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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systemsBelow 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. 05/09/2013 > 27 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.
20130113526 - Control signal generation circuit, charge pump drive circuit, clock driver, and drive method of charge pump: A control signal generation circuit which generates a control signal for controlling a gate of an MOS transistor, comprises a first switching part connected to a current source and the gate and controlled based on an input signal; and a second switching part connected to the current source and the... Agent: Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation
20130113524 - Flexible low power slew-rate controlled output buffer: An output buffer includes a pullup driver, a pulldown driver, and an output stage. The pullup driver has a drive control input, and an output for providing a pullup drive signal in a push-pull mode in response to receiving a first drive control signal on the drive control input, and... Agent:
20130113525 - Semiconductor device and operation mode switch method: A semiconductor device includes a first internal terminal, a first transistor, a second transistor, an oscillator including an output terminal to output a clock signal, and a comparator coupled to a first internal terminal, and that compares a potential of the first internal terminal when the first internal terminal is... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130113527 - Clock circuit for providing an electronic device with a clock signal, electronic device with a clock circuit and method for providing an electronic device with a clock signal: This invention relates to a clock circuit for providing an electronic device with a clock signal having an adjustable clock frequency. The clock circuit is adapted to receive information regarding a context level of the electronic device and to dynamically control the clock frequency of the clock signal according to... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20130113528 - Digital phase-locked loop with wide capture range, low phase noise, and reduced spurs: The present disclosure is directed to digital phase-locked loops (DPLLs) and hybrid phase-locked loops (HPLL) for establishing and maintaining a phase relationship between a generated output signal and a reference input signal. The DPLLs use a counter based loop to initially bring the DPLL into lock. Thereafter, the DPLLs disable... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130113529 - Signal generator: A signal generator for coupling to a concealed conductor including a first oscillator configured to generate a first waveform having a first frequency, a first terminal coupled to the first oscillator through a first band pass filter configured to pass signals of the first frequency, a second oscillator configured to... Agent: Radiodetection, Ltd.
20130113531 - Electronic circuit, safety critical system, and method for providing a reset signal: An electronic circuit comprises a reset input for receiving an input reset signal, a clock input for receiving a clock signal, and a reset output for providing an output reset signal. And it comprises a synchronous reset signal path comprising a synchronization unit, arranged to receive the input reset signal... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20130113530 - Oscillator based frequency locked loop: A method includes determining a control setting and selectively stopping oscillation of an oscillator after a time period. The oscillator is configured to remain in an active mode after the time period. The method further includes applying the control setting to the oscillator.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130113532 - Processing system and power control device thereof: A power control device is provided. The power control device includes a power supply unit, a reset unit, and a power control unit. The power supply unit determines whether a supplied voltage from an external voltage supply source is being provided to the power supply unit to generate a determination... Agent: Wistron Corp.
20130113533 - Temperature compensated frequency reference comprising two mems oscillators: A temperature compensated frequency reference comprising first MEMS oscillator (MEMS1) used as frequency reference oscillator (REF) for phase locked loop, and means for temperature compensation of phase locked loop output frequency (Fout), wherein the phase locked loop comprises a second MEMS oscillator (MEMS2) used as electronically controlled oscillator (VCO) of... Agent:
20130113534 - Clock data recovery circuit and transceiver semiconductor integrated circuit containing the same: A clock data recovery circuit which has a high degree of jitter tolerance and can alleviate increase in the phase number of a multi-phase clock, power consumption, and a semiconductor chip area is provided. Each circuit of plural edge detection circuits comprises a first edge detection circuit and a second... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130113535 - Apparatus and method for fast phase locked loop (pll) settling for cellular time-division duplex (tdd) communications systems: A communications device is disclosed that adjusts a target signal to allow a reference phase locked loop (PLL) to lock onto a reference signal that is related to a desired operating frequency in a first mode of operation. The reference PLL locks onto the reference signal when the target signal... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130113536 - Fractional-n phase locked loop based on bang-bang detector: The present disclosure is directed to a fractional-N digital phase locked loop (DPLL) that replaces the conventionally used time-to-digital converter (TDC) based phase detector with a bang-bang phase detector (BBPD). Compared to the TDC based phase detector, the BBPD has an often superior resolution for the same or similar amount... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130113537 - Pulse generator: A circuit includes a logic gate and a latch. The logic gate is configured to receive a clock signal at a first input. The latch is disposed in a feedback loop of the logic gate and is configured to output a feedback signal to a second input of the logic... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130113538 - Discrete signal consolidation device and method and aircraft with said device: A device and a method for eliminating transitions in discrete signals. The working of the device and method is based on allowing the charge of a capacitor with one state when the state opposite the state to which it has been assigned is produced and allowing their discharge through a... Agent: Eads Construcciones Aeronauticas,s.a., Sociedad Un Ipersnoal
20130113539 - Clock circuit for a microprocessor: A mobile communication device includes an analog clock and a digital clock circuit. The analog clock circuit is configured to generate an oscillating output. The digital clock circuit is configured to generate a digital clock output having a frequency that is substantially equal to the frequency of the oscillating output.... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130113540 - Electronic device and method for providing a digital signal at a level shifter output: An electronic device comprising a level shifter and a method. The level shifter includes an input adapted to receive an input signal switching between a low input voltage level and a high input voltage level and a first switch and a second switch coupled in series between a low output... Agent: Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh
20130113541 - Low power level shifter with output swing control: A level shifter comprising a first driver transistor receiving an input signal. A gate-controlled transistor coupled to the first driver transistor. A second driver transistor coupled to the gate controlled transistor. An output coupled to the second driver transistor, wherein the gate-controlled transistor is for receiving a predetermined gate voltage... Agent:
20130113542 - Output buffer, operating method thereof and devices including the same: A method of buffering data from core circuitry includes generating a first sourcing control signal responsive to indication signals indicating an operating voltage and output data, generating a second sourcing control signal responsive to the indication signals, and applying the operating voltage to an output terminal in response to the... Agent:
20130113543 - Multiplication dynamic range increase by on the fly data scaling: An apparatus having a first circuit and a second circuit is disclosed. The first circuit may be configured to (i) receive two input signals. Each input signal generally carries a respective data value. Each data value may have a respective sign bit and a respective at least one guard bit.... Agent:
20130113544 - Proximity switch having wrong touch feedback: A proximity switch assembly and method are provided having wrong touch feedback. The switch includes a plurality of proximity switches each including proximity sensors providing a sense activation field. Control circuitry processes the activation field of each proximity switch to sense activation, detects an allowed activation of one of the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130113545 - Method for controlling the supply voltage for an integrated circuit and an apparatus with a voltage regulation module and an integrated circuit: The present invention relates to a method for controlling the supply voltage for an integrated circuit, which is connected to a voltage regulation module via a sense line, a voltage supply line and a bus wherein the supply voltage is provided by the voltage regulation module (10) via the voltage... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130113546 - Master-slave low-noise charge pump circuit and method: Charge pump circuitry (1) includes a master charge pump (2) including a voltage multiplier (5) and charge pump (30) which operate to produce a boosted, unregulated voltage (Vunreg), and also includes a slave charge pump (3) including a voltage multiplier (36) and charge pump (50) which operate to produce a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130113547 - Method and apparatus for floating or applying voltage to a well of an integrated circuit: In one well bias arrangement, no well bias voltage is applied to the n-well, and no well bias voltage is applied to the p-well. Because no external well bias voltage is applied, the n-well and the p-well are floating, even during operation of the devices in the n-well and the... Agent: Synopsys. Inc.
20130113548 - Methods and circuits for generating reference voltage: A circuit for generating a reference voltage includes a first reference voltage generating circuit disposed outside a chip and a second reference voltage generating circuit disposed inside the chip. The first and second reference voltage generating circuits output first and second reference voltages to first and second output terminals, respectively.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130113549 - Variable capacitor circuit and method: A variable capacitor circuit is disclosed. The variable capacitor circuit includes a plurality of MOS capacitors, each MOS capacitor being implemented by a MOS transistor with the gate terminal connected to a first voltage signal and with the drain terminal shorted with the source terminal and connected to a second... Agent: Imec
20130113550 - Switched-capacitor filter: A filter is implemented as cascaded stages, and in at least one stage all resistances are implemented as double-sampled switched-capacitor circuits. In a variation, at least one resistance is implemented as a double-sampled switched-capacitor T-network. In a variation, in an integrator stage, a resistance is implemented as a transconductance, and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated05/02/2013 > 40 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.
20130106465 - Self-powered comparator: Embodiments of the invention relate to an input-powered comparator. Embodiments of the invention also pertain to an active diode that includes an input-powered comparator and a switch. In a specific embodiment, the input-powered comparator only consumes power when an input source provides sufficiently high voltage. Embodiments of the active diode... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
20130106466 - High voltage offset detection circuit: A high voltage H-bridge driver circuit has a high voltage terminal and a floating node to be connected with a high side switch therebetween. When turning on the high side switch, a high voltage offset detection circuit detects a voltage related to the voltage at the floating node for triggering... Agent: Richtek Technology Corp.
20130106467 - High side driver circuit: A driver circuit is provided that receives an ON or OFF logic control signal and further has: an output arranged to be connected to a load; a power switch, having a control terminal with a first current terminal connected to a first power supply and a second current terminal arranged... Agent:
20130106469 - Control contact driving system: A control contact driving system for a plurality of power semiconductor devices includes a driver unit providing reference currents for pulling-up and/or pushing-down control contacts of the semiconductor devices, and a distributor unit amplifying and/or distributing the reference currents to the control contacts. The current distributor unit includes a pull-up... Agent: Abb Technology Ag
20130106470 - Control device: Aspects of the present invention provides a device that is capable of accurately measuring an output current of a transistor, controls the drive of a switching element, by using an existing IC tester without any evaluation board improvement. The control device according to one aspect of the present invention has:... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20130106468 - Gate driver: A gate driver for driving a switching element Q1 that is able to be bidirectionally conductive includes a drive part 2 that applies a positive voltage to a gate of the switching element to turn on the switching element and a negative voltage to the gate to turn off the... Agent: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
20130106471 - Potential generation circuit and liquid crystal display device: A potential generation circuit and a liquid crystal display device are provided that are capable of reducing power consumption with a simple circuit configuration. The potential generation circuit is a potential generation circuit for generating a common potential that is applied to a capacitive load, and includes a differential amplifier... Agent:
20130106472 - Integrated circuit: An integrated circuit includes a clock control unit configured to selectively output an external clock or a delayed clock acquired by delaying the external clock as an input clock in response to a divided clock generated by dividing the external clock, when a test mode is entered; and an internal... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20130106473 - Power-on reset circuit and method: The disclosed power-on reset circuit provides an indication of when and whether a supply voltage Vdd has reached a trigger voltage level Vtrig. The disclosed circuit includes a flip-flop circuit and a first comparator circuit. The circuit according to the invention has a D input node of the flip-flop circuit... Agent: Sand 9, Inc.
