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 new patent  Apparatus and associated battery charging

provide an indication to the electronic device that the charger is disconnected from the mains power supply for causing the electronic device to indicate that the charger is disconnected from the mains power supply to a user of the electronic device.... Nxp B v

 new patent  Input/output cell

An integrated circuit and method are provided. The integrated circuit comprises: a digital core configured to output a first voltage signal: and a first input/output cell: wherein the first input/output cell is configured to convert the first voltage signal to a first current signal and provide the first current signal... Nxp B v

Secure operation apparatuses and methods therefor

As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, and apparatus and/or method may involve a first circuit that initiates secure operations by interfacing with a user and providing operation trigger data that is signed cryptographically and secured from alteration, based on the interfacing. A second circuit, including... Nxp B v

Fingerprint sensing system and method

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a fingerprint sensing system is provided, comprising: a sensing unit configured to measure a physical property of a sensing cell and to produce a voltage in dependence on said physical property; and an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert said voltage into... Nxp B v

Method and system for facilitating the detection of time series patterns

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a method for facilitating the detection of one or more time series patterns is conceived, comprising building one or more artificial neural networks, wherein, for at least one time series pattern to be detected, a specific one of said artificial neural... Nxp B v

Iq mismatch correction module

The disclosure relates to an IQ mismatch correction module for a radio receiver, the IQ mismatch correction module comprising: an input terminal configured to receive an input signal; an output terminal configured to provide a filtered output signal; a mismatch detection module comprising: one or more bandpass filters configured to... Nxp B v

Equality check implemented with secret sharing

A method of performing an equality check in a secure system, including: receiving an input v having a known input property; splitting the input v into t secret shares vi where i is an integer index and t is greater than 1; splitting an input x into k secret shares... Nxp B v

Method for performing multiple enrollments of a physically uncloneable function

A data processing system having a PUF and method for providing multiple enrollments, or instantiations, of the PUF are provided. A PUF segment includes a plurality of SRAM cells on an integrated circuit. A PUF response from the PUF segment is used to create a first activation code and a... Nxp B v

Biased transistor module

A biased-transistor-module comprising: a module-input-terminal; a module-output-terminal; a reference-terminal; a module-supply-terminal configured to receive a supply voltage; a module-reference-voltage-terminal configured to receive a module reference voltage; a main-transistor having a main-control-terminal, a main-first-conduction-channel-terminal and a main-second-conduction-channel-terminal, wherein the main-first-conduction-channel-terminal is connected to the module-output-terminal, and the main-second-conduction-channel-terminal is connected to... Nxp B v

Doherty amplifier circuits

A Doherty amplifier circuit comprising: a splitter having: a splitter-input-terminal for receiving an input signal; a main-splitter-output-terminal; and a peaking-splitter-output-terminal; a main-power-amplifier having a main-power-input-terminal and a main-power-output-terminal, wherein; the main-power-input-terminal is connected to the main-splitter-output-terminal; and the main-power-output-terminal is configured to provide a main-power-amplifier-output-signal; a peaking-power-amplifier having a peaking-power-input-terminal... Nxp B v

Doherty amplifiers

A Doherty amplifier comprising: a main-power-amplifier having a main-amp-output-terminal; a peaking-power-amplifier having a peaking-amp-output-terminal; a combining node; a main-output-impedance-inverter connected between the main-amp-output-terminal and the combining node; and a transformer connected between the peaking-amp-output-terminal and the combining node.... Nxp B v

Flip chip circuit

A flip chip circuit comprising: a semiconductor substrate; a power amplifier provided on the semiconductor substrate; and a metal pad configured to receive an electrically conductive bump for connecting the flip chip to external circuitry. At least a portion of the power amplifier is positioned directly between the metal pad... Nxp B v

Lossy arithmetic

Embodiments include a method of adding first and second binary numbers having C bits and divided into D words to provide a third binary number in E successive adding operations, C, D and E being plural positive integers, the method comprising: a first group of D adding operations adding together... Nxp B v

