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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systems December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/11Below 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. 12/29/2011 > 34 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110316587 - Bistable cml circuit: A common-source circuit including two branches in parallel between a terminal of application of a voltage and a current source, each branch comprising: a series association of a resistor and a transistor, having their junction point defining an output terminal of the branch; a first switch connecting an input terminal... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Sa
20110316588 - Resistor-programmable device at low voltage: A resistor-programmable device generates pulses counted by a counter. The counter's output controls a drive signal generator, such as an adjustable current source. The drive signal generator generates a drive signal (such as a current), which leads to the creation of a sense signal (such as a voltage) using a... Agent: National Semiconductor Corporation
20110316589 - Method of compensating clock skew, clock skew compensating circuit for realizing the method, and input/output system including the clock skew compensating circuit: A method of compensating clock skew may include generating (2M+1) detected values by applying (2M+1) delay clock signals to (2M+1) pieces of delay data, wherein M is a natural number, determining a dominant logic value based on a comparison of a number of logic high detected values and a number... Agent:
20110316590 - Driver supporting multiple signaling modes: A driver supports differential and single-ended signaling modes. Complementary transistors with a common tail node are provided with complementary input signals in the differential mode. A current source coupled to the tail node maintains a relatively high tail impedance and a constant tail current in the differential mode. The tail... Agent: Rambus Inc.
20110316591 - Spread spectrum clock system and spread spectrum clock generator: A spread spectrum clock generator includes a triangular wave generator, a digital wave modulator, a sigma delta modulator, and a selector. The triangular wave generator transforms one of the input clock signals into an original triangular wave signal, in which the input clock signals have the same frequency and phases... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20110316592 - Refresh operation during low power mode configuration: A target circuit of an electronic device is placed in a suspended mode by disconnecting the target circuit from one or more voltage sources. A refresh controller periodically initiates a refresh operation during the suspended mode by temporarily reconnecting the target circuit to the one or more voltage sources for... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110316593 - Phase locked loop with startup oscillator and primary oscillator: A voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) for a phase locked loop (PLL) includes a startup oscillator, the startup oscillator comprising a first plurality of inverters; a primary oscillator, the primary oscillator comprising a second plurality of inverters, wherein a number of the second plurality of inverters is fewer than the number... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110316594 - Chip interface: In one aspect, an integrated circuit (IC) system includes a receiver IC configured to receive a first clock signal and includes a feedback circuit to provide a feedback signal to a driver IC. The system also includes the driver IC configured to receive a second clock signal and includes a... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110316595 - vco frequency temperature compensation system for plls: The present invention discloses a continuous voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) frequency temperature compensation apparatus for a phase locked loop (PLL) and a continuous VCO frequency temperature compensation method for a PLL. The system utilizes a VCO with one digital coarse tuning input, a first analog fine tuning input, and a... Agent: Mstar France Sas
20110316596 - Phase locking for multiple serial interfaces: An arrangement is described which reduces the number of phase locked loops (PLLs) required in a typical high speed serial interface system. A reference clock is sent from a transmitter on a main board to a receiver on a system board, which employs a PLL that also drives a transmitter... Agent:
20110316597 - Signal generator with output frequency greater than the oscillator frequency: Systems and methods for design and operation of signal generator circuitry with output frequencies greater than the oscillator frequency. Accordingly, in a first method embodiment, a method of producing an output periodic electronic signal comprises accessing four signals having a quadrature phase relationship. First and second pairs of these signals... Agent:
20110316598 - Apparatus and method for modeling coarse stepsize delay element and delay locked loop using same: A reference circuit and method for mitigating switching jitter and delay-locked loop (DLL) using same are provided. The reference circuit and method determine a number of steps of a fine delay line (FDL) that are equivalent to a step of a coarse delay line (CDL). Switching jitter of the DLL... Agent: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
20110316599 - Multi-phase clock generation: An apparatus and method for multi-phase clock generation are disclosed. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a module generating first and second intermediate signals delayed from first edges of a clock signal having a first frequency. Each of the first and second intermediate signals has a second frequency that is... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110316601 - Method and device for delaying activation timing of output device: A delay method for determining an activation moment of an output device in a circuit system is disclosed. The delay method includes determining resistance of an over-current flag pull-high resistor of the circuit system, generating a current according to the resistance of the over-current flag pull-high resistor and a voltage... Agent:
20110316600 - Serial link receiver and method thereof: A method and apparatus of clock recovery is disclosed. The apparatus comprising: a first delay circuit for receiving an input data signal and outputting a delayed data signal; an edge extraction circuit for outputting an edge signal by detecting a transition in the input data signal; an clock generator for... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
20110316602 - Systems and methods of integrated circuit clocking: Various systems and methods are provided for integrated circuit clocking. In one embodiment, an integrated circuit system includes a plurality of combinational logic groups, each combinational logic group having a propagation time; and means for delaying a synchronizing clock signal supplied to at least one of the plurality of combinational... Agent: East-west Innovation Corporation
20110316603 - Duty compensation circuit: A duty compensation circuit including a duty detection circuit, a duty adjustment signal generator for generating a control signal from a detected duty, and a duty adjustment circuit, in which the duty detection circuit executes sampling of a clock at sampling timing obtained by causing the clock to be delayed... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110316605 - Circuit apparatus and system: A circuit apparatus includes an output circuit that outputs a signal to a host apparatus via a bus, and an output control circuit that controls the output circuit. The output circuit has a first conductive transistor provided between an output node and a first power source node, and a second... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110316604 - Input buffer circuit: An input buffer circuit for use in a semiconductor device includes a comparator configured to compare a reference voltage with a voltage of an input signal, and output the result of comparison, an activation unit configured to control an activation state of an input buffer in response to an enable... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110316606 - Power switch temperature control device and method: An embodiment method for power switch temperature control comprises monitoring a power transistor for a delta-temperature fault, and monitoring the power transistor for an over-temperature fault. If a delta-temperature fault is detected, then the power transistor is commanded to turn off. If an over-temperature fault is detected, then the power... Agent:
20110316607 - Switching control circuit and switching power supply circuit: A switching-control circuit, which causes a first transistor, having an input electrode to be applied with an input voltage and an output electrode connected to an inductor and a diode, to be turned on and kept on for a predetermined time period, includes: a comparison circuit to compare a feedback... Agent: On Semiconductor Trading, Ltd.
