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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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Two-phase backoff for access procedure in wireless communication systems

A two-phase backoff mechanism for lte access procedure is proposed where backoff handling is applied differently in two separate phases. During the first phase, network-controlled reattempts involves adaptation to radio conditions. ... Mediatek Inc

Apparatuses and methods for beam identification through the physical random access channel (prach) and efficient prach resource utilization

A user equipment (ue) including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a cellular station. ... Mediatek Inc

Apparatuses and methods for on-demand system information (si) request through a random access procedure

A user equipment (ue) 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

On-demand system information request message

Apparatus and methods are provided for on-demand si request procedure. In one novel aspect, the rach procedure is used for one-demand si information updates through unicast. ... Mediatek Inc

Transmission scheme for wireless communication systems

A method of two-layer (rank=2) demodulation reference signal (dmrs) based transmission scheme is proposed. The precoding matrix on a data re can be represented as a×b. ... Mediatek Inc

Downlink control signal design in mobile communications

Various solutions for downlink control signal design with respect to user equipment and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. An apparatus may receive a first downlink control signal from a first source. ... Mediatek Inc

User equipment and methods for pdcp duplication in 5g ran

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Mediatek Inc

Method and device of sending measurement report

Aspects of the disclosure provide a mobile terminal including a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to obtain a serving cell measurement result of measuring a first set of signal beams from a serving base station, determine a cell-level signal quality parameter based on the serving cell measurement result, and determine whether the cell-level signal quality parameter meets a poor cell-level signal quality condition. ... Mediatek Inc

Apparatuses and methods for beam identification through the physical random access channel (prach) and efficient prach resource utilization

A user equipment (ue) including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a cellular station. ... Mediatek Inc

Physical downlink control channel design for nr systems

A new design for physical downlink control channel (pdcch) is proposed for the next generation 5g new radio systems. A ue receives the configuration of a default control resource set (coreset) in mib/sib from its serving base station. ... Mediatek Inc

Portable device and method for entering power-saving mode

A portable device and a method for entering a power-saving mode are provided. Audio stream is generated by an audio player, and an audio signal is generated according to the audio stream and then transmitted to an earphone via a cable by a digital-analog converter. ... Mediatek Inc

Method and apparatus for track composition

Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus that includes interface circuitry and processing circuitry. The interface circuitry is configured to receive signals carrying metadata for visual track composition from multiple visual tracks. ... Mediatek Inc

Methods and apparatus for media content asset changes

The techniques described herein relate to methods, apparatus, and computer readable media configured to process asset change point locations. A processor or encoder is configured to operate according to a set of constraints that constrain the encoding process for asset changes, wherein the set of constraints configures a set of allowable asset change point locations from a set of possible asset change point locations, wherein the set of allowable asset change point locations is a subset of the set of possible asset change point locations, and configures a set of allowable data access types from a set of possible data access types, wherein the set of allowable data access types is a subset of the set of possible data access types. ... Mediatek Inc

Transform coding of video data

A picture defined in video data is partitioned into blocks that include a luminance (luma) transform block and a chrominance (chroma) transform block. One or more constraints pertaining to the picture are determined from high-level syntax elements and transform skipping of one of both of the luma transform block and the chroma transform block is disallowed if the constraints are not met. ... Mediatek Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278945

Method and apparatus of palette index map coding for screen content coding

A method and apparatus for video coding using coding modes including a palette mode are disclosed. In one embodiment, the total number of palette indices in the current block is coded into a binary string using a tr (truncated rice) binarization process with the rice parameter to generate a prefix part and using an egk (k-th order exp-golomb) binary process to generate a suffix part for the binary string, or using the egk binarization process with the rice parameter (k). ... Mediatek Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278659

Method and system for call setup

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for setting up a call for a user equipment. The method includes receiving, by the user equipment, a measurement configuration message that specifies a set of measurement events corresponding to poor signal quality between the user equipment and a packet-switched network, and sending, by the user equipment, a measurement report when one of the set of measurement events occurs while performing a first call setup process for setting up the call using the packet-switched network. ... Mediatek Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278316

Csi acquisition with channel reciprocity in mobile communications

A user equipment (ue) utilizes a first group of antenna ports at the ue for transmitting and receiving while utilizing a second group of antenna ports for receiving but not transmitting. The ue transmits to a base station (bs) a sounding reference signal (srs) via the first group of antenna ports through a first channel of a communication link between the ue and the bs. ... Mediatek Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278267

Method and apparatus for error correction coding in communication

Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus and a method for error correction based on a matrix. The apparatus includes memory and processing circuitry. ... Mediatek Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278253

Hold-time compensation using free metal segments

Methods and apparatuses pertaining to hold-time compensation using free metal segments or other electrically-conductive segments of an ic are described. An integrated circuit (ic) having free segment hold-time compensation may include a monolithic semiconductor substrate which has a first device and a second device disposed thereon. ... Mediatek Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277234

Failure prevention of bus monitor

A test controller is provided. The test controller includes: a test circuit and a bus monitor. ... Mediatek Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277179

Embedded memory with setup-hold time controlled internally or externally and associated integrated circuit

An embedded memory includes a memory interface circuit, a cell array, and a peripheral circuit. The memory interface circuit receives at least a clock signal, a non-clock signal, and a setup-hold time control setting, and includes a programmable path delay circuit that is used to set a path delay of at least one of a clock path and a non-clock path according to the setup-hold time control setting. ... Mediatek Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276788

Method and apparatus for generating and encoding projection-based frame with 360-degree content represented in projection faces packed in segmented sphere projection layout

A video processing method includes receiving an omnidirectional content corresponding to a sphere, generating a projection-based frame according to at least the omnidirectional content and a segmented sphere projection (ssp) format, and encoding, by a video encoder, the projection-based frame to generate a part of a bitstream. The projection-based frame has a 360-degree content represented by a first circular projection face, a second circular projection face, and at least one rectangular projection face packed in an ssp layout. ... Mediatek Inc

09/20/18 / #20180270835

Techniques of cross-link interference mitigation in flexible duplex

A first base station on a first cell determines to communicate in a first direction with one or more ues on the first cell in a first time slot and a second time slot, the first time slot and the second time slot being consecutive, the one or more ues including a first ue. The first base station further determines that communication with the first ue on the first cell in the first direction interferes with communication between a second base station and a second ue on a second cell in a second direction. ... Mediatek Inc

09/20/18 / #20180270825

Wireless device for improving operating efficiency

A wireless device is provided. The wireless device includes a first transmitting circuit, a second transmitting circuit and a controller. ... Mediatek Inc

09/20/18 / #20180270649

Method for improving data throughput in multiple-sim communication apparatus

Various solutions for improving data throughput with respect to a multiple subscriber identity module (sim) user equipment (ue) in mobile communications are described. The ue may perform data transmission associated with a first sim. ... Mediatek Inc

09/20/18 / #20180270509

Method and apparatus of video coding

Aspects of the disclosure include a video decoding device that includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive encoded video data associated with an image frame that includes an encoded image, which is a combination of at least a first image corresponding to a first color space component of the image frame and a second image corresponding to a second color space component of the image frame, and determine a first coding tree structure for partitioning the first image into a first plurality of coding units. ... Mediatek Inc

09/20/18 / #20180270479

Non-local adaptive loop filter processing

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for non-local adaptive loop filtering. The method can include receiving reconstructed picture, dividing the picture into current patches, forming patch groups each including a current patch and a number of reference patches, determining a noise level for each of the patch groups, and denoising the patch groups with a non-local denoising technology. ... Mediatek Inc

09/20/18 / #20180269912

Methods for avoiding inter-modulation distortion and communications apparatuses utilizing the same

A method for avoiding inter-modulation distortion in a communications apparatus capable of supporting carrier aggregation and communicating with a peer communications apparatus in a wireless network via at least a first cc and a second cc includes: determining a frequency adjustment value for adjusting a first oscillating frequency of a first local oscillation signal utilized for processing an rf signal of the first cc or a second oscillating frequency of a second lo signal utilized for processing an rf signal of the second cc when an rf signal or a baseband signal of the second cc is interfered with by an inter-modulation distortion signal contributed by any signal component related to the first cc; and adjusting the first oscillating frequency or the second oscillating frequency according to the frequency adjustment value.. . ... Mediatek Inc

09/20/18 / #20180269562

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

09/20/18 / #20180269164

Semiconductor package structure

A semiconductor package structure is provided. The semiconductor package structure includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto. ... Mediatek Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267890

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

09/06/18 / #20180255548

Method of reallocating transmission periods for coexisting wireless modules

A method of reallocating transmission periods for two coexisting wireless modules is disclosed. The method includes determining whether a first transmission period is long enough for a transmission of a first wireless module in a first window before initiating the transmission of the first wireless module; and deferring a transmission of a second wireless module and continuing the transmission of the first wireless module in a second transmission period of a second window following the first window when the first transmission period is determined to be not long enough for the transmission of the first wireless module; wherein the second transmission period and the first transmission period are two successive periods in the first window or in the second window.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/06/18 / #20180255478

Wireless communication method and device

A wireless communication method and device are provided. The wireless communication method includes the steps of determining, by a user equipment (ue), that a length of an radio link control (rlc) service data unit (sdu) or rlc sdu segment is greater than a threshold, determining, by the ue, a type of length indicator which is allocated by a network, and determining, by the ue, to force to map the rlc sdu or rlc sdu segment to the end of an rlc protocol data unit (pdu) if the type of the length indicator is a first type.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/06/18 / #20180255316

Method and apparatus for deriving temporal motion vector prediction

A method and apparatus for encoding or decoding a motion vector (mv) of a current block of a current picture using advanced temporal motion vector prediction are disclosed. At least two collocated pictures are selected from a set of reference pictures of the current picture. ... Mediatek Inc

09/06/18 / #20180254885

Sequence design for synchronization and device identification in wireless communication systems

Techniques, schemes and examples pertaining to sequence design for synchronization and device identification in mobile communication systems are described. A processor of an apparatus generates a set of root sequences and also generates a set of signature sequences from the set of root sequences. ... Mediatek Inc

09/06/18 / #20180254767

Impedance matching circuits and interface circuits

An impedance matching circuit and an interface circuit are provided. The impedance matching circuit includes a reference-voltage generation circuit, a control-signal generation circuit, and a circuit subunit. ... Mediatek Inc

09/06/18 / #20180253146

Nail-mounted tactile displaying device

The present disclosure provides a nail-mounted tactile displaying device, including: a body; a plurality of vibration units provided at different positions of the body and actuated upon receiving a signal. The nail-mounted tactile displaying device provides a user with a new operating experience via the actuations of the plurality of vibration units so that the user can receive information through tactile feedback.. ... Mediatek Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252775

Method and apparatus for calibrating coulomb counting based state-of-charge estimation

A method for calibrating a coulomb counting based state-of-charge (soc) estimation of a battery cell includes: determining whether the battery cell is in a specific charge state; calibrating an initial value for use in the coulomb counting based soc estimation according to an open circuit voltage (ocv)-based soc of the battery cell if the battery cell is not in the specific charge state; calibrating the initial value according to a predetermined value if the battery cell is in the specific charge state; and applying the calibrated initial value to the coulomb counting based soc estimation and restarting an integration of the coulomb counting based soc estimation based on the calibrated initial value.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/23/18 / #20180242241

Communicating method and associated electronic device

A communicating method of a communication device for connecting to a first network and a second network includes: when a rescheduling condition is reached, rescheduling a wake up period of the communication device for the first network at least according to a wake up period of the communication device for the second network; wherein the wake up period of the communication device for the first network is rescheduled by making the communication device a master device in the first network through adjusting a preference parameter of the first network.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/23/18 / #20180242146

Apparatuses and methods for avoiding location exposure

A mobile communication device for avoiding location exposure in a user equipment (ue) information procedure includes a wireless transceiver configured to perform wireless transmission and reception to and from a service network. The device further includes a controller, configured to determine whether a radio resource control (rrc) security has been activated between the mobile communication device and the service network, and in response to the rrc security not having been activated, does not send a measurement report to the service network via the wireless transceiver after receiving measurement configuration message, wherein the controller is further configured to send the measurement report after the rrc security has been activated.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/23/18 / #20180242024

Methods and apparatuses of candidate set determination for quad-tree plus binary-tree splitting blocks

Video processing methods and apparatuses for candidate set determination for a current block partitioned from a parent block by quad-tree splitting comprise receiving input data of a current block, determining a candidate set for the current block by prohibiting a spatial candidate derived from any of neighboring blocks partitioned from the same parent block or determining the candidate set for the current block by conducting a pruning process if all the neighboring blocks are coded in inter prediction and motion information of the neighboring blocks are the same, and encoding or decoding the current block based on the candidate set by selecting one final candidate from the candidate set. The pruning process comprises scanning the candidate set to determine if any candidate equals to the spatial candidate derived from the neighboring blocks, and removing the candidate equals to the spatial candidate from the candidate set.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241606

Circuit, method, and receiver apparatus for performing on-the-fly iq mismatch compensation

A method employed by a circuit included within a receiver apparatus and configured for performing iq mismatch compensation when receiver apparatus is operating under data reception mode includes: transforming a data signal, which is generated by a radio frequency receiver under the data reception mode, from time domain into a plurality of frequency bin signals in frequency domain; calculating to obtain at least one frequency domain calibration parameter according to the plurality of frequency bin signals in frequency domain; and, updating at least one coefficient parameter of iq mismatch compensation according to the obtained at least one frequency domain calibration parameter, to make iq mismatch compensation compensate iq mismatch based on the updated at least one coefficient parameter.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241351

Linear amplifier having higher efficiency for envelope tracking modulator

A linear amplifier is provided to have higher efficiency for an envelope tracking modulator. In one embodiment, a first stage amplifier circuit can be simply operated in a high gain mode or a high bandwidth mode for different applications, without using large chip area. ... Mediatek Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241257

Detecting foreign objects in wireless power transfer systems

Methods, apparatus and computer-readable storage media for performing foreign object detection (fod) in a wireless power transfer system. A plurality of fod measurements may be performed and processed to perform fod.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/23/18 / #20180240794

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate and a passive component. The passive component is formed on the semiconductor substrate and includes a first polysilicon (poly) layer, a salicide blockage (sab) layer and a first salicide layer. ... Mediatek Inc

