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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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Stereoscopic camera device and associated control method

A stereoscopic camera device and an associated control method are provided. The stereoscopic camera device includes: a first image capturing device, a second image capturing device, and a processor. ... Mediatek Inc

Video frame transmitting system and video frame transmitting method

A video frame transmitting system transmitting at least one output video frame to a display based on content of at least one input video frame. The video frame transmitting system has a display driver receiving an active input video frame and outputting the active input video frame as the output video frame to the display. ... Mediatek Inc

Image processor comprising local color processing circuits and associated image processing method for adjusting blue light strength of image

An image processing method performed by an image processor includes: receiving an image, wherein the image comprises a plurality of pixels having different strengths of at least one color; unevenly adjusting the strengths of the at least one color of specific pixels to generate a processed image.. . ... Mediatek Inc

Divisor control circuit, fractional frequency division device, frequency synthesizer and frequency synthesis method

A divisor control circuit allows a frequency divider to have a fractional divisor. The divisor control circuit includes: a multiplexer, arranged to select one of a first clock signal and a second clock signal as a multiplexed signal according to a selection signal, and accordingly provide the multiplexed signal to the frequency divider, wherein there is a phase difference between the first clock signal and the second clock signal; and a selection signal generation circuit, coupled to the multiplexer, arranged to generate the selection signal according to a frequency-divided signal outputted by the frequency divider. ... Mediatek Inc

Delay cell in a standard cell library

A delay cell for generating a desired delay exceeding a minimum delay defined in a standard cell library is provided, which includes a delay element and an output inverter. The delay element receives an input signal to generate an internal signal with a propagation delay relative to the input signal, which includes a p-type transistor, a first resistor, a second resistor, and an n-type transistor. ... Mediatek Inc

Feedforward filter using translational filter

Described in embodiments herein are techniques for realizing filters having a variety of frequency responses, such as multiple pass-bands, high out-of-band rejection, without complicated designs. In accordance with an embodiment, a feedforward filter includes a first path, at least one second path and a signal combiner. ... Mediatek Inc

Harmonic rejection translational filter

A harmonic-rejection translational filter includes: a first path, a second path and a signal combiner. The first path has a first translational filter that is driven by a plurality of first oscillation signals, and is arranged to generate a first output signal according to an input signal. ... Mediatek Inc

Graphics-processing method of a graphics-processing unit and graphics-processing apparatus

A graphics-processing method and a graphics-processing apparatus are provided. The graphics-processing method includes the steps of computing a vertex position of a vertex in a binning phase to obtain a first position data; generating a first signal according to a first condition, wherein when the first signal corresponds to a first value, the first position data is stored into a memory unit, and when the first signal corresponds to a second value, the vertex position of the vertex in a rendering phase is computed to obtain a second position data; computing a vertex varying of the vertex in the binning phase or the rendering phase; and rendering in the rendering phase according to either the first position data or the second position data.. ... Mediatek Inc

Methods of a graphics-processing unit for tile-based rendering of a display area and graphics-processing apparatus

A method of a graphics-processing unit (gpu) for tile-based rendering of a display area and a graphics-processing apparatus are provided. The method includes the steps of computing vertex positions of a plurality of vertexes, wherein the first vertex corresponds to a first thread and the second vertex corresponds to a second thread; determining whether a thread merge condition is satisfied; merging the first thread and the second thread to a thread group when determining that the thread merge condition is satisfied; computing vertex varyings of the plurality of vertexes, wherein when the first thread and the second thread are merged to the thread group, a varying of the first vertex and a varying of the second vertex are computed with respect to a program counter.. ... Mediatek Inc

Policy-based compression of machine code generated by a virtual machine

A computing system performs a policy-based machine code compression method. The computing system hosts a virtual machine that generates machine code from bytecode. ... Mediatek Inc

Probabilistic framework for compiler optimization with multithread power-gating controls

A probabilistic framework for compiler optimization with multithread power-gating controls includes scheduling all thread fragments of a multithread computer code with the estimated execution time, logging all time stamps of events, and sorting and unifying the logged time stamps. Time slices are constructed using adjacent time stamps of each thread fragment. ... Mediatek Inc

Hand and body tracking with mobile device-based virtual reality head-mounted display

A head-mounted display (hmd) may include a mobile device that includes a display unit, at least one sensing unit and a processing unit. The at least one sensing unit may be configured to detect a presence of an object. ... Mediatek Inc

Method and apparatus for generating featured test pattern

An method of generating a featured scan pattern for test includes: providing a plurality of predetermined test patterns to perform 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 test pattern according to the feature value of each dut.. . ... Mediatek Inc

Enhanced channel contention schemes for high-efficiency wlan

A unified channel contention scheme is proposed such that spatial reuse can be enabled by a wireless station (sta) when a basic service set (bss) color of a received signal cannot be resolved. If the detected frame is an intra-bss frame, then the sta should not contend the channel for the ppdu duration. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160374025

Method, system and apparatus for controlling power consumption of a mobile terminal

Techniques and examples pertaining to controlling power consumption of a mobile terminal are described. First information regarding at least one aspect of a mobile terminal, as sensed by the at least one sensor, may be received. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373938

Transceiver architecture for multiple antenna systems

A transceiver architecture with combined digital beamforming and analog/hybrid beamforming is proposed. Digital beamforming is used for beam training with reduced overhead (switching time). ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373902

Service continuity for group communication over lte embms

A method of supporting group communication over lte mbms is provided. A ue first establishes a unicast evolved packet service (eps) bearer in an lte network for group communication. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373763

Inter prediction method with constrained reference frame acquisition and associated inter prediction device

An inter prediction method includes performing reference frame acquisition for inter prediction of a first frame in a first frame group to obtain at least one reference frame, and performing the inter prediction of the first frame according to the at least one reference frame. The at least one reference frame used by the inter prediction of the first frame is intentionally constrained to include at least one first reference frame obtained from reconstructed data of at least one second frame in the first frame group. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373664

Methods and apparatus of processing image and additional information from image sensor

Examples of processing of image and additional information sensed by image sensors are described. A method may involve receiving, from an array of pixels of an image sensor, data sensed by the array of pixels. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373243

Digital signal up-converting apparatus and related digital signal up-converting method

A digital signal up-converting apparatus includes: a clock generating circuit arranged to generate a reference clock signal; an adjusting circuit coupled to the clock generating circuit and arranged to generate a first clock signal and a second clock signal according to the reference clock signal; a baseband circuit coupled to the adjusting circuit for receiving the first clock signal, wherein the baseband circuit further generates a digital output signal according to the first clock signal; and a sampling circuit coupled to the adjusting circuit and the baseband circuit for receiving the second clock signal and the digital output signal, wherein the second clock signal and the digital output signal are non-overlapping; wherein the sampling circuit samples the digital output signal based on the second clock signal and then combines the sampled digital output signal in order to generate a combined digital signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373239

Synthesizer module, rf transceiver and method therefor

A synthesizer module arranged to generate a timing signal. The synthesizer module comprises an odd-numbered frequency divider circuit arranged to receive a reference timing signal and to output at least one frequency-divided signal having a frequency equal to 1/m times the frequency of the reference timing signal, where m is an odd-numbered integer. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373142

Variation calibration for envelope tracking on chip

Techniques and examples pertaining to variation calibration for envelope tracking on chip are described. Envelope tracking (et) statistics among multiple wireless-capable mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) may be collected in laboratory. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160372468

Fin field-effect transistor gated diode

The invention provides a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a fin field effect transistor (finfet) array including finfet units. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160372431

Semiconductor device

The present invention provides a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device comprises: a metal pad and a first specific metal layer routing and a second specific metal layer routing. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160371093

Scalarization of vector processing

A single-instruction-multiple-treads (simt) computing system includes multiple processors and a scheduler to schedule multiple threads to each of the processors. Each processor includes a scalar unit to provide a scalar lane for scalar execution and vector units to provide n parallel lanes for vector execution. ... Mediatek Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370998

Processor memory architecture

A processing device includes a first memory interface for accessing a first memory device of a main memory. Each first memory interface is compatible with low-power double-data-rate (lpddr) signaling. ... Mediatek Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366548

Direction finding and ftm positioning in wireless local area networks

A method of combined direction finding (df) and fine timing measurement (ftm) positioning in a wireless location area network (wlan) is proposed. A multiple antenna ieee 802.11 transmitting device (ap) can transmit signal preamble containing multiple long training field (ltf) symbols in a radio frame from multiple antennas, which allows a receiving device (sta) to resolve multiple df sounding signals transmitted from the multiple antennas and thereby estimating angle of departure (aod). ... Mediatek Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366398

Image frame synchronization for dynamic image frame rate in dual-camera applications

Techniques and examples pertaining to frame synchronization for dynamic frame rate in dual-camera applications are described. A change in brightness in ambient lighting may be detected when an electronic apparatus operates in a dual-camera mode utilizing images captured by a first image sensor and a second image sensor. ... Mediatek Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366323

Methods and systems for providing virtual lighting

Methods and systems for improving images and video captured by a device is provided. The methods and systems may involve a virtual 3d model for a scene that is in view of a device's sensors. ... Mediatek Inc

12/15/16 / #20160365870

Vco-based continuous-time sigma delta modulator equipped with truncation circuit and phase-domain excess loop delay compensation

A continuous-time sigma-delta modulator includes a vco-based quantizer, a rotator, a truncation circuit and a digital-to-analog converter (dac). The vco-based quantizer is arranged to generate a thermometer code based on an input signal and a feedback signal. ... Mediatek Inc

12/15/16 / #20160365859

Wideband highly-linear low output impedance d2s buffer circuit

A wideband highly-linear buffer circuit exhibiting a low output impedance comprises a first pfet (pfet1), a second pfet (pfet2), a first nfet (nfet1), and a second nfet (nfet2). Sources of pfet1 and pfet2 are coupled to vdd. ... Mediatek Inc

12/15/16 / #20160364121

Method and associated circuit for arranging window on screen

The present invention provides a method and a circuit for arranging window(s) on a gui screen of a device. In an embodiment, the method may include: identifying a layout information associated with the window, with the layout information comprising an aspect condition and/or a direction notification; and, performing a layout determination for the window by: causing an aspect of the window to satisfy the aspect condition; and/or, aligning a direction of the window according to the direction notification, independent of a direction of another window on the screen.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160360554

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

A mobile communications device supporting operation on a first wireless technology and a second wireless technology is provided. The device includes a wireless module performing wireless transceiving to and from a first station of a first wireless technology and a second station of a second wireless technology, and a controller module, transmitting a control message prior to the starting of a uplink transmission period of the first wireless technology via the wireless module to occupy the uplink transmission period of the first wireless technology so as to allow transmission of signals of the second wireless technology during the uplink transmission period of the first wireless technology. ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160360236

Method and apparatus for entropy transcoding

A method and apparatus for transcoding a compressed bitstream are disclosed. The system receives a first compressed bitstream generated by applying first entropy encoding to a set of tokens. ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160360211

System and method for content adaptive clipping

A system and method of content adaptive pixel intensity processing are described. The method includes receiving a predefined set of processed video data configured from the processed video data, deriving a range information associated with an original maximum value and an original minimum value for a predefined set of original video data, wherein the predefined set of processed video data is derived from the predefined set of original video data, and adaptively clipping pixel intensity of the predefined set of processed video data to a range deriving from the range information, wherein the range information is incorporated in a bitstream and represented in a form of the original maximum value and the original minimum value, prediction values associated with a reference maximum value and a reference minimum value, or a range index associated with a predefined range set.. ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160359756

Communication device, integrated circuitry, and the communication method thereof

A communication device for setting a packet-transmission rate for transmitting aggregated-media access-control protocol data unit (a-mpdu) packets is provided. The communication device includes a first processor, a second processor, and a transceiver unit. ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160359488

Jitter control circuit within chip and associated jitter control method

A jitter control circuit within a chip comprises an adaptive pdn, a current generator and a jitter generator. The adaptive pdn is capable of being controlled/modulated to provide difference impedances. ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160358877

Semiconductor package using flip-chip technology

A semiconductor package is provided. The semiconductor package includes a semiconductor device bonded to a base through a first conductive structure. ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357800

Network switch and data base updating method

A network switch comprising: a first data transmitting module, configured to receive first input data and to generate a first updating request based on first updating information, wherein the first updating request indicates which address of data base stored in a storage unit is requested to be updated; and a first monitoring module, configured to modify the first updating information according to the first updating request.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357598

Swap method and electronic system thereof

A swap method, for an electronic system, includes generating an accessing signal by a calculating module of the electronic system; generating a swap signal for instructing a swap mode of the accessing signal by the calculating module; accessing data from a storage module of the electronic system according to the accessing signal by an accessing module of the electronic system; and swapping the data according to the swap signal by a swap module.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357448

Network switch and database update with bandwidth aware mechanism

A network switch comprising: a first storage unit, configured to store a first data base; a first buffer, configured to buffer data to be updated; and an update managing module, configured to assign a first update address of the first storage unit, which is for the data to be updated, according to first buffer information for the first buffer and a first update request.. . ... Mediatek Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354000

Wearable device and determination method thereof

A wearable device is provided. The wearable device includes a photon sensor, a processor, and an output unit. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353510

Handling of intermittent disconnection in a millimeter wave (mmw) system

Apparatus and methods are provided to handle the intermittent disconnections in an mmw system. In one novel aspect, the beam tracking failure is determined upon detection of one or more tracking failure conditions. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353421

Method for search space configuration of enhanced physical downlink control channel

A method to allocate physical radio resources for both distributed and localized transmission schemes of epdcch and configure common and ue-specific search space for ue is provided. In one embodiment, a ue receives a first high-layer information to determine a first set of prbs. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353371

Cell selection and reselection for low cost machine-type communication ue

Methods and apparatus are provided for low cost machine communication type (lc-mtc) devices for cell selection and cell reselection. In one novel aspect, the lc-mtc ue determines whether the cell is capable of supporting lc-mtc. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353366

Apparatus and method for acquiring ipv6 domain name system server and sip server address

A mobile communications device, operating as a mobile terminal (mt), is provided. In the mobile communications device, a receiver is configured to receive a dhcpv6 information-request message from a terminal equipment (te). ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353275

Method for identifying source bss in wlan

A method for identifying source bss in wlan is proposed. A high efficiency (he) access point (ap) sends a packet containing a basic service set (bss) color to a he station. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352552

Reliable dual sub-carrier modulation schemes in high efficiency wlan

Modulation schemes that use dual sub-carrier to reliably transmit physical layer related signaling information and/or data in high efficiency wireless local area network (he wlan) are proposed. The proposed schemes can be implemented with low complexity and provide better performance than existing modulation schemes used in wlan that are based on ieee 802.11/a/b/g/n/ac standards. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352409

Method and wireless device for antenna selection

A method for a wireless device is disclosed. The wireless device includes a plurality of antennas. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352298

Variable gain amplifier circuit, controller of main amplifier and associated control method

A variable gain amplifier circuit comprises a main amplifier, a current sensing circuit, a variable loading and a control amplifier. The main amplifier is configured for amplifying an input signal to generate an output signal. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160351705

Semiconductor device capable of high-voltage operation

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate and a first well region formed in the semiconductor substrate. An insulator is formed in and over a portion of the first well region and a second well region is formed in the first well region at a first side of the insulator. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160351653

Semiconductor integrated circuit

A semiconductor integrated circuit includes an inductor and a plurality of high permeability patterns. The inductor includes one conductive loop. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350156

Method for performing processor resource allocation in an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing processor resource allocation in an electronic device is provided, where the method may include the steps of: obtaining task-related information to determine whether a task of a plurality of tasks is a heavy task (e.g. The heavy task may correspond to heavier loading than others of the plurality of tasks), to selectively utilize a specific processor core within a plurality of processor cores to perform the task, and determining whether at least one scenario task exists within others of the plurality of tasks, to selectively determine according to application requirements a minimum processor core count and a minimum operating frequency for performing the at least one scenario task; and performing processor resource allocation according to a power table and system loading, to perform any remaining portion of the plurality of tasks. ... Mediatek Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350063

Methods for displaying image data in a computer system supporting multiple displays

An electronic device and an associated method for displaying image data on a first display device of a first electronic device and a second display device of a second electronic device external of the first electronic device are provided. The method includes the steps of: determining whether image data to be displayed on the first and second display devices are the same; when the image data to be displayed on the first and second display devices are the same, estimating the first resource consumption required when the extension mode is selected for displaying the image data and the second resource consumption required when the mirror mode is selected for displaying the image data; and determining to display the image data on the first and second display devices in the extension mode or the mirror mode according to the first and second estimated resource consumption.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345372

Method to set up a wireless communication connection and electronic device utilizing the same

. . An electronic device includes a processor and a wireless communication module, the processor transmits one or more touch link messages via at least one transmitting electrode of a touch panel device to another electronic device in proximity to the electronic device and receives one or more touch link messages via at least one receiving electrode of the touch panel device from the other electronic device to obtain essential information for establishing a wireless communication connection with the other electronic device. The wireless communication module establishes a wireless communication connection with the other electronic device according to the essential information.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345276

Methods and electronic devices for controlling transmission power

A method and an electronic device for controlling transmission power are provided. The method includes the steps of separating a transmission power of a first wireless antenna module for a first wireless transmission technology into different power levels; and determining whether to adjust the transmission power of the first wireless antenna module for the first wireless transmission technology, when a second wireless transmission technology corresponding to a second antenna is coexistent with the first wireless transmission technology in the same band.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345022

Data processing apparatus for transmitting/receiving compressed display data with improved error robustness and related data processing method

A data processing apparatus has a compressor and an output interface. The compressor performs compression upon an input display data to generate a compressed display data, wherein an error-resilient coding tool is involved in the compression. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344433

Auto-selection method for modeling secondary-path estimation filter for active noise control system

An active noise control system and associated auto-selection method for modeling a secondary path for the active noise control system are provided. The method includes the steps of: receiving a reference signal; filtering the reference signal with a secondary-path estimation filter to obtain a filtered reference signal, wherein the secondary path estimation filter is determined from a plurality of candidate secondary-path estimation filters; filtering the reference signal with an adaptive filter to provide a compensation signal; sensing a residual noise signal at a listening position of the active noise control system; and adapting filter coefficients of the adaptive filter according to the residual noise signal and the filtered reference signal.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344219

Method and apparatus for adjusting voltage threshold for battery by measuring internal resistance of battery, and corresponding method and sensor circuit for measuring internal resistance of battery

A method for adjusting a voltage threshold for a battery being connected to a portable device includes: dynamically measuring an internal resistance of the battery; and dynamically adjusting the voltage threshold according to the internal resistance of the battery and a current flowing through the battery.. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344086

0/90 degree coupler with complex termination

The isolated port of a 0/90 degree coupler is terminated by a novel complex termination impedance circuit having a reactance. The absolute value of the reactance is at least two ohms. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343929

Semiconductor package assembly with thermal recycling function

The invention provides a portable electronic system. The portable electronic system includes a semiconductor package. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343796

Capacitor structure and method for forming the same

A capacitor structure includes first and second interdigitated conductive elements formed over different portions of a semiconductor substrate, and a dielectric layer formed between the first and second interdigitated conductive elements. The first interdigitated conductive element that is formed includes a first base portion and a plurality of first protrusion portions. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343695

Semiconductor package assembly and method for forming the same

A semiconductor package assembly is provided. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343694

Semiconductor package assembly and method for forming the same

A semiconductor package assembly is provided. The semiconductor package assembly includes a semiconductor package. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343685

Semiconductor package assembly and method for forming the same

A semiconductor package assembly is provided. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343632

Chip package having a patterned conducting plate and method for forming the same

A 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, wherein a recess extending from a surface of one of the conducting pads towards an inner portion of the corresponding one of the conducting pads, 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

11/24/16 / #20160343416

Method of dynamic random access memory resource control

A method of dynamic random access memory (dram) resource control for a dram manager of an electronic device is disclosed. The method comprises receiving at least one respective request message from at least one darm user of the electronic device, each request message indicating required power information requested by the dram user sending the request message, and determining the dram to operate in one of a plurality of predetermined dram resource statuses respectively corresponding to a plurality of power levels according to the required power information respectively indicated by the at least one request message.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342343

Method and apparatus for controlling data migration in multi-channel memory device

A memory system has a memory device and a data migration control circuit. The memory device has a plurality of memory spaces accessed via a plurality of memory channels, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342320

Method of sharing display image on multiple screens and associated communication terminal

A method of sharing display image on multiple screens and an associated communication terminal is provided, including: obtaining a relative location information between a first terminal and at least one second terminal; obtaining a connection information for building a connection between the first terminal and the at least one second terminal, and storing the connection information in the first terminal; confirming a second terminal located on a sliding direction on a touch screen of the first terminal according to the sliding direction and the relative location information, wherein the sliding direction is indicated by a sliding instruction detected on the touch screen; and connecting the first terminal with the second terminal located on the sliding direction to map the display image on the touch screen of the first terminal onto a screen of the confirmed second terminal located on the sliding direction.. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342198

Apparatus and method for controlling multi-core processor of computing system

A computing system includes a multi-core processor and a core controller. The core controller is for: monitoring utilization of the multi-core processor; calculating a target performance index according to the utilization of the multi-core processor, a target utilization and a first performance index, wherein the first performance index is associated with a first entry of a dynamic voltage frequency scaling (dvfs) table that corresponds to a current setting for the multi-core processor; and selecting a second entry of the dvfs table that corresponds to a target-setting according to the target performance index and a second performance index that is associated with the second entry. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338190

Electronic apparatus

An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a printed circuit board (pcb) with a first signal path and a second signal path therein, a first finger disposed on the first signal path, a second finger disposed on the second signal path, a controller disposed on the pcb and coupled to a first memory via the first finger and to a second memory via the second finger, and a damping device disposed on the second signal path. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338143

Efficient discontinuous reception in a mobile network

A method of extended drx paging includes a base station that transmits extended drx configuration information and a user equipment (ue) receives the extended drx configuration from the base station. The ue determines a first number of frames that are included in a hyper-frame based at least in part on the extended drx configuration information and selects a hyper-frame number. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338102

Qos provisioning for lte-wlan aggregation

Lte-wlan aggregation (lwa) at the radio access network level promises significant gain in system capacity and user quality of experience (qoe). In order to support qos over lwa, there is a need to develop mechanisms to ensure that the access category (ac) classification chosen by a wireless device (ap in the case of downlink, and ue in case of uplink) is consistent with the qos requirements of the eps bearer/drb and/or subscriber profile to which the traffic belongs. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338074

Method and apparatus of latency measurement for lte-wlan aggregation

Lwa (lte-wlan aggregation) is a tight integration at radio level which allows for real-time channel and load aware radio resource management across wlan and lte to provide significant capacity and quality of experience (qoe) improvements. When enabling lwa, packets are routed to a base station (enb) for performing pdcp functionalities as an lte pdu. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338073

Qos provisioning for lte-wlan aggregation

Lte-wlan aggregation (lwa) at the radio access network level promises significant gain in system capacity and user quality of experience (qoe). In order to support qos over lwa, there is a need to develop mechanisms to ensure that the access category (ac) classification chosen by a wireless device (ap in the case of downlink, and ue in case of uplink) is consistent with the qos requirements of the eps bearer/drb and/or subscriber profile to which the traffic belongs. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338068

Rate adaptation for lte-wlan aggregation

Lwa (lte/wlan aggregation) is a tight integration at radio level which allows for real-time channel and load aware radio resource management across wlan and lte to provide significant user perceived throughput (upt) improvement. When enabling lwa, packets are routed to a base station (enb) for performing pdcp functionalities as an lte pdu. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338065

Communication method for extending device

A communication method for an extending device in a communication system includes transmitting or receiving a first traffic flow and a second traffic flow from a station of the communication system in a first frequency band; transmitting or receiving the first traffic flow and the second traffic flow from an access point of the communication system in the first frequency band; and transmitting or receiving the second traffic flow from the access point in a second frequency band.. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337904

