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US-9,813,053 Gate capacitance control in a load switch
A switch for controlling a power supply and a method of operating the switch are disclosed. The switch includes a first transistor having a drain and a source...
US-9,813,040 Resistor attenuator with switch distortion cancellation
A programmable (multistep) resistor attenuator architecture (such as for input to a differential amplifier) provides cancellation for harmonic distortion...
US-9,813,005 Stator resistance estimation for electric motors
A method of controlling an electric motor (motor) includes providing a processor having an associated memory storing a stator resistance (Rs) estimation (RSE)...
US-9,812,960 Methods and apparatus for a low standby current DC-DC power controller with improved transient response
Methods and apparatus for DC-DC power controller with low standby current and fast transient response. In an example arrangement, an apparatus includes a...
US-9,812,452 Method to form silicide and contact at embedded epitaxial facet
An integrated circuit with an MOS transistor abutting field oxide and a gate structure on the field oxide adjacent to the MOS transistor and a gap between an...
US-9,812,439 Bi-directional ESD protection circuit
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) device for protecting an input/output terminal of a circuit, the device comprising a first transistor with an integrated...
US-9,812,384 Semiconductor device having compliant and crack-arresting interconnect structure
A power converter (300) has a first transistor chip (310) conductively stacked on top of a second transistor chip (320) attached to a substrate (301). A first...
US-9,812,115 Active noise-cancellation feedback signal transmission
A noise-cancelling system includes headset for generating a feedback signal for noise-cancellation in response to sound externally generated from the headset....
US-9,811,925 Method and apparatus to render lines on a display screen
Disclosed examples include drawing apparatus and methods of rendering lines on a display screen, in which a first angle is determined that corresponds to a hand...
US-9,811,917 Confidence estimation for optical flow under low light conditions
A confidence map for optical flow gradients is constructed calculating a set of census texture gradients for each pixel of an image, filtering said gradients...
US-9,811,688 Authentication with battery and host programmed with shared identity key
Systems and methods for providing a battery module 110 with secure identity information and authentication of the identity of the battery 110 by a host 120. In...
US-9,811,619 Low drop-out voltage regulator modeling systems and methods
A specialized low drop-out voltage regulator (LDO) computer system stores a generalized base model of an LDO. The base model includes values representing a...
US-9,811,607 System and method to extract unique elements from sorted list
A device includes an input array register, a determining component and a computing component. The input array register stores a sorted list of n elements as an...
US-9,811,483 Configurable serial communication hub
An apparatus and method for configuring a serial communication hub are disclosed herein. A serial communication hub includes an upstream port, a plurality of...
US-9,811,229 Capacitive touch sensing
A touch sensor apparatus includes a grid of intersecting sensor lines, a plurality of input/output (IO) pins, a plurality of diodes, a processor coupled to the...
US-9,811,148 Static power reduction in caches using deterministic naps
The dNap architecture is able to accurately transition cache lines to full power state before an access to them. This ensures that there are no additional...
US-9,811,136 Charging a provider/consumer with a dead battery via USB power delivery
A VBUS conductor is checked to determine whether a voltage on the VBUS conductor is greater than a vSafe0V voltage within a detect time interval. A device...
US-9,811,112 Adaptive clock delay compensation
A system includes a CPU, a serial interface, and an adaptive clock delay compensator. The adaptive clock delay compensator is configured to generate a clock...
US-9,811,104 Reference voltage generator system for reducing noise
One example includes an reference voltage generator system. The system includes an amplifier configured to generate a reference voltage based on a respective...
US-9,808,163 Method and apparatus for heart rate monitoring
A method and apparatus for monitoring heart rate. The method includes receiving a digital heart monitoring signal, determining the integrity of said signal with...
US-9,806,735 High speed data transfer for analog-to-digital converters
This disclosure describes techniques for transferring data from an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to a host device. The techniques may determine whether an...
US-9,806,730 Apparatus having source follower based DAC inter-symbol interference cancellation
A current digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and an integrated circuit chip including the DAC are disclosed. The current DAC includes a switching circuit that...
US-9,806,673 Class-E outphasing power amplifier with efficiency and output power enhancement circuits and method
An outphasing amplifier includes a first class-E power amplifier (16-1) having an output coupled to a first conductor (31-1) and an input receiving a first RF...
US-9,806,619 Time-interleaved current feedback droop function for multiphase buck converters
Methods and apparatus for providing a time-interleaved current-feedback droop function for multiphase buck converters. An example method includes outputting a...
US-9,806,614 Low power zero inductor current detection circuit
Methods and apparatus for detecting a zero inductor current to control switch transitions for a power converter. An example method includes outputting a first...
