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Dieter Joos Steven Terryn
Steven Terryn, Dieter Joos: Bandwidth calibration of active filter. STMicroelectronics Belgium, Lisa K Jorgenson, James H Morris, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, April 6, 2010: US07692484 (3 worldwide citation)

An active RC filter has an op-amp and a biasing circuit arranged to bias the op-amp to set a gain bandwidth product of the op-amp according to a desired pole frequency of the filter. The biasing circuit is operable according to an output of an RC calibration circuit. The op-amp can be an OTA transco ...


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Dieter Joos
Dieter Joos, Marc Borremans: Differential low noise amplifier with low power consumption. STMicroelectronics, Lisa K Jorgenson, James H Morris, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, February 13, 2007: US07176759 (3 worldwide citation)

A low noise differential amplifier has a pair of single ended common-gate or common-base circuits and cross coupling of an input of one of the pair to the gate or base of the other one of the pair. This cross-coupling puts the differential input voltage over the Gate-Source of the common-gate transi ...


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Nicolas Demange
Nicolas Demange: Error test for an address decoder of a non-volatile memory. STMicroelectronics, Hogan & Hartson, November 27, 2007: US07301837 (1 worldwide citation)

A non-volatile memory includes word lines providing access to memory cells, a word-line decoder applying an activation signal corresponding to an input address to a word line, a converter reproducing the activation signal on outputs by lowering its voltage level, and an encoding circuit that include ...


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Alberto Ferrari, Marco Tartagni: Touchpad providing screen cursor/pointer movement control. STMicroelectronics, Lisa K Jorgenson, Daniel E Venglarik, May 21, 2002: US06392636 (230 worldwide citation)

A plurality N of capacitance sensing cells are arranged in a row/column array top to cooperate with a fingertip and produce an output signal that controls the movement of a cursor/pointer across a display screen. The output of each individual sensing cell is connected to the corresponding individual ...


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David F Swanson, Marcello Criscione: LED driver circuit and method. STMicroelectronics, Lisa K Jorgenson, Christopher F Regan, March 26, 2002: US06362578 (151 worldwide citation)

An LED driver circuit and method are disclosed where an array of light emitting diodes have a transistor connected to each respective array of light emitting diodes. A PWM controller has an input for receiving a voltage reference and an output connected to selected transistors for driving selected t ...


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Danielle A Thomas: Backside contact for touchchip. STMicroelectronics, Lisa K Jorgenson, Daniel E Venglarik, December 4, 2001: US06326689 (149 worldwide citation)

A contact is formed within an active region of a substrate at the edge of a die, preferably within the first metallization level in the active region of the substrate. An opening having sloped sidewalls is then etched into the back side of the substrate, exposing a portion of the active region conta ...


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Kyusik Sin, Matthew R Gibbons, William D Jensen, Hugh Craig Hiner, Xizeng Stone Shi, Roberto Bez, Giulio Casagrande, Paolo Cappelletti: Magnetic memory cell with plural read transistors. WEstern Digital, STMicroelectronics S r I, Sawyer Law Group, March 14, 2006: US07012832 (148 worldwide citation)

A magnetic random access memory (MRAM) device has increased ΔR/R for sensing a state of a pin-dependent tunneling (SDT) device. The MRAM device includes plural transistors connected to a read line for sensing the state of the SDT device. Plural transistors lower an underlying resistance during readi ...


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Yau Wei Lucas Hui: One-pass variable bit rate moving pictures encoding. STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific, Lisa K Jorgenson, David V Carlson, SEED IP Law Group PLLC, November 25, 2003: US06654417 (146 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for encoding digital video utilizing a single pass variable bit rate encoding procedure. An encoding quality is set and the bit rate for encoding blocks or frames in the sequence of moving pictures is determined to achieve the selected quality according to the complexity of th ...


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Kyusik Sin, Hugh Craig Hiner, Xizeng, William D Jensen, Hua Ching Tong, Matthew R Gibbons, Roberto Bez, Giulio Casagrande, Paolo Cappeletti, Marco Pasotti: Method and system for controlling MRAM write current to reduce power consumption. Western Digital, STMicroelectronics S R L, Jonathan E Prejean Esq, September 19, 2006: US07110289 (145 worldwide citation)

In a method and system for reducing power consumed by a magnetic memory, magnetic memory cells are coupled to a bit line and are associated with a plurality of digit lines. A bit line current is provided in the bit line. Digit currents are provided in parallel in the digit lines at substantially the ...


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Alan Kramer: Capacitive semiconductor user input device. STMicroelectronics, Lisa K Jorgenson, Peter J Thoma, June 18, 2002: US06408087 (143 worldwide citation)

A method of and system for providing user input to a computer, or the like, having a display by detecting a change in fingerprint pattern of a user. The system controls the position of a pointer on a display by detecting motion of ridges and pores of a fingerprint of a user and moving the pointer on ...