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 new patent  Start-up controller for a power converter

Power converters, e.g., AC/DC and DC/DC, typically have unique circuitry for a proper graceful start-up and to develop correct operating voltage biases. Typically this unique circuitry is incorporated in a primary-side controller. This primary-side controller could also be the primary means of control of the power converter once started. However,... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Flexconnect disconnect detection

A USB hub includes a plurality of downstream ports; at least one dual mode port, the dual mode port configured to be switchable from a downstream port to an upstream port; and host detection circuitry for detecting whether, when operating as an upstream port, a host is connected.... Microchip Technology Incorporated

High voltage bootstrap sampling circuit

A bootstrapped sampling switch may be used at lower supply voltages due to its high linearity, wherein the sampled voltage may be substantially higher than the supply voltage. A 2.7 volt or lower DC supply may be used with this sampling switch to sample a much higher voltage. A plurality... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Current sense amplifier architecture and level shifter

A high side current sensing amplifier architecture is simplified and improved over prior art current sensing amplifier circuits by using chopping only, without requiring auto-zeroing, and by using a simpler (and faster) switched capacitor filter instead of an auto-zeroing integrator filter. Also, VIP (positive DC sense node) is merged with... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Wafer level package and method

A copper pillar bump semiconductor packaging method patterns an organic insulation layer formed under the copper pillar bumps to areas surrounding and in the vicinity of the copper pillar bumps only. The organic insulation layer, typically a thin film polymer layer, acts as a barrier layer for the copper pillar... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Universal serial bus smart hub

A USB smart hub may provide enhanced battery charging, data storage security, vendor matching, device authentication, data capture/debug, and role switching. The smart hub may include an upstream port, a plurality of downstream ports, a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor for storing USB host stack code and... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Systems and methods for storing frequency information for system calibration/trimming

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a microcontroller with a frequency test circuit, a device-under-test (DUT) input, and a calculation engine circuit. The calculation engine circuit is configured to compare a measured frequency from the frequency test circuit measured from the DUT input to a reference frequency stored in memory,... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Predictive thermal control management using temperature and power sensors

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a microcontroller configured to cool an electronic device. The microcontroller is configured to receive a power consumption value of the electronic device, determine, based on the power consumption value and a stored previous power consumption value, a change value representing an amount that power... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Usb multi-host endpoint reflector hub

A multi-host endpoint reflector enables a method of communication between multiple USB hosts through the USB devices connected to them, where data from one USB host is routed across the USB devices between endpoints of complimentary directions to one or more additional USB hosts. The multi-host endpoint reflector may be... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Adc controller with temporal separation

Embodiments of the present disclosure may include an ADC circuit including channel register sets, a conversion request flip-flop, a priority encoder circuit, and a controller circuit. The controller circuit may be configured to receive a conversion request signal, latch the conversion request signal into the conversion request flip-flop, determine by... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Network traffic controller (ntc)

A network device (ND) includes a first interface controller operable to transfer data between the ND and a host processing unit (host), a second interface controller operable to transfer data between the ND and the host, a network interface configured to interface the ND with a network, and a control... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Measuring output current in a buck smps

A sample and hold circuit takes a sample of the current flowing through an inductor of a buck switched-mode power supply (SMPS) at substantially the middle of the low side portion (50 percent point during low side switch ON) of the pulse width modulation (PWM) period. This sample of the... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Controlled adaptive power limiter

A power limiter for a switched mode power supply includes an operational amplifier and a comparator circuit. The operational amplifier is configured to receive an input voltage supplied to the SMPS as a first input and a reference voltage as a second input. The comparator circuit is configured to receive... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Selectable programmable gain or operational amplifier

An integrated circuit amplifier configurable to be either a programmable gain amplifier or an operational amplifier comprises two output blocks, one output block is optimized for programmable gain amplifier operation, and the other output block is optimized for operational amplifier applications. A common single input stage, input offset calibration and... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Time-based delay line analog comparator

Embodiments of the present disclosure include voltage comparators. The voltage comparators may include a first input configured to receive a first analog voltage, a second input configured to receive a second analog voltage, a first digital delay line configured to propagate the first analog voltage through a first delay circuit... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Channel estimation in ofdm communication systems