Finer control of wlan association for network-controlled lte-wlan internetworking

Apparatus and methods are provided for finer control for wlan association. In one novel aspect, an enhanced ncwik capability negotiation, an ue assistance information exchange, and an enhanced steering command are performed. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337879

Channel state feedback enhancement in downlink multiuser superposition transmission

A method of performing downlink multiuser superposition transmission (must) with enhanced channel state information (csi) feedback is proposed. When a user equipment (ue) reports cqi/sinr feedback for ri=rank-2, the ue also reports a single beam cqi/sinr feedback for ri=rank1. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337649

Method and apparatus for adaptive motion vector precision

A method for adaptive mv precision is disclosed. According to one embodiment, whether to use or not to use the adaptive mv precision for a current block is determined according to a prediction mode/partition type of the current block. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337603

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

A method for performing image control in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method may include the steps of: obtaining a specific image from a camera module of the electronic device, and obtaining a specific focus-related parameter corresponding to the specific image, wherein the specific focus-related parameter is related to focus control of the camera module; determining a specific resize parameter corresponding to the specific image according to a relationship between the specific resize parameter and the specific focus-related parameter; and performing a resize operation on the specific image according to the specific resize parameter, to control the specific image to be displayed in a quasi-scale-invariant manner.. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337485

Routing solutions for lte-wlan aggregation

Apparatus and methods are provided for user-plane lwa pdu routing. In one novel aspect, lte pdu packets are routed through a wlan ap to a ue by encapsulation of the data packets. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337117

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

11/17/16 / #20160337018

Use of different precoders for superposed signals in downlink multiuser superposition transmission

A method of performing downlink multiuser superposition transmission (must) when different precoders are applied to superposed signals is proposed. For demodulation reference signal (dm-rs) transmission mode, the near-user can estimate the far-user's channel by means of separate dm-rs symbols. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336954

Successive approximation analog-to-digital converter and accuracy improving method thereof

A successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter (sar adc) with high accuracy is disclosed. Within the sar adc, a sar logic circuit combines the output signal of a comparator collected during at least two successive cycles of a plurality of cycles of a search scheme of digital representation of an analog input and, accordingly, makes a one-step control for a voltage difference between a positive and a negative input terminal of the comparator. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336946

Continuous time delta sigma modulator, analog to digital converter and associated compensation method

A continuous time delta sigma modulator includes a summing circuit, a loop filter, an extraction circuit, a quantizer and a digital to analog converter. The summing circuit is arranged for subtracting a feedback signal by an input signal to generate a residual signal. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336927

Low-ripple latch circuit for reducing short-circuit current effect

A latch circuit includes an input stage, an amplifying stage and a clock gating circuit. The input stage is arranged for receiving at least a clock signal and a data control signal. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336914

Inductor capacitor tank for resonator

An inductor capacitor (lc) tank includes a first inductor and a first tunable capacitive array. The first inductor has a first terminal and a second terminal, and the first tunable capacitive array has a first terminal and a second terminal. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336778

Apparatus for performing multi-loop power control in an electronic device with aid of analog compensation and duty cycle selection, and associated method

An apparatus for performing multi-loop power control in an electronic device is provided, where the apparatus may include at least one portion (e.g. A portion or all) of the electronic device. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336761

Electronic device, charger within the electronic device, and detecting method for detecting abnormal status of connector of electronic device

An electronic device including a connector and a charger is provided. The connector is arranged for coupling to a power supply external to the electronic device, wherein the power supply is arranged to provide a supply voltage to the electronic device to charge a battery of the electronic device. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336316

Semiconductor device and structure

A semiconductor device is provided. Gates of first pmos and nmos transistors are coupled together for receiving an input signal. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160336303

Semiconductor package and fabrication method thereof

A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor die having an active surface and a bottom surface opposite to the active surface; a plurality of bond pads distributed on the active surface of the semiconductor die; an encapsulant covering the active surface of the semiconductor die, wherein the encapsulant comprises a bottom surface that is flush with the bottom surface of the semiconductor; and a plurality of printed interconnect features embedded in the encapsulant for electrically connecting the plurality of bond pads. Each of the printed interconnect features comprises a conductive wire and a conductive pad being integral with the conductive wire.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335386

Methods for providing macro placement of ic

A method for providing a macro placement of an integrated circuit is provided. An initial placement of the integrated circuit is obtained, wherein the initial placement includes a plurality of first macro blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334444

Power detector

Some embodiments relate to power detector including a voltage sensor configured to detect a voltage of a load and a current sensor configured to detect a current of the load. The power detector also includes circuitry configured to introduce a phase delay between the detected voltage of the load and the detected current of the load, thereby producing a voltage measurement and a current measurement. ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330753

Efficient ofdma resource utilization by multiple access categories allowance

A method of performing ofdma transmission with aggregation from multiple access categories to improve channel utilization of a wireless channel is proposed. In one novel aspect, data from multiple access categories are allowed to be aggregated and transmitted in the same packet to utilize idle time efficiently. ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330575

Communication apparatus and bluetooth id packet recognition method thereof

A communication apparatus is provided. An rf module receives an rf signal. ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330350

Image processor, display image processing method and associated electronic device

An image processor includes a receiving unit, an information analyzer and an adjusting circuit. The receiving unit is arranged for receiving image/video data and corresponding metadata, the information analyzer is arranged for analyzing the metadata of the image/video data to generate at least one analyzing result for indicating a strength of an image/video quality enhancement, and the adjusting circuit is arranged for adjusting an image/video quality according to the analyzing result.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330048

Multiple transmitter system and method for controlling impedances of multiple transmitter system

A system includes a first transmitter, a second transmitter, a third transmitter and a controller, where the first transmitter is arranged for transmitting a first signal to a first transmission line, the second transmitter is arranged for transmitting a second signal to a second transmission line, and the third transmitter is arranged for transmitting a third signal to a third transmission line. The controller is coupled to the first transmitter, the second transmitter and the third transmitter, and is arranged for setting impedances of the first transmitter, the second transmitter and the third transmitter according to a coding jitter determination result.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160329940

Integrity and quality monitoring and signaling for sounding and reduced feedback

A method of sounding and feedback with channel quality information and reduced overhead is provided. A receiving station receives a sounding signal transmitted from an access point over multiple sub-channels of a wide channel in a wireless network. ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160329299

Fan-out package structure including antenna

A semiconductor package structure including a first semiconductor package is provided. The first semiconductor package includes a first semiconductor package including a first redistribution layer (rdl) structure having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto. ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160329262

Semiconductor chip package assembly with improved heat dissipation performance

A semiconductor chip package assembly includes a package substrate having a chip mounting surface; a plurality of solder pads disposed on the chip mounting surface; a first dummy pad and a second dummy pad spaced apart from the first dummy pad disposed on the chip mounting surface; a solder mask on the chip mounting surface and partially covering the solder pads, the first dummy pad, and the second dummy pad; a chip package mounted on the chip mounting surface and electrically connected to the package substrate through a plurality of solder balls on respective said solder pads; a discrete device having a first terminal and a second terminal disposed between the chip package and the package substrate; a first solder connecting the first terminal with the first dummy pad and the chip package; and a second solder connecting the second terminal with the second dummy pad and the chip package.. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328871

Graphics system and associated method for displaying blended image having overlay image layers

A graphics system and an associated method for retrieving data in the graphics system to display a blended image composed of a plurality of overlay image layers are provided. The method includes the steps of: dividing each of the overlay image layers into a plurality of regions; obtaining respective transparency information of each region of the overlay image layers; and generating the blended image according to the respective transparency information of each region of the overlay image layers.. ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328822

Vertex data compression method and apparatus for compressing vertex data through analyzing channel properties and related vertex data decompression method and apparatus

A vertex data compression method includes: collecting a plurality of vertices as a vertex block; extracting at least one data unit array from the vertex block, wherein each data unit array is composed of data units selected from vertex components of the vertices respectively, the data units correspond to a same channel, and each data unit is smaller than one byte; and for each data unit array, checking the data units of the data unit array to select a compression algorithm, and compressing the data units of the data unit array according to the selected compression algorithm. . ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328821

Thermal management for smooth variation in display frame rate

Techniques pertaining to thermal management for smooth variation in display frame rate are described. A method may involve performing either or both of: (1) determining whether a temperature of at least one portion of an electronic apparatus exceeds a temperature threshold; and (2) determining whether a variation in a frame rate of images displayed on a display device associated with the electronic apparatus exceeds a variation threshold. ... Mediatek Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327999

Dynamic frequency scaling in multi-processor systems

A computing system with multiple processor cores manages power and performance by dynamic frequency scaling. The system detects a condition when a total number of active processor cores within one or more clusters is less than a predetermined number, and an operating frequency of the active processor cores has risen to a specified highest frequency. ... Mediatek Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323931

Apparatuses and methods for reducing circuit switch fallback (csfb) call setup time

A mobile communication device including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a first network supporting only packet-switched (ps) services or a second network supporting circuit-switched (cs) services. ... Mediatek Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323589

Video processing apparatus capable of generating output video pictures/sequence with color depth different from color depth of encoded video bitstream

A video processing apparatus includes a control unit, a storage device, a video decoder and a video processor. The control unit is arranged for generating a color depth control signal. ... Mediatek Inc

11/03/16 / #20160322957

Frequency selective circuit

A frequency selective circuit includes a first transistor, an impedance element, a first capacitive element, a second capacitive element, a second capacitive and a second transistor. The first transistor includes a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal. ... Mediatek Inc

11/03/16 / #20160322031

Cost-effective in-bin primitive pre-ordering in gpu

Embodiments of techniques of cost-effective in-bin primitive pre-ordering in a graphics processing unit (gpu) are described. In one example implementation, a control circuit of the gpu may receive data related to a plurality of primitives. ... Mediatek Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320821

Dual-rail power equalizer

A processing device performs dual-rail power equalization for its memory cell array and logic circuitry. The memory cell array is coupled to a first power rail through a first switch to receive a first voltage level. ... Mediatek Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320446

Monitor circuit

A monitor circuit for monitoring a cut (circuit under test) is provided. The monitor circuit includes a power switch and a current meter. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316510

Method of configuring transmission data streams and wireless communication system

The present invention provides a method of configuring transmission data streams and a wireless communication system. A first wireless device of the wireless communication system determines a number of data streams for a second wireless device, under a condition that the first wireless device operates in a noncontiguous operation mode. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316489

Channel scan method and associated device for reducing channel scan time

A channel scan method includes: configuring a receiving circuit to perform a single signal reception of a first bandwidth to generate a signal reception result; and performing channel scan upon the signal reception result to detect a channel status of each channel having a second bandwidth smaller than the first bandwidth. In addition, a channel scan device has a receiving circuit, a control circuit, and a scan circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316488

Coordination of wi-fi p2p and lte data traffic

For lte cellular data and wi-fi p2p technology coexistence scenario, a user equipment can generate in-device coexistence (idc) indication message to the base station for drx-based idc solution. Lte data scheduling is described by a set of drx parameters, while wi-fi p2p data scheduling is described by opportunistic power saving (oppops) and notification of absence (noa) parameters. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316432

Long paging cycle and paging enhancement for power saving lte devices

An enhanced paging mechanism is provided for ues waking up from a very long paging cycle to improve paging robustness and flexibility. Enhanced paging includes absolute time paging (atp) and paging with extended wakeup time. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316428

Method of configuring a number of antennas and wireless device

A method of configuring a number of antennas utilized in a wireless device within a wireless network system is disclosed. The wireless device comprises a plurality of antennas and transmits data to a destination wireless device using the plurality of antennas. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316343

Method and system of indoor positioning of a user and delivery of information thereto

Methods and systems of indoor positioning of a user and delivery of information thereto are described. A system may include a communication device and a plurality of networked devices. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315875

Large receive offload allocation method and network device

An allocation method, utilized in a network device comprising an large receive offload (lro) engine having lro rings, includes receiving packets which belong to data streams; recording information of the data streams according to the packets; determining priority values corresponding to the data streams according to the information of the data streams; determining a first data stream within the data streams corresponding to a first priority value which is greater than a predefined value; and when there is an available lro ring within the lro rings, allocating the available lro ring to the first data stream; wherein when an lro ring is allocated to a data stream, a plurality of incoming packets of the data stream are stored in the lro ring, and the incoming packets stored in the lro ring are aggregated into large packets by the lro engine.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315868

Methods for re-order pdcp packets

Apparatus and methods are provided to reorder pdcp sdus. In one novel aspect, a timer-based pdcp reordering process is triggered upon detecting a pdcp gap existing condition, which indicates an sn gap between the pdcp sdus of two parallel rlc entities larger than zero. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315375

Wireless device

The present invention discloses a wireless device, which includes a substrate and an antenna. The antenna includes a printed antenna element and a 3-dimensional antenna element. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315374

Wireless device

The present invention discloses a wireless device, which includes a substrate and an antenna. The antenna includes a printed antenna element and a 3-dimensional antenna element. ... Mediatek Inc

10/27/16 / #20160314024

Clearance mode in a multicore processor system

A computing system supports a clearance mode for its processor cores. The computing system can transition a target processor core from an active mode into a clearance mode according to a system policy. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309512

Methods of listen-before-talk mechanism for opportunistic spectrum access

A method of determining and adapting a contention window size (cws) based on channel loading for load-based equipment (lbe) listen before talk (lbt) channel access mechanism is proposed. The historic observations obtained from carrier sensing can reflect the state of channel loading, which is then used to adapt the maximal contention window size. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309511

Methods of listen-before-talk mechanism for opportunistic spectrum access

A method of determining and configuring a maximal clear channel assessment (cca) duration based on channel loading information for frame-based equipment (fbe) listen before talk (lbt) channel access mechanism is proposed. The cca period is a random cca duration generated out of the maximal cca duration, which is configurable and is carried in the radio resource control (rrc) signaling or the beacon signal of laa. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309186

Method of constrain disparity vector derivation in 3d video coding

A method for three-dimensional video encoding or decoding includes receiving first data associated with a current block of a current frame corresponding to a current view; determining a derived disparity vector for disparity-vector based motion-compensated-prediction (dv-mcp) of the current block, wherein the derived disparity vector is derived from a constrained neighboring block set of the current block, and the constrained neighboring block set corresponds to one or more spatial neighboring blocks on left side of the current block, one or more collocated blocks of the current block, or both said one or more spatial neighboring blocks on the left side and said one or more collocated blocks of the current block; and applying inter-view predictive encoding or decoding to the first data based on the derived disparity vector.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309183

Method and apparatus for palette coding with cross block prediction

A method and apparatus for color index coding of a block of video data using index prediction based on reconstructed neighboring pixels are disclosed. In one embodiment, color index encoding or decoding is applied to the current pixel indices by deriving index prediction from neighboring pixel indices of the reconstructed neighboring pixels. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308987

Method and system of automatic recording and portable application of lifestyle related data

Methods and systems of automatically recording and porting of lifestyle data are described. A method may involve receiving recorded data from each of a first plurality of networked devices associated with a first location. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308665

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

A method for performing phase shift control for timing recovery in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes: generating an output signal of an oscillator, wherein a phase shift of the output signal of the oscillator is controlled by selectively combining a set of clock signals into the oscillator according to a set of digital control signals, and the set of clock signals is obtained from a clock generator, wherein the phase shift corresponds to the set of digital control signals, and the set of digital control signals carries a set of digital weightings for selectively mixing the set of clock signals; and performing timing recovery and sampling on a receiver input signal of a receiver in the electronic device according to the output signal of the oscillator to reproduce data from the receiver input signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308574

Electronic device

Electronic devices are disclosed. The electronic device includes a circuit board. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308462

Driving module and driving method

A driving module comprising a transformer and at least one driver. The transformer comprises: a primary side, comprising a first input terminal, a second input terminal, and a center terminal coupled to a first predetermined voltage, wherein the primary side is center tapped at the center terminal; a secondary side. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307873

Bonding pad arrangment design for semiconductor package

A semiconductor memory package is provided. The package includes a semiconductor die having a first die portion and a second die portion. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307863

Semiconductor package

The invention provides a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a semiconductor die having a central area and a peripheral area surrounding the central area. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160307365

Optimizing shading process for mixed order-sensitive and order-insensitive shader operations

A graphics processing unit (gpu) includes programmable shader hardware and grouping hardware. The grouping hardware receives pixels collected from a set of primitives, wherein pixel locations of each primitive have been obtained through rasterization of a set of vertices of the primitive. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306758

Processing system having keyword recognition sub-system with or without dma data transaction

A processing system has a keyword recognition sub-system and a direct memory access (dma) controller. The keyword recognition sub-system has a processor and a local memory device. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306484

Touch communications device with multiple partial firmwares and related method

A touch communications device includes a first touch panel, a touch controller chip and a second storage device. The touch controller chip is capable of executing instructions derived from a firmware to control at least one operation of the first touch panel, wherein the firmware includes a plurality of partial firmwares including at least a first partial firmware and a second partial firmware, and the touch controller chip includes a first storage device capable of storing one of the first partial firmware and the second partial firmware. ... Mediatek Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305765

Method and system for contactless dimensional measurement of articles

Methods and systems for contactless optical measurement of geometrical dimensions of articles are disclosed herein. A system according to the present disclosure may implement an arrangement of one or more measured articles, two imaging setups, a reflecting surface and a reference object. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301938

Method and apparatus for color index prediction

A method and apparatus for coding a block of video data using index or pixel value prediction including a copy-by-pattern-search mode are disclosed. According to the present invention, a current search pattern is determined based on one or more previous coded pixels. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301445

Method and electronic apparatus for transmitting packet with changeable spreading factor

The present invention provides a method and an electronic apparatus for transmitting a packet with changeable spreading factor. The method comprises: utilizing a spreading circuit to select a spreading factor from a plurality of spreading factors according to a transmitting condition to adjust a spreading for the packet; and transmitting the packet. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301396

Standby mode state retention logic circuits

A retention mode sequential logic circuit has no balloon latch, and all its p-channel transistors are disposed in a single n-well. In one example, the circuit is a retention flip-flop that has an active high retention signal input and an active low reset input. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301307

Constant on-time pulse width control-based scheme used in voltage converter

A constant on-time pulse width control-based apparatus used in a voltage converter includes a comparator, a logic circuit, and a controller. The comparator is configured for generating a logic control signal to a logic circuit according to two resultant signals of the controller. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301302

Voltage converter

A voltage converter is provided. The voltage converter includes a compensation circuit, a first comparator circuit, a first inductor, a first driver circuit, and a phase-lag circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301301

Voltage supply circuits and controlling methods therefor

A voltage supply circuit is provided. The voltage supply circuit may operate at a first or second mode to generate an output voltage at an output node. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300812

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package includes a first substrate, a first conductive layer, a first surface mount device (smd) and a first bonding wire. The first substrate has a first top surface. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300801

Guard ring structure and method for forming the same

A guard ring structure having a semiconductor substrate with a circuit region encircled by a first ring and a second ring. At least one of the first and second ring includes: a plurality of separated doping regions formed in various top portions of the semiconductor substrate, providing p-n junction or n-p junction on bottom of the plurality of separated doping regions; and an interconnect element formed over the semiconductor substrate, covering at least portion of the plurality of separated doping regions.. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300583

Audio sample rate control method applied to audio front-end and related non-transitory machine readable medium

An audio sample rate control method includes at least the following steps: when an audio source is required to undergo audio playback via an audio front-end (afe), checking a sample rate control criterion; and performing sample rate control upon the afe according to a checking result of the sample rate control criterion.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300005

Cell layout utilizing boundary cell with mixed poly pitch within integrated circuit

A cell layout includes a first cell having a plurality of first poly lines extending along a first direction, a second cell having a plurality of second poly lines extending along the first direction, and a boundary cell contiguous with the first cell. The first poly lines have a first uniform poly pitch and the second poly lines have a second uniform poly pitch. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299713

Data aggregator serving between data source and electronic device and associated data management method

The present invention provides a data aggregator serving between at least one data source and at least one electronic device, wherein the data aggregator is arranged to wirelessly communicate with the data source and the electronic device, and the data aggregator comprises a memory comprising a data cache, a backup memory and a fifo buffer, and a controller for controlling a use of the memory. The controller selects at least one of the data cache, the backup memory and the fifo buffer to store data received from the data source according to characteristics of the data provided by the data source, and forwards the data stored in the data cache, the backup memory or the fifo buffer to the electronic device.. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299551

Method and controller for power throttling upon system on portable device, corresponding portable device, and corresponding computer program products

A method for power throttling upon a system includes: obtaining at least one characteristic information of a power source that is used for providing energy for the system; and, determining an available power range for the system according to the at least one characteristic information, so as to make the system control a behavior of the system according to the available power range.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299521

Wireless power receiver with programmable power path

A synchronous rectifier using only n-channel devices in which the low-side switches are effectively cross-coupled using low-side comparators and the high-side switches perform an accurate zero-voltage-switching (zvs) comparison. The charging path of each bootstrap domain is completed through the low-side switches, which are each always on for every half-cycle independent of loading. ... Mediatek Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299179

Scheme capable of estimating available power range according to extra power range and employing available power range as reference of performing power throttling upon a system

A method for estimating an available power range as a reference for performing power throttling upon a system includes: estimating an extra power range that is instantaneously available for the system according to at least one characteristic information of a power source that is used for providing energy for the system; and, calculating the available power range for the system according to the extra power range and a currently consumed power range so that the system controls a behavior of the system according to the available power range.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295284

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

10/06/16 / #20160295215

Method and apparatus for motion boundary processing

A method and apparatus for deriving motion compensated prediction for boundary pixels in a video coding system are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention determine a current motion vector (mv) and one or more neighboring mvs corresponding to an above mv, a left mv, or both the above mv and the left mv. ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295024

Method for cellular text telephone modem operation with sampling rate conversion and machine readable medium

A method for cellular text telephone modem (ctm) signal transmission includes: converting a ctm transmitter signal carried in a first sampling rate to generate a transmission signal carried in a second sampling rate, wherein the second sampling rate is different from the first sampling rate; and outputting the transmission signal carried in the second sampling rate to a ctm receiver.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294490

Calibration method for wireless communication device and associated calibration apparatus

A calibration method is applied to a wireless communication device having a programmable tuner and a signal processing path. The calibration method includes at least the following steps: configuring the programmable tuner to have a plurality of different tuner states, wherein the signal processing path has a first end and a second end, and the programmable tuner is coupled to the second end; when the programmable tuner is configured to have one of the different tuner states, obtaining a measured reflection coefficient at the first end of the signal processing path; and calibrating mapping relationship between a reflection coefficient at the first end of the signal processing path and a reflection coefficient at the second end of the signal processing path according to the different tuner states and measured reflection coefficients associated with the different tuner states.. ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294376

Voltage supply circuits and controlling methods therefor

A voltage supply circuit is provided. The voltage supply circuit is capable of operating at a first mode and generates a loading current at an output node. ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160293581

Semiconductor package assembly with embedded ipd

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package including a first semiconductor die. ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160293575

System-in-package and fabrication method thereof

A system-in-package (sip) includes a rdl structure having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side; a first semiconductor die mounted on the first side of the rdl structure, wherein the first semiconductor die has an active surface that is in direct contact with the rdl structure; a plurality of conductive fingers on the first side of the rdl structure around the first semiconductor die; a second semiconductor die stacked directly on the first semiconductor die, wherein the second semiconductor die is electrically connected to the plurality of conductive fingers through a plurality of bond wires; and a mold cap encapsulating the first semiconductor die, the conductive fingers, the second semiconductor die, and the first side of the rdl structure.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160293521