Multiple source receiver

A method and receiver are provided. The receiver comprises a first delay buffer and redundant data removal block. The first delay buffer is configured to delay a first data stream carrying first content. The first data stream is comprised of a plurality of compressed data blocks. The redundant data removal... Nxp B v

Wafer level chip scale semiconductor package

This disclosure relates to a method of forming a wafer level chip scale semiconductor package, the method comprising: providing a carrier having a cavity formed therein; forming electrical contacts at a base portion and sidewalls portions of the cavity; placing a semiconductor die in the base of the cavity; connecting... Nxp B v

Semiconductor switch device

A semiconductor switch device and a method of making the same. The semiconductor switch device includes a field effect transistor located on a semiconductor substrate. The field effect transistor includes a plurality of gates. Each gate includes a gate electrode and gate dielectric arranged in a loop on a major... Nxp B v

Surge protection circuit

A surge protection circuit includes a DC trigger circuit that generates a trigger signal when a surge pulse occurs, and a current conducting unit, coupled to the DC trigger circuit, that generates a first clamp voltage as an output voltage of the surge protection circuit and conducts surge currents to... Nxp B v

Using secure key storage to bind a white-box implementation to one platform

A method for performing a secure function in a data processing system is provided. In accordance with one embodiment, the method includes generating and encoding an encryption key. The encoded encryption key may be encrypted in a key store in a trusted execution environment (TEE) of the data processing system.... Nxp B v

Isolated power converter with output voltage protection

An apparatus for delivering power to a load, which comprises an isolated power converter that converts input power on a primary side to output power and a supply voltage at a node on a secondary side. On the secondary side, a load switch is located on a current path to... Nxp B v

Power converter with load switch fault protection

An apparatus for delivering power to a load, which comprises a power converter that converts input power at a primary side to an output power and to a supply voltage to a secondary side. On the secondary side, a load switch is located on a current path to the load.... Nxp B v

Phase locked loop with lock/unlock detector

A phase locked loop is disclosed comprising: a phase detector, a loop filter, a frequency controller oscillator and a lock detector. The phase detector is operable in a bang-bang mode to provide a binary phase error signal indicating whether there is a positive or negative phase difference between a reference... Nxp B v

Integrated circuit and processing synchronized network frames using a hardware synchronization circuit

In an embodiment, an integrated circuit (IC) device is disclosed. In the embodiment, the IC device includes an Ethernet frame processor, at least one Ethernet port coupled to the Ethernet frame processor, and a hardware synchronization circuit coupled to the Ethernet frame processor and to the at least one Ethernet... Nxp B v

Nfmi based robustness

One example discloses an apparatus for near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) based robustness, including: a first wireless device including a first wireless signal interface and a first NFMI signal interface; wherein the first wireless signal interface is configured to receive a data set from a third wireless device; wherein the first... Nxp B v

Signal processing system and method

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a signal processing system is provided, comprising: a receiving unit configured to receive at least one signal that comprises a plurality of multipath components; a verification unit configured to correlate at least one multipath component under test with a reference signal... Nxp B v

Processing module for a communication device and method therefor

A processing module for a receiver device. The processor module comprises a channel estimate generation component arranged to output channel estimate information for a received signal, and a timestamping module arranged to determine a ToA measurement for a marker within a packet of the received signal based at least partly... Nxp B v

Method and system for facilitating secure communication

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a method for facilitating secure communication in a network is conceived, comprising: encrypting, by a source node in the network, a cryptographic key using a device key as an encryption key, wherein said device key is based on a device identifier... Nxp B v

Load detector

A method and apparatus of load detection for an audio amplifier system is described. A load detector includes a first load terminal and a second load terminal; a controller coupled to the first and second load terminals and configured to in a first control loop, vary a first current supplied... Nxp B v

Configuring wireless communications according to multiple communication protocols

