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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systems

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07/10/2014 > 15 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140191782 - On-chip r and c calibration using on-board supply bypass capacitance: A technique for calibration of on-chip resistance (R) and capacitance (C) values using an on-board bypass capacitor may include configuring an on-chip switch to selectively couple an on-chip calibration circuit to an on-chip port. The on-chip calibration circuit may include an RC oscillator having an RC time constant (RCTC). The... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140191783 - Pin driver circuit with improved swing fidelity: A circuit may include a controller, at least one bridge circuit, and a plurality of switches. The plurality of switches may be connected parallel to each other, each may have a switch output connected to the bridge circuit. The bridge circuit, upon receiving a current from the plurality of switches,... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20140191784 - Semiconductor drive circuit and power conversion apparatus using same: The dead time is secured stably in a semiconductor drive circuit for switching devices using a wide band gap semiconductor. The drain terminal of the switching device of an upper arm is connected to the positive terminal of a first power supply, the source terminal of the switching device of... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140191785 - Apparatus and methods for frequency compensation using two counters: A frequency compensation apparatus includes a first counter setting a reference period using a main clock, a second counter sensing a change in the frequency of a sub clock using the reference period, and a frequency compensator providing a compensated frequency using information on the changed frequency of the sub... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140191786 - Phase frequency detector circuit: A phase-frequency detector (PFD) circuit is disclosed. The PFD circuit includes a PFD portion adapted to detect frequency and phase difference of two input signals and to generate control signals according to the detected frequency and phase difference and a delay and reset portion adapted to delay the generated control... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20140191787 - Phase locked loop circuit: A phase locked loop circuit is provided which includes a bang-bang phase frequency detector configured to receive a reference signal and a feedback signal, detect a phase difference between the reference signal and the feedback signal, output a detection signal on the based on a result of the detection; an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140191788 - Semiconductor device compensating for internal skew and operating method thereof: Provided is a semiconductor device for compensating for an internal skew without training with an external device. The semiconductor device includes a signal generating unit configured to generate and output a reference signal, a first receiving unit configured to receive the reference signal and output a first output signal, a... Agent: Samsung Electonics Co., Ltd.

20140191789 - Vector generator using octant symmetry: In various embodiments, an active vector generator may comprise a vector component switch and a first amplitude adjustment component in parallel with a second amplitude adjustment component. The first and second amplitude adjustment components may operate with different ranges of amplitude. For example, the first amplitude adjustment component may have... Agent: Viasat, Inc.

20140191790 - Offset cancelling circuit and method: When a voltage is applied from outside such that a current flowing in a Hall element is switched, each of a plurality of capacitors is charged with an output voltage of the Hall element in each state. A dummy switching element is connected to a switching element which connects the... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC

20140191791 - Adder: A circuit in which a storage function and an arithmetic function are combined is proposed by using a transistor with low off-state current for forming a storage element. When the transistor with low off-state current is used, electric charge can be held, for example, in a node or the like... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20140191792 - Semiconductor device and manufacturing method and operating method for the same: A semiconductor device and a manufacturing method and an operating method for the same are provided. The semiconductor device comprises a substrate, a deep well, a first well, a first doped electrode region, a second doped electrode region and a high threshold voltage channel region. The substrate has a first... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.

20140191793 - Power supply for controlling a power switch: It is presented a power supply for providing power to control a power switch for a high voltage application. The power supply comprises: a high voltage divider arranged to be connected to a first current terminal of the power switch; a step down DC/DC converter connected to an output of... Agent: Abb Technology Ag

20140191794 - Method for performing adaptive voltage scaling (avs) and integrated circuit configured to perform avs: An integrated circuit (IC) includes an adaptive voltage scaling (AVS) controller configured to control a voltage supplied to a portion of the IC and at least one sensor configured to sense at least one state of the IC and to provide an output signal indicative of the at least one... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140191795 - Method for controlling operations of input device having resistor matrix: A method for controlling an input device is provided. The input device has a resistor matrix having M first traces, N second traces and M×N resistors. Each second trace is coupled to a reference resistor and M−1 variable resistors. M and N are integers greater than 1. A first voltage... Agent: Universal Cement Corporation

20140191796 - Semiconductor device and command control method for the same: According to an aspect of the present invention, in a semiconductor device, a plurality of commands for specifying a circuit configuration of an analog front-end unit are transmitted from a processing unit to the analog front-end unit, an analysis is performed on the plurality of commands received by the analog... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation

07/03/2014 > 51 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20140184272 - Method of signal identification by using ring oscillator based clock and related apparatus thereof: A method of signal identification, including: receiving a signal; utilizing a clock generated by a ring oscillator to sample the signal continuously to generate a plurality of sampled signals; counting each sampled signal length corresponding to successive sampled signals each having an identical value; and identifying a content of the... Agent: Jmicron Technology Corp.