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package includes a die pad, a semiconductor die mounted on the die pad, a plurality of leads including a power lead disposed along a peripheral edge of the die pad, at least one connecting bar connecting the die pad, a power bar disposed on one side of the connecting bar, and a surface mount device (smd) having a first terminal and a second terminal. The first terminal is electrically connected to the ground level through a first bond wire. ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292340

Circuit layouts, methods and apparatus for arranging integrated circuits

A method for arranging an integrated circuit to correct a hold-time violation is provided. A first layout of the integrated circuit is prepared. ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291969

Method for automatically determining application recommendation result based on auxiliary information and associated computer readable medium and user interface

An application recommendation method includes following steps: checking at least one predetermined rule to generate at least one analysis result for at least one of a plurality of candidate applications; and automatically determining an application recommendation result of recommended applications, wherein the at least one of the candidate applications is selectively used as one recommended application in the application recommendation result according to the at least one analysis result. In addition, a computer readable medium stores a program code. ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291665

Method for controlling circuit modules within chip and associated system on chip

A method for controlling circuit modules within a chip is provided, wherein the circuit modules includes at least one processor and at least one network module, and the method includes: obtaining a plurality of temperature-related information of the circuit modules; and allocating power limits or throughput limits of the circuit modules according to the temperature-related information of the circuit modules, respectively.. . ... Mediatek Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291068

Dynamic power meter with improved accuracy and single cycle resolution

A dynamic power meter circuit receives a set of clock signals. The clock signals are summed by a clock sum adder, thereby generating a clock sum value. ... Mediatek Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286527

Group communication over lte embms

A method of supporting group communication over lte mbms is provided. A ue first establishes a unicast evolved packet service (eps) bearer in an lte network for group communication. ... Mediatek Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286217

Method of run-length coding for palette predictor

Methods and apparatus of palette coding based on a palette predictor in a video coding system are disclosed. A set of run lengths associated with re-use flags of a current palette with respect to a palette predictor is determined and the set of run lengths includes an escape code to indicate an end of run length coding for the re-use flags of the current palette. ... Mediatek Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285595

Methods for enhanced harq mechanism

Apparatus and methods are provided to enhance harq mechanism. The ue repeatedly transmits a data block with a first repetition number and retransmits the data block with a second repetition number. ... Mediatek Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285594

Methods for enhanced harq mechanism

Apparatus and methods are provided to enhance harq mechanism. In one novel aspect, the ue decodes resource blocks in a harq indicator channel and detects a single-state harq indicator encoded with a ue id of the ue. ... Mediatek Inc

09/22/16 / #20160278125

Methods of beacon transmission for measurements in opportunistic spectrum access

Periodic radio resource management (rrm) reporting from user equipments (ues) is beneficial for a network to efficiently select a carrier with a cleaner channel to serve the ues. To enable periodic rrm reporting from ues, periodic beacon signal transmission for ue measurements is necessary. ... Mediatek Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277735

Method and apparatus for controlling transmission of compressed picture according to transmission synchronization events

An image processing method includes at least the following steps: partitioning a picture into a plurality of slices, wherein each slice row in the picture includes at least one slice; generating a compressed picture by encoding each of the slices; and controlling at least one of start of transmission of encoded data of a slice row and end of the transmission of encoded data of the slice row according to a transmission synchronization event.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277227

Opportunistic peak-to-average power ratio reduction in mu-mimo wireless communication

Methods and apparatuses pertaining to opportunistic peak-to-average power ratio reduction in multi-user multi-input and multi-output (mu-mimo) wireless communication are described. A method may involve determining whether a length of a payload of each spatial stream of a plurality of spatial streams is less than a predetermined length for transmission of each spatial stream of the plurality of spatial streams. ... Mediatek Inc

09/22/16 / #20160276338

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

09/22/16 / #20160276324

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package including a first semiconductor die. ... Mediatek Inc

09/22/16 / #20160276277

Semiconductor device and wafer level package including such semiconductor device

An rdl structure on a passivation layer includes a first landing pad disposed directly above a first on-chip metal pad; a first via in a passivation layer to electrically connect the first landing pad with the first on-chip metal pad; a second landing pad disposed directly above the second on-chip metal pad; a second via in the passivation layer to electrically connect the second landing pad with the second on-chip metal pad; and at least five traces being disposed on the passivation layer and passing through a space between the first landing pad and the second landing pad.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/22/16 / #20160276274

Power and ground routing of integrated circuit devices with improved ir drop and chip performance

An integrated circuit chip includes a semiconductor substrate having thereon a plurality of inter-metal dielectric (imd) layers and a plurality of first conductive layers embedded in respective said plurality of imd layers, wherein said first conductive layers comprise copper; a first insulating layer overlying said plurality of imd layers and said plurality of first conductive layers; at least a first wiring line in a second conductive layer overlying said first insulating layer, for distributing power signal or ground signal, wherein said second conductive layer comprise aluminum; and at least a second wiring line in a third conductive layer overlying said second conductive layer, for distributing power signal or ground signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274738

Display method using virtual widget and associated device

A display method using a virtual widget, an associated electronic device, and an integrated circuit are provided. The electronic device includes: a display; a plurality of sensors, a first control system; and a second control system having a controller. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269753

Method of block-based adaptive loop filtering

A method of adaptive loop filtering for reconstructed video to improve the performance is disclosed. In one embodiment, a loop filter is selected from one or more candidate filters including a circular symmetrical filter candidate. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269751

Method of segmental prediction for depth and texture data in 3d and multi-view coding systems

A method and apparatus for processing a prediction block and using the modified prediction block for predictive coding of a current block are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention receive a prediction block for the current block and classify pixels in the prediction block into two or more segments. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269749

Method and apparatus for intra mode coding in hevc

A method is performed by a codec (coder/decoder) for intra prediction mode processing based on multiple mpms (most probable modes) in video coding. The method includes operations of determining a first intra mode associated with a left neighboring block of a current block; determining a second intra mode associated with a top neighboring block of the current block; deriving three mpms based on the first intra mode and the second intra mode, and processing a current intra mode associated with the current block according to said three mpms. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269746

Methods and apparatus for intra picture block copy in video compression

Implementations of techniques of intra picture block copy in video compression are described. In one example implementation, a method may include: identifying a first block of pixels of a plurality of pixels of a picture as a reference block for reconstructing a second block of pixels of the plurality of pixels of the picture; determining an overlapped region of the second block that overlaps with the first block; and reconstructing pixels in the overlapped region based on a first set of pixels and a second set of pixels of the first block.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269290

Method for looking up data in hash tables and associated network device

A network device is provided. The network device includes: a hash memory and a controller. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269146

Method for channel quality report

Apparatus and methods are provided to report channel status with transmission repetition. In one novel aspect, the mobile station computes a transmission efficiency for a transport block, which is repeatedly transmitted such that the transport block is received with a predefined receiving quality; determines a channel quality indicator based on the transmission efficiency and transmits it to a base station. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269028

Apparatus for performing level shift control in an electronic device with aid of parallel paths controlled by different control signals for current control purposes

An apparatus for performing level shift control in an electronic device includes an input stage positioned in a level shifter of the electronic device, and an output stage positioned in the level shifter and coupled to the input stage through a set of intermediate nodes. The input stage is arranged for receiving at least one input signal of the level shifter through at least one input terminal of the input stage and controlling voltage levels of the set of intermediate nodes according to the at least one input signal. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160268836

Apparatus for performing hybrid power control in an electronic device with aid of multiple switches corresponding multi-purpose usage

An apparatus for performing hybrid power control in an electronic device includes a charger positioned in the electronic device, and the charger is arranged for selectively charging a battery of the electronic device. In addition, at least one portion of the charger is implemented within a charger chip. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160268834

Wireless power receiver with dynamically configurable power path

Methods and apparatus for dynamically selecting one of two power paths in a wireless power receiver. A first power path of the two power paths provides a regulated voltage to output circuitry electrically connected to the wireless power receiver. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160268690

Hybrid antenna

A hybrid antenna includes a dielectric substrate and a stamping element. The stamping element includes a main radiator, a first holder, a second holder, a feeding element, and an extension branch. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160268234

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a semiconductor die. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160268233

Semiconductor package assembly with passive device

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

09/15/16 / #20160268202

Semiconductor device allowing metal layer routing formed directly under metal pad

A semiconductor device may include a metal pad and a first specific metal layer routing. The metal pad is positioned on a first metal layer of the semiconductor device and is directly contacting the first metal layer. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160268183

Semiconductor structure with through-silicon via

A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor substrate and a conductive element formed in a portion of the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor structure further includes a plurality of insulating elements formed in portions of the semiconductor substrate at a first region surrounding the conductive element and a semiconductor device formed over a portion of the semiconductor substrate at a second region adjacent to the first region. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160267621

Graphic processing system and method thereof

A graphic processing system and a method of graphic processing are provided. The graphic processing system has a collector, a plurality of slots, a scheduler, an arbiter and at least an arithmetic logic unit (alu). ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266912

External devices, electronic devices, methods for starting external devices, and methods for data processing

The present invention provides an external device, including a boot rom, a processing module, an internal ram, and an external ram. The boot rom implements a hardware initialization when receiving a boot command, and stores a download agent protocol and a communication interface protocol. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160263709

Composite solder ball, semiconductor package using the same, semiconductor device using the same and manufacturing method thereof

A semiconductor package includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a composite solder ball and a first semiconductor component. The composite solder ball includes a core, an encapsulating layer and a barrier layer. ... Mediatek Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262690

Method for managing sleep quality and apparatus utilizing the same

A sleep quality management apparatus includes a sensor module and a processing unit. The sensor module is configured to provide a heart rate signal and a skin conductance signal. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160262092

Communications apparatus and method for carrier search

A communications device and method for a carrier search are provided. The communication apparatus includes an rf signal processing device, a processor, and a memory device. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160262077

Methods and apparatus for cell selection/reselection in millimeter wave system

Methods and apparatus for cell selection, cell reselection, and beam selection in mmw system are provided. The ue measures signal strength, or signal quality or both of them to get the best consolidation measurement result. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160262037

Wireless communication method supporting reverse report and related wireless communication system

A wireless communication method includes: sending a request frame to a responder, wherein the request frame includes a first message arranged to indicate what information the initiator supports; receiving a measurement frame from a responder, wherein the measurement frame includes a second message arranged to indicate what information the responder requires; and sending a report frame to the responder, wherein the report frame includes the information the responder requires.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261880

Method and apparatus for processing picture having picture height not evenly divisible by slice height and/or slice width not evenly divisible by pixel group width

An image processing method includes: combining a padding region with a picture, wherein any padding pixel included in the padding region is assigned with a predetermined pixel value; and encoding the picture having the padding region combined therewith. For example, the padding region is directly below a bottom edge of the picture. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261863

Method of filter control for block-based adaptive loop filtering

A method of adaptive loop filtering with implicit sample-based on/off control for reconstructed video to improve the performance is disclosed. In one embodiment, each pixel of the video data associated with the reconstructed current image unit is classified into a first group and a second group. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261781

Electronic device having dynamically controlled flashlight for image capturing and related control method

A control method of an electronic device with an image capture function is provided. The control method includes the following steps: detecting a distance between the electronic device and at least one subject in a scene to be captured to generate a distance detection result; and utilizing a controller for referring to the distance detection result to determine whether to turn on or turn off a flashlight of the electronic device to capture the scene.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261509

Method for performing uplink traffic shaping of an electronic device with aid of alarm-aware mechanism, and associated apparatus

A method for performing uplink traffic shaping of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: monitoring at least one modulator-demodulator (modem) state of a radio modem of the electronic device; and according to the at least one modem state and according to at least one uplink traffic gating strategy, dynamically controlling whether to allow uplink traffic to pass through the radio modem, and more particularly, in a situation an alarm-aware uplink traffic gating strategy is involved, determining whether a time interval between a wake-up type alarm trigger and a last time point when uplink traffic is previously allowed because of another alarm trigger reaches a predetermined alarm-triggered gate open threshold; and controlling whether to allow uplink traffic to pass through the radio modem according to whether the time interval reaches the predetermined alarm-triggered gate open threshold.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261436

Electronic device with equalization, integrated circuit and methods therefor

An electronic device for a wireless communication system is described. The electronic device comprises: a receiver configured to receive a modulated signal on a communication channel; and a processor, coupled to the receiver and configured to: process the received modulated signal; identify a communication channel characteristic based on the processed received modulated signal; select an equalizer having a first set of equalization coefficients based on the identified communication channel characteristic, wherein the first set of equalization coefficients is selected from a plurality of equalization coefficients, each of the plurality of equalization coefficients being associated with different communication channel characteristics; equalize the processed received modulated signal on the communication channel using the selected equalizer; and detect the equalized received modulated signal.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261434

Method and electronic apparatus for automatically detecting bandwidth and packet type of packet

The present invention provides a method and an electronic apparatus for automatically detecting bandwidth and the packet type of a packet, so as to solve the problem mentioned above. The method comprises: detecting a plurality of symbols in the preamble of the packet; generating a sign pattern according to the symbols; and determining the bandwidth and the packet type of the packet according to the detected sign pattern. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261303

Wireless communication calibration system and associated method

A wireless communication calibration system has a radio chipset, an analog circuit set, and a calibration path. The radio chipset has a transmitter and a receiver. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261273

Frequency dividing apparatus and related method

A frequency dividing apparatus includes: a plurality of latching devices arranged to selectively generate an output signal having a first oscillating frequency or a second oscillating frequency different from the first oscillating frequency according to an input clock signal and a first reset signal; and a controlling device arranged to generate the first reset signal at least according to a programming input signal; wherein the first reset signal is arranged to reset a first latching device in the plurality of latching devices to make the plurality of latching devices to generate the output signal having the second oscillating frequency.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261260

Input buffer circuit

An input buffer circuit comprising: a first current source; a first differential control circuit, configured to generate a first bias voltage at the first couple terminal according to the input signals, and configured to generate first control signals according to the input signals; a second current source; a second differential control circuit, configured to generate a second bias voltage at the second couple terminal according to the input signals, and configured to generate second control signals according to the input signals; a third current source, configured to provide a first current according to the second bias voltage; a first differential output circuit, configured to receive the first control signals to generate output signals; a fourth current source, configured to drain a second current according to the first bias voltage; and a second differential output circuit, configured to receive the second control signals to generate the output signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261191

Dynamic reduction of synchronous rectifier power losses

Methods and circuits for controlling a synchronous rectifier. An operating condition of the synchronous rectifier is detected. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261148

Dual-mode wireless power transfer apparatus

A dual-mode receiver is provided that includes an electromagnetic resonator having one or more inductive elements that are arranged to form a receiver coil and a network of passive components arranged to form a matching network. The electromagnetic resonator includes a first selective frequency defined in a low frequency range and a second selective frequency defined in a high frequency range allowing for a rectification circuit to operate in both the high frequency range and low frequency range making maximum use of active circuits.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261137

Wireless charging transmitter using capacitive sensing for device detection

Apparatus and methods for detecting the presence of a wireless power receiving device to be charged by a wireless power transmitter are described. A first low-power sensing apparatus and method may be used to detect the presence of a device placed in a charging area of the wireless power transmitter. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261120

Wireless power transmitter configuration for power transmission through a partition

Apparatus and methods for configuring power settings of a wireless power transmitter installed adjacent to a partition are described. A wireless power receiver may detect an amount of power transmitted through the partition from the power transmitter, and identify at least one power setting to the power transmitter that produces an acceptable level of wirelessly transferred power at the wireless power receiver. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260693

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package including a first semiconductor die. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260659

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a redistribution layer (rdl) structure die-attach surface and a bump-attach surface opposite the die-attach surface. ... Mediatek Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260327

Apparatus for locating a vehicle and methods utilizing the same

A mobile device includes a motion detector, a processing unit, and a wireless positioning module. The motion detector is configured to detect a motion of the mobile device to obtain a motion signal. ... Mediatek Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255674

Handling of registration reject in mobile communications

Various solutions to handling of registration rejects with respect to user equipment (ue) in mobile communications are described. A ue may transmit a first request to a first network element of a wireless network. ... Mediatek Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255654

Uplink contention based multiple access for cellular iot

Methods and apparatus are provided contention based uplink data transmission. In one novel aspect, the contention-based uplink data channel is used to transmit the data directly to the network. ... Mediatek Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255345

Method of video coding using prediction based on intra picture block copy

A method of signaling of coding modes including an intrabc mode (intra-block copy mode) to improve the coding efficiency is disclosed. The embodiment takes into consideration the facts that inter prediction is more common in inter slices than intrabc prediction. ... Mediatek Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255148

Electronic devices and methods for processing hardware or software service requests between interconnected electronic devices

A method for processing hardware or software service requests, applied in a first electronic device, including: receiving a first hardware or software service request; determining whether there is a need to use hardware or software of a second electronic device to process the first hardware or software service request; transmitting the first hardware or software service request to the second electronic device when there is a need to use the hardware or software of the second electronic device; receiving a first response message from the second electronic device, wherein the first response message indicates that the hardware or software of the second electronic device provides the first hardware or software service; and providing the first hardware or software service according to the first response message.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/01/16 / #20160254696

Wireless power transfer in-band communication system

A transmitter module is used in a wireless charging system, and is used for performing in-band communication with a receiver module in the wireless charging system to provide a message to the receiver module. The transmitter module has a matching network, a rectifier and an impedance component. ... Mediatek Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253980

Data processing apparatus for transmitting/receiving compression-related indication information via display interface and related data processing method

A data processing apparatus includes a compressor and an output interface. The compressor generates a compressed display data by compressing a display data according to a compression algorithm. ... Mediatek Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253979

Data processing apparatus for transmitting/receiving compression-related indication information via display interface and related data processing method

A data processing apparatus has a de-compressor and an input interface. The de-compressor de-compresses a compressed display data in an input bitstream. ... Mediatek Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249407

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

A method deactivates secondary component carrier (cc) measurement in a communications apparatus providing wireless communications services via a first cc in a wireless network, wherein the communications apparatus includes a first signal processing component chain comprising a plurality of signal processing components and is configured for processing the rf signals for the first cc and a second signal processing component chain comprising a plurality of signal processing components. The method includes operations of determining a switch timing for turning on at least one of the signal processing components in the second signal processing component chain for performing a deactivated secondary cc measurement; performing the deactivated secondary cc measurement via the second signal processing component chain, wherein the secondary cc is not able to perform data transmission or reception during a deactivated state, and wherein the switch timing is determined according to a discontinuous reception (drx) cycle.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249300

Envelope tracking (et) closed-loop on-the-fly calibration

Apparatus and methods are provided to calibrate a closed-loop envelop tracking system for a power amplifier of a wireless transmitter using standardized modulation signals. In one novel aspect, a closed-loop adaptive method is used to track changes in pa nonlinearity due to environmental or circuitry changes during operating condition using standardized modulation signals. ... Mediatek Inc

08/25/16 / #20160248542

Reception failure feedback scheme in wireless local area networks

A novel feedback schemes are introduced to assistant link adaptation for re-transmissions and to improve the network throughput and efficiency. When reception failure is a type b failure, then a failure report (fr) frame is feedback from the destination sta to the source sta. ... Mediatek Inc

08/25/16 / #20160248423

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

A feedthrough signal transmission apparatus, fabricated on a single silicon, includes a plurality of feedthrough signal transmission circuits and a permanently on control cell that is coupled to the feedthrough signal transmission circuits, where each feedthrough signal transmission circuit of the feedthrough signal transmission circuits may include at least one sub-circuit that is kept in a power on state when the sub-circuit performs feedthrough signal transmission. For example, and the sub-circuit may include a permanently on-for-feedthrough repeater (e.g. ... Mediatek Inc

08/25/16 / #20160248356

Driving system, apparatus and method for spindle motor

A driving method for a spindle motor and associated driving system and apparatus are provided. The driving method includes the following steps. ... Mediatek Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246752

Integrated circuit and associated apparatus

The present invention provides integrated circuit and apparatus having usb connector; the integrated circuit includes a signaling circuit and an interface for relaying signal between the usb connector and the signaling circuit, wherein an interconnect scheme of the signaling circuit is different from usb interconnect defined by usb specification; for example, a frequency adopted for signaling can be programmable, be lower than wireless band and/or be different from a frequency of usb superspeed interconnect.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246619

Method for handling mode switching with less unnecessary register data access and related non-transitory machine readable medium

A mode switching handling method includes: when an operating system mode is switched from a first mode to a second mode, saving only a portion of register data that are stored in registers into a storage device, wherein an m-bit register length is used in the first mode, an n-bit register length is used in the second mode, and m and n are different integers.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246363

Early power compensation method and apparatus thereof

Techniques and implementations pertaining to improvements in power delivery for multi-core processors are described. A method may involve determining whether one or more processing units of a plurality of processing units are starting. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160242191

Apparatuses and methods for user equipment (ue)-initiated connection and resource release

A mobile communication device including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a service network. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241881

Method and apparatus of loop filters for efficient hardware implementation

In a method and apparatus for loop filter processing, a sample adaptive offset (sao) process is applied to df (deblocking filter)-processed pixels of current image unit according to one or more sao parameters. Pixels within sao parameter boundary of current image unit share the same sao parameters. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241880

Method and apparatus of loop filters for efficient hardware implementation

A method and apparatus for loop filter processing of reconstructed video data for a video coding system are disclosed. The system receives reconstructed video data for an image unit. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241875

Method and apparatus of constrained intra block copy for coding video

A method of intrabc (intra-block copy) coding for a coding region is disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention derive an intrabc (intra picture block copy) predictor from a constrained previous reconstructed region so as to reduce storage requirement for the previous reconstructed data. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241863

Syntax parsing apparatus with multiple syntax parsing circuits for processing multiple image regions within same frame or processing multiple frames and related syntax parsing method

A syntax parsing apparatus includes a plurality of syntax parsing circuits and a dispatcher. Each of the syntax parsing circuits has at least entropy decoding capability. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241860

Video decoding apparatus and method for selectively bypassing processing of residual values and/or buffering of processed residual values

An exemplary video decoding apparatus includes a first decoding unit configured for decoding a first encoded block to generate first residual values, a first detecting unit configured for detecting whether all of the first residual values have a same first value, a first processing circuit configured for processing the first residual values to generate first processed residual values, and a second processing circuit configured for generating a decoded block corresponding to the first encoded block. When all of the first residual values have the same first value, the first detecting unit controls the second processing circuit to generate the decoded block without referring to the first processed residual values.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241854

Method and apparatus for arithmetic decoding

An apparatus and method for high-throughput entropy decoding in a video decoder are disclosed. The apparatus comprises an arithmetic decoding processing circuitry and a variable-length decoder (vld). ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241811

Display method for video conferencing

A display method for video conferencing and an associated video conferencing system are provided. The video conferencing system includes a display, an image capturing unit, and a network interface unit. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241748

Electronic device

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing; a camera module disposed in the housing and having a lens outstanding from a surface of the housing; and a protection unit connected to the housing, wherein when the camera module is in an off-state, a top surface of the protection unit is higher than a surface of the lens, when the camera module is in an on-state, the top surface of the protection unit is lower than the surface of the lens.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241680

Apparatuses and methods for processing data communicated between different protocol layers

A mobile communication device including a baseband processor is provided. The baseband processor determines an ending period of time of a transmission time interval (tti) for processing one or more first service data units (sdus) in a first protocol layer, and prior to the ending period of time, pre-processes one or more second sdus, which are received during the remaining period of time of the tti, and re-processes the pre-processed second sdus in a second protocol layer to generate the first sdus. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160240524

Electrostatic discharge (esd) protection device

An electrostatic discharge (esd) protection device includes a semiconductor layer having a first doped region, a second doped region, and an intrinsic region formed therein, and a plurality of insulating elements respectively formed therein. The plurality of insulating elements is respectively formed in a portion of the semiconductor layer between the first, second and third doped regions. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160240507

Wafer-level package with at least one input/output port connected to at least one management bus