08/23/18 / #20180240530

Differential sampling circuit

A differential sampling circuit includes: a first switching element having a first terminal receiving a first signal of a differential signal pair, a second switching element having a first terminal receiving a second signal of the differential signal pair, a first sampling capacitor connected between two second terminals of the first and the second switching elements, a third switching element connected between the second terminal of the second switching element and a reference voltage, a fourth switching element having a first terminal receiving the second signal, a fifth switching element having a first terminal receiving the first signal, a second sampling capacitor connected between two second terminals of the fourth and the fifth switching elements, and a sixth switching element connected between the second terminal of the fifth switching element and the reference voltage.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180235011

Method of allocating protection duration of radio subsystem to intra-bss stations using frames with network allocation vector

A method of method of allocating a protection duration of a radio subsystem for a transmitting station of a wireless communication system includes transmitting a frame to at least one receiving station of the wireless communication system, wherein the proprietary frame indicates the protection duration allocated for the radio subsystem.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234903

Method and apparatus for inter-system handover in wireless communication

Aspects of the disclosure provide a processing circuit in an electronic apparatus and a method to switch the electronic apparatus during an inter-system handover (ho) process from a source network system to a target network system. The processing circuit can include an inter-system ho signal processing module and a mapping module. ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234876

Control and management of reflective qos

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for reflective quality of service (qos) control and management at a user equipment (ue). The method can include creating a derived qos rule belonging to a session and having a qos flow identifier (qfi). ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234833

Mobile terminal and method for sharing sim card

The present invention provides methods for sharing a sim card and mobile terminals. The method comprises: utilizing a first mobile terminal to receive a sim card access request signal from at least a second mobile terminal which does not have the sim card, wherein the first mobile terminal has the sim card and operates as a server having no fixed ip; transmitting a security authentication information request signal to the second mobile terminal according to the sim card access request signal; and determining whether to transmit a sim card elementary files data to the second mobile terminal according to the security authentication information, wherein the sim card elementary files data is utilized by the second mobile terminal to use communication function of the sim card. ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234535

Method and apparatus for communication

Aspects of the disclosure provide an electronic device that includes a transceiver circuit, an interface circuit and a modulator-demodulator (modem) circuit. The transceiver circuit is configured to transmit and receive wireless signals to/from a first network that uses a first network address space. ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234156

Apparatuses and methods for beam sweeping in a wireless communication system

A wireless communication device including a controller and a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium operatively coupled to the controller is provided. The controller executes program code stored in the non-transitory machine-readable storage medium to perform operations including: transmitting or receiving wireless signals by sweeping beams in a non-sequential order.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233499

Impedance circuit with poly-resistor

An impedance circuit includes a first poly-resistor and a second poly-resistor. The first poly-resistor has a first terminal coupled to a first node, and a second terminal coupled to a second node. ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233476

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

08/16/18 / #20180233474

Semiconductor package with rigid under bump metallurgy (ubm) stack

The invention provides a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a semiconductor die and a conductive pillar bump structure and a conductive plug. ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233452

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package and a second semiconductor package overlying a portion of the first semiconductor package. ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233425

Semiconductor package with embedded supporter and method for fabricating the same

The invention provides a semiconductor package and a method for fabricating the same. The semiconductor package includes a redistribution layer (rdl) structure, a semiconductor die, a molding compound and a supporter. ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233122

Method, active noise control circuit, and portable electronic device for adaptively performing active noise control operation upon target zone

A method for performing active noise control upon a target zone includes: using an adaptive filtering circuit to receive at least one microphone signal obtained from a microphone; and, dynamically compensating at least one coefficient of the adaptive filtering circuit to adjust a frequency response of the adaptive filtering circuit according to an energy distribution of the at least one microphone signal, so as to make the adaptive filtering circuit receive the at least one microphone signal to generate a resultant anti-noise signal to the target zone based on the dynamically adjusted frequency response.. . ... Mediatek Inc

08/16/18 / #20180232032

Electronic apparatus and power management method for dynamically allocating power budget between heat sources of electronic apparatus

A power management method for an electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a plurality of heat sources. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227942

Techniques of dci messages aggregation

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a base station. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227934

Group common physical downlink control channel design in mobile communications

Various solutions for group common physical downlink control channel (gc pdcch) design with respect to user equipment and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. An apparatus may monitor a gc pdcch. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227899

Beam failure recovery mechanism for multi-beam operation

A method of beam failure recovery for multi-beam operation in wireless communication systems with beamforming is proposed. Specifically, a four-step beam failure recovery procedure is proposed. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227889

Multiplexing of short physical downlink control channel and data in mobile communications

Various solutions for multiplexing of short physical downlink control channel and data with respect to user equipment and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. An apparatus may receive a reuse indication from a control channel. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227888

Techniques of decoding aggregated dci messages

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227824

Method of heterogeneous network mobility

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

08/09/18 / #20180227786

Mechanism for beam reciprocity determination and uplink beam management

A method of beam reciprocity state reporting and uplink beam management in wireless communication systems with beamforming is proposed. In one novel aspect, a bs configures one or more resource sets to a ue for uplink beam management. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227772

Mechanism for beam reciprocity determination and uplink beam management

A method of beam reciprocity state reporting and uplink beam management in wireless communication systems with beamforming is proposed. In one novel aspect, a ue determines its ue beam reciprocity state and sends a “ue beam reciprocity state” message to a bs, which triggers proper uplink beam management accordingly. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227593

Adaptive prediction candidate positions for video coding

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for video coding in merge mode or skip mode. The method can include receiving a prediction block (pb) of a picture, determining number and positions of merge candidates of the pb according to a size and/or a shape of the pb, and constructing a candidate list including motion data of a subset of the merge candidate positions.. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227573

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

08/09/18 / #20180227077

Method and apparatus for communication

Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus that includes transmitting circuit and processing circuit. The transmitting circuitry is configured to transmit wireless signals. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226995

Polar code interleaving and bit selection

Apparatus and methods are provided for polar code sub-block interleaving and bit selection. In one novel aspect, middle-part interlaced sub-block interleaving is provided for polar code interleaving. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226054

Automatic white balance based on surface reflection decomposition

An automatic white balance (awb) method is performed on an image to adjust color gains of the image. The image is pre-processed into a set of pre-processed pixels, each of which represented by tricolor values that include a red (r) value, a green (g) value and a blue (b) value. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225545

Image processing method and image processing system

An image processing method applied to an image processing system. The image processing method comprises: (a) computing an image intensity distribution of an input image; (b) performing atmospheric light estimation to the input image; (c) performing transmission estimation according to a result of the step (a) to the input image, to generate a transmission estimation parameter; and (d) recovering scene radiance of the input image according to a result generated by the step (b) and the transmission estimation parameter. ... Mediatek Inc

08/09/18 / #20180224919

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

08/09/18 / #20180224505

Flip-flop circuit and scan chain using the same

A flip-flop circuit is provided. The flip-flop circuit receives a test signal at a test-in terminal and a data signal at a data-in terminal and generates a scan-out signal. ... Mediatek Inc

08/02/18 / #20180220146

Method and apparatus for non-square intra mode coding

In a method and apparatus for predictive intra coding of a non-square block using modified mode-dependent coefficient scanning (mdcs), the modified mdcs is derived from the mdcs that is designed for a square block. The mapped intra modes for the non-square block are derived by mapping the intra modes for the square block to the mapped intra modes for the non-square block. ... Mediatek Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218594

Depth control for home appliances

A depth-control method for home appliances in an indoor space and an associated electronic system are provided. The method includes the steps of: connecting the home appliances to a portable electronic device via one or more wireless channels; obtaining identity information for the home appliances using the portable electronic device via the one or more wireless channels; detecting sensor data associated with the portable electronic device; selecting one among a first set of the home appliances according to the sensor data; and controlling the selected home appliance using the portable electronic device.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213559

Packet receiving method and receiver for decoding packets overlapping in time

A packet receiving method is provided. The packet receiving method includes the following steps: during receipt of the first packet by a receiver, detecting if any packet arrives at the receiver after a first packet; and when it is detected that a second packet arrives at the receiver during the receipt of the first packet, determining whether to decode the first packet or the second packet.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213553

Device and method for selectively transmitting or receiving network coordination information of mesh network

Aspects of the disclosure include a wireless device in a mesh network. The wireless device includes a processing circuit and a transceiver. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213463

Method for performing traffic steering between a first access network and a second access network and a communications apparatus utilizing the same

A method for performing traffic steering between a first access network and a second access network in a communications apparatus includes: monitoring a current status of the communications apparatus; determining whether the current status meets a predetermined condition; performing traffic steering between the first access network and the second access network according to network configurations when the current status meets the predetermined condition; and performing traffic steering between the first access network and the second access network according to the current status of the communications apparatus when the current status does not meet the predetermined condition.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213456

Bearer switching in reduced radio link quality conditions

A wireless transmit receive unit (wtru) is configured in dual connectivity with a master cell group and a secondary cell group. Uplink (ul) data is sent in an active one of the master cell group and the secondary cell group as an active ul transmission cell group. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213300

Method and apparatus of bitstream random access and synchronization for multimedia applications

A method and device for switching representations are disclosed. On the server side, leading-picture information associated with leading pictures in an open gop (group of picture) is signalled in a media presentation description. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213264

Method of conditional binary tree block partitioning structure for video and image coding

A method and apparatus of block partition for video encoding or decoding for a video encoder or a video decoder respectively are disclosed. Partitioning tree structure corresponding to a conditional partitioning process is determined for partitioning the current block of video data into one or more final sub-blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213253

Method and apparatus of constrained intra block copy for coding video

A method and apparatus for intrabc (intra-block copy) coding for a coding region are disclosed. The method operates to receive input data associated with a current block in the coding region and determine a maximum memory size of a reconstructed sample memory for storing a constrained previous reconstructed region, wherein the constrained previous reconstructed region comprises a group of previous reconstructed samples processed before the current block. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212719

Tcp enhancements in reduced radio link quality conditions

Performance in a communications system is improved by determining whether an application executing over a data bearer is using transmission control protocol (tcp). A tcp ack reduction request is received and at least one redundant tcp ack is filtered out.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212698

Methods and apparatus for decoding dl phy channels in a narrow band system

Apparatus and methods are provided for decoding dl phy channels in a narrow band wireless system. In one novel aspect, the ue performs a cell search and determines a first location of a resource block carrying system signals, obtains a second location of a second resource block based on the first resource block, wherein the second resource block includes a format indicator, determines a dl transmission format based on the format indicator, and receives and decodes a first dl physical channel based on the dl transmission format. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212694

Blockage detection in millimeter wave radio communications

Blockage detection in a wireless transmit receive unit includes performing a radio link measurement on one or more reference signals. The radio link measurement is compared to a comparing threshold and a blockage condition is indicated in response to the comparing of the radio link measurement meeting a threshold criterion on the comparing threshold.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212628

Structure of interleaver with ldpc code

Concepts and schemes pertaining to structure of interleaver with low-density parity-check (ldpc) code are described. A processor of an apparatus encodes data to provide encoded data. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212626

Location of interleaver with ldpc code

Concepts and schemes pertaining to location of interleaver with low-density parity-check (ldpc) code are described. A processor of an apparatus encodes data to provide a stream of encoded data. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212618

Circuits and methods for excess loop delay compensatin in delta-sigma modulators

Circuits for compensating delta-sigma modulators for excess loop delay are described. These circuits may be coupled to quantizers, and may configured to select the threshold values supplied to the quantizers for comparison with an analog signal. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212617

Circuits and methods for inter-symbol interference compensation

Circuits and methods for inter-symbol interference compensation are described. These circuits and methods may be used in connection with delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter. ... Mediatek Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212572

Class ab amplifier having cascode stage with filter for improving linearity

The present invention provides a class ab amplifier, wherein the class ab amplifier includes a cascode stage with a filter and an output stage. The cascode stage with the filter is arranged for receiving an input signal to generate a first driving signal and a second driving signal, wherein the filter filters the input signal to generate an filtered input signal, and at least one of the first driving signal and the second driving signal is generated according to the filtered input signal. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180206339

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

A substrate having multiple metal layers is disclosed. The substrate includes a plurality of metal layers disposed in different levels. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180206225

Resource element (re) allocation for uplink control information (uci) on physical uplink shared channel (pusch)

Apparatus and methods are provided for re allocation for uci on pusch. In one novel aspect, the ue encodes uci for transmission on pusch in a nr network. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180206153

Authentication method and apparatus for handover in interworking of long term evolution and wi-fi

The present invention provides methods and apparatus for reducing wi-fi authentication process time in interworking of long term evolution (lte) and wi-fi. The method comprises: activating a wi-fi authentication process; monitoring a wi-fi signal quality; determining whether to stop the wi-fi authentication process according to the wi-fi signal quality; and stopping the wi-fi authentication process when the wi-fi signal quality does not satisfy a first specific condition. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180206076

Method for performing positioning operation and associated electronic device

An electronic device includes an application processor and a sensor hub, where the application processor is arranged for executing applications running on a system of the electronic device, and the sensor hub is arranged for obtaining and processing sensed data from a plurality of sensors within the electronic device. In addition, the application processor further downloads location data from a remote device via a network module, and at least a portion of the downloaded location data is further stored in a storage unit of the sensor hub to be reused for positioning.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205960

Inter-layer texture coding with adaptive transform and multiple inter-layer motion candidates

Methods of adaptive transform type based on transform unit (tu) size for enhancement layer (el) coding and multiple motion candidates for el coding based on corresponding base layer (bl) video data are provided. One method selects a transform type from multiple allowable transform types based on the tu size and applies the selected transform type to the transform units of the inter-layer prediction processed data. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205949

Method and apparatus of transform coding

Methods and apparatus for coding system incorporating amt (adaptive multiple core transform) for the chroma transform blocks (tbs) are disclosed. According to one method, one or more flags are signaled to indicate whether amt can be applied for the chroma tbs. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205932

Stereoscopic video see-through augmented reality device with vergence control and gaze stabilization, head-mounted display and method for near-field augmented reality application

The present invention provides a see-through augmented reality device coupled to a head-mounted display, the device comprises: a camera configured to capture an image; a 2-axis gimbal coupled to the camera and configured to stabilize the camera; a servo motor coupled to the camera and configured to control the rotations of the camera; a microcontroller coupled to the servo motor and configured to control the servo motor; a multiplexer coupled to the microcontroller and configured to decode signals received from the microcontroller; and an augmented reality image processor coupled to the camera and configured to combine a virtual object with the image captured by the camera to create a virtual-real image and transfer the virtual-real image to the head-mounted display.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205505