A method for communicating between a combo-endpoint device, wireless router and a wireless communication device includes monitoring communication patterns of wireless data communications between a wireless router and radio-communication circuitry of a combo-endpoint device, and storing data indicative of communication times of the wireless router based on the monitored communication... Nxp B v

Apparatus for voice communication

One example discloses an apparatus for voice communication, including: a first wireless device including a first pressure sensor having a first acoustical profile and configured to capture a first set of acoustic energy within a time window; wherein the first wireless device includes a near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) signal input;... Nxp B v

Sound signal detector

One example discloses an apparatus for sound signal detection, comprising: a first wireless device including a first pressure sensor having a first acoustical profile and configured to capture a first set of acoustic energy within a time window; wherein the first wireless device includes a wireless signal input; wherein the... Nxp B v

Configuring wireless communications and an advertising event according to multiple communication protocols

A method for communicating between a combo-endpoint device, wireless router, and a wireless communication device includes monitoring communication patterns of wireless data communications between a wireless router and radio-communication circuitry of a combo-endpoint device, and storing data indicative of communication times of the wireless router based on the monitored communication... Nxp B v

Tamper detection device

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, an electronic tamper detection device is provided, comprising a tamper loop and a deformable component, wherein a deformation of said component indicates that the tamper loop has been broken. According to a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding method... Nxp B v

Resonant power converter with switchable reflected output voltage

Disclosed is a power converter including a generator configured to generate a sequence of output voltage waveforms, a resonant tank connected to the generator comprising at least one capacitor and at least one inductor, a transformer including a primary side connected in series with said series inductor and, the primary... Nxp B v

Computing a secure elliptic curve scalar multiplication using an unsecured and secure environment

A system for securely computing an elliptic curve scalar multiplication in an unsecured environment, including: a secure processor including secure memory, the secure processor configured to: split a secure scalar K into m2 random values ki, where i is an integer index; randomly select m1−m2 values ki for the indices... Nxp B v

Wireless antenna structure

Circuits and methods concerning radio frequency (RF) communication are disclosed. In some example embodiments, an apparatus includes a first antenna providing a signal path, having at least one loop, between a first pair of nodes. The apparatus also includes a second antenna providing a signal path, having one or more... Nxp B v

11/23/17 / #20170338667

Model-based fast-charging method based on lithium surface concentration

Disclosed is a method of charging a battery, including determining at a first time interval a current to be applied until a second time interval such that the current charges the battery so that an anode Li-ion surface concentration at the second time interval is kept smaller than or equal... Nxp B v

11/23/17 / #20170338948

User-initiated migration of encryption keys

Aspects of various embodiments are directed to applications utilizing secret keys for authentication and/or encrypted communication. In certain embodiments, authentication data is provided from a source network communication device to a target network communication device that allows a computing server to verify that the key migration has been is authorized... Nxp B v

11/16/17 / #20170328964

Sensor module and manufacture

According to embodiments there is provided a magneto-resistive sensor module. The sensor module may comprise: an integrated circuit; magneto-resistive sensor elements arranged as a bridge circuit monolithically integrated on the integrated circuit; and a stress buffer layer arranged between the integrated circuit and the magneto-resistive sensor element. There is also... Nxp B v

11/16/17 / #20170331528

Multi beam former

A multi-beam-former for an antenna array is described, the multi-beam former comprises N transceiver terminals for connecting a transmitter and/or receiver and N antenna terminals for connecting to a respective antenna and a plurality of couplers and matrix phase shifters arranged in an N×N Butler matrix configuration between the N... Nxp B v

11/16/17 / #20170331545

Receiver circuit

A receiver system comprising: an input terminal configured to receive input signalling comprising a plurality of antenna-signals, wherein the plurality of antenna-signals each comprise information that corresponds to a first-frequency-bin and a second-frequency-bin. AoA-blocks can determine a first-angle-of-arrival and a second-angle-of-arrival associated with the first- and second-frequency-bins. A first-weighting-determination-block configured... Nxp B v

