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Level shifter circuit and operation method thereof

Level shifter circuit and operation method thereof

Flexible input/output transceiver

Flexible input/output transceiver

Flexible input/output transceiver

Word line selection circuit and row decoder

Date/App# patent app List of recent Level Shift-related patents
10/30/14
20140320180
 Semiconductor device patent thumbnailSemiconductor device
In aspects of the invention, a semiconductor device can include one level shift circuit that outputs a low-side input signal as a high-side signal upon raising a signal level, a pulse modulation circuit that operates in a low-side region, generates a data symbol constituted by or more bits and representing a set signal or a reset signal, where bit is defined as a combination of codes forming a pair. The pulse generation circuit can output the generated data symbol as an input signal of the level shift circuit.
10/30/14
20140320168
 Level shifter circuit and operation method thereof patent thumbnailLevel shifter circuit and operation method thereof
A level shifter transfers a first voltage signal to a second voltage signal. The level shifter comprises a comparison circuit, a delay circuit, and a selection circuit.
10/23/14
20140313844
 Flexible input/output transceiver patent thumbnailFlexible input/output transceiver
An i/o transceiver includes a driver with a feedback circuit having a mode select signal input, a serial data signal input, and a driver output signal input. The feedback circuit can provide a feedback control signal that is coupled to a pre-driver circuit.
10/23/14
20140313815
 Word line selection circuit and row decoder patent thumbnailWord line selection circuit and row decoder
A first exemplary aspect of the present invention is a word line selection circuit where address decode signals composed of a power supply voltage and a first voltage lower than a ground voltage are input, and that a word line selection signal composed of the first voltage and a second voltage higher than the power supply voltage is output not via a level shift circuit according to the address decode signals.. .
10/23/14
20140312954
 High-voltage multi-level shifter for ultrasound applications and transmit/receive channel for ultrasound applications using said level shifter patent thumbnailHigh-voltage multi-level shifter for ultrasound applications and transmit/receive channel for ultrasound applications using said level shifter
A multi-level shifter includes a first branch having first and second transistors coupled between a higher voltage terminal and a lower voltage terminal. The multi-level shifter comprises a second branch, in parallel with the first branch, having: a third transistor, coupled between said higher voltage reference terminal and an output node, a fourth switching transistor coupled between said output node and said lower voltage terminal.
10/23/14
20140312870
 Boost-type switching regulator and semiconductor device for boost-type switching regulator patent thumbnailBoost-type switching regulator and semiconductor device for boost-type switching regulator
A boost-type switching regulator includes an inductor; a rectifying element; a capacitor; a switching element; an output terminal; a detection voltage generating unit; an output voltage controlling unit; and a detection voltage level shifting unit. The detection voltage generating unit generates a detection voltage according to an output voltage.
10/16/14
20140306674
 Charge and discharge signal circuit and dc-dc converter patent thumbnailCharge and discharge signal circuit and dc-dc converter
A charge and discharge signal circuit includes: high side transistors connected in series; low side transistors connected in series; high side drive circuits; low side drive circuits; and a drive signal generation circuit, wherein each drive circuit includes: a high side level shifter; a high side capacitor switch string of a capacitor and a switch element connected in series, being connected in parallel with the high side transistor; and a high side drive part, to which an output of the high side level shifter is supplied, and each of the low side drive circuits includes: a low side level shifter; a low side capacitor switch string of a capacitor and a switch element connected in series, being connected in parallel with the low side transistor; and a low side drive part, to which an output of the low side level shifter is supplied.. .
10/09/14
20140304467
 Shiftable memory employing ring registers patent thumbnailShiftable memory employing ring registers
Shiftable memory employs ring registers to shift a contiguous subset of data words stored in the ring registers within the shiftable memory. A shiftable memory includes a memory having built-in word-level shifting capability.
10/09/14
20140301005
 Low side nmos protection circuit for battery pack application patent thumbnailLow side nmos protection circuit for battery pack application
An electric circuit comprising means for communicating with an external device coupled to means for measuring the charge condition of an external battery. In some embodiments, the circuit comprises at least one level shifter for changing the reference voltage of communication signals.
10/09/14
20140300403
 Signal processing device patent thumbnailSignal processing device
A level shifter converting a binary signal having a first potential and a second potential into a signal having the first potential and a third potential, and a signal processing circuit using the level shifter are provided. The first potential is higher than the second potential.
