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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systems November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/12Below 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. 11/29/2012 > 21 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120299623 - Radio frequency (rf) power detector suitable for use in automatic gain control (agc): In one form, a power converter for a power detector or the like includes first and third transistors of a first conductivity type, and second and fourth transistors of a second conductivity type. A control electrode of the first transistor receives a first bias voltage plus a positive component of... Agent:
20120299625 - Gate driving circuit: A gate driving circuit includes a control power; a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding; a first switching element; a second switching element; a rectifying element; and a capacitance element, wherein the first switching element is connected between the control power and one end of the primary... Agent: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
20120299624 - Voltage controlled switching element gate drive circuit: A voltage controlled switching element gate drive circuit makes it possible to suppress an occurrence of a malfunction, while suppressing surge voltage, surge current, and switching noise, when switching in a voltage controlled switching element. A gate drive circuit that supplies a gate voltage to the gate of a voltage... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20120299626 - Divider circuit and semiconductor device using the same: A semiconductor device with low power consumption and a small area is provided. By using a transistor including an oxide semiconductor for a channel as a transistor included in a flip-flop circuit, a divider circuit in which the number of transistors is small, power consumption is low, and the area... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120299627 - Clock mesh synthesis with gated local trees and activity driven register clustering: A clock mesh network synthesis method is proposed which enables clock gating on the local sub-trees of the clock mesh network in order to reduce the clock power dissipation. Clock gating is performed with a register clustering strategy that considers both i) the similarity of switching activities between registers in... Agent: Drexel University
20120299628 - Reset circuit: The present invention discloses a reset circuit that has a reset IC 12 having a terminal 2 connected to a reset terminal of the microcomputer 30 that is driven by a constant voltage (3.3V) generated by regulating a rectified voltage (V+) by a regulator 24, and a terminal 4 that... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20120299629 - Phase excursion/carrier wave frequency excursion compensation device and phase excursion/carrier wave frequency excursion compensation method: In a phase excursion/carrier wave frequency excursion compensation device, increasing compensation processing speed using parallel processing deteriorates the transmission property. Thus, provided is a phase excursion/carrier wave frequency excursion compensation device comprising a signal dividing unit, a preprocessing compensation circuit, a plurality of post-processing compensation circuits, a signal combination unit,... Agent: Nec Corporation
20120299630 - Trimming circuit and semiconductor device: Provided are a trimming circuit which does not need a dedicated terminal to which a current for cutting a fuse is input, and also a semiconductor device including the trimming circuit. The trimming circuit includes: an input terminal connected to a pad which is an external terminal of an internal... Agent:
20120299631 - Level shifting circuitry: Level shifting circuitry comprises a first level shifter and a second level shifter. In response to a falling edge transition of an input signal, the first level shifter generates a primary transition of a first intermediate signal faster than the second level shifter generates a secondary transition of a second... Agent: Arm Limited
20120299632 - Simultaneous signal input matching and linearization: An amplifier, mixer, and method for input impedance matching and linearization. The transconductor includes a first differential transistor and a second differential transistor, including a first differential source and a second differential source electrically connected at a source node. The transconductor includes a pair of transmission lines including a first... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120299633 - Frequency up and down converter: A frequency up and down converter, in which, when down converting a high frequency signal into an intermediate frequency signal or up converting an intermediate frequency signal into a high frequency signal by controlling switching elements using a local oscillator signal, a signal with a frequency to be converted is... Agent: I&c Technology Co., Ltd.
20120299634 - Semiconductor element driving circuit and semiconductor device: A driving circuit outputs an output voltage as a driving signal to the gate of a semiconductor element based on a control signal given from an input circuit. The output voltage is at “H” (ON level) if it is determined by a power supply voltage VCC, and is at “L”... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120299635 - Magnetic tunnel junction transistor devices: Magnetic tunnel junction transistor devices and methods for operating and foaming magnetic tunnel junction transistor devices. In one aspect, a magnetic tunnel junction transistor device includes a first source/drain electrode, a second source/drain electrode, a gate electrode, and a magnetic tunnel junction disposed between the gate electrode and the second... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120299636 - Power gating circuit: A functional circuit is coupled to a power supply conductor by at least one power gating transistor. A switching device applies a gate drive voltage to a gate terminal of the power gating transistor via a resistive element. The power gating transistor provides a Miller capacitance between its drain and... Agent: Arm Limited
20120299637 - Switch circuits: A switch can be implemented by a switch circuit, which can include a pair of NMOS transistors connected in series as pass-through transistors to transmit an input signal at an input terminal to produce an output signal at output terminal in response to an active state of a switching signal,... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20120299638 - Touch window: Disclosed is a touch window according to the present invention in which a FPCB, an IC, a function key area for a connection with a touch sensing sensor electrode are all formed in a single printed circuit board and are formed not to be exposed to the outside by receiving... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20120299640 - Integrated circuit die stacks having initially identical dies personalized with fuses: Integrated circuit die stacks having a first die mounted upon a substrate, the first die manufactured to be initially identical to a second die with a plurality of through silicon vias (‘TSVs’), the first die personalized by blowing fuses on the first die, converting the TSVs previously connected through the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120299639 - Trimming circuit and method for driving trimming circuit: A highly reliable trimming circuit is provided. A rewritable trimming circuit is provided. A method for driving a highly reliable trimming circuit is provided. A method for driving a rewritable trimming circuit is provided. The trimming circuit includes a storage node connected to a source electrode or a drain electrode... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120299641 - Transponder with a modulator: A RFID transponder includes an electronic circuit and an antenna, the electronic circuit being integrated in a p-type substrate and comprising a modulator formed by a PMOS transistor whose drain, electrically connected to a pad of the antenna, and source, connected to the ground of the electronic circuit, are arranged... Agent: Em Microelectronic-marin S.a.