Embodiments of the present disclosure include an OFDM receiver circuit, which includes an FFT circuit configured to calculate an FFT of a plurality of sample values received by the receiver circuit, and a smoothing circuit configured to identify equalizer coefficients for the sample values by truncating portions of an impulse... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Digital compensation of iq coupling in communication receivers

A receiver circuit includes a conversion circuit configured to down-convert a received radio-frequency signal to a baseband signal, an analog-to-digital converter configured to sample the baseband signal into a sampled signal, a Fast Fourier transform (FFT) circuit configured to perform an FFT on the sampled signal, and a digital compensation... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Integrated circuit crystal oscillator having digital automatic gain control comprising oscillation detection and amplitude control loops

A crystal oscillator is coupled to a digital automatic gain control (AGC) having oscillation detection and amplitude control loops. The oscillation detection loop may increase the transconductance (gm) of the oscillator transistor until oscillation is detected therefrom. Then the amplitude control loop detects the amplitudes of oscillations from the crystal... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Multi-mode low current dual voltage self-regulated lcd pump system

A bias voltage generator circuit may include a mode control circuit, a clock generator circuit coupled with the mode control unit and configured to generate a plurality of clock signals, and a charge pump circuit configured to receive the clock signals. The charge pump circuit may be coupled with the... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Temperature sensor peripheral having independent temperature coefficient and offset adjustment programmability

A temperature sensor peripheral generates an output voltage that is proportional to temperature, whose temperature coefficient can be adjusted to any desired value, whose temperature coefficient can be either positive or negative, whose room temperature voltage can be adjusted to any desired value, and whose temperature coefficient and room temperature... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Enhanced low cost microcontroller

An 8-bit microprocessor has a program memory having a 16-bit instruction word size and a data memory having an 8-bit data size. An instruction word has a payload size for an address of up to 12 bits. The microprocessor furthermore has a central processing unit coupled with the program memory... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Scan logic for circuit designs with latches and flip-flops

Embodiments of the present disclosure may include a system for scanning a circuit, the embodiments including flip-flops, latches interleaved between the flip-flops, multiplexers configured to propagate scan data between the flip-flops and latches, and scan logic configured to control the multiplexers to load test data into the flip-flops and latches.... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Blue-tooth communication system and broadcasting method thereof

A blue-tooth communication system and a broadcasting method therefor are provided. The broadcasting method includes: detecting N blue-tooth receivers in a blue-tooth range of a blue-tooth transmitter; broadcasting a data package during at least one transmitting timing window by the blue-tooth transmitter; and receiving N returned data packages which are... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Hybrid rc/crystal oscillator

An oscillator includes a tunable oscillator, a phase detector circuit communicatively coupled with an output of the tunable oscillator and an input to the oscillator, and an oscillator controller circuit configured to adjust frequency of the tunable oscillator based upon phase detection between output of the tunable oscillator and output... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Seamless switching control for low power battery backup system

A circuit for providing back-up power includes a switching circuit configured to be coupled to a first power source and a second power source. The circuit includes a domain voltage level monitor circuit coupled with the first power source and the second power source and with output of the switching... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Mapping of position measurements to objects using a movement model

A position tracking system may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory may include instructions that, when loaded and executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a plurality of measurements from a sensor and map a location of an object to a measurement... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Flat no-leads package with improved contact pins

According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit (IC) device may include mounting an IC chip onto a center support structure of a leadframe. The leadframe may include: a plurality of pins extending from the center support structure; a groove running perpendicular to... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Balanced battery charging system

A multi-cell battery pack charging system adjusts each battery cell's charging current to synchronize the completion of charge. The battery pack is charged as a whole, and need only be charged once, and without requiring charge shuttling, resistive charge balancing or inductive charge dumping. Charging current to each battery cell... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Power-up based integrated circuit configuration

An integrated circuit having a plurality of selectable modes, functions and/or characteristics may be configured at the time of product manufacture by providing an appropriate resistance value pull-up resistor at an external connection (pin) of the integrated circuit package. At least one external connection (pin) may be used for such... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Microcontroller with digital delay line analog-to-digital converters and digital comparators

