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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systemsBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/27/2014 > 30 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.
20140055165 - Glitch filter circuit and method: A glitch filter circuit has a filter/delay part that always operates on rising or falling pulses for both rising edges and falling edges of the input signal. In this way, the filter delay can be made symmetrical and the circuit will have no duty cycle distortion. The rise and fall... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20140055166 - Reference voltage circuits: A reference voltage circuit corrects for bandgap voltage shifts induced during fabrication. The reference voltage circuit generates a reference voltage using first and second base-emitter pairs. The reference voltage circuit sums the voltage across the first base-emitter pair with a difference voltage. During a first time period, the difference voltage... Agent: Atmel Corporation
20140055167 - Earphone connection interface and method of operating earphone, and terminal for supporting the same: An earphone connection interface is provided. The earphone connection interface includes a first detector disposed at a first area to detect an electrical change according to a contact state of the first area, and a second detector disposed at a second area different from the first area to detect an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20140055169 - Load driving device: A load driving device includes a pulse driving circuit which has a capacitor between an output terminal and a ground potential, a level detection circuit which detects whether an output terminal voltage on the output terminal of the pulse driving circuit is at high level or at low level, a... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
20140055168 - Source-electrode driving control circuit and control method thereof: Disclosed are driving control methods and circuits for quasi-resonant control of a main power switch of a switching power supply. In one embodiment, a driving control circuit can include: (i) a clamp circuit coupled to a gate of the main power switch, where the clamp circuit is configured to clamp... Agent: Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd
20140055171 - Driver circuit: A driver circuit has a detector circuit including a high side detection transistor, a resistor, and a low side detection transistor connected to a high side output transistor and a low side output transistor. A clamping circuit converts a high voltage amplitude change signal generated at a connection point of... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20140055175 - High-voltage driver integratable with an integrated circuit: A high-voltage driver integratable with an integrated circuit has a switching transistor, a switching diode, a first resistor, a second resistor, and a control transistor. The anode of the switching diode is connected to the source of the switching transistor. The cathode of the switching diode is connected to the... Agent: Luxul Technology Incorporation
20140055174 - Low current start up including power switch: The present document relates to a start-up circuit comprising a power switch wherein a circuit charges a supply voltage capacitor. The capacitor provides a supply voltage to a power switch; the power switch forms a switched power converter with a power converter network. The circuit comprises a source and gate... Agent:
20140055170 - Method, system, and apparatus for efficiently driving a transistor with a booster in voltage supply: A method, system, and apparatus for driving a Silicon Carbide (SiC) Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) are provided. A boosting capacitor is used in combination with two drivers to efficiently provide a boosting current to the SiC JFET and then a holding current to the SiC JFET. The boosting capacitor,... Agent: Avago Technologies GeneralIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.
20140055173 - Power module: A power module includes an IGBT; a MOSFET connected in parallel with the IGBT; a lead frame having a first frame portion on which the IGBT is mounted and a second frame portion on which the MOSFET is mounted, and having a step by which the first frame portion is... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140055172 - Switch driving circuit: A switch driving circuit for driving a full-controlled power switch is disclosed, including a pulse-width modulation unit, a pulse transformer, an anti-interference module, a pulse-width demodulation unit and a driving-power amplifier. The pulse-width modulation unit converts a driving input signal into a positive-negative narrow pulse-width signal. The anti-interference module is... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.
20140055176 - Low noise accelerated continuous-time ramp generator: A ramp generator circuit, e.g. foreign analog-to-digital converter. The ramp generator circuit has first and second current sources that are maintained in the on condition whether they are being used or not. A switched capacitor connects to the current source in order to create a multi-slope ramp.... Agent: Forza Silicon Corporation
20140055177 - Reset circuit for gate driver on array, array substrate, and display: A reset circuit for Gate Driver on Array, an array substrate and a display is used for increasing reliability and long-term stability of a GOA circuit and thus improving performance of the GOA circuit. The GOA reset circuit includes a first electronic switch circuit (301) connected to an input terminal... Agent: Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
20140055178 - Adaptive phase-shifted synchronization clock generation circuit and method for generating phase-shifted synchronization clock: The present invention discloses an adaptive phase-shifted synchronization clock generation circuit and a method for generating phase-shifted synchronization clock. The adaptive phase-shifted synchronization clock generation circuit includes: a current source generating a current which flows through a node to generate a node voltage on the node; a reverse-proportional voltage generator... Agent: Richtek Technology Corporation, R.o.c.
