Engineering: Semiconductor Devices

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Optical Control of MEMS Devices Utilizing Photovoltaic Diode

 

An electromagnetic energy, e.g., visible light, controlled low actuation voltage MEMS switch. Stimulation of photovoltaic diodes causes a switching that controls...

A Method for Compensating Wave Reflections in Transmission Lines

 

This technology is a method to eliminate voltage overshoot in cables used to connect AC electric motors and pulse width modulation (PWM) inverters. As a function...

Parallel-Kinematics Flexure Stage (PKFS)

 

This parallel-kinematics flexure stage (PKFS) generates a motion range larger than, or at least comparable to, current commercial designs while simultaneously...

Optically Tunable Photonic Crystal Filters and Applications

 

This invention invention provides photonic crystal devices, device components and methods for preventing transmission of electromagnetic radiation from one or more...

Method for Isolating Antennas Using Meandered-Line Ground Plane Surface Wave Filter

 

A wireless communication device includes multiple antennas spaced apart from each other. Also included is a dielectric substrate with electrically conductive...

Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) with Adaptive Thresholds

 

An adaptive Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) that adjusts the representation levels used in the conversion process so as to optimize system performance. By...

In-Situ Simultaneous Actuation and Displacement Sensing with Electrostatic Actuators Using Amplitude and/or Phase Modulation

 

An electrostatic drive includes a first electrode and a second electrode responsive to a drive signal. The drive signal includes an actuation signal constituent...

Broadband, Electrically-Small Antenna

 

The utilization of small antennas for mobile devices and for low frequency (long wavelength) applications is desired. Further, efficient use of transmission power...

Femto-Joule Atomic Scale Reversible Switch

 

A device that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a memory array having a first array of nanotubes, a second array of...

High Precision Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) MEMS Parallel Kinematics Stages

 

MEMS stages comprising a plurality of comb drive actuators provide micro and up to nano-positioning capability. Flexure hinges and folded springs that operably...

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