20130106474 - Startup and protection circuitry for thin oxide output stage: A method for startup and operation of an output stage of a transmitter, the output stage comprising a first protection field effect transistor (FET) and a second protection FET includes enabling a startup circuit; providing a first bias voltage to the first protection FET in the output stage and a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130106475 - Method of operating phase-lock assistant circuitry: A method of operating a charge pump of a phase-lock assistant circuit includes determining a first relative timing relationship of a phase of a data signal to a phase of a first phase clock. A second relative timing relationship of the phase of the data signal to a phase of... Agent:
20130106477 - Method for control of phase in an oscillatory circuit: A method for the control of a phase shift between a transmission signal and a received signal of an electromechanical transducer unit to a predetermined value in an oscillatory circuit. The received signal is sampled at discrete points in time predetermined based on the transmission signal. Sampled voltage values are... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg
20130106476 - Temperature compensation in a pll: A method and apparatus for compensating for temperature variation in a phase locked loop (PLL) includes receiving an error signal by a controller in which the error signal representative of an instantaneous frequency difference between a reference frequency signal and an output frequency signal of a voltage controlled oscillator of... Agent: St-ericsson Sa
20130106478 - Clock buffer circuit and data output circuit including the same: A clock buffer circuit that generates a clock signal having a random cycle and duty from an input clock signal and a data output circuit including the same. The clock buffer circuit includes a buffer unit configured to receive an input clock signal and generate an internal clock signal and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130106479 - High-speed duty cycle correction circuit: A circuit for correcting a duty-cycle comprises a duty-cycle adjuster for changing a duty-rate of an input clock signal according to a duty control signal; a duty-cycle detector for detecting a duty-rate of an output clock signal based on the input clock signal and the output clock signal from the... Agent: Korea University Research And Business Foundation
20130106480 - Metal-insulator transition latch: A metal-insulator transition (MIT) latch includes a first electrode spaced apart from a second electrode and an MIT material disposed between said first and second electrodes. The MIT material comprises a negative differential resistance (NDR) characteristic that exhibits a discontinuous resistance change at a threshold voltage or threshold current. Either... Agent:
20130106481 - Reconfigurable multivibrator element based on chaos control: A reconfigurable element based on nonlinear (chaotic) dynamics is adapted to implement the three different multivibrator configurations. A nonlinear dynamical system, under parameter modulating control, operates as a tunable oscillator with different dynamical regimes which in turn provide the different multivibrator configurations (monostable, astable, and bistable). The reconfigurable multivibrator is... Agent: Instituto Potosino De Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica A.c.
20130106482 - Signal delay circuit: A signal delay circuit includes a voltage detection unit and a signal delay unit. The voltage detection unit is configured to detect an external voltage level based on a reference voltage and generate a detection signal. The signal delay unit is configured to control a delay amount of an input... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20130106483 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a high voltage generator for generating a high voltage by raising a power source voltage, a transfer circuit for transferring the high voltage to an internal circuit in response to a transfer signal, and a first discharge circuit for discharging the high voltage of an output... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20130106484 - Regulated power supply voltage for digital circuits: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a sensing circuit that outputs a sense signal. An external power supply may receive the sense signal and adjust a power supply voltage to the IC. The sensing circuit may comprise an oscillatory circuit that outputs a time-varying signal. The sense signal is based on... Agent: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
20130106485 - Level shifter: A level shifter is provided. This level shifter includes a first driver, a second driver, a capacitor, and a common mode circuit. The first driver has a first signal path that is coupled between an input terminal and an output terminal, and the first driver operates in a first voltage... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130106486 - Feedback in noise shaping control loop: The present application describes an apparatus and method for improving the performance of ΣΔ modulators functioning as ADCs. In one embodiment, the ΣΔ modulator comprises a plurality of quantizers operating in a round-robin fashion, rather than the single quantizer of the prior art. The use of multiple quantizers allows the... Agent: Ess Technology, Inc.
20130106487 - Wideband signal processing: A biquad wideband signal processing circuit can operate over bandwidths of 50 MHz to 20 GHz or more. The biquad circuit employs a configuration of integrators (transconductors), buffers, and scalable summers that can be implemented using deep sub-micron CMOS technology. Combining this scaling with high gain/high bandwidth enables implementation of... Agent: Newlans, Inc.
20130106488 - Successive approximation multiplier-divider for signal process and method for signal process: A multiplier-divider circuit for signal process according to the present invention comprises a digital-to-analog converter, a first counter, a second counter, an oscillation circuit, and a control-logic apparatus. The digital-to-analog converter generates an output signal of the multiplier-divider circuit in accordance with the value of an input signal and a... Agent: System General Corp.
20130106489 - Signal input circuit/chip: A signal input circuit and method and chip are disclosed. The signal input circuit includes a control signal input terminal configured for receiving a control signal; at least one common signal input terminal each configured for receiving a corresponding common signal; at least one first signal output terminal each configured... Agent: O2micro Inc.
