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US-8,018,257 Clock divider and clock dividing method for a DLL circuit
A clock divider for a DLL circuit reduces power consumption by reducing the number of times of performing phase comparison in the DLL circuit when a synchronous...
US-8,018,256 Method and system for providing a power-on reset pulse
Provided are a method and system for providing a power-on reset pulse. The system includes a level detector configured to receive an input signal and produce,...
US-8,018,255 DC-DC converter, driver IC, and system in package
A DC-DC converter in which self turn-on can be prevented and can improve power efficiency. In a non-insulated DC-DC converter, self turn-on is prevented by...
US-8,018,254 Reducing device parasitics in switched circuits
A system and method are provided to reduce the influence of parasitic capacitance at the drain and source of MOS transistors of a sampling circuit. In one...
US-8,018,253 Sense amplifier circuit and related configuration and operation methods
A sense amplifier circuit is provided with a first transistor arrangement comprising a first n-type field effect transistor (NFET) having a respective body...
US-8,018,252 Circuit with enhanced mode and normal mode
Circuit with enhanced mode and normal mode is provided and described. In one embodiment, switches are set to a first switch position to operate the circuit in...
US-8,018,251 Input/output interfacing with low power
Apparatus and methods efficiently provide compatibility between CMOS integrated circuits and voltage levels that are different from that typically used by...
US-8,018,250 Input/output block and operation thereof
An embodiment of a method for operation of an input/output block is disclosed. For this embodiment of the method, a first attribute is set for a first disable...
US-8,018,249 Logic chip, logic system and method for designing a logic chip
A logic chip has a plurality of individually addressable resource blocks each of the resource blocks having logic circuitry, and a communication bar extending...
US-8,018,248 Adjustable interface buffer circuit between a programmable logic device and a dedicated device
An integrated circuit includes a programmable logic device, a dedicated device, and an interface circuit between the two. The interface circuit can be easily...
US-8,018,247 Apparatus and method for reducing power consumption using selective power gating
A method and apparatus for reducing power consumption of transistor-based circuit is disclosed. The method includes receiving a low power mode indication;...
US-8,018,246 Semiconductor device
A device includes a first circuit and an adjustment circuit. The adjustment circuit performs an adjustment on impedance of the first circuit. The adjustment...
US-8,018,245 Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device is provided. A pull-up slew rate controller receives a first driving control signal generated in a first mode of operation, a second...
US-8,018,244 Architecture for local programming of quantum processor elements using latching qubits
An architecture for a quantum processor may include a set of superconducting flux qubits operated as computation qubits and a set of superconducting flux qubits...
US-8,018,243 Measurement signal processing
In order to determine amplitudes of measurement signals originating from an AC power supply and to determine the phase shift (o) between measurement signals...
US-8,018,242 Probe card
A probe card includes probes that are made of a conductive material and come into contact with a semiconductor wafer to receive or output an electric signal; a...
US-8,018,241 Logic applying different bit positions to respective scan paths
An integrated circuit (70) having parallel scan paths (824-842, 924-942) includes a pair or pairs of scan distributor (800,900) and scan collector (844,944)...
US-8,018,240 Apparatus, circuit and method of monitoring leakage current characteristics
An apparatus includes a current source, a current monitor circuit which monitors a current amount of the current source, and outputs a current amount signal...
US-8,018,239 Method and device for measuring powder properties
An object of the present invention is to provide a method for measuring information relating to the impedance characteristics of a powder with high accuracy. To...
US-8,018,238 Embedded sar based active gain capacitance measurement system and method
A system for measuring a capacitor (C.sub.SENj) precharges a CDAC (23) in a SAR converter (17) to a reference voltage (V.sub.AZ) and also precharges a first...
US-8,018,237 Broken piece detecting sensor
To provide a broken piece detecting sensor assembly capable of stably detecting broken piece admixed in a fluid, which broken piece is made of material...
US-8,018,236 Device and method for analyzing defects, particularly for items made of plastics
A device for analyzing defects, particularly for items made of plastics, such as battery casings and the like, comprising at least one probe, which is adapted...
US-8,018,235 Methods and apparatus to facilitate ground fault detection with a single coil and an oscillator
Methods and apparatus to facilitate ground fault detection with a single coil and an oscillator are disclosed. An example ground fault detection device includes...
US-8,018,234 Electron source for a vacuum pressure measuring device
A vacuum pressure measuring device with an electron source has a reaction zone for forming ions by impact ionization, wherein the electron source communicates...
US-8,018,233 Evaluation method of separator for nonaqueous electrolyte battery, and nonaqueous electrolyte battery
The evaluation method of a separator for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery according to the present invention includes: placing opposite an upper jig 21 serving...
