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High speed isolated and optical usb

A system and method are disclosed for providing electrically isolated communications between two usb2 devices. Two isolating eusb2 repeaters are utilized to implement a digital isolation barrier between the two usb2 devices. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Low loss galvanic isolation circuitry

Disclosed examples include digital isolator modules, isolation circuitry and low-loss multi-order bandpass filter circuits, including a capacitive coupled galvanic isolation circuit with first and second coupling capacitors individually including a first plate and a second plate, and a bond wire connecting the first plates of the coupling capacitors, a first circuit with a first inductor coupled to form a first resonant tank circuit with a first parasitic capacitor associated with the second plate of the first coupling capacitor, and a second circuit with a second inductor coupled to form a second resonant tank circuit with a second parasitic capacitor associated with the second plate of the second coupling capacitor.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Serializer-deserializer for motor drive circuit

A motor drive circuit includes a first serializer-deserializer (ser-des) module that converts first ser-des input signals into a first ser-des output serial data stream. The first ser-des input signals relate to motor control inputs or motor drive power outputs. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Llc resonant convert with integrated magnetics

Disclosed examples include integrated magnetic circuits for llc resonant converters, including an inductor cell and multiple transformer cells with cores arranged in a stack structure. The individual transformer cells include primary and secondary windings extending around the transformer core structure, and a secondary transistor connected in series with the secondary winding. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Method and apparatus to facilitate calibrating a loop error amplifier in an integrated circuit

An integrated circuit having at least one electrically-controlled control loop that includes one or more loop error amplifiers also includes an analog-to-digital converter having both an input that operably couples to two inputs of each loop error amplifier and an output that couples to an off-chip hardware component comprising a control circuit. This control circuit reads digital versions that correspond to the loop error amplifier inputs. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Soft-start switch circuit

One example includes a switch circuit. The switch circuit includes a transistor configured to activate in response to an activation voltage at an activation terminal of the transistor. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Electronic fuse

A device includes a current monitor, an electronic switch, an energy harvester, and a load controller. The current monitor monitors current drawn by a load coupled to the device and generate an alert signal in response to the monitored current exceeding a predefined threshold value. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Normally off iii nitride transistor

A semiconductor device containing an enhancement mode gan fet on a iii-n layer stack includes a low-doped gan layer, a barrier layer including aluminum over the low-doped gan layer, a stressor layer including indium over the barrier layer, and a cap layer including aluminum over the stressor layer. A gate recess extends through the cap layer and the stressor layer, but not through the barrier layer. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Semiconductor package with interconnected leads

A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor die and a ceramic package body covering the semiconductor die. The ceramic package body includes a plurality of contact pads. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Methods and apparatus for semiconductor device having bi-material die attach layer

Described examples include a device including a semiconductor die having a first surface with bond pads and an opposite second surface attached to a substrate by an adhesive layer covering at least a portion of the surface area of the second surface. The adhesive layer includes first zones composed of a first polymeric compound and adding up to a first portion of the surface area, and second zones composed of a second polymeric compound and adding up to a second portion of the surface area, the first zones and the second zones being contiguous. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Methods and apparatus for a semiconductor device having bi-material die attach layer

Described examples include a device including a semiconductor die having a first surface with bond pads and an opposite second surface attached to a substrate by an adhesive layer covering at least a portion of the surface area of the second surface. The adhesive layer includes first zones composed of a first polymeric compound and adding up to a first portion of the surface area, and second zones composed of a second polymeric compound and adding up to a second portion of the surface area, the first zones and the second zones being contiguous. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Method for performing random read access to a block of data using parallel lut read instruction in vector processors

This disclosure is directed to the problem of paralleling random read access within a reasonably sized block of data for a vector simd processor. The invention sets up plural parallel look up tables, moves data from main memory to each plural parallel look up table and then employs a look up table read instruction to simultaneously move data from each parallel look up table to a corresponding part a vector destination register. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Power supply design tool for power supply system designs including multi-channel regulators

A method and system includes receiving, at a computing device including a design tool application, design parameters indicative of a plurality of power supply loads to be powered. The method further includes generating power supply solutions that do not include multi-channel voltage regulators and generating power supply solutions that do include multi-channel voltage regulators. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

Fault tolerant voltage regulator

A fault tolerant voltage regulator may include a plurality of operational transconductance amplifiers. The plurality of operational transconductance amplifiers may be configured according to a unity-gain configuration. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/27/18 / #20180275195

3d tap & scan port architectures

This disclosure describes die test architectures that can be implemented in a first, middle and last die of a die stack. The die test architectures are mainly the same, but for the exceptions mentioned in this disclosure.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/27/18 / #20180274957

Ultrasonic flow meter and excitation method

Disclosed examples include methods and systems to measure fluid flow, including a transmit circuit to provide a transducer transmit signal based on a transmit pulse signal, a receive circuit to receive a transducer receive signal, an adc to sample a receive signal from the receive circuit and provide a sampled signal, and a processing circuit that computes a transit time based on the sampled signal, and provides the transmit pulse signal including a first portion with a frequency in a first frequency band, and a second portion with a second frequency outside the first frequency band to mitigate undesired transducer vibration, where the second frequency is outside a transducer frequency bandwidth of the transducer.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180270154

Packet processing match and action unit with a vliw action engine

An embodiment of the invention includes receiving packet header vectors where a header vector includes a number of packet header words. Match operations are performed on the packet header words. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269995

Phase alignment among multiple transmitters

Systems and methods for phase alignment among multiple transmitters are described. In some embodiments, a method may include creating a loop between an rf transmitter and an rf receiver; measuring a first dc signal on the i and q paths of the rf receiver without inserting a dc signal in the i and q paths of the rf transmitter; measuring a second dc signal on the i and q paths of the rf receiver while inserting a non-zero dc signal in the i and q paths of the rf transmitter; and calculating a relative phase difference between the rf transmitter and the rf receiver using the first and second dc signals.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269889

Methods and apparatus to determine non-linearity in analog-to-digital converters

Methods and apparatus for determining non-linearity in analog-to-digital converters are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a signal interface to receive an output of an analog-to-digital converter (adc), the output corresponding to a periodic signal transmitted to the adc; a signal transformer to determine at least one of a harmonic phase or a harmonic amplitude corresponding to the output; and an integral non-linearity (inl) term calculator to determine the inl of the adc based on a characteristic of the periodic signal and the at least one of the harmonic phase or the harmonic amplitude.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269878

