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Spectrum modulation for switching circuits

A circuit includes a signal generator to generate an output signal to vary the switching frequency of a switching circuit to mitigate noise in the switching circuit. The signal generator includes a modulation waveform generator (MWG) to generate a ramp signal in response to a numerical input and a switching... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Transient event detector circuit and method

Disclosed examples include a transient event detector circuit to detect transient events in a switching converter, including a DLL circuit to detect changes in a duty cycle of a pulse width modulation signal used to operate a switching converter, and an output circuit to provide a status output signal in... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Circuit and method to generate frequency proportional current

Disclosed examples include self-biased DLL circuits to generate a bias current signal proportional to a repetition frequency of a first signal representing continuous switching or discontinued switching operation of the DC-DC converter. The DLL circuit includes a monostable multivibrator to provide a pulse output signal in response to an edge... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Implementation of spread spectrum in pfm mode for dc-dc converters

Methods and apparatus for operating a DC-to-DC voltage converter that has a power stage that includes at least one switching transistor. The output voltage of the DC-to-DC voltage converter is monitored. If the output voltage drops below a lower output voltage threshold, a series of drive pulses is provided to... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

High performance super-beta npn (sbnpn)

A method for making a super β NPN (SBNPN) transistor includes depositing a tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) layer on a P type epitaxial layer; depositing a nitride layer on the TEOS layer; patterning an emitter region of the SBNPN transistor by selectively etching away portions of the nitride layer and the... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Vibration and dynamic acceleration sensing using capacitors

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus comprising at least one sensing capacitor and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to receive a signal from the at least one sensing capacitor indicative of a change of charge of the sensing capacitor, and wherein the controller is configured to determine... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Low energy accelerator processor architecture with short parallel instruction word

Methods and apparatus for a low energy accelerator processor architecture with short parallel instruction word. An integrated circuit includes a system bus having a data width N, where N is a positive integer; a central processor unit coupled to the system bus and configured to execute instructions retrieved from a... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Method and structure for dual sheet resistance trimmable thin film resistors at same level

An integrated circuit includes a higher sheet resistance resistor and a lower sheet resistance resistor, disposed in a same level of dielectric layers of the integrated circuit. The higher sheet resistor has a body region and head regions in a higher sheet resistance layer. The lower sheet resistor has a... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Integrated circuit with triple guard wall pocket isolation

A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a semiconductor surface doped a second dopant type with a buried layer (BL) doped a first dopant type. First, second and third well regions doped the second dopant type are on top of the BL. Second doped regions doped the first dopant type... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

High-frequency antenna structure with high thermal conductivity and high surface area

An integrated circuit with a wireless integrated circuit chip, and a heat dissipating antenna coupled to the wireless integrated circuit chip. A method of forming a heat dissipating antenna.... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Multilevel boost dc to dc converter circuit

Described examples include DC to DC converters and systems with switching circuitry formed by four series-connected switches, inductors connected between the ends of the switching circuitry and corresponding output nodes, and with a flying capacitor coupled across interior switches of the switching circuitry and a second capacitor coupled across the... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Multiple-band identification and ranging

A long-range power-efficient multiple-band identification system and method includes, for example, a base-station control module and paired electronic key fob. The base-station control module and paired electronic key fob is arranged to provide a UHF (ultra-high frequency) wake transmitter for transmitting a wakeup signal in a UHF frequency range to... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Dc-to-dc converter

A DC-to-DC voltage converter includes a converter input for receiving a DC voltage. A first switch is coupled between the input and a first node. A second switch is coupled between the first node and a ground. An inductor is coupled between the first node and a converter output. A... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Hybrid capacitive-inductive voltage converter

An inverting buck voltage converter constructed of a switched-mode hybrid topology, with a capacitive input stage and an inductive output stage. The input stage operates as a charge pump to charge a flying capacitor connected in series with an inductor in the output stage. Clock circuitry generates first and second... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Method for protecting memory against unauthorized access

A method of protecting software for embedded applications against unauthorized access. Software to be protected is loaded into a protected memory area. Access to the protected memory area is controlled by sentinel logic circuitry. The sentinel logic circuitry allows access to the protected memory area from only either within the... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Capacitor order determination in an analog-to-digital converter

An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that has a configurable capacitor array. Based on measurements of differential nonlinearity (DNL) and/or integral nonlinearity (INL) error by an external test computer system, an order for use of the DAC's capacitors can be determined so as to reduce DNL error... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Startup clamp circuit for non-complimentary differential pair in dcdc converter system

A DCDC converter includes a transconductance amplifier, a comparator, a current driving component, an output impedance, a switch, a clamp resistor and a p-channel FET. The transconductance amplifier outputs a transconductance current and a switch control signal. The comparator has a two n-channel FET inputs forming a differential pair and... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Tracking energy consumption using a buck-boosting technique

The invention relates to an apparatus and method for tracking energy consumption. An energy tracking system comprises at least one switching element, at least one inductor and a control block to keep the output voltage at a pre-selected level. The switching elements are configured to apply the source of energy... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Programmable level shifter for lcd systems

A programmable level shifter for providing upshifted control signals to an active matrix display based on logic-level control signals received from a timing controller. The programmable level shifter includes a programmable state machine, level-shifting output drivers, and a programming interface. The programmable state machine is configured to receive at least... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Head resistance buffer

An integrated circuit with first and second resistors comprised of resistor bodies, resistor heads, and resistor buffer regions wherein the resistor buffer regions are disposed between the resistor body and the resistor heads. The width of the first and second resistors is different. The length of the first and second... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Continuous coarse-tuned phase locked loop