20120299642 - Charge pump circuit, control method thereof, and semiconductor integrated circuit: There is provided a charge pump circuit suited for reducing the power consumption. A capacitor 201a, a capacitor 201b, a capacitor 201c, and switching elements 202a to 202k, for electrically connecting or separating capacitors 201a, 201b, and 201c, repeats: a first state where charge supplied from an input power-supply voltage... Agent:
20120299643 - Driving circuit for a circuit generating an ultrasonic pulse, in particular an ultra-sonic transducer, and corresponding driving method: A driving circuit has output terminal connected to an ultrasonic transducer and provides an output voltage. The driving circuit includes an output transistor coupled between a voltage reference and the output terminal, a high voltage comparator coupled to said output terminal and to a threshold voltage reference), a start-up circuit... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.11/22/2012 > 38 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120293212 - Low power reference current generator with tunable temperature sensitivity: An improved reference current generator is provided. A voltage difference generator generates two voltages that are separated by a relatively small electrical potential. The two closely separated voltages are applied across a resistive element with relatively large impedance value resulting in a small and stable reference current. The result is... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
20120293213 - Frequency synthesizer: In forming a frequency synthesizer by using PLL using processing of digital signals, an A/D converting unit is not required. By the integration of a digital value that depends on a set frequency, a saw-tooth wave serving as a phase signal is generated. A frequency signal output from a voltage-controlled... Agent: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
20120293215 - Driving circuit having current balancing functionality: A driving circuit having current balancing functionality includes a control unit, a bias resistor, a current switch unit and plural current driving modules. The control unit is utilized for generating a control signal having at least one bit according to a control current. The bias resistor is put in use... Agent:
20120293214 - Electronic switching device: An electronic switching device comprises a first bipolar junction transistor (BJT) (2a) adapted to control the flow of current between a pair of switching terminals; a charge recovery circuit coupled to the base of the first BJT (2a) and adapted to establish a supply voltage across a capacitor (5) by... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20120293219 - Bootstrap gate driver: A bootstrap gate driver including a load indication unit, a bootstrap gate-drive unit and a drive-control unit is provided. The load indication unit is configured to generate a load indication signal in response to a state of a load. The bootstrap gate-drive unit is configured to drive a switch-transistor circuit... Agent: Fsp Technology Inc.
20120293218 - Drive circuit for voltage-control type of semiconductor switching device: A charging current is supplied to the gate (control terminal) of a driven switching device during an on-state command interval, for raising the gate voltage to an on-state value. Otherwise, discharging of the gate capacitance is enabled, for decreasing the gate voltage to an off-state value. A second switching device... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120293217 - Feedforward active decoupling: There are a variety of duty cycle systems, such as low noise amplifiers or LNAs, that have a large time varying current consumption, and parasitic inductances and resistance (usually from bondwires in the package) that can significantly affect supply currents. Thus, to compensate for these parasitics, a boost circuit is... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120293216 - Mems capacitive sensor biasing circuit including an integrated inductor: A MEMS capacitive sensor biasing circuit. The circuit includes a high-voltage (HV) NMOS switch, an inductor, a diode, and a capacitor. The HV NMOS switch has a source coupled to ground. The inductor has a first node coupled to a drain of the HV NMOS switch, and a second node... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120293220 - Reset control device, reset control method and electronic device: A reset control device for an electronic device having a battery for providing operating power for a system circuit is provided. The reset control device includes a signal generating unit for generating a control signal, and a control module installed in the battery and coupled to the signal generating unit... Agent:
20120293221 - Delay lock loop and delay lock method: A delay lock loop comprising: a first delay loop, for delaying an input signal to generate a first output signal; a second delay loop, for frequency-dividing and delaying the input signal to generate a second output signal, wherein a frequency of the first output signal is higher than which of... Agent:
20120293222 - Pll circuit: A phase locked loop (PLL) circuit including a phase comparator for comparing a phase of a reference signal with a phase of a feedback signal, an oscillator for outputting an output signal at a frequency in accordance with an output of the phase comparator, a feedback loop for returning the... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20120293223 - Phase locked loop and semiconductor device using the same: It is an object of the present invention to provide a phase locked loop in which a voltage signal input to a voltage controlled oscillator after a return from a stand-by state becomes constant in a short time and power consumption is reduced. A transistor including a semiconductor layer formed... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120293224 - Digital clock regenerator: A sampling unit (110) receives an input clock signal (CLKin) having a varying period time, and samples the input clock signal (CLKin) based on a sampling clock signal (CLKsmpl) that has a frequency being substantially higher than an average frequency of the input clock signal (CLKin). The sampling unit (110)... Agent: Transmode Systems Ab
20120293225 - Duty correction circuit: A duty correction circuit includes a clock buffer configured to buffer an input clock and generate a buffer clock, a swing level conversion block configured to generate an internal clock, which transitions to levels of a sync voltage and a power supply voltage, in response to a voltage level of... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120293226 - Clock and data recovery system, phase adjusting method, and phasedetector: Disclosed is a phase discriminator, including: a first XOR gate connected to a trigger and a delay unit, a second XOR gate connected to the trigger and a latch, wherein the first XOR gate is a current mode logic XOR gate, the first XOR gate comprises a first offset current... Agent:
20120293227 - Capacitor controlled switch system: A switch controller is provided that uses one or more capacitors to generate a slow turn on/slow turn off switch control signals to suppress audible switching noise in an audio switch. In some embodiments, an analog inverter and a capacitor are used to generate the switch control signals, while in... Agent:
20120293229 - Circuit and method for performing arithmetic operations on current signals: A circuit for performing arithmetic operations includes a differential capacitive transimpedance amplifier (CTIA) and a cross-multiplexer. The cross multiplexer forwards the current to be integrated out of a plurality of current sources either to the positive input port of the differential CTIA for positive integration in direct mode or to... Agent: Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden Ag
20120293228 - Level control circuit, level control method, and level control system: A level control circuit that generates output signal for level control includes: a control information storage that stores control information corresponding to a signal level, a control information circuit that outputs the output signal for level control corresponding to the signal level of a first input signal based on the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120293230 - Ringing suppression circuit: An inter-line switching element formed of a MOSFET is provided between a pair of signal lines. When the level of a differential signal changes from high to low, a control circuit turns on the FET for a fixed period thereby to suppress ringing by decreasing the impedance between the signal... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120293231 - Semiconductor device: An object of one embodiment of the present invention to provide a latch circuit includes a level shifter and a buffer in which transistors each including a channel region formed in an oxide semiconductor film are connected in series. Thus, data can be held in the latch circuit even when... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120293232 - 2-phase threshold detector based circuits: A switched capacitor circuit includes a threshold detector to generate a threshold detection signal when a difference between first and second input signals crosses a predetermined level. A coarse current source produces a coarse ramp. A series sampling capacitor samples a coarse output voltage when the threshold detector indicates a... Agent: Cambridge Analog Technologies, Inc.
