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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systems July category listing 07/11Below 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. 07/28/2011 > 32 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. category listing
20110181321 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit has a squelch circuit which has a first noninverting input terminal and a first inverting input terminal, which compares differential amplitude between a signal which is input to the first noninverting input terminal and a signal which is input to the first inverting input terminal with... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110181322 - Device and method for generating a current pulse: A device for producing a current pulse includes supply terminals for providing a power supply voltage, and a switch which is situated in a control current branch between the supply terminals, which switch is configured to switch a control current through the control current branch as a function of an... Agent:
20110181323 - Method for generating a signal representative of the current delivered to a load by a power device and relative power device: An integrated power transistor includes emitter or source regions, and a comb-like patterned metal electrode structure interconnecting the emitter or source regions and defining at least one connection pad. The comb-like patterned metal electrode structure includes a plurality of fingers. A current sensing resistor produces a voltage drop representative of... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20110181325 - Circuit and method of clocking mulitiple digital circuits in multiple phases: A circuit includes a power supply terminal and a clock parsing circuit configured to produce multiple clock signals having a common clock period and different phases. The circuit further includes a plurality of digital circuits coupled to the clock parsing circuit and the power supply terminal. Each digital circuit includes... Agent: Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
20110181326 - Phase-locked loop having a feedback clock detector circuit and method therefor: A method for a phase-locked loop (PLL) in an integrated circuit, wherein the PLL comprises a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO). The method includes, in a training mode: (1) setting a control voltage of the VCO at a first voltage level; (2) increasing the control voltage of the VCO from the first... Agent:
20110181327 - Pll oscillator circuit: Disclosed is a PLL oscillator circuit capable of examining an unlock state while being equipped with an auto retry function enabling automatic relock. In the PLL oscillator circuit, a MPU receives a lock detection signal from the PLL-IC that receives an external reference signal and an output signal from a... Agent:
20110181328 - Frequency adjusting apparatus and dll circuit including the same: A frequency adjusting apparatus includes a frequency control signal generating unit that generates a multi-bit frequency control signal, which is changed in level bit by bit, in response to a reference clock signal, and a frequency adjusting unit that adjusts the frequency of the reference clock signal in response to... Agent: Hynix Semiconduction Inc.
20110181329 - Semiconductor device and pulse width detection method: An internal pulse waveform shaping circuit provided to an IC chip generates an internal pulse monitor signal that changes in a predetermined direction at a rise timing of an internal pulse signal during a period in which a first enable signal is asserted and a second enable signal is de-asserted... Agent: Oki Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20110181330 - Flip-flop, frequency divider and rf circuit having the same: A flip-flop, and a frequency divider and an RF circuit using the flip-flop. The frequency divider, which receives a first signal and generates a second signal by dividing a frequency of the first signal, including a plurality of flip-flops that each latch and output a signal based on the first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20110181331 - Integrated circuit with leakage reduction in static nets: A method for reducing leakage current of a delay line on a static net is provided. The static net provides a signal communication path between a data output of a first flip-flop and a data input of a second flip-flop via the delay line. The delay line is designed using... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110181332 - Ring oscillator for generating oscillating clock signal: A ring oscillator including a plurality of buffer units, each of which has a cross-coupled structure, for generating clock signals using a bias voltage having a predetermined voltage level applied thereto, wherein the clock signals have a swing width corresponding to the bias voltage.... Agent:
20110181333 - Stacked transistor delay circuit and method of operation: A delay circuit and method of operation has a plurality of series-connected stages including a first stage and a last stage that provides the delayed signal. Each of the series-connected stages has a plurality of series-connected transistors having an outermost transistor and an innermost transistor and one or more or... Agent:
