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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systems April category listing, related patent applications 04/11Below 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. 04/28/2011 > 31 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110095786 - Phase comparator, pll circuit, information reproduction processing device, optical disk playback device and magnetic disk playback device: In a phase comparator used for a sync clock extraction circuit for extracting a clock synchronizing with reproduction data, a zero cross detection section 701, receiving the reproduction data, outputs a rising cross detection signal, a falling cross detection signal and three phase error candidates that are three consecutive samples.... Agent:
20110095787 - Pwm limiter circuit: The duty ratio of a PWM signal is prevented from being zero immediately after the start of PWM control, for example. A PWM limiter circuit has a structure with which a signal output from the PWM limiter circuit can be prevented from being higher than a certain value or lower... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110095788 - High-speed comparator with asymmetric frequency response: A comparator to provide an output voltage indicative of comparing an input voltage with a reference voltage, where the comparator has an asymmetric frequency response. With an asymmetric frequency response, the bandwidth of the input voltage may be greater than the bandwidth of the reference voltage. A comparator includes a... Agent:
20110095789 - Circuits and methods for voltage detection: A circuit for detecting an input voltage includes a voltage-to-current converter and a current comparator. The voltage-to-current converter is operable for generating a monitoring current that varies in accordance with the input voltage. The current comparator coupled to the voltage-to-current converter is operable for comparing the monitoring current to a... Agent:
20110095790 - Fast settling, bit slicing comparator circuit: An improved fast settling bit slicing comparator circuit includes a comparator having a non-inverting and inverting input; the non-inverting input receiving an input signal; a filter circuit for receiving the input signal and being connected with the inverting input of the comparator; a positive feedback circuit interconnected between the output... Agent:
20110095791 - Low-power oscillator: Techniques for synthesizing a signal having a desired frequency from an oscillation signal. In an aspect, a reference signal having a known frequency may be periodically used to determine a ratio between the desired frequency and the frequency of the oscillation signal. The oscillation signal may be decimated by the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110095792 - Frequency multiplier: A frequency multiplier including some embodiments, the frequency multiplier includes: a first transistor and a second transistor, wherein a first terminal of the first transistor is connected to a third terminal of the second transistor through a first capacitor, and a first terminal of the second transistor is connected to... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
20110095793 - Bias potential generating circuit: The present invention provides a bias potential generating circuit including: a clock supply circuit that generates a clock signal having a predetermined frequency; a rising sine wave generating circuit that generates a rising wave form signal having a wave form of a rising portion of a sine wave; a ΔΣ... Agent: Oki Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20110095794 - Enhancement of power management using dynamic voltage and frequency scaling and digital phase lock loop high speed bypass mode: An apparatus for clock/voltage scaling includes a device power manager arranged to supply a scalable frequency clock to an interface; a delay-locked loop, supplied by a constant fixed frequency clock and a constant voltage, arranged to generate a unique code depending on process, voltage, and/or temperature; and controlled delay line... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110095796 - Process, voltage, temperature independent switched delay compensation scheme: A delay compensation circuit for a delay locked loop which includes a main delay line having a fine delay line comprising fine delay elements and a coarse delay line comprising coarse delay elements, the main delay line being controlled by a controller, the delay compensation circuit comprising: an adjustable fine... Agent: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
20110095795 - Semiconductor memory device having delay lock loop with wide frequency range and delay cell current reduction scheme: A semiconductor memory device includes a delay lock loop (DLL) performing a locking operation at a wide frequency range and reducing current consumption. The semiconductor memory device includes a (DLL) having serially connected delay cells that receive and delay an external clock signal, wherein a predetermined number of delay cells... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110095797 - Semiconductor device and method for operating the same: A semiconductor device includes a clock delay section configured to receive an external clock signal, reflect different delay amounts on the external clock signal, and generate a plurality of synchronization clock signals, a clock synchronization section configured to synchronize a clock enable signal with each of the plurality of synchronization... Agent:
20110095798 - High speed fully differential resistor-based level formatter: A level formatter is provided that has differentially coupled closed loop current sources, each configured to precisely establish a current proportional to a reference voltage. A bridge circuit is differentially coupled to two supplementary current sources and controlled to rapidly switch the current from the supplementary current sources to produce... Agent:
20110095799 - Flip-flop having shared feedback and method of operation: A method of operating a circuit includes receiving a first data signal at a first node. The first node is coupled to a second node to couple the first data signal to the second node. After coupling the first node to the second node, an inversion is enabled from the... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110095800 - Flip-flop having shared feedback and method of operation: A method of operating a circuit includes receiving a first data signal at a first node. The first node is coupled to a second node to couple the first data signal to the second node. After coupling the first node to the second node, the second node is coupled to... Agent:
20110095801 - Method for controlling the dynamic power signature of a circuit: A method of determining a timing relationship between modules on a chip, each module being timed by an initiator. The timing relationship being determined on the basis of the power consumptions over time of the initiators and may be determined on the basis of e.g. a sum of the power... Agent: Teklatech A/s
20110095802 - Semiconductor device and designing method of the same: A semiconductor device includes: a control target circuit section; and a voltage control section configured to dynamically control a supply voltage to the control target circuit section. The control target circuit section includes: a delay monitor circuit configured to measure a delay in the control target circuit section as a... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110095803 - Adaptive control of power supply for integrated circuits: The present invention relates to a circuit arrangement and method for controlling power supply in an integrated circuit wherein at least one working parameter of at least one electrically isolated circuit region (10) is monitored, and the conductivity of a variable resistor means is locally controlled so as to individually... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110095804 - Apparatus and method providing an interface between a first voltage domain and a second voltage domain: An interface between first and second voltage domains is provided. A level shifter is configured to receive an input signal from the first voltage domain and to level shift the input signal to provide an output signal for passing to the second voltage domain. A control signal generator is configured... Agent: Arm Limited
20110095805 - Level shifters and integrated circuits thereof: An integrated circuit includes a level shifter configured to receive a first voltage signal that swings between a first voltage level and a second voltage level, outputting a second voltage signal that swings between the first voltage level and a third voltage level. The third voltage level is higher than... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20110095806 - Semiconductor switch: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor switch includes a voltage generator, a driver, a switch section, and a power supply controller. The voltage generator is configured to generate a first potential and a negative second potential. The first potential is higher than a power supply voltage supplied to a power... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110095807 - Frequency conversion: A frequency conversion circuit configured to mix a first input signal (RF+,RF−) at a first frequency with a second input signal (LO+,LO−) at a second frequency to provide an output intermediate frequency signal (IFout), the circuit comprising: first and second mixing modules , each mixing module comprising a voltage to... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110095808 - System and method for controlling powered device with detachable, controllable switching device: A device is provided for use with a power supply line and an electrical unit. The power supply line has a first connecting portion, whereas the electrical unit has a second connecting portion. The first connecting portion can detachably connect with the second connecting portion. The electrical unit can perform... Agent:
20110095809 - Semiconductor device having signal transfer line: To include a switch transistor inserted between a data bus and an input end of a signal receiving circuit and turned off when a potential of the data bus reaches VPERI−NVth, and an assist transistor that drives the input end of the signal receiving circuit to have VPERI. According to... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110095810 - Linkage apparatus of ac two-wire solid-state switches: This invention is based on the contents of the U.S. Pat. No. 5,831,349 and Chinese Invention Patent ZL94112284.0, ZL94114032.6 as their follow-up invention. The invention involves the technical schemes of several linkage apparatuses of AC two-wire solid-state switches. All of the AC two-wire solid-state switches of the linkage apparatuses must... Agent:
20110095811 - Substrate bias control circuit for system on chip: A substrate bias control circuit includes a process voltage temperature (PVT) effect transducer that responds to a PVT effect. A PVT effect quantifier is coupled to the PVT effect transducer. The PVT effect quantifier quantifies the PVT effect to provide an output. The PVT effect quantifier includes at least one... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20110095812 - Transmission line coupled to circuits and q-enhancement cell: Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a first circuit, a second circuit, a transmission line coupled between the first circuit and the second circuit, and a Q-enhancement cell coupled to the transmission line.... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110095813 - Mos transistor resistor, filter, and integrated circuit: A MOS transistor including a first MOS transistor M1 to be used as a resistor; an input voltage source 1 connected to the source of the first MOS transistor for applying an input voltage Vin; and a gate voltage source 6 connected to the gate of the first MOS transistor... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110095814 - Circuit and method for generating internal voltage, and semiconductor device having the circuit: An internal voltage generating method performed in a semiconductor device, the internal voltage generating method including generating a plurality of initialization signals corresponding to a plurality of external power supply voltages; detecting a transition of a lastly-generated initialization signal from among the plurality of initialization signals and generating a detection... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110095815 - Noise reduction circuit and semiconductor device provided with noise reduction circuit: A noise reduction circuit includes first and second reset signal generation circuits that generate first and second reset signals that are activated when a data input signal goes to a low level or a high level and are deactivated in synchronization with a clock signal when a high level or... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110095816 - Network on chip building bricks: The present invention relates to a Network on chip comprising a torus matrix of processing elements formed by a juxtaposition of bricks in rows and columns, each brick comprising a longitudinal extra-connection bus segment connecting two terminals situated on opposite transverse edges of the brick on a first axis; two... Agent: Kalray04/21/2011 > 31 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110089976 - Mos integrated circuit and electronic equipment including the same: A MOS integrated circuit includes: a voltage-to-current conversion circuit configured to convert first and second voltages to a first current having a current value corresponding to the first voltage and a second current having a current value corresponding to the second voltage; and a current comparison circuit configured to compare... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110089977 - Systems and methods of low offset switched capacitor comparators: The disclosed systems and methods of low offset switched capacitor comparator reduce settling errors. The system operates in two major phases. During a first phase, the input voltage is sampled on the input capacitors and a differential amplifier is configured in a unity gain configuration to sample the amplifier offset.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110089978 - Sampling device and circuit having a single voltage supply: In embodiments of the present invention a device, circuit, and method are described for sampling input signal voltages, which may include voltages below a negative supply voltage for the device or circuit, without requiring static current from the input. Various embodiments of the invention obviate the requirement of an external... Agent:
20110089979 - Source driver with charge sharing: A source driver includes an output buffer for outputting a driving signal; a first current path coupled between the output buffer and a data line; and a second current path coupled in parallel to the first current path. During a first driving period, the output buffer utilizes both the first... Agent:
20110089980 - Capacitive load driver: A capacitive load driver includes a first switching element whose first end receives positive potential, an EL element arranged between a second end of the first switching element and the ground, a charge collecting capacitor whose first end is connected to a positive electrode terminal of the EL element, a... Agent: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
20110089981 - Semiconductor device and communication method: It is possible to provide a highly reliable semiconductor device and a communication method in which communication can be performed between circuits with a large degree of freedom of clock frequency which can be set in each of the circuits, a decisive operation, and a small communication latency. The semiconductor... Agent:
20110089982 - Fast lock-in all-digital phase-locked loop with extended tracking range: An apparatus and a method for achieving lock-in of a phase-locked loop (PLL) are disclosed. The PLL receives a reference clock and generates an output clock according to the reference clock. The method comprises: adjusting an oscillation frequency of a controlled oscillator of the PLL close to a desired frequency... Agent:
20110089983 - Loop type clock adjustment circuit and test device: A variable delay circuit applies a variable delay that corresponds to an analog signal to a reference clock so as to generate a delayed clock. A phase detection unit detects the phase difference between the delayed clock and the reference clock, and generates a phase difference signal having a level... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20110089984 - Clock signal balancing circuit and method for balancing clock signal in ic layout: A method for balancing clock signals in an IC layout includes obtaining a data-flow information of the IC, selecting a first data-flow according to the dataflow information, and synchronizing a first clock signal from a first register and a second clock signal from a second register involved in the first... Agent:
20110089985 - Delay line calibration mechanism and related multi-clock signal generator: A delay line calibration mechanism includes a first delay line, a second delay line, a phase detector, and a controller. The first delay line receives a first pulse and a first delay selection signal, and delays the first pulse for a first delay period according to the first delay selection... Agent:
20110089986 - Method and apparatus for pulse width modulation: An apparatus and method of providing a pulse width modulated signal that is responsive to a current are disclosed. A circuit according to aspects of the present invention includes a capacitor to convert a first current to a first voltage on the capacitor during a first time duration and to... Agent: Power Integrations, Inc.
