Abstract: According to at least one aspect, a device is provided. The device comprises: a connector configured to electrically couple to an external device and comprising a plurality of terminals including a supply terminal; a monitoring circuit coupled to the supply terminal and configured to apply an electrical signal to the supply terminal and measure at least one of a voltage level and a current level on the supply terminal; a controller communicatively coupled to the monitoring circuit and configured to: determine whether an impedance between the supply terminal and at least one other terminal in the plurality of terminals is above a threshold using the at least one of the voltage level and the current level on the supply terminal; and output at least one message responsive to the impedance being below the threshold.
Abstract: The invention provides a semiconductor package and a method for fabricating a base for a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a base. The base has a device-attach surface. A radio-frequency (RF) device is embedded in the base. The RF device is close to the device-attach surface.
Abstract: A method for determining a location of a target includes: obtaining a plurality of guess distance values of a plurality of satellites, respectively; utilizing satellite signals received from the plurality of satellites to estimate a plurality of pseudo range values of the plurality of satellites, respectively; comparing the guess range values with the pseudo range values to generate a residual vector; and utilizing a processing unit for applying a rank-based approach based on the residual vector to generate a calculation result. The location of the target is derived from the calculation result.
Abstract: The techniques described herein relate to methods, apparatus, and computer readable media configured to encode an image or video. A slice is partitioned into a set of first units. For each first unit in the set of first units, the first unit is partitioned into a set of second units. The partitioning includes, for each second unit in the set of second units, determining whether the second unit satisfies a predetermined constraint. If the second unit does not satisfy the predetermined constraint, a first set of partitioning techniques is tested to partition the second unit. If the second unit satisfies the predetermined constraint, the first set of partitioning techniques and a second set of partitioning techniques are tested to partition the second unit. The second unit is partitioned using a technique from the first set of partitioning techniques or the second set of partitioning techniques identified by the testing.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for texture image compression in a 3D video coding system are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention derive depth information related to a depth map associated with a texture image and then process the texture image based on the depth information derived. The invention can be applied to the encoder side as well as the decoder side. The encoding order or decoding order for the depth maps and the texture images can be based on block-wise interleaving or picture-wise interleaving. One aspect of the present invent is related to partitioning of the texture image based on depth information of the depth map. Another aspect of the present invention is related to motion vector or motion vector predictor processing based on the depth information.
Abstract: At least one component for a wireless power transmitter or a wireless power receiver. The at least one component includes a mechanical structure and/or circuitry configured to maintain and/or adjust a coupling coefficient K between the wireless power transmitter and the wireless power receiver, a loaded quality factor Q of the wireless power receiver, or both, such that K times Q is less than a constant.
Abstract: An analog-to-digital converting system includes at least one first main analog-to-digital converting unit, at least one second main analog-to-digital converting unit, at least one auxiliary analog-to-digital converting unit, and a calibration unit. Each first main analog-to-digital converting unit is located on a first channel. The first channel includes sample period. Each first main analog-to-digital converting unit receives a first sampling value. Each first sampling value includes a first sample clock. An analog-to-digital converting method calibrates timing-skew of the analog-to-digital converters by delaying a time difference on the sampling value.
July 29, 2016
Date of Patent:
June 20, 2017
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY, MEDIA TEK INC.
Abstract: Apparatus and methods for sensing current carried by one or more planar conductors is described. A plurality of sensing coils may be fabricated adjacent to one or more planar, current-carrying conductors. The sensing coils may detect a magnetic field generated by time-varying current flowing through the one or more planar conductors. The sensing coils may be arranged to cancel uniform and linear-gradient magnetic fields.
April 27, 2016
January 19, 2017
Media Tek Inc.
Patrick Stanley Riehl, Anand Satyamoorthy, Vladimir A. Muratov
Abstract: An amplifier circuit that includes a first power amplifier configured to drive a load and a second power amplifier configured to drive the load through an impedance step-up network. The impedance step-up network is connected to an output of the second power amplifier. The impedance step-up network is configured to switch into a first mode to present an increased impedance to the first power amplifier, and switch into a second mode in which the impedance step-up network steps-up an impedance seen by the second power amplifier looking into the impedance step-up network.
April 26, 2016
January 12, 2017
MEDIA TEK INC.
KENG LEONG FONG, WEI-KAI HONG, MING CHUNG LIU
Abstract: The invention provides a semiconductor package and a method for fabricating a base for a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package includes a conductive trace embedded in a base. A semiconductor device is mounted on the conductive trace via a conductive structure.
June 28, 2016
October 20, 2016
Media Tek Inc.
