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9035677 High-speed low power stacked transceiver  
A transceiver includes a transmitter and receiver that form a series current path between two power-supply nodes. Powering both the transmitter and receiver with the same supply current saves...
9030397 Gate driver, driving circuit, and LCD  
There is disclosed a gate driver, a driving circuit, and a liquid crystal display (LCD), wherein the gate driver comprises input terminals for inputting a CPV signal, an OE signal, and an STV...
9024654 System and method to actively drive the common mode voltage of a receiver termination network  
An active termination circuit for a differential receiver includes a first receiver element configured to receive a first component of a differential signal, a second receiver element configured...
9024671 Method and apparatus for clock transmission  
Apparatus and methods are provided for an extraction circuit. In one configuration, an apparatus includes: an edge extraction circuit for receiving a first clock signal and outputting a second...
9024653 Input buffer circuit  
There is provided an input buffer circuit having hysteresis characteristics. The input buffer circuit includes: a first operating unit performing a NOR operation on an input signal and a first...
9024659 Method and apparatus for passive equalization and slew-rate control  
A device for passive equalization and slew-rate control of a signal includes a first branch and a second branch. The first branch includes a first driver coupled in series with an equalization...
9007101 Driver circuit for driving power transistors  
A driver circuit for driving a power transistor includes a converter having a first transistor and a second transistor coupled in series between a supply node and a reference node. The converter...
9000850 Method and apparatus for self-calibrating driving capability and resistance of on-die termination  
A method and an apparatus for self-calibration of a driving capability and a resistance of an on-die termination are provided. The apparatus includes an output interface physical layer (PHY) and a...
8994398 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...
8994402 Level shifter circuit optimized for metastability resolution and integrated level shifter and metastability resolution circuit  
A level shifter and integrated level shifter and metastability resolution flop circuit are disclosed. A circuit includes a generation circuit, in a first voltage domain, coupled to receive a logic...
8988106 Voltage mode driver with current booster (VMDCB)  
A voltage mode driver circuit able to achieve a larger voltage output swing than its supply voltage. The voltage mode driver circuit is supplemented by a current source or “current booster.” The...
8981811 Multi-valued on-die termination  
An integrated circuit memory device stores a plurality of digital values that specify respective termination impedances. The memory device switchably couples respective sets of load elements to a...
8975920 Programmable transceiver circuit  
A multi-function programmable transceiver is described. The transceiver includes a driver circuit and a receiver circuit, which allows an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) device to...
8970258 Systems and methods for edge control in a switched output stage  
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods may include a switch coupled at its gate terminal to an input signal voltage, the input signal voltage for controlling...
8970248 Sharing hardware resources between D-PHY and N-factorial termination networks  
A termination network for a receiver device is provided to support both D-PHY signaling and N-factorial signaling. The first end of each of a plurality dynamically configurable switches is coupled...
8947133 Systems and methods for multi-level termination calibration for voltage mode drivers  
A voltage mode driver system includes a plurality of VMD cells, a plurality of auxiliary cells, a control logic and an output node. The plurality of VMD cells are configured to generate a first...
8941411 Signal transmission circuit  
A signal transmission circ it includes a main driving unit configured to drive a first signal transmission One in response to an input signal and output a first driven signal, an emphasis driving...
8941410 Programmable buffer circuit  
Buffer circuit embodiments are described. A buffer circuit includes an input configured to receive an input signal and a buffer configured to generate an output signal based on the input signal....
8933727 Monolithic transmit/receive module driver  
An integrated circuit comprising a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit may be configured to generate a plurality of complementary outputs based upon a plurality of inputs, a...
8933729 Stacked receivers  
Differential receivers are “stacked” and independently calibrated to different common-mode voltages. The different common-mode voltages may correspond to the common-mode voltages of stacked...
8928360 High frequency smart buffer  
Circuits and methods to realize a power-efficient high frequency buffer. The amplitude of a buffered signal is detected and compared with the amplitude of the input signal. The comparison result...
8922246 System and process for overcoming wire-bond originated cross-talk  
A system and process overcomes the influence of induced current and/or capacitance in wires and, more particularly, reduces and overcomes induced current and/or capacitance cross-talk between...
8922241 Logic circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit  
Provided is a logic circuit that can reduce the variation of a power supply voltage supplied thereto and a semiconductor integrated circuit including the logic circuit. The logic circuit includes...
8901955 High speed buffer with high noise immunity  
This disclosure provides examples of circuits, devices, systems, and methods for providing high speed operation with high noise immunity. In one implementation, a circuit includes a first buffer...
8901971 Systems and methods for providing differential line drivers  
Systems and methods for providing differential line drivers include a device having an input configured to receive an input signal and a driver circuit configured to generate a first output and a...
8896353 Method and apparatus for constant output impedance, variable pre-emphasis drive  
A population of drivers is provided in parallel to a driver output and a population of pre-emphasis path drivers is provided in parallel to the driver output. The population of drivers is updated...
