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9000803 High speed signaling system with adaptive transmit pre-emphasis  
A high-speed signaling system with adaptive transmit pre-emphasis. A transmit circuit has a plurality of output drivers to output a first signal onto a signal path. A receive circuit is coupled to...
8937490 Output driver, devices having the same, and ground termination  
An integrated circuit comprising an output driver including an output terminal, and a receiving circuit including a termination resistor connected between the output terminal and a ground. The...
8937489 Inverter and scan driver using the same  
An inverter is capable of improving the reliability of driving. The inverter includes a first transistor and a second transistor. The first transistor is coupled between a first power source and...
8896159 Low leakage IO circuit and associated apparatus  
A low-leakage IO circuit is provided. The IO circuit includes an impedance path between a pad and a power supply. The impedance path bypasses a signal path of the pad and includes a switch...
RE45246 On-die termination circuit and driving method thereof  
An on-die termination circuit is capable of increasing a resolution without enlargement of a chip or a layout size. The on-die termination circuit includes a control means, a termination...
8873648 Serial communication apparatus  
A serial communication apparatus includes a slew rate control circuit, an output circuit, a detection circuit, and a switching circuit. The slew rate control circuit has a predetermined impedance,...
8854077 Low leakage and data retention circuitry  
An integrated circuit includes first circuitry and sleep transistor circuitry. The first circuitry receives input signals and processes the input signals. The first circuitry also retains data in...
8803535 Impedance mismatch detection circuit  
A comparison circuit for detecting impedance mismatch between pull-up and pull-down devices in a circuit to be monitored includes a comparator operative to receive first and second signals and to...
8791717 Asynchronous-logic circuit for full dynamic voltage control  
Pre-Charge Static Logic (PCSL), is an asynchronous-logic Quasi-Delay-Insensitive architecture based on Static-Logic, featuring fully-range Dynamic Voltage Scaling including robust operation in the...
8788907 Memory chip for converting data received from controller controlling reading and writing of data  
According to one embodiment, a memory chip, which is connected to a controller that controls reading and writing of data in response to a request from an external device, includes: a memory...
8749268 High-speed driver circuit  
An inverter-type high speed driver circuit having a first inverter branch and a second inverter branch wherein each of the inverter branches comprising a parallel circuit of a serial connection of...
8749269 CML to CMOS conversion circuit  
The present invention provides a CML to CMOS conversion circuit comprising a first differential unit, a second differential unit, and an output unit. The output unit comprises a series connection...
8742792 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...
8717064 Semiconductor integrated circuit  
A semiconductor integrated circuit capable of reducing unnecessary current consumption includes a plurality of bus drive circuits for receiving data input, a common bus coupled to the bus drive...
8680710 Analog power sequencer and method  
Supply voltage sequencing circuitry includes a first sequencer (10-1) that produces an active level of a Power Good signal PG if a first supply voltage VOUT1 exceeds an upper threshold V90% while...
8669783 Interface device with programmable voltage gain and/or input impedance having an analog switch comprising N and P field effect transistors connected in series  
An interface device for connection between two electronic components of an electronic circuit, includes: an input terminal, an output terminal and a reference terminal, an input voltage between...
8664977 Ultra-low power multi-threshold asynchronous circuit design  
A multi-threshold null convention logic circuit. The circuit includes a first circuit, a first high-threshold transistor coupled to Vcc, and an inverter receiving power from the first...
8619492 On-die termination circuit, memory device, memory module, and method of operating and training an on-die termination  
An on-die termination (ODT) circuit of a memory device comprising: a memory device having a memory core having a memory cell array; a data input/output pin connected to the memory core through a...
8618831 Transmitter apparatus, systems, and methods  
Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed that operate to drive an output with a data signal and to boost a potential of the output in response to a boost signal. Additional apparatus,...
8618838 Integrated circuit having a standard cell and method for forming  
An integrated circuit includes a first plurality of transistors and a second plurality of transistors coupled together to form a standard cell that performs a logic function. Each of the first...
8610276 Metal cap for back end of line (BEOL) interconnects, design structure and method of manufacture  
A structure is provided with a metal cap for back end of line (BEOL) interconnects that substantially eliminates electro-migration (EM) damage, a design structure and a method of manufacturing the...
8604829 Low-power wide-tuning range common-mode driver for serial interface transmitters  
A method is provided for controlling a data transmission device. The method includes providing a reference voltage to the common mode driver and putting the data transmission device in a low power...
8576640 Data output apparatus and method for outputting data thereof  
A data output apparatus includes a driver driving unit configured to generate driving signals by using input data when a data output enable signal is enabled, a data driver unit configured to...
8570062 EMI shielding circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit including the same  
An electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding circuit and a semiconductor integrated circuit including the same are provided. The EMI shielding circuit includes a data level comparison unit, a...
8542037 Multi-level high voltage pulser integrated circuit using low voltage MOSFETs  
A multi-level high-voltage pulse generator integrated circuit has a digital logic-level control interface circuit. A pair of complementary MOSFETs is controlled by the digital control interface...
8531206 High resolution output driver  
High resolution output drivers having a relatively small number of sub-driver branches or slices each having nominal impedances substantially larger than a quantization step and that incrementally...