High code-rate iterative decoders with limited harq

Examples pertaining to high code-rate iterative codes combined with harq are provided. Proposed architectures of the present disclosure take advantage of the incremental redundancy transmitted to a receiver beyond the limits of what the harq can store. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205371

Voltage supply circuits and controlling methods therefor

A voltage supply circuit is provided. The voltage supply circuit is capable of generating a loading current at an output node. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180204610

Dram, memory controller and associated training method

A training method for a memory system is provided. The memory system includes a memory controller and a memory. ... Mediatek Inc

07/19/18 / #20180203067

Clock gating circuits and scan chain circuits using the same

A scan chain circuit is provided. The scan chain circuit includes first and second scan flip-flops and a clock generator. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199395

Enhanced ps domain data-off mechanism

Solutions are proposed to facilitate the support of 3gpp ps_data_off feature. The ps_data_off feature prevents transport via 3gpp access of all ip packets except those related to 3gpp ps_data_off exempt services. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199373

Methods and apparatus for interference management in mobile communications

Various solutions for interference management with respect to user equipment and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. A first node of a first link in a wireless network may sense transmission from at least one of a third node and a fourth node of a second link in the wireless network. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199344

Efficient wide bandwidth operation and efficient ue-specific rf bandwidth adaptation

In one novel aspect, a plurality of synchronization signal (ss) anchors within a block of a contiguous spectrum is configured in a wireless network, wherein each ss anchor is a primary ss anchor or a secondary ss anchor. The ue performs an initial access by detecting a first primary ss anchor and receives one or more virtual carrier configurations with corresponding ss anchors within the block of the contiguous spectrum. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199317

Physical downlink control channel design for 5g new radio

A method to improve the design of new radio physical downlink control channel (nr-pdcch) transmission and to reduce the false alarm rate of nr-pdcch blind decoding is proposed. The downlink control information (dci) bits are carried by nr-pdcch to be transmitted to ues after crc attachment, channel encoding, interleaving, and modulation. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199311

Alert signal design in mobile communications

Various solutions for alert signal design with respect to user equipment and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. A first node of a wireless network may transmit an alert signal to a second node of the wireless network. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199285

Method and communication device of beacon reception

A method of beacon reception for a communication device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises starting to receive a beacon from an access point (ap) of the wireless communication system, determining whether a specific element of the beacon is received, and determining whether to receive only a portion of the beacon according to the specific element.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199284

Communications apparatus and method for reducing power consumption of a communications apparatus

A communications apparatus includes an antenna module, multiple front-end signal processing circuits, and a processor. The antenna module transmits and receives rf signals for communicating with a network device and includes at least one antenna. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199281

Enhanced ps domain data-off mechanism

Solutions are proposed to facilitate the support of 3gpp ps_data_off feature. The ps_data_off feature prevents transport via 3gpp access of all ip packets except those related to 3gpp ps_data_off exempt services. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199267

On-demand system information delivery procedure

Apparatus and methods are provided for on-demand system information (si) delivery. In one novel aspect, an indicator in the minimum system information (msi) indicates whether an si or an si group is delivered with broadcast or unicast. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199263

Enhancement of unified access control

A generic access control procedure is proposed. Every action that is subject to access control is associated with an access category, and each access category is in turn associated with a set of access control parameters. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199057

Method and apparatus of candidate skipping for predictor refinement in video coding

Method and apparatus of using motion refinement with reduced bandwidth are disclosed. According to one method, a predictor refinement process is applied to generate motion refinement for the current block by searching among multiple motion vector candidates using reference data comprising the target motion-compensated reference block, where if a target motion vector candidate requires target reference data from the target motion-compensated reference block being outside the valid reference block, the target motion vector candidate is excluded from said searching the multiple motion vector candidates or a replacement motion vector candidate closer to a center of the corresponding block of the current block is used as a replacement for the target motion vector candidate. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199054

Multi-hypotheses merge mode

A multi-hypotheses motion prediction mode for video coding is provided. Multi-hypotheses motion prediction conveys prediction for motion compensation based on a selection of multiple predictions for motion compensation (hypotheses), which are respectively obtained using motion predictors or mvp selected from a list of candidate motion predictors. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199046

Method and apparatus for range derivation in context adaptive binary arithmetic coding

A method and apparatus of entropy coding of coding symbols using context-based adaptive binary arithmetic coder (cabac) are disclosed. According to the present invention, cabac encoding or decoding is applied to a current bin of a binary data of a current coding symbol according to a current probability for a binary value of the current bin and a current range associated with the current state of arithmetic coder. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199044

Method and apparatus for deriving composite tracks

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method and an apparatus for deriving composite tracks. The disclosed apparatus includes a processing circuitry. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199042

Methods and apparatus for signaling viewports and regions of interest

The techniques described herein relate to methods, apparatus, and computer readable media configured to encode or decode a region of interest associated with video data. A spherical region structure is associated with the video data that specifies the region of interest on a sphere, the spherical region structure including a reference point of the region of interest on the sphere, and data indicative of a set of side points, comprising a side point for each side of the region of interest on the sphere. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199035

Method and apparatus for fast intra prediction

An intra prediction method includes: based on a specific transform unit size, estimating a plurality of best intra prediction modes of a plurality of second blocks, wherein a first block is composed of the second blocks, the first block supports a first block configuration and a second block configuration, the first block configuration represents a size of the first block, and the second block configuration represents a size of each second block; and checking similarity of the best intra prediction modes of the second blocks for selectively replacing the second block configuration by the first block configuration for the first block.. . ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198653

Circuits for amplitude demodulation and related methods

A circuit for demodulating an input signal is described. The circuit may be configured to demodulate signals modulated with amplitude-based modulation schemes, such as amplitude shift keying (ask). ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198652

Amplitude demodulators and related methods

A circuit for demodulating an input signal is described. The circuit may be configured to demodulate signals modulated with amplitude-based modulation schemes, such as amplitude shift keying (ask), such that information is encoded in the amplitude of the signals. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198646

Method for data transmission and reception of random access procedure

A method for data reception of a random access procedure for a network of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a preamble and data of the random access procedure in one message, from a user equipment (ue) of the wireless communication system, obtaining timing advance information according to the received preamble, and performing channel estimation according to a dmrs allocated for demodulation of the received data with a timing advance compensation, wherein the timing advance compensation is an operation of a linear phase rotation in a frequency domain based on the timing advance information.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198585

Downlink reference signals for radio resource management (rrm) measurement

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for transmission of downlink mobile reference signals (mrss). The method can include transmitting an mrs that includes a first part mrs and an additional part mrs, wherein the first part mrs includes first mrs bursts each multiplexed with a synchronization signal block (ss block), and the additional part mrs includes second mrs bursts and is configurable to be transmitted or not transmitted.. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198561

Techniques of csi feedback with unequal error protection messages

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198555

Broadcast channel enhancement with polar code

A method of new radio physical broadcast channel (nr-pbch) bit mapping is proposed to improve for nr-pbch decoding performance under polar codes. Nr-pbch carries 32 information bits and 24 crc bits. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198489

High-speed circuits for active load modulation and related methods

Circuits and methods for active load modulation is described. These circuits and methods may be employed in connection with near field communication (nfc) systems, for example in the proximity inductive coupling card (picc). ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198466

Shift coefficient and lifting factor design for nr ldpc code

Concepts and schemes pertaining to shift coefficient and lifting factor design for nr ldpc code are described. A processor of an apparatus may generate a quasi-cyclic-low-density parity-check (qc-ldpc) code and encode data using the selected codebook. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198439

Delay signal generating apparatus using glitch free digitally controlled delay line and associated delay signal generating method

A delay signal generating apparatus has a digitally controlled delay line and a control circuit. The digitally controlled delay line has a coarse delay circuit and a fine delay circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196910

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

07/05/18 / #20180192074

Video processing method for processing projection-based frame with 360-degree content represented by projection faces packed in 360-degree virtual reality projection layout

A video processing method includes receiving a projection-based frame, and encoding, by a video encoder, the projection-based frame to generate a part of a bitstream. The projection-based frame has a 360-degree content represented by projection faces packed in a 360-degree virtual reality (360 vr) projection layout, and there is at least one image content discontinuity boundary resulting from packing of the projection faces. ... Mediatek Inc

07/05/18 / #20180192071

Decoder-side motion vector restoration for video coding

The techniques described herein relate to methods, apparatus, and computer readable media configured to determine motion vectors. The techniques relate to both encoders and decoders. ... Mediatek Inc

07/05/18 / #20180192024

Method and apparatus for generating and encoding projection-based frame with 360-degree content represented by base projection face and lateral projection faces packed in pyramid projection layout

A video processing method includes receiving an omnidirectional content corresponding to a sphere, generating a projection-based frame according to the omnidirectional content and a pyramid projection layout, and encoding, by a video encoder, the projection-based frame to generate a part of a bitstream. The projection-based frame has a 360-degree content represented by a base projection face and a plurality of lateral projection faces packed in the pyramid projection layout. ... Mediatek Inc

07/05/18 / #20180190597

Guard ring structure and method for forming the same

A method for forming a seal ring structure provides a semiconductor substrate having a first doping region formed over a top portion thereof. The method forms a plurality of patterned photoresist layers over the semiconductor substrate, encircling the semiconductor substrate, wherein each of the patterned photoresist layers has a plurality of parallel strip portions extending along a first direction and a plurality of bridge portions formed between the parallel strip portions, and then performs an etching process to a first doping region of the substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184419

Method and apparatus for coordination information transmission in mobile communications

Various solutions for coordination information transmission with respect to user equipment (ue) and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. A ue may receive downlink control information comprising coordination information from a first node of a wireless network. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184379

Multi-user (mu) wake-up signal transmission by using fdma scheme in wlan

Systems and methods of transmitting a multi-user (mu) wake-up packet in wlan including wake-up signals to activate main radios on multiple communication devices via the wake-up radios (wurs). In the multi-user wake-up packet, a frequency channel can be divided into several sub-channels for transmitting multiple wake-up signals in fdma. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184128

Non-local adaptive loop filter combining multiple denoising technologies and grouping image patches in parallel

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for denoising a reconstructed picture in a video coding system. The method can include providing two or more candidate non-local denoising technologies, selecting a target non-local denoising technology from the two or more candidate non-local denoising technologies for a patch group, and denoising the patch group of the reconstructed picture with the target non-local denoising technology. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184117

Method and apparatus of adaptive bi-prediction for video coding

Method and apparatus of video coding using generalized bi-prediction are disclosed. According to one method, the generalized bi-prediction is extended for decoder-side motion vector refinement (dmvr), where unequal weighting factor pair is allowed to form the template of the current block or the final predictor. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184093

Method and system of decoded picture buffer for intra block copy mode

A method for a video encoder or decoder using an intra block copy (intrabc) mode is disclosed. If intrabc mode is enabled and no loop filter is used for a current picture, a currently decoded reference picture for the current picture is marked as a long-term reference picture before and during decoding of the current picture. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184064

Method and appartus for stereoscopic focus control of stereo camera

A stereoscopic control method includes: establishing a specific mapping relation between a specific disparity value and a specific set of a first focal setting value of a first sensor of a stereo camera and a second focal setting value of a second sensor of the stereo camera; and controlling stereoscopic focus of the stereo camera according to the specific mapping relation. Besides, a stereoscopic control apparatus includes a mapping unit and a focus control unit. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183982

Seamless zooming on dual camera

A dual-camera device is provided. The dual-camera device includes wide and telephoto imaging sections with respective lens/sensor combinations, and a processor. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183461

Electronic device with flexible processing of compressive sensing samples

An electronic device has a transmit circuit and a processing circuit. The processing circuit outputs a first portion of compressive sensing (cs) samples corresponding to a signal segment to another electronic device via the transmit circuit, and selectively outputs a second portion of the cs samples corresponding to the signal segment to another electronic device via the transmit circuit according to a response of another electronic device. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183450

Interleaving successive approximation analog-to-digital converter with noise shaping

An interleaving successive approximation analog-to-digital converter (sar adc) with noise shaping having a first sar block, a second sar block, and a noise-shaping circuit is provided. The first and second sar blocks take turns to sample an input voltage for successive approximation of the input voltage and observation of a digital representation of the input voltage. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183394

Dynamic amplifier and chip using the same

A dynamic amplifier with a bypass design. An input pair of transistors receives a pair of differential inputs vip and vin and further provides first, second and third terminals. ... Mediatek Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181335

Apparatus and method to speed up memory frequency switch flow

A computing system for accessing a dynamic random access memory (dram) includes a processing circuit, a queue, and a dram controller. The processing circuit is configured for issuing an early notification signal before issuing a clock frequency switch signal; the early notification signal notifies of an approaching clock frequency switch signal and the clock frequency switch signal requests a change of frequency of a dram clock. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176528

Light locus generation for automatic white balance

A light locus of an imaging system is generated in a chromaticity space of two dimensions. The light locus represents a collection of candidate illuminants. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176462

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

An exemplary image processing method includes the following steps: receiving an image input composed of at least one source image; receiving algorithm selection information corresponding to each source image; checking corresponding algorithm selection information of each source image to determine a selected image processing algorithm from a plurality of different image processing algorithms; and performing an object oriented image processing operation upon the source image based on the selected image processing algorithm. The algorithm selection information indicates an image quality of each source image and is generated from one of an auxiliary sensor, an image processing module of an image capture apparatus, a processing circuit being one of a video decoder, a frame rate converter, and an audio/video synchronization (av-sync) module, or is a user-defined mode setting.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176420

Automatic white balance based on surface reflection decomposition and chromatic adaptation

An automatic white balance (awb) method is performed on an image to adjust color gains of the image. The illuminant of the image is determined among a set of candidate illuminants, where each candidate illuminant is described by a corresponding coordinate pair (p, q) in a chromaticity coordinate system. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176136

Tcp bufferbloat resolution

Apparatus and methods are provided for tcp bufferbloat resolution. In one novel aspect, the tcp client monitors a tcp throughput, determines a tcp throughput stability based on a changing rate of the tcp throughput, adjusts a rwnd size dynamically based on the determined tcp throughput stability, and sends the dynamically adjusted rwnd size to the tcp server for flow control. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176059