20130106490 - Debounce switching element incorporating a debounce circuit: Provided is A switching device including a button; a plate spring installed under the button; a debounce circuit that electrically removes bounce generated by a physical elasticity when switching turns on and off; at least three terminal pins that include a first terminal pin, a second terminal pin, and a... Agent:
20130106491 - Voltage select circuit and intergrated circuit including the same: A voltage select circuit includes a plurality of first transfer elements configured to transfer respective operating voltages to a first output terminal, a transfer select circuit unit configured to output a first voltage necessary to transfer an operating voltage, selected from among the operating voltages, to at least one first... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20130106492 - Selector circuit and processor system: A selector circuit includes a plurality of first selection circuits each configured to select one of plural input signals on the basis of a first selection control signal and to output a first output signal and a second selection circuit configured to select one of the first output signals on... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130106493 - Switching system and method for control thereof: The invention provides a switching system. The switching system comprises an H bridge, a current router, and a control circuit. The H bridge comprises a first switch and a second switch coupled to a first output node and a third switch and a fourth switch coupled to a second output... Agent:
20130106494 - Power switch acceleration scheme for fast wakeup: A method an apparatus for a power switch acceleration scheme during wakeup is disclosed. In one embodiment, an integrated circuit includes at least one power gated circuit block. The power gated circuit block includes a virtual voltage node from which a voltage is provided to the circuitry of the block... Agent:
20130106495 - Switch: A switch is capable of performing switching, while reducing distortion with respect to amplitude of a high frequency signal. The switch includes: an input terminal to which a high frequency signal is input; a first switching unit connected between the input terminal and a first output terminal and selectively outputting... Agent:
20130106497 - Methods for trapping charge in a microelectromechanical system and microelectromechanical system employing same: Many inventions are disclosed. Some aspects are directed to MEMS, and/or methods for use with and/or for fabricating MEMS, that supply, store, and/or trap charge on a mechanical structure disposed in a chamber. Various structures may be disposed in the chamber and employed in supplying, storing and/or trapping charge on... Agent:
20130106496 - Nanowire efuses: Electrically programmable fuses and methods for forming the same are shown that include forming a wire between a first pad and a second pad on a substrate, forming a blocking structure around a portion of the wire, and depositing a metal layer on the wire and first and second pads... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130106498 - Core circuit leakage control: Circuits, and methods for reducing standby leakage power in Integrated Circuit (ICs) are disclosed. In an embodiment, an IC includes a core circuit, a first switch and a second switch, where the first switch is coupled between a power terminal of the core circuit and a power supply and the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130106499 - Semiconductor device with power element and circuit element formed within the same semiconductor substrate: Even in the case where negative current flows in a semiconductor device, the potential of a semiconductor substrate is prevented from becoming lower than the potential of a deep semiconductor layer which is a component of a circuit element, and a parasitic element is prevented from operating, which accordingly prevents... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130106500 - Inductor structure including inductors with negligible magnetic coupling therebetween: An embodiment of an apparatus includes first and second core regions, first and second conductors, and an isolation region. The first core region has a first permeability, and the first conductor is disposed in the first core region. The second core region has a second permeability, and the second conductor... Agent: Intersil Americas LLC.
20130106501 - Multi-regulator circuit and integrated circuit including the same: A multi-regulator circuit comprises a regulator configured to regulate an input voltage to generate a constant voltage, and a plurality of voltage division circuits configured to output divided voltages which are obtained by dividing the constant voltage on the basis of a plurality of voltage generation codes, respectively.... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20130106502 - Method and system for waking on inuput/output interrupts while powered down: A system for power management. The system includes a plurality of input/output pads and a plurality of input/output cells, where each input/output cell is coupled to one of the input/output pads. The system further includes a plurality of interrupt observe circuits, where each interrupt observe circuit is coupled to one... Agent:
20130106503 - High frequency circuit device: A high frequency circuit device includes: two transmission lines having ends which are opposed to each other and are spaced from each other; a capacitor that is mounted on the end of one of the two transmission lines and has a lower face electrode acting as a mount face and... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc.
20130106504 - Integrated circuits with cascode transistor: An integrated circuit includes an analog circuit including a first transistor. At least one cascode transistor is electrically coupled with the first transistor in a series fashion. A drain and a gate of the cascode transistor are electrically coupled with a gate of the first transistor of the analog circuit.... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.04/25/2013 > 33 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.
20130099824 - Reduced offset comparator: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises backend circuitry and pairs of redundant input circuits. Each pair of redundant input circuits is configured to form a differential pair of transistors, and each redundant input circuit includes a multiplexer and a set of transistors. The multiplexer is coupled to the backend... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130099825 - Voltage comparator: The present disclosure provides a voltage comparator including a current source, a differential gain module and a switch module, wherein the magnitude of the current flowing through the current source is nano ampere level; the differential gain module includes a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor and a... Agent:
20130099826 - Power detector: In a power detector, a comparator for detection receives an input signal and a reference voltage, and compares the input signal to the reference voltage around the switching time of active and inactive states of the output of the comparator in accordance with an output of an input switching signal... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130099827 - Measuring device having a trigger unit: A measuring device for triggering a test signal with a superposed noise signal includes a trigger unit, which is connected to a recording unit, where the test signal with respectively superposed noise signal is supplied to both. The trigger unit outputs a trigger signal to the recording unit as soon... Agent:
20130099828 - Direct sampling circuit: Provided is a direct sampling circuit in which signal mixing between systems is avoided, even when signal systems in which time sharing is integrated are used together by time sharing. History capacitors (153, 155) are connected at a preceding step to a switched capacitor filter (160) for each system, buffer... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130099829 - Operating a frequency synthesizer: An apparatus and method for operating a frequency synthesizer wherein a value of an first control signal associated with a fine frequency feedback loop connected to a signal generator is monitored, and a second control signal associated with a medium or coarse frequency feedback loop connected to the signal generator... Agent: Renesas Mobile Corporation
20130099830 - Integrated circuit chip: An integrated circuit chip includes a first single ended type buffer configured to receive a first signal through a first pad, a second single ended type buffer configured to receive a second signal through a second pad, a differential type buffer configured to receive a third signal through the first... Agent:
20130099832 - Current driving circuit and display device using the current driving circuit: A current drive circuit which can improve a rate for signal writing and a driving rate of an element even when a signal current is small, and a display device using the current drive circuit are provided. The current drive circuit for supplying a signal current to a node of... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20130099831 - Gate drive circuit and associated method: A method of driving a number of series connected active power semiconductor groups, wherein each of the active power semiconductor groups includes one or more gate oxide-isolated active power semiconductor devices. The method includes generating a current pulse, providing the current pulse to a primary portion of a transformer unit... Agent: Converteam Technology Ltd.