20110089987 - Multi-phase signals generator: A multi-phase signals generator is disclosed. The multi-phase signals generator mentioned above includes a frequency divider and N delay circuits. The frequency divider receives a clock signal and divides a frequency of the clock signal to generate a divided frequency clock signal. The N delay circuits are connected in series.... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20110089988 - Self-calibrating r-2r ladder and method thereof: A method and apparatus are provided for calibrating a ladder circuit. The apparatus includes: a logic unit for receiving a first logical signal, a second logical signal, and N control bits and for outputting N alternative control bits and an additional control bit, where N is an integer greater than... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
20110089989 - Limiter circuit: The limiter circuit of this invention is a limiter circuit which, by switching action of a pair of transistors, allows passage of only signal voltage components of an input signal voltage included in ranges of an upper limit signal voltage and a lower limit signal voltage. With this construction, the... Agent:
20110089990 - Control loop for amplification stage: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for generating an output signal comprising a replica of an input signal, comprising the steps of: generating a replica signal representing the low frequency content of the input signal; generating an error signal representing an error in the replica signal; combining the replica... Agent: Nujira Limited
20110089993 - Electronic device and method for dc-dc conversion: An electronic device for driving a power switch coupled to receive a first supply voltage level at one side of its channel is provided. The electronic device includes a control switch coupled with a first side of a channel to receive a varying control voltage having a maximum level that... Agent: Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh
20110089991 - Rf buffer circuit with dynamic biasing: An RF buffer circuit for a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) includes dynamic biasing circuitry to selectively flip the phase of the output voltage waveform. In a CMOS implementation, a PMOS/NMOS pair is employed in an output path. During a high (voltage) swing mode condition, the phase of the output is... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110089992 - Systems for accurate multiplexing: The disclosure presented herein provides example embodiments of systems for accurate multiplexing. The systems and methods presented may be suitable for non-limiting examples of analog to digital conversion with a switched input voltage (for a switched capacitor application) or any circuit with high voltage/high accuracy voltage multiplexing. In an example... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110089995 - Graphene device and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is a graphene device and a method of manufacturing the same. The graphene device may include an upper oxide layer on at least one embedded gate, and a graphene channel and a plurality of electrodes on the upper oxide layer. The at least one embedded gate may be formed... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110089994 - Threshold voltage modification via bulk voltage generator: The present disclosure relates to threshold voltage modification via a voltage generator connected to bulk nodes of transistors.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20110089997 - Power supply circuit: A power supply circuit in accordance with the invention includes a charge-pump circuit and a control circuit. The charge-pump circuit includes first and second capacitors. The control circuit controls the charging voltage of the first and second capacitors. In this way, the power supply circuit outputs a constant output voltage... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110089996 - Systems and devices for dynamically scaled charge pumping: Systems and devices for dynamically scaled charge pumping are presented. Example embodiments of the disclosed systems of dynamically scaled charge pumping enable regulation of the output voltage at a particular ratio and to dynamically control the ratio based on the input voltage. A charge pumping circuit is enabled by an... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110089998 - Logic circuits, inverter devices and methods of operating the same: An inverter device includes at least a first transistor connected between a power source node and ground. The first transistor includes a first gate and a first terminal that are internally capacitive-coupled to control a boost voltage at a boost node. The first terminal is one of a first source... Agent:
20110089999 - Dynamic enabling pump for power control: A voltage generation system that can dynamically calibrate a time period for enabling the system includes: a voltage generation circuit, for providing an output voltage; an oscillator, coupled to the voltage generation circuit, for driving the voltage generation circuit to generate the output voltage at a specific frequency according to... Agent:
20110090000 - Signal transmission circuit: To provide an inverter including first and second transistors connected in series between first and second power supply lines, a source transistor that is provided between the first power supply line and the first transistor and is conductive based on a control signal, and a load transistor that serves as... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110090001 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device: A semiconductor integrated circuit device which substantially reduces drop in a supply voltage generated by a regulator and ensures stable supply of a supply voltage with high efficiency and high accuracy. In the device, a memory power supply includes a plurality of transistors and an error amplifier. In the transistors,... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110090003 - Control module for controlling electro-phoretic display integrated circuit and method thereof: By classifying an electro-phoretic display integrated circuit (EPD IC) into a digital routine module, a digital non-routine module, and an analog routine module, and by switching off the digital non-routine module and the analog routine module, power consumption of the EPD IC may be effectively reduced, and an available time... Agent:
20110090002 - High voltage tolerance of external pad connected mos in power-off mode: An integrated circuit includes a number of pads. The integrated circuit further includes a cascode transistor having an open drain connection to a first one of the pads. A bias generator circuit is included in the integrated circuit. The bias generator circuit has an output connected to a gate terminal... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd.