20110181335 - Interface circuit, lsi, server device, and method of training the interface circuit: Power consumption is increased in an interface circuit having a signal processing function for waveform shaping due to influence of a circuit added for waveform shaping. Also, since a plurality of boards are connected to a backplane in a system, they are not exchanged in accordance with distances while there... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110181334 - Track and hold circuit and related receiving device with track and hold circuit employed therein: An operational circuit includes: a gain control circuit arranged to provide a gain value upon an input signal according to a set of control signals, wherein the gain control circuit includes a first resistor-based network and a second resistor-based network; an operational amplifier coupled to the gain control circuit and... Agent:
20110181336 - Output buffer circuit and method for avoiding voltage overshoot: An output buffer circuit for avoiding voltage overshoot includes an input stage, an output bias circuit, an output stage, a clamp circuit, and a control unit. The input stage includes a positive input terminal, for receiving an input voltage, and a negative input terminal. The input stage generates a current... Agent:
20110181337 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and electronic device: AVS (Adaptive Voltage Scaling) technique, by which variability and uncertainty are both taken into account. In the system arranged for AVS technique, a detection circuit optimum for each type of process variation is set. Examples of the detection circuit so arranged include a first measurement circuit for detection of variability,... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110181338 - Dual path level shifter: Dual path level shifter methods and devices are described. The described level shifter devices can comprise voltage-to-current and current-to-voltage converters.... Agent:
20110181340 - Fast voltage level shifter circuit: A voltage level shifting circuit with an input terminal and an output terminal. The level shifting circuit has a field-effect transistor (FET) switch with a gate attached to the input terminal, a drain attached to the output terminal and a source attached to a current changing mechanism. The current changing... Agent:
20110181339 - Level shift circuit: A level shift circuit of the invention includes a CMOS inverter circuit that receives an input pulse signal having a crest value of a first potential, a latch circuit that operates on a power supply of a second potential which is higher than the first potential, and a power supply... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110181341 - Push-pull driver circuit: A push-pull driver circuit includes a control circuit which controls switching operations of a plurality of high-side transistors, a level-shift circuit which shifts a control signal, output by the control circuit when the control circuit performs turn-off control on the plurality of transistors, to a first voltage by which the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110181342 - High-frequency switch module: A high-frequency switch module includes a switch element, high-frequency circuits, and a GND circuit. The switch element includes an antenna port, switch ports, and an FET switch. The FET switch switches connection between the switch ports and the antenna port. The high-frequency circuits connect any of the switch ports to... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110181343 - Power controlling integrated circuit and retention switching circuit: A power control integrated circuit is provided having a voltage switching device and a retention switching device that has an input from an overdrive voltage supply such that in a retention enabled configuration a retention switching device is switched on more strongly relative to being both coupled to and driven... Agent: Arm Limited
20110181344 - High power, high speed solid state relay: Electrically isolating the gate terminals of a pair of semiconductor output devices increases the switching speed of a solid state relay. A time delay enables tuning of the isolated gate circuits facilitating simultaneous operation of the output devices.... Agent:
20110181345 - Phase transition devices and smart capacitive devices: Phase transition devices may include a functional layer made of functional material that can undergo a change in conductance in response to an external stimulus such as an electric or magnetic or optical field, or heat. The functional material transitions between a conducting state and a non-conducting state, upon application... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College
20110181346 - Charge pump driving circuit and charge pump system: A charge pump driving circuit for generating a driving pulse signal to drive a charge pump circuit is disclosed. The charge pump driving circuit includes a control signal generator and a driving signal generator. The control signal generator generates a first control signal, a second control signal, and a third... Agent: Himax Analogic, Inc.