20140055181 - Clock generating circuit: A clock generating circuit includes: a counter that counts a number of pulses of an oscillation clock signal existed within one cycle of a reference clock signal; a first time-to-digital converter that generates a plurality of phases of first clock signals by delaying the oscillation clock signal; a second time-to-digital... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140055180 - Distributed resonate clock driver: A clock driver includes a clock interconnect running to multiple lanes of an integrated circuit chip, the interconnect including a positive clock line and a negative clock line. A clock generator generates a clock signal and a source inductor, through which the clock generator draws DC power, helps drive the... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20140055179 - Interpolative divider linearity enhancement techniques: A flexible clock synthesizer technique includes generating a phase interpolator calibration signal to adjust a phase interpolator output signal generated by a phase interpolator of an interpolative divider. The phase interpolator is responsive to a phase interpolator control code and an output signal of a fractional-N divider of the interpolative... Agent:
20140055182 - Power control system and method: A system and method for controlling an electrical device is provided. The method comprises receiving three phase power from a source, decomposing signals representative of power in each phase of the three phase power to provide a positive-sequence component of each phase and tracking the positive-sequence component of each phase... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20140055183 - Domain crossing circuit of semiconductor apparatus: A domain crossing circuit of a semiconductor apparatus includes a delay-locked loop block configured to generate a delay-locked loop clock signal in response to a clock signal and a clock enable signal; a clock enable block configured to generate the clock enable signal in response to the clock signal and... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20140055184 - Apparatuses, integrated circuits, and methods for synchronizing data signals with a command signal: Apparatuses, integrated circuits, and methods are disclosed for synchronizing data signals with a command signal. In one such example apparatus, an input control circuit is configured to provide an input clock signal responsive to a data clock signal. A delay circuit is configured to delay the data clock signal corresponding... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc
20140055185 - Integrated circuit having latch circuits and using delay circuits to fetch data bits in synchronization with clock signals: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a delay circuit connected between a source of data bits and a data input terminal of a latch circuit. The delay circuit includes a first delay section formed by connecting logic devices in series corresponding to a number of logic devices included in a clock... Agent: Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20140055186 - Asymmetric propagation delays in level shifters and related circuits: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards apparatus useful for processing communications between different signaling voltage levels. Different signaling voltage levels are accomplished by creating true and complement signals from at least one input signal, each of which are subject to different delays, and level shifting the true and... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20140055187 - Clock integrated circuit: The clock circuit of an integrated circuit operates with variations such as temperature, ground noise, and power noise. Various aspects of an improved clock integrated circuit address one or more of the variations in temperature, ground noise, and power noise.... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.
20140055188 - Transmission channel for ultrasound applications: A transmission channel configured to transmit high-voltage pulses and to receive echos of the high-voltage pulses includes a high voltage buffer, a voltage clamp and a switch. The voltage clamp may include clamping transistors and switching off transistors coupled together in series with body diodes in anti-series. The transmission channel... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20140055189 - Mixer circuit, semiconductor device, receiving circuit, receiving device, and communication device: According to an embodiment, a mixer circuit includes first transistors each having a charge storage layer, a second transistor, a group of first nodes, and an output node. The first transistors as a pair receive a differential signal having a first frequency. The second transistor receives a signal having a... Agent:
20140055190 - Gate drive circuit: A gate drive circuit for driving an IGBT serving as a power semiconductor device includes a constant-current gate drive circuit that charges a gate capacity of the IGBT at a constant current, and a constant-voltage gate drive circuit that is connected in parallel to the constant-current gate drive circuit between... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140055191 - Low power rf switch: Disclosed is a low power RF switch, and more particularly, disclosed is a low power RF switch which does not use a negative voltage when being driven. The low power RF switch includes: a switch unit which including a transistor which receives a high (H) control signal or a low... Agent: Hideep Inc
20140055192 - Saturation current limiting circuit topology for power transistors: A circuit topology for limiting saturation current in power transistors is disclosed. The circuit topology includes a normally-on transistor and a normally-off transistor coupled in series. A limiter circuit is coupled between a gate of the normally-on transistor and a source of the normally-off transistor for limiting the steady-state maximum... Agent:
20140055193 - Switch system and method for vehicle: The present invention relates to a switch system for a vehicle. The switch system, facilitates a desired switch to be accurately and conveniently manipulated in a state where a driver views information of the switch displayed through an display device while remaining focused during the vehicle operation. The switch system... Agent: Hyundaii Motor Company
20140055194 - Low noise charge pump method and apparatus: A charge pump method and apparatus is described having various aspects. Noise injection from a charge pump to other circuits may be reduced by limiting both positive and negative clock transition rates, as well as by limiting drive currents within clock generator driver circuits, and also by increasing a control... Agent: Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation02/20/2014 > 27 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.
20140049290 - Integrated circuit: There is disclosed an integrated circuit comprising a management unit for managing the occurrence of predetermined events in the integrated circuit. The management unit comprises: a processing unit adapted to determine the occurrence of a predetermined event in the integrated circuit; a data storage unit adapted to store information regarding... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20140049291 - Noise-resistant sampling circuit and image sensor: An approach for a sampling circuit to reduce noise in signals (e.g., as received from photo diodes or the like) is provided. In one embodiment of the present invention, there is a sampling circuit comprising: an amplifier, which amplifies charge signals generated at photo diodes and converts them to voltage... Agent: Luxen Technologies, Inc.
20140049292 - Integrated circuit package having medium-independent signaling interface coupled to connector assembly: An integrated circuit (IC) package includes electrical contacts disposed at a first surface of the IC package, an integrated circuit implementing an electrical signaling interface, and a connector assembly accessible at a second surface of the IC package. The connector assembly is to mechanically attach to another connector assembly and... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
20140049294 - Input buffer: According to one embodiment, an input buffer includes a comparator that compares an input signal with a reference voltage, an inverter that inverts an output signal of the comparator, and a drive adjusting circuit that adjusts a current driving force of the inverter.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140049293 - Three-dimensional high voltage gate driver integrated circuit: A three-dimensional (3D) gate driver integrated circuit includes a high-side integrated circuit stacked on a low-side integrated circuit where the high-side integrated circuit and the low-side integrated circuit are interconnected using through-silicon vias (TSV). As thus formed, the high-side integrated circuit and the low-side integrated circuit can be formed without... Agent: Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Inc.
