Patent Number: 6,294,962

Title: Circuit(s), architecture and method(s) for operating and/or tuning a ring oscillator

Abstract: A current source and a load circuit. The oscillator circuit may be configured to present an output signal having a frequency in response to (i) a current, (ii) a load, and (iii) an input signal. The current source may be configured to generate the current in response to one or more first control signals. The load circuit may be configured to generate the load in response to one or more second control signals.

Inventors: Mar; Monte F. (Issaquah, WA)

Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

International Classification: H03K 3/0231 (20060101); H03L 1/02 (20060101); H03K 3/03 (20060101); H03K 3/00 (20060101); H03L 1/00 (20060101); H03L 7/099 (20060101); H03K 3/011 (20060101); H03L 7/08 (20060101); H03L 007/099 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018