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02/05/2015 > 17 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.

20150035593 - Input power detecting arrangement and method: An amplifier circuit with an input power detector and a related method are described. With the input power detector and related control network, the arrangement enables and/or disables a number of unit cells in power amplifiers.... Agent: Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation

20150035594 - Method and apparatus for improving leakage performance of a multi-port amplifier: A method and apparatus for managing a multi-port amplifier. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus comprises the multi-port amplifier and a controller. The multi-port amplifier is configured to amplify a plurality of signals to form a plurality of amplified signals. The controller is configured to send a plurality of control... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150035595 - Low-noise receiver with complex rf attenuator: An apparatus includes an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a low-noise amplifier having a first complex input impedance. The integrated circuit includes a complex attenuator coupled to an input terminal of the integrated circuit. The complex attenuator has a second complex input impedance and a first complex output impedance.... Agent: Silicon Laboratories Inc.

20150035596 - Versatile audio power amplifier: An audio power amplifier includes a first and a second amplification unit, each including a switching voltage amplifier, an output filter, a current compensator, an inner current feedback loop feeding a measurement of current measured at the output inductor back to a summing input of the current compensator, a voltage... Agent: Bose Corporation

20150035597 - Operational amplifier with selective input: An operational amplifier includes a selective differential stage including a first current mirror and a current distribution circuit. First and second legs of the first current mirror are responsive to current in first and second paths of the current distribution circuit, which distributes a tail current in response to a... Agent: Power Integrations, Inc.

20150035598 - Common-mode feedback differential amplifier: The present invention discloses a common-mode feedback differential amplifier circuit, a common-mode feedback differential amplification method, and an integrated circuit. In an example, a common-mode feedback (CMFB) loop conducts voltage division on a first common-mode signal to generate a second common-mode signal and a third common-mode signal, a differential amplifier... Agent:

20150035600 - Amplifiers with configurable mutually-coupled source degeneration inductors: Amplifiers with configurable mutually-coupled source degeneration inductors are disclosed. In an exemplary design, an apparatus (e.g., a wireless device or an integrated circuit) includes a gain transistor and a plurality of inductors, which may implement an amplifier. The gain transistor receives an input signal and provides an amplified signal. The... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150035599 - Power amplifier and distributed filter: A system comprises a power amplifier configured to amplify an input signal, a splitter configured to split the amplified input signal into a plurality of output signals, a plurality of filters configured to filter the plurality of output signals, respectively, to produce a plurality of filtered output signals, and a... Agent: Avago Technologies GeneralIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.

20150035601 - Split biased radio frequency power amplifier with enhanced linearity: A radio frequency (RF) power amplifier (PA) may include a first transistor and a second transistor. A first power cell may be coupled with the first transistor, and a second power cell may be coupled with the second transistor. In embodiments, the first transistor may be scaled to operate at... Agent: Triquint Semiconductor, Inc.

20150035603 - Feed-forward amplifier device and method thereof: The present application discloses a feed-forward amplifier device and the method thereof. The device comprises: a splitter for splitting an input signal into two portions; a non-linear amplifier for amplifying the input signal and producing inter-modulation products; a carrier canceling unit for generating pure inter-modulation products; a linear amplifier for... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20150035602 - Noise canceling low-noise amplifier: A noise-canceling LNA circuit for amplifying signals at an operating frequency f in a receiver circuit is disclosed. The LNA circuit comprises a first and a second amplifier branch, each having an input terminal connected to an input terminal of the LNA circuit. The first amplifier branch comprises an output... Agent:

20150035604 - Coupler with distributed feeding and compensation: The embodiments described herein can provide improved signal feeding between hybrid couplers and associated transistors. As such, these embodiments can improve the performance of amplifiers and other such RF devices that utilize these components. In one embodiment a device includes a distribution network and a compensation resonator. The distribution network... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20150035605 - Apparatus and methods for biasing power amplifiers: Apparatus and methods for biasing power amplifiers are disclosed herein. In certain implementations, a power amplifier system includes a power amplifier and a bias circuit that generates a bias voltage for biasing the power amplifier. The bias circuit includes an amplifier, a current source for generating a reference current, and... Agent:

20150035608 - Distortion compensating apparatus and distortion compensation method: A distortion compensating apparatus includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: calculate a transient response of a power source circuit, in accordance with an estimated value of a current to be consumed by an amplifier based on a signal to be amplified by the... Agent:

20150035607 - Power amplifier module: Improvement in linearity is achieved at low costs in a power amplifier module employing an envelope tracking system. The power amplifier module includes a first power amplifier circuit that amplifies a radio frequency signal and that outputs a first amplified signal, a second power amplifier circuit that amplifies the first... Agent:

20150035606 - Time and amplitude alignment in envelope tracking amplification stage: The invention relates to a method of calibrating an envelope path and an input path of an amplification stage including an envelope tracking power supply, the method comprising: generating input signals having a known relationship for each of the input and envelope paths; and varying an amplitude and a delay... Agent: Nujira Limited

20150035609 - Method and apparatus for converting single-ended signals into differential signals: An electronic apparatus comprises a first stage that functions as a single-ended to differential converter for signals in a low frequency range and a second stage that is electrically connected to the first stage and functions as a single-ended to differential converter for signals in a high frequency range.... Agent:

  
01/29/2015 > 11 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.

20150028945 - Methods and devices for improving power amplifier efficiency: Devices and methods to reduce adjacent channel power of an amplifier are described. The adjacent channel power can be reduced by considering the third harmonic output from the amplifier, and minimizing such third harmonic amplitude by implementing a phase shifter feedback circuit to the amplifier. The phase shifter feedback circuit... Agent: Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation

20150028946 - Amplitude modulation to phase modulation (ampm) distortion compensation: To generate amplitude modulation to phase modulation (AMPM) predistortion data that compensates for phase distortion in a power amplifier of a communication device, a test signal is amplified via the power amplifier. The amplified test signal is combined, by wave superposition, with a reference oscillator signal into a resultant signal.... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.

20150028947 - Distortion compensation apparatus and method: A distortion compensation apparatus compensates for non-linear distortion of a power amplifier. The distortion compensation apparatus includes a pre-distorter, a learning unit, and a gain control unit. During training of the pre-distorter, the learning unit repeatedly updates a compensation coefficient on the basis of signals output from the power amplifier.... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150028948 - Switch-mode amplifier: A device includes a Doherty amplifier. The Doherty amplifier has a carrier path and a peaking path. The Doherty amplifier includes a carrier amplifier configured to amplify a signal received from the carrier path and a peaking amplifier configured to amplify a signal received from the peaking path. The device... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20150028950 - Charge preamplifier: A charge preamplifier for converting an electric charge generated in a charge source sensor into a voltage signal, including: a phase inverting amplifier including an input related to the charge source sensor, and an output for providing the voltage signal; a storage capacitor connected between the input and the output... Agent:

20150028949 - High voltage input circuit for a differential amplifier: A differential input circuit (FIG. 3A) is disclosed. The circuit includes a first input terminal (drain of 310) and a second input terminal (drain of 312). A first input transistor (310) has a first control terminal and has a current path coupled to the first input terminal. A second input... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20150028951 - Operational amplifier circuits: An implementation of an operational amplifier circuit includes a first stage amplifier circuit, a second stage amplifier circuit and a first feedforward circuit. The first stage amplifier circuit is coupled to a first input node for receiving a first input signal and amplifying the first input signal to generate a... Agent:

20150028952 - Programmable multi-gain current amplifier: The programmable multi-gain current amplifier circuitry includes a pair of MOS transistors setting the voltage at X terminal to zero using negative feedback formed by a third MOS transistor. Input resistance is in the range of few tens of ohms. The input current ix, which is forced by the constant... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