A wafer-level package has a first input/output (i/o) port, a second i/o port, a first semiconductor die, and a second semiconductor die. The first i/o port and the second i/o port of the wafer-level package are arranged to connect at least one management bus. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160240497

Wafer-level package having multiple dies arranged in side-by-side fashion and associated yield improvement method

A wafer-level package includes a plurality of dies and a plurality of connection paths. The dies include at least a first die and a second die. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239452

Signal count reduction between semiconductor dies assembled in wafer-level package

A semiconductor die assembled in a wafer-level package includes a processing circuit, a multiplexer, and a transmit interface. The processing circuit generates a plurality of signal outputs. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239446

Supporting flow control mechanism of bus between semiconductor dies assembled in wafer-level package

A semiconductor die assembled in a wafer-level package includes a communication interface and a bus master. The bus master is coupled to a communication bus through the communication interface. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239444

Wafer-level package having asynchronous fifo buffer used to deal with data transfer between different dies and associated method

A wafer-level package has a first die and a second die. The first die has a first clock source arranged to generate a first clock, a first sub-system arranged to generate transmit data, and an output circuit arranged to output the transmit data according to the first clock. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239439

Shared buffer arbitration for packet-based switching

Methods and apparatuses regarding shared buffer arbitration for packet-based switching are described. A data packet may be received by a packet buffer including a first plurality of banks of memory units and a second plurality of banks of memory units. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239236

Methods and apparatus of adaptive memory preparation

A technique, as well as select implementations thereof, pertaining to adaptive memory preparation is described. The technique may involve analyzing memory usage data of a plurality of child processes of a parent process. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239134

Electronic device and method for sensing touch force

An electronic device for sensing touch force is provided. The electronic device includes a display screen, a pressure sensor, a processor and a memory. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239087

Content-aware haptic system and associated control method

A haptic system and an associated control method are provided. The haptic system includes: a processor, and control circuitry. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238712

Method and apparatus for power saving in global navigation satellite systme (gnss) receivers

Methods and apparatus are provided for power saving in gnss receivers. In one novel aspect, the me tracking period, the me interval, and the pe working period, the pe interval are dynamically determined based on the gnss signal conditions and/or the user requirements. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238663

Apparatus used with processor of portable device and arranged for performing at least one part of fuel gauge operation for battery by using hardware circuit element(s) when processor enter sleep mode

An apparatus used with a processor to perform fuel gauge operation for a battery of a portable device includes a voltage measuring circuit and a control circuit. The voltage measuring circuit periodically measures and records a battery pack voltage for the battery according to time information received from the processor after the processor enters a sleep mode. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238527

Electronic device and method for sensing air quality

An electronic device for sensing air quality is provided. The electronic device includes a proximity sensor, a processor and a memory. ... Mediatek Inc

08/18/16 / #20160235316

Physiological signal processing circuit

A physiological signal processing circuit includes an amplifier, an analog-to-digital converter, and a physiological characteristic detector circuit. The amplifier is configured to amplify an analog physiological signal of a user for providing an amplified signal. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234852

Prioritized generation of idc indication message to mitigate idc impact on ue performance

A ue controls in-device coexistence (idc) indication message generation to mitigate potential throughput impact on ue to maintain ue performance as much as possible. Under the proposed method, fdm-based solution is always preferred by the ue. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234752

Method and apparatus of lwa pdu routing

Apparatus and methods are provided for lwa pdu routing. In one novel aspect, lte pdu packets are routed through a wlan ap to a ue by encapsulation of the data packets. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234726

Network selection and data aggregation with lte-wlan aggregation

Apparatus and methods are provided for selection and data aggregation for the lwa. In one novel aspect, the ue connected with a first ran receives a lwa assistance configuration and selects a second ran based on the lwa assistance configuration. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234636

Apparatuses and methods for providing cell information in secure user plane location (supl) messages

A mobile communication device including a wireless transceiver and a processor is provided. The wireless transceiver is configured to perform wireless transmission and reception to and from an advanced network and a legacy network. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234514

Data processing apparatus for transmitting/receiving compressed pixel data groups of picture and indication information of pixel data grouping setting 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

08/11/16 / #20160234513

Data processing apparatus and method for compressed pixel data groups

A data processing apparatus includes a compression circuit and a first 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, and generates indication information indicative of at least one boundary each between consecutive compressed pixel data groups. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234510

Method of coding for depth based block partitioning mode in three-dimensional or multi-view video coding

A method of video coding using coding modes including depth-based block partitioning (dbbp) in a multi-view or three-dimensional (3d) video coding system is disclosed. According to the present invention, when dbbp (depth-based block partition) is used to code a current texture coding unit, the dbbp partition mode is signaled so that the decoder does not need to go through complex computations to derive the dbbp partition mode. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234499

Method and apparatus of scalable video coding

A method and apparatus for scalable video coding are disclosed, wherein the video data is configured into a base layer (bl) and an enhancement layer (el) and wherein the el has higher spatial resolution or better video quality than the bl. According to embodiments of the present invention, information from the base layer is exploited for coding the enhancement layer. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234456

Data processing apparatus for transmitting/receiving compressed pixel data groups via multiple camera ports of camera 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 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

08/11/16 / #20160234320

System, device, and method for accessing cross-platform service

A communications system for accessing a cross-platform service is provided. The communications system includes a first communication device including a service demander and a second communication device including a service provider. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233995

Mobile communication devices and methods for controlling wireless transmission and reception

A mobile communication device having a reception circuit, a transmission circuit, and a processing unit is provided. The reception circuit and the transmission circuit are configured to receive and transmit wireless signals, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233915

Communication device and electronic device

A communication device includes an antenna, a frequency dividing circuit, and at least one variable impedance circuit. The frequency dividing circuit has a common port coupled to the antenna and at least one output port. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233771

Power converter with adaptive zero-crossing current detection

A power converter with adaptive zero-crossing current detection is provided. The power converter includes a first transistor, a second transistor, a pwm (pulse width modulation) controller, a low-pass filter, and a delay controller. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233716

Method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device with aid of simple response indicating acknowledgement, and associated apparatus

A method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device with aid of simple response of a wireless charging device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the wireless charging device may be arranged to wirelessly charge the electronic device, and the method may include: receiving a plurality of packets from the electronic device, wherein each packet of the plurality of packets is utilized for carrying information of wireless charging reports of the electronic device, and comprises unacknowledged header information; and controlling the wireless charging device to generate at least one simple response corresponding to at least one packet of the plurality of packets, to acknowledge the at least one packet of the plurality of packets.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233715

Method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device with aid of variant slot timing and simple response indicating acknowledgement, and associated apparatus

A method for performing wireless charging control of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method may include: determining whether a voltage level of a direct current (dc) output at a dc output terminal of a rectifier in the electronic device is greater than a first voltage threshold to generate a first detection result; and according to the first detection result, selectively sending at least one random phase-delay packet, wherein each random phase-delay packet of the at least one random phase-delay packet has a random phase-delay with respect to a time slot, and the at least one random phase-delay packet is utilized for carrying information of at least one wireless charging report of the electronic device. More particularly, a wireless charging device is arranged to wirelessly charge the electronic device, and the electronic device does not obtain information from the wireless charging device through any packet.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233714

Charge control circuit, charge control method and associated power management integrated circuit

A charge control circuit includes an analog to digital converter (adc) and a control unit, wherein the adc is arranged for monitoring a temperature of a battery and converting the monitored temperature to a digital value; and the control unit is coupled to the analog to digital converter, and is arranged for determining whether to generate a control signal to adjust a charge current or a charging voltage of a battery or not according to the digital value, and the adc and the control unit are fully hardware architectures.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233712

Apparatus for performing hybrid power control in an electronic device with aid of separated power output nodes for multi-purpose usage of boost

An apparatus for performing hybrid power control in an electronic device includes a charger positioned in the electronic device, and the charger is arranged for selectively charging a battery of the electronic device. In addition, at least one portion of the charger is implemented within a charger chip. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233710

Universal serial bus device and related method

A universal serial bus device includes: a core circuit having a first pin and a second pin, and having an input impedance looking into the core circuit from the first pin and the second pin; and a charging control circuit, coupled to the core circuit, arranged for selectively providing a voltage source to one of the first pin and the second pin; wherein the input impedance of the core circuit is configured to make the voltage source substantially intact when the voltage source is coupled to one of the first pin and the second pin.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233174

Integrated circuit, electronic device and method for transmitting data in electronic device

An integrated circuit is provided. The integrated circuit includes a control circuitry, a plurality of pins, and a plurality of driving units coupled to the pins. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160232272

Methods for redistributing cell densities in layout area of ic

A method for redistributing cell densities in layout of ic is provided. Initial cell density distribution and routing density distribution are obtained in an initial placement of the ic. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160232114

Control method and system for accessing data among different electronic devices

A system for accessing data among at least two different electronic devices is provided. The system includes a demanding electronic device and a providing electronic device. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160232111

Electronic device for packing multiple commands in one compound command frame and electronic device for decoding and executing multiple commands packed in one compound command frame

An electronic device includes a control circuit and a bus interface. The control circuit packs a plurality of commands in a compound command frame. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231863

Dynamic enablement, disablement and adjustment of offset of a periodic timing control signal

Techniques pertaining to dynamic enablement, disablement and adjustment of offset of a virtual periodic timing control signal based on one or more predefined events are described. A method may determine whether a first predefined event is beginning. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231772

Wearable electronic device and touch operation method

A wearable electronic device is provided. The wearable electronic device includes a touch display panel, a touch bezel and a processor. ... Mediatek Inc

08/11/16 / #20160229303

Apparatus for performing hybrid power control in an electronic device with aid of separated power output nodes for multi-purpose usage of boost

An apparatus for performing hybrid power control in an electronic device includes a charger positioned in the electronic device, and the charger is arranged for selectively charging a battery of the electronic device. In addition, at least one portion of the charger is implemented within a charger chip. ... Mediatek Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227545

Frame structure and data mapping for license assisted access

Methods and apparatus are provided for improved licensed assisted access (laa) networks. A laa subframe is received via an unlicensed frequency band. ... Mediatek Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227240

Video decoder and video encoder using storage sharing technique for performing decoding and encoding functions complying with different video coding standards and associated shared storage device

A video decoder has a first processing circuit and a second processing circuit. A shared storage device is accessible to the first processing circuit and the second processing circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227238

Method and apparatus for intra block copy mode in video coding system with pipeline architecture

Method and apparatus of video coding using coding modes including intra block copy (intrabc) for a video coding system incorporating multi-stage pipeline processing is disclosed. In order to overcome data dependency issue due to the use of pipeline architecture, a first embodiment uses constrained previous reconstructed region for intrabc estimation by excluding unavailable reconstructed previous reconstructed data due to the multi-stage pipeline processing. ... Mediatek Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227222

Multi-standard video decoder with novel intra prediction decoding

An apparatus for multi-standard intra prediction decoding in a video decoder for decoding two video streams coded in two different video coding standards is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a first intra prediction decoder to decode a first bitstream comprising one or more first intra prediction coded blocks, and a second intra prediction decoder to decode a second bitstream comprising one or more second intra prediction coded blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227216

Multi-standard video decoder with novel bin decoding

An apparatus for multi-standard bin decoding in a video decoder for decoding two video coded in two different video coding standards is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first bin decoder to decode one or more first bin strings, a second bin decoder to decode one or more second bin strings, a standard change control module coupled to the first bin decoder and the second bin decoder and a system controller coupled to the standard change control module, the first bin decoder and the second bin decoder. ... Mediatek Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226753

Scheme for performing one-pass tunnel forwarding function on two-layer network structure

A method used within a data center includes: receiving a packet; computing a specific overlay path/tree and a specific underlay path/tree according to a destination to transmit the packet, a first table, and a second table, wherein the first table includes forwarding information of station(s) corresponding to an overlay network structure, and the second table comprises forwarding information of station(s) corresponding to an underlay network structure; obtaining information of an overlay next hop station and information of an underlay next hop station according to the specific overlay path/tree and the specific underlay path/tree; and, performing packet encapsulation and transmission for the packet according to the information of the overlay next hop station and the information of the underlay next hop station.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226469

Flip-flop devices with clock sharing

A flip-flop device is provided. The flip-flop device includes a first flip-flop and a clock controller. ... Mediatek Inc

08/04/16 / #20160225755

Electrostatic discharge protection device and electrostatic discharge protection system

An esd device disposed on a substrate is provided. The esd device includes a first well, a second well, a first poly-silicon region, a second poly-silicon region and a first protection layer. ... Mediatek Inc

08/04/16 / #20160224375

Methods and computer systems for performance monitoring of tasks

Computer system including storage unit and processing unit including performance monitoring unit (pmu) for performance monitoring on tasks is provided. Processing unit is configured to provide a callback function at location at which a task switch is being performed, reset a counter for external access counting of pmu when first task switch which is to switch execution of tasks to first task occurs, read counted value from counter and record read value into a log of storage unit as record of first task when second task switch which is to switch execution of tasks from first task to second task occurs, and reset counter for second task after log is generated. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219714

Chip package, package substrate and manufacturing method thereof

A package substrate is provided. The package substrate includes: a dielectric layer; a passive component embedded in the dielectric layer and contacting the dielectric layer; and a circuit layer embedded in the dielectric layer and having a first surface aligned with a second surface of the dielectric layer.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219624

Lte rach procedure enhancement

Methods and apparatus are provided for msg3 collision resolutions. In one embodiment, the ue obtains a set of dmrs seeds and randomly selecting one to generate a dmrs sequence for the msg3. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219601

Methods to support measurements for user equipment

Methods to support measurements for lte user equipments are proposed. Due to reduced bandwidth design for cost reduction, resources for ues are limited to contiguous six physical resource block (prb) pairs (1.4 mhz). ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219587

Control channel and data channel design for user equipment

Control channel and data channel design for lte user equipments are proposed. Due to reduced bandwidth design for cost reduction, resources for ues are limited to contiguous six physical resource block (prb) pairs (1.4 mhz). ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219501

Multi-rat mobile communication devices and methods for network selection

A mobile communication device supporting a plurality of radio access technologies (rats) and a plurality of radio frequencies is provided. In the mobile communication device, a baseband processor is configured to schedule the plurality of rats and the plurality of radio frequencies in pairs in an order for a public land mobile network (plmn) selection procedure, and determine one of the pairs and repeat the determined pair in the order of the pairs during the plmn selection procedure.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219488

Apparatuses and methods for reducing call recovery time associated with a cell update procedure

A method for a mobile communication device to reduce call recovery time associated with a cell update procedure is provided. The method includes the steps of: detecting an access stratum (as) abnormality when making a call in a third-generation (3g) cellular network; decreasing one or more parameters, which are obtained from the 3g cellular network, associated with the cell update procedure in response to detecting the as abnormality; and applying the decreased parameters for the cell update procedure to enable an early cell reselection procedure.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219478

Ran assistance parameter reporting for lte-wlan interworking control and management

Methods for lte-wlan interworking control and management are proposed. In one novel aspect, a mobile termination (mt) can use an at command to report radio access network (ran) assistance parameters of the current serving cell. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219470

Offloadability of pdn connection for lte-wlan interworking control and management

Methods for lte-wlan interworking control and management are proposed. In one novel aspect, a terminal equipment (te) can use an at command to query the wlan offloadability of a packet data network (pdn) connection. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219460

Ran rule and condition match reporting for lte-wlan interworking control and management

Methods for lte-wlan interworking control and management are proposed. In one novel aspect, a mobile termination (mt) can use an at command to report the change of a ran rule and/or a ran condition match. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219261

Method of simple intra mode for video coding

A method and apparatus for video coding of a block of depth data or texture data using a simple intra mode is disclosed. The method determines a prediction process selected from a prediction process list for the current block, where the prediction process list comprises at least a single sample mode and at least a simplified intra prediction mode. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219155

Method and apparatus for handling a call conflict in a communications network

A method for handling a call conflict in a communications network is disclosed. The method is used in a user equipment (ue) in a communications network. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218988

Control of maximum transmission unit size discovery using at commands

A method of control maximum transmission unit (mtu) reporting and discovery using at commands is proposed. In communications networks, the mtu of a communication protocol of a layer is the size (in bytes or octets) of the largest protocol data unit that the layer can pass onwards. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218987

Maximum transmission unit size reporting using at commands

A method of control maximum transmission unit (mtu) reporting and discovery using at commands is proposed. In communications networks, the mtu of a communication protocol of a layer is the size (in bytes or octets) of the largest protocol data unit that the layer can pass onwards. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218962

Maximum transmission unit size reporting and discovery by a user equipment

A method of control maximum transmission unit (mtu) reporting and discovery using at commands is proposed. In communications networks, the mtu of a communication protocol of a layer is the size (in bytes or octets) of the largest protocol data unit that the layer can pass onwards. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218739

Data access methods and data access devices utilizing the same

Data access methods are provided. The method includes: acquiring a data array which is partitioned into a plurality of regions; and for each of the regions, writing a plurality of data units representing the region into a segment of a memory device and recording both of length information and data arrangement information corresponding to the region, wherein a burst length of a burst access performed on the data units representing the region is defined according to the length information.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218723

Transition enforcing coding receiver for sampling vector signals without using clock and data recovery

A transition enforcing coding (tec) receiver includes a first delay line circuit, a transition detection circuit, and a data sampling circuit. The first delay line circuit delays a plurality of vector signals to generate a plurality of delayed vector signals, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218504

Power configuration verification of power-management system

A method for verifying a power-management system including a controller and a plurality of power devices, wherein the controller receives a plurality of input signals to generate a plurality of control signals to control the power devices, includes: determining each of the power devices operating in a corresponding mode when the power-management operates under a power configuration; determining a target combination of the control signals when each of the power devices operates in the corresponding mode; patternlessly verifying a behavior of the controller with an input combination of the input signals for the power-management system operating under the power configuration to generate a calculated result of the control signals; comparing the calculated result to the target combination; and determining that the input combination is valid when the calculated result is equal to the target combination.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218092

Chip package with embedded passive device

A chip package includes a first die encapsulated by a molding compound; a board comprising a chip mounting surface; a redistributed layer (rdl) structure on an active surface of the first die and between the die and the chip mounting surface; and a discrete passive device embedded in the molding compound and situated in close proximity to a side edge of the first die.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217550

Preemptive flushing of spatial selective bins for deferred graphics processing

A graphics processing unit (gpu) is provided to preemptively flush one or more bins. The gpu generates bin data of a display area according to an association of primitive data with the bins that correspond to the display area. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217244

Method and apparatus for flip chip packaging co-design and co-designed flip chip package

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

07/28/16 / #20160217243

Methods for distributing power in layout of ic

A method for distributing power in the layout of an integrated circuit is provided. The integrated circuit includes at least one macro block. ... Mediatek Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217072

Method for managing multi-channel memory device to have improved channel switch response time and related memory control system

A method for managing a multi-channel memory device includes at least following steps: when the multi-channel memory device is controlled to operate in an m-channel mode, reserving a partial memory space across n memory channels of the multi-channel memory device, where the reserved partial memory space is not used under the m-channel mode, m and n are positive integers, and m is smaller than n; and when the multi-channel memory device is controlled to switch from the m-channel mode to an n-channel mode, accessing data in the reserved partial memory space across the n memory channels used under the n-channel mode. The method for managing a multi-channel memory device can improve switch response time.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212795

Methods for handling a pdn disconnection request and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A method for handling a pdn disconnection request performed by a communications apparatus communicating with a network device includes transmitting a pdn disconnect request message to the network device to request to disconnect a predetermined pdn connection; receiving a pdn disconnect reject message from the network device; obtaining a reject cause carried in the pdn disconnect reject message; and locally deactivating all other pdn connection(s) other than the predetermined pdn connection when the reject cause carried in the pdn disconnect reject message indicates that the last pdn disconnection is not allowed.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212792

Wireless communication method and device

A wireless communication method and device are provided. The wireless communication method includes the steps of receiving a traffic flow template (tft) which is assigned by a network; determining whether a first evaluation precedence index (epi) corresponding to a new packet filter of the tft is the same as a second epi corresponding to an old packet filter which belongs to an evolved packet system (eps) bearer or a packet data protocol (pdp) context; determining whether the new packet filter belongs to the eps bearer or the pdp context when the first epi is the same as the second epi; and replacing the old packet filter with the new packet filter without deleting the eps bearer or the pdp context when the new packet filter belongs to the eps bearer or the pdp context.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212791

Methods for efficient wireless communications and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A method for efficient wireless communications includes transmitting a connection request via a communications apparatus to a peer device to try to establish a connection with the peer device to trigger a circuit switch fallback (csfb) procedure; starting a predetermined timer via the communications apparatus when transmitting the connection request; and when there is no response message received from the peer device by the time the predetermined timer expires, transmitting the connection request again via the communications apparatus to the peer device at least once to retry to establish the connection with the peer device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212782

Methods for efficient wireless communications and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A method for efficient wireless communications includes transmitting a tracking area update (tau) request message by a communications apparatus to a peer device to initiate a tau procedure; receiving a paging message by the communications apparatus from the peer device after transmitting the tau request message; and in response to receipt of the paging message, retransmitting the tau request message by the communications apparatus to the peer device to reinitiate the tau procedure immediately or transmitting a request message by the communications apparatus to the peer device immediately, without waiting a predetermined time period.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212710

Power saving mechanism for in-pocket detection

A method of efficient pocket detection is proposed. A wireless device determines whether it is in a transition state by using a plurality of low power-consuming sensors. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212672

Method of multi-radio interworking in heterogeneous wireless communication networks

A method of multi-radio interworking to provide integrated cellular and wlan access for a multi-radio device is provided. A serving base station in a cellular network first obtains wireless local area network (wlan) information and then forward the wlan information to a serving device such that the serving device is capable to connect with both the cellular network and a wlan. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212603

Methods for efficient wireless communications and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A method for efficient wireless communications performed by a communications apparatus includes determining a cell according to a low priority list; and performing an attach procedure to try to attach to the cell for establishing an emergency call through the cell. The low priority list comprises information regarding a public land mobile network (plmn) identity (id), tracking area (ta) code, a cell id and/or a closed subscriber group (csg) id of at least one attempted cell through which the communications apparatus has attempted but failed to establish an emergency call.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212486

Video displaying method, video decoding method and electronic system applying the method

A video displaying method, applied to an electronic apparatus comprising a first display, comprising: (a) selecting a plurality of video contents from a plurality of candidate video contents; and (b) simultaneously displaying selected video contents selected in the step (a), respectively in sub-windows on the first display. Related video decoding methods are also disclosed.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212357

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

A method for performing preview control in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method may include the steps of: obtaining a specific preview image from a camera module of the electronic device, and obtaining a specific focus-related parameter corresponding to the specific preview image, wherein the specific focus-related parameter is related to focus control of the camera module; determining a specific resize parameter corresponding to the specific preview image according to a predetermined relationship between the specific resize parameter and the specific focus-related parameter; and performing a resize operation on the specific preview image according to the specific resize parameter, to control the specific preview image to be displayed in a quasi-scale-invariant manner with respect to a plurality of preview images.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212070

Packet processing apparatus utilizing ingress drop queue manager circuit to instruct buffer manager circuit to perform cell release of ingress packet and associated packet processing method

A packet processing apparatus includes a buffer manager (bm) circuit, an ingress drop queue manager (idqm) circuit, and a queue manager (qm) circuit. The bm circuit maintains at least one multicast counter (mc) value for an ingress packet. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211967

Modulator, phase locked loop using the same, and method applied thereto

A modulator for generating a control code in response to a frequency control word is provided. The modulator includes an adder, an accumulator, a next state generation unit, and a code generation unit. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211881

Wireless communication device capable of adjusting at least one antenna to improve efficiency of other coexisting antenna(s) and related wireless communication method