20110181347 - Memristor-protection integrated circuit and method for protection of a memristor during switching: A memristor-protection integrated circuit. The memristor-protection integrated circuit includes a first current-bias circuit, a second current-bias circuit, an inverter, and a current limiter. The first and second current-bias circuits are configured to be coupled to first and second power-supply rails, respectively. The inverter is coupled to the first current-bias circuit... Agent:
20110181348 - Reference voltage generating circuit and analog circuit using the same: A reference voltage generating circuit includes a first power supply, a second power supply, a first variable resistance circuit having one end connected to the first power supply and configured to be capable of adjusting a resistance value of the first variable resistance circuit, a series resistance circuit having at... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110181349 - Semiconductor device: The semiconductor device includes a power element which is in an on state when voltage is not applied to a gate, a switching field-effect transistor for applying first voltage to the gate of the power element, and a switching field-effect transistor for applying voltage lower than the first voltage to... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110181351 - Application specific power controller: Configuring the operational behavior of an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit (IC) comprises a plurality of configuration inputs for configuring the IC. The IC also has a memory which stores a plurality of sets of parameter values. Each parameter value of the respective set corresponds to a different operational parameter... Agent:
20110181350 - High frequency semiconductor device: According to one embodiment, a high frequency semiconductor device is provided, which includes: a distribution/input matching circuit board that mounts thereon a distribution/input matching circuit and an input transmission line pattern; an input capacitor board that is arranged adjacent to the distribution/input matching circuit board, and mounts a plurality of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110181352 - Electrically actuated devices: An electrically actuated device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an active region disposed between the first and second electrodes. At least two dopants are present in a spatially varying region of the active region prior to device actuation. The at least two dopants have opposite conductivity types... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, Lp07/21/2011 > 29 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. category listing
20110175648 - Phase-frequency comparator and serial transmission device: Disclosed is a phase-frequency comparator stabilizing a loop band width by a simple circuit, there is provided a phase-frequency comparator which is a phase-frequency comparator of inputting a reference clock and a feedback clock and outputting an up signal to a frequency synthesizer and a down signal to the frequency... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110175650 - Driver circuit and method for reducing electromagnetic interference: An apparatus and a method switch a load through a power transistor. The apparatus includes: a first current generator for generating a current to charge a capacitance of a control terminal of the power transistor during power on of the power transistor; a second current generator for generating a current... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20110175649 - Driver circuit for high voltage differential signaling: Driver circuit for high voltage differential signaling. The circuit includes a first positive driver that generates a first positive transition at a first output in response to an input. The circuit also includes a first current element coupled to the first positive driver to enable generation of a current. Further,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110175651 - Frequency doubler: A frequency doubler receiving an in-phase oscillating signal and an inverse oscillating signal and generating an output signal oscillating at a multiplied frequency, accordingly. The frequency doubler has a first transistor, a second transistor, a first inductor and a second inductor. A first terminal of the first transistor and a... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110175652 - Fractional-n phase-locked loop: A fractional-N phase-locked loop (PLL) includes a phase detector, a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), a frequency divider and a frequency multiplier with a multiplication factor of a mixed number. The phase detector compares phase difference between a reference frequency and a divided signal from the frequency divider. The voltage-controlled oscillator generates... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20110175653 - Clock device: There is provided a clock device including: a clock circuit to generate a plurality of clock signals, the clock circuit including a reset part for resetting generation of the clock signals; and a peripheral circuit operating based on the clock signals generated from the clock circuit, the peripheral circuit including:... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110175654 - Data output control circuit and data output control method: A data output control circuit controls a data output in a read operation. A data output control method includes a count shifting mode and a delay mode and can be used in low and high frequency operations, so that a data output can be stably controlled in a broad frequency... Agent:
20110175655 - Digital locked loops and methods with configurable operating parameters: A locked loop may have an adjustable hysteresis and/or a tracking speed that can be programmed by a user of an electronic device containing the locked loop or controlled by an integrated circuit device containing the locked loop during operation of the device. The looked loop may include a phase... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110175656 - Circuit including current-mode logic driver with multi-rate programmable pre-emphasis delay element: A circuit (10) includes a circuit input (12), a circuit output (16) and a one or more delay elements (22) positioned between the circuit input (12) and the circuit output (16). The delay elements (22) each include a differential input pair (234), a latch stage (236) and a delay controller... Agent: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
