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US20130169320 GATE DRIVER WITH DIGITAL GROUND  
Various exemplary embodiments relate to gate driver circuitry that compensate for parasitic inductances. Input buffers in the gate driver are grounded to an exposed die pad. Grounding may involve...
US20110028969 Connection Cable and Method for Activating a Voltage-Controlled Generator  
A connection cable is disclosed for controlling a voltage-controlled generator such as an electrosurgery generator from a controlling device such as a robotic surgery system. The cable includes a...
US20090072881 SYSTEM USING AN ANALOG RECEPTOR FOR PASSAGE OF DIGITAL SIGNALS  
There is provided a system using an analog receptor for passage of signals (either input or output of signals). The system includes a signal switch device coupled to the analog receptor; and a...
US20100301916 CLOCK DISTRIBUTION CIRCUIT AND LAYOUT DESIGN METHOD USING SAME  
A layout design method in accordance with an exemplary aspect of the present invention is a layout design method for a clock tree circuit, including disposing a first clock distribution circuit in...
US20130106501 MULTI-REGULATOR CIRCUIT AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING THE SAME  
A multi-regulator circuit comprises a regulator configured to regulate an input voltage to generate a constant voltage, and a plurality of voltage division circuits configured to output divided...
US20110109352 Summation Circuit in DC-DC Converter  
An integrated circuit includes a saw-tooth generator including a saw tooth node configured to have a saw-tooth voltage generated thereon; and a first switch having a first end connected to the saw...
US20110291746 REALTIME POWER MANAGEMENT OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS  
An integrated circuit comprising a plurality of functional blocks, each functional block being operative to cause one or more power consuming events, each power consuming event being associated...
US20130015912 SOI CMOS STRUCTURE HAVING PROGRAMMABLE FLOATING BACKPLATE  
SOI CMOS structures having at least one programmable electrically floating backplate are provided. Each electrically floating backplate is individually programmable. Programming can be performed...
US20110115553 SOI CMOS STRUCTURE HAVING PROGRAMMABLE FLOATING BACKPLATE  
SOI CMOS structures having at least one programmable electrically floating backplate are provided. Each electrically floating backplate is individually programmable. Programming can be performed...
US20100327945 PORTABLE OBJECT WITH SELF SWITCHING DEVICE  
A portable electronic device 1 comprising a battery 14 coupled with an electronic circuit 10-12 through a switching circuit 15 for switching on or off the supply voltage Vcc to the electronic...
US20120001677 INTELLIGENT DECORATIVE DISPLAYS WITH AMBIENT ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD SWITCHING  
A system and method of controlling self powered decorative devices using EMF emanating from, for example, a light string on a Christmas tree. The decorative devices sense the presence of EFM from...
US20110291740 METHOD FOR SUPPLYING AN OUTPUT SUPPLY VOLTAGE TO A POWER GATED CIRCUIT AND AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT  
An integrated circuit, that includes: (i) a power gating switch, the power gating switch includes (a) an input port for receiving an input supply voltage; (b) an output port for outputting an...
US20140347104 CIRCUIT FOR GENERATING A VOLTAGE WAVEFORM  
A circuit for generating a voltage waveform at an output node. The circuit includes a voltage rail connected to the output node via a voltage rail switch; an anchor node connected to the output...
US20140197880 SINGLE LAYER SENSOR PATTERN  
A single ITO layer design for a touchscreen panel incorporates a matrix of sensor cells formed from a single ITO layer of capacitive sensor pads, sensor bars, force lines and sense lines. Columns...
US20130049816 Power Saving Resonant Gate Driver and Related Method  
According to one embodiment, a resonant gate driver comprises a resonant path configured to couple a gate of a power transistor to a supply capacitor, and a low impedance path configured to couple...
US20120229198 POWER SUPPLY REGULATOR  
Power supply regulators, integrated circuits including a power supply regulator, and methods of regulating a power supply are provided. In one embodiment, a power supply regulator includes a first...
