San Jose, CA, United States

Fairchild Semiconductor

www.fairchildsemi.com
San Jose, CA, United States

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. is an American semiconductor company based in San Jose, California. Originally founded in 1957 as a division of Fairchild Camera and Instrument, it became a pioneer in the manufacturing of transistors and of integrated circuits. Schlumberger bought the firm in 1979 and sold it to National Semiconductor in 1987; Fairchild was spun off as an independent company again in 1997.The company has locations in the United States of America at San Jose, California; South Portland, Maine; West Jordan, Utah; Mountaintop, Pennsylvania. Outside the U.S. it operates locations in Singapore; Bucheon, South Korea; Penang, Malaysia; Suzhou, China; and Cebu, Philippines; among others. A design center has been launchedTemplate:By whom? in Pune, India. Wikipedia.

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Fairchild Semiconductor | Date: 2017-01-23

Generally, this disclosure provides circuitry and methods for determining the output capacitance of an output load capacitor of a power supply. The output capacitance is generally determined by beginning a calibration period and charging an output capacitor with a current source to generate an output voltage. The output voltage may be compared to a reference voltage, and a time period is determined during which the output voltage is less than the reference voltage. The capacitance value, C, of the output capacitor may be determined based on, at least in part, the determined time period. This disclosure also provides circuitry and methods to adjust certain parameters of the power supply based on the determined C value. For example, in a ramp compensation portion of the power supply, the value of a ramp capacitor and/or reset resistor may be adjusted once the value of C is determined. This may enable, for example, increased efficiency, greater stability and increased bandwidth operation of the power supply when the output load capacitor is changed for different applications.


Patent
Fairchild Semiconductor | Date: 2017-03-22

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to reduce power use of an accessory detection device. The accessory detection device can be configured to be coupled to a mobile device having an audio jack configured to be coupled to a mobile device accessory having a send/end key. In an example, the accessory detection device can include a comparator and a switch. The comparator can be configured to receive mobile device accessory information from the mobile device accessory and to determine activation of the send/end key using the received mobile device accessory information. The switch can be configured to receive connection information indicative of mobile device accessory connection to the audio jack and to isolate a reference input of the comparator from a supply voltage using the connection information, for example, to reduce leakage current.


Patent
Fairchild Semiconductor | Date: 2016-10-28

A power semiconductor device includes: a substrate; an anode electrode and a cathode electrode disposed on the substrate; a well region disposed inside the substrate in a lower portion of the anode electrode, and having p-type conductivity; an NISO region disposed in a lower portion of the well region inside the substrate, and having a first n-type impurity concentration; and an n-type buried layer disposed in a lower portion of the NISO region, and having a second impurity concentration greater than the first n-type impurity concentration, inside the substrate.


Patent
Fairchild Semiconductor | Date: 2016-11-14

This document discusses, among other things, an audio jack detection switch configured to be coupled to first and second GND/MIC terminals of an audio jack, wherein the audio jack detection switch includes a detection circuit configured to measure an impedance on the first and second GND/MIC terminals and identify each GND/MIC terminal as either a GND pole or a MIC pole using the measured impedance, and wherein the audio jack detection switch includes a switch configured to automatically couple an identified MIC pole to a MIC connection and to automatically couple an identified GND pole to a GND connection using information from the detection circuit.


Patent
Fairchild Semiconductor | Date: 2016-08-26

An AC-DC converter includes a main switch that is controlled according to an input AC line voltage. The main switch is allowed to be switched when a level of the input AC line voltage is within a regulation band, and is prevented from being switched when the level of the input AC line voltage is not within the regulation band. The regulation band can be dynamically adjusted based on load condition. The AC-DC converter can be a buck, boost, or buck-boost converter.


Patent
Fairchild Semiconductor | Date: 2016-08-19

A superjunction semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer doped with a first conductivity type; an active region formed on the first semiconductor layer, the active region including a drift layer; and a termination region disposed to surround the active region, the termination region including a lower edge region disposed on a side surface of the drift layer and an upper edge region disposed on the lower edge region, wherein the upper edge region includes a lower charge balance region disposed on the lower edge region, the lower charge balance region having a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, and an upper charge balance region disposed on the lower charge balance region, the upper charge balance region having the first conductivity type.


A switch control circuit includes a first pin connected to a first voltage, and a second pin connected to another end of a first resistor including an end connected to the first pin and a first capacitor. In the switch control circuit, at least two of first dead time information, second dead time information, and a protection mode are set by using a multi-voltage of the second pin. The first dead time information is information about a dead time of a first switch and a second switch controlling power supply, the second dead time information is information about a dead time for synchronous rectification, and the protection mode includes an auto-restart mode and a latch mode.


Patent
Fairchild Semiconductor | Date: 2016-12-15

A light emitting diode (LED) driving circuit disclosed herein controls a switching operation of a power switch connected to an LED string and includes a reference voltage generator configured to generate a frequency modulation reference voltage according to a dimming signal that controls brightness of the LED string, and a switching controller configured to control a switching frequency of the power switch to be constant when a level of the dimming signal is higher than that of the frequency modulation reference voltage, and control the switching frequency of the power switch based on the dimming signal when a level of the dimming signal is lower than that of the frequency modulation reference voltage.


A reference voltage generator disclosed herein includes an amplifier including two input terminals connected to a dimming signal and a first node, respectively, and an output terminal, a first transistor including a gate connected to the output terminal of the amplifier and one electrode connected to the first node, second and third transistors configured to form a current mirror, and two resistors connected between one electrode of the second transistor and one electrode of the first transistor.


Patent
Fairchild Semiconductor | Date: 2017-01-03

In one general aspect, a method of fabricating a power device can include preparing a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type, and forming a first Field Stop (FS) layer and a second FS layer.

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