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9018989 Power-on-reset and supply brown out detection circuit with programmability  
A low-power wideband Power-on-Reset (PoR) and supply brown out detection circuit is proposed, wherein a technique for accurately controlling the PoR trip points and hysteresis voltage is...
9018982 Over-voltage tolerant level detection circuit  
This document discusses, among other things, apparatus and methods for a detection circuit. In an example, the detection circuit can include a voltage divider configured to receive a first supply...
9013202 Testing structure and method of using the testing structure  
A metal-to-metal leakage and breakdown testing structure for semiconductor structures and method of using the testing structure is disclosed. The testing structure includes plurality of resistor...
9007112 Low power SRPG cell  
A low power State Retention Power Gating (SRPG) cell has a retention component and a non-retention component, and is operable in a run state, a first retention state, and a second retention state....
9000799 Method to achieve true fail safe compliance and ultra low pin current during power-up sequencing for mobile interfaces  
An input/output (IO) circuit powered by an input/output (IO) supply voltage. The IO circuit includes a supply detector cell that detects a core supply voltage and generates a supply detect signal....
8981823 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...
8963591 Clock signal initialization circuit and its method  
A clock signal initialization circuit capable of preventing the operating frequency of a semiconductor integrated circuit from exceeding the maximum permissible frequency determined based on the...
8963590 Power cycling power on reset circuit for fuse initialization circuitry  
A system for initializing circuitry is presented. The system employs a power-on reset circuit having a threshold voltage and a programmable switch circuit. The power-on reset circuit has a...
8957710 Start-up circuit  
The present relates to a start-up circuit, which is used for starting up a variable power supply circuit, which comprises a detection circuit and a transition circuit. The detection circuit is...
8957725 Energy saving circuit of computer  
Energy saving circuit of a computer is connected between a power supply and a motherboard. The energy saving circuit includes six electronic switches and a switch. When the computer is in the...
8952735 Integrated circuit  
An integrated circuit includes a reset control circuit suitable for outputting a reset signal when one of a first voltage and a second voltage has lower level than a reference level, and a reset...
8952734 Frequency-control circuits and signal generation devices using the same  
A signal generation device is provided to generate an output signal with constant frequency. The signal generation device includes a frequency-control circuit and a voltage-controlled delay line....
8941421 Semiconductor device  
To provide a semiconductor device provided with a power-on reset circuit that can reliably detect decrease in power-supply voltage. The power-on reset circuit provided on the semiconductor device...
8933688 Fast AC voltage detector  
A fast AC voltage detector includes a bridge rectifier connected to an AC power source, a threshold detector connected to an output of the bridge rectifier, a voltage isolation circuit connected...
8928372 Multiple power domain electronic device and related method  
An electronic device includes a first circuit, a second circuit, and a power on control (POC) circuit. The POC circuit includes an enable terminal electrically connected to a first output of the...
8928374 Semiconductor device and wireless communication device  
To realize an optimal power-on reset in a system in which the rise of the power supply voltage is sharp. A semiconductor device according to the present invention includes two diodes connected in...
8928373 Semiconductor device  
A semiconductor device for ignition performing a current control function and a self shut down function can include a pulse generating circuit, a switching circuit, and a current source circuit,...
8922262 Time sequence circuit for power supply unit  
A time sequencing circuit for a power supply unit to ensure the correct sequencing of system voltages for a computer from a power supply unit includes first to ninth resistors, first to fifth...
8912826 Voltage change detection device  
A voltage change detection device, which reduces a deviation of a detection potential and detects a voltage change within a predetermined detection potential even when the threshold voltage of a...
8912829 Method and apparatus for using a synchronous reset pulse to reset circuitry in multiple clock domains  
An integrated circuit and method for using a synchronous reset pulse to reset a circuitry comprising a plurality of clock domains are disclosed. For example, the method of the present disclosure...
8912841 Semiconductor devices and semiconductor systems including the same  
Semiconductor systems are provided. The semiconductor system includes a controller and a semiconductor device. The controller generates a power voltage signal. The semiconductor device generates a...
8901976 Synchronizing circuit and clock data recovery circuit including the same  
A synchronizing circuit that is capable of generating a reproduced clock signal synchronized with a reference clock signal without causing a false lock and a clock data recovery circuit including...
8896370 System and method for controlling bypass of a voltage regulator  
A voltage regulator bypass circuit to control bypass of a voltage regulator of an integrated circuit device, the voltage regulator bypass circuit including a first voltage detector, a second...
8890594 System for functional reset across multiple clock domains  
A system for synchronizing a functional reset between first and second clock domains that operate on first and second clock signals, respectively. The system includes first, second and third...
8890588 Circuits and methods for asymmetric aging prevention  
In an embodiment, a circuit configured for asymmetric ageing prevention in an integrated circuit (IC) comprises a primary clock configured to generate a primary clock signal, a secondary clock...
