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Title:
PARALLEL PATH FREQUENCY DIVIDER CIRCUIT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/003480
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A parallel path frequency divider (PPFD) includes a low power frequency divider and a high speed latch. A first portion of an oscillating input signal present on an input node of the PPFD is communicated to the divider and a second portion is communicated to the latch. The divider generates a frequency divided enable signal that is communicated to the latch. The latch generates a divided down output signal based on the oscillating input signal and the enable signal. The output signal is insensitive to phase noise present on the enable signal as long as the phase noise on the enable signal is less than one-half of the period of oscillation of the oscillating input signal. Because the noise generated by the low power frequency divider is not propagated to the output signal generated by the PPFD, the PPFD generates low noise, frequency divided signals with relatively low power consumption.

Inventors:
BROWN, Gary L. (5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, California, 92121, US)
CICALINI, Alberto (5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, California, 92121, US)
QIAO, Dongjiang (5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, California, 92121, US)
Application Number:
US2011/042856
Publication Date:
February 23, 2012
Filing Date:
July 01, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
QUALCOMM Incorporated (Attn: International IP Administration, 5775 Morehouse DriveSan Diego, California, 92121, US)
BROWN, Gary L. (5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, California, 92121, US)
CICALINI, Alberto (5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, California, 92121, US)
QIAO, Dongjiang (5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, California, 92121, US)
International Classes:
H03L7/00; H03K21/40
Foreign References:
US20030052740A12003-03-20
US6411669B12002-06-25
US20080186063A12008-08-07
US20050219000A12005-10-06
US6614870B12003-09-02
US7230461B12007-06-12
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HO, Eric (5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, California, 92121, US)
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