20130099833 - Integrated circuit chip and system having the same: An integrated circuit chip includes: an internal circuit; a data output circuit configured to output a data packet of the internal circuit in response to a strobe signal; an oscillator configured to generate a first clock signal; a divider configured to divide the first clock signal and generate a second... Agent:
20130099834 - Ramp signal generation circuit and ramp signal adjustment circuit: A ramp signal generation circuit comprises a first input terminal that receives a clock signal, a plurality of second input terminals that receive high-level or low-level signals, and a discharge and charge circuit that discharges and charges the capacitor and that outputs a ramp signal corresponding to a voltage generated... Agent: Tdk Corporation
20130099835 - Calibration apparatus for performing phase detection/edge distance detection upon signals and related calibration method thereof: An exemplary calibration apparatus includes a detecting circuit and a calibrating circuit. The detecting circuit is arranged for generating a detection result by detecting relationship between edges of a plurality of signals generated from a plurality of signal sources, wherein at least one of the edges is a falling edge.... Agent:
20130099836 - Gyroscope with phase and duty-cycle locked loop: A system and method in accordance with the present invention provides a gyroscope incorporating an improved PLL technique. The improved PLL auto-corrects its own reference low-frequency noise, thereby eliminating this source of noise, improving the noise performance of the gyroscope and allowing a compact implementation. The net result is a... Agent: Invensense, Inc.
20130099837 - Phase mixer and delay locked loop including the same: A phase mixer includes a first driver configured to drive a first input signal to a mixing node with a driving force determined by a first setting value, a second driver configured to drive a second input signal to the mixing node with a driving force determined by a second... Agent:
20130099839 - Segmented fractional-n pll: A Fractional-N PLL includes a phase frequency detector module receiving a first clock and a second clock that is associated with a feedback path arrangement. A coarse phase adjustment module receives a coarse phase component and an output signal associated with a divider module used in the feedback path arrangement... Agent:
20130099838 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and method for driving the same: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes: a delay locked loop (DLL) configured to generate a DLL clock signal by delaying a source clock signal by a first delay time for obtaining a lock, wherein an update period of the DLL is controlled in response to an update period control signal after... Agent:
20130099840 - Duty adjustment circuits and signal generation devices using the same: A duty adjustment circuit is provided. The duty adjustment circuit is used to adjust a duty cycle of a first driving signal. The duty adjustment circuit includes a filter, a first comparator, and a first duty adjustor. The filter receives a comparison result signal and filters the comparison result signal... Agent: Via Technologies, Inc.
20130099841 - Noise reduction device and semiconductor device having the same: A semiconductor device includes a first terminal for receiving a first signal; a second terminal for receiving a second signal having more restriction than the first signal with respect to a delay upon transmitting to an internal circuit; a first noise reduction circuit; and a second noise reduction circuit. The... Agent: Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20130099842 - Temperature sensitive device: A temperature sensitive device includes a first delay unit generating a first delayed signal, a second delay unit generating a second delayed signal, a difference generating unit generating an indication signal according to the first delayed signal and the second delayed signal, and a processing unit generating an output signal... Agent: Ili Techonology Corporation
20130099844 - Clock distribution circuit and method of forming clock distribution circuit: This invention includes a clock tree to which clock signals are distributed, and a phase comparison circuit configured to detect the phase difference between a plurality of feedback clock signals upon receiving the plurality of feedback clock signals output from different branching points of the clock tree. The invention includes... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130099843 - Clock signal generating apparatus capable of reducing or avoiding crosstalk and glitch signals, and method used in clock signal generating apparatus: A clock signal generating apparatus includes a first frequency generating circuit, a second frequency generating circuit, and an output circuit. The first frequency generating circuit is arranged to generate a first clock signal having a first oscillation frequency. The second frequency generating circuit is arranged to generate a second clock... Agent:
20130099845 - System and method of transistor switch biasing in a high power semiconductor switch: A circuit and method are provided for switching in a semiconductor based high power switch. Complementary p-type based transistors are utilized along insertion loss insensitive paths allowing biasing voltages to alternate between supply and ground, allowing for negative voltage supplies and blocking capacitors to be dispensed with, while improving performance.... Agent: Sige Semiconductor Inc.
