Patent Number: 7,711,870

Title: Interface detecting circuit and interface detecting method

Abstract: An interface detecting circuit and interface detecting method are provided, whereby operations can be carried out depending on peripheral devices connected to USB terminals, and whereby the system can be simplified and software load can be reduced. A pull-down resistor is connected to an ID terminal of a Mini-A receptacle of a peripheral device, the voltage generated by the pull-down resistor, which is pulled down by the ID terminal of the Mini-A receptacle of the peripheral device, and a pull-up resistor, which is pulled up by the ID terminal of a Mini-B receptacle of a device, is detected in an analog fashion, using a detecting section comprised of comparators, and, via a logic section, a logic output is subjected to noise cancellation in a filter section and is memorized in a register section. The operations of other devices are determined according to the states memorized in the register section.

Inventors: Yoshida; Masato (Kanagawa, JP), Kawakami; Yoshihito (Kanagawa, JP), Arai; Shigenori (Kanagawa, JP), Kihara; Hideyuki (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Panasonic Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018