Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
System and method for improving signal propagation










Image Number 7 for United States Patent #6717440.

Systems and methods are provided for improving signal propagation. A repeater segments a transmission line into a first and a second line. The repeater includes an inverting amplifier and an equilibration circuit. The inverting amplifier has an input connected to the first line and an output connected to the second line. The amplifier receives and an input signal at a first logic potential and transmits an output signal at an inverted second logic potential during and an active portion of a cycle. The equilibration circuit electrically isolates the first line and the second line and shorts the first line to the second line during and an inactive portion of the cycle. Upon completion of the inactive portion of the cycle, the first line and the second line have substantially equal starting potentials between the first logic potential and the second logic potential. Setting the starting potential between the first and second logic potentials shortens the delay associated with a transition between logic potentials. Additionally, one embodiment of the equilibration circuit selectively disconnects the amplifier from the power rails.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Determining system for localization methods combination
Electrode tab for secondary battery and secondary battery using the same
Scalable architecture for rank order filtering
Dynamically reconfigurable systolic array accelorators
Thin film transistor and flat panel display device including the same
Software execution management apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium thereof
Ink, ink jet recording method, ink cartridge, and ink jet recording apparatus
  Randomly Featured Patents
Speech control of multiple applications using applets
Magnetic recording media having CrTiX underlayers to reduce circumferential/radial anisotropy and methods for their production
Lamp socket assembly
Alignment fixture for an optical instrument
Bone probe
Internal combustion engine
Impeller and structure for an impeller housing
Packs for articles of merchandise
Method and apparatus for controlling the passage of rolled stock of little longitudinal tensile strength through a continuous rolling mill
Digital coin-based postage meter