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Mark S Young, John Drew, Michael C Shebanow: Method and apparatus for error detection and correction in systems comprising floppy and/or hard disk drives. Advanced Micro Devices, Patrick T King, Warren M Becker, J Vincent Tortolano, May 19, 1987: US04667326 (122 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for generating a check sum and a syndrome for detecting errors in a series of bytes comprising a plurality of stages, each stage comprising a plurality of networks of exclusive OR gates, a memory and an exclusive OR gate for exclusively ORing the outputs of the networks result ...


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William M Johnson, Timothy A Olson, Drew J Dutton, Sherman Lee, David W Stoenner: Direct memory access apparatus and methods for transferring data between buses having different performance characteristics. Advanced Micro Devices, Joseph J Kaliko, J Vincent Tortolano, October 31, 1989: US04878166 (92 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for transferring data to and from a first bus, to which a first set of high performance devices, including at least one central processing unit ("CPU") is attached, and a second bus, to which a second set of relatively lower performance devices is attached. More p ...


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Brian W Case, Rod G Fleck, Cheng Gang Kong, Ole Moller: System for processing single-cycle branch instruction in a pipeline having relative, absolute, indirect and trap addresses. Advanced Micro Devices, Kenneth B Salomon, J Vincent Tortolano, October 11, 1988: US04777587 (91 worldwide citation)

An instruction processor suitable for use in a reduced instruction-set computer employs an instruction pipeline which performs conditional branching in a single processor cycle. The processor treats a branch condition as a normal instruction operand rather than a special case within a separate condi ...


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Peter S Gwozdz: Method for filling a trench in an integrated circuit structure without producing voids. Advanced Micro Devices, Patrick T King, John P Taylor, J Vincent Tortolano, December 22, 1987: US04714520 (89 worldwide citation)

A process is disclosed for filling a trench in an integrated circuit structure without forming a void in the trench which, in a preferred embodiment, comprises partially filling the trench with an etchable material, etching the material in the trench with an etchant capable of removing material adja ...


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N Bruce Threewitt, Jimmy R Madewell: Apparatus for generating digital timing waveforms. Advanced Micro Devices, Patrick T King, Mark A Haynes, J Vincent Tortolano, January 12, 1988: US04719593 (67 worldwide citation)

A programmable event generator for generating digital timing waveforms in response to a triggering signal includes one programmable read-only memory for storing and outputting data words corresponding to the digital timing waveforms and next address words to address another of the data words, a stor ...


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Kenneth J Mockler, Richard C Kittler, Glenn S Warner, Howard F Hsu: Anti-corrosion treatment for patterning of metallic layers. Advanced Micro Devices, J Vincent Tortolano, Patrick T King, May 26, 1987: US04668335 (61 worldwide citation)

An improved method is provided for defining interconnect patterns in an integrated circuit fabricated on a semiconductor wafer. The improvement comprises the step of immersing the wafer in a weak base solution, prior to etching a titanium-tungsten barrier layer, so as to remove from the wafer chlori ...


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Landon K Allen: Selective removal of coating material on a coated substrate. Advanced Micro Devices, Patrick T King, J Vincent Tortolano, May 21, 1985: US04518678 (61 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the invention, an improvement in the process for the production of a plurality of semiconductor devices from a single substrate comprises contacting at least one surface of the substrate adjacent the peripheral edge thereof with means capable of rendering the coating material into ...


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Mark S Young, John Drew, Michael C Shebanow: Method and apparatus for transferring data between a disk and a central processing unit. Advanced Micro Devices, Patrick T King, Warren M Becker, J Vincent Tortolano, May 19, 1987: US04667286 (58 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for transferring data between a disk and a CPU is disclosed comprising a pair of toggling header buffers and a pair of toggling data buffers. In operation, data is transferred between a sector on a disk and one of the data buffers under the control of one of the header buffers ...


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Gerald L Bemis: Overflow/Underflow detection for elastic buffer. Advanced Micro Devices, Patrick T King, Gerald B Rosenberg, J Vincent Tortolano, September 8, 1987: US04692894 (53 worldwide citation)

An elastic buffer includes a memory array for storing received data, each location within the array having an associated cell storing a flag indicative of the most-recently performed (i.e., read or write) on the associated memory location. A potential write overflow of the memory is detected wheneve ...


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Robert W Bower: Process for forming slots having near vertical sidewalls at their upper extremities. Advanced Micro Devices, Patrick T King, J Vincent Tortolano, August 6, 1985: US04533430 (53 worldwide citation)

A slot formation process is provided in which the regions near the mouth of the slot are coated, while the slot is being formed, with a material which is resistant to the etchant being used to form the slot. The coating may be applied continuously or may be applied at specific points in the slot for ...