US Patent No: 6,566,904

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Pad calibration circuit with on-chip resistor

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Abstract

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A pad calibration circuit with on-chip resistor. An integrated circuit with an impedance terminated output terminal is disclosed. A source is provided for sourcing current to the output terminal of the integrated circuit, which output terminal interfaces with a load having a finite impedance associated therewith. An on-chip source impedance is disposed internal to the integrated circuit and between the source and the output terminal to define the input impedance of the output terminal.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATIONCAMARILLO, CA101

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Katikaneni, Pradeep Austin, TX 4 49
van, Bavel Nicholas Austin, TX 7 100

Cited Art Landscape

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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
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5,955,894 Method for controlling the impedance of a driver circuit 45 1997

Patent Citation Ranking

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BROADCOM CORPORATION (3)
7,301,365 On-chip source termination in communication systems 3 2005
7,576,587 On-chip source termination in communication systems 1 2007
7,884,639 On-chip source termination in communication systems 0 2009
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
6,768,393 Circuit and method for calibrating resistors for active termination resistance, and memory chip having the circuit 15 2002
7,786,752 Memory systems, on-die termination (ODT) circuits, and method of ODT control 5 2007
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
6,718,420 Phase manipulation of intertwined bus signals for reduction of hostile coupling in integrated circuit interconnects 0 2001
 
III HOLDINGS 2, LLC (1)
7,817,674 Output clock adjustment for a digital I/O between physical layer device and media access controller 0 2004
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,737,894 Method and apparatus for generating impedance matched output signals for an integrated circuit device 2 2003
 
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (1)
7,332,904 On-chip resistor calibration apparatus and method 5 2005
 
QIMONDA AG (1)
6,946,848 Calibration configuration 7 2003
 
SILICON WORKS CO., LTD. (1)
8,531,037 Semiconductor chip having power supply line with minimized voltage drop 0 2008
 
STMICROELECTRONICS PVT. LTD. (1)
6,856,179 CMOS buffer with reduced ground bounce 3 2003

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