20120293233 - Broadband analog radio-frequency components: Broadband analog radio-frequency devices can be used to create building blocks for scalable analog signal processors that operate over bandwidths of 50 MHz to 20 GHz or more. Example devices include integrators (transconductors), digitally controlled attenuators, buffers, and scalable summers implemented using deep sub-micron CMOS technology. Because the devices are... Agent:
20120293234 - Pulse shaper circuit with reduced electromagnetic emission: In one embodiment, a circuit-based apparatus that operates on an input data stream includes delay-line circuitry that characterizes the input data stream, modified over time. A plurality of integrators provide a plurality of integrated signals in response to the delay-line circuitry, and a plurality of weighting amplifiers amplify the plurality... Agent:
20120293235 - Downconverter, downconverter ic, and method for controlling the downconverter: A downconverter capable of being normally operated even in the case where a universal dual downconverter is made up by use of multiple downconverter circuits. The downconverter includes first and second downconverter circuits, and an amplification unit having at least a first amplifier LNA for receiving a horizontally polarized wave... Agent: Renesas Electronis Corporation
20120293236 - Nonvolatile nano-electromechanical system device: A nonvolatile nano-electromechanical system device is provided and includes a cantilever structure, including a beam having an initial shape, which is supported at one end thereof by a supporting base and a beam deflector, including a phase change material (PCM), disposed on a portion of the beam in a non-slip... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120293237 - High-frequency switch module and high-frequency switch apparatus: A high-frequency switch module includes a multi-layer substrate, and a switch circuit mounted on the multi-layer substrate. The multi-layer substrate includes a terminal through which a plurality of high-frequency signals in a plurality of frequency bands are input and output, a plurality of switch terminals, terminals to which control signals... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20120293238 - Circuit used for indicating process corner and extreme temperature: The present invention discloses a circuit used for indicating process corner and extreme temperature. It mainly comprises a proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) current source, a negative to absolute temperature (NTAT) current source, a constant to absolute temperature (CTAT) current source, a corner detector, a poly detector, an extreme temperature... Agent:
20120293239 - Device for generating a reference current proportional to absolute temperature, with low power supply voltage and large power supply rejection rate: The device for generating a reference current proportional to absolute temperature comprises processing means connected to the terminals of a core and designed to equalize the voltages across the terminals of the core, the core being designed to then be traversed by an internal current proportional to absolute temperature, and... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (rousset) Sas
20120293240 - Membrane touch control panel: A membrane touch control panel includes a number of female conductors disposed on the basic layer and each having a number of electrodes electrically connected and coupled together, and each having an opening formed in each electrode, and a number of male conductors having a number of electrodes electrically connected... Agent:
20120293241 - Electronic trimming circuit with reduced number of dedicated trimming pins: An electronic trimming circuit carries out a trimming operation on portions of an integrated device. The circuit includes N trimmable interconnected resistances, each connected in parallel to a respective shunt fuse. N trimming transistors are each connected to a respective one of the shunt fuses to force therethrough substantially the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20120293242 - Semiconductor device: As semiconductor devices including semiconductors, logic circuits are given. Logic circuits include dynamic logic circuits and static logic circuits and are formed using transistors and the like. Dynamic logic circuits can store data for a certain period of time. Thus, leakage current from transistors causes more severe problems in dynamic... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120293244 - Charge pump circuits and methods: Embodiments of the present invention include charge pump circuits and methods. In one embodiment, a first charge pump receives a voltage and generates a first charge pump output voltage and current for supplying the power requirements of a circuit. A second charge pump is coupled in series with the first... Agent: Summit Microelectronics, Inc.
20120293243 - Semiconductor device including boosting circuit: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes the following configuration. A control circuit controls an output voltage to a predetermined voltage, based on a monitor voltage configured to monitor the output voltage. A switch circuit sets the output voltage to first and second voltages in first and second operation... Agent:
20120293245 - Voltage reducing circuit: A voltage reducing circuit includes an internal power supply section configured to reduce an external power supply voltage supplied from an external power supply to an internal power supply voltage which is lower than the external power supply voltage based on a reference voltage. A first current control section is... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120293246 - Circuit, an adjusting method, and use of a control loop: A circuit, an adjusting method, and use of a control loop for adjusting a data retention voltage and/or a leakage current of a CMOS circuit for a sleep mode, wherein the CMOS circuit is operated to control in a measuring mode, whereby in the measuring mode a leakage current exclusively... Agent:
20120293247 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device: The present invention is directed to perform fine low-voltage control without largely increasing the circuit layout area in a low-power consumption structure. In the case of shifting a region to a low-speed mode, a system controller outputs a request signal and an enable signal to a power switch controller and... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120293248 - Active and configurable filter device: An active and configurable filter device includes a first filter with a first quality factor, a second filter with a second quality factor and a third filter with a third quality factor. The first filter defines a bandwidth and central frequency of the filter device. The second filter is connected... Agent: Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.