US20110181128 GRID-TIED POWER CONVERSION CIRCUITS AND RELATED TECHNIQUES  
Circuit topologies and control methods for a power converter and are described.
US20150028941 CONTROLLED POWER SWITCH CHAIN SEQUENCING FOR BOTH POWER UP AND POWER DOWN OF A POWER DOMAIN  
This invention makes the change in current drawn from the power grid in an integrated circuit gradual by sequencing the power switch chains differently for both power up and power down. During...
US20110001557 VOLTAGE REFERENCE CIRCUIT WITH TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION  
A voltage reference circuit with temperature compensation includes a power supply, a reference voltage supply, a first PMOS transistor with its source connected to the power supply voltage, a...
US20150084686 COMPENSATED VOLTAGE REFERENCE GENERATION CIRCUIT AND METHOD  
In accordance with an embodiment, a method of compensating for the temperature coefficient of a reference voltage includes generating a reference voltage that varies over temperature. A...
US20120242380 SELECTABLE THRESHOLD RESET CIRCUIT  
A low voltage testing circuit (125), system (100 and 200), and method for performing low-voltage testing of a circuit (127) in an integrated circuit package (104 and 204) include a selectable...
US20150186560 SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF COMBINING CMOS INVERTERS OF MULTIPLE DRIVE STRENGTHS TO CREATE TUNE-ABLE CLOCK INVERTERS OF VARIABLE DRIVE STRENGTHS IN HYBRID TREE-MESH CLOCK DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS  
An electronic device fabrication tool uses only standard-size cells from a cell library to fabricate a clock distribution network on a semiconductor device, thereby reducing the cost of the...
US20150244355 LOW-POWER OFFSET-STORED LATCH  
A low-power offset-stored CMOS latch includes, for example, a common current source that is arranged to provide a predetermined bias current for an offset storage phase and enable transistors that...
US20080141207 Wiring Design System of Semiconductor Integrated Circuit, Semiconductor Integrated Circuit, and Wiring Design Program  
A wiring design system for semiconductor integrated circuit which realizes a low power consumption in a grid-shaped clock wiring within a semiconductor integrated circuit is provided. A wiring...
US20130271207 REFERENCE GENERATION IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE  
A method for generating a reference voltage in an integrated circuit device that is powered by a low voltage power includes generating a coarse first reference voltage using a coarse reference...
US20130328597 NEGATIVE VOLTAGE GENERATORS  
Negative voltage generators that do not require level shifters or AC coupling capacitors are disclosed. In an exemplary design, a negative voltage generator includes first, second, third and...
US20130223116 CONTACTLESS CARD CLAMP CIRCUITS THAT COMPENSATE FOR REGULATOR REFERENCE VOLTAGE FLUCTUATIONS  
A contactless card includes an inductive circuit configured to send and receive signals, a rectifier circuit coupled to the inductive circuit and configured to generate a DC voltage from an AC...
US20110037500 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPARATOR OR AMPLIFIER  
An integrated circuit comparator comprises a differential amplifier, a source follower circuit coupled to a gate terminal of a first transistor in the differential amplifier, and an output...
US20130076421 ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR STATE RETENTION POWER GATING  
A method and a electronic circuit, the method includes: sending to a switching circuit, to a state retention power gating (SRPG) circuit and to a first power source a control signal indicating...
US20120139621 VOLTAGE SUPPLY CIRCUIT AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING THE SAME  
A voltage supply circuit includes a pump voltage generator for generating an input voltage by changing a power source voltage to a desired level and changing a level of the input voltage according...
US20130321073 Power Supply Circuit with Positive and Negative Feedback Loops  
A circuit includes a gate node, and a bias circuit coupled to the gate node. The bias circuit is configured to, in response to a change in a gate voltage on the gate node, provide a positive...
US20150116007 VOLTAGE CLAMP ASSIST CIRCUIT  
A transistor driven load circuit includes a gate driver transistor includes an internal voltage clamp, a controller providing a gate control signal operable to control a state of said gate driver,...
