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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systems March listing by industry category 03/11Below 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. 03/31/2011 > 33 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110074467 - Power supply method, apparatus, and system for a radio frequency power amplifier: A power supply apparatus for a radio frequency power amplifier (RFPA) is provided, where the output end of a voltage controlled voltage source (VCVS) and the output ends of N current controlled current sources (CCCSs) are coupled in parallel to supply power to the RFPA. The apparatus further includes an... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20110074468 - Frequency generator: A frequency generator is used for generating a frequency within a frequency range. The frequency generator includes a variable current source, a voltage drop generation unit, a voltage source, a detection unit, a conversion unit, and an oscillating circuit. The variable current source is used for outputting a current according... Agent:
20110074469 - Frequency generation circuitry and method: A method includes generating a plurality of reference phases of a reference signal and selecting a sub-phase from each of the plurality of reference phases to form a set of selected sub-phases. In the method selecting operates in response to synchronized outputs of a multi-phase phase accumulator that operates synchronously... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20110074470 - Low current power-on reset circuit and method: A power-on reset (POR) circuit includes a first transistor (MPa) having a source coupled to a first supply voltage (VDD) and a gate coupled to a second supply voltage (GND). A resistor (R0) has a first terminal coupled by a depletion mode transistor (JP0) to the second supply voltage and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110074473 - Reset circuit: In some embodiments, a reset circuit for an electronic circuit equipped with a backup power capacitor includes a first detector arranged to detect a predetermined first voltage of the backup capacitor, a second detector arranged to detect a predetermined second voltage of the backup capacitor, the second voltage being lower... Agent: Sanyo Semconductor Co., Ltd.
20110074471 - Semiconductor apparatus and method for controlling the same: A semiconductor apparatus comprises a power-up signal generation section configured to generate a power-up signal, a driver configured to drive and output the power-up signal, and a main circuit block configured to perform predetermined functions in response to an output from the driver, wherein the power-up signal generation section and... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110074472 - Semiconductor device and power control method used for same: A semiconductor device includes an internal circuit; a plurality of power switches arranged in parallel configured to supply a current to the internal circuit; an instruction circuit configured to output a instruction signal for controlling power supply to the internal circuit; a variation detection circuit configured to detect the current... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110074476 - Apparatus for lock-in amplifying an input signal and method for generating a reference signal for a lock-in amplifier: Apparatus (300; 400; 500) for lock-in amplifying an input signal (SI), including one or more lock-in amplifiers (304, 307, 308; 422, 423, 424; 504, 507, 515, 516) with a first input terminal (In) for the input signal (SI) to be lock-in amplified and a second input terminal (Ref) for a... Agent:
20110074475 - Frequency synthesizer: There is provided a frequency synthesizer capable of improving phase noise. A sinusoidal signal with a frequency set by a frequency setting part is output as a digital signal from a set signal output part, and the digital signal is D/A-converted. A difference between a sinusoidal signal with a frequency... Agent: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
20110074474 - Phase-locked-loop circuit: A phase-locked loop circuit comprises a phase error detector for receiving a multi-phase reference signal and a synchronized phase signal of the phase-locked-loop circuit, and for performing a rotational transformation to convert the multi-phase reference signal into two-phase quantities at a synchronous rotation d-q reference frame. A monotonic transfer module... Agent: General Electric Company
20110074479 - Delay locked loop apparatus: A delay locked loop (DLL) apparatus includes a first delay unit converting a reference clock into a rising clock. A second delay unit converts the reference clock into a falling clock, and a replica delay unit replica-delays the rising clock. A first phase detector compares the phases of the reference... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110074480 - Method and apparatus for the controlled delay of an input signal: An apparatus for the controlled delay of an input signal includes a signal input for receiving an input signal. The input signal is supplied to a delay line with a multiplicity of delay elements. Outputs of the delay elements allow respective differently delayed phase signals to be tapped off. Furthermore,... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20110074478 - Semiconductor apparatus: A semiconductor apparatus for reducing unnecessary current consumption disclosed. The semiconductor apparatus includes: a clock signal transmission unit that selectively transmits a clock signal in accordance with the frequency of the clock signal at an operation standby mode. A delay locked loop generates a DLL clock signal on the basis... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110074477 - Techniques for providing reduced duty cycle distortion: A feedback loop circuit includes a phase detector and delay circuits. The phase detector generates an output signal based on a delayed periodic signal. The delay circuits are coupled in a delay chain that delays the delayed periodic signal. Each of the delay circuits comprises variable delay blocks and fixed... Agent: Altera Corporation
20110074481 - Negative charge pump with current protection: A charge pump circuit includes a first power transistor selectively actuated by a first control signal to deliver relatively higher amounts of current to a capacitor and a second non-power transistor connected in parallel with the first power transistor and selectively actuated by a second control signal to deliver relatively... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (shenzhen) R&d Co. Ltd.
20110074482 - Oscillation signal generator for compensating for i/q mismatch and communication system including the same: An oscillation signal generator for compensating for an in-phase (I)/quadrature-phase (Q) mismatch and a communication system including the same are provided. The oscillation signal generator includes a first latch configured to generate an I oscillation signal, a second latch that is cross-coupled with the first latch and generates a Q... Agent:
20110074484 - Signal input circuit and semiconductor device having the same: A signal input circuit includes an input unit, a first compensation circuit, a second compensation circuit, and an enable circuit. The input unit receives a first input signal to output an output signal to an output node. The first compensation circuit is connected to the output node and discharges the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110074483 - Technique to reduce clock recovery amplitude modulation in high-speed serial transceiver: A method is provided for improving clock recovery signal jitter in digital communication based on a phase adjustment technique in a phase interpolation. A clock signal is expressed as the combination of two sinusoidal signals. The phase interpolating process determines the amplitude of the first sinusoidal signal, and the amplitude... Agent:
20110074486 - Method and apparatus for tracking power supplies: A method for tracking power supplies includes the following steps: receiving, by a controller, a signal to be tracked and outputting, according to the signal to be tracked, a control signal. The control signal controls at least two sets of voltage level selection circuits in selecting at least one tracking... Agent:
20110074485 - Semiconductor circuit: A semiconductor circuit is provided in which no error signal is generated even when the circuit is exposed to a transient voltage noise that occurs with a transition from a first state indicating a conduction of a high-potential side switching device to a second state indicating a non-conduction of the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20110074487 - Optical modulator drive circuit: A modulator drive circuit provides a modulator drive signal, representative of a data waveform, to modulate an optical signal for transport across a network infrastructure. The modulator drive circuit includes a broadband Bias-T circuit insensitive to the frequency range of the data waveform. The Bias-T circuit provides for an adjustable... Agent:
20110074488 - Pseudo-differential receiving circuit: Each of the output signals of the receiving circuit produced by the receiving circuit of the invention is delivered by an output of a combining circuit having 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Each signal terminal of the receiving circuit is connected to a first input terminal of a differential circuit,... Agent: Excem
20110074490 - Input/output circuit: In some embodiments, an input/output (I/O) circuit sends and receives a high-level signal and a low-level signal via a coupling capacitance provided on a communication line. The I/O circuit includes a receiving portion including a first detection circuit arranged to detect one of the signals and a second detection circuit... Agent: Sanyo Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20110074489 - Inverter: A two-level or multi-level inverter are supplied with a positive auxiliary voltage (Ug+) and a negative auxiliary voltage (Ug−). A bootstrap technique provides a first positive auxiliary voltage and a first negative auxiliary voltage from the supplied potentials. The bootstrap technique provides at least one additional negative auxiliary voltage to... Agent: Abb Oy
20110074491 - Photoelectric conversion device, photoelectric conversion device material, photosensor and imaging device: wherein each of R1 and R2 independently represents a substituted aryl group, an unsubstituted aryl group, a substituted heteroaryl group or an unsubstituted heteroaryl group, each of R3 to R11 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent provided that an acidic group is excluded, m represents 0 or 1,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110074492 - Charge pump circuit and a novel capacitor for a memory integrated circuit: A novel capacitor for use in a charge pump circuit has a substrate with a planar surface. A first electrode is in a first plane spaced apart from the planar surface. A second electrode is adjacent to and is spaced apart from the first electrode in the first plane and... Agent: Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.
