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CLOCK CALIBRATION USING ASYNCHRONOUS DIGITAL SAMPLING
Described is an apparatus which comprises: an asynchronous clock generator to generate an asynchronous clock signal; a digital sampler for sampling a signal...
Single insertion trimming of highly accurate reference oscillators
A highly integrated monolithic self-compensated oscillator (SCO) with high frequency stability versus temperature variations is described, together with a cost...
Programmable Logic Device and Logic Integration Tool
An object of the present invention is to provide a high reliable/high safe programmable logic device with high error resistance. The present invention provides...
HIGH SPEED LOW VOLTAGE HYBRID OUTPUT DRIVER FOR FPGA I/O CIRCUITS
A hybrid input/output pad driver includes an input node in a first voltage supply domain coupled to a p-device driver in the second voltage supply domain and...
RECONFIGURABLE LOGIC DEVICE
A reconfigurable logic device includes logic units and allows logic circuits to be formed according to configuration data. The logic units each include a...
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING A LOAD INDEPENDENT BUFFER
Described herein are apparatus, system, and method for reducing electrical over-stress of transistors and for generating an output with deterministic duty...
HIGH SPEED LEVEL SHIFTER CIRCUIT
A r a level shifter circuit includes a first p-channel kick transistor connected directly across a first cross-coupled p-channel transistor, a second p-channel...
A drive unit includes a reverse conducting transistor including a transistor and a first diode being connected in inverse-parallel to the transistor, the...
PREVENTING TIMING VIOLATIONS
An apparatus, comprising a clock adapted to provide a clock signal alternating with a cycle between a first level and a second level if a timing violation is...
Power Switch Ramp Rate Control Using Selectable Daisy-Chained Connection
of Enable to Power Switches or...
In an embodiment, an integrated circuit may include one or more power gated blocks and a power manager circuit. The power manager circuit may be configured to...
According to one embodiment, a chip has a circuit with at least one p channel field effect transistor (FET); at least one n channel FET; a first and a second...
DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING A CAPACITIVE LOAD
A liquid discharge apparatus includes: an modulation circuit that generates a modulated signal by pulse-modulating a source signal through self-oscillation; a...
CAPACITIVE LOAD DRIVING CIRCUIT
A capacitive load driving circuit for repeating between charging and discharging for a capacitive load includes a charge supply source, a first signal path...
SINGLE-POLE MULTI-THROW SWITCH
A single-pole multi-throw switch includes a set of selection switches. The set of selection switches includes a set of primary switches, a first set and a...
TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
A transmission circuit includes a driver circuit that includes: a first transistor to regulate output impedance, and a switching circuit that is connected to...
In one embodiment, the invention can be a switching circuit, the switching circuit including a passive switch coupled to a first switch terminal; a driving...
DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR SINGLE WIRE PROTOCOL SLAVE UNIT
There is described a driver circuit for a single wire protocol slave unit, the driver circuit comprising (a) at least one current mirror comprising a first...
Methods of Operating a Double-Base-Contact Bidirectional Bipolar Junction
Methods, systems, circuits, and devices for power-packet-switching power converters using bidirectional bipolar transistors (B-TRANs) for switching....
A bipolar transistor switches for radio frequency signals are disclosed. In an embodiment a device includes a first radio frequency (RF) terminal, a second RF...
CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD FOR TURNING ON A POWER SEMICONDUCTOR
A control circuit for turning on a power semiconductor switch comprises an input which is configured to receive a signal that characterizes the switch-on...
LEAKAGE CURRENT-BASED DELAY CIRCUIT
A leakage current-based delay circuit is provided, wherein the delay circuit may include a first transistor circuit and a second transistor circuit, each...
VOLTAGE SUPPLY CIRCUIT WITH AN AUXILIARY VOLTAGE SUPPLY UNIT AND METHOD
FOR STARTING UP ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
A voltage supply circuit for an electronic circuit includes a switch configured to selectively connect a supply input of the electronic circuit with a main...
SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCHING ELEMENT DRIVER CIRCUIT
A driver circuit 101 is connected to a control terminal of a semiconductor switching element 1. The driver circuit 101 includes an input circuit 3 connected to...
OVERCURRENT PROTECTION CIRCUIT
An overcurrent protection circuit that can cope even with a case where a ground fault occurs in a mask time period for overcurrent detection. The overcurrent...
Current-Controlled Active Diode
This application relates to an active diode circuit for letting current pass in one direction and blocking current in the opposite direction. The active diode...
DIGITAL DELAY UNIT AND SIGNAL DELAY CIRCUIT
An example of the invention provides a digital delay unit that is made up of a plurality of NAND gates. The digital delay unit includes a first delay path and...
APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS FOR JITTER EQUALIZATION AND PHASE ERROR
Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems for jitter equalization and phase error detection. In embodiments, a communication circuit may include a...
