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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. 11/24/2011 > 36 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110285424 - Differential communication device: When a transmission signal is detected as having been changed from a high level to a low level, two transmission lines are connected for only a predetermined time through a diode by a first transistor and a second transistor. The diode is arranged such that its forward direction is from... Agent: Nippon Soken, Inc.
20110285425 - Buffer circuit having switch circuit capable of outputting two and more different high voltage pontentials: A buffer circuit includes a first power source node receiving a first voltage, a second power source node receiving a second voltage lower than the first voltage, an output node driving the first and second voltage, a first transistor coupled between the first power source node and the output node,... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110285427 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate having a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer formed on a first surface; a diode having a first electrode and a second electrode; a control pad; a control electrode electrically coupled with the control pad; and an insulation member. The first... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110285426 - Semiconductor device and display device: An object is to reduce power consumption of a semiconductor device including a DC-DC converter circuit. The semiconductor device includes a DC-DC converter circuit and a microprocessor. The DC-DC converter circuit includes a conversion circuit including an inductor and a transistor, and a control circuit including a comparison circuit and... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110285428 - Sawtooth oscillator:
20110285429 - Microcontroller and method of controlling the same: A microcontroller includes a data input unit that receives input data and outputs a start request signal according to the input data upon receiving the input data; an oscillator that starts according to the start request signal, to generate a clock signal; a clock signal supply control unit that outputs... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110285430 - Hot-swap controller: According to one embodiment, a hot-swap controller includes an output circuit, a voltage generator, a detector, and a compensator. The output circuit is configured to generate an enabling signal. The enabling signal is capable of switching an output signal of a semiconductor device provided on a hot-swap board to be... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110285431 - Self-gating synchronizer: A synchronizer circuit for transferring data from a source clock domain to a target clock domain. A first latch in the target clock domain may capture a data value corresponding to current data received from the source clock domain. Under certain conditions, the first latch may enter into a metastable,... Agent:
20110285432 - Clock data restoration device: A clock data restoration device 1, which restores a clock signal and data on the basis of an inputted digital signal, comprises an equalizer 10, a sampler 20, a clock generator 30, an equalizer controller 40, and a phase monitor 50. A clock signal CK or CKX as a clock... Agent: Thine Electronics, Inc.
20110285434 - Heterogeneous physical media attachment circuitry for integrated circuit devices: An integrated circuit includes physical media attachment (“PMA”) circuitry that includes two different kinds of transceiver channels for serial data signals. One kind of transceiver channel is adapted for transceiving relatively low-speed serial data signals. The other kind of transceiver channel is adapted for transceiving relatively high-speed serial data signals.... Agent:
20110285436 - Integrated circuits with frequency generating circuits: An integrated circuit comprises at least first and second frequency generating circuits, wherein each frequency generating circuit comprises a reference frequency source; a voltage controlled oscillator; and a feedback control circuit for controlling the voltage controlled oscillator to provide a desired output frequency signal. The output of the voltage controlled... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110285435 - Pll frequency synthesizer: A VCO oscillates at a frequency that corresponds to a control voltage. A frequency mixer performs frequency mixing of the output signal of the VCO and a local signal having a local frequency. A first filter extracts a difference frequency signal obtained by the mixing operation of the mixer. A... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20110285433 - System and method for correcting phase noise in digital-to-analog converter or analog-to-digital converter: A circuit includes a digital oscillator, a phase lock loop (PLL), a digital signal generator, a correction circuit and a digital-to-analog converter DAC (DAC). The digital oscillator can output a reference clock signal. The PLL can output a system clock signal based on the reference clock signal. The digital signal... Agent:
20110285438 - Pll circuit for reducing reference leak and phase noise: A phase locked loop circuit comprises a charge pump fed with a phase error output signal; a loop filter charged or discharged with an output of the charge pump; an oscillator, an oscillating frequency of which is controlled by a voltage of the loop filter; and a frequency/phase comparator having... Agent:
20110285439 - Digital to frequency synthesis using flying-adder with dithered command input: To make Flying-Adder architecture even more powerful, a new concept, time-average-frequency, is incorporated into the clock generation circuitry. This is a fundamental breakthrough since it attacks the clock generation problem from its root: how is the clock signal used in real systems? By investigating from this direction, a much more... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110285440 - Frequency jitter controller for power converter: A frequency-jitter-controller for a power-converter is provided, and which includes a first and a second capacitance units, a first and a second charge-discharge control units, a comparing unit and a control unit. Both capacitance units are charged to a crossing-voltage during a charging phase and discharged to a reference voltage... Agent: Power Forest Technology Corporation