A wireless communication device is used for performing wireless communication via at least one of a plurality of antennas. The antennas include a first antenna and a second antenna. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211873

Wireless receiver with high linearity

A wireless receiver with high linearity, having an out-band signal bypass filter, a mixer, and a baseband circuit. The out-band signal bypass filter has a first terminal and a second terminal respectively receiving a positive differential signal and a negative differential signal from a former-stage circuit, and the out-band signal bypass filter provides an out-band signal bypass path from the first terminal to the second terminal. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211870

Detection path design for communication systems

Methods and apparatus are provided for detection path design for reflection coefficient estimation. In one novel aspect, a hardware-based phase estimator estimates a phase shift between the forward path signal and the reverse path signal. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211861

System and method for measuring the dc-transfer characteristic of an analog-to-digital converter

Systems and methods for measuring and compensating a dc-transfer characteristic of analog-to-digital converters are described. A test-signal generator comprising a sigma-delta modulator may provide calibration signals to an adc. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211856

Digitally-corrected analog-to-digital converters

A method and apparatus for a digitally-corrected analog-to-digital converter (adc) are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a nonlinearity generator that generates one or more nonlinear characteristics of a time varying input signal and that causes unwanted signal components at frequencies other than a frequency of the time varying input signal, a frequency modifier coupled to the nonlinearity generator that modifies the unwanted signal components by altering an amplitude of the unwanted signal components, a frequency compensator coupled to the frequency modifier, wherein the frequency compensator compensates for the modification introduced by the frequency modifier to provide a filtered digital signal, and an inverse nonlinearity generator coupled to the frequency compensator for receiving the filtered digital signal, wherein the inverse nonlinearity generator compensates for the one or more nonlinear characteristics.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211835

Tunable delay circuit and operating method thereof

A tunable delay circuit includes a first multiplexer, a delay chain, and a second multiplexer. The first multiplexer selects an input signal or a feedback signal as a first output signal according to an enable signal. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211831

Low-power retention flip-flops

A retention flip-flop is provided. The flip-flop includes a clock generation circuit, a master latch circuit, and a salve latch circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211702

Multi-mode, multi-standard wireless power transmitter coil assembly

Apparatus and methods for dual-mode wireless power transfer are described. Two power transmit coils may be configured to provide magnetic resonant and magnetic inductance wireless power transfer from a same charging area of a wireless power transmitter. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211691

Method and apparatus for performing system power management

A method and an apparatus for performing charging port detection control are provided, where the method is applied to an electronic device, a communication port of the electronic device has a functionality of obtaining power from an external power source for the electronic device, and a power path switching unit of the electronic device is arranged to control electrical connection between a system within the electronic device and a battery of the electronic device. The method may include the steps of: performing charging port detection; and control operation(s) according to the charging port detection. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211318

Microelectronic package with surface mounted passive element

A microelectronic package includes a packaging substrate having a chip mounting surface; a chip mounted on the chip mounting surface of the packaging substrate with the chip's active surface facing down to the chip mounting surface; a plurality of input/output (i/o) pads distributed on the active surface of the chip; and a discrete passive element mounted on the active surface of the chip. The discrete passive element may be a decoupling capacitor, a resistor, or an inductor.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160211194

Semiconductor package structure and method for forming the same

A semiconductor package structure and method for forming the same are provided. The semiconductor package structure includes a substrate and the substrate has a front side and a back side. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210460

Methods for operating electronic devices, and electronic devices

A method for operating an electronic device, and an electronic device, are provided. In the normal operation state of the electronic device, data which is stored in the main storage device of the electronic device is encrypted by a first encryption algorithm prior to being stored in a non-volatile storage device of the electronic device. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210231

Heterogeneous system architecture for shared memory

A processing unit includes one or more first cores. The one or more first cores and one or more second cores are part of a heterogeneous computing system and share a system memory. ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210109

Method for controlling audio playing of an electronic device, and associated apparatus and associated computer program product

A method for controlling audio playing of an electronic device, an associated apparatus and an associated computer program product are provided, where the method includes: controlling a touch panel of the electronic device to be active, to allow at least one touch gesture input to be received from the touch panel while an audio player application is running on the electronic device, wherein when the at least one touch gesture input is received from the touch panel, a screen of the electronic device is kept turned off; and determining whether a specific touch gesture input of the at least one touch gesture input matches a pre-defined gesture to generate a determining result, and controlling the audio player application to execute a pre-defined command corresponding to the pre-defined gesture based on the determining result.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209495

Method of distance measurement between wireless communication devices in wireless communication system

A method of distance measurement for a first wireless communication device of a wireless communication system includes receiving a frame from a second wireless communication device of the wireless communications system; determining a signal strength of the received frame; and obtaining a round trip time (rtt) and estimating a distance between the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device according to the signal strength of the received frame.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205587

Wireless communication method and device

A wireless communication method and device are provided. The wireless communication method includes the steps of determining whether the length of an rlc sdu or rlc sdu segment is greater than a threshold; determining the type of length indicator which is allocated by a network when the length of the rlc sdu or rlc sdu segment is greater than the threshold; and determining whether to force to map the rlc sdu or rlc sdu segment to the end of an rlc pdu according to the type of the length indicator.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205533

Service discovery with low power consumption in wireless communications networks

An access point (ap) accepts a communications device to join a wireless communications network. The ap registers a service provided by the communications device. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205410

Method and apparatus for deriving temporal motion vector prediction

A method and apparatus for deriving a motion vector predictor (mvp) for a motion vector (mv) of a current block of a current picture in inter, or merge, or skip mode. The method selects a co-located block corresponding to a co-located picture and receives one or more reference motion vectors (mvs) of one or more co-located reference blocks associated with the co-located block. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205403

Method and apparatus of delta quantization parameter processing for high efficiency video coding

In one implementation, a method codes video pictures, in which each of the video pictures is partitioned into lcus (largest coding units). The method operates by receiving a current lcu, partitioning the current lcu adaptively to result in multiple leaf cus, determining whether a current leaf cu has at least one nonzero quantized transform coefficient according to both prediction mode (predmode) and coded block flag (cbf), and incorporating quantization parameter information for the current leaf cu in a video bitstream, if the current leaf cu has at least one nonzero quantized transform coefficient. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205401

Method and apparatus for quantization level clipping

A method and apparatus for clipping a transform coefficient are disclosed. In one implementation, a method is implemented in a video encoder for clipping a quantization level. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204881

Rf testing system using integrated circuit

An integrated circuit (ic) is provided. The ic includes an rf transmitter and an rf receiver. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204793

Sigma-delta adc with dither

Systems and methods for reducing spurious noise tones in sigma-delta analog-to-digital converters (adcs) are described. A dither signal may be added to two differential input signals of a pseudo-differential sigma-delta adc. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204768

Driver circuit with feed-forward equalizer

A driver circuit for receiving input data and generating an output signal to a termination element is provided, wherein the input data has a first bit and second bit, and the driver circuit includes: a pair of differential output terminals for outputting the output signal, wherein the pair of differential output terminals has a first output terminal and a second output terminal; at least one current mode drive unit, coupled to the pair of differential output terminals, for outputting a current from one of the first output terminal and the second output terminal, and receiving the current from the other of the first output terminal and the second output terminal according to the first bit; and at least one voltage mode drive unit, coupled to the pair of differential output terminals, for providing voltages to the first output terminal and the second output terminal according to the second bit.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204619

Multi-mode wireless receiver apparatus and resonator circuit design

A resonator circuit includes: a first inductive element and a second inductive element that is connected to the first inductive element in series; a first capacitive element, connected to a first end of the first inductive element and a first output end of the resonator circuit; and a set of second capacitive elements connected in series, the set of second capacitive elements having one end connected between the first and second capacitive elements and having another end connected between the second capacitive element and a second output end of the resonator circuit. The intermediate end of the set of second capacitive elements is used as a third output end of the resonator circuit.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204053

Semiconductor package

The invention provides a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a lead frame including a die peddle. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203847

Memory circuit and layout structure of a memory circuit

A memory circuit includes a transistor, a signal line and a plurality of information lines. The transistor includes a first electrode, a second electrode and a control electrode. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203362

Air writing and gesture system with interactive wearable device

A wearable device interactive system and techniques, methods and apparatuses thereof are described. A wearable device may sense a movement by a user wearing the wearable device. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203254

Methods for reducing congestion region in layout area of ic

A method for reducing congestion regions of an integrated circuit is provided. A placement of the ic is obtained, wherein the placement includes a signal path between a first macro module and a second macro module. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203253

Modularized stacked ic physical design framework

The invention provides a method of designing an integrated circuit. The method includes providing a physical layout group including a first layout corresponding to a first die having a first function. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203020

Loading calculation method and loading calculation system for processor in electronic device

The present invention provides a loading calculation method and a loading calculation system for a processor in an electronic device is disclosed. The loading calculation system comprises: a detecting unit, a determining unit, a generating unit, and a calculating unit. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203006

Controlling method for optimizing a processor and controlling system

A controlling method for optimizing a processor is provided. The controlling method includes determining an actual utilization state of the processor in a first period, and adjusting performance and/or power of the processor in a second period by a pid (proportional integral derivative) governor based on the actual utilization state in the first period. ... Mediatek Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202724

Wearable device interactive system

A wearable device interactive system and techniques, methods and apparatuses thereof are described. A wearable device may sense a user input by a hand of the user, analyze the user input, and perform one or more operations responsive to a result of the analysis. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198408

Wireless communication method and device

A wireless communication method and device are provided. The wireless communication method includes the steps of activating a power-saving mechanism by user equipment (ue) to stop monitoring a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) when a network does not enable a discontinuous reception (drx) mechanism to configure the ue to switch to a drx mode or when the network disables the drx mechanism.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198154

Method of lossless mode signaling for video system with lossless and lossy coding

A method of efficient lossless mode syntax signaling for a coding system supporting both lossless and lossy coding is disclosed. In one embodiment, a first syntax element is incorporated in a picture level to indicate whether to use a forced lossless coding mode if lossless coding is allowed for the current picture. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198139

Method of motion information prediction and inheritance in multi-view and three-dimensional video coding

A method for three-dimensional video coding using aligned motion parameter derivation for motion information prediction and inheritance is disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention utilize motion parameters associated with a corresponding block for motion information prediction or inheritance. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198006

Service discovery in a self-managed mobile communications network

A device-centric discovery mechanism requiring very low power consumption to find out information about each other directly in a self-managed mobile environment is proposed. A mobile communications device joins a self-managed communications network, which does not have a centralized management entity. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197685

Rf testing system with parallelized processing

An integrated circuit (ic) is provided. The ic includes: an rf transmitter configured to generate an rf signal when the ic has entered a test mode; an rf receiver configured to receive the rf signal in the test mode; and a computation unit having a plurality of processing units that are parallelized to perform a test procedure of the ic according to the received rf signal to determine one or more test results.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197684

Rf testing system with serdes device

An integrated circuit (ic) is provided. The ic includes: a controller, a serializer-deserializer (serdes) device, a transmitter, and a receiver. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197599

Frequency divider, clock generating apparatus, and method capable of calibrating frequency drift of oscillator

A clock generating apparatus includes an oscillator and a frequency synthesizer. The oscillator is utilized for generating a reference clock signal. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197598

Driver circuit for signal transmission and control method of driver circuit

A driver circuit for receiving a data input and generating an output signal to a termination element according to at least the first data input is provided. The driver circuit includes a first output terminal, a current mode drive unit and a voltage mode drive unit. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197071

Integrated circuit device and method for forming the same

The invention provides an integrated circuit device. The integrated circuit device includes a semiconductor substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196868

Write assist circuit and memory cell

A write assist circuit capable of writing data to a memory cell with a bit line and a bit line bar is provided. The write assist circuit includes a clamping circuit, and first and second sense amplifiers. ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196164

Method and apparatus for analysis of thread latency

A method for analysis of thread latency includes: determining a thread of interest; computing a summation of time periods in which the thread of interest stays in a run queue to determine a thread in-run-queue time; computing a summation of time periods in which the thread of interest is preempted by other threads to determine a thread preempted time; and evaluating thread latency of the thread of interest according to the thread preempted time to the thread in-run-queue time.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/07/16 / #20160195585

Systems and methods for determining a remaining battery capacity of a battery device

A system for determining a remaining battery capacity includes a detection circuitry and a controller. The detection circuitry is coupled to a battery device for detecting an open circuit and a closed circuit voltage of the battery device. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160174342

Method for controlling lighting element and associated system

A method for controlling at least one lighting element includes: setting a dimming speed; determining a dimming level according to the dimming speed; and using the dimming level to perform a stepped dimming operation to brighten or dim the lighting element.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160174253

Method of channel access control in wireless local area networks

A method to improve the area throughput of dense wireless local area networks (wlan) by channel access control is proposed. The method allows an access point to obtain information of a plurality of stations within the wireless network. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160174182

Method for handling radio activities of multiple sim cards equipped in a communications apparatus and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A communications apparatus includes multiple sim cards, a rf signal processing module including two or more rf signal processing units which including at least a first rf signal processing unit, and an arbiter configured for dynamically determining which sim card to use which rf signal processing unit for handling a radio activity of the sim card according to priority of radio activities of the sim cards and rf signal processing capability of the rf signal processing units. A number of the sim cards is equal to or greater than a number of the rf signal processing units included in the rf signal processing module.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160174079

Adaptive cca and tx power level adjustment for dense deployment of wireless networks

A method of spatial re-use with tpc and adaptive cca is proposed. A spatial re-use station detects spatial re-use information associated with other peer obss stations. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173937

Methods and devices for media casting management among multiple media casting devices supporting different media casting protocols

A method for managing media content casting among media casting devices supporting different media casting protocols for use in a device wirelessly connected to the media casting devices is provided. The method includes the following steps. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173905

Method and apparatus for derivation of motion vector candidate and motion vector prediction candidate

A method for deriving a motion vector predictor (mvp) receives motion vectors (mvs) associated with reference blocks of the current block. The method determines at least one first spatial search mv associated with a first mv searching order and at least one second spatial search mv associated with a second mv searching order for each neighboring reference block. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173872

Method and apparatus for parsing error robustness of temporal motion vector prediction

A method and apparatus for deriving a motion vector predictor (mvp) are disclosed. The mvp is selected from spatial mvp and temporalone or more mvp candidates. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173230

Cyclic redundancy check device and method

A communication device and associated method is provided. The communication device includes: a controller; a packet buffer, configured to store a current packet segment and a previous packet segment of an incoming packet; and a plurality of cyclic redundancy check (crc) circuits, wherein each crc circuit is individually fed with a portion of the current packet segment and/or a portion of the previous packet segment in a respective cycle of the incoming packet, and an initial value, wherein the plurality of crc circuits are arranged in parallel.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173093

Method for performing signal driving control in an electronic device with aid of driving control signals, and associated apparatus

A method for performing signal driving control in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided. The method includes: generating a first driving control signal and a second driving control signal according to a data signal, wherein the second driving control signal transits in response to a transition of the data signal, and the first driving control signal includes a pulse corresponding to the transition of the data signal; and utilizing a first switching unit to control a first signal path between a first voltage level and an output terminal of an output stage according to the first driving control signal, and utilizing a second switching unit to control a second signal path between the first voltage level and the output terminal according to the second driving control signal, wherein a first impedance of the first signal path is less than a second impedance of the second signal path.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173085

I/o driving circuit and control signal generating circuit

An i/o driving circuit comprising a post driver. The post driver comprises: a first switch device, comprising a first terminal coupled to an i/o voltage, and comprising a second terminal, wherein the first switch device provides an initial driving voltage at the second terminal of the first switch device; and a first voltage providing device, comprising a first terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first switch device, and comprising a second terminal. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173082

Method for performing impedance profile control of a power delivery network in an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method and apparatus for performing impedance profile control of a power delivery network (pdn) in an electronic device are provided. The method includes the steps of: utilizing a capacitive component and a resistive component that are coupled in series as an output stage of the pdn, wherein the capacitive component includes one terminal coupled to a first voltage level of the pdn and further includes another terminal, and the resistive component includes a first terminal coupled to the other terminal of the capacitive component and further includes a second terminal coupled to a second voltage level of the pdn; and inputting a control signal into a third terminal of the resistive component, to control an impedance profile of the output stage of the pdn, wherein in a predetermined state of the control signal, the control signal is a time variant signal. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173071

Clock-distribution device and clock-distribution method

A clock-distribution device for dividing a clock signal into a plurality of clock signals for a plurality of registers is provided. The clock-distribution device includes at least one mesh driver and a clock mesh. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173033

Line driver with active termination and associated method

A line driver and a method for driving a load are proposed. The line driver includes a current amplifier and a feedback network. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160172892

Wireless power source with parallel resonant paths

A wireless charger for charging multiple devices is provided that includes one or more drive coils that are coupled to a drive amplifier. A plurality of repeater coils are coupled to the one or more drive coils. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160172874

Electronic device and power adapter capable of communicating with each other, and associated charging system

A charging system comprises an electronic device and a power adapter for charging the electronic device. The electronic device has a bi-directional communication with the power adapter; and the electronic device is arranged to send a health check command to the power adapter, and the power adapter performs a self-health check operation and reports a checking result to the electronic device. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160172753

Antenna ground and feed swapping in handheld applications

Examples of techniques for antenna ground and feed swapping in handheld applications are described. A condition with respect to wireless communication of a handheld apparatus having one or more antennas may be detected in determining whether to operate the handheld apparatus in a first mode or a second mode of wireless communication. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160172334

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 first package which includes at least a semiconductor die, a dielectric structure surrounding the semiconductor die, and a plurality of conductive structures penetrating through the dielectric structure and surrounding the semiconductor die. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160172292

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a substrate structure having a cavity. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171976

Voice wakeup detecting device with digital microphone and associated method

A voice wakeup detecting device for an electronic product includes a digital microphone and an application processor. The digital microphone has a function of judging whether a digital voice signal contains a subword according to subword model parameters. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171975

Voice wakeup detecting device and method

A voice wakeup detecting device for an electronic product includes a front end detecting circuit, a speech recognition processor and a main processor. The front end detecting circuit judges whether a voice signal contains a sub-keyword according to sub-keyword model parameters. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171145

Methods for minimizing layout area of ic

A method for minimizing layout area of ic is provided. A plurality of first tiles of an initial floor plan are obtained according to a plurality of partitions and channels of the initial floor plan. ... Mediatek Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170932

Cost-effective device interface for data input and output

A technique, as well as select implementations thereof, pertaining to a cost-effective device interface for data input and output is described. A device may include a first circuit, a plurality of universal serial bus (usb) type c connections, and a multiplexer coupled between the first circuit and the usb type c connections. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165208

Systems for providing image or video to be displayed by projective display system and for displaying or projecting image or video by a projective display system

A system for providing image or video to be displayed by a projective display system includes: an encoding subsystem and a packing subsystem. The encoding subsystem is configured to encode at least one image or video of a subject to generate encoded image data. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165197

Projection processor and associated method

A projection processor includes a receiving circuit and an image processing circuit. The receiving circuit receives an input image. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165172

Human-computer interaction method and controlled terminal and remote-control device utilizing the same

A control method for a controlled terminal and the controlled terminal and a remote-control device utilizing the same are provided. According to the control method for a controlled terminal, a time interval for the controlled terminal to respond to the input operations from a remote-control device is set according to a setting instruction, and the input operations from the remote-control device are processed according to the time interval. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164661

Apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving data

A data transceiving system, comprising: a data receiving apparatus, comprising a data receiving side command pin and at least one data receiving side data pin; a data transmitting apparatus, comprising a data transmitting side command pin and at least one data transmitting side data pin. The data receiving apparatus transmits a first command signal from the data receiving side command pin to the data transmitting side command pin, and the data transmitting apparatus transmits a first response signal from the data transmitting side command pin to the data receiving side command pin. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164546

Low noise, programmable gain current buffer

A current buffer used in a receiver arrangement includes a direct path mode and a mirror path mode. The direct path mode includes a plurality of first set of transistors and a plurality of first set of current sources turned on while all remaining transistors and current sources are turned off , during the direct path mode a current signal at an input node directly appears at an output node. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164464

Signal processing circuit for mitigating pulling effect and associated method

A signal processing circuit has a first mixer, a first amplifier, and a pulling effect mitigation circuit. The first mixer mixes a first input signal and a first oscillation signal to generate a first output signal, wherein the first oscillation signal is generated by dividing a frequency of a reference clock with a frequency dividing factor. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164324

Portable device capable of controlling output characteristics of adaptor, and corresponding method

A portable device capable of controlling output characteristics of an adaptor used for charging a battery of the portable device includes a sensing circuit and a controlling circuit. The sensing circuit senses a condition of the battery. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160163188

Method and electronic device for controlling peripheral device

A method for controlling at least one peripheral device and associated electronic device and control system are provided. The method includes: detecting existence of a first mobile device by checking a wireless connection associated with the first mobile device; and when the existence of the first mobile device is detected, obtaining user data of the first mobile device through the wireless connection, and broadcasting the user data of the first mobile device to the peripheral device(s) for controlling a setting of each peripheral device.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162746

Detection devices and methods for detecting regions of interest

A detection method and a detection device for detection of at least one region of interest (roi) using the same are provided. A plurality of successive frames is captured by an image sensor. ... Mediatek Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161959

Thermal management method and electronic system with thermal management mechanism

Disclosed is a thermal management method for controlling a temperature of a graphic processing module. The method comprises: (a) acquiring at least one device parameter corresponding to a first device of a graphic processing module; and (b) adjusting at least one operating parameter for a second device of the graphic processing module according to the device parameter to control a temperature of a graphic processing module.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157266

Sta initiated uplink aggregation in wireless communication systems

A method of sta-initiated uplink (ul) aggregation is proposed in a wireless communication system. Under the sta-initiated ul aggregation, an sta can gain access to the medium through contention and after winning the txop, it passes the txop ownership to its ap to allow it to trigger ul mu transmission. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157264

Increased network throughput with cca level enhancement

A method of channel contention procedure with cca level enhancement is proposed. A wireless device initiates an edca channel contention procedure to gain access to the wireless medium. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157250

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

A paging channel is monitored at a special position of every predetermined time interval subsequent to the last monitored time. It is detected whether a same first identity information is repeatedly broadcasted in the paging channel at special positions of different predetermined time interval. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157229

Method to determine the starting subframe of data channel

Apparatus and method are provided to determine the starting subframe of a data channel. In one novel aspect, the ue monitors one or more control channel candidates, which at least one of the control channel candidate occupies a plurality of the subframes. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157195

Collaborative obss interference mitigation for wireless communication systems

A method of mitigating inter-bss interference via synchronized inter-bss operation is proposed. By aligning the transmission of ul and dl transmission in two overlapping obsss, the inter-bss sta-to-sta and inter-bss ap-to-ap types of interference can be eliminated. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156938

Apparatus and method of sample adaptive offset for luma and chroma components

A method and apparatus for processing reconstructed video using in-loop filter in a video coding system are disclosed. The method uses chroma in-loop filter indication to indicate whether chroma components are processed by in-loop filter when the luma in-loop filter indication indicates that in-loop filter processing is applied to the luma component. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156887

Projection processor for projective display system

A projection processor for a projective display system includes: a receiving circuit and an image adjustment control circuit. The receiving circuit is configured to receive information provided by a hardware element within a projection source device of the projective display system. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156564

Wireless communication methods

The wireless communication methods for avoiding hfn asynchronism between wireless communications device and network are provided. One of the wireless communication methods includes the steps of defining a receiving window; and determining whether to discard a pdu according to a sequence number (sn) of the pdu and the receiving window.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156364