20110175657 - Duty cycle correction circuit for memory interfaces in integrated circuits: Circuits and a method for correcting duty cycle distortions in an integrated circuit (IC) are disclosed. The IC includes a splitter circuit that is coupled to receive a clock signal. The clock signal is split into two different clock signals. One of the clock signals is an inverted version of... Agent:
20110175659 - Generating a time delayed event: A time period of an event is determined by charging a known value capacitor from a constant current source during the event. The resultant voltage on the capacitor is proportional to the event time period and may be calculated from the resultant voltage and known capacitance value. Capacitance is measured... Agent: Microchip Technology Incorporated
20110175658 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and operating voltage control method: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a first circuit part that is designed under a first corner condition with respect to a process variation, a second circuit part that is designed under a second corner condition narrower than the first condition, and a control part that changes an operating voltage supplied... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110175660 - Semiconductor device, data transmission system and method of controlling semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes an amplifier section that receives a small-amplitude signal in which data is updated in synch with a clock, and an output section coupled to the output of the amplifier section. In synch with the clock, the amplifier section increases the current of a current source at... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110175661 - High-resolution parametric signal restoration: Provided are high-resolution parametric signal restoration systems, and applications thereof. Such systems include a multi-output module and a parametric compensator. The multi-output module provides a reference gain output signal and one or more higher gain output signals based on a single input signal. The parametric compensator independently responds to functional... Agent: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
20110175662 - Open circuit voltage protection system and method: A method to clamp an open circuit voltage in a photovoltaic module is proposed. The method include coupling a load resistor across an inverter module, initiating the inverter module and loading the inverter module via the load resistor, and coupling the loaded inverter module to the photovoltaic module. The method... Agent: General Electric Company
20110175664 - Electronic circuit: A power-supply sequence-free electronic circuit is realized without the increase of the number of power supply detectors for detecting the rising of the power supply. The electronic circuit operated by supplying three or more types of power supply voltages to the ground voltage of the circuit generates a first detection... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110175663 - Gamma voltage generation circuit: A gamma voltage generation circuit is provided. An offset voltage generator generates a first offset voltage by dividing a voltage difference between a first input voltage and a second input voltage based on a first code. A first voltage shifting circuit of a voltage level shifter shifts down a first... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20110175665 - Integrated circuit connection device: The integrated circuit connection device (1) enables an external component to be connected. The integrated circuit is powered by a supply voltage (VDD) and part of the circuit operates using at least one internal regulated voltage (VREG). The connection device includes two active transistors (N1, P1) of different conductivity connected... Agent: Em Microelectronic-marin Sa
20110175666 - System and a method for generating an error voltage: The invention allows for the realization of a precision current reference or a fully integrated crystal-less precision oscillator by providing a circuit that precisely controls the cyclic charging operation of a switched capacitor. The voltage across the switched capacitor is ramped up and stops at the end of the charge... Agent: Moscad Design And Automation Sarl
20110175667 - Low distortion active balun circuit and method thereof: A signal converting circuit includes: a first single-to-differential circuit arranged to generate a first signal having a first polarization and a second signal having a second polarization different from the first polarization; a second single-to-differential circuit arranged to generate a third signal having the second polarization and a fourth signal... Agent:
20110175668 - Cascode switching circuit: A switch circuit is disclosed. The switch circuit may include one or more arrangements of transistors coupled in a cascode configuration. The transistors used to implement the switch circuit may be configured for operation within a first range of voltages. The application in which the switch circuit may be implemented... Agent:
20110175669 - Analog switch with internal device body control: A body control apparatus for an analog switch for minimizing leakage current and keeping PN junctions reverse-biased. The analog switch has first and second switch device clusters coupled between input and output nodes and controlled by a control input, each having a corresponding body junction. The body control apparatus includes... Agent: Intersil Americas Inc.
20110175670 - Semiconductor device and electronic device: To suppress variation of a signal in a semiconductor device. By suppressing the variation, formation of a stripe pattern in displaying an image on a semiconductor device can be suppressed, for example. A distance between two adjacent signal lines which go into a floating state in different periods (G1) is... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110175671 - Input device with floating electrodes having at least one aperture: Devices and methods are provided that facilitate improved input device performance. The devices and methods utilize a transmitter sensor electrode and a receiver sensor electrode that are capacitively coupled to form a transcapacitance for capacitively sensing input objects in a sensing region. A measure of the transcapacitance may be used... Agent: Synaptics Incorporated