US-9,806,610 Noise-shaped power converters
Noise-shaped frequency hopping power converters are disclosed. An example noise-shaped frequency hopping power converter comprises a shaped number generator...
US-9,806,607 Circuit for controlling a power supply voltage for a high-side gate driver
This disclosure describes techniques for controlling a power supply voltage for a high-side gate driver that is used in a power converter. In some examples, in...
US-9,806,547 Circuits, devices, methods and systems to secure power-up for battery operating devices even with low current...
An electronic power control circuit includes a power conditioner circuit (120, 130) having a charging input line (116), a battery-related line (133) of the...
US-9,806,148 Device isolator with reduced parasitic capacitance
Isolator structures for an integrated circuit with reduced effective parasitic capacitance. Disclosed embodiments include an isolator structure with parallel...
US-9,806,074 High voltage multiple channel LDMOS
An integrated circuit and method having an LDMOS transistor with multiple current channels. A first current channel is above a buried p-type diffusion and a...
US-9,805,986 High mobility transistors
An integrated circuit containing an n-channel finFET and a p-channel finFET has a dielectric layer over a silicon substrate. The fins of the finFETs have...
US-9,805,788 Array power supply-based screening of static random access memory cells for bias temperature instability
A method of screening complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor CMOS integrated circuits, such as integrated circuits including CMOS static random access memory...
US-9,800,272 Circuits and methods for transmitting signals
For generating quantized signals, a quantized phase domain related to quantized phases of an input signal is generated. Vectors that the input signal may occupy...
US-9,800,235 Adaptive edge-rate boosting driver with programmable strength for signal conditioning
A signal conditioner that includes a transition-detection module and a current-injection module. The transition-detection module is configured to receive a pair...
US-9,800,191 Adaptive linear resonance actuator controller
A system includes a controller to control movement of a linear resonant actuator (LRA). The system includes a monitor in the controller to monitor a back...
US-9,799,408 Memory circuit with leakage compensation
A memory array comprising a word line and a bit line is disclosed. Each of a plurality of memory cells of the memory array has a first terminal connected to the...
US-9,799,395 Sense amplifier in low power and high performance SRAM
A static random access memory (SRAM) includes an array of storage cells and a first sense amplifier. The array of storage cells is arranged as rows and columns....
US-9,799,389 Circuit and method for imprint reduction in FRAM memories
A method of operating a memory circuit (FIGS. 8A and 8B) is disclosed. The method includes writing true data (01) to a plurality of bits (B.sub.0, B.sub.1). A...
US-9,797,748 Gear sensing based on differential/asymmetric inductive sensing
An inductive gear sensing system suitable for sensing gear (gear tooth) movement, such as some combination of speed, direction and position, based on...
US-9,794,955 Configuration of CSI-RS for CoMP feedback
This invention is a manner of Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) transmission between with plural base stations and at least one user equipment. The user equipment...
US-9,794,560 Method and system for video picture intra-prediction estimation
Several systems and methods for intra-prediction estimation of video pictures are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes accessing four `N.times.N`...
US-9,793,923 LDPC post-processor architecture and method for low error floor conditions
Post-processing circuitry for LDPC decoding includes check node processor for processing shifted LLR values, a hard decision decoder circuitry for receiving...
US-9,793,918 Memory compression operable for non-contiguous write/read addresses
A digital data storage and retrieval system. The system has a first memory for storing a plurality of data quantities, and each data quantity, in the plurality...
US-9,793,882 Voltage clamp circuit
One example includes a voltage clamp circuit. The voltage clamp circuit includes a comparator loop circuit. The comparator loop circuit includes a comparator...
US-9,793,707 Fast transient precision power regulation apparatus
Apparatus disclosed herein implement a fast transient precision current limiter such as may be included in an electronic voltage regulator. The current limiter...
US-9,793,375 High voltage lateral DMOS transistor with optimized source-side blocking capability
An integrated circuit and method having an extended drain MOS transistor with a buried drift region, a drain diffused link, a channel diffused link, and an...
US-9,793,364 Substrate contact having substantially straight sidewalls to a top surface of the substrate
A semiconductor device with a deep trench has a dielectric liner formed on sidewalls and a bottom of the deep trench. A pre-etch deposition step of a two-step...
US-9,793,214 Heterostructure interconnects for high frequency applications
An integrated circuit includes an interconnect which includes a metal layer, a layer of graphene on at least one of the top surface of the interconnect or the...
US-9,793,190 Lid for integrated circuit package
A lid has a heat conductive substrate, a crystallized amorphous silicon layer and a native silicon oxide layer formed on the crystallized amorphous silicon...
US-9,793,106 Reliability improvement of polymer-based capacitors by moisture barrier
It has been discovered that poor TDDB reliability of microelectronic device capacitors with organic polymer material in the capacitor dielectric is due to water...
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