Fractional dividing module and related calibration method

A fractional dividing module includes an output clock generating circuit, for receiving an input clock signal and generating an output clock signal according to a first control signal, comprising a first delay unit, for delaying the input clock signal to generate a delayed input clock signal; and a selecting unit, for selecting one of the input clock signal and the delayed input clock signal to generate the output clock signal according to the first control signal; and a control circuit, for dividing the output clock signal to generate the first control signal according to a dividing control signal, wherein the dividing control is adjusted to control a frequency ratio between the output clock signal and the input clock signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156361

Frequency synthesizing module and related frequency gain determining method

A frequency synthesizing module includes an operating circuit, for generating a control voltage according to a reference signal and a feedback signal; a controllable oscillating circuit, configured for generating an oscillating signal according to the control voltage and a first control signal, comprising a first oscillating circuit with a first frequency gain, and a second oscillating circuit with a second frequency gain; a feedback circuit, for generating the feedback signal according to the oscillating signal and a second control signal; a control circuit, for generating the first control signal and the second control signal; wherein the control circuit adjusts the first control signal by a first value and adjusts the second control signal by a second value to estimate the first frequency gain of the first oscillating circuit; wherein the first value is proportional to the second value.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156360

Siginal generator and calibrating method thereof

A signal generator includes a main ring oscillator and a first ring oscillator. The main ring oscillator is supplied by a power voltage, and is configured to generate an output oscillation signal. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156354

Sensing circuit

A sensing circuit includes a delay chain and a decoder. The delay chain includes at least one delay unit, at least one cascading switch, and at least one feedback switch. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160156137

System and circuit using usb type-c interface

A system using a usb type-c interface is provided. This system not only transmits the normal usb signal but also supports a displayport alternate mode. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154649

Switching methods for context migration and systems thereof

A switching method for context migration among a plurality of physical processor cores is provided. Each of the physical processor cores is mapped to a corresponding logical processor core. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154583

Apparatus and method for processing data samples with different bit widths

A data processing apparatus includes a storage element and a clock controller. The storage element has storage partitions, including a first storage partition and a second storage partition. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154454

Storage apparatus, storage system, storage apparatus controlling method

A storage apparatus, which is configured to receive an enter instruction to enter a deep sleep mode and configured to receive an awaking instruction to exit the deep sleep mode and to enter a normal mode. The storage apparatus keeps data stored therein in the deep sleep mode, and the storage apparatus can be normally accessed in the normal mode. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154444

Thermal management method and electronic system with thermal management mechanism

Disclosed is a thermal management method for controlling a temperature of an image/video processing module for an image capturing device or a video recording device. The thermal management method comprises: (a) acquiring at least one device parameter for at least one first device of the image/video processing module; and (b) adjusting at least one operating parameter for at least one second device of the image/video processing module according to the device parameter.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153922

System and method for adaptive thermal analysis

A computer system and a method for adaptive thermal resistance-capacitance (rc) network analysis of a semiconductor device for use in a portable device are provided. The method includes the steps of: receiving a device input file and a plurality of specific effective heat transfer coefficients (htcs) associated with the portable device; repeatedly performing a thermal analysis of the portable device based on the device input file and a current effective htc to estimate a target die temperature of the semiconductor device; calculating a target effective htc based on the device input file and the target die temperature; and updating the current effective htc with the target effective htc; and generating an output file recording the target die temperature of the semiconductor device.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153840

Inverter and ring oscillator with high temperature sensitivity

The invention provides an inverter. The inverter includes a first converter and a second converter. ... Mediatek Inc

06/02/16 / #20160150986

Living body determination devices and methods

A measurement apparatus and method for measuring a vital sign of a subject are provided. A plurality of frames showing a subject is captured. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150540

Wireless device for improving operating efficiency

A wireless device and an associated wireless device are proposed. The wireless device includes a first receiving circuit, a second receiving circuit and a detector. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150469

Method for performing opportunistic power saving in an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing opportunistic power saving in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: wirelessly receiving at least one portion of a header of a packet, wherein the packet is wirelessly sent from outside the electronic device; determining a transmission time parameter of the packet according to the at least one portion of the header, for timing control of packet-based dozing; and according to header information within the packet, selectively controlling a transceiver of the electronic device to enter a doze state during a remaining transmission time of the packet, to reduce power consumption of the electronic device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150444

Method and apparatus for managing a call during a handover procedure in a communications system

A method for managing a call during a handover procedure in a communications system is disclosed. The method is used in a user equipment (ue). ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150409

Method of access point connection

A method for a communication device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises detecting a signal from an access point in the wireless communication system, wherein the signal indicates that the access point is passpoint enabled, transmitting a request message with credential information to the access point, and receiving a response message with an access point information, from the access point.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150398

Wearable device, portable device and associated control method

A wearable device includes a plurality of sensors, a wireless communication unit and a control unit. The wireless communication unit is arranged for communicating with an electronic device having a plurality of sensors. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150376

Wireless communications devices and related methods for performing positioning measurements in a service network

A wireless communications device with a wireless module, a storage unit and a controller module is provided for performing positioning measurements. The wireless module receives a plurality of positioning signals from a service network during respective position occasions. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150242

Method of background residual prediction for video coding

A method and apparatus for video encoding or decoding utilizing adaptive background residual prediction is disclosed. The present invention adaptively applies background residual prediction to a current block based on a selection decision. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150215

Method for performing multi-camera capturing control of an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing multi-camera capturing control of an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method can be applied to the electronic device. The method may include the steps of: obtaining a plurality of preview images, wherein the plurality of preview images are generated by using at least one lens module of the electronic device; generating at least one distance-related index according to characteristics of the plurality of preview images; and according to the aforementioned at least one distance-related index, selectively controlling whether to allow multi-camera capturing or controlling whether to output warning information. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150096

Method and mobile communication device for changing setting of mobile communication device

A method for changing a setting of a mobile communication device is disclosed. The method includes receiving context information of the mobile communication device, changing the setting of the mobile communication device according to the context information and a user preference rule, and updating the user preference rule according to the context information and the changed setting.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149736

Signal demodulation apparatus and signal demodulation method

A signal demodulation apparatus includes: a clock generation device arranged to generate a clock signal according to an inputting modulation signal; and a demodulation device arranged to demodulate the inputting modulation signal to generate a demodulation signal according to the clock signal; wherein a signal edge of the clock signal substantially aligns to a turning point of the inputting modulation signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149676

Network allocation vector improvement for wireless networks

A method of sub-channel independent network allocation vector (nav) management by a wireless station (sta) in a wideband wireless communications system is proposed. In the wideband system having multiple sub-bands, each nav for a corresponding sub-band is independently managed. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149652

Scheme for performing beamforming calibration by measuring joint signal path mismatch

A method operative on a wireless transceiver device for performing beamforming calibration includes: measuring at least one joint signal response of at least one circuit loopback between a transmitter of the wireless transceiver device and a receiver of the wireless transceiver device to determine the measurement result; and calibrating joint signal path mismatch according to the measurement result for s multiple antenna beamforming system operating on the wireless transceiver device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149601

Wireless power receiver device and wireless communications device

A wireless power receiver device capable of performing wireless power reception includes a processor and a communications module. The processor determines a delay time and generates a delay control signal including information regarding the delay time. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149479

Devices and methods of cancelling the switching noise from power management integrated circuits

A power management device includes a first power unit, a second power unit, and a control unit. The first power unit receives a first control signal of a first phase to generate a first current of the first phase flowing to an output node. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149317

Communication apparatus with improved radiated spurious emission and loss

Examples of a tunable antenna and various implementations thereof are described. The tunable antenna may include a radiator and one or more varactors. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148992

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device comprising a substrate is disclosed. The substrate comprises: a well of type one; a first doped region of type two, provided in the well of type one; a well of type two, adjacent to the well of type one; and a first doped region of type one, doped in the well of type two. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148854

Packaging substrate with block-type via and semiconductor packages having the same

A packaging substrate includes a core layer having a first surface and a second surface. A group of ground pads is disposed on the second surface within a central region. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148345

Methods of processing mosaicked images

An embodiment of the invention provides a method of processing a mosaicked image. First, the mosaicked image is up-sampled along a first direction to generate a first intermediate image. ... Mediatek Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147669

Method for controlling access of cache through using programmable hashing address and related cache controller

A method for controlling access of a cache includes at least following steps: receiving a memory address; utilizing a hashing address logic to perform a programmable hash function upon at least a portion of the memory address to generate a hashing address; and determining an index of the cache based at least partly on the hashing address.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160143140

Printed circuit board having power/ground ball pad array

A printed circuit board includes a laminated core including at least an internal conductive layer, and a build-up layer on the laminated core. The build-up layer includes a top conductive layer. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160143084

Methods for multi-point carrier aggregation configuration and data forwarding

Methods of multi-point carrier aggregation configuration and data forwarding are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a primary connection is established between a ue and a primary base station in a primary cell with a first ue-id. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160143053

Physical structure and reference signal utilization of enhanced physical downlink control channel for ofdm/ofdma systems

A two-level physical structure is defined for better diversity for both distributed and localized transmission in enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch). First level is a physical unit of enhanced resource element groups (eregs), where the group of res is predefined for each ereg. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160143025

Apparatuses and methods for logic channel prioritization

A mobile communication device including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a service network via a plurality of component carriers. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142998

Multi-sim user equipment and wireless communication method thereof

A wireless communication method and multi-sim user equipment are provided. The wireless communication method for multi-sim dual standby (dsds) technology is applied on multi-sim user equipment (ue) which is capable of carrier aggregation (ca) or dual connectivity (duco). ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142992

Methods for re-synchronizing a communication mode with a peer device and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A communications apparatus includes a radio transceiver and a processor. The radio transceiver is configured for transmitting or receiving wireless radio frequency signals to or from a peer device. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142960

Wireless communication method and device

A wireless communication method and device are provided. The wireless communication method includes the steps of receiving a plurality of measurement results; determining whether a cell-change event is triggered according to the measurement results; calculating a reverse-direction criterion to determine whether a ping-pong effect will occur when the cell-change event is triggered; and terminating the cell-change event when the ping-pong effect will occur.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142953

Methods for efficient wireless communications and communication apparatus utilizing the same

A method for efficient wireless communications includes determining whether a first predetermined threshold value related to cell reselection is greater than a second predetermined threshold value related to cell measurement; and when the first predetermined threshold value is not greater than the second predetermined threshold value, determining not to perform cell measurement on a predetermined neighbor cell and determining to perform at least one radio activity instead in a predetermined period of time reserved for performing the cell measurement.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142922

Transceiver architecture for multiple antenna systems

A transceiver architecture with combined digital beamforming and analog/hybrid beamforming is proposed. Digital beamforming is used for beam training with reduced overhead (switching time). ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142706

Method and apparatus for coding of intra prediction mode

A method for chroma intra prediction mode decoding includes decoding a chroma intra prediction mode for a current chroma block according to a codeword set corresponding to a chroma intra prediction mode set, wherein the codeword set comprises at least one codeword with a first length type and at least one codeword with a second length type. If a codeword is one of said at least one codeword with the first length type, the chroma intra prediction mode is decoded as a luma-based chroma prediction mode (lm) or a direct mode (dm). ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142177

Rate indication and link adaptation for variable data rates in long range wireless networks

A method of fast link adaptation for bluetooth long-range wireless networks is provided. A data packet comprises a preamble, a first packet portion including a rate indication field, and a second packet portion including a pdu. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142082

Signal receiving apparatus and signal receiving method

A signal receiving apparatus includes: a first amplifying device, a second amplifying device, a feedback device, and a mixing device, wherein the mixing device is a passive mixer, the second amplifying device is arranged to provide an input impedance looking into an input terminal of the second amplifying device to fall within a first impedance range when the second amplifying device operates in a first frequency range, the second amplifying device is arranged to provide the input impedance looking into the input terminal of the second amplifying device to fall within a second impedance range when the second amplifying device operates in a second frequency range, the second frequency range is different from the first frequency range, and the second impedance range is different from the first impedance range.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142063

Phase locked loop and associated method for loop gain calibration

A phase locked loop (pll) includes a controllable oscillator, a charge pump, a type ii loop filter, a frequency divider and a phase error processing circuit. The controllable oscillator generates an oscillating signal. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142027

Amplifier and related method

An amplifier applicable to an intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation (ncca) band includes a first amplifier circuit and a second amplifier circuit. The ncca band includes at least a primary component carrier (pcc) channel and a secondary component carrier (scc) channel not adjacent to each other. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142016

Operational amplifier based circuit with compensation circuit block used for stability compensation

An operational amplifier based circuit has an operational amplifier, a feedback circuit, and a compensation circuit block. The feedback circuit is coupled between an output port and an input port of the operational amplifier. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160141285

Electrostatic discharge (esd) protection device

An electrostatic discharge (esd) protection device includes a semiconductor substrate and a pair of first well regions formed in the semiconductor substrate, wherein the pair of first well regions have a first conductivity type and are separated by at least one portion of the semiconductor substrate. In addition, the esd protection device further includes a first doping region formed in a portion of the at least one portion of the semiconductor substrate separating the pair of first well regions, having a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160141020

Static random access memory free from write disturb and testing method thereof

A static random access memory (sram) includes a memory cell array, a row decoder, a plurality of word-line drivers and an arbiter. The memory cell array includes a plurality of memory cell rows, wherein the memory cell rows are enabled by a plurality of word-lines, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140786

Unlocking method and device applied the same

An unlocking method and device utilizing the same are provided. The unlocking method is disclosed, including: in response to an input pre-unlocking operation, performing a timing operation; detecting at least one input unlocking operation; determining whether a time interval from the timing operation to the input unlocking operation is equal to a predefined interval, and if the time interval from the timing operation to the input unlocking operation is equal to the predefined interval, unlocking the device, otherwise, not unlocking the device.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139964

Energy efficient multi-cluster system and its operations

A multi-cluster system having processor cores of different energy efficiency characteristics is configured to operate with high efficiency such that performance and power requirements can be satisfied. The system includes multiple processor cores in a hierarchy of groups. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139816

Data processing apparatus and data processing method

A data processing apparatus for accessing a plurality of memories is provided. The data processing apparatus includes a function control circuitry and an address generation circuitry. ... Mediatek Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139655

Energy efficiency strategy for interrupt handling in a multi-cluster system

Energy efficiency is managed in a multi-cluster system. The system detects an event in which a current operating frequency of an active cluster enters or crosses any of one or more predetermined frequency spots of the active cluster, wherein the active cluster includes one or more first processor cores. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160135248

Methods for multi-point carrier aggregation configuration and data forwarding

Methods of multi-point carrier aggregation configuration and data forwarding are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a primary connection is established between a ue and a primary base station in a primary cell with a first ue-id. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160135144

Method and apparatus for heterogeneous communication

A method of managing bandwidth resources provided by multiple network interfaces is proposed. When one or more network interfaces provide network bandwidth resources, a bandwidth manager manages all available bandwidth resources based on a list of decision criteria. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160135136

Joint position detection by sensor devices

A method of joint position detection by a plurality of known location sensor devices is proposed in an indoor wireless local area network. A tag can query the sensors by sending a request. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134543

Method and associated network device for managing network traffic

A method and associated network device for managing network traffic by selecting one of multiple equal-cost paths for a packet of a flow is provided. The method comprises: selecting one of path sequences for the packet, each path sequence being an orderly list, e.g., an evenly randomized permutation, of multiple tokens respectively associated with the paths; marking each token as valid or invalid according to whether the associated path is active; and selecting one of the paths according to an order of the tokens in the selected path sequence.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134324

Wireless communication device

A wireless communication device including an integrated processing circuit, a first memory and a testing circuit 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

05/12/16 / #20160134300

Sar adc and method thereof

A sar adc including a comparator, an input switch unit, a positive conversion capacitor array, a negative conversion capacitor array, and a sar controller is provided. The input switch unit alternately couples and decouples a differential analog input signal to the comparator. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134298

Flash adc with interpolators

An adc is provided. The adc includes a plurality of pre-amplifiers, dynamic comparators coupled to the pre-amplifiers, interpolators and an encoder. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160133594

Semiconductor package

The invention provides a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a base having a device-attach surface and a solder-ball attach surface opposite to the device-attach surface. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160132442

Data writing system and method for dma

A data writing system is provided. A processing unit includes at least one core processor. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160132379

Storage device calibration methods and controlling device using the same

A calibration method includes transmitting first data comprising a calibration data and a first checksum to the storage device according to each of a plurality of training parameter sets; recording a plurality of error indicators respectively which are corresponding to the plurality of training parameter sets and from the storage device; and identifying one of the plurality of training parameter sets as a predetermined parameter set according to the plurality of error indicators respectively corresponding to the plurality of training parameter sets; wherein each error indicator indicates whether transmitting the first data according to the corresponded training parameter set is successful.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160132321

Methods for cross-mounting devices and apparatus utilizing the same

A technique, as well as select implementations thereof, pertaining to cross-mounting a device is described. The technique may involve an apparatus detecting a presence of a device not a part of the apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160132188

Processing method of screen-displayed window and mobile terminal

A processing method of screen-displayed windows and a mobile terminal includes: receiving a dragging instruction in regard to a frame of the screen; responding to the dragging instruction and deciding an initial position of the frame before dragging and a final position of the frame after dragging on the screen; when the initial position of the frame is close to or overlaps the outer frame of the screen and the distance between the final position of the frame and the outer frame of the screen is greater than a threshold value, a second display window is added on the screen.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/12/16 / #20160132071

Clock tree circuit and memory controller

A clock tree circuit including a first clock source, generating a first signal, and a first tree circuit. The first clock tree circuit includes a first driving stage for receiving the first signal, a second driving stage, connected to the first driving stage, a third driving stage, connected to the second driving stage, and a metal connection element, coupled between different nodes of the third driving stage and configured as a short-circuited element.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160128102

Contention based uplink orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (ofdma)

A method of performing contention-based uplink ofdma transmission is proposed in accordance with one novel aspect. A wireless communications station (an ap) reserves both dedicated resource and contention resource for uplink ofdma operation for a list of communications devices (stas). ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160128099

Wide bandwidth favored channel access methods in wireless local area networks

A method to improve channel access opportunity for wide bandwidth transmission in wireless local area networks is proposed. The method allows different clear channel assessment (cca) thresholds for different transmission channel bandwidth. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127747

Method of sample adaptive offset processing for video coding

A method of modified sao (sample-adaptive offset) processing for a reconstructed picture in a video coding system to improve the performance is disclosed. In one example, a sao-sign threshold is introduced to determine the sign of the difference between a current reconstructed pixel and a neighboring reconstructed pixel. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127740

Video decoding method/device of detecting a missing video frame

Video decoding device is disclosed. The video decoding device comprises a demultiplexer, a first decoder and a controller. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127164

Transmitter circuit, communication unit and method for amplifying a complex quadrature signal

A transmitter circuit includes a frequency generation circuit configured to generate a local oscillator signal and a digital modulator configured to: receive data to be transmitted; quadrature modulate the received data to at least a first, q, modulated value and a second, i, modulated value; examine the quadrature modulated data to determine if the first, q, modulated value exceeds a limit, and in response thereto selectively modify the quadrature modulated values to a first modified, q′, modulated value and a second modified, i′, modulated value thereby bringing only a value of the first modified, q′, modulated value to within the limit. A local oscillator phase is selected in order to map the first modified, q′, modulated value and second modified, i′, modulated value to desired quadrature values. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127160

Circuit, communication unit and method for vco frequency adjustment

A circuit includes a frequency generation circuit having a phase locked loop, pll, arranged to generate a carrier frequency; and a controller operably coupled to the frequency generation circuit and arranged to determine a frequency location of one or more signals output by the frequency generation circuit and provide a control signal thereto to adjust the carrier frequency generated by the frequency generation circuit. The controller is arranged to: cooperate with the pll to introduce a frequency offset in the generated carrier frequency in a first frequency direction; and introduce a compensating frequency offset in a baseband transmit signal in a second frequency direction opposite to the first frequency direction.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126961

Phase detector

A phase detector including a first latch and a control logic is provided. The first latch generates a first output signal and a second output signal in response to a phase difference between a first input signal and a second input signal. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126911

Signal amplifying system, ac signal generating circuit, amplifying gain acquiring method, and ac signal generating method

A signal amplifying system comprising: an amplifying module with a plurality of pgas coupled in series; a test signal generating circuit, for generating a test signal fed to one test input pga; and a control circuit. If the test input pga is not a final pga, the final pga outputs an output test signal amplified by the test input pga and the pga following the test input pga, wherein each the pga following the test input pga has a known amplifying gain. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126904

Apparatus and method for controlling impedance tuning by using hybrid control algorithm

An impedance tuning control apparatus has a processing circuit and an output circuit. The processing circuit determines a first control setting according to a first performance metric, and performs a search operation with a search start point set by the first control setting to find a second control setting according to a second performance metric. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126892

Modulation circuit and operating method thereof

A modulation circuit includes a phase locked loop (pll) circuit, a scalar circuit and a sigma-delta modulator. The pll circuit is for generating an output oscillating signal in response to a reference signal, a first control signal and a second control signal. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126887

Cross-coupled oscillator, integrated circuit and electronic device

A cross-coupled oscillator arrangement has a first resistance-capacitance oscillator core including at least two inverting stages; and a second resistance-capacitance oscillator core substantially identical to the first resistance-capacitance oscillator core. The first oscillator core and second oscillator core are cross coupled in anti-phase using coupling capacitors. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126831

Charge pump circuit, integrated circuit, electronic device and method therefor

A charge pump circuit for generating a negative voltage has: a clock generator arranged to output at least one clock signal; a switched capacitor voltage inverter circuit including capacitive elements wherein the switched capacitor voltage inverter circuit receives the at least one clock signal and generates a negative voltage therefrom. The charge pump circuit further has a regulation control loop providing a feedback path from an output of the switched capacitor voltage inverter circuit to a supply input of the switched capacitor voltage inverter circuit, and an output arranged to output a generated negative voltage. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126830

Charge pump circuit, integrated circuit, electronic device and method therefor

A charge pump circuit for generating a negative voltage has a switched capacitor voltage inverter circuit arranged to receive at least one clock signal and generate a negative voltage therefrom; a regulation control loop providing a feedback path from the output of the switched capacitor voltage inverter circuit to a supply input of the switched capacitor voltage inverter circuit, wherein the regulation control loop has a filter arranged to filter the generated negative voltage; and an output arranged to output the filtered generated negative voltage.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126758

Method for reading, writing, or updating information for battery cell via connecting interface between portable device and battery pack including battery cell so as to obtain precise information

A method used between a portable device and a battery pack including at least one battery cell includes: transmitting information for the battery cell from the portable device to the battery pack via the connecting interface or from the battery pack to the portable device via the connecting interface; and, according to the information for the battery cell, performing at least one control operation that is associated with the battery cell.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126619

Wireless communication unit, integrated circuit and method for antenna tuning

A wireless communication unit includes an antenna arrangement; an aperture tuner operably coupled to a first port of the antenna arrangement; a measurement circuit operably coupled to an antenna input feed point of the antenna arrangement and arranged to measure a parameter. A controller, operably coupled to the aperture tuner, is arranged to perform closed loop aperture tuning using the measured parameter.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126618

Integrated circuit, wireless communication unit, and method for antenna matching

A radio frequency integrated circuit for a wireless device to an antenna, wherein the antenna is coupled to the radio frequency circuit via at least one off-chip inductor that forms a first portion of an antenna matching circuit, wherein the integrated circuit includes: a first port coupleable to the radio frequency circuit; a second port coupleable to the antenna, and a second portion of the antenna matching circuit located between the first port and second port and coupled in parallel with the at least one off-chip inductor. The second portion of the antenna matching circuit includes: at least one on-chip inductor; and at least one radio frequency switch coupled in series with the at least one on-chip inductor and arranged to selectively introduce the at least one on-chip inductor into the antenna matching circuit.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160126161