20150028953 - Scalable periphery for digital power control: A scalable periphery digital power control arrangement is presented. The scalable periphery digital power control arrangement comprises a plurality of PMOS transistors connected in parallel, where the plurality of transistors is operatively coupled to a voltage source. The plurality of PMOS transistors that is operatively coupled to the voltage source... Agent: Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation

20150028954 - Signal receiver: A signal receiver includes a current source providing a current having a current value, a pair of active input devices, and a pair of resistors. Each active input device includes a control node, a first conduction node, and a second conduction node. One of the control nodes receives an input... Agent:

20150028955 - Rf power device: In RF power transistors, the current distribution along edges of the transistor die may be uneven leading to a loss in efficiency and in the output power obtained, resulting in degradation in performance. When multiple parallel dies are placed in a package, distribution effects along the vertical dimension of the... Agent:

  
01/22/2015 > 8 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.

20150022264 - Sense amplifier offset voltage reduction: A circuit includes a plurality of transistors responsive to a plurality of latches that store a test code. The circuit further includes a first bit line coupled to a data cell and coupled to a sense amplifier. The circuit also includes a second bit line coupled to a reference cell... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150022265 - Adaptive boost supply with slope control: An apparatus includes a first circuit configured to generate a boost voltage, and a second circuit to control a slope of a magnitude of the boost voltage when the magnitude of the boost voltage is reduced. The first circuit is configured to generate the boost voltage having the magnitude equal... Agent:

20150022266 - Folded cascode amplifier: Exemplary embodiments are directed to systems, devices, and methods for enhancing an amplifier. An amplifier may include a first cascode circuit including a first transistor and a second transistor. The amplifier may include a second cascode circuit coupled to a differential output and including a first pair of transistors including... Agent:

20150022267 - Apparatus and methods for electronic amplification: Apparatus and methods for electronic amplification are provided. In one embodiment, an amplifier includes first and second input terminals, an amplification circuit, a feedback circuit, and a current mirror. The amplification circuit includes a non-inverting voltage input electrically connected to the first input terminal and to a bias voltage, an... Agent:

20150022268 - Dc offset cancellation circuit: A DC offset cancellation circuit is provided. The DC offset cancellation circuit includes a first operational amplifier and a feedback gain circuit. The first operational amplifier includes a first input transconductance stage, a second input transconductance stage and an output stage. An input terminal of the first input transconductance stage... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20150022269 - Device and method for controlling an input signal of a power amplifier: A method for controlling an input signal of a power amplifier is provided. The method comprise applying CFR to the input signal to obtain a processed input signal; determining a minimum CFR threshold; comparing the peak power of the power amplifier and an allowable peak power; and if the peak... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20150022270 - Dual-band high efficiency doherty amplifiers with hybrid packaged power devices: An amplifying structure includes a main amplifier configured to amplify a first signal; and a peak amplifier configured to amplify a second signal, each of the main amplifier and the peak amplifier including, respectively, a hybrid power device, the hybrid power device including, a first power transistor die configured to... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Canada Inc.

20150022271 - Dynamic amplifier supply: A method of providing a power supply of an amplifier of a wireless transmission system comprising, determining the power at an antenna when transmitting a signal to be transmitted by the amplifier, determining the modulation scheme for transmitting the signal, determining the frequency allocation of the signal to be transmitted,... Agent:

  
01/15/2015 > 14 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.

20150015327 - Controller and method for controlling a signal processor: A controller for controlling a signal processor includes a transformation unit and a control unit. The transformation unit is configured to generate at least one amplitude-modulation-to-phase-modulation-distortion within a signal, output by using the signal processor according to a signal processing, based on generated at least one amplitude-modulation-to-amplitude-modulation-distortion of the signal.... Agent:

20150015328 - Pre-distortion method and associated apparatus and non-transitory machine readable medium: A pre-distortion method includes: receiving an input data; and obtaining a pre-distorted output by inputting the input data into a pre-distortion function, wherein the pre-distortion function is determined according to a power amplifier. A pre-distortion apparatus includes a receiver and a pre-distortion unit. The receiver is utilized for receiving an... Agent:

20150015329 - Radio frequency composite class-s power amplifier having discrete power control: A composite amplifier providing digitally selectable amplification includes a plurality of channels and a combiner. Each of the channels includes a digitally controllable selector, a Class-S power amplifier, and bandpass filter. The digitally controllable selector selectively couples a digital bitstream to the amplifier. The amplifier receives the digital bitstream and... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20150015330 - Differential-to-single-end converter: A converter that converts a differential input signal to a single-end output signal is provided. The converter includes first, second, third and fourth transistors, and a pair of current sources. The first and second transistors are driven by the differential input signal, and have two conduction nodes coupled to each... Agent:

20150015331 - Method and circuit for controlled gain reduction of a differential pair: The present document relates to multi-stage amplifiers, such as linear regulators or linear voltage regulators (e.g. low-dropout regulators) configured to provide a constant output voltage subject to load transients. A multi-stage amplifier is described, having a differential amplification stage which comprises a differential transistor pair. The differential amplification stage is... Agent: Dialog Semiconductor Gmbh

20150015332 - Method and circuit for controlled gain reduction of a gain stage: The present document relates to multi-stage amplifiers, such as linear regulators or linear voltage regulators (e.g. low-dropout regulators) configured to provide a constant output voltage subject to load transients. A multi-stage amplifier is described. The multi-stage amplifier comprises a first amplification stage configured to provide a stage output voltage at... Agent: Dialog Semiconductor Gmbh

20150015334 - Analog circuits having improved transistors, and methods therefor: Circuits are disclosed that may include a plurality of transistors having controllable current paths coupled between at least a first and second node, the transistors configured to generate an analog electrical output signal in response to an analog input value; wherein at least one of the transistors has a deeply... Agent:

20150015333 - Differential measurements with a large common mode input voltage: An apparatus comprises a differential amplifier circuit and a current source. The differential amplifier circuit is configured to receive a voltage at an input, wherein the differential amplifier circuit generates an output voltage having a magnitude proportional to the received voltage over a voltage range to be measured at a... Agent: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation

20150015336 - Cmos cascode power cells: A circuit includes a first CMOS device forming a gain stage of a power amplifier and a second CMOS device forming a voltage buffer stage of the power amplifier. The first CMOS device includes a first doped well formed in a substrate, a first drain region and a first source... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20150015337 - Modular approach for reducing flicker noise of mosfets: In one example implementation, the present disclosure provides a modular approach to reducing flicker noise in metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) in a device. First, a circuit designer may select one or more surface channel MOSFETs in a device. Then, the one or more surface channel MOSFETs are converted to... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20150015338 - Power amplifier: There is provided a power amplifier capable of readily reducing odd-order harmonic waves even in high frequencies. This power amplifier includes n current sources (where “n” is a natural number equal to or greater than 3) that cause predetermined currents to flow; n switches that open and close current paths... Agent:

20150015335 - Sense amplifier layout for finfet technology: A sense amplifier (SA) comprises a semiconductor substrate having an oxide definition (OD) region, a pair of SA sensing devices, a SA enabling device, and a sense amplifier enabling signal (SAE) line for carrying an SAE signal. The pair of SA sensing devices have the same poly gate length Lg... Agent:

20150015339 - Power amplifier architectures with input power protection circuits: An RF power amplifier circuit and input power limiter circuits are disclosed. A power detector generates a voltage output proportional to a power level of an input signal. There is a directional coupler with a first port connected to a transmit signal input, a second port connected to the input... Agent: Rfaxis, Inc.

20150015340 - Variable switched dc-to-dc voltage converter: A voltage converter can be switched among two or more modes to produce an output voltage tracking a reference voltage that can be of an intermediate level between discrete levels corresponding to the modes. One or more voltages generated from a power supply voltage, such as a battery voltage, can... Agent:

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