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a microcontroller with a processor core, memory, and a plurality of peripheral devices including a differential digital delay line analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The ADC includes differential digital delay lines and circuit comprising a set of delay elements included in the differential digital delay lines... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Time-based delay line analog to digital converter

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a differential digital delay line analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The ADC includes differential digital delay lines, a circuit including a set of delay elements included in the differential digital delay lines, and another circuit including another set of delay elements included in the differential digital... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Microcontroller with digital delay line analog-to-digital converter

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a microcontroller with a processor, memory, and peripheral devices including a differential digital delay line analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The ADC includes differential digital delay lines, a circuit including a set of delay elements included in the differential digital delay lines, and another circuit including... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Time-based delay line analog-to-digital converter with variable resolution

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a differential digital delay line analog-to-digital converter (ADC), comprising differential digital delay lines including series coupled delay cells, wherein a delay time of a first delay line is controlled by a first input of the ADC and a delay time of a second delay... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Multiple led string dimming control

An integrated circuit device is configured to drive multiple LED strings. The device includes a switch mode power supply control circuit configured to generate primary and secondary power transistor control signals and receive at least one current sense signal and an output voltage sense signal. The device also includes an... Microchip Technology Incorporated

Contact expose etch stop

The present disclosure relates to semiconductor devices and the teachings thereof may be embodied in metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFET). Some embodiments may include a power MOSFET with transistor cells, each cell comprising a source and a drain region; a first dielectric layer disposed atop the transistor cells;... Microchip Technology Incorporated

10/05/17 / #20170287835

Combined source and base contact for a field effect transistor

The present disclosure relates to semiconductor devices. The teachings thereof may be embodied in metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFET) and methods for their manufacture. Some embodiments may include: depositing a base within an epitaxial layer; implanting a source implant extending into the base, wherein the epitaxial layer, the... Microchip Technology Incorporated

10/05/17 / #20170287850

Stacked die ground shield

The present disclosure relates to semiconductor devices. Embodiments of the teachings thereof may include processes for manufacturing of semiconductor devices and the devices themselves. For example, some embodiments may include an integrated circuit package comprising: a lead frame; a first die mounted on the lead frame in flip-chip fashion, with... Microchip Technology Incorporated

09/28/17 / #20170279263

High voltage transmit/receive switch with standard bcd process

An analog transmit/receive switch and voltage detection circuit that do not require depletion mode devices are provided. The switch may be configured to operate in a receive mode and a protection mode. The voltage detection circuit may be coupled to the switch and may be configured to measure a potential... Microchip Technology Incorporated

09/28/17 / #20170279423

Class ab common-source amplifier with constant transconductance

An ultrasound probe buffer is provided. The ultrasound probe buffer may include a high impedance amplifier having a common-source core stage with series-series local feedback. The high impedance amplifier may include a first MOSFET and a second MOSFET, wherein a source terminal of the first MOSFET is coupled to a... Microchip Technology Incorporated

09/21/17 / #20170269741

Compensation of a target objects coupling to feeding lines in capacitive sensing system

An input device has one or more electrodes configured for capacitive sensing, an electronic circuit, one or more conductive feed line(s) connecting the one or more electrode(s) with the electronic circuit, wherein the device is configured to increase or decrease a signal received from at least one of the electrodes... Microchip Technology Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170261379

Digital temperature sensor with integrated timer and burst mode

An integrated temperature sensor device has a temperature sensor providing an analog signal corresponding to an ambient temperature, an analog-to-digital converter coupled to the sensor conditioning circuit and receiving the analog temperature signal, and a timer and control circuit which is operable to be configured to control the temperature sensor... Microchip Technology Incorporated

09/14/17 / #20170264203

Buck-boost controller achieving high power factor and valley switching

A high power-factor buck-boost converter having a rectified low-frequency AC line voltage input and a DC output is provided. The converter may include a magnetic element, a controlled switch having a gate terminal and a drain terminal that is coupled to the magnetic element, a rectifier diode coupled to the... Microchip Technology Incorporated

09/07/17 / #20170254900

Core independent ultrasonic proximity sensing peripheral

A proximity sensing function is implemented using a collection of core independent peripherals (CIPs) in a microcontroller without software overhead to the central processor during operation thereof. A pulse width modulation (PWM) peripheral generates a high frequency drive signal that is on for a short duration to an ultrasonic transmitting... Microchip Technology Incorporated

