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07/21/16
20160211847 
 Level shifter patent thumbnailLevel shifter
Various implementations described herein are directed to a circuit for translating an input signal from a source voltage domain to an output signal for a destination voltage domain that is is different than the source voltage domain. The circuit may include a level shifting portion configured to operate with a supply voltage that exceeds a stressing threshold of one or more components within the circuit.
Arm Limited


07/21/16
20160211832 
 Level shifter patent thumbnailLevel shifter
An exemplary level shifter includes a clock level shifter configured to generate a level shifted clock signal from an input clock signal; and a switched capacitor logic controller coupled to the clock level shifter. The switched capacitor logic controller is configured to steer the level shifted clock signal based on a data signal and the input clock signal, providing a level shifted version of the data signal..
Analog Devices, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204770 
 Level shifter circuit with improved time response and control method thereof patent thumbnailLevel shifter circuit with improved time response and control method thereof
A level shifter circuit with improved time response and a control method thereof are disclosed herein. The level shifter circuit includes the output stage circuit of a level shifter and a booster circuit.
Silicon Works Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203782 
 Array substrate, display panel and repairing method thereof patent thumbnailArray substrate, display panel and repairing method thereof
An array substrate, a display panel and a repairing method thereof are provided. In the array substrate, except the last gate line, both ends of each of the remaining gate lines are provided respectively with first leads connected to the gate line; in each group of gate integrated drive circuits, except a first level shift register, an input terminal of every other shift register is provided with a second lead connected to the input terminal; the first lead connected to one of the gate lines and the second lead connected to an input terminal of the shift register at the next level adjacent thereto have an overlapping area (a) therebetween, and are insulated from each other..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203760 
 Organic light-emitting display apparatus patent thumbnailOrganic light-emitting display apparatus
An organic light-emitting display apparatus including a display including pixels arranged in an array, a sensor for detecting respective current characteristics of the pixels, a current sensor for receiving a first current from a first pixel of the pixels, for outputting a first voltage corresponding to the first current, for receiving a second current from a second pixel of the pixels, and for outputting a second voltage corresponding to the second current, a level shifter for receiving the first and second voltages and for generating first and second shift voltages respectively corresponding to the first and second voltages, an intermediate voltage of the first and second voltages being equal to a conversion reference voltage, and an analog-to-digital converter for receiving the first and second shift voltages and for outputting a digital value corresponding to a difference between the first and second shift voltages based on the conversion reference voltage.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160196791 
 Cost effective low pin/ball count level-shifter for lcd bias applications supporting charge sharing of gate lines with perfect waveform matching patent thumbnailCost effective low pin/ball count level-shifter for lcd bias applications supporting charge sharing of gate lines with perfect waveform matching
A level shifter circuit has a plurality of channels for providing signals to a capacitive load and has circuits for sharing charge stored in the capacitive load between the channels. A first pair of channel clock generating circuits are coupled respectively to a first pair of channels.
Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh


06/30/16
20160191276 
 Decision feedback equalizer patent thumbnailDecision feedback equalizer
A decision feedback equalizer for n-level amplitude modulated signal, includes: (n-1) level conversion circuits to add (n-1) shifting voltages to the amplitude modulated signal respectively; (n-1)×n determination feedback equalization-correction circuits to perform n types of decision feedback equalization processing, each of which adding each of n-level offset voltages corresponded to any one of n levels of a reception data ahead of one data cycle, on each of the (n-1) level shifted signals to generate (n-1) sets of n equalization correction signals; (n-1)×n comparison circuits; (n-1)×n first latch circuits; (n-1) selection circuits to select a comparison result of the n comparison circuits in each (n-1) sets; (n-1) second latch circuits; and a decoder, wherein each of the (n-1) selection circuits selects an equalization-correction signal among the n equalization-correction signals in each (n-1) set according to outputs latched by the (n-1) second latch circuits.. .

06/30/16
20160191059 
 Cross-coupled level shifter with transition tracking circuits patent thumbnailCross-coupled level shifter with transition tracking circuits
A transition tracking circuit may be configured to receive a first input signal and a second input signal from a level shifter. The transition tracking circuit may be configured to track earlier falling transitions of the first and second signals to generate an output signal..