20140049296 - Electronic device including transistor and method of operating the same: An electronic device may include a first transistor having a normally-on characteristic; a second transistor connected to the first transistor and having a normally-off characteristic; a constant voltage application unit configured to apply a constant voltage to a gate of the first transistor; and a switching unit configured to apply... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140049297 - Gate drive circuit: A gate drive circuit includes: an input port for receiving a control signal; an output port; a capacitor connected to the output port; a modulation unit which generates (i) a first modulated signal indicating timing of a first logical value of the control signal and (ii) a second modulated signal... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140049295 - Switch-driving circuit: A switch-driving circuit suitable for driving a full-controlled power switch combination is disclosed. The switch-driving circuit includes a first pulse-width modulator, a high-voltage isolation pulse transformer module and a plurality of output modules. The high-voltage isolation pulse transformer module includes a magnetic core connected to multiple output modules in a... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.
20140049298 - Frequency generation apparatus and frequency generation method: There are provided a frequency generation apparatus and a frequency generation method. The frequency generation apparatus includes a current generation unit varying an amount of current with respect to a temperature change; a capacitor in which charges are charged by the current generation unit; a discharge circuit unit comparing a... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20140049299 - Programmable ultrasound transmit beamformer integrated circuit and method: An electrical waveform generating circuit has a programmable current source-driver. A digital switched current source is coupled to the programmable current source-driver and controlled by waveforms stored in the programmable current source-driver. A plurality of MOSFETs is coupled to the programmable current source driver. A first coupled inductor is connected... Agent:
20140049300 - Power-on reset circuit: A power on reset circuit is capable of changing logic level of reset signal at different threshold voltages.... Agent: Raydium Semiconductor Corporation
20140049301 - Semiconductor switch with reliable blackout behavior and low control power: The present invention relates to a bidirectional semiconductor switch (M1, M2) with extremely low control power consumption and a bootstrap circuit which allows reliable start of operation of the switch and the hosting device after unlimited duration of mains interruptions. Intelligent control options are provided by operating from a small... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140049304 - Double output linearized low-noise charge pump with loop filter area reduction: According to embodiments, dual path loop filter circuits are described which have, for example, a single charge pump. The current flow in the DPLF circuit is architected to source, during an injection time period, a first current to the loop filter, sink, also during the injection time period, a second... Agent: St-ericsson Sa
20140049303 - Frequency generating system, voltage-controlled oscillator module and method for adjusting signal frequency: A voltage controlled oscillator module including a VCO unit and a gain adjustment unit is provided. The VCO unit is configured to generate a frequency signal based on a control voltage. The gain adjustment unit is coupled to the VCO unit and configured to receive a first adjustment voltage, a... Agent: Phison Electronics Corp.
20140049302 - Phase-locked loop and method for clock delay adjustment: In a phase frequency detector, a control signal is generated in accordance with a phase difference and a frequency difference between the output clock signal and a feedback signal generated by a voltage controlled oscillator coupled to the phase frequency detector. The control signal is then fed through a charge... Agent: Nanya Technology Corporation
20140049305 - Fast measurement initialization for memory: Systems and methods for synchronization of clock signals are disclosed. In a feedback system such as a delay-lock loop circuit, delays to be applied can be determined adaptively based on a phase difference between a reference signal and a clock signal being delayed. Such adaptive decisions can be made during... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20140049306 - Signal transmission circuits: A signal transmission circuit includes a pre-driver and a driver. The pre-driver is configured to generate a first drive signal in response to a first delay signal and a first selection signal and to generate a second drive signal in response to a second delay signal, a second selection signal,... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20140049307 - Circuits and methods for sharing bias current: The present disclosure includes systems and methods for sharing bias current. In one embodiment, shared bias current passes through a first level device to one or more second level devices along a bias current path. Multiple active devices may share bias current along a bias current path and process signal... Agent:
20140049308 - Level shift circuit: According to one embodiment, a first CMOS inverter receives an input signal corresponding to a first power supply voltage, and is driven by a second power supply voltage which is smaller than the first power supply voltage; a second CMOS inverter is connected to a rear stage of the first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140049309 - Up-conversion mixer having a reduced third order harmonic: An up-conversion mixer includes a mixer cell having at least one output node configured to generate an output. The up-conversion mixer further includes a first cascaded transconductance input stage coupled to the mixer cell, the first cascaded transconductance input stage configured to receive an input signal and to reduce a... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20140049310 - Semiconductor device, semiconductor system, and monitoring method thereof: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of oscillation signal generation units configured to output a plurality of oscillation signals whose cycles are adjusted according to a PN ratio, which is a size ratio of a PMOS transistor to an NMOS transistor, and a selection unit configured to selectively output the... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20140049312 - Rf switch with complementary switching devices: A radio frequency (RF) switch including a common port, a first port, a second port, a first RF pathway extending between the common port and the first port, a second RF pathway extending between the common port and the second port, a first shunt path extending between the first RF... Agent: Richwave Technology Corp.