11/09/17 / #20170323656

Signal processor

determining an output-other-bin-value based on one or more of the other bins of the cepstrum-input-signal, and setting the pitch-bin to a predefined value.... Nxp B v

11/09/17 / #20170324170

Near-field electromagnetic induction (nfemi) antenna

One example discloses a near-field electromagnetic induction (NFEMI) antenna, including: an electric antenna including a first electrically conductive surface; a magnetic antenna including a first coil (L1) coupled to a second coil (L2); a first feeding connection coupled to one end of the first coil; a second feeding connection coupled... Nxp B v

11/02/17 / #20170317602

Synchronous rectifier

Disclosed is a method to control the synchronous rectification in a power converter including a primary winding and a secondary winding, including detecting a peak current in a secondary winding, determining a blanking threshold based on the peak current, and blanking a turning off of a synchronous rectifier (SR) switch... Nxp B v

11/02/17 / #20170317860

Receiver circuits

A receiver circuit comprising: an input terminal configured to receive an input-signal; a feedforward-ADC configured to provide a feedforward-digital-signal based on the input-signal; a feedforward-DAC configured to provide a feedforward-analogue-signal based on the feedforward-digital-signal; a feedforward-subtractor configured to provide an error-signal based on the difference between the feedforward-analogue-signal and the... Nxp B v

10/26/17 / #20170310145

Automatic tuning of resonance-based wireless charging receiver

A wireless charging receiver operates on a resonance principle and includes an impedance matching circuit coupled between an antenna and a rectifier circuit. The impedance matching circuit has both series-connected and parallel-connected capacitors. At least one of the capacitors is a tunable variable capacitor. A method is provided for automatically... Nxp B v

10/26/17 / #20170310290

Amplifiers

A chopper amplifier and method of operation are described. The chopper amplifier comprises a first chopper arranged to modulate an input signal using a first chopper signal having a chopper frequency. An amplification stage has an input arranged to receive the chopped signal and an output, and supplies an amplified... Nxp B v

10/19/17 / #20170300739

Fingerprint authentication system and method

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a fingerprint authentication system is provided, comprising: a transformation unit configured to transform a first format of a captured fingerprint into a second format of the captured fingerprint, wherein the first format defines coordinates of minutia positions and the second format... Nxp B v

10/19/17 / #20170302164

Switch-mode power supply

A switch mode power supply is described including a primary side for coupling to a mains supply and a secondary side for coupling to a device, an isolation transformer comprising a primary coil and a secondary coil and arranged to isolate the primary side from the secondary side, and a... Nxp B v

10/19/17 / #20170302180

Dc-dc converter

A DC-DC power converter is described having a power converter input for receiving a supply voltage; a power converter output for outputting a converted supply voltage; a reference input for supplying a reference value; a switch capacitor power converter coupled to the power converter input and the power converter output... Nxp B v

10/12/17 / #20170294836

Power converter

One example discloses a switching capacitive power converter, SCPC, including: an energy storage element; a voltage reference controller, and configured to output an adjusted reference voltage based on a received fixed reference voltage; and a charge pumping circuit configured to operate the SCPC at a charge pumping frequency and configured... Nxp B v

10/12/17 / #20170294888

Audio amplifier system

An audio amplifier system is described comprising: a variable gain audio processor for processing digital audio signal, a digital to analog converter coupled to the audio processor, and configured to receive the processed digital audio signal, a variable gain amplifier having an input coupled to the output of the digital... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170285996

Method for performing data updates

In an embodiment, a method for re-programming memory is disclosed. In the embodiment, the method involves selecting a memory page based on version information and re-programming the selected memory page using cyclic redundancy check (CRC) data for the memory page.... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170286647

Watermarking input and output of a white-box implementation

A method of mapping an input message to an output message by a keyed cryptographic encryption operation, wherein the keyed cryptographic encryption operation includes a first round, including: performing a substitution function on a first portion of the input message to produce an output, wherein the substitution function incorporates a... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170286682