20110285441 - Clock adjustment circuit, shift detection circuit of duty ratio, imaging device and clock adjustment method: A clock adjustment circuit includes: first and third switching elements to be in a conductive state when in-phase and reverse-phase clock signals in a high level are applied to input terminals, respectively; second and fourth switching elements whose input terminals are connected to output terminals of the first and third... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110285442 - Pulse converter circuit: A pulse converter circuit includes a logic circuit to which a first signal is input and from which a second signal is output. The logic circuit includes a p-channel transistor which determines whether a voltage of the second signal is set to a first voltage depending on a voltage of... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20110285443 - Data latch circuit: A serial-format data signal is input to a data input terminal. Each of n (n represents an integer of two or more) multiple clock input terminals is configured to receive a clock signal as an input signal. An input flip-flop latches the data signal at each timing that corresponds to... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20110285444 - Oscillator circuit, method for manufacturing oscillator circuit, inertial sensor using the oscillator circuit, and electronic device: An oscillator circuit includes an oscillator, a filter that filters a monitoring signal output from the oscillator and outputs the filtered signal, a driver that amplifies the filtered signal to generate a driving signal, and a controller operable to control a passing characteristic of the filter based on the monitoring... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110285445 - Drive loop for mems oscillator: Some embodiments regard a method comprising: generating a current according to a movement of the MEMS device; the movement is controlled by a control signal; generating a peak voltage according to the current; and adjusting the control signal when the peak voltage is out of a predetermined range.... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20110285446 - Power amplification device and communication device: In a case where two constant envelope signals corresponding to an input signal are generated through analog signal processing, variation in detection sensitivities of amplitudes of those signals is suppressed. At least one of a mixer (24) for detecting an amplitude of a first intermediate signal S1 and a mixer... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20110285447 - Drive circuit: A drive circuit includes a transformer T1 having a primary winding N1 to which a drive signal P1 is applied and a first secondary winding N2, a first switching element Q1, a first capacitor C3 connected between a first end of the first secondary winding of the transformer and a... Agent: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
20110285449 - Apparatus and method for efficient level shift: An apparatus is provided that uses a first level shifter for performing a voltage shift of a low level input signal of a first voltage domain to a high level output signal of a second voltage domain. The first level shifter comprises a storing element in the second voltage domain,... Agent: Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh
20110285448 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a level shift circuit which is located so that a second IO cell region is interposed between the level shift circuit and a first IO cell region, and converts a signal output from an IO cell of the first IO cell region into a signal... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110285450 - Managing heat dissipation while testing a power device: According to certain embodiments, an apparatus comprises port interfaces, charge storage devices, and a charge combiner coupled to a circuit board. Each charge storage device is associated with a port interface. Each port interface receives a current of charge from a device under test and pumps the charge to an... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20110285451 - Precision voltage divider: A circuit for producing a quotient of two input voltages, Vy and Vx has a resistor across which said two input voltages are selectively successively applied. An operational amplifier has a reference potential (Vref) applied to one input, and a tap selectively connectable at one side to various points of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110285452 - Heterodyne dual slope frequency generation method for the load change of power supply: A heterodyne dual-slope frequency generation method for the load change of the power supply, which comprises a power transformer, a feedback control circuit, and a dual-slope charge-discharge circuit. The power supply generates different charge current to fit different operating mode through the feedback control circuit, feedback voltage generated into power... Agent:
20110285453 - Compensation of nonlinearity of single ended digital to analog converters: This disclosure relates to a compensating for nonlinearity resulting from a capacitance feedback in current cells of a single ended digital to analog circuit.... Agent:
20110285454 - Inductive touch sensor and detecting method: An inductive touch sensor is provided. The inductive touch sensor comprises a driving layer for generating a magnetic field, an induced layer facing to the driving layer for identifying at least one induced electrical signal representing a change, in inductance corresponding to at least one touch location on the inductive... Agent: Tpk Touch Solutions (xiamen) Inc.
20110285455 - Exponential voltage conversion switched capacitor charge pump: Described herein are switched capacitor charge pump designs for a 2n× voltage converter. The 2n× voltage converter is constructed by cascading n units of substantially identical unit cells, which are respectively composed of cross-coupled single cell doubler circuits. Dynamic inverters are used to completely activate and deactivate the power switches... Agent: Canaan Microelectronics Corporation Limited
20110285456 - Four-terminal soi mesfet based low dropout regulator: Embodiments of a Low Dropout (LDO) regulator are provided in which an n-channel Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MESFET) is utilized as a pass transistor of the LDO regulator. In one embodiment, the LDO regulator is implemented on an integrated circuit die and includes an n-channel Semiconductor-on-lnsulator (SOI) MESFET pass... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents For And On Behalf Of Arizona State University
20110285457 - Multi-level transmitter circuit having substantially constant impedance output: A multi-level transmitter circuit with substantially constant output impedance has a capacitive transducer connected between a voltage input and ground. A first voltage path connects the voltage input to a first positive voltage source. The first voltage path is controlled by a first control signal. A second voltage path connects... Agent: Supertex, Inc.