8884668 Safe reset configuration of fuses and flops  
Methods, apparatus, and fabrication techniques relating to improved propagation of fuse data through an integrated circuit device during scan shift reset. In some embodiments, the methods comprise...
8884669 Electronic device with power mode control buffers  
An electronic device has a power control module for causing selected functional blocks to run in a low power mode of operation, while leaving other functional blocks supplied continuously with...
8878576 Low current, high accuracy power-on-reset  
The present disclosure relates generally to power-on-reset (POR) devices for activation of a circuit block powered by a battery. The POR devices activate a circuit block when a battery voltage...
8872554 Externally configurable power-on-reset systems and methods for integrated circuits  
Externally configurable power-on-reset systems and methods for integrated circuits are disclosed that utilize internal power-on-reset circuitry and reset control circuitry to provide operational...
8872555 Power-on reset circuit  
A power-on reset circuit has a first impedance device, a first switch device, a first capacitor, a second switch device, a third switch device, a fourth switch device, a second impedance device, a...
8866518 Power tracking circuit and semiconductor apparatus including the same  
A semiconductor device having a power tracking circuit configured for activating a power tracking signal for a period corresponding to a period during which an external voltage retains a level...
8854093 Multi-phase clock generation circuit  
A multi-phase clock generation circuit includes a first clock buffer unit configured to invert and buffer a first internal clock and a second internal clock in response to an external clock, and...
8854086 Clock distribution systems for low power applications  
Integrated circuit devices include first and second periodic signal generators and a power down detection circuit. The first periodic signal generator is configured to generate at least a first...
8841947 Power-on reset circuit  
A power on reset circuit is capable of changing logic level of reset signal at different threshold voltages.
8841945 Semiconductor device and method of driving the same  
A semiconductor device includes a division unit configured to divide an oscillation signal and to generate a plurality of divided signals having different division ratios each other, a delay...
8841946 Electronic circuit, safety critical system, and method for providing a reset signal  
An electronic circuit comprises a reset input for receiving an input reset signal, a clock input for receiving a clock signal, and a reset output for providing an output reset signal. And it...
8836386 Semiconductor device with power-up scheme  
A semiconductor device includes a voltage detection circuit suitable for detecting an external power supply voltage and for sequentially activating first and second power-up signals in a power-up...
8823428 Semiconductor device, method for operating the same, and memory system including the same  
A semiconductor device includes a clock supply circuit configured to generate an internal clock by using an external clock, an internal circuit configured to operate in synchronization with the...
8823267 Bandgap ready circuit  
A bandgap ready circuit for an RFID tag includes a bandgap circuit for providing a bandgap voltage, a first comparator for monitoring first and second voltages in the bandgap circuit and for...
8823418 Power on detection circuit  
A power-on-detection (POD) circuit includes first and second comparators, a voltage divider, a detection circuit coupled to a first voltage source node and the voltage divider, and logic circuitry...
8810289 Digital power on reset  
Apparatuses, circuits, methods, and other embodiments associated with digital power on reset are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a digital electronic component configured to...
8803580 Power-on-reset (POR) circuit with zero steady-state current consumption and stable pull-up voltage  
The present invention discloses a Power-On-Reset (POR) circuit with zero steady-state current consumption and stable pull-up voltage. The POR circuit achieves zero steady-state current consumption...
8806234 Motherboard having time delay circuit for delaying PSON signal  
A motherboard includes a motherboard power supply connector and a time delay circuit. The motherboard power supply connector connects a power supply unit. The motherboard power supply connector...
8804456 Delay locked loop (DLL) system for a memory device with wide operating frequency via a variable supply applied to a delay line  
A DLL system in a memory device with wide frequency application includes: a clock receiver that generates a clock for the DLL system; a delay line, coupled to the clock receiver, for receiving the...
8797072 Pulse generation circuits in integrated circuits  
Integrated Circuits (ICs) comprising circuits configured to generate a power on reset (POR) pulse are disclosed. An IC comprises a power supply sense circuit configured to generate a sense signal...
8797070 Power-on reset circuit  
The power-on reset circuit includes: a NMOS transistor having a source connected to a second power supply terminal and a gate connected to a drain thereof; a depletion-type NMOS transistor having...
8791747 Methods of controlling standby mode body biasing and semiconductor devices using the methods  
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element; a body bias controller configured to generate a standby mode body bias control signal in a standby mode; and a body bias voltage generator...
8791731 Reset circuit and method of portable terminal  
A reset circuit and a reset method of a portable terminal are provided. The reset circuit of a portable terminal includes an input unit for generating a certain input signal for reset according to...
8773180 Device for generating reset signal having sufficient pulse width  
A reset signal generation apparatus includes a reset signal generation unit and a reset signal expansion unit. The reset signal generation unit enables a reset signal and an enable signal in...
8773179 Input receiver and operation method thereof  
An input receiver includes a first input receiving unit, a second input receiving unit, a delay unit, and a first logic unit. The first input receiving unit receives an inverse wake-up signal, an...