20110316608 - Switching array and methods of manufacturing and operation: A switching array includes a plurality of switching elements electrically coupled to each other, each switching element being configured to be switched between conducting and non-conducting states. The switching array also includes at least one parasitic minimizing circuitry electrically coupled to the plurality of switching elements and configured to provide... Agent: General Electric Company
20110316609 - Bipolar junction transistor turn on-off power circuit: An on-off power circuit connecting a voltage source to a digital system. The on-off power having a turn-on signal source, a control bipolar junction transistor, a switching bipolar junction transistor, a turn-off bipolar junction transistor, and a turn-off signal source. The circuit is activated by a turn-on signal and deactivated... Agent: Ivus Industries, LLC
20110316610 - Transmission gate circuitry for high voltage terminal: A transmission gate circuit includes a first transmission gate, having a first switching device, coupled in series with a second transmission gate, having a second switching device, and control circuitry which places the first transmission gate and the second transmission gate into a conductive state to provide a conductive path... Agent:
20110316611 - Control cord for headsets and auxiliary devices: A cord-based controller for an auxiliary device, such as a headset, is provided for use with a portable electronic device. A pressure-sensitive, and preferably bendable, material such as a piezoelectric pressure sensor is placed within or on an or cord of a headphone lead, such as by wrapping it within... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20110316612 - Semiconductor carrier with vertical power fet module: A monolithic power switch provides a semiconductor layer, a three dimensional FET formed in the semiconductor layer to modulate currents through the semiconductor layer, and a toroidal inductor with a ceramic magnetic core formed on the semiconductor layer around the FET and having a first winding connected to the FET.... Agent:
20110316614 - Apparatus and method for tamper protection of a microprocessor fuse array: An apparatus in an integrated circuit for precluding the use of extended JTAG operations. The apparatus has a JTAG control chain, a feature fuse, a level sensor, and an access controller. The JTAG control chain is configured to enable/disable the extended JTAG operations. The feature fuse is configured to indicate... Agent: Via Technologies, Inc.
20110316615 - Integrated circuit: An integrated circuit, wherein a voltage-adjustable power supply circuit (42) receives a first power supply control signal (6) output by a programming power supply control circuit (41), outputs a first voltage signal to a efuse circuit (44) by a power source switching circuit (43) and outputs the first voltage signal... Agent: Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20110316613 - Microprocessor apparatus and method for securing a programmable fuse array: An apparatus in an integrated circuit for precluding the use of extended JTAG operations. The apparatus has a JTAG control chain, a feature fuse, and an access controller. The JTAG control chain is configured to enable/disable the extended JTAG operations. The feature fuse is configured to indicate whether the extended... Agent: Via Technologies, Inc.
20110316616 - Semiconductor integrated circuit for controlling power supply: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a plurality of circuit regions, at least one power source switch that switches between two states of supplying power or not supplying power to at least one of the plurality of circuit regions, a power source control circuit that controls the at least one power... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20110316617 - Method and apparatus for full clock cycle charge pump operation: A charge pump comprises at least one charge pump cell and control logic. The at least one charge pump cell is configured to receive a power supply voltage and provide a pump output voltage higher than the power supply voltage. The control logic is configured to receive an oscillator signal... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110316618 - Sub-stage for a charge pump: A sub-stage (212) for a charge pump (200) having a first and second phase of operation. The sub-stage (212) comprising a dc input pin (222); a dc output pin (220); a first rf input pin (202) configured to receive a first differential signal; and a second rf input pin (204)... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110316619 - Power supply voltage monitor circuit: According to one embodiment, a power supply voltage monitor circuit includes a constant voltage circuit, a level shift circuit, a clamping circuit, a first differential circuit, and a second differential circuit. The first differential circuit include a differential unit receiving a constant current supplied from a current source and outputting... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110316620 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device: A semiconductor integrated circuit device having a control signal system for avoiding failure to check an indefinite signal propagation prevention circuit, for facilitating a check included in an automated tool, and for facilitating a power shutdown control inside a chip. In the semiconductor integrated circuit device, power shutdown priorities are... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation12/22/2011 > 21 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110309862 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit including: a first data hold circuit configured to hold an input signal from a first input terminal; a second data hold circuit configured to hold the input signal from the first input terminal and an input signal from a second input terminal; a gate circuit configured... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20110309863 - Differential amplifier, sample-and-hold circuit, and amplifier circuit: To provide a common-mode feedback circuit that feeds back signal corresponding to common-mode components of output terminal voltage of first and second amplifiers to input terminals of the first and second amplifiers via first and second passive elements connected to a common terminal, respectively.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110309864 - Apparatus and method for generating a timing signal: An apparatus is provided for generating a timing signal having an input for receiving a first signal indicating successive time intervals, means for receiving a second signal indicating successive time intervals, and a generator adapted to generate a timing signal based on the second signal and on a relationship between... Agent: Allen-vanguard Corporation
20110309865 - Parallel synchronizing cell with improved mean time between failures: In some embodiments, a synchronizing circuit includes at least one synchronization device that operates at a lower clock frequency than another synchronization device in the synchronization circuit. In at least one embodiment of the invention, a method includes sampling a first signal at a first frequency to thereby generate a... Agent:
20110309866 - Delay-locked loop having a loop bandwidth dependency on phase error: Circuits, methods, and apparatus that vary one or more attributes or parameters of a closed-loop clock circuit as a function of a characteristic of its phase error. One example provides a delay-locked loop having a loop bandwidth that can be varied as a function of its phase error. In this... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110309867 - Phase locked loop: A phase locked loop includes a phase detector configured to compare a phase of an input clock with a phase of a feedback clock to produce a phase comparison result, an initial frequency value provider configured to detect a frequency of the input clock and provide a frequency detection result,... Agent:
20110309868 - Data transfer unit, data transmission device, data receiving device, and control method: A transmission LSI calculates a buffer usage rate in accordance with data stored in a buffer in a transmission data processing unit and determines, in accordance with the calculated buffer usage rate, the number of signal lines that perform a phase readjustment and the timing thereof. Then, the transmission LSI... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110309869 - Duty cycle correction in a delay-locked loop: Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide duty-cycle error correction for clock and other periodic signals. One example provides a duty-cycle correction that can be used to improve the duty cycle of a clock signal that is received by, or generated by, a delay-locked loop. This example receives an input clock... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110309870 - Method and configuration for generating high-energy microwave pulses: A method and a configuration are provided for generating high-energy microwave pulses, in particular based on HPEM technology. The objects include, on the one hand. increasing the energy density of pulses and, on the other hand, also making the relevant appliances more compact. For that purpose, a large-area configuration of... Agent: Diehl Bgt Defence Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110309871 - System and device for generating reference signal, and timing signal supply device: Provided is a timing signal supply device that can frequently perform a phase comparison on a side of receiving a supply of a timing signal and flexibly achieve various operation modes. A GPS receiver 11 includes a baseband processing module 16 and a PN code output terminal 26. The baseband... Agent:
20110309872 - Voltage spike protection for power dmos devices: A power device includes a power transistor, a capacitor with a first plate coupled to a ground node and a second plate separated from the first plate by an insulator, a first plurality of wires coupling a drain node of the power transistor to the second plate of the capacitor,... Agent:
20110309873 - Circuit having gate drivers having a level shifter: A circuit comprises a first level shifting circuit. The level shifting circuit comprises a first and second latching differential pairs. The first latching differential pair has first and second inputs for receiving first and second input signals, first and second outputs, and first and second power supply voltage terminals for... Agent:
20110309874 - Semiconductor switching system: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor switch includes a first element that includes a switching element and an anti-parallel diode. The switching element has a breakdown voltage and is coupled to a control terminal and second and third terminals. The semiconductor switch further includes a second element having a breakdown... Agent:
20110309875 - Converter lifetime improvement method for doubly fed induction generator: The present techniques include methods and systems for operating converter to maintain a lifespan of the converter. In some embodiments, the operating frequency of the converter may be increased such that stress may be reduced on the bond wires of the converter. More specifically, embodiments involve calculating the aging parameters... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20110309876 - Thin film transistor and display device: A thin film transistor is provided that includes a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, an oxide semiconductor active layer formed over the gate electrode, a fixed charge storage layer formed over a portion of the oxide semiconductor active layer, and a fixed charge control electrode formed... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110309878 - Boost circuit: A boost circuit includes: first transistors connected in series between a voltage input node and a voltage output node to constitute a charge transfer circuit; and first capacitors, one ends of which are coupled to the respective connection nodes between the first transistors, the other ends thereof being applied with... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110309877 - High voltage charge-pump with a novel feedback control loop: A high voltage charge-pump having a feedback control loop is disclosed. The high voltage charge-pump includes a plurality of voltage boosting stages, a low voltage input, and at least one clock input. A sensing charge-pump having a voltage detector output has at least one voltage sensing stage that is communicably... Agent: Rf Micro Devices, Inc.
20110309879 - Internal voltage generation circuit: An internal voltage generation circuit includes a first enable signal generator configured to delay an active signal to generate a first enable signal, a comparison signal generator configured to compare the internal voltage with an internal reference voltage to generate a comparison signal, a pulse signal generator configured to receive... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110309880 - Signal monitoring systems: A signal filter includes a node, a first terminal, a second terminal, and energy storage circuitry coupled to the node and the first and second terminals. The node receives an input signal and a reference signal selectively. The first terminal provides an output signal determined by the input signal and... Agent:
20110309881 - Three-dimensional semiconductor integrated circuit: According to one embodiment, a three-dimensional semiconductor integrated circuit includes first, second and third chips which are stacked, and a common conductor which connects the first, second and third chips from one another. The first chip includes a first multi-leveling circuit, the second chip includes a second multi-leveling circuit, and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110309882 - Method and circuit for operating a power semiconductor component: Described is a method for operating a power semiconductor component. A power amplifier provided with a programmable logic is assigned to this power semiconductor component. In at least one embodiment, control signals for the power semiconductor component are transmitted to the power amplifier. The power semiconductor component is influenced by... Agent: Converteam Technology Ltd.12/15/2011 > 33 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110304357 - Digital phase comparator: A digital phase comparator is provided in which first phase difference signals and second phase difference signals are used as digital phase difference information. The first phase difference signals are generated by sampling a second clock signal with a first group of clock signals having regular intervals. The second phase... Agent: Nec Corporation
20110304358 - Transistor voltage threshold mismatch compensated sense amplifiers and methods for precharging sense amplifiers: Sense amplifiers and methods for precharging are disclosed, including a sense amplifier having a pair of cross-coupled complementary transistor inverters, and a pair of transistors, each one of the pair of transistors coupled to a respective one of the complementary transistor inverters and a voltage. The sense amplifier further includes... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110304359 - Semiconductor integrated circuit, threshold value setting method, and communication apparatus: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes first to N-th comparators to compare an input voltage with a threshold value; and a control circuit to perform first and second operations, set a threshold value of the first comparator as a first threshold value, and set a threshold value of an M-th comparator... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110304360 - Diode circuit: The present invention introduces a diode circuit which achieves ideal diode characteristics which observe an enough reverse breakdown voltage, and whose forward voltage is nearly 0 V. An active diode has an anode terminal and a cathode terminal. The active diode includes a transistor which has a gate terminal, a... Agent:
20110304361 - Time-to-digital converter with calibration: Time-to-digital converter arrangements and corresponding methods as well as applications thereof are described. The time-to-digital converter in a first mode is coupled with a calibration signal generator and in a second mode is coupled with signal input.... Agent:
20110304362 - Current-source circuit: A current-source circuit includes a plurality of input-side transistors; a plurality of output-side transistors current-mirror-coupled to the plurality of input-side transistors; an output terminal from which an output current is output; and a switching control circuit to switch the plurality of input-side transistors and activate at least one of the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110304363 - Input/output driver with controlled transistor voltages: In an embodiment, an integrated circuit comprises core circuitry and at least one driver circuit. The core circuitry is powered by a first supply voltage during use, and comprises a control circuit configured to generate a pull up control signal, a pull down control signal, and at least one reference... Agent:
20110304364 - Device for removing electromagnetic interference and semiconductor package including the same: Provided is an electromagnetic interference (EMI) removing device for active reduction of electromagnetic interference and a semiconductor package including the same. The EMI removing device may include a film substrate having an antenna pattern configured to generate a second electromagnetic wave, which may have substantially the same frequency band, modulation... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110304367 - Apparatus and method for frequency calibration in frequency synthesizer: An apparatus and a method for frequency calibration in a frequency synthesizer are disclosed. The present invention includes an up/down processor. The up/down processor is utilized for outputting one of a GND voltage and a VDD voltage to a voltage-controlled oscillator via a loop filter in an open loop status,... Agent: Fci Inc.
20110304365 - Fast phase locking system for automatically calibrated fractional-n pll: The current invention provides a second feedback loop around the existing FLL, which forces the signal on the route of N-divider (NDIV), PFD, CP, and LPF to essentially reach their desired lock conditions before the FLL is switched off and the system enters PLL mode. This loop works by comparing... Agent: Mstar Software R&d (shenzhen) Ltd.
