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US20110032020 Level Shifter with Embedded Logic and Low Minimum Voltage  
In one embodiment, a level shifter circuit may include a shift stage that also embeds transistors that implement a logic operation on two or more inputs to the level shifter. At least one of the...
US20120286858 Integrated circuit, method of generating a layout of an integrated circuit using standard cells, and a standard cell library providing such standard cells  
An integrated circuit, a method of generating a layout of such an integrated circuit using standard cells, and a standard cell library providing such standard cells, are disclosed. The method of...
US20110101955 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING LOW-COST ELECTRONIC GYROSCOPES AND ACCELEROMETER  
Accelerometers have a number of wide-ranging uses, and it is desirable to both increase their accuracy while decreasing size. Here, millimeter or sub-millimeter wavelength accelerometers are...
US20140132336 TOUCH SENSING CIRCUIT AND TOUCH SENSING METHOD  
The present invention discloses a touch-sensing method, applied to a touch-sensing circuit, wherein the touch-sensing circuit includes a detection circuit and a comparison circuit. The...
US20140077849 PHASE-LOCKED LOOP WITH LOOP GAIN CALIBRATION, GAIN MEASUREMENT METHOD, GAIN CALIBRATION METHOD AND JITTER MEASUREMENT METHOD FOR PHASE-LOCKED LOOP  
The invention provides a phase-locked loop with loop gain calibration and methods for measuring an oscillator gain, gain calibration and jitter measurement for a phase-locked loop. The method for...
US20090179690 FUSE CIRCUIT FOR USE IN A SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED APPARATUS  
A fuse circuit of a semiconductor integrated apparatus includes a first fuse block and a second fuse block. The first fuse block includes a first up fuse block that includes a plurality of fuses,...
US20120068750 SWITCHING CIRCUITS, LATCHES AND METHODS  
Switching circuits, latches and methods are provided, such as those that may respond to an input signal that transitions from a first binary level to a second binary level. One such switching...
US20130069716 TUNABLE VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED PSEUDO-RESISTOR  
A tunable voltage-controlled pseudo-resistor structure, comprising: a symmetric PMOS transistor circuit and an auto-tuning circuit connected in series. Input of the auto-tuning circuit is connected...
US20120299639 TRIMMING CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR DRIVING TRIMMING CIRCUIT  
A highly reliable trimming circuit is provided. A rewritable trimming circuit is provided. A method for driving a highly reliable trimming circuit is provided. A method for driving a rewritable...
US20110089999 DYNAMIC ENABLING PUMP FOR POWER CONTROL  
A voltage generation system that can dynamically calibrate a time period for enabling the system includes: a voltage generation circuit, for providing an output voltage; an oscillator, coupled to...
US20130214851 VOLTAGE PUMP USING HIGH-PERFORMANCE, THIN-OXIDE DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE  
A voltage pump using high-performance, thin-oxide devices and methods of use are provided. A multi-stage voltage boosting circuit includes a first boost capacitor with a first boosted voltage. The...
US20140091853 SWITCHING CIRCUIT  
A switching circuit includes first and second switching elements arranged in parallel in an energization path, first and second gate driving lines, first and second fuses, and first and second...
US20130314133 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING TRIANGULAR WAVEFORM WITH LOW AUDIO BAND NOISE CONTENT  
A triangular waveform generator includes a square waveform clock circuit and an integrating circuit. The integration circuit receives input from the square waveform clock circuit and generates a...
US20120319735 CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING COMPARATOR OFFSETS OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES  
A device includes a comparator, and a selection circuit coupled to the inputs of the comparator. The selection circuit receives reference voltages and a variable voltage. In a normal operation...
US20090265677 INTEGRATED TEST WAVEFORM GENERATOR (TWG) AND CUSTOMER WAVEFORM GENERATOR (CWG), DESIGN STRUCTURE AND METHOD  
Disclosed are embodiments of a clock generation circuit, a design structure for the circuit and an associated method that provide deskewing functions and that further provide precise timing for...
