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Reference buffer with wide trim range
Circuits for generating voltage references are common in electronics. For example, these circuits are used in analog-to-digital converters, which convert an...
Analog/digital converter system and associated method for checking a
multiplexer for an analog/digital converter
An analog/digital converter system includes a multiplexer, which includes multiple channels having at least one switch, and an analog/digital converter, the...
Receiver with adjustable reference voltages
A receiver having an analog to digital converter with adjustable reference voltages that are calibrated to account for process variations. The receiver...
Circuit and method for DAC mismatch error detection and correction in an
A method comprises sampling an input voltage signal, comparing the sampled input voltage signal with an output signal of a feedback DAC, and determining an...
Localized dynamic element matching and dynamic noise scaling in
digital-to-analog converters (DACs)
Methods and systems are provided for controlling operations of digital-to-analog converters (DACs), particularly ones comprising multiple DAC elements. In...
Method and system for digital-to-analog converter performance measurement
using equivalent-time sampler
A system and method: provide a digital input signal to a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) which, in response to a DAC clock signal, converts the digital input...
Low power switching techniques for digital-to-analog converters
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide improved switching techniques for controlling three-level DAC cells employing a return-to-hold scheme. Disclosed...
Hybrid frequency synthesizer and method
Embodiments include a hybrid frequency synthesizer comprising a direct digital synthesizer configured to generate a digital output signal having a frequency...
Clock recovery using quantized phase error samples using jitter
frequency-dependent quantization thresholds and...
A clock and data recovery device includes a phase detector, a quantizer, and a loop filter. The phase detector produces a phase error samples at an output...
Oscillator crosstalk compensation
Systems and methods for mitigating crosstalk between controlled oscillators of Phase-Locked Loops (PLLs) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a...
A semiconductor device includes a package substrate having a plurality of external connection terminals disposed on a first surface thereof and a plurality of...
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...
Edge generator-based phase locked loop reference clock generator for
automated test system
An automatic test system configured for generating a periodic signal of a programmable frequency. The automatic test system may comprise a clock, an edge...
System and method for process and temperature calibration of
A method and device for calibrating an oscillator and a temperature sensor in an electronic device are provided. A same temperature cycle, which includes at...
System and method for providing programmable synchronous output delay in a
clock generation or distribution device
A clock frequency division circuit receives delay value, synchronization signal, and external clock signal of a given frequency. The clock division circuit...
Shared divide by N clock divider
A method of providing multiple clock frequencies for an integrated circuit having a plurality of modules. A reference clock signal (fin) is frequency division...
Fault protection for clock tree circuitry
An Integrated Circuit (IC) includes clock-tree circuitry and protection circuitry. The clock-tree circuitry is configured to distribute a clock signal across...
Programmable structured arrays
A programmable semiconductor device includes a user programmable switch comprising a configurable element positioned above a transistor material layer deposited...
Programmable logic circuit
A logic circuit is provided which can hold a switching state of the logic circuit even when a power supply potential is not supplied, has short start-up time of...
Fault protection for high-fanout signal distribution circuitry
An Integrated Circuit (IC) includes signal distribution circuitry and protection circuitry. The signal distribution circuitry is configured to distribute a...
Sequential circuit with current mode error detection
A sequential circuit with transition error detector including a sequential element with an input that is asserted to the output during the second clock phase of...
On-die termination circuit and on-die termination method
An ODT circuit capable of generating an OCD/ODT code and/or a reference voltage adaptively adjusted according to a system environment is disclosed. The ODT...
A touch panel including a substrate, first electrodes, second electrodes, first wires, second wires and a means for shortening a gap between the second...
Touch screen panel for display device and method of manufacturing the same
A touch screen panel for a display device includes layers of polymer formed on both sides of a substrate for forming driving electrodes and sensing electrodes....
Gate drive circuit and a method for controlling a power transistor
A gate drive circuit drives a control terminal of a power transistor and comprises: a drive terminal for electrically coupling the control terminal, a first...