20120293249 - Power amplifier insensitive to load impedance changes: Disclosed herein is a power amplifier insensitive to load impedance changes. According to the present invention, the power amplifier comprises a power amplification circuit which amplifies an input signal, an output matching circuit connected to an output terminal of the power amplification circuit to perform impedance matching between the power... Agent: Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology11/15/2012 > 34 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120286825 - Method and device for monitoring a frequency signal: A method for monitoring a frequency signal provided within a unit is disclosed. The method comprises a step of receiving one or more binary signal levels of a cycle signal (CLK) or a control signal (CS) from a communication interface (CLK, CS, MOSI, MISO), wherein the communication interface (CLK, CS,... Agent:
20120286826 - Switching power converter input voltage approximate zero crossing determination: In at least one embodiment, the controller senses a leading edge, phase cut AC input voltage value to a switching power converter during a cycle of the AC input voltage. The controller senses the voltage value at a time prior to a zero crossing of the AC input voltage and... Agent: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
20120286827 - Voltage-to-current converter circuit: A voltage-to-current converter circuit has a differential input unit, and is provided with an input offset voltage, wherein the temperature characteristics of the differential input unit and input offset voltage are substantially flat. A current is supplied wherein a second fixed current having positive temperature characteristics is added to a... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20120286828 - Apparatus and method for introducing a controllable delay to an input signal: An apparatus including a first electrode portion configured to inject charge carriers; a second electrode portion configured to collect charge carriers and provide an output signal; a third electrode portion configured to collect charge carriers and provide an output signal; a monolithic semiconductor, providing a first channel for the transport... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20120286829 - Semiconductor device and driving circuit: A high breakdown voltage semiconductor device includes: an n− type region (101) surrounded by a p− well region (102) on a p− type silicon substrate (100); a drain n+ region (103) connected to a drain electrode (120); a p base region (105) formed so as to surround the drain n+... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20120286831 - Circuit and method for generating a clock signal: A circuit comprises a frequency divider coupled to receive an oscillating signal generated by an oscillator and a division ratio and configured to divide the oscillating signal by the division ratio into a clock signal; a temperature compensation circuit configured to measure a temperature of the oscillator and generate a... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (shenzhen) R&d Co. Ltd.
20120286830 - Clock generation system: A clock generation system for generating first and second clock signals at slightly different clock frequencies comprising a clock signal generator providing the first clock signal, frequency dividers dividing the clock frequencies by integers to produce auxiliary signals, a timer for measuring a first time lag between first signal edges... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20120286832 - Data synchronization circuit: The invention concerns a circuit comprising: a first circuit block (302) adapted to receive a first clock signal (CLK1) and to provide a first output data signal at a time determined by said first clock signal; a second circuit block (304) adapted to receive a second clock signal (CLK2) and... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Sa
20120286833 - Power-on reset circuit: An integrated circuit provides a power on reset signal with respect to a supply voltage level supplying the electronic device. The integrated circuit comprises a bias current generating stage having a first current mirror and an output stage having first, second and third series connected MOS transistors. A connection between... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120286834 - Phase locked loop: A phase locked loop is provided. The phase locked loop includes a detector, a controlled oscillator and a filtering unit coupled between the detector and the controlled oscillator. The detector generates a phase difference signal according to a reference frequency and an oscillation signal. The controlled oscillator generates the oscillation... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20120286835 - Pll circuit: A PLL circuit includes: a frequency division section; a phase detector configured to detect the phase difference between a reference clock signal and an output signal of the frequency division section; a loop filter configured to filter an output signal of the phase detector and output the result as a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120286836 - Built-in self-test circuit for voltage controlled oscillators: A built-in self-test circuit for testing a voltage controlled oscillator comprises a voltage controlled oscillator, a buffer having an input coupled to an output of the voltage controlled oscillator and a radio frequency peak detector coupled to the output of the buffer. The radio frequency peak detector is configured to... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20120286837 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor integrated circuit is provided, which has mounted thereto a flip-flop circuit including a latch portion that takes and holds input data based upon a clock signal, and a clock portion that inputs the clock signal to the latch portion, wherein an active region of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120286838 - Delay line circuit and phase interpolation module thereof: A phase interpolation module comprising a first, second, and third phase interpolation units is proposed. Each of the first, second, and third phase interpolation units comprises a first through third inverters, a first and second resistors, wherein the first resistor is coupled between an output end of the first inverter... Agent: Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology Inc.
20120286839 - Systems and methods for a continuous, linear, 360-degree analog phase shifter: Embodiments of the invention may be directed to a continuous analog phase shifter for radio frequency (RF) signals, which can be integrated on a CMOS process or another compatible process where inherent process-dependent passive components such as inductors and capacitors may have low quality factors. Insertion loss degradation for a... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Company
20120286840 - Delay generator: A delay generator comprises: a current source for supplying a current; a first delay portion, connected to the current source, comprising at least a plurality of inverters and a first capacitor having a first capacitance; and a second delay portion, connected to the current source, comprising at least a plurality... Agent: University Of Macau
20120286841 - 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.
20120286842 - Pulse generator and method of disposing pulse generator: The semiconductor switching device of a switch circuit is disposed in an environment having a relatively low temperature, and a transformer is disposed in an environment having a relatively high temperature. A conduction path extends from a first DC input terminal to a second DC input terminal. An inductor is... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.
20120286843 - Protection circuit: A P-channel MOS transistor MP1 is provided between an input voltage Vin and the low-voltage circuit. The cathode of a first zener diode Z1 is connected to a node between the input voltage Vin and the source of the P-channel MOS transistor MP1. The anode of the first zener diode... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120286844 - Method and apparatus for controlling device in electronic equipment: A method and apparatus for controlling a device in electronic equipment having a plurality of devices are provided. The apparatus includes a power supply for supplying power, a slave device including a driving circuit operated according to the supplied power for transmitting and receiving data to and from another device,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20120286845 - Constant vgs analog switch: Apparatus and methods for a switch circuit to provide a substantially constant gate-to source voltage to a passgate are provided. In an example, a switch circuit includes a summing circuit having an output configured to couple to the gate of a passgate, the summing circuit can be configured to maintain... Agent:
20120286846 - Switching circuit: A switching circuit employs switches operating at low on resistance and high off capacitance. In connection with various example embodiments, a switching circuit selectively couples a communication port to one of two or more internal circuits based upon a type of input at the communication port. A sensor circuit senses... Agent:
20120286847 - Touch interface device and method for applying controllable shear forces to a human appendage: A touch interface device includes a touch surface, an actuator, and an electrode. The actuator is coupled with the touch surface and is configured to move the touch surface in one or more directions. The electrode is coupled with the touch surface and is configured to impart a normal electrostatic... Agent: Northwestern University
20120286848 - Electronic trimming circuit: The trimming circuit includes a plurality of trimmable resistances that may be coupled among them, each resistance being connected in parallel to a respective fuse. The trimming circuit allows burning any number of fuses according to a fixed trimming sequence using only one or two dedicated pins because it includes... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.i.