20110090004 - Reconfiguring through silicon vias in stacked multi-die packages: Through silicon vias (TSVs) in a stacked multi-die integrated circuit package are controlled to assume different connection configurations as desired during field operation of the package in its normal mission mode. TSV connections may be reconfigured to connect an affected die in a manner different from, for example, a factory... Agent: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
20110090005 - Semiconductor device, semiconductor element, and substrate: A semiconductor device, a semiconductor element, and a substrate are provided, which allow the semiconductor element to be provided with a reduced size when combined. The semiconductor device has a rectangular semiconductor element mounted on a substrate formed with an external input terminal, an external output terminal, and a plurality... Agent: Oki Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20110090006 - Analog circuit and semiconductor device: An object is to obtain a semiconductor device having a high sensitivity in detecting signals and a wide dynamic range, using a thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer is used. An analog circuit is formed with the use of a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.04/14/2011 > 28 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110084732 - Universal cmos current-mode analog function synthesizer: The universal CMOS current-mode analog function synthesizer is based on approximating the required function using its sixth-order Taylor series expansion. These approximations can be implemented by adding the weighted output currents of a number of basic building blocks built around a basic current squarer, and a constant current. The circuit... Agent:
20110084736 - Architecture for controlling clock characteristics: An architecture for controlling the clock waveform characteristics, including but not limited to the clock amplitude and clock rise and/or fall times, of resonant clock distribution networks is proposed. This architecture relies on controlling the size of clock drivers and the duty cycles of reference clocks. It is targeted at... Agent: Cyclos Semiconductor, Inc.
20110084734 - Circuit having sample and hold feedback control and method: A drive circuit and a method for maintaining an operating state of the drive circuit. The drive circuit includes a capacitor connected to an inverting input terminal of an operational amplifier and to a terminal of a current sensitive load through a switch. The output of the operational amplifier is... Agent:
20110084733 - Driving circuit with slew-rate enhancement circuit: A driving auxiliary circuit receiving an input voltage to control an output voltage of an operational amplifier via a first switch and a second switch is provided. A pull-low circuit turns on the first switch, including a first input terminal coupled to a high voltage source providing a high voltage... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20110084737 - Frequency responsive bus coding: A data system permits bus encoding based on frequency of the bus and the frequency of switching on the bus so as to avoid undesirable frequency conditions such as a resonant condition or interference with other electrical devices. Transmission frequencies along one or more busses are monitored and used to... Agent: Rambus Inc.
20110084735 - Scart interface control circuit and video device using the same: A SCART interface control circuit outputs a mode switch signal to a switch signal pin of the SCART interface according to standby, widescreen and normal modes of video signals. The SCART interface control circuit comprises a first voltage circuit, a second voltage circuit, a voltage combination circuit and an amplifier... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110084738 - Low-power frequency divider and low-power phase-locked loop equipped therewith: A low power frequency divider and a low power phase locked loop, which consume the least power. The low power frequency divider generates a frequency dividing signal by dividing a frequency of an input signal in a uniform ratio, and includes a phase to voltage converter, a comparator, a phase... Agent:
20110084739 - Methods and devices for generating trapezoidal fire pulses: The present application discloses trapezoidal fire pulse generating methods and devices. According to the devices and methods of the present application, the voltage value of the positive DC control voltage signal, the voltage value of the negative DC control voltage signal, the voltage value of the rise-time DC control voltage... Agent: Beijing Founder Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110084740 - Power-on reset circuit: A power-on reset circuit includes a first-conductive-type MOS transistor having a first source connected to a first power supply, a first drain, and a first gate connected to a second power supply; a second-conductive-type MOS transistor having a second source connected to the second power supply, a second drain connected... Agent: Oki Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20110084741 - Fast-locking bang-bang pll with low ouput jitter: The present invention relates to a gigitaol phaselocked loop DPLL (300, 400) having a phase-to-digital P2D (60) with an enhanced bang-bang phase detector BBPD. Such a P2D (60) comprises a BBPD (62), an additional digital circuit (200) including a sign detector (210), a counter (220) and a mapping function (230),... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110084742 - Dynamic current supplying pump: A pump system that can dynamically increase its current capability includes: a pump circuit, for producing an output voltage; an oscillator, for driving the pump circuit to pump at a particular frequency according to a pump enable signal; a limiter, coupled to both the oscillator and the output voltage fed... Agent:
20110084743 - Phase locked loop and voltage controlled oscillator thereof: A phase locked loop (PLL) and a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) thereof are provided. The VCO includes a ring oscillator circuit and a control circuit. The ring oscillator circuit is used for providing an output clock signal; and the control circuit is coupled to the ring oscillator circuit, and used... Agent: Phison Electronics Corp.