06/30/16
20160191027 
 Voltage level shifter for high voltage applications patent thumbnailVoltage level shifter for high voltage applications
A voltage level shifter for high voltage applications has a low voltage domain current mirror having first and second branches. A high voltage switch and a resistor are connected in series with the second branch.

06/30/16
20160190832 
 Semiconductor device and battery voltage measuring method patent thumbnailSemiconductor device and battery voltage measuring method
The present disclosure provides a semiconductor device including: a first buffer amplifier into which a voltage of a high potential side of one battery cell selected from plural battery cells that are connected in series is input; a second buffer amplifier into which a voltage of a low potential side of the one battery cell other than a lowermost stage battery cell is input; an analog level shifter into which a voltage output from the first buffer amplifier and a voltage output from, the buffer amplifier are input; a first switch that switches a voltage input to the analog level shifter from the voltage output from the second buffer amplifier to a reference voltage; and a second switch that switches a voltage input to the first buffer amplifier from the voltage of the high potential side of the one battery cell to the reference voltage.. .

06/30/16
20160189648 

Goa circuit applied to liquid crystal display device


A goa (gate on array) circuit applied to a liquid crystal display device is disclosed. The liquid crystal display device has a plurality of scan lines.

06/23/16
20160183338 

Modular light-string system having independently addressable lighting elements


Apparatus and associated methods relate to modular series-connectable led light strings having an input connector and an output connector for electrically communicating power and a control signal, an input control signal being actively level-shifted to a level suitable to a first lighting element of the led light string. In an illustrative embodiment, the led light string may have a plurality of series connected lighting elements that generate a series of intermediate supply voltage levels.

06/23/16
20160182048 

Level shifter and display device including the same


A level shifter may include: a phase controller configured to determine the number of phases of a gate pulse, using an on input signal and an off input signal, and generate a control signal according to the determined number; a switching controller configured to generate one or more switching signals in response to the control signal; and an output buffer configured to generate the level-shifted gate pulse in response to the one or more switching signals.. .

06/23/16
20160180823 

Scanline driver chip and display device including the same


A scanline driver chip includes: a chip selection de-serializer configured to provide an output enable signal based on an enable signal, a clock signal, and serial chip selection data, the serial chip selection data being received in serial order; an address data de-serializer configured to provide parallel address data based on the enable signal, the clock signal, the output enable signal, and serial address data, the serial address data being received in serial order; and a decoder-level shifter configured to provide a scanline enable signal based on the parallel address data. A display device includes: a controller configured to provide an enable signal, a clock signal, serial chip selection data, and serial address data; a plurality of the scanline driver chips each configured to provide a scanline enable signal; and a pixel array configured to be driven based on the scanline enable signal..

06/16/16
20160173109 

Xor phase detector, phase-locked loop, and operating a pll


An xor phase detector for a phase-locked loop pll comprises an xor gate which has an input for a periodic reference signal and another input connected to a frequency divider of the pll. A level shifter has a level shifter input connected to an output of the xor gate and a level shifter output connectable to a voltage-controlled oscillator vco of the pll.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173097 

Semiconductor device and electronic device


To provide a semiconductor device that inhibits unexpected output of a high-level signal immediately after the rise of a power supply voltage. The semiconductor device includes a first buffer circuit, a level shifter circuit, and a second buffer circuit.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173096 

Semiconductor device and electronic device


To provide a semiconductor device that inhibits unexpected output of a high-level signal immediately after the rise of a power supply voltage. A semiconductor device includes a first buffer circuit, a level shifter circuit, and a second buffer circuit.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173095 

Level shifting circuit, apparatus and operating the same


A level shifting circuit includes an input circuit, a leakage divider circuit, a skew inverter circuit and a buffering circuit. The input circuit has an input terminal configured to receive an input voltage.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173092 

Current steering level shifter


Described is an apparatus which comprises: a first power supply node to provide a first power supply; a second power supply node to provide a second power supply; a driver to operate on the first power supply, the driver to generate an output; and a receiver to operate on the second power supply, the receiver to receive the output from the driver and to generate a level-shifted output such that the receiver is operable to steer current from the second power supply to the first power supply.. .
Intel Corporation


06/16/16
20160173070 

High-speed level shifter


A level shifter includes a latch having first and second branches, first and second outputs, first and second control switches in series between the respective branches and outputs, and a controller receiving first and second output signals and outputting first and second control signals to the first and second control switches for controlling activation thereof. In an initial state, the first output signal is in the first state, the first control switch is activated, the second output signal is in the second state, and the second control switch is deactivated.