20140184273 - Energy-efficient time-stampless adaptive nonuniform sampling: Described herein is a sampling system and related sampling scheme. The system and sampling scheme is based upon a framework for adaptive non-uniform sampling schemes. In the system and schemes described herein, time intervals between samples can be computed by using a function of previously taken samples. Therefore, keeping sampling... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20140184274 - Fractional-n frequency synthesizer with low quantization noise: A fractional-N frequency synthesizer with low quantization noise includes a phase frequency detector, a charge pump, a loop filter, a voltage controlled oscillator a divider and a Delta-Sigma modulator. The Delta-Sigma modulator computes “N” to the loop filter in the output current of the charge pump. Quantization step size in... Agent: Quadlink Technology, Ltd.

20140184279 - Drive circuit and semiconductor device: According to an embodiment, a drive circuit includes a first signal source outputting a signal to control a normally on type transistor to change between an ON state and an OFF state, a second signal source outputting a signal to put the transistor in the OFF state, a gate voltage... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140184278 - Driver circuit for driving power transistors: A driver circuit for driving a power transistor includes a converter having a first transistor and a second transistor coupled in series between a supply node and a reference node. The converter is configured to receive a first signal and in response thereto generate a second signal for selectively controlling... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (shenzhen) R&d Co. Ltd.

20140184276 - Gate driver: Disclosed herein is a gate driver. The gate driver according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a first power switch sourcing current according to voltage applied by a voltage source; a second power switch connected with the first power switch in series and sinking current according to... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140184277 - Multi-gate high voltage device: A high voltage semiconductor device, particularly a device including a number of high breakdown voltage transistors having a common drain, first well, and insulating structure between the gate and the drain as well as method for using the same is provided in this disclosure. The high breakdown voltage transistors in... Agent:

20140184275 - Power cell, power cell circuit for a power amplifier and a method of making and using a power cell: A power cell including an isolation region having a first dopant type formed in a substrate. The power cell further includes a bottom gate having a second dopant type different from the first dopant type formed on the isolation region and a channel layer having the first dopant type formed... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20140184280 - Load driver: A method of driving an output terminal to a voltage, in which an input signal is received, an appropriate output voltage and output voltage range are determined based on the input signal, an output driver is configured to a first mode and the output driver drives the output terminal to... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

20140184281 - System, a method and a computer program product for electronic sub-integer frequency division: An electronic sub-integer frequency divider circuit, including: a phase rotator circuit, a clock circuitry, a pulse generator which is configured to: (a) receive a plurality of signals having a period TP and of different phases; (b) based on a control command, to process a second clock signal and one or... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140184282 - Frequency multiplier and signal frequency-multiplying method: A frequency multiplier includes a first impedance module, a second impedance module, a first path and a second path. When the first path is conducted, the first impedance module generates a first output signal and the second impedance module generates a second output signal. When the second path is conducted,... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.

20140184284 - Semiconductor device: A method for synchronizing an output clock signal with an input clock signal in a delay locked loop. A first count values decreasing the number of bypassed elements in a differential delay line until an edge of the output clock signal is delayed relative to an edge of the input... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.

20140184283 - Time sequence circuit for power supply unit: A time sequencing circuit for a power supply unit to ensure the correct sequencing of system voltages for a computer from a power supply unit includes first to ninth resistors, first to fifth electronic switches, and a capacitor. Each of the first to fifth electronic switches includes first to third... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140184286 - Data output circuit: A data output circuit according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a delay control block configured to generate a clock delay signal in response to a power-up signal and a reset signal; a first delay block configured to correct a duty ratio of a rising clock according to... Agent:

20140184285 - Start-up circuitry: One embodiment provides a start-up circuit that includes start-up switch circuitry comprising a switch coupled an input voltage rail and configured to generate a start-up voltage; wherein the start-up switch circuitry is configured to generate the start-up voltage to have a predefined voltage level within a predetermined time period. The... Agent: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation

20140184287 - Adjustable pole and zero location for a second order low pass path filter used in a phase lock loop circuit: This invention provides a loop filter device and a method for IC designers to adjust the pole or zero location of a phase lock loop (PLL) circuit. The pole and zero location are controlled by an amplifier and some on-chip resistor and capacitor components. The effective capacitance is magnified by... Agent:

20140184288 - Semiconductor circuit and method for operating the same: Provided are a semiconductor circuit and method for operating the same. The semiconductor circuit includes a first flip-flop configured to, based on input data synchronized to a first clock, output first output data synchronized to a second clock different from the first clock, and a second flip-flop configured to, based... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184291 - Circuit for controlling variation in frequency of clock signal: Disclosed herein is a circuit for controlling a variation in the frequency of a clock signal for blocking an unwanted variation in the frequency of the clock signal. When a frequency variation out of a set range is generated in a reference clock signal in the state in which the... Agent: Silicon Works Co., Ltd.