20110084744 - Semiconductor device, adjustment method thereof and data processing system: Read data that are output from core chips are accurately captured into an interface chip. Each of the core chips includes a data output circuit that outputs read data to the interface chip in response to a read command, and an output timing adjustment circuit that adjusts the period of... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110084746 - Edge rate control: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for reducing electromagnetic interference of a switched signal. In an example, a switched input signal can be received at an input and a transition rate of an edge rate controlled, switched output signal can be controlled in response to the... Agent:
20110084745 - Output buffer with slew-rate enhancement output stage: An embodiment of a slew-rate enhancement output stage is disclosed. A first slew-rate enhancement circuit receives a first control voltage and outputs a first voltage. A second slew-rate enhancement circuit receives a second control voltage and outputs a second voltage. A first PMOS transistor includes a first first terminal coupled... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20110084747 - Voltage converting circuit and method: A voltage converting circuit for converting an input voltage into an output voltage is disclosed. The voltage converting circuit includes a modulation signal generator, a comparator and a logic unit. The modulation signal generator is configured for generating a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal responsive to a feedback signal corresponding... Agent:
20110084748 - Flip-flop with single clock phase and with reduced dynamic power: A flip-flop may include a first master stage for latching data, a second slave stage for latching data, and an input multiplexer circuit receiving, as input, data to be latched in the flip-flop. The multiplexer may have single clock phase. The first master stage may be clocked based upon a... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Sa
20110084749 - Method and apparatus for generating a modulated waveform signal: A semiconductor device comprising timer logic for generating a first modulated waveform signal, and delay logic, operably coupled to the timer logic and arranged to provide a first delay in a rising edge of the first modulated waveform signal generated by the timer logic; and provide a second delay in... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110084750 - Modulation apparatus and test apparatus: Provided is a modulation apparatus that outputs an output signal having a designated amplitude and a designated phase, comprising a first variable delay section that outputs a first delayed signal obtained by delaying a periodic signal by a set delay time; a second variable delay section that outputs a second... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20110084751 - Multichannel interfacing device having a balancing circuit: The interfacing device of the invention comprises signal terminals and a common terminal. A transmitting circuit receives the input signals of the transmitting circuit coming from a source and delivers, when the transmitting circuit is in the activated state, currents to the signal terminals, each of the currents being mainly... Agent: Excem
20110084752 - Systems and methods for maintaining a drive signal to a resonant circuit at a resonant frequency: Systems and methods for maintaining a drive signal to a resonant circuit at a resonant frequency are provided. A system for maintaining a drive signal to a resonant circuit at a resonant frequency can include: an oscillator configured to provide an output to a phase comparator and a drive circuit,... Agent: Etymotic Research Inc.