20140049311 - Switching device with non-negative biasing: Embodiments provide a switching device including one or more field-effect transistors (FETs) and bias circuitry. The one or more FETs may transition between an off state and an on state to facilitate switching of a transmission signal. The one or more FETs may include a drain terminal, a source terminal,... Agent: Triquint Semiconductor, Inc.
20140049313 - Latch-up robust pnp-triggered scr-based devices: An approach for providing a latch-up robust PNP-triggered SCR-based device is disclosed. Embodiments include providing a silicon control rectifier (SCR) region; providing a PNP region having a first n-well region proximate the SCR region, a first N+ region and a first P+ region in the first n-well region, and a... Agent: Globalfoundries Singapore Pte. Ltd.
20140049314 - Mos resistor apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods disclosed herein implement a MOS resistor using the current channel of a MOS transistor. The MOS resistance R(DS) is dependent upon MOS transistor geometry and nominal gate voltage. MOS resistor terminal-to-gate voltages are averaged and applied to the MOS transistor gate such as to maintain the MOS... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20140049315 - Inversion mode varactor: In one exemplary embodiment of the invention, a method includes: providing an inversion mode varactor having a substrate, a backgate layer overlying the substrate, an insulating layer overlying the backgate layer, a semiconductor layer overlying the insulating layer and at least one metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) device disposed... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140049316 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and control method for the same: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a user circuit and a power supply noise suppression circuit. The user circuit includes a plurality of circuit modules each containing an operation ratio control circuit. The power supply noise suppression circuit judges an amount of current fluctuation occurring in the user circuit by monitoring... Agent: Fujitsu Limited02/13/2014 > 34 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.
20140043064 - Detection of bad clock conditions: There is provided a circuit and method for detecting a bad clock condition on a clock signal that includes sampling the value of the clock signal at a first plurality of time delays following a rising edge on the clock signal. This method also includes sampling the value of the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited
20140043065 - Driver circuit, driver architecture and driving method thereof: A driver architecture includes multiple drivers connected in series. An (i)th driver includes a reading circuit, a configuration circuit, a clock generator and a data input/output start pulse (DIO) generation circuit. The reading circuit reads an (i)th DIO outputted from an (i−1)th driver according to multiple reading pulses. The (i)th... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20140043066 - Gate driving circuit and display apparatus having the same: A gate driving circuit includes a pull-up control part, a pull-up part, a carry part, a first pull-down part and a second pull-down part. The pull-up control part applies a carry signal from a previous stage to a first node. The pull-up part outputs an N-th gate output signal based... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
20140043068 - Method for driving semiconductor device: To provide a driving method of a semiconductor device for reducing power consumption. In a method for driving a semiconductor device of one embodiment of the present invention, in a first period, a switch configured to control an electrical connection between a first wiring and a second wiring together with... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20140043069 - Power saving driver design: In an asymmetrically terminated communication system, the power consumed to transmit a particular bit value is adjusted based on whether the bit being output is the second, third, fourth, etc. consecutive bit with the same value after a transition to output the particular bit value. The adjustment of the power... Agent: Rambus Inc.
20140043067 - Semiconductor structure and manufacturing method and operating method of the same: A semiconductor structure and a manufacturing method and an operating method of the same are provided. The semiconductor structure includes a substrate, a main body structure, a first dielectric layer, a first conductive strip, a second conductive strip, a second dielectric layer, and a conductive structure. The main body structure... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.
20140043070 - Class resonant-h electrosurgical generators: A generator for use with an electrosurgical device is provided. The generator has a gain stage electrically disposed between a first voltage rail and a second voltage rail, wherein the gain stage includes an input and an output. A voltage source operably coupled to the gain stage input and configured... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140043071 - Self-initializing on-chip data processing apparatus and method of self-initializing an on-chip data processing apparatus: An on-chip data processing apparatus has an operating supply voltage selected from a range of supply voltages and has voltage level detection circuitry configured to determine the level of the operating supply voltage. The voltage level detection circuitry comprises adaptive circuitry responsive to a variation in the reference voltage. Phase... Agent: Arm Limited
20140043072 - Semiconductor device and power control method therefor: A semiconductor device comprises a plurality of circuit blocks, a plurality of local wirings which supply power to the plurality of circuit blocks, respectively, a global wiring which supplies the power to the plurality of local wirings, a plurality of first switches which are disposed between the plurality of local... Agent:
20140043073 - Clock synchronization circuit and semiconductor device: A clock synchronization circuit is configured to capture an input data bit according to an input clock signal, and to synchronize and output the input data bit. The clock synchronization circuit includes a clock buffer for generating an internal clock signal according to the input clock signal and transmitting the... Agent: Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20140043074 - Frequency tuning based on characterization of an oscillator: Aspects of a method and system for frequency tuning based on characterization of an oscillator are provided. In this regard, a frequency of an oscillator in an integrated circuit may be controlled based on a first digital control word, a frequency of a tuned circuit may be controlled based on... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20140043075 - Semiconductor device and electronic device: A semiconductor device includes a clock input circuit that receives an external clock signal, a PLL circuit for input timing control that performs phase adjustment between the external clock signal and a delayed clock signal to generate an internal clock signal used to acquire input data, and a delay circuit... Agent: Renesas Mobile Corporation
20140043077 - Method and system for controlling hs-nmos power switches with slew-rate limitation: A method and system for limiting the slew rate of the output voltage of one or more high side (HS) NMOS power switches is disclosed. A circuit arrangement configured to control a first NMOS switch is described. The arrangement comprises voltage provisioning means configured to supply a gate voltage to... Agent: Dialog Seminconductor Gmbh
20140043076 - Pulsed gate driver: A gate driver includes a control input receiving a control signal, an output to provide an amplified output signal to the gate, and controller. The controller produces an adaptive pulse train varying with the control signal. An adaptive incrementer produces a sequence of numbers that set a slew rate of... Agent: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
20140043078 - Optimized flip-flop device with standard and high threshold voltage mos devices: A flip-flop operating with standard threshold voltage MOS devices as compared with high threshold voltage MOS devices may have improved speed performance, but greater leakage current. Likewise, a flip-flop operating with high threshold voltage MOS devices may reduce the leakage current and have better power efficiency, but decreased speed and... Agent: Sandisk Technologies Inc.