Staggered switching in a load driver

An apparatus comprises multiple impedances and multiple pairs of transistors. Each pair connects to an impedance. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269869

Low electromagnetic interference and switch loss motor driver

Modulating a gate drive current supplied to an output drive switch coupled to an electric motor by performing at least the following: obtain a gate drive current modulation profile, supply, based on the gate drive current modulation profile, a first gate drive current level as the gate drive current when the output drive switch is operating within a first region, drop the first gate drive current level to a second gate drive current level when the output drive switch transitions from the first region to operating within a miller region, increase the second gate drive current level to a third gate drive current level within the miller region, and set the gate drive current to a fourth gate drive current level when the output drive switch transitions from the miller region to operating within a third region.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269856

Method and apparatus to reduce noise in ct data acquisition systems

The disclosure provides a circuit that includes an integrator that generates an integrated signal in response to a current signal. A comparator is coupled to the integrator and receives the integrated signal and a primary reference voltage signal. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269840

Differential amplifier with variable neutralization

Disclosed examples include differential amplifier circuits and variable neutralization circuits for providing an adjustable neutralization impedance between an amplifier input node and an amplifier output node, including neutralization impedance t circuits with first and second impedance elements in series between the amplifier input and output, and a third impedance element, including a first terminal connected to a node between the first and second impedance elements, and a second terminal connected to a transistor. The transistor operates according to a control signal to control the neutralization impedance between the amplifier input node and the amplifier output node.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269797

Flyback converter with secondary side regulation

Disclosed examples include flyback converters, control circuits and methods to facilitate secondary side regulation of the output voltage. A primary side control circuit operates a primary side switch to independently initiate power transfer cycles to deliver power to a transformer secondary winding in a first mode. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269785

Feedforward loop to stabilize current-mode switching converters

A circuit includes a current sensor to sense a switching current flowing at input side of a switching dc-dc converter. An output capacitor filters an output voltage at an output side of the switching dc-dc converter. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269722

Peak voltage detection in a differentially driven wireless resonant transmitter

A wireless resonant power transmitter includes a first half-bridge and a second half-bridge adapted to be class d driven that are coupled to drive a series resonant circuit including a primary inductor (l) having a high side terminal and a low side terminal, and primary capacitor (c). A peak voltage sensor that includes a summing block is coupled across the high side terminal and the low side terminal of the primary l, and a peak-to-peak voltage detector is coupled to an output of the summing block to generate a dc voltage signal that is proportional to a peak-to-peak voltage across the primary c.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269317

Semiconductor device with extended electrically-safe operating area

In at least some embodiments, a semiconductor device comprises a source region is formed within a well. The source region comprises a first dopant type, and the well comprises a second dopant type opposite the first dopant type. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269272

Galvanic isolation device

A galvanic isolation device includes a first integrated circuit (ic) die that has communication circuitry formed in a circuit layer below the top surface. A first conductive plate is formed on the ic die proximate the top surface, and is coupled to the communication circuitry. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180269135

Methods and apparatus for an improved integrated circuit package

In a described example, an integrated circuit (ic) package includes an ic die disposed on a die attach pad; a plurality of leads electrically connected to terminals on the ic die, the leads including a base metal; and molding compound material encapsulating portions of the ic die, the die attach pads, and the plurality of leads; the plurality of leads having a solder joint reinforcement tab. The solder joint reinforcement tabs include a first side, a second side opposite to the first side, a third side, a fourth side opposite to and in parallel to the third side, a fifth side forming an end portion of the solder joint reinforcement tab, the solder joint reinforcement tabs including a solderable metal layer on the second, third and fourth sides and on portions of the fifth side.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180268815

Quality feedback on user-recorded keywords for automatic speech recognition systems

Systems and methods are provided for an automated speech recognition system. A microphone records a keyword spoken by a user, and a front end divides the recorded keyword into a plurality of subunits, each containing a segment of recorded audio, and extracts a set of features from each of the plurality of subunits. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/20/18 / #20180266860

Ultrasonic flow meter auto-tuning for reciprocal operation of the meter

A method, system and apparatus is disclosed for auto-tuning a circuit associated with an upstream transducer (upt) and a circuit associated with a downstream transducer (dnt) for reciprocal operation in an ultrasonic flowmeter. The method includes exchanging signals between the upstream transducer and the downstream transducer; comparing at least one of respective maximum amplitudes of an upstream signal and a downstream signal and respective center frequencies of a fast fourier transform (fft) of the upstream signal and the downstream signal; and responsive to determining that at least one of the respective maximum amplitudes and the respective center frequencies do not match, correcting the mismatch.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180255644

Component sheet and method of singulating

A sheet of electronic components includes a plurality of electronic components. A plurality of connecting members mechanically connects the electronic components together. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180255457

Secure network authentication at a gateway for non-internet protocol enabled devices

A method for network authentication of wireless devices at a gateway is provided that includes scanning a wireless network by the gateway to discover unjoined wireless devices, joining a discovered wireless device to the gateway using a non-internet protocol implemented by the wireless device, wherein the joining results in an encrypted connection between the gateway and the wireless device, and authenticating the discovered wireless device to the gateway via the encrypted connection, wherein authentication is performed according to an authentication protocol of a network protocol management layer of the gateway.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180255303

Method and apparatus for real-time sao parameter estimation

The disclosure provides a sample adaptive offset (sao) encoder. The sao encoder includes a statistics collection (sc) block and a rate distortion optimization (rdo) block coupled to the sc block. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180254780

Resistive interpolation for an amplifier array

A circuit including an amplifier array including an amplifier stage with m amplifiers (m≥2), connected to a resistor interpolator (interpolation order n≥2) including an input row and at least a second row, each row comprising interpolation resistors connected in series at nodes. The input row including m driven nodes connected to a respective amplifier, and connected in parallel to the second row, with at least some first-row interpolation nodes connected to corresponding second-row interpolation nodes. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180254706

Multiphase dc-dc converter with configurable current sharing and phase management

An output of a first amplifier is coupled to an input of a first track and hold circuit and an input of a second track and hold circuit. An input of a first summing circuit is also coupled to an output of the first track and hold circuit and an output of the second track and hold circuit. A multiphase dc-dc converter includes a first phase circuit including a higher inductance inductor and a second phase circuit including a lower inductance inductor. An output of the inductors are tied together providing a vout. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180254652

Battery sensing voltage controller

A battery pack includes a housing, a battery, a battery pack output voltage path that includes a charge power switch and a discharge power switch, and a battery sense output. A switch can be operably coupled between the battery and the battery sense output and configured to selectively open and close a battery sense path between the battery and the battery sense output. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180254650