20110074493 - Configurable np channel lateral drain extended mos-based transistor: An integrated circuit containing a configurable dual n/p-channel 3-D resurf high voltage MOS field effect transistor (MOSFET) is disclosed. An n-channel drain is coterminous with a p-channel source in an n-well, and a p-channel drain is coterminous with an n-channel source in a p-well. A lateral drift region including n-type... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110074494 - Semiconductor device and semiconductor memory tester: A semiconductor device, a semiconductor memory tester, and a multi-chip package are provided. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of nonvolatile semiconductor memories; a boosting circuit which generates a boosted voltage for operating the plurality of nonvolatile semiconductor memories; and a boosting circuit controller which controls the operation of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110074495 - Compensated bandgap: An integrated circuit has an untrimmed bandgap generation circuit; and a bandgap generation circuit coupled to the untrimmed bandgap generation circuit. The bandgap generation circuit has a current source controlled by the untrimmed bandgap generation circuit and coupled in series with a resistor and a first bipolar diode device, one... Agent: Microchip Technology Incorporated
20110074496 - Reference voltage circuit: Provided is a reference voltage circuit in which a temperature characteristic of a reference voltage is excellent and a circuit scale is small. In the reference voltage circuit, for example, a temperature correction circuit separated from the reference voltage circuit is not used and a difference voltage between threshold voltages... Agent:
20110074497 - Power supply stabilizing circuit, electronic device and test apparatus: A test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a signal input section that supplies a test signal to a device under test and a judging section that judges acceptability of the device under test based on a response signal output by the device under test in response to... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20110074498 - Electronic devices and systems, and methods for making and using the same: A suite of novel structures and methods is provided to reduce power consumption in a wide array of electronic devices and systems. Some of these structures and methods can be implemented largely by reusing existing bulk CMOS process flows and manufacturing technology, allowing the semiconductor industry as well as the... Agent: Suvolta, Inc.
20110074499 - Semiconductor device and method for controlling the same: A semiconductor device according to an exemplary aspect of the invention is capable of being selectively switched between an oscillation circuit and a signal input-output circuit, and includes first and second external connecting terminals that are connectable to an oscillation device; an inverting amplifier an input side of which is... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation03/24/2011 > 33 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110068827 - Passive capacitively injected phase interpolator: A phase-interpolator circuit is described. In the phase-interpolator circuit, an output signal, having a fundamental frequency and a phase, is generated based on a weighted summation of a first reference signal and a second reference signal, where the first reference signal has the fundamental frequency and a first phase, and... Agent: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
20110068828 - Method and system for detecting timing characteristics in a communications system: The present invention provides a system for detecting timing characteristics of internal signals in a communications device, the system comprising: a system clock running at a known frequency; a test counter having a test input at which an internal signal to be tested is received; a gating counter having an... Agent:
20110068829 - Comparator circuit and display device provided with the same: An inverter is configured by double gate TFTs, and an inverter is configured by double gate TFTs. Top gate terminals of the TFTs that configure the inverter are connected to an input terminal DAT(+), and bottom gate terminals are connected to an output of the inverter and an output terminal... Agent:
20110068830 - Minimum leading edge blanking signal generator and method for generating minimum leading edge blanking signal: A minimum leading edge blanking (MLEB) signal generator is provided. The MLEB signal generator includes a buck unit and a signal generation unit. The buck unit receives an error amplification signal, and generates a reference blanking signal. The reference blanking signal has a voltage lower than a voltage of the... Agent:
20110068831 - Low power line driver and method thereof: A line driver for a communications system requiring multiple power sources for different modes of operation comprises a current source and a voltage source coupled in parallel with the current source. The current source has a first terminal and a second terminal. The line driver further comprises a first source... Agent: Trendchip Technologies Corp.
20110068832 - Driving circuit for power mosfet: A driving circuit for a power MOSFET includes a first switch, a second switch, a third switch and a fourth switch. The first switch is connected to a first node, a second node and a first power end. The first power end supplies a first voltage. The second switch is... Agent:
20110068833 - Dynamic switch driver for low-distortion programmable-gain amplifier: A switching circuit for switching a time-varying input signal, the switching circuit comprising: at least one switch including a N-channel MOSFET and a P-channel MOSFET, each having a gate configured to receive a drive signal to change the ON/OFF state of the switch; and a drive circuit configured and arranged... Agent: That Corporation
20110068835 - Circuit and method: Implementations related to circuits including an oscillator and a switch-mode DC/DC converter are presented herein.... Agent:
20110068834 - Electro-mechanical oscillating devices and associated methods: Electro-mechanical oscillating devices designed to convert the frequency of electrical signal(s) and methods associated with the same are described. One example of such a frequency converting device is a mixer.... Agent: Trustees Of Boston University
20110068836 - Spread-spectrum clock acquisition and tracking: Apparatus having corresponding methods and computer-readable media comprise: a phase detector configured to generate an error signal representing a phase difference between a recovered spread-spectrum clock signal and a serial data stream that includes a spread-spectrum clock signal; and a phase selector configured to provide the recovered spread-spectrum clock signal... Agent:
20110068837 - Apparatus and method to tolerate floating input pin for input buffer: An integrated circuit device includes a pad adapted to receive a signal from an internal or external driver, and an input buffer circuit including an input terminal coupled to the pad. The input buffer circuit includes a pass transistor having a control terminal, a first conduction terminal connected to the... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.
20110068838 - Electronic device for power-on-reset: An electronic device is provided that includes a power-on-reset (POR) circuit. The POR circuit includes a trigger stage configured to change an output if a first power supply voltage level exceeds a threshold voltage level and a first inverter and a second inverter being cross-coupled. An output of the second... Agent: Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh
20110068839 - System employing synchronized crystal oscillator-based clock, to be used in either discrete or integrated applications: A synchronized clock system, for use with an electronic system having several system nodes requiring a synchronized clock signal. The clock system may be formed in either discrete form or in integrated form, or in any combination, and includes a first synch bus and a second synch bus, isolated from... Agent: Nel Frequency Controls, Inc.
