San Jose, CA, United States
San Jose, CA, United States

Xilinx, Inc. is an American technology company, primarily a supplier of programmable logic devices. It is known for inventing the field programmable gate array and as the first semiconductor company with a fabless manufacturing model.Founded in Silicon Valley in 1984, the company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with additional offices in Longmont, Colorado; Dublin, Ireland; Singapore; Hyderabad, India; Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Brisbane, Australia and Tokyo, Japan.Major FPGA product families include Virtex , Kintex and Artix , and the retired Spartan series. Major computer software includes Xilinx ISE and Vivado Design Suite. Wikipedia.


Time filter

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Techniques for correcting clock distortion. The techniques include use of circuitry for detecting and correcting duty cycle distortion and quadrature clock phase distortion. For phase detection, detection circuitry is made simpler and more accurate through the use of a sampling operation in which device mismatch within detection circuitry is accounted for by sampling charge associated with an ideal clock signal across sampling capacitors. When phase detection is performed with the detection circuitry, the stored charge compensates for the device mismatch, improving the accuracy of the detection circuit. The sampling operation is used for duty cycle distortion detection as well. Specifically, a common mode voltage is applied to sampling capacitors, which effectively zeroes the voltage differential between the sampling capacitors, compensating for offset that might exist due to operation of other components of the detection circuit. A digital value is used by a feedback algorithm to correct the clock distortion.


Patent
Xilinx Inc. | Date: 2015-09-28

A method and apparatus are provided which improve heat transfer between a lid and an IC die of an IC (chip) package. In one embodiment, a chip package is provided that includes a first IC die, a package substrate, a lid and a stiffener. The first IC die is coupled to the package substrate. The stiffener is coupled to the package substrate and circumscribes the first IC die. The lid has a first surface and a second surface. The second surface faces away from the first surface and towards the first IC die. The second surface of the lid is conductively coupled to the IC die, while the lid is mechanically decoupled from the stiffener.


A transmitter circuit for generating a modulated signal in a transmitter of an integrated circuit is described. The transmitter circuit comprises a multiplexing stage having a multiplexing circuit configured to receive a differential input signal and to generate a differential output signal at a first output node of a first current path and at a second output node of a second current path, the multiplexing stage having a gain circuit configured to increase the swing of the differential output signal generated at the first output node and the second output node. A method of generating a modulated signal in a transmitter of an integrated circuit is also disclosed.


Patent
Xilinx Inc. | Date: 2015-07-01

An apparatus, as well as a method therefor, relates generally to managing reliability of a solid state storage. In such an apparatus, there is a memory controller for providing a code rate. An encoder is for receiving input data and the code rate for providing encoded data. The solid-state storage is for receiving and storing the encoded data. A decoder is for accessing the encoded data stored in the solid-state storage and for receiving the code rate for providing decoded data of the encoded data accessed. The decoded data is provided as soft decisions representing probabilities of the decoded data. The memory controller is for receiving the decoded data for adjusting the code rate responsive to the probabilities of the decoded data.


Patent
Xilinx Inc. | Date: 2015-07-02

An apparatus relates generally to preconditioning an input signal. In this apparatus, a first digital predistortion module and a second digital predistortion module are for receiving the input signal for respectively providing a first predistorted signal and a second predistorted signal. A combiner is for combining the first predistorted signal and the second predistorted signal for providing an output signal. The first digital predistortion module includes a moving mean block for receiving the input signal for providing a moving mean signal. The first digital predistortion module further includes a digital predistorter for receiving the input signal and the moving mean signal for providing the first predistorted signal.


Disclosed is apparatus and method to filter a signal. In such an apparatus, an outer polyphase filter is configured for receiving an input signal and for channelizing the input signal into outer filtered samples. An outer Inverse Fourier Transform block is coupled to the outer polyphase filter and configured for transforming the outer filtered samples into a coarse multi-path output. An inner polyphase filter is coupled to a path of the coarse multi-path output for receiving information therefrom and configured for generating inner filtered samples of the information obtained from the path. The inner filtered samples are for moving an edge of a passband associated with the outer filtered samples toward a center of the passband.


Patent
Xilinx Inc. | Date: 2015-07-06

An apparatus, and related method, relates generally to viable bandwidth filtering. In such an apparatus, an analysis filter bank has path filters associated with different bandwidths and is configured for filtering and transforming an input signal having a first bandwidth into a first interleaved output. A mask is coupled to the analysis filter bank and configured for masking at least one narrowband time signal of the first interleaved output. A synthesis filter bank is coupled to the mask. The synthesis filter bank is configured for transforming and filtering the masked first interleaved output to generate a second interleaved output for constructing an output signal having a second bandwidth. The second bandwidth is different than the first bandwidth for the variable bandwidth filtering.


Patent
Xilinx Inc. | Date: 2015-03-31

In one example, a ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) includes an input port coupled to receive a W-bit key as input, and an output port coupled to provide a match vector as output, the match vector including at least one bit. The TCAM further includes a memory having memory cells operable to store N*W pairs of bits for N W-bit TCAM words. The memory includes a plurality of memory outputs. The TCAM further includes at least one compare circuit. The at least one compare circuit includes at least one multiplexer each coupled to receive as input a true version and a complement version of a bit of the W-bit key. Each of the at least one multiplexer is controlled by a respective pair of memory outputs of the plurality of memory outputs. The at least one compare circuit further includes combinatorial logic coupled to perform at least one logical AND operation based on output of the at least one multiplexer.


Patent
Xilinx Inc. | Date: 2015-03-31

Various example implementations are directed to circuits and methods for inter-die communication on a multi-die integrated circuit (IC) package. According to an example implementation, an IC package includes a first semiconductor die having a plurality of communication circuits for communicating data over respective data terminals of the package. The package also includes a second semiconductor die having N contacts for communicating data to and from the semiconductor die. The second semiconductor die includes a logic circuit configured to communicate M parallel data signals with one or more other semiconductor dies of the package, wherein M>N. The second semiconductor die also includes a plurality of serializer circuits, each configured to serialize data from a respective subset of the plurality of the M signal lines to produce serialized data and provide the serialized data to a respective one of the contacts.


Patent
Xilinx Inc. | Date: 2015-07-07

An integrated circuit structure includes: a semiconductor substrate; a shallow trench isolation (STI) region in the semiconductor substrate; one or more active devices formed on the semiconductor substrate; and a resistor array having a plurality of resistors disposed above the STI region; wherein the resistor array comprises a portion of one or more interconnect contact layers that are for interconnection to the one or more active devices.

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