20110285458 - Rms detector with automatic gain control: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, devices and methods for detecting the RMS value of a signal. The RMS detector uses multiple variable-gain stages and internal gain control to generate an RMS output signal based on an arbitrary signal input. This RMS detector significantly reduces the signal swings seen... Agent:
20110285459 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a power semiconductor array including a first power semiconductor located on one end of the power semiconductor array, a second power semiconductor located on the other end and a third power semiconductor located between the first and second power semiconductors and a diode array including a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation11/17/2011 > 30 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110279147 - Apparatus and method for phase synchronization in radio frequency transmitters: Apparatus and methods are disclosed related to phase synchronization in transmitters. One such apparatus includes a wireless transmitter with two or more separate and unrelated local oscillators. The apparatus can provide RF signals to multiple antenna elements, which can be implemented in systems such as beamforming systems or multiple input... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20110279148 - Sample and hold circuit and a/d converter apparatus: A sample and hold circuit includes an operational amplifier; a sampling capacitor configured to sample input voltages at a plurality of different timings; an adding/subtracting unit configured to perform an adding or subtracting operation of the input voltages sampled by the sampling capacitor; and an offset voltage removing unit configured... Agent:
20110279149 - Method, apparatus, and system for measuring analog voltages on die: An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) suitable for measuring on-die DC or low frequency analog voltages may include a ring oscillator having a group of circuit cells successively and circularly coupled. Under certain circumstances, the ring oscillator may produce an output frequency that corresponds substantially linear to the input voltage. Other embodiments... Agent:
20110279150 - Buffer operational amplifier with self-offset compensator and embedded segmented dac for improved linearity lcd driver: A driver utilizes selective biasing of the terminal of an operational amplifier to reduce offset in the operational amplifier output. Each operational amplifier input includes a differential input pair of transistors including a NMOS transistor and PMOS transistor. At low and high ends of the input voltage range these transistors... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110279151 - Buffer and driving method of the same: A buffer and a driving method thereof are provided. The buffer includes a first transistor for transmitting a first power source voltage to an output terminal according to an input voltage, a second transistor for transmitting an inverted voltage of the input voltage to the output terminal, a capacitor including... Agent:
20110279152 - Load driving device: Malfunction attributable to an induced electromotive force such as a back electromotive force or a regenerative braking force of an inductive load in a load driving device is prevented. When an on-state current flows in an output transistor, a second transistor applies a supply voltage applied to a source of... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110279153 - High-precision oscillator systems with feed forward compensation for ccfl driver systems and methods thereof: System and method for generating one or more ramp signals. The method includes an oscillator configured to generate at least a clock signal, and a ramp signal generator configured to receive at least the clock signal and generate a first ramp signal. Additionally, the ramp signal generator is coupled to... Agent: On-bright Electronics (shanghai) Co., Ltd.
20110279154 - Clock generating circuit and clock generating method: A clock generating circuit includes a phase detector for detecting a phase difference between a first clock and a second clock to generate a detecting result associated with the phase difference, a first filtering device for filtering the detecting result, a charge pump for generating a control signal according to... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20110279155 - Slew rate pwm controlled charge pump for limited in-rush current switch driving: Circuits and methods to limit an in-rush current of a load circuit such as a processor are disclosed. A charge pump is used as driver for switches with pulse modulation width (PWM) control on the duty cycle of a clock. A clock generator generates a ramp signal with variable slope... Agent: Dialog Semiconductor Gmbh
20110279157 - Device: A device in which a clock generation circuit is connected to a counter circuit for controlling operation timing of a DLL circuit or the like, and the counter circuit is intermittently operated by intermittently supplying a clock signal to the counter circuit from the clock generation circuit.... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110279156 - Programmable fine lock/unlock detection circuit: An integrated circuit includes a feedback controlled clock generating circuit, such as a DLL, PLL or other suitable circuit, that is operative to provide a feedback reference frequency signal based on a generated output clock signal. The integrated circuit also includes a programmable fine lock/unlock detection circuit that includes programmable... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
20110279158 - Slew rate control circuit and method thereof and slew rate control device: A slew rate control circuit is provided. The slew rate control circuit includes at least one switch and an inverter. A first end of the switch is coupled to a power terminal. A toggle end of the switch is coupled to a first control terminal. A second end of the... Agent: Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology Inc.