Methods, electronic devices, and charger apparatus for quick usb charging

Usb charger apparatus and chargeable electronic devices are presented in which the device and charger use usb cable data lines to establish a bidirectional communications connection, and the charger provides charger capability information to a master controller of the electronic device via the communications connection. The device controller preferentially selects a fastest charging match between the charger capability information and device charging capability information, and sends configuration information through the communications connection to set the power supply level of the charger. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180254281

Select gate self-aligned patterning in split-gate flash memory cell

A split-gate flash memory cell (cell) that can be formed by a method including self-aligned patterning for the select gates includes a semiconductor surface. A first control gate (cg) on a first floating gate (fg) and a second cg on a second fg are on the semiconductor surface. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180254272

Process enhancement using double sided epitaxial on substrate

Disclosed examples include semiconductor devices and fabrication methods to fabricate semiconductor wafers and integrated circuits, including forming a first epitaxial semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type on a first side of a semiconductor substrate of the first conductivity type, forming a nitride or oxide protection layer on a top side of the first epitaxial semiconductor layer, forming a second epitaxial semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type on the second side of the semiconductor substrate, and removing the protection layer from the first epitaxial semiconductor layer. The wafer can be used to fabricate an integrated circuit by forming a plurality of transistors at least partially on the first epitaxial semiconductor layer.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180254269

Circuit overvoltage protection

An electronic circuit includes an electronic device, an input/output terminal, and a protection device. The electronic device includes a signal terminal to receive an input signal. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180254230

Methods and apparatus providing a graded package for a semiconductor

Methods and apparatus providing a graded package for a semiconductor are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a die; and a graded package encapsulating the die, the graded package including a material that is spatially varied from a first location of the graded package to a second location of the graded package.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180253402

Implementing fundamental computational primitives using a matrix multiplication accelerator (mma)

A method for performing a fundamental computational primitive in a device is provided, where the device includes a processor and a matrix multiplication accelerator (mma). The method includes configuring a streaming engine in the device to stream data for the fundamental computational primitive from memory, configuring the mma to format the data, and executing the fundamental computational primitive by the device.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180253122

Meeting setup/hold times for a repetitive signal relative to a clock

Clock generation for capturing a repetitive signal relative to a clock includes clock circuitry to provide a clock with active and inactive clock edges within a clock period, and signal capture circuitry to capture repetitive signal transitions at an active clock edge, based on pre-defined setup and hold times which determine a setup/hold window. Clock phase adjustment circuitry is configured to adjust clock phase so that the repetitive signal transitions occur within a signal capture window between setup/hold windows. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180252771

Self test for safety logic

Methods and apparatus for self test of safety logic in safety critical devices is provided in which the safety logic includes comparator logic coupled to a circuit under test (cut) in a safety critical device and the self test logic is configured to test the comparator logic. The self test logic may be implemented as a single cycle parallel bit inversion approach, a multi-cycle serial bit inversion approach, or a single cycle test pattern injection approach.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180242266

Signal analyzer and synchronizer for networks

A network includes a plurality of parent nodes to communicate in a wireless network via a wireless network protocol. A network node establishes a network connection to one of the parent nodes of the plurality of parent nodes in response to received beacons from the parent nodes. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180241528

Transmission of sounding reference signal and scheduling request in single carrier systems

A transmission of information from a secondary to a primary node occurs in a plurality of transmission instances which are logical time durations. A secondary node receives an allocation of periodic transmission instances for a scheduling request indicator (sri) and an allocation if periodic transmission instances for a sounding reference signal (srs). ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180241432

Beacon slot allocation in prime

Systems and methods for efficiently allocating beacon slot among multiple nodes on multiple levels within a power line communication network are described. In various implementations, these systems and methods may be applicable to power line communications (plc). ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180241413

Digital down converter

A digital down converter includes a low resolution mixer, a decimation filter, and a high resolution mixer. The low resolution mixer is configured to receive a digitized radio frequency signal, and apply a first down conversion to the radio frequency signal to produce an intermediate frequency signal. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180241396

High voltage level shifter with short propagation delay

A lever shifter includes an output driver and a high-side gate driver. The high-side gate driver is configured to drive the high-side output transistor, and is coupled to an on pulse signal line that conducts an on pulse, and is coupled to an off pulse signal line that conducts an off pulse. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180241378

Dual function analog or digital input/output buffer

A method and circuitry that enables an input/output pin (i/o) on a system on a chip to function either as an analog or as a digital input/output without compromising the overall performance of the system, thus giving the automated test equipment full flexibility to maximize parallel testing for both analog and digital modules.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180240886

Graphene heterolayers for electronic applications

A microelectronic device includes an electrical conductor which includes a graphene heterolayer. The graphene heterolayer includes a plurality of alternating layers of graphene and barrier material. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180240870

Lateral mosfet with buried drain extension layer

An integrated circuit containing an extended drain mos transistor which has a drift layer, an upper resurf layer over and contacting an upper surface of the drift layer, and a buried drain extension below the drift layer which is electrically connected to the drift layer at the drain end and separated from the drift layer at the channel end. A lower resurf layer may be formed between the drift layer and the buried drain extension at the channel end. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180240741

Packaged semiconductor device having patterned conductance dual-material nanoparticle adhesion layer

Described examples include a substrate made of a first material and having a surface. First and second nozzles respectively dispense a first solvent paste including electrically conductive nanoparticles and a second solvent paste including non-conductive nanoparticles, while moving over the surface of the substrate. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180239710

Slot/sub-slot prefetch architecture for multiple memory requestors

A prefetch unit generates a prefetch address in response to an address associated with a memory read request received from the first or second cache. The prefetch unit includes a prefetch buffer that is arranged to store the prefetch address in an address buffer of a selected slot of the prefetch buffer, where each slot of the prefetch unit includes a buffer for storing a prefetch address, and two sub-slots. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180239530

Methods and apparatus for reduced area control register circuit

In described examples, an apparatus includes: a set of control registers containing control bits for controlling circuitry coupled to receive register write enable signals and to receive input data; a memory for storing data corresponding to the control bits coupled to receive an address and a memory write enable signal; decode circuitry coupled to output the register write enable signals; a data output bus coupled to receive data from the memory but free from connections to the control registers; and a controller coupled to receive an address, coupled to output the address on an internal address bus, coupled to output a write enable signal, and coupled to output the memory write enable signal, configured to cause data to be written to a selected control register corresponding to the address received, and to cause the data to be contemporaneously stored at a memory location corresponding to the address received.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180239383