Electronic device and protection method

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, an electronic device is provided, comprising: an attack detection unit arranged to detect one or more attacks on the electronic device; a countermeasure unit arranged to apply countermeasures against the attacks detected by the attack detection unit; a threat level determination... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170288397

Electrostatic discharge protection

Circuits and methods concerning voltage surge protection are disclosed. In an example embodiment, an apparatus includes a switching circuit configured to enable a current path between a first node and a second node in a first mode and disable the current path in a second mode. A biasing circuit configured... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170288531

Charge pump circuit and operating a charge pump circuit

Embodiments of a charge pump circuit and a method for operating a charge pump circuit are disclosed. In an embodiment, a charge pump circuit includes a charge pump configured to generate a charge pump output voltage, a transistor array including multiple transistor devices that includes at least one transistor device... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170288537

Reduction of frequency variation for ripple based, constant-on-time dc-dc converters

Embodiments of a circuit for use with a DC-DC converter are disclosed. In an embodiment, a circuit for controlling frequency variation for a ripple based, constant-on time DC-DC converter, is discloses. The circuit includes a set/reset (SR) latch, a comparator configured to set the SR latch, and an on-time and... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170288543

Dc offset correction for inductor current ripple based, constant-on-time dc-dc converters

Embodiments of a circuit for controlling DC offset error for an inductor current ripple based, constant-on time DC-DC converter are disclosed. The circuit includes a ripple generation circuit coupled to a reference voltage input and to a sense voltage input, and having a reference voltage output to form a main... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170288731

Communications device

One example discloses a communications device, including: a bio-antenna conducting surface configured to receive a set of bio-antenna modulated broadcast signals; wherein the conducting surface is configured to receive the set of bio-antenna modulated broadcast signals through a capacitively coupling; a broadcast receiver coupled to the conducting surface; and wherein... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170288795

Method and system for generating a received signal strength indicator (rssi) value that corresponds to a radio frequency (rf) signal

Embodiments of a method and a system for generating a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value that corresponds to a radio frequency (RF) signal are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for generating an RSSI value that corresponds to an RF signal involves obtaining an attenuation factor code in response... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170288916

Method and system for controlling an amplifier of a communications device

Embodiments of a method and a system controlling an amplifier of a communications device are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for controlling an amplifier of a communications device involves checking for a data reception at the communications device and freezing a gain of the amplifier if the data reception... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170288927

Signal processing circuits

A signal processing circuit comprising a clip-generation-block. The clip-generation-block is configured to receive an input-signal; and determine a clip-signal that comprises only values of the input-signal that exceed a clipping-threshold. The signal processing circuit also comprises a scaling-block configured to apply a scaling-factor to the clip-signal in order to generate... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170289115

Update-driven migration of data

A current operating system that is stored in a persistent storage circuit of a secure element is replaced by receiving a set of migration rules that specify changes to a set of data object types. Based upon the set of migration rules, a migration engine identifies data objects stored in... Nxp B v

10/05/17 / #20170289931

Method and system for processing a radio frequency (rf) signal

Embodiments of a method and a system for processing a radio frequency (RF) signal are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for processing an RF signal involves down-converting the RF signal into a converted signal, obtaining a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value based on an amplitude of the RF... Nxp B v

09/28/17 / #20170278839

Electrostatic discharge protection using a guard region

A silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) circuit is configured to shunt electrostatic discharge (ESD) current from a node to a reference voltage. The SCR circuit includes a first bipolar PNP transistor having a first emitter connected to the node, a first base, and a first collector. A second bipolar NPN transistor... Nxp B v

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09/28/17 / #20170279299

Watchdog circuit

One example discloses a watchdog circuit: wherein the watchdog circuit is configured to receive a primary ground from a primary power supply, and a backup ground from a backup power supply; wherein the watchdog circuit includes a ground switch coupled to the primary ground and the backup ground; and wherein... Nxp B v

