US Patent Application No: 2012/0169,412

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FAST POWER-ON BIAS CIRCUIT

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Conventional bias circuits exhibit a number of limitations, including the time required to power-up a bias circuit following a low-power state. Large current surges in the supply network induce ringing, further complicating a power-up process. Example embodiments reduce power-up time and minimize current surges in the supply by selectively charging and discharging capacitance to the circuit during power-up and power-down of the bias circuit.

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RAMBUS INC.LOS ALTOS, CA1324

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dettloff, Wayne - 5 3
Leibowitz, Brian San Francisco, CA 19 49
Luo, Lei - 29 18
Venkatesan, Pravin Kumar - 2 1
Wilson, John Bristol, GB 95 327
Zerbe, Jared Woodside, CA 43 138

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8,648,654 Integrated circuit and method for generating a layout of such an integrated circuit 0 2012