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Level shifter and related methods and apparatus
Apparatus and methods are provided directed to a device, including at least one ultrasonic transducer, a level shifter coupled to the at least one ultrasonic...
Driver circuit including driver transistors with controlled body biasing
A drive circuit includes a first drive transistor coupled between a first supply node and an output pad of an integrated circuit and a second drive transistor...
System and method for a pre-driver circuit
A drive circuit includes an input, a driver, a first buffer, a second buffer, a first capacitance element, and a second capacitance element. The driver includes...
Aspects of the present invention provides a device that is capable of accurately measuring an output current of a transistor, controls the drive of a switching...
High speed sync FET control
A circuit arrangement is disclosed for controlling the switching of a field effect transistor (FET). A current controlled amplifier may be configured to amplify...
Signal output circuit, electronic device and moving object
A signal output circuit includes a signal correction circuit, having a clock signal input thereto, which corrects the clock signal to output the corrected...
Sawtooth oscillator and apparatuses
Various aspects of the disclosure are directed to methods and apparatuses involving providing a clock signal. As consistent with one or more embodiments herein,...
Method for performing phase shift control in an electronic device, and
A method for performing phase shift control in an electronic device and an associated apparatus are provided, where the method includes: obtaining a set of...
DC voltage generation circuit and pulse generation circuit thereof
A pulse generation circuit for outputting a pulse signal at an output terminal, including: a PMOS, an NMOS, and a logic circuit. The PMOS has a source coupled...
Input/output (I/O) driver
An I/O driver and related method are provided herein. The I/O driver includes circuitry for expediting the configuring of the corresponding output FET to...
Latch and frequency divider
A latch and a frequency divider are provided. The latch includes: a first logic unit coupled between a power supply and a ground wire, wherein the first logic...
Comparator, analog-to-digital converting apparatus including the same, and
analog-to-digital converting method
A comparator includes a common mode voltage sampling unit suitable for sampling a common mode voltage based on a sampling control signal; a coarse ramping...
Low-power biasing networks for superconducting integrated circuits
A superconducting integrated circuit, comprising a plurality of superconducting circuit elements, each having a variation in operating voltage over time; a...
Semiconductor circuit and method of operating the circuit
Provided is a semiconductor circuit which includes a first circuit configured to determine a voltage level of a feedback node based on a voltage level of input...
Rail-to-rail input stage circuit with constant transconductance
Embodiments described herein relate to an improved circuit technique in a rail-to-rail input stage circuit utilizing non-complementary differential pairs with...
Scannable flip-flop and low power scan-shift mode operation in a data
A scannable flip-flop circuit and method for low power scan operation are provided. The scannable flip-flop includes a flip-flop for receiving an input signal,...
High-speed AC-coupled inverter-based buffer with replica biasing
Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a high-speed AC-coupled inverter-based buffer, which may be used as a buffer for a voltage-controlled...
Latch and frequency divider
A latch and a frequency divider are provided. The latch includes: a first logic cell coupled between a power supply and a ground wire, wherein the first logic...
Semiconductor device and method of controlling semiconductor device
A semiconductor device including: a plurality of function block units each including a plurality of latch circuits; a current prediction unit that predicts a...
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...
Low-cost, capacitive-coupled level shifter scalable for high-voltage
A level shifter for level-shifting a digital input signal referenced to an input ground potential to a digital output signal referenced to an output ground...
Quadrature-based injection locking of ring oscillators
Technologies are generally described for quadrature-based injection-locking of ring oscillators. In some examples, an external signal may be injected into a...
Various implementations described herein are directed to an integrated circuit for power-on-reset detection. The integrated circuit may include a first stage...
Power management with flip-flops
An integrated circuit (IC) is disclosed herein for managing power with flip-flops having a retention feature. In an example aspect, an IC includes a constant...
Clock grid for integrated circuit
Systems and methods are provided for distributing clocks or other signals on an integrated circuit. In some aspects, one or more distributed deskewing objects...