Reference signal detection for reducing control decoding complexity

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for reducing physical downlink control channel (pdcch) decoding complexity at a user equipment (ue) in a wireless communication network. The method can include receiving from a base station a candidate demodulation reference signal (dmrs) sequence that is carried in a subframe and associated with a pdcch carried in the subframe, calculating a correlation-based quality metric indicating a correlation between the received candidate dmrs sequence and a local dmrs sequence, and performing a pdcch decoding process to decode the pdcch when the quality metric is greater than a threshold.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175875

Analog-to-digital converter

The invention provides an analog-to-digital converter (adc) converting an input signal to an output signal. The adc may comprise a main circuit and a comparator coupled to the main circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175827

Low-pass filter with super source follower and transmission zero controlling method

A low-pass filter with a super source follower is disclosed. The low-pass filter includes biquad cells. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174626

Signal quality detection circuit for generating signal quality detection result according to two-dimensional nominal sampling point pattern and associated signal quality detection method

A signal quality detection circuit has a sampling circuit and a comparing circuit. The sampling circuit samples an input signal associated with a target device according to a plurality of nominal sampling points, and generates a plurality of sampled bits corresponding to the nominal sampling points, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174550

Method for adjusting the adaptive screen-refresh rate and device thereof

A method for adjusting the adaptive screen-refresh rate and a device thereof are provided. The method for adjusting the adaptive screen-refresh rate includes the following steps: determining a first screen-refresh rate set by the display source; and based on the first screen-refresh rate, setting a refresh rate used by a displaying module for displaying the picture or frame on a displaying screen periodically.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174359

Frame difference generation hardware in a graphics system

A graphics system provides frame difference generator hardware for dynamically adjusting a frame rate. The graphics system includes a graphics processing unit (gpu), which generates frames containing tiles of graphics data. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173676

Adaptive execution engine for convolution computing systems

A system performs convolution computing in either a matrix mode or a filter mode. An analysis module generates a mode select signal to select the matrix mode or the filter mode based on results of analyzing convolution characteristics. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173627

Dynamic memory control method and system thereof

A dynamic memory control method for clusters includes at least one processor core and for cache memories each belonging to a corresponding cluster of the clusters. The dynamic memory control method includes borrowing a first portion of cache memory from a first cache memory and/or a second portion of cache memory from a second cache memory to allow the first portion and/or the second portion of cache memory to be utilized as a temporary internal ram, and returning the first portion of cache memory to the first cache memory and/or the second portion of cache memory to the second cache memory such that each of the first portion and/or the second portion of cache memory is exclusively used by the at least one processor core of the first cluster and/or the second cluster.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173610

Method for performing cared-zone code coverage evaluation with no source code modification

A code coverage processing method includes: receiving a source code; executing a program according to the source code, wherein the source code is categorized into basic blocks, and each line included in a same basic block is executed a same number of times; creating a line tracking file having a plurality of line tracking records for a plurality of lines of the source code, respectively, wherein each of the line tracking records indicates how many times a corresponding line in the source code has been executed; receiving a non-cared zone setting which indicates at least one of the basic blocks in the source code is selected as a part of a non-cared zone; computing a code coverage result of the source code according to the line tracking file and the non-cared zone setting; and providing the code coverage result.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173463

Hybrid memory access to on-chip memory by parallel processing units

A system is provided to manage on-chip memory access for multiple threads. The system comprises multiple parallel processing units to execute the threads, and an on-chip memory including multiple memory units and each memory unit includes a first region and a second region. ... Mediatek Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167959

Methods of efficient downlink control information transmission

A method of downlink control information (dci) transmission is proposed to enhance dci transmission efficiency over physical layer signaling in cellular mobile communication networks. A serving base station uses a higher layer signaling, e.g., radio resource control (rrc) signaling message to configure a plurality of user equipments (ues) to monitor ue-group dci. ... Mediatek Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167171

Harq feedback scheme for 5g new radio

A hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) feedback scheme that employs a multi-state nack feedback processing is proposed. A transport block (tb) contains a plurality of code blocks (cbs). ... Mediatek Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167164

Ultra reliable low latency communications (urllc) transmission

A method for urllc transmission with ue blind detection on scheduling information is proposed. Since increased control channel reliability requires increased physical resource, it is proposed to exploit ue blind detection on part of the urllc data burst to trade-off control channel reliability with reduced physical radio resource for urllc transmission. ... Mediatek Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167077

Circuits for current recycling and related methods

Circuits and methods for current recycling in signal buffers for switched capacitor circuits are described. A signal buffer may be coupled to an impedance element, such as a resistor, configured to provide a desired reference voltage to the switched capacitor circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167061

Circuits for delay mismatch compensation and related methods

Circuits and methods for delay mismatch compensation are described. A circuit may comprise multiple data paths between a signal source, such as a driver, and a load. ... Mediatek Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167036

Source follower

A source follower with an input node and an output node includes a first transistor, a second transistor, and a dc (direct current) tracking circuit. The first transistor has a control terminal, a first terminal coupled to a first node, and a second terminal coupled to a second node. ... Mediatek Inc

06/14/18 / #20180166414

Semiconductor package having multi-tier bonding wires and components directly mounted on the multi-tier bonding wires

A semiconductor package includes a carrier substrate having a top surface, a semiconductor die mounted on the top surface, a plurality of bonding wires connecting an active surface of the semiconductor die to the top surface of the carrier substrate, an insulating material encapsulating the plurality of bonding wires, a component mounted on the insulating material, and a molding compound covering the top surface of the carrier substrate and encapsulating the semiconductor die, the plurality of bonding wires, the component and the insulating material.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/14/18 / #20180166297

Semiconductor package and method for fabricating base for semiconductor package

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

06/14/18 / #20180165886

Method and apparatus for generating and encoding projection-based frame with 360-degree content represented by rectangular projection faces packed in viewport-based cube projection layout

A video processing method includes: receiving an omnidirectional image/video content corresponding to a viewing sphere, generating a sequence of projection-based frames according to the omnidirectional image/video content and a viewport-based cube projection layout, and encoding the sequence of projection-based frames to generate a bitstream. Each projection-based frame has a 360-degree image/video content represented by rectangular projection faces packed in the viewport-based cube projection layout. ... Mediatek Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160384

Method of frame exchange in multi-radio system

A method of frame exchange for a first communication device in a multi-radio system is disclosed. The method comprises configuring a time division duplex (tdd) operation in a first radio system and a second radio system, receiving a first frame for requesting a frame exchange, from a second communication device of the first radio system, and transmitting a second frame corresponding to the first frame, to the second communication device, wherein the second frame includes a field for indicating a reserve time for the frame exchange, and the reserve time is set to be aligned with a tdd operation time of the first radio system.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160119

Method and apparatus for adaptive region-based decoding to enhance user experience for 360-degree vr video

Methods and apparatus of video decoding for a 360-degree video sequence are disclosed. According to one method, a bitstream comprising compressed data for a previous 360-degree frame and a current 360-degree frame in a 360-degree video sequence is received. ... Mediatek Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159582

Communication system with switchable devices

According to at least one aspect, a communication system is provided. The communication system includes a first switch device configured to receive a first plurality of radio frequency (rf) signals detected by an antenna array and provide an rf signal selected from among the first plurality of rf signals to a receiver circuit, the first plurality of rf signals comprising a first rf signal in a first frequency range and a second rf signal in a second frequency range that is different from the first frequency range; and a second switch device configured to receive a second plurality of rf signals detected by the antenna array and provide an rf signal selected from among the second plurality of rf signals to the receiver circuit, the second plurality of rf signals comprising a third rf signal in the first frequency range and a fourth rf signal in the second frequency range.. ... Mediatek Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159568

Transmitter, communication unit and method for limiting spectral re-growth

A transmitter includes a signal generator arranged to generate a digital baseband signal representative of a signal for transmission; a digital predistortion, dpd, circuit configured to predistort the digital baseband signal; and a power amplifier is arranged to amplify the predistorted signal. The dpd circuit includes a first signal shaping circuit operably coupled to the signal generator and the dpd predistortion circuit and configured to receive the generated digital signal and apply first envelope shaping to shape the predistortion applied to at least the amplitude of the generated digital signal and produce a first dpd signal; a second signal shaping circuit operably coupled to the signal generator and an output of the dpd predistortion circuit and configured to receive and apply the second envelope shaped digital signal to the first dpd signal and produce a second envelope shaped dpd signal. ... Mediatek Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159567

Transmitter, communication unit and methods for limiting spectral re-growth

A transmitter includes a signal generator arranged to generate a digital baseband signal representative of a signal for transmission; a digital predistortion, dpd, circuit configured to predistort the digital baseband signal; and a signal adjustment circuit operably coupled to the signal generator and the dpd circuit and configured to receive the generated signal and apply shaping to adjust the predistortion applied to the envelope of the generated signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159340

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 inductive elements and having another end connected between the second inductive 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

06/07/18 / #20180158823

Multi-voltage complementary metal oxide semiconductor integrated circuits based on always-on n-well architecture

Examples of multi-voltage (mv) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (cmos) integrated circuits (ics) based on always-on n-well architecture are described. An mv cmos ic may include first cmos cells, second cmos cells, n-wells and always-on taps. ... Mediatek Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158170

Method and apparatus for generating and encoding projection-based frame with 360-degree content represented by triangular projection faces packed in octahedron projection layout

A video processing method includes: receiving an omnidirectional image/video content corresponding to a viewing sphere, generating a sequence of projection-based frames according to the omnidirectional image/video content and an octahedron projection layout, and encoding, by a video encoder, the sequence of projection-based frames to generate a bitstream. Each projection-based frame has a 360-degree image/video content represented by triangular projection faces packed in the octahedron projection layout. ... Mediatek Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152941

Methods for enhancing performance of a communications apparatus and communications apparatus utilizing the same

A communications apparatus includes a radio transceiver and a processor. The radio transceiver transmits or receives wireless radio frequency signals to communicate with a first network device. ... Mediatek Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152727

Method and apparatus of error handling for video coding using intra block copy mode

In order to overcome the issue caused by a decoded block vector (bv) pointing to a reference block overlapping with an unavailable area, various methods are disclosed. According to one method, if the reference block overlaps with an unavailable area, the reference pixels in the unavailable area are generated for intrabc prediction of the current block by padding from neighbouring available pixels. ... Mediatek Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152714

Methods for palette coding of image and video data

Methods of palette coding to reduce the required coding process are disclosed. According to one method, smaller blocks are derived from a large block. ... Mediatek Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152140

Oscillation device

An oscillation device includes an oscillator and a logic circuit. The oscillator generates an output oscillation signal. ... Mediatek Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146543

Printed circuit board design for high speed application

A printed circuit board (pcb) is disclosed. The pcb includes a substrate have a top surface and a bottom surface. ... Mediatek Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146470

Time domain multiplexing ul transmission on multiple serving cells for a mobile station with single transmitter

Apparatus and methods are provided for tdm uplink transmission on multiple serving cells with single transmitter. In one novel aspect, the ue selects a serving cell for an ul transmission subframe based on a tdm selection rule. ... Mediatek Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146182

Video frame processing method

A video frame processing method, which comprises: (a) capturing at least one first video flame via a first camera; (b) capturing at least one second video frame via a second camera; and (c) adjusting one candidate second video frame of the second video frames based on one of the first video frame to generate a target single view video frame.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/24/18 / #20180145711

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

05/24/18 / #20180145418

Tunable antenna module using frequency-division circuit for mobile device with metal cover

A tunable antenna module for a mobile device includes an antenna, a frequency-division circuit and one or more impedance-tuning circuits. The frequency-division circuit is coupled to a radiator of the antenna for forming one or more signal paths for one or more of component frequencies of a radio-frequency signal of the antenna. ... Mediatek Inc

05/24/18 / #20180144812

Wire order testing method and associated apparatus

A wire order testing method for testing pin connection relationships between a memory device and an electronic device is provided. The method includes the steps of: testing the memory device with at least one test pattern to obtain at least one first data; predicting at least one second data that is to be obtained from the testing of the memory device with the test pattern according to the mapping relationships between the test pattern and the pins of the memory device; determining the pin connection relationships between the memory device and the electronic device according to the first data and second data.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143903

Hardware assisted cache flushing mechanism

A multi-cluster, multi-processor computing system performs a cache flushing method. The method begins with a cache maintenance hardware engine receiving a request from a processor to flush cache contents to a memory. ... Mediatek Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139720

Paging and random access response (rar) scheduling and dci format

Methods and apparatus are provided for paging and random access response (rar) scheduling and downlink control information (dci) for a user equipment (ue). In one novel aspect, an si-paging and a call-paging are transmitted separately, and scheduled by si-paging-dci and call-paging-dci respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139464

Decoding system for tile-based videos

Aspects of the disclosure provide a video decoding system. The video decoding system can include a decoder core configured to selectively decode independently decodable tiles in a picture, each tile including largest coding units (lcus) each associated with a pair of picture-based (x, y) coordinates or tile-based (x, y) coordinates, and memory management circuitry configured to translate one or two coordinates of a current lcu to generate one or two translated coordinates, and to determine a target memory space storing reference data for decoding the current lcu based on the one or two translated coordinates.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139445

Method and apparatus for multi-table based context adaptive binary arithmetic coding

A method and apparatus of entropy coding for a video encoder or decoder using multiple-table based context-based adaptive binary arithmetic coder (cabac) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a current bin of a binary data of a current coding symbol is encoded or decoded according to a probability of a binary value of the current bin and the probability of the binary value is updated according to the binary value of the current bin for a next bin by using multiple-parameter probability models. ... Mediatek Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139444

Method and apparatus of video coding using flexible quadtree and binary tree block partitions

A method and apparatus for video coding using flexible quadtree and binary tree block partition are disclosed. According to this method, a current block is partitioned into multiple final sub-blocks using one or more stages of quadtree partitioning and binary tree partitioning, where at least one sub-block is generated by applying the quadtree partitioning to one previous sub-block generated by the binary tree partitioning. ... Mediatek Inc

05/17/18 / #20180138883

Wide bandwidth variable gain amplifier and exponential function generator

A variable gain amplifier includes an input transistor, an auxiliary transistor, an active inductor and an input current replica circuit. The input transistor is arranged for receiving an input signal to generate an output signal at an output terminal. ... Mediatek Inc

05/17/18 / #20180138733

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180138104

Thermal via arrangement for multi-channel semiconductor device

The invention provides a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a gate structure over fin structures arranged in parallel. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132263

