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Tracking energy consumption using a boost-buck 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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Multiphase converter with phase interleaving

A multi-phase power converter includes a plurality of power channels arranged in parallel to drive an output of the power converter, and a channel selection circuit. Each of the power channels includes a driver, a feedback control circuit coupled to an output of the driver, and a comparator coupled to the feedback control circuit. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Methods and apparatus for antenna signal limiter for radio frequency identification transponder

In described examples, an apparatus includes: at least one resonant circuit for receiving a radio frequency signal; a rectifier coupled to the resonant circuit to output a first rectified signal with a constant level portion and a portion matching a first portion of the radio frequency signal, and to output a second rectified signal having a constant level portion and a portion that matches a second portion of the radio frequency signal; a first limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined maximum voltage level; a second limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined maximum voltage level; a third limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined minimum voltage level; and a fourth limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined minimum voltage level.. . ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Buck-boost converter controller

A controller for a dc-dc converter includes a state machine and a plurality of drivers for controlling switches in the dc-dc converter, where each state in the state machine determines a state of the drivers, and a plurality of timers, where each state in the state machine, other than a passive state, has an associated timer for the state of the drivers.. . ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Hydraulic system for ultrasonic flow measurement using reflective acoustic path approach

A flow meter for determining the flow rate of a fluid through a conduit, including an upper body having an inlet chamber, an acoustic channel, an outlet chamber, a sound wave generator, and a sound wave receiver. The inlet chamber, acoustic channel, and outlet chamber are fluidly connected together. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

Hydraulic system for ultrasonic flow measurement using direct acoustic path approach

A flow meter for determining the flow rate of a fluid through a conduit, including an upper body having an inlet chamber, an acoustic channel, an outlet chamber, a sound wave generator, and a sound wave receiver. The inlet chamber, acoustic channel, and outlet chamber are fluidly connected together and are oriented so as to create a symmetrical fluid pathway through the inlet chamber, the acoustic channel the outlet chamber. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

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 signal from the switching circuit. ... 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 of the first signal with a pulse duration set by a control current signal, a phase detector to provide output signals according to a phase difference between an edge of the pulse output signal and the first signal, and an output circuit to provide an output signal according to the phase detector output signals and according to an offset signal, to provide the bias current signal according to the output signal, and to provide the control current signal according to the output signal.. ... 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 a first state when no transient event is detected, and to provide the status output signal in a second state indicating a transient event in the switching converter in response to a detected change in the duty cycle of the pulse width modulation signal.. . ... 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. ... 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 teos layer; depositing a second teos layer on top of the nitride layer, along sides of the nitride layer and the teos layer, and on top of the p type epitaxial layer; and implanting the p type epitaxial layer through the second teos layer with n type ions to form the emitter region of the sbnpn transistor.. . ... 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 an amount of force applied to the sensing capacitor, an acceleration of the sensing capacitor, a torsion of the sensing capacitor, a vibration of the sensing capacitor or a pulling force applied to the sensing capacitor based on the change of charge of the at least one sensing capacitor.. . ... 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. ... 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 memory coupled to the system bus; and a low energy accelerator processor coupled to the system bus and configured to execute instruction words retrieved from a low energy accelerator code memory, the low energy accelerator processor having a plurality of execution units including a load store unit, a load coefficient unit, a multiply unit, and a butterfly/adder alu unit, each of the execution units configured to perform operations responsive to op-codes decoded from the retrieved instruction words, wherein the width of the instruction words is equal to the data width n. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

12/14/17 / #20170358570

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

11/16/17 / #20170331376

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 ends of the switching circuitry. A control circuit operates the switching circuit to control a voltage signal across the output nodes using a first clock signal and a phase shifted second clock signal to reduce output ripple current and enhance converter efficiency using valley current control. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

11/09/17 / #20170323504

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 the paired electronic key. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

10/26/17 / #20170310216

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

09/28/17 / #20170279354

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

09/14/17 / #20170262384

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

08/31/17 / #20170250699

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 aggregation, also called inl. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

08/10/17 / #20170229966

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

07/27/17 / #20170212155

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

06/29/17 / #20170186397

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170179964

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 cells electrically coupled to the cp and configured to output multiple second tuning signals based on a voltage of the first tuning signal relative to a voltage reference signal, and a voltage-controlled oscillator (vco) electrically coupled to the cp and to the multiple integrator cells and configured to adjust a capacitance value of the vco based on the multiple second tuning signals. The capacitance value and the first tuning signal affect a frequency of the feedback signal.. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170179218

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170141803

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 using differential signals. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170139435

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). ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

05/11/17 / #20170134071

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

05/04/17 / #20170126124

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 for power switches of the maximum load current controller. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

04/27/17 / #20170115822

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

04/20/17 / #20170109054

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 profile(s) for the respective device or peripherals over a dedicated bus to a configuration register that stores the active profiles for the device and associated peripherals.. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

04/13/17 / #20170102414

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170090536

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. ... Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh

03/16/17 / #20170077800

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

03/16/17 / #20170075497

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. ... 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 order to generate a unique light pattern associated with each depressed key. ... 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. ... 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 pipeline stages. ... 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 bias levels. The modulator can also include a segment signal modulator that outputs a predetermined number of segment signals to the mux lcd based on an output state of another set of gpio pins of the controller, wherein each segment signal has at least three bias levels.. ... 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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