20140184289 - Method and apparatus for single port modulation using a fractional-n modulator: A method and apparatus for single port modulation of a phase locked loop frequency modulator includes a phase locked loop with a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) and a integer loop for multiplying up the output of the VCO which is divided by a fractional-N modulator and divider in the feedback... Agent: Motorola Solutions, Inc.

20140184290 - Translational phase lock loop and synthesizer that eliminates dividers: This invention describes a method by which a low cost low phase noise Phase Locked Loop or Phase Locked Loop based Frequency Synthesizer can be realized. The new method, called a Translational Phase Lock Loop or TPLL, allows the conversion of a traditional voltage controlled oscillator or VCO signal so... Agent:

20140184294 - Duty cycle correction circuit and operation method thereof: A duty cycle correction circuit includes a clock adjustment unit configured to adjust a duty ratio of an input clock signal in response to a duty control signal and generate an output clock signal, a tracking type setting unit configured to generate an tracking type selection signal for setting a... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140184292 - Duty cycle detection and correction circuit in an integrated circuit: A duty cycle detection and correction circuit includes a clock generator, a clock tree, and a duty cycle correction circuit. The clock generator is configured to generate a first clock signal and a second clock signal, and the first clock signal and the second clock signal have a predetermined phase... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20140184293 - Pulse signal generation circuit and operating method thereof: The present invention relates to a pulse signal generation circuit for changing a pulse width of an input pulse signal and outputting an output pulse signal having the changed pulse width. In an aspect, the pulse signal generation circuit may include a control signal generator configured to generate at least... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140184295 - Controlled resonant power transfer: Recycling energy in a clock distribution network is provided. A circuit includes a clock driver associated with a clock signal and having an output connected to a first load capacitance. The circuit also includes a second load capacitance connected in parallel with the first load capacitance. The circuit further includes... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140184296 - Mcml retention flip-flop/latch for low power applications: The present disclosure relates to a device and method to reduce the dynamic/static power consumption of an MCML logic device. In order to retain register contents during power off mode, an MCML retention latch and flip-flop are disclosed. Retention Latch circuits in MCML architecture are used to retain critical register... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140184297 - Clock generation and delay architecture: This disclosure provides examples of circuits, devices, systems, and methods for generating a reference clock signal and delaying a received clock signal based on the reference clock signal. In one implementation, a circuit includes a control block configured to generate a control signal. The circuit includes an oscillator configured to... Agent: Sandisk Technologies Inc.

20140184298 - Electric circuit and semiconductor device: An electric circuit includes a delayed clock generation circuit to which a first clock is supplied and which is configured to generate a first delayed clock and a second delayed clock, the first delayed clock being the first clock delayed by a first delay amount, and the second delayed clock... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited

20140184300 - Multiple power domain circuit and related method: A multiple power domain circuit includes a trigger circuit, a high threshold voltage circuit electrically connected to an output terminal of the trigger circuit, and a low threshold voltage circuit electrically connected to the output terminal of the trigger circuit and an output terminal of the high threshold voltage circuit.... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20140184299 - Voltage level shifter: A circuit includes a first capacitive device and a first latch. The first capacitive device includes a first end configured to receive a first input signal and a second end coupled with the first latch. The first latch includes a first transistor and a second transistor that are of a... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20140184301 - Linearity improvement over temperature using temperature dependent common-mode voltages in active mixer: A mixer comprising a Gilbert cell configured to receive a baseband signal and a local oscillator signal, wherein the Gilbert cell comprises a baseband transistor and a local oscillator transistor, and a biasing circuit configured to generate a bias voltage that is inversely related to temperature and coupled to the... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140184302 - High frequency switching device, and bias voltage outputting device: A high frequency switch device includes a branch transmission line corresponding to each output terminal provided with a switching part. In the branch transmission line, the switching part includes a transmission side diode provided in such a manner that a cathode thereof is arranged on a side of an input... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.

20140184303 - Power semiconductor device: A transistor being one of an IGBT and a MOSFET and arranged near a gate control circuit applies a gate control signal from the gate control circuit to the gate of a transistor arranged far from the gate control circuit. A gate control signal is applied via a resistive element... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140184304 - Gate driving devices capable of providing bi-directional scan functionality: A gate driving device includes a gate driving unit, a first control unit, a second control unit and a switch unit. The first control unit includes an input terminal receiving a first output signal and a first clock input terminal receiving a first clock signal. The second control unit includes... Agent: Innolux Corporation

20140184305 - Pass gate circuit: A pass gate circuit includes a first transistor coupled between an input node (receiving an input signal) and an output node (outputting an output signal). A second transistor is configured to generate a voltage difference in response to a bias current flowing therethrough, wherein that voltage difference is applied between... Agent: Stmicroelectronics R&d (shanghai) Co. Ltd.

