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8564917 Integrated circuit having electrostatic discharge protection  
Apparatus are provided for integrated circuits that include circuitry to provide protection from electrostatic discharge. An exemplary integrated circuit includes an input/output terminal, a first...
8564096 Diffused integrated resistor  
Methods and apparatus according to various aspects of the present invention may operate in conjunction with a resistor formed of a lightly-doped P-type region formed in a portion of a lightly-doped...
8559145 Serializer/deserializer frontend  
A receiver frontend includes a first input junction for receiving a first input signal, a second input junction for receiving a second input signal, a first output junction, a second output...
8559144 ESD clamp with auto biasing under high injection conditions  
In an SCR ESD protection circuit, the n-type emitter of the SCR is controlled to receive electron current only during an ESD event, thereby defining PNP characteristics during normal operation and...
8559142 DC power supply insulation fault detection circuit  
A DC power supply insulation fault detection circuit includes a plurality of circuit breaking elements located at a positive terminal and a negative terminal of each circuit in a power supply...
8553375 Intelligent soft start control to reduce electrostatic discharge clamp current spikes  
Systems and methods of regulating a power supply may involve ramping an output voltage of the power supply toward an operating voltage level at a first slew rate in response to detecting a soft...
8552530 Vertical transient voltage suppressors  
A vertical transient voltage suppressor for protecting an electronic device is disclosed. The vertical transient voltage includes a conductivity type substrate having highly doping concentration; a...
8553380 Apparatus and method for electronic circuit protection  
Apparatus and methods for electronic circuit protection are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a substrate includes an n-well and a p-well adjacent the n-well. An n-type active...
8553381 Gradually reducing resistive clamp  
A voltage spike protection system minimizes a voltage spike by connecting a resistive clamp to a power source when the voltage spike is detected. The voltage spike detection system disconnects the...
8547670 Integrated circuit  
According to one embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a power supply terminal, an output terminal, a high side output transistor including a first electrode connected to the power supply...
8542470 Circuit configurations to reduce snapback of a transient voltage suppressor  
This invention discloses a transient voltage suppressing (TVS) circuit that includes a triggering Zener diode connected between an emitter and a collector of a bipolar-junction transistor (BJT)...
8537513 ESD protection circuit for negative-powered integrated circuit  
For a negative-powered IC, an ESD protection circuit includes a negative voltage clamping circuit configured to provide a path for discharging ESD transient currents associated with different...
8537514 Diode chain with guard-band  
The present invention provides an ESD protection device having at least one diode in a well of first conductivity type formed in a substrate of second conductivity type. The circuit further...
8536893 Circuit for measuring magnitude of electrostatic discharge (ESD) events for semiconductor chip bonding  
A circuit for recording a magnitude of an ESD event during semiconductor assembly includes a voltage divider connected between an input and a ground. The circuit also includes a measurement block...
8537512 ESD protection using isolated diodes  
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit (40) is coupled across input-output (I/O) pads (21) and common terminals (24) of a core circuit (22) to protect it from ESD events. The circuit...
8536682 Low-voltage bidirectional protection diode  
A vertical bidirectional protection diode including, on a heavily-doped substrate of a first conductivity type, first, second, and third regions of the first, second, and first conductivity types,...
8531805 Gated diode having at least one lightly-doped drain (LDD) implant blocked and circuits and methods employing same  
Gated diodes, manufacturing methods, and related circuits are provided wherein at least one lightly-doped drain (LDD) implant is blocked in the gated diode to reduce its capacitance. In this...
8530968 Electrostatic discharge protection element and electrostatic discharge protection chip and method of producing the same  
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection element includes a collector area, a first barrier area, a semiconductor area, a second barrier area and an emitter area. The collector area has a first...
8531806 Distributed building blocks of R-C clamping circuitry in semiconductor die core area  
A semiconductor die includes resistor-capacitor (RC) clamping circuitry for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection of the semiconductor die. The RC clamping circuitry includes building blocks...
8531807 ESD clamp adjustment  
Embodiments of this disclosure relate to electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection techniques. For example, some embodiments include a variable resistor that selectively shunts power of an incoming...
8531037 Semiconductor chip having power supply line with minimized voltage drop  
Disclosed is a power supply line in which a voltage drop generated in a resistance component of a metal line which delivers a power voltage is minimized so that the level of the power supply...
8526147 High voltage tolerant SCR clamp with avalanche diode triggering circuit  
In an LVTSCR, an avalanche diode based control circuit controls both the base of the internal PNP of the LVTSCR as well as the gate of the LVTSCR.
8526148 Semiconductor device, DC-DC converter, and protective element  
A semiconductor device includes a first interconnect connected to a high voltage side power supply voltage, a second interconnect connected to the high voltage side power supply voltage, a...
8520350 Protection circuit for digital integrated chip  
A protection circuit includes first and second electronic switches. When a CPU socket does not contain a CPU, a signal pin of the CPU socket outputs a high level signal. The first and second...
8520348 High-swing differential driver using low-voltage transistors  
A differential line driver with N-paralleled slices for driving an impedance-matched transmission line. Each driver slice is a modified H-bridge driver using low-voltage, high-speed transistors. By...
8520351 Electrostatic discharge protective circuit having rise time detector and discharge sustaining circuitry  
Methods of the invention include an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection method capable of detecting a slew rate of an input signal and capable of determining whether the slew rate of the input...
