Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (8,354,862) developed by five co-inventors for a phase-lock assistant circuitry. The co-inventors are Chih-Chang Lin, San Jose, Calif., Chan-Hong Chern, Palo Alto, Calif., Steven Swei, Fremont, Calif., Ming-Chieh Huang, San Jose, Calif., and Tien-Chun Yang, San Jose, Calif.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A circuit including a first circuit configured to receive an input signal and first, third and fifth phase clocks of a clock, and generate a first early signal indicating the clock is earlier than the input signal and a first late signal indicating the clock is later than the input signal. The circuit further includes a second circuit configured to receive an input signal and second, a fourth and sixth phase clocks of the clock, and generate a second early signal indicating the clock is earlier than the input signal and a second late signal indicating the clock is later than the input signal. The circuit further includes a third circuit configured to generate a first increase signal. The circuit further includes a fourth circuit configured to generate a first decrease signal."
The patent application was filed on April 17, 2012 (13/448,878). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,354,862.PN.&OS=PN/8,354,862&RS=PN/8,354,862
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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