20110279159 - Circuits and methods for clock signal duty-cycle correction: Duty-cycle correction circuits, clock distribution networks, and methods for correcting duty-cycle distortion are disclosed, including methods and apparatus for correcting duty-cycle distortion of differential output clock signals provided from a clock distribution network. In one such method, a single-ended clock signal is generated from differential input clock signals for distribution... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110279160 - Semiconductor device having input/output wrappers, and a method of controlling the wrappers: A semiconductor device include a first wrapper including a first scan flip-flop, first control flip-flops and a first pad, the first scan flip-flop receiving a first value and second values and storing the second value for determining a function of the first pad; a second wrapper including a second scan... Agent:
20110279161 - Low frequency oscillator for burst-mode dimming control for ccfl driver system: Oscillator system and method thereof. The oscillator system includes a first voltage-to-current converter configured to receive a first voltage and generate a first current based on at least information associated with the first voltage, and a second voltage-to-current converter configured to receive a second voltage and generate a second current... Agent: On-bright Electronics (shanghai) Co., Ltd.
20110279162 - Signal conditioning system with a sigma-delta modulator: A signal conditioning system includes a first filter, a signal processing module connected with the first filter, a second filter connected with the signal processing module, and a Σ-Δ modulator connected with the second filter. The signal processing module makes the saturation overflow treatment to the signal output by the... Agent: Ipgoal Microelectronics (sichuan) Co., Ltd.
20110279163 - Signal level crossing detector circuit: A signal level crossing detector circuit includes a DC isolator and a detector circuit. The DC isolator has at least a first input, which is operable to receive a high voltage AC signal, and at least a first capacitor, a first plate of the first capacitor being electrically connected to... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110279164 - Multiphase mixer: Disclosed is a mixer able to simultaneously suppress self-mixing and low-order harmonic response in a charge sampling circuit. Specifically disclosed is a multiphase mixer provided with a transconductance amplifier (101) for converting a voltage signal into a current signal, an N number (where N is a natural number that is... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110279165 - Low phase noise rf signal generating system and phase noise measurement calibrating method: 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: Advanced Testing Technologies, Inc.
20110279166 - Element substrate and printed wiring board: An element substrate includes a plurality of terminals, a first receiving circuit and a second receiving circuit each receiving a differential signal via one of the terminals included in the plurality of terminals, a driving circuit including a first input unit for inputting a first signal and a second input... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110279167 - Input/output circuit and system: An input/output circuit has a first load having one end coupled to a first standard voltage line, a first MOS transistor having a drain electrode coupled to another end of the first load, a second load having one end coupled to the first standard voltage line, a second MOS transistor... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20110279168 - Temperature sensor: A temperature sensor includes a selection signal generation unit and a reference voltage selection unit. The selection signal generation unit is configured to generate first and second selection signals in response to a fuse cutting or an input of a test mode pulse in a test mode. The reference voltage... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110279170 - Embedded sar based active gain capacitance measurement system and method: A system for measuring a capacitor (CSENj) precharges a CDAC (23) in a SAR converter (17) to a reference voltage (VAZ) and also precharges a first terminal (3-j) of the capacitor to another reference voltage (GND). During a measurement phase, the CDAC is coupled between an output and an input... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110279169 - System and method for detecting locations of touches on a projected capacitive touch sensor: A projected capacitive touch sensor includes a substrate and sets of electrodes coupled to corresponding areas of the substrate. The areas are non-overlapping with respect to each other. The sets of electrodes include a horizontal sensing electrode that extends along a height of a first column within the area and... Agent:
20110279171 - Electrically programmable fuse controller for integrated circuit identification, method of operation thereof and integrated circuit incorporating the same: An electrically programmable fuse controller, a method of controlling a drive voltage of an integrated circuit (IC) and an IC incorporating the controller or the method. In one embodiment, the controller includes a VID eFuse controller configured to receive and write a voltage identifier to an associated eFuse and thereafter... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20110279172 - Charge pump circuit: A charge pump circuit includes a switching circuit for providing a charge and discharge current, and a control circuit for controlling the switching circuit. The switching circuit includes a first switch for controlling the charging speed. The control circuit generates a signal for controlling the first switch based on the... Agent: Ipgoal Microelectronics (sichuan) Co., Ltd.
