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9041475 Thermally stable low power chip clocking  
A method of controlling an integrated circuit chip including first and second clock sources, the first clock source being more thermally stable and having a higher power consumption, the...
9016939 Thermal sensor with second-order temperature curvature correction  
Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a stacked integrated chip structure having a thermal sensor that detects a temperature of one or a plurality of integrated chips. In some...
8994428 Period signal generation circuits  
A period signal generation circuit including a control voltage generator and a period controller. The control voltage generator selecting one of temperature-dependent voltages to output the...
8988115 Electronic device and method for controlling temperature thereof  
A method for controlling a temperature of an electronic device which includes a semiconductor chip is provided. The temperature control method includes measuring a temperature of a measurement...
8982586 Method for regulating temperature of transistor-based component  
A method of regulating temperature of a transistor-based component of a power system is disclosed. The method may include operating the power system to supply electric power to the...
8981857 Temperature dependent timer circuit  
A timer to provide pulses at a comparator output wherein a frequency of the pulses is dependent on temperature, wherein providing each pulse includes biasing a first input of the comparator at a...
8970275 Process compensated delay line  
An integrated circuit that equalizes delay across process corners. A delay equalizer circuit is used to adjust and maintain a relatively constant delay across different process corners. The delay...
8963621 Methods and apparatus for tuning a current source and selecting a reference voltage to maintain a transconductance and transition frequencies of transistors of an inverter  
A circuit including a current source, an inverter, and a device. The current source is configured to receive a first reference voltage and supply an output current. The inverter has a...
8963620 Controlling circuit voltage and frequency based upon location-dependent temperature  
Various embodiments include approaches for controlling a supply voltage or a clock frequency to an integrated circuit (IC). Various additional embodiments include circuitry for controlling a...
8952745 Temperature detecting circuit, temperature compensating circuit, and buffer circuit  
A temperature detecting circuit includes a first rectifying element with a cathode at a first reference voltage and an anode connected to a first node, a first impedance element connected in...
8928393 Temperature switch circuit having dynamic temperature thresholds  
An apparatus comprising a temperature switch and a logic device, and a method of implementing multiple dynamic temperature thresholds. The temperature switch has a temperature sensor, a...
8922152 Temperature protection device  
A temperature protection device basically includes a temperature detector, a temperature estimator, an overheated determining component and an overheating protection component. The temperature...
8918067 Servo loop for quality-factor compensation in a capacitor array  
The impedance of the elements of a capacitor array in the transmitter is kept substantially constant over changes in process, temperature, and supply voltage. The impedance is maintained...
8909383 Proactive cooling of chips using workload information and controls  
A method to reduce large temperature over/undershoot in a computer system. Using workload data, the method proactively modifies controls of mechanical cooling system to anticipate power and take...
8901989 Adaptive gate drive circuit with temperature compensation  
An adaptive gate drive circuit that can generate a gate bias voltage with temperature compensation for a MOSFET is disclosed. The adaptive gate drive circuit may generate the gate bias voltage...
8901992 Temperature sensors  
Temperature sensors are provided. The temperature sensor includes a comparison voltage generator and a temperature voltage generator. The comparison voltage generator generates a first comparison...
8878597 Circuit for canceling errors caused by parasitic and device-intrinsic resistances in temperature dependent integrated circuits  
In one embodiment, a circuit includes at least one transistor with a base and collector being electrically connected to a ground, and at least one current source being configured to apply four...
8878621 Temperature-compensated semiconductor resistor device  
A semiconductor device includes: a resistance R whose resistance value varies in response to a substrate temperature variation; a resistance corrector that is coupled in series with the resistance...
8866536 Process monitoring circuit and method  
A process monitoring circuit may be used to determine appropriate voltage for integrated circuits including a non-volatile memory. The process monitoring circuit includes a bandgap reference, a...
8791746 Over-temperature protection of semiconductor components  
A device includes an over-temperature protection circuit configured to protect against over-temperature. The over-temperature protection circuit is coupled to receive a signal representative of...
8793512 Method and apparatus for thermal control of processing nodes  
An apparatus and method for per-node thermal control of processing nodes is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of processing nodes, and further includes a power management unit...
8766703 Method and apparatus for sensing on-chip characteristics  
A sensor circuit performs a method for sensing on-chip characteristics. The method includes generating a first voltage using a drive current through a first set of transistors that are operating...
8760216 Reference voltage generators for integrated circuits  
A reference voltage generator circuit may include at least one MOS transistor and at least one bipolar transistor coupled together to provide an electrical path from an input reference potential...
8754702 Method and system for monitoring silicon process properties for power and performance optimization  
Signal processing within an integrated circuit (IC) may be monitored by a silicon process monitor, where one or more inputs to the IC may be controlled. The controlled input may comprise a...
8727616 Differential thermistor circuit  
This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus and method for providing temperature information. In an example, an integrated circuit apparatus can include a first resistor configured...
8723710 System and method for controlling a digital sensor  
A system for controlling a digital sensor (CN) for measuring a physical quantity (GP) includes a transducer (TRD) delivering as output an analog signal representative of the physical quantity...
