Patent Number: 6,310,567

Title: Programmable configuration, level and output voltage range circuits and methods for signal processors

Abstract: A signal processor circuit which receives an input signal and two control words and is programmable to vary the level and the output voltage range of the output signal is provided. The signal processor includes a converter circuit and a level circuit which provide the output circuit with intermediate signals based on input control signals, e.g., input digital words. The output circuit receives an additional control signal and the intermediate signals and is programmable to modify the output voltage range and level of the output signal based on the additional control signal, e.g., a digital word.

Inventors: Copley; Patrick P. (Sunnyvale, CA), Rempfer; William C. (Los Altos, CA), Brubaker; James L. (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation

International Classification: H03M 1/66 (20060101); H03M 001/18 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018