20120286849 - Semiconductor device and semiconductor package system: A semiconductor apparatus includes: a plurality of electrical fuses; a rupture unit configured to rupture an electrical fuse in response to rupture information applicable to the plurality of electrical fuses, when a rupture enable signal is activated; a scan unit configured to output information on whether an each of the... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20120286850 - Apparatus for storing a data value in a retention mode: Apparatus for storing a data value in the form of a master-slave latch supporting zig-zag power gating is described. A NAND gate 52 at the output of the latch forces a predetermined retention signal value at the output from the latch during a retention mode. A scan multiplexer 42 at... Agent: Arm Limited
20120286851 - Semiconductor device: A register circuit is provided which can hold data even after being powered off and which does not require a save operation and a return operation. In a register circuit including a plurality of register component circuits, a first transistor with small off-state current, and a second transistor with small... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120286852 - Charge-discharge device: A charge-discharge device has a current generating circuit, a charging circuit, a discharging circuit, and a signal processing circuit. The current generating circuit has a first transistor and a second transistor for generating a reference current. The charging circuit has a third transistor, coupled with the first transistor, for providing... Agent:
20120286853 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a main circuit including a transistor, a pseudo-power supply line connected to a first power supply terminal of the main circuit, a first power supply line connected to the pseudo-power supply line via a first switch, a second power supply line connected to a second... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120286854 - High voltage ring pump: A multi-stage device for boosting an input voltage is discussed. Each stage of the device comprises a stage of a ring oscillator and a charge pump. An oscillating signal, generated by the ring oscillator within the device, drives the charge pump in each stage of the device. The charge pumps... Agent:
20120286855 - Semiconductor device: Provided is a semiconductor device which can operate stably even in the case where a transistor thereof is a depletion transistor. The semiconductor device includes a first transistor for supplying a first potential to a first wiring, a second transistor for supplying a second potential to the first wiring, a... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120286856 - Programmable noise filtering for bias kickback disturbances: A system and method are disclosed for reducing the kickback disturbance in an electronic circuit. The system is based on the coupling of a programmable noise filter between bias blocks. In one embodiment the programmable noise filter includes capacitors, resisters and switches and forms a C-R-C circuit structure. By selecting... Agent:
20120286857 - Switched capacitor circuit with switching loss compensation mechanism and compensation method thereof: A switched capacitor circuit with switching loss compensation mechanism includes a resonant unit and a loss compensation unit. The resonant unit generates a resonant frequency and includes a capacitor switching unit for switching an output capacitor. The loss compensation unit is coupled to the resonant unit for providing loss compensation... Agent:
20120286858 - Integrated circuit, method of generating a layout of an integrated circuit using standard cells, and a standard cell library providing such standard cells: An integrated circuit, a method of generating a layout of such an integrated circuit using standard cells, and a standard cell library providing such standard cells, are disclosed. The method of generating the layout comprises forming a plurality of rows, and populating each row with a plurality of standard cells... Agent:11/08/2012 > 30 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120280716 - Fractional-rate phase frequency detector: A phase frequency detector detects the difference between the edges of a fractional-rate recovered clock signal and the edges within a serial data bit stream, where the edges within the serial data bit stream correspond with the edges of a full-rate clock signal that was used to clock the serial... Agent:
20120280717 - Method for arc detection and devices thereof: A method for arc detection includes detecting a changing rate of a signal indicative of light strength, detecting the amplitude of the signal, and indicating an occurrence of an arc if the changing rate of the signal exceeds a first predetermined threshold and the amplitude of the signal exceeds a... Agent:
20120280718 - Smart edge detector: This description relates to an edge detector including a pulse generator configured to generate a first pulse when a first clock and a second clock are at a same logic level and generate a second pulse when the first clock and the second clock are at different logic levels. The... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20120280719 - Apparatus and method for selectively enabling and disabling a squelch circuit across ahci and sata power states: An apparatus and a method are provided for selectively enabling and disabling a squelch circuit in a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) host or SATA device while maintaining proper operation of the host and device. An apparatus and method are provided which allow the squelch circuit to be selectively enabled... Agent:
20120280720 - Intra-pair skew cancellation technique for differential signaling: A method for deskewing a differential signal is provided. A common-mode voltage of a differential signal and an average for the common-mode voltage of the differential signal are measured. A difference between first and second portions of the differential signal is determined, and deskew information is derived from the common-mode... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120280721 - Squelch detection circuit: A squelch detection circuit for high-speed serial communication includes: an input level shifter configured to receive signals inputted through signal lines and shift the received signals to a predetermined potential level; a comparator configured to receive signals outputted from the input level shifter, and compares the received signals to determine... Agent: Postech Academy- Industry Foundation
20120280722 - Track and hold circuit: A track and hold circuit that includes a switch device and a capacitive hold device. The track and hold circuit includes a track-voltage generating device adapted to generate a control voltage based on a signal on an input terminal of the switch device and supply the control voltage to the... Agent: Csr Technology Inc.
