Patents by Inventor Kenneth Poulton

Kenneth Poulton has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070002893
    Abstract: An I/O interface provides multiple serial data lines each with an embedded clock to provide sufficient data handling capacity to accommodate high data rates that are associated with high-speed data converters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Neff, Kenneth Poulton, Brian Setterberg, Bernd Wuppermann, Scott Genther, Allen Montijo
  • Publication number: 20060250288
    Abstract: A method for calibrating time interleaved samplers comprising applying a calibration signal to a time-interleaved sampling device, wherein the signal is coherent with at least one sample clock on the device and is periodic and has a predetermined spectral content and frequency, sampling, by said time-interleaved sampling device, the calibration signal at a plurality of phases to form samples, averaging the formed samples, and calculating the phase error of each sample based on the average calibration signal sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Andrew Fernandez, Vamsi Srikantam, Robert Neff, Kenneth Poulton
  • Publication number: 20050149661
    Abstract: The present method reduces variations in noise and temperature in a mixed-signal circuit including memory. Memory electrically proximate an analog circuit is provided and a digital data word received at the memory. When the data word is not a desired data word, a dummy write to the memory is performed. When the data word is a desired data word, the data word is written to the memory. The mixed-signal circuit includes an analog circuit, memory electrically proximate to the analog circuit and connected to receive digital data words, and a memory controller connected to the memory. The memory controller is operable to cause the memory to write to the memory each of the data words that is a desired data word and additionally to perform a dummy write to memory for each of the data words that is not a desired data word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Kenneth Poulton, Thomas Kopley