20140043079 - Interchannel skew adjustment circuit: An interchannel skew adjustment circuit adjusts signal skew between a first channel and a second channel. The circuit includes a phase adjustment circuit configured to receive a signal of the first channel, delay the signal by a discretely variable delay amount, and output a delayed signal; a channel coupling circuit... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140043080 - Methods and systems for controlling a power converter: A line angle shift logic controller for use with a power generation system coupled to an electrical grid is disclosed. The line angle shift controller includes a line angle shift controller configured to receive a phase locked loop (PLL) error signal representative of a difference between a phase angle of... Agent:
20140043081 - Sample-and-hold circuit for generating a variable sample delay time of a transformer and method thereof: A sample-and-hold circuit for generating a variable sample delay time of a transformer includes a discharge detection unit, a sample delay time generation unit, and a comparator. The discharge detection unit generates a first voltage according to a first turning-on signal and a first reference current. Length of the first... Agent: Leadtrend Technology Corp.
20140043082 - Clock generation method and system: The clock generation method contains the following steps. In a pulse recognition step, an input pulse signal is first filtered to remove a shorter signal. Then, a width digitization calculation is conducted on the remaining pulse signal. Based on the width digitization calculation, a signal is recorded and a period... Agent: M31 Technology Corporation
20140043083 - Pulse generator: A pulse generator 100 allows a high-frequency oscillator 101 to output a high frequency signal and allows an amplifier 102 to amplify and output the signal. The amplifier 102 amplifies the high frequency signal from the high-frequency oscillator 101 and outputs the signal only for a period of time when... Agent: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
20140043084 - Signal electric potential conversion circuit: In a signal electric potential conversion circuit, a capacitor has one end receiving an input signal CIN, and the other end connected to a termination node N1. A conversion circuit receives a potential IN of the termination node N1. A connection element is provided between a power supply VDDH and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140043085 - Feedback control circuit for a hall effect device: A feedback control circuit comprises an adjustable element, a main signal path and a feedback control loop. The adjustable element is configured to offset a signal in accordance with an offset control signal and output an offset signal. The main signal path comprises a first comparator to process the offset... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20140043086 - Mixer: A frequency converter, capable of obtaining resonance characteristics having a high Q factor and a high multiplication signal and having a narrow-band frequency selectivity function, is provided by the following configuration. A magnetoresistance effect element includes a pinned magnetization layer, a free magnetization layer, and a non-magnetic spacer layer disposed... Agent: Tdk Corporation
20140043087 - High accuracy bipolar current multiplier with base current compensation: A bipolar current multiplier apparatus and method includes a group of negative feedback loop circuits for compensating base current loss, and multiple bipolar devices that communicate electronically with the negative feedback loop circuits, wherein the bipolar devices are responsive to base currents capable of being self-cancelled due to a presence... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20140043088 - Semiconductor device and receiver: According to one embodiment, there is provided a semiconductor device including a first amplifier and a second amplifier. The first amplifier has an input terminal to receive a first signal and an output terminal to output a second signal. The second amplifier is configured to receive the first signal and... Agent:
20140043089 - Digitally controlled high speed high voltage gate driver circuit: The present invention relates to semiconductor technology. In particular, the present invention relates to high-speed, high voltage switching for a high voltage generator for an X-ray system. Switching elements, e.g. IGBTs or MOS-FETs, are employed for high-speed high voltage switching. However, circuit elements or parasitic elements at an input of... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140043090 - Output buffer and signal processing method: An output buffer comprises a series connection of a first field effect transistor and a second field effect transistor, wherein the first field effect transistor is connected to a first supply potential terminal and the second field effect transistor is connected to a second supply potential terminal. An output terminal... Agent: Ams Ag
20140043091 - Voltage output circuit and apparatus for selectively outputting negative voltage using the same: An apparatus selectively outputs one negative voltage from among a plurality of negative voltages. The apparatus includes a first switching unit configured to perform a switching operation and output a first voltage-on signal and a first voltage-off signal according to a selection signal and a first negative voltage signal, and... Agent:
20140043092 - Input switches in sampling circuits: A switch may include a MOS transistor alternatively operating in an ON phase and an OFF phase, a first voltage level shifter, and a second voltage level shifter. The MOS transistor may include a source for receiving an input signal, a drain for connecting to a load, and a gate.... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20140043093 - Semiconductor device and method for driving semiconductor device: Direct-path current is reduced in a semiconductor device including CMOS circuits. One embodiment of the present invention is a method for driving a semiconductor device that includes a first CMOS circuit between power supply lines, a first transistor between the power supply lines, a second CMOS circuit between the power... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20140043094 - Semiconductor device and method for driving semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a first transistor having a p-channel type, a second transistor having an n-channel type, and a third transistor with low off-state current between a high potential power supply line and a low potential power supply line, and a source terminal and a drain terminal of the... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20140043095 - Voltage-stabilizing circuit: A voltage-stabilizing circuit for stabilizing an output voltage of a power integrated circuit (IC) includes an electronic switch and an RC circuit. The RC circuit includes a resistor and a capacitor. A first terminal of the resistor receives an enable signal and is connected to a control terminal of the... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20140043096 - Polysilicon diode bandgap reference: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide a bandgap reference voltage using at least one polysilicon diode and no silicon diodes. The polysilicon diode is comprised of three portions, a lightly doped portion flanked by a more heavily doped portion on each end.... Agent:
20140043097 - Electronic device and noise reducing method: An electronic device includes a first electronic component and a second electronic component that is connected to the first electronic component via a signal line in which a signal is transmitted and received. An electronic device includes a plurality of conductive lines that is arranged in parallel with the signal... Agent:02/06/2014 > 45 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.
20140035623 - Comparator with transition threshold tracking capability: A comparator is provided having a voltage generator, having an output terminal for providing a reference voltage. The comparator also has a buffer unit, providing an output signal according to a first input signal and the reference voltage; wherein the voltage generator provides the reference voltage according to a second... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20140035624 - Circuit: In accordance with various embodiments, a circuit is provided, including an output node, a first potential varying stage, which is designed to couple the output node to a supply potential in reaction to an input signal, and a second potential varying stage, which is designed to couple the output node... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20140035625 - Method and apparatus for constant output impedance, variable pre-emphasis drive: A population of drivers is provided in parallel to a driver output and a population of pre-emphasis path drivers is provided in parallel to the driver output. The population of drivers is updated and the population of pre-emphasis path drivers is updated in an inverse relation to the updating of... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140035626 - System and method for bootstrapping a switch driver: In accordance with an embodiment, a driver circuit includes a low-side driver having a first output configured to be coupled to a control node of a first semiconductor switch, and a reference input configured to be coupled to a reference node of the first semiconductor switch. The low-side driver also... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20140035629 - Driver apparatus for switching elements: In a driver apparatus for driving a voltage-controlled switching element, an absolute value of a voltage difference between a voltage at a reference terminal that is one of terminals of a current path of the switching element and a voltage at the switching control terminal of the switching element is... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140035628 - Regulator using smart partitioning: A disclosed apparatus includes a converter for receiving a supply and regulating a load. The converter uses a gate driver that is controlled by a controller via a control loop. The control loop controls the converter in response to a feedback signal. The controller is located on a first integrated... Agent:
20140035627 - Sic proportional bias switch driver circuit with current transformer: A switch bias system is provided that includes a silicon on carbide (SiC) bipolar junction transistor (BJT) switch comprising a base, emitter, and collector; an energy storage circuit coupled to the collector of the SiC BJT switch, the energy storage circuit supplying current flow to the collector of the SiC... Agent: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
20140035630 - Vertically integrated systems: Embodiments of the present invention provide an integrated circuit system including a first active layer fabricated on a front side of a semiconductor die and a second pre-fabricated layer on a back side of the semiconductor die and having electrical components embodied therein, wherein the electrical components include at least... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20140035631 - Tunable capacitance control circuit and tunable capacitance control method: Disclosed herein are a tunable capacitance control circuit and a tunable capacitance control method. The tunable capacitance control method is a tunable capacitance control method by a tunable capacitance control circuit including an MIM capacitor, a plurality of FET switches, and a control unit, wherein the control unit outputs control... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20140035632 - Phase-locked loop: A phase-locked loop for generating an output signal including a signal generator arranged to generate an output, a comparison unit arranged to compare the output with a reference signal so as to provide a digital signal, and a loop filter arranged to generate a control signal for controlling the signal... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited
20140035633 - Autonomous initialization method of facing port of semiconductor integrated circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit: On a transmission path connecting a first semiconductor integrated circuit that is started by a system management apparatus and a second semiconductor integrated circuit that is not started by the system management apparatus, when connection of the first semiconductor integrated circuit to the second semiconductor integrated circuit is detected, after... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140035634 - Power on reset generation circuits in integrated circuits: Integrated Circuits (ICs) comprising circuits configured to generate a power on reset (POR) pulse are disclosed. An IC comprises a power supply sense circuit configured to generate a sense signal in response to a transition of a power supply signal from a first level to a second level, and a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20140035635 - Apparatus for glitch-free clock switching and a method thereof: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for glitch-free clock switching. In one embodiment this is accomplished by a first clock source, one or more second clock source and a clock switching control device configured to synchronize the receive input clock from the first clock source and the... Agent: Tejas Networks Limited Plot No. 25, Jp Software Park
20140035636 - Clock synchronization circuit: A method of synchronizing clock signals may include generating a replicated delay associated with a delay of a clock signal path. The clock signal path may be associated with communication of a slave clock signal by a master block of a circuit to a slave block of the circuit. The... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140035637 - Reference clock compensation for fractional-n phase lock loops (plls): In one embodiment, a method includes determining a phase difference between a reference clock and a feedback clock in even and odd cycles for a phase lock loop (PLL). The even and odd cycles are alternating clock periods. A delta value based on the phase difference is determined. The method... Agent: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
