Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and sells semiconductor solutions for communications applications in wireless and wireline network infrastructure markets. The company is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer. Wikipedia.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2013-04-05
An integrated system for adaptive equalization and jitter reduction of a video signal that includes an adaptive equalizer and a jitter cleaner located on one integrated circuit within a single package. An adaptive equalizer applies frequency specific signal modification to the received signal. A bit rate detector determines a bit rate of the video signal or the equalized signal. The jitter cleaner couples to the adaptive equalizer output and processes the equalized signal to reduce jitter in the equalized signal. A multiplexer receives the equalized signal and the jitter cleaner output and, responsive to a control signal, outputs either the equalized signal or the jitter cleaner output signal. A status monitor may optionally be included to compare the detected bit rate to a bit rate threshold, and a responsive to the comparing activate or deactivate the jitter cleaner and output either the equalized signal or jitter cleaner output.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2013-12-23
A system is disclosed to automatically establish proper biasing for light sources in a color mixed projection system having multiple light sources which are active at the same time. Responsive to a feedback signal, a single DC-DC converter generates the bias voltage for the light sources. Comparators compare a headroom signal for each light source to a reference value to generate comparator output signals. The comparator output signals are processed by a channel selector and a digital filter/DAC module. The channel selector controls a switch to selectively provide and combine a headroom signal with an output of the digital filter/DAC module to create the feedback signal. By monitoring each headroom value, the bias voltage is adjusted, based on the feedback signal, until every headroom signal reaches the reference value thereby achieving sufficient biasing for every active light source in the color mixed projection system.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2015-04-06
An electrical interface on a circuit board is disclosed for electrically connecting the circuit board to a connector to reduce reflections and impedance mismatch and increase power transfer from the connector to the signal path of the circuit board. The signal interface includes a signal conductor including a signal pad configured to connect to a connector pin and a waveguide section extending from the signal pad. The waveguide narrows from a signal pad width to connect to a microstrip conductor. A first ground section is spaced rightward from the signal conductor such that the inner edge of the first ground section, angles in correspondence with the narrowing of the waveguide to generally track an outer right edge of the waveguide. A second ground section is spaced leftward from the signal conductor and configured generally similarly to the first ground section.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2015-08-28
A transimpedance amplifier that includes an input configured to receive a current input from an upstream device and output configured to present an output voltage. The current input may be from a photodetector or any other device that is part of an optical signal receiving unit front end. In one configuration, there are three amplifier stages in the transimpedance amplifier connected in series. A feedback path with feedback resistor connects between the input and output of the transimpedance amplifier. A bandwidth extender circuit connects between a stage output and a stage input of the transimpedance amplifier. In a three stage embodiment, the bandwidth extender circuit extends between an input of the second stage and the output of the second stage. The bandwidth extender includes at least one active device configured to provide positive feedback to increase gain. The bandwidth extender circuit is able to be automatically or selectively deactivated to filter unwanted frequency components.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2013-10-19
Method, multi-mode base station and computer program product for controlling communication between a user equipment (UE) and the multi-mode base station, the multi-mode base station being arranged to operate as a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells comprising a first cell using a first radio access technology and a second cell using a second radio access technology. The UE is operating in the first cell. Operating conditions of the first and second cells are monitored, and based on the monitored operating conditions of the first and second cells, it is determined that making a handover of the UE to the second cell would provide a performance improvement. In response to determining that making a handover of the UE to the second cell would provide a performance improvement, a handover is made of the UE to the second cell, thereby providing the performance improvement.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2013-10-16
There is provided a rake receiver for a femtocell base station, the rake receiver being for use in receiving a multipath signal, the rake receiver comprising a plurality of fingers, and wherein the rake receiver is adapted to assign multiple fingers to the same path in the multipath signal.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2013-02-22
There is provided a method of method of estimating a quality of a signal, the method in a first device comprising measuring a signal transmitted from a second device to a third device; determining a value of a metric from an autocorrelation function of the measured signal; and determining an estimate of the quality of the signal from the determined metric.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2015-01-16
An optical transmitter driver is disclosed to drive a load with a drive signal responsive to a first and second input signal. The differential pair includes a first path having a first resistor connected to a first voltage supply and to a first transistor that receives the first input signal. A second path includes a second resistor connected to a second voltage supply and a second transistor. The first voltage supply is less than the second voltage supply. The second transistor has an input configured to receive the second input signal and the first and second input signals define a differential signal. Also part of this embodiment is a load connection node that presents the drive signal to the load. The first voltage supply is less than the second voltage supply. In one configuration cross coupled capacitor are connect between each input and the first path and second path.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2014-12-31
An optical signal module including a driver and an optical signal module. The driver includes a differential pair configured to receive and process an input signal to create a drive signal. A modulation current source provides a modulation current to the differential pair. One or more termination resistors connected to the differential pair for impedance matching. A first switch, responsive to a first control signal, maintains charge on a charge storage device. The optical signal module includes an optical signal generator arranged between a supply voltage node and a bias current node. The optical signal generator receives the drive signal and generates an optical signal representing the input signal. A second switch is between a supply voltage node the bias current node. The second switch, responsive to second control signal, selectively establishes a short between the supply voltage node the bias current node.
Mindspeed Technologies | Date: 2015-02-13
A variable phase generator is disclosed that includes a delay line with an input, and output, and a delay lone control signal input. A signal on the delay line output has a phase offset relative to the delay line input signal such that the phase offset is controlled by a digital offset signal. A phase detector process the input signal and the output signal to generate a phase detector output signal. A charge pump, responsive to the phase detector output signal, generates a charge pump output. A digital to analog converter receives and converts the digital offset signal to an analog offset signal. A control node is connected to the delay line control input, the charge pump, and the digital to analog converter, and is configured to receive and combine the charge pump output and the analog offset signal to create the delay line control signal.