Methods and systems for operating hybrid power devices using multiple
current-dependent switching patterns
An integrated circuit includes a hybrid switch having first and second switching devices of different type therein. A control circuit is provided, which is...
Circuit and method for controlling charge injection in radio frequency
A circuit and method for controlling charge injection in a circuit are disclosed. In one embodiment, the circuit and method are employed in a ...
Discharge circuit for power supply unit
A discharge circuit includes a pulse width modulator (PWM) chip, a first and second electronic switch, and a resistor. The first electronic switch receives a...
Low power externally biased power-on-reset circuit
Various methods and devices that involve power-on-reset (POR) circuits are disclosed herein. An exemplary POR circuit for generating a POR signal upon detecting...
According to one embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a power-on reset circuit and a constant voltage generation circuit. The power-on reset circuit...
Circuitry and method for operating such circuitry
A circuitry is suggested, in particular a power switch, comprising a first electronic switch with an isolated gate; a second electronic switch with an isolated...
Dynamically driven deep n-well circuit
A circuit can include an NMOS transistor having a drain and a source, a p-well containing the drain and the source, an n-well under the p-well, a circuit node,...
Gate driving apparatus
A gate driving apparatus is disclosed. The gate driving apparatus includes a first gate driving chip and N second gate driving chips, wherein N is positive...
Semiconductor device and display device
A semiconductor device is provided with an oxide semiconductor thin-film transistor (TFT); a calibration electrode that is positioned so as to face an oxide...
Systems, circuitry, and methods for decoding pulse width modulated signal
A first charge module includes a first resistor and a first capacitor. A second charge module includes a second resistor and a second capacitor. A voltage...
Clock spurs reduction technique
Aspects of the disclosure provide a circuit having a jittered clock generator. The jittered clock generator is configured to add jitter of a controlled...
Systems and methods for delay control are described herein. In one embodiment, a delay circuit comprises a first delay path and a second delay path. The delay...
Circuit for common mode removal for DC-coupled front-end circuits
In one example, a method includes receiving a first differential signal including a first voltage signal and a second voltage signal, wherein the first...
A frequency doubler includes a voltage controlled oscillator outputting N (where, N is a natural number) signals having a first period and having different...
Linear triangular wave generator with stray effect compensation and
associated method for compensating stray effect
A linear triangular wave generator with stray effect compensation includes a linear triangular wave generating module, a negative impedance converting module,...
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 suitable...
Apparatus and method for low power fully-interruptible latches and
Described is a latch which comprises: a first AND-OR-invert (AOI) logic gate; and a second AOI logic gate coupled to the first AOI logic gate, wherein the first...
Latch circuit and semiconductor device including the same
A latch circuit includes: first to Nth storage nodes where N is an even number equal to or more than four; and first to Nth pairs of transistors, each of which...
Integrated circuitry for generating a clock signal in an implantable
Timer circuitry completely formable in an integrated circuit (IC) for generating a clock signal in an implantable medical device is disclosed. The timer...
Implementing adaptive control for optimization of pulsed resonant drivers
A method and circuit are provided for implementing adaptive control for optimization of pulsed resonant drivers, and a design structure on which the subject...
Voltage controlled oscillator, semiconductor device, and electronic device
A low-power voltage controlled oscillator is provided. The voltage controlled oscillator includes (2n+1) first circuit components (n is an integer of one or...
System and method for driving transistors
In accordance with an embodiment, a circuit includes a first transistor, a second transistor having a reference node coupled to an output node of the first...
Segmented attenuator with glitch reduction
A method and circuit for significantly reducing the switching transients of a digital step attenuator (DSA) by employing a segmented architecture that combines...
Filter, duplexer and communication module
In a filter, two parallel resonators that are adjacent to each other are connected, in parallel, to a first portion of the signal line that connects a pair of...
Acoustic wave device
A SAW device (1) comprises a substrate (3); SAW elements (10) on a first main surface (3a) of the substrate (3); first lines (intermediate lines (29) and output...