Abstract: A foreign object detection device includes a detection coil unit including a detection coil substrate (220) and a plurality of coils (242), which are mounted on a surface of the detection coil substrate (220) and each include a conductive pattern turned around the Z axis, and a detector (26) connected to the coils (242) to detect the existence of a foreign object on the basis of a vibration signal output when each of the coils (242) is excited. The coils (242) each define an opening. The detection coil substrate (220) has a through hole (228) extending through the detection coil substrate (220), and a component space for accommodating a switch (248) or a wiring pattern (250), within each of the openings of the coils (242) as seen in the Z-axis direction.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a calculating device includes nonlinear oscillators, connectors, and a controller. One of the connectors connects at least two of the nonlinear oscillators. The nonlinear oscillators include first and second nonlinear oscillators. The first nonlinear oscillator includes a first circuit part and a first conductive member. The first circuit part includes first and second Josephson junctions. The second nonlinear oscillator includes a second circuit part and a second conductive member. The second circuit part includes third and fourth Josephson junctions. Numbers of the connectors connected to the first and second connectors are first and second numbers, respectively. The second number is greater than the first number. The controller performs at least a first operation of supplying a first signal to the first conductive member and supplying a second signal to the second conductive member. The second signal is different from the first signal.
Abstract: A power transmitter includes a control and communications unit and an inverter circuit configured to receive input power and convert the input power to a power signal. The power transmitter further includes a shielding comprising a ferrite core including a magnetic backing and a magnetic ring, the magnetic backing and magnetic ring, in combination, defining a concave cavity, the magnetic ring defining a bottom portion, a top portion, and an inner side wall between the bottom portion and the top portion, the inner sidewall defining an outward extending shape, the outward extending shape extending radially outward from the bottom portion to the top portion. The power transmitter further includes a coil configured to transmit the power signal to a power receiver, the coil formed of wound Litz wire and positioned within the concave cavity of the shielding and radially inward from the inner wall.
Abstract: A power transmitter includes a coil configured to transmit the power signal to a power receiver, the coil formed of wound Litz wire and including a first coil portion and a second coil portion, the second coil portion positioned radially outward of the first coil portion. The power transmitter includes a shielding comprising a first shield portion and a second shield portion. The first shield portion defining a first cavity configured such that the ferrite core substantially surrounds all but the top face of the first coil portion. The second shield portion includes a magnetic backing and a magnetic ring, which, in combination, define a second cavity, the magnetic ring defining a bottom portion, a top portion, and an inner sidewall defining an outward extending shape extending radially outward from the bottom portion to the top portion, the second coil portion positioned within the second cavity.
Abstract: Voltage-controlled oscillation circuitry includes multiple cores and multiple mode or gain boosters coupled between the multiple cores. To prevent an undesired operating mode of the voltage-controlled oscillation circuitry from dominating a desired operating mode (e.g., an in-phase operating mode or an out-of-phase operating mode), the mode boosters may increase a desired gain of the desired operating mode and decrease an undesired gain of the undesired operating modes. In particular, mode boosters coupled to terminals of the cores that are associated with the desired operating mode may be enabled, while mode boosters coupled to terminals of the cores that are associated with the undesired operating mode may be disabled.
Abstract: An oscillator includes a first resonator element, a circuit element configured to oscillate the first resonator element to generate an oscillation signal, a first package which includes a substrate, and has a housing space configured to house the first resonator element and the circuit element at one principal surface side of the substrate, a second resonator element which is disposed at another principal surface side of the substrate, and an oscillation frequency of which is controlled based on the oscillation signal, and a leg part which is disposed at the another principal surface side of the substrate, and which is arranged so as to surround the second resonator element in a plan view of the substrate.
