picture in a current dependent view. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358182

Channel estimation method and associated device for estimating channel for ofdm system

A channel estimation method and an associated device for estimating a data channel of a data resource element are provided. The channel estimation method includes obtaining a plurality of pilot channels for pilot resource elements in a time-frequency domain, respectively; utilizing a processing circuit to apply a transformation matrix to the pilot channels, to obtain a plurality of transformed pilot channels corresponding to the pilot resource elements, respectively; and estimating the data channel of the data resource element by performing a plurality of one-dimensional channel estimations according to the transformed pilot channels.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358181

Channel estimation method and associated device for estimating data channel of data resource element of physical resource block for ofdm system

A channel estimation method estimates a data channel of a data resource element of a physical resource block in a time-frequency domain. The method includes: utilizing a detection circuit to perform a first physical resource block bundling detection in a first direction of the time-frequency domain to detect if at least one neighboring physical resource block is allowed to be bundled with the physical resource block, and accordingly generating a first physical resource block bundling detection result; determining a physical resource block processing range according to at least the first physical resource block bundling detection result, wherein at least the physical resource block is included in the physical resource block processing range; obtaining a plurality of pilot channels for pilot resource elements in the physical resource block processing range; and estimating the data channel of the data resource element according to the pilot channels.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358138

Physical resource allocation for ul control channels in adaptive tdd systems

The embodiments of this invention propose methods of physical resource allocation for ul control channels including pucch and prach in adaptive tdd systems. In an adaptive tdd system, there are multiple types of ul-dl configuration, e.g. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358029

Modulation circuit and modulation method with digital eld compensation

A modulation circuit includes a digital quantizer and a compensation circuit. The digital quantizer is utilized to receive and truncate a digital quantizing input signal for generating a digital quantizing output signal. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150357851

Multipath charger and charging method thereof

A multipath charger includes a first charging path, a second charging path, and a management module. A supply voltage is coupled through the first charging path and the second charging path to a battery. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150357827

Multi-mode wireless power transmitter

Some embodiments relate to a multi-mode wireless power transmitter. The transmitter includes an inverter configured to produce at its output a first signal having a first frequency or a second signal having a second frequency. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150357291

Semiconductor package

The invention provides a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356952

Apparatus and method for performing image content adjustment according to viewing condition recognition result and content classification result

A display control apparatus includes a viewing condition recognition circuit, a content classification circuit, and a display adjustment circuit. The viewing condition recognition circuit recognizes a viewing condition associated with a display device to generate a viewing condition recognition result. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150355991

Trace capture device with common structure and related trace capture method

A trace capture device includes a processing system, a trace capture control unit and a bus unit. The processing system includes at least one function block arranged to generate first data, second data, and correlation information corresponding to the first data. ... Mediatek Inc

12/10/15 / #20150355708

Touch communications device for detecting relative movement status of object close to, or in contact with, touch panel and related movement detection method

A touch communications device has a touch panel and a processing circuit. The touch panel allows a communications connection to be established through the touch panel. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150351245

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package includes a substrate, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, a first surface mount device, a second surface mount device and a connection element. The first conductive layer is formed on the substrate and has a first pad and a second pad separated from the first pad. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350964

Mobile communications devices and methods for inter-radio access technology performance enhancement

A method for inter-radio access technology (inter-rat) performance enhancement in a mobile communications device is provided. First, a first rat is camped on to perform a first service. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350892

Method for centralizing mdt user involvement

A method of managing user consent for minimization of drive test (mdt) measurements collection is provided. In one novel aspect, user consent information is handled by a centralized server having a central database. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350676

Method and apparatus of motion data buffer reduction for three-dimensional video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional video coding, multi-view video coding and scalable video coding are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention use two stage motion data compression to reduce motion data buffer requirement. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350673

Video processing apparatus for storing partial reconstructed pixel data in storage device for use in intra prediction and related video processing method

A video processing apparatus includes a reconstruct circuit, a storage device, and an intra prediction circuit. The reconstruct circuit generates reconstructed pixels of a first block of a picture. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350648

Method and apparatus of adaptive loop filtering

A method and apparatus for processing of coded video using in-loop processing are disclosed. Input data to the in-loop processing is received and the input data corresponds to reconstructed or reconstructed-and-deblocked coding units of the picture. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350623

Method and apparatus for efficient coding of depth lookup table

A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding depth lookup table (dlt) using a constrained table value range are disclosed. For a decoder, a constrained table value range from a minimum table value to a maximum table value of the dlt is decoded from the coded dlt information. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350566

Video processing apparatus with transform unit size selection, mode information unit size selection and/or picture width/height decision, and related video processing method thereof

One exemplary video processing apparatus includes a control circuit and a size selection circuit. The control circuit determines picture boundary information. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350407

Thermal control method and thermal control system

The invention provides a thermal control method and a thermal control system. The thermal control method comprises: detecting a temperature variance of a component of the electronic device to generate a detecting result; and determining a temperature threshold value for the integrated circuit as a throttling point according to the detecting result. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150349763

Method for performing phase shift control in an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing phase shift control in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes: obtaining a set of clock signals corresponding to a set of phases, wherein any two phases of the set of phases are different from each other; and controlling a phase shift of an output signal of an oscillator by selectively mixing the set of clock signals into the oscillator according to a set of digital weighting control signals, wherein the phase shift corresponds to the set of digital weighting control signals, and the set of digital weighting control signals carries a set of digital weightings for selectively mixing the set of clock signals. More particularly, the method may include: selectively mixing the set of clock signals into a specific stage of a plurality of stages of the oscillator according to the set of digital weighting control signals.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150349650

Method for communicating electronic apparatus with adaptor via specific communication interface to adjust operation behavior of adaptor, electronic apparatus, and corresponding adaptor

A method for communicating an electronic apparatus with an adaptor via a specific communication interface includes: communicating the electronic apparatus with the adaptor by using the electronic apparatus to generate a specific information pattern on a signal port of the specific communication interface; and in response to the specific information pattern received on the signal port, the adaptor adjusting at least one operation behavior.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150349552

Method and apparatus for performing charging port detection control

A method and an apparatus for performing charging port detection control are provided, where the method is applied to an electronic device, and a communication port of the electronic device has a functionality of obtaining power from an external power source for the electronic device. The method may include the steps of: detecting whether an output voltage level of a battery of the electronic device reaches a predetermined threshold value; and control operation(s) according to whether the output voltage level reaches the predetermined threshold value. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348932

Semiconductor package

The invention provides a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150347234

Recovery method for portable touch-control device and portable touch-control device using the same

A recovery method used by a portable touch-control device is disclosed. The portable touch-control device comprises a storage for storing a program the recovery method comprises: executing the program by the portable touch-control device; detecting an exception condition when an exception occurred during executing the program; analyzing the exception condition to determine at least one module corresponding to the exception condition; determining a predetermined exception processing logic according to the module; and performing a recovery process according to the predetermined exception processing logic to recovery the portable touch-control device by itself.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150347203

Electronic device capable of configuring application-dependent task based on operating behavior of application detected during execution of application and related method thereof

An electronic device has a processing system and a management circuit. The processing system executes an application. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150346785

Thermal control method and thermal control system

The present invention provides a thermal control method and a thermal control system. The thermal control method comprises: detecting a temperature variance of a component of the electronic device to generate a detecting result; and determining a temperature threshold value for the integrated circuit as a throttling point according to the detecting result. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150346755

Switching current source circuit and control method thereof

A switching current source circuit is provided. A current source drains a bias current from a power supply via a first mirror transistor. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150346347

Gnss receiver and method for determining whether to switch from one operation state to another operation state according to state switching criterion and positioning information

A method for controlling a gnss receiver includes: providing a state switching criterion; obtaining at least one positioning information; determining whether to switch from a first operation state to a second operation state according to the obtained positioning information and the state switching criterion, a power consumption of gnss receiver operating under the first operation state and the second operation state is different; the obtained positioning information includes at least one of a speed value of gnss receiver, a satellite distribution value of gnss receiver, a satellite signal strength value of gnss receiver, a location identification of gnss receiver, instant motion information from a motion sensor, or location information from a wlan device, a bluetooth device or a uv light sensor.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150346315

Method for enhancing positioning measurement and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A method for enhancing positioning measurement and a communications apparatus are disclosed. The method includes receiving an observed mobility difference of arrival (otdoa) request and a search list of cells provided by a network at a second time point, comparing the received search list to a stored search list of cells which is received from the network at a first time point and stored in a database, searching at least one of the cells from the received search list by using different search ranges adjusted according to the comparison result, and storing the at least one of the cells in the database, and performing otdoa measurements from the at least one of the cells. ... Mediatek Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342535

Method and associated controller for life sign monitoring

A method for life sign monitoring and associated controller is provided. The method includes: obtaining a video signal, performing an activity modeling on the video signal to provide an activity signal, performing a vital sign extraction on the video signal to provide a vital sign, performing a filtering on the vital sign in view of the activity signal to suppress a correlation between the activity signal and the vital sign, and accordingly providing a filtered vital sign; and, according to the filtered vital sign and whether the activity signal exceeds an activity threshold range, providing a joint decision for categorizing result of life sign monitoring to one of a plurality of predetermined episodes.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150342038

Printed circuit board for mobile platforms

A printed circuit board for mobile platforms includes a core substrate having a first side, a ground plane covering on the first side, a first insulating layer covering the ground plane, and a plurality of first signal traces and a plurality of first ground traces, alternatively arranged on the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer connecting to the first insulating layer, and a plurality of second signal traces separated from each other, disposed on the second insulating layer, wherein the second signal traces are disposed directly on spaces between the first signal traces and the first ground traces adjacent thereto, wherein coverage of the ground plane is corresponding to disposition of the first signal trace, the first ground trace, the second signal trace and the second ground trace.. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341636

Method and apparatus of adaptive intra prediction for inter-layer and inter-view coding

A method and apparatus of inter-layer and the inter-view adaptive intra prediction (il-aip and iv-aip) for a video coding system are disclosed. The video data is configured into a base layer (bl) and an enhancement layer (el) for the inter-layer video coding system, and the video data is configured into a base view (bv) and an enhancement view (ev) for the inter-view video coding system. ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341158

Loop gain calibration apparatus for controlling loop gain of timing recovery loop and related loop gain calibration method

A loop gain calibration apparatus has an exciting signal generator, an exciting signal extracting circuit, and a loop gain control circuit. The exciting signal generator generates a first exciting signal and injects the first exciting signal into a timing recovery loop while the timing recovery loop is operating in response to a reception signal received under a normal reception mode. ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341105

Methods for efficient beam training and communications apparatus and network control device utilizing the same

A communications apparatus includes a controller and a wireless communications module. The controller selects a first subset of receiving beam(s) from receiving beams supported by a wireless communications module. ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341095

Methods for efficient beam training and communications apparatus and network control device utilizing the same

A communications apparatus includes a wireless communications module and a controller. The wireless communications module uses a preferred receiving beam determined in a beam training procedure to communicate with a network control device and further monitors one or more candidate receiving beam(s) by using the one or more candidate receiving beam(s) to receive signals from the network control device. ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150340877

Method for performing efficiency optimization of an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing efficiency optimization of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: performing at least one detection operation according to at least one signal of the electronic device to generate at least one detection result; and selecting a rectifier size of a plurality of rectifier sizes of a configurable rectifier within the electronic device according to the at least one detection result, to control the configurable rectifier to operate with the rectifier size, wherein the configurable rectifier is arranged for performing rectification operations, and the configurable rectifier is configurable to operate with at least one portion of the configurable rectifier being activated.. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150340359

Signal receiving circuit and signal transceiving circuit

A signal transceiving circuit comprising an ic including a signal transmitting part. The signal transmitting part comprises: a first i/o pad; a second i/o pad; a first output stage circuit, coupled to the first i/o pad; a second output stage circuit, coupled to the second i/o pad; and a first surge protecting device, comprising a first terminal coupled to the first output stage circuit and the first i/o pad, and comprising a second terminal coupled to the second output stage circuit and the second i/o pad.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339253

Electronic device with enhanced management data input/output control

An electronic device has a management data input/output (mdio) bus, a control unit, and an mdio master. The control circuit receives a host command from a host device, and outputs a plurality of mdio commands in response to the host command. ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150338870

Control circuit and control system

One embodiment of the present application discloses a control circuit comprising a driving circuit which comprises a voltage adjusting circuit, a first transistor and a second transistor. The first transistor comprises: a first terminal; a second terminal; and a control terminal, for receiving a bias voltage generated from at least operating voltage of the control circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

11/26/15 / #20150338466

Power management scheme for separately and accurately measuring battery information of each of multiple batteries

A power management apparatus used in a system comprising multiple batteries includes an adc measurement circuit and a processing circuit. The adc measurement circuit is configured for measuring or detecting a plurality of voltage levels for each of the multiple batteries. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334731

Method for ue pattern indication and measurement for interference coordination

A method of inter-cell interference coordination is provided for ue measurements and network access procedure. In a first embodiment, a ue in idle mode performs measurements on received radio signals applying a simplified radio resource restriction for interference coordination. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334722

Method for ue pattern indication and measurement for interference coordination

A method of inter-cell interference coordination is provided for ue measurements and network access procedure. In a first embodiment, a ue in idle mode performs measurements on received radio signals applying a simplified radio resource restriction for interference coordination. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334700

Handheld device, base station and transmission control method thereof

A handheld device, a base station and transmission control methods thereof are provided. The handheld device transmits an uplink signal to the base station. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334669

Enhanced mechanism of uplink time alignment maintenance for inter-enb carrier aggregation

Apparatus and method are provided to configure two-tier identifiers for serving cells of a ue configured with inter-enb carrier aggregation (ca). In one novel aspect, cell group identifiers are configured. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334626

Method of heterogeneous network mobility

Methods for enhanced heterogeneous network mobility are proposed. In a first novel aspect, the cell size of a target cell is considered when determining the ttt value. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334620

Signaling design to support in-device coexistence interference avoidance

A method of implicit signaling to support in-device coexistence interference avoidance is provided. A ue sends an idc interference indication to an enb. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334387

Count table maintenance apparatus for maintaining count table during processing of frame and related count table maintenance method

A count table maintenance apparatus for maintaining a count table referenced to apply a backward adaptation to a probability table. The count table maintenance apparatus includes a count data access interface, at least one buffer, and at least one count data updating circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334312

Video processing circuit and related method for merging video output streams with data stream for transmission

A video processing circuit includes a video generating unit for generating a video output stream, a data generating unit (e.g. Graphic generating unit) for providing a data stream (e.g. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333894

Sectorization feedback and multi-sector transmission in wireless networks

A method of downlink multi-sector transmission is provided. An initiator station first performs sector training by transmitting a plurality of sounding signals to a plurality of responder stations in a wireless network. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333883

Methods for physical layer multi-point carrier aggregation and multi-point feedback configuration

Methods for physical layer multi-point carrier aggregation and feedback configuration are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a ue receives an upper layer configuration includes a first ue-id associated with a first group of component carriers (ccs) and a second ue-id associated with a second group of ccs. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333811

Methods for efficient beam training and network control device utilizing the same

A network control device. A wireless communications module receives a plurality of first signals each including information regarding a preferred transmitting beam in a first beam level determined by a communications apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333755

Sampling circuit for sampling signal input and related control method

A sampling circuit for sampling a signal input includes a signal generation circuit, a sampling switch and a control circuit. The signal generation circuit is arranged for generating a first control signal. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333716

Method and apparatus for performing signal amplifying with aid of switching control

A method and an apparatus for performing signal amplifying with aid of switching control are provided, where the method may include the steps of: modulating an input signal of a gain stage based on one of several modulation schemes to generate at least one first amplified result of a first amplifying path of the gain stage; modulating the input signal of the gain stage based on one of the several modulation schemes to generate at least one second amplified result of a second amplifying path of the gain stage; and generating an amplified signal of the gain stage based on at least the first amplified result and the second amplified result. In addition, at least one switching time point of the first amplifying path for switching between the several modulation schemes and one switching time point of the second amplifying path for switching between the several modulation schemes are non-overlapped.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333623

Charge pump with wide operating range

A charge pump at least includes a current source, a first switch, a second switch, a level-shift circuit, and a capacitor. The first switch is coupled between the current source and an internal node. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333039

Bonding pad arrangment design for multi-die semiconductor package structure

A semiconductor package structure includes a base. A first die is mounted on the base. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332495

Graphics processing method and graphics processing apparatus

A graphics processing method and an associated graphics processing apparatus are provided, where the graphics processing method is applied to the graphics processing apparatus, the graphics processing apparatus may be positioned within an electronic device, and the graphics processing apparatus may comprise at least one portion of the electronic device. The graphics processing method includes the steps of: calculating vertex positions of a primitive in a binning phase; determining, according to specific information, whether to compute vertex varyings of the primitive in the binning phase or in a rendering phase so as to provide a determination result; computing the vertex varyings in the binning phase or in the rendering phase according to the determination result; and rendering the primitive according to the vertex positions and the vertex varyings in the rendering phase.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150331516