Piecewise correction of errors over temperature without using on-chip temperature sensor/comparators

A temperature dependent correction circuit includes a first supply source, a second supply source, a rectifying circuit, and a reference. The first supply source is configured to supply a first signal that varies with temperature along a first constant or continuously variable slope. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180239230

Spatial light modulator image display projector apparatus with solid state illumination light sources

In described examples, a projector includes a light source to produce first light of a first color. The projector also includes a phosphor to selectively receive the first light and produce second light of a second color in response to the first light. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180237231

Transfer track stopper for packaged integrated circuits

A packaged integrated circuit transfer track with a stopper arm that is constrained to vertical motion. A packaged integrated circuit transfer track with a cam follower that engages a cam causing a stopper arm to raise or lower vertically. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180234893

Systems and methods to support node mobility in wireless networks

A network includes a mobile network node (mnn) that includes a mobile node communications manager (mncm) to facilitate wireless communications to a plurality of stationary network nodes (snns) in a wireless network via a wireless network protocol. The mncm utilizes a multicast address received over the wireless network. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180234688

Signaling decoded picture buffer size in multi-loop scalable video coding

A method for encoding a video sequence in a scalable video encoder to generate a scalable bitstream is provided that includes encoding the video sequence in a first layer encoder of the scalable video encoder to generate a first sub-bitstream, encoding the video sequence in a second layer encoder of the scalable video encoder to generate a second sub-bitstream, wherein portions of the video sequence being encoded in the second layer encoder are predicted using reference portions of the video sequence encoded in the first layer encoder, combining the first sub-bitstream and the second sub-bitstream to generate the scalable bitstream, and signaling in the scalable bitstream an indication of a maximum decoded picture buffer (dpb) size needed for decoding the second sub-bitstream and the first sub-bitstream when the second sub-bitstream is a target sub-bitstream for decoding.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180234687

Methods and systems for chroma residual data prediction

Several methods and systems for chroma residual data prediction for encoding blocks corresponding to video data are disclosed. In an embodiment, at least one coefficient correlating reconstructed luma residual samples and corresponding reconstructed chroma residual samples is computed for one or more encoded blocks of video data. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180234683

Methods and systems for encoding of multimedia pictures

Several methods and systems for encoding of multimedia pictures are disclosed. In an embodiment, an occupancy level of a coded picture buffer (cpb) associated with a hypothetical reference decoder (hrd) is estimated at an instant of removal of an access unit corresponding to a multimedia picture from the cpb for decoding the access unit. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180234526

Using physical layer (phy) data frame having a phy header including a destination address field in a powerline communication (plc) network

In a disclosed embodiment, a method for communication in a network includes receiving, at a first device registered to the network, a physical layer (phy) frame that includes a phy header and a mac header. The phy frame may further include a mac payload. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180234146

Downlink multiple input multiple output enhancements for single-cell with remote radio heads

A base station selects a subset of at least one geographically separated antennas for each of the plurality of user equipments. The base station forms at least layer of data stream including modulated symbols, precodes the data stream via multiplication with the nt-by-n precoding matrix where n is the number of said layers and nt is the number of transmit antenna elements and transmits the precoded layers of data stream to the user equipment via the selected geographically separated antennas. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180234145

Downlink multiple input multiple output enhancements for single-cell with remote radio heads

A base station selects a subset of at least one geographically separated antennas for each of the plurality of user equipments. The base station forms at least layer of data stream including modulated symbols, precodes the data stream via multiplication with the nt-by-n precoding matrix where n is the number of said layers and nt is the number of transmit antenna elements and transmits the precoded layers of data stream to the user equipment via the selected geographically separated antennas. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180234107

Time-of-flight (tof) receiver with high dynamic range

The disclosure provides a receiver with high dynamic range. The receiver includes a photodiode that generates a current signal. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180234088

Gate driver including gate sense circuit

In some examples, a gate driver includes a gate sense pin and a gate sense circuit configured to couple to a node of a transistor via the gate sense pin. The gate sense circuit includes an overcurrent detection circuit configured to detect a first fault condition based on the node before the transistor turns on in a soft switching mode. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180233561

Laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor device with isolation structures for recovery charge removal

A system and method for a laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (ldmos) with shallow trench isolation (sti) in the backgate region of fet with trench contacts is provided. The backgate diffusion region of the fet is split in the middle of the source-backgate side of the ldmos with a strip of sti. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180233481

High voltage device with multi-electrode control

A high-voltage transistor (hvt) structure adapts a low-voltage transistor (lut) to high-voltage environments. The hvt structure includes a drain node, a source node, a control gate, and a field electrode. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180233422

Semiconductor package with a wire bond mesh

A semiconductor package includes a lead frame having a die attach pad and a plurality of leads. A die is attached to the die attach pad and the electrically connected to the plurality of leads. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180232480

Design aware variable fill pattern generator

A layout file for an integrated circuit has drawn geometries. Variable fill geometries are added to local areas based on densities of the drawn geometries in windows associated with the local areas and on the global density of all the drawn geometries in the layout file. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180231996

Negative voltage linear regulator controller

A circuit includes a regulation control circuit. The regulation control circuit includes an error amplifier to generate a control output signal based on an error signal input and a reference input. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180231424

Device and method for on-chip mechanical stress sensing

An integrated circuit (ic) chip includes a substrate of a piezo-electric material having a first resistivity coefficient associated with a first direction that is longitudinal to a first crystal axis and a second resistivity coefficient associated with a second direction that is transverse to the first crystal axis. The first and second resistivity coefficients have opposite signs. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180231423

Piezoelectric thin-film sensor and use thereof

A piezoelectric sensor comprises a support structure, a channel extending through the support structure, a sensing material stack coupled to the support structure and extending over the channel, and a filler material disposed within the channel and over the sensing material stack. The sensing material stack comprises an structural layer, a first electrode layer disposed on the structural layer, a piezoelectric material disposed in a piezoelectric layer on the first electrode, and a second electrode disposed on the piezoelectric layer opposite the first electrode layer.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180227598

Systems and methods for reducing blocking artifacts

Several methods and systems for reducing blocking artifacts are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving a pair of adjacent blocks having an edge being positioned between the adjacent blocks. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180227396