8519778 Semiconductor integrated circuit and booster circuit including the same  
A semiconductor integrated circuit includes: a first transistor and a second transistor connected in series between a first voltage and a second voltage; a first inverter configured to control the...
8508254 Apparatus for using metastability-hardened storage circuits in logic devices and associated methods  
An integrated circuit (IC) includes a set of metastability-hardened storage circuits. Each metastability-hardened storage circuit may include: (a) a pulse width distortion circuit; (b) a first...
8508250 Asymmetrical bus keeper  
Various embodiments are described herein for an asymmetrical bus keeper circuit that provides asymmetrical drive towards one logic level. The asymmetrical bus keeper circuit comprises a first...
8502556 System and method for reducing input current spike for drive circuitry  
A circuit includes a plurality of logic gates and a drive circuit. The plurality of logic gates are coupled between a first supply node and a second supply node. Each logic gate has at least one...
8497701 Integrated circuit elementary cell with a low sensitivity to external disturbances  
The present invention relates to an integrated electronic circuit including elements enabling to implement a logic function and means for attenuating the sensitivity of said elements to external...
8487649 Output circuit, system including output circuit, and method of controlling output circuit  
An output circuit includes a first transistor coupled to an external terminal and including a gate terminal that receives a first drive signal. The first transistor drives a potential at the...
8487650 Methods and circuits for calibrating multi-modal termination schemes  
Disclosed are methods and circuits that support different on-die termination (ODT) schemes for a plurality of signaling schemes using a relatively small number of external calibration pads. These...
8487648 Semiconductor integrated circuit  
A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a macro connected between a first power supply line and a second power supply line to drive a load, and a power-supply-noise cancelling circuit...
8476941 Buffer circuit for a capacitive load of high value  
A buffer circuit including an input terminal capable of receiving an input signal and an output terminal capable of being connected to a capacitive load, including an output circuit a series...
8473810 Memory chip having a security function and for which reading and writing of data is controlled by an authenticated controller  
According to one embodiment, a memory chip, which is connected to a controller that controls reading and writing of data in response to a request from an external device, includes: a memory...
8451025 Advanced repeater with duty cycle adjustment  
An advanced repeater with duty cycle adjustment. In accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention, an advanced repeater includes an output stage for driving an output signal line...
8446173 Scalable high-swing transmitter with rise and/or fall time mismatch compensation  
Disclosed is a high-swing voltage-mode transmitter or line driver. The transmitter can operate over a wide range of supply voltages. Increasing the available output swing merely involves...
8446168 Pre-emphasis technique for on-chip voltage-driven single-ended-termination drivers  
A transmitter configured for pre-emphasis is described. The transmitter includes a voltage-driven single-ended-termination driver circuitry. The voltage-driven single-ended-termination driver...
8446172 Apparatus and methods of reducing pre-emphasis voltage jitter  
One embodiment relates to a method of driving a transmission signal with pre-emphasis having minimal voltage jitter. A digital data signal is received, and a pre-emphasis signal is generated. The...
8427196 System for processing analog-type electrical signals with low noise driving device  
A system includes analog supply circuitry providing first and second analog potentials. A switch module assumes first or second states to enable and inhibit transfer of an analog electrical signal...
8410818 High speed communication interface with an adaptive swing driver to reduce power consumption  
A high-speed bus interface with an adaptive swing driver. A high speed interface includes a transmitter and a receiver coupled via a bus. The transmitter has an adaptive swing driver and a...
8405424 Output buffer with adjustable feedback  
A system according to one embodiment includes input stage circuitry configured to receive input data; output stage circuitry configured to generate buffered output data based on said received...
8390318 Semiconductor device having calibration circuit for adjusting output impedance of output buffer circuit  
Disclosed herein is a device that includes a replica buffer circuit that drives a calibration terminal, a reference-potential generating circuit that generates a reference potential, a comparison...
8390315 Configurable input-output (I/O) circuitry with pre-emphasis circuitry  
Circuits and techniques for operating an integrated circuit (IC) with a configurable input-output circuit are disclosed. A disclosed circuit includes a single-ended input-output buffer coupled to...
8384421 Digital CMOS circuit with noise cancellation  
A system is provided with a digital complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) device and a noise cancellation circuit. The CMOS device has a first interface to accept a binary logic input...
8354860 Tailbiter for RF pulsed load  
A power gating circuit responds to a power enable signal to apply and withhold power to a MMIC. The gating circuit includes an OR gate and an AND gate, each coupled to the gate of a FET for...
8344753 Terminal resistor apparatus  
A terminal resistor apparatus includes an input-side switch, an input-side terminal resistor, an output-side switch, and an output-side terminal resistor. When a plurality of the terminal resistor...
8330588 Fast repeater latch  
A repeater circuit is disclosed. The repeater circuit includes an input circuit coupled to receive a data input signal and a clock signal, and an output circuit configured to, when activated,...
8331167 Data output apparatus and method for outputting data thereof  
A data output apparatus includes a driver driving unit configured to generate driving signals by using input data when a data output enable signal is enabled, a data driver unit configured to...