Methods for input-output calibration and image rendering

One of the embodiments of the invention provides an input-output calibration method performed by a processing unit connected to an output device and an input device. The output device and the input device correspond to an output device coordinate system and an input device coordinate system, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150329078

In-vehicle protection system using multiple processing units and/or using communication module to send positioning information

An in-vehicle protection system includes a signal input interface, a vehicle protection circuit, and a global navigation satellite system (gnss) module. The signal input interface receives an indication signal indicative of a status of a vehicle. ... Mediatek Inc

11/19/15 / #20150327800

Apparatus and method for obtaining vital sign of subject

An apparatus for obtaining a vital sign of a subject includes: an image sensor and a vital sign processor. The image sensor is employed for capturing a video of the subject to generate a plurality of first video frames. ... Mediatek Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327116

Enhanced mechanism of uplink time alignment maintenance for inter-enb carrier aggregation

Apparatus and method are provided to enhance buffer status report (bsr) to multiple schedulers with inter base station carrier aggregation. In one novel aspect, the ue calculates a buffer size value, detects a bsr trigger event, selects one or more base stations (bss) to send the bsr reports and generates the bsr reports for the selected one or more bss. ... Mediatek Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327006

Method for finding wireless device by wi-fi direct

The present invention provides a method for finding a wireless device. The exemplary method comprises: storing a wi-fi direct connection profile between the wireless device and an electronic device; enabling the wi-fi direct function of the wireless device when a condition is met; and establishing a wi-fi direct connection with the wireless device in the electronic device to control the wireless device.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326886

Method and apparatus for loop filtering

A method and apparatus for loop processing of reconstructed video in an encoder system are disclosed. The loop processing comprises an in-loop filter and one or more adaptive filters. ... Mediatek Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326876

Method and apparatus of temproal motion vector prediction

An apparatus and method for temporal motion vector prediction for a current block in a picture are disclosed. In the present method, one temporal block in a first reference picture in a first list selected from a list group comprising list 0 and list 1 is determined. ... Mediatek Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326875

Video processing method for determining position of reference block of resized reference frame and related video processing apparatus

A video processing method includes: receiving a motion vector of a prediction block in a current frame; performing a first motion vector scaling operation upon the motion vector to generate a first scaled motion vector; after the first scaled motion vector is generated, utilizing a motion vector clamping circuit for performing a first motion vector clamping operation upon the first scaled motion vector to generate a first clamped motion vector; and determining a position of a reference block of a reference frame according to at least the first clamped motion vector.. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326186

Hybrid power module

A hybrid power module for supplying a power to a power amplifier is provided. The hybrid power module includes a dc-dc converter and a linear regulator. ... Mediatek Inc

11/12/15 / #20150325549

Package on package structure with pillar bump pins and related method thereof

A package on package (pop) structure includes at least a first package and a second package. The first package has a plurality of pillar bump pins. ... Mediatek Inc

11/12/15 / #20150325209

Touch communications device for performing touch communications

A touch communications device includes a first touch panel and a processor. The first touch panel includes a first region and a second region. ... Mediatek Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324234

Task scheduling method and related non-transitory computer readable medium for dispatching task in multi-core processor system based at least partly on distribution of tasks sharing same data and/or accessing same memory address(es)

A task scheduling method for a multi-core processor system includes at least the following steps: when a first task belongs to a thread group currently in the multi-core processor system, where the thread group has a plurality of tasks sharing same specific data and/or accessing same specific memory address(es), and the tasks comprise the first task and at least one second task, determining a target processor core in the multi-core processor system based at least partly on distribution of the at least one second task in at least one run queue of at least one processor core in the multi-core processor system, and dispatching the first task to a run queue of the target processor core.. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319446

Image compression method and apparatus for encoding pixel data of frame into interleaved bit-stream, and related image decompression method and apparatus

An image compression method includes at least the following steps: receiving a plurality of pixels of a frame, wherein pixel data of each pixel has a plurality of color channel data corresponding to a plurality of different color channels, respectively; encoding the pixel data of each pixel and generating bit-streams corresponding to the plurality of color channel data of the pixel, wherein the bit-streams corresponding to the plurality of color channel data of the pixel are separated; packing bit-streams of a same color channel data of different pixels into color channel bit-stream segments, wherein each of the bit-stream segments has a same predetermined size; and concatenating color channel bit-stream segments of the different color channels into a final bit-stream. Alternatively, color channel bit-stream segments of the same pixel are concatenated into a concatenated bit-stream portion, and concatenated bit-stream portions of different pixels are concatenated into a final bit-stream.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317286

Communications apparatus and multi-window display methods

A communications apparatus and multi-window display method are provided. The multi-window display method is applied for a communication device, wherein the multiple windows include a first display window configured to display a first application. ... Mediatek Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317032

Method for performing touch communications control of an electronic device, and an associated apparatus

A method for performing touch communications control and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: performing communications to establish at least one communications connection between the touch communications device and a plurality of touch communications devices; obtaining identification information of each touch communications device of the plurality of touch communications devices to determine whether each touch communications device of the plurality of touch communications devices is one of a plurality of predetermined touch communications devices; and performing a predetermined action based on whether each touch communications device of the plurality of touch communications devices is one of the plurality of predetermined touch communications devices.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312831

Dynamic algorithms for wlan-cellular performance estimation, access selection, and traffic offload

Methods and apparatus are provided to measure, estimate throughput of wireless network for traffic offload. In one novel aspect, the ue determines the association status of a radio access network (ran). ... Mediatek Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312804

Method for dynamically adjusting channel bandwidth in wireless communications systems

A method of reducing the usable channel bandwidth and increasing the channel bandwidth at run time is provided. The method allows a receiving wireless communications device to inform its corresponding transmitting communications device to either increase, reduce, or maintain the number of usable narrow band channels for the succeeding frame exchange. ... Mediatek Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312717

Method of selecting a sim for a location service and multi-sim device utilizing the same

A method of selecting a sim for a location service and a multi-sim device utilizing the same are disclosed. The method, adopted by a multi-sim device, includes: acquiring secure user plane location (supl) information from a corresponding communications network which each sim is in connection with; determining which communications network supports a location service based on the supl information; and requesting the location service on a sim that is in connection with the supported communications network.. ... Mediatek Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312391

Automatic call control method for selection of call approaches

An automatic call control method includes the steps of: receiving a mobile terminated call; checking whether the mobile terminated call matches a call rule; and if the mobile terminated call matches the call rule, rejecting the mobile terminated call, and then performing a callback according to a predetermined call approach corresponding to the call rule.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/29/15 / #20150309590

Inputting method and associated electronic device

Inputting methods and associated electronic devices are provided. The method is applied to the electronic device to generate a key output. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150305076

Transmitting devices and transmission methods

Transmitting devices and transmission methods are provided. The transmitting device includes a touch panel, a touch link module, a processing module and a transceiver module. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304912

Wireless messaging method and mobile station

A wireless messaging method includes the steps of: when a mobile station is transmitting a message to a network and a first handover occurs, evaluating network conditions to generate an indication signal; and re-transmitting the message according to the indication signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304794

Mobile device, service device, and methods thereof

A mobile device, service device, and service request processing methods thereof are described. The service request processing method is adopted by a service device, includes: establishing, by a touch panel of the service device, a communication channel to a mobile device; receiving, by the touch panel, a service request sent from the mobile device via the communication channel; generating service information according to the service request; and transmitting the service information to the mobile device via the communication channel.. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304681

Method and apparatus of inter-view motion vector prediction and disparity vector prediction in 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for deriving inter-view candidate for a block in a picture for three-dimensional video coding are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention derive the inter-view candidate from an inter-view collocated block in an inter-view picture corresponding to the current block of the current picture, wherein the inter-view picture is an inter-view reference picture and wherein the inter-view reference picture is in a reference picture list of the current block. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304674

Method and apparatus for improving visual quality by using neighboring pixel information in flatness check and/or applying smooth function to quantization parameters/pixel values

An image processing method includes at least following steps: partitioning a picture into a plurality of picture regions, wherein each picture region comprises at least one pixel group row, each pixel group row comprises at least one pixel group, and the picture regions comprise a first picture region and a second picture region horizontally adjacent to each other; and performing flatness check upon a specific pixel group in a pixel group row of the first picture region through using at least one pixel borrowed from the second picture region.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304670

Method and apparatus for intra mode derivation and coding in scalable video coding

A method and apparatus of intra mode coding for a scalable video coding system are disclosed. For a current intra-coded block in the enhancement layer (el), predictive coding is applied to the current intra mode based on the base layer (bl) coding mode associated with the co-located block in the bl and neighboring coding modes associated with neighboring blocks of the current block in the el. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304662

Method and apparatus for block partition of chroma subsampling formats

A method and apparatus for video data processing for video in yuv422 or yuv 444 formats are disclosed. In one embodiment, for a 2n×2n luma coding unit (cu) in yuv422 format, the transform process partitions residue data corresponding to the 2n×2n luma cu and the n×2n chroma cu into square luma and chroma transform units (tus). ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304290

Electronic devices and methods for near field communication

An electronic device includes a secure element, a touch sensor and a touch sensor controller. The secure element generates a security code for a trusted transaction. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150303957

Rf receiver and digitally-assisted calibration method applicable thereto

A radio frequency (rf) receiver includes a digital tuning engine; and i-path and q-path analog filters, tuned by the digital tuning engine. The digital tuning engine gets an i/q imbalance difference, and the digital tuning engines tunes the i-path analog filter and/or the q-path analog filter based on the i/q imbalance difference.. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150303880

Low pass filter with common-mode noise reduction

A low pass filter includes a first amplifier stage and a second amplifier stage. The first amplifier stage includes a differential operational amplifier, wherein the first amplifier stage is arranged to process a differential input signal to generate a differential intermediate signal, the differential input signal having a first input signal and a second input signal, and the differential intermediate signal having a first intermediate signal and a second intermediate signal. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150303704

Charging system automatically switching between wired charging mode and wireless charging mode, and related charging control method and wireless power receiver circuit

A charging system is provided. The charging system includes a wired power transmission path, a power management circuit and a wireless power receiver circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302826

Touch electronic device and touch link method

The present invention provides a touch electronic device and a touch link method, wherein the touch electronic device includes a touch panel, a wireless transmission module and a touch link module. The wireless transmission module is utilized to receive data request information transmitted by a first external electronic device. ... Mediatek Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301556

Apparatus for communicating another device

A semiconductor chip comprising: an internal clock circuit for generating an internal clock signal; a first phase shift device for shifting the phase of an external clock signal and outputting a phase shifting clock signal; a multiplexer, for selectively outputting one of the internal clock signal and the phase shifting clock signal to be a first clock signal; a second phase shift device, for shifting the phase of the first clock signal and outputting a second clock signal; an first output pad, for outputting the first clock signal; and a controllable pad. The controllable pad is controlled to selectively act as an input pad for receiving the external signal and transmitting the external clock signal to the first phase shift device, or act as a second output pad for transmitting the second clock signal.. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150282156

Handheld device and frequency tracking method thereof

A handheld device and a frequency tracking method thereof are provided. The handheld device comprises an oscillator, a radio frequency (rf) chip, a modem module, a first thermal sensor and a thermal module. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150282060

Method of device-assisted enhanced sim replacement

A method of supporting enhanced sim replacement procedure is proposed. A ue detects that a first identification module running a first application is inserted. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281929

Method of selecting an active sim for an emergency service and multi-sim device utilizing the same

A method of selecting an active sim for an emergency service and a multi-sim device utilizing the same are disclosed. The method, adopted by the multi-sim device, includes: receiving a request for an emergency call on a first sim camping on an lte network; determining whether a second sim camps on a second communications network which supports an emergency service; and when the second communications network supports the emergency service, performing the emergency call from the second sim.. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281733

Method and apparatus of motion information management in video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional and scalable video coding are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention determine a motion information set associated with the video data, wherein at least part of the motion information set is made available or unavailable conditionally depending on the video data type. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281708

Method and apparatus of scalable video coding

A method and apparatus for coding video data using inter prediction mode or merge mode in a video coding system are disclosed, where the video data is configured into a base layer (bl) and an enhancement layer (el), and the el has higher spatial resolution or better video quality than the bl. In one embodiment, at least one information piece of motion information associated with one or more bl blocks in the bl is identified. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280727

Multiplying digital-to-analog converter and pipeline analog-to-digital converter using the same

A multiplying digital-to-analog converter (mdac) with capacitive load reset on an operational amplifier and a pipeline analog-to-digital converter using the mdac are disclosed. The mdac includes an operational amplifier and first and second switched-capacitor networks sharing the operational amplifier. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280723

Oscillating signal generator, phase-lock loop circuit using the oscillating signal generator and control method of the oscillating signal generator

An oscillating signal generator includes: a controllable oscillator arranged to output an oscillating signal according to a control signal and a band adjusting signal; a control circuit arranged to generate a continuous signal having a specific slew-rate when the control signal reaches a boundary of a control signal interval; and a current mirror arranged to generate the band adjusting signal according to at least the continuous signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280486

Switching mode charger for charging system

A switching mode charger capable of performing mode switching to adjust and output charging current for a battery or driving current for an external circuit element includes an input terminal, an output terminal, a buck-boost converter, and a controller. The buck-boost converter generates a voltage at the input terminal according to a voltage at the output terminal or generates a voltage at the output terminal according to a voltage at the input terminal. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150279522

Feedthrough signal transmission circuit and method utilizing permanently on buffer and switchable normal buffer

A feedthrough signal transmission circuit includes a first permanently on cell and a cell controlling unit. The first permanently on cell is arranged to transmit a first control signal. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277853

Audio file processing method and player using the same

An audio file processing method and player are provided. The audio file processing method includes: reading at least one audio file from a blu-ray disc via a player, compressing the at least one audio file to generate at least one compressed audio file, and storing the at least one compressed audio file in a system cache of the player. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277401

Low-power mechanism for wearable controller and associated control method

A low-power wearable controller and associated control method are provided. The wearable controller includes: a processing unit; a memory unit; a peripheral interface unit including a plurality of peripheral interfaces; and a control module, coupled to the processing unit, the memory unit and the peripheral interface unit, wherein the control module is enabled when the wearable controller is operated in a first operation mode, and the control module is disabled when the wearable controller is operated in a second operation mode.. ... Mediatek Inc

10/01/15 / #20150276871

Integrated circuit and method for establishing scan test architecture in integrated circuit

An integrated circuit and method for establishing scan test architecture in the integrated circuit is provided. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of circuit modules. ... Mediatek Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271787

Expert antenna control system

A method and system for actively selecting antenna sets for a client are disclosed. In a first aspect, the method comprises sending a first channel packet with a selected mcs rate from a transmitter to a receiver and determining the first channel packet is received by the receiver when the transmitter receives a second channel packet corresponding to the received first channel packet from the receiver. ... Mediatek Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271486

Method of signaling for mode selection in 3d and multi-view video coding

A method and apparatus for signaling one or more coding modes selected from a mode group for multi-view or three-dimensional (3d) video coding are disclosed. The mode group comprises a pulse code modulation (pcm) mode, a segment-wise depth coding (sdc) mode and a depth-based block partitioning (dbbp) mode. ... Mediatek Inc

09/24/15 / #20150270943

Clock and data recovery circuit using an injection locked oscillator

A clock and data recovery circuit includes a sampler, a skew compensation block, a pulse generator, and an injection locked oscillator. The injection locked oscillator generates a recovered clock signal, the pulse generator generates a pulse signal according to input data for controlling the injection locked oscillator, the skew compensation block compensates the input data and generate compensated data, and the sampler samples the compensated data according to the recovered clock signal.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/24/15 / #20150270911

Phased array device and calibration method therefor

The calibration method, performed on a phased array device, wherein the method initiates a test signal and looping back a plurality of channel responses corresponding to the channel elements through the transmission line to a calibration circuit in the phased array device, wherein each of the channel responses is obtained when one of the channel elements is turned on, and the rest of the channel elements are turned off. The method further calculates a characteristic value corresponding to the transmission line based on the obtained channel responses of the channel elements, and adjusts a channel parameter of one of the channel elements based on the characteristic value of the transmission line.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269127

Resource adaptive apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium thereof

Resource adaptive apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer readable storage media thereof are provided. The resource adjustable electronic apparatus includes a first display unit and a processing unit. ... Mediatek Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268943

File processing method and electronic apparatus

A file processing method applied to an operating system, includes: packaging a first package file which supports a plurality of language versions into a plurality of first single-language package files, wherein the plurality of first single-language package files correspond to the plurality of language versions, respectively; and adding the plurality of first single-language package files to a plurality of language packages, respectively.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264814

Semiconductor package and method for fabricating base for semiconductor package

The invention provides a semiconductor package and a method for fabricating a base for a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a base. ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264741

Method to reduce service interruption

Methods and apparatus are provided to reduce service interruption for intra-rat and inter-rat handover procedures. The ue performs a nas signaling procedure via a nas signaling connection in a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264399

Method of signaling for depth-based block partitioning

A method of signaling depth-based block partitioning (dbbp) for multi-view or three-dimensional (3d) video coding is disclosed. In one embodiment, the dbbp flag is signaled for all candidate prediction modes of the current texture coding unit including a non-2n×n partition mode. ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264396