8520347 Circuit for ESD protection including dynamically terminated diode strings comprised of bipolar devices  
An integrated circuit includes a plurality of terminals, an unterminated diode string formed from a plurality of P-N junction devices arranged in series and coupled to the plurality of terminals,...
8514535 Electrostatic discharge device control and structure  
Structures and methods for electrostatic discharge (ESD) device control in an integrated circuit are provided. An ESD protection structure includes an input/output (I/O) pad, and an ESD field...
8514532 Electrostatic discharge protection circuit  
Disclosed herein are embodiments of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuits. In certain embodiments an ESD protection circuit may include two series resistor-capacitor (RC) circuits. One...
8514533 Method, apparatus, and system for protecting supply nodes from electrostatic discharge  
Described herein are a method, apparatus, and system for electrostatic discharge protection of supplies. The apparatus comprises a timer unit having a node with a first supply signal and operable...
8514539 Composite electronic device  
The present invention is provided with a composite electronic device comprising an inductor element and an ESD protection element formed between two magnetic substrates, wherein the inductor...
8514534 Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for electronic devices using wire-bonding  
A system in one embodiment includes a cable having a plurality of cable leads, and a multi-diode chip having a pad-side not facing the cable. The multi-diode chip includes a plurality of sets of...
8514536 ESD protection device and manufacturing method therefor  
An ESD protection device includes a ceramic base material including a glass component; opposed electrodes including an opposed electrode on one side and an opposed electrode on the other side,...
8508894 Sustained-arc control system on solar battery array  
A sustained-arc control system is constituted with a capacitance which is placed between a gap on a solar battery array, working to control or inhibit the sustained arc. A solar battery array has a...
8508893 Method for providing wideband electrostatic discharge protection and circuits obtained therewith  
An distributed electronic circuit (1), such as a transmission line or distributed amplifier, is disclosed comprising an input terminal (2), an output terminal (3), power supply lines (4,5), a...
8508892 Integrated circuit with DC-DC converter and ESD protection  
An integrated circuit (10) for use in a DC-DC converter is protected against damage from electrostatic discharge when not in use in the DC-DC converter. The integrated circuit includes a control...
8503141 Transient voltage suppressor (TVS) with improved clamping voltage  
This invention discloses an electronic device formed as an integrated circuit (IC) wherein the electronic device further includes a transient voltage suppressing (TVS) circuit for suppressing a...
8503140 Bi-directional back-to-back stacked SCR for high-voltage pin ESD protection, methods of manufacture and design structures  
Bi-directional back-to-back stacked SCRs for high-voltage pin ESD protection, methods of manufacture and design structures are provided. The device includes a symmetrical bi-directional...
8504952 Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit and method for designing thereof for protection of millimeter wave electrical elements  
A miniaturized electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit designed for millimeter wave electrical elements, wherein the ESD protection circuit is fabricated on a multilayer substrate. The ESD...
8503147 ESD protection device  
An ESD protection device includes a ceramic multilayer substrate including a plurality of laminated insulating layers, an external electrode, at least one of an in-plane connecting conductor and an...
8498085 ESD protection circuit  
An ESD protection circuit with leakage current reduction function includes a silicon controlled rectifier, a first CMOS inverter, a first transistor, a current mirror, a PMOS capacitor and a...
8493705 Electrostatic discharge circuit for radio frequency transmitters  
A representative electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit includes a silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) that is electrically coupled to the output of a power amplifier; an ESD detection...
8493700 ESD protection for high-voltage-tolerance open-drain output pad  
A high-voltage NMOS transistor for ESD protection is coupled between a high-voltage I/O pad and a low-voltage terminal, and has a parasitic component between its source and drain. A trigger has an...
8493680 IC protection circuit, method for protecting IC, and apparatuses having the IC protection circuit  
An electronic device includes a power supply line connected between a DC power supply and an integrated circuit, and a first electronic element and a second electronic element serially connected...
8493704 Circuit protection device and method of manufacturing the same  
In one embodiment, a circuit protection device includes a common mode noise filter having a plurality of sheets, each of the sheets being formed to optionally include a coil pattern, an internal...
8493699 Low viscosity electrostatic discharge (ESD) dissipating adhesive  
In one embodiment, a system includes a cable comprising a plurality of leads and an ESD dissipating adhesive coupled to the plurality of leads in a coverage area for providing ESD protection to an...
8493698 Electrostatic discharge protection circuit  
It is desired to achieve a high ESD protection performance by a small area circuit. An electrostatic discharge protection circuit includes: protection circuits, wherein each protection circuit...
8493706 Semiconductor module and data memory module having the same  
A semiconductor module and a data memory module having the same are provided. The semiconductor module includes a substrate having a semiconductor device, a ground terminal, a protection pattern,...
8488288 Input protection method with variable tripping threshold and low parasitic elements  
Various embodiments of an input protection circuitry may be configured with a variable tripping threshold and low parasitic elements, which may prevent a signal from propagating into the protected...
8482888 ESD block with shared noise optimization and CDM ESD protection for RF circuits  
A RF device includes a RF integrated circuit having a RF input and a RF output. The RF integrated circuit has an NMOS transistor having a gate terminal coupled to the RF input, a drain terminal...