Method and apparatus for data transmission enhancements in mobile communications

Various solutions for data transmission enhancements with respect to user equipment (ue) and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. As a transmitter, a ue may determine whether specific information is comprised in a protocol data unit (pdu). ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132248

Methods and apparatus of interference management in nr

Concepts and examples pertaining to interference management in mobile communication networks and systems are described. A first node of a mobile communication network of a plurality of nodes receives a transmission grant from a second node of the mobile communication network. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132242

Grouping of serving cells with shortened transmission time intervals

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for grouping serving cells with shortened transmission time intervals in carrier aggregation. The method can include establishing a connection between user equipment and a base station on a primary cell in a wireless communication system, and transmitting a carrier aggregation configuration for configuring secondary cells for the user equipment from the base station to the user equipment, wherein serving cells with different downlink transmission time interval lengths are organized into different cell groups in the carrier aggregation configuration.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132229

Method and apparatus for multiplexing physical uplink control channels in mobile communications

Various solutions for multiplexing physical uplink control channels with respect to user equipment (ue) and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. A ue may receive control information from a network apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132158

Uplink-assisted mobility procedure in millimeter wave communication systems

Concepts and examples pertaining to uplink-assisted mobility procedure in millimeter wave (mmwave) communication systems are described. A user equipment (ue) may receive an uplink (ul) signaling configuration from a source base station (bs) of a wireless network. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132141

Enhanced multimedia call control in next generation mobile communication systems

A network-based solution of supporting ip multimedia subsystem (ims) call setup in a next generation system (5gs) is proposed. During an attach or registration area update procedure, a serving base station sends an indication to a ue indicating whether ims voice over ps session is supported or not. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132129

Apparatuses and methods for packet filter management

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

05/10/18 / #20180132107

Method and associated processor for improving user verification

The invention provides method and associated processor for improving user verification of a mobile device, comprising: by a processor of the mobile device, obtaining a user-inputted verification signal which results from one or more user-input modules, obtaining one or more user statuses which result from one or more sensor modules, and jointly according to the user-inputted verification signal and the one or more user statuses, determining if the user verification is valid to enable a function of the mobile device.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131969

Method and apparatus of video coding

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method of video coding includes receiving input data associated with a first block and a second block of an image frame. The method further includes identifying a reference size and performing a deblocking process if it is determined that the deblocking process is to be performed. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131963

Methods of constrained intra block copy for reducing worst case bandwidth in video coding

A method and apparatus of video coding using intrabc (intra block copy) for video data are disclosed. Restricted prediction is determined, in which one or more selected pu (prediction unit) sizes, pu prediction types or both are disabled or disallowed. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131962

Method and apparatus of non-square intra prediction for chroma components in coding system with quad-tree and binary-tree partition

A method and apparatus for intra prediction of non-square chroma blocks are disclosed. The system uses a block partitioning structure for partitioning a chroma block into one or more final sub-blocks including at least one non-square final sub-block using block partition recursively. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131469

Mechanism for short guard interval indication in high efficiency wlan

Systems and methods of expanding indication capabilities of existent ppdu preamble fields. The “gi+ltf size” field is redefined to indicate a new combination of gi duration and he-ltf size. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131400

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

05/10/18 / #20180131399

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

05/10/18 / #20180131398

Methods for avoiding inter-modulation distortion and communications apparatuses utilizing the same

A method for avoiding inter-modulation distortion in a communications apparatus capable of supporting carrier aggregation and communicating with a peer communications apparatus in a wireless network via at least a first cc and a second cc includes: determining a frequency adjustment value for adjusting a first oscillating frequency of a first local oscillation signal utilized for processing an rf signal of the first cc or a second oscillating frequency of a second lo signal utilized for processing an rf signal of the second cc when an rf signal or a baseband signal of the second cc is interfered with by an inter-modulation distortion signal contributed by any signal component related to the first cc; and adjusting the first oscillating frequency or the second oscillating frequency according to the frequency adjustment value.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131392

Nr ldpc with interleaver

Concepts and schemes pertaining to information coding for mobile communications are described. A processor of an apparatus encodes data to provide encoded data. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131360

Driver circuit

A driver circuit is provided. The driver circuit includes a differential driver, a first feedback passive circuit and a second feedback passive circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131195

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; wherein there is an analog communication from the battery cell of the battery pack to the portable device to provide a voltage level actually from the battery cell.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/10/18 / #20180130175

Method and apparatus having video encoding function with syntax element signaling of rotation information of content-oriented rotation applied to 360-degree image content or 360-degree video content represented in projection format and associated method and apparatus having video decoding function

A video processing method includes: receiving a current input frame having a 360-degree image/video content represented in a 360-degree virtual reality (360 vr) projection format, applying content-oriented rotation to the 360-degree image/video content in the current input frame to generate a content-rotated frame having a rotated 360-degree image/video content represented in the 360 vr projection format, encoding the content-rotated frame to generate a bitstream, and signaling at least one syntax element via the bitstream, wherein the at least one syntax element is set to indicate rotation information of the content-oriented rotation.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124704

Method of wake-up signal transmission and reception

A method of wake-up signal transmission for an access point (ap) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises transmitting a beacon for notification of a wi-fi device in the wireless communication system, and transmitting a wake-up signal to the wi-fi device, wherein the wake-up signal is a binary signal for indicating the wi-fi device to receive or not to receive a data from the ap.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124701

Scheduling request (sr) period extension for low power enhancement in a wireless communication device

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for reducing power consumption of a wireless communication device. The method can include receiving a discontinuous reception (drx) configuration specifying a drx having a drx cycle, receiving an original scheduling request (sr) configuration specifying an original sr period, selecting an extended sr period according to the drx cycle, the extended sr period being a multiple of the original sr period and corresponding to a set of candidate sr offsets, determining for each of the set of candidate sr offsets an overlap between active times caused by the drx and active times caused by sr transmissions corresponding to the extended sr period, and selecting one of the set of the candidate sr offsets having a largest overlap to determine a period-extended sr configuration including the selected extended sr period and the selected sr offset.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124634

Logical channel prioritization and data block preparation

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for data transmission prioritization in a communication device. The method can include receiving multiple streams of data units. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124626

Method of data transmission and reception in random access procedure

A method of data transmission in a random access procedure for a ue of a wireless communication system including a network comprises obtaining a resource allocated for data transmission and a resource allocated for preamble transmission with these resources allocated in a frequency division multiplexing (fdm) manner, transmitting a preamble and data in the random access procedure to the network according to the obtained resources, and monitoring a response corresponding to the transmitted preamble and data from the network.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124512

Method, system and circuits for headset crosstalk reduction

A device for removing crosstalk includes a jack to form an electrical connection with a plug, and an audio unit to provide a left audio channel and a right audio channel to the plug. The audio unit includes a crosstalk cancellation circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124427

Method and apparatus for assigning motion vector predictor to sub-block without performing associated iteration of sub-block motion vector predictor determination flow

An exemplary motion vector predictor determination method includes the following steps: determining a motion vector predictor of a block according to motion vector data of neighbor units associated with the block; and utilizing a motion vector predictor computing circuit for assigning the motion vector predictor determined for the block to a first sub-block within the block. In addition, an exemplary motion vector predictor determination apparatus employing the exemplary motion vector predictor determination method is provided.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124312

Method and apparatus of video compression for pre-stitched panoramic contents

Methods and apparatus of compression for pre-stitched pictures captured by multiple cameras of a panoramic video capture device are disclosed. At the encoder side, stitching information associated with a stitching process to form the pre-stitched pictures is used to encode a current block according to embodiments of the present invention, where the stitching information comprises calibration data, matching results, seam position, blending level, sensor data, or a combination thereof. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123838

Feed-forward filtering device and associated method

A filtering device includes a low-pass filter (lpf), a noise estimation circuit and a first combining circuit. The lpf receives and filters a pre-filtering signal to generate an output signal of the filtering device. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123650

Initial access procedure for multi-beam operation

Apparatus and methods are provided for initial access in the multi-beam operation. In one novel aspect, the ue receives multiple response messages and selects one message as the response message. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123575

Quadrature clock generating mechanism of communication system transmitter

A quadrature clock generating apparatus connected to a local oscillator generating an input clock signal and an inverted input clock signal includes a fractional dividing circuit and a quadrature signal generating circuit. The fractional dividing circuit is configured for receiving the input clock signal and the inverted input clock signal, and for performing frequency-division upon the input clock signal and the inverted input clock signal to generate a frequency-divided clock signal according to a fractional dividing parameter. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122747

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a substrate, a semiconductor die, a base and a first inductor structure. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121234

Method and associated processor for improving software execution of electronic device

The invention provides a method and associated processor for improving software execution of an electronic device. The method may comprise: by a processor of the electronic device, identifying whether a target program is classified, according to whether the target program relates to an user interface of the electronic device, as one of suppressible programs; and, based on whether at least one suppression condition is satisfied, performing at least one suppressing operation on one or more of the suppressible programs.. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120927

Devices and methods for switching and communication among multiple operating systems and application management methods thereof

A device includes a storage unit and a processing unit. The processing unit includes a processor and is coupled to the storage unit. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120919

Method and computing system of allocating registers

A method of allocating registers, includes for each of a plurality of live ranges of variables, calculating an energy saving value of each of the plurality of live ranges of the variables; classifying the plurality of live ranges of the variables into a plurality of queues according to the energy saving values of the plurality of live ranges of the variables; and assigning the plurality of live ranges of the variables in the plurality of queues into a plurality of registers.. . ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120880

Low dropout voltage regulator

A low dropout voltage regulator for generating an output regulated voltage is provided. The low dropout voltage regulator includes a first transistor and a current recycling circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120874

Dynamic current sink for stabilizing low dropout linear regulator

A dynamic current sink includes the following elements. A voltage comparator compares a reference voltage with a second control signal from an ldo (low dropout linear regulator) to generate a first control signal. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180110065

Method of handling uplink scheduling for wireless communication system

A method of handling uplink (ul) scheduling for an access point of a wireless communication system includes obtaining ul performance metrics of a ul queue comprising a plurality of ul transmissions; determining at least one back-off parameter of the ul queue according to the ul performance metrics; and transmitting a trigger frame of triggering the ul transmissions according to the at least one back-off parameter.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180110061

Method for ue pattern indication and measurement for interference coordination

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

04/19/18 / #20180109817

Deriving and signaling a region or viewport in streaming media

A method or system for supporting dynamic construction of a user selected sub-region (e.g., viewport or region of interest) from other sub-regions of a reference media presentation is presented. The components of the reference media presentation are encoded as component tracks. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109814

Method and apparatus of coding unit information inheritance

Concepts and examples pertaining to coding unit information inheritance are described. A processor of an encoder may receive media contents and encode the media contents to provide a bitstream of encoded media contents. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109810

Method and apparatus for reference picture generation and management in 3d video compression

Methods and apparatus for coding a 360-degree vr image sequence are disclosed. According to one method, input data associated with a current image in the 360-degree vr image sequence are received and also a target reference picture associated with the current image is received. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109796

Method and apparatus of constrained sequence header

A method and apparatus for video encoding or decoding used by a video encoder or decoder respectively are disclosed. In one method, input data associated with a video sequence are received. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109463

Method of dynamically adjusting frame aggregation size

The method of dynamically adjusting frame aggregation size for a first communication device receiving aggregation packets from a second communication device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises monitoring a buffered data size of the first communication device, and notifying the second communication device of a capable buffer size of the first communication device when the buffered data size monitored by the first communication device is higher than a threshold.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108624

Semiconductor package with three-dimensional antenna

A semiconductor package is provided. The semiconductor package includes a package substrate having a first region and a second region defined between an edge of the package substrate and an edge of the first region, a semiconductor die disposed on the package substrate in the first region, a conductive shielding element disposed on the package substrate and covering the semiconductor die, and a three-dimensional (3d) antenna. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108331

Merged access units in frame buffer compression

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for merging compressed access units according to compression rates and/or positions of the respective compressed access units. The method can include receiving a sequence of compressed access units corresponding to a sequence of raw access units partitioned from an image or a video frame and corresponding to a sequence of memory spaces in a frame buffer, determining a merged access unit including at least two consecutive compressed access units based on compression rates and/or positions of the sequence of compressed access units. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107616

Method and device for storing an image into a memory

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method and device for storing an input image into a memory. The disclosure describes allocating one or more frame buffers in the memory. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107496

Method of expanding function of android standard multimedia player and multimedia playing system

A method of expanding the function of an android standard multimedia player is provided in the invention. The method includes the steps of: registering on an android system an expanded multimedia player that is different from the android standard multimedia player; setting on the android operating system a derived class inheriting a java interface layer of the android player; instructing the expanded multimedia player to perform multimedia playing with respect to a playing target via the derived class. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107399

Method for managing memory and associated microcontroller

A microcontroller includes a processor, a memory, a working space management unit and a memory monitor. The memory has at least a working space, wherein the working space includes a plurality of blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107226

Path planning method and related navigation device

A path planning method applied to a navigation device includes acquiring a two-dimensional depth map, transforming the two-dimensional depth map into a gray distribution map via statistics of pixel values on the two-dimensional depth map, computing a space matching map by arranging pixel counts on the gray distribution map, and computing a weighting value about each angle range of the space matching map in accordance with a distance from location of a pixel count to a reference point of the space matching map. The weighting value represents existential probability of an obstacle within the said angle range and a probable distance between the navigation device and the obstacle.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103268

Methods and apparatuses of constrained multi-type-tree block partition for video coding

A video coding system receives input data of a current block split from a parent block, and determines if the parent block is split by horizontal triple tree (tt) partitioning or vertical tt partitioning. A partition type selecting from tt partitioning and binary tree (bt) partitioning and a partition direction selecting from horizontal partitioning and vertical partitioning for splitting the current block are determined by prohibiting a horizontal partitioning type if the parent block is split by horizontal tt partitioning, and prohibiting a vertical partitioning type if the parent block is split by vertical tt partitioning, where the horizontal partitioning type and the vertical partitioning type depend on whether the current block is a middle sub-block in the parent block. ... Mediatek Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103260

Method and apparatus for resource sharing between intra block copy mode and inter prediction mode in video coding systems

