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US20110163801 Methods and Circuits for Optimizing Performance and Power Consumption in a Design and Circuit Employing Lower Threshold Voltage (LVT) Devices  
Methods and circuits for optimizing performance and power consumption in a circuit design and circuit employing one or more lower threshold voltage (Lvt) cells or devices are described. A base...
US20120087199 WAKE-UP CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR POWER-GATED IC  
Embodiments of the present invention may provide a power-gating switch circuit. The power-gating switch circuit may comprise a first switch to connect a power supply to a virtual power supply and...
US20110121892 MOTION TRIGGERED MAGNETIC READING AND COMPASS HEADING CALCULATIONS TO REDUCE POWER CONSUMPTION  
A method for reducing power consumption of an electronic device is disclosed. In one embodiment, an indication that an electronic device is oriented in a first orientation is received. An...
US20090160541 Digital Photo Frame with Power Saving Function and Related Power Saving Method  
A digital photo frame having power saving functions includes a display panel, a power generation unit for switching a system power according to a power control signal, a user detection unit...
US20110145762 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING POWER OF MOBILE TERMINAL  
A method and a device for controlling power of a mobile terminal are provided. The method of controlling power of a mobile terminal includes, activating a low power mode, and applying a predefined...
US20110063022 OPTIMIZING POWER CONSUMPTION OF A DIGITAL CIRCUIT  
A method is provided for optimizing power consumption of a digital circuit which provides operational functionality based upon operating demands. The digital circuit is subject to a supply voltage...
US20140167840 Dynamic Clock and Power Gating with Decentralized Wake-Ups  
A method and apparatus for dynamic clock and power gating and decentralized wakeups is disclosed. In one embodiment, an integrated circuit (IC) includes power-manageable functional units and a...
US20140002181 LOW-POWER, HIGH-VOLTAGE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS  
Embodiments relate to integrated circuits with protection. In one embodiment the protection is coupled between a first circuit provided to control a low power mode of the integrated circuit and a...
US20110090002 HIGH VOLTAGE TOLERANCE OF EXTERNAL PAD CONNECTED MOS IN POWER-OFF MODE  
An integrated circuit includes a number of pads. The integrated circuit further includes a cascode transistor having an open drain connection to a first one of the pads. A bias generator circuit...
US20100026381 POWER SAVING CIRCUIT FOR PWM CIRCUIT  
The present invention provides a power saving circuit for PWM circuit. The power saving circuit is utilized to control at least one internal circuit. The power saving circuit comprises a switching...
US20110090003 Control Module for Controlling Electro-phoretic Display Integrated Circuit and Method thereof  
By classifying an electro-phoretic display integrated circuit (EPD IC) into a digital routine module, a digital non-routine module, and an analog routine module, and by switching off the digital...
US20130009698 REDUCING CURRENT LEAKAGE AND IMPROVING SHELF LIFE TIME OF BATTERY-BASED-DEVICES  
An electronic device includes a rechargeable battery, an electrical circuit, a battery safety circuit, and a power down mode circuit. The electrical circuit is configured to generate a power mode...
US20130009697 PIPELINE POWER GATING  
Leakage current is reduced in a plurality of gates coupled between source storage elements and destination storage elements by waking the plurality of gates to allow current flow in response to...
US20080186086 Logical battery partitions  
A logical battery partitioning approach is disclosed. In one embodiment, a power management system in a portable computing device having a plurality of subsystems can include: (i) a battery...
US20150109052 CLOSED-LOOP ADAPTIVE VOLTAGE SCALING FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS  
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit (IC) device includes a first logic block having performance characteristics, a first critical path monitor (CPM) configured to monitor the performance...
US20090146734 Charge Recycling (CR) in Power Gated Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) Circuits and in Super Cutoff CMOS (SCCMOS) Circuits  
In one embodiment, a circuit includes a first circuit block connected to ground via a first sleep transistor, a first virtual ground node between the first circuit block and the first sleep...
US20090039952 System and Method for Auto-Power Gating Synthesis for Active Leakage Reduction  
A method includes parsing a design of the integrated circuit to define cells in automatic power gating power domains, automatically creating an automatic power gating power domain netlist from the...
US20100321102 Leakage Reduction in Electronic Circuits  
In one embodiment, an apparatus for reducing leakage in an electronic circuit (e.g., a CMOS circuit) includes a power switch transistor configured to selectively couple or decouple a voltage to a...
US20110291748 POWER CONSUMPTION REDUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Power management systems and methods that facilitate efficient and effective power conservation are presented. In one embodiment a power management method comprises: performing an initiation...
US20080231352 Adjusting PLL/analog supply to track CPU core supply through a voltage regulator  
A processing device includes a Phase Locked Loop (PLL) system with an adjustable power supply designed to track the power supply provided to one or more of the cores in the processor device. The...
US20080106328 Semiconductor die micro electro-mechanical switch management system and method  
A die micro electro-mechanical switch management system and method facilitate power conservation by selectively preventing electrical current from flowing in designated components. A present...
US20090174469 Sizing and Placement of Charge Recycling (CR) Transistors in Multithreshold Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (MTCMOS) Circuits  
In one embodiment, a circuit includes a first row of circuit blocks that are each connected to a supply directly and to ground via a first sleep transistor. A connection between the first circuit...
US20080079482 Circuit Arrangement and Method of Operating a Circuit Arrangement  
Implementations are presented herein that relate to a circuit arrangement and a method of operating a circuit arrangement.