20140035638 - System and method for clock signal generation: A clock signal generation system is provided that includes a clock signal generating circuit arranged to provide a first clock signal having a selectable first clock rate; a divider circuit connected to receive the first clock signal and arranged to generate, depending on a division factor, a second clock signal... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20140035640 - Apparatuses and methods for altering a forward path delay of a signal path: Apparatuses and methods related to altering the timing of command signals for executing commands is disclosed. One such method includes calculating a forward path delay of a clock circuit in terms of a number of clock cycles of an output clock signal provided by the clock circuit and adding a... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20140035639 - Semiconductor device generating internal clock signal having higher frequency than that of input clock signal: Disclosed herein is a device that includes: a plurality of delay circuits each including an input node, an output node, a first power node and a second power node, and a control circuit. The delay circuits are coupled in series with the input node of a leading delay circuit receiving... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20140035641 - Dual mode phase detection: A method of measuring a phase difference for use in a phase locked loop (PLL) that includes a binary phase detector (BPD), a time-to-digital converter (TDC) and a signal generator, the phase difference being that between a reference signal and a generated signal output from the signal generator. The method... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited
20140035642 - Techniques for aligning and reducing skew in serial data signals: A circuit includes first and second aligner circuits and a deskew circuit. The first aligner circuit is operable to align a first input serial data signal with a control signal to generate a first aligned serial data signal. The second aligner circuit is operable to align a second input serial... Agent: Altera Corporation
20140035643 - Equalized rise and fall slew rates for a buffer: Aspects of the invention provide for equalizing rise and fall slew rates at an output for a buffer. In one embodiment, a method includes: measuring, simultaneously, rise and fall slew rates at an input of the buffer and rise and fall slew rates at the output of the buffer; generating... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140035644 - Adaptive multi-stage slack borrowing for high performance error resilient computing: Adaptive scaling digital techniques attempt to place the system close to the timing failure so as to maximize energy efficiency. Rapid recovery from potential failures is usually by slowing the system clock and/or providing razor solutions (instruction replay.) These techniques compromise the throughput. This application presents a technique to provide... Agent: Stmicroelectronics International N.v.
20140035645 - System and method to perform scan testing using a pulse latch with a blocking gate: A system and method to perform scan testing using a pulse latch with a blocking gate is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a scan latch includes a pulse latch operable to receive data while a pulse clock signal has a first logical clock value and a blocking gate coupled to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140035646 - Phase shift generating circuit: A phase shift generation circuit has an edge detector for generating first and second edge signals indicating first and second edges of an input pulse signal. The circuit comprises a divide by N circuit that divides the frequency of a first clock signal by N. The circuit comprises a pulse... Agent: Supertex, Inc.
20140035647 - Apparatus and method for enhancing stability of electronic device having a high-accuracy clock: An embodiment relates to an apparatus and method for enhancing stability of electronic device having a high-accuracy clock. Specifically, there is disclosed a controller for an electronic device, including a control core configured to generate a signal for controlling operation of the electronic device, an internal clock source coupled to... Agent:
20140035650 - Low-latency, frequency-agile clock multiplier: In a first clock frequency multiplier, multiple injection-locked oscillators (ILOs) having spectrally-staggered lock ranges are operated in parallel to effect a collective input frequency range substantially wider than that of a solitary ILO. After each input frequency change, the ILO output clocks may be evaluated according to one or more... Agent:
20140035648 - Timer match dithering: A counter/timer circuit and a method of operating the counter/timer circuit are described. In one embodiment, a method of operating a counter/timer circuit involves determining a match condition by comparing a count value of the counter/timer circuit with a value stored in a match register of the counter/timer circuit and... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20140035649 - Tuned resonant clock distribution system: A tunable clock distribution system that includes a clock network including an inductive circuit and a capacitive circuit where at least one of the capacitive circuit or the inductive circuit is tunable. The tunable clock distribution system may further include a driving circuit and a phase determiner. The driving circuit... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140035651 - Sensor circuit for detecting the setting of an integrated circuit: Methods and apparatus selecting settings for circuits according to various aspects of the present invention may operate in conjunction with a measurement element connected to the circuit. The circuit may include a voltage source adapted to supply a voltage to the measurement element. The voltage may be substantially independent of... Agent:
20140035652 - Signal directing means for dividing an input signal into at least two output signals or combining at least two input signals into one output signal: The present invention relates to a signal directing means (1, 1′, 1″, 36) for dividing or combining signals. It comprises a bottom row first port (2), a first row first and second port (3, 4),and a bottom row signal connector (5).The signal directing means (1, 1′,1″, 36) further comprises a... Agent: Saab Ab
20140035653 - Capacitance sensing device and touchscreen: There are provided a capacitance sensing device and a touchscreen, the capacitance sensing device including a driving circuit unit allowing a capacitor to be charged and discharged; and an integrating circuit unit integrating charges stored in the capacitor, wherein the integrating circuit unit integrates the charges stored in the capacitor... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20140035654 - Constant on-time switching converters with sleep mode and control methods thereof: A constant on-time switching converter includes a switching circuit, an on-time control circuit, a comparing circuit and a logic circuit. The switching circuit has a first switch and is configured to provide an output voltage to a load. The on-time control circuit generates an on-time control signal to control the... Agent: Chengdu Monolithic Power Systems Co., Ltd.
