US Patent No. 9,595,991

LOW POWER RADIO RECEIVER


Patent No. 9,595,991
Issue Date March 14, 2017
Title Low Power Radio Receiver
Inventorship Mark Alan Lemkin, Berkeley, CA (US)
Thor Nelson Juneau, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Assignee LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Milpitas, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,595,991

1. A frequency converting element comprising:
a mixer having first and second input nodes and an output node; and
a charge pump,
wherein an input node of the charge pump is coupled to the output node of the mixer, and
wherein the charge pump receives a mixer output signal at the input node of the charge pump, and outputs an amplified version
of the mixer output signal, and

wherein the input node of the charge pump is directly coupled to the output node of the mixer.