US20090085655 Power supply circuit with stand-by control circuit and energy storage circuit  
An exemplary power supply circuit configured for supply power for a load includes: a main power supply configured for converting received voltages into required direct current voltages; a...
US20090201082 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE HAVING POWER DOMAINS AND PARTITIONS BASED ON USE CASE POWER OPTIMIZATION  
A programmable SoC (system on a chip) having optimized power domains and power islands. The SoC is an integrated circuit device including a plurality of power domains, each of the power domains...
US20120025902 ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH POWER SAVING FUNCTION AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF  
In an electronic device with power saving function, when the power saving function of the electronic device is active, the electronic device detects the distance between any object in a proximal...
US20110080210 MICROCOMPUTER  
A power consumption of a light-receiving device is reduced while a power consumption of a microcomputer that controls the light-receiving device is reduced as well. The microcomputer is structured...
US20090121686 POWER SAVING CHARGER  
A power saving charger comprises a switch circuit having an input end connected to an AC current source for turning on or turn off AC current; a switch driving circuit having an output end...
US20090189686 SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND POWER CONTROL METHOD  
Each of computing units on a semiconductor integrated circuit includes a first signal output unit that outputs a first status signal indicating a state of a input/output control unit with regard...
US20090295468 System for minimizing the power consumption of a device in a power down mode  
A system is disclosed for reducing power drain of a component when the component is in a powered down state. The system comprises a power input configured to receive power, a power output to the...
US20090096512 Standby modes for integrated circuit devices  
An integrated circuit device comprises an internal pull up current source Ipup and a pull up resistor Rpup connected in parallel between a voltage supply pin Vs and an output node OUT. A standby...
US20090168843 POWER-SAVING RECEIVER CIRCUITS, SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES  
An electronic circuit includes a receiver circuit (BSP) operable to perform coherent summations having a coherent summations time interval, and a power control circuit (2130) coupled to said...
US20130106502 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WAKING ON INUPUT/OUTPUT INTERRUPTS WHILE POWERED DOWN  
A system for power management. The system includes a plurality of input/output pads and a plurality of input/output cells, where each input/output cell is coupled to one of the input/output pads....
US20100097130 DEVICE HAVING CIRCUIT CAPABLE OF INTERMITTENT OPERATION  
A circuit unit is provided. The circuit unit has an intermittent operation circuit. The intermittent operation circuit is set in an operation state and in a stand-by state periodically. An...
US20090251205 Power supply circuit having standby detection circuit  
A power supply circuit includes a voltage output controller configured for outputting voltages, a standby controller configured for directing the voltage output controller to provide voltage to a...
US20100019815 Circuits and Methods Employing a Local Power Block for Leakage Reduction  
A circuit having a local power block for leakage reduction is disclosed. The circuit has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is configured to operate at a substantially greater...
US20090153236 POWER CONTROL CIRCUIT WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION  
The available battery power on autonomously powered mobile electronic devices, in particular smartcards, is very small but requires a very long shelf life. Thus, even very small rest currents are...
US20130222053 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...
US20070247216 Adaptive Voltage Adjustment  
A method, system, module, apparatus, use, and computer program product are shown for determining a supply voltage level for operating an integrated circuit. To allow exact voltage level...
US20080061869 Semiconductor circuit and semiconductor device using same  
The semiconductor circuit has a power supply voltage generation circuit; a first circuit having a transistor that is connected to the power supply voltage generation circuit, and that varies a...
US20080278226 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWERING DOWN ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS  
A method and an apparatus powers down an analog integrated circuit. A power down circuit is electrically coupled to the analog circuit and is adapted to power down the analog circuit in response...
US20100109765 REDUCING CURRENT LEAKAGE AND IMPROVING SHELF LIFE TIME OF BATTERY-BASED-DEVICES  
An electronic device includes a rechargeable battery, an electrical circuit, a battery safety circuit, and a power down mode circuit. The electrical circuit is configured to generate a power mode...
US20070152745 System and method for reducing leakage current of an integrated circuit  
The present invention discloses a system for reducing a leakage current of an integrated circuit coupled to a supply voltage source. The system includes a bias module, and a switch device serially...
US20090058516 SENSOR APPARATUS HAVING SENSOR ELEMENT  
A sensor apparatus is disclosed. A sense circuit is provided to convert inputted physical quantity to electrical signal. An amplifier amplifies an analog signal outputted from the sense circuit....
US20080074176 Semiconductor integrated  
A semiconductor integrated circuit has: a first functional block connected to a first power line and a second power line; a second functional block connected to the first power line and the second...
US20090267686 SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE  
A semiconductor integrated circuit device enhanced in design efficiency while achieving multi-functionalization and power saving is to be provided. The semiconductor integrated circuit device has...
US20090108921 Timing Control circuit with power-saving function and method thereof  
A timing control circuit with a power-saving function includes a receiving circuit, a processor, and a first switch. The receiving circuit receives a first set of differential signals for...
US20090189685 Leakage Control  
In one embodiment, a leakage reduction circuit is provided that includes: a virtual power supply node; a first PMOS transistor coupled between the virtual power supply node and a power supply...
US20100164610 Multiple circuit blocks with interblock control and power conservation  
A mobile telephone is provided that includes a plurality of circuit blocks and adapted to cut off the supply of power source voltage to any one of the circuit blocks. The mobile telephone also...
US20100079201 Automated sleep sequence  
An analog baseband, a computer readable medium, and a method for powering on and off a set of regulators in the analog baseband, where each regulator is configured to provide a predefined voltage....

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