Wlan device with preamble decode-based receive suspend during undesired packets

A wlan device includes a processor implementing a mac layer and a phy layer which is coupled to a transceiver including a receive (rx) chain and a transmit (tx) chain that is coupled to an antenna. A preamble decode-based receive suspend algorithm has software stored in a memory that is implemented by the processor or by hardware including digital logic. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180227157

Peak-to-average power reduction using guard tone filtering

The disclosure provides a circuit. The circuit includes an ifft (inverse fast fourier transform) block. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180227132

Automatic power over ethernet pulse width signaling correction

In a power over ethernet (poe) system, a powered device (pd) having circuitry to measure the load current from a power sourcing equipment (pse) in the pd. Circuitry compares the measured load current with a first threshold. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180227067

Apparatus and mechanism to support multiple time domains in a single soc for time sensitive network

A system on a chip (soc) is configured to support multiple time domains within a time-sensitive networking (tsn) environment. Tsn extends ethernet networks to support a deterministic and high-availability communication on layer 2 (data link layer of open system interconnect “osi” model) for time coordinated capabilities such as industrial automation and control applications. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180226920

Apparatus for communication across a capacitively coupled channel

Apparatus for communication across a capacitively coupled channel are disclosed herein. An example circuit includes a first plate substantially parallel to a substrate, thereby forming a first capacitance intermediate the first plate and the substrate. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180226892

Systems and methods for real-time inductor current simulation for a switching converter

A switching converter having a high-side switching transistor and a low-side switching transistor and an inductor, having a circuit for generating a simulated waveform representing a sawtooth inductor current waveform. A circuit for monitoring and voltage at a switch node between the high-side and low-side transistors to determine a time during which the inductor current is increasing and a time during which the inductor current is decreasing wherein voltage across the low-side transistor when it is conducting represents a first portion of the simulated sawtooth inductor current waveform. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180226883

Voltage conversion and charging from low bipolar input voltage

A circuit includes a transformer configured with a primary winding and a secondary winding that are driven from a voltage supplied by a thermoelectric generator (teg). The circuit includes a bipolar startup stage (bss) coupled to the transformer to generate an intermediate voltage. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180226880

Methods and apparatus to provide adaptive electromagnetic interference control in a power converter

Methods and apparatus for providing adaptive electromagnetic interference control in a power converter are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a current interface to measure an internal current of the power converter. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180226810

System and method for battery pack management using predictive balancing

Predictive battery pack cell balancing apparatus and methods are presented in which active bypass current switching is controlled according to initial balancing bypass current values to balance the cell depth of discharge (dod) values by the end of a charging/discharging time period, and according to continuous balancing bypass current values representing an amount of bypass current needed to maintain a present relationship of the cell dod values.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180226792

Integrated esd event sense detector

As an example, a circuit is provided. The circuit includes an esd (electrostatic discharge) clamping circuit with a control signal controlling clamping operations of the esd clamping circuit. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180226502

Power transistor with terminal trenches in terminal resurf regions

A device includes a transistor formed on a substrate. The transistor includes an n-type drain contact layer, an n-type drain layer, an oxide layer, a p-type body region, a p-type terminal region, body trenches, and terminal trenches. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180226418

Capacitor comprising a bismuth metal oxide-based lead titanate thin film

In some examples, a system comprises a capacitor including a first plate, a second plate, and a ferroelectric material disposed between the first and the second plates and comprising a bismuth metal oxide-based lead titanate thin film. The capacitor further comprises a dielectric layer disposed on a transistor, wherein the capacitor is disposed on the dielectric layer.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180226117

Method and circuit enabling ferroelectric memory to be fixed to a stable state

A system includes a ferroelectric random access memory (fram) array having one or more memory elements. A cycle controller cycles data to be fixed in a subset of the one or more memory elements by reading or writing the data a predetermined number of times to fix the data to a non-volatile stable state.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180225238

Apparatus and mechanism to bypass pcie address translation by using alternative routing

An address space field is used in conjunction with a normal address field to allow indication of an address space for the particular address value. In one instance, one address space value is used to indicate the bypassing of the address translation used between address spaces. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180224656

Optical device housing

An apparatus for mitigating contamination of an optical device comprises an open-topped, closed-sided, and closed -bottomed housing cup partially defining a protected volume to enclose the optical device. A housing cap encloses a top of the housing cup and partially defines the protected volume. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180224536

Slim object detection using multi-polarized millimeter wave signals

A millimeter or mm-wave system includes transmission of a millimeter wave (mm-wave) radar signal by a transmitter to an object. The transmitted mm-wave radar signal may include at least two signal orientations, and in response to each signal orientation, the object reflects corresponding signal reflections. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180224503

Test compression in a jtag daisy-chain environment

The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for controlling a device's tca circuit when the device exists in a jtag daisy-chain arrangement with other devices. The methods and apparatuses allow the tca test pattern set used during device manufacturing to be reused when the device is placed in a jtag daisy-chain arrangement with other devices, such as in a customers system using the device. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180224385

Transducer temperature sensing

In described examples, one or more devices include: apparatus including a lens element and a transducer to vibrate the lens element at an operating frequency when operating in an activated state; and controller circuitry. The controller circuitry is arranged to measure an impedance of the apparatus, to determine an estimated temperature of the apparatus in response to the measured impedance, to compare the estimated temperature against a temperature threshold for delineating an operating temperature range of the apparatus, and to toggle an activation state of the transducer in response to comparing the estimated temperature against the temperature threshold.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180221921

Control system for a sensor assembly

A control system for cleaning and monitoring a sensor assembly disposed externally on a vehicle is provided and includes a contaminant detection/identification sub-system that measures a resonant frequency of the sensor assembly to detect contaminants disposed on an exposed surface of the sensor assembly. A cleaning sub-system is provided and includes cleaning modes that expel the contaminants from the exposed surface of the sensor assembly. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180220151

Method, system and apparatus for intra-refresh in video signal processing

A video codec for encoding a sequence of video frames divides a video frame area into number of row segments. The video encoder selects a different set of row segments in each video frame in a set of video frames and encodes the selected set of row segments by intra-prediction. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180219555

Normalizing error signal in analog-to-digital converter runaway state

In some embodiments, an analog-to-digital converter (adc) comprises a loop filter configured to produce an error signal based on a difference between an analog input signal and a feedback signal. The adc also comprises a main comparator set comprising one or more main comparators, the main comparator set configured to digitize the error signal and further configured to drive a main digital-to-analog converter (dac). ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180219547