20110084753 - Electrical, control method, system and apparatus: A system for addressing electrical signals is disclosed, comprising an electromagnetically conductive control element, at least one control signal, at least one electromagnetic pulse modulator associated with the control element, and a threshold element positioned proximate to the control element, having an electromagnetic resistance that is conditional and changes as... Agent:
20110084754 - Clock signal amplification circuit, control method thereof, and clock signal distribution circuit: In an exemplary aspect of the invention, a clock signal amplifier circuit includes an amplifier circuit, a first switch part, and a second switch part. The amplifier circuit amplifies a clock signal. The first switch part controls ON/OFF of the amplifier circuit according to a select signal. The second switch... Agent:
20110084755 - Analog switch: An analog switch (100) of the present invention is characterized by being constructed by MOS transistors and comprising a switch (102) connecting an input terminal VIN(104) and the substrate voltage of the NMOS transistor (101), a switch (103), being operated in a reverse phase to that of the switch (102),... Agent:
20110084756 - Reduced capacitor charge-pump: Systems and methods to achieve a charge pump for generating from single supply voltage energy efficient supply voltages that are symmetrical around ground voltage have been disclosed. The charge pump requires two flying capacitors only. The charge pump generates positive and negative supply voltages following a 1/N ratio of Vdd... Agent: Dialog Semiconductor Gmbh
20110084757 - Vdd/5 or vdd/6 charge-pump: Systems and methods to achieve a charge pump for generating from single supply voltage energy efficient supply voltages having a value of ±1/6 Vdd, ±1/5 Vdd, ±1/4 Vdd, ±1/3 Vdd, ±1/2 Vdd or ±1 Vdd that are symmetrical around ground voltage have been disclosed. The charge pump requires two flying... Agent: Dialog Semiconductor Gmbh
20110084758 - Semiconductor device: To include a first semiconductor chip including driver circuits, a second semiconductor chip including receiver circuits, and through silicon vias provided in the second semiconductor chip. The first semiconductor chip includes an output switching circuit that exclusively connects an output terminal of an i-th driver circuit (where i is an... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110084759 - High impedance bias network: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for offsetting reverse-bias leakage of a high impedance bias network. In an example, an apparatus includes an anti-parallel diode pair coupled between a signal node and a common-mode node. The anti-parallel diode pair can include a first diode and a... Agent:04/07/2011 > 23 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110080191 - System and method for clock-synchronized triangular waveform generation: A triangular waveform generator is converted to a free running oscillator controlled by a calibration code. The free running oscillator can be synchronized to an external clock signal by comparing the external clock frequency to the frequency of the triangular waveform and adjusting the calibration code until the discrepancy in... Agent: Conexant Systems, Inc.
20110080192 - Drive circuit for switching device: The threshold value for a normally-off junction FET is a low value. Accordingly, in a semiconductor driver circuit using the normally-off junction FET, there have existed such problems as high-accuracy voltage control, high-speed charging into an input capacitor, and misoperations. A semiconductor driver circuit which is the most suitable for... Agent:
20110080193 - Electronic device control system and method: An exemplary control method includes a step of employing a look-up table to derive first waveform value data for a multi-phase reference waveform. The exemplary method also includes a step of deriving second waveform value data corresponding to modifier data for the multi-phase reference waveform. The modifier data is added... Agent: General Electric Company
20110080194 - Semiconductor apparatus and anomaly detection method of the same: A semiconductor apparatus includes an arithmetic circuit that executes a program based on an operating clock signal input through a clock transfer node, an internal oscillator that generates an internal clock signal to be used internally, a watch dog timer that counts the internal clock signal, detect that a count... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110080195 - Automatic frequency control circuit: The present invention realizes low power consumption at the time of an automatic frequency control circuit operation. An automatic frequency control circuit includes a mixing unit that generates a modulated signal from a reception signal according to a frequency of a local signal, a demodulation unit that demodulates the modulated... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110080197 - Apparatus and methods for power quality measurement: A method for measuring characteristics of a power line signal having a fundamental frequency is provided. The method includes estimating the fundamental frequency of the power line signal, and generating a sampling clock that is substantially synchronized to the estimated fundamental power line frequency. The power line signal is sampled... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.