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package includes a packaging substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and a semiconductor die assembled on the first surface of the packaging substrate. The semiconductor die includes a plurality of first bump pads and second bump pads on an active surface of the semiconductor die, a plurality of first copper pillars on the first bump pads, and a plurality of second copper pillars on the second bump pads. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125923

Multi-channel memory system using asymmetric channel frequency scaling and related power management method

A multi-channel memory system has a memory device, a plurality of channels, and a control circuit. The memory device has a plurality of memory storage spaces. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125886

Audio data transmitting method and data transmitting system

An audio data transmitting method applied to an audio data transmitting device. The audio data transmitting method comprises: (a) receiving first audio data from at least one audio data source, wherein the first audio data follows a first audio format; and (b) outputting the first audio data from the audio data transmitting device without encoding or decoding the first audio data.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124601

Touch rim control method and associated device

A portable device is provided. The portable device includes: a display; a controller, a processor, a housing, and a touch rim. ... Mediatek Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124499

Systems and methods for processing incoming events while performing a virtual reality session

A virtual reality (vr) system including a virtual reality display and a virtual reality host is provided. The virtual reality display is arranged for displaying a virtual environment for a virtual reality user. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160120034

Sgs or gsgsg pattern for signal transmitting channel, and pcb assembly, chip package using such sgs or gsgsg pattern

A printed circuit board (pcb) assembly includes a pcb having a core substrate, a plurality of conductive traces on a first surface of the pcb, and a ground layer on the second surface of the pcb. The conductive traces comprise a pair of differential signal traces. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119918

Method and apparatus for determining silence time

A transmission method comprises: connecting a first wireless device to a second wireless device; determining by the first wireless device whether a silence time is assigned to the second wireless device; setting a communication period with the second wireless device according to the assigned silence time if the silence time assigned to the second wireless device is recorded in the first wireless device; and determining by the first wireless device the silence time according to a traffic transmitted from the second wireless device if the silence time assigned to the second wireless device is not recorded in the first wireless device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119642

Method and apparatus for resolution adaptive video encoding with search range constraint

An encoding method includes applying a search range constraint on a search range of a block in a current frame, and encoding the block in the current frame with pixel information in a reference frame according to inter prediction performed based on the search range of the block in the current frame, wherein a resolution of the current frame is different from a resolution of the reference frame.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119532

Method and apparatus of utilizing image/video data from multiple sources

A technique, as well as select implementations thereof, pertaining to utilizing video/audio data from multiple sources is described. One or more processors of a first apparatus may receive first data obtained at a first time of a first image sensor of the first apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160118996

Digital-to-analog conversion apparatus for generating combined analog output by combining analog outputs derived from using different sampling clocks and related method thereof

A digital-to-analog conversion apparatus has a first digital-to-analog converter, at least one second digital-to-analog converter, and a combining circuit. The first digital-to-analog converter is arranged to receive a first sampling clock and a digital input, and convert the digital input into a first analog output according to the first sampling clock. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160118964

Frequency tripler and local oscillator generator

A frequency tripler includes a double-frequency in-phase signal generator, a double-frequency quadrature signal generator and a mixer. The double-frequency in-phase signal generator is arranged for receiving at least an in-phase signal and a quadrature signal to generate a double-frequency in-phase signal whose frequency is twice that of the in-phase signal or the quadrature signal; the double-frequency quadrature signal generator is arranged for receiving at least the in-phase signal and the quadrature signal to generate a double-frequency quadrature signal whose frequency is twice that of the in-phase signal or the quadrature signal; and the mixer is arranged for receiving the in-phase signal, the quadrature signal, the double-frequency in-phase signal and the double-frequency quadrature signal to generate an output signal whose frequency is triple that of the in-phase signal or the quadrature signal.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160118962

Signal generating system and signal generating method

A signal generating system for generating an output signal with a 50% duty cycle, comprising: a frequency dividing module, comprising an odd number of level triggering devices, for generating a plurality of frequency divided signals utilizing a frequency dividing ratio equaling to m, wherein the m is an positive integer; and a signal combining module, for combining at least two of the frequency divided signals to generate at least one output combined signal. The signal generating system generates the output signal based on the output combined signal. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160118903

Compensation apparatus and inductor-based apparatus

A compensation apparatus including a primary circuit and a compensation circuit is provided. The primary circuit provides a first voltage, a second voltage, and a first current flowing through a first inductor. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160118318

Semiconductor package with through silicon via interconnect

The invention provides a semiconductor package with a through silicon via (tsv) interconnect. An exemplary embodiment of the semiconductor package with a tsv interconnect includes a semiconductor substrate, having a front side and a back side. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160118180

Transformer with two transformation ratio

A transformer includes a first winding conductor and a second winding conductor, magnetically coupled to the first winding conductor. A first transformation ratio is achieved between the second winding conductor and the first winding conductor. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117249

Snoop filter for multi-processor system and related snoop filtering method

A snoop filter for a multi-processor system has a storage device and a control circuit. The control circuit manages at least a first-type entry and at least a second-type entry stored in the storage device. ... Mediatek Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117116

Electronic device and a method for managing memory space thereof

The present invention provides a method for managing memory space in an electronic device including: selecting a candidate page from a first memory space for swapping the candidate page out of the first memory space into the second memory space; compressing the candidate page to obtain a first compressed page and a first hash value of the first compressed page; performing a comparison using the first hash value of the first compressed page and the hash values of the pages stored in a second memory space to find whether the pages have the same content as the first compressed page or the candidate page; and if a page is found to have the same content as the first compressed page or the candidate page, mapping a virtual address of the first compressed page or the candidate page to the found page.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100413

Signaling of network-assisted intra-cell interference cancellation and suppression

Signaling methods to support robust interference cancellation by obtaining information associated with interfering signals from the network side are provided. The target interference for cancellation is intra-cell interference from mu-mimo or noma operation. ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100373

Signal format for cell search and synchronization in wireless networks

A synchronization signal format for a cell search method is proposed to reduce cell search complexity and cell search time. A synchronization signal is embedded with a unique sequence that is consecutively repeated multiple times in time domain. ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100190

Method of view synthesis prediction in 3d video coding

A method and apparatus for three-dimensional or multi-view video encoding and decoding using vsp (view synthesis prediction) with uniform sub-block partition are disclosed. For a current texture block comprising multiple partition blocks, the system derives a single partition decision and partitions each partition block of the current texture block into multiples sub-blocks according to the single partition decision. ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100188

Method and apparatus for motion vector predictor derivation

A method for motion vector predictor derivation of a block includes following steps: during a same-reference-frame stage of the motion vector predictor derivation, scanning a plurality of candidate motion vector predictors derived from neighbors of the block, and generating a determination result by determining if any candidate motion vector predictor is qualified for a different-reference-frame stage of the motion vector predictor derivation; and referring to the determination result to selectively enable the different-reference-frame stage following the same-reference-frame stage.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100184

Method of pulse-code modulation and palette coding for video coding

Methods for coding a block of video data using palette coding in a video coding are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the palette transpose flag is signaled conditionally depending on the maximum index value or the palette size. ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099763

Beam administration methods for cellular/wireless networks

A method of beam administration in a cellular or wireless network is proposed. Cellular/wireless networks operating at ka or higher frequency band require the use of directional antenna (or through array-based beamforming) to compensate for sever pathloss. ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099761

Beam synchronization methods for beamforming wireless networks

Inter-cell coordination to avoid/minimize inter-cell interference in a beamformed mmwave network is proposed to enhance the detection probability of beam pattern indicator. A base station first obtains beacon signal transmission information of neighboring base stations. ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099744

Method of in-device interference mitigation for cellular, bluetooth, wifi, and satellite systems coexistence

A coexistence interference mitigation method is provided. In a wireless network, a wireless device is equipped with multiple radios in the same device platform. ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099710

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; 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 control signals, wherein the phase shift corresponds to the set of digital control signals, and the set of digital 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 control signals.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099231

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package and a second semiconductor package stacked on the first semiconductor package. ... Mediatek Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098203

Heterogeneous swap space with dynamic thresholds

Techniques and implementations pertaining to a heterogeneous swap space with dynamic thresholds are provided. A technique may provide a list of a plurality of swap areas in a heterogeneous swap space. ... Mediatek Inc

03/31/16 / #20160095102

Beam misalignment detection for wireless communication system with beamforming

A method of beam misalignment detection for wireless communication system with beamforming is proposed. To identify a misaligned beam, a relative beam quality degradation is applied by comparing a dedicated beam quality with a reference beam quality. ... Mediatek Inc

03/31/16 / #20160095004

Rrc re-establishment on secondary enodeb for dual connectivity

An enhanced rrc re-establishment procedure on secondary base station (senb) is proposed. A ue with dual connectivity is connected to both a master base station (menb) and a secondary enb (senb). ... Mediatek Inc

03/31/16 / #20160095003

Incremental scheduling for wireless communication system with beamforming

An incremental scheduling scheme is proposed in a wireless communication system with beamforming. In an initial stage (stage-1), coarse scheduling plan is granted via control beam transmission. ... Mediatek Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094987

Mobile communication apparatus having anti-theft and auto-notification functions

A mobile communication apparatus comprises an anti-theft control circuit and a transmission control circuit. The anti-theft control circuit has an information management module and a security module. ... Mediatek Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094692

Mobile phones with heat dissipation components, manufacturing method and heat dissipation device therefor

A mobile phone is provided. A heating component has a heating surface. ... Mediatek Inc

03/31/16 / #20160093401

Integrated circuits with built-in self test mechanism

An embodiment of the invention provides an integrated circuit including a core circuit and a memory. The core circuit executes operations of the integrated circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

03/31/16 / #20160093257

Method and device of brightness adjustment for display

A method may involve obtaining a desired emitted brightness value for a brightness module or a display module implementable in a display device. The desired emitted brightness value may be between a first configured emitted brightness value and a second configured emitted brightness value of a plurality of configured emitted brightness values outputable by the brightness module. ... Mediatek Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091915

Power management circuit and associated power management method

A power management circuit includes a voltage sensing circuit and a supply voltage adjusting circuit. The voltage sensing circuit is arranged for sensing a plurality of voltages respectively of a plurality of nodes of a pcb to generate a sensing result. ... Mediatek Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087765

Synchronization in a beamforming system

A beamforming system synchronization architecture is proposed to allow a receiving device to synchronize to a transmitting device in time, frequency, and spatial domain in the most challenging situation with very high pathloss. A periodically configured time-frequency resource blocks in which the transmitting device uses the same beamforming weights for its control beam transmission to the receiving device. ... Mediatek Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087707

Synchronization in a beamforming system

A beamforming system synchronization architecture is proposed to allow a receiving device to synchronize to a transmitting device in time, frequency, and spatial domain in the most challenging situation with very high pathloss. A detector at the receiving device detects the presence of control beams, synchronizes to the transmission and estimates the channel response by receiving pilot signals. ... Mediatek Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087706

Synchronization in a beamforming system

A beamforming system synchronization architecture is proposed to allow a receiving device to synchronize to a transmitting device in time, frequency, and spatial domain in the most challenging situation with very high pathloss. A periodically configured time-frequency resource blocks in which the transmitting device uses the same beamforming weights for its control beam transmission to the receiving device. ... Mediatek Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087705

Control signaling in a beamforming system

A method of control signaling in a beamforming system is proposed. A user equipment (ue) receives control beam transmission from a base station using a set of control beams in a beamforming network. ... Mediatek Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087704

Control signaling in a beamforming system

A method of control signaling in a beamforming system is proposed. A base station allocates a first sets of dl control resource blocks for dl transmission to a plurality of user equipments (ues) in a beamforming network. ... Mediatek Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087695

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

03/24/16 / #20160087632

Current amplifier and transmitter using the same

A current amplifier and a transmitter using the same. The current amplifier has a first and second transistor and a voltage level shifting unit. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160081000

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 co-existed/co-located in a user equipment (ue) having in-device coexistence (idc) capability, which may result in idc interference. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080992

Method of inter-rat bearer change for 3gpp system

Methods and apparatus are provided for inter-rat bearer change for the 3gpp network. In one novel aspect, a bearer termination procedure is performed upon detecting one or more triggering events for the inter-rat bearer modification. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080978

Method of enhanced bearer continuity for 3gpp system change

Methods and apparatus are provided for enhanced bearer continuity for the 3gpp network. In one novel aspect, the ue detects missing parameters for the inter-rat bearer change in an idle state. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080771

Motion compensation apparatus having at least one processing circuit shared by normal mode and resized reference frame mode and related motion compensation method

A motion compensation apparatus includes an interpolation filter device, a pixel fetching circuit, and a pixel dispatching circuit. The interpolation filter device generates interpolated pixels by performing interpolation according to reference pixels. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080060

Channel state information collection for wireless communication system with beamforming

A method of providing channel station information in a beamforming system is proposed. Reference signal (rs) is used for channel state estimation. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160079220

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160079205

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package, a semiconductor package assembly and a method for fabricating a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078846

Processor for use in dynamic refresh rate switching and related electronic device and method

A processor for use in an electronic device is provided. The electronic device is capable of displaying and the processor has capability of switching a refresh rate for refreshing a display panel of the display device. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078838

Processor for use in dynamic refresh rate switching and related electronic device

A processor for use in an electronic device capable of displaying, having capability of switching a refresh rate for refreshing a display panel. The processor can dynamically transition between different states/scenarios in response to different triggering events. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078589

Graphics processing method for three-dimensional images applied to first buffer for storing right-view contents and second buffer for storing left-view contents and related graphics processing apparatus thereof

A graphics processing method for three-dimensional images, applied to a first buffer for storing right-view contents and a second buffer for storing left-view contents, includes the following steps: when a current vsync status indicates that a display engine is not operating within a right vsync period of a right-view frame, the drawing engine drawing the right-view contents stored in first buffer; when current vsync status indicates that the display engine is not operating within a left vsync period of a left-view frame, the drawing engine drawing the left-view contents stored in second buffer; during the right vsync period of the right-view frame, the display engine displaying right-view contents stored in first buffer; and during the left vsync period of the left-view frame, the display engine displaying left-view contents stored in second buffer.. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077759

Memory-access method using batch command queue and associated controller

A controller and a memory-access method for use in the controller are provided. The controller includes a sensor-processing system, and the sensor-processing system includes a memory, and a buffer, wherein the controller is coupled to an external memory and a sensor. ... Mediatek Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077578

Method for controlling an electronic device with aid of thermal detection, and associated apparatus and associated computer program product

A method for controlling an electronic device with aid of thermal detection, and an associated apparatus and an associated computer program product are provided, where the method includes the steps of: performing thermal detection for the electronic device, to generate at least one thermal detection result; and based on the at least one thermal detection result, selectively waking up the electronic device, not waking up the electronic device, controlling a screen of the electronic device to remain on, or turning off the screen of the electronic device. The apparatus includes: at least one thermal sensor capable of performing thermal detection for the electronic device, to generate the at least one thermal detection result; and a processing circuit, coupled to the at least one thermal sensor. ... Mediatek Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073220

Rate indication and link adaptation for long range wireless networks

A method of fast link adaptation for bluetooth long-range wireless networks is provided. A novel rate indication (ri) field is incorporated in a data packet to enable auto detection of rate adaptation at the receiver side. ... Mediatek Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073036

Automatic image capture during preview and image recommendation

Techniques and implementations related to automatic image capture during preview, as well as recommendation of images, are described. A method for operating an electronic apparatus may involve receiving a stream of one or more preview images in a preview mode of the electronic apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072533

Dual receive processing in wireless communications

A technique, as well as select implementations thereof, pertaining to dual receive processing in wireless communications is described. The technique may involve receiving, by a plurality of receive processing modules, an incoming signal from an antenna to provide a plurality of processing results. ... Mediatek Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071480

Low-power operation method and associated electronic device

A low-power operation method and associated electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display unit, a first control system, and a second control system. ... Mediatek Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070330

Power managing method and electronic system applying the power managing method

An electronic system (300) comprising: a battery (303); at least one electronic device; and a power managing unit (301), arranged for detecting a battery voltage of the battery (303), and arranged for limiting at least one performance of the at least one electronic device if the battery voltage is not higher than a first low threshold voltage.. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069940

Power detector and associated method for eliminating the difference of i-v phase difference between transmission path and detection path

A power detector for detecting an output power of a power amplifier is provided. The power amplifier is used to transmit signal power to the antenna. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066257

Prioritized channel access schemes with spatial reuse consideration

A spatial reuse prioritized channel access scheme is proposed to enhance the average throughput per station in a wireless network by optimizing spatial reuse. Spatial reuse capability (src) is defined as a monotonically decreasing function of co-channel interference signal strength from obsss. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065834

Camera auto-focus apparatus for performing lens position compensation to determine focused lens position and realted camera auto-focus method

A camera auto-focus apparatus includes a lens scan control circuit, a lens position compensation circuit, and a lens position decision circuit. During an auto-focus procedure, the lens scan control circuit controls movement of a lens according to a plurality of lens positions, and obtains a plurality of focus values corresponding to the lens positions respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065467

Configurable signaling field and its indication

A method of providing a configurable signaling (sig) field is proposed to reduce the sig overhead of a data packet in a wireless network. The sig field comprises both he-sig-a field and he-sig-a2 field. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065397

Method for performing loop unrolled decision feedback equalization in an electronic device with aid of voltage feedforward, and associated apparatus

A method for performing loop unrolled decision feedback equalization (dfe) and an associated apparatus are provided. The method includes: receiving a tap control signal and an offset control signal from a digital domain of a dfe receiver in an electronic device, and generating dfe information respectively corresponding to the tap control signal and the offset control signal in an analog domain of the dfe receiver; broadcasting the dfe information respectively corresponding to the tap control signal and the offset control signal toward comparators in the dfe receiver; utilizing the comparators to perform comparison operations according to the dfe information respectively corresponding to the tap control signal and the offset control signal to generate comparison results; and selectively adjusting the tap control signal and the offset control signal according to the comparison results, to optimize the dfe information respectively corresponding to the tap control signal and the offset control signal, respectively.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065284

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

A network control device includes a wireless communications module and a controller. The wireless communications module uses a preferred transmitting beam to communicate with a communications apparatus in one or more downlink opportunities corresponding to the preferred transmitting beam. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065182

Digital circuit

A digital circuit comprises a plurality of functional circuits and a finite state machine. Each functional circuit comprises a digital macro, a resistance control device and at least one device with capacitance. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160064926

Esd protecting circuit

An esd protecting circuit comprising: a first and a second voltage pad; an i/o pad; a first esd protecting module, comprising a first terminal coupled to the first voltage pad, and comprising a second terminal; a switch, comprising a first terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first esd protecting module, comprising a second terminal coupled to the i/o pad, and comprising a control terminal for receiving a control signal; a second esd protecting module, comprising a first terminal coupled to the first terminal of the mos transistor, and comprising a second terminal coupled to the second voltage pad; and an esd detecting circuit, for detecting if an esd voltage exists, for generating the control signal to control the mos transistor to be conductive when an esd voltage is detected and to control the mos transistor to be nonconductive when the esd voltage is not detected.. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063996

Keyword spotting system for achieving low-latency keyword recognition by using multiple dynamic programming tables reset at different frames of acoustic data input and related keyword spotting method

A keyword spotting system includes a decoder having a storage device and a decoding circuit. The storage device is used to store a log-likelihood table and a plurality of dynamic programming (dp) tables generated for recognition of a designated keyword. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063728

Intelligent nanny assistance

Methods and systems of an intelligent nanny assistant are described. A method may involve determining whether a subject of concern is approaching a predefined area of an environment. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063663

Method for performing graphics processing of a graphics system in an electronic device with aid of configurable hardware, and associated apparatus

A method for performing graphics processing of a graphics system in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: configuring a configurable hardware of the graphics system to be a vertex processing (vp) path in a specific processing phase; utilizing the vp path to perform vp-related tile-based rendering (tbr) operations; configuring the configurable hardware of the graphics system to be a pixel processing (pp) path in another processing phase; and utilizing the pp path to perform pp-related tbr operations. For example, after performing vp-related tbr operations of a specific frame of a plurality of frames is completed, pp-related tbr operations of the specific frame are performed, where after performing the pp-related tbr operations of the specific frame is completed, vp-related tbr operations of another frame of the plurality of frames are performed.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062691

Method for controlling memory device to achieve more power saving and related apparatus thereof

A memory management method includes: performing a first-level collection operation upon first storage units in a memory pool allocated in a memory device; and after the first storage units are processed by the first-level collection operation, performing a second-level collection operation upon second storage units in the memory pool allocated in the memory device, wherein one of the first-level collection operation and the second-level collection operation is a page-level collection operation, and another of the first-level collection operation and the second-level collection operation is a bank-level collection operation.. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062447

Method and computer-readable medium for dynamically managing power of multi-core processor

A method and a computer-readable medium for dynamically managing power of a multi-core processor of a computing system are provided. The multi-core processor generates a dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (dvfs) table, determines a first index by alternatively selecting either a power budget or a required performance thereof, determines a current thread level parallelism (tlp) of the computing system, selects one of entries according to the current tlp and the first index, and configure first cores and second cores thereof according to a first settings and a second settings of the selected entry.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062441

Power managing method and power supplying system applying the power managing method

A power managing method, applied to an electronic system comprising a power providing device and one or more system modules, the power providing device comprising at least one battery. The method comprises: (a) determining a total power budget of the power providing device; (b) obtaining system information of the electronic system; (c) determining an available power budget according to the total power budget and the system information; and (d) allocating the available power budget to the one or more system modules according to the system information.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062439

Method for performing system power budgeting within electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing system power budgeting within an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided. The method includes the steps of: utilizing a power consumption index generator positioned in a specific subsystem to generate a power consumption index corresponding to the specific subsystem, where the electronic device includes a plurality of subsystems, and the specific subsystem is one of the plurality of subsystems; and performing configuration adjustment on at least one portion of the electronic device according to the power consumption index corresponding to the specific subsystem.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062427

Pulse width modulation based real-time clock system and associated method

A pulse width modulation (pwm) based real-time clock (rtc) system includes a voltage regulator circuit, a capacitor, an rtc circuit and an on-off logic. The voltage regulator circuit is arranged to generate a regulated voltage to a connection node when enabled; the capacitor is coupled to the connection node; the rtc circuit is coupled to the connection node; and the on-off logic is coupled to the voltage regulator circuit and arranged to alternately enable and disable the voltage regulator circuit.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057785

Method to report channel status

Methods and apparatus are provided for a ue to send channel status reports (csr) to a network entity. In one novel aspect, the csr is generated at the mac layer. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057747

Method for handling ul data retransmission and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A communications apparatus includes a radio transceiver and a processor. The radio transceiver receives a plurality of feedback messages from a peer device. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057453

Method and apparatus of camera parameter signaling in 3d video coding

A method of three-dimensional video encoding and decoding that adaptively incorporates camera parameters in the video bitstream according to a control flag is disclosed. The control flag is derived based on a combination of individual control flags associated with multiple depth-oriented coding tools. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057434

Method of palette index signaling for image and video coding

/ method and apparatus for coding a block of video data using palette coding in a video coding are disclosed. According to one embodiment, whether there is only one single palette index in the current block is determined first. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057382

Dynamic adjustment of video frame sampling rate

A technique, as well as select implementations thereof, pertaining to dynamic adjustment of video frame sampling rate is described. The technique may involve receiving a first video signal comprising a first plurality of video frames and determining a frame rate of the first plurality of video frames. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057255

Unified communications receiver and associated method

A unified communications receiver and associated method is provided. The unified communications receiver includes: a protocol detection apparatus, configured to determine a near-field communication (nfc) protocol type of an incoming baseband signal according to a first portion of the incoming baseband signal; and a demodulation device, compliant with a plurality of nfc protocols, configured to demodulate the incoming rf signal according to the determined nfc protocol type.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056980