Ring amplitude measurement and mitigation

An apparatus includes a voltage divider circuit including a plurality of series- connected capacitors and including an input terminal of one of the capacitors configured to receive a first voltage from a switch, and a ring node comprising the connection between at least two of the series-connected capacitors. The apparatus further includes a negative clamp circuit coupled to the ring node of the voltage divider circuit and a bias voltage node. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180219545

Switching rate monitoring and control

An apparatus to monitor and control a switching rate in a switch includes a differentiator circuit including a capacitor and a configurable resistor. The differentiator circuit further includes an input terminal of the capacitors configured to receive a first voltage from a switch and a differentiator node configured to receive a differentiated voltage based on the first voltage. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180219533

Driver for transistor

In the described examples, a driver includes a signal controller that provides a gate control signal to a gate buffer coupled to a gate of a transistor and a field plate control signal to a field plate buffer coupled to a field plate of the transistor. The signal controller provides a rising edge on the field plate control signal causing the field plate buffer to provide a bias voltage on the field plate of the transistor a predetermined amount of time after providing a rising edge on the gate control signal that causes the gate buffer to provide a turn-on voltage on the gate of the transistor that causes the transistor to transition from a cutoff region to a saturation region and to a linear region.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180219480

Methods and apparatus to reduce electromagnetic interference in a power converter using phase hopping in conjunction with pulse width modulation

Methods and apparatus for reducing electromagnetic interference in a power converter using phase hopping in conjunction with pulse width modulation are disclosed. An example power converter includes an input voltage to, when a control switching device receives a first voltage, increase an output voltage; and when the control switching device receives a second voltage, decrease the output voltage. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180218993

Metal bond pad with cobalt interconnect layer and solder thereon

A method of forming bond pads includes providing a substrate including an integrated circuit (ic) device formed thereon having an oxidizable uppermost metal interconnect layer which provides a plurality of bond pads that are coupled to circuit nodes on the ic device. The plurality of bond pads includes a metal bond pad area. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180217837

Low energy accelerator processor architecture

An apparatus for a low energy accelerator processor architecture is disclosed. An example arrangement is an integrated circuit that 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; a low energy accelerator processor configured to execute instruction words received on the system bus and having a plurality of execution units including a load store unit, a load coefficient unit, a multiply unit, and a butterfly/adder alu unit, wherein each of the execution units is configured to perform operations responsive to retrieved instruction words; and a data register file comprising a set of data registers coupled to the plurality of execution units, wherein the registers are coupled to selected ones of the plurality of execution units. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180217630

Interrupt handling method and apparatus for slow peripherals

Disclosed examples include interrupt handling circuitry and methods for managing interrupts of a fast clock domain circuit operated according to a first clock signal by a slow clock domain circuit operated according to a second clock signal in which an interrupt generator circuit generates an interrupt input signal synchronized to the second clock signal, and an interrupt clear circuit selectively resets the interrupt generator circuit in response to an acknowledgment signal from the first circuit asynchronously with respect to the second clock signal.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180217190

Enhancing sensitivity and robustness of mechanical rotation and position detection with capacitive sensors

Described example user interface control apparatus includes a first structure, with a first side, conductive capacitor plate structures spaced along a first direction on the first side, a movable second structure with an auxiliary conductive structure, and an interface circuit to provide excitation signals to, and receive sense signals from, the conductive capacitor plate structures to perform a mutual capacitance test and a self-capacitance test of individual ones of the conductive capacitor plate structures to determine a position of the second structure or a user's finger relative to the first structure along the first direction.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180214084

Measuring electrode impedance in an impedance measurement circuit

The disclosure provides a circuit for impedance measurement. The circuit includes an excitation source coupled between a first set of input switches. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180212839

System-on-chip (soc) assembly, configurable ip generation and ip integration utilizing distributed computer systems

An architecture-specific web-based executable specification tool maintains specification information and metadata for chip and system on a chip (soc) design. Metadata available in the development ecosystem may be leveraged to improve the specification-to-design process. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180212615

Precharge switch-capacitor circuit and method

An input sampling stage circuit includes, a precharge buffer, a precharge switch-capacitor circuit, and an input sampling capacitor. The precharge buffer is configured to buffer an input voltage. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180212614

Current source noise cancellation

At least some embodiments are directed to a system that comprises a differential switch network comprising first and second output nodes, first and second transistors coupled to the network, and first and second resistors coupled to the first and second transistors. The dac also comprises a voltage source coupled to the first resistor and a ground connection coupled to the second resistor. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180211905

Semiconductor package having a leadframe with multi-level assembly pads

A leadframe (100) comprises a frame (101) of sheet metal in a first planar level, where the frame has metallic leads (110) and a first metallic pad (120) extending inward from the frame, and the first pad is tied to the frame by first metallic straps (120a). The leadframe further has a second metallic pad (130) in a second planar level parallel to and spaced from the first level, where the second pad is tied by second metallic straps (132) to the frame. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180210030

Compressed scan chain diagnosis by internal chain observation, processes, circuits, devices and systems

Electronic scan circuitry includes a decompressor (510), a plurality of scan chains (520.i) fed by the decompressor (510), a scan circuit (502, 504) coupled to the plurality of scan chains (520.i) to scan them in and out, a masking circuit (590) fed by the scan chains (520.i), and a scannable masking qualification circuit (550, 560, 580) coupled to the masking circuit (590), the masking qualification circuit (550, 560, 580) scannable by scan-in of bits by the decompressor (510) along with scan-in of the scan chains (520.i), and the scannable masking qualification circuit (550, 560, 580) operable to hold such scanned-in bits upon scan-out of the scan chains through the masking circuit (590). Other scan circuitry, processes, circuits, devices and systems are also disclosed.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180205524

Dynamic signaling of the downlink and uplink subframe allocation for a tdd wireless communication system

An apparatus for use in a wireless communication network, comprising a processing resource configured to determine a time interval for periodic time division duplex (tdd) uplink/downlink (ul/dl) reconfiguration windows, generate a ul/dl reconfiguration command to indicate a dynamic tdd ul/dl allocation change, and encode the ul/dl reconfiguration command in a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) data, and a radio front end (rf) interface coupled to the processing resource and configured to cause the encoded ul/dl reconfiguration command to be transmitted to a first of a plurality of wireless user equipment (ues) in a first of the ul/dl reconfiguration windows, wherein the encoded ul/dl reconfiguration command is transmitted via a pdcch to provide a fast tdd ul/dl reconfiguration.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180204917

