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Replica network for linearizing switched capacitor circuits
The present invention relates to a replica network for linearizing switched capacitor circuits. A bridge circuit with a MOSFET resistor disposed in a resistor...
Class AB digital to analog converter/line driver
A differential line driver includes first, second, third and fourth cascode transistors connected in parallel, wherein drains of the first and third transistors...
Active termination network
An active termination for a transmission line comprising a reference impedance, a terminating impedance and a control circuit. The reference and terminating...
Variable gain received signal strength indicator
An RSSI circuit provides a relatively inexpensive technique for accurately measuring received signal strength over a wide dynamic range. A received signal is...
Method and apparatus for performing addressing operations in a superscalar,
A method and apparatus for improving the performance of a superscalar, superpipelined processor by identifying and processing instructions for performing...
Transparent continuous refresh RAM cell architecture
A system-on-chip (SOC) device or a random access memory (RAM) chip includes a RAM block. The RAM block includes memory cells, each of which has three ...
Dynamic to static converter with noise suppression
An apparatus is disclosed which includes a converter circuit and a noise suppression circuit. The converter circuit has a dynamic logic input, and is configured...
Modular, portable data processing terminal for use in a communication
A portable data terminal includes at least two communication transceivers having different operating characteristics, one for conducting data communications on a...
Multi-mode variable rate digital satellite receiver
Carrier signals are modulated by information (e.g., television) signals in a particular frequency range. The information signals are oversampled at a first...
Redundant radio frequency network having a roaming terminal communication
Disclosed herein is a redundant network and communication protocol at least including host computers, RF base stations, and roaming terminals. The network may...
Block redundancy implementation in heirarchical RAM's
The present invention relates to a system and method for providing redundancy in a hierarchically memory, by replacing small blocks in such memory. The present...
Digital to analog converter with reduced ringing
Binary indications are converted to an analog representation with significant reduction in ringing at the transitions between successive binary indications and...
Low voltage input current mirror circuit and method
A low voltage current mirror circuit (also referred to as a bias circuit) for establishing a plurality of bias voltages from an input current supplied to an...
Method and apparatus for a limiting amplifier with precise output limits
A circuit and a method for limiting a voltage to a specified value (e.g., a rail voltage) without clipping thereby includes a pair of MOSFETs that turn on when a...
Frequency division/multiplication with jitter minimization
A method and system described for producing frequency multiplication/division by any non-integer output signal frequency relative to a reference signal frequency...
System and method for measuring the thickness or temperature of a circuit
in a printed circuit board
System for measuring a thickness of a circuit component on a printed circuit board (PCB). The system includes a first circuit, a power plane, a power strip, a...
Synchronizing method and apparatus
To synchronize a regularly occurring pulse train to the average of a bunched pulse train, an oscillator generates a plurality of differently phase shifted...
Limited swing driver circuit
A limited swing driver with a pass transistor coupled between a memory cell and an associated bitline; an inverter, its output coupled to the gate of the pass...
Low pass filter corner frequency tuning circuit and method
An integrated circuit formed on a semiconductor chip, comprising a low pass filter circuit having a first resistor of a first resistance value and a capacitor of...
Single-ended sense amplifier with sample-and-hold reference
A sense amplifier having a sampling circuit to sample the amplifier input signal; a reference node storing a reference signal corresponding to the input signal;...
Integrated circuit having oversized components and method of manafacture
An integrated circuit includes electrical components that include one or more electrical elements on one or more dielectric layers. The electrical element has a...
Demodulator for a multi-pair gigabit transceiver
A feedforward equalizer for equalizing a sequence of signal samples received by a receiver from a remote transmitter. The feedforward equalizer has a gain and is...
Network switch memory interface configuration
A network switch for network communications includes a first data port interface, wherein the first data port interface supports a plurality of data ports for...
Method for handling IP multicast packets in network switch
A method of switching packets in a network switch includes the step of receiving a packet on a source port of a network switch. Thereafter, the method includes...
Hacker-proof one time programmable memory
A one time programmable memory circuit includes a one time programmable memory array. A write circuit outputs data to the one time programmable memory array. A...