20110080196 - Vco control circuit and method thereof, fast locking pll and method for fast locking pll: A voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) control circuit, used for controlling a VCO to process phase locking procedure after receiving a frequency locking signal, comprises an operating frequency controller and a judgment unit. The operating frequency controller, coupled to the VCO and the judgment unit, generates one of a first control code... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20110080199 - Bandwidth control apparatus for phase lock loop and method thereof: A loop bandwidth control apparatus applied to a phase locked loop (PLL) includes a first loop filter module, a second loop filter module, a control module, a first switching module, and a second switching module. The first filter module and the second loop filter module output a first voltage and... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20110080198 - Charge pump circuit, and method of controlling charge pump circuit: A charge pump circuit of the present invention comprises a resistance voltage divider provided between a reference voltage source and an output terminal, a differential amplifier which has an inverting input terminal applied with a divided voltage portion from the resistance voltage divider and a non-inverting input terminal applied with... Agent:
20110080201 - Digital logic circuits having a pulse width timing circuit: A pulse width timing includes a first complementary resistor-capacitor (RC) circuit having an input for receiving an input signal, and a second complementary RC circuit coupled to an output of the first complementary RC circuit, wherein the first and second complementary RC circuits cooperate to produce an output signal based... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110080200 - Temperature sensing circuit and method: A low cost, low power and low noise temperature sensor circuit is disclosed. A control circuit asserts a start signal and a stop signal, causes a pulse generating circuit to generate a finite number of pulses, whose pulse frequency varies with temperature. A counter counts the finite number of pulses... Agent:
20110080202 - Adaptive voltage scalers (avss), systems, and related methods: Adaptive voltage scalers (AVSs), systems, and related methods are disclosed. The AVSs are configured to adaptively adjust voltage levels powering a functional circuit(s) based on target operating frequencies and delay variation conditions to avoid or reduce voltage margin. In one embodiment, the AVS includes an AVS database. The AVS database... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110080203 - Delay line calibration: A tunable delay line is calibrated to maintain the delay of the delay line at a desired value or within a desired range of values. In some aspects a signal is passed through a delay line multiple times so that the cumulative delay of the signal through the delay line... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110080204 - Dc offset cancel circuit, semiconductor device, and receiving device: A DC offset cancel circuit according to the present invention includes, in each of an I-channel side and a Q-channel side, a mixer and an ADC that output differential signals. This DC offset cancel circuit further includes a direct-current component extractor. The direct-current component extractor extracts direct-current components from a... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110080205 - Switch driving circuit and driving method thereof: The switch driving circuit according to the present invention is supplied with a first voltage and a second voltage, is driven by a voltage difference between the first and second voltages, controls a switching operation of a power switch according to a switch driving control signal, generates a sense voltage... Agent:
20110080206 - System and method for negative voltage protection: An electronic system is disclosed, which includes a connector unit to communicate data with a host system, an electronic circuit to store the data, and a switch to convey the data to and from the electronic circuit via the connector unit. The switch includes a negative voltage protection unit coupled... Agent: Intersil Americas Inc.
20110080207 - Method for regulating temperature and circuit therefor: A method and circuit for managing thermal performance of an integrated circuit. In accordance with an embodiment, a thermal limit circuit and a semiconductor device are manufactured from a semiconductor material, wherein the thermal limit circuit is configured to operate at a temperature level that is different from a threshold... Agent:
20110080208 - Low power design using a scan bypass multiplexer as an isolation cell: In an example embodiment there is described herein an apparatus, comprising a device having an input and an output, a controllable selecting device having a first input coupled to input of the device and a second input coupled to the output of the device, and a selection control circuit having... Agent:
20110080209 - Method and apparatus for implementing slew rate control using bypass capacitor: A circuit to control the slew rate of charging a capacitance using the capacitance is disclosed. An example circuit includes a regulator circuit to regulate a supply voltage during a normal operation mode of the circuit. A capacitance circuit is coupled to the regulator circuit. The regulator circuit is coupled... Agent: Power Integrations, Inc.
20110080210 - Microcomputer: A power consumption of a light-receiving device is reduced while a power consumption of a microcomputer that controls the light-receiving device is reduced as well. The microcomputer is structured to include a drive circuit, a sampling/detection circuit, a timer, a system clock generation circuit, a CPU, a ROM and a... Agent: Sanyo Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20110080211 - Systems and methods for noise reduced data detection: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for data processing. For example, some embodiments of the present invention provide noise reduced data processing circuits. Such circuits include a selector circuit, a sample set averaging circuit, and a data detection circuit. The selector circuit provides either a new... Agent:
20110080212 - Semiconductor device, display device, and electronic device: To provide a semiconductor device which operates stably with few malfunctions due to noise, with low power consumption, and little variation in characteristics; a display device including the semiconductor device; and an electronic device including the display device. An output terminal is connected to a power supply line, thereby reducing... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110080213 - Semiconductor device and method for operating the same: A semiconductor device includes a lateral double diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) , a junction field effect transistor (JFET) and an inner circuit. The lateral double diffused metal oxide semiconductor includes a first source, a common drain and a first gate. The junction field effect transistor includes a second source,... Agent:Previous industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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