20130099846 - Driving circuit, semiconductor device having driving circuit, and switching regulator and electronic equipment using driving circuit and semiconductor device: Disclosed is a driving circuit that includes a switching element configured to be connected between an input terminal and an output node; a first power supply circuit configured to generate a first voltage; and a first driving circuit configured to drive the switching element with an output thereof using a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130099847 - Input circuit: An input circuit includes an inverter, a first path control circuit and a second path control circuit. An input of the inverter is connected with a first node. A target inversion potential is higher than an inversion potential of the inverter. The first path control circuit electrically connects an input... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130099848 - Control apparatus with differential control in a magnetically coupled coil system for a current-regulated amplifier powering field coils of a magnetic resonance tomograph: A control apparatus for a gradient amplifier includes a differentiation unit. The differentiation unit forms a differentiation signal by differential processing from a current desired value signal of the gradient amplifier. At least one electrical low pass filter unit is connected in series with the differentiation unit, and/or at least... Agent:
20130099849 - Ringing suppression circuit: A ringing suppression circuit for a communication circuit that performs communication through a transmission line includes a high side switch connected between a high potential reference point and a high side line of the transmission line, a low side switch connected between a low potential reference point and a low... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130099851 - Semiconductor device having strain material: A semiconductor device having strain material is disclosed in a particular embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a first cell including a first gate between a first drain and a first source. The semiconductor device also includes a second cell adjacent to the first cell. The second cell includes a second... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130099850 - Voltage switch circuit: A voltage switch circuit uses PMOS transistors to withstand high voltage stress. Consequently, the NMOS transistors are not subject to high voltage stress. The lightly-doped PMOS transistors are compatible with a logic circuit manufacturing process. Consequently, the voltage switch circuit may be produced by a logic circuit manufacturing process.... Agent: Ememory Technology Inc.
20130099852 - Charge pump circuit with low clock feed-through: A charge pump circuit includes a first comparator, a PMOS tuner, a first current mirror, a first NMOS transistor, a first PMOS switch, an NMOS tuner, a second current mirror, a first PMOS transistor and a first NMOS switch. The first PMOS switch is coupled between the PMOS tuner and... Agent:
20130099853 - Methodology and apparatus for tuning driving current of semiconductor transistors: A method and apparatus for repairing transistors comprises applying a first voltage to a source, a second voltage to the gate and a third voltage to the drain for a predetermined time In this manner the semiconductor structure may be repaired or returned to the at or near the original... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130099854 - Noise suppression circuit for power adapter: A noise suppression circuit for a power adapter is disclosed. The noise suppression circuit can reduce or eliminate adapter-induced noise that could interfere with an electronic device powered by the adapter. In one example, the noise suppression circuit can include an active circuit to detect and attenuate or cancel the... Agent:
20130099855 - Filter shaping using a signal cancellation function: A signal filter and accompanying methods. In one embodiment, the filter includes a first mechanism for receiving a first signal. A second mechanism employs one or more modified representations of the first signal to cancel one or more frequency components of the first signal, yielding an output signal in response... Agent: Quellan, Inc.
20130099856 - Methods and circuits for achieving rational fractional drive currents in circuits employing finfet devices: Disclosed herein are various methods and circuits for achieving rational fractional drive strengths in circuits employing FinFET devices. In one example, the device disclosed herein includes a semiconducting substrate, a first plurality of FinFET transistors formed in and above the substrate, wherein each of the first plurality of FinFET transistors... Agent: Globalfoundries Inc.04/18/2013 > 43 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.
20130093466 - On die low power high accuracy reference clock generation: A system and method are disclosed for generating a high accuracy and low power on die reference clock. An LC clock is generated on die and a frequency divider lowers the LC clock frequency to a target reference frequency. An RCO clock is generated on die with an unknown initial... Agent:
20130093467 - Foreground techniques for comparator calibration: A method and a device for canceling an offset voltage in an output of a comparator circuit include applying a signal to a first input of the comparator as a function of an initial tap point in a resistor ladder. While the signal is applied to the first input, a... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20130093468 - Method and apparatus for managing arbitrary frequencies: Frequency synthesizers for use with oscillators that generate an arbitrary frequency are described, as well as related devices and methods. Divider information can be generated or otherwise accessed for use in configuring a phase lock loop device that is adapted for coupling with the oscillator, where the phase lock loop... Agent: Sand 9, Inc.
20130093469 - Frequency synthesizer and associated method: A frequency synthesizer includes an oscillator for providing an RF clock, a phase shifter coupled to said oscillator for providing a shifted RF clock by changing phase of said RF clock, and a time-to-digital converter (TDC) coupled to said phase shifter for quantizing a time difference between a frequency reference... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130093470 - Frequency synthesizer and associated method: A frequency synthesizer includes an oscillator for providing an RF clock, a phase shifter arranged to provide a shifted reference clock by changing phase of a frequency reference clock, and a time-to-digital converter (TDC) for producing a digital TDC output by quantizing a time difference between said RF clock and... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130093471 - Time-to-digital system and associated frequency synthesizer: A time-to-digital system, such as a frequency synthesizer, includes a power management circuit and a time-to-digital converter (TDC). Said power management circuit is coupled to a frequency reference clock and a variable clock, and arranged to output a delayed frequency reference clock and a single pulse of said variable clock... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130093473 - Data output apparatus and method for outputting data thereof: A data output apparatus includes a driver driving unit configured to generate driving signals by using input data when a data output enable signal is enabled, a data driver unit configured to drive an output terminal to a level corresponding to the input data in response to the driving signals... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20130093472 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a driving unit, a first current path and a second current path. The driving unit applies a power supply voltage to a drive node in response to a control signal. The first current path couples the drive node and an output node. The second current... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20130093474 - Systems and methods for driving transistors with high threshold voltages: System and method are provided for driving a transistor. The system includes a floating-voltage generator, a first driving circuit, and a second driving circuit. The floating-voltage generator is configured to receive a first bias voltage and generate a floating voltage, the floating-voltage generator being further configured to change the floating... Agent: On-bright Electronics (shanghai) Co., Ltd.
