Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa, Canada

Microsemi Corporation is a manufacturer of defense, security, aerospace, enterprise, communications, medical, alternative energy, and industrial products for power-related applications. Major products offered by Microsemi are analog devices, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits, customizable system-on-chips , FPGAs, and complete subsystems. It has been based in Aliso Viejo, California since 2011, when it relocated its headquarters from Irvine, California. Microsemi has plants in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, Ireland, China and Canada. Wikipedia.

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Patent
Zarlink | Date: 2011-03-15

Zoom motor noise in a camera audio recording is reduced by detecting activity of the zoom motor, transforming a audio signal into the frequency domain during zoom motor activity, and scaling the frequency domain signal during zoom motor activity in each of a series of frequency bins by a scaling factor derived from a pre-stored zoom motor noise spectrum to produce a processed audio signal in the frequency domain. The processed audio signal is then transformed back to the time domain.


Patent
Zarlink | Date: 2011-03-02

A line card includes a subscriber line interface circuit, an interface line, and a first overvoltage protector. The subscriber line interface circuit has a first input terminal operable to receive power at a first reference voltage. The interface line is coupled to the subscriber line interface circuit for interfacing with a subscriber line external to the line card. The first overvoltage protector is coupled to the interface line and referenced to the first reference voltage to provide overvoltage protection responsive to a voltage on the interface line exceeding the first reference voltage by a first predetermined threshold.


A method of recovering timing information in a packet network, involves detecting quiet periods in the packet network when network packet delay variation (PDV) is low. A frequency prediction unit is trained during the quiet periods to learn output clock variations of a timing recovery unit to permit the frequency prediction unit to predict frequency update values for a local oscillator during non quiet periods taking into account the historical output clock variations during quiet periods. The output of the frequency prediction unit is used as the active frequency update values during non quiet periods.


A method of recovering timing information in a packet network, involves detecting quiet periods in the packet network when network packet delay variation (PDV) is low. A frequency prediction unit is trained during the quiet periods to learn output clock variations of a timing recovery unit to permit the frequency prediction unit to predict frequency update values for a local oscillator during non quiet periods taking into account the historical output clock variations during quiet periods. The output of the frequency prediction unit is used as the active frequency update values during non quiet periods.


To perform timing synchronization in an asynchronous packet network, remote timestamps representative of a transmitter clock at a transmitter are received over a packet network. These are compared with local timestamps representative of the timing of a local oscillator at the receiver to produce an estimate of the offset between the transmitter clock and the local oscillator at the receiver. This estimate is then used to generate update values for a digital controlled oscillator producing the output clock at the receiver. The system operates in a feedforward configuration wherein the local oscillator at the receiver serves as one input to the offset estimator.


An apparatus includes a metal frame, a switching power circuit, and at least one semiconductor die implementing a communication interface. The metal frame includes a plurality of external pads, and a plurality of base pads coupled to selected external pads. The switching power circuit is mounted to selected base pads and includes an input terminal, an output terminal, an energy storage device mounted to a first subset of the base pads and coupled to the output terminal, and a switching element mounted to a second subset of the base pads and coupled to the input terminal and the energy storage element. The at least one semiconductor die provides a control signal to the switching device to control an output voltage present at the output terminal.


A signal acquisition circuit detects a wanted signal in a composite signal containing the wanted signal and an unwanted signal, where the highest frequency in the unwanted signal is higher than the highest frequency in the wanted signal. A sensor captures the composite signal and an analog-to-digital converter samples and converts the composite signal to digital format, and a filter subtracts the unwanted signal from the composite signal. The sampled signal contains a first component containing the sum of the wanted signal and the unwanted signal sampled at a first rate at least equal to the Nyquist rate for the wanted signal but less than a second rate that is at least equal to the Nyquist rate for the unwanted signal, and a second component containing the unwanted signal sampled at the second rate. The analog-to-digital converter outputs to the filter a first digital signal containing the first component sampled at the first rate and a second digital signal containing the second component at the second rate. The circuit is useful for detecting a photoplethysmograph signal in the presence of