Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Method for reducing the number of pins required for an interface to an electronic device and devices using the method










Image Number 2 for United States Patent #7567113.

A single signal trace can be multiplexed between a circuit that provides a reference voltage and another circuit that is not operational while the reference voltage is needed. Fewer signal connections will be needed due to the multiplexing. As one possible example, a clock signal that is used at initial power up of an electrical circuit can later be used as a reference voltage. In one specific example, a signal line is connected from one electronic device to a second electronic device. The signal line is connected to a clock input of a circuit and an input to an amplifier. When the devices first power up a clock signal is active on the signal line and is used to the clock input. When the clock signal is no longer needed the signal can be used to drive the amplifier to create a reference voltage.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Battery power management system and method
Reducing voltage stress in a flyback converter design
Lighting elements
Immunotherapy in cancer treatment
Fractal method for detecting and filling data gaps within LiDAR data
Pyridyldiamido transition metal complexes, production and use thereof
White polyester film and surface light source therewith
  Randomly Featured Patents
Oscillatory resonant transducer driver circuit
Liquid and particle separator
System and computer program product to issue a retail prepaid card including a user-designed external face using a chit and related computer implemented methods
Beverage glass with internal decanting, filtering, mixing and aerating cell
Bacterial plasmids
User interface system for maintaining organization related information for use in supporting organization operation
Plate shifter for filter press
High-pressure rotary nozzle
Faucet
Media guidance system for a scanning system