On-chip multiple tap transformer and inductor
An on-chip multiple tap transformed balun includes a 1.sup.st winding and a 2.sup.nd winding having two portions. The 1.sup.st winding is on a 1.sup.st layer of...
Frequency dividing circuit
A frequency dividing circuit divides a master clock frequency by a non-integer factor to provide an output clock signal whose frequency is equal to the frequency...
Circuit technique for high speed low power data transfer bus
A high speed low power data transfer bus circuit that reduces bus power consumption by imposing a limited, controlled voltage swing on the associated data bus....
Method and apparatus for verification of a gate oxide fuse element
A method and circuit for verifying the state of a gated fuse element used with a one-time programmable CMOS memory device. A first expected state is set and a...
Line-driver with power down loopback protection
A line driver selectively drives one of two transmission lines. The line driver includes a differential amplifier connected to first and second differential...
Bit slice arbiter
An arbiter circuit is provided for resolving a plurality of N request signals received from a plurality of agents requesting access to a resource. The arbiter...
Method and apparatus for shared buffer packet switching
A shared buffer packet switching device is provided for receiving data packets via associated ones of a plurality of receive ports, and for transmitting data...
Apparatus and method for blending graphics and video surfaces
A graphics integrated circuit chip is used in a set-top box for controlling a television display. The graphics chip processes analog video input, digital video...
MOSFET anti-fuse structure and method for making same
An anti-fuse device includes a substrate and laterally spaced source and drain regions formed in the substrate. A channel is formed between the source and drain...
Generalized convolutional interleaver/deinterleaver
A memory-efficient convolutional interleaver/deinterleaver with a memory array, a write commutator, and a read commutator wherein the commutators perform their...
Cache configured to read evicted cache block responsive to transmitting
block's address on interface
A cache is configured to select a cache block for eviction in response to detecting a cache miss. The cache transmits the address of the cache block as a write...
Spread spectrum transceiver module utilizing multiple mode transmission
A data transceiver module for digital data communications in a portable hand-held data terminal has multiple data spread spectrum modes which include direct...
Analog to digital converter with interpolation of reference ladder
An N-bit analog to digital converter includes a reference ladder connected to an input voltage at one end, and to ground at another end, an array of differential...
Differential crystal oscillator
A periodic signal generation circuit includes a differential crystal oscillator suitable for integration on a semiconductor substrate. The oscillator utilizes an...
Extended range variable gain amplifier
An extended range variable gain amplifier is described. The variable gain capability is achieved by replacing differential pair amplifiers having an input signal...
Large dynamic range programmable gain attenuator
A design of integrated circuit components to prevent accidental turn on when large input signals are accepted. With integrated circuits operated at lower power...
Methods and circuitry for implementing first-in first-out structure
Methods and circuitry for implementing high speed first-in first-out (FIFO) structures. In one embodiment, a FIFO is disclosed that allows the frequency of one...
Digital subchannel transceiver for transmitting data
A system for transmitting subchannel data over the same media as high speed data, especially DC balanced high speed data. A digital transmitter receives...
High voltage switch circuitry
The present invention relates to a high voltage switch used with a one-time programmable memory device and a method of setting a state of a one-time programmable...
Interspersed training for turbo coded modulation
A communications system, having a combination Reed-Solomon encoder and a Turbo-Code encoder Data frame configuration which may be changed to accommodate embedded...
Differential latch and applications thereof
A differential latch includes a sample transistor section, a hold transistor section, a 1.sup.st gating circuit and a 2.sup.nd gating circuit. The sample...
System and method for compensating for supply voltage induced clock delay
Various systems and methods providing signal delay compensation for circuits such as a multi-pair gigabit Ethernet transceiver are disclosed. In an analog...
Receiver having decisional feedback equalizer with remodulation and related
A receiver includes a filter for filtering a received signal to produce a filtered signal. A converter converts the filtered signal to a baseband signal that is...
Adaptively configurable class-A/class-B transmit DAC for transceiver
emission and power consumption control
A power efficient and reduced electromagnetic interference (EMI) emissions transmitter for unshielded twisted pair (UTP) data communication applications....
Video encoding and video/audio/data multiplexing device
A buffer architecture and latency reduction mechanism for buffering uncompressed/compressed information. This combination provides for a proficient division of...