20110068841 - High-resolution varactors, single-edge triggered digitally controlled oscillators, and all-digital phase-locked loops using the same: A digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) includes a pulse generator for generating a pulse signal upon an edge of a trigger signal, and at least one delay circuit coupled to delay the pulse signal generated by the pulse generator. The pulse generator is coupled to receive one of the delayed pulse... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110068840 - Use of data decisions for temporal placement of samplers: A data receiver has a clock recovery and data sampling circuit. This has a fixed local oscillator for timing the data samples. A phase interpolator adjusts the phase of the clock signal in response to an early late detector which samples the waveform at the expected position of the edges.... Agent:
20110068842 - Providing additional inputs to a latch circuit: The latch circuit comprises: a primary input for receiving a data value; an output for outputting the data value; a data transmission path comprising a transmitting device for transmitting the data value from the primary input to the output; a feedback loop for retaining the data value, the feedback loop... Agent: Arm Limited
20110068843 - Band adjustment device of polyphase filter and band adjustment method of polyphase filter: Provided is a base adjustment device and method of a polyphase filter that can reduce an area and power consumption, and operate at a high speed. The band adjustment device of the polyphase filter according to the present invention includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), a polyphase filter that inputs an... Agent: Nec Corporation
20110068844 - Delay control circuit and method: The present invention relates to a delay control circuit and a method of controlling delay of an output signal generating based on an input signal, wherein a plurality of delayed replicas of a reference signal are generated with dedicated time delays with respect to the reference signal and are sampled... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110068845 - Serializer circuitry for high-speed serial data transmitters on programmable logic device integrated circuits: Serializer circuitry for high-speed serial data transmitter circuitry on a programmable logic device (“PLD”) or the like includes circuitry for converting parallel data having any of several data widths to serial data. The circuitry can also operate at any frequency in a wide range of frequencies, and can make use... Agent:
20110068846 - Integrated circuit and electronic device comprising threshold generation circuitry and method therefor: An integrated circuit comprises a threshold generation circuitry for generating at least one differential voltage signal. The threshold generation circuitry comprises at least one common mode current generation circuit arranged to generate at least one common mode current signal, whereby said at least one common mode current signal is combined... Agent:
20110068847 - Equalizer circuit and reception apparatus: An equalizer circuit includes: a plurality of amplifiers that convert a voltage signal into a current; a plurality of capacitive loads that are charged and discharged in accordance with respective outputs of the plurality of amplifiers; a charge discharge circuit provided for each of the plurality of capacitive loads to... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110068848 - Multi-channel integrator: A multi-channel integrator is provided. The multi-channel integrator includes an integrator and a plurality of channels. Each of the channels includes an input selector and a unit-gain amplifier. The input selector has a common terminal, a first selecting terminal and a second selecting terminal. The input selector selectively electrically connects... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20110068849 - Active monostable positive transient protection circuit for a capacitive load: An electrically noisy D.C. power source having high slew rate A.C. transient voltage, is cut off from a capacitive load by a switchable, constant slew rate voltage source, upon the detection of an A.C. transient voltage having a slew rate that would otherwise cause a current overload through the capacitive... Agent: Temic Automotive Of North America, Inc.
20110068850 - Circuit for controlling time sequence: A circuit for controlling time sequence of an electronic device, the circuit comprises a delay unit to receive a first control signal, a first switch unit connected to the delay unit to receive the first control signal after a rising edge of the first control signal, a second switch unit... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110068851 - Power switch circuit: A power switch circuit includes a first switch transistor connected to a main power supply, which supplies a first voltage, a second switch transistor connected in series to the first switch transistor and to a backup power supply, which supplies a second voltage. A switch control unit controls activation and... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc
20110068852 - Semiconductor device, power circuit, and manufacturing mkethod of semiconductor device: The semiconductor device includes a first conductive layer over a substrate; an oxide semiconductor layer which covers the first conductive layer; a second conductive layer in a region which is not overlapped with the first conductive layer over the oxide semiconductor layer; an insulating layer which covers the oxide semiconductor... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110068853 - Sensor for electromagnetic quantities and method for measuring electromagnetic quantities: A sensor for electromagnetic quantities includes a bistable device whose residence times in the stable states depend on the electromagnetic quantity. The bistable device further includes a switching zone, whose dimension in the direction of a current of charge carriers is smaller than the ballistic mean free path of the... Agent: Julius-maximilians-universitat
20110068854 - Circuit, trim and layout for temperature compensation of metal resistors in semi-conductor chips: A temperature compensation circuit for generating a temperature compensating reference voltage (VREF) may include a Bandgap reference circuit configured to generate a Bandgap reference voltage (VBGR) that is substantially temperature independent and a proportional-to-absolute-temperature reference voltage (VPTAT) that varies substantially in proportion to absolute temperature. The circuit may also include... Agent:
20110068855 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device and method for controlling power supply voltage: The present invention is a semiconductor integrated circuit device including a target circuit, a voltage supply circuit that supplies the power supply voltage to the target circuit, a control circuit that controls an output voltage of the voltage supply circuit, and a target voltage prediction circuit that predicts a voltage... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110068856 - Charge pump: A charge pump includes a switching circuit which is interposed among first and second output capacitors, a flying capacitor, and an input power supply; and a control unit which controls the switching circuit. The charge pump is operated in an operation mode including a high-voltage outputting mode, a low-voltage outputting... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20110068857 - Latch charge pump with equalization circuit: A charge pump including first and a second charge-pump stages electrically coupled, four pump capacitors connected between two enable terminals and four internal nodes, two pump transistors connected to the pump capacitors and to the internal nodes, and having respective control terminals, two biasing capacitors, connected between the control terminals... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20110068858 - Fail safe adaptive voltage/frequency system: A system on chip (SoC) has a digital domain. An adaptive voltage/frequency scaling circuit includes a critical path replica circuit with respect to that digital domain. The critical path replica circuit generates a margin signal, and the adaptive voltage scaling circuit responds to the margin signal by decreasing bias voltage... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd.