Method of video coding using symmetric intra block copy

A method and apparatus for video coding including an intrabc (intra-block copy) mode for a picture according to the present invention is disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention take advantage of pattern symmetry in screen contents as well as natural video to improve the performance of intrabc coding. ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264356

Method of simplified depth based block partitioning

A method of simplified depth-based block partitioning (dbbp) for three-dimensional and multi-view video coding is disclosed. In one embodiment, a selected set of partition candidates is determined from one or more sets of the partition candidates including at least one partial set of the partition candidate consisting of less than full-set partition candidates. ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264355

Method and apparatus for efficient information coding

A method of efficient information coding is provided. The method may code a bin string for signaling prefix part of a binarized absolute value of a first vector component of a block vector difference (bvd) or a motion vector difference (mvd). ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264347

Method and apparatus of motion vector derivation 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional and multi-view video coding are disclosed, where the motion vector (mv) or disparity vector (dv) candidate list construction process for a block depends on whether the target reference picture corresponds to an inter-view reference picture or whether the inter-view candidate refers to an inter-view reference picture. In one embodiment, an mv or dv candidate list for a block coded in merge mode is constructed, and an inter-view candidate in the mv or dv candidate list is set lower than the first candidate position if the inter-view candidate refers to an inter-view reference picture. ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263756

Calibration and noise reduction of analog to digital converters

Analog-to-digital-converters (adc) are provided. The adc contains a first capacitive digital-to-analog-converter (cdac) and a control circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262994

Surge-protection circuit and surge-protection method

A surge-protection circuit for a chip is provided. The surge-protection circuit includes a detection element and a protection element. ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262840

Semiconductor package and method for fabricating base for semiconductor package

A method for fabricating a base for a semiconductor package is provided. The method operates by providing a carrier with conductive seed layers on the top surface and the bottom surface of the carrier, forming radio-frequency (rf) devices respectively on the conductive seed layers, laminating a first base material layer and a second base material layer respectively on the conductive seed layers, covering the rf devices, and separating the first base material layer the second base material layer, which contain the rf devices thereon, from the carrier to form a first base and a second base.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261280

Apparatuses and methods for waking a display with an adjustable power level to detect touches thereon

A portable electronic device including a touch sensor and a processing unit is provided. The touch sensor is disposed on or under a display, and uses a power level to generate first touch data for a touch detected thereon when the display is in a sleep state. ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150257178

Method of call setup time reduction for voice over lte

Methods and apparatus are provided for a voice over lte system to shorten the call set up time. In one novel aspect, the mobile origination (mo) ue starts the ue-initiated dedicated resource allocation before receiving any responses from the remote ue. ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150257161

Smart congestion control for rrc connected mode in lte systems

A ue establishes an rrc connection with a base station for an application in a mobile communication network. The ue acquires a barring indication that indicates whether scheduling request (sr) barring is applicable for the application. ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150257110

Method for transmission power shaping and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A communications apparatus. The rf signal processing device is capable of supporting carrier aggregation and configured to process rf signals. ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150257090

Methods for one radio module to listen to paging signals without breaking the data transmission of the other radio module operating in the connected mode and communication apparatuses utilizing the same

A communications apparatus. A first radio module communicates with a first wireless network and provides wireless communications services. ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150257088

Smart congestion control for rrc idle mode in lte systems

A ue initiates an mmtel service in rrc idle mode in a mobile communication network. The ue acquires access control information from a base station. ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256300

Scell radio link monitoring and radio link failure handling

A method of radio link monitoring (rlm) and radio link failure (rlf) handling over a secondary serving cell (scell) is proposed. In a wireless network, a user equipment (ue) establishes a radio resource control (rrc) connection with a base station (enb). ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256224

Method for controlling a modulation index of a near field communication device with aid of dynamic calibration, and associated apparatus

A method for controlling a modulation index of a near field communication (nfc) device includes: in a calibration mode of the nfc device, coupling a receiver of the nfc device to a transmitter of the nfc device to form a probing path between the receiver and the transmitter; and in the calibration mode of the nfc device, adjusting at least one portion of a plurality of modulation parameters corresponding to the modulation index according to probed results of outputs of the transmitter, in order to calibrate the modulation index, for use of transmitting through the transmitter in a normal mode of the nfc device. An associated apparatus is also provided.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256173

Apparatus for performing signal driving with aid of metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor, and associated integrated circuit

An apparatus for performing signal driving with aid of mosfet and an associated ic are provided, where the apparatus includes a pmosfet coupled between a predetermined voltage level and a terminal, and further includes an nmosfet coupled between the predetermined voltage level and the terminal. The pmosfet is arranged for selectively driving a signal that passes through the terminal. ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256138

Fully differential class a/ab amplifier and method thereof

A differential amplifier and a method thereof are described. The method, adopted by a differential amplifier, includes: generating first stage differential output signals based on input differential signals; providing, by a current source, a bias current with a desired quiescent current; biasing first and second control transistors with the bias current to generate first and second currents, respectively, wherein the first and second control transistors form a differential pair which receives first stage differential input signals; mirroring the first and second currents to first and second push transistors which are connected to first and second pull transistors in series, respectively; and biasing the first and second pull transistors with the mirrored first and second currents, respectively; wherein each pair of serial connected push and pull transistors are complimentary and the two pairs of push and pull transistors output second stage differential output signals.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150255129

Method for performing memory interface control of an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing memory interface control of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: when it is detected that a phase difference between a data signal and a clock signal reaches a predetermined value, controlling the clock signal to switch from a first frequency to a second frequency, wherein both of the clock signal and the data signal are signals of a memory interface circuit of the electronic device, and the memory interface circuit is arranged for controlling a random access memory (ram) of the electronic device; applying at least one phase shift to the data signal until a condition is satisfied; and controlling the clock signal to switch from the second frequency to the first frequency; wherein the memory interface circuit is calibrated with aid of the at least one phase shift.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150255105

Method for controlling power of laser emitting unit and associated apparatus

A method for controlling a power of a laser emitting unit includes: receiving a reflected light from an object, where the object reflects light emitted from the laser emitting unit; determining a power of the reflected light; and determining a control signal by referring to a level of the power of the reflected light to control the power of the laser emitting unit.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253384

Method and apparatus for generating featured scan pattern

An method of generating a featured scan pattern for scan test includes: providing a plurality of predetermined scan patterns to perform scan test on a plurality of devices under test (dut) under a stress condition to generate a plurality of test responses of each dut; grouping a plurality of specific test responses of each dut from the test responses of each dut to determine a feature value corresponding to a failure feature for each dut; and generating at least one featured scan pattern according to the feature value of each dut.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249838

Method and apparatus of virtual depth values in 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional video coding using the virtual depth information are disclosed. For a current texture block in the dependent view, the method incorporating the present invention first derives an estimated disparity vector to locate a corresponding texture block in a coded view. ... Mediatek Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249527

Support of network based positioning by sounding reference signal

A method of network-based positioning using sounding reference signal (srs) is proposed. An enodeb configures a number of parameters of a periodic srs transmission for a user equipment (ue). ... Mediatek Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249060

Enhanced flip chip structure using copper column interconnect

A flip chip package includes: a carrier coupled to a die. The carrier includes: at least a via, for coupling the surface of the carrier to electrical traces in the carrier; and at least a capture pad electrically coupled to the via, wherein the capture pad is plated over the via. ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245407

Method of enhanced connection recovery and cell selection

An enhanced connection recovery upon lost rrc connection due to radio link failure (rlf) or handover failure (hof) is proposed. A ue first establishes an rrc connection in a source cell in a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245406

Method of enhanced connection recovery and loss-less data recovery

An enhanced connection recovery upon lost rrc connection due to radio link failure (rlf) or handover failure (hof) is proposed. A ue first establishes an rrc connection in a source cell in a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245405

Method of enhanced connection recovery and loss-less data recovery

An enhanced connection recovery upon lost rrc connection due to radio link failure (rlf) or handover failure (hof) is proposed. A ue first establishes an rrc connection in a source cell in a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244447

Method and apparatus of beam training for mimo operation

The disclosed invention provides an efficient method for beam training to enable spatial multiplexing mimo operation and spatial combining in a wireless network. The invention discloses a simple and efficient beam-training algorithm and protocol for mimo operation that operates in high snr condition for reliable mimo operation. ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244432

Method and apparatus of beam training for mimo operation and multiple antenna beamforming operation

The disclosed invention provides an efficient method for mimo beam training for multiple antennas to enable spatial multiplexing mimo operation and spatial combining in a wireless network. The invention discloses a simple and efficient beam-training algorithm and protocol for mimo operation that operates in high snr condition for reliable mimo operation. ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244401

Transmitting device and associated transmitting method for power efficiency enhancement

A transmitting device includes a transmitting chain, a configurable power amplifier device and an impedance tuning circuit. The transmitting chain is arranged to generate a radio frequency signal. ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244200

Method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device with aid of frequency detection, and associated apparatus

A method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: performing at least one frequency detection operation according to at least one signal of the electronic device to generate at least one detection result; and determining a specific set of program codes within a plurality of sets of program codes to be an active set of program codes according to the aforementioned at least one detection result, and loading the specific set of program codes from a non-volatile (nv) memory of the electronic device, to control wireless charging operations of the electronic device. For example, the aforementioned at least one signal of the electronic device can be at least one induced signal of a power input coil of the electronic device or at least one derivative of the aforementioned at least one induced signal.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243595

Semiconductor chip and semiconductor chip package

A semiconductor chip is provided. The semiconductor chip includes a first circuit, a second circuit, a third circuit, a first signal path and a second signal path. ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241521

Scheme applied into electronic device and capable of measuring resistance parameter(s) associated with battery cell

A method applied into an electronic device and capable of measuring at least one resistance parameter includes: launching a program/application on the electronic device; and using the program/application to measure the at least one resistance parameter that is at least associated with a battery cell connected to and used for providing power to the electronic device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241518

Electronic device, method, and computer readable medium having instructions capable of automatically measuring parameter(s) associated with battery cell

A method applied into an electronic device and capable of automatically measuring at least one parameter includes: launching an automatic program/application on the electronic device; and using the automatic program/application to measure the at least one parameter that is at least associated with a battery cell connected to and used for providing power to the electronic device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237579

Control methods and apparatuses of mobile terminals

Control method and apparatus of a mobile terminal are provided. The control method includes the steps of collecting breathing signals generated by the breathing of a user, determining a breathing mode of the user according to the breathing signals collected and controlling the mobile terminal according to the determined breathing mode of the user. ... Mediatek Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237378

Method for controlling sample adaptive offset filtering applied to different partial regions in one frame based on different weighting parameters and related sample adaptive offset filter

A method for controlling sample adaptive offset (sao) filtering includes: generating a first sao decision for pixels in a first partial region of a first frame based at least partly on a cost function that uses a first weighting parameter; and generating a second sao decision for pixels in a second partial region of the first frame based at least partly on the cost function that uses a second weighting parameter. The second partial region is different from the first partial region, and the second weighting parameter is different from the first weighting parameter.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237374

Method for performing image processing control with aid of predetermined tile packing, associated apparatus and associated non-transitory computer readable medium

A method for performing image processing control and an associated apparatus are provided, where method may include the steps of: performing image coding on image information of at least one frame to generate encoded data of the at least one frame, wherein in the encoded data, a specific frame of the at least one frame includes a plurality of tiles, and each tile of the plurality of tiles includes a plurality of superblocks; and generating a bitstream carrying the encoded data of the at least one frame, wherein at least a partition type and a transform size of each superblock within a specific tile of the plurality of tiles are derivable from information corresponding to the specific tile within the encoded data, having no need to derive the partition type and the transform size from information corresponding to another tile of the plurality of tiles within the encoded data.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237353

Method and apparatus for packing tile in frame through loading encoding-related information of another tile above the tile from storage device

A method for encoding a frame divided into a plurality of tiles includes: storing encoding-related information derived from blocks in a last block row of a first tile of the frame into a storage device; reading the encoding-related information from the storage device; and performing entropy encoding upon blocks in a first block row of a second tile of the frame based at least partly on the encoding-related information read from the storage device. The first block row of the second tile is vertically adjacent to the last block row of the first tile. ... Mediatek Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237324

Method of depth based block partitioning

A method of simplified depth-based block partitioning (dbbp) for three-dimensional and multi-view video coding is disclosed. In one embodiment, the derivation of a representative value of a corresponding depth block or a reference texture block in a reference view for generating a segmentation mask and selecting a block partition are unified. ... Mediatek Inc

08/20/15 / #20150236877

Methods and apparatus for envelope tracking system

A communication unit comprises a radio frequency, rf, transmitter comprising: a power amplifier, pa, module; an envelope tracking system operably coupled to the pa module and arranged to variably control a supply voltage for the pa module; and a load control system operably coupled to an output of the pa module and arranged to control a power amplifier output load.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/20/15 / #20150236729

Methods and apparatus for envelope tracking system

A communication unit comprises a radio frequency, rf, transmitter comprising: a power amplifier, pa, module; an envelope tracking system operably coupled to the pa module and arranged to variably control a supply voltage for the pa module; and a load control system operably coupled to an output of the pa module and arranged to control a power amplifier output load.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235542

Method for performing alarm grouping control of an electronic device with aid of at least one grouping control strategy, and associated apparatus

A method for performing alarm grouping control of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: shifting the execution timing of at least one alarm of a plurality of alarms to group the plurality of alarms into at least one grouped alarm according to at least one grouping control strategy, wherein the execution timing of the at least one alarm is shifted to the execution timing of the at least one grouped alarm; and according to the at least one grouped alarm, controlling whether to wake up at least a portion of the electronic device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234662

Apparatus for mutual-transposition of scalar and vector data sets and related method

An apparatus for processing a plurality of data sets is disclosed, wherein one data set of the plurality of data sets includes n components and has a data type of one of a scalar type and a vector type, wherein n is a positive integer number. The apparatus includes a memory module and a data accessing module. ... Mediatek Inc

08/13/15 / #20150230171

Method for controlling bluetooth device for power conservation

A method for controlling a bluetooth device for power conservation includes the steps of: establishing a bluetooth link; controlling the bluetooth device to enter sniff mode; handling a sniff anchor point after wakeup preparation and before sleep preparation; and handling a wakeup operation between the wakeup preparation and the sleep preparation. The wakeup operation is a ble (bluetooth low energy) operation or a wi-fi operation. ... Mediatek Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229971

Method of coding based on string matching for video compression

A method of dictionary coding using coding unit (cu) based processing or using string length coding by taking into account of color component aligned matched sample-strings are disclosed. In the dictionary coding using cu based processing, the pixels in each cu is converted to one-dimensional (1-d) pixel data according to an intra-block scanning pattern. ... Mediatek Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229415

Rf testing system

An integrated circuit (ic) is provided. The ic includes an rf transmitter configured to generate an rf signal in response to a command signal from test equipment; an rf receiver configured to generate an evaluation signal according to the rf signal, and report the evaluation signal to the test equipment, so that the test equipment performs a test analysis on the evaluation signal to determine a test result, wherein the test equipment is external to the ic.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229383

Communications method and apparatus

A communications apparatus and method are provided. The communications method for an apparatus capable of carrier aggregation (ca), wherein the apparatus includes a plurality of processing engines and antennas, includes the steps of determining whether the apparatus is configured in a single component carrier for a first group of the antennas; and activating a second group of the antennas if the apparatus is configured in the single component carrier.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229347

Transceiver and related switching method applied therein

A transceiver includes a power amplifying circuit, a first balance-unbalance circuit, a switchable matching circuit, and a low-noise amplifying circuit. The power amplifying circuit generates differential output signals during a transmitting mode of the transceiver. ... Mediatek Inc

08/13/15 / #20150228360

Memory-testing device and memory-testing method

A memory-testing device for testing a memory is provided. The memory-testing device includes a testing circuitry and a register. ... Mediatek Inc

08/13/15 / #20150228256

Image data processing method of multi-level shuffles for multi-format pixel and associated apparatus

Embodiments of the invention disclose an image data processing method and an image data processing apparatus and a method and an apparatus for image data processing. The image data processing method includes the following steps: receiving image data, wherein said image data is in a first pixel format; shuffling said image data according to a relationship between the first pixel format and a second pixel format to generate shuffled data; and compressing said shuffled data by a compression module which is suitable for compressing image data in said second pixel format so as to generate compressed data.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/06/15 / #20150223087

Method for deactivated secondary cell measurement and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A method for deactivated secondary component carrier (cc) measurement in a communications apparatus providing wireless communications services via a first cc in a wireless network includes: determining a switch timing to perform bandwidth extension or frequency adjustment required for performing a deactivated secondary cc measurement; extending an operation bandwidth or adjusting a center frequency of at least one signal processing component included in the communications apparatus at the switch timing, wherein an operation band defined by the operation bandwidth and the center frequency of the signal processing component covers at least a bandwidth of the secondary cc; and performing the deactivated secondary cc measurement after extending the operation bandwidth or adjusting the center frequency. The secondary cc is not able to perform data transmission or reception during a deactivated state.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222922