06/09/16
20160164413 

Semiconductor device and power conversion device


Provided is a semiconductor device which drives a power semiconductor device, in which dead times generated when switch elements of upper and lower arms are turned on and off are minimized, and a loss of a power conversion device is reduced. A semiconductor device used in a power conversion device that includes a first switch element of which the drain is connected to a first power source voltage and a second switch element of which the source is connected to a second power source voltage includes a first drive circuit that drives the first switch element, a second drive circuit that drives the second switch element, a first level shift circuit, and a second level shift circuit.
Hitachi, Ltd.


05/26/16
20160149579 

Voltage level shifter circuit


Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems for voltage level shifting a data signal between a low voltage domain and a high voltage domain. In embodiments, a voltage level shifter circuit may include adaptive keeper circuitry, enhanced interruptible supply circuitry, and/or capacitive boosting circuitry to reduce a minimum voltage of the low voltage domain that is supported by the voltage level shifter circuit.
Intel Corporation


05/19/16
20160142056 

Level shifter of driving circuit


A level shifter applied to a driving circuit of a display is disclosed. The level shifter at least includes a first stage of level shifting unit, a second stage of level shifting unit, and two third stage of level shifting units belonging to different power domains and used to perform boost conversion of voltage signals in different power domains.
Raydium Semiconductor Corporation


05/19/16
20160140922 

Goa circuit and liquid crystal display device applied to liquid crystal displays


A goa circuit applied to a liquid crystal display is disclosed, which comprises a plurality of cascaded shift register units, an (n)th level shift register unit is controlled to charge an (n)th level scanning line accordingly. The (n)th level shift register unit includes a pull-up circuit, a pull-down circuit, a pull-down sustain circuit, a pull-up control circuit, a down transfer circuit, and an bootstrap capacitor, and a display device is also disclosed herein.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160133320 

Sense amplifier including a single-transistor amplifier and level shifter and methods therefor


Methods are provided for use with a memory array that includes a selected memory cell coupled to a selected word line and a selected bit line, with the selected word line biased at a read voltage. The method include coupling a sense amplifier to the selected bit line, the sense amplifier including a capacitor integrator, a single-transistor amplifier and a level shifter, maintaining the selected bit line at a voltage of substantially 0v using the single-transistor amplifier and the level shifter, and integrating a selected bit line current on the capacitor integrator..
Sandisk 3d Llc


05/12/16
20160131717 

Assembled-battery system, semiconductor circuit, and diagnostic method


This invention provides an assembled-battery system, a semiconductor circuit, and a diagnostic method that enable appropriate self-diagnosis of a measuring unit. Namely, an output value (a-b) output from an analog-to-digital converter through power-supply lines, a cell-selection switch, and a level shifter is summed with an output value (b-vss) obtained by a directly input reference voltage b being output from the analog-to-digital converter, and when the summed value is considered equal the reference voltage a—the voltage vss, it is diagnosed that an abnormality such as a breakdown has not occurred..
Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160126956 

Negative-level shifting circuit and a source driver and a display device using the circuit


A negative-level shifting circuit includes a first level shifter including an input circuit configured to receive a logic signal having a first voltage level and a load circuit configured to generate a first output signal having a second voltage level based on a voltage generated by the input circuit, and a second level shifter configured to receive the first output signal from the first level shifter and generate a second output signal having a third voltage level. The first level shifter further includes a shielding circuit connected between the input circuit and the load circuit and configured to separate an operating voltage region of the input circuit from an operating voltage region of the load circuit such that the input circuit operates in a positive voltage region and the load circuit operates in a negative voltage region..