US20110175662 OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE PROTECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A method to clamp an open circuit voltage in a photovoltaic module is proposed. The method include coupling a load resistor across an inverter module, initiating the inverter module and loading the...
US20130335152 Dynamic Level Shifter Circuit and Ring Oscillator Using the Same  
A dynamic level shifter circuit and a ring oscillator implemented using the same are disclosed. A dynamic level shifter may include a pull-down circuit and a pull-up circuit. The pull-up circuit...
US20130106472 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT  
An integrated circuit includes a clock control unit configured to selectively output an external clock or a delayed clock acquired by delaying the external clock as an input clock in response to a...
US20130082742 LOAD DETECTING CIRCUITS AND THE METHOD THEREOF  
A no-load detecting circuit and the method thereof are disclosed. The no-load detecting circuit may be applied in switching mode power supplies or other circuits. The no-load detecting circuit...
US20140197865 ON-CHIP RANDOMNESS GENERATION  
An on-chip true noise generator including an embedded noise source with a low-voltage, high-noise zener diode(s), and an in-situ close-loop zener diode power control circuit. The present invention...
US20130169334 INTERPOLATION CIRCUIT AND INTERPOLATION SYSTEM  
An interpolation circuit, includes a bias generating module, a load module consisting of a current source sub-module and a load resistance sub-module, first and second clock control modules, and an...
US20120032634 PROXIMITY DETECTION CIRCUIT FOR ON-BOARD VEHICLE CHARGER  
A proximity detection circuit suitable for use with an on-board vehicle charger, such as but not limited to the type of charges used within hybrid and hybrid electric vehicles, to facilitate...
US20110260761 TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION IN A PHASE-LOCKED LOOP  
An integrated circuit comprises a digital phase-locked loop for a wireless communications unit. The digital phase-locked loop comprises a voltage controlled oscillator and a digital tuning...
US20130147525 DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR INSULATED GATE SWITCHING ELEMENT  
Embodiments of the invention provide a drive circuit including: a constant current source that generates a constant current; a switching circuit that connects a gate of the insulated gate switching...
US20140028381 HIGH SPEED LOW POWER FUSE CIRCUIT  
A fuse circuit having a fuse unit cell containing two fuses. In the program/write mode, only one of the fuses in the fuse unit cell will be blown. In read mode, since only one fuse is blown, the...
US20080218235 SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH FLIP-FLOP CIRCUITS MOUNTED THEREON  
A plurality of flip-flop circuits, having different circuit configurations, which perform an identical digital signal processing are mixed on a single semiconductor substrate. A first flip-flop...
US20140176624 GATE-ON VOLTAGE GENERATOR, DRIVING DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME  
A gate-on voltage generator that can enhance display quality at low temperatures, a driving device, and a display apparatus having the same, in which the gate-on voltage generator includes a...
US20140184300 Multiple Power Domain Circuit and Related Method  
A multiple power domain circuit includes a trigger circuit, a high threshold voltage circuit electrically connected to an output terminal of the trigger circuit, and a low threshold voltage circuit...
US20110156805 INTERNAL VOLTAGE GENERATOR AND METHOD OF GENERATING INTERNAL VOLTAGE  
An internal voltage generator and a method of generating an internal voltage are disclosed. The internal voltage generator includes: a charge pumping block configured to perform charge pumping base...
US20130082739 CLOCK DIAGNOSIS CIRCUIT  
A clock diagnosis circuit includes: a delay circuit to delay the clock by a prescribed time which is not more than the clock pulse width; an integral multiplication delay circuit to delay a delayed...
US20120126856 Adjustable Voltage Comparing Circuit and Adjustable Voltage Examining Device  
In an adjustable voltage examining module, while a logic tester issues an input signal to an audio module under test, upper/low-threshold reference signals are simultaneously issued to an...
US20090201064 Phase Interpolator System and Associated Methods  
A phase interpolator system is disclosed that may include a clock to provide a clock signal, and a control section in communication with the clock to regulate the strength of the clock signal. The...
US20110273227 Bandgap Voltage and Temperature Coefficient Trimming Algorithm  
A circuit and corresponding method for providing a reference voltage are presented. The circuit includes a current source having a magnitude with positive temperature correlation connected to a...