20110175673 - Semiconductor device and data processing system including the same: A pair of power nodes of a logic circuit that needs to output a high level at the time of standby is connected to third and fifth dummy power lines and a pair of power nodes of a logic circuit that needs to output a low level at the time... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110175672 - Tunable metamaterials: Examples of the present invention include a metamaterial comprising a plurality of resonators disposed on a substrate, the substrate comprising a dielectric support layer and a relatively thin semiconductor layer, having a Schottky junction between at least one conducting resonator and the semiconductor layer. The properties of the resonator may... Agent: Duke University
20110175674 - Method of driving transistor and device including transistor driven by the method: Disclosed is a method of driving a transistor including a semiconductor layer, a first insulating layer, a second insulating layer, a first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer such that the semiconductor layer is disposed between the first and second insulating layers, one surface of the first insulating layer... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110175675 - Band-gap reference voltage detection circuit: Methods, devices, modules, and systems for a band-gap reference voltage detection circuit are provided. One embodiment for a band-gap reference voltage detection circuit includes a Brokaw cell having a band-gap reference voltage, and a circuit portion for indicating the magnitude of an input voltage signal with respect to the band-gap... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110175676 - Signal processing method, signal processing device, and signal processing program: Provided is a signal processing method which reduces a plurality of echoes by receiving a plurality of reception signals and subtracting a pseudo echo generated by a plurality of adaptive filters which input the reception signals from a plurality of echoes generated by the reception signals. At least one of... Agent: Nec Corporation07/14/2011 > 36 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. category listing
20110169529 - Method and apparatus for selecting an operating mode based on a determination of the availability of internal clock signals: A system and method to operate an electronic device, such as a memory chip, with an output driver circuit that is configured to include an ODT (On-Die Termination) mode detector detects whether there is sufficient internal clocking available to operate the ODT portion in the output driver in the synchronous... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110169530 - Circuit for classifying signals: A circuit for classification of analog input signals, comprising an analog memory component, such as a floating gate, used to store a threshold value; a threshold detection module used to determine whether the analog input signal exceeds the threshold value; a time delay module used to delay a processing of... Agent: Washington, University Of
20110169531 - Methods and systems for detection of zero crossings in a signal: Methods and systems for detection of zero crossings in a signal are described. For example, true zero crossings in an alternating voltage power source signal can be detected in the presence of noise pulses. The zero crossing detections are performed by establishing a value of a signal status counter, and... Agent: Asco Power Technologies, L.p.
20110169532 - Alternating current signal converter: The invention relates to radioelectronic engineering, in particular to AC signal converters, and can be used as an autonomous AC voltage electrical power supply source and for other purposes. The proposed AC signal converter remains functional when one or more or all but one of the DC voltage sources fails... Agent:
20110169533 - Frequency synthesizer: The control voltage to be input to the voltage controlled oscillating unit is monitored, and it is determined whether or not a level of the monitored control voltage deviates from a set range determined in advance, and an unlock detection signal is output. In a structure in which the rotation... Agent: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd
20110169534 - Memory bank signal coupling buffer and method: A memory array contains a plurality of banks coupled to each other by a plurality of data lines. Each of the data lines is divided into a plurality of segments within the array. Respective bidirectional buffers couple read data from one of the segments to another in a first direction,... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110169535 - Frequency and phase acquisition of a clock and data recovery circuit without an external reference clock: A clock and data recovery device receives a serial data stream and produces recovered clock and data signals. The clock and data recovery device operates over a range of frequencies and without use an external reference clock. A first loop supplies a first clock signal to a second loop. The... Agent:
20110169536 - System and method of asynchronous logic power management: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are disclosed to facilitate power management of asynchronous logic devices to operate asynchronous logic devices at a desired level of processing throughput with minimal power consumption. A plurality of completion signals are received from a processing circuit. Each of the plurality of completion signals identifies an... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110169539 - Delay locked loop circuit and operation method thereof: A delay locked loop circuit includes a delay replica model unit for reflecting a delay time of an actual output path to a source clock and outputting the reflected source clock as a delay replica clock, a detector for detecting a remaining time after subtracting a time corresponding to a... Agent:
20110169537 - Multi-phase signal generator and method: Multi-phase signal generators and methods for generating multi-phase signals are described. In one embodiment, the clock generator generates quadrature clock signals including those having 90, 180, 270 and 360 degrees phase difference with a first clock signal. One of the intermediate clock signals may be used as an enable signal... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110169538 - Wideband delay-locked loop (dll) circuit: A wideband delay-locked loop (DLL) circuit includes an internal clock signal generating unit providing an internal control signal by selecting and interpolating between two clock delay signals during a primary phase locking operation. The internal clock signal may be modified by a secondary phase locking operation if more delay is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110169540 - Clock and data recovery for burst-mode serial signals: A clock and data recovery device recovers data from a sequential stream of data that includes bursts of data separated by gaps. Each burst of data arrives with its own phase and with its own deviation from a nominal frequency. The bursts of data begin with a preamble that is... Agent:
20110169541 - Method for controlling a device by means of pulse duration modulation and control system: A method is provided for controlling an actuator that can be switched into an on state and an off state by means of pulse duration modulation, as well as to a control system. The inventive method includes, but is not limited to defining a standard pulse repetition period for the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110169542 - Delay circuit of semiconductor memory apparatus and method for delaying: A delay circuit of a semiconductor memory apparatus includes a decoding unit configured to decode a plurality of test signals and enable one of a plurality of control signals; a bias voltage generation unit configured to generate a first bias voltage and a second bias voltage depending upon the control... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110169544 - Source driver: A source driver, which has a first resistor string, a first digital-to-analog converter, and a channel buffer, is provided. The first resistor string has a plurality of resistors connected in series, wherein each of the resistors of the first resistor string provides a corresponding gamma voltage. The first digital-to-analog converter... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20110169543 - System and method of controlling devices operating within different voltage ranges: Semiconductor devices, systems, and methods are disclosed to facilitate power management. A semiconductor device includes a first voltage island configured to operate within a first voltage range, where the first voltage range has a first midpoint. A second voltage island of the semiconductor device is configured to operate within a... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110169545 - Low phase noise rf signal generating system and method for calibrating phase noise measurement systems using same: Very low phase noise radio frequency (RF) source having multiple discrete frequency outputs used, for example, to calibrate phase noise measurement systems. The calibrator output frequencies can be tailored for a particular application using a scalable architecture.... Agent:
20110169546 - Mix mode wide range multiplier and method thereof: A mix mode wide range multiplier and method are provided for multiplying a first signal by a second signal to generate an output signal. A reference signal is generated according to a first gain and a reference value, the output signal is generated according to a second gain and the... Agent: Richtek Technology Corp.
20110169547 - Ringing suppression circuit: A ringing suppression circuit for a communication circuit that performs communication through a transmission line includes a high side switch connected between a high potential reference point and a high side line of the transmission line, a low side switch connected between a low potential reference point and a low... Agent: Nippon Soken, Inc.
20110169548 - Data latch circuit, driving method of the data latch circuit, and display device: When an analog switch is turned on, a data signal is inputted to a gate electrode of an n-channel TFT and, at this time, VDD is supplied to an input terminal of an inverter. When the analog switch in turned off, the n-channel TFT is turned on or off depending... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110169549 - Electronic devices and components for high efficiency power circuits: An electronic component includes a III-N transistor and a III-N rectifying device both encased in a single package. A gate electrode of the III-N transistor is electrically connected to a first lead of the single package or to a conductive structural portion of the single package, a drain electrode of... Agent: Transphorm Inc.
20110169550 - Method and apparatus for use in improving linearity of mosfets using an accumulated charge sink: A method and apparatus for use in improving the linearity characteristics of MOSFET devices using an accumulated charge sink (ACS) are disclosed. The method and apparatus are adapted to remove, reduce, or otherwise control accumulated charge in SOI MOSFETs, thereby yielding improvements in FET performance characteristics. In one exemplary embodiment,... Agent:
20110169552 - On die thermal sensor suitable for auto self refresh, integrated circuit with the same and method for on die thermal sensor suitable for auto self refresh: A semiconductor memory device includes a reference voltage generator for generating a plurality of reference voltages each having different voltage levels in response to a self refresh enable control signal, and a voltage comparator for generating a result signal that controls a self refresh operation cycle by comparing each of... Agent:
20110169551 - Temperature sensor and method: A temperature sensor and a method for sensing temperature. The temperature sensor has a current generator module that generates a voltage (VPTAT) that is proportional to absolute temperature at an output terminal and a voltage (VCTAT) that is complementary to absolute temperature at another output terminal. A buffer stage has... Agent:
20110169553 - Temperature compensated current reference circuit: A temperature compensated current reference circuit has a differential amplifier and a first feedback transistor with a gate coupled to the differential amplifier output. The first feedback transistor couples a supply voltage line to an inverting input of the differential amplifier. There is also a second feedback transistor with a... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc
20110169554 - Integrated solar powered device: A system and method for fabricating a self-powering integrated circuit chip having an integrated circuit, which may be a MEMS or CMOS device or the like and a thin film photovoltaic cell stack overlayed thereupon or on the opposite side of the substrate on which the IC is manufactured upon.... Agent: Sol Chip Ltd.
