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Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Embodiments of the invention prevent unauthorized access to electronic systems by providing an enclosure with improved intrusion detection around sensitive areas of a secured electronic system. Certain embodiments eliminate the need for constant battery power and yet provide uninterrupted high-security supervision at the device perimeter such that even following a power down event it is possible to determine whether a device has been tampered with, so that appropriate action can be taken. This is especially useful in applications in which batteries are not acceptable.


A system includes a clock interconnect network having an input node and a plurality of output nodes. The clock interconnect network receives a clock input at the input node and distributes, based on the clock input, a plurality of clock signals via respective ones of the plurality of output nodes. A propagation delay of each of the plurality of clock signals distributed by the clock interconnect network is approximately equal to respective propagation delays of others of the plurality of clock signals distributed by the clock interconnect network. A digital-to-analog converter includes a plurality of segments, each outputting a respective output, and a plurality of drivers. Each of the plurality of drivers receives a respective one of the plurality of clock signals and provides a driver signal to a respective one of the plurality of segments based on the respective one of the plurality of clock signals.


Patent
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. | Date: 2015-08-17

A micro-gyroscope for determining a rate of rotation about a Z-axis includes a substrate and two sensor devices each of which comprises at least one drive mass, at least one anchor, drive elements, at least one sensor mass and sensor elements. The drive mass is mounted linearly displaceably in the direction of an X-axis, and can be driven in an oscillatory manner with respect to the X-axis. The sensor mass is coupled to the drive mass by means of springs. The sensor mass is displaceable in the Y-direction, and sensor elements detects a deflection of the sensor mass in the Y-axis. The two sensor devices are disposed parallel to each other and one above the other in the direction of the Z-axis, and the drive mass in these two sensor devices are coupled to each other by means of a coupling spring.


Patent
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. | Date: 2015-08-17

The invention relates to integrated circuits, and more particularly, to systems, devices and methods of integrating a gyro sensing circuit with a gyroscope to detect a shock or a disturbance, and accurately differentiate rotation-based sense signals from noises introduced by the shock or disturbance. The gyro sensing circuit may be implemented in a differential or non-differential demodulation scheme, and comprises at least one demodulation unit and a peak detector. The at least one demodulation unit demodulates a gyro output signal provided by the gyroscope with a reference signal. In a demodulated gyro output signal, a shock signal or a gyro disturbance signal is substantially isolated out from interested gyro sense signals that are used to sense a rate of rotation. A peak detector samples the modulated gyro output signal, determines whether the signal exceeds a threshold level V


The present disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices for estimating spectral contributions in ambient light. The present disclosure also describes systems, methods, and devices for compensating for field of view errors resulting from the user, contextual structures (e.g., buildings, trees, fixtures, or geological formations), atmospheric effects (e.g., ozone coverage, smog, fog, haze, or clouds), device structures, and/or device orientation/tilt relative to a light source being measured (e.g., sun, indoor/outdoor light emitter, or an at least partially reflective surface). The present disclosure also describes systems, methods, and devices for estimating spectral contributions in light or color measurements and accounting for field of view errors to obtain a refined estimate.

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