05/05/16
20160126944 

P-channel mosfet high voltage driver


In accordance with one or more aspects of the disclosed embodiments, a drive circuit having a source of modulation for producing a modulated signal, a level shifter configured to receive the modulated signal and produce a level-shifted driver signal, an inverter circuit configured to receive the level-shifted driver signal and produce a mosfet control signal, and at least one p-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (mosfet) configured to receive the mosfet control signal and modulate an application of high current to a load, where the mosfet control signal is supplied directly to the p-channel mosfet through the inverter circuit.. .
The Boeing Company


05/05/16
20160125993 

Detection of plunger movement in dc solenoids through current sense technique


An apparatus and method of detecting movement of a plunger of the solenoid includes detecting a peak (ipeak) in a current signal applied to a coil of the solenoid. A predetermined threshold is added to the current signal applied to the coil of the solenoid to generate a level shifted signal.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


05/05/16
20160121608 

Liquid discharging substrate, printhead, and printing apparatus


A liquid discharging substrate comprising discharging units, a first pad arranged on a first side, a second pad arranged on a second side, a signal generating unit arranged between the first pad and the second pad, level shifters, for shifting a level of a signal generated by the signal generating unit to output the signal to the discharging units, arranged between the signal generating unit and the second pad, a first wiring line for supplying the signal generating unit with a first reference voltage received by the first pad, and a second wiring line for supplying the level shifters with the second reference voltage received by the second pad, wherein the first wiring line and the second wiring line are isolated from each other between the signal generating unit and the level shifters in a planar view.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/28/16
20160118987 

Level shifter with low static power dissipation


In one embodiment, a level shifter has a cascade voltage-switching logic (cvsl) structure having two pull-up networks connected in a positive feedback arrangement, each pull-up network connected in series with a corresponding pull-down network. The effective transistor sizes of the two pull-up networks are different such that, at power on, if a level-shifter node connected to an output inverter initially has an in-between voltage level (e.g., at or near the midpoint between the output voltage-domain power-supply voltage and ground), the node voltage will quickly be driven either high or low (depending on the level-shifter design and other initial conditions), thereby reducing leakage current through the output inverter that could otherwise be maintained if the pull-up networks had the same effective transistor size.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation


04/28/16
20160118986 

Apparatus for reference voltage generation for i/o interface circuit


An apparatus includes a first input/output (i/o) interface circuit having a maximum voltage rating. The first i/o interface circuit includes a level shifter and an output stage.
Stmicroelectronics International N.v


04/28/16
20160118985 

Circuit arrangement and operating the same


A circuit arrangement may be provided including a level shifting stage configured to be coupled to a first reference voltage and a second reference voltage. The circuit arrangement may also include a first input electrode in electrical connection with the level shifting stage for coupling a first input voltage and a second input electrode in electrical connection with the level shifting stage for coupling a second input voltage.
Agency For Science, Technology And Research


04/28/16
20160118979 

Drive circuit for semiconductor element and semiconductor device


A primary circuit produces a first on-pulse and a first off-pulse synchronized with a rising edge and a falling edge of an input signal, respectively. A level shift circuit produces a second on-pulse and a second off-pulse formed by shifting the voltage level of the first on-pulse the first off-pulse, respectively.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


04/28/16
20160118977 

Dc-dc converter with temperature, process and voltage compensated dead time delay


Temperature, process and supply compensated delay circuits, dc to dc converters and integrated circuits are presented in which switch driver dead time delays are provided using a plurality of cascaded cmos inverter circuits with a first inverter coupled through a diode-connected mos transistor to a regulated voltage or circuit ground and a mos capacitor is provided between the first inverter output and the regulated voltage or circuit ground to provide a controlled delay time. A second cascaded cmos inverter is powered by a compensated voltage which decreases with temperature to operate as a comparator, and certain embodiments include one or more intermediate cmos inverters to form a level shifting circuit between the second inverter and the final output inverter, with the level shift inverters powered by successively higher compensated voltages that decrease with increasing temperature..
Texas Instruments Incorporated


04/28/16
20160118947 

Self biased dual mode differential cmos tia for 400g fiber optic links


A transimpedance amplifier (tia) device. The device includes a photodiode coupled to a differential tia with a first and second tia, which is followed by a level shifting/differential amplifier (ls/da).
Inphi Corporation