Motion prediction method

The invention provides a motion prediction method. First, a plurality of candidate units corresponding to a current unit of a current frame is determined. ... Mediatek Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222912

Method and apparatus of interlayer texture prediction

A method and apparatus for coding video data in a scalable or three-dimensional video coding system are disclosed. In one embodiment, context for the input data associated with an inter-layer or inter-view coding syntax element of a current block in an enhancement-layer (el) or a dependent view is formed or the input data is parsed to identify the context based on information associated with one or more neighboring blocks, information associated with the current block, or both. ... Mediatek Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222847

Apparatus and method for processing a vertical blanking interval signal

Apparatus and method for processing a vertical blanking interval (vbi) signal and video signal are provided. An exemplary apparatus comprises a vbi decoder, a mixer, and a tv encoder. ... Mediatek Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222318

Transmit-receive front end

The present invention discloses a transmit-receive (tr) front end. The tr front end comprises a low-noise amplifier (lna); a power amplifier (pa); a transformer, coupled to the pa, for increasing a voltage swing and a power transmission of the pa; and a tr switch, coupled to the transformer at a first end and coupled to the lna at a second end, wherein the second end is capable of being coupled to an antenna; wherein the lna is single ended and there is no transformer between the lna and the tr switch.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220432

Method and apparatus for managing at least one non-volatile memory

A method and apparatus for managing at least one nv memory are provided. Each nv memory comprises a plurality of physical blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215983

Transmission devices, receiving devices and methods of sharing data

A transmission device, a receiving device and a method of sharing data are provided. The transmission device includes a touch-display module which includes one or a plurality of display areas, wherein each of the display areas displays a respective display result corresponding to the same or different applications; a link module which is configured to establish a touch link with one or a plurality of receiving devices through the touch-display module; a judgment module which is configured to determine the display area which the receiving device is in physical proximity to, to generate the judgment information; a management module which is configured to generate application information according to the judgment information; and a sending module, configured to transmit the application information to the receiving device through the touch-display module.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215945

Buffer status report and logical channel prioritization for dual connectivity

Apparatus and methods are provided to enhance bsr and lcp procedures for the dual connectivity system. In one novel aspect, the bsr is handled for each mac entity according to one or more allocation rules. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215869

Handheld device, base station and transmission control method thereof

A handheld device, a base station and transmission control methods thereof are provided. The handheld device transmits an uplink signal to the base station. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215839

Dynamic offload selection in mobile communication systems

A method of offload selection for a ue to select between 3gpp rat and wlan cell is provided. The ue receives configuration information that applies to selecting wlan or 3gpp radio access technology (rat). ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215432

Data compression method and decompression method

A transmitter device includes a processing unit and a compression unit. The processing unit obtains a branch of data and partitions the branch of data into a plurality of snippets. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215103

Method for cancelling a data transmission of a neighboring cell

A method of interference cancellation is proposed. A serving base station transmits a first configuration information to a ue, the first configuration information is related to a desired signal of a data transmission from a serving cell to the ue. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215061

Method for cancelling a data transmission of a neighboring cell

A method of interference cancellation is proposed. A ue obtains configuration information of a data transmission from a neighboring cell via an interference channel in a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150214969

Multiplying digital-to-analog converter and pipeline analog-to-digital converter using the same

A multiplying digital-to-analog converter (mdac) with high slew rate and a pipeline analog-to-digital converter using the same. The first set of capacitors for a first input terminal of the operational amplifier (op-amp) includes active capacitors coupling the first input terminal of the op-amp to a first enhanced reference voltage or a common mode terminal in accordance with first digital bits in an amplifying phase of the mdac, and includes a feedback capacitor coupling the first input terminal of the op-amp to a first output terminal of the op-amp in the amplifying phase. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150214773

Method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device with aid of predetermined data in non-volatile memory, and associated apparatus

A method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes: performing at least one detection operation at a direct current (dc) output terminal of a rectifier of the electronic device to generate at least one detection result, wherein two alternating current (ac) input terminals of the rectifier are coupled to two terminals of a power input coil of the electronic device, and the at least one detection operation is not performed at the power input coil; and estimating input power of the power input coil according to the at least one detection result with aid of a set of predetermined data, and sending a packet carrying information corresponding to the estimated input power, for performing wireless charging foreign object detection (fod), wherein the set of predetermined data is stored in a non-volatile (nv) memory of the electronic device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150214770

System and method supporting hybrid power/battery scheme

A system consuming energy provided from a battery including a first power source and a second power source. It may include an energy transferring circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150214748

Wireless power supply scheme capable of dynamically adjusting output power of wireless power transmitter according to voltage/current/power information of portable electronic device to be charged

A wireless power supplying system includes a wireless power transmitter and a portable electronic device. The wireless power transmitter is arranged for supplying an output power via wireless communication. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150214730

Esd protection circuit

An electrostatic discharge protection circuit is provided. First nmos transistor is coupled to a power line. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150214192

Structure and formation method of chip package structure

A chip package structure and a method for forming a chip package are provided. The chip package structure includes a chip package over a printed circuit board and multiple conductive bumps between the chip package and the printed circuit board. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213879

Memory devices and control methods thereof

A memory device includes a first signal line; a memory cell array divided into a first area and a second area and having a plurality of first memory cells and second memory cells in the first area and second area, respectively. The plurality of first and second memory cells are coupled the first signal line, and each has a reference node. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213783

Touch electronic device and touch link method

The present invention provides a touch electronic device and a touch link method. The touch electronic device includes a touch panel and a touch connection module. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213782

Touch electronic device and data transmission method

The present invention provides a touch electronic device and a data transmission method including a touch panel, a touch link module, a wireless transmission module and a control module. The touch link module is utilized to establish a first communication channel with at least one first touch electronic device through the touch panel, and receive at least one information from the at least one first touch electronic device through the first communication channel. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213281

Method of configuring permission for sharing data and touch link electronic device utilizing the same

A method of configuring permission for sharing data and touch link electronic device utilizing the same are described. The method, configuring permission for sharing data, adopted by a first touch link electronic device, the method including: establishing, by a touch panel of the first touch link electronic device, a first communication channel to a second touch link electronic device; transmitting the permission to the second touch link electronic device via the first communication channel, wherein the permission corresponds to the shared data; and transmitting the shared data to the second touch link electronic device.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213256

Key control method and associated electronic device for determining whether to perform key operation corresponding to key event

A key control method of an electronic device includes: receiving a key event; obtaining current key locking information of the electronic device from a system frame module of the electronic device; and determining whether to perform a key operation corresponding to the key event according to the key event and the current key locking information.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150212783

Method of controlling permission and touch link electronic device utilizing the same

A method of controlling permission and a touch link electronic device utilizing the same are described. The method of controlling permission, arranged for a first touch link electronic device, includes: establishing, by a touch panel of the first touch link electronic device, a communication channel to a second touch link electronic device; receiving a message from the second touch link electronic device via the communication channel; and determining permission of the second touch link electronic device according to the message, wherein the permission indicates operation permission of the second touch link electronic device on the first touch link electronic device.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150212730

Touch event isolation method and related device and computer readable medium

A touch event isolation method and related apparatus. The touch event isolation method includes: determining an isolation area in a user interface displayed by a touch device; and blocking a touch event occurring on the isolation area. ... Mediatek Inc

07/30/15 / #20150212636

Electronic devices, near field communication methods and near field communication systems

A first electronic device includes a display unit, a first conductive unit and a processing circuit. The first conductive unit is configured for transmitting a first signal to a second conductive unit of a second electronic device when the first conductive unit is in proximity with the second conductive unit. ... Mediatek Inc

07/23/15 / #20150208285

Apparatus and method for circuit switched fallback

The method and apparatus for csfb are provided. The method for processing a circuit switched fallback (csfb) procedure in a user equipment (ue) includes the steps of receiving the switching command when the csfb procedure is triggered to establish a cs call, and searching for a 2g/3g cell, when the ue fails to fall back to a target cell indicated by the switching command. ... Mediatek Inc

07/23/15 / #20150208086

Method and apparatus for inter-component motion prediction in three-dimensional video coding

Embodiments of the present invention identify a texture collocated block of a texture picture in the given view corresponding to a current depth block. A merge candidate, or a motion vector predictor (mvp) or disparity vector predictor (dvp) candidate is derived from a candidate list including a texture candidate derived from motion information of the texture collocated block. ... Mediatek Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207827

Method to support service continuity for multiple sessions

A method to manage call continuity in a network environment including a circuit-switched network and an ip multimedia subsystem (ims) network is provided. A ue monitors one or more ongoing sessions in an ims network, and the ongoing sessions contain at least one conference call. ... Mediatek Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207616

Adaptive envelope extracting apparatus, signal decoding apparatus and short-distance contactless communication apparatus applying the adaptive envelope extracting apparatus, and method thereof

An envelope extracting apparatus includes: a clock extracting device arranged to extract a clock signal of a receiving modulation signal according to a first biasing voltage; and an edge detecting device arranged to generate a detecting signal to indicate an envelope edge of the receiving modulation signal according to a delayed clock signal of the clock signal and a second biasing voltage; wherein the second biasing voltage or a delay time of the clock signal is adjustable.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/23/15 / #20150206855

Semiconductor package

The invention provides a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a first semiconductor die having pads thereon. ... Mediatek Inc

07/23/15 / #20150205522

Electronic apparatus controlling method

An electronic apparatus controlling method applied to an electronic apparatus comprising a touch control display. The electronic apparatus controlling method comprises: (a) displaying a mapping cursor activating icon on the touch control display; (b) triggering the mapping cursor activating icon to generating a mapping cursor on the touch control display and defining an operation mapping region on the touch control display, wherein the mapping cursor moves corresponding to movement of the mapping cursor activating icon; and (c) controlling a mapping cursor region corresponding to the mapping cursor to generate a mapping control operation if an initial control operation is performed on the operation mapping region.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201351

Method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device with aid of random phase-delay packet, and associated apparatus

A method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes: determining at least one random value for controlling timing of packet transmission regarding at least one wireless charging report of the electronic device; and based on the aforementioned at least one random value, sending at least one random phase-delay packet, wherein each random phase-delay packet of the aforementioned at least one random phase-delay packet has a random phase-delay with respect to a time slot, and the aforementioned at least one random phase-delay packet is utilized for carrying information of the aforementioned at least one wireless charging report. More particularly, a wireless charging device (e.g. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201216

Method and apparatus of unified disparity vector derivation for 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional video coding or multi-view video coding are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention derive a unified disparity vector from depth information for inter mode and skip/direct mode. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201215

Method of constrain disparity vector derivation in 3d video coding

A method for three-dimensional video encoding or decoding are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method constrains the disparity vector (dv) to generate a constrained dv, wherein horizontal, vertical, or both components of the constrained dv is constrained to be zero or within a range from m to n units of dv precision, and m and n are integers. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201214

Method and apparatus of disparity vector derivation in 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional video encoding or decoding using the disparity vector derived from an associated depth block are disclosed. The method determines an associated depth block for a current texture block and derives a derived disparity vector based on a subset of depth samples of the associated depth block. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201055

Telephone dialing device and method for automatic conversion

A telephone dialing method for automatic conversion is disclosed. The telephone dialing method is used in a call device. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150200693

Transmitter having integrated design of multiple wireless communication modules

A transmitter includes a first wireless communication module, a second wireless communication module, a multiplexer, a digital-to-analog converter and a filter. The multiplexer selectively outputs a first digital signal derived from a digital output of the first wireless communication module or a second digital signal derived from a digital output of the second wireless communication module as a selected output. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150200692

System for the coexistence between a plurality of wireless communications modules sharing single antenna

A system for the coexistence between a plurality of wireless communication modules sharing a single antenna includes an antenna, first and second transceiving paths, and first and second wireless communications modules. The first wireless communications module is coupled to a first transceiving path and transmits or receives first wireless signals via the first transceiving path. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150200565

Intergrated circuit

The present invention provides an intergrated circuit. The intergrated circuit comprises: a plurality of core power sources; and a plurality of core power domains, coupled to the core power sources, respectively; wherein the core power domains are overlapped with each other.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199047

Touch panel devices, electronic devices, and virtual input methods thereof

A touch panel device including a touch panel, a processing circuit, and a first conductive unit is provided. The touch panel is configured to detect a touch event. ... Mediatek Inc

07/16/15 / #20150198640

Method for performing wireless charging control with aid of admittance detection, and associated apparatus

A method for performing wireless charging control and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method may include: performing current detection and voltage detection to monitor a driving current and a driving voltage within the wireless charging transmitter, respectively, wherein the driving current and the driving voltage are utilized for driving a power output coil of the wireless charging transmitter; generating a set of indexes at least according to the driving current and the driving voltage, wherein the set of indexes may include a power loss index indicating power loss of a wireless charging operation performed by the wireless charging transmitter, and may further include an admittance-related index corresponding to any of a ratio of the driving current to the driving voltage or a reciprocal of the ratio of the driving current to the driving voltage; and performing wireless charging foreign object detection (fod) according to the set of indexes.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195783

Communication apparatus and bluetooth id packet recognition method thereof

A communication apparatus is provided. The communication apparatus includes an rf module for receiving an rf signal, and a down converter, coupled to the rf module, for down converting the rf signal in response to a channel select signal to generate a converted signal. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195570

Method of texture dependent depth partition

A method of improved texture-partition-dependent depth partition is disclosed. First, the available texture partitions for a collocated texture block are classified into two or more groups, and a set of candidate depth partitions is determined for each group. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195546

Video operating and processing apparatus

A video operating and processing apparatus includes a memory circuit, a data arrangement unit and a processor. The memory circuit is used for buffering sets of macroblock parameters for operating and processing the video stream, each set of macroblock parameter corresponding to a set of the macroblocks. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195533

Method and apparatus for sample adaptive offset processing

Implementations of sample adaptive offset (sao) processing a reconstructed picture in an image or video coding system are described. In one example implementation, a method may receive input data associated with the reconstructed picture. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195506

Method of reference picture selection and signaling in 3d and multi-view video coding

A method of video coding utilizing arp (advanced residual prediction) by explicitly signaling the temporal reference picture or deriving the temporal reference picture at the encoder and the decoder using identical process is disclosed. To encode or decode a current block in a current picture from a dependent view, a corresponding block in a reference view corresponding to the current block is determined based on a dv (disparity vector). ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195487

Method for flicker detection and associated circuit

A method for flicker detection based on a plurality of images and associated circuit is provided. The method includes providing an integrated flicker signal for each image, including accumulating pixel data of a number of pixels along each row; performing a motion compensation including: comparing two integrated flicker signals of two images, and accordingly providing a flicker signal difference; performing a flicker feature extraction including: applying a frequency analysis on the flicker signal difference, and accordingly providing a normalized flicker feature value; and performing a flicker determination, including: calculating a likelihood according to the normalized flicker feature value, and, according to the likelihood, determining whether a flicker-free hypothesis should be rejected in favor of a flicker-suffered hypothesis.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195118

Methods and apparatus for envelope tracking system

A communication unit has an envelope tracking system operably coupled to a power amplifier, pa, module. The envelope tracking system has at least one slew rate module arranged to re-distribute a slew rate across a number of input samples according to a maximum slew rate of the number of input samples; and a supply modulator arranged to variably control a supply voltage for the pa module in response to an output of the at least one slew rate module.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150194988

Methods and apparatus for envelope tracking system

A communication unit includes a radio frequency, rf, transmitter having: a power amplifier, pa, module; and an envelope tracking system operably coupled to the pa module and having a supply modulator arranged to variably control a supply voltage for the pa module in response to a number of input samples of an envelope signal; wherein the envelope tracking system further includes at least one slew rate module arranged to re-distribute a maximum slew rate across the number of input samples in a provision of a variable power supply to the pa module.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150194980

High-speed successive approximation analog-to-digital converter

A successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter (sar adc) for high-speed applications. The sar adc uses at least one set of capacitors. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150194403

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package includes a substrate, a first passivation layer disposed on the substrate, and an under bump metallurgy layer disposed on the first passivation layer. A passive device is disposed on the under bump metallurgy layer, and an additional under bump metallurgy layer is disposed on the first passivation layer, isolated from the under bump metallurgy layer. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150194129

Touch device and data transmission method

A touch device includes an execution module, a sensing electrode and a first control module. The execution module is configured to implement a user interface. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193906

Method and device for generating graphical user interface (gui) for displaying

Methods and devices for generating graphical user interface (gui) for displaying are provided, wherein the gui is generated based on a plurality of windows. The method for generating gui includes the step of: separately drawing a plurality of pictures into the plurality of windows by a first graphical processing unit; and selecting the first graphical processing unit or a second graphical processing unit according to a predefined rule to compose the plurality of windows with pictures into a frame buffer, such that the gui is obtained; wherein the first graphical processing unit and the second graphical processing unit are different.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193217

Wearable devices and systems and methods for wearable device application management thereof

An application installation method of a wearable device is provided. The application installation method of a wearable device includes the steps of: receiving an installation application package from a smart device via a wireless transmission, wherein the installation application package is used for installing an application; parsing the installation application package to obtain an application installation file corresponding to the application; and using the application installation file to install the application on the wearable device.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193097