10/09/14
20140300386
Voltage level shifter circuit, system, and method for high speed applications
A level shifting circuit includes a first inverter including a pair of transistors of opposite conductivity type, the first inverter adapted to receive an input signal in a first voltage domain and further including at least one additional transistor driven by a voltage in a second voltage domain. A second inverter is coupled in series with the first inverter and operable to generate an output signal in the second voltage domain.
10/09/14
20140300188
Capacitive level shifter devices, methods and systems
Systems and methods of use relate to a circuit that is designed to detect the state of two control signals, wherein one control signal indicates an on state for the gate driver and the other control signal indicates an off state for the gate driver. The circuit responds to each of the control signals by controlling the gate driver so that it drives an output either high or low.
10/02/14
20140293664
High-voltage heavy-current drive circuit applied in power factor corrector
A high-voltage heavy-current drive circuit applied in a power factor corrector, comprising a current mirroring circuit (1), a level shift circuit (3), a high-voltage pre-modulation circuit (2), a dead time control circuit (4) and a heavy-current output stage (5); the heavy-current output stage adopts a darlington output stage structure to increase the maximum operating frequency of the drive circuit. The stabilized breakdown voltage characteristic of a voltage stabilizing diode is utilized to ensure the drive circuit operating within a safe voltage range.
10/02/14
20140292411
High performance class ab operational amplifier
A class ab operational amplifier includes an input stage, an output stage and a level shifter stage to control the quiescent current of the output stage and to transfer the signal from the input stage to the output stage, and a control circuit of the level shifter stage. The control circuit includes a transistor differential pair having a differential input terminals and the differential voltage at the differential terminals of the differential pair controls the level shifter stage..
10/02/14
20140292302
Semiconductor switch circuit
A semiconductor switch circuit includes a switch between an input node and an output node that connects nodes to each other according to a control signal and a level shifter outputting the control signal at a boosted level that is greater than a power supply voltage level. The semiconductor switch circuit also includes a booster circuit to output a boosted voltage at the boosted level higher than a power supply voltage level.
10/02/14
20140291489
Method and system for a feedback transimpedance amplifier with sub-40khz low-frequency cutoff
A system for a feedback amplifier with sub-40khz low-frequency cutoff is disclosed and may include amplifying electrical signals received via coupling capacitors utilizing an amplifier having feedback paths comprising source followers and feedback resistors. Gate terminals of the source followers may be coupled to output terminals of the amplifier circuit.
09/25/14
20140284453
Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus
A solid-state imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: a pixel unit in which unit pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each of the unit pixels including: a photodiode which stores signal charges; a transfer transistor for transferring the signal charges stored in the photodiode; a charge detection unit which temporarily stores the transferred signal charges; and a reset transistor for resetting the signal charges stored in the charge detection unit; and a vertical scanning unit which drives the pixel unit, the vertical scanning unit including: a row selection unit; a level shift circuit for converting a level of an externally inputted power supply voltage; and a buffer circuit for buffering a voltage whose level has been converted by the level shift circuit, the level shift circuit including: a step-down level shift circuit; and a step-up level shift circuit isolated from the step-down level shift circuit by a well.. .
09/18/14
20140268956
Power converter with self-driven synchronous rectifier control circuitry
An ac-dc power converter is provided with two pairs of self-driven synchronous rectifier switches in addition to, or in place of, diode bridge rectifiers for boosting efficiency and reducing cost. An ac sensing circuit is coupled to ac input terminals, and a dc level shifting circuit applies a dc offset to an ac input signal received via the sensing circuit.
09/18/14
20140266389
Powerline control interface
A powerline control interface includes a powerline connection, a level shifter connected to the powerline connection, the level shifter having a zero crossing detector signal output, a capacitor connected to the powerline connection, an inductor connected to the powerline connection, and a receive signal inductively coupled to the inductor.. .
09/18/14
20140266388
Voltage level shifter
The voltage level shifter includes a first voltage shift circuit, a second voltage shift circuit, a first switch circuit, a second switch circuit, a third switch circuit and a fourth switch circuit. The first voltage shift circuit receives a first input voltage, and the second voltage shift circuit receives a second voltage shift circuit.
09/18/14
20140266386
Level shifter for high density integrated circuits
