NANOAMP SOLUTIONS INC.
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|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20090074120||AUTO-CALIBRATION FOR A FILTER - A filter is configured to receive a filter charging signal and to produce a filter output signal based on the filter charging signal. The filter includes an element array with one or more switched elements which include an element and a switch configured to connect the element to or disconnect the element from the array, thereby altering a time constant of the filter. A comparator is configured to receive the filter output signal and a reference signal corresponding to a value of the filter output when the time constant has a defined value, and to generate a comparator output signal based on a comparison of the filter output signal to the reference signal. A controller is configured to receive the comparator output signal and, based on the comparator output signal, output an array control signal configured to adjust one or more switches of the one or more switched elements of the element array to alter the time constant such that a value of the time constant approaches the defined value.||03-19-2009|
|20080309424||Digital Tuning of Crystal Oscillators - Embodiments feature techniques and systems for digitally tuning a crystal oscillator circuit. In one aspect, embodiments feature a method for making a digitally tuned crystal oscillator circuit. The method involves receiving a multi-bit input signal into a digital modulator, modulating the multi-bit input signal with the digital modulator by oversampling or by noiseshaping and oversampling to produce a digitally-modulated output signal having a lower number of bits than the multi-bit input signal. The method also involves coupling a tuning capacitor with the crystal oscillator circuit, and coupling the digitally-modulated output signal from the digital modulator to the crystal oscillator circuit and the tuning capacitor. In some embodiments, the digital modulator can a delta-sigma modulator, a noiseshaping modulator, a delta modulator, a pulse width modulator, a differential modulator, or a continuous-slope delta modulator.||12-18-2008|
|20080204151||SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES FOR AUTO-CALIBRATION AND FAST TUNING OF VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS IN PHASE-LOCK LOOPS - The present invention provides novel systems and techniques for the calibration and fast tuning of VCOs in PLLs. Information for coarse tuning before normal operation are calculated and stored. Therefore, these systems and techniques decrease significantly the time needed for a PLL to transition from one frequency to another. These techniques include the steps of: determining a digital code D||08-28-2008|
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