20110304366 - Pll circuit: A PLL circuit comprises a phase frequency detector configured to output a phase frequency difference signal with a pulse duration according to a phase difference and a frequency difference between a reference clock signal and a feedback clock signal according to an output clock signal; a charge pump circuit configured... Agent:
20110304368 - Wideband phase modulator: An apparatus for phase modulation includes a delay locked loop configured to generate from a reference signal a plurality of phase shifted signals, each of the phase shifted signals being locked to the reference signal and having a different phase shift from the other phase shifted signals with respect to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110304369 - Method for source synchronous high-speed signal synchronization: A source synchronous signal synchronization system includes a differential signal receiver; a tunable input delay element coupled to the receiver; an input serializer/deserializer (ISerDes) coupled to the tunable input delay; an alignment unit coupled to the ISerDes; and a delay control unit coupled to the tunable input delay, the ISerDes,... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20110304370 - Programmable control clock circuit including scan mode: A programmable clock control circuit includes a base block configured to control operation of the programmable clock control circuit and a chop block configured to control the width of an output clock signal of the programmable clock control circuit. The circuit also includes a pulse width variation block providing a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110304371 - Integrated circuits with dual-edge clocking: Integrated circuits that support dual-edge clocking are provided. Integrated circuits may include phase-locked loops that generate square-wave clock signals. The clock signals may be provided from off-chip equipment through input-output pins. The clock signals may be routed through a clock distribution network to provide local clock signals to pulse generators... Agent:
20110304372 - Method and apparatus for amplifying a time difference: A time amplifier circuit has first and second inverters and first and second pull-down paths. Each inverter includes a first NMOS transistor and a first PMOS transistor. A source of the first NMOS transistor is coupled to a ground node directly or through a first additional NMOS transistor having a... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110304373 - Low voltage high-speed wave shaping circuitry: Within hard disk drives (HDDs), for example, a preamplifier or preamp is generally used to perform read and write operations with a magnetic head. Typically, for write operations, the preamplifier generates a current waveform that uses a DC current to polarize magnetic elements within the disk and overshoot components to... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110304374 - Methods and apparatus for a gray-coded phase rotating frequency divider: Methods and apparatus for a gray-coded phase rotating frequency divider. A phase selector is provided that includes two or more selectors, each selector configured to receive multiple clock phases and output a respective clock phase based on one or more selection bits that are part of a selection input, and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110304375 - Amplitude-stabilized even order pre-distortion circuit: An amplitude-stabilized second-order predistortion circuit includes a main cell having a differential input for receiving a differential input voltage, a differential output for providing a differential output voltage, and a load control input for receiving a load control voltage; a replica cell having a differential input for receiving a differential... Agent: Aeroflex Colorado Springs Inc.
20110304376 - Semiconductor integrated circuit including variable resistor circuit: Provided is a semiconductor integrated circuit including a variable resistor circuit of the small layout area, which is free from an error in resistance caused by ON-state resistances of switch elements for trimming, and is also free from power supply voltage dependence and temperature dependence. The semiconductor integrated circuit including... Agent:
20110304377 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A constant current source circuit includes one end connected to a second node as sources of third and fourth transistors, and the other end connected to a second power supply node that supplies a second voltage different from a first voltage. The clamp circuit is configured to form a current... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110304378 - Performing multiplication using an analog-to-digital converter: A multiplier circuit to multiply a first signal with a second signal includes an analog-to-digital converter that has a first input and a second input. The first input is to receive the first signal. The multiplier circuit also has an inverting circuit having an input to receive the second signal,... Agent:
20110304379 - Signal matching module with combination of electronic components for signal matching of single or multiple subsystems: A signal matching module for a single or multiple subsystems is disclosed. The signal matching module includes a plurality of electronic components with a first part of the electronic components categorized into external electronic components and a second part of the electronic components categorized into internal components. Each of the... Agent: Azurewave Technologies, Inc.
20110304380 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes: a first power line to supply a first voltage to a plurality of internal circuits; a second power line to supply the first voltage to the plurality of internal circuits; a first switch provided between said first power line and each of the plurality of internal... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110304381 - Power switch circuit for tracing a higher supply voltage without a voltage drop: A power switch circuit includes a voltage selecting circuit, an auxiliary transistor and a control circuit. The control circuit includes an inverter, or a first inverter and a second inverter forming a latch. The power switch circuit is capable of tracing a higher supply voltage and outputting the voltage level... Agent:
20110304382 - Semiconductor device and data processing system: A semiconductor device comprises a first sense amplifier, first to third transmission lines, and first to third switches. The first and second transmission lines are connected to the first sense amplifier. The first and third switches control connections of the first to third transmission lines, and the second switch controls... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110304383 - Device for detecting the passing of individuals: for the or each surface supporting at least one electronic component (112), a protective layer (106) attached to said surface and incompressible under the weight of individuals/trolleys, the or each electronic component (112) being recessed in a hole (110) in said incompressible protective layer (106).... Agent: Eco Compteur
20110304384 - Internal voltage generating circuit: An internal voltage generating circuit includes a supply voltage driving unit, an internal voltage driving unit, and a driving control unit. The supply voltage driving unit is configured to compare a voltage division signal of a supply voltage with a bias voltage, generate a first pull-up signal, and drive the... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110304385 - Bias circuit and wireless communication device including the bias circuit: A bias circuit according to the present invention includes: a transistor for supplying a bias current from the emitter of the transistor; an emitter potential generating device for supplying a potential to the emitter of the transistor; a switch element; and a voltage supply circuit for supplying a base voltage... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110304386 - Constant-voltage circuit: A constant-voltage circuit includes: first and second field-effect transistors; a first node connected to the drains of the first and second field-effect transistors; a second node connected to the gates of the first and second field-effect transistors; a bipolar transistor whose collector is connected to the second node; a resistor... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110304387 - Current mirror circuit: In one embodiment, a current mirror circuit includes first to fourth insulated gate field effect transistors (FETs), and a bias circuit. The gate electrodes of the first and second FETs are connected to each other. The source electrode of the third FET is connected to the drain electrode of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110304388 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device and wireless communication system: Disclosed are a semiconductor integrated circuit device and a wireless communication system that are capable of improving reception sensitivity. The wireless communication system includes, for instance, a first duplexer, a second duplexer, a first low-noise amplifier circuit, and a second low-noise amplifier circuit. A transmission band compliant with a communication... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110304389 - Drive circuit with a transmission circuit for capacitively transmitting a signal and associated method: A drive circuit with a circuit for transmitting a signal from a primary side having a first ground to a secondary side having a second ground. The transformer has capacitive coupling between the primary and secondary sides. The transformer has an ON transmission branch and an OFF transmission branch, which... Agent: Semikron Elektronik Gmbh & Co. Kg12/08/2011 > 39 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110298496 - Sram sense ampliifer: A sense amplifier for use in a memory array having a plurality of memory cells is provided. The sense amplifier provides low power dissipation, rapid sensing and high yield sensing operation. The inputs to the sense amplifier are the differential bitlines of an SRAM column, which are coupled to the... Agent:
20110298497 - Comparator circuit: A comparator circuit can achieve a reduction in current consumption with a simple configuration, and can suppress an increase in current consumption accompanying a rise in power source voltage. A current mirror circuit is connected to a power source, and gates of MOSFETs of the circuit are interconnected. An input... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20110298498 - Corner detector: A corner detector comprises a PMOS threshold voltage detector and an NMOS threshold voltage detector, the PMOS threshold voltage detector is composed of a first clock terminal, a first CMOS inverter, a first capacitor, a PMOS threshold voltage function generator and a first voltage output terminal, wherein the PMOS threshold... Agent:
20110298499 - Internal voltage generator and integrated circuit device including the same: An internal voltage generator includes a comparison unit, a driving circuit and a bias unit. The comparison unit compares a reference voltage and an internal voltage and is configured to output a comparison voltage, which is based on a difference between the reference voltage and the internal voltage. The driving... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110298500 - Single clock dynamic compare circuit: A compare circuit for comparing a first data word with a second data word includes a plurality of sub-circuits, each having a two-bit static compare stage and a dynamic complex logic stage; a dynamic compare node responsive to respective outputs of the sub-circuits; and an output latch that captures a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110298501 - Methods and apparatuses for delay-locked loops and phase-locked loops: A low power delay-locked loop (DLL) is presented. In one embodiment, the DLL includes a phase detector which includes a reference input and a feedback input to determine a phase difference. The DLL also includes a controller to determine whether to provide a signal to both the reference input and... Agent:
20110298502 - Switching clock sources: A clock-switching circuit having at least two inputs for receiving at least two different clock sources, an output for providing a selected one of the clock sources, and a switch for selecting the one of the inputs to provide on the output, the switch including elements that, prevent the providing... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20110298503 - Dynamic voltage-controlled oscillator calibration and selection: A method and apparatus is disclosed for voltage-controlled oscillator selection in a multi-mode system having multiple voltage-controlled oscillators. Part of oscillator selection is a calibration operation that utilizes maximum and minimum capacitance limits for a voltage-controlled oscillator, which translates to a frequency range, to calculate overlap regions. Overlap regions comprise... Agent:
20110298504 - Clock generator and methods using closed loop duty cycle correction: Closed-loop duty-cycle correctors (DCCs), clock generators, memory devices, systems, and methods for generating an output clock signal having a particular duty cycle are provided, such as clock generators configured to generate an output clock signal synchronized with a received input clock signal having a predetermined duty cycle. Embodiments of clock... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110298506 - Integrated circuit comprising frequency generation circuitry for controlling a frequency source: An integrated circuit comprises frequency generation circuitry for controlling a frequency source for use in an automotive radar system. The frequency generation circuitry comprises low-path modulation circuitry arranged to generate a first, low-path control signal for providing lower frequency modulation of the frequency source, the low-path modulation circuitry comprising a... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110298505 - Latency locked loop circuit for driving a buffer circuit: In an embodiment, a circuit includes a buffer circuit including a buffer input and an output terminal and a latency locked loop (LLL) circuit. The LLL circuit includes a signal input for receiving an input signal, a feedback input coupled to the output terminal, and a signal output coupled to... Agent: Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
20110298507 - System and method for calibrating output frequency in phase locked loop: A Digital Calibration System for a Phase Locked Loop includes a Tuning Voltage Controller configured to set the tuning voltage to a value; a Phase Difference Quantizer configured to output a phase difference after comparing a phase of the reference signal with a phase of the feedback signal; a Digital... Agent:
20110298508 - Data interface with delay locked loop for high speed digital to analog converters and analog to digital converters: A system comprises a first circuit includes a data transmitter circuit that transmits digital data based on a first clock signal. A sync generator outputs a sync signal based on the first clock signal. A digital to analog converter circuit includes a data receiver circuit that latches the digital data... Agent: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
20110298509 - Time-shared latency locked loop circuit for driving a buffer circuit: In an embodiment, a device includes a buffer circuit with first and second buffer outputs and a latency locked loop (LLL) circuit. The LLL circuit includes first and second LLL inputs for receiving first and second input signals and includes at least one shared component that is time shared. The... Agent: Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
20110298510 - Voltage-controlled delay lines, delay-locked loop circuits including the voltage-controlled delay lines, and multi-phase clock generators using the voltage-controlled delay lines: A delay-locked loop circuit includes a voltage-controlled delay line configured to generate a plurality of delayed clock signals based on an input clock signal, a lock signal and a voltage control signal, the plurality of delayed clock signals being sequentially delayed from one another to produce an earliest delayed clock... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110298511 - Strobe signal management to clock data into a system: A method of communicating with a source synchronous device can include determining an expected number of pulses of a strobe signal to be received in response to a first read request directed to the source synchronous device and receiving the strobe signal from the source synchronous device. Pulses in the... Agent: Xilinx, Inc.
20110298512 - Circuit, system and method for controlling read latency: A read latency control circuit is described having a clock synchronization circuit and a read latency control circuit. The clock synchronization circuit includes an adjustable delay line to generate an output clock signal whose phase is synchronized with the phase of the input clock signal. The read latency control circuit... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110298513 - Duty correcting circuit, delay-locked loop circuit and method of correcting duty: The duty correcting circuit includes a duty cycle corrector, a duty detector and a duty correction code generator. The duty cycle corrector corrects a duty cycle of an input clock signal to generate an output clock signal. The duty detector adjusts a delay time of the output clock signal to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110298514 - Pwm signal generator for digital controlled power supply: A forward converter circuit includes a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding. A first transistor is coupled in series with the primary winding and a second transistor is coupled in series with the secondary winding. A control circuit generates PWM control signals for controlling operation of the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20110298515 - System reset circuit and method: A system reset circuit and a method for resetting a system automatically according to an operation state of the system are provided. The system reset circuit includes a system, which is triggered by a first logic state during an operation of a program and a second logic state at termination... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20110298516 - Clock state independent retention master-slave flip-flop: A master-slave flip-flop circuit is provided with a retention capability to support operation in both a normal mode and a retention mode. During the retention mode the retention circuitry drives the output signal via either a first path 16 or a second path 22, 24, 4, 10 in dependence upon... Agent: Arm Limited
20110298517 - Master-slave flip-flop circuit: A master-slave flip-flop circuit comprises a master stage for retaining a master signal, a slave stage for retaining a slave signal and a retention stage. During a normal mode of operation, the retention stage captures a retention signal having a value dependent upon the slave signal. During a retention mode... Agent: Arm Limited
20110298518 - Phase interpolation circuit suitable for wide range frequency input and output characteristics stabilizing method thereof: A phase interpolation circuit includes a waveform shaping unit and a phase interpolator. The waveform shaping unit adaptively waveform-shapes first or second phase offset input clock signal pair that is applied, to output first and second buffered clock signals having a rising time and falling time each of more than... Agent:
20110298519 - Level shifter: The present invention provides a level shifter. In an embodiment, the level shifter includes first to sixth transistors. The first and second transistors have common control nodes coupled to a first bias voltage, receive a pair of input signals and respectively provide a first output node and a second output... Agent: Orise Technology Co., Ltd.