A comparison circuit is provided which is capable of removing the influence of an offset voltage of a comparator in the comparison circuit and obtaining a...
A frequency multiplier includes an input terminal, an output terminal, a first transistor having a first gate to which a radiofrequency signal is input from...
SCHMITT TRIGGER CIRCUIT AND NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME
A Schmitt trigger circuit includes a first inverter, second inverter, first feedback unit, and second feedback unit. The first inverter includes a PMOS...
MULTI-BIT FLIP-FLOPS AND SCAN CHAIN CIRCUITS
A multi-bit flip-flop includes a plurality of multi-bit flip-flop blocks that share a clock signal. Each of the multi-bit flip-flop blocks includes a single...
In a semiconductor device, a charge pump operates in accordance with a clock signal and thereby generates a boosted voltage of a polarity which is the same as...
COUNTER ELECTRODE DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VARYING THE PERMITTIVITY
OF A LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE
Techniques and mechanisms for changing a permittivity of a liquid crystal (LC) cell that is to facilitate a radiating or guiding of a radio frequency...
MULTI-BIT CELL ATTENUATOR
Hybrid-coding, multi-cell architecture and operating techniques for step devices provide advantages over binary-coded and thermometer-coded step devices by...
Techniques for Distortion Reducing Multi-Band Compressor with Timbre
Distortion reducing multi-hand compressor with timbre preservation is provided. Timbre preservation is achieved by determining a time-varying threshold in each...
BANDPASS FILTER PROVIDING WIDE GAIN CONTROL RANGE
A bandpass filter that provides a wide gain control range is provided. The bandpass filter performs channel filtering and gain control while maintaining the...
POWER AMPLIFIER DEVICE AND CIRCUITS
A multi-mode multi-band power amplifier and its circuits are provided. The power amplifier comprises a controller, a wide-band amplifier channel, and a...
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL IN WIRELESS RECEIVER
Examples provide a method of performing automatic gain control (AGC) in a wireless receiver, the method including computing, by an energy detection (ED)...
AMPLIFIER WITH COMMON-MODE FILTER
A differential amplifier having a tunable filter is disclosed. The tunable filter may attenuate some common-mode signals while not affecting amplification of...
POWER AMPLIFIER WITH CASCODE SWITCHING OR SPLITTING FUNCTIONALITY
Multiband power amplifier with cascode switching. A power amplification system can include a first transistor having a base configured to receive an input...
DOHERTY POWER AMPLIFIER HAVING AM-AM COMPENSATION
A power amplification system includes a Doherty power amplifier (PA) configured to receive a voltage supply signal and a radio-frequency (RF) signal and...
RADIO-FREQUENCY POWER AMPLIFIERS DRIVEN BY BOOST CONVERTER
Radio-frequency (RF) power amplifiers driven by boost converter. In some embodiments, a power amplification system can include a supply system configured to...
MULTI-BAND POWER AMPLIFICATION SYSTEM HAVING ENHANCED EFFICIENCY THROUGH
ELIMINATION OF BAND SELECTION SWITCH
Multi-band power amplification system having enhanced efficiency through elimination of band selection switch. In some embodiments, a power amplification...
ENHANCED POWER AMPLIFIER EFFICIENCY THROUGH ELIMINATION OF MATCHING
Enhanced power amplifier efficiency through elimination of matching network. In some embodiments, a power amplification system can include a power amplifier...
REDUCED POWER AMPLIFIER SIZE THROUGH ELIMINATION OF MATCHING NETWORK
Reduced power amplifier size through elimination of matching network. In some embodiments, a power amplification system can include a power amplifier (PA)...
IMPEDANCE TRANSFORMER FOR ANTENNA MULTIPLEXING
A system for matching impedance of antennas includes a first switch for receiving signals that includes a first power amplifier, a first low noise amplifier...
POWER AMPLIFICATION SYSTEM WITH ADJUSTABLE COMMON BASE BIAS
Power amplification system with adjustable common base bias. A power amplification system can include a first transistor having a base coupled to a...
ENHANCED AMPLIFIER EFFICIENCY THROUGH CASCODE CURRENT STEERING
According to some implementations, a power amplifier (PA) includes a common emitter configured to receive a radio-frequency (RF) signal. The PA also includes a...
POWER AMPLIFIER FOR AMPLIFICATION OF AN INPUT SIGNAL INTO AN OUTPUT SIGNAL
A power amplifier comprising a first, second and third sub-amplifier for amplification of an input signal into an output signal is disclosed. The ...
RF AMPLIFICATION DEVICE WITH POWER PROTECTION DURING HIGH SUPPLY VOLTAGE
A radio frequency (RF) amplification device comprises an RF amplification circuit, and a dynamic level shifter (DLS) circuit coupled between a supply voltage...