Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
|Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100026345||CIRCUIT, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR MULTIPLEXING SIGNALS WITH REDUCED JITTER - An apparatus having a plurality of power supply domains and a plurality of logic components. Each of the plurality of logic components residing within a different one of the plurality of power supply domains. Each of the plurality of logic components is configured to operate with a corresponding clock signal within a respective one of the plurality of power supply domains.||02-04-2010|
|20090150688||METHOD FOR EFFICIENT SUPPLY OF POWER TO A MICROCONTROLLER - A method and a system for supplying power to a microcontroller with a single cell. One embodiment of the present invention discloses incorporation of a power supply pump circuit with the microcontroller and their dynamic interaction. The microcontroller sends its power requirements to the power supply pump circuit and in response, the power supply pump circuit controls the operating voltage with optimal efficiency. The dynamic update of power supply pump circuit results in an efficient use of the power supply pump circuit and thus results in a reduction of the number of dry cell batteries to only a single cell. Incorporation of the microcontroller and power supply pump circuit onto a single chip reduces the pin number requirements as well as the space required on the printed circuit board.||06-11-2009|
|20080263334||DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURABLE AND RE-CONFIGURABLE DATA PATH - An apparatus includes a configuration memory coupled to one or more structural arithmetic elements, the configuration memory to store values that cause the structural arithmetic elements to perform various functions. The apparatus also includes a system controller to dynamically load the configuration memory with values, and to prompt the structural arithmetic elements to perform functions according to the values stored by the configuration memory.||10-23-2008|
|20080263243||SPECIALIZED UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROLLER - A universal serial bus controller pre-generates and stores a subset of USB commands in a memory, the pre-generated commands available for transmission to at least one USB peripheral device over universal serial bus, and transfers at least one command from the subset of pre-generated commands stored in the memory to the USB peripheral device over the universal serial bus. The universal serial bus controller may receive a response to the transferred command from the USB peripheral device over the universal serial bus, and send an acknowledgment packet to the USB peripheral device over the universal serial bus responsive to receiving the response from the USB peripheral device.||10-23-2008|
|20080259998||TEMPERATURE SENSOR WITH DIGITAL BANDGAP - A system comprises a temperature sensor generate multiple base-emitter voltage signals by sequentially providing various currents to a transistor, and a system controller to determine a differential voltage signal according to the multiple base-emitter voltage signals, the differential voltage signal proportional to an environmental temperature associated with the transistor.||10-23-2008|
|20080259703||SELF-TIMED SYNCHRONOUS MEMORY - A memory device includes a memory array having a plurality of memory cells arranged in a row-column format, where the memory array is configured to designate at least one of the memory cells as a test memory cell. The memory system also includes a sense amplifier to read the test memory cell and to evaluate a validity of the memory array responsive to reading the test memory cell.||10-23-2008|
|20080259698||HIGH SPEED DUAL PORT MEMORY WITHOUT SENSE AMPLIFIER - A system includes at least one word line decoder to select word lines to activate, and a memory cell array having a plurality of memory cell devices to store data received through one or more write bit lines. At least one of the memory cell devices including a memory cell to store data received over one or more write bit lines, and a sensing inversion device coupled to the memory cell and word lines. The sensing inversion device can read data stored by the memory cell and provide the read data to one or more read bit lines when at least one of the word lines is activated for read operations.||10-23-2008|
|20080259017||REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus to reduce power consumption in a passive matrix LCD driver circuit by using a plurality of drive buffers and active power management of sub-blocks in the passive matrix LCD drive circuit. Each drive buffer may operate in a first phase, which may include a high-drive mode to drive an LCD voltage to a threshold voltage level and a low-drive mode to modify the LCD voltage to approximate an input voltage of the drive buffer, and to maintain a constant LCD voltage level. The low-drive buffer consumes less current than the high-drive buffer, thus reducing power consumption. The drive buffer may also operate in a second phase, also a no-drive mode, in which the drive buffer and the bias voltage generator may be completely turned off, to further reduce power consumption. The drive buffer may be used to drive capacitive loads, as well as partially-resistive loads and inductive loads.||10-23-2008|
|20080258797||NON-RESISTIVE LOAD DRIVER - Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus to drive non-resistive loads. The non-resistive load driver may include two or more drivers, such as a high-drive circuit and a low-drive circuit, to drive rail-to-rail output voltages and to stabilize the output voltages at a substantially constant level. The high-drive circuit may drive the output voltage of the non-resistive load driver to a threshold level, whereas the low-drive circuit may modify the output voltage of the non-resistive load driver to approximate an input voltage of the non-resistive load driver, and compensate any leakage associated with the non-resistive loads to provide a substantially constant output voltage. The low-drive circuit consumes less current than the high-drive circuit. The non-resistive load driver consumes less power and use less chip space. Alternatively, the non-resistive load driver may be implemented using a single driver with multiple modes, such as a low-drive mode and a high-drive mode, by changing a bias current of the non-resistive load driver between a high current mode and a low current mode.||10-23-2008|
|20080231604||METHOD FOR EXTENDING THE LIFE OF TOUCH SCREENS - In an embodiment, a signature area and virtual keypad, among other display elements, are displayed in more than one location on a touch screen display. As a result, wear and tear may be strategically distributed evenly across the touch screen, instead of isolated to fixed locations, thus increasing the touch screen's useful lifetime. Display degradation is detected in a novel embodiment from physical parameters that are conventionally used for the touch screen's touch sensitivity. By detecting the display degradation according to display location, display elements can be strategically located to enhance the life of the touch screen.||09-25-2008|
Patent applications by Cypress Semiconductor Corp.