Method and device for generating graphical user interface (gui) for displaying

Methods and devices for generating graphical user interface (gui) for displaying are provided, wherein the gui is generated based on a plurality of windows. The method for generating gui includes the step of: separately drawing a plurality of pictures into the plurality of windows, separately composing each of the plurality of windows with pictures into a corresponding one of a plurality of buffers, and mixing the plurality of pictures in the plurality of buffers to obtain the gui for displaying on a screen.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189613

Apparatuses and methods for physical broadcast channel (pbch) assisted synchronization during a discontinuous reception (drx) operation

A mobile communication device with a radio frequency (rf) unit and a processing unit is provided. The rf unit transmits and receives wireless signals to and from a service network. ... Mediatek Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189471

Location option control for minimization of drive test in lte systems

A method of providing location option control for minimization of drive test (mdt) in lte systems is provided. In one embodiment, a ue or an enb receives an mdt location request that comprises an mdt location option configuration having one or more location options. ... Mediatek Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189323

Method of three-dimensional and multiview video coding using a disparity vector

A method and apparatus for a three-dimensional or multi-view video encoding or decoding system are disclosed, where a three-dimensional coding tool relying on a disparity vector are adaptively applied depending on whether the inter-view reference picture pointed by the disparity vector is in the reference list associated with the current slice. The three-dimensional coding tool may correspond to the inter-view motion prediction (ivmp) or view synthesis prediction (vsp). ... Mediatek Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189321

Method of binarization and context adaptive binary arithmetic coding of depth coding syntax

A method for improved binarization and entropy coding process of syntax related to depth coding is disclosed. In one embodiment, a first value associated with the current depth block is bypass coded, where the first value corresponds to the residual magnitude of a block coded by an intra or inter sdc mode, the delta magnitude of a block coded by a dmm mode, or a residual sign of a block coded by the inter sdc mode. ... Mediatek Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188678

Localization-based beamforming scheme for systems with multiple antennas

A method of accurate 3d positioning with reduced cost is proposed. A user equipment (ue) receives a plurality of positioning reference signals (prss) from a plurality of base stations. ... Mediatek Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188499

Communication system and method for detecting loading variation of power amplifier thereof

A communication system is provided. The communication system includes an antenna, a power amplifier, a detector and a signal-processing module. ... Mediatek Inc

07/02/15 / #20150187757

Integrated circuits and fabrication methods thereof

An integrated circuit includes a first polysilicon region having a first grain size formed on a substrate. The integrated circuit also includes a second polysilicon region, having a second grain size different from the first grain size, formed on the substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

07/02/15 / #20150187053

Method and apparatus for image denoising with three-dimensional block-matching

A method for denoising images by block-matching three-dimensional (bm3d) method is disclosed in the present invention. Embodiments of the present invention are used to improve the quality of captured images. ... Mediatek Inc

07/02/15 / #20150187045

Methods of multiple-slice coding for frame buffer compression

Method is disclosed for reducing frame buffer, stream buffer, reconstruction buffer, or latency associated with frame buffer compression in an encoder or decoder with multiple slices of an image frame. The image frame is divided into multiple slices vertically, horizontally or both. ... Mediatek Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181505

Methods for transmitting and receiving information and associated iot apparatus

A method for transmitting information is disclosed, including: writing at least a portion of the information to at least one multicast internet protocol (ip) address field; and transmitting at least a packet according to the at least one multicast ip address field. Even when the wireless network environment is encrypted, information can be transmitted to desired devices in the sniffer mode.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181479

Mechanism for radio link monitoring and radio link failure handling in small cell networks

A method of radio link monitoring (rlm) and radio link failure (rlf) handling over a small cell network is proposed. In a wireless network, a user equipment (ue) establishes a radio resource control (rrc) connection with a base station (enb), which is ue anchor. ... Mediatek Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181469

Methods for managing radio resources between multiple radio modules and communications apparatus utilizing the same

Communications apparatus includes first and second radio modules and an antenna array coupled to the first and the second radio modules and includes multiple antennas. When the first and the second radio modules operate at the same time, the first radio module negotiates with a first communications device an amount of antenna(s) to be used by a first message, so that the first radio module operates with the amount of the antenna(s) and second radio module operates with at least one of the remaining antenna(s).. ... Mediatek Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181239

Method and apparatus for frame rate control in transmitter of wireless communications system

A method for frame rate control in a transmitter of a wireless communications system is disclosed. The method comprises generating a frame and a first information corresponding to a first expiration time of the frame by a frame generating module; handling the frame according to the first expiration time by the driver module; and informing the frame generating module an adjusting information according to a first pre-determined rule by the driver module.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181229

Method and apparatus of inter-view candidate derivation in 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional video coding are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention apply the pruning process to one or more spatial candidates and at least one of the inter-view candidate and the temporal candidate to generate a retained candidate set. ... Mediatek Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180420

Amplifier, fully-differential amplifier and delta-sigma modulator

An amplifier includes a front-end gain stage and an ac-coupled push-pull output stage. The ac-coupled push-pull output stage includes a first transistor, having a source, a drain and a gate, wherein the source of the first transistor is coupled to a first voltage level. ... Mediatek Inc

06/25/15 / #20150179630

Esd protection circuit

An electrostatic discharge (esd) protection circuit is provided. The esd protection circuit includes a first nmos transistor coupled to a power line, a second nmos transistor coupled between the first transistor and a ground, a detection unit, providing a detection signal when an esd event occurs at the power line, and a trigger unit, turning on the second nmos transistor and the first nmos transistor in sequence in response to the detection signal, such that a discharge path is formed from the power line to the ground via the first and second nmos transistors. ... Mediatek Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178729

Electronic transaction between a mobile device, a touch panel device and a server

A mobile device including a wireless communication unit, a touch panel including a transmitting electrode and a processing unit is provided. The wireless communication unit is configured to transmit a transaction request to a server and receive transaction data from the server. ... Mediatek Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178417

Method for showing hierarchical structure for a given power intent described in a power intent description language with a design described in a hardware design description language, and associated apparatus and associated computer program product

A method for showing hierarchical structure for a given power intent described in a power intent description language (e.g. A formal power intent description language) with a design described in a hardware design description language, an associated apparatus, and an associated computer program product are provided, where the method includes: retrieving hardware design description contents written in the hardware design description language from a hardware design description file, and retrieving power intent description contents written in the power intent description language from a power intent description file; and controlling a display module to display a power domain hierarchy associated with the power intent description contents and the hardware design description contents respectively retrieved from the power intent description file and the hardware design description file, wherein the power domain hierarchy includes at least one power domain. ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150173116

Communications method, device and system

A communications system, device and method are provided. The communication device includes a communication unit, configured to establish a link with a second communication device by a touch-link technology; a sensing unit, configured to generate a sensing result by sensing the communication device; and a processing unit, configured to determine a role for the communication device according to the sensing result.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172714

Method and apparatus of inter-view sub-partition prediction in 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional video encoding or decoding using sub-block based inter-view prediction are disclosed. The method partitions a texture block into texture sub-blocks and determines disparity vectors of the texture sub-blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172666

Method and apparatus for sample adaptive offset coding with separate sign and mag -nitude

A method and apparatus for encoding or decoding sao (sample adaptive offset) parameters in a video encoder or decoder are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention encode or decode signs and magnitudes of sao offset values separately for a region using band offset, where the signs are coded using bypass mode coding or fixed length coding. ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172290

Mobile devices, terminal devices, and authentication methods thereof

A mobile device including a touch panel and a processing unit is provided. The touch panel includes one transmitting electrode and one receiving electrode. ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172087

Methods for communication apparatus to align a frame boundary with a cell and communication apparatus utilizing the same

A method for a communication apparatus to align a frame boundary with a cell. A first time at which a predetermined synchronization signal is supposed to be received is determined after knowing a timing of the cell. ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172016

System and method for coordinating multiple wireless communications devices in a wireless communications network

A method for allocating radio resources by a coordinating wireless communications device in a wireless communications network including a plurality of wireless communications devices includes: obtaining a plurality of supported narrow-band channels in the wireless communications network; selecting a primary channel from the supported narrow-band channels and using the primary channel to communicate with the plurality of wireless communications devices; organizing the plurality of wireless communications devices into one or more communication groups; and assigning one of the one or more communication group a non-overlapping operating channel for multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (mu mimo) communication with the coordinating wireless communications device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150171877

Analog-to-digital converting device and analog-to-digital converting method

An analog-to-digital converting device includes: an integrator arranged to generate an integrating signal according to an analog input signal and a first analog feedback signal; a low-pass filter arranged to generate a first filtered signal according to the integrating signal; an analog-to-digital converter arranged to generate a digital output signal according to the first filtered signal; and a first digital-to-analog converter arranged to generate the first analog feedback signal according to the digital output signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150171811

Current controlling device and signal converting apparatus applying the current controlling device

A current controlling device includes: a first resistive circuit arranged to selectively conduct a first current to a first output terminal from a first input terminal; and a second resistive circuit arranged to selectively conduct a second current to a second output terminal from the first input terminal; wherein when the first resistive circuit conducts the first current to the first output terminal and when the second resistive circuit does not conduct the second current to the second output terminal, the first input terminal has a first input impedance; when the first resistive circuit does not conduct the first current to the first output terminal and when the second resistive circuit conducts the second current to the second output terminal, the first input terminal has a second input impedance substantially equal to the first input impedance.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150171072

Electrostatic discharge protection device

The invention provides an electrostatic discharge (esd) protection device. The esd protection device includes a semiconductor substrate having an active region, a first well region having a first conductive type formed in the active region, a first doped region having the first conductive type formed in the first well region, a first metal contact disposed on the first doped region, and a second metal contact disposed on the active region, connecting to the first well region, wherein no doped region is formed between the second metal contact and the first well region.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170719

Method for performing memory interface calibration in an electronic device, and associated apparatus and associated memory controller

A method for performing memory interface calibration in an electronic device, an associated apparatus, and an associated memory controller are provided, where the method includes: controlling a signal on a digital terminal of the memory controller to switch between a plurality of levels, wherein the digital terminal is coupled to a memory of the electronic device; and based on at least one detection result obtained from detecting the signal, calibrating a logical state of the signal to correspond to a level of the plurality of levels. More particularly, the memory controller may include a plurality of command terminals, a plurality of data terminals, and at least one clock terminal, which are used for coupling the memory controller to the memory. ... Mediatek Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169459

Storage system having data storage lines with different data storage line sizes

A storage system includes a data storage device having a plurality of data storage lines, a tag storage device having a plurality of address tags each associated with one data storage line allocated in the data storage device, and a controller. The controller sets a first number of address tags and configures a first number of data storage lines to serve as a first data storage line with a first data storage line size, and sets a second number of address tags and configures a second number of data storage lines to serve as a second data storage line with a second data storage line size. ... Mediatek Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163810

Method and apparatus for collecting and providing diverse traffic information in cellular networks

A method of collecting and providing traffic statistics in a cellular network in accordance is proposed. A ue establishes an rrc connection with a base station. ... Mediatek Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163762

Downlink network synchronization mechanism for femtocell in cellular ofdm systems

A method of downlink synchronization for a femto base station in a cellular orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) system is provided. The femto base station first scans one or more received reference signals transmitted from a plurality of neighboring macro base stations. ... Mediatek Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163509

Method and apparatus for fine-grained motion boundary processing

A method and apparatus for deriving fine-grained motion compensated prediction of boundary pixels in a video coding system are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention determine one or more neighboring coding units (cus) adjacent to a current coding unit (cu). ... Mediatek Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163488

Method and apparatus for slice common information sharing

A method and apparatus for sharing information in a video decoding system are disclosed. The method derives reconstructed data for a picture from a bitstream, where the picture is partitioned into multiple slices. ... Mediatek Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163146

Packet forwarding apparatus and method using flow subgroup based path selection for dynamic load balancing

A packet forwarding apparatus has a path selection device used to generate a path selection signal for selecting a destination path from egress paths of an egress path group. The path selection device has a flow group based path selection circuit and a flow subgroup based path selection circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

06/11/15 / #20150162267

Radio-frequency device package and method for fabricating the same

An electronic device package has a base and an electronic device chip mounted on the base. The electronic device chip includes a semiconductor substrate having a front side and a back side, a electronic component disposed on the front side of the semiconductor substrate, an interconnect structure disposed on the electronic component, a through hole formed through the semiconductor substrate from the back side of the semiconductor substrate, connecting to the interconnect structure, and a tsv structure disposed in the through hole. ... Mediatek Inc

06/11/15 / #20150162242

Radio-frequency device package and method for fabricating the same

A method for fabricating a electronic device package provides a electronic device chip, wherein the electronic device chip includes a semiconductor substrate having a front side and a back side, wherein the semiconductor substrate has a first thickness, an electronic component disposed on the front side of the semiconductor substrate, and an interconnect structure disposed on the electronic component. The method further performs a thinning process to remove a portion of the semiconductor substrate from the back side thereof the method then removes a portion of the thinned semiconductor substrate and a portion of a dielectric layer of the interconnect structure from a back side of the thinned semiconductor substrate until a first metal layer pattern of the interconnect structure is exposed, thereby forming a through hole. ... Mediatek Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161989

System for speech keyword detection and associated method

The invention provides a system for speech keyword detection and associated method. The system includes a speech keyword detector, an activity predictor and a decision maker. ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156288

Parser for parsing header in packet and related packet processing apparatus

A parser is used for parsing a header in a packet. The parser includes a plurality of horizontal field selectors, a plurality of comparators, and a content addressable memory (cam) based device. ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156053

Signal modulator and signal modulating method

A signal modulator includes: a modulating circuit; a first signal trace block arranged to conduct a first in-phase oscillating signal to the modulating circuit, and conduct a first quadrature-phase oscillating signal to the modulating circuit; and a second signal trace block arranged to conduct a second in-phase oscillating signal to the modulating circuit, and conduct a second quadrature-phase oscillating signal to the modulating circuit, and a phase difference of the first in-phase oscillating signal caused by the first signal trace block substantially equals a phase difference of the second quadrature-phase oscillating signal caused by the second signal trace block, a second quadrature-phase oscillating signal to the modulating circuit, and a phase difference of the second in-phase oscillating signal caused by the second signal trace block substantially equals a phase difference of the first quadrature-phase oscillating signal caused by the first signal trace block.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150155916

Electronic devices, near-field wireless communications system and method for establishing a wireless communications link between two electronic devices

An electronic device with touch-link functionality includes a touch panel, a signal processing circuit and a controller. The touch panel includes a first transmitting electrode for transmitting a first signal. ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150155905

Wireless communication device

A wireless communication device including an integrated processing circuit and a first memory is provided. The integrated processing circuit includes a processing unit capable of processing a wireless communication signal and a radio frequency (rf) unit capable of performing a conversion between a radio frequency (rf) signal and a baseband signal, wherein the wireless communication signal is one or more of the rf signal and the baseband signal. ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150155870

Low power clock gating circuit

A clock gating circuit for generating a clock enable signal with respect to a clock input signal and a logic enable signal includes: a first plurality of transistors coupled in series between a power supply and ground, for receiving at least the logic enable signal and generating a first output; a second plurality of transistor coupled in series between the power supply and ground, for receiving at least the first output and generating a second output; a third plurality of transistors coupled in series between the power supply and ground, for receiving at least the second output and an inverted second output; and an and gate circuit, for receiving the second output and generating the clock enable signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150155002

Method and apparatus for accessing data of multi-tile encoded picture stored in buffering apparatus

A method for read pointer maintenance of a buffering apparatus, which is arranged to buffer data of a multi-tile encoded picture having a plurality of tiles included therein, includes the following steps: judging if decoding of a first tile of the multi-tile encoded picture encounters a tile boundary of the first tile; and when it is judged that the tile boundary of the first tile is encountered, storing a currently used read pointer into a pointer buffer, and loading a selected read pointer from the pointer buffer to act as the currently used read pointer.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154337

Method for co-designing flip-chip and interposer

A method for co-designing a flip-chip and an interposer is provided. Information regarding i/o pads, power pins and ir constraints of the flip-chip is obtained. ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154336

Method for flip chip packaging co-design

The present invention provides a method for flip chip packaging co-design. The method comprises steps of: providing an i/o pad information of a chip and a connection information of a pcb; performing a first i/o pad placement according to the i/o pad information of the chip and the connection information of the pcb; utilizing a rdl routing analysis device to perform a bump pad pitch analysis for the first i/o pad placement of the chip to generate a bump pad pitch analysis result; performing a bump pad planning for a package according to the bump pad pitch analysis result to generate a bump pad planning result; and performing a second i/o pad placement for the chip according to the bump pad planning result to generate an i/o pad placement result.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154133

Apparatus for processing packets and system for using the same

An apparatus processes a packet and determines that the packet is a processed fast path packet or a slow path packet, wherein the processed fast path packet is forwarded to a fast path forwarding queue directly or is forwarded to a fast path output queue through a packet direct memory access controller. The apparatus not only improves the packet processing performance but also guarantees the quality of service.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150153940

Method for adjusting playback of multimedia content according to detection result of user status and related apparatus thereof