20110279173 - Controlled charge pump arrangement and method for controlling a clocked charge pump: A controlled charge pump comprises a clock operated charge pump having an output terminal to provide an output voltage. A first sub-circuit is coupled to the output terminal of the clocked operated charge pump and adapted to provide a first control signal in response to a comparison of the output... Agent: Austriamicrosystems Ag
20110279174 - Impedance transformation with transistor circuits: In one implementation, an apparatus may include a first negative channel metal oxide semiconductor (NMOS) transistor circuit coupled to a first voltage source, a second NMOS transistor circuit coupled to the first voltage source, the second NMOS transistor circuit having a smaller channel width to channel length ratio than the... Agent:
20110279176 - Combline filter: A microstrip combline bandpass filter includes an input port, an output port, and a plurality of resonators each including a microstrip line having a first end and a second end. One of the plurality of resonators is connected to the input port, and another of the plurality of resonators is... Agent:
20110279175 - System and method for rc calibration using phase and frequency: An RC filter is calibrated to a desired cutoff frequency by initializing the filter with a cutoff frequency. An input signal is filtered by the RC filter to provide a filter output signal having phase and frequency values. The cutoff frequency of the RC filter is adjusted based on the... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.11/10/2011 > 24 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110273207 - Junction gate driver: A junction device driver is provided that includes a current regulator, an inductor coupled with the current regulator, and a switching module coupled with the inductor. The current regulator is configured to generate a current, and the inductor is configured to store energy generated by the current produced by the... Agent: Asic Advantage Inc.
20110273208 - Junction gate driver with tapped inductor current source: A junction device driver is provided that includes a current regulator, an inductor coupled with the current regulator, and a switching module coupled with the inductor. The current regulator is configured to generate a current, and the inductor is configured to store energy generated by the current produced by the... Agent: Asic Advantage Inc.
20110273206 - Switching gate driver: Disclosed is a switching gate driver of an IGBT device, including a resistor unit to control a gate current of the IGBT device; and a voltage reader that outputs a control signal to control a variable resistor unit of the resistor unit to the resistor unit, according to a collector-emitter... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.
20110273209 - One-shot circuit capable of being integrated into a chip, transmitter capable of reducing start-up time, and related method: A one-shot circuit capable of being integrated into a chip generates a frequency-dividing signal according to a reference clock signal of a clock signal generator by means of a frequency-dividing circuit. In this way, the order of the magnitude of the cycle length of the frequency-dividing signal can be raised... Agent:
20110273210 - Low power digital phase lock loop circuit: A digital phase lock loop circuit, where under certain conditions the phase error is derived from phase comparison between a reference clock edge and the next oscillator clock edge rather than a feedback clock edge. This technique can be used to significantly reduce digital phase lock loop circuit power by... Agent:
20110273211 - Circuit and method for providing a corrected duty cycle: A duty cycle correction circuit comprises a duty cycle detector, a filter, an amplifier, a charge pump, a control circuit, and a duty cycle corrector. The duty cycle detector is configured to generate a first pair of control signals according to a pair of internal clock signals. The filter is... Agent: Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology Inc.
20110273212 - Selective edge phase mixing: Electronic apparatus, systems, and methods to implement selective edge phase mixing are disclosed. A selective edge phase mixing system includes a processor and memory device configured to perform operations in synchronization with transitions of an externally provided clock signal. A selective edge phase mixing unit for the memory device may... Agent:
20110273214 - Clock generating circuit: According to one embodiment, a clock generating circuit includes first and second current generating circuits, first and second voltage generating circuits, first and second comparing circuits, a clock output circuit, a control circuit. The first current generating circuit is configured to generate a first current. The first voltage generating circuit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110273213 - Method and apparatus to dynamically adjust a clock rate in a mobile device: In a particular embodiment, a method includes dynamically adjusting a clock rate to one or more hardware components within a mobile device during a silence period. During the silence period of a video telephony call, when a user of the mobile device is not speaking, the mobile device monitors the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110273215 - High jitter and frequency drift tolerant clock data recovery: In a method for recovery of a clock from a received digital data stream and an apparatus for recovering a clock from a received digital data stream, phase-shifted clock signals are generated from a receiver's clock. After selecting one of the phase-shifted clock signals, two other phase-shifted clock signals are... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd.
20110273216 - Load condition controlled power module: In accordance with various aspects of the present invention, a method and circuit for reducing power consumption of a power module during idle conditions is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a power module is configured for reducing power during idle mode by disengaging at least one power output from a... Agent: Igo, Inc.