Tzu-Hung Lin, Wen-Sung Hsu, Ta-Jen Yu, Andrew C. Chang
Abstract: A method for displaying SIM card slot information for use in a device including M SIM card slots, each of which may have a SIM card inserted therein or no SIM card inserted therein. The method includes the following steps. A set of predetermined rules are first determined by the device. Statuses of the M SIM card slots corresponding to the set of predetermined rules are then acquired. Information regarding N of the M SIM card slots are displayed on a display unit of the device according to the set of predetermined rules determined by the current associated network and the acquired statuses of the M SIM card slots, where N<M and N>=1.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for three-dimensional video coding and multi-view video coding are disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention derive a unified disparity vector (DV) based on neighboring blocks of the current block or depth information associated with the current block and locate a single corresponding block in a reference view according to the unified DV. An inter-view motion vector prediction (MVP) candidate is then derived for both list0 and list1 from the single corresponding block. List0 and list1 MVs of the inter-view MVP candidate are derived from the single corresponding block located according to the unified DV.
Abstract: A method of selecting an active SIM from multiple SIMs and a wireless device utilizing the same are disclosed. The method includes: acquiring SIM information associated with each SIM under a dynamic environment, wherein each SIM provides for the PS data service; calculating a SIM score of each SIM based on the acquired SIM information associated with each SIM; and selecting the active SIM based on all SIM scores to provide for the PS data service. The SIM information includes RSSI, RSCP, Ec/N0, CQI, and data speed on each SIM in the dynamic environment.
Abstract: A power converter includes a wave generator, a low pass filter, a first control circuit, and a second control circuit. The wave generator receives an input voltage, and converts the input signal into a wave signal according to a first control signal and a second control signal. The low pass filter filters the wave signal to generate an output voltage. The first control circuit generates the first control signal according to the wave signal and the output voltage. The second control circuit generates the second control signal according to the wave signal and the output voltage.
Abstract: Methods for determining reference type of each image unit and adjusting the corresponding lambda table of the reference type are disclosed. Embodiments according to the invention are used to improve the quality of video compression or reduce the requirement of memory buffer, memory power or computation power. The reference type is determined based on the encoder system information or image unit information. The frame/slice type structure of a video sequence is adjusted according to the image unit information of encoded frames or together with input frames. By fine-tuning the mode decision process, the coding efficiency can be improved. The mode decision process is modified by adaptively adjusting the lambda table. The lambda table is adaptively determined according to the conventional image unit type (such as Intra coded, predicted or bi-directional predicted type) and the reference type determined.
Abstract: A method for transform processing in video coding is disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention reduce the computational complexity of determining transform size for a processing block corresponding to a prediction block or a coding block. The transform size determination is based on encoder information or external information without comparing costs associated with different transform sizes. The encoder information can be the size of the processing block or the prediction information. The external information may correspond to the system bandwidth, the network bandwidth, the system power, the remaining energy of the battery in a mobile device, the timing budget related to performing transform for a given transform size. In another embodiment, the transform for each prediction block is performed only during cost evaluation or only during video data reconstruction.
Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosure, an electronic device arranged for eliminating wireless noise interference is provided. The electronic device includes a circuit board and two first metal components. The metal components are arranged on different sides of the circuit board. Each of the first metal components comprises a first terminal and a second terminal opposite to the first terminal The first terminal is coupled to the circuit board and the second terminal is open loop. The length of the first metal component is about one-fourth wavelength of a pre-determined frequency.
Abstract: A communication circuit and a communication device are provided. The communication circuit includes first, second, and third RF transceivers, first and second baseband transceivers, and first and second modem circuits. The first and second RF transceivers are configured to down-convert first and second RF signals for MIMO. The third RF transceiver is configured to down-convert a third RF signal for a second telecommunication technology. The first baseband transceiver is configured to digitize the down-converted first RF signal to output a first baseband signal. The second baseband transceiver is configured to digitize one of the down-converted second or third RF signals according to a selection signal to output a second baseband signal. The first modem circuit is configured to digitally process the first and second baseband signals using the MIMO technology. The second modem circuit is configured to digitally process the second baseband signal using the second telecommunication technology.
Abstract: An ESD (Electrostatic discharge) structure for enhancing robustness of CDM (Charge Device Model) at least includes an input stage. The input stage includes an input pad, a first ESD clamp circuit, a second ESD clamp circuit, a resistor, and a transistor. The input pad is configured to receive an input signal. The first ESD clamp circuit is coupled between the input pad and a work voltage. The second ESD clamp circuit is coupled between the input pad and a ground voltage. The first clamp circuit and the second clamp circuit are capable of bypassing an electrostatic current. The transistor has a first source/drain, a second source/drain, a gate coupled to the input pad, and a bulk coupled through the resistor to the work voltage or the ground voltage.
Abstract: DHCP methods adopted by a slave device connected to a host device are disclosed. The method includes: receiving a DHCP discover message from the host device; in response to the DHCP discover message, transmitting a DHCP offer message containing a DHCP renewal time configuration to the host device; receiving a DHCP request message from the host device; and in response to the DHCP request message, transmitting a DHCP acknowledgement message containing a client Internet Protocol (IP) address and the DHCP renewal time configuration to the host device.