A playback method of a multimedia content includes: receiving the multimedia content; performing playback upon the multimedia content; detecting a user status and accordingly generating a detection result; and automatically adjusting the playback of the multimedia content in response to the detection result. A playback apparatus of a multimedia content includes a receiving block, a playback block, and a detecting block. ... Mediatek Inc

06/04/15 / #20150153860

Touch panel device controlling method and touch panel device

A touch panel device controlling method for controlling a first touch panel device which comprises: establishing a touch communications connection sequence, wherein the touch communications connection sequence comprises a plurality of touch communications connections between the first touch panel device and at least one second touch panel device; and performing a predetermined operation of the first touch panel device based on the touch communications connection sequence.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/28/15 / #20150147994

Methods for interference cancellation and suppression with network assistance

A method for a receiver to cancel or suppress co-channel interference with network assistance is provided. The method comprises deriving a first set of parameters related to interfering signals in a mobile communication network; receiving a second set of parameters related to the interfering signals from the network; and cancelling the contribution of interfering signals from the received signal based on the combination of the first set and second set of parameters. ... Mediatek Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146782

In-loop fidelity enhancement for video compression

An encoder for receiving a video frame and performing encoding processes to generate an encoded bitstream includes: a fidelity enhancement block, for performing a fidelity enhancement technique on processed data utilizing a partition method, and generating fidelity enhancement information comprising at least one parameter associated with a partition structure, wherein the fidelity enhancement technique comprises applying discrepancy modeling based on dc offset; and an entropy coding block, coupled to the fidelity enhancement block, for encoding the fidelity enhancement information, and embedding the encoded fidelity enhancement information into the encoded bitstream.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146657

Methods for codeword level interference cancellation with network assistance

A method for a receiver to cancel or suppress co-channel interference with network assistance is provided. The method comprises deriving a first set of parameters related to interfering signals in a mobile communication network; receiving a second set of parameters related to the interfering signals from the network; and cancelling the contribution of interfering signals from the received signal based on the combination of the first set and second set of parameters. ... Mediatek Inc

05/28/15 / #20150145792

Devices and methods of touch communications

A touch communications device includes a first touch panel and a processor. When a second touch panel of another touch communications device is close to or in contact with the first touch panel of the touch communications device, the processor obtains relative movement information about a relative movement between the touch communications device and the other touch communications device. ... Mediatek Inc

05/28/15 / #20150145127

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package is provided. In one configuration, the semiconductor package includes a substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

05/21/15 / #20150140939

Wireless communication device

A wireless communication device including an integrated processing circuit and a first memory is provided. The integrated processing circuit includes a processing unit capable of processing a wireless communication signal and a radio frequency (rf) unit capable of performing a conversion between a radio frequency (rf) signal and a baseband signal, wherein the wireless communication signal is one of the rf signal and the baseband signal. ... Mediatek Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139336

Method and related apparatuses for decoding multimedia data

A method for decoding compressed multimedia data is disclosed. This method receives the compressed multimedia data; wherein the compressed multimedia data comprises at least two bitstream portions. ... Mediatek Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139325

Method and apparatus of bi-directional prediction for scalable video coding

A method and apparatus for inter-layer prediction for scalable video coding are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention utilize weighted prediction for scalable coding. ... Mediatek Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139311

Method and apparatus for performing block prediction search based on restored sample values derived from stored sample values in data buffer

A block prediction search method includes at least following steps: utilizing a data buffer to store bit-depth reduced sample values of a plurality of samples in a first pixel line; detecting occurrence of an edge in the first pixel line according to restored sample values derived from stored sample values in the data buffer; and determining a block prediction vector for a pixel group in a second pixel line different from the first pixel line, wherein the block prediction vector is determined based at least partly on a last edge count value indicative of a number of samples in the first pixel line that have gone by since the edge occurs.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139235

Packet processing apparatus using action command parameterization

A packet processing apparatus has an ingress packet processing circuit, an egress packet processing circuit, a traffic manager, and a processor. The ingress packet processing circuit processes an ingress packet received from an ingress port to generate at least one parameter. ... Mediatek Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139212

Snooping sensor sta or neighbor ap ranging and positioning in wireless local area networks

A method of a ranging and positioning with sensor sta/neighbor ap is proposed. An initiating wireless device establishes an ftm procedure with a responding wireless device in an indoor wireless local area network. ... Mediatek Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139181

Methods for call management with multiple subscriber identity cards and apparatuses using the same

An embodiment of a method for call management, performed by a processing unit of a ue (user equipment), is disclosed. The method is employed in a hardware configuration of at least two subscriber identity cards sharing a radio resource. ... Mediatek Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139167

Systems and methods for providing categorized channel reservation

A wireless communications system and associated method are disclosed. The system, in one configuration, includes an antenna and a wireless communications module configured to operate and communicate with a plurality of wireless communications stations via the antenna, in compliance with a wireless communications protocol. ... Mediatek Inc

05/21/15 / #20150138142

Method for performing touch communications control of an electronic device by using location detection with aid of touch panel, and an associated apparatus

A packet processing apparatus has an ingress packet processing circuit, an egress packet processing circuit, and a traffic manager. The ingress packet processing circuit processes ingress packets received from ingress ports. A method for performing touch communications control and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: detecting whether another touch communications device is close to or in contact with a first region of a touch panel of the touch communications device with aid of at least one of the touch panel of the touch communications device and a touch panel of the other touch communications device to obtain a detection result; and running a first application associated with the first region based on the detection result.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124869

Apparatus and method of sample adaptive offset for video coding

An apparatus and method for sample adaptive offset (sao) to restore intensity shift of processed video data are disclosed. In an encoder side, the processed video data corresponding to reconstructed video data, deblocked-reconstructed video data, or adaptive loop filtered and deblocked-reconstructed video data are partitioned into regions smaller than a picture. ... Mediatek Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124866

Apparatus and method of efficient sample adaptive offset

A method and apparatus for sample adaptive offset (sao) compensation of reconstructed video data are disclosed. In one embodiment, the relation between the current pixel and said one or more neighboring pixels is stored so that the sao compensated current pixel can replace the current pixel without buffering the to-be-processed pixels for classification. ... Mediatek Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124783

Method for performing uplink transmission control of an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing uplink (ul) transmission control of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: determining a set of ul transmission patterns for a dedicated physical data channel (dpdch) and a dedicated physical control channel (dpcch), wherein one of the set of ul transmission patterns indicates whether ul transmission of a plurality of slots of one of the dpdch and the dpcch in at least one transmission time interval (tti) is required, respectively; and performing ul transmission of the dpdch and the dpcch according to the set of ul transmission patterns, wherein with aid of a ul transmission pattern for the dpdch within the set of ul transmission patterns, ul transmission of at least one slot of the dpdch is prevented in the at least one tti. The method may include selecting one of multiple sets of ul transmission patterns.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124362

Esd protection circuit

An electrostatic discharge (esd) protection circuit is provided. The esd protection circuit includes an impedance device coupled between a pad and a power line and a clamp unit coupled between the pad and a ground line, wherein no esd current flows through the impedance device when an esd event occurs at the pad.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/07/15 / #20150123830

Digital to analog converting system and digital to analog converting method

A digital to analog converting system, which comprises: a first data converting circuit, for receiving a first digital data stream transmitted at a first clock frequency, for converting the first digital data stream to a plurality of second digital data streams transmitted at a second clock frequency, and for outputting the second digital data streams in parallel; a second data converting circuit, for receiving the second digital data streams from the first data converting circuit, and for converting the second digital data streams to a third digital data stream transmitted at a third clock frequency; and a first digital to analog converter, for converting the third digital data stream to a first output analog data stream. The second clock frequency is lower than the first clock frequency and the third clock frequency.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/07/15 / #20150123730

Integrated circuit

An integrated circuit is provided. A standard cell includes a plurality of pmos transistors and a plurality of nmos transistors. ... Mediatek Inc

05/07/15 / #20150123206

Body-contact metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor device

The invention provides a body-contact metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (mosfet) device. The body-contact mosfet device includes a substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121388

Task scheduling method for dispatching tasks based on computing power of different processor cores in heterogeneous multi-core processor system and related non-transitory computer readable medium

A task scheduling method is applied to a heterogeneous multi-core processor system. The heterogeneous multi-core processor system has at least one first processor core and at least one second processor core. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121387

Task scheduling method for dispatching tasks based on computing power of different processor cores in heterogeneous multi-core system and related non-transitory computer readable medium

A task scheduling method is applied to a heterogeneous multi-core system. The heterogeneous multi-core system has at least one first processor core and at least one second processor core. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121120

Data transmission apparatus having frequency synthesizer with integer division factor, corresponding method, and data transmission system

A data transmission apparatus disposed within two network layers operative at different data rates is provided. The data transmission apparatus is coupled to a clock generator which provides a reference clock for a lower network layer and is coupled to a frequency synthesizer with an integer division factor that generates a divided clock for an upper network layer according to the reference clock and the integer division factor. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121011

Storage system having tag storage device with multiple tag entries associated with same data storage line for data recycling and related tag storage device

A storage system has a data storage device, a tag storage device and a controller. The tag storage device has a plurality of first tag entries and a plurality of second tag entries, wherein each of the first tag entries is associated with one data storage line allocated in the data storage device. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120964

Peripheral device complying with sdio standard and method for managing sdio command

The invention provides a method of managing sdio commands at a host device and a peripheral device. The host device connected to the peripheral device by a bus comprising a command transmission line and a data transmission line, both of which are arranged to transmit single end signal. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119098

Power control method to mitigate interference for in-device coexistence

A power control method to mitigate in-device coexistence (idc) interference is provided. A wireless communication device (ue) is equipped with a first lte radio module and a second co-located wifi/bt/gsnn radio module. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119066

Method for enhancing positioning measurement and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A communications apparatus is disclosed. A receiving module receives an observed time difference of arrival (otdoa) request and a search list of cells provided by a network at a second time point. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150118816

Mos device with isolated drain and method for fabricating the same

A method for fabricating a metal-oxide-semiconductor (mos) device, performing operations of: forming a first well region embedded in a portion of a semiconductor substrate; forming a first patterned mask layer over the semiconductor substrate; performing a first ion implant process on two portions of the semiconductor substrate exposed by the first patterned mask layer; removing the first patterned mask layer and forming a second patterned mask layer over the semiconductor substrate, exposing a portion of the third well region; performing a second ion implant process to the portion of the third well region exposed by the second patterned mask layer; performing a third implant process to the portion of the third well region exposed by the second patterned mask layer; forming a source region in a portion of the third well region; and forming a drain region in a portion of the fifth well region.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117283

Mobile communication device and method thereof

A mobile communication device and a method thereof are provided. The method, adopted by a mobile communication device connected to a serving cell, including: receiving a measurement request for a first target cell; in response to the measurement request, acquiring first timing information of first system information for a first target cell; scheduling an autonomous gap substantially corresponding to occurrence of the first system information according to the first timing information; and initiating the autonomous gap to receive the first system information from the first target cell.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150116952

Apparatus for performing communication control

An apparatus for performing communication control includes a control module implemented with at least one integrated circuit (ic) whose package includes a plurality of sets of terminals, each set of the plurality of sets of terminals corresponding to one of a plurality of sub-modules of the control module, and within the sets of terminals, a set of terminals corresponding to a specific sub-module of the sub-modules include a power-input terminal arranged to input power from outside the control module. For example, on a printed circuit board (pcb) of the apparatus, arrangement of some modules is similar to that of some contact pads associated to the sets of terminals. ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150115429

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package with reduced warpage problem is provided, including: a circuit board, having opposing first and second surfaces; a semiconductor chip, formed over a center portion of the first surface of the circuit board, having a first cross sectional dimension; a spacer, formed over a center portion of the semiconductor chip, having a second cross sectional dimension less than that of the first cross sectional dimension; an encapsulant layer, formed over the circuit board, covering the semiconductor chip and surrounding the spacer; a heat spreading layer, formed over the encapsulant layer and the spacer; and a plurality of solder balls, formed over the second surface of the circuit board, wherein a ratio between the first cross sectional dimension and the second cross sectional dimension is about 1:2-1:6.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/30/15 / #20150115406

Semiconductor structure

The invention provides a semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure includes a substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

04/23/15 / #20150111520

Enhanced access control in lte advanced systems

An enhanced access control method is proposed for machine-type communications (mtc) in a 3gpp lte-advanced network. An mtc device is configured for enhanced access barring (eab). ... Mediatek Inc

04/23/15 / #20150110180

Method and apparatus for intra transform skip mode

A method and apparatus for video coding including an intra transform skip mode is disclosed. When the transform skip mode is on for a transform unit, embodiments according to the present invention apply different coding processes to the transform unit. ... Mediatek Inc

04/23/15 / #20150110170

Method and apparatus for simplified depth coding with extended prediction modes

A method and apparatus for simplified depth coding (sdc) with extended intra prediction modes are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention use an extended intra prediction mode set including horizontal mode and vertical mode. ... Mediatek Inc

04/23/15 / #20150109984

Methods for coordinating transmission and reception operations of radio modules in a communications apparatus and communication apparatuses utilizing the same

A method for coordinating transmission and reception operations of a first and a second radio module in a communications apparatus, the first radio module communicating with a first communications device in a first protocol to provide a first wireless communications service and the second radio module communicating with a second communications device in a second protocol to provide a second wireless communications service. The method includes estimating, by the first radio module, time remaining for the second radio module; receiving, by the second radio module, information regarding the estimated remaining time from the first radio module; determining, by the second radio module, whether time required for the operations of the second radio module exceeds the estimated remaining time; and scheduling, by the second radio module, operations of the second radio module according to the information regarding the estimated remaining time received from the first radio module.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106674

Hybrid automatic repeat request management method for improving transmission quality

The present invention to provide methods and related controllers that manage harq processes in a wireless communications system. The present invention provides a method and related controller to map data units (e.g. ... Mediatek Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103900

Method and apparatus of inter-layer filtering for scalable video coding

A method and apparatus for inter-layer prediction for scalable video coding are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention apply inter-layer adaptive filtering to the video data derived from the reconstructed bl video data to generate inter-layer adaptive filtered data. ... Mediatek Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103883

Method and apparatus for fast intra prediction

An intra prediction method includes at least the following steps: performing a distortion estimation to evaluate a distortion value of a specific block under an intra prediction mode and a transform unit size; using the evaluated distortion value to set a distortion value of the specific block under a first block configuration, the intra prediction mode and the transform unit size; and using the evaluated distortion value to set a distortion value of the specific block under a second block configuration, the intra prediction mode, and the transform unit size. The first block configuration represents a first block size, and the second block configuration represents a second block size different from the first block size.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103752

Harq memory space management for lte carrier aggregation

A user equipment (ue) receives and decodes a first erroneous transport block (tb) from a base station in a mobile communication network. The ue allocates a first soft buffer having a first buffer size. ... Mediatek Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103016

Electronic devices and method for near field communication between two electronic devices

An electronic device includes a touch screen, a proximity sensor and a processor. The touch screen includes transmitting electrodes and receiving electrodes configured for sensing touch events on the touch screen. ... Mediatek Inc

04/16/15 / #20150102868

Frequency modulator having digitally-controlled oscillator with modulation tuning and phase-locked loop tuning

A frequency modulator includes a digitally-controlled oscillator (dco) arranged for producing a frequency deviation in response to a modulation tuning word and a phase-locked loop (pll) tuning word. In addition, another frequency modulator includes a dco and a dco interface circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

04/16/15 / #20150102495

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package is provided. The semiconductor package includes a substrate, a first pad, a second, a first conductive element, a surface mount device, a first bonding wire and a molding compound layer. ... Mediatek Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099957

Ecg device, ecg lead signal generating circuit, and related method

Embodiments of the invention disclose an ecg device, an ecg signal processing method, an ecg lead signal generating circuit, an ecg signal generating method, another ecg device, another ecg signal processing method, and an ecg electrode assembly. The ecg device has an electrode assembly and an ecg lead signal generating circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099561

Method for controlling rf signal processing components and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A communications apparatus includes a first radio module including at least a first baseband signal processing device and a first radio transceiver, a second radio module including at least a second baseband signal processing device and a second radio transceiver, and an rf front-end circuit, coupled to the first radio module and the second radio module and including a plurality of rf signal processing components. A portion of the rf signal processing components capable of processing the rf signals of both the first and second radio modules are coupled to both the first and second radio modules for being shared by the first and second radio modules, and the first and second radio modules are capable of establishing a dedicated wireless connection, simultaneously, via the rf front-end circuit.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099538

Multiple antenna ap positioning in wireless local area networks

A method of indoor positioning using fine timing measurement (ftm) protocol with multi-antenna access point (ap) is proposed. In a wireless local area network, an ap has multiple antennas that are strategically located in different physical locations. ... Mediatek Inc

04/09/15 / #20150098513

Method and apparatus for coding of sample adaptive offset information

A method and apparatus for sharing context among different sao syntax elements for a video coder are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention apply cabac coding to multiple sao syntax elements according to a joint context model, wherein the multiple sao syntax elements share the joint context. ... Mediatek Inc