20140184306 - Method for operating field-effect transistor, field-effect transistor and circuit configuration: A method for operating a field-effect transistor having a source terminal, a drain terminal, a gate terminal, a drift region and a dielectric region adjoining the drift region, is provided. The method includes: connecting at least one of the drain terminal and the source terminal to a load; applying a... Agent:

20140184307 - Gate driver having function of preventing shoot-through current: Disclosed herein is a gate driver having a function of preventing shoot-through current. The gate driver having a function of preventing shoot-through current includes: a first power switch sourcing current according to voltage applied by a voltage source; a second power switch connected with the first power switch in series... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140184308 - Systems and methods for control of power semiconductor devices: A device includes a controller configured to regulate one or more voltages applied to a gate of an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT). The controller is configured to receive one or more voltage values associated with the IGBT, and generate a gating signal and transmit the gating signal to the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140184309 - High-voltage electrical switch by series connected semiconductor switches: A high voltage electrical switch including: a plurality of series connected semiconductor switches; a plurality of rectifiers wherein each rectifier is connected to a semiconductor switch control input of one of the semiconductor switches; a radio frequency signal generator; and a plurality of galvanic isolators, wherein each galvanic isolator connects... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20140184310 - Switch architecture at low supply voltages: A sampled CMOS switch includes first and second NMOS devices in series between input and output nodes. The first and second NMOS devices are activated by a sample signal. A pair of low-voltage DEPMOS devices is connected in a “T” configuration between the input and output nodes. The low-voltage DEPMOS... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140184312 - Semiconductor devices and methods of controlling temperature thereof: An example embodiment relates to a semiconductor device including a semiconductor package in which a semiconductor chip is mounted on the package substrate. The semiconductor package may include a temperature measurement device and a temperature control circuit. The temperature measurement device may measure a temperature of the semiconductor package. The... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140184311 - Temperature detecting circuit, temperature compensating circuit, and buffer circuit: A temperature detecting circuit includes a first rectifying element with a cathode at a first reference voltage and an anode connected to a first node, a first impedance element connected in series with a second rectifying element between the first rectifying element and a second reference voltage, a third rectifying... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140184313 - Touch sensing device and a programmable controller thereof: A programmable controller used in a touch sensing device comprises a plurality of general pins, a control circuit, and a plurality of switching units. The control circuit records corresponding relationship between a plurality of general pins and a plurality of sensing lines and driving lines of the touch panel. The... Agent:

20140184314 - Semiconductor device: A coulomb counter is provided. In the coulomb counter, a current generated on charge or discharge of a secondary battery is converted into a voltage by a resistor, and the voltage is amplified by an amplifier circuit. The voltage amplified by the amplifier circuit is converted into a current by... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20140184315 - Paralleling of active filters with independent controls: A parallel filter arrangement with at least two filters supplying current in line side sensing configuration and a number of sensors for measuring current. The sensors are used to determine the amount of current being supplied by the filters and the amount of current being supplied by a source. The... Agent: Tci, LLC

20140184316 - Bias control: One or more techniques or systems for bias control are provided herein. In some embodiments, the bias control relates to biasing of a column of one or more pixels for an image sensor. In some embodiments, an associated circuit includes a reset transistor, a source-follower transistor, a first transfer transistor,... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited

20140184317 - Electronic device to control voltage fluctuations: An electronic device may include a power delivery system to provide a voltage, and an integrated circuit having a processor to receive the voltage. When the received voltage exceeds a prescribed value, the integrated circuit to perform an act to consume current from the power delivery system.... Agent:

20140184318 - Power supply circuitry: The invention concerns power supply circuitry for controlling a power-up phase of an islet of an integrated circuit, the circuitry having: a switch (102) controlled by a current and coupled between a supply voltage rail (104) and an internal voltage rail (105) of the islet.... Agent: Dolphin Integration

20140184319 - Shaper design in cmos for high dynamic range: An analog filter is presented that comprises a chain of filter stages, a feedback resistor for providing a negative feedback, and a feedback capacitor for providing a positive feedback. Each filter stage has an input node and an output node. The output node of a filter stage is connected to... Agent:

20140184320 - Signal path of a multiple-patterned semiconductor device: A multiple-patterned semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes one or more layers with signal tracks defined by masks and a structure for transferring a signal between signal tracks and repowering the signal.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140184321 - Signal path of a multiple-patterned semiconductor device: A multiple-patterned semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes one or more layers with signal tracks defined by masks and a structure for transferring a signal between signal tracks and repowering the signal.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140184322 - Through silicon via repair circuit: A through silicon via (TSV) repair circuit is provided. The TSV repair circuit includes at least two transmission control switches and at least two transmission path modules. Two transmission control switches transmit an input signal of a first chip or a second chip to one of two terminals in each... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

06/26/2014 > 44 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.