09/07/17 / #20170256469

Interconnect monitor utilizing both open and short detection

The present disclosure relates to semiconductor manufacturing and the teachings of the present disclosure may be embodied in a semiconductor chip with an interconnect monitor. Some embodiments may include arrays of diodes on the semiconductor chip; each diode with a stack of vertical interconnects and metal contacts, the stack and... Microchip Technology Incorporated

08/17/17 / #20170235475

Continuous circle gesture detection for a sensor system

A method for detecting a continuous circle gesture, has the following steps: receiving vectors representative of an object movement by a object detection unit; determining from the received sequence velocity vectors a sequence of velocity vectors or an approximation thereof; estimating an angle between subsequent velocity vectors; and determining a... Microchip Technology Incorporated

08/10/17 / #20170229340

Method of forming shallow trench isolation (sti) structures

A method of forming a trench isolation (e.g., an STI) for an integrated circuit includes forming a pad oxide layer and then a nitride layer over a semiconductor substrate, performing a trench etch through the structure to form a trench, depositing a trench oxide layer over the structure to form... Microchip Technology Incorporated

07/27/17 / #20170212599

Proximity activated gesture

A proximity-activated gesture circuit includes an activation receiver electrode, a transmitter electrode, additional receiver electrodes, a control circuit, and a signal processor circuit. The control circuit is configured to activate the transmitter electrode and additional receiver electrodes when a capacitance measurement by the activation receiver electrode reaches a threshold. The... Microchip Technology Incorporated

07/27/17 / #20170212619

Method and system for sensing impedance change in the local space between electrodes

A receiver stage of a sensor system includes a receiver electrode and a loop filter. The loop filter is configured to activate electrical oscillation and thus the receiver stage when a capacitance measurement reaches a threshold and issue the capacitance measurement upon activation of the receiver stage. The capacitance measurement... Microchip Technology Incorporated

07/20/17 / #20170202465

Method, system and measuring multiple signals in a body

A pulse oximetry measurement system uses a pseudo-random noise generator to stimulate one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs). The light amplitudes from these LEDs, after passing through a part of a body, are detected by a phototransistor or photodiode and digitized with an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The digitized ADC... Microchip Technology Incorporated

07/20/17 / #20170208609

Time triggered communication channel in a synchronous network

Systems and method for a time-triggered communication channel in a synchronous network are disclosed. The systems and methods may include communicating in a repeated cycle wherein each of the plurality of nodes has a dedicated slot, wherein a cycle comprises n subsequent slots, and wherein each slot comprises a plurality... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170176225

System and reducing noise in a sensor system

A sensor system has an acquisition unit comprising an analog to digital converter generating a series of digital sensor signals, a first evaluation unit receiving the series of digital sensor signals for evaluation, wherein the first evaluation unit generates output signals that correspond to a sensor event, and a second... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170177523

Method and tuning usb power delivery signals

A USB interface to provide power delivery negotiated through a dedicated transmission channel includes a transmitter circuit including a digital-to-analog converter having an output coupled with an input of a transmission filter, a receiver circuit including an analog-to-digital converter having an input coupled with an output of a receiving filter,... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170179226

Ultrasound t/r isoltation disolator with fast recovery time on soi

A semiconductor disolator device is provided. The device may include a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate, a body layer disposed on the SOI substrate, a first p-type well disposed on the body layer, a first n-type well disposed on the first p-type well to form a first p-n junction, and a second... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170168096

Voltage measurement circuit

A method for measuring a voltage using a capacitive voltage divider (CVD) and an analog-to-digital converter includes the steps of measuring a bandgap or reference voltage and determining a first code value of the bandgap or reference voltage, charging a first capacitor to a voltage to be measured and determining... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170168980

Spi interface with automatic slave select generation

A serial peripheral interface (SPI) module, comprising a transceiver, the transceiver including a clock line, a data line and at least one slave select line. The SPI also comprises an interface circuit configured to operate in an automatic slave select mode, wherein the interface circuit is configured to automatically assert... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170168981