In some embodiments, a phase-locked loop (PLL) system comprises a phase-frequency detector (PFD) configured to compare a phase-frequency reference signal and a feedback signal, a charge pump (CP) electrically coupled to the PFD and configured to produce a first tuning signal based on an output of the PFD, multiple integrator... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Bandgap reference voltage failure detection

An integrated circuit is provided with a bandgap voltage reference circuit having a bandgap reference voltage output. A bandgap failure detection circuit is coupled to the bandgap reference voltage output. The bandgap failure detection forms a model value of the reference voltage from a first time, compares a present value... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Low voltage current mode bandgap circuit and method

A proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) generator, for example, generates a PTAT current (IPTAT) and a VBE (voltage base-to-emitter) in a first regulation loop. A voltage-to-current converter is operable to generate a complementary to absolute temperature current (ICTAT). The IPTAT and ICTAT are summed to obtain a zero temperature coefficient... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Precision measurement of transmit power using loopback calibration in an rf transceiver

An RF or other high frequency transceiver including a loopback reference channel for measurement of an absolute power level. A transmit channel in the transceiver includes a programmable power amplifier that can be controlled to operate at a selected power level, and a receive channel including a receive amplifier, mixers,... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Low voltage current mode bandgap circuit and method

A proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) generator generates a current PTAT (IPTAT) and a fractional VBE in a first regulation loop. A level shifting voltage-to-current converter is arranged as a second regulation loop and is operable to generate a current ZTC (IZTC) and/or a voltage ZTC (VZTC). Both regulation loops... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

High dynamic range ask wake-up receiver

A wireless wake-up receiver includes multiple signal chains each signal chain being coupled to continuously receive a signal from a respective antenna and to provide a respective detected pattern at a signal chain output. Each signal chain includes a first path having a mixer-first architecture and operates in a bandpass-mode... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Guided near field communication for short range data communication

A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or an RF receiver coupled to a near field communication (NFC) coupler located on the substrate. Each module has a housing that surrounds and encloses the substrate.... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Power converter load current control

A power conversion system includes a maximum load current controller that is operable to limit a load current. For example, in a power conversion system operating in a discontinuous conduction mode (DCM), the maximum load current controller limits the load current by determining an idle period in an active cycle... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Method and ghosting suppression in capacitive key matrix and touch pads

An apparatus includes a plurality of capacitive sensors arranged in a matrix on a substrate. A measuring circuitry measures the capacitance of each of a plurality of row lines and a plurality of column lines in the matrix coupled to the capacitive sensors. A first electrode is on the substrate... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Nonvolatile logic memory for computing module reconfiguration

Configuration states for a computing device and/or associated peripherals (“profiles”) are stored in one or more non-volatile logic (“NVL”) arrays. Using the non-volatile sub-system for the computing device, triggers for reconfiguration of the respective device or peripherals are provided to an NVL array controller, which controls provision of the new... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Tracking energy consumption using a boost technique

The invention relates to an apparatus and method for tracking energy consumption. An energy tracking system comprises at least one switching element, at least one inductor and a control block to keep the output voltage at a pre-selected level. The switching elements are configured to apply the source of energy... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Event controlled clock switching

A system and method for controlling clock generation. A system includes a processor configured to execute instructions retrieved from memory, and a clock generation system coupled to the processor. The clock generation system is configured to generate a clock signal that the processor applies to execute the instructions. The clock... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Capacitive sensing apparatus and methods

One or more waveform generators impose an input waveform across touch sensor components. Phase shift detection logic measures a phase shift between the input waveform and an output waveform component associated with each waveform generator appearing across a touch sensor component. Amplitude ratio detection logic measures an output-to-input waveform magnitude... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Startup circuit for reference circuits

A start-up circuit for a reference circuit such as a bandgap reference circuit. The start-up circuit includes a diode-connected metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistor connected between a power supply node and a start-up node that is connected in turn to the gate of a current control MOS transistor in the reference circuit.... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Guided near field communication for short range data communication

A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or an RF receiver coupled to a near field communication (NFC) coupler located on the substrate. Each module has a housing that surrounds and encloses the substrate.... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170047928

Optical interface for data transmission

A data transmitter includes a keyboard with keys, a digital micromirror device (DMD) having an array of micromirrors, and a light source directed towards the array of micromirrors. The keys are connected to the DMD such that each key corresponds to a separate micromirror of the array of micromirrors in... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

02/02/17 / #20170028798

Tire monitoring based on inductive sensing using embedded circumferential tire inductor coil(s)

A vehicle tire monitoring methodology is based on embedding into a tire at least one tire inductor coil with multiple circumferential windings. A tire condition that causes deformation of the tire, causes deformation of the tire inductor coil. A tire condition (such as pressure, speed, damage or deterioration) can be... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

01/26/17 / #20170024217

Operating a pipeline flattener in order to track instructions for complex breakpoints

A semiconductor device comprising a processor having a pipelined architecture and a pipeline flattener and a method for operating a pipeline flattener in a semiconductor device are provided. The processor comprises a pipeline having a plurality of pipeline stages and a plurality of pipeline registers that are coupled between the... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

01/12/17 / #20170011675

Modulator for a mux lcd

A modulator can include a common signal modulator that outputs a predetermined number of common signals to a multiplexer interface liquid crystal display (MUX LCD) based on an output state of a set of general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins of a controller, wherein each common signal has at least four... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170003973

Processor with instruction concatenation

A processor includes a plurality of execution units. At least one of the execution units is configured to determine, based on a field of a first instruction, a number of additional instructions to execute in conjunction with the first instruction and prior to execution of the first instruction.... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh








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