Abstract: An oscillator is provided. The oscillator includes two reverse amplification elements, and each of the reverse amplification elements forms a self-feedback structure by using an inductor. Output ends of the two reverse amplification elements are coupled to each other by using one or more inductors, and input ends of the two reverse amplification elements are coupled to each other by using a capacitor. A capacitance value of the capacitor may be adjusted, to change an oscillation frequency of a differential output oscillation signal output by the oscillator.
Abstract: An electronic component package includes a lid, a first layer, a second layer disposed between the first layer and the lid and configuring a first frame, a third layer disposed between the second layer and the lid and configuring a second frame, a bonding member bonding the third layer to the lid, and a via wire electrically coupled to the lid and penetrating the second frame, in which, when an inner diameter of a first corner portion of the first frame is denoted by R1 and an inner diameter of a second corner portion of the second frame overlapping the first corner portion in a plan view is denoted by R2, R1<R2, and an inner surface of the second corner portion protrudes more than an inner surface of the first corner portion in a cross-sectional view.
Abstract: A clock integrated circuit is provided. The clock integrated circuit includes: a first clock generator which includes a crystal oscillator configured to generate a first clock signal; and a second clock generator which includes a resistance-capacitance (RC) oscillator and a first frequency divider, and is configured to: generate a second clock signal using the first frequency divider based on a clock signal output from the RC oscillator; perform a first calibration operation for adjusting a frequency division ratio of the first frequency divider to a first frequency division ratio based on the first clock signal; and perform a second calibration operation for adjusting the first frequency division ratio to a second frequency division ratio based on a sensed temperature.
June 21, 2022
Date of Patent:
November 7, 2023
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Jaehong Jung, Seunghyun Oh, Jinhyeon Lee, Gihyeok Ha, Seungjin Kim, Joomyoung Kim, Yelim Youn, Jaehoon Lee
Abstract: A mobile communication device that is configured to cancel interference within received millimeter wave band signals. The device includes a receiver circuit that is configured to receive a millimeter wave band signal, adjust gain provided to the millimeter wave band signal at a first amplifier, cancel interference in millimeter wave band signal after gain is adjusted by the first amplifier, and adjust gain provided to the millimeter wave band signal at a second amplifier after interference is cancelled.
Abstract: A wireless power-transmission apparatus includes at least one antenna element disposed at a specific position in a three-dimensional space having a predetermined shape and size, to transmit a power transmission beam, an acquirer to acquire an inclination angle of the antenna element to a plane direction of a reference plane and a height of the antenna element to the reference plane, and a controller to control at least one of antenna power and a power transmission direction of the power transmission beam so that interference power of the power transmission beam toward an outside of the three-dimensional space becomes equal to or smaller than a predetermined allowable value when the antenna element is disposed at the acquired inclination angle and height.
Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit has a first output node and a second output node that complementarily outputs an oscillation signal, a capacitance circuit, an inductor, a first inverter and a second inverter connected in parallel and in opposite directions, a bias circuit that supplies a bias voltage to the capacitance circuit, and a control circuit that controls the bias circuit and supplies a reference voltage for controlling an oscillation frequency of the oscillation signal to the capacitance circuit. The capacitance circuit includes a first variable capacitance element and a second variable capacitance element connected in series, and the control circuit controls the bias voltage based on a change in an oscillation frequency of the oscillation signal when a voltage level of the reference voltage supplied to a connection node of the first variable capacitance element and the second variable capacitance element is changed in a plurality of ways.
Abstract: The invention discloses a physical system of strontium optical clock applied for space station, relating to the field of optical atomic clocks, comprising a special-shaped cavity and a MOT cavity. A Zeeman slower is arranged between the special-shaped cavity and the MOT cavity, and the special-shaped cavity and the MOT cavity are provided with a plurality of interfaces that communicate with their interiors; an internal heating atomic oven is arranged in the special-shaped cavity, and an anti-Helmholtz coil and a remanence compensation coil are arranged on the outer wall of the MOT cavity; the two cavities are both connected with a vacuum device for forming a vacuum, and both the special-shaped cavity and the MOT cavity are provided with optomechanical components. The system integrates the internal heating atomic oven in the special-shaped cavity to reduce the space occupied by the heating atomic oven.