A method and apparatus of sharing an on-chip buffer or cache memory for a video coding system using coding modes including inter prediction mode or intra block copy (intrabc) mode are disclosed. At least partial pre-deblocking reconstructed video data of a current picture is stored in an on-chip buffer or cache memory. ... Mediatek Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103127

Method of reducing mutual interference between universal serial bus (usb) data transmission and wireless data transmission

A method of managing universal serial bus (usb) data transmission and wireless communication of an electronic device is disclosed. The method comprises establishing a plurality of physical layer links over a plurality of supported usb interfaces of the electronic device for usb data transmission between the electronic device and another electronic device, wherein each of the physical layer links corresponding to one of the supported usb interfaces, and the plurality of supported usb interfaces have different data rates; dynamically selecting one of the supported usb interfaces according to which protocol the wireless communication complies with; and performing the usb data transmission on the physical layer link established over the selected usb interface. ... Mediatek Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102639

Interface circuits to monitor and prevent overstress damage

An interface circuit of an electronic device includes one or more pins, an internal circuit, an over-voltage protection circuit and a monitoring circuit. The pins are selectively connected to an external circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102404

Impedance circuit with poly-resistor

An impedance circuit includes a poly-resistor and a controller. The poly-resistor has a first terminal and a second terminal. ... Mediatek Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102343

Semiconductor package with improved bandwidth

A semiconductor chip package includes a first die and a second die. The first die and second die are coplanar and disposed in proximity to each other in a side-by-side fashion. ... Mediatek Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102298

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a body structure and an electronic component. The body structure is disposed above the substrate and includes a semiconductor die, a molding compound, a conductive component and a lower redistribution layer (rdl). ... Mediatek Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101218

Apparatuses and methods for adjusting processing capabilities

A method for adjusting processing capabilities of an electronic apparatus is provided. The method includes the steps of determining a first boost value for one or more processors according to a first slack time of the processors within a current display refresh interval, and adjusting a processing capability of the processors according to the first boost value.. ... Mediatek Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100899

State-of-charge indication system and related method

A state-of-charge (soc) indication method includes: determining estimated values of a soc of a battery cell according to at least information regarding a characteristics measurement of the battery cell; performing a smooth and monotonic processing on the estimated values of the soc to process unusual change in the estimated values, so as to generate processed values of the soc; remapping the processed values of the soc according to a remapping threshold setting to obtain remapped values of the soc; and indicating the soc of the battery cell with the remapped values.. . ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098097

Method of video coding using binary tree block partitioning

A method and apparatus of video coding using block partitioning process including a binary tree partitioning process are disclosed. The block partitioning structure corresponding to the block partitioning process for a block of video data is derived by parsing a first indicator associated with a current block and determining whether the binary tree partitioning process applies a binary tree partition to the current block based on a value of the first indicator. ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098090

Method and apparatus for rearranging vr video format and constrained encoding parameters

Methods and apparatus for processing a 360°-vr frame sequence are disclosed. According to one method, input data associated with a 360°-vr frame sequence are received, where each 360°-vr frame comprises one set of faces associated with a polyhedron format. ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097918

Segmentation and concatenation for new radio systems

Methods of segmentation and concatenation for new radio user plane are proposed. For high speed data traffic, all pdcp pdus are segmented into fixed-length segments at rlc layer. ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097777

Method of building a firewall for networked devices

A device is provided to perform secure operations in a network that includes multiple devices. The device comprises multiple processor cores; multiple physical ports to receive packets; a system interconnect and a network security engine. ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097677

Method and apparatus for synchronization

Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus that includes a baseband processing circuit and a transmitting circuit. The baseband processing circuit is configured to encode a reference signal based on a specific sequence to generate a digital stream. ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097664

Method and apparatus for handling aperiodic reference signal in mobile communications

Various solutions for handling aperiodic reference signal (rs) with respect to user equipment (ue) in mobile communications are described. A ue may receive aperiodic rs information from a network apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097554

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

04/05/18 / #20180097487

Comparator having a high-speed amplifier and a low-noise amplifier

A comparator is described. The comparator may be used in several applications, including in digital-to-analog converters (adc). ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096922

Semiconductor package

A semiconductor package includes a die pad, a semiconductor die mounted on the die pad, rows of terminal leads disposed around the die pad; a surface mount device (smd) mounted and bonded with a bond wire in the semiconductor package; and a molding compound encapsulating the semiconductor die and the smd, the bond wire, and at least partially encapsulating the die pad and the terminal leads. The smd may be mounted in the semiconductor package by using a non-conductive paste or a conductive paste. ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095792

Multi-core system including heterogeneous processor cores with different instruction set architectures

A multi-core system includes a plurality of heterogeneous processor cores with different/distinct instruction set architectures, a task scheduler, and a processor manager. The processor cores are connected to a high speed bus different from a peripheral bus. ... Mediatek Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095522

Scenario-based policy for performance and power management in electronic apparatus

Concepts and examples pertaining to scenario-based policy for performance and power management in an electronic apparatus are described. A processor of an electronic apparatus determines whether an application currently executed on the electronic apparatus is of a predefined type of applications. ... Mediatek Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092090

Method and apparatus for transmission resource allocation in mobile communications

Various solutions for transmission resource allocation with respect to user equipment (ue) and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. A ue may receive control information from a network apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092070

Methods of two-stage scheduling in downlink control channel

A method of two-stage scheduling in downlink control channel is proposed to enhance downlink control information (dci) forward compatibility and hardware flexibility. The dci comprises a basic dci and an extended dci. ... Mediatek Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092033

Method and apparatus for power consumption reduction in mobile communications

Various solutions for power consumption reduction with respect to user equipment (ue) in mobile communications are described. A ue may receive first control information in a first transmission time interval (tti). ... Mediatek Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091829

Method and apparatus for palette index coding in video and image compression

A method of palette index map coding of blocks in a picture by grouping coded symbols of the same type is disclosed for video encoder and decoder. In one embodiment, all syntax elements corresponding to the pixel index are grouped into a pixel index group, and all syntax elements corresponding to the escape pixel are grouped into an escape pixel group. ... Mediatek Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091735

System and method for specifying, signaling and using coding-independent code points in processing media contents from multiple media sources

A method that specifies, signals and uses coding-independent code points (cicp) in processing media contents from multiple media sources is provided. An apparatus implementing the method receives media contents captured by a plurality of media sources in one or more clusters. ... Mediatek Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091290

Method for performing sensor clock estimation of one or more sensors in electronic device, and associated apparatus

A method for performing sensor clock estimation of one or more sensors in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided. The method may include: receiving sensor data from a sensor within the one or more sensors when polling the sensor; obtaining a data quantity, wherein the data quantity indicates a number of samples within the sensor data received from the sensor; estimating a polling time latency and a sensor clock error at least according to the data quantity with aid of at least one estimation model; and based on the polling time latency and the sensor clock error, generating a plurality of timestamps of the sensor data received from the sensor, for performing an action according to the sensor data from the sensor, wherein the timestamps indicate sampling time of at least one portion of the samples, respectively.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090836

Interface module for antenna of communication device

An interface module for a communication device includes a first switch, for forming a first connection between a first feeding point of an antenna of the communication device and one of a first matching component and a first grounding component; a second switch, for forming a second connection between a second feeding point of the antenna and one of a second matching component and a second grounding component; and a third switch, for forming a third connection between a transceiver and one of the first matching component and the first grounding component.. . ... Mediatek Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090408

Semiconductor package assembly

The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a core substrate formed of a first material having a device-attach surface and a solder-bump-attach surface opposite to the die-attach surface. ... Mediatek Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088230

Method and apparatus for automotive parking assistance using radar sensors

Methods and apparatuses pertaining to automotive parking assistance using radar sensors are described. A processor controls a plurality of radar sensors to transmit radio frequency (rf) signals and receive reflected signals reflected by an object such that each of the radar sensors individually transmits a respective rf signal and receive a respective reflected signal reflected by the object. ... Mediatek Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084550

Method and apparatus for data transmission with multiple uplink carrier in mobile communications

Various solutions for data transmission over multiple uplink carrier with respect to user equipment (ue) in mobile communications are described. A ue may establish a connection over a downlink component carrier and a first uplink component carrier with a network apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084526

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

03/22/18 / #20180084411

Apparatuses and methods for avoiding location exposure

A mobile communication device for avoiding location exposure in a user equipment (ue) information procedure includes a wireless transceiver, configured to perform wireless transmission and reception to and from a service network. The device also includes a controller, configured to determine whether a radio resource control (rrc) security has been activated between the mobile communication device and the service network, and in response to the rrc security not having been activated and location information of the mobile communication device being present, send a first measurement report without the location information of the mobile communication device to the service network via the wireless transceiver or does not send a second measurement report comprising the location information of the mobile communication device to the service network via the wireless transceiver after receiving measurement configuration message.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083750

Design for communication systems suffering burst error

Concepts and examples pertaining to improved design for communication systems suffering burst error are described. A processor of a user equipment (ue) receives data over a data channel. ... Mediatek Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083628

Signal processing devices and methods

A pre-driver circuit is provided. The pre-driver circuit includes a switch circuit, a common-mode voltage control circuit, and a current supply circuit. ... Mediatek Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083624

Current-mode logic circuit

A current-mode logic circuit is provided. The current-mode logic circuit includes a transmitter module. ... Mediatek Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083623

Termination circuit, receiver and associated terminating method capable of suppressing crosstalk

A termination circuit, a receiver and associated terminating method are provided. The termination circuit is applied to a receiving terminal for receiving a channel transmission signal. ... Mediatek Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083526

Dc-dc converter with pull-up or pull-down current and associated control method

A dc-dc converter includes an inductor, a switch module, and a pull-up circuit or a pull-down circuit. The inductor has a first node and a second node, and the second node is coupled to an output node of the dc-dc converter. ... Mediatek Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082936

Fan-out package structure having stacked carrier substrates and method for forming the same

A semiconductor package structure is provided. The semiconductor package structure includes a first carrier substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface. ... Mediatek Inc

03/22/18 / #20180080994

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

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

03/15/18 / #20180077417

Method and apparatus of encoding decision for encoder block partition

A method and apparatus for video coding using block partition are disclosed. According to the present invention, if a target block in the current image unit is generated from a first block partition as well as a second block partition, the coding information reuse is applied. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076923

Combined coding design for efficient codeblock extension

Concepts and examples pertaining to combined coding design for efficient codeblock extension are described. A processor of a communication apparatus may combine channel polarization of a communication channel with a first coding scheme for first codeblocks of a smaller size to generate a second coding scheme. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076917

Short pucch in nr networks

Concepts and examples pertaining to short physical uplink control channel (pucch) in new radio (nr) networks are described. A processor of a user equipment (ue) configures a short pucch comprising one or two orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (ofdm) symbols. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076803

Clock-distribution device of ic and method for arranging clock-distribution device

A method for arranging a clock-distribution device of an ic is provided. An initial placement of the ic is obtained. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076796

Mobile terminal and a network searching method for overcoming crystal aging issue

This invention provides a mobile terminal and a network searching method for overcoming crystal aging issue. The method includes the step of: searching network by invoking parameters stored in a first area of a volatile ram; if the searching is failed, searching network by invoking parameters stored in a second area of the volatile ram; if the searching is failed and the number of network searches is larger than a first predetermined value, reacquiring parameters and searching network; if the searching is succeeded, updating the parameters in the first area with the reacquired parameters. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076634

Charging method and electronic apparatus

A charging method is provided in the invention. The charging method includes the steps of selecting a charging scheme from at least one of a first charging scheme and a second charging scheme, wherein the speeds of the first charging scheme and the second charging scheme are different; and charging a battery according to the selected charging scheme. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076185

Method for fabricating a semiconductor package

A method for fabricating a semiconductor package is provided. Semiconductor dice are disposed on a top surface of a carrier. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076166

Semiconductor package and method for fabricating the same

A method for fabricating a semiconductor is disclosed. A carrier substrate is provided. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076121

Chip package and package substrate

A package substrate is provided. The package substrate includes a dielectric layer and a passive component embedded in the dielectric layer and contacting the dielectric layer. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075576

Packing projected omnidirectional videos

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for packing a two-dimensional (2d) projected image of a spherical image in an omnidirectional video sequence to form a compact image. The method can include receiving a 2d projected image generated by projecting a spherical image of an omnidirectional video onto faces of a platonic solid. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075136

Method and associated processor for adaptive linkify

The invention provides method and associated processor for adaptive linkify of a text. The method may include: by a processor, modifying a current search criterion according to an adaptable factor, searching for match of the modified search criterion in the text, and enabling found match of the modified search criterion to be clickable. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075067

Method of facilitating browsing and management of multimedia files with data structure thereof

A method of browsing multimedia files having a plurality of attribute information. Each of the plurality of attribute information is utilized for indicating a corresponding characteristic of the multimedia files. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074863

Fast and stable mechanism for allocating contiguous memory

A hypervisor hosted by a computing system performs a method to allocate a contiguous physical memory space to a device. A given region of physical memory is marked as migratable. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074857

Multi-core processor systems and methods for assigning tasks in a multi-core processor system

A multi-core processor system and method are provided. The multi-core processor system includes a plurality of processor cores and a task scheduler. ... Mediatek Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070881

Mobile device and control method thereof

A mobile device includes a connector, an audio generator, a biological signal processor, a switch element, and a controller. The switch element has a first terminal and a second terminal. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070332

Method and apparatus of enhanced paging

Methods and apparatus are provided for paging enhancement for the ue in the lc-mtc mode. In one novel aspect, the ue determines if the ue is in ce mode, obtains a set of narrow-band resource blocks reserved for lc-mtc paging messages and decodes a paging message based on the obtained narrow-band resource blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070326

Broadcast information-assisted communication methods and apparatuses using the same

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

03/08/18 / #20180070317

Method and apparatus for uplink power consumption reduction in nb-iot

Methods and apparatuses pertaining to uplink power consumption reduction for a narrow band-internet of things (nb-iot) apparatus. The nb-iot apparatus may transmit uplink data to a network apparatus via an uplink channel. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070312

Wireless communication method and system

A wireless communication method and device are provided. The wireless communication method includes the steps of using a transmitter to notify the receiver that a lane number, which is the number of active lanes, will be changed when the lane number will be changed; using the transmitter to transmit one control symbol to the receiver when the current data has been transmitted to the receiver; and using the transmitter to transmit new data to the receiver through the changed active lanes.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070302

Efficient coding switching and modem resource utilization in wireless communication systems