A level shifter for converting between voltages of a core voltage range to voltages within a larger i/o voltage range. The level shifter has interconnected transistors implemented as core devices operable within the core voltage range.
09/18/14
20140266385
Dual supply level shifter circuits
A dual supply level shifter circuit includes a switching circuit and a set of level shifter circuits coupled to the switching circuit. The switching circuit includes a first set of coupled transistors, wherein the supply switching circuit is coupled to a first supply source that is configured to provide a first power supply voltage and is coupled to a second supply source that is configured to provide a second power supply voltage.
09/18/14
20140266384
Systems and method for level shifters
A level shifter system includes an inverting portion, a non-inverting portion and a cross latch output component. The inverting portion is configured to receive an inverting input, a supply voltage and to generate an intermediary inverting output.
09/18/14
20140266381
Bias circuit for a switched capacitor level shifter
A noise resistant switch control circuit is provided. The circuit includes a low pass filter configured to couple to a first terminal of a switch and a first voltage clamp coupled to the low pass filter.
09/18/14
20140266003
Cell balancing through a switched capacitor level shifter
A battery management apparatus is provided. The battery management apparatus includes a switched capacitor level shifter having a first port and a second port.
09/18/14
20140264823
Systems and methods for fabricating semiconductor devices having larger die dimensions
A method of fabricating a semiconductor device is disclosed. A photosensitive material is coated over the device.
09/18/14
20140264583
High-voltage semiconductor device
A withstand voltage region is formed to surround a logic circuit formation region. A high-voltage mosfet for level shifting is formed in part of the withstand voltage region.
09/11/14
20140254293
High-speed memory write driver circuit with voltage level shifting features
Various aspects of a fast, energy efficient write driver capable of efficient operation in a dual-voltage domain memory architecture are provided herein. Specifically, various aspects of the write driver described herein combine a high speed driver with voltage level shifting capabilities that may be implemented efficiently in reducing use of silicon area while using lower power.
09/11/14
20140254220
Electronic power converter with ground referenced lossless current sensing
A current sensing circuit for an electronic power converter having an inductor that is not referenced to ground is configured to provide an output signal that is referenced to ground and is proportional to the current flow between the inductor and a load in an electrical power system. The current sensing circuit includes outputs associated with a voltage of the inductor, a current source circuit, a current steering circuit responsive to the voltage outputs and a level shifting circuit..
09/11/14
20140253213
Level shifting circuit with adaptive feedback
An amplifier has a first pull-up path coupled between a voltage supply node and an output node, and a pull-down path coupled between the output node and a ground supply node. A second pull-up path is coupled between the voltage supply node and the output node.
09/11/14
20140253211
Low voltage level shifter for low power applications
A level shifter circuit for low power applications that can shift the level of a digital signal that is below the threshold voltage of output transistors. The level shifter uses core transistors in the input stage and includes an intermediate stage that limits the voltage applied to the drain of the core transistors.
09/11/14
20140253210
Voltage level shifter with a low-latency voltage boost circuit
Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a voltage level shifting circuit employing a low latency, ac-coupled voltage boost circuit, as well as other circuits and apparatus incorporating such a level shifting circuit. Such level shifting circuits provide significantly lower latency compared to conventional level shifters (e.g., latency reduced by at least a factor of two).
09/11/14
20140253209
Apparatuses and method for shifting a voltage level
Apparatuses and methods, such as those for shifting a voltage level are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a level shifter configured to provide output signals based on a logical value of an input signal, where the level shifter is precharged to a precharge voltage prior to providing the output signals.
09/11/14
20140253194
Load switch
An ic generally comprises enable pin, ground pin, input pin, output pin, load switch, control circuitry, and level shifter. Load switch is coupled between input pin and output pin and receives a negative voltage through the input pin.
09/11/14
20140253185
Circuit and method for improving noise immunity of a single-end level shifter in a floating gate driver
A floating gate driver uses a single-end level shifter to translate a set signal and a reset signal induced by a rising edge and a falling edge of a switch signal to a common output terminal to generate an output voltage for a bistable circuit to generate a level shifted switch signal. Under control of a well transient detect signal asserted by detecting noise in the output voltage, a masking circuit between the single-end level shifter and the bistable circuit masks noise in the output voltage.


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