20110169556 - Analog circuit and display device and electronic device: The invention provides an analog circuit that decreases an effect of variation of a transistor. By flowing a bias current in a compensation operation, a voltage between the gate and source of the transistor to be compensated is held in a capacitor. In a normal operation, the voltage stored in... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110169555 - Mitigating side effects of impedance transformation circuits: The present disclosure relates to mitigating side effects of impedance transformation circuits.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20110169557 - Charge pump circuit: Each of a plurality of pump stages has an input node and an output node and performs a charge pump operation in response to any one of the first and second clock signals. The plurality of pump stages include a first pump stage, in which a charge transfer transistor is... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110169558 - Charge pump systems and methods: Digital multilevel memory systems and methods include a charge pump for generating regulated high voltages for various memory operations. The charge pump may include a plurality of pump stages. Aspects of exemplary systems may include charge pumps that performs orderly charging and discharging at low voltage operation conditions. Additional aspects... Agent: Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.
20110169559 - Charge pump circuit with improved reliability: A charge pump circuit, including a charging capacitor, a pumping capacitor, a switch, two voltage-limiting devices, and two path-control devices, generates an output voltage by amplifying an input voltage. The charging capacitor is charged by the input voltage and discharged according to the voltage level of a node. The pumping... Agent:
20110169560 - Semiconductor integrated circuit apparatus and electronic apparatus: Semiconductor integrated circuit apparatus and electronic apparatus having a leakage current detection circuit where arbitrarily set leakage current detection ratio does not depend on power supply voltage, temperature, or manufacturing variations, and where leakage current detection is straightforward. Semiconductor integrated circuit apparatus extracts a stable potential from the center of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110169561 - Fast start-up low-voltage bandgap reference voltage generator: A fast start-up low-voltage bandgap reference voltage generator uses two current generators to provide a first current having a positive temperature coefficient and a second current having a negative temperature coefficient, respectively, and a resistor to generate a temperature independent output voltage according to the sum of the first and... Agent: Richtek Technology Corp.
20110169562 - System on chip power management through package configuration: There is provided a semiconductor package configured for externally controlled power management. Instead of integrating voltage regulation on-chip as done conventionally, power regulation is moved externally to the PCB level, providing numerous package advantages including size, simplicity, power efficiency, integration flexibility, and thermal dissipation. In particular, the use of flip-chip... Agent: Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.
20110169563 - Systems and methods for minimizing power consumption: A system for reducing power consumption in a transistor-based system includes a measurement circuit and a comparator. The measurement circuit measures a delay of a transistor-based device and produces a control signal corresponding to the measured delay. The comparator compares the control signal to a predetermined threshold. Adjusting a power... Agent:
20110169564 - Integrated circuit: An integrated circuit is disclosed having a semiconductor component comprising a first p-type region and a first n-type region adjoining the first p-type region, which together form a first pn junction having a breakdown voltage. A further n-type region adjoining the first p-type region or a further p-type region adjoining... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag07/07/2011 > 19 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. category listing
20110163783 - No pop switch: A switch can be configured to receive a first signal at a first input and provide an output signal at an output, depending on a state of the switch. A switch state change can be delayed until an indication of a requested switch state different than a current switch state... Agent:
20110163784 - Fractional frequency divider: A fractional-n frequency divider that overcomes the presence of so-called dead zones in known frequency divider circuits, n divider cells (3) are connected so as to form a ripple counter (n being an integer greater than or equal to two) and an output multiplexer (22) is provided with a clock... Agent:
20110163785 - Simple interleaved phase shift clock synchronization for master/slave scheme: An apparatus for interleaved phase shift clock synchronization includes a master clock generator and at least one slave clock generator. The master clock generator provides a ramp signal or reset signal for each slave clock generator to generate a clock synchronized with the clock of the master clock generator, and... Agent: Richtek Technology Corp.