20110298520 - Integrator circuit with multiple time window functions: An integrator circuit with multiple time window functions for carrying out a plurality of integration operations in parallel, each integration operation being carried out in a coherent manner over a sequence of time windows including at least one such window. The circuit includes a plurality of integration paths each corresponding... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt
20110298521 - Polyphase harmonic rejection mixer: A polyphase harmonic rejection mixer, comprising a plurality of stages following each other; wherein a first stage is arranged to perform at least frequency conversion; and a second stage is arranged to perform at least selective weighting and combining; wherein at least two of the plurality of stages are arranged... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110298522 - Output apparatus and test apparatus: Provided is an output apparatus that outputs an output signal corresponding to an input signal, comprising a plurality of drivers that each output an intermediate signal having a waveform corresponding to the input signal; an adding section that adds together the intermediate signals output from the drivers and outputs the... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20110298523 - Apparatus and method for well buffering: Apparatuses and methods for well buffering are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a complimentary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) switch having a gate, a drain, a source, and a well. The source and drain are formed in the well, and the gate is formed adjacent the well between the... Agent: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
20110298524 - Power switch circuit: A power switch circuit providing voltage to an output port is provided. The switch circuit includes a single power supply, a switch unit, a controlling unit, and a logic unit. The switch unit is connected between the single power supply and an output port and capable of being turned on... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20110298525 - High-speed current switching: A method and circuit for high-speed current switching includes altering the operating voltage of the Current Source using a resistor in non-transmission mode, turning parasitic capacitive coupling into an advantage for faster settling of CS gate bias voltage. The resistor is designed to compensate for the voltage coupling when the... Agent: Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd.
20110298526 - Apparatus and method for disabling well bias: Apparatuses and methods for disabling well bias are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a complimentary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) switch having a gate, a drain, a source, and a well. The source and drain are formed in the well. The gate is formed adjacent the well between the... Agent: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
20110298527 - Real time dynamic optimization of deadtime: A deadtime optimization apparatus and method may determine when it is safe to turn a switch ON, eliminating the need to have a switch controller purposely insert a deadtime period in the algorithm (i.e., it can go back to producing ideal PWM). Since the decision of when it is safe... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110298528 - Power semiconductor system: According to one embodiment, a power semiconductor system includes; a first power semiconductor element, a driver IC, a first temperature detection element, a control circuit and an overheat protection control section. The first power semiconductor element controls current flowing between a first electrode and a second electrode with a control... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110298529 - Temperature independent reference circuit: A temperature independent reference circuit includes first and second bipolar transistors with commonly coupled bases. First and second resistors are coupled in series between the emitter of the second bipolar transistor and ground. The first and second resistors have first and second resistance values, R1 and R2, and third and... Agent: Power Integrations, Inc.
20110298530 - Remote testing system: An apparatus is provided that comprises a test circuit; a first receiver unit arranged to receive test commands and to provide the test commands to the test circuit; a power supply unit arranged to supply power to the test circuit and to the first receiver unit; a second receiver unit... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited
20110298531 - Charge storage circuit for a pixel, and a display: A charge storage circuit for a pixel comprises a charge storage node. First and second series-connected transistors (8,10) are provided for selectively isolating the charge storage node from a first voltage input (9,SL) for supplying a data voltage. The circuit is provided with a voltage follower circuit for replicating a... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20110298532 - Integrated circuit, integrated circuit design device and integrated circuit design method: The disclosed integrated circuit includes a first and a second power supply wirings, a flip-flop circuit, and a switch element. The first and the second power supply wirings are connected to the common power supplies. The flip-flop circuit is required to hold the stored data even when the voltage supply... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20110298533 - Semiconductor device having a bias resistor circuit: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device provided with an input terminal and a resistor circuit is presented. The resistor circuit is provided with first and second transistors, a first resistor, a capacitor and a capacitor. A drain of the first transistor is connected to the input terminal. One end... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110298534 - Integrated circuit device: The channel number detecting circuit 50 detects the operation channel number Nch based on the the output terminal voltage Vpgm after falling down when the output terminal voltage Vpgm falls down during the voltage boosting control, and the switching control circuit 70 generates the control clock signal CLK having the... Agent: The University Of Tokyo12/01/2011 > 49 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110291704 - Input pin state detection circuit and method therefor: A state-detection circuit facilitates the detection of the state of an input pin relative to several different types of input circuits. According to an example embodiment, a state-detection circuit includes a plurality of comparators and circuit components, configured to provide a plurality of binary output signals that collectively indicate a... Agent:
20110291705 - Electronic equipment and power supply control method: Electronic equipment includes a battery, an interface portion to which a recording medium can be attached, a kind detection portion for detecting the kind of a recording medium, an access processing portion for executing a predetermined access process to a recording medium, a current consumption detection portion for detecting a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20110291706 - Elimination of fractional n boundary spurs in a signal synthesizer: A portable frequency synthesizer is provided with fine tuning over a broad bandwidth using a Fractional N type Delta Sum Phase Locked Loop circuit that enables elimination of boundary value spurs. In the system, frequencies where spurs occur are calculated to define a region of fractional N values that cannot... Agent: Anritsu Company
20110291707 - Driver with accurately controlled slew rate and limited current: A driver circuit, that provides slew rate control of its output voltage, including a current generator, an output transistor, and optionally, a capacitor. The current generator has an input port, an output port and reference port. The output port couples to the gate of the output transistor. The capacitor couples... Agent:
20110291708 - Electronic apparatus and method of driving the same: An electronic apparatus includes an electronic circuit including a driving transistor, an additional capacitive element and a first switch for controlling a connection between a circuit point and a control terminal and a driving circuit which controls the first switch to an off state and changes the potential of the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110291709 - Apparatus and method for generating ramp waveform: A ramp waveform generating apparatus generates a reference waveform by using an input signal and generates a driving control signal for turning on and off a switch having a first terminal connected to a load and a second terminal connected to a power supply by comparing the voltage of the... Agent:
20110291710 - Clock supply apparatus: A clock supply apparatus for supplying clock signals to a plurality of circuit blocks includes a supply unit configured to supply, to reset the plurality of circuit blocks, a clock signal rising at timing different from one circuit block to another to each of the plurality of circuit blocks.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110291711 - Power-up signal generation apparatus and method: A power-up signal generation apparatus includes: a pre-power-up signal generation unit configured to generate a pre-power-up signal depending on a level of a power supply voltage; and a control unit configured to output the pre-power-up signal as a power-up signal in response to an active signal.... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110291712 - Scanning-line drive circuit: A gate-line drive circuit is driven by three clock signals of different phases, and includes a plurality of cascade-connected unit shift registers. In a normal operation, activation periods of the three clock signals do not overlap one another. However, the two clock signals of them are simultaneously activated at the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20110291713 - Slave device, system including master device and slave device, method for operating the same, and chip package: A slave device communicating with a master device includes a transmission unit configured to transmit a signal to the master device through a communication channel, a calibration unit configured to measure a flight time of a calibration signal which is transmitted to the master device and fed back through a... Agent:
20110291714 - Phase-locked loop with novel phase detection mechanism: A phase-locked loop (PLL) with novel phase detection mechanism is provided, including a phase frequency detector (PFD), a controller, a digital-to-analog (D2A) module, and a voltage-controlled oscillator/current-controlled oscillator (VCO/ICO), wherein PFD has a reference signal input and an input from output signal of the VCO/ICO and is connected to the... Agent:
20110291716 - Fast-switching low-noise charge pump: In one embodiment of the invention, a method for a charge pump is disclosed. The method includes biasing a plurality of transistors; switching a pair of main transistor switches to apply or remove a net charge on an output terminal though the biased transistors; and turning on auxiliary transistor switches... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110291715 - Phase adjustment circuit: In a phase adjustment circuit that divides the frequency of a double-frequency clock to obtain a 50% duty-cycle clock, a first 1/2 frequency division circuit having a phase inversion function generates an intermediate reference clock apart in phase from both a phase reference clock and a phase-adjusted clock. A first... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110291718 - Clock generation circuit and delay locked loop using the same: A clock generation circuit includes a plurality of variable delay units configured to control a delay of an input clock signal under the control of delay control signals assigned thereto among a plurality of delay control signals, and output a plurality of delayed clock signals; a phase comparison unit configured... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110291720 - Delay locked loop circuit and semiconductor device having the same: A semiconductor device includes a delay line configured to delay a source clock by a delay equal to a first number of delay units in response to a delay control code and to generate a delayed source clock; a delay amount sensing unit configured to sense whether the delay amount... Agent:
20110291719 - Phase correction circuit, data alignment circuit and method of aligning data using the same: Various exemplary embodiments of a phase correction circuit are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the phase correction circuit may include a delay unit configured to delay a clock signal by a predetermined delay time and generate a delay clock signal, a delay line configured to delay a data strobe signal... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110291717 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a delay locked loop including a replica delay unit which is configured to delay a signal reflecting a delay amount of an output path of a signal, and a delay time compensator configured to compensate for a difference of a delay time between the replica delay... Agent:
20110291721 - Wide frequency range delay locked loop: A delay locked loop operates over a wide range of frequencies and has high accuracy, small silicon area usage, low power consumption and a short lock time. The DLL combines an analog domain and a digital domain. The digital domain is responsible for initial lock and operational point stability and... Agent: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
20110291722 - Phase correction circuit: A phase correction circuit includes a skew detection unit configured to generate first skew detection signals and second skew detection signals by comparing multi-phase signals with one another, a phase control signal generation unit configured to generate a plurality of phase control signals by combining the first skew detection signals... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110291723 - Stream signal transmission device and transmission method: Provided is a stream signal transmission device that can eliminate transmission delay fluctuation with a fast change such as network jitter with high accuracy and synchronize a plurality of streams. The stream signal transmission device includes at least one reception unit that receives a stream signal to which a time... Agent:
20110291726 - Duty correcting circuit, delay-locked loop circuit including the circuit, and method of correcting duty: A duty correcting circuit includes a duty steerer circuit, a differential clock generator, and a charge pump circuit. The duty steerer circuit corrects a duty cycle of an input clock signal in response to a duty control signal and generates an output clock signal. The differential clock generator generates two... Agent:
20110291724 - Duty cycle correction circuit: A duty cycle correction circuit for correcting the duty cycle of a clock signal generated by a clock generator includes a complementary buffer chain, level shifter circuits and a self-bias circuit. A clock signal with a distorted duty cycle and its complement are provided to the level shifter circuits. The... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110291725 - Duty detection circuit and duty cycle correction circuit including the same: A duty cycle correction circuit includes a duty adjustment circuit configured to generate an output clock by adjusting a duty cycle of an input clock in response to a duty adjustment code, a duty detection circuit configured to measure a difference between a width of a high pulse and a... Agent:
20110291727 - Delay circuit and method for driving the same: A delay circuit includes a pulse generation unit configured to generate a pulse signal, which is activated in response to an input signal and has a pulse width corresponding to delay information, and an output unit configured to activate a final output signal in response to a deactivation of the... Agent:
20110291728 - Phase shifter and power amplifier and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A phase shifter is provided. The phase shifter includes a first phase shifter that is continuously adjustable within a range of 0 degrees to 90 degrees, two 4-way switches each configured to selectively switch on one of a capacitance, an inductance, an open circuit, and a short circuit under control... Agent:
20110291729 - Hardware performance monitor (hpm) with extended resolution for adaptive voltage scaling (avs) systems: An apparatus includes a delay line having at least two parallel branches, where each branch includes multiple delay cells coupled in series. The delay line is configured to receive an input signal and to propagate the input signal in parallel through the delay cells in the branches. The apparatus also... Agent: National Semiconductor Corporation
20110291730 - Open loop type delay locked loop and method for operating the same: An open loop type delay locked loop includes a delay amount pulse generation unit configured to generate a delay amount pulse having a pulse width corresponding to a delay amount for delay locking a clock signal, a delay amount coding unit configured to output a code value by coding the... Agent:
20110291731 - Integrated circuit with timing adjustment mechanism: An integrated circuit 2 includes processing circuitry that includes a plurality of critical path circuits 4, 6, 8, 10. These critical path circuits include variable delay circuits 16 which add an additional delay in to the path delay through the critical paths so as to adjust the path delay to... Agent: Arm Limited