09/21/17 / #20170270946

Speech signal processing circuit

A speech-signal-processing-circuit configured to receive a time-frequency-domain-reference-speech-signal and a time-frequency-domain-degraded-speech-signal. The time-frequency-domain-reference-speech-signal comprises: an upper-band-reference-component with frequencies that are greater than a frequency-threshold-value; and a lower-band-reference-component with frequencies that are less than the frequency-threshold-value. The time-frequency-domain-degraded-speech-signal comprises: an upper-band-degraded-component with frequencies that are greater than the frequency-threshold-value; and a lower-band-degraded-component... Nxp B v

09/21/17 / #20170272048

Impedance tuning circuit

A circuit for tuning an impedance matching network is disclosed. The circuit includes a current sensor, a control circuit coupled to the current sensor and a reference current source and a tunable capacitor coupled to the control circuit. The control circuit is configured to generate a control signal based on... Nxp B v

09/14/17 / #20170260019

Semiconductor device reel deformation prevention apparatus

An apparatus for storing semiconductor devices includes a reel having a hub and at least two flanges along an axis of the reel. The flanges are spaced and face each other. The semiconductor devices, which typically are attached to a tape, are wound around the hub and between the flanges.... Nxp B v

09/14/17 / #20170262689

Fingerprint sensing system and method

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a fingerprint sensing system is provided, comprising: at least one sensing element configured and arranged to generate a sensing characteristic; a detection unit configured and arranged to detect changes of said sensing characteristic over time; a processing unit configured and arranged... Nxp B v

09/14/17 / #20170262394

Push pull ringing suppression circuit

A circuit is provide comprising a first input coupled to a transmit data input of a bus transceiver; and a first output coupled to a bus. The circuit is configured to be coupled in parallel with the bus transceiver. The circuit is further configured to, in response to a dominant... Nxp B v

09/14/17 / #20170263376

Antenna system for near-field magnetic induction wireless communications

An antenna system is provided that is capable of transmitting and receiving using near-field magnetic induction (NFMI). The antenna system includes a non-magnetic metallic core, a ferrite shield, and at least one electrically conducting winding. The ferrite shield is positioned between the non-magnetic metallic core and the electrically conducting winding.... Nxp B v

09/14/17 / #20170263599

Electrostatic discharge protection

A bipolar junction transistor is configured to provide electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for an integrated circuit. The bipolar junction transistor includes a substrate configured to function as a gate for the bipolar junction transistor. At least one drain finger extends in a first direction on a first surface of the... Nxp B v

09/14/17 / #20170264189

Apparatus for charge recycling

One example discloses an apparatus for charge recycling between a first power-domain operating at a first voltage and a second power-domain operating at a second voltage, including: a first power-delivery circuit configured to supply the first voltage to the first power-domain; and a second power-delivery circuit coupled to receive power... Nxp B v

09/14/17 / #20170264211

Load current measurement

In an example embodiment, an apparatus includes a bridge rectifier circuit having branches between the AC and DC nodes formed by a set of transistors. A load current measurement circuit includes a current-controlled current source coupled to the bridge rectifier circuit. The current control current source is configured to generate... Nxp B v

09/07/17 / #20170255265

Gesture feedback

A gesture recognition device (100) for recognising gestures made by a user is disclosed. The device comprises a gesture detector for detecting a gesture made be a user and a gesture analysis block, the gesture analysis block comprising a memory configured to store known gestures, and a pattern recognition block... Nxp B v

09/07/17 / #20170256145

Multi-tone haptic pattern generator

A system for producing a mechanical haptic pattern based on linear resonance actuator (LRA) signal is disclosed. The system includes an actuator displacement sensor, the actuator displacement sensor configured to apply an alternating measurement signal at a predetermined frequency to an actuator motor. The actuator displacement sensor configured to use... Nxp B v

