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Low-spurious fractional N-frequency divider and method of use
A fractional N-frequency divider having a reduced fractional spurious output signal, which utilizes a multi-modulus frequency divider and an accumulator to...
Advanced clock synchronization circuit
A circuit and method for switching between a system's internal clock and an external synchronization clock when a stable external clock has been detected, and...
High-reliability holdover method and topologies
System and methods for a clock system disciplined to an external reference. In one embodiment, the clock includes a flywheel oscillator controlled by the...
Circuits and methods for eliminating reference spurs in fractional-N
Disclosed are circuits and method for reducing or eliminating reference spurs in frequency synthesizers. In some implementations, a phase-locked loop (PLL) such...
Method and apparatus for fast frequency acquisition in PLL system
A Method and Apparatus for Fast Frequency Acquisition in PLL System has been disclosed. In one implementation a time to digital converter is used with cycle...
A delay circuit includes units each of which includes a first delay element having a first input node and a first output node, a second delay element having a...
Oscillator circuit and method for generating an oscillator signal
The present invention relates to an oscillator circuit, comprising a switched capacitor circuit comprising a parallel circuit with a current input to be...
Oscillator, electronic apparatus, and moving object
A temperature-compensated piezoelectric oscillator as an oscillator includes a piezoelectric resonator incorporating a resonator element, an electronic...
Correction circuit and real-time clock circuit
The present invention provides a correction circuit. The correction circuit includes a frequency dividing circuit, a frequency dividing coefficient operation...
Devices for utilizing symFETs for low-power information processing
A Boolean gate includes at least one symmetric tunneling field-effect transistor (SymFET) for low-power information processing. SymFETs are ideal for...
Programmable interconnection device
The invention relates to a programmable interconnection device, comprising: first rows of functional blocks, each functional block having inputs and outputs;...
Low voltage differential signaling (LVDS) driving circuit
An LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) driving circuit includes a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, a fourth transistor, a first...
Circuit arrangements and methods of operating the same
In various embodiments, a circuit arrangement may be provided. The circuit arrangement may include a level shifting stage configured to be coupled to a first...
LVDS with idle state
A low voltage differential signaling generating circuit, which comprises a current source a pair of output nodes for providing a differential signal by virtue...
Sampling circuit for sampling signal input and related control method
A sampling circuit for sampling a signal input includes a signal generation circuit, a sampling switch and a control circuit. The signal generation circuit is...
Circuitry for implementing multi-mode redundancy and arithmetic functions
Integrated circuits such as application specific integrated circuits or programmable logic devices may include multiple copies of a same circuit together with a...
Data output circuit of semiconductor apparatus
A data output circuit of a semiconductor apparatus includes a pull-up driver electrically coupled between a power supply terminal and an output terminal, and...
Apparatus and methods for leakage current reduction in integrated circuits
This disclosure relates to leakage current reduction in integrated circuits (ICs). In one aspect, an IC can include a digital logic circuit and a polarization...
Low clock-power integrated clock gating cell
In an integrated clock gating (ICG) cell a latch is coupled to a NOR gate. The NOR gate receives an enable signal. The latch is configured to generate a latch...
System and method for reducing reconfiguration power usage
A system and method for reducing power consumption in a reconfigurable integrated circuit. Some embodiments provide placement and routing programs that reduce...
Semiconductor apparatus including output buffer
An output circuit includes first, second and third transistors. The first transistor includes first and second diffusion layers. The third transistor includes...
Method of dynamically adjusting threshold values and related electronic
A method of dynamically adjusting threshold values for an electronic device is disclosed. The method comprises setting the base proximity value to a maximum...
Sensor arrangement for detection of proximity and/or touching, as well as
a kit and method for assembling a...
A sensor arrangement for detection of proximity and/or touching including least one sensor supporting surface having a first flat face and a second flat face, a...
Composite semiconductor device with turn-on prevention control
There are disclosed herein various implementations of composite III-nitride semiconductor devices having turn-on prevention control. In one exemplary...
Devices and method for testing power-on reset voltage
A system having a power on reset circuit including a voltage divide), a multiplexer coupled to two outputs of the voltage divider, a first comparator coupled to...