Method for performing data sampling control in an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing data sampling control in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes the steps of: detecting whether a data pattern of a received signal of a decision feedback equalizer (dfe) receiver in the electronic device matches a predetermined data pattern, to selectively trigger a data sampling time shift configuration of the dfe receiver; and when the data sampling time shift configuration is triggered, utilizing a phase shift clock, rather than a normal clock corresponding to a normal configuration of the dfe receiver, as an edge sampler clock of an edge sampler in the dfe receiver, to lock onto edge timing of the received signal, and controlling the phase shift clock and the normal clock to have different phases, respectively, to shift data sampling time of the dfe receiver, for performing data sampling in the dfe receiver.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056835

Signal modulating device capable of reducing peaking in signal transfer function

A signal modulating device includes: an integrating circuit arranged to generate an integrated signal according to a scaled analog signal and a first feedback signal; a resonating circuit arranged to generate a resonating signal according to the integrated signal; a first signal converting circuit arranged to convert the resonating signal into a digital output signal; a second signal converting circuit arranged to convert the digital output signal into the first feedback signal; and a first impedance circuit having a first terminal receiving an analog signal and a second terminal coupled to the resonating circuit for altering the location of zeros in the forward-path transfer function and consequently shaping the signal transfer function (stf) of the signal modulating device; and a second impedance circuit having a first terminal receiving the analog signal and a second terminal coupled to the integrating circuit for generating the scaled analog signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056784

Low noise, programmable gain current buffer

A receiver includes lna-mixer arrangement, a current buffer arrangement and an analog filter arrangement. The lna-mixer arrangement receives a plurality of input signals and provides a wide-band input match for a specified frequency range of operation. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056783

Resonating device with single operational amplifier

A resonating device includes: an amplifying circuit having a first input terminal, and an output terminal for outputting an output signal; a first feedback circuit coupled between the first input terminal and the output terminal of the amplifying circuit; a second feedback circuit, coupled between the first input terminal and the output terminal of the amplifying circuit; and a gain adjusting circuit, having an input terminal for receiving an input signal, and a first output terminal coupled to the first input terminal of the amplifying circuit; wherein a first equivalent impedance on a first intermediate terminal in the first feedback circuit substantially equals a second equivalent impedance on a second intermediate terminal in the second feedback circuit, and the gain adjusting circuit is arranged to tune a transfer function from the input signal to the output signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056285

High-voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor transistor device with increased cutoff frequency

A hvmos transistor structure includes a semiconductor substrate; a gate overlying the semiconductor substrate; a gate dielectric layer between the gate and the semiconductor substrate; a sidewall spacer on each sidewall of the gate; a drain structure in the semiconductor substrate on one side of the gate; an ion well of the first conductivity type in the semiconductor substrate; a source structure in the semiconductor substrate being space apart from the drain structure; and a channel region between the drain structure and the source structure, wherein the channel region substantially consisting of two gate-overlapping regions of the first conductivity type having doping concentrations different from each other.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056105

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. An additional under bump metallurgy layer is disposed on the first passivation layer, isolated from the under bump metallurgy layer; and a conductive pillar disposed on the additional under bump metallurgy layer.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055615

Smart frequency boost for graphics-processing hardware

A technique, as well as select implementations thereof, pertaining to smart frequency boost for graphics-processing hardware is described. A method may involve monitoring a queue of a plurality of graphics-related processes pending to be executed by a graphics-processing hardware to determine whether one or more predetermined conditions of the graphics-related processes in the queue are met. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055290

Integrated circuit and routing design of the same

The invention provides an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a substrate having a first cell region and a second cell region. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055272

Method and compiling system for generating testbench for ic

A method for generating a testbench for an ic is provided. Design information of the ic is obtained according to a bus configuration. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055031

Dual-system architecture with fast recover and switching of operating system

Examples of a dual-system architecture capable of fast switching between the operating systems are provided. A first operating system may perform one or more operations associated with an apparatus as an active operating system of the apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054948

Dram and access and operating method thereof

An operating method for a memory. The method includes obtaining a first address via an address bus and a first command via a command bus from a controller, obtaining a second address via the address bus and a second command via the command bus from the controller after the first command is obtained, and combining the first address and the second address to obtain a valid address. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054947

Method for managing multi-channel memory device to have improved channel switch response time and related memory control system

A method for managing a multi-channel memory device includes at least following steps: when the multi-channel memory device is controlled to operate in an m-channel mode, reserving a partial memory space in the multi-channel memory device that is not used under the m-channel mode, where m and n are positive integers, and m is smaller than n; and when the multi-channel memory device is controlled to switch from the m-channel mode to an n-channel mode, accessing data in the reserved partial memory space used under the n-channel mode.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054776

Method for performing system power control within an electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing system power control within an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided. The method includes the steps of: utilizing a power consumption index generator positioned in a specific subsystem to generate a power consumption index corresponding to the specific subsystem, where the electronic device includes a plurality of subsystems, and the specific subsystem is one of the plurality of subsystems; and triggering a power limiter protection operation for the electronic device according to the power consumption index. ... Mediatek Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054387

Method for providing an on-chip variation determination and integrated circuit utilizing the same

A method for providing an on-chip variation determination and an integrated circuit utilizing the same are provided. The method includes: outputting, by a launch register circuit, a test data to the capture register circuit according to the first clock; receiving, by a capture register circuit, the test data from the launch register circuit according to the second clock; adjusting, by a control circuit, a first number of a first chain of delay elements to generate the first clock and a second number of a second chain of delay elements for the capture register circuit to just capture the test data to generate the second clock; and determining, by the control circuit, a path delay between the launch register circuit and the capture register circuit based on the first number of the first chain of delay elements and the second number of the second chain of delay elements.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050691

Method to improve channel access opportunity in a wireless communications system

Methods and apparatus are provided for clear channel assessment in the wifi network. In one novel aspect, different clear channel assessment (cca) threshold value is set for intra-bss and inter-bss frames during the counting down process. ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050626

Method and device for monitoring paging signal

A method and device for monitoring paging signals are provided. A method of drx cycle extension for a mobile terminal in an idle mode is provided. ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050299

Flexible data packet information mapping and modification

Methods and apparatuses pertaining to flexible information mapping and modification of data packets are described. A method may involve receiving a data packet, modifying one or more attributes of the data packet, and outputting the modified data packet. ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049996

Multiple link communication

A communication device includes a session management module (smm) that controls data that is communicated via a first communication link and the data that is communicated via a second communication link and causes the following steps to be performed: discovering a second device via a first communication link, establishing a communication session between the communication device and the second device over a first subset of the communication links (the selection of the first subset of the communication links is a function of a communication link selection rule), exchanging a first type of data over the at least one of the first subset of communication links (the at least one of the first subset of communication links is selected in accordance with a communication link data selection rule), and ending the communication session between the communication device and the second device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049815

Scheme for activating or deactivating shipping mode for battery via battery connecting interface without additional signal port(s)

A method for controlling a state of a battery includes: providing and using a specific connecting interface to connect the battery and a portable device; and controlling the battery to enter a shipping mode and exit the shipping mode by using the specific connecting interface.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049804

Method, device, and adaptor for dynamically adjusting charging current of adaptor to achieve thermal protection and fast charging

A method, device and adaptor for dynamically adjusting charging current of the adaptor to achieve thermal protection and fast charging. The method includes the steps of: checking whether the adaptor is capable of providing a target current for a battery connected to a charger device, and generating a check result; and according to the check result, making the adaptor to adjust a charging voltage provided by the adaptor from a first voltage to a second voltage so as to adjust the charging current supplied by the adaptor.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049803

Method, charger device, and adaptor capable of maximum output power point tracking

A method for controlling an adaptor to charge a battery includes: determining whether the adaptor is capable of providing a predetermined charging current for the battery; sensing an output voltage of the adaptor and an output current of the adaptor; and controlling the adaptor to adjust the output current and the output voltage according to the sensed output voltage and the sensed output current when the adaptor is not capable of providing the predetermined charging current.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049462

Semiconductor capacitor structure for high voltage sustain

The present invention provides a semiconductor capacitor structure. The semiconductor capacitor structure comprises a first metal layer, a second metal layer and a first dielectric layer. ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048145

Voltage generating circuit and polar transmitter

A voltage generating circuit comprising: an output current generating circuit, generating an output current, such that an output voltage is generated at an output terminal, according to an output voltage control signal; a comparing device, comprising a first input terminal receiving a reference voltage, a second input terminal receiving a feedback voltage related with the output voltage, and an output terminal outputting the output voltage control signal according to the reference voltage and the feedback voltage; an adjustable voltage dropping circuit, comprising a first terminal coupled to the second input terminal, and a second terminal coupled to the output terminal; and a current source, for generating a predetermined current to the first terminal of the adjustable voltage dropping circuit, thereby the feedback voltage is generated at the first terminal of the adjustable voltage dropping circuit. The predetermined current flows through the adjustable voltage dropping circuit to the output terminal.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047885

Direction finding antenna format

A method of direction finding (df) positioning based on a simplified antenna platform format in a wireless communication network is proposed. A receiver receives antenna platform format information of a transmitter having multiple antenna elements. ... Mediatek Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045122

Device and method for recording physiological signal

An apparatus for recording physiological signal is provided. The apparatus includes a storage unit, a signal analyzer, and a controller. ... Mediatek Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044708

Drx and harq operations in adaptive tdd systems

A method of drx operation enhancement in adaptive tdd systems is proposed. A ue configures and enters drx operation in an lte/lte-a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044701

Enhanced mechanism of scheduling request to multiple schedulers in a wireless netwok with inter base station carrier aggregation

Apparatus and method are provided to enhance scheduling request to multiple schedulers with inter base station carrier aggregation. In one novel aspect, the ue monitors and detects one or more sr triggering event. ... Mediatek Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044633

Optimized mechanism for paging transmission and reception

Methods and apparatus are provided for paging transmission and reception for ues requiring coverage extension/coverage enhancement. In one novel aspect, the ue reports the ce status to the mme. ... Mediatek Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044610

Power headroom reporting in adaptive tdd systems

A method of power headroom reporting in adaptive tdd systems is proposed. A ue obtains configuration information from a base station in an adaptive tdd system. ... Mediatek Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043834

Drx and harq operations in adaptive tdd systems

A method of drx and harq operation enhancement in adaptive tdd systems is proposed. A ue establishes a radio resource control (rrc) connection with a base station in a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043162

Integrated circuits and fabrication methods thereof

A method of fabricating an integrated circuit is also provided. The method includes forming a first polysilicon region having an initial grain size on a substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043040

Integrated circuit stress releasing structure

The present invention provides an integrated circuit (ic) package with stress releasing structure. The ic package comprises: a metal plane, a substrate, an ic chip, and an ic fill layer. ... Mediatek Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042560

Graphics processing circuit having second vertex shader configured to reuse output of first vertex shader and/or process repacked vertex thread group and related graphics processing method thereof

A graphics processing circuit includes a buffer, a first vertex shader, and a second vertex shader. The first vertex shader generates at least coordinate values of a plurality of vertices to the buffer. ... Mediatek Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041207

Method for performing power consumption control, and associated apparatus

A method for performing power consumption control is provided, where the method is applied to an electronic device. The method includes: sensing a current on a current path between a battery and at least one portion of the electronic device by performing sampling operations to generate a plurality of samples; performing calculation on the samples to monitor the current; and based upon the calculation, when it is detected that the current reaches a predetermined threshold, triggering the battery into a second mode from a first mode. ... Mediatek Inc

02/04/16 / #20160037457

Power adaptation apparatus and power adaptation method for controlling uplink/downlink power

A power adaptation apparatus for a wireless communication channel includes a power ratio compensator. The power ratio compensator is capable of receiving a channel quality indicator and compensating a power ratio parameter according to the channel quality indicator, wherein the power ratio parameter defines a relation between power of the wireless communication channel and power of another wireless communication channel, and is referenced for setting the power of the wireless communication channel.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036126

Matching circuit for antenna and associated method

A matching circuit for an antenna of whatever type, includes a ground circuit and a feed circuit. The ground circuit connects a ground terminal of the antenna to a ground voltage, and provides an inductive impedance between the ground terminal and the ground voltage. ... Mediatek Inc

02/04/16 / #20160035128

Graphics processing system for performing deferred vertex attribute shading based on split vertex bitstreams and related graphics processing method

A graphics processing system includes a first storage device, a second storage device, a vertex position shader, a vertex classification module, and a vertex attribute shader. The vertex position shader performs vertex position shading for vertices of primitives in a frame at a binning process. ... Mediatek Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034009

Thermal protection method for referring to thermal headroom to control selection of computing power setting of processor-based system and related machine readable medium

A thermal protection method includes: determining a thermal headroom based on a difference between a current temperature and a predetermined threshold temperature; determining a power budget based on the thermal headroom; and utilizing a processor-based system to employ a target computing power setting according to at least the power budget, wherein selection of the target computing power setting is constrained by the power budget to ensure that the target computing power setting does not make the current temperature exceed the predetermined threshold temperature when employed by the processor-based system.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033614

Main lobe and grating lobe identification for direction finding

A method of direction finding (df) positioning involving main lobe and grating lobe identification in a wireless communication network is proposed. A receiver performs df algorithm on radio signals associated with multiple antennas over a first channel frequency and estimates a first set of df solutions. ... Mediatek Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029392

Separate accumulation of ue transmit power adjustment in adaptive tdd systems

A method of separate accumulation in closed-loop power control in adaptive tdd systems is proposed. A ue obtains configuration information from a base station in an adaptive tdd system. ... Mediatek Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029323

Timing relation of tpc command and ue transmit power adjustment in adaptive tdd systems

A method of ue transmit power adjustment based on tpc command in adaptive tdd systems is proposed. A ue obtains tdd configuration information from a base station in an adaptive tdd system. ... Mediatek Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029022

Video processing apparatus with adaptive coding unit splitting/merging and related video processing method

A video processing apparatus includes a first processing circuit, a second processing circuit, and a control circuit. The first processing circuit performs a first processing operation. ... Mediatek Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028411

Frequency synthesizer with injection pulling/pushing suppression/mitigation and related frequency synthesizing method thereof

A frequency synthesizer includes a phase-locked loop (pll) and a loop bandwidth controller. The pll generates an output clock according to a reference clock. ... Mediatek Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028359

Passive device cell and fabrication process thereof

An implementation of the invention is directed to a passive device cell having a substrate layer, and intermediary layer formed above the substrate layer, and a passive device formed above the intermediary layer. The intermediary layer includes a plurality of lc resonators and a plurality of segmented conductive lines, wherein the plurality of segmented conductive lines are disposed between the plurality of lc resonators.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028268

Foreign-object detection for resonant wireless power system

A wireless charging system is provided that includes a charger portion that receives one or more portable elements for charging wirelessly. The charger portion controls the amount of power needed to charge the one or more portable elements. ... Mediatek Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028158

Polygon near field communication antenna

A polygon near field communication (nfc) antenna comprises: a first radiation part, a second radiation part, a third radiation part, and at least an antenna feed point. The first radiation part is arranged to have a single turn trace with single layer or multi-layer, a single turn wire routing with single layer or multi-layer, a multi-turns trace with single layer or multi-layer, or a multi-turns wire routing with single layer or multi-layer, and formed to have a first pattern. ... Mediatek Inc

01/28/16 / #20160027772

Integrated capacitor in an integrated circuit

An integrated capacitor includes a semiconductor substrate comprising a trench isolation area; a first interlayer dielectric (ild) layer covering the trench isolation area; a first electrode plate comprising at least a first contact layer in the first ild layer, wherein the contact layer is disposed directly on the trench isolation area; a second electrode plate in the first ild layer; and a capacitor dielectric structure between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate.. . ... Mediatek Inc

01/28/16 / #20160027480

Hardware-accelerated dynamic voltage and frequency scaling

One or more values associated with a first configuration setting for a first circuit may be stored in a first set of one or more registers when an operation of the first circuit is based at least in part on one or more values associated with a second configuration setting stored in a second set of one or more registers. In response to receiving an indication of a change in an operating frequency or voltage of the first circuit, the one or more values stored in the second set of one or more registers may be changed by loading the one or more values associated with the first configuration setting stored in the first set of one or more registers into the second set of one or more registers in a parallel fashion.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021617

Remote sensor data sharing for electronic device and associated method

An electronic device and associated method is provided. The electronic device includes: a first sensor; and a processing unit, coupled to the first sensor, wherein the electronic device enters a remote sensor mode when the electronic device is connected to a remote electronic device having a second sensor for generating sensor data, wherein the processing unit executes an application which utilizes the sensor data from the remote electronic device in the remote sensor mode.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021393

Method of error-resilient illumination compensation for three- dimensional video coding

A method of illumination compensation for three-dimensional or multi-view encoding and decoding. The method incorporates an illumination compensation flag only if the illumination compensation is enabled and the current coding unit is processed by one 2n×2n prediction unit. ... Mediatek Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021387

Method and apparatus for assigning motion vector predictor to sub-block without performing associated iteration of sub-block motion vector predictor determination flow

A motion vector predictor determination method includes: checking if motion vector data of at least one first neighbor unit adjacent to a block and motion vector data of at least one second neighbor unit adjacent to the block are identical to each other; and when a checking result indicates that the motion vector data of the at least one first neighbor unit is identical to the motion vector data of the at least one second neighbor unit, assigning a motion vector predictor determined for a first sub-block within the block to a second sub-block within the block. The motion vector data of the at least one first neighbor unit is involved in determining the motion vector predictor of the first sub-block, and the motion vector data of the at least one second neighbor unit is not involved in determining the motion vector predictor of the first sub-block.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021378

Decoding apparatus capable of controlling repetition number of scan procedure based on at least one syntax element decoding result and related method

A decoding apparatus has an arithmetic decoder and a controller. A counter logic of the controller generates a first statistics result according to a first syntax element decoding result. ... Mediatek Inc

01/21/16 / #20160020814

Method for simplified closed-loop antenna tuning

A method of closed-loop antenna tuning (clat) search strategy based on maximum relative transducer gain (rtg) is proposed. A search region that account for tx input mismatch and forward voltage gain is pre-computed. ... Mediatek Inc

01/21/16 / #20160020199

Semiconductor structure with spare cell region

A semiconductor structure includes a first spare cell region, a first conductive line and a second conductive line. The first spare cell region has a plurality of spare cells. ... Mediatek Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018914

Electronic devices and signature wakeup methods thereof

An electronic device including a touch sensor and a processing unit is provided. The touch sensor is disposed on or under a display, and generates touch data for a touch detected thereon or therenear when the electronic device is locked with the display in a sleep state. ... Mediatek Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018879

Power-saving method and associated electronic device

A power-saving method and associated electronic device are provided. The electronic device is connected with a first external electronic device and a second external electronic device, and a first sensor and a second sensor are deployed on the first external electronic device and the second electronic device, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014811

Methods for providing concurrent communications among multiple wireless communications devices

Methods are provided for concurrent communications among multiple wireless communications devices. In one novel aspect, the wireless station transmits a wideband signal to a plurality of wireless communications devices using downlink mimo and/or ofdma. ... Mediatek Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014763

Burst ofdma supporting mu-mimo

Methods and apparatus are provided for burst ofdma support mu-mimo in the wlan network. In one novel aspect, pluralities of user channels are configured for a downlink wideband channel, wherein each user channel is associated with a user group selecting from a su-siso, or a su-mimo or a mu-mimo. ... Mediatek Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014629

Qos verification and throughput measurement for minimization of drive test

A method of throughput and data volume measurement for minimization of drive test (mdt) is proposed. A base station establishes a radio resource control (rrc) connection with a user equipment (ue) in a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014627

Qos verification and throughput measurement for minimization of drive test

A method of throughput and data volume measurement for minimization of drive test (mdt) is proposed. A base station establishes a radio resource control (rrc) connection with a user equipment (ue) in a mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014415

Method and apparatus for performing wave-front parallel encoding procedure with constraint on coding mode and/or quantization parameter selection

An encoding method includes following steps: performing a wave-front parallel encoding procedure for encoding pixel data of a frame partition, wherein the frame partition comprises a plurality of block rows, each of the block rows comprises a plurality of blocks, and each of the blocks comprises a plurality of pixels; and imposing constraint on a coding mode selection of a first block of a first block row.. . ... Mediatek Inc

01/14/16 / #20160013660

Resonant wireless power driver with adjustable power output

A resonant wireless power (rwp) system is provided that includes a signal generator that provides an input signal waveform. An amplifier structure amplifies signals for transmissions to a receiver that is powered from a fixed dc voltage supply. ... Mediatek Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011272

Estimation methods and devices for state-of-charge of batteries

An estimation device and method are provided. A battery measurement platform sets up a communication with a measured battery, determines a model of the measured battery, and searches data of the measured battery according to the model thereof to obtain the state-of-charge of the measured battery. ... Mediatek Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011258

Replacement method for scan cell of integrated circuit, skewable scan cell and integrated circuit

A replacement method for scan cell of an integrated circuit (ic) is provided. A gate-level netlist of the ic is obtained. ... Mediatek Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007862

Method for collecting personal health data and personal health device utilizing the same

A personal health device includes multiple photoplethysmogram (ppg) sensors, multiple electrodes and a processing circuit. The ppg sensors are configured for sensing multiple ppg signals. ... Mediatek Inc

01/07/16 / #20160007156

Mobile communication devices and context-based geofence control methods thereof

A mobile communication device including a positioning unit and a processing unit is provided. The processing unit provides position information of the mobile communication device. ... Mediatek Inc

01/07/16 / #20160007036

Method for adaptively performing video decoding, and associated adaptive complexity video decoder and adaptive audio/video playback system

A method for adaptively performing video decoding includes: performing decoding complexity management based upon parameter representing processing capability related to the adaptive complexity video decoder, in order to determine whether to reduce decoding complexity of at least one component of a plurality of components within an adaptive complexity video decoder; and selectively reducing decoding complexity of a portion of components within the adaptive complexity video decoder. An associated adaptive complexity video decoder and an associated adaptive audio/video playback system are also provided. ... Mediatek Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006632

Communication unit and method for determining and/or compensating for frequency dependent quadrature mismatch

A communication unit includes: a quadrature transmitter having analog transmit filter(s) for filtering a first quadrature test signal. An analog feedback loopback path selectively first routes the filtered quadrature first test signal to a quadrature receiver. ... Mediatek Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006554

Many to one communications protocol

Methods and apparatus are provided for a many to one communication protocol. In one novel aspect, a modified cts is sent by a receiving wireless communications station in response to a regular rts. ... Mediatek Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006267

Wireless or wired power delivery using a controllable power adapter

Some embodiments relate to a system that includes a first device which is a wireless power transmitter or mobile device and a power adapter external to the first device. The power adapter is configured to receive a control signal and to control a dc output voltage of the power adapter based upon the control signal. ... Mediatek Inc

01/07/16 / #20160005726

System-in-package

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

01/07/16 / #20160005362

Determination of optical condition and adjustment of display

Techniques and implementations related to determination of an optical condition surrounding a portable electronic apparatus and adjustment of display thereby are described. A method may involve sensing a property of an ambient light in at least a first direction and a second direction different from the first direction with respect to the portable electronic apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

01/07/16 / #20160005208

Apparatus and method for controlling early depth processing and post depth processing

A depth processing apparatus includes a depth buffer, an early depth processing circuit, a post depth processing circuit, and a depth processing controller. The depth buffer stores depth information of a plurality of pixels of a screen space. ... Mediatek Inc

01/07/16 / #20160005143

Graphics processing system for determining whether to store varying variables into varying buffer based at least partly on primitive size and related graphics processing method thereof

A graphics processing system includes a decision logic and a varying buffer control circuit. The decision logic sets a control signal by checking at least one criterion, wherein the at least one criterion includes a first criterion, and a checking result of the first criterion depends on a size of a primitive. ... Mediatek Inc








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