20130093475 - Injection-locked frequency divider: An injection-locked frequency divider (ILFD) including a signal injector, an oscillator (OSC), and a buffer stage is provided. The signal injector is configured for receiving an injection signal. The OSC is configured for dividing the frequency of the injection signal, so as to generate a first divided frequency signal, where... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20130093476 - Clock distribution circuit: A clock distribution circuit is provided with a clock generation circuit configured to generate a clock signal, a clock distribution network in which the clock signal is distributed, and a sequential circuit configured to operate on the clock signal distributed through a branch point of the clock distribution network. The... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130093478 - Differentiator based spread spectrum modulator: A spread spectrum clock generator which includes a pulse train generator circuit and a modulating circuit configured to produce a modulating signal relating to a time derivative of an output of the pulse train generator circuit. In one embodiment the modulating circuit includes a active differentiator circuit and in another... Agent: National Semiconductor Corporation
20130093480 - Digital phase locked loop: A phase locked loop circuit (30, 100, 110) includes a controllable oscillator (42) for generating an output signal of desired frequency responsive to a control signal, a first phase detection circuit (32, 102, 112) for generating an output indicative of phase differential responsive to the output signal and a first... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130093479 - Semiconductor device and radio communication terminal mounting the same: A phase detector, which forms a semiconductor device, detects a phase difference between a reference signal and a feedback signal obtained by feeding back an output signal of an oscillator, and generates a phase difference value indicating a value in accordance with the phase difference. An amplifier amplifies the phase... Agent: Renesas Mobile Corporation
20130093477 - Systems and methods for generating a high frequency local oscillator signal: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a system that provides a high frequency local oscillator (LO) signal. The system comprises a first LO that generates a first frequency LO signal component, a mixer that generates a difference signal from the first frequency LO signal component and a second... Agent:
20130093482 - Clock and data recovery circuitry with auto-speed negotiation and other possible features: An integrated circuit (“IC”) may include clock and data recovery (“CDR”) circuitry for recovering data information from an input serial data signal. The CDR circuitry may include a reference clock loop and a data loop. A retimed (recovered) data signal output by the CDR circuitry is monitored by other control... Agent: Altera Corporation
20130093483 - Dual phase detector phase-locked loop: A phase-locked loop for generating an output signal that has a predetermined frequency relationship with a reference signal, the phase-locked loop comprising a signal generator arranged to generate the output signal, a charge pump arranged to generate current pulses for controlling the signal generator, two control units for controlling a... Agent:
20130093481 - High frequency cmos programmable divider with large divide ratio: A phase lock loop (PLL) includes a PLL feedback circuit having a feedback divider. The feedback divider has a first dynamic latch, a first logic circuit, and a plurality of serially connected dynamic latches. Each of the serially connected dynamic latches receives and forwards additional data signals to subsequent ones... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130093484 - 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: Sk Hynix Inc.
20130093485 - Reduced voltage swing clock distribution: A system and method for reducing power consumption within clock distribution on a semiconductor chip. A 4-phase clock generator within a clock distribution network provides 4 non-overlapping clock signals dependent upon a received input clock. A reduced voltage swing clock generator receives the non-overlapping clock signals and charges and discharges... Agent:
20130093487 - Electronic device and method for low power reset: An electronic device and a method for operating an electronic device, wherein the electronic device comprises a reset stage which is configured to have a power down threshold and a power cycle threshold. The voltage level of the power cycle threshold is lower than the voltage level of the power... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130093486 - Integrated circuit having latch-up recovery circuit: An integrated circuit includes first and second transistors, a switch, and a power-on reset (POR) circuit. The first transistor has a first current electrode, a second current electrode, and a control electrode. The second transistor has a first current electrode coupled to the second current electrode of the first transistor,... Agent:
20130093488 - Test circuit and methods for speed characterization: A system and method for efficiently performing timing characterization of regions of an integrated circuit. An integrated circuit has monitors distributed in different physical regions across its die. Each monitor includes timing characterization and self-test circuitry. This circuitry includes one or more tunable delay lines used during timing measurements. The... Agent:
20130093490 - Internal voltage generation circuit and method: An internal voltage generation method includes the steps of: setting first to third sections by using a reference voltage; determining to which section an internal voltage level corresponds, among the first to third sections; and generating the internal voltage by controlling a voltage pumping amount according to a section corresponding... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20130093489 - Signal converter equipped with overvoltage protection mechanism: A signal converter equipped with an overvoltage protection mechanism includes a pulse width modulation unit, a timing processing unit, an overvoltage detection unit, a pulse width control unit and a multi-level conversion unit. The pulse width modulation unit converts an analog signal into a pulse signal. The timing processing unit... Agent:
20130093492 - Device: A semiconductor device has a first controlled chip, including a first replica output circuit having the same configuration as a first output circuit, a first ZQ terminal connected to the first replica output circuit, a first through electrode connected to the first ZQ terminal, and a first control circuit which... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20130093491 - Semiconductor device and level shifting circuit for the same: A level shifting circuit includes an inverter inverting an input voltage of an input node and driving a first voltage of a first node, a first output driving unit driving an output voltage of an output node to a first level in response to the first voltage of the first... Agent:
20130093493 - Arbitrary multiband overlay mixer apparatus andmethod for bandwidth multiplication: An apparatus and method for splitting a wide band input signal and overlaying multiple frequency bands on each path associated with one or more digitizers. All frequencies from the split signal on each path can be fed to a mixer. The local oscillator of each mixer receives a sum of... Agent: Tektronix, Inc.
