US Patent No: 7,746,160

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Substrate bias feedback scheme to reduce chip leakage power

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Disclosed is an improved substrate bias feedback circuit, and a method for operating the same.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATIONSAN JOSE, CA2060

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gradinariu, Iulian Colorado Springs, CO 7 42
Raghavan, Vijay Kumar Srinivasa Colorado Springs, CO 17 41

Cited Art Landscape

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MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
6,292,048 Gate enhancement charge pump for low voltage power supply 36 1999
6,373,324 Voltage blocking method and apparatus for a charge pump with diode connected pull-up and pull-down on boot nodes 26 1999
6,529,421 SRAM array with temperature-compensated threshold voltage 51 2001
 
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (3)
6,175,264 Charge pump for generating negative voltage without change of threshold due to undesirable back-gate biasing effect 35 1999
6,459,328 High speed voltage boosting circuit 15 2000
6,473,321 Semiconductor integrated circuit and nonvolatile semiconductor memory 31 2001
 
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (2)
7,173,477 Variable capacitance charge pump system and method 10 2004
7,504,876 Substrate bias feedback scheme to reduce chip leakage power 12 2006
 
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC. (2)
6,545,529 High voltage generating circuit 37 2001
7,227,403 Internal voltage generator for semiconductor device 8 2005
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
6,373,323 Semiconductor integrated circuit device with threshold control 23 1999
6,486,729 Potential detector and semiconductor integrated circuit 50 2001
 
DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR GMBH (1)
7,276,960 Voltage regulated charge pump with regulated charge current into the flying capacitor 27 2005
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,917,237 Temperature dependent regulation of threshold voltage 51 2004
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
7,307,467 Structure and method for implementing oxide leakage based voltage divider network for integrated circuit devices 8 2006
 
LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. (1)
6,927,621 Voltage generator 7 2003
 
LG SEMICON CO., LTD. (1)
6,018,264 Pumping circuit with amplitude limited to prevent an over pumping for semiconductor device 57 1998
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
7,030,682 Voltage detection circuit and internal voltage generating circuit comprising it 8 2002
 
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (1)
6,759,836 Low drop-out regulator 29 2002
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
5,499,183 Constant voltage generating circuit having step-up circuit 41 1994
 
QIMONDA AG (1)
7,425,861 Device and method for regulating the threshold voltage of a transistor 9 2006
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
7,116,156 Charge pump circuit 16 2004
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (1)
5,140,182 Plural stage voltage booster circuit with efficient electric charge transfer between successive stages 75 1990
 
WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP. (1)
5,982,223 Charge pump system with improved programming current distribution 32 1997
 
XILINX, INC. (1)
5,574,634 Regulator for pumped voltage generator 34 1994

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ANALOG DEVICES, INC. (2)
8,248,151 Apparatus and method configured to provide electrical bias 1 2010
8,508,286 Apparatus and method for electrical biasing 0 2012
 
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (1)
8,587,365 Substrate bias feedback scheme to reduce chip leakage power 0 2012
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
8,067,976 Semiconductor integrated circuit 0 2006

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