20110273217 - Voltage generating circuit for an attenuator: A circuit includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), coupled to a power supply, that provides a first current at a first output terminal of the DAC and a second current at a second output terminal of the DAC, the first current being differential to the second current; a first circuit, coupled... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110273218 - Attenuator: An attenuator includes a first terminal, a second terminal, a first circuit coupled between the first and second terminals and including a field effect transistor including a gate terminal coupled to a resistor, a second circuit coupled between the first circuit and the second terminal and coupled to the first... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110273219 - Voltage switching in a memory device: Voltage switches, memory devices, memory systems, and methods for switching are disclosed. One such voltage switch uses a pair of switch circuits coupled in series, each switch circuit being driven by a level shift circuit. Each switch circuit uses a group of series coupled transistors with a parallel control transistor... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110273220 - Optimal mosfet driver circuit for reducing electromagnetic interference and noise: A system and method of controlling the primary switching FET turn-on and turn-off profiles in a switching power converter suppresses voltage and current spikes, reduces power consumption, and reduces system switching time. A combination of fast and slow shunt circuits is used to control current flow through the primary switching... Agent:
20110273221 - Driving circuits, power devices and electronic devices including the same: A power device includes a switching device having a control terminal and an output terminal; and a driving circuit configured to provide a driving voltage to the control terminal such that a voltage between the control terminal and the output terminal remains less than or equal to a critical voltage.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110273222 - Electrically tunable continuous-time circuit and method for compensating a polynomial voltage-dependent characteristic of capacitance: A capacitance compensation circuit includes an input terminal, a plurality of switches coupled to the input terminal, a plurality of varactors coupled to the plurality of switches, and a plurality of blocking capacitors coupled between the plurality of switches and the plurality of varactors. The capacitance compensation circuit further includes... Agent: Aeroflex Colorado Springs Inc.
20110273223 - Signal distribution device and display device: A peripheral region of a display panel includes a signal distribution device (4) for time-dividing and distributing, to output terminals (7), an output signal from a source driver. The signal distribution device (4) includes switching elements (20) for the output terminals (7). Each switching element (20) is controlled by a... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20110273224 - Complementary high voltage switched current source integrated circuit: A complementary high voltage switched current source circuit has a complementary current source pair, wherein a first of the current source pair is coupled to a positive voltage rail and a second of the current source pair is coupled to a negative voltage rail. A digital logic-level control interface circuit... Agent:
20110273225 - Pulse generator having an efficient fractional voltage converter and method of use: Disclosed are systems and methods which provide voltage conversion in increments less than integer multiples of a power supply (e.g., battery) voltage. A representative embodiment provides power supply voltage multipliers in a binary ladder distribution to provide a desired number of output voltage steps using a relatively uncomplicated circuit design.... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20110273226 - Gate driving circuit: An exemplary gate driving circuit is adapted for receiving an external gate power supply voltage and an external control signal, sequentially generating multiple internal shift data signal groups and thereby sequentially outputting multiple gate signals. Each of the internal shift data signal groups includes multiple sequentially-generated internal shift data signals.... Agent: Au Optronics Corp.
20110273227 - Bandgap voltage and temperature coefficient trimming algorithm: A circuit and corresponding method for providing a reference voltage are presented. The circuit includes a current source having a magnitude with positive temperature correlation connected to a node, and a diode element connected between the node and ground, where the reference voltage is provided from the node. The circuit... Agent:
20110273228 - Multiple e-probe waveguide power combiner/divider: A power combiner/divider having a waveguide, a plurality of amplifiers disposed on a supporting structure, a plurality of probes, each one having a first end electrically coupled to an output of a corresponding one of the plurality of amplifiers and a second end projecting outwardly from the supporting structure and... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110273229 - Continuous-time circuit and method for capacitance equalization based on electrically tunable voltage pre-distortion of a c-v characteristic: A capacitance compensation circuit includes a plurality of switches having a first node coupled to an input terminal, a plurality of capacitors each coupled to a respective second node of the plurality of switches, and an adjustment circuit for providing a plurality of adjustable bias levels to a plurality of... Agent: Aeroflex Colorado Springs Inc.11/03/2011 > 33 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110267108 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A first counter detects a rising edge of a clock signal, and generates a first signal having a multiplied cycle of the clock signal. A second counter detects a falling edge of the clock signal, and generates a second signal having a multiplied cycle of the clock signal. A first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110267109 - Pulse width filter: The present invention relates a pulse width filter generating a modulation signal that is increased in synchronization with one of an increasing edge and a decreasing edge of the input signal and is decreased in synchronization with the other of the increasing edge and the decreasing edge, and transmitting the... Agent:
20110267110 - Symmetrical electrical physical layer activity detector: A low-current differential signal activity detector circuit may be configured to reject large common mode signals on differential input lines, while still detecting smaller differential signals applied to the same set of differential input lines. The detector circuit may comprise a translinear buffer that is driven at the buffer input... Agent:
20110267111 - Wide dynamic range, wide bandwidth, voltage to current converter: A voltage to current converter comprising a composite amplifier arrangement having a common-base transistor for providing voltage to current conversion, the input current to common-base transistor is corrected to account for the temperature drift of the transistor and variations in the bias supply voltage.... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corpration
20110267112 - Output driver and semiconductor apparatus having the same: An output driver includes: a pull-up signal generation unit configured to control a pulse width of first data and output a pull-up pre-drive signal; a pull-down signal generation unit configured to control a pulse width of second data and output a pull-down pre-drive signal; a pull-up pre-driver unit configured to... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110267113 - Frequency multiplier: A multiplier circuit, including: a transistor with gate, source and drain connections adapted to accept an input signal by the transistor gate; a reference voltage source providing a DC reference voltage to the transistor drain; an inductor connected between the drain and the reference voltage source; a resistor connected in... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110267115 - Power-on reset circuit with suppressed current: A power-on reset circuit includes a first monitor circuit that monitors a power supply voltage, an output circuit that outputs a reset release signal upon detection, by the first monitor circuit, of the power supply voltage exceeding a first predetermined value, and a control circuit having lower current consumption than... Agent: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
20110267114 - Semiconductor device, method for operating the same, and memory system including the same: A semiconductor device includes a clock supply circuit configured to generate an internal clock by using an external clock, an internal circuit configured to operate in synchronization with the internal clock and enter a power-down mode in response to a power-down signal, and a controller configured to control an entry... Agent:
20110267117 - Data input/output apparatus and method for semiconductor system: A semiconductor memory device includes: a strobe signal reception unit configured to receive a strobe signal and generate a tracking clock signal; a clock reception unit configured to receive a clock signal and generate an internal clock signal; a plurality of data reception units configured to receive parallel data in... Agent:
20110267116 - Method and circuit for displayport video clock recovery: A method and a circuit are described for recovery of video clocks for a DisplayPort receiver. The disclosure includes two clock dividers, a direct digital synthesis (DDS), a fixed multiplier Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) on a DisplayPort video system. A DisplayPort receiver link clock is divided to a lower frequency as... Agent:
20110267118 - Delay locked loop of semiconductor integrated circuit and method for driving the same: A delay locked loop (DLL) of a semiconductor integrated circuit includes a first delay line configured to variably delay a source clock signal and output a locked clock signal, a phase comparator configured to compare the phase of the source clock signal with the phase of a feedback clock signal,... Agent:
20110267119 - Wideband analog phase shifter: A phase shifter includes a low-pass filter, a high-pass filter, and an all-pass filter coupled in series between an RF input terminal and an RF output terminal of the phase shifter, at least one of the filters being tunable, controlling the phase of an input signal over a wide range... Agent:
20110267120 - Delay line calibration: In some embodiments, provided are calibration techniques for measuring mismatches between TDL delay stage elements, and in some cases, then compensating for the mismatches to minimize performance degradation.... Agent:
20110267121 - Apparatus and method for altering the properties of materials by processing through the application of a magnetic field: A system and method for altering the properties of a material by exposure of the material to a magnetic field is described herein. The method comprises generating a magnetic field; exposing a material to the magnetic field, and determining the optimum settings of the magnetic field parameters for the particular... Agent:
20110267122 - All-digital clock data recovery device and transceiver implemented thereof: The present invention relates to an all-digital clock data recovery (CDR) which is implemented by a digital filter and a digitally controlled oscillator. The CDR of the present invention comprises a phase detector producing a digital sequence of data and a digital sequence of edge by sampling the serial data... Agent: Glonet Systems, Inc.
20110267123 - Clock duty correction circuit: A clock duty correction circuit includes a first current sourcing unit that sources a current to a current path in response to a clock signal, a first current sinking unit that sinks the current of the current path in response to the clock signal, a second current sourcing unit that... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110267124 - Clock signal duty correction circuit: A clock signal duty correction circuit includes: a first transition timing control unit configured to generate a first control signal for controlling a rising timing of a duty correction clock signal by using a clock signal; a second transition timing control unit configured to generate a second control signal for... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110267125 - Multi-threshold complementary metal-oxide semiconductor master slave flip-flop: A multi-threshold complementary metal-oxide semiconductor technology (MTCMOS technology) master slave flip-flop with a single clock signal includes a master storage element configured to store an input data in response to a clock signal transition and a slave storage element configured to receive data from the master storage element and to... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd.
