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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...
9035689 Thermal controller for semiconductor switching power devices  
A thermal controller for driving a gate control unit of a gate-driven semiconductor switching device, the thermal controller comprising a junction temperature estimation module for generating an...
9035694 Circuit for generating reference voltage  
Provided is a circuit for generating a reference voltage. The circuit includes a band gap circuit generating a first current having a size that increases in proportion to an absolute temperature...
9035692 Complementary biasing circuits and related methods  
Embodiments of complementary biasing circuits and related methods are described herein. Other embodiments and related implementations are also disclosed herein.
9004754 Thermal sensors and methods of operating thereof  
A thermal sensor includes a comparator having a first and second input nodes. A reference voltage generator is electrically coupled with the first input node. The reference voltage generator is...
8994444 Proportional to absolute temperature current generation circuit having higher temperature coefficient, display device including the same, and method thereof  
A proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) current generation circuit may include a current mirror unit and/or a level control unit. The current mirror unit may be connected between a first...
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...
8985849 High resolution temperature measurement  
Temperature is determined by measuring the time it takes to charge a capacitor with a resistive temperature sensor. A clock, time counter, a voltage comparator and voltage reference are used in...
8988135 Semiconductor device and body bias method thereof  
Exemplary embodiments disclose a semiconductor device which includes a function block including a plurality of transistors; a temperature detector configured to detect a driving temperature of the...
8985850 Adaptive gate driver strength control  
An adaptive algorithm running on a processing device receives a temperature value that represents a temperature at a gate terminal of a transistor. The adaptive algorithm, determines a drive...
8988134 System and method for operating low power circuits at high temperatures  
A system includes first circuitry including first elements for operating in a low power mode; second circuitry including second elements for operating in a high-temperature mode; and one or more...
8981833 Methods and circuits for providing stable current and voltage references based on currents flowing through ultra-thin dielectric layer components  
Low-power circuits for providing stable voltage and current references rely on currents flowing through ultra-thin dielectric layer components for operation. A current reference circuit includes...
8975951 Semiconductor integrated circuit  
Electronic apparatus that can suppress the operating voltage of an incorporated semiconductor integrated circuit to a low voltage is provided. Electronic apparatus 1 includes a power supply...
8970287 Apparatus and method of adjusting analog parameters for extended temperature operation  
A circuit includes a temperature sensor configured to determine a circuit temperature and includes an analog circuit including one or more controllable circuit elements. The analog circuit...
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...
8947159 Reference voltage generation circuit  
Provided is a reference voltage generation circuit that has a flat temperature characteristic even when there are fluctuations in manufacturing step. After a semiconductor manufacturing process is...
8928394 Semiconductor integrated circuit and an operating method thereof, a timing verifying method for a semiconductor integrated circuit and a test method of a semiconductor integrated circuit  
A semiconductor integrated circuit which includes a control circuit; and a power management integrated circuit (IC) configured to supply an operating voltage to the control circuit. The control...
8917103 Device and method for testing semiconductor device  
A testing method for testing a semiconductor device includes heating the semiconductor device until the temperature of the semiconductor device reaches a predetermined temperature; conducting...
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...
8907653 Circuit of outputting temperature compensation power voltage from variable power and method thereof  
Disclosed herein are a circuit of outputting a temperature compensation power voltage from variable power and a method thereof, the circuit including: a regulator circuit unit converting the...
8901983 Temperature compensated timing signal generator  
The temperature compensated timing signal generator comprises a crystal oscillator that generates a reference time signal, and a divider circuit that receives the reference time signal as input...
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...
8896349 Low voltage detector  
A low voltage detector (100) includes a power supply voltage monitor circuit (110) that produces a voltage VSP related to a first a power supply voltage, and a voltage generator (105), which...
8896359 Temperature compensated timing signal generator  
The temperature compensated timing signal generator comprises a crystal oscillator that generates a reference time signal, and a divider circuit that receives the reference time signal as input...
