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Advanced control circuit for switched-mode DC-DC converter
A circuit for controlling a switched-mode DC-DC converter. An inductor is connected between a switching node and an output node, and an output capacitor is...
Switched reference MOSFET drive assist circuit
A power converter includes at least a first phase including a high-side MOSFET transistor (HSA) and a low-side (LS) MOSFET transistor (LSA) driving a first...
Waveguide formed with a dielectric core surrounded by conductive layers
including a conformal base layer that...
A digital system has a substrate having a top surface on which a waveguide is formed on the top surface of the substrate. The waveguide is formed by a conformal...
Conductive spline for metal gates
An integrated circuit may include a metal gate which extends over an active area and onto an isolation dielectric layer. A conductive spline is formed on the...
Thermal treatment for reducing transistor performance variation in
Thermal treatment of a semiconductor wafer in the fabrication of integrated circuits including MOS transistors and ferroelectric capacitors, including those...
Method of forming a thin film that eliminates air bubbles
A method, which forms an air-bubble-free thin film with a high-viscosity fluid resin, initially dispenses the fluid resin on an outer region of a semiconductor...
PHY IC ACA bridge, RID.sub.--B resistance, and VBUS voltage circuits
A physical layer integrated circuit (PHY), including an accessory charger adapter (ACA) bridge circuit to communicate with an ACA via a universal serial bus...
IR enabled gating of TAP and WSP shift, capture, transfer
In a first embodiment a Test Access Port (TAP) of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a Wrapper Serial Port (WSP) of IEEE standard P1500...
Methods and systems for encoding pictures associated with video data
Several methods and systems for encoding pictures are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method comprises dividing an LCU of a picture into a plurality of MERs...
Packet processing VLIW action unit with OR-multi-ported instruction memory
An embodiment of the invention includes a memory and apparatus for packet processing in a switching network. The memory includes a plurality of words where each...
Loop powered transmitter with a single tap data isolation transformer and
unipolar voltage converters
A loop-powered transmitter includes a data isolation transformer including primary and secondary windings and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to convert a...
CRC-based forward error correction circuitry and method
A CRC (cyclic redundancy check) generator circuit (28) generates a first CRC code based on a message. The CRC code is amended to the message, creating a first...
Stability controlled high frequency chopper-based oscillator
Circuitry for providing an oscillating output signal. This circuitry includes a transconductance circuit having a first input, a second input, an output. The...
High-speed resistor-based charge pump for active loop filter-based
Techniques are described for increasing the speed of a resistor-based charge pump for an active loop filter-based phase-locked loop (PLL). The techniques may...
Driver for normally on III-nitride transistors to get normally-off
A semiconductor device includes a depletion mode GaN FET and an integrated driver/cascode IC. The integrated driver/cascode IC includes an enhancement mode...
Low-power low-phase-noise oscillator
The present disclosure describes a low-power, low-phase-noise (LPLPN) oscillator. The LPLPN oscillator includes a resonator load, an amplifier stage, and a loop...
Optoelectronic packages having through-channels for routing and vacuum
A stacked optoelectronic packaged device includes a plurality of stacked components within a package material having a package body providing side walls and a...
Integrated circuit with dual stress liner boundary
An integrated circuit with DSL borders perpendicular to the transistor gates primarily inside the nwell and with DSL borders parallel to the transistor gates...
Segmented power transistor
A power transistor includes multiple substantially parallel transistor fingers, where each finger includes a conductive source stripe and a conductive drain...
Low temperature coefficient resistor in CMOS flow
A method for adding a low TCR resistor to a baseline CMOS manufacturing flow. A method of forming a low TCR resistor in a CMOS manufacturing flow. A method of...
P-N bimodal conduction resurf LDMOS
RESURF-based dual-gate p-n bimodal conduction laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductors (LDMOS). In an illustrative embodiment, a p-type source is...
DC-DC converter having terminals of semiconductor chips directly
attachable to circuit board
A power supply system has a leadframe with leads and a pad. The pad surface facing a circuit board has a portion recessed with a depth and an outline suitable...
Wafer die separation
A method of singulating a wafer starts with fracturing the wafer. The method may also include attaching the dicing tape sheet to a ring frame; relatively...
High voltage lateral extended drain MOS transistor with improved drift
An integrated circuit and method having an extended drain MOS transistor with a buried drift region, a drain end diffused link between the buried drift region...