20110267126 - Delay circuit of semiconductor device: A delay circuit of a semiconductor device increases its delay time as an external voltage increases. The delay circuit can also ensure a desired delay time according to an external voltage, without additional delay circuits. The delay circuit of the semiconductor device includes a first delay unit, and a second... Agent:
20110267127 - Integrated circuit, communication unit and method for improved amplitude resolution of an rf-dac: An integrated circuit comprises a digitally-controlled power generation stage (DPA) for converting an input signal to a radio frequency (RF) carrier, the DPA comprising a plurality of selectable switching devices capable of adjusting an envelope of the RF carrier; and a pulse width modulator (PWM) generator arranged to generate a... Agent:
20110267128 - Parameter setting circuit and method for integrated circuits: A parameter setting circuit and method for an integrated circuit apply a pulse current to a pin of the integrated circuit during a programming mode of the integrated circuit, and then extract the difference between the voltage on the pin and the DC component of the voltage on the pin... Agent: Richtek Technology Corp.
20110267129 - Generating a full rail signal: Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed, such as those that comprise a center-swing signal generator that includes a push-pull center-swing driver coupled to a common-mode pre-emphasis module, the center-swing signal generator to receive a low swing current mode logic (CML) signal and output a center-swing signal, and a full-swing cross-coupled... Agent:
20110267130 - Digital filter-decimator-tuner: A digital filter-decimator-tuner is configured to receive a complex signal input xk and output a complex USB signal yuk and a complex LSB signal ylk. It includes a USB processing path coupled to receive xk and output yuk, the USB processing path including a USB FIR filter configured to receive... Agent: Applied Signal Technology, Inc.
20110267131 - Method and apparatus for compensating periodic signal: An apparatus and a method for compensating periodic signal in an optical disc drive are described. The control apparatus includes an amplitude processing unit, a phase processing unit, a wave generator, a first switch module and a second switch module. The amplitude processing unit processes the amplitude of the input... Agent: Mediatek, Inc.
20110267132 - Bi-directional circuit breaker: A circuit breaker comprising first and second JFETs, each comprising a gate, drain and source connection, the JFETs sources being operatively connected to each other to form a common-source connection and adapted to be connected to and operating to open an external circuit when the current flowing through the JFETs... Agent: U.s. Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
20110267133 - Current generating circuit: A current generating circuit including a current mirror, an impedance device, a first voltage generating portion and a second voltage generating portion. The current mirror has a current output leg and a current generating leg. The impedance device is connected to the current generating leg. The first voltage generating portion... Agent:
20110267134 - Two lead electronic switch system adapted to replace a mechanical switch system: A system adapted to replace a mechanical switch with an electronic switch, without the need of additional wiring. The electronic switch includes a bridge array for sensing a characteristic, e.g., temperature or pressure, and an electronic circuit having a switch. As the characteristic of the bridge array varies a switch... Agent: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
20110267135 - Electronic apparatuses and electronic systems using the same for providing supply voltage to external devices: An electronic apparatus for providing supply voltage to a first external device with a predetermined pin assignment specification is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a connection interface and a voltage supplier. The connection interface includes a first pin and a second pin. The voltage supplier provides a detection voltage signal... Agent:
20110267136 - Semiconductor device and method of cutting electrical fuse: A method of cutting an electrical fuse including a first conductor and a second conductor, the first conductor including a first cutting target region, the second conductor branched from the first conductor and connected to the first conductor and including a second cutting target region, which are formed on a... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110267137 - Semiconductor apparatus: A semiconductor apparatus includes an individual-chip-designating-code setting block configured to generate a plurality of sets of individual-chip-designating-codes which have different code values or in which at least two sets of individual-chip-designating-codes have the same code value, in response to a plurality of chip fuse signals; a control block configured to... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110267138 - Synchronous rectifier circutits: This invention relates in Synchronous Rectifier Circuits, comprises: AC input terminal, switch, driving circuit, protect opposite current circuit and a load, to improved conventional Synchronous Rectifier Circuits, can be achieve rectify function.... Agent:
20110267139 - Automatic level control: Some embodiments regard a circuit comprising: a high voltage transistor providing a resistance; an amplifier configured to receive a current and to convert the current to a first voltage that is used in a loop creating the current; and an automatic level control circuit that, based on an AC amplitude... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20110267140 - Impedance calibration circuit and semiconductor apparatus using the same: An impedance calibration circuit includes: a first calibration unit configured to compare a first converted voltage obtained by converting a first calibration signal with a reference voltage and vary the first calibration signal; a voltage detection unit configured to activate a voltage detection signal according to a level of a... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.Previous industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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