Gate drivers for circuits based on semiconductor devices
An electronic component includes a switching device comprising a source, a gate, and a drain, the switching device having a predetermined device switching rate....
Fault-tolerant power semiconductor switching device control system
We describe a fault-tolerant power semiconductor switching device control system (100), the control system comprising: a coordinating control system (110); and...
Controlling turn on FETs of a hot plug device
A method for controlling the in-rush current to a hot plug device. The method includes providing a series of turn on pulses to the gates of a plurality of turn...
Circuit for the arithmetic linking of several input signals
A switching unit serves for the arithmetic linking of at least two input signals supplied to the switching unit. For this purpose, the switching unit provides a...
A clock regenerator includes a pulse generating module, a control logic module, a gating module and an output module. The pulse generating module is configured...
RF power detector and detection method
The invention provides an RF detection circuit and method using an envelope detector having an output connected to a first input of a differential amplifier and...
Method and apparatus for an integrated PN-junction oscillator
An integrated oscillator circuit has a plurality oscillator stages including a first oscillator stage, an odd number of intermediate oscillator stages, and a...
Chip, multichip module, and apparatus provided with the same
Provided is a chip including a plurality of unit cells; a scanning circuit adapted to scan the plurality of unit cells, thereby making each of the plurality of...
Apparatus and method for hybrid differential envelope detector and
A first and second hybrid envelope detector and full-wave rectifier is provided. The first hybrid envelope detector and full-wave rectifier includes a first...
Clock generator circuit
A clock generator includes a diagnostic circuit that includes first and second muxes, first and second comparators, a logic gate, and a counter. The first mux...
Apparatus and methods for switch-coupled oscillators
Apparatus and methods for switch-coupled oscillators are disclosed. In certain implementations, an oscillator system includes a primary oscillator, one or more...
Scanning signal line drive circuit, display device having the same, and
driving method for scanning signal line
The purpose of this invention is to increase reliability of a switching element while reducing consumption power. In the vertical blanking period, an end pulse...
Methods and apparatus for tuning a communication device
A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, method for initiating a mode of operation of a communication device,...
Compensation filter for cascaded-integrator-comb decimator
The present invention is directed to systems and methods which provide an improved compensation filter, as may be used with respect to a decimator, optimally...
A bandpass filter is provided that prevents clock leakage to the input side of an amplifier circuit and has excellent out-of-passband signal attenuation. It...
Devices and methods for converting digital signals
A signal converter directly converts pulse-density-modulated (PDM) signals into pulse-width-modulated (PWM) signals. A noise-shaping loop architecture can be...
Integrated circuit configured with two or more single crystal acoustic
A configurable single crystal acoustic resonator (SCAR) device integrated circuit. The circuit comprises a plurality of SCAR devices numbered from 1 through N,...
Electronic component, oscillator, electronic apparatus, and moving object
An electronic component includes: an oscillation circuit that is electrically connected to a resonator element; and a substrate that includes a first surface on...
A piezoelectric device includes a piezoelectric vibrating piece, a lid portion, and a base portion. The piezoelectric vibrating piece includes: a vibrating...
Micro-acoustic filter having compensated cross-talk and method for
The invention relates to a micro-acoustic filter having a first and a second converter, in which the electromagnetic and capacitive cross-talk between the first...
Passive radio frequency signal handler
A multi-stage signal handling circuit. Operating as a combiner or splitter, first stage transformers match low input impedance at a first set of differential...
Apparatus and methods for segmented variable capacitor arrays
Apparatus and methods for segmented variable capacitor arrays are provided herein. In certain configurations, a segmented variable capacitor array includes a...
Noise filter device
A noise filter device includes a ground connection terminal (21) for grounding, a coil (31) formed by winding a conductive wire (33), a pair of capacitors (41)...
Manufacturing method of an array of BAW resonators with mask controlled
Methods that create an array of BAW resonators by patterning a mass load layer to control the resonant frequency of the resonators and resonators formed...
Power amplifier (PA) system with electrothermal feedback circuitry for PA
A power amplifier (PA) system with PA gain correction is disclosed. The PA system includes a PA having a bias voltage input; and electrothermal feedback...