8896341 Integrated circuit device, calibration module, and method therefor  
An integrated circuit device comprising at least one calibration module for calibrating an impedance of at least one on-die interconnect line driver in order to adaptively match an impedance...
8890565 Logic signal transmission circuit with isolation barrier  
A logic signal transmission circuit includes a driving circuit, an isolation section, and a latch section. The driving circuit converts an input digital signal to a differential digital signal....
8878568 High-speed SSR transmit driver  
A high speed transmit driver is provided, along with methods to improve driver slew rate, decrease transmit jitter, improve termination accuracy, and decrease sensitivity to supply noise.
8872560 Semiconductor device having data output circuit in which slew rate thereof is adjustable  
Disclosed herein is a device that includes: a first circuit configured to operate on a first power voltage to produce a first set of slew rate control signals; a second circuit configured to...
8872546 Interface circuitry for a test apparatus  
In one embodiment, a test apparatus includes a field programmable gate array (FPGA) including a first transmitter to communicate first signals according to current mode logic (CML) signaling and a...
8841936 Differential output circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit  
A differential output circuit has a current source, a voltage source, first paired transistors which, in a first operating mode, switch that current from the current source should be flown to...
8836394 Method and apparatus for source-synchronous signaling  
A low-power, high-performance source-synchronous chip interface which provides rapid turn-on and facilitates high signaling rates between a transmitter and a receiver located on different chips is...
8829948 Programmable high-speed I/O interface  
Methods and apparatus for providing either high-speed, or lower-speed, flexible inputs and outputs. An input and output structure having a high-speed input, a high-speed output, a low or moderate...
8823414 Multiple signal format output driver with configurable internal load  
A multiple signal format output driver is configurable to provide a current-mode logic (CML) output signal in response to a CML value of one or more first values of the control signal. The output...
8816721 Systems and methods for output control  
The present disclosure provides an output control circuit including a signal feedback circuit and an enable control circuit, wherein the signal feedback circuit is configured to compare an output...
8810278 Semiconductor integrated circuit device  
A semiconductor integrated circuit device comprises I/O cells arranged around a core region. Each of the I/O cells comprises a level shifter circuit, an I/O logic circuit, and an I/O buffer...
8797063 Data transmission device and image sensor system using the same  
A data transmission device includes a control unit and a delay chain unit. The control unit outputs a first control signal through an nth control signal, where n is a natural number. The delay...
8792256 Controller for a switch and method of operating the same  
A controller for a switch and a method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the controller is configured to measure a voltage of a control terminal of the switch and select a first mode of...
8787831 Smart data storage apparatus and data transmitting method for the same  
A smart data storage apparatus and data transmitting method for the same are to combine the hard disk with the dual interface memory, and are to use radio frequency identification (RFID)...
8786322 Gate driver circuit and operating method thereof  
There are provided a gate driver circuit and an operating method thereof. The gate driver circuit includes an output signal generating unit including a plurality of switch devices generating...
8773162 Communication cell for an integrated circuit, chip comprising said communication cell, electronic system including the chip, and test apparatus  
An embodiment of communication cell for enabling data communication between an integrated circuit and an electronic unit distinct from the integrated circuit, comprising a contact pad unit,...
8772795 Light-emitting device and lighting device  
To provide a light-emitting device including the plurality of light-emitting elements having a structure in which a light-emitting area is large and defects in patterning of light-emitting...
8773166 Self-timed single track circuit  
An apparatus includes a first output stage and a first input stage of a first single track buffer, as well as a second output stage and a second input stage of a second single track buffer. The...
8773163 Flexible, space-efficient I/O circuitry for integrated circuits  
Flexible, space-efficient I/O architectures for integrated circuits simplify circuit design and shorten design times. In one aspect, cells for power supply pads are eliminated, in part by locating...
8749270 Driver circuit of semiconductor apparatus and method for controlling the same  
A driver circuit of a semiconductor apparatus includes a driver and a control unit configured to vary a voltage level of a power supply terminal of the driver in response to a standby mode signal.
8736306 Apparatuses and methods of communicating differential serial signals including charge injection  
Apparatuses and methods are disclosed, including an apparatus that includes a differential driver with charge injection pre-emphasis. One such apparatus includes a pre-emphasis circuit and an...
8729925 Configurable buffer for an integrated circuit  
In one embodiment, an internal buffer may be provided within an integrated circuit (IC) to convert a signal to an output current to be output via a pin of the IC, under control of a switch which...
8723552 Configuration and method for improving noise immunity of a floating gate driver circuit  
A floating gate driver circuit includes a level shifter, a pass element, a bistable circuit and a control logic circuit, to shift the voltage level of a control signal from a lower one to a higher...
8717063 High voltage latching and DC restoration isolation and level shifting method and apparatus  
A device and method for dc isolation and level shifting includes a driver circuit powered by a first voltage range, a capacitor connected to the driver circuit, and a latching circuit connected to...