20110291732 - Digital signal generator: The invention relates to a digital signal generator for providing one or more phases of a local oscillator signal for use in digital to analogue converters and harmonic rejection mixers. Embodiments disclosed include a local oscillator signal generator (200) for a mixer of a radiofrequency receiver, the signal generator (200)... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110291733 - Transmitter, interface device, and car mounted communication system: A transmitter includes a capacitor from one end of which a charge voltage is derived; a first constant current source to generate a charge current for the capacitor; a second constant current source to generate a discharge current for the capacitor; a charge/discharge controller to perform charge/discharge control of the... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20110291734 - Configurable calculating circuit and receiver having a plurality of configurable calculating circuits: A configurable calculating circuit includes a multiplexer, a mixer and an accumulator. The multiplexer is for receiving input signals including at least a first and a second input signals, and selectively outputting at least one of the input signals. The mixer is for mixing a selected input signal outputted from... Agent:
20110291735 - Switch circuit: A switch circuit, particularly suitable for dimmer switches, detects zero-crossing or similar points in the supply and uses those to make predictions of future zero-crossing occurrences. The predicted occurrences may be used to time the operation of the switch itself to chop the supply which results in less variation in... Agent: Novar Ed&s Limited
20110291736 - Switching methods and apparatus: Embodiments of the invention controlling power distribution in an ablation control apparatus or the like. In one embodiment, a power switching apparatus comprises a first switch assembly having an input end to receive a power input signal, the first switch assembly having a plurality of output channels; a second switch... Agent:
20110291737 - Multilevel unidirectional rectifier with n-2 switches per phase leg: An N-level rectifier, wherein N is a number of voltage levels of the rectifier, includes an input; a plurality of switching devices connected in parallel, wherein the plurality of switching devices are connected to the input, wherein a number of the plurality of switching devices is equal to N−2; and... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20110291738 - Jfet series connection: The invention relates to a switching device for switching a current between a first connection (1) and a second connection (2), comprising a series connection of at least two JFETs (J1-J6), of which a lowest JFET (J1) is connected to the first connection (1), or the lowest JFET (J1) is... Agent: Eth Zurich
20110291739 - Multi-use input: Interfaces for coupling an electronic device to a power source control element and devices therefrom are provided. An interface includes a single node that is configured to receive a state signal and a serial communication signal from the electronic device. The interface also includes a switch circuit that is configured... Agent:
20110291740 - Method for supplying an output supply voltage to a power gated circuit and an integrated circuit: An integrated circuit, that includes: (i) a power gating switch, the power gating switch includes (a) an input port for receiving an input supply voltage; (b) an output port for outputting an output supply voltage; and (c) a control port for receiving a control signal that determines a difference between... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110291741 - Current control using thermally matched resistors: A semiconductor chip includes a semiconductor body having an upper surface. At least one power semiconductor component is integrated in the semiconductor chip together with other circuitry. Two or more vertically spaced metallization layers are arranged on the surface of the semiconductor body. The top metallization layer includes terminals establishing... Agent:
20110291742 - Output buffer with process and temperature compensation: An output buffer with process and temperature compensation comprises an enable terminal, a clock generator, a PMOS threshold voltage detector, an NMOS threshold voltage detector, a first comparator, a second comparator, a first compensation code generator, a second compensation code generator and an output buffer stage, wherein the output buffer... Agent:
20110291743 - Signal sample trigger apparatus, data acquisition system and method of sampling an analogue signal: A signal sample trigger apparatus (206) comprises an input (302, 304), a processing resource (300, 500) coupled to the input (302, 304), and an output (306) coupled to the processing resource (300, 500). The processing resource (300, 500) is arranged to generate, when in use, a trigger signal (400, 600)... Agent: Lein Applied Diagnostics Limited
20110291744 - Fuse circuit of semiconductor apparatus: Various embodiments of a fuse circuit of a semiconductor apparatus are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the fuse circuit may include a fuse whose electrical connection state can be changed by an electrical stress applied thereto and a plurality of self boosting units configured to perform self boosting operations under... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110291745 - Low-noise current source: A low noise current source includes first and second voltage input terminals. The current source further includes an amplifying device having an input terminal and an output terminal, where the output terminal is coupled to the second voltage input terminal via a load. The current source also includes a bias... Agent:
20110291746 - Realtime power management of integrated circuits: An integrated circuit comprising a plurality of functional blocks, each functional block being operative to cause one or more power consuming events, each power consuming event being associated with a respective weight. The integrated circuit also comprises at least one accumulation block for monitoring the functional blocks over a time... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
20110291747 - Voltage generation circuit: A voltage generation circuit includes: a first and second rectification circuits; and one or more amplification units connected between the first and second rectification circuits and configured to amplify an output of the first rectification circuit and provide the amplified output to the second rectification circuit. The second rectification circuit... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20110291748 - Power consumption reduction systems and methods: Power management systems and methods that facilitate efficient and effective power conservation are presented. In one embodiment a power management method comprises: performing an initiation metric determination process, and adjusting operations of a logic component based on said threshold value. In one exemplary implementation, the initiation metric determination process includes... Agent: Nvidia Corporation
20110291749 - Apparatus and method for protecting a semiconductor junction: Apparatus and methods are disclosed, such as those involving protection of a semiconductor junction of a semiconductor device. One such apparatus includes a bipolar transistor including an emitter, a base, and a collector; a first junction protection device including a first end electrically coupled to the emitter of the bipolar... Agent: Analog Devices Inc.
20110291750 - Charge domain filter and bandwidth compensation circuit thereof: A charge domain filter (CDF) and a bandwidth compensation circuit of the CDF are provided. The CDF includes an amplifier, a plurality of switch-capacitor networks (SCNs), a connector, a current adder (CA) and a bandwidth compensation circuit. A first input terminal of the amplifier receives an input signal, and an... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110291751 - Phase matching band-pass filter using exponential function approximation: A The present invention relates to a phase matching band-pass filter using exponential function approximation, comprising an inductor including a parasitic resistor, a first device wherein a first amplifier is connected in a feedback mode, a capacitor including a parasitic resistor, a plurality of filter devices including a second device... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110291752 - Dendrite resistant input bias network for metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (mosfet) devices: A circuit includes a high impedance direct current (DC) gate having a DC impedance higher than a maximum impedance DC above which dendrite growth occurs in the circuit, and a low impedance radio frequency (RF) gate having an RF impedance lower than a minimum impedance RF needed to ensure RF... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.Previous industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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