06169765 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 16 patents.

An output signal pulse width error correction circuit and method wherein errors in a data signal conforming to a communications protocol having a prescribed duty cycle are corrected by monitoring a duty cycle of the data signal, comparing the duty cycle to a duty cycle reference voltage corresponding to the prescribed duty cycle, and adjusting a pulse width of the data signal to conform to the prescribed duty cycle of the protocol. An embodiment is shown that low pass filters the input data signal to introduce greater slope to the input data signal which is then compared to a pulse width control voltage in order to generate an output data signal. The pulse width control voltage is produced by integrating the output data signal to obtain an average value corresponding to the duty cycle of the output data signal and comparing the average value to a duty cycle reference voltage corresponding to the prescribed duty cycle for the communications protocol. Another embodiment directed toward an integrated circuit implementation is shown that converts the input data signal into complementary input data current signals, using current mirror circuits, which are used to drive complementary variable delay circuits. The pulse width control voltage is also converted into complementary error current signals which adjust the duty cycle of output data signal by controlling the variable delay circuits.

Title
Apparatus and method for output signal pulse width error correction in a communications receiver
Application Number
8/864286
Publication Number
6169765 (A)
Application Date
May 28, 1997
Publication Date
January 2, 2001
Inventor
Wayne T Holcombe
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
US
Agent
Vernon W Francissen
US
Assignee
Integration Associates
CA, US
IPC
H03K 7/08
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