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Shivaling S Mahant Shetti, Derek J Smith, Basavaraj I Pawate, George R Doddington, Warren L Bean, Mark G Harward, Thomas J Aton: Distributed processing memory chip with embedded logic having both data memory and broadcast memory. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Jacqueline J Garner, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, May 12, 1998: US05751987 (200 worldwide citation)

Memory chips with data memory (202), embedded logic (206) and broadcast memory (204) for two modes of operation are disclosed. A first mode of operation is the usual memory mode expected of a data RAM. The second mode of operation allows localized computation and/or processing of the data in data me ...


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Mark G Harward: Memory cell with programmable antifuse technology. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Jacqueline J Garner, Richard L Donaldson, William E Hiller, June 20, 1995: US05426614 (35 worldwide citation)

A memory cell (10) comprising a first antifuse (A1) operable to place the memory cell (10) in a non-volatile state. In one embodiment, the memory cell (10) comprises a pair of cross-coupled inverters (I1,I2). The first antifuse (A1)is connected between an output (B) of one of the cross-coupled inver ...


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Mark G Harward: Integrated circuit resistor comprising amorphous silicon. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ira S Matsil, Brian C McCormack, Richard L Donaldson, February 6, 1996: US05489796 (22 worldwide citation)

The device hereof provides an integrated circuit resistor (34) comprising amorphous or noncrystalline semiconducting material. Further advantages can be gained in area by forming the noncrystalline semiconductor resistor in a non-planar fashion (i. e. with a vertical construction) wherein a first el ...


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Mark G Harward, David D Wilmoth: Apparatus and method for programming field programmable arrays. Texas Instruments, William B Kempler, Douglas A Sorensen, Richard L Donaldson, January 16, 1996: US05485105 (11 worldwide citation)

The described embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus and method for rapidly programming field programmable devices. A dummy antifuse is provided on the field programmable device for testing prior to actual programming. The current drawn by the device is measured by the programming ...


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Mark G Harward, Shivaling S Mahant Shetti, Howard Tigelaar: Memory cell circuit and array. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Peter T Rutkowski, Richard L Donaldson, William E Hiller, February 15, 1994: US05287304 (10 worldwide citation)

An improved memory cell (118) is provided which may be incorporated into an array (202) of memory cells. Array (202) includes a first gate conductor region (224) and a second gate conductor region (238), wherein the first and second gate conductor regions are orthogonal to one another. Each one-half ...


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Mahesh Mehendale, Shivaling Mahant Shetti, Manisha Agarwala, Mark G Harward, Robert J Landers: Field programmable gate array logic module configurable as combinational or sequential circuits. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Gerald E Laws, C Alan McClure, Richard L Donaldson, May 12, 1998: US05751162 (9 worldwide citation)

A logic module 400 for use in a field programmable gate array 100 can be selectively reconfigured to perform over 2,200 boolean combinational functions on output 431, to operate as a full adder with sum and carry outputs, or to perform the sequential function of a D latch or a D flipflop. Logic modu ...


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Mark G Harward: Method and apparatus for built-in self-test of smart memories. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert L Troike, Tammy L Williams, Frederick J Telecky Jr, November 28, 2000: US06154861 (6 worldwide citation)

A self-testing smart memory (28) is provided in which memory test circuitry (46) within the smart memory (28) writes a pattern to a data RAM (32) and a broadcast RAM (34) and then reads the data RAM (32) and the broadcast RAM (34) to determine if any failures exist within the memory locations. Furth ...


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Mark G Harward: Method for forming an integrated circuit resistor comprising amorphous silicon. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robby T Holland, James C Kesterson, Pichard L Donaldson, March 2, 1999: US05877059 (6 worldwide citation)

The device hereof provides an integrated circuit resistor (34) comprising amorphous or noncrystalline semiconducting material. Further advantages can be gained in area by forming the noncrystalline semiconductor resistor in a non-planar fashion (i. e. with a vertical construction) wherein a first el ...


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Robert J Landers, Mark G Harward, Jeffrey A Niehaus, Daniel D Edmonson: Programmable gate array with special interconnects for adjacent gates and isolation devices used during programming. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Douglas A Sorensen, Richard L Donaldson, William E Hiller, June 27, 1995: US05428304 (5 worldwide citation)

Programmable circuitry (10) is provided including a plurality of logic modules (12) each having at least one input conductor (16). A nearest neighbor conductor (36) is fusibly coupled to output circuitry (25) of a selected logic module (12), the nearest neighbor conductor (36) intersecting the input ...