09/07/17 / #20170257140

Feedforward ringing suppression circuit

A circuit is provided for ringing suppression. The circuit comprises a termination resistor coupled to a bus via a switch; and a control circuit. The control circuit comprises an input coupled to a data input pin of a bus transceiver and an output coupled to control the termination resistor. The... Nxp B v

09/07/17 / #20170257686

Loudspeaker controller

A loudspeaker controller (1) for controlling a loudspeaker (2), configured to determine time-varying impedance information of the loudspeaker (2) based on a loudspeaker voltage and a measure of a loudspeaker current and provide for control of the loudspeaker (2) in accordance with said time-varying impedance information.... Nxp B v

09/07/17 / #20170257732

Nfc power management device and method

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, an NFC device is provided which comprises: a transceiver unit configured to establish a communication channel between the NFC device and a further NFC device, said further NFC device being external to the NFC device; a power management unit configured to... Nxp B v

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08/31/17 / #20170248686

Radar system

A method of radar detection and a radar system for a motor vehicle are described. The radar system includes a transmitter for transmitting a radar signal having a time period, a plurality of receivers for receiving the transmitted radar signal reflected by an object, a signal compressor having a plurality... Nxp B v

08/31/17 / #20170248692

Radar system

A radar system for a motor vehicle is describe including a plurality (M) of transmitters for transmitting a radar signal, a receiver for receiving the transmitted radar signal reflected by an object, a signal re-constructor coupled to the receiver. Each transmitter is configured to transmit at least part of a... Nxp B v

08/31/17 / #20170250469

Antenna apparatuses and approaches therefor

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to an antenna, various implementations and methods therefor. Various embodiments are amenable to implementation with a receiver circuit that harvests power using energy from a radio frequency (RF) signal received, and a near-field communication (NFC) circuit. A first antenna collects and presents the... Nxp B v

08/31/17 / #20170250737

Multi-mode transceiver arrangement

said receive paths each configured to receive signalling over a different, predetermined frequency band and including a demodulator to provide a demodulated signal for processing by a controller configured to provide signals to the transmission path and receive signals from the demodulators for symbol recognition thereby enabling the multi-mode transceiver... Nxp B v

08/24/17 / #20170242816

Auto-addressing of communication nodes

A system for assigning addresses to a plurality of communication nodes coupled via a power line is disclosed. Each of the plurality of communication nodes includes a current sensor. The plurality of communication nodes includes one master communication node and the master communication node is configured to start an auto-addressing... Nxp B v

08/24/17 / #20170244268

Apparatus for power management

One example discloses, an apparatus for power management, having: a power input node configured to receive charge from a primary power source at a first power level; a power-converter, having an enabled state and a disabled state, and coupled to receive the charge from the power input node; an energy... Nxp B v

08/24/17 / #20170244405

Power switching circuit

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a power switching circuit is provided, comprising: a bandgap reference circuit configured to receive an input voltage and to generate a reference voltage in response to receiving said input voltage; a supply selection circuit configured to receive at least two supply... Nxp B v

08/17/17 / #20170235359

Controller

provide said control signal in accordance with a transition profile over a predetermined transition time period to effect a change between the first control value and the second control value, the transition profile comprising at least a first rate of change in the control signal followed by an end time... Nxp B v

08/17/17 / #20170235698

Controller area network (can) message filtering

A Controller Area Network (CAN) device is disclosed. The CAN device includes a CAN controller and a transceiver coupled to the CAN controller. The transceiver includes a transmitter and a receiver coupled to a CAN bus interface. The CAN device also includes a security module coupled to the receiver. The... Nxp B v

08/17/17 / #20170236803

Integrated circuit dies with through-die vias

Aspects of the disclosure are directed to integrated circuit dies and their manufacture. In accordance with one or more embodiments, a plurality of integrated circuit dies are provided in a semiconductor wafer, with each integrated circuit die having: an integrated circuit within the die, a via extending from a first... Nxp B v