20120280724 - Apparatus and methods of reducing pre-emphasis voltage jitter: One embodiment relates to a method of driving a transmission signal with pre-emphasis having minimal voltage jitter. A digital data signal is received, and a pre-emphasis signal is generated. The pre-emphasis signal may be a phase shifted and scaled version of the digital data signal. An output signal is generated... Agent:
20120280723 - Driver with impedance control: An integrated circuit (IC) may be configured to communicate signals to an external device (e.g., a memory) via a driver. The driver may include a plurality of driver circuits arranged in parallel with respect to each other. Each driver circuit in turn may include a plurality of driver sub-circuits. Based,... Agent:
20120280725 - Driver circuit, display device including the driver circuit, and electronic appliance including the display device: An object of the present invention is to provide a driver circuit including a normally-on thin film transistor, which driver circuit ensures a small malfunction and highly reliable operation. The driver circuit includes a static shift register including an inverter circuit having a first transistor and a second transistor, and... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120280726 - Control circuit arrangement for pulse-width modulated dc/dc converters and method for controlling a pulse-width modulated converter: A control circuit arrangement for pulse-width modulated DC/DC converters includes a phase generator for a complementary driver which provides respective gate signals to a first and second driver transistor in response to a control signal. A clock control circuit receives a clock signal and a pulse-width modulated signal and provides... Agent: Austriamicrosystems Ag
20120280727 - Power-on reset circuit: A power on reset circuit is capable of changing logic level of reset signal at different threshold voltages.... Agent: Raydium Semiconductor Corporation
20120280728 - Power semiconductor device having plurality of switching elements connected in parallel: A power semiconductor device includes first and second power semiconductor elements connected in parallel to each other and a drive control unit. The drive control unit turns on or off each of the first and second power semiconductor elements in response to an ON instruction and an OFF instruction repeatedly... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120280729 - Adaptive digital phase locked loop: In some embodiments, a digital PLL (DPLL) is disclosed with a dynamically controllable filter for changing the effective DPLL bandwidth in response to one or more real-time performance parameters such as phase error.... Agent:
20120280730 - Apparatus and methods for adjusting voltage controlled oscillator gain: Apparatus and methods for adjusting a gain of an electronic oscillator, such as a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), are disclosed. In one aspect, an apparatus for compensating for VCO gain variations includes a charge pump controller. The charge pump controller can be configured to select a VCO gain model based on... Agent: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
20120280731 - Phase-locked-loop circuit including digitally-controlled oscillator: A phase-locked-loop (PLL) circuit is provided. The PLL circuit includes a phase/frequency detector, a digital filter, a digital low pass filter (LPF), a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO), and a frequency divider. The digital LPF performs a low-pass-filtering on least significant bits of first digital data in a digital mode and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120280733 - Adjusting circuit of duty cycle and its method: An adjusting circuit of duty cycle includes an edge detecting circuit, a flip-flop connected to the edge detecting circuit, a feedback control circuit connected to the flip-flop and a charge pump circuit connected to the feedback control circuit. The edge detecting circuit detects an edge of an inputted clock signal.... Agent: Ip Goal Microelectronics (sichuan) Co., Ltd.
20120280732 - Apparatus, system, and method for voltage swing and duty cycle adjustment: Described herein are an apparatus, system, and method for compensating voltage swing and duty cycle of a signal on an input-output (I/O) pad of a processor by adjusting the voltage swing and duty cycle of the signal. The apparatus comprises a driver to transmit a signal on an I/O pad,... Agent:
20120280734 - Method and apparatus for pulse width modulation: An integrated control circuit according to aspects of the present invention includes an oscillator, a capacitor, and a logic gate. The oscillator generates a periodic timing signal that cycles between a first logic state for a first time duration and a second logic state for a second time duration. The... Agent: Power Integrations, Inc.
20120280735 - Apparatus and method to hold pll output frequency when input clock is lost: A clock conditioning circuit including a phase detector circuit configured to provide an analog tuning signal indicative of a phase relationship between a reference clock to be conditioned and a generated clock. The controlled oscillator is configured to produce the generated clock, with the generated clock having an output frequency... Agent: National Semiconductor Corporation
20120280736 - Circuit and method for reducing the propagation of single event transient effects: Circuits and a corresponding method are used to eliminate or greatly reduce SET induced glitch propagation in a radiation hardened integrated circuit. A clock distribution circuit and an integrated circuit portioning can be radiation hardened using one or two latch circuits interspersed through the integrated circuit, each having two or... Agent: Aeroflex Colorado Springs Inc.
20120280737 - Signal delay circuit, clock transfer control circuit and semiconductor device having the same: A signal delay circuit including a clock transfer control circuit configured to transmit or block a clock signal, and a pulse signal generation circuit configured to delay a first pulse signal in response to the transmitted clock signal to generate a second pulse signal which has a longer active period... Agent:
20120280738 - Variable attenuator having stacked transistors: In one embodiment, a variable attenuator is disclosed having an attenuation circuit and a control circuit. The attenuation circuit may include a first series connected attenuation circuit segment and a shunt connected attenuation circuit segment, as well as additional attenuation circuit segments. Each attenuation circuit segment includes a stack of... Agent: Rf Micro Devices, Inc.
20120280740 - Output buffer circuit and input/output buffer circuit: An output buffer circuit includes first and second output circuits, and those output terminals are coupled to each other. The first output circuit outputs a first signal having a voltage level of a first high potential power supply or a low potential power supply and includes a first output transistor... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
