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Russell W White: Athletic performance monitoring system and method. Silicon Laboratories, Baker Botts, July 31, 2007: US07251454 (182 worldwide citation)

An athletic performance monitoring system and method are disclosed that assist a user in monitoring an athletic endeavor. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a local area wireless transceiver capable of receiving a signal from a motion sensor. A p ...


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David C Andreas, Christopher D Eckhoff, Richard D Loveman: Serial device daisy chaining method and apparatus. Silicon Laboratories, Davis & Associates, William D Davis, August 9, 2005: US06928501 (120 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus associated with a plurality of serial devices designed to communicate with a bus master in either a daisy chain or a normal configuration are provided. One method includes the step of serially providing a command sequence having a channel identifier to a given device of a plura ...


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Tod Paulus: Apparatus and method for digital image correction in a receiver. Silicon Laboratories, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, B Noël Kivlin, Stephen J Curran, November 28, 2006: US07142835 (101 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for performing digital image correction in a receiver. In one embodiment, a receiver circuit may include an IQ signal source configured to provide a digital signal comprising in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) components, such as an IQ mixer in combination with an analog to digi ...


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David C Andreas: Serial device daisy chaining method and apparatus. Silicon Laboratories, Davis & Associates, William D Davis, September 13, 2005: US06944697 (99 worldwide citation)

A method includes the step of serially clocking a mask value through a plurality of subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs) until each SLIC stores a corresponding portion of the mask value, and serially communicating a command to the plurality of SLICs. Each SLIC responds to the command only if e ...


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David R Welland: Method and apparatus for providing coarse and fine tuning control for synthesizing high-frequency signals for wireless communications. Silicon Laboratories, Brian W Peterman, O Keefe Egan & Peterman, October 24, 2000: US06137372 (92 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for synthesizing high-frequency signals is disclosed that overcomes integration problem associated with prior implementations while meeting demanding phase noise and other impurity requirements. In one embodiment, a phase-locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizer is disclosed ha ...


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David C Andreas: Serial device daisy chaining method and apparatus. Silicon Laboratories, William D Davis, Davis & Associates, November 9, 2004: US06816933 (89 worldwide citation)

A method to enable unique identification of serial devices having a common bus for communication with a bus master includes the step of serially clocking a mask value through a plurality of serial devices until each serial device stores a corresponding portion of the mask value. Each serial device r ...


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David M Pietruszynski, Douglas R Frey: Digitally controlled crystal oscillator with integrated coarse and fine control. Silicon Laboratories, William D Davis, Davis & Associates, June 8, 2004: US06747522 (89 worldwide citation)

A method of tuning a DCXO includes the step of providing a coarse tuning array and a fine tuning array of capacitors fabricated on the same integrated circuit die. The coarse array is adjusted until the difference between a desired frequency and the output frequency corresponds to a change in capaci ...


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Ouzillou Mendy M: Techniques for partitioning radios in wireless communication systems. Silicon Laboratories, Ouzillou Mendy M, JOHNSON Bruce A, October 5, 2006: WO/2006/105185 (75 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for partitioning a radio (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80) using a multi-chip module (12, 22, 32, 42, 52, 62, 82) to group some or all of the components of the radio in a single package. In one example, a radio uses a multi-chip module, including a chip carrier (14). Va ...


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David R Welland, John B Pavelka, Edmund G Healy: Method and apparatus for synthesizing high-frequency signals utilizing on-package oscillator circuit inductors. Silicon Laboratories, O&apos Keefe Egan & Peterman, November 27, 2001: US06323735 (74 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for synthesizing high-frequency signals that overcomes integration problems while meeting demanding phase noise and other impurity requirements. In one embodiment, on-package oscillator circuit inductors are provided for band selection purposes, with no external package connec ...


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Lysander Lim, Caiyi Wang, David R Welland, Donald A Kerth, Richard T Behrens, Jeffrey W Scott, G Diwakar Vishakhadatta, G Tyson Tuttle, Vishnu S Srinivasan: Apparatus and methods for generating radio frequencies in communication circuitry using multiple control signals. Silicon Laboratories, Law Offices of Maximilian R Peterson, August 15, 2006: US07092675 (71 worldwide citation)

A radio-frequency (RF) apparatus capable of transmitting RF signals includes transmitter path circuitry. The transmitter path circuitry includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that generates an output signal. The frequency of the output signal of the VCO circuitry is adjustable in response to ...