Patents by Inventor Saverio Trotta

Saverio Trotta 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).

  • Patent number: 10317512
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a packaged radio frequency (RF) circuit includes a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) disposed on a substrate that has plurality of receiver circuits coupled to receive ports at a first edge of the RFIC, and a first transmit circuit coupled to a first transmit port at a second edge of the RFIC. The packaged RF circuit also includes a receive antenna system disposed on the package substrate adjacent to the first edge of the RFIC and a first transmit antenna disposed on the package substrate adjacent to the second edge of the RFIC and electrically coupled to the first transmit port of the RFIC. The receive antenna system includes a plurality of receive antenna elements that are each electrically coupled to a corresponding receive port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti, Ismail Nasr, Ngoc-Hoa Huynh, Martin Richard Niessner
  • Patent number: 10284236
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) device includes a plurality of mixers, each of the plurality of mixers having a first input terminal, a second input terminal, and an output terminal; and a self-test circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventor: Saverio Trotta
  • Publication number: 20190123452
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) system includes an RF integrated circuit (IC) die, and an antenna coupled to the RF IC die. The RF system further includes a reflector layer over the RF IC die, the reflector layer extending over at least a portion of the antenna, a combination of the antenna and the reflector layer having a radiation pattern that comprises a main lobe in a first direction parallel to a top surface of the reflector layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti
  • Publication number: 20190123453
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) system includes an RF integrated circuit (IC) die, and an antenna coupled to the RF IC die. The RF system further includes a reflector layer over the RF IC die, the reflector layer extending over at least a portion of the antenna, a combination of the antenna and the reflector layer having a radiation pattern that comprises a main lobe in a first direction parallel to a top surface of the reflector layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti
  • Publication number: 20190113601
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a packaged radio frequency (RF) circuit includes a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) disposed on a substrate that has plurality of receiver circuits coupled to receive ports at a first edge of the RFIC, and a first transmit circuit coupled to a first transmit port at a second edge of the RFIC. The packaged RF circuit also includes a receive antenna system disposed on the package substrate adjacent to the first edge of the RFIC and a first transmit antenna disposed on the package substrate adjacent to the second edge of the RFIC and electrically coupled to the first transmit port of the RFIC. The receive antenna system includes a plurality of receive antenna elements that are each electrically coupled to a corresponding receive port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti, Ismail Nasr, Ngoc-Hoa Huynh, Martin Richard Niessner
  • Publication number: 20190113609
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) system includes a flexible substrate that includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion overlaps a first surface of a substrate. The first surface is on a first side of the RF system. The second portion overlaps a second surface of the substrate. The second surface is on a second side of the RF system. The RF system further includes an antenna disposed over the first portion of the flexible substrate. The antenna is configured to transmit/receive RF signals on the first side of the RF system. The RF system also includes a transmission line disposed on a bent region of the flexible substrate between the first portion and the second portion. The transmission line is configured to propagate the RF signals between the first portion and the second portion on the second side of the RF system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ashutosh Baheti, Saverio Trotta
  • Publication number: 20190101634
    Abstract: An embodiment system may include a first millimeter-wave radar sensor coupled to a driver-side door of a vehicle, and a second millimeter-wave radar sensor coupled to a side-view mirror of the vehicle adjacent to the driver-side door. The first millimeter-wave radar sensor may be configured to produce a first set of radar data indicative of a presence of an object within a first field of view, and the second millimeter-wave radar sensor may be configured to produce a second set of radar data indicative of a presence of the object within a second field of view. The system may further include a processing circuit coupled to the first millimeter-wave radar sensor and the second millimeter-wave radar sensor, and a controller coupled to the processing circuit, the controller being configured to control an operation of the vehicle based on a control signal provided to the controller by the processing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ashutosh Baheti, Reinhard-Wolfgang Jungmaier, Avik Santra, Saverio Trotta
  • Publication number: 20190101636
    Abstract: A radar system includes a substrate that includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is opposite the second surface. The radar system further includes transmitter front-end circuitry attached to the substrate and configured to transmit a transmitted radio frequency (RF) signal in a first direction away from the first surface and in a second direction away from the second surface. The radar system also includes a first receive antenna and a second receive antenna. The first receive antenna is disposed at the first surface and is configured to receive a first reflected RF signal propagating in the second direction and generated by the transmitted RF signal. The second receive antenna is disposed at the second surface and is configured to receive a second reflect RF signal propagating in the first direction and generated by the transmitted RF signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Reinhard-Wolfgang Jungmaier, Adrian Mikolajczak, Ashutosh Baheti
  • Publication number: 20190094350
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a method for presence detection includes performing a first scanning comprising scanning a first area using a millimeter-wave radar sensor to produce a first set of radar data; identifying a first set of targets based on the first set of radar data; performing a second scanning comprising scanning portions of the first area corresponding to the first set of targets using the millimeter-wave radar sensor, and performing micro-Doppler measurements on the portions of the first area; and determining which targets of the first set of targets meet a first set of criteria based on the micro-Doppler measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ashutosh Baheti, Reinhard-Wolfgang Jungmaier, Avik Santra, Saverio Trotta, Raghavendran Vagarappan Ulaganathan
  • Patent number: 10224885