Power mosfet with a deep source contact

A power mosfet ic device including an array of mosfet cells formed in a semiconductor substrate. The array of mosfet cells comprises an interior region of interior mosfet cells and an outer edge region of peripheral mosfet cells, each interior mosfet cell of the interior region of the array comprising a pair of interior mosfet devices coupled to each other at a common drain contact. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180204767

Sacrificial layer for platinum patterning

In accordance with at least one embodiment of the disclosure, a method of patterning platinum on a substrate is disclosed. In an embodiment, an adhesive layer is deposited over the substrate, a sacrificial layer is deposited over the adhesive layer, and a patterned photoresist layer is formed over the sacrificial layer. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180204739

Selective planishing method for making a semiconductor device

In a method for fabricating semiconductor devices a leadframe pattern is formed from a flat tape of base metal. A plurality of additional metal layers is plated on the patterned tape of base metal. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180204734

Etching platinum-containing thin film using protective cap layer

A microelectronic device is formed by forming a platinum-containing layer on a substrate of the microelectronic device. A cap layer is formed on the platinum-containing layer so that an interface between the cap layer and the platinum-containing layer is free of platinum oxide. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180203096

Multiple chirp generation in a radar system

A radar device is provided that includes a timing control component operable to generate, for each chirp of a sequence of chirps according to a set of chirp configuration parameters and a chirp profile for the chirp, chirp control signals to cause the radar device to transmit the chirp, the timing control component having chirp configuration parameter inputs, chirp profile parameter inputs, a chirp address output, and chirp control signal outputs, a chirp configuration storage component having chirp configuration parameter outputs coupled to corresponding inputs of the configuration parameter inputs of the timing control component, a chirp profile address output, and a chirp address input coupled to the chirp address output, and a chirp profile storage component having chirp profile parameter outputs coupled to the chirp profile parameter inputs of the timing control component; and a chirp profile address input coupled to the chirp profile address output.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180203061

Apparatus having on-chip fail safe logic for i/o signal in high integrity functional safety applications

A packaged integrated circuit (ic) chip that provides input/output (i/o) signal fail safe verification is disclosed. The packaged ic chip includes a first processing unit, a first control peripheral coupled to receive a first processed signal from the processing unit and to provide an output signal, and compare logic. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180203042

Magnetic shielded probe card

A probe card includes a mechanical support fixture having an inner aperture with a plurality of probes secured to the fixture that includes probe tips that extend into the inner aperture for contacting probe pads on die of a wafer to be probed. At least one magnetic shield includes a magnetic material that at least substantially surrounds a projected volume over an area that encloses the probe tips. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202837

Structure and design of an anisotropic magnetoresistive angular sensor

An integrated amr angular sensor includes a first sensor resistor and a second sensor resistor. The first sensor resistor and the second sensor resistor each has a plurality of magnetoresistive segments containing magnetoresistive material that are electrically coupled in series. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180199014

Methods and apparatus for shallow gradient artifact reduction in image display systems

In described examples, a method includes: receiving an array of image data pixels for display by a spatial light modulator; dividing the array of image data pixels into a plurality of blocks. For the blocks of the plurality of blocks, the method includes: computing a mean value for pixels in the block; computing a variance for pixels in the block; and, in response to the mean value and the variance, retrieving an indicator of a likelihood of a visible artifact for the block; and in response to the retrieved indicator, outputting a signal to selectively increase or reduce a load time of the spatial light modulator for displaying the array of image data pixels.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180198397

Input vector set for position detection of pm motors

A method of determining angular position (0) of a rotor of an n-phase permanent magnet motor (pmm). A processor having an associated stored angular position determination (apd) algorithm is programmed to implement the algorithm to cause an associated motor controller to execute steps including forcing one vector at a time a phase vector set of current or voltage vectors to stator terminals of windings for the n-phases a positive and negative magnitude vector, wherein the vector magnitude is sufficiently small to not move the rotor, and a time duration for the forcing current or voltage vectors is essentially constant. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180198375

Llc resonant frequency auto detection

Generally speaking, a timing circuit helps determine diode conduction time of an llc converter. In some examples, the circuit includes an llc converter having a secondary side and a timing circuit, the timing circuit coupled to the llc converter on the secondary side. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180198370

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 Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180198369

Circuits and methods to linearize conversion gain in a dc-dc converter

Described examples include dc-dc power conversion systems, apparatus and methods for linearizing a dc-dc circuit conversion gain, including a gain circuit providing an output signal according to a gain value and the difference between a first compensation signal and a threshold signal, and a switching circuit selectively operative when the first compensation signal exceeds the threshold signal to linearize the conversion gain by providing a second compensation signal for pulse width modulation of at least one dc-dc converter switch according to the threshold signal and the gain circuit output signal.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180198301

Circuits, devices, methods and systems to secure power-up for battery operating devices even with low current chargers and to execute other performances

An electronic power control circuit includes a power conditioner circuit (120, 130) having a charging input line (116), a battery-related line (133) of the power conditioner circuit (120, 130), and a power voltage output line (137); and an anti-crash loop mechanism (170) coupled to the battery-related line (133) and to the power voltage output line (137) of the power conditioner circuit (120, 130), the anti-crash loop mechanism (170) having a control output line (172, pwgood) to be selectively active and inactive in response to voltage levels over time on the battery-related line (133) and on the power voltage output line (137) of the power conditioner circuit (120, 130).. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180197986

P-channel demos device

A p-channel drain extended metal oxide semiconductor (depmos) device includes a doped surface layer at least one nwell finger defining an nwell length and width direction within the doped surface layer. A first pwell is on one side of the nwell finger including a p+ source and a second pwell is on an opposite side of the nwell finger including a p+ drain. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180197830

Integrated circuit wave device and method

In described examples of forming an integrated circuit wave device, a method includes: (a) affixing an integrated circuit die relative to a substrate; (b) creating a form relative to the integrated circuit die and the substrate; and (c) forming a wave shaping member having a shape conforming at least in part to a shape of the form.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180197067

Methods and apparatus for matrix processing in a convolutional neural network

Described examples include an integrated circuit including a vector multiply unit including a plurality of multiply/accumulate nodes, in which the vector multiply unit is operable to provide an output from the multiply/accumulate nodes, a first data feeder operable to provide first data to the vector multiply unit in vector format, and a second data feeder operable to provide second data to the vector multiply unit in vector format.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180197036