20110068859 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes: a power supply voltage generating circuit generating a power supply voltage corresponding to delay information; and an integrated circuit to which the power supply voltage is supplied from the power supply voltage generating circuit, wherein the integrated circuit includes at least one delay information monitor monitoring... Agent: Sony Corporation03/17/2011 > 32 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110062994 - Frequency level detecting method: A frequency level detecting method includes counting pulses of a spread-spectrum clock, the spread-spectrum clock having a frequency that is modulated within a frequency range from a minimum frequency to a maximum frequency in a constant modulation period of time, the frequency range being divided into a plurality of sub-ranges... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110062995 - Low power, accurate reference-free threshold detector: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to detector circuits. Embodiments provide a low-power, accurate reference-free threshold detector. In particular, embodiments reduce leakage current at low input levels and prevent shoot through current for higher than nominal low input levels. Further, embodiments require no bandgap or accurate reference, and as... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110062996 - Power on detection circuit: A power-on-detection (POD) circuit includes first and second comparators, a voltage divider, a detection circuit coupled to a first voltage source node and the voltage divider, and logic circuitry coupled to outputs of the first and second comparators. The detection circuit outputs a control signal identifying if a first voltage... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110062997 - Reset signal distribution: Methods, circuits and systems may operate to generate a reset signal at an input reset block and synchronously distribute the reset signal, via a number of pipelined reset blocks, to multiple ports of a core circuit. The reset signal may be transmitted successively to each of the pipelined reset blocks... Agent:
20110062998 - Semiconductor device having level shift circuit, control method thereof, and data processing system: To include a first level shift circuit that converts a first internal clock signal having an amplitude value of a first voltage into a second internal clock signal having an amplitude value of a second voltage, a second level shift circuit that converts a first internal data signal having the... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110062999 - Source-synchronous clocking: Methods, circuits and systems for balanced distribution of source-synchronous clock signals are described. Multiple data sets together with one or more clock signals associated with the multiple data sets may be received at a number of interface devices. The multiple data sets may be captured in a number of data... Agent:
20110063000 - Hierarchical global clock tree: Methods, systems, and circuits for forming and operating a global hierarchical clock tree are described. The global hierarchical clock tree may comprise a clock circuit that operates to provide clock signals to a core circuit surrounded by the clock circuit. The clock circuit may include two or more first and... Agent:
20110063001 - Signal generating method for clock recovery and clock recovery circuit: Accordingly, when a signal for clock recovery ED is generated, which is formed by alternately generating enable periods EN having a ratio (N/M) of N clocks' client data to M clocks' line data and disable periods D1 to D4, a phase of the disable period D2 is advanced by a... Agent:
20110063002 - Bias circuit and phase-locked loop circuit using the same: A bias circuit for generating an output bias current includes a first transistor, a passive component, a second transistor, and a bias current generator. The first transistor has a first node coupled to a first reference voltage, a second node, and a control node. The passive component is coupled between... Agent:
20110063004 - Frequency synthesis system with self-calibrated loop stability and bandwidth: In a frequency synthesis system with self-calibrated loop stability and bandwidth, a detector produces a detection signal based on a difference between an input signal and a feedback signal; a charge pump produces a control signal based on the detection signal; a filter produces a tuning signal and a source... Agent: Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.
20110063003 - Phase and frequency detector with output proportional to frequency difference: Phase and frequency detectors and techniques are disclosed. For example, apparatus comprises a first circuit for receiving first and second clock signals and for generating at least one signal indicative of a phase difference between the first and second clock signals. The apparatus also comprises a second circuit for receiving... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110063005 - Delay-locked loop having a delay independent of input signal duty cycle variation: A Delay-Locked Loop (DLL) uses a delay line to delay a first signal by a “delay time”, thereby generating a second signal. A capacitor is charged at a first rate starting at a first edge of first signal and continuing until an edge of the second signal. The capacitor is... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110063006 - Timing vernier using a delay locked loop: A method for synchronizing a plurality of programmable timing verniers with a reference pulse signal, each of the verniers being programmable to one of a plurality of timing steps within a delay range determined by a control signal applied to a bias input. A first and second control vernier is... Agent: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
20110063007 - Delay circuit with delay equal to percentage of input pulse width: A delay circuit with a delay equal to the percentage of the input pulse width is described. In one embodiment, the ratio of the discharge current to the charge-up current of a timing capacitor is used to determine the percentage of the input pulse width used for the output delay.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110063008 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: In a dynamic flip-flop circuit with a data selection function, for example, when data having an H value has been selected using a selection signal S0, a first node N1 is L and a second node N2 of a second dynamic circuit 1B is H, so that an output signal... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110063010 - Rectifying and level shifting circuit: A circuit includes a differential circuit having at least to two inputs, a first variable impedance circuit, and a second variable impedance circuit. The first variable impedance circuit is between a first branch of the differential circuit and an output. The first variable impedance circuit provides a first variable impedance.... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
20110063009 - Voltage trimming circuit: A voltage trimming circuit is provided. The voltage trimming circuit has an input stage, an up-trimming resistor ladder, a down-trimming resistor ladder and a control means. The input stage has a first input, a second input and an output, wherein the first output is to receive an input voltage, the... Agent: Himax Analogic, Inc.
20110063011 - Apparatus and method for transmit/receive switching: Apparatus and methods are disclosed, such as those involving an electronic device. One such apparatus includes a transmitter; a receiver; and a transmit/receive switch configured to electrically block the receiver from the transmitter during a transmit period. The transmit/receive switch includes one or more MOSFETs coupled between an input node... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20110063012 - Circuit arrangement: A circuit arrangement is provided. The circuit arrangement includes a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, and a fourth transistor respectively comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal, a first capacitor and a second capacitor respectively comprising a first terminal and a second terminal,... Agent:
20110063013 - Mixer circuit: The present invention discloses a mixer circuit for mixing two input signals by source-coupled MOS transistors and outputting a mixed result. A duty cycle controlling MOS transistor is connected to a source of each source-coupled MOS transistor in series. A duty cycle controlling pulse is applied to a gate of... Agent: Fci Inc.
20110063014 - Semiconductor device and electronic appliance: The amplitude voltage of a signal input to a level shifter can be increased and then output by the level shifter circuit. Specifically, the amplitude voltage of the signal input to the level shifter can be increased to be output. This decreases the amplitude voltage of a circuit (a shift... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110063015 - Semiconductor memory device: The present invention provides a semiconductor memory device that includes: a fuse circuit having multiple fuse elements; and a fuse selection circuit connected to an internal address signal line that receives an address signal externally inputted. The fuse circuit is connected to the fuse selection circuit to receive an output... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110063016 - Method for controlling inter-component phase difference soliton and inter-component phase difference soliton circuit device: A control method is proposed that controls inter-component phase difference solitons by using splitting or fusion caused by the interaction between inter-component phase difference solitons themselves, without the need for application of external energy. By using a line structure (10) in which an inter-component phase difference soliton propagation line through... Agent: National Institute Of Advanced Ind. Sci & Tech
20110063017 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a first circuit, a second circuit, and a first voltage dividing circuit. The first circuit is coupled to a first terminal. The first circuit is operable by a first voltage supplied from the first terminal. The second circuit is coupled through a first resistive element to... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110063018 - Booster circuit: In a booster circuit which is operated with a two-phase clock and in which a plurality of (M≧4) lines of boosting cells constitute a unit, a boosting cell in the K-th line (1≦K≦M) is controlled, depending on the voltage of the input terminal of a boosting cell in the KA-th... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110063019 - Dual dielectric tri-gate field effect transistor: A dual dielectric tri-gate field effect transistor, a method of fabricating a dual dielectric tri-gate field effect transistor, and a method of operating a dual dielectric tri-gate effect transistor are disclosed. In one embodiment, the dual dielectric tri-gate transistor comprises a substrate, an insulating layer on the substrate, and at... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110063020 - On-board performance monitor and power control system: A system and method for controlling performance and/or power based on monitored performance characteristics. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise an integrated circuit comprising a first circuit module that receives electrical power. A second circuit module may monitor one or more performance characteristics of the first circuit module... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110063021 - Power supply unit: High-accuracy overcurrent detection is performed, while a loss resulting from the current detection is significantly reduced. A switch section outputs the voltage between the both terminals of a current detection resistor using an AND signal between an output signal from a hysteresis comparator and an output signal from a pre-driver.... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110063022 - Optimizing power consumption of a digital circuit: A method is provided for optimizing power consumption of a digital circuit which provides operational functionality based upon operating demands. The digital circuit is subject to a supply voltage level and a clock frequency. The method includes determining an acceptable delay value, from a plurality of predetermined acceptable delay values,... Agent:
20110063023 - Structure and method for coupling signals to and/or from stacked semiconductor dies: Signals are coupled to and from stacked semiconductor dies through first and second sets of external terminals. The external terminals in the second set are connected to respective conductive paths extending through each of the dies. Signals are coupled to and from the first die through the first set of... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110063025 - High breakdown voltage double-gate semiconductor device: A double-gate semiconductor device includes a MOS gate and a junction gate, in which the bias of the junction gate is a function of the gate voltage of the MOS gate. The breakdown voltage of the double-gate semiconductor device is the sum of the breakdown voltages of the MOS gate... Agent:
20110063024 - Method and system for bandwidth enhancement using hybrid inductors: A method and system for bandwidth enhancement using hybrid inductors are disclosed and may include providing an electrical impedance that increases with frequency via hybrid inductors comprising a transistor, a capacitor, an inductor, and a resistor. A first terminal of the hybrid inductors may comprise a first terminal of the... Agent:03/10/2011 > 40 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110057686 - Hysteresis comparator circuit and semiconductor device incorporating same: A hysteresis comparator circuit that compares first and second input signals to output a hysteresis output signal includes a constant current source, a first comparator, a second comparator, and an output circuit. The constant current source includes a load resistor to generate a given constant current. The first comparator is... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110057687 - Input buffer circuit: There are provided a differential input circuit, a PMOS transistor 20 that connects between a power supply VDD and one of power supplies of the differential input circuit and that enables switching between an operation state and a non-operating state of the differential input circuit, and a PMOS transistor 14... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110057688 - Frequency reference signal generating system and method for frequency synthesizers: A system for generating a frequency reference signal comprising an oscillator, a direct digital synthesizer coupled to the oscillator and configured to receive a signal output from the oscillator, a digital to analog converter coupled to the direct digital synthesizer and configured to receive a sampled signal from the direct... Agent: Comtech Ef Data Corp.