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method includes receiving a first differential logic signal using a first branch of a circuit that extends from a voltage supply of the circuit as far as an earth terminal of the circuit and has at least one first differential transistor pair, receiving a second differential logic signal using a second branch of the circuit that extends from the voltage supply to the earth terminal and has at least one second differential transistor pair, conducting a current flow between the first branch and the second branch, and outputting an output signal by the second branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Johann Peter Forstner, Vadim Issakov, Saverio Trotta
  • Patent number: 10218407
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) system includes an RF integrated circuit (IC) die. The RF IC die includes a first transmit circuit, a second transmit circuit, a first receive circuit, a second receive circuit, and a control circuit coupled to the first transmit circuit, the second transmit circuit, the first receive circuit, and the second receive circuit. The RF system further includes a first antenna coupled to the first transmit circuit and the first receive circuit using a first coupling structure. The control circuit is configured to activate the first transmit circuit and deactivate the first receive circuit during a first operation mode. The RF system further includes a second antenna coupled to the second transmit circuit and the second receive circuit using a second coupling structure. The control circuit is configured to activate the second transmit circuit and deactivate the second receive circuit during a second operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti, Reinhard-Wolfgang Jungmaier, Jagjit Singh Bal
  • Patent number: 10205422
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) includes a VCO core having a plurality of transistors and a varactor circuit that has a first end coupled to emitter terminals of the VCO core and a second end coupled to a tuning terminal. The varactor circuit includes a capacitance that increases with increasing voltage applied to the tuning terminal with respect to the emitter terminals of the VCO core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventor: Saverio Trotta
  • Patent number: 10181653
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) system includes an RF integrated circuit (IC) die, and an antenna coupled to the RF IC die. The RF system further includes a reflector layer over the RF IC die, the reflector layer extending over at least a portion of the antenna, a combination of the antenna and the reflector layer having a radiation pattern that comprises a main lobe in a first direction parallel to a top surface of the reflector layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti
  • Publication number: 20190011534
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of recognizing a biological target includes performing radar measurements for a plurality of sites on the biological target using a millimeter-wave radar sensor, producing a target data set for the plurality of sites based on the radar measurements, extracting features from the target data set, comparing the extracted features to stored features, and determining whether the extracted features match the stored features based on the comparing
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti, Reinhard-Wolfgang Jungmaier, Avik Santra
  • Publication number: 20180376509
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is provided. The method includes accessing a predefined numeric sequence at an application processor. The method further includes receiving, from a sensor of the sensor system, a verification sequence having a predetermined quantity of repetitions of the predefined numeric sequence. The method further includes correlating the verification sequence with the predefined numeric sequence. The method further includes counting a quantity of correlations between the predefined numeric sequence and the verification sequence. The method further includes adjusting a parameter of the sensor or the application processor in response to the predetermined quantity of repetitions not equaling the quantity of correlations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Reinhard-Wolfgang Jungmaier, Achim Dallmann
  • Publication number: 20180372844
    Abstract: A method of operating a radar system includes transmitting a plurality of transmitted radio frequency (RF) signals by a plurality of directional antennas. The plurality of directional antennas is disposed on a planar surface of a substrate. Each of the plurality of antennas is in a fixed orientation and position on the planar surface. A respective individual coverage of each of the plurality of directional antennas is less than 360°. A combined coverage of the plurality of transmitted RF signals completely covers a 360° region surrounding the radar system. The method also includes receiving a reflected RF signal by a directional antenna of the plurality of directional antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Reinhard-Wolfgang Jungmaier, Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti, Jagjit Singh Bal
  • Patent number: 10164315
    Abstract: Coupling apparatuses, circuits having such coupling apparatuses and corresponding methods are provided that involve a first and a second signal being coupled out from an out-coupling circuit part and being separately coupled into first and second circuit pmts. The use of different coupling mechanisms effects signal separation in this case. In particular, one of the signals can be coupled as a differential signal and the other as a common mode signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Johann Peter Forstner, Vadim Issakov, Saverio Trotta
  • Patent number: 10158434
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method for operating a radio frequency (RF) transceiver includes frequency-translating, using a local oscillator signal having a calibrated phase shift, a signal received at an antenna of an RF transceiver; filtering the frequency-translated signal using a programmable filter of the RF transceiver to produce a filtered frequency-translated signal; and changing a cutoff frequency of the programmable filter from a first cutoff frequency to a second cutoff frequency in response to the RF transceiver switching operation from a first mode to a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Reinhard Wolfgang Jungmaier, Dennis Noppeney, Johann Peter Forstner, Ismail Nasr, Vadim Issakov, Andreas Wickmann
  • Publication number: 20180219272
    Abstract: A semiconductor device package includes a radio frequency front end circuit configured to process radio frequency signals, a first antenna, an antenna substrate, and a first conductive barrier. The first antenna is configured to transmit/receive a first radio frequency signal. The antenna substrate includes the first antenna. The antenna substrate is configured to transfer the first radio frequency signal between the radio frequency front end circuit and the first antenna. The first conductive barrier is configured to electromagnetically and electrostatically isolate the first antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Ashutosh Baheti, Saverio Trotta, Werner Reiss
  • Publication number: 20180196501
    Abstract: A method for operating a mobile device includes detecting a gesture by the mobile device. Detecting the gesture includes receiving a reflected millimeter wave signal by the mobile device, generating a first message in accordance with the detected gesture, and transmitting the first message from the mobile device to an external remote device. The detected gesture is associated with an operation of the remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Saverio Trotta