20130093494 - Differential current buffer: Apparatus and methods provide a differential current buffer. The current buffer has cross-coupled feedback and offers relatively good common-mode rejection and a relatively low and linear input impedance, which can reduce intermodulation distortion. The current buffer can be used in, for example, an RF modulator, such as a quadrature modulator.... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20130093495 - Transmitter: There is provided a transmitter with a small area and low noise. A direct RF modulation transmitter is constituted by an N-number of input signal delay-attached direct RF converters to which an I digital baseband signal is input, an M-number of input signal delay circuit-attached direct RF converters (DDRCs) to... Agent: Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation
20130093496 - Power-saving receiver circuits, systems and processes: An electronic circuit includes a receiver circuit (BSP) operable to perform coherent summations having a coherent summations time interval, and a power control circuit (2130) coupled to said receiver circuit (BSP) and operable to impress a power controlling duty cycle (TON, TOFF) on the receiver circuit (BSP) inside the coherent... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130093497 - Tunnel field effect transistor (tfet) with lateral oxidation: A vertical-mode tunnel field-effect transistor (TFET) is provided with an oxide region that may be laterally positioned relative to a source region. The oxide region operates to reduce a tunneling effect in a tunnel region underlying a drain region, during an OFF-state of the TFET. The reduction in tunneling effect... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
20130093498 - Matrix-stages solid state ultrafast switch: A semiconductor switching device for switching high voltage and high current. The semiconductor switching device includes a control-triggered stage and one or more auto-triggered stages. The control-triggered stage includes a plurality of semiconductor switches, a breakover switch, a control switch, a turn-off circuit, and a capacitor. The control-triggered stage is... Agent:
20130093499 - Power switch and operation method thereof: A power switch includes a control circuit, a cross-coupled amplifier, a first switching circuit coupled between a first output terminal and the first controlled ground terminal, and a second switching circuit coupled between a second output terminal and the second controlled ground terminal. The control circuit is configured to connect... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20130093501 - Electrical stimulation device and electrical stimulation method: In an electrical stimulation device and an electrical stimulation method thereof, electrical stimulation can be adjusted more in real time, and stability and safety of the electrical stimulation can be more improved. An electrical stimulation device includes an electrode an electrical signal supply section, a skin impedance detection section, and... Agent: The University Of Electro-communications
20130093500 - Pressure dependent capacitive sensing circuit switch construction: A user interface which includes a capacitive measurement circuit with a sense plate covered by an electrically conductive cover member, and wherein said circuit may sense two types of events, said types distinguished by an inverse change in measured capacitance, and wherein user proximity and touches with less than a... Agent:
20130093502 - Apparatus and method for generating digital value: Provided is an apparatus for generating a digital value that may generate a random digital value, and guarantee time invariance of the generated digital value. The apparatus may include a digital value generator to generate a random digital value using semiconductor process variation, and a digital value freezing unit that... Agent:
20130093503 - High current drive switched capacitor charge pump: Systems, methods, and devices that employ a dynamic gate boost component (DGBC) to generate a desired boosted gate voltage to facilitate controlling an enhanced charge pump are presented. An enhanced charge pump can comprise a desired number of charge transfer switches (CTSs) and a desired number of DGBCs, wherein a... Agent: Canaan Microelectronics Corporation Limited
20130093504 - Reference voltage generators, integrated circuits, and methods for operating the reference voltage generators: A reference voltage generator is described. The reference voltage generator includes a proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) current source, the PTAT current source being capable of providing a first current that is proportional to a temperature. The reference voltage generator further includes a current mirror comprising a first transistor and... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20130093505 - On-chip voltage regulator: A digital logic controller for regulating a voltage of a SoC includes a first input for receiving a reference signal having a first property that is constant over a range of operating conditions of the SoC, and a second input for receiving a second signal that has a second property... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc
20130093506 - Solid state disk power supply system: A solid state disk (SSD) power supply system includes power supply switching circuit. The power supply switching circuit comprises a first power input to receive a first direct current (DC) voltage signal, a second power input connected to a super capacitor to receive a second DC voltage signal provided by... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130093507 - Op-r, a solid state filter: The device described herein proposes an electronic active filter void of capacitors and inductors. The circuit utilizes only operational amplifiers (OP-Amp) and resistors, hence the name Op-R. Although capable of being constructed of lumped circuit elements this filter is intended for integrated circuit (IC) applications. Filtering of signals can be... Agent:
20130093508 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device: A semiconductor integrated circuit device comprises I/O cells arranged around a core region. Each of the I/O cells comprises a level shifter circuit, an I/O logic circuit, and an I/O buffer circuit. An I/O logic region in which the I/O logic circuit is arranged and an I/O buffer region in... Agent: Renesas Electronics CorporationPrevious industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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