Patent Number: 6,486,710

Title: Differential voltage magnitude comparator

Abstract: A differential voltage magnitude comparator to receive a differential input signal and a differential reference signal, in which a magnitude difference of the differential input signal is compared to the magnitude reference of the differential reference signal. An output state depends on the magnitude difference of the differential input signal to the magnitude difference of the differential reference signal. If the magnitude difference of the differential input signal is below the magnitude difference of the differential reference signal, the output is in one state, but if the magnitude difference of the differential input signal is above the magnitude difference of the differential reference signal, the output is in the other state. The comparison and logical operation to provide the output states are generated in single stage.

Inventors: Simoni; Steve S. (Roseville, CA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H03K 5/22 (20060101); H03G 3/34 (20060101); H04L 25/02 (20060101); H03K 5/08 (20060101); H03K 5/24 (20060101); H03K 005/22 ()

Expiration Date: 11/26/2011