US20120081176 On-Die Voltage Regulation Using p-FET Header Devices with a Feedback Control Loop  
The invention relates to a voltage regulator circuit for providing voltage to an integrated circuit chip, comprising a reference voltage generator providing a reference voltage, a pFET header...
US20110157944 TEMPERATURE MONITORING FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS  
Method for detecting and/or monitoring the temperatures of at least two electronic power switches, in particular semi-conductor power switches that are coupled with or arranged on a common cooling...
US20120013391 ADAPTIVE BOOTSTRAP CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING CMOS SWITCH(ES)  
An adaptive switch circuit is provided, which includes a CMOS switch, an off-level voltage generator, and a booster circuit. The CMOS switch includes first PMOS and NMOS coupled transistors. The...
US20120274360 SWITCHED CAPACITANCE VOLTAGE DIFFERENTIAL SENSING CIRCUIT WITH NEAR INFINITE INPUT IMPEDANCE  
A circuit may sense the differential voltage across two nodes that each have a non-zero common mode voltage. The circuit may have a positive input impedance that is imposed across the nodes. An...
US20120169414 METAMATERIAL POWER AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS  
Power amplifying systems and modules and components therein are designed based on CRLH structures, providing high efficiency and linearity.
US20110227640 POWER SUPPLY DEVICE  
In a power supplying system that includes a plurality of power supply devices, each of which has a backflow prevention circuit at an output side thereof, and supplies power to a load device, a...
US20120086495 VOLTAGE LEVEL SHIFTER  
An input of a first inverter is configured to serve as an input node. An output of the first inverter is coupled to an input of a second inverter. An output of the second inverter is configured to...
US20120056650 METHOD FOR ACTIVATING THE COUNTER OF SECTIONALIZER  
The invention relates to a method for activating the counter of a sectionalizer that allows the simultaneous opening of the phases of the sectionalizer since it includes for the radio transmission...
US20110248747 ZERO-TEMPERATURE-COEFFICIENT VOLTAGE OR CURRENT GENERATOR  
General speaking, a resistor of high resistivity has a negative-temperature-coefficient and a resistor of low resistivity has a positive-temperature-coefficient. Utilizing this characteristic, an...
US20090167368 PRE-DRIVER CIRCUIT HAVING A POST-BOOST CIRCUIT  
A pre-driver is provided that includes a pre-boost circuit and a post-boost circuit. The post-boost circuit may include a pulse generator circuit to provide a feedback to be used to control an...
US20140125298 FAULT-REJECTING MIXER AND APPLICATIONS  
Mixers are described which allow for information sharing in redundant systems, while providing sufficient isolation between redundant system components to enable fault-tolerant operation.
US20110003574 Constant Output DC Bias Circuit Using an Open Loop Scheme  
Embodiments of the present invention provide constant output DC biasing circuits. Embodiments employ an open loop scheme, instead of a closed loop scheme as used in conventional circuits. In...
US20110001537 DELAY LINE  
A delay line includes a delay amount adjusting unit configured to adjust a delay amount of an input signal in response to a first delay control code, and a delay unit configured to determine a...
US20130300486 REDUCED DELAY LEVEL SHIFTER  
A circuit comprising a first input transistor having a drain, a source and a gate. A first diode connected transistor having a drain, a source and a gate, wherein the gate of the first diode...
US20140070867 CIRCUIT FOR COMBINING SIGNALS  
Signals generated by an array of photodiodes are applied to the inputs of corresponding edge detection circuits. Each edge detection circuit generates an output that changes state in response to a...
US20130229699 DRIVER CIRCUIT CONFIGURED WITH TRAVELLING WAVE AMPLIFIER  
A driver with the arrangement of the travelling wave amplifier is disclosed. The driver provides n counts of cells each configuring the open collector arrangement and amplifying an input signal....
US20120049924 LEVEL SHIFTER AND RELATED APPARATUS  
Level shifter and related apparatus are provided. The level shifter has first to sixth transistors, wherein drains of the first and the second transistors respectively are coupled to drains of the...