20140035655 - Matrix-stages solid state ultrafast switch: A semiconductor switching device for switching high voltage and high current. The semiconductor switching device includes a control-triggered stage and one or more auto-triggered stages. The control-triggered stage includes a plurality of semiconductor switches, a breakover switch, a control switch, a turn-off circuit, and a capacitor. The control-triggered stage is... Agent: Silicon Power Corporation
20140035656 - Semiconductor device: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes: a first switching element; a first interconnection; a first resistor; and a second interconnection. The first switching element includes a first control terminal, a first electrode terminal, and a first conductor terminal. The second switching element includes a second control terminal, a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140035657 - Preventing reverse conduction: In one embodiment, a circuit includes a resistance including first and second terminals. The first terminal of the resistance is coupled to ground. The circuit also includes a first switching element including first, second, and third terminals. The first terminal of the first switching element is coupled to an output... Agent: Vishay-siliconix
20140035658 - Power semiconductor device module: A power semiconductor device module includes a plurality of inverters, each having a first transistor and a second transistor that are interposed in series between a first potential and a second potential and that operate complementarily. The plurality of inverters are assembled into a module. Only one predetermined inverter of... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140035659 - System and method for controlling voltage ramping for an output operation in a semiconductor memory device: A voltage driving circuit comprises a current bias generating unit and a voltage driving unit. The current bias generating unit is configured to receive a mode signal and to generate a mode selection current in response to the mode signal. The voltage driving unit is coupled to the current bias... Agent:
20140035660 - Dual mode tilted-charge devices and methods: A method for providing and operating a device in a first mode as a light-emitting transistor and in a second mode as a high speed electrical transistor, including the following steps: providing a semiconductor base region of a first conductivity type between semiconductor emitter and collector regions of a second... Agent: Quantum Electro Opto Systems Sdn. Bhd.
20140035661 - An integrated circuit and method for controlling load on the output from on-chip voltage generation circuitry: An integrated circuit and method are provided for controlling variation in the voltage output from on-chip voltage generation circuitry. The integrated circuit comprises voltage generation circuitry configured to operate from a supplied input voltage and to generate at an output node an on-chip voltage supply different to the supplied input... Agent: Arm Limited
20140035663 - Boosting circuit: A boosting circuit, includes an output circuit including a first transmission circuit, transmitting charges of a first boosting node to a first output node according to a first transmission control signal, a detection circuit, detecting the voltage level of the first output node, and a pre-charge circuit pre-charging the first... Agent: Winbond Electronics Corp.
20140035662 - Semiconductor memory device and method for operating the same: A semiconductor device includes a power supply voltage level/slope detection unit configured to detect a level of a power supply voltage and a slope of a power supply voltage curve, and output a power supply voltage level/slope detection signal, a pumping voltage detection unit configured to detect a level of... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20140035664 - Voltage providing circuit: A voltage providing circuit includes a first circuit, a second circuit coupled with the first circuit, and a third circuit coupled with the second circuit. The first circuit is configured to receive a first input signal and to generate a first output signal. The second circuit is configured to receive... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20140035667 - Differential source follower having 6db gain with applications to wigig baseband filters: Sallen-Key filters require an operational amplifier with a large input impedance and a small output impedance to meet the external filter characteristics. This invention eliminates the need for internal feedback path for stability and increases the gain of a source follower which has characteristics matching the operational amplifier in the... Agent: Tensorcom, Inc.
20140035666 - Op-r, a solid state filter: The device described herein proposes an electronic active filter void of capacitors and inductors. The circuit utilizes only operational amplifiers (OP-Amp) and resistors, hence the name Op-R. Although capable of being constructed of lumped circuit elements this filter is intended for integrated circuit (IC) applications. Filtering of signals can be... Agent:
20140035665 - Two-stage class ab operational amplifier: The invention relates to a two stage class AB operational amplifier (200) for driving a load (L), comprising at least an input stage (201) comprising differential input terminals (IN+, IN−) and an output terminal (N) to provide a driving signal (VN). In addition, the operational amplifier comprises an output stage... Agent: St-ericsson SaPrevious industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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