Concepts and examples pertaining to efficient coding switching and modem resource utilization in wireless communication systems are described. A processor of a modem of a user equipment (ue), configured with at least a first-capacity decoder and at least a second-capacity decoder, receives a common virtual carrier (cvc), a dedicated virtual carrier (dvc), or both. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070284

Apparatuses and methods for propagating packets in a wireless mesh network supporting both flooding-based and routing-based relaying

A wireless communication device, serving as an edge node in a wireless mesh network, is provided. The wireless communication device includes a wireless transceiver and a controller. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070238

Method and apparatus for avoiding denial of services in mobile communications

Various solutions for avoiding denial of services with respect to mobile station (ms) and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. A ms may receive a first reject message from a network apparatus in a location area. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070077

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

A method of inter-layer or inter-view prediction for an inter-layer or inter-view video coding system is disclosed. The method includes receiving a to-be-processed block in the el or the ev, determining a collocated block in the bl (base layer) or the bv (base view), wherein the collocated block is located at a location in the bl or the bv corresponding to the to-be-processed block in the el (enhancement layer)or in the ev (enhancement view), deriving a predictor for the to-be-processed block in the el or the ev from the collocated block in the bl or the bv based on pixel data of the bl or the bv, wherein the predictor corresponds to a linear function of pixel data in the collocated block, and encoding or decoding the to-be-processed block in the el or the ev using the predictor.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069742

Compensation circuit of power amplifier and associated compensation method

A compensation circuit of a power amplifier includes a varactor, a voltage sensor and a control circuit. The varactor is coupled to an input terminal of the power amplifier. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069685

Dynamic tdd design, methods and apparatus thereof

Concepts and examples pertaining to dynamic time division duplex (tdd) in wireless communication systems are described. A first node of a wireless network of a plurality of nodes exchanges coordination information, which is related to transmissions of the nodes of the wireless network using tdd, with at least a second node of the wireless network. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069670

Wireless communicating method and associated wireless communication device

A wireless communication method includes setting at least one specific subfield of a control field in a report frame, and transmitting the report frame to an access point for communicating with the access point on uplink (ul) orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (ofdma). In addition, the wireless communication method is performed by a program code loaded from a storage device of a wireless communication device and executed by a processor of the wireless communication device.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069655

Apparatuses and methods for avoiding video artifacts introduced by a handover or out-of-service (oos) condition during a video call

A communication device including various circuitry is provided. The first and second circuitry provide a first communication link to a remote device using a first access technology and a second communication link to the remote device using a second access technology, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069564

Analog-to-digital converter with noise shaping

An analog-to-digital converter (adc) using an amplifier-based noise shaping circuit. The amplifier-based noise shaping circuit generates a noise shaping signal. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069523

Circuitry with a noise attenuation circuit to reduce noise generated by an aggressor circuit

A circuitry includes a functional circuit providing a predetermined function and a resistive device coupled between a power supply and the functional circuit to contribute a resistance on a power supplying path for the power supply to supply power to the functional circuit. The resistance is tunable.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069518

Amplifier system and method for controlling amplifier

An amplifier system includes a main amplifier, a cross-over current detector and a controller. The main amplifier includes at least a first driving transistor and a second driving transistor serving as a differential pair, wherein the first driving transistor and the second driving transistor are arranged to receive a first input signal and a second input signal, respectively. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069307

Coupling reduction method for antennas in package

A radio frequency (rf) device may include a plurality of antennas and one or more conductive traces configured to trap a portion of energy transmitted from at least one of the plurality of antennas. The one or more conductive traces are sized and positioned such that undesired coupling between the plurality of antennas may be suppressed while maintaining performance parameters of at least one of the plurality of antennas. ... Mediatek Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067552

Input device, system and method for finger touch interface

An input device for a finger touch interface includes a magnetic unit worn on a tip of a user's thumb for establishing a magnetic field, at least a first magnetic field sensing unit worn on the tip of any finger except the thumb and at least a second magnetic field sensing unit worn on a segment of any finger except the thumb. The first/second magnetic field sensing unit is used to detect magnetic flux density of the magnetic field so as to generate a corresponding signal as an input instruction.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063785

Device-driven power scaling in advanced wireless modem architectures

Methods and apparatuses pertaining to device-driven power scaling in advanced wireless modem architectures are described. A processor of a communication apparatus with time-varying peak processing capability during active operations negotiates with a wireless network, to which the communication apparatus is communicatively connected, to select one of a plurality of temporary capability states ranging between zero and peak performance of the communication apparatus. ... Mediatek Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063528

Method of video coding using binary tree block partitioning

A method of video coding using block partitioning process including a binary tree partitioning process is disclosed. The block partitioning process is applied to a block of video data to partition the block into final sub-blocks. ... Mediatek Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062787

Wireless communicating method and associated electronic device

A wireless communicating method includes: performing one resource unit allocation upon a channel; and allocating a first resource unit and a second resource unit in said one resource unit allocation to a station, wherein the first resource unit is different from the second resource unit. By using the wireless communication method, throughput rate can be improved.. ... Mediatek Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061786

Semiconductor package integrated with memory die

A semiconductor package structure is provided. The semiconductor package structure includes a package substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060472

Efficient cell-aware fault modeling by switch-level test generation

A circuit modeling method, computer readable medium and apparatus for automatic test pattern generation. An analog circuit representation of a circuit is received. ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054821

Method for receiving downlink channel signal and user equipment

Methods and ue for receiving downlink channel signals are provided, wherein, a method for receiving dl channel signal, includes: a user equipment receives configuration information of a second system on a first system, wherein the time-frequency resource of the first system and the time-frequency resource of the second system are overlapped. The ue determines one or more time-frequency resources for receiving downlink signals. ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054613

Video encoding method and apparatus with in-loop filtering process not applied to reconstructed blocks located at image content discontinuity edge and associated video decoding method and apparatus

A video encoding method includes: generating reconstructed blocks for coding blocks within a frame, respectively, wherein the frame has a 360-degree image content represented by projection faces arranged in a 360-degree virtual reality (360 vr) projection layout, and there is at least one image content discontinuity edge resulting from packing of the projection faces in the frame; and configuring at least one in-loop filter, such that the at least one in-loop filter does not apply in-loop filtering to reconstructed blocks located at the least one image content discontinuity edge.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054213

Feed-forward operational amplifier noise cancellation technique and associated filter and delta-sigma modulator

A circuit includes a first amplifying stage, a noise extraction circuit and a noise cancellation circuit. The first amplifying stage is arranged for receiving an input signal to generate an amplified input signal. ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054210

Multiple sampling stage receiver and related methods

A line receiver including an analog-to-digital converter is described. The line receiver may include an input stage, a first sampling stage, an integration stage, and a second sampling stage. ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054194

Reset circuit and electronic device

A reset circuit includes a detect circuit, a maintain circuit and an output circuit. The detect circuit and the maintain circuit are coupled to the output circuit, wherein the detect circuit is arranged to detect at least an input power provided to a loading, and make the output circuit output a reset signal when a voltage of the input power goes into an abnormal state, and the maintain circuit is arranged to stop the output circuit from outputting the reset signal when the loading is in a standby state. ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054121

Power conversion circuit and associated operating method

A power conversion circuit includes an input terminal, a first switching element, a second switching element, a third switching element, a fourth switching element, a capacitor; an inductor; and a controller configured to control the switching elements to be switched on/off, such that a voltage at the load is regulated by repetitively (1) charging the inductor with a first current before charging the capacitor causing a second current to flow in the inductor and (2) charging the inductor with a third current before discharging the capacitor causing a fourth current to flow in the inductor.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053665

Pre-bumped redistribution layer structure and semiconductor package incorporating such pre-bumped redistribution layer structure

A pre-bumped redistribution layer (rdl) structure is disclosed. The pre-bumped rdl structure includes at least a dielectric layer, a first metal layer on the first surface, a second metal layer on the second surface, and a via layer electrically connecting the first metal layer and the second metal layer. ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053487

Methods for adjusting panel brightness and brightness adjustment system

A method for adjusting brightness of a display panel and a brightness adjustment system are provided. The brightness adjustment system includes a display panel and a first controller. ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053465

Method, non-transitory computer-readable medium and related electronic device of dynamically adjusting the refresh rate of a display

The present invention relates to methods, electronic devices, and computer-readable media of dynamically adjusting a refresh rate of an electronic device's display. The display is refreshable at one of various refresh rates. ... Mediatek Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052477

Low voltage bandgap reference generator

A reference voltage generator circuit having a feedback circuit connected to an output branch. The circuit has a first branch, having a first current and a first voltage, a second branch, having a second current and a second voltage, and a third branch, having a third current and a third voltage. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180049164

Transmission method based on physical downlink channel, user equipment, and base station

Transmission methods, user equipment, and base stations based on a physical downlink channel are provided, the method including the steps of receiving control information carried by the physical downlink channel, the control information including a time interval indication, and determining information of uplink resource associated with a user equipment (ue) or a starting subframe of the scheduling window based on the time interval indication and an ending subframe of the physical downlink channel. The present invention provides a time domain resource allocation method based on a scheduling window to facilitate the flexible allocation of time domain resources for a plurality of ues.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180049107

System information acquisition

A method of system information (si) acquisition with reduced signaling overhead is proposed. To reduce si broadcast overhead, the quantity of periodic si broadcast and the frequency of on-demand si acquisition need to be reduced. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180049081

Method and device of sending measurement report

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method that includes receiving a measurement configuration message indicating a predetermined number. A measurement event is defined based on the predetermined number of signal beams from a serving base station and the predetermined number of signal beams from a neighboring base station. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180049042

Beam management in beamforming systems

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for beam management at a base station (bs) in a wireless communication system. The method can include transmitting a beam training reference signal (rs) resource configuration from a base station (bs) to a user equipment (ue) in a wireless communication system, transmitting an anchor association index indicating an association between a beam pair link and a set of second transmit beams of the bs, wherein the beam pair link is formed by a first transmit beam of the bs and a receive beam of the transmitting beam training rss according to the beam training rs resource configuration on the set of second transmit beams, and receiving a measurement report including quality measurements of beamformed channels over the receive beam and a subset of the second transmit beams.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180049022

System information storage and validity

A method of system information (si) acquisition with reduced signaling overhead is proposed. To reduce si broadcast overhead, the quantity of periodic si broadcast and the frequency of on-demand si acquisition need to be reduced. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048877

File format for indication of video content

Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus that includes an interface circuit, a processing circuit, and a display device. The interface circuit is configured to receive media data with video content being structured into one or more tracks corresponding to one or more spatial partitions. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048440

Method and apparatus of data transmission by setting segmentation threshold based on transmission time interval

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method of data transmission that includes determining a transmission time interval for transmission of a transport block and setting a segmentation threshold for the transport block to a first threshold or a second threshold that is less than the first threshold based on the determined transmission time interval. The method includes converting the transport block into one or more outgoing code blocks that each has a size not greater than the determined segmentation threshold and encoding the one or more outgoing code blocks for transmission when communication device is configured to transmit the transport block. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048348

Non-orthogonal multiple access wireless communications methods and apparatus thereof

Various novel concepts and schemes pertaining to non-orthogonal multiple access for wireless communications are described. A group orthogonal coded access (goca) scheme is introduced to reduce multi-user interference (mui) and improve performance. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048326

Techniques for improving mismatch shaping of dynamic element matching circuit within delta-sigma modulator

A delta-sigma modulator includes a receiving circuit, a loop filter, a quantizer, a dynamic element matching circuit and a digital to analog converter. The receiving circuit is arranged for receiving a feedback signal and an input signal to generate a summation signal. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048307

Low-voltage high-speed receiver

A line receiver is described. The line receiver may be configured to receive signals transmitted via a communication channel, such as a metal trace on a printed circuit board or a cable. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048272

Power supply circuit of wireless mobile device

Provided is a power supply circuit for a wireless mobile device having a plurality of power amplification components. The power supply circuit includes: a first dc-dc converter, for providing at least one constant output voltage (which is provided to the power amplification components) and/or at least one dc intermediate voltage; a second dc-dc converter, for providing a dc component of at least one time-varying output voltage; and at least one linear amplifier. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048166

Battery charging system and battery charging protection control method

A battery charging system for charging a battery of a portable device includes: a power supplier, generating a power supplier output voltage and a power supplier output current; and a charging circuit, dynamically updating an over-voltage protection threshold and/or an over-current protection threshold based on a charging current, a battery cell charging voltage and an equivalent impedance of a charge path. The power supplier output current and/or the over-voltage protection threshold and/or the over-current protection threshold are time-varying during the battery is charged. ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046577

Thread block managing method, warp managing method and non-transitory computer readable recording medium can perform the methods

A thread block managing method, applied to an electronic apparatus comprising a memory and a cache, comprising: (a) transforming memory addresses for the memory to cache addresses of the cache; (b) mapping a memory access range for a thread block to the cache addresses to generate a block access range; (c) calculating block locality between the thread blocks according to the block access range; and (d) allocating the thread blocks to a plurality of multi-processors depending on the block locality.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046474

Method for executing child kernels invoked on device side utilizing dynamic kernel consolidation and related non-transitory computer readable medium

A method for executing a plurality of child kernels invoked on a device side is provided. The child kernels are invoked in response to a parent kernel launched from a host side. ... Mediatek Inc

02/08/18 / #20180042026

Method of handling uplink buffer status report for wireless communication system

A method of handling an uplink (ul) bandwidth request for a station in a wireless communication system includes calculating an aggregated size by adding packet sizes of a plurality of ul packets; and transmitting a bandwidth request size to an access point of the wireless communication system; wherein the bandwidth request size is not greater than the aggregated size.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/08/18 / #20180042022

Wireless communication system and associated method

A wireless communication system includes an access point and at least one station. The access point sends a trigger frame including power information for indicating a targeted receive power of data sent from the at least one station to the access point and an output power of the target frame. ... Mediatek Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041940

Method of data communication in wireless ad hoc network

A method of data communication for a communication device in a wireless ad hoc network is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a service publish message and a service subscribe message from a first communication device of a first service cluster and a second communication device of a second service cluster respectively, wherein the second communication device subscribes a service from the first communication device, and establishing a third service cluster including the first communication device and the second communication device, wherein a schedule of the third service cluster for the communication device, the first and second communication devices of the third service cluster to wake up for data transmission and reception is determined by the communication device or coordinated by the communication device, the first and the second communication devices.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041773