Performing distance-based feature suppression

Methods, apparatus, systems to perform distance-based feature suppression of features of an image in a feature list of the image are disclosed. A method includes accessing the feature list, comparing a selected feature in the feature list with features located within a first distance of the selected feature, when features located within the first distance are non-suppressed or valid and are stronger than different non-suppressed features, marking the features as valid and marking other non-suppressed features as suppressed. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180196454

Method and circuitry for compensating low dropout regulators

Low dropout regulators (ldos) are disclosed herein. An example of an ldo includes an error amplifier having a first input and a second input, wherein the first input is for coupling to an output of the ldo and the second input for coupling to a reference voltage. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180196338

Light modulator image display projector architectures

In described examples, a first tir or rtir element is arranged to introduce at least red light to a first spatial light modulator for modulation thereof, and a second tir or rtir element is arranged to introduce at least green light to a second spatial light modulator for modulation thereof. At least one of the first and second tir or rtir elements is arranged to introduce blue light to at least one of the first and second spatial light modulators, respectively, for modulation thereof: time-sequentially apart from the first spatial light modulator's modulation of the introduced red light, to an extent the blue light is so introduced to the first spatial light modulator; and time-sequentially apart from the second spatial light modulator's modulation of the introduced green light, to an extent the blue light is so introduced to the second spatial light modulator.. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180192487

Adaptive turn-off delay time compensation for led controller

A light emitting diode controller integrated circuit includes counter circuitry having inputs coupled to a clock signal input pin, a pulse width modulated signal input pin, and a sense input pin, and has a count output coupled to a gate drive signal output to an external power transistor. The power transistor is connected in series between a power lead, a sense resistor, and a light emitting diode. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180192060

Method and apparatus of hevc de-blocking filter

A method of de-blocking filtering a processed video is provided. The processed video includes a plurality of blocks and each block includes a plurality of sub-blocks. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180192020

Efficient and flexible color processor

An image signal processor includes a first matrix processing circuit, a post processing circuit, a second matrix processing circuit, and a split visual and analytics circuit. The first matrix processing circuit is configured to receive a plurality of component images generated based on an image captured by an image sensor and generate a plurality of first matrix outputs based on the plurality of component images. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191954

Rear-stitched view panorama for rear-view visualization

A rear-stitched view panorama (rsvp) system is provided that includes at least one processor and a memory storing software instructions that, when executed by the least one processor, cause the rsvp system to compute a disparity map for a left center rear image and a right center rear image captured by a stereo camera mounted on a rear of a vehicle, transform a right rear image, a left rear image, a reference center rear image, and the disparity map to a virtual world view, the right rear image and left rear image captured by respective right and left cameras mounted on the vehicle, compute an optimal left seam and an optimal right seam based on the transformed disparity map, and stitch the transformed images based on respective optimal seams to generate a panorama.. . ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191613

Packet processing match and action pipeline structure with dependency calculation removing false dependencies

An embodiment includes a plurality of tables in a hardware network for performing packet processing. Each table in the plurality of tables includes a table declaration. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191534

Equalizer boost setting

One example includes a system that is comprised of an equalizer, a counter, and a controller. The equalizer equalizes an incoming signal and provide an equalized output signal over a plurality of time intervals according to a given equalizer setting thereof. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191472

Bias removal in prbs based channel estimation

A system includes a pseudorandom binary sequence (prbs) generator configured to generate a first prbs and a second prbs and an exclusive-or logic configured to exclusive-or the first prbs and the second prbs to compute a third prbs. The system also includes an adder, a correlator and a corrector. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191383

Transformation based filter for interpolation or decimation

A digital filter for interpolation or decimation and a device incorporating the digital filter is disclosed. The digital filter includes a filter block, a first transformation circuit coupled to the filter block and an input stream coupled to provide input values to a component selected from the filter block and the first transformation circuit. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191366

Frequency management for interference reduction of a/d converters powered by switching power converters

In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a frequency generator configured to generate a second clock signal having a second frequency using a first clock signal having a first frequency. The second frequency is offset from the first frequency and each of a plurality of harmonic frequencies of the second frequency is offset from a harmonic frequency of the first frequency. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191362

Pattern based estimation of errors in adc

The disclosure provides an analog to digital converter (adc). The adc includes a flash adc. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191361

Analog-to-digital converter with an increased resolution first stage

One example includes a pipelined analog-to-digital converter device. The pipelined analog-to-digital converter device includes a capacitive digital-to-analog converter, a first analog-to-digital converter, and a second analog-to-digital converter. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191355

Counter-based sysref implementation

A system (and associated method) includes an input flip-flop, a counter, and a clock tree. The input flip-flop includes a clock input terminal configured to be coupled to a device clock, or a clock generated from a phase-locked loop, and a data input terminal configured to be coupled to a first reference signal. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191343

Adaptive voltage scaling system for out of context functional safety soc

The optimal operating voltage of a complex soc may be influenced by process variations. The operating voltages may be dynamically adjusted for optimal performance. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191334

Circuit to mitigate signal degradation in an isolation circuit

A circuit includes an isolator that provides isolated signal communications between a host-side circuit and a converter-side circuit. The isolated signal communications include a conversion start signal generated in the host-side circuit passing through the isolator to become an isolated conversion start signal in the converter-side circuit. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191331

Band pass filter utilizing parallel resonance of baw resonator

A circuit includes an amplifier having an input that receives an alternating current (ac) waveform and an output that is coupled to a power source via a bias resistor. A bulk acoustic wave (baw) resonator is coupled in parallel to the bias resistor via the power source and the amplifier output. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191321

Temperature-compensated equalizer

An equalizer, in at least some embodiments, comprises an amplifier configured to produce an amplified voltage signal that is a function of an ambient temperature affecting the equalizer. The equalizer also includes a linear equalizer stage coupled to the amplifier and comprising a transistor having a resistance controlled by the amplified voltage signal. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191319

Differential input stage with wide input signal range and stable transconductance

At least some embodiments are directed to a system that comprises a differential input transistor pair (ditp) comprising first and second transistors, a first feedback loop coupled to the first transistor, and a second feedback loop coupled to the second transistor. When a differential voltage applied to the input stage is within a first range, the first and second feedback loops control a tail current supplied to the ditp, where the tail current at least partially determines a transconductance of the ditp. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180191315

Class-d amplifier with post filter feedback loop

A fixed frequency class-d audio amplifier includes the l-c output filter in a high order feedback loop. An audio amplifier integrated circuit includes an output driver, an output terminal, a first input terminal, a second order filter, and a summing amplifier. ... Texas Instruments Incorporated








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