08/17/17 / #20170238391

Controller for a lamp

A controller for a lamp, comprising an input terminal for receiving a requested-colour-signal representative of a requested-colour-value to be provided by the lamp and one or more temperature-values associated with the lamp. The controller includes a full-colour-module for providing a full-colour-lamp-control-signal for an output terminal; a stabilization-module for providing a... Nxp B v

08/10/17 / #20170229564

Bipolar transistor device and fabrication

The disclosure relates to bipolar transistor devices and a method of fabricating the same. The device comprises a field plate, in an isolation region adjacent to a base-collector junction of said active region. The isolation region comprises a gate terminal arranged to be biased independently of a collector, base or... Nxp B v

08/10/17 / #20170230106

Outphasing amplifier

An outphasing amplifier having: a first branch to receive and process a first branch signal, the first branch signal being phase modulated, with constant amplitude envelope; and a second branch arranged to receive and process a second branch signal, the second branch signal being phase modulated, with constant amplitude envelope,... Nxp B v

08/10/17 / #20170230169

Secure data storage

The disclosure relates to secure data storage and retrieval, in particular to methods and circuits for securely storing data to reduce the possibility of leakage via side channel attacks. Embodiments disclosed include a method of storing a value comprising a series of words, the method comprising: i) combining in a... Nxp B v

08/03/17 / #20170220918

Temperature-compensated oscillator

The disclosure relates to a temperature-controlled oscillator. Embodiments disclosed include a temperature-compensated oscillator (100) comprising: a first capacitive charging circuit (101) connected between a supply voltage connection (104) and a common connection (105), comprising a first transistor (106) and a first capacitor (107), the first transistor (106) arranged to switch... Nxp B v

08/03/17 / #20170221728

Ic packaging method and a packaged ic device

Embodiments of a method for packaging Integrated Circuit (IC) dies and an IC device are described. In an embodiment, a method for packaging IC dies involves creating openings on a substrate, where side surfaces of the openings on the substrate are covered by metal layers, placing the IC dies into... Nxp B v

08/03/17 / #20170221994

Semiconductor switch device and a making a semiconductor switch device

A semiconductor switch device for switching an RF signal and a method of making the same. The device includes a first semiconductor region having a first conductivity type. The device also includes a source region and a drain region located in the first semiconductor region. The source region and the... Nxp B v

07/27/17 / #20170213797

Shielded qfn package and making

Consistent with an example embodiment, a semiconductor device comprises a device die having bond pads providing connection to device die circuitry and a QFN half-etched lead frame with a package boundary; the QFN half-etched lead frame has a top-side surface and an under-side surface. The QFN half-etched lead frame includes... Nxp B v

07/27/17 / #20170213816

Electrostatic discharge protection with integrated diode

An apparatus can include a first circuit that is configured to provide electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection against an ESD pulse applied between a first node and a second node. The first circuit includes a series stack of bipolar transistors that are configured to shunt current between the first and second... Nxp B v

07/27/17 / #20170214407

Phase locked loop circuits

A phase locked loop circuit comprising: a phase detector configured to compare the phase of an input signal with the phase of a feedback signal in order to provide an up-phase signal and a down-phase-signal; an oscillator-driver configured to: apply an up-weighting-value to the up-phase signal in order to provide... Nxp B v

07/27/17 / #20170214499

Receiver circuit

A receiver circuit comprising: an input terminal configured to receive an input-signal; an interfering-signal-strength-calculator configured to determine an interfering-signal-strength-indicator based on the input signal; a compensation-block configured to apply a co-channel-interference compensation operation to the input-signal in order to generate a compensated-input-signal; a compensation-weighting-component configured to apply a compensation-weighting-factor to... Nxp B v

07/27/17 / #20170214553

Equalization from presence change transients

An apparatus includes an antenna that is configured to transmit a radio frequency signal across a transmission media having a channel response impairment. A transmission path includes an encoder circuit that encodes data on a carrier signal; and a pre-equalizer circuit that is configured to pre-distort the encoded data according... Nxp B v








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