Method and apparatus of video coding

Aspects of the disclosure include a method of video coding. The method includes receiving input data associated with a first block and a second block of an image frame, the first block and the second block corresponding to different color space components. ... Mediatek Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041769

Pattern-based motion vector derivation for video coding

The techniques described herein relate to methods, apparatus, and computer readable media configured to receive compressed video data, wherein the compressed video data is related to a set of frames. A decoder-side predictor refinement technique is used to calculate a new motion vector for a current frame from the set of frames, wherein the new motion vector estimates motion for the current frame based on one or more reference frames. ... Mediatek Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041764

View-independent decoding for omnidirectional video

For omnidirectional video such as 360-degree virtual reality (360vr) video, a video system that support independent decoding of different views of the omnidirectional video is provided. A decoder for such a system can extract a specified part of a bitstream to decode a desired perspective/face/view of an omnidirectional image without decoding the entire image while suffering minimal or no loss in coding efficiency.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041195

Buffer stage and control circuit

A buffer stage includes a control circuit. The control circuit includes a voltage generator, a voltage-to-current converter, and a current-to-voltage converter. ... Mediatek Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039324

Method for controlling a plurality of hardware modules and associated controller and system

A controller coupled to a plurality of hardware modules is arranged for determining activities of at least two of the hardware modules in real time, and determining a voltage and a frequency for one of the hardware modules according to the activities of the at least two of the hardware modules.. . ... Mediatek Inc

02/01/18 / #20180035380

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

A method for monitoring paging messages in a mobile station with a subscriber identity card camping on a cell is provided. A paging message from the cell is monitored at a set of m predetermined time intervals. ... Mediatek Inc

02/01/18 / #20180035172

Method and apparatus for streaming video content

Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus having an interface circuit, a processing circuit and a display device. The interface circuit is configured to receive media presentation description information of media data. ... Mediatek Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034588

Apparatus and method for data transmission using coded-combining or hybrid-coding

Aspects of the disclosure provide a source device that includes a first encoder and a second encoder. The first encoder is configured to generate an encoded message by encoding an original message using a fixed-length code that has a fixed code rate. ... Mediatek Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033774

Semiconductor package assembly with passive device

A semiconductor package assembly includes a first substrate. A first semiconductor die is disposed on the first substrate. ... Mediatek Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033442

Audio codec system and audio codec method

An audio codec system which uses a memory to buffer frames of audio while signal power levels of the frames of audio buffered in the memory are detected to generate a signal power look-forward value and zero-crossing points of the frames of audio buffered in the memory are detected to obtain available calibration points for gain control due to a change of the signal power look-forward value. The gain control is divided to be performed at the available calibration points.. ... Mediatek Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033114

Graphics pipeline that supports multiple concurrent processes

A graphics processing unit (gpu) concurrently executes kernel codes programmed in more than one programming framework. The gpu includes a first command decoder that decodes a first set of commands issued by a first application programming interface (api) for executing a first kernel code. ... Mediatek Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027244

Video encoding apparatus with video encoder adaptively controlled according to at least transmission status of communication link and associated video encoding method

An exemplary video encoding apparatus has a video encoder, a transmitter, and a control circuit. The video encoder encodes a video sequence into a compressed video bitstream. ... Mediatek Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027241

Method and apparatus for multi-level region-of-interest video coding

A method and apparatus for video encoding with multi-level regions of interest is disclosed. According to the present invention, a target frame in the input video data is configured into multiple-level region-of-interest (roi) regions. ... Mediatek Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027240

Video encoding apparatus for encoding video frame segment that is partitioned into multiple column tiles and associated video encoding method

A video encoding apparatus has a bitstream buffer and a first video encoder. The first video encoder sequentially encodes coding blocks of a first video frame segment in a first encoding order, and outputs encoded data of the coding blocks of the first video frame segment to the bitstream buffer. ... Mediatek Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026663

Low complexity rate matching for polar codes

Aspects of the disclosure provide polar code rate matching methods. A first method can include determining whether to puncture or shorten a mother polar code according to a mother code rate and/or a rate matched code rate, and selecting k positions in the sequence of n input bits for input of k information bits to a polar encoder according to an offline prepared index list ordered according to the reliabilities of respective synthesized channels. ... Mediatek Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026595

Matching network circuit and radio-frequency power amplifier with odd harmonic rejection and even harmonic rejection and method of adjusting symmetry of differential signals

A radio-frequency (rf) power amplifier includes a matching network comprising at least one matching network circuit corresponding to at least one symmetry node, at least one detector for detecting power of a detected signal at the symmetry node of the matching network, and generating at least on control signal according to the power of the detected signal, wherein the detected signal is an odd harmonic of an rf signal when the rf power amplifier operates in a differential mode or an even harmonic of the rf signal when the rf power amplifier operates in a common mode, and at least one adjusting circuit for adjusting the rf signal according to the at least one control signal.. . ... Mediatek Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026451

Thermal management for concurrent workload execution and fast charging

A mobile device performs thermal management during concurrent battery charging and workload execution based on a thermal headroom. The thermal headroom is an amount of power, in a form of heat, that heat dissipation hardware in the mobile device is estimated to dissipate when the mobile device operates at a target temperature. ... Mediatek Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025985

Fan-out package structure

A semiconductor package structure including a redistribution layer (rdl) structure having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto is provided. The rdl structure includes an inter-metal dielectric (imd) layer and a first conductive layer disposed at a first layer-level of the imd layer. ... Mediatek Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025505

Image processing device, and related depth estimation system and depth estimation method

An image processing device is applied to an image processing device and a related depth estimation system. The image processing device includes a receiving unit and a processing unit. ... Mediatek Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024661

Method for performing display stabilization control in an electronic device with aid of microelectromechanical systems, and associated apparatus

A method for performing display stabilization control in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method may include the steps of: receiving a detection signal from at least one sensing component of the electronic device, such as at least one micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) sensor, to determine a movement of the electronic device according to the detection signal; determining a reverse-movement that is opposite to the movement of the electronic device; and adjusting at least one location of at least one portion of display contents on a display module (e.g. A touch-sensitive display module) of the electronic device according to the reverse-movement, to emulate a stabilized version of the at least one portion of the display contents for a user of the electronic device.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020367

Determination and transmission of bss load metrics for mu wlan systems

Systems and methods of providing basis service set (bss) load information pertinent to multi-user (mu) communications in wlan systems. An access point (ap) can determine the counts of mu-capable user stations (stas) active stas in a bss. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020248

Method and apparatus for streaming video content

Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus that includes an interface circuit, a processing circuit and a display device. The interface circuit is configured to receive media description information of media data. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020238

Method and apparatus for video coding

Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus having a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive images in a rectangular plane that are projected from images of a sphere surface according to a projection from the sphere surface to the rectangular plane, and encode/decode the images in the rectangular plane based on image characteristics of the rectangular plane that are associated with the projection.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020228

Video processing system with multiple syntax parsing circuits and/or multiple post decoding circuits

A video processing system includes a storage device, a demultiplexing circuit, and a syntax parser. The storage device includes a first buffer and a second buffer. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020222

Apparatus and method for low latency video encoding

An apparatus and method for video encoding with low latency is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a video encoding module to encode input video data into compressed video data, one or more processing modules to provide the input video data to the video encoding module or to further process the compressed video data from the video encoding module, and one data memory associated with each processing module to store or to provide shared data between the video encoding module and each processing module. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020221

Video processing system using low-cost video encoding/decoding architecture

A video encoder has a processing circuit and a universal binary entropy (ube) syntax encoder. The processing circuit processes pixel data of a video frame to generate encoding-related data, wherein the encoding-related data comprise at least quantized transform coefficients. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020213

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

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

01/18/18 / #20180020202

Method and apparatus for filtering 360-degree video boundaries

A video system for encoding or decoding 360-degree virtual reality (360vr) video is provided. The system performs filtering operations to reduce coding artifacts and discontinuities in a projection image of an omnidirectional image. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019988

Method of generating multiple identifications with multi-level security for network-connected devices

A network-connected device is identified by multiple keys for multiple security levels in a network. From the network, the device detects a request directed at the device. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019858

Circuit for enhancing sensitivity of mobile device

A circuit for enhancing sensitivity of a mobile device is provided. The mobile device includes a transceiver and an antenna. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019758

Low-noise current-in class d amplifier with slew rate control mechanism

A circuit applied to speaker includes a tri-level current dac and a class d amplifier. The current dac is arranged to receive a digital signal to generate a current signal, and the class d amplifier is arranged to directly receive the current from the current dac and to amplify the current signal to generate an output signal. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019210

Integrated circuit apparatus

An integrated circuit apparatus includes a substrate, an ic chip disposed above the substrate, and an electromagnetic shielding layer disposed on a surface of the substrate. The ic chip includes an electromagnetic coupling device. ... Mediatek Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019192

Semiconductor package

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

01/18/18 / #20180018999

Video processing system using ring buffer and racing-mode ring buffer access control scheme

A video processing system has a storage device, an audio/video demultiplexing circuit, and a video decoder. The storage device has a bitstream buffer that is a ring buffer. ... Mediatek Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014349

Maintaining a packet-switched signaling connection during handover between cells

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

01/11/18 / #20180014274

Paging context handling for multi-carrier load distribution in mobile communications

Various solutions for handling of paging context with respect to user equipment (ue) in mobile communications are described. A ue may receive a paging message with a system information modification and a redistribution indication. ... Mediatek Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014233

Methods for efficient wireless communications and communication apparatus utilizing the same

A communications apparatus and method for camping on a serving cell. The apparatus includes a radio frequency (rf) signal processing device, processing a plurality of rf signals to generate a plurality of baseband signals, a baseband signal processing device, processing the baseband signals, and a processor, determining whether a first predetermined threshold value related to cell reselection of the serving cell is greater than a second predetermined threshold value related to cell reselection of a predetermined neighbor cell, and when the first predetermined threshold value is greater than the second predetermined threshold value, determining not to perform cell reselection to reselect to the predetermined neighbor cell and determining to perform at least one radio activity instead in a predetermined period of time reserved for performing the cell reselection.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014225

Enhancement on header compression

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for packet header compression. The method can include receiving a packet in a communication device having resources for packet compression, parsing a header of the packet to obtain header information, and determining whether to compress the header of the packet based on the header information and status of the resources for packet compression in the communication device.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014215

Enhancement for wlan measurement in mobile communications

Concepts and examples pertaining to enhancement for wireless local area network (wlan) measurement in mobile communications, such as evolved universal terrestrial radio access (e-utra), are described. A processor of an electronic apparatus receives a message from a network, with the message including a measurement object listing one or more wlans associated with the electronic apparatus except for a first wlan to which the electronic apparatus is communicatively connected. ... Mediatek Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014034

Methods and apparatus of decoding process for palette syntax

Methods and apparatus for image or video decoding in a video decoding system are disclosed. Input data associated with a current block coded with palette mode is received to parse a palette predictor run. ... Mediatek Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013665

Hybrid flood-relaying and routing mesh networks

Systems and methods of mesh network communication enabling a relay node to autonomously select a packet propagation mechanism. Upon receiving a packet, which may carry an indication for flooding propagation as set by the edge node originating the packet, or carry no specification for any propagation mode, the relay node determines whether the packet is eligible for routing-propagation based on a number of factors, such as whether there is an existent valid route from the source node to the destination node, whether the packet is originated from a friend edge node, and whether a route discovery process has been initiated. ... Mediatek Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013500

Mitigation of coexistence interference and concurrent operations of different rf technologies

Concepts and examples pertaining to mitigation of coexistence interference and concurrent operations of different rf technologies are described. A processor of a network node receives a message from a user equipment (ue) using a first radio access technology (rat). ... Mediatek Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013458

Multi-mixer system and method for reducing interference within multi-mixer system

A multi-mixer system includes an amplifier module and a plurality of channels. The amplifier module is arranged for receiving signals from an antenna or antenna arrays to generate a plurality of radio frequency (rf) input signals. ... Mediatek Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011145

Method and apparatus capable of accurately estimating/determining power percentage of battery based on confidence levels determined from resultant information of multiple different fuel gauge operations and/or information of battery history, aging factor, sleep time, or battery temperature

A method for estimating a battery power percentage of a battery includes: performing a first fuel gauge operation upon the battery; and using the first fuel gauge operation to generate the battery power percentage of the battery by referring to information measured by a second fuel gauge operation performed upon the battery wherein the second fuel gauge operation is different from the first fuel gauge operation.. . ... Mediatek Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007717

Apparatus for data transmission method

This invention proposes efficient data transmission methods in the mobile cellular network. A specific resource pool is divided into several resource groups to indicate the size level of the data available for transmission. ... Mediatek Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007588

Volunteer domain change of existed service for supporting multiple services with service continuity

A method of performing volunteer domain-change to support multiple services with service continuity in a heterogeneous network is proposed. A user equipment (ue) establishes a first connection for transmitting and receiving voice or data in a first service domain in a heterogeneous network. ... Mediatek Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007563

Idle mode operation in the heterogeneous network with conventional macro cell and mmw small cell

Apparatus and methods are provided to handle idle mode operation in the heterogeneous network with conventional macro cell and millimeter wave (mmw) small cells. In one novel aspect, the ue camps on both the macro cell and the mmw small cell. ... Mediatek Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007359

Method and apparatus for entropy coding of source samples with large alphabet

A general entropy coding method for source symbols is disclosed. This method determines a prefix part and any suffix part for the current symbol. ... Mediatek Inc

01/04/18 / #20180006002

Semiconductor chip package and fabrication method thereof

A semiconductor chip package includes a substrate; a semiconductor die mounted on the substrate, wherein the semiconductor die comprises a bond pad disposed on an active surface of the semiconductor die, and a passivation layer covering perimeter of the bond pad, wherein a bond pad opening in the passivation layer exposes a central area of the bond pad; a conductive paste post printed on the exposed central area of the bond pad; and a bonding wire secured to a top surface of the conductive paste post. The conductive paste post comprises copper paste.. ... Mediatek Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005689

Dram and access and operating method thereof

An operating method for a dynamic random access memory (dram) obtains a plurality of first sub-commands of a first activate command via a command bus, and obtaining a plurality of first address information regarding a plurality of first portions of a first row address of a specific bank via an address bus. Each of the first sub-commands corresponds to an individual first portion of the first row address of the specific bank. ... Mediatek Inc








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