06232893 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 5 patents.

The invention relates to programmable voltage regulator that programmably provides a desired operating voltage to a power pin based upon operating voltage configuration data. The programmable voltage regulator includes an operating voltage configuration data decoder arranged to decode the operating voltage configuration data. The programmable voltage regulator also includes a programmable voltage down converter connected to the operating voltage configuration data decoder. The programmable voltage down converter uses the decoded operating voltage configuration data to convert the first voltage to the desired operating voltage which is then output to the power pin.

Title
Method and apparatus for programmably providing a power supply voltage to an integrated circuit
Application Number
9/311208
Publication Number
6232893 (B1)
Application Date
May 12, 1999
Publication Date
May 15, 2001
Inventor
Robert Bielby
Pleasanton
CA, US
Richard Cliff
Milpitas
CA, US
Agent
Beyer Weaver & Thomas
US
Assignee
Altera Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H03M 7/00
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