Norwood, MA, United States

Analog Devices Inc.

www.analog.com
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 phase linearization and interpolation in rotary traveling wave oscillators (RTWOs) are provided. In certain configurations, an RTWO system includes a first elongated RTWO and a second elongated RTWO that are phase-locked to one another with a non-zero phase shift. The first and second elongated RTWOs each include two elongated sections of differential transmission line of high phase linearity. For example, such long and straight sections of the differential transmission lines can have uniform capacitance loading and avoid non-uniformities in length and/or thickness associated with poor phase linearity. The RTWO system further includes tap circuitry that receives clock signal phases from the elongated sections of the RTWOs. In certain implementations, the tap circuitry includes one or more interpolation circuits that interpolate received clock signal phases to increase the number of available phases. The RTWO system can include a large number of taps of high phase linearity.


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: 2017-05-31

Present disclosure relates to a current detection module capable of differentiating and quantifying contribution to a current signal generated by a sensor in response to stimulation by a certain target source from contributions from sources other than the target source (ambient sources). As long as the contribution from the target source comprises a pulsed signal, the module synchronizes itself to the pulse(s) so that there is a predetermined phase relationship between the pulse(s) and functions carried out by various stages of the module. The module may be re-used to also detect and quantify contributions from ambient sources by presenting these contributions to the module as pulses that trigger synchronization of the module. To that end, a detection system disclosed herein is based on the use of such current detection module and allows mode switching where, depending on the selected mode of operation, the module is configured to perform different measurements.


A method and apparatus for phase adjustment of a RF transceiver is disclosed. Based on a first local oscillator signal and a second local oscillator signal, a beat signal that indicates the frequency and phase relationship between the first and second local oscillator signals can be generated. Using the beat signal, changing phase relationship between the first and second local oscillator signals can be cumulatively taken account for using phase averaging to allow quick restoration to observation of a previously observed channel.


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2017-05-03

A system, device, and method for binding metadata, such as information derived from the output of a biometric sensor, to hardware intrinsic properties by obtaining authentication-related metadata and combining it with information pertaining to a root of trust, such as a physical unclonable function. The metadata may be derived from a sensor such as a biometric sensor, the root of trust may be a physical unclonable function, the combination of the metadata and root of trust information may employ a hash function, and output from such a hash process may be used as an input to the root of trust. The combined information can be used in interactive or non-interactive authentication.


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2017-06-21

For analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) which utilize a feedback digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for conversion, the final analog output can be affected or distorted by errors of the feedback DAC. A digital measurement technique can be implemented to determine switching mismatch error for the feedback DAC in a continuous-time delta-sigma modulator (CTDSM) or in a continuous-time pipeline modulator. The methodology forces each DAC unit elements (UEs) to switch a certain amount times and then use the modulator itself to measure the errors caused by those switching activities respectively. The obtained errors can be stored in a look-up table and fully corrected in digital domain or analog domain.


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2017-03-06

The cap wafer for a MEMS device includes multiple electrically isolated electrodes that can be bonded and electrically connected to separate electrical contacts on a MEMS device wafer. The electrically isolated electrodes can be used for any of a variety of functions, such as for apply a force to a movable MEMS structure on the MEMS device wafer (e.g., for driving resonance of the movable MEMS structure or for adjusting a resonance or sense mode of the movable MEMS structure) or for sensing motion of a movable MEMS structure on the MEMS device wafer. Since the electrodes are electrically isolated, different electrodes may be used for different functions.


Patent
Analog Devices Inc. | Date: 2017-05-03

Embodiments of the present disclosure may provide a method of calibrating an isolator system. The method may comprise the steps of driving a common signal to a pair of input terminals of the isolator system; measuring differences in signals at output terminals of the isolator system; and varying impedance of impedance elements connected between the output terminals and a center-tap terminal of the isolator system until a mismatch at the output terminals is minimized.


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.


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.

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