04/28/16
20160118885 

Three-channel high-side gate driver having startup circuit and configurable outputs


A driver circuit includes three non-contiguous high-voltage wells formed within a low-voltage monolithic silicon substrate; a high-side driver circuit fabricated within each of the wells; a separate logic input path for each of the high-side driver circuits, each input path comprising a logic signal input terminal, a signal amplifier, a noise filter, a pulse generator, and a high-voltage level shifter; an output terminal for each driver circuit, each output terminal coupled to its associated driver circuit output through a separate mask-configurable, variable-value output resistor bank, which reduces the number of external components needed for driver circuitry; a startup circuit which prevents operation of an associated high-side switch during periods of line voltage instability; and embedded capacitor banks, each of which is in close proximity to a high-side switch, for reducing capacitive, resistive and inductance losses associated with long metal lines.. .
Tf Semiconductor Solutions Inc.


04/21/16
20160112047 

Level shifter


A level shifter includes a first and a second transistor coupled to a first power supply voltage terminal supplied with a second power supply voltage in parallel, a third and a fourth transistor coupled to a reference voltage terminal in parallel, a first and a second depression transistor, the first depression transistor being coupled between the first and the third transistor, and a timing control unit placed between a second power supply voltage terminal supplied with a second power supply voltage lower than the first power supply voltage and the reference voltage terminal, that generates the first control signal and the third control signal different from the first control signal corresponding to an inverted signal of an input signal, and generates the second control signal and the fourth control signal different from the second control signal corresponding to a non-inverted signal of the input signal.. .

04/21/16
20160112037 

Control circuit for use with a sensor, and measurement system including such a control circuit


A control circuit for use with a four terminal sensor, such as a glucose sensor. The glucose sensor is a volume product and typically its manufacture will want to make it as inexpensively as possible.

04/21/16
20160111534 

Dual gate fd-soi transistor


Circuit module designs that incorporate dual gate field effect transistors are implemented with fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (fd-soi) technology. Lowering the threshold voltages of the transistors can be accomplished through dynamic secondary gate control in which a back-biasing technique is used to operate the dual gate fd-soi transistors with enhanced switching performance.

04/14/16
20160105182 

Level shifting an i/o signal into multiple voltage domains


Embodiments disclosed herein include an i/o module with multiple level shifters that establish a plurality of voltage domains. Using the level shifters, the i/o module converts data signals in a core logic voltage domain to data signals in an external voltage domain.

04/14/16
20160105181 

Receiving an i/o signal in multiple voltage domains


Embodiments disclosed herein include an i/o module with multiple level shifters that establish a plurality of voltage domains. Using the level shifters, the i/o module converts data signals in a core logic voltage domain to data signals in an external voltage domain.

04/14/16
20160105180 

Receiving an i/o signal in multiple voltage domains


Embodiments disclosed herein include an i/o module with multiple level shifters that establish a plurality of voltage domains. Using the level shifters, the i/o module converts data signals in a core logic voltage domain to data signals in an external voltage domain.

04/14/16
20160105179 

Level shifting an i/o signal into multiple voltage domains


Embodiments disclosed herein include an i/o module with multiple level shifters that establish a plurality of voltage domains. Using the level shifters, the i/o module converts data signals in a core logic voltage domain to data signals in an external voltage domain.

04/14/16
20160105173 

High voltage zero qrr bootstrap supply


An electrical circuit arranged in a half bridge topology. The electrical circuit includes a high side transistor; a low side transistor; a gate driver and level shifter electrically coupled to a gate of the high side transistor; a gate driver electrically coupled to a gate of the low side transistor; a capacitor electrically coupled in parallel with the gate driver and level shifter; a voltage source electrically coupled to an input of the gate driver and level shifter and an input of the gate driver; and, a bootstrap transistor electrically coupled between the voltage source and the capacitor.

04/14/16
20160105163 

Low-voltage to high-voltage level shifter circuit


A low-voltage to high-voltage level shifter circuit includes an input circuit, a voltage shifting circuit, and an output circuit. The input circuit is configured to receive an input signal having a voltage range between a first voltage and a ground voltage, and to provide an inverted input signal and a delayed version of the inverted input signal.



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