20110057689 - Signal processing-system using singularity, and its information memory medium: The original signal regenerator 20 converts the incoming signals containing singular points 21 into signals having singular points by the specific signal processing. Next, it extracts the undesired-signal component from the signals having singular points, and generates the undesired-signal by the specific inverse operation processing. Finally, it regenerates the original... Agent:
20110057690 - Clock control circuit and transmitter: A transmitter 1 comprises a clock generation portion 4, FIFO portion 6, and serial signal creation portion 7. The clock generation portion 4 performs modulation by spectrum spreading of a reference clock CKref, and generates a first clock CK1 with a high modulation factor and a second clock CK2 with... Agent: Thine Electronics, Inc.
20110057691 - Receiving apparatus and receiving method thereof: The receiving apparatus according to the present invention includes a multi-phase clock generating circuit, a latch component, an error check component, and a selector circuit. The multi-phase clock generating circuit generates a plurality of clocks, phases of which are different from each other. The latch component receives an external data... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110057692 - Digital circuits with adaptive resistance to single event upset: A digital circuit with adaptive resistance to single event upset. A novel transient filter is placed within the feedback loop of each latch in the digital circuit to reject pulses having a width less than T, where T is the longest anticipated duration of transients. The transient filter includes a... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110057693 - Direct digital interpolative synthesis: A clock synthesis circuit includes a delta sigma modulator that receives a divide ratio and generates an integer portion and a digital quantization error (a fractional portion). A fractional-N divider divides a received signal according to a divide control value corresponding to the integer portion and generates a divided signal.... Agent:
20110057696 - Frequency calibration apparatus of phase locked loop and method thereof: A frequency calibration apparatus, applied to a phase locked loop (PLL), includes a frequency detecting module and a search module. The frequency detecting module includes a first counter, a second counter and a comparing unit. During a monitoring period, the first counter and the second counter respectively generates a first... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20110057695 - Phase lock loop and control method thereof: A phase lock loop (PLL) featuring automatic stabilization is provided, in which a first charge pump is coupled to a driving control signal to generate a first current, a filter with a zero-point path and the first charge pump are coupled at a first node, and a current adjustment circuit... Agent: Richwave Technology Corp.
20110057694 - Regulator having interleaved latches: A charge pump system (100) includes a charge pump (102), and a regulator (101) that includes a clock generator (120) for providing a clock signal, a control logic (130) coupled to the clock generator, and a comparator (140) coupled to an output of the charge pump. The comparator includes a... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110057697 - Clock generating circuit, semiconductor device including the same, and data processing system: To include a phase determining circuit that generates a first phase determination signal, a sampling circuit that samples the first phase determination signal and generates a second phase determination signal based on the sampled first phase determination signal, and a clock generating unit that generates an internal clock signal based... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110057699 - Integrated circuit and programmable delay: Integrated circuit and programmable delay. One embodiment provides an integrated circuit including a programmable delay element having a plurality of single delay cells. The delay cells include a first input and a second input and a first output. The delay cells are arranged to form a chain such that the... Agent: Qimonda Ag
20110057698 - Method and apparatus for synchronizing with a clock signal: Clock synchronization and skew adjustment circuits that utilize differing unit delay elements in their delay lines in either a graduated or a stepped unit time delay arrangement are for synchronizing with a clock signal. These graduated or a stepped unit time delays allow reduction in the number of the fine... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110057700 - Digital circuits with adaptive resistance to single event upset: A digital circuit with adaptive resistance to single event upset. A novel transient filter is placed within the feedback loop of each latch in the digital circuit to reject pulses having a width less than T, where T is the longest anticipated duration of transients. The transient filter includes a... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110057701 - Signal control device: A signal control device controls the period of a three-phase signal used to control a three-phase high-voltage converter. An arithmetic unit of the signal control device determines a timing for changing the period for each phase so that the period of the signal for a V phase or a W... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110057702 - Changing an operating performance point: A method of changing an operating performance point of an integrated circuit including detecting a need to change the operating performance point of the integrated circuit to a new operating performance point. The method also includes changing a voltage of the integrated circuit to correspond with the new operating performance... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110057703 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes an internal circuit to perform a predetermined function at a plurality of different supply power voltages, a power supply voltage region detector to detect a supply power voltage to output a detection signal, a latch to store the signal output from the power supply voltage region... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110057704 - Method for detecting a current and compensating for an offset voltage and circuit: A method and circuit for detecting a current and compensating for an offset voltage. The circuit includes two comparators where one of the comparators has two input terminals and the other comparator has three input terminals. An input terminal of each of the two comparators are commonly connected together, the... Agent:
20110057705 - Semiconductor apparatus and breakdown voltage control method of the same: A semiconductor apparatus operates based on a first voltage, a second voltage lower than the first voltage, and a third voltage in between the first and second voltages, and includes an output circuit including at least one transistor where a signal having an amplitude ranging from the second to first... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110057707 - Detection and compensation of multiplexer leakage current: A multiplexed input/output (I/O) system detects leakage currents on a selected input channel. The system includes a leakage detection multiplexer connected to provide an output selected from one of a plurality of input channels. In addition, the leakage detection multiplexer provides as part of the output measured leakage currents associated... Agent: Rosemount Inc.