04/09/15 / #20150098460

Group based location service in wireless local area networks

A method of group-based location service is proposed. A wireless station initiates a ranging process with a plurality of wireless communications devices in a wireless local area network. ... Mediatek Inc

04/09/15 / #20150098376

Methods for one radio module to listen to paging signals without breaking the data transmission of the other radio module operating in the connected mode and communication apparatuses utilizing the same

A communications apparatus. A first radio module communicates with a first wireless network and provides wireless communication services in compliance with a first rat. ... Mediatek Inc

04/09/15 / #20150097984

Method and apparatus for controlling image generation of image capture device by determining one or more image capture settings used for generating each subgroup of captured images

An image generation method includes: determining at least one first image capture setting and at least one second image capture setting; controlling an image capture device to generate a plurality of first successive captured images for a capture trigger event according to the at least one first image capture setting and generate a plurality of second successive captured images for the same capture trigger event according to the at least one second image capture setting. Variation of the at least one first image capture setting is constrained within a first predetermined range during generation of the first successive captured images. ... Mediatek Inc

04/09/15 / #20150097277

Fan-out semiconductor package with copper pillar bumps

A system-in-package includes a package carrier; a first semiconductor die having a die face and a die edge, the first semiconductor die being assembled face-down to a chip side of the package carrier, wherein a plurality of contact pads are situated on the die face; a second semiconductor die mounted on the package carrier and adjacent to the first semiconductor die; a rewiring laminate structure between the first semiconductor die and the package carrier, the rewiring laminate structure comprising a re-routed metal layer, wherein at least a portion of the re-routed metal layer projects beyond the die edge; and a plurality of copper pillar bumps arranged on the rewiring laminate structure for electrically connecting the first semiconductor die with the package carrier.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094557

Patches for bio-electrical signal processing

An embodiment of the invention provides a patch for bio-electrical signal processing. The patch for bio-electrical signal processing includes a patch main body, a set of electrodes, and a lead signal generator. ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094113

Methods used in telecommunications system having early termination capability

Disclosed herein are various embodiments of methods to avoid abnormal transmit power control (tpc) behaviors occurring in a telecommunications system. Disclosed embodiments reduces the probability of misjudging an early termination indicator to avoid a telecommunications device from deriving improper tpc commands or alleviates the influence caused by improperly power control when a telecommunications device derives improper tpc commands.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150093989

Wireless charger communication automatic gain control

A variable gain circuit used in an in-band communication system is provided that includes a current sense pickup that is coupled to the output of a dc power source that senses current from the dc power source and provides a first output signal. A variable controlled amplifier structure, that is coupled to the dc power source, receives the first output signal and provides a specified amount of gain to the first output signal so as to produce a second output signal. ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150092760

Systems and methods for activity coordination in multi-radio terminals

A wireless communication device is provided with a first radio module and a second radio module inside. The first radio module performs wireless transceiving according to a plurality of first traffic patterns which each indicates allocations of a plurality of first slots for a plurality of forthcoming transmitting or receiving operations, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150092655

Methods of discovery and measurements for small cells in ofdm/ofdma systems

A method of small cell discovery and rsrp/rsrq measurements in ofdm/ofdma systems is proposed. A discovery reference signal (drs) with low transmission frequency is introduced to support small cell detection within a short time, multiple small cell discovery, and accurate measurement of multiple small cells. ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150092630

Ue enhancement in fdd-tdd joint operation networks

To support the new characteristics where fdd carriers and tdd carriers provide different services with different qos or with different coverage or with different mobility robustness, ue enhancements of fdd-tdd network are proposed. In one embodiment, a dual mode ue in idle mode camps on a source cell and determines a target cell based on the cn domain and/or additional paging information contained in an enhanced paging message. ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150092582

Methods of discovery and measurements for small cells in ofdm/ofdma systems

A method of small cell discovery and rsrp/rsrq measurements in ofdm/ofdma systems is proposed. A discovery reference signal (drs) with low transmission frequency is introduced to support small cell detection within a short time, multiple small cell discovery, and accurate measurement of multiple small cells. ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150091540

Regulator and regulating method

A regulator applied to regulate a first reference voltage on an output terminal, the regulator includes: a sensing circuit, arranged to sense a variation of the first reference voltage on the output terminal to generate a sensing signal; and a gain stage, arranged to provide an adjusting current to the output terminal in response to the sensing signal for reducing the variation of the first reference voltage, and the gain stage is coupled in parallel to a loading circuit powered by the first reference voltage.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150091523

Wireless charger system that has variable power / adaptive load modulation

A wireless charging system that includes in-band communication includes: a source device, including: at least a transmitter coil for providing a wireless charging power which is modulated according to a reflected impedance of at least a target device; and at least the target device, oriented on and magnetically coupled to the source device, for receiving the charging power. The target device includes: a receiver coil, loosely coupled to the transmitter coil, for receiving the charging power; a variable resistor loading the receiver coil; and a power detection and modulation circuit, for determining a size of the charging power, and providing a modulation control signal to the variable resistor according to the size of the charging power, for varying the resistance of the variable resistor in order to control an impedance of the target device which will be reflected at the source device.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150091158

Package structure

A package structure, comprising: a substrate, having at least one conductive units provided at a first surface of the substrate; at least one first die, provided on a second surface of the substrate; a connecting layer; a second die, provided on the connecting layer, wherein the connecting layer comprises at least one bump for connecting the first die to the second die such that the first die and the second die are electrically connected; and at least one bonding wire, for electrically connecting the first die to the conductive units or the substrate.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150091147

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package includes a die pad, wherein a semiconductor die is mounted on the die pad; a plurality of leads comprising a power lead disposed along a peripheral edge of the die pad; at least one connecting bar connecting with the die pad; and a power bar disposed on one side of the connecting bar, wherein the power bar is integrally connected to the power lead. A capacitor is mounted between the power bar and the connecting bar.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/02/15 / #20150091085

Mos device with isolated drain and method for fabricating the same

A mos device with an isolated drain includes: a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type; a first well region embedded in a first portion of the semiconductor substrate, having a second conductivity type; a second well region disposed in a second portion of the semiconductor substrate, overlying the first well region and having the first conductivity type; a third well region disposed in a third portion of the semiconductor substrate, overlying the first well region having the second conductivity type; a fourth well region disposed in a fourth portion of the semiconductor substrate between the first and third well regions, having the first conductivity type; a gate stack formed over the semiconductor substrate; a source region disposed in a portion of the second well region, having the second conductivity type; and a drain region disposed in a portion of the fourth well region, having the second conductivity type.. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/26/15 / #20150087115

Chip package and method for forming the same

According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for forming a chip package is provided. The method includes: providing a conducting plate, wherein a plurality of conducting pads are disposed on an upper surface of the conducting plate; forming a plurality of conducting bumps on a lower surface of the conducting plate; patterning the conducting plate by removing a portion of the conducting plate, wherein the patterned conducting plate has a plurality of conducting sections electrically insulated from each other, and each of the conducting bumps is electrically connected to a corresponding one of the conducting sections of the patterned conducting plate; forming an insulating support layer to partially surround the conducting bumps; and disposing a chip on the conducting pads.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/26/15 / #20150085932

Method and apparatus of motion vector derivation for 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for deriving mvp (motion vector predictor) for skip or merge mode in 3d video coding are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining an mvp candidate set for a selected block and selecting one mvp from an mvp list for motion vector coding of the block. ... Mediatek Inc

03/19/15 / #20150077569

Method and apparatus for performing image processing operation based on frame/algorithm selection

One image processing method has at least the following steps: receiving an image input in a device, wherein the image input is composed of at least one source image; receiving image selection information; regarding a source image included in the image input, checking the image selection information to determine whether the source image is selected or skipped; and performing an object oriented image processing operation upon each selected source image. Another image processing method has at least the following steps: receiving an image input in a device, wherein the image input is composed of at least one source image; receiving algorithm selection information; and regarding a source image included in the image input, checking the algorithm selection information to determine a selected image processing algorithm from a plurality of different image processing algorithms, and performing an image processing operation upon the source image based on the selected image processing algorithm.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074691

Cd player and method for ejection control thereof

A compact disc (cd) player and method for ejection control thereof is provided. The cd player has: a cd tray, an eject button, a front-end module, a back-end module, and a fast response eject module, wherein the front-end module and the back-end module are coupled to each other and integrated in an integrated circuit (ic). ... Mediatek Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074346

Memory controller, memory module and memory system

A memory module, comprising: a first pin, arranged to receive a first signal; a second pin, arranged to receive second signal; a first conducting path, having a first end coupled to the first pin; at least one memory chip, coupled to the first conducting path for receiving the first signal; a predetermined resistor, having a first terminal coupled to a second end of the first conducting path; and a second conducting path, having a first end coupled to second pin for conducting the second to a second terminal of the predetermined resistor; wherein the first signal and the second are synchronous and configured to be a differential signal, for enabling a selected memory chip from the at least one memory chip to be accessed.. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073799

Voice verifying system and voice verifying method

A voice verifying system, which comprises: a microphone, which is always turned on to output at least one voice signal; a speech determining device, for determining if the voice signal is valid or not according to a reference value, wherein the speech determining device passes the voice signal if the voice signal is valid; and a verifying module, for verifying a speech signal generated from the voice signal and for outputting a device activating signal to activate a target device if the speech signal matches a predetermined rule; and a reference value generating device, for generating the reference value according to speech signal information from the verifying module.. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071535

Method and associated apparatus for correcting color artifact of image

A method for correcting color shading artifact of an image and associated apparatus is provided. The method comprises: providing a plurality of bases, calculating a plurality of coefficients respectively associated with the bases, generating a correction map by summing the bases respectively weighted by with the coefficients, and providing a corrected image by correcting the image according to the correction map. ... Mediatek Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071168

Method and system for improving the efficiency of packet transmission in a multi-user wireless communication system

A method and system utilized in a wireless communication system transmitting and receiving a multi-user packet is disclosed. The communication system includes a transmitter and a plurality of users in communication therewith. ... Mediatek Inc

03/12/15 / #20150070239

Antenna

The invention provides an antenna for a wireless device, e.g., a cellular phone for wireless mobile telecommunication. The antenna includes a conductive feed strip and a conductive ground component. ... Mediatek Inc

03/05/15 / #20150065197

Communication apparatus and method for displaying mmi

A communication apparatus and a method for mmi displaying are provided, wherein the communication apparatus equipped with at least one subscriber identification module (sim) cards, comprising: a detector, arranged to detect an amount of the sim card(s) inserted on the communication apparatus; and a processor, providing different man-machine interfaces (mmis) to be displayed on a display apparatus according to the amount of the inserted sim card(s); and wherein when the amount of the inserted sim card(s) equals to one, the processor provides a single card mmi for a subscriber; when the amount of the inserted sim cards larger than one, the processor provides a multi-card mmi for the subscribers and examines whether there is a predetermined sim card being determined; and the different mmis is displayed based on the predetermined sim card. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/05/15 / #20150065194

Frequency and phase conversion circuit, wireless communication unit, integrated circuit and method therefor

A frequency and phase conversion circuit and wireless communication unit for supporting a plurality of different duty cycles is described. The frequency and phase conversion circuit comprises: a local oscillator module comprising a plurality of frequency conversion modules arranged to receive at least one input clock signal wherein a plurality of phases of the at least one input clock signal are selectable to support a plurality of different duty cycle clock signals; and at least one frequency conversion module comprising a plurality of mixer arrangements configured to receive at least one baseband input signal and the selected plurality of phases of the at least one input clock signal and output a frequency and phase converted representation of the at least one baseband input signal, wherein at least one of the plurality of mixer arrangements is re-used in a plurality of the selectable supportable duty cycles.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/05/15 / #20150065066

Apparatus and method for setting antenna resonant mode of multi-port antenna structure

An antenna tuning circuit for setting an antenna resonant mode of an antenna structure includes a switch arranged to selectively couple a first interconnection node to a second interconnection node, wherein the first interconnection node is coupled to a first port of the antenna structure, and the second interconnection node is coupled to a second port of the antenna structure. An antenna tuning method for setting an antenna resonant mode of an antenna structure includes generating a first control signal and selectively coupling a first interconnection node to a second interconnection node in response to the first control signal, wherein the first interconnection node is coupled to a first port of the antenna structure, and the second interconnection node is coupled to a second port of the antenna structure.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/05/15 / #20150065043

Short-distance contactless communication apparatus and method thereof

A short-distance contactless communication apparatus includes: a receiver configured to operate under at least a first receiving mode and a second receiving mode, wherein the receiver receives a modulation signal with a first modulation scheme when the receiver is configured to operate under the first receiving mode, and the receiver receives a modulation signal with a second modulation scheme when the receiver is configured to operate under the second receiving mode, and wherein the receiver utilizes an oscillation signal to receive the modulation signal, and the oscillation signal utilized by the receiver is derived from the modulation signal or derived from a reference clock of a local source based on the receiving mode of the receiver.. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063510

Communication unit and sliced radio frequency module therefor

A communication unit includes at least one divider module arranged to receive a radio frequency (rf) signal and output a divided representation of the rf signal, and a plurality of sliced rf modules. Each of the plurality of sliced rf modules includes: an input for receiving a clock signal; a timing synchronisation module arranged to receive the divided representation of the rf signal and synchronise the divided representation of the rf signal to the clock signal, across the plurality of sliced rf modules; and at least one logic module operably coupled to the timing synchronisation module and arranged to receive the clock signal and a synchronised output from the timing synchronisation module. ... Mediatek Inc

03/05/15 / #20150061758

Signal processing device and signal processing method

Embodiments of the invention disclose a signal processing device and a signal processing method and a device and a method for signal processing. The signal processing device includes a sampling module, a first segmentation module, a second segmentation module, and a detection module. ... Mediatek Inc

03/05/15 / #20150061757

Low dropout linear regulators and starting methods therefor

A low dropout linear regulator, a starting method, an electronic device, and a chip are provided. The starting method includes the steps of beginning a soft-starting process of the low dropout linear regulator and providing a first current; when an output voltage of the low dropout linear regulator reaches a starting voltage, providing a second current; and dynamically adjusting a threshold of an over current during the soft-starting process of the low dropout linear regulator, wherein the over current includes at least one of the first current and the second current. ... Mediatek Inc

03/05/15 / #20150061733

Frequency dividing system and input level triggering device

A frequency dividing system, which comprises a control circuit, a first multiple input sharing input level triggering device, a first input level triggering group and a second input level triggering group. The first multiple input sharing input level triggering device receives a first frequency dividing signal to generate a feedback signal according to a level of a first clock signal, or receives a second frequency dividing signal to generate the feedback signal according to a level of a second clock signal. ... Mediatek Inc

03/05/15 / #20150061117

Chip package and method for forming the same

According to an embodiment of the present invention, a chip package is provided. The chip package includes: a patterned conducting plate having a plurality of conducting sections electrically separated from each other; a plurality of conducting pads disposed on an upper surface of the patterned conducting plate; a chip disposed on the conducting pads; a plurality of conducting bumps disposed on a lower surface of the patterned conducting plate, wherein each of the conducting bumps is electrically connected to a corresponding one of the conducting sections of the patterned conducting plate; and an insulating support layer partially surrounding the conducting bumps.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058690

Scan test circuit with scan clock

A scan test circuit includes: a pulse generator, for generating differential pulses according to a system clock signal; a functional path, including: a d-type latch clocked by the differential pulses; a test path, including: a scan latch clocked by a test clock signal; and a tri-state inverter. When a test enable signal is enabled, the generation of the differential pulses is disabled.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056996

Methods for determining whether to perform cell measurement on a predetermined neighbor cell and for ping-pong avoidance during cell reselection and communication apparatus utilizing the same

A communications apparatus includes a radio frequency signal processing device, a baseband signal processing device, a memory device and a processor. The rf signal processing device processes rf signals to generate baseband signals. ... Mediatek Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056939

Integrated circuit for communication

The present invention provides an integrated circuit for communication, e.g., for mobile radio-frequency (rf) telecommunication, including a resonator, a main amplifier, a matching circuit, a blocker detector, a mixer circuit, and a translation filter. The resonator provides conversion from single-end to differential, and filtering function for rejecting blockers at harmonics of local oscillation signal. ... Mediatek Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055691

Communication circuit and associated method for calibrating communication circuit

The present invention provides a method for calibrating a communication circuit. In an embodiment, the method may include: cooperating start of a calibration procedure, and, by the communication circuit, signaling a calibration signal between a test equipment and the communication circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

02/26/15 / #20150054584

Class ab signal generation apparatus

A signal generation apparatus includes a digital-to-analog converter, a bias stage and a class ab output stage. The digital-to-analog converter is arranged for outputting a current as an input signal. ... Mediatek Inc

02/19/15 / #20150050957

Method and system for managing transmitting power of communications devices equipped with a plurality of antennas

A method for managing transmitting power of communications devices equipped with multiple antennas. The method enables a first antenna configuration of the plurality of antennas in accordance with a first pre-determined rule. ... Mediatek Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049819

