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9030228 Intelligent current drive for bus lines  
An intelligent current drive is disclosed that couples an active current source to a bus line to increase the rate of pull-up and decouples the active current source from the bus line prior to...
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...
9013209 Programmable input/output circuit  
A apparatus, having a processing system and an input buffer coupled with both the processing system and one of two IO pads, and a reference buffer coupled to both the input buffer and the second...
8988102 On-die termination  
Local on-die termination controllers for effecting termination of a high-speed signaling links simultaneously engage on-die termination structures within multiple integrated-circuit memory devices...
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...
8980642 Use of cyanocinnamic acid derivatives as matrics in MALDI mass spectrometry  
The present invention relates to the use of cyanocinnamic acid derivatives as a matrix in the MALDI mass spectrometry of an analyte.
8975915 Driver circuit for a digital signal transmitting bus  
A driver circuit for a digital signal transmitting bus includes a main switch. The main switch is connected to the bus, is controllable by the digital signal to be transmitted, and has one...
8952719 Memory with termination circuit  
Provided is a semiconductor integrated circuit according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention including first and second transmitter-receivers that execute transmission and reception of...
8952718 Termination circuit and DC balance method thereof  
A termination circuit for a plurality of memories controlled by a controller is provided. The termination circuit includes a plurality of drivers, a plurality of resistors and a plurality of...
8952725 Low voltage differential signal driving circuit and electronic device compatible with wired transmission  
A low voltage differential signal driving circuit including positive and negative differential output terminals, an automatic level selector, an output level detector and a transition accelerator....
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...
8933723 Terminating resistance generation device for differential input mode communication and differential input mode communication device  
Disclosed are a terminating resistance generation device for differential input mode communication and a differential input mode communication device. The terminating resistance generation device...
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...
8917112 Bidirectional level shifter  
The invention provides a bidirectional level shifter which includes: a first signal terminal; a second signal terminal; a first switch, coupled between the first signal terminal and ground; an...
8912688 Power supply switch circuit  
A power supply switch circuit according to an aspect of the present invention includes a first switch element that is connected between a first power supply line and a second power supply line and...
8912818 High speed multiple memory interface I/O cell  
A calibration circuit includes an amplifier, a current steering digital-to-analog converter (DAC), a comparator, a slew calibration network, and an on-die termination (ODT) network. The amplifier...
8909841 Configurable serial interface  
Method and system for configuring a serial interface. The system includes one or more input nodes each coupled to a corresponding serial bus. One or more output nodes are coupled to a respective...
8901987 Unidirectional output stage with isolated feedback  
A circuit includes an input stage configured to receive a regulated input signal and generate an input stage output signal in response to the regulated input signal. An isolation stage can be...
8896343 Adjustable impedance circuit and impedance setting method for providing differential-mode impedance matching and common-mode impedance matching  
An adjustable impedance circuit includes a calibration module, an impedance module, a first switch module and a second switch module. The calibration module is arranged to generate a calibration...
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...
8890566 Low-voltage, high-speed, current-mode latch with inductor tail and common-mode feedback for amplitude and current control  
Described herein is a low-voltage circuit with an inductor tail and a common mode feedback loop for amplitude and current control. A first transistor pair can receive clock inputs, and a second...
8878564 Impedance adjustment circuit with correction circuit for semiconductor device  
A device includes an output circuit including a plurality of unit buffers, each of the unit buffers having an adjustable impedance; a controller circuit operable to selectively activate at least...
8878569 Self-recovering bus signal detector  
A detector circuit is disclosed that detects bus signal conditions. To detect a START condition, asynchronous sequential logic detects a first bus signal transition (e.g., from high to low) and a...
8868990 Semiconductor memory device and information processing apparatus including the same  
A semiconductor memory device is disclosed that includes an ODT circuit configured to be connected to a bus which transmits a data signal or a data strobe signal between a memory block and an...
8854078 Dynamic termination-impedance control for bidirectional I/O pins  
Circuits, methods, and apparatus for dynamic control of source and termination impedances. One output stage provides a series termination when transmitting and a parallel termination when...
8847628 Current mode logic circuits with automatic sink current adjustment  
Integrated circuit devices may utilize automatic methods for adjusting the tail currents of current mode logic (CML) cells, which compensate for variations in process corners and thereby enable...
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...
8836367 Signal transceiver and adaptive impedance switch circuit  
A signal transceiver includes a connector for receiving a signal, a band-pass filter coupled to the connector for filtering the signal, a front-end module for demodulating the signal and an...
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...
8823421 Pre-emphasis circuit  
An embodiment of a pre-emphasis circuit, an embodiment of a method for pre-emphasizing complementary single-ended signals, an embodiment of a transmitter, and an embodiment of a communication system.
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...
8810274 On-die termination circuit  
An on-die termination circuit includes a reference period signal generation circuit that generates a reference period signal according to a level of a reference voltage, a first period signal...
8803553 Differential transmission circuit  
A differential transmission circuit comprises a sending unit that generates a pair of differential signals from an input signal, and sends the differential signals; a receiver that receives the...
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...
8797064 Hybrid H-bridge and CML driver  
In one embodiment, a hybrid output buffer having both an H-bridge mode and a CML mode of operation includes a plurality of transistor switches arranged between an upper rail and a bottom rail. A...
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)...
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,...
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...
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.
8736305 Input and output buffer including a dynamic driver reference generator  
A system having an input and output buffer includes a dynamic driver reference generator to generate dynamic driver reference signals based on a data signal and an IO buffer supply voltage, a...
8736304 Self-biased high speed level shifter circuit  
A method and apparatus for translating signals between different components located in different power boundaries in a mixed voltage system. A level shifter system includes a first level shifter...
8736307 Bidirectional transceiver and method  
In accordance with an embodiment, a transceiver includes a bidirectional data transmission circuit coupled to a direction control circuit and method for transmitting electrical signals in one or...
8723712 Digital to analog converter with current steering source for reduced glitch energy error  
A digital to analog converter including at least one current steering source and a master replica bias network. Each current steering source includes a data current source, two switches, two...
8717065 Data tranmission driver, system and method  
A system and method are provided for transmission of data bits across a data bus. To reduce power usage, noise, or some combination of the two, the data bus utilizes differential transmission...
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...
8698520 Output slew rate control  
This document discusses, among other things, output slew rate control. Methods and structures are described to provide slew rate control of an output driver circuit such as a DRAM output driver on...
8692574 Methods and systems for reducing supply and termination noise  
Described is a communication system in a first integrated circuit (IC) communicates with a second IC via single-ended communication channels. A bidirectional reference channel extends between the...
8692573 Signal lines with internal and external termination  
Embodiments of a memory controller are described. This memory controller communicates signals to a memory device via a signal line, which can be a data signal line or a command/address signal...
8674720 Semiconductor device and method of adjusting an impedance of an output buffer  
A semiconductor device has a ZQ circuit (40) which generates impedance control information and an output buffer having an impedance controlled in response to the impedance control information. A...
8674725 Transmitter circuit  
A transmitter circuit in which a driver circuit includes MOS transistors for bias voltage application, in which a driving current flows, cascode-connected to MOS transistors for differential...