8878598 Sensing module  
A sensing module of the disclosure comprises a sensing device, a voltage generating device, a compensating device, and a voltage controlling device. The sensing device comprises a first reference...
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...
8866538 Constant current circuit of high efficiency  
The present inventive concept is a hyuntak transistor that can prevent a thermal runaway phenomenon and a low heat high efficiency constant current circuit using an auxiliary transistor capable of...
8864377 CMOS temperature sensor with sensitivity set by current-mirror and resistor ratios without limiting DC bias  
An on-chip temperature sensor circuit can be implemented in a standard complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process using PNP transistors. A pair of transistors have collector currents...
8866539 Semiconductor device having voltage generation circuit  
The present invention provides a voltage generation circuit which outputs high-precision output voltage in a wide temperature range. A semiconductor device has a voltage generation circuit. The...
8860445 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Device and method for testing semiconductor device
 
A testing method for testing a semiconductor device includes heating the semiconductor device until the temperature of the semiconductor device reaches a predetermined temperature; conducting...
8847669 Method for controlling temperature of terminal and terminal supporting the same  
A method for controlling a temperature of a terminal and a terminal supporting the same are provided. A terminal supporting temperature control includes a temperature sensor for detecting a...
8803588 Temperature compensation circuit  
A temperature compensation circuit is disclosed. A temperature compensation circuit may include a temperature coefficient generator configured to generate a first signal and a second signal,...
8797094 On-chip zero-temperature coefficient current generator  
Embodiments of the invention generally provide generating a ZTC current using resistors that may be integrated into an IC, even if these resistors vary with temperature. Specifically, instead of...
8791750 Constant voltage constant current generation circuit  
A constant voltage constant current generation circuit includes a first transistor, a first resistor connected between the first terminal and a second potential, a first diode connected in series...
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...
8783949 Self-calibrating, wide-range temperature sensor  
A self-calibrating, wide-range temperature sensor includes a current reference, impervious to process and voltage, with the current reference mirrored into two oppositely-sized bipolar transistors...
RE45029 Thermal sensors for stacked dies  
The invention relates to a method for obtaining temperature values from at least two thermal sensors arranged on resources within a three-dimensional die structure determining at least a partial...
8786358 Reference voltage circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit  
A reference voltage circuit includes a first amplifier configured to output a reference voltage, a second amplifier coupled to the first amplifier, an offset adjustment voltage generation circuit,...
8786355 Low-power voltage reference circuit  
Methods and apparatus for a providing temperature-compensated reference voltage are provided. In an example, a temperature-compensated voltage reference circuit includes a current mirror portion...
8773194 Method, apparatus and system for adaptively adjusting voltage  
The present invention discloses a method, an apparatus, and a system for adaptively adjusting a voltage. The method includes: acquiring an internal temperature code of a system chip and a time...
8766704 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...
8760180 Systems and methods mitigating temperature dependence of circuitry in electronic devices  
Methods and systems for compensating for temperature variation in the performance of electronic circuits and systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, the systems are configured to store...
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...
8754700 Linearity improvement over temperature using temperature dependent common-mode voltages in active mixer  
A mixer comprising a Gilbert cell configured to receive a baseband signal and a local oscillator signal, wherein the Gilbert cell comprises a baseband transistor and a local oscillator transistor,...
8737646 Temperature compensated voltage pump  
The present invention relates to an integrated circuit voltage pump with temperature compensation circuitry providing improved DC output voltage accuracy over an operational temperature range. The...
8736355 Device layout for reference and sensor circuits  
A band gap reference circuit includes an error-amplifier-based current mirror coupled between a first supply node and a pair of intermediate voltage nodes, and a matched diode pair for providing a...
8736331 Noise tolerant clock circuit with reduced complexity  
The clock circuit of an integrated circuit operates with tolerance of variation in power. A compensation circuit is powered by a supply voltage. The compensation circuit generates a compensated...