Method and system for symbol binarization and de-binarization

A method of binarizing an input symbol using a hybrid truncated rice/k-th order exp-golomb binarization scheme with a rice parameter includes: determining a threshold; comparing the input symbol with the threshold; constructing a codeword using a truncated rice (tr) binarization process for the input symbol when a comparison result belongs to a first type of comparison result; and constructing a codeword with an initial prefix and a suffix for the input symbol when the comparison result belongs to a second type of comparison result; wherein the suffix is constructed using an exp-golomb binarization process.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049817

Method and apparatus for compressing coding unit in high efficiency video coding

In hevc (high efficiency video coding), a 2n×2n coding unit can be partitioned into various partition types hierarchically. The coding system uses a criterion to determine the best partition, where rd-rate is often used as the criterion. ... Mediatek Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049713

Precoding-codebook-based secure uplink in lte

A precoding-codebook-base secure uplink (psu) scheme is proposed to utilize the channel reciprocity, uniqueness, and randomness in solving the secure initiation problem. A ue receives a first reference signal via first downlink channel in a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049105

Data processing apparatus for transmitting/receiving indication information of pixel data grouping setting via display interface and related data processing method

A data processing apparatus includes a compression circuit and an output interface. The compression circuit generates a plurality of compressed pixel data groups by compressing pixel data of a plurality of pixels of a picture based on a pixel data grouping setting of the picture. ... Mediatek Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049099

Data processing apparatus for transmitting/receiving compressed pixel data groups of picture over display interface and related data processing method

A data processing apparatus has a mapper, a plurality of compressors, and an output interface. The mapper receives pixel data of a plurality of pixels of a picture, and splits the pixel data of the pixels of the picture into a plurality of pixel data groups. ... Mediatek Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049098

Data processing apparatus for transmitting/receiving compressed pixel data groups via multiple display ports of display interface and related data processing method

A data processing apparatus includes a compression circuit, a rate controller, and an output interface. The compression circuit generates a plurality of compressed pixel data groups, each derived from applying a compression operation to pixel data of a pixel group, wherein the pixel group includes a portion of a plurality of pixels in a picture. ... Mediatek Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049097

Data processing apparatus for transmitting/receiving randomly accessible compressed pixel data groups over display interface and related data processing method

A data processing apparatus includes a compressor and an output interface. The compressor generates a plurality of compressed pixel data groups by compressing pixel data of a plurality of pixels of a picture based on a pixel data grouping setting of the picture. ... Mediatek Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043440

Wireless communications devices supporting wifi and lte communications and methods for transmission control thereof

A mobile communications device supporting operation on a first wireless technology and a second wireless technology with a wireless module and a controller module is provided. The wireless module performs wireless transceiving to and from a first base station of a first wireless technology and a second base station of a second wireless technology. ... Mediatek Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039923

Method of controlling sdio device and related sdio system and sdio device

Described in embodiments herein are techniques for placing a secure digital input output (sdio) device in a sleep mode and waking up the sdio device from the sleep mode. In accordance with an embodiment, a method of controlling the sdio device comprising: writing a control value into a register of the sdio device; allowing the sdio device to switch to a first operation mode based on the control value written into the register; sending a first signal to the sdio device through a first data terminal of the sdio device; and allowing the sdio device to switch to a second operation mode based on the first signal.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039823

Table lookup apparatus using content-addressable memory based device and related table lookup method thereof

A table lookup apparatus has a content-addressable memory (cam) based device and a first cache. The cam based device is used to store at least one table. ... Mediatek Inc

02/05/15 / #20150038108

Methods for processing emergency call and communications apparatuses utilizing the same

A communications apparatus includes a baseband signal processing device, an rf signal processing device, a memory device, and a processor. The processor transmits a normal call-establishment signal with a remote identifier to a network to originate a normal call in response to a first call-origination request with the remote identifier, receives an indication message indicating that the normal call is routed as an emergency call from the network, records the remote identifier in the memory device, and when receiving a second call-origination request with the remote identifier, transmits an emergency call-establishment signal with the remote identifier to the network to originate an emergency call in response to the second call-origination request.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036745

Method and apparatus of simplified luma-based chroma intra prediction

A method and apparatus for chroma intra prediction based on reconstructed luma pixels and chroma pixels are disclosed. The chroma intra prediction is based on a linear model of derived co-located current luma pixels of the current luma block scaled by a scaling factor. ... Mediatek Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036629

Method and apparatus of data transmission over guard sub-carriers in multi-carrier ofdm systems

A method of data transmission over guard sub-carriers is provided in a multi-carrier ofdm system. Adjacent radio frequency (rf) carriers are used to carry radio signals transmitted through adjacent frequency channels. ... Mediatek Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036018

Method and apparatus for tuning camera correction setting for camera module

A camera tuning circuit has a first storage space, a second storage space and a controller. The first storage space stores a first reference camera correction setting for a reference camera module under a first color temperature. ... Mediatek Inc

01/29/15 / #20150033157

3d displaying apparatus and the method thereof

A 3d displaying method, comprising: acquiring distance information map from at least one image; receiving control information from a user input device; modifying the distance information map according to the control information to generate modified distance information map; generating an interactive 3d image according to the modified distance information map; and displaying the interactive 3d image.. . ... Mediatek Inc

01/29/15 / #20150033062

Apparatus and method for controlling controllable clock source to generate clock signal with frequency transition

A clock generator includes a controllable clock source and a frequency hopping controller. The controllable clock source generates a clock signal to a clock-driven device. ... Mediatek Inc

01/29/15 / #20150030067

Method and apparatus for coded block flag coding in high efficiency video coding

A method and an apparatus for decoding of a video bitstream are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises: decoding a first coded block flag (cbf) of the color component indicating whether a current coding unit (cu) of the color component has at least one non-zero transform coefficient (830). ... Mediatek Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029992

Method for coordinating transmissions between different communications apparatuses and communication sapparatuses utilizing the same

A method for coordinating transmissions between different communications apparatuses in a communications system. The method obtains a sub-frame indicator carried in a first control signal transmitted in a control region of a first sub-frame received from an evolved node b (enb), wherein the sub-frame indicator indicates resource allocation of one or more sub-frame following the first sub-frame. ... Mediatek Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029991

Method for coordinating transmissions between different communications apparatuses and communication sapparatuses utilizing the same

A communications apparatus is provided. A controller module generates a suggested sub-frame pattern describing suggested arrangement of one or more almost blank sub-frame(s) in one or more frame(s) and schedules control signal and/or data transmissions according to the suggested sub-frame pattern. ... Mediatek Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029311

Image processing method and image processing apparatus

An image processing method comprising: (a) receiving at least one input image; (b) acquiring depth map from the at least one input image; and (c) performing a defocus operation according to the depth map upon one of the input images, to generate a processed image.. . ... Mediatek Inc

01/29/15 / #20150028951

Operational amplifier circuits

An implementation of an operational amplifier circuit includes a first stage amplifier circuit, a second stage amplifier circuit and a first feedforward circuit. The first stage amplifier circuit is coupled to a first input node for receiving a first input signal and amplifying the first input signal to generate a first amplified signal. ... Mediatek Inc

01/29/15 / #20150028940

Integrated circuit having at least one functional circuit block operating in multi-source power domain and related system with power management

An integrated circuit has a semiconductor layer, at least one metal layer, a plurality of functional circuit blocks formed on the semiconductor layer, and a power mesh formed on the at least one metal layer. The power mesh has a specific area corresponding to a specific functional circuit block of the functional circuit blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025829

Performance, thermal and power management system associated with an integrated circuit and related method

The performance, thermal and power management system is configured to perform dvfs calibration, temperature compensation adjustment, aging calibration, and dc offset calibration in an ic. The initial voltage supplied to the ic maybe set to an initial value which takes chip-to-chip process variations into account and then dynamically adjusted according to temperature variations, dc offset and/or aging effects. ... Mediatek Inc

01/22/15 / #20150023200

Method of ue rsrq measurement precaution for interference coordination

A method of ue rsrq measurement precaution for interference coordination is provided. The ue receives radio signals of a neighbor cell under measurement. ... Mediatek Inc

01/22/15 / #20150022633

Method of fast encoder decision in 3d video coding

Multi-view video encoding using early merge mode decision and/or early cu split termination is disclosed. The present invention encodes a current coding block using the merge/skip mode without evaluating coding performance for at least one of inter modes and intra modes if the coding conditions associated with the current coding block and a neighboring block set of the current coding block are asserted. ... Mediatek Inc

01/22/15 / #20150022260

Performance, thermal and power management system associated with an integrated circuit and related method

The performance, thermal and power management system is configured to perform dvfs calibration, temperature compensation adjustment, aging calibration, and dc offset calibration in an ic. The initial voltage supplied to the ic may be set to an initial value which takes chip-to-chip process variations into account and then dynamically adjusted according to temperature variations, dc offset and/or aging effects. ... Mediatek Inc

01/22/15 / #20150022254

Performance, thermal and power management system associated with an integrated circuit and related method

The performance, thermal and power management system is configured to perform dvfs calibration, temperature compensation adjustment, aging calibration, and dc offset calibration in an ic. The initial voltage supplied to the ic may be set to an initial value which takes chip-to-chip process variations into account and then dynamically adjusted according to temperature variations, dc offset and/or aging effects. ... Mediatek Inc

01/22/15 / #20150022243

Driver circuit for signal transmission and control method of driver circuit

A driver circuit for receiving a data input and generating an output signal according to at least the data input is provided. The driver circuit includes a pair of differential output terminals, a current mode drive unit and a voltage mode drive unit. ... Mediatek Inc

01/15/15 / #20150017999

Method of cognitive radio and device utilizing the same

A method of implementing a cognitive radio (cr) technology and a device utilizing the same are provided. The method includes: when a first base station meets a requirement for entering a cognitive radio (cr) state, acquiring information on a potential frequency band which is assigned to a second base station; performing a band selection based on the potential frequency band to select a desired frequency band; and entering the cr state by accessing the first base station using the desired frequency band.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/15/15 / #20150016719

Methods of sifting out significant visual patterns from visual data

An embodiment of the invention provides a method performed by an electronic device. Under the method, the electronic device first analyzes significance-indication information of an image block of visual data to determine whether the image block encompasses a significant visual pattern. ... Mediatek Inc

01/15/15 / #20150016506

Method and apparatus for loop filtering across slice or tile boundaries

A method and apparatus for loop filter processing of video data in a video encoder or decoder are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention conditionally allow sharing of loop filter parameters. ... Mediatek Inc

01/15/15 / #20150016466

Network device and method for outputting data to bus with data bus width at each cycle by generating end of packet and start of packet at different cycles

A method used in a network device for outputting data to a bus with a data bus width at each cycle includes: using a packet generator for generating idle data after an end of packet for a packet at a cycle and generating a start of packet for a next packet at a different cycle; and using an inter-packet gap (ipg) generator for receiving data transmitted from the packet generator, dynamically writing the received data into the buffer, and inserting a gap of idle data between the end of packet and the start of packet according to the end of packet and the idle data generated by the packet generator.. . ... Mediatek Inc

01/15/15 / #20150015441

Methods for providing positioning service for a wireless device in an wireless network and related wireless devices

Methods for providing positioning service for a wireless device within a wireless network are provided. First, at least one positioning signal is received by a first wireless device, wherein, each of the at least one position signal is received from at least one wireless device other than the first wireless device and each indicates the positions of the at least one wireless device other than the first wireless device. ... Mediatek Inc

01/15/15 / #20150015307

Comparator and amplifier

A comparator has a differential pair circuit and a current control circuit. The differential pair circuit has first and second comparator transistors, and is arranged to compare a first input and a second input according to a clock signal to generate a result indicating whether a difference of the first and second inputs exceeds an internal offset. ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012761

Method for performing wake-up control with aid of wake-up packet, and associated apparatus

A method and apparatus for performing wake-up control are provided, where the method is applied to an electronic device, and the method may include the steps of: detecting whether a predetermined wake-up action is input into the electronic device, wherein the predetermined wake-up action is a user action for wake-up control; and when it is detected that the predetermined wake-up action is input into the electronic device, sending a wake-up packet carrying predetermined wake-up information to allow an internal circuit of another electronic device to be woken up in response to detection of the predetermined wake-up information.. . ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150010091

Method and apparatus for loop filtering cross tile or slice boundaries

A method and apparatus for loop filter processing of boundary pixels across a block boundary aligned with a slice or tile boundary is disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention use a parameter of a neighboring slice or tile for loop filter processing across slice or tile boundaries according to a flag indicating whether cross slice or tile loop filter processing is allowed not. ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150010072

Method and apparatus for unification of coefficient scan of 8x8 transform units in hevc

A method and apparatus for processing 2n×2n transform units (tus) are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining a first-layer scanning order among four n×n sub-blocks of the 2n×2n tu; determining a second-layer scanning pattern for said four n×n sub-blocks; and providing scanned 2n×2n transform coefficients of the intra-coded or the inter-coded 2n×2n tu using double scanning based on the first-layer scanning order and the second-layer scanning pattern. ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150010055

Method and apparatus for unification of significance map context selection

A method and apparatus for significance map coding for 4×4 tus (transform units) and 8×8 tus of video data are disclosed. The method comprises receiving at least one context selection table for a first tu associated with a first color component and generating a derived context selection table for a second tu associated with a second color component from said at least one context selection table. ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150010049

Method of depth intra prediction using depth map modelling

A method of depth map coding for a three-dimensional video coding system incorporating extended reconstructed neighboring depth samples is disclosed. The depth block is partitioned into one or more segments. ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009850

Method for wireless communication in a device with co-existence radio

Various methods for wireless communication in a device with co-existed/co-located radios are provided. Multiple communication radio transceivers are coexisted/co-located in a user equipment (ue) having in-device coexistence (idc) capability, which may result in idc interference. ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009816

Traffic shaping mechanism for ue power saving in idle mode

A method of uplink shaping and extending ue in rrc idle mode is proposed. The ue processes a data packet to be sent to the network. ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009815

Traffic shaping mechanism for ue power saving in connected mode

A method of uplink shaping and scheduling request (sr) prohibition in rrc connected mode is proposed. A ue applies drx operation in a wireless network, the ue is in rrc connection mode. ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009291

On-line stereo camera calibration device and method for generating stereo camera parameters

An on-line stereo camera calibration method employed by an electronic device with a stereo camera device includes: retrieving a feature point set, and utilizing a stereo camera calibration circuit on the electronic device to calculate a stereo camera parameter set based on the retrieved feature point set. In addition, an on-line stereo camera calibration device on an electronic device with a stereo camera device includes a stereo camera calibration circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009288

Synchronization controller for multi-sensor camera device and related synchronization method

A synchronization controller for a multi-sensor camera device includes a detection circuit and a control circuit. The detection circuit detects asynchronization between image outputs generated from the multi-sensor camera device, wherein the image outputs correspond to different viewing angles. ... Mediatek Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006845

Method of creating target storage layout table referenced for partitioning storage space of storage device and related electronic device and machine-readable medium

An exemplary method of creating a target storage layout table referenced for partitioning a storage space of a storage device includes following steps: identifying defective storage areas in the storage space of the storage device, and accordingly generating an identification result; and creating the target storage layout table according to the identification result; wherein when the identification result indicates that an actual storage area corresponding to a pre-defined partition with a pre-defined partition size has at least one defective area, setting a partition size of a partition defined in the target storage layout table according to the pre-defined partition size and a size of the at least one defective area.. . ... Mediatek Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003514

Method and apparatus for block-based significance map and significance group flag context selection

A method and apparatus for significance map context selection are disclosed. According to the present invention, the tus are divided into sub-blocks and at least two context sets are used. ... Mediatek Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003405

Enhanced broadcast channel for primary system information acquisition in ofdm/ofdma systems

New enhanced physical broadcast channel (epbch) based on ue-specific reference signals (dmrs) for mib and sib transmission is proposed. The overall design consideration for epbch can be summarized as follows: support different values of frequency reuse factor, support different cell coverage sizes, maximized diversity gain in open-loop operation such as transmit diversity and frequency diversity, minimized overhead, and minimized ue complexity.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/01/15 / #20150002743

Video data displaying system and video data displaying method

A video data displaying system comprising a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device comprises: a data receiver, for receiving video data; a first displaying device, for displaying the video data; and a connecting interface. ... Mediatek Inc

01/01/15 / #20150002402

Method, device, and computer-readable medium for changing size of touch permissible region of touch screen

A method of controlling a touch screen of an electronic device includes the following steps: switching the touch screen from a normal state into a shrunk state; and confining a touch interactive region of the touch screen to a sub-region of the touch screen and positioning a non-interactive region of the touch screen away from an edge of the touch screen to be partially covered by a finger performing an operation when the touch screen is in the shrunk state. The touch interactive region is a region within which the touch screen displays an interactive frame, and when the touch screen is in the normal state, the touch interactive region extends beyond the sub-region.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/01/15 / #20150001675

Method for including decoupling capacitors into semiconductor circuit having logic circuit therein and semiconductor circuit thereof

A semiconductor circuit comprises a first and a second logic circuit, a first and a second decoupling capacitor. The first decoupling capacitor is arranged in a first area around the first logic circuit and the second decoupling capacitor is arranged in a second area around the second logic circuit. ... Mediatek Inc








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