Patent Number: 6,529,054

Title: Prefetch architectures for data and time signals in an integrated circuit and methods therefor

Abstract: A synchronized data capture circuit configured to synchronize capturing of data in a first plurality of data signals with a first plurality of timing signals to output a synchronized data capture signal. The synchronized data capture circuit includes a timer generator having a first timer generator output. The timer generator is coupled to receive the first plurality of timing signals and to serially output on the first timer generator output, as a first high frequency timing pulse stream, first timing pulses responsive to timing pulses of the plurality of timing signals. The first high frequency timing pulse stream has a timing pulse stream frequency that is higher than a timing input frequency associated with one of the first plurality of timing signals. The synchronized data capture circuit also includes first plurality of data driver circuits coupled to receive the first plurality of data signals and the plurality of timing signals. The first plurality of data driver circuits are configured to serially output, as a first high frequency data stream, first data pulses responsive to the timing pulses of the plurality of timing signals and data pulses of the first plurality of data signal. The first high frequency data stream has a data stream frequency that is higher than a data input frequency associated with one of the first plurality of data signals. The synchronized data capture circuit further includes a first data clocking circuit coupled to receive the first high frequency data stream and the first high frequency timing pulse stream to synchronize capture of data in the first high frequency data stream using the first high frequency timing pulse stream to output the synchronized data capture signal, wherein the synchronized data capture signal has a data output frequency that is higher than the timing input frequency and the data input frequency.

Inventors: Hanson; David Russell (Brewster, NY), Mueller; Gerhard (Wappingers Falls, NY)

Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG

International Classification: G11C 11/4096 (20060101); G11C 7/10 (20060101); G11C 7/22 (20060101); G11C 7/00 (20060101); G11C 11/409 (20060101); H04L 7/00 (20060101); H04J 3/06 (20060101); H03L 007/16 ()

Expiration Date: 03/04/2020