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METHOD AND DEVICE FOR READING A SERIAL DATA STREAM
A method for reading a serial data stream in a piece of automation technology equipment includes encoding the data stream to include at least two symbols which...
LOAD CURRENT COMPENSATION FOR ANALOG INPUT BUFFERS
Systems and methods for load current compensation for analog input buffers. In various embodiments, an input buffer may include a first transistor (Q.sub.1)...
FREQUENCY DIVIDER AND PHASE-LOCKED LOOP INCLUDING THE SAME
A frequency divider includes a first shifter and a second shifter. The first shifter includes first to M-th clock control components connected together to form...
CLOCK CONDITIONER CIRCUITRY WITH IMPROVED HOLDOVER EXIT TRANSIENT
Disclosed is a circuit, such as a clock conditioner, that provides an improved ability to exit from holdover operations, most notably during conditions where...
METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ERROR CORRECTION OF A SIGNAL USING DELTA SIGMA
A method for correcting long-term phase drift of a crystal oscillator in a numerically-controlled oscillator is described. The method includes determining the...
TIME-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER USING A CONFIGURABLE MULTIPLIER
A fractional error correction circuit includes a time-to-digital converter (TDC) configured to detect a phase difference between a reference clock signal and a...
FREQUENCY-LOCKED LOOP CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
A frequency-locked loop circuit includes a digital control oscillator that generates a clock, and an FLL (frequency-locked loop) controller that generates a...
FREQUENCY SOURCE WITH IMPROVED PHASE NOISE
A frequency source with improved phase noise. In one embodiment a phase-locked loop is used as a component of a frequency source and a signal to noise enhancer...
DIGITAL PHASE-LOCKED LOOP AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME
Provided are a digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) having improved signal characteristics, and a method of operating the DPLL. The DPLL includes a first tracking...
ROBUST, LOW POWER, RECONFIGURABLE THRESHOLD LOGIC ARRAY
A field programmable threshold-logic array (FPTLA) includes a number of threshold logic gates and a number of programmable interconnect elements. Each one of...
CLOCK INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
The clock circuit of an integrated circuit operates with variations such as temperature, ground noise, and power noise. Various aspects of an improved clock...
LOW COST CMOS CHIP WITH TAPE AUTOMATED BONDING (POLYAMIDE)
In view of the foregoing, an embodiment herein provides a low cost system. The system includes a bipolar array, a CMOS chip. The bipolar array includes one or...
INTERFACE SUPPLY CIRCUIT
An interface supply circuit includes a power supply unit, a first control circuit coupled to the power supply unit, a second control coupled to the circuit...
Reference Buffer Circuits Including a Non-linear Feedback Factor
In an embodiment, an apparatus may include an amplifier circuit including a first input to receive a signal, a second input to receive a feedback signal, and...
A semiconductor device may include a first channel provided in a first die. The semiconductor device may include a second channel provided in a second die and...
POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
A power management circuit for integrated circuits operating systems where the power supply may be marginal includes a supply voltage characterization circuit...
TOUCHLESS ON/OFF TATTOO COMPONENT FOR HANDHELD TATTOO MACHINES AND TATTOO
The invention consists of a touchless on/off tattoo component that manipulates the operation of hand held tattoo machines and tattoo power supplies through the...
SELF-POWERED ANTI-TAMPER SENSORS
An anti-tampering system and method typically featuring a printed circuit board with anti-tamper protection circuitry powered by a power source. Switching...
High Gain Load Circuit for a Differential Pair Using Depletion Mode
A differential pair gain stage is disclosed. In one embodiment, the gain stage includes a differential pair of depletion-mode transistors, including a first...
EFFICIENTLY MANAGING MULTIPLE POWER SUPPLIES
An apparatus includes a first power supply switch, a second power supply switch, and a control circuit. The first power supply switch includes a P-channel...
BIASING SCHEME FOR HIGH VOLTAGE CIRCUITS USING LOW VOLTAGE DEVICES
Some embodiments include apparatus and methods having a first node to receive a supply voltage, a second node to receive a first bias voltage, a third node to...
SCAN DRIVING CIRCUIT
A scan driving circuit is disclosed, and the scan driving circuit has a pull-up control module, a pull-up module, a pull-down module, a pull-down maintaining...
VOLTAGE GENERATION APPARATUS
A voltage generation apparatus may include an external voltage sensing circuit configured to generate a first start signal and a second start signal by sensing...
CONFIGURATION OF JFET FOR BASE DRIVE BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR WITH
AUTOMATIC COMPENSATION OF BETA VARIATION
A circuit for automatically compensating beta variation by driving base of BJT with JFET is disclosed. The circuit includes a first well, a second well, a...
CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR THE PROTECTION OF AT LEAST ONE COMPONENT OF A TWO
WIRE ELECTRICAL CURRENT LOOP
The invention relates to a circuit arrangement for the protection of at least one component 3 of a two wire electrical current loop, which is connected in...
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR DUTY SIGNALS
An apparatus and method for compensating for duty signals are disclosed herein. The apparatus for compensating for duty signals includes a signal input unit, a...
APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING TIMING OF SIGNALS
Apparatuses and methods for adjusting timing of signals are described herein. An example apparatus may include a first signal adjustment cell configured to...
APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING TIMING OF SIGNALS
Apparatuses and methods for adjusting timing of signals are described herein. An example method may include providing an output clock signal responsive to an...
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING QUADRUPLED REFERENCE CLOCK FROM
SINGLE-ENDED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR
A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided. The apparatus outputs a sinusoidal signal according to a first clock frequency, generates,...
RESISTOR CONTROLLED TIMER CIRCUIT WITH GAIN RANGING
A timer circuit is provided comprising: a resistor; a programmable gain circuit coupled to amplify the reference level based upon a resistor and a selected...
JOSEPHSON CURRENT SOURCE SYSTEMS AND METHOD
One embodiment describes a Josephson current source system. The system includes a flux-shuttle loop that is inductively coupled with an AC input signal. The...
A latch circuit includes a first PMOS transistor suitable for pull-up driving a second node based on a voltage of a first node, a first NMOS transistor...
LOW-POWER, SMALL-AREA, HIGH-SPEED MASTER-SLAVE FLIP-FLOP CIRCUITS AND
DEVICES INCLUDING SAME
An integrated circuit includes a plurality of positive edge-triggered master-slave flip-flop circuits sharing a clock signal. At least one of the positive...
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING METASTABILITY IN CMOS FLIP-FLOPS
A circuit and method for reducing metastability of a CMOS SR flip flop is provided. The circuit comprises a first switching module and a second switching...
A semiconductor apparatus includes a pipe input/output signal generation block configured to generate a plurality of pipe input signals and a plurality of pipe...
DIGITAL CURRENT SENSING IN POWER CONTROLLER
Some embodiments include apparatus and methods having a node to provide a signal, and a control unit arranged to control a value of an output voltage at an...
SIGNAL INPUT CIRCUIT AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF
An input circuit includes: an input buffering unit suitable for receiving one or more input data, wherein each toggling time is defined according to a value of...
HYBRID DRIVER CIRCUIT
In one embodiment, a voltage mode driver circuit includes a first voltage adjusting circuit configured to provide an adjustable first pseudo-supply voltage to...
MINIMIZATION OF BIAS TEMPERATURE INSTABILITY (BTI) DEGRADATION IN CIRCUITS
A circuit structure is provided. The circuit structure includes first pfet device. The circuit structure further includes a first nfet device connected to the...
METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING FREQUENCY OFFSETS FOR
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for dynamically adjusting frequency offsets for mitigating interference. One embodiment takes the form of a process...
AUTO-TUNABLE ANTENNA DEVICES
Auto-tunable antenna devices and methods of using the same are described herein. One method for tuning an antenna of a device includes comparing a reference...
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING IMPEDANCE OF OUTPUT CIRCUIT
An impedance adjustment circuit includes a counter circuit outputting a count value thereof as a plurality of first impedance adjustment signals, a mode...
HIGH FREQUENCY ATTENUATOR
An attenuator includes: a first circuit including a common collector or common drain amplifier formed of a first transistor having its control node connected...
APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HIGH VOLTAGE VARIABLE CAPACITOR ARRAYS WITH
Apparatus and methods for high voltage variable capacitors are provided herein. In certain configurations, an integrated circuit (IC) includes a variable...
In a high-frequency module, a phase and amplitude of a high-frequency signal from a connection conductor between filter devices change due to the signal being...
PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME
The disclosure provides a piezoelectric device includes a piezoelectric vibrating piece and a coating layer. The piezoelectric vibrating piece includes an...
BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE RESONATOR AND FILTER
A bulk acoustic wave resonator and a filter in which partial thicknesses of protection layers or reflection layers thereof are differently formed are provided....
BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE RESONATOR
A bulk acoustic wave resonator may include: a piezoelectric layer including a piezoelectric material; a first electrode disposed on one surface of the...
BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER
A bulk acoustic wave filter may include: a first resonator part including one or more first bulk acoustic wave resonators connected between a signal port for...
TRANSFORMER FILTER ARRANGEMENT
A transformer filter arrangement including a transformer having a first winding and a second winding is provided. Both of the first and the second windings are...