A sensor device for monitoring the environment of a vehicle includes at least two sensors, each with a signal generator, a transmitting antenna, and at least...
Antenna resonance frequency control using an active rectifier or a driver
An antenna control circuit including: an H-bridge circuit including three half-bridge circuits; and a controller configured to control the H-bridge circuit;...
Apparatus and methods for digital step attenuators with small output
Apparatus and methods for digital step attenuators are provided herein. In certain configurations, a DSA includes a plurality of DSA stages that can be set in...
Surface acoustic wave device and filter
A surface acoustic wave device includes: a pair of comb-like electrodes formed on a piezoelectric substrate, each of which includes electrode fingers, dummy...
Multimode elastic wave device
A multimode elastic wave device includes a pair of reflectors, and a first interdigital transducer (IDT) electrode through a fifth IDT electrode arranged...
Thin-film bulk acoustic wave delay line
A thin-film bulk acoustic wave delay line device providing true-time delays and a method of fabricating same. An exemplary device can comprise several thin-film...
Acoustic wave device and method of fabricating the same
An acoustic wave device includes: a substrate; a functional element formed on the substrate and including an excitation electrode that excites an acoustic wave;...
Surface acoustic wave filter
A surface acoustic wave filter includes a piezoelectric substrate, a lower-layer wiring line, an upper-layer wiring line, and an interlayer insulating film. The...
High frequency component
A high frequency component includes transverse inductors each including a first end and a second end and capacitors including planar conductors connected to the...
Level adjusting circuit, digital sound processor, audio AMP integrated
circuit, electronic apparatus and method...
Level adjusting circuit for adjusting level of input audio signal, includes: N filters, N being integer of two or more; N dynamic range compression (DRC)...
Amplifier with integral notch filter
An amplifier is disclosed that may include a filter, such as a notch-filter, to filter an output signal provided by the amplifier. The included filter may...
Noise-based gain adjustment and amplitude estimation system
Methods and systems for amplitude estimation and gain adjustment using noise as a reference are described. An example receiver can include an antenna and a...
RF signal automatic gain control method
The automatic gain control (AGC) method contains the following steps: producing a feedback signal and transmitting the feedback signal to a signal processing...
An amplifier circuit comprises an input, for receiving an input signal to be amplified; a preamplifier, for amplifying the input signal based on a variable...
A resistive ladder has first, second and third resistors coupled in series between first and second voltage terminals. A first node of the first resistor is...
Method and apparatus for adaptive transmit power control
Systems and methods for dynamically adjusting transmit gain in a transceiver. The gain is adjusted in order to provide the maximum gain. The amount of...
Output level adjustment device
A speaker assembly is provided and may include an outer portion having a plurality of slots. An inner portion may cooperate with the outer portion and may have...
Automatically controlling the loudness of voice prompts
A system and method of regulating automatic speech recognition (ASR) playback of audible prompts includes: generating an audible prompt via a speaker; detecting...
Method and apparatus for ultrasonic triggered audio reduction
A method and apparatus trigger audio reduction using an ultrasonic signal. Device audio can be output at a first device audio setting from a device through a...
An amplifier receives a differential signal and, in response, generates a first negative input current and a first positive input current. In a first operating...
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...
Trans-impedance amplifier with replica gain control
This disclosure relates to the field of amplifiers for multi-level optical communication and more particularly to techniques for trans-impedance amplifiers...
Hybrid power module
A hybrid power module for supplying a power to a power amplifier is provided. The hybrid power module includes a DC-DC converter and a linear regulator. The...
Signal processing circuit, resolver digital converter, and multipath
nested mirror amplifier
A signal processing circuit includes a chopper amplifier that has a differential amplifier circuit that amplifies differential input signals Vsp(t) and Vsm(t),...
Class-D amplifier circuits
Methods and apparatus for Class-D amplifier circuits with improved power efficiency. The circuit has an output stage with at least first and second switches and...