Spi interface with slave-select fault detection and status signal

A serial peripheral interface (SPI) module includes a transceiver including a clock line, a data line and at least one slave select line. The module also includes an interface circuit configured to monitor the slave select line and assert a fault based upon an incorrect de-assertion of the slave select... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/15/17 / #20170170303

Method of forming a polysilicon sidewall oxide region in a memory cell

Methods of fabricating a memory cell of a semiconductor device, e.g., an EEPROM cell, having a sidewall oxide are disclosed. A memory cell structure may be formed including a floating gate and an ONO film over the conductive layer. A sidewall oxide may be formed on a side surface of... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170158429

Reticle rack system

The present disclosure relates to semiconductor manufacturing, in particular to reticle rack systems. The teachings of the present disclosure may be embodied in a reticle rack unit including a frame with four uprights and multiple crossbars and four turnstiles. The frame may have a longest dimension defining a front side... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170162648

Capacitor formed on heavily doped substrate

The teachings of the present disclosure may be applied to the manufacture and design of capacitors. In some embodiments of these teachings, a capacitor may be formed on a heavily doped substrate. For example, a method for manufacturing a capacitor may include: depositing an oxide layer on a first side... Microchip Technology Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170163190

Stepper trajectory driver

A stepper control circuit includes numerical controlled oscillators configured to provide step signals for multiple axes of stepper motor movement. The numerical controlled oscillators are configured to be operated at a same frequency provided by a synchronized clock signal.... Microchip Technology Incorporated

05/25/17 / #20170146600

Scan logic for circuit designs with latches and flip-flops

A system for scanning a circuit includes flip-flops and latches includes a multiplexer to couple an output of a flip-flop with an input of a latch. The multiplexer has an input receiving an input signal for the latch and another input coupled with output of the flip-flop. The system further... Microchip Technology Incorporated

05/18/17 / #20170139540

Analog elimination of ungrounded conductive objects in capacitive sensing

In a method for performing a touch determination with a capacitive sensor, a self capacitance measurement of a capacitive sensor is initiated, wherein at the same time a mutual capacitance measurement including the capacitive sensor is performed. Such a method can be performed such that the self capacitance measurement and... Microchip Technology Incorporated

04/13/17 / #20170102815

Capacitance measurement device with reduced noise

A method or sensor arrangement for providing capacitive sensor detection with at least one capacitive sensor comprises a transmitting electrode and a receiving electrode. A stimulus at the transmitting electrode is generated and a signal is received from the receiving electrode and data packets are generated, each packet comprising a... Microchip Technology Incorporated

04/13/17 / #20170103599

Decryption of access codes of diverse protocols in barrier operator systems

Disclosed are alternate embodiments of various components of a barrier operator system. and methods of operation, including of the mechanical drive subsystem with segmented and self-locking rail unit, rail mounting supports, belt and chain drive tensioning, and drive assembly carriage and interface; the electronics and software routines for controlled operation... Microchip Technology Incorporated

04/06/17 / #20170099708

Ripple reduction circuit for sequential linear led drivers

A ripple reduction circuit is provided. The ripple reduction circuit may include a ripple capacitor configured to drive at least a first segment of a string of light emitting diodes (LEDs), a first diode having an anode coupled to the ripple capacitor, and a cathode configured to be coupled to... Microchip Technology Incorporated

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03/30/17 / #20170090022

Core independent peripheral based ultrasonic ranging peripheral

A ranging function is implemented using a collection of core independent peripherals (CIPs) in a microcontroller without software overhead to the central processor during operation thereof. A pulse width modulation (PWM) peripheral generates a high frequency drive signal, a counter to set the duration of the PWM drive signal (pulse),... Microchip Technology Incorporated

03/30/17 / #20170093313

Linear hall effect sensors for multi-phase permanent magnet motors with pwm drive

Low cost linear Hall Effect sensors are used for determining motor shaft positions and generating voltages proportional to the motor shaft positions. The voltages from the linear Hall Effect sensors are compared to a triangle waveform and PWM signals are generated therefrom. A constant current source and constant current sink... Microchip Technology Incorporated