20120280741 - Semiconductor device: A technique which reduces the influence of external noise such as crosstalk noise in a semiconductor device to prevent a circuit from malfunctioning. A true signal wire and a bar signal wire which are susceptible to noise and part of an input signal line to a level shifter circuit, and... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120280739 - System and method for level-shifting voltage signals using a dynamic level-shifting architecture: A system and method to level-shift multiple signals from a first voltage domain to a second voltage domain with minimized silicon area. A level-shifting system may be organized by implementing a static level-shifter coupled to a plurality of dynamic level-shifters. The static level-shifter may provide a voltage control signal for... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20120280742 - 670 ghz schottky diode based subharmonic mixer with cpw circuits and 70 ghz if: A coplanar waveguide (CPW) based subharmonic mixer working at 670 GHz using GaAs Schottky diodes. One example of the mixer has a LO input, an RF input and an IF output. Another possible mixer has a LO input, and IF input and an RF output. Each input or output is... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20120280743 - Signal processing arrangement and signal processing method, particularly for electronic circuits: A signal processing arrangement including a signal processing stage that divides an input signal (Vin) applied to a signal input (In) of the signal processing stage into at least two subsignals (Vin_a, Vin_b) as a function of a signal amplitude (A) of the input signal (Vin), wherein the signal processing... Agent: Austriamicrosystems Ag
20120280744 - Charge pump circuit: A charge pump circuit includes a charge generation circuit, a tracking circuit, a replica circuit, and a main charge pump. The main charge pump generates a charge current and a discharge current to a subsequent loop filter according to a UP signal and a DOWN signal. The replica circuit generates... Agent: Ralink Technology Corporation
20120280745 - Multi-layer switching in charge-domain or sampling if filters: A signal filter system which uses two groups of switches to couple tap current cells with integrating cells. The first group of switches couples tap current cells with at least one shared connection or bus while the other group of switches couples the shared connection or bus with the integrating... Agent:11/01/2012 > 40 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120274358 - Identical-data determination circuit: A identical-data determination circuit includes a first activation unit configured to activate an output signal when first and second signals each have a first level, a second activation unit configured to activate the output signal when the first and second signals each have a second level different from the first... Agent:
20120274359 - High-speed differential comparator circuitry with accurately adjustable threshold: A high-speed differential comparator circuit is provided with an accurately adjustable threshold voltage. Differential reference voltage signals are provided to control the threshold voltage of the comparator. The common mode voltage of the reference signals preferably tracks the common mode voltage of the differential high-speed serial data signal being processed... Agent: Altera Corporation
20120274360 - Switched capacitance voltage differential sensing circuit with near infinite input impedance: A circuit may sense the differential voltage across two nodes that each have a non-zero common mode voltage. The circuit may have a positive input impedance that is imposed across the nodes. An impedance compensation circuit may generate a compensation current that is delivered to the nodes that substantially cancels... Agent: Linear Technology Corporation
20120274361 - Comparator and semiconductor device including comparator: A chopper comparator with a novel structure is provided. The comparator includes an inverter, a capacitor, a first switch, a second switch, and a third switch. An input terminal and an output terminal of the inverter are electrically connected to each other through the first switch. The input terminal of... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120274362 - Tracking and hold operations for an analog-to-digital converter: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a tracking system and method. The system includes a transistor switch having a gate node and a source node, a power source circuit connected to the gate node, and a bootstrapping circuit connected to the source node and to the gate node. The power source... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20120274363 - Noise cancellation system and method for amplifiers: An architecture of an integrated circuit allows for the canceling of noise sampled on a capacitor in the integrated circuit, after an input signal has already been sampled. Thermal noise correlated with an arbitrary input signal may be canceled after selectively controlling a plurality of switching devices during a sequence... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20120274364 - Method and apparatus of using time-domain interpoolators for sampling time adjustment, sampling rate change, and sampling misalignment compensation in optical communications: An apparatus comprising an analog-to-digital converter (ADC); a frequency-domain equalizer (FDEQ); a time-domain interpolator positioned between the ADC and the FDEQ, wherein the time domain interpolator is coupled to the ADC and the FDEQ and configured to perform a time-domain interpolation to compensate a signal sample for a plurality of... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
20120274365 - Receiving circuit having a light receiving element which receives a light signal: According to one embodiment, a receiving circuit is provided. The receiving circuit has a first light receiving element, a signal voltage generator, a second light receiving element, a delay element and a comparator. The first light receiving element receives a light signal and converts the light signal into a first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120274366 - Integrated power stage: In one implementation, an integrated power stage includes a common die situated over a load stage, the common die includes a driver stage and power switches. The power switches include a control transistor and a sync transistor. A drain of the control transistor receives an input voltage of the common... Agent: International Rectifier Corporation
20120274367 - Front-end transceiver: In an embodiment, a front-end transceiver may be provided. The front-end transceiver may include a receiver path, including a first receiver frequency converter configured to convert a received signal with a receiver frequency into a first receiver intermediate signal with a first receiver intermediate frequency; and a receiver direct conversion... Agent:
20120274368 - Method and circuit for waveform generation: A programmable waveform generator, comprising: a controllable waveform generator configured to generate an initial bandwidth signal having an initial frequency bandwidth; a tone generator configured to generate a plurality of tone signals, each tone signal having a different frequency; a first bandwidth-multiplying circuit, including a first mixer having a first... Agent:
20120274369 - Power-on-reset circuit and reset method: Apparatus and methods for a power-on-reset (POR) circuit are provided. In an example, a (POR) circuit can include a self-bias module configured to provide a reference voltage, a feedback module configured to provide a feedback voltage, a comparison module configured to compare the feedback voltage to the reference voltage and... Agent: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
20120274371 - Method for encoder frequency shift compensation: The embodiments disclose a method for encoder frequency-shift compensation, including, determining frequency values of an input encoder signal, analyzing an encoder index clock signal and the input encoder signal to determine values of frequency-shifts and compensating for the values of the frequency-shifts to generate a frequency-shift compensated clock.... Agent: Seagate Technology, LLC
20120274370 - Reducing spurs in injection-locked oscillators: Various embodiments of a radio-frequency (RF) transmitter receiver circuit that utilizes an injection locked oscillator may allow for the introduction of a DC offset to correct the RF signal. The DC offset may be adjusted to eliminate (or minimize) even order harmonics to correct for RF effects. The DC offset... Agent: Smsc Holdings S.a.r.l.