20140176191 - Comparator circuit and signal comparison method: A comparator circuit includes a first comparator configured to store an offset during a first period, and to compare first and second input signals while compensating for the stored offset to generate a first comparison signal during a second period, a second comparator configured to compare the first and second... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140176192 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a differential input unit configured to generate internal differential signals based on external differential signals by using a first level voltage, a signal conversion unit configured to generate an internal synchronization signal based on the internal differential signals in response termination control signals by using a... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140176193 - Low power squelch detector circuit: Described is an apparatus comprising: a reference generator to provide a first reference and a second reference; a first input coupled to the first reference; a second input coupled to the second reference; and a comparator coupled to the first and second inputs, the comparator to receive a clock signal... Agent:

20140176194 - Zero crossing detector using current mode approach: An apparatus includes a signal converter configured to convert a voltage signal into a current signal and an analog digital converter (ADC) configured to convert the current signal to a digital signal. The apparatus also includes a digital processor configured to process the digital signal and generate an output signal... Agent: Marvell World Trade Ltd.

20140176195 - Reducing power needed to send signals over wires: Apparatus, computer readable medium, circuits, and method of reducing power in sending signals over two or more wires are disclosed. The method includes receiving two or more signals at a first end of the two or more wires. The method includes determining that the two or more signals should be... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

20140176196 - Method and apparatus for multi-level de-emphasis: A distribution current is split into a first control current, a second control current, and a third control current, in an apportionment according to a distribution command. A first control voltage is generated in response to the third control current. A second control voltage is generated as indication of the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140176197 - Semiconductor device and operating method thereof: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of driving units configured to drive an output node based on an input signal and be on/off controlled based on driving force control codes, respectively, a slew rate control signal generation block configured to generate a slew rate control signal based on the driving... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140176199 - Active diode circuit: Various active diode circuits are described. In one example, there is provided an active diode circuit having an active diode and a control circuit. The active diode includes an anode terminal, a cathode terminal and a control terminal. The control circuit is configured to generate a control current of the... Agent: Stichting Imec Nederland

20140176198 - Calibration schemes for charge-recycling stacked voltage domains: A method and system are disclosed for calibrating a mid-voltage node in an integrated circuit including an input-output circuit having charge-recycling stacked voltage domains including at least first and second voltage domains. In one embodiment, the method comprises transmitting data through the input-output circuit, including transmitting a first portion of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140176200 - Methods and apparatus for tuning a current source and selecting a reference voltage to maintain a transconductance and transition frequencies of transistors of an inverter: A circuit including a current source, an inverter, and a device. The current source is configured to receive a first reference voltage and supply an output current. The inverter has a transconductance. The inverter includes a first transistor having a source and a drain and a second transistor having a... Agent: Marvell World Trade Ltd.

20140176201 - Time-interleaved digital-to-time converter: A fractional-N divider supplies a divided clock signal. An adjusted divided clock signal is generated in a digital-to-time converter circuit having a delay linearly proportional to digital quantization errors of the fractional-N divider. The adjusted divided clock signal is generated based on first and second capacitors charging to a predetermined... Agent: Silicon Laboratories Inc.

20140176202 - Integrated power-on-reset circuit: An integrated power-on reset circuit comprises a resistor and a capacitor, wherein the resistor is arranged to pass a current by quantum tunneling in order to charge the capacitor.... Agent: Nordic Semiconductor Asa

20140176203 - Synchronization of nanomechanical oscillators: Synchronization of oscillators based on anharmonic nanoelectromechanical resonators. Experimental implimentation allows for unprecedented observation and control of parameters governing the dynamics of synchronization. Close quantitative agreement is found between experimental data and theory describing reactively coupled Duffing resonators with fully saturated feedback gain. In the synchonized state, a significant reduction... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20140176204 - Phase locked loop system and working method thereof: A PLL system includes: an input end; an output end; a first PFD; a first CHP connected to the first PFD; a first LPF connected to the first CHP; a first VCO connected to the first CHP and the first LPF; a second PFD connected to the first VCO; a... Agent: Ipgoal Microelectronics (sichuan) Co., Ltd.

20140176205 - Signal conversion circuit, pll circuit, delay adjustment circuit, and phase control circuit: A signal conversion circuit, a PLL circuit, a delay control circuit and a phase control circuit for promoting miniaturization and for reducing quantization noise. TSTC does not require a low-pass filter of capacitor Cm with large layout area conventionally required for converting pulse width to voltage, which promotes miniaturization and... Agent: Aika Design Inc.

20140176206 - Delay locked loop and semiconductor apparatus: A delay locked loop includes: a variable delay unit configured to delay a reference clock signal in response to a delay code and generate a delay locked loop clock signal; a delay model unit configured to delay the delay locked loop clock signal by a modeled delay value and output... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140176208 - Differential signal skew adjustment method and transmission circuit: A differential signal skew adjustment method includes: outputting a differential data signal including a first polarity signal and a second polarity signal from a transmission circuit in synchronization with a cycle of a reference clock; adjusting a phase of a detection clock obtained by dividing the reference clock in accordance... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140176207 - Semiconductor apparatus: A semiconductor apparatus includes: a variable delay unit configured to delay a reference clock signal in response to a delay code and generate a data latch clock signal; a delay amount control unit configured to convert a phase of external data and a phase of the data latch clock signal... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140176209 - Clock generation circuit and clock generation system using the same: A clock generation circuit includes a counting code generation unit configured to generate counting codes corresponding to a frequency of an input clock when an enable signal is enabled; a control code generation unit configured to decode the counting codes and generate control codes; and a cycle changeable oscillation unit... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140176210 - Output driver having improved switching delay and associated methods: A switching device for driving a load is provided. The switching device comprises a control terminal and has a conduction threshold which, when crossed by a control signal coupled to the control terminal, causes the switching device to conduct. A control circuit for generating the control signal is also provided.... Agent:

20140176211 - Signal coupling circuit and associated method: A signal coupling circuit for generating an output signal according to an input signal is provided. The signal coupling circuit includes: a coupling capacitor, configured to generate a coupling signal according to the input signal; a clock generating circuit, configured to generate a clock and determine a duty cycle of... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.

20140176212 - Scan flip-flop, method of operating the same, and device including the scan flip-flop: A scan flip-flop may include a selector outputting a data signal or a scan input signal in response to a scan enable signal, and a flip-flop that latches an output signal of the selector or the data signal, based on a clock signal and a low voltage signal.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140176213 - Programmable delay generator and cascaded interpolator: A programmable delay generator and a cascaded interpolator are provided. The cascaded interpolator includes a set of interpolator stages, each having two signal inputs and two signal outputs, configured to receive two input signals having two different phases and to generate two output signals that have a phase separation equal... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140176214 - Phase splitter: A phase splitter includes: a first signal path; and a second signal path, wherein the phase splitter outputs an internal signal of the first signal path as a first phase signal, and mixes an output signal of the first signal path with an output signal of the second signal path,... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140176215 - Method of implementing clock skew and integrated circuit adopting the same: To implement a clock skew in an integrated circuit, end-point circuits are grouped into a push group and a pull group based on target latencies of local clock signals respectively driving the end-point circuits. The push group is driven by slow clock gates, and the pull group is driven by... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140176216 - Integrated circuit comprising a clock tree cell:

20140176218 - Low frequency oscillator for burst-mode dimming control for ccfl driver system: Oscillator system and method thereof. The oscillator system includes a first voltage-to-current converter configured to receive a first voltage and generate a first current based on at least information associated with the first voltage, and a second voltage-to-current converter configured to receive a second voltage and generate a second current... Agent: On-bright Electronics (shanghai) Co., Ltd.

20140176217 - Signal component rejection: A method includes providing a first local oscillator signal having a first duty cycle to a first mixer unit and providing a second local oscillator signal having a second duty cycle to a second mixer unit. At least one of the first duty cycle or the second duty cycle is... Agent: Qualcomm, Incorporated

20140176219 - Power circuit and wireless network adapter: The present invention provides a power circuit, including a current-limiting chip, a current-limiting value setting circuit, and a baseband chip. A current setting port of the current-limiting chip is connected to a general-purpose input/output port of the baseband chip through the current-limiting value setting circuit. The general-purpose input/output port is... Agent:

20140176220 - Integrated circuit device, voltage regulator module and method for compensating a voltage signal: An integrated circuit device comprising at least one voltage supply module arranged to receive at an input thereof at least one control signal and to provide at an output thereof a voltage signal in accordance with the received at least one control signal, and at least one control module comprising... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20140176223 - Low power level shifter with output swing control: A level shifter comprising a first driver transistor for 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... Agent: Conexant Systems, Inc.

20140176221 - Sense amplifier including a level shifter: An apparatus includes a sense amplifier that has a sense amplifier differential output. The sense amplifier may be in a first power domain. The apparatus may include level shifting circuitry that has a level shifter differential output. The level shifting circuitry may be coupled to the sense amplifier differential output.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140176222 - Signal receiver and signal transmission apparatus: A signal receiver includes first and second bias circuits that receive an input signal and convert the input signal to respective first and second bias signals. The signal receiver also includes a first inverter comprising a PMOS device and an NMOS device, each device has a source, a drain, and... Agent: Semiconductor Manufacturing International (shanghai) Corporation

20140176224 - Mixer circuit: A switching circuit is linearized by using a capacitor to apply a drive voltage to an FET, wherein the drive voltage is independent of the signal switched by the switching circuit.... Agent: Sequans Communications

20140176225 - Radio frequency switch circuit: There is provided a radio frequency switch circuit including a first switch circuit unit connected between a first node connected to a first signal port and a common node connected to a common port, and operated according to a first control signal, a second switch circuit unit connected between a... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140176226 - Gate driver circuit and operating method thereof: There are provided a gate driver circuit and an operating method thereof. The gate driver circuit includes an output signal generating unit including a plurality of switch devices generating output signals, a selecting circuit unit generating a plurality of control signals according to a set selection state, and a plurality... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140176227 - Data control circuit: A data control circuit includes an output stage circuit, a switch circuit, and an impedance module. The output stage circuit outputs a data signal. An input terminal of the switch circuit is coupled to an output terminal of the output stage circuit, and an output terminal of the switch circuit... Agent:

20140176228 - Integrated circuit comprising a clock tree cell: d

20140176229 - Semiconductor device, display device, and electronic device: To provide a semiconductor device which operates stably with few malfunctions due to noise, with low power consumption, and little variation in characteristics; a display device including the semiconductor device; and an electronic device including the display device. An output terminal is connected to a power supply line, thereby reducing... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20140176230 - High-voltage tolerant biasing arrangement using low-voltage devices: A reference circuit includes an NMOS transistor, a PMOS transistor and a bias circuit. The NMOS transistor includes a source connected with a first voltage supply and a gate adapted to receive a first bias signal. The PMOS transistor includes a source connected with a second voltage supply, a gate... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140176231 - Circuit and method for dynamic offset compensation in a mems sensor device: An offset-compensation circuit in a MEMS sensor device, provided with a micromechanical detection structure that transduces a quantity to be detected into an electrical detection quantity, and with an electronic reading circuit, coupled to the micromechanical detection structure for processing the electrical detection quantity and supplying an output signal, which... Agent:

20140176232 - Cartesian feedback loop transmitter with improved loop filter: A filter may include multiple circuit sub-systems, where one circuit sub-system may have an output connected to an input of another circuit sub-system. Each circuit sub-system may include an amplifier with an output connected to the output of the circuit sub-system. Each circuit sub-system may include a first network connecting... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20140176233 - Bandwidth calibration for filters: A low power, high accuracy calibration circuit for filter calibration is provided. The calibration circuit includes a chargeable voltage storage element. A first measurement and adjustment circuit determines a charge time required for the voltage of the chargeable voltage storage element to substantially match a reference voltage. The circuit adjusts... Agent: Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Company Limited

20140176234 - Apparatuses and methods of communicating differential serial signals including charge injection: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed, including an apparatus that includes a differential driver with charge injection pre-emphasis. One such apparatus includes a pre-emphasis circuit and an output stage circuit. The pre-emphasis circuit is configured to receive differential serial signals, and buffer the differential serial signals to provide buffered differential serial... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.

06/19/2014 > 21 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories.

20140167820 - Phase comparison device and dll circuit: A phase detection range is enabled to be expanded to an arbitrary number of times of a cycle of a reference clock, and in the case of application to a DLL circuit, an operation cycle is enabled to be freely selected. A phase comparison device includes a divider that generates... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20140167821 - Linear resistor with high resolution and bandwidth: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a first voltage follower; a second voltage follower; and a pass-gate including a p-type transistor in parallel to an n-type transistor, wherein gate terminal of the p-type transistor is controlled by an output of the first voltage follower, and wherein gate terminal of the... Agent:

20140167822 - Cascode circuit: A cascode circuit arrangement has a low voltage MOSFET and a depletion mode power device mounted on a substrate (for example a ceramic substrate), which can then be placed in a semiconductor package. This enables inductances to be reduced, and can enable a three terminal packages to be used if... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20140167823 - Power on reset (por) circuit: Disclosed herein is a power on reset (POR) circuit, including: a current mirror circuit adjusting ratio of current flowing in a circuit according to voltage supplied from power; an inverter driven according to output of the current mirror circuit to output a POR signal; a brown out detection (BOD) comparator... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140167824 - Quantizer, comparator circuit, and semiconductor integrated circuit: A quantizer takes an analog signal as input and produces a quantized signal for output. The quantizer includes a shoot-through current detection unit and a feedback unit. The shoot-through current detection unit is configured to detect a shoot-through current flowing through the quantizer. The feedback unit is configured to feed... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140167825 - Multi-frequency clock skew control for inter-chip communication in synchronous digital systems: Embodiments are disclosed of a multi-chip apparatus capable of performing multi-rate synchronous communication between component chips. Each chip may receive a common clock reference signal, and may generate an internal clock signal dependent on the clock reference signal. A clock distribution tree and phase-locked loop may be used to minimize... Agent: Coherent Logix, Incorporated

20140167826 - Semiconductor device having delay line: Disclosed herein is a device that includes a plurality of one-shot pulse generation circuits connected in series between an input node and an output node. Each of the one-shot pulse generation circuits receives an input clock signal supplied from previously connected one-shot pulse generation circuit to output, an output clock... Agent:

20140167827 - Apparatus and method for slew rate control: The slew rate of a transistor is controlled. Upon a transition of a MOSFET control signal, an operating voltage of the MOSFET is measured and a determination of whether the voltage is between a predetermined set of values is made. Based upon the determination, a counter is incremented, and the... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140167828 - Small area low power data retention flop: Small area low power data retention flop. In accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention, a circuit includes a master latch coupled to a data retention latch. The data retention latch is configured to operate as a slave latch to the master latch to implement a master-slave flip... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140167829 - Delay method, circuit and integrated circuit: This document discusses, among other things, a delay circuit, in which a first register is written with a delay reference code, a second register is written with a delay factor, a control unit determines a corresponding delay ratio in a storage unit based on the delay factor in the second... Agent:

20140167830 - Delay time adjusting circuit, method, and integrated circuit: A delay time adjusting circuit is described, in which a reference signal circuit generates at least one reference signal to an A/D conversion circuit, an input signal circuit generates an input signal to the A/D conversion circuit, the A/D conversion circuit compares the input signal with the at least one... Agent:

20140167832 - Changing resonant clock modes: Described is an integrated circuit having a clock distribution network capable of transitioning from a non-resonant clock mode to a first resonant clock mode Transitions between clock modes or between various resonant clock frequencies are done gradually over a series of clock cycles. In example, when transitioning from a non-resonant... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140167831 - Clock distribution using mtj sensing: Clock signals are distributed on a chip by applying an oscillating magnetic field to the chip. Local clock generation circuits including magnetic field sensors are distributed around the chip and are coupled to local clocked circuitry on the chip. The magnetic field sensors may include clock magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs)... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140167833 - Digital controllers and digital control methods of multi-phase switching converters: A method for controlling a multi-phase switching converter with a plurality of switching circuits, including: sensing the output current of the switching circuit and generating a current sensing signal; generating a digital phase current signal based on the current sensing signal; subtracting the digital phase current signal from a current... Agent: Chengdu Monolithic Power Systems Co., Ltd.

20140167834 - Method and apparatus improving gate oxide reliability by controlling accumulated charge: A method and apparatus are disclosed for use in improving the gate oxide reliability of semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) metal-oxide-silicon field effect transistor (MOSFET) devices using accumulated charge control (ACC) techniques. The method and apparatus are adapted to remove, reduce, or otherwise control accumulated charge in SOI MOSFETs, thereby yielding improvements in... Agent: Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation

20140167835 - Three terminal pin diode: This disclosure describes a switch having a collector, base, emitter, and an intrinsic region between the collector and base. The intrinsic region increases the efficiency of the switch and reduces losses. The collector, base, and emitter each have respective terminals, and an AC component of current passing through the base... Agent:

20140167836 - Quantum circuit within waveguide-beyond-cutoff: A quantum information processing system includes a waveguide having an aperture, a non-linear quantum circuit disposed in the waveguide and an electromagnetic control signal source coupled to the aperture.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140167837 - Charge distribution control for secure systems: Advantageous analog and/or digital logic cells and methods of powering circuit blocks using the same are provided. A digital logic cell can include a charge storage device, a logic block, and connections to a power supply. The charge storage device may be a capacitor. The capacitor or other charge storage... Agent: Chaologix, Inc.

20140167838 - Power semiconductor device: According to one or more embodiments of the present invention, a method for driving a power semiconductor device that has a source electrode, a drain electrode, a semiconductor layer formed between the source electrode and the drain electrode, a plurality of gate electrodes formed within the semiconductor layer, and a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140167839 - Negative voltage regulation circuit and voltage generation circuit including the same: A negative voltage regulation circuit includes an operational amplifier configured to receive a feedback voltage and an input voltage, a pull-up element configured to pull-up drive a first node based on output voltage of the operational amplifier, a load element coupled between the first node and a negative voltage terminal,... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140167840 - Dynamic clock and power gating with decentralized wake-ups: A method and apparatus for dynamic clock and power gating and decentralized wakeups is disclosed. In one embodiment, an integrated circuit (IC) includes power-manageable functional units and a power management unit. Each of the power manageable functional units is configured to convey a request to enter a low power state... Agent: Apple Inc.

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