20110163786 - Multi-phase signal generator and method: A multi-phase signal generators and methods for generating multi-phase signals are described. In one embodiment, a clock generator generates quadrature signals including those having 90, 180, 270 and 360 degrees phase difference with a first signal. The rising edge of an intermediate signal is compared with the rising edges of... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110163787 - Digital phase locking loop and method for eliminating glitches: The present disclosure discloses a digital phase locking loop and a method. The digital phase locking loop includes a trigger and a delay line. The trigger receives a delayed clock signal output by the delay line, and receives a signal of a selection end of a first delay element in... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20110163788 - Method and device for generating short pulses: There is described a method and corresponding pulse generating device, for generating an output pulse signal having an output pulse duration. The method comprises: receiving at an input port an input pulse signal comprising an input pulse duration; duplicating the input pulse signal into a first digital pulse signal and... Agent:
20110163789 - Duty cycle correction circuit and method for correcting duty cycle and semiconductor device including the duty cycle correction circuit: Provided are a duty cycle correction circuit and method for correcting a duty cycle, and a semiconductor device including the duty cycle correction circuit. The duty cycle correction circuit includes a code generator configured to generate a first and a second duty code for adjusting the duty cycle of a... Agent:
20110163790 - Signal processing circuit and signal processing method: A signal processing circuit includes: a phase modulating path arranged to adjust a phase component of an input signal to generate an adjusted phase component such that a phase difference of the input signal falls within a target phase difference range; and an amplitude modulating path arranged to exchange a... Agent:
20110163791 - Output circuit and semiconductor device including pre-emphasis function: Disclosed is an output circuit that receives an input signal and that outputs a pre-emphasized output signal when an input signal transitions. The output circuit comprises a transistor applying de-emphasis to the output signal and a de-emphasis level control circuit comprising another transistor controlling a de-emphasis level. The transistor applying... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110163792 - High frequency switch: Provided is a high frequency switch wherein first switch circuits, each of which includes a first PIN diode, are connected in parallel to one or more first λ/4 signal transmitting paths which transmit transmitting signals, and second switch circuits, each of which includes a second PIN diode, are connected in... Agent: Soshin Electric Co., Ltd.
20110163793 - Semiconductor device and electronic appliance using the same: A semiconductor device with less power consumption and an electronic appliance using the same. The semiconductor device of the invention is supplied with a first potential from a high potential power source and a second potential from a low potential power source. Upon input of a first signal to an... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110163794 - Power supply control circuit: A power supply control circuit comprises an output transistor which controls supply of electric power to a load and a gate driving circuit which generates control signals “a” and “b” for controlling on/off of the output transistor 32 based on an external input signal. A transistor 37 discharges a gate... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110163795 - Semiconductor circuit and computer system: A device includes, but is not limited to, a first transistor, a first current mirror circuit, a second transistor, and a first compensation circuit. The first transistor is controlled by a first control voltage. The first current mirror circuit is driven by the first transistor as a first current source.... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110163796 - Load switch system driven by a charge pump: A method for operating a load switch, wherein a charge pump drives a gate of the load switch, comprises the steps of: controlling a charge pump frequency as a function of states of the load switch; generating a charge pump output as a function of the charge pump frequency; and... Agent: Aptus Power Semiconductor
20110163797 - Power switch with reverse current blocking capability: A switching circuit controls the flow of current between its input and output in accordance with the state of a control signal applied to the circuit. When the control signal is in a first state and the voltage applied to the input is higher than the voltage at the output,... Agent: Decicon, Inc.
20110163798 - Voltage generation circuit and semiconductor memory using the same: The voltage generation circuit having a standard voltage generation circuit, a reference voltage, a minimum voltage setting circuit, and a voltage setting circuit that gradually sets voltage by switching a plurality of the gate transistors to switch a combination of resistive elements. The voltage generation circuit includes a differential amplifier... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110163799 - Bi-directional trimming methods and circuits for a precise band-gap reference: A bandgap reference circuit has trimming-up resistors and trimming-down resistors for bi-directional trimming. PNP transistors have base and collectors grounded and emitters connected to parallel resistors. A difference resistor drives an inverting input of an op amp that drives a transistor that generates the bandgap reference voltage Vbg. A sensing... Agent: Hong Kong Applied Science & Technology Research Institute Company Limited
20110163800 - Power supply control circuit: A power supply control circuit comprises an output transistor 32 which controls supply of electric power to a load and a gate driving circuit which generates control signals “a” and “b” for controlling on/off of the output transistor based on an external input signal. A first discharge path includes a... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110163801 - Methods and circuits for optimizing performance and power consumption in a design and circuit employing lower threshold voltage (lvt) devices: Methods and circuits for optimizing performance and power consumption in a circuit design and circuit employing one or more lower threshold voltage (Lvt) cells or devices are described. A base supply voltage amplitude is determined for providing operating power for the circuit. The base supply voltage amplitude is a low... Agent: Qualcomm IncorporatedPrevious industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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