20120274372 - Phase locked loop frequency synthesizer circuit with improved noise performance: A phase locked loop frequency synthesizer comprises a voltage controlled oscillator; a loop filter for supplying a control voltage to the oscillator; a phase frequency detector arranged to detect a phase difference between a reference signal and a feedback signal generated from the oscillator signal and generate pulses on detector... Agent: St-ericsson Sa
20120274376 - Duty cycle corrector circuits: Duty cycle corrector circuits that utilize differing unit delay elements in their delay lines in either a graduated or a stepped unit time delay arrangement are for synchronizing with a clock signal. These graduated or a stepped unit time delays allow reduction in the number of the fine unit delay... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20120274374 - Fast measurement initialization for memory: Systems and methods for synchronization of clock signals are disclosed. In a feedback system such as a delay-lock loop circuit, delays to be applied can be determined adaptively based on a phase difference between a reference signal and a clock signal being delayed. Such adaptive decisions can be made during... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20120274375 - Frequency control clock tuning circuitry: Circuits and a method for tuning an integrated circuit (IC) are disclosed. The IC includes multiple programmable fuses coupled to a control block. The programmable fuses used may be one-time programmable (OTP) fuses. The control block reads settings or data stored in the programmable fuses. A tuning circuit coupled to... Agent:
20120274373 - Semiconductor device and delay locked loop circuit thereof: A semiconductor device includes a first phase detector for detecting a phase of a second clock by comparing the phase of the second clock with the phase of the first clock, a second phase detector for detecting a phase of a clock obtained by delaying the second clock by a... Agent:
20120274377 - Single-trigger low-energy flip-flop circuit: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for technique for capturing and storing a level of an input signal using a single-trigger low-energy flip-flop circuit that is fully-static and insensitive to fabrication process variations. The single-trigger low-energy flip-flop circuit presents only three transistor gate loads to the... Agent:
20120274378 - Memory circuit, signal processing circuit, and electronic device: A signal processing circuit using a nonvolatile memory circuit with a novel structure is provided. The nonvolatile memory circuit is formed using a transistor including an oxide semiconductor and a capacitor connected to one of a source electrode and a drain electrode of the transistor. A high-level potential is written... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120274379 - Semiconductor storage device: A semiconductor storage device which stops and resumes the supply of power supply voltage without the necessity of saving and returning a data signal between a volatile storage device and a nonvolatile storage device is provided. In the nonvolatile semiconductor storage device, the volatile storage device and the nonvolatile storage... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120274380 - Internal voltage generation circuit: An internal voltage generation circuit includes a first detection unit, a second detection unit, a control unit, and a voltage pumping unit. The first detection unit compares an internal voltage with a first reference voltage to generate a first detection signal when the first detection unit is activated in response... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120274381 - Offset compensation apparatus for magnetic detection circuit and method thereof: Disclosed herein are an offset compensation apparatus for a magnetic detection circuit, and a method thereof. The offset compensation apparatus includes: an amplifying unit amplifying an output voltage, and outputting the amplified voltages; an offset detection unit detecting an offset; a comparison unit determining whether or not the offset output... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120274382 - Level-shifter circuit using low-voltage transistors: A level-shifter circuit may include a pair of inputs which receive a first and a second low-voltage phase signal having a first voltage dynamic with a first maximum value. The level-shifter circuit may also include a pair of outputs which supply a first high-voltage phase signal and a second high-voltage... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20120274383 - Orthogonal channel data switch: An integrated circuit device for switching data has a plurality of input channels and a plurality of output channels. The device includes a switch for selectively connecting a subset of the output channels, mutually orthogonal, to the input channels by providing signal paths between the selected mutually orthogonal output channels... Agent: Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.
20120274384 - Semiconductor device: The present invention discloses a semiconductor device and relates to the semiconductor field. The semiconductor device comprises: a PMOS transistor for processing a input signal, the PMOS transistor comprising a gate and a source, the source being connected to a first voltage source; and a restoring circuit connected to the... Agent: Semiconductor Manufacturing International (shanghai) Corporation
20120274386 - Semiconductor circuit: A semiconductor circuit which can have stable input output characteristics is provided. Specifically, a semiconductor circuit in which problems caused by the leakage current of a switching element are suppressed is provided. A field-effect transistor in which a wide band gap semiconductor, such as an oxide semiconductor, is used in... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120274385 - Transmission gate: A transmission gate includes first and second transmission path terminals, a series connection of first and second field effect transistors (FETs), and a control circuit. The channels of the first and second FETs are coupled in series between the first transmission path terminal and the second transmission path terminal, such... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20120274387 - Rf switching system, module, and methods with improved high frequency performance: Embodiments of radio frequency switching systems, modules, and methods with improved high frequency performance are described generally herein where the switching module may include a first switch module coupled in series to a second switch module, and a third switch module coupled between the first and the second module and... Agent:
20120274388 - Switching element having an electromechanical switch and methods for making and using same: A switching element having an electromechanical switch (such as an electrically conductive membrane switch, for example a graphene membrane switch) is disclosed herein. Such a switching element can be made and used in a switching power converter to reduce power loss and to maximize efficiency of the switching power converter.... Agent: Clean Energy Labs, LLC
20120274389 - Junction box: A junction box electronically connected to a solar panel and connected to a plurality of solar cell strings connected in series includes a first bypass diode string and at least one second bypass diode. The first bypass diode string includes a plurality of first bypass diodes forwardly connected in series,... Agent: Ampower Technology Co., Ltd.
20120274390 - Power supply circuit: The power supply circuit which includes a first power circuit, a second power circuit, and a third power circuit is used for supplying power to loads. The first power circuit is connected between a control terminal of a control circuit and the load, and includes a switching unit including a... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd
20120274391 - Fuse circuit for semiconductor device: A fuse circuit of a semiconductor device includes a transfer unit configured to selectively transfer a corresponding address signal in response to a first test mode signal, a fuse control unit configured to drive an output end with a first voltage in response to an output signal of the transfer... Agent:
20120274392 - Adaptive charge pump: A method of adaptively controlling a charge pump including coupling the charge pump to a control node, toggling a clock input between supply voltage levels to charge an a charge pump output, monitoring the charge pump output, maintaining the control node at a supply voltage level when a supply voltage... Agent: Intersil Americas Inc.
20120274394 - Charge pump feedback control device and method using the same: Charge pump feedback control device and method are provided. The device is coupled to the charge pump unit which receives an input voltage so as to generate an output voltage and has switches and at least one capacitor, the device includes: a compensation unit, a modulation unit, and a phase... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
20120274393 - Dynamic biasing circuit for a protection stage using low voltage transistors: A biasing circuit may include an input configured to receive a supply voltage, a value of which is higher than a limit voltage. The biasing circuit may also include a control stage configured to generate first and second control signals with mutually complementary values, equal alternatively to a first value,... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.i.
20120274395 - Battery management system with mosfet boost system: A boost converter for driving the gate of n-channel MOSFET power devices is described. The boost converter includes a monitoring circuit and a kick start circuit to quickly bring the boost converter online when required to drive the MOSFET on.... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20120274397 - Method and system for a process sensor to compensate soc parameters in the presence of ic process manufacturing variations: Certain aspects of a method and system for a process sensor to compensate SoC parameters in the presence of IC process manufacturing variations are disclosed. Aspects of one method may include determining an amount of process variation associated with at least one transistor within a single integrated circuit. The determined... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20120274396 - Semiconductor device and semiconductor system including the same: A semiconductor device and a power voltage supply circuit for a test operation of a semiconductor system including the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device receives first and second power supply voltages in a normal operation mode from an external device and receives the first power supply voltage in a test... Agent:Previous industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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