TOUCHSTONE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
|TOUCHSTONE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140176106||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE CURRENT LIMIT OF A SWITCHING REGULATOR - An adaptive current limiter including a conversion network and an amplifier network developing an adaptive current limit signal for use by a switching regulator to limit peak current through an inductor of the switching regulator. The switching regulator develops a pulse control signal for controlling switching of current through the inductor to convert an input voltage to an output voltage. The conversion network provides a limit value by applying a duty cycle of the pulse control signal to a reference value. The amplifier network is configured to develop the adaptive current limit signal based on the limit value. The conversion network may multiply the reference value by the duty cycle to develop the limit value. The amplifier network may include a current source providing a fixed reference current to an amplifier to establish a minimum level of the adaptive current limit signal.||06-26-2014|
|20140002052||INHERENTLY ACCURATE ADJUSTABLE SWITCHED CAPACITOR VOLTAGE REFERENCE WITH WIDE VOLTAGE RANGE||01-02-2014|
|20130147559||FULLY DIFFERENTIAL AUTOZEROING AMPLIFIER - A fully differential amplifier with automatic offset voltage zeroing including first and second dynamically switched current mirrors and an output circuit. Each dynamically switched current mirror toggles operation between an autozeroing phase in which it mirrors a first current level indicative of a level of a first input terminal to provide a mirrored current, and an output phase in which it applies a difference current to a common output node. The difference current is a difference between the mirrored current and a second current level indicative of a level of a second input terminal. The first and second dynamically switched current mirrors operate out of phase with respect to each other during respective periods of each cycle of a clock signal. The output circuit develops first and second output signals on first and second output terminals at first and second polarities, respectively, based on a level of the common output node.||06-13-2013|
|20120217951||SUPPLY INDEPENDENT CURRENT REFERENCE GENERATOR IN CMOS TECHNOLOGY - A current reference generator including a current network, a bias network, and a loop amplifier. The current network includes first and second transistors of a first conductivity type and third, fourth and fifth transistors of a second conductivity type. The first, third and fifth transistors are series-coupled between voltage supply lines forming a first current path, and the second and fourth transistors are series-coupled between the supply lines forming a second current path. The control terminals of the first and second transistors are coupled together and the control terminals of the third and fourth transistors are coupled together. The bias network biases the fifth transistor. The loop amplifier is coupled to the current network and is operative to maintain constant current level through the first and second current paths independent of voltage variations of the supply lines and at very low supply voltage.||08-30-2012|
Patent applications by TOUCHSTONE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.