Filler insertion in circuit layout
A method for filler insertions in a circuit layout having a cell row of standard cells and gaps between the standard cells is disclosed. First, a set of filler...
System and method for energy aware program development
A program optimizer includes an energy tracking system, an energy monitoring system, and a code generation control system. The energy tracking system measures a...
Detecting and tracking touch on an illuminated surface using a
A method for touch detection performed by a touch processor in an optical touch detection system is provided that includes receiving an image of an illuminated...
Power transfer estimation
A power conversion system includes a power transfer estimator that is operable to provide a determination of the cumulative amount of power transferred through...
Auto-provisioning for internet-of-things devices
A connectivity device includes a microcontroller, a network interface coupled to the microcontroller, and a non-transitory storage device coupled to the...
Methods and apparatus to generate wide dynamic range images
Methods and apparatus to generate wide dynamic range images are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first processing block having first input, second...
PLC FCH unitary circle differential symbol and preamble encoding
Embodiments of the invention provide a method for discriminating between two types of encoding schemes for the frame control header (FCH) used in G3-type narrow...
Drawn dummy FeCAP, via and metal structures
An integrated circuit containing hydrogen permeable dummy vias configured in a linear or rectangular array and symmetrically positioned over a component in the...
Method of making integrated circuit
Methods of fabricating integrated circuits are disclosed herein. A die having a side is provided. A conductive stud extends from the side in a direction that is...
Circuit substrate interconnect
A packaged integrated circuit (IC) includes a substrate including a first substrate pad disposed on a first side of the substrate, an IC die disposed on the...
Systems and methods of reduction of parasitic losses in a wireless power
Example embodiments of the systems and methods of reduction of parasitic losses in a wireless power system disclosed herein provide a practical means of...
Transmitting LSB timestamp datum in parallel and MSB in series
A timestamp generator generates a timestamp value having a predetermined number of most significant bits and a predetermined number of least significant bits....
LDO current limit control with sense and control transistors
A circuit and method for providing a current limiting feature in a low dropout ("LDO") linear voltage regulator. A pass element generates an output voltage that...
Tester, parallel scan paths, and comparators in same functional circuits
An integrated circuit includes combinational logic with flip-flops, parallel scan paths with a scan input for receiving test stimulus data to be applied to the...
Tap, test, CSU, scan circuitry with top and bottom contacts
This disclosure describes die test architectures that can be implemented in a first, middle and last die of a die stack. The die test architectures are mainly...
Tap decay test circuitry having capture test strobe enable input
A Propagation Test instruction, a Decay Test instruction and a Cycle Test instruction provide testing of DC and AC interconnect circuits between circuits...
TAP gated updateDR output AUX test control of WSP update
In a first embodiment a TAP 318 of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a WSP 202 of IEEE standard P1500 such that the P1500 architecture,...
Frequency scaled segmented scan chain for integrated circuits
A scan chain may be formed throughout an integrated circuit in which the scan chain includes at least a first segment and a second segment. A first portion of a...
Serial/parallel control, separate tap, master reset synchronizer for tap
An optimized JTAG interface is used to access JTAG Tap Domains within an integrated circuit. The interface requires fewer pins than the conventional JTAG...
TAP addressable circuit with bi-directional TMS and second signal lead
This disclosure describes a reduced pin bus that can be used on integrated circuits or embedded cores within integrated circuits. The bus may be used for serial...
Method, apparatus and system for processing a display from a surround view
A method, apparatus and a system multi-camera image processing method. The method includes performing geometric alignment to produce a geometric output,...
Method and apparatus for transmitting LTE waveforms in shared spectrum by
A method of operating a long term evolution (LTE) communication system on a shared frequency spectrum is disclosed. A user equipment (UE) is initialized on an...
Efficient fairness allocation in powerline CSMA/CA protocols
Transmission over a communication channel using carrier sense multiple access collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) may be performed by determining for each frame if...
Driver with transformer feedback
A driver circuit includes an input drive stage, an output drive stage, and a transformer. The input drive stage is configured to receive a differential input...
Systems and methods of variable fractional rate digital resampling
Example embodiments of the systems and methods of variable fractional rate digital resampling as disclosed herein achieve variable rate conversion. In the...
Method and circuitry for CMOS transconductor linearization
Third order distortion is reduced in a CMOS transconductor circuit that includes a first N-channel transistor and a first P-channel transistor, gates of the...