8698548 Adaptive thermal compensation circuit and method  
For thermal compensation for an intrinsic element in a system, a circuit and method are proposed to predict the temperature variation caused by power loss of the intrinsic element, in addition to...
8662747 Temperature sensing apparatus and method of sensing temperature  
A temperature sensing apparatus disposed inside a chip includes first and second current generation circuits, first and second current-to-frequency converters, and a counting unit. The first...
8665005 Process and temperature insensitive inverter  
The transition frequency of an inverter can vary with the transconductance of its internal transistors as a function of temperature and bias level. To maintain consistent transition frequency...
8653885 Device for generating a reference current proportional to absolute temperature, with low power supply voltage and large power supply rejection rate  
The device for generating a reference current proportional to absolute temperature comprises processing means connected to the terminals of a core and designed to equalize the voltages across the...
8635003 System and method for calibration and fault detection of non-contact position sensor  
A control system for an engine includes a control module and a resistor. The resistor is connected in series between the control module and a non-contact position sensor. The control module...
8629710 Sensor output IC and sensor device  
A sensor output IC has a switching element that turns on and off between output terminals based on a detection signal from a sensor, and a temperature-limiting circuit that maintains the switching...
8604867 Energy harvesting in integrated circuit packages  
An energy harvesting integrated circuit (IC) includes electrical connectors, each having a portion of a first material and a portion of a second material. The first and the second materials have a...
8598941 Hybrid impedance compensation in a buffer circuit  
A compensation circuit for controlling a variation in output impedance of at least one buffer circuit includes a monitor circuit and a control circuit coupled with the monitor circuit. The monitor...
8600697 Extended thermal management  
A method for managing thermal condition of a thermal zone that includes multiple thermally controllable components include determining thermal relationship between the components and reducing...
8587224 Variable gate field-effect transistor and electrical and electronic apparatus including the same  
Provided are a variable field effect transistor (FET) designed to suppress a reduction of current between a source and a drain due to heat while decreasing a temperature of the FET, and an...
8575993 Integrated circuit with pre-heating for reduced subthreshold leakage  
Certain semiconductor processes provide for the use of multiple different types of transistors with different threshold voltages in a single IC. It can be shown that in certain ones of these...
8575994 Circuit and method for generating a clock signal  
A clock source is configured to provide an oscillating signal to be divided into a clock signal. A temperature sensor senses a first temperature of the clock source. The clock source is subjected...
8563903 Method and circuit for controlling radiant heat of transistor using metal-insulator transition device  
Provided are a method and circuit for controlling heat generation of a power transistor, in which the power transistor can be protected by preventing heat generation of the power transistor by...
8558608 Poly silicon resistor, reference voltage circuit comprising the same, and manufacturing method of poly silicon resistor  
The present invention relates to a polysilicon resistor, a reference voltage circuit including the same, and a method for manufacturing the polysilicon resistor. The polysilicon resistor according...
8547163 Temperature sensor device  
Provided is a temperature sensor device operable at a lower voltage. The temperature sensor device detects temperature based on an output voltage of a forward voltage generator for generating a...
8542057 Circuit arrangement and method for temperature measurement  
A circuit arrangement for temperature measurement comprises an input for connecting a temperature-sensitive element, a that is connected to a first input of a comparator. A reference voltage is...
8536908 Apparatus and method for smart VCC trip point design for testability  
An apparatus and method for testing is provided. An integrated circuit includes a comparison circuit that is arranged to trip based on a power supply signal reaching a trip point. The integrated...
8531235 Circuit for a current having a programmable temperature slope  
A current reference circuit configured to generate a reference current with a programmable temperature slope is disclosed. The current reference circuit includes a resistor. The current reference...
8531234 Temperature detection device  
Provided is a temperature detection device capable of attaining low current consumption at no expense of detection speed at around a temperature to be detected. The temperature detection device...
8502478 Variable gate field-effect transistor and electrical and electronic apparatus including the same  
Provided are a variable field effect transistor (FET) designed to suppress a reduction of current between a source and a drain due to heat while decreasing a temperature of the FET, and an...
8496379 Systems and methods for determining device temperature  
Circuitry for measuring and/or monitoring device temperature may include a first node coupled to ground, and a second node and a first resistor coupled in series to ground and in parallel to the...
8493114 Temperature compensation circuit and synthesizer using the temperature compensation circuit  
A temperature compensation circuit includes: a sensing circuit arranged to sense a temperature to generate a sensing signal; an operational circuit arranged to sample the sensing signal to...
8487660 Temperature-stable CMOS voltage reference circuits  
A temperature stable comparator circuit, comprised of: a branch C having a first end, a second end, a first type-1 device and first type-2 device, wherein the first type-1 device and the first...
8482338 Shock detector with DC offset suppression using internal components  
A shock detector, such as for disk drives, which eliminates discrete external capacitors used in prior art devices. A first stage operational amplifier (without external capacitors) provides part...