03/30/17 / #20170094733

Commutation circuit for sequential linear led drivers

A sequential linear LED driver circuit is provided. The sequential linear LED driver circuit may include a plurality of current sinks, wherein each of the plurality of current sinks is configured to be coupled to a segment of a string of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and a voltage divider that generates... Microchip Technology Incorporated

02/23/17 / #20170052799

Integrated circuit device with selectable processor core

An integrated circuit device includes a first processing core operable to process a first instruction set, a second processing core operable to process a second instruction set different from the first instruction set, a plurality of peripheral devices, a memory and a switching circuit configured to couple the memory and... Microchip Technology Incorporated

02/23/17 / #20170053841

Single-wafer real-time etch rate and uniformity predictor for plasma etch processes

The present disclosure relates to semiconductor manufacturing, in particular to a real-time method for qualifying the etch rate for plasma etch processes. A method for testing a semiconductor plasma etch chamber may include: depositing a film on a substrate of a wafer, the wafer including a center region and an... Microchip Technology Incorporated

02/23/17 / #20170054376

Power converter with sleep/wake mode

Offline power converters draw very small amounts of power when unloaded or inactive (no load demand), power consumption may be further reduced by allowing the start-up controller and/or secondary-side controller to enter into a sleep mode (functions within the controllers shut down). When the energy storage capacitors for either the... Microchip Technology Incorporated

02/09/17 / #20170041044

Coaxial data communication with reduced emi

Data communication having improved electromagnetic interference (EMI) rejection when communicating through a coaxial cable is provided by using differential transmission and/or reception through a common-mode choke and a dissipative element resulting in extremely low radiated emissions and high immunity to external radiation interference in a low-cost way.... Microchip Technology Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170031750

Zero overhead code coverage analysis

An integrated circuit includes comprising a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) circuit configured to read data identifying an execution path from code executed by a processor, determine a CRC check value for the data, and, based upon the CRC check value, determine whether the execution is valid.... Microchip Technology Incorporated

01/26/17 / #20170024344

Method and system for usb 2.0 bandwidth reservation

Systems and methods for reserving bandwidth in a USB hub are disclosed. The systems and methods may include receiving data from at least one downstream endpoint in a buffer, identifying a current capacity of the buffer, comparing the current capacity of the buffer to a buffer threshold, generating an output... Microchip Technology Incorporated

01/26/17 / #20170024997

Smart wireless asset tracking

Systems and methods for localizing a bad condition in a crowded asset environment include providing a plurality of wireless transceivers associated with a sensor monitoring a condition of an asset, wherein each of the plurality of wireless transceivers in a long range operating mode adjusts the transmission power to a... Microchip Technology Incorporated

01/26/17 / #20170025388

Backside stacked die in an integrated circuit (ic) package

An integrated circuit (IC) device may include a substrate including a first mounting area and a ground ring, a first integrated circuit die attached to the first mounting area, a die attach paddle mounted onto the ground ring and extending above the first integrated circuit die, and a second integrated... Microchip Technology Incorporated

01/19/17 / #20170017431

Method for enlarging data memory in an existing microprocessor architecture with limited memory addressing

A method for expanding a data memory for a microprocessor architecture which uses a bank select accessing scheme for accessing data memory which is divided into a plurality of memory banks. A bank select register is configured to select a memory bank and the microprocessor architecture has an instruction set... Microchip Technology Incorporated

01/19/17 / #20170017584

Spi interface with less-than-8-bit bytes and variable packet size

A synchronous serial peripheral device has a transmission unit coupled with a data output line and a clock unit coupled with a clock line. The serial peripheral device transmits a minimum of a single transmission, wherein in a first operating mode the transmission unit and the clock unit are configurable... Microchip Technology Incorporated

01/05/17 / #20170003735

Combined power supply and input/output system with boost capability

A combined power and input/output system for an electronic device includes a host system; a target system operably coupled to the host system via a combined power and I/O line; and a power boost circuit in the target system for enabling a higher voltage target device.... Microchip Technology Incorporated

01/05/17 / #20170005030

Flat no-leads package with improved contact pins

According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a leadframe for an integrated circuit (IC) device may comprise a center support structure for mounting an IC chip, a plurality of pins extending from the center support structure, and a bar connecting the plurality of pins remote from the center support... Microchip Technology Incorporated

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