US20120242381 FLOATING POINT TIMER TECHNIQUES  
Aspects of the present disclosure relate to floating point timers and counters that are used in a variety of contexts. In some implementations, a floating point counter can be used to generate a...
US20110304487 FLOATING POINT TIMER TECHNIQUES  
Aspects of the present disclosure relate to floating point timers and counters that are used in a variety of contexts. In some implementations, a floating point counter can be used to generate a...
US20150229307 Level Shifter With Improved Operation  
A level shifter includes a first branch and a second branch. A trigger of the first branch is coupled to a low voltage input, an inverted high voltage output and a ground. A latch of the first...
US20120062283 SCAN-BASED RESET  
Scan-based reset utilizes already existing design-for-test scan chains to reset control and logic circuitry upon reset conditions, such as power-up reset. Such utilization eliminates the need for...
US20110063009 Voltage Trimming Circuit  
A voltage trimming circuit is provided. The voltage trimming circuit has an input stage, an up-trimming resistor ladder, a down-trimming resistor ladder and a control means. The input stage has a...
US20100315124 LOW POWER RECEIVER CIRCUIT  
Subject matter disclosed herein relates to circuit design, and more particularly relates to low power circuit techniques for receiver circuits.
US20130194020 LEVEL SHIFTING CIRCUIT  
An integrated circuit has a level shifter, a pull-circuit, and a voltage regulator. The level shifter and the pull-up circuit receive power from the same supply voltage. The voltage regulator...
US20140218079 POWER-ON RESET CIRCUIT  
A power-on reset circuit includes a first-conductive-type MOS transistor having a first source connected to a first power supply, a first drain, and a first gate connected to a second power...
US20110084740 POWER-ON RESET CIRCUIT  
A power-on reset circuit includes a first-conductive-type MOS transistor having a first source connected to a first power supply, a first drain, and a first gate connected to a second power...
US20140062533 Adaptive Voltage Adjustment based on Temperature Value  
Various embodiments of a method and apparatus for performing adaptive voltage adjustment based on temperature value are disclosed. In one embodiment, and integrated circuit (IC) includes logic...
US20140292393 GATE VOLTAGE GENERATING CIRCUIT  
A gate voltage generating circuit to provide a gate voltage to a transistor switch is disclosed. The gate voltage generating circuit includes a first voltage generating circuit and a second...
US20110291799 DEBOUNCE STRATEGY FOR VALIDATING SWITCH ACTUATION  
A debounce strategy is disclosed for use with a switch detection circuit to validate whether the switch is properly actuated or whether interferences, switch bounce, or other interruptions are...
US20130113544 PROXIMITY SWITCH HAVING WRONG TOUCH FEEDBACK  
A proximity switch assembly and method are provided having wrong touch feedback. The switch includes a plurality of proximity switches each including proximity sensors providing a sense activation...
US20130214829 CLOCK RECOVERY SYSTEM  
In a first embodiment of the present invention, a clock recovery system is provided comprising: a phase comparator; an integrator coupled to the phase comparator; a numerically controlled...
US20130222047 DRIVING METHOD FOR CHARGER NOISE REJECTION IN TOUCH PANEL  
A driving method for charger noise rejection in a touch panel has steps of: reading the sensing frame of the touch panel with a self-capacitance sensing mode, marking at least one first-axis...
US20110221481 GATE DRIVE CIRCUIT  
Provided is a gate drive circuit capable of turning off a MOS-FET reliably without adding a complicated structure. The gate drive circuit for driving a power MOS-FET includes: a first switching...
US20100315156 VOLATAGE BANDGAP REFERENCE CIRCUIT  
A voltage bandgap reference circuit includes a voltage keeping circuit, for keeping a first voltage at a first point and a second voltage at a second point to a constant level; a first NMOSFET,...
US20120020176 GENERATING AND AMPLIFYING DIFFERENTIAL SIGNALS  
Some embodiments regard a circuit comprising: a first left transistor having a first left drain, a first left gate, and a first left source; a second left transistor having a second left drain, a...