Abstract: An oscillator circuit includes a comparator having first and second inputs, the first input configured to be coupled to a reference voltage. The oscillator circuit also includes a capacitor and a first current source. The capacitor is coupled between the second input and ground. The first current source is coupled between a supply voltage terminal and the capacitor. The first current source is configured to generate a current to the capacitor that is proportional to absolute temperature.
February 28, 2022
Date of Patent:
October 24, 2023
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
Muawiya Ali Al-Khalidi, Angelo William Pereira, Pinar Korkmaz, Paul David Curtis
Abstract: A solar photovoltaic output optimizer circuit utilizes generated energy without waste. The optimizer circuit includes a solar photovoltaic power generation input device for receiving the generated output of a solar photovoltaic panel, a switching device, and a voltage doubler rectification device, and further includes: a first power collection circuit that connects a connection point between a source electrode of a second switching transistor of the switching device and one end of a primary winding of a transformer of the voltage doubler rectification device to a drain electrode of a sixth switching transistor; and a second power collection circuit including a seventh switching transistor whose drain electrode is connected to a drain electrode of a fifth switching transistor of the switching device and whose source electrode is connected to a source electrode of the sixth switching transistor of the first power collection circuit and an anode electrode of a third diode.
Abstract: A method for calibrating a first clock signal output by an oscillation module to obtain a calibrated second clock signal includes obtaining a first count value by counting a third clock signal of an external device. A second count value is obtained by counting a scan signal of the oscillation module, and a first cycle ratio is obtained based on the first count value and the second count value. It is determined whether the first clock signal has a frequency deviation by comparing the first cycle ratio with a reference cycle ratio. A frequency division coefficient of the oscillation module is adjusted when the first clock signal has the frequency deviation, so that the oscillation module divides a frequency of the first clock signal according to the adjusted frequency division coefficient, thereby obtaining the calibrated second clock signal.
Abstract: Example oscillators and oscillator-based apparatus are described. One example oscillator includes: a resonant circuit, configured to generate an oscillator signal; a first cross-coupled transistor, coupled to the resonant circuit; and a power supply circuit, configured to supply a power supply signal for the first cross-coupled transistor based on a first voltage and a second voltage, where the first voltage is a power supply voltage, and the second voltage is a voltage generated by an external sensing circuit. Because an oscillation frequency of the oscillator changes with the power supply signal of the oscillator, the oscillation frequency of the oscillator can be compensated by adjusting the power supply signal.
Abstract: A circuit device includes a first terminal, a first oscillation circuit oscillating a resonator and generating a first voltage for automatic gain control for controlling amplitude of a signal output from the resonator, a digital signal generation circuit generating a digital signal corresponding to the first voltage, and a first interface circuit outputting the digital signal to the first terminal.
July 13, 2022
Date of Patent:
October 17, 2023
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
Teppei Higuchi, Jun Uehara, Yuichi Toriumi, Hiroshi Kiya
Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to a high-power switching module for the direct pulse energy feeding of a consumer with a plurality of switching stages connected in series. A coupling element and an energy buffer store are provided, the coupling element coupling a primary circuit comprising a balancing capacitance and a semiconductor switch to a secondary circuit comprising the energy buffer store, the coupling element being provided and embodied for obtaining energy of the balancing capacitance and delivering this energy to the energy buffer store during the on phase of the semiconductor switch, and the energy buffer store being provided and embodied for delivering the obtained energy to an energy store of the driver assembly when the semiconductor switch is in the switched-off state.
Abstract: The battery pack of an EV is partitioned into multiple removeable and replaceable batteries to mitigate challenges associated with the power charging of battery in an EV. A set of control switches are linked in a control chain to control an orderly discharge of energy from the batteries disposed in the battery pack.