20110057706 - Peak-detect-and-hold circuit and method thereof using ramp sampling technique: A peak detect-and-hold circuit and method thereof using ramp sampling technique includes utilizing two sampling signals of different slopes to sample an input voltage for respective tracking voltages; comparing the held tracking voltage sampled with the sampling signal of a smaller slope and the input voltage to determine whether the... Agent:
20110057708 - Semicondutor integrated circuit device: A semiconductor integrated circuit device including an I/O circuitry capable of low-voltage high-speed operation at low cost is provided. In the I/O circuitry, when an I/O voltage (for example, 3.3 V) is lowered to a predetermined voltage (for example, 1.8 V), portions causing a speed deterioration are a level conversion... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110057709 - Pade' approximant based compensation for integrated sensor modules and the like: Methods and systems using Pade' Approximant expansion ratios provide mappings between nonlinear sensors and a more linear output domain. The method includes a method of converting an input digital signal having a nonlinear dependency on a physical variable into an output digital signal that exhibits a substantially linear dependency with... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
20110057711 - Electronic device and system and method thereof for identifying electronic accessory and controlling electronic device: An electronic device connectable with an electronic accessory according to the present disclosure is provided. The electronic device includes a jack, a data signal transceiving unit, a measuring unit, a switching unit and a processing unit. The jack is adapted to receive an insertion of a plug of the electronic... Agent: Htc Corporation
20110057710 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit 1 according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention is including: a first wire that is supplied with a clock signal; a second wire that is supplied with the clock signal, the clock signal is supplied or shut off independently of the clock signal supplied... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110057712 - Self-healing technique for high frequency circuits: A self-healing monolithic integrated includes an electronic circuit having a plurality of transistors. At least one sensor is disposed within and electrically coupled to the electronic circuit and configured to sense a performance metric of the electronic circuit. A plurality of actuators is disposed within the circuit. Each actuator of... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20110057713 - Power module: The present invention provides a power module in which a first semiconductor device disposed on a first substrate and a second semiconductor device disposed on a second substrate are disposed at symmetrical positions with a third substrate interposed therebetween.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
20110057716 - Circuit of reducing power loss of switching device: A circuit is provided to reduce power loss on switching. A pair of auxiliary switching devices is switched on before a pair of switching devices. The switching devices are switched on after a corresponding capacitor to the auxiliary switching devices is discharged to zero. Thus, the power loss of the... Agent: Atomic Energy Council-institute Of Nuclear Energy Research
20110057715 - High bandwidth switch design: An analog switch includes a transistor having a current path between an input and an output, a gate coupled to a control terminal, and a bulk terminal, and a switched bulk control circuit coupled to the control terminal, the bulk terminal, and ground to reduce an equivalent capacitance seen from... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
20110057714 - High voltage switch utilizing low voltage mos transistors with high voltage breakdown isolation junctions: A high voltage switch having first and second states includes an input receiving an input voltage that is greater than a supply voltage. Each of first, second, and third MOS structures of a first conductivity type has a gate, a source, and a drain. The sources and drains of each... Agent: Integrated Device Technology
20110057717 - Two-terminal nanotube devices including a nanotube bridge and methods of making same: Nanotube switching devices having nanotube bridges are disclosed. Two-terminal nanotube switches include conductive terminals extending up from a substrate and defining a void in the substrate. Nantoube articles are suspended over the void or form a bottom surface of a void. The nanotube articles are arranged to permanently contact at... Agent: Nantero, Inc.
20110057718 - Apparatus and method for offset drift trimming: An apparatus is provided that includes a drift trimming stage that includes a first current source providing a current with a first temperature dependency and a second current source providing a current with a second temperature dependency. The first and the second current source are coupled at a first node... Agent: Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh
20110057719 - Semiconductor device having fuse circuit and control method thereof: An internal voltage adjusting circuit of a semiconductor memory device processes a period from activation to deactivation of a reset bar signal by dividing the period into a first period to a third period. In the first period, a peripheral circuit voltage is stabilized to a lowest value to suppress... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110057720 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: Provided is a semiconductor integrated circuit according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention including first and second transmitter-receivers that execute transmission and reception of data through a signal line. The first transmitter-receiver includes a first termination circuit that includes a first resistor and a first switch, the first... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110057721 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: Provided is a semiconductor integrated circuit according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention including a data transmitting circuit and a data receiving circuit that receives data transmitted from the data transmitting circuit. The data transmitting circuit includes a data output circuit that outputs the data or sets an... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110057722 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: Provided is a semiconductor integrated circuit according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention including a data transmitting circuit that transmits data in parallel through a plurality of signal lines and a data receiving circuit that receives the data. The data transmitting circuit includes a plurality of data output... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110057723 - Active polyphase filter producing two difference outputs having phase difference of pi/2 radians: An active poly-phase filter has a converting section and a filtering section having two first input terminals, two second input terminals and four output terminals. The converting section has first, second, fourth and fifth transistors forming a translinear circuit and a third transistor forming a current mirror circuit with the... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110057724 - High- and low-power power supply with standby power saving features: A power supply for providing power to an electrical device is described. The power supply converts a received input signal to a first electrical having a first voltage level at a first power converter. The power supply additionally converts the first electrical signal to a second electrical signal having a... Agent:
20110057725 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device such as an RFID, which can easily generate a given stable potential, is provided. Circuits included in a semiconductor device are categorized depending on whether a given stable power source potential is necessary. A power source potential generated from a wireless signal received by an antenna with... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.03/03/2011 > 53 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110050283 - Synchronous phase detection circuit: A phase detection circuit arranged as sigma-delta modulator for determining a phase difference between a periodic signal and a reference signal, the periodic signal and the reference signal having a substantially equal frequency, includes: a source input configured to receive the periodic signal whose phase relationship with respect to the... Agent:
20110050284 - Sense amplifier circuit and related configuration and operation methods: A sense amplifier circuit is provided with a first transistor arrangement comprising a first n-type field effect transistor (NFET) having a respective body node, and a second transistor arrangement comprising a second NFET having a respective body node. The second transistor arrangement is electrically coupled to the first transistor arrangement,... Agent:
20110050285 - High linear fast peak detector: A high linear fast peak detector having a variable bias current and/or a variable bias voltage is described. In an exemplary design, the peak detector includes a transistor, a variable current source, a capacitor, and a feedback circuit. The transistor receives the input signal and provides a source current. The... Agent:
20110050286 - Temperature sensing circuit: A temperature sensing circuit that does not use an oscillator is presented. The temperature sensing circuit includes a selector and a detector. The selector is configured to select and output a reference voltage from first and second level signals in response to first and second trimming signals. The first and... Agent:
20110050287 - High speed track and hold circuit: Examples of systems and methods are provided for tracking-and-holding an input signal. The system may produce a pair of differential voltage outputs responsive to a pair of differential voltage inputs. The system may couple, in response to a clock signal, an input amplifier circuit to an output circuit or decouple... Agent:
20110050289 - Input buffer: An input buffer includes a driving signal generation unit, a comparison signal generation unit, and a driving unit. The driving signal generation unit is configured to generate first and second driving signals which are selectively enabled in response to a control signal generated depending on a level of an input... Agent:
20110050291 - Method and apparatus for adjusting driver output current and electronic apparatus: According to an aspect of the embodiment, a driver outputs a driver current to a reception LSI, and a receiver included in the reception LSI receives an analog voltage signal corresponding to a value of the driver current as a receiver input. An A/D converter converts the voltage signal of... Agent:
20110050290 - Output driver circuit: An output driver circuit includes a pre-driver unit and a first driving unit. The pre-driver unit is configured to generate a driving selection signal and a driving signal from a pre-driving signal in response to a group selection signal and a code signal. The first driving unit is configured to... Agent:
20110050288 - Semiconductor switch: A semiconductor switch includes: a first terminal; a second terminal; a switch section including a through FET connected between the first terminal and the second terminal and a shunt FET connected between the second terminal and a first ground terminal; a first control terminal configured to drive the through FET;... Agent:
20110050292 - Coreless printed-circuit-board (pcb) transformers and operating techniques therefor: Optimal operating techniques are disclosed for using coreless printed-circuit-board (PCB) transformers under (1) minimum input power conditions and (2) maximum energy efficiency conditions. The coreless PCB transformers should be operated at or near the ‘maximum impedance frequency’ (MIF) in order to reduce input power requirement. For maximum energy efficiency, the... Agent:
20110050293 - Driving circuit of optical gate switch: A driving circuit of a semiconductor optical amplifier type gate switch constituting a matrix optical switch is provided with an operation amplifier into which a driving signal is input and from which a current corresponding to the driving signal is output, an inductance element provided at an output terminal of... Agent:
20110050295 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device for applying an auto clock alignment training mode to reduce the time required for a clock alignment training operation. The semiconductor device adjusts the entry time of the auto clock alignment training mode to prevent the clock alignment training operation from malfunctioning. The semiconductor device includes a... Agent:
20110050294 - Semiconductor device and method for operating the same: A semiconductor device includes a clock input block to receive a system clock and a data clock, a clock frequency dividing block to generate a plurality of multi-phase data frequency division clocks each of which has the phase difference of a predetermined size by dividing a frequency of the data... Agent:
20110050296 - Divide-by-two injection-locked ring oscillator circuit: A frequency divider involves a plurality of Injection-locked Ring Oscillators (ILRO). A first ILRO includes a pair of cross-coupled N-channel transistors, a pair of load resistors, an integrating capacitor, and a current injection circuit. The drain of each transistor is coupled to the gate of the other transistor. Each load... Agent:
20110050298 - Power supply circuit for south bridge chip: A power supply circuit for a south bridge chip includes a voltage sampling circuit, a control circuit, and an I/O controller. The voltage sampling circuit comprises an input terminal capable of receiving a first voltage, and an output terminal capable of outputting a control signal. The control circuit is capable... Agent:
20110050297 - System employing synchronized crystal oscillator-based clock: A synchronized clock system, for use with an electronic system with several system nodes requiring a synchronized clock signal. The clock system includes a first synch bus and a second synch bus, isolated from the first synch bus, and at least one pair and preferably several pairs of SXO modules... Agent:
20110050299 - Electrical instrument having a protection circuit: A protection circuit suitable for electrical instruments includes a software detecting circuit, a logic AND circuit, a driver and control circuit for engine operating power components, and a hardware detecting circuit connected with the logic AND circuit. Both the software detecting circuit and the hardware detecting circuit monitor the state... Agent:
20110050300 - Clock generator: A data processing system comprises a plurality of sub-circuits (10a, 10a, 10c), a clock generator (20) provided with a control circuit (22), a pool of oscillator circuits (24a, . . . 24f) comprising at least three oscillator circuits, and a multiplexing circuit (26) coupled between the pool and clock inputs... Agent:
20110050301 - Phase locked loop circuitry having switched resistor loop filter circuitry, and methods of operating same: Phase-locked loop circuitry to generate an output signal, the phase-locked loop circuitry comprising oscillator circuitry, switched resistor loop filter, coupled to the input of the oscillator circuitry (which, in one embodiment, includes a voltage-controlled oscillator), including a switched resistor network including at least one resistor and at least one capacitor,... Agent:
20110050302 - Charge pump circuit and pll circuit using the same: A charge pump circuit (31), and a PLL circuit using the charge pump circuit, has a glitch compensation circuit (36) to compensate for a slow glitch which occurs along charging/discharging of electric charges in a parasitic capacitance. The glitch compensation circuit (36) includes a comparator (37), a latch circuit (38),... Agent:
20110050305 - Centralizing the lock point of a synchronous circuit: A system and method to establish the lock point of a digital synchronous circuit (e.g., a DLL) at the center of or close to the center of its delay line is disclosed. The synchronous circuit is configured to selectively use either a reference clock or its inverted version as the... Agent:
20110050303 - Die location compensation: Embodiments are described that compensate for a difference in a characteristic (e.g., of performance or operation) of a semiconductor device that is a function of the location of a die in a device. In one embodiment, a clock circuit may generate a clock signal having a timing that varies with... Agent:
20110050304 - Semiconductor apparatus: In a semiconductor device, there are provided first to third pairs of nMOS transistors between a GND and two sense nodes and first to third pairs of pMOS transistors between the two sense nodes and the power supply. A first internal clock signal and its inverted signal are supplied to... Agent:
20110050306 - Time correction circuit and electronic apparatus: A time correction circuit includes: a time-measurement device that measures a time period; a receiver device that receives electromagnetic wave based on a first baseband signal, the first baseband signal including time information concerning time and being encoded by a pulse width modulation method, and outputs a second baseband signal... Agent:
20110050307 - Circuits and methods for clock signal duty-cycle correction: Duty-cycle correction circuits, clock distribution networks, and methods for correcting duty-cycle distortion are disclosed, including methods and apparatus for correcting duty-cycle distortion of differential output clock signals provided from a clock distribution network. In one such method, a single-ended clock signal is generated from differential input clock signals for distribution... Agent:
20110050308 - Standby power reduction method and apparatus for switching power applications: The present invention discloses a standby power reduction method and apparatus for switching power applications, the method comprising the steps of: performing a hysteresis comparison on a supply voltage to generate a selecting signal having a first state and a second state, wherein the hysteresis comparison has a high threshold... Agent:
20110050309 - Dynamic clock feedback latch: A dynamic clock feedback latch includes a feedback path that generates a data value on an output as a function of data inputs in response to a clock input going low and generates a latching value on the output after a delay from the clock input going high. A first... Agent:
20110050310 - Level shifter circuit: The present invention relates to a level shifter circuit (20) for transistors requiring high voltage, such as nonvolatile memories. In the circuit configuration, the drain- to-source voltage across the NMOS transistors (Q1, Q4) can be substantially equal to the power supply voltage (VPP) according to the input voltage level at... Agent:
20110050311 - Flag signal generation circuit and semiconductor device having the same: A flag signal generation circuit includes a first periodic signal detection unit, a second periodic signal detection unit, and a flag signal output unit. The first periodic signal detection unit is configured to detect a change in a level of a first periodic signal and generate a first detection signal.... Agent:
20110050312 - Multi-phase clock generation circuit: A multi-phase clock generation circuit including a phase interpolation circuit that generates and outputs an interpolation signal based on first and second clock signals, the interpolation signal interpolating a phase between output clock signals corresponding to the first and the second clock signals, and a control circuit that generates a... Agent:
20110050313 - Methods and systems related to a configurable delay counter used with variable frequency clocks: In certain arrangements and methods, a reset-able counter (100) produces multiple delay times as required by, for example, a finite state machine. The counter (100) counts a stored value by a configurable amount. That configurable amount is determined based upon the period of a clock cycle divided by a desired... Agent:
20110050314 - Display link clocking method and apparatus: An apparatus includes a clock circuit and a plurality of display interface circuits. The clock circuit provides a common clock signal. The display interface circuits each provide a respective display link clock signal in response to the common clock signal. One of the display link clock signals is at a... Agent:
20110050315 - Power supply and dc-dc-conversion: In an embodiment of a converter, a first oscillator provides switching signals for switching between charging and discharging of a capacitor, and a second oscillator is configured to add an offset voltage or a feedback-current-dependent voltage to a sawtooth waveform generated by the second oscillator switched in synchronism with the... Agent:
20110050316 - Power transistor with turn off control and method for operating: A circuit has a power transistor, a driver control circuit, a variable clamp circuit and a turn-off control circuit. The power transistor has a first current electrode coupled to a first power supply terminal, a second current electrode as an output of the circuit, and a control electrode. The driver... Agent:
20110050317 - Bootstrap circuit: A bootstrap circuit comprises: a first transistor connecting a first power supply with an output node; and a second transistor applying a first input signal to a gate node of the first transistor and having a conductivity type identical to that of the first transistor. A second input signal obtained... Agent:
20110050318 - High voltage differential pair and op amp in low voltage process: A high voltage differential pair and op amp implemented in a low voltage semiconductor process. The high voltage differential pair expands the incoming common mode voltage of a differential pair to multiple times the normal operating voltage of the differential pair through the use of high voltage current sources, current... Agent:
20110050319 - Multiplier, mixer, modulator, receiver and transmitter: A multiplier is provided, for example, for use as a mixer in a modulator of a radio frequency transmitter. The multiplier multiplies a first alternating signal of constant amplitude by a second signal, for example, in the form of a carrier wave from a local oscillator. The multiplier comprises a... Agent:
20110050320 - Using interrupted through-silicon-vias in integrated circuits adapted for stacking: In an integrated circuit (IC) adapted for use in a stack of interconnected ICs, interrupted through-silicon-vias (TSVs) are provided in addition to uninterrupted TSVs. The interrupted TSVs provide signal paths other than common parallel paths between the ICs of the stack. This permits IC identification schemes and other functionalities to... Agent:
20110050321 - High voltage switch in low voltage process: A high voltage analog switch operable by a binary signal is implemented in a low voltage semiconductor process. The switch has three parallel circuit paths, with each path comprising at least three series connected transistors. Control signals are selectively applied to the control terminals of the transistors to control the... Agent:
20110050322 - Switching circuit with gate driver having precharge period and method therefor: A switching circuit includes first and second transistors, and a driver circuit. The first transistor has a first current electrode coupled to a first power supply voltage terminal, a second current electrode, and a control electrode. The second transistor has a first current electrode coupled to the second current electrode... Agent:
20110050323 - Semiconductor switch: A semiconductor switch includes: a switch section, provided on a substrate, switching connection states among a plurality of terminals; a positive voltage generator generating a positive potential higher than a supply potential supplied from a power-supply line; a driver, connected to an output line of the positive voltage generator, supplying... Agent:
20110050324 - Integrated smart power switch: A device including a controllable semiconductor, sensor, and controller is provided. The controllable semiconductor is associated with a first operating parameter and a second operating parameter, wherein at least the first operating parameter is controllable. The sensor is in communication with the controllable semiconductor device and acquires data relating to... Agent:
20110050326 - Charge pump with charge feedback and method of operation: A charge pump charges a first capacitor to a predetermined input voltage using a first switch. The first switch is coupled to a first terminal of the first capacitor for coupling the first terminal to an input terminal that receives the predetermined input voltage. A second switch couples a second... Agent:
20110050325 - Circuit arrangement for voltage supply and method: The circuit arrangement for the supply of voltage comprises a control arrangement (2), a charge pump (14), a comparator (25) and a ramp signal generator (30). A power supply voltage (Vdd) can be fed to the input of the charge pump (14). The input of the charge pump (14) is... Agent:
20110050328 - Methods and circuits for a low input voltage charge pump: A charge pump circuit comprises a plurality of subcircuits, where the subcircuits are connected to each other in a single or a dual array having a repeating pattern. Each of the subcircuits comprises one or more of the following: an X-channel device having an X-gate terminal, an X-source terminal and... Agent:
20110050327 - Semiconductor device: Provided is a semiconductor device including: a first charge pump circuit that generates a first control signal based on electric charge of a first pumping capacitor accumulated through a first drive transistor; a second charge pump circuit that generates a second control signal based on electric charge of a second... Agent:
20110050329 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a cascode circuit having a transistor, a detector circuit and a bias generator circuit. A bias is applied to a substrate of the transistor. The detector circuit generates a signal related to a threshold voltage of the transistor. The bias generator circuit generates the bias... Agent:
20110050330 - Reference current generating circuit: A reference current generating circuit includes an operational amplifier having one input terminal to receive a reference voltage and a field effect transistor having a gate to receive an output voltage of the operational amplifier. k resistors (k is an integer not less than 2) are connected in series to... Agent:
20110050331 - High voltage current source and voltage expander in low voltage process: A high voltage current source and a voltage expander implemented in a low voltage semiconductor process. The voltage expander extends the operating voltage range of a stack of transistors to multiple times a supply voltage Vdd at the output node of the stack without exceeding the breakdown voltage of any... Agent:
20110050332 - Signal reproducing device: The purpose is to detect minute electrical signals embedded in noise with a simple device configuration and easily reduce the area of the device by utilizing a semiconductor device in particular. This signal reproducing device (1) includes: N FETs (61 to 6N) each receiving a common input signal (VIN) at... Agent:
20110050333 - Method, apparatus, and system for obtaining tuning capacitance for gm-c filter: The present invention discloses a method, apparatus and system for obtaining the tuning capacitance of a Gm-C filter. The method includes: integrating a simulated capacitor within a given time via a current, where the simulated capacitor simulates the capacitor of the Gm-C filter which is set to an even capacitor... Agent:
20110050334 - Integrated voltage regulator with embedded passive device(s): A semiconductor packaging system has a packaging substrate into which inductors and/or capacitors are partially or completely embedded. An active portion of a voltage regulator is mounted on the packaging substrate and supplies regulated voltage to a die also mounted on the packaging substrate. Alternatively, the active portion of the... Agent:
20110050335 - Low-capacitance electrostatic discharge protection diodes: A reduced capacitance diode. A first conductive layer provides conductive interconnects for pad and supply diffusion regions in a diode. A second conductive layer includes a first portion to couple the pad diffusion regions to a pad and a second portion to couple the supply diffusion regions to a voltage... Agent:Previous industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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