Norwood, MA, United States
Norwood, MA, United States

Analog Devices, Inc., also known as ADI or Analog, is an American multinational semiconductor company specializing in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts. In 2012, Analog Devices led the worldwide data converter market with a 48.5% share, according to analyst firm Databeans.The company manufactures analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits used in electronic equipment. These technologies are used to convert, condition and process real-world phenomena, such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals.Analog Devices has approximately 60,000 customers, in the following industries: communications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, military/aerospace, automotive, and high-performance consumer electronics applications. Wikipedia.


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Apparatus and methods for fractional-N synthesizer phase-locked loops with multi-phase oscillators are provided. In certain configurations, a fractional-N PLL includes a time-to-digital converter (TDC), a digital loop filter, a multi-phase oscillator, and fractional division circuitry. The multi-phase oscillator includes multiple taps used to generate multiple clock signal phases that are provided to the fractional division circuitry to reduce the fractional-N PLLs quantization error. The fractional division circuitry includes a tap error correction circuit for compensating for errors in tap positions of the multi-phase oscillator. By including the tap error correction circuit, the phase noise and/or jitter performance of the fractional-N PLL can be enhanced.


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2016-08-23

Optical systems can emit train(s) of light pulses onto objects to derive a distance between the light source and the object. Achieving meter or centimeter resolution may require very short light pulses. It is not trivial to design a circuit that can generate narrow current pulses for driving a diode that emits the light pulses. An improved driver circuit has a pre-charge path comprising one or more inductive elements and a fire path comprising the diode. Switches in the driver circuit are controlled with predefined states during different intervals to pre-charge current in the one or more inductive elements prior to flowing current through the fire path to pulse the diode.


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2016-08-01

A connection device for connecting a load to a power supply, comprising at least first and second current control devices arranged in parallel between the power supply and the load, and a controller arranged to switch the current control devices on in sequence for temporally overlapping on periods.


Provided herein are apparatus and methods for reducing supply noise conversion to phase noise. In certain configurations, voltage controlled elements such as varactors are used to control a VCO output frequency. A VCO transfer function relating supply voltage noise to a common node of a varactor gives rise to a transfer function of value a representing a push coefficient. An intentional amount of supply noise can be added to a tuning voltage by injecting it at a tuning port of the VCO. By splitting an integration capacitance in a loop filter, an integration capacitance can be divided among a capacitor divider to create a transfer function of value representing a compensating coefficient. The injected noise from the capacitor divider can reduce VCO pushing by canceling the value . When the value is set equal to the value , the VCO pushing can be reduced to within the estimation or measurement accuracy of the value .


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2017-02-22

In one aspect, reduced power consumption and/or circuit area of a discrete time analog signal processing module is achieved in an approach that makes use of entirely, or largely, passive charge sharing circuitry, which may include configurable (e.g., after fabrication, at runtime) multiplicative scaling stages that do not require active devices in the signal path. In some examples, multiplicative coefficients are represented digitally, and are transformed to configure the reconfigurable circuitry to achieve a linear relationship between a desired coefficient and a degree of charge transfer. In some examples, multiple successive charge sharing phases are used to achieve a desired multiplicative effect that provides a large dynamic range of coefficients without requiring a commensurate range of sizes of capacitive elements.; The scaling circuits can be combined to form configurable time domain or frequency domain filters.


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2017-04-19

A receiver system for an on-off key (OOK) isolator system may include a pair of receivers. A first receiver may generate a first current signal representing a received OOK signal, and a second receiver may generate a second current signal from a common mode representation of the received OOK signal. The receiver system may include circuitry to compare the first and second current signals and generate an output signal therefrom.


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2017-04-19

A power converter provides power across an isolation barrier, such as through the use of coils. A coil driver has transistors connected in a positive feedback configuration and is coupled to a supply voltage in a controlled manner by measuring the output power and opening or closing a switch as needed between the power supply and the coil driver. An output circuit, such as a FET driver, can be used with or without isolation to provide power and a logic signal.


Heart rate monitors are plagued by noisy photoplethysmography (PPG) data, which makes it difficult for the monitors to output a consistently accurate heart rate reading. Noise is often caused by motion. Using known methods for processing accelerometer readings that measure movement to filter out some of this noise may help, but not always. The present disclosure describes an improved filtering approach, referred to herein as an iterative frequency-domain mask estimation technique, based on using frequency-domain representation (e.g. STFT) of PPG data and accelerometer data for each accelerometer channel to generate filters for filtering the PPG signal from motion-related artifacts prior to tracking frequency of the heartbeat (heart rate). Implementing this technique leads to more accurate heart rate measurements.


A modified topology for a CTDSM (referred herein as SCFF) can effectively deal with signal transfer function (STF) peaking, an inherent property of continuous time feedforward delta sigma converters. The SCFF approach involves providing an additional digital-to-analog (DAC) feedback path to the input of the second integrator (incurring an additional DAC in the circuitry, converting the output of the quantizer into an analog signal and feeding the analog signal to the input of the second integrator). Furthermore, the SCFF approach involves providing two feed-ins: a first feed-in to the input of the second integrator and a second feed-in to the input of the third integrator. The first feed-in can be negative. Advantageously, the modified continuous time delta sigma modulator implementing this approach alleviates some of the peaking issues in the signal transfer function while still enjoy low power consumption.


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2016-04-06

An integrated device package is disclosed. The package can include a carrier, such as first integrated device die, and a second integrated device die stacked on the first integrated device die. The package can include a buffer layer which coats at least a portion of an exterior surface of the first integrated device die and which is disposed between the second integrated device die and the first integrated device die. The buffer layer can comprise a pattern to reduce transmission of stresses between the first integrated device die and the second integrated device die.

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