US-8,018,232 Interleaved gradient coil for magnetic resonance imaging
Gradient coils for generating gradient magnetic fields in a magnetic resonance imaging system are provided. In one embodiment, a gradient coil for a magnetic...
US-8,018,231 Method for sequence determination using NMR
The invention relates to methods for analyzing polysaccharides. In particular, compositional and sequence information about the polysaccharides are derived....
US-8,018,230 Sense shimming (SSH): a fast approach for determining B0 field inhomogeneities using sensitivity encoding
The pursuit for ever higher field strengths and faster data acquisitions has led to the construction of coil arrays with high numbers of elements. With the...
US-8,018,229 Structure and method for flex circuit on a chip
A method of fabricating a multi-axis sensor is provided. The method includes forming patterns of sacrificial material overlaying a substrate and overlaying a...
US-8,018,228 High resolution and flexible eddy current array probe
Disclosed is a method and an NDT/NDI probe deploying a slit or a flexible joint of probe bending region, preferably between two rows of probe elements to allow...
US-8,018,227 Device and method for measuring and monitoring the level of liquid metal in a crystalliser
A device and method for measuring the surface level and/or the presence of a molten metal bath in a cooled container, particularly a crystallizer for a...
US-8,018,226 Methods for detecting damage to magnetoresistive sensors
In one embodiment, a method for detecting a damaged magnetoresistive sensor includes analyzing readback signals of a plurality of sensors each being positioned...
US-8,018,225 System and method for sensing the periodic position of an object
A system and method for sensing the periodic position of one or more objects, such as rotating blades of a turbine. The system includes a passive eddy current...
US-8,018,224 Rotation detection sensor
A rotation detection sensor for detecting both rotational position and direction of a rotating body with a gear includes a magnet, multiple magnetic sensors, a...
US-8,018,223 Position detection utilizing a rotary array of magnetic sensors with irregular spacing between sensing elements
A magnetoresistive sensor system includes a plurality of chip carriers, such that each integrated circuit among the plurality of chip carriers is associated...
US-8,018,222 Electromagnetic field-based position sensor
There is described a position sensor comprising a sensor electromagnetic field generator, a screen arranged to confine the sensor electromagnetic field, and an...
US-8,018,221 Apparatus for measuring an electric current flowing through an electrical conductor
An apparatus for measuring an electric current flowing through an electrical conductor (1), comprising a measuring device which detects a magnetic field formed...
US-8,018,220 Electronic identification device and method
An electronic identification device for identifying, among conductors of a wiring system including multiple conductors, at least one conductor that is...
US-8,018,219 Method and apparatus for multiple electrical circuit mapping
A module is provided for identifying outlets on a common power circuit. The module comprises a connector adapted to electrically couple with an outlet, a signal...
US-8,018,218 Controller of DC-DC converter with input voltage and output voltage sensing from the phase node
A PWM controller of a DC-DC converter is provided. The DC-DC converter converts an input voltage into an output voltage and comprises an output inductor coupled...
US-8,018,217 PWM power converter using a multi-slope ramp signal to improve the transient response thereof
A ramp generator is provided to provide a multi-slope ramp signal for a PWM power converter. The ramp generator determines the slope turning points for the...
US-8,018,216 Power supply voltage booster
A power supply voltage booster avoids inadequate step-up capability. In a voltage boosting circuit, a switching device connects and disconnects between the...
US-8,018,215 Apparatus and method for monitoring the inductance value of a switching regulator
A circuit for monitoring the inductance value of a switching regulator is provided. The circuit includes an inductance sensor circuit that is coupled to a...
US-8,018,214 Regulator with soft-start using current source
There is provided a regulator with soft-start using a current source. The regulator with soft-start may include: a power switch unit including first and second...
US-8,018,213 Measuring the current through a load transistor
The measurement of a current through a load transistor is described.
US-8,018,212 Buck-boost regulator
A buck-boost regulator for converting an input voltage to an output voltage which includes an inductor, an error circuit providing an error voltage, buck and...
US-8,018,211 Output voltage detecting circuit and switching power supply having such output voltage detecting circuit
An output voltage detecting circuit includes a conducting structure, a voltage regulator, a first resistor and a second resistor. The conducting structure...
US-8,018,210 Voltage converting circuit and method thereof
A voltage converting circuit including a power stage, a filter, a comparator, a first and a second feedback units. The power stage receives an input voltage and...
US-8,018,209 Switching regulator for fixing frequency
A switching regulator for fixing a frequency which includes a power stage circuit, for receiving an input voltage and outputting an output voltage according to...
US-8,018,208 Error amplification for current mode control switching regulation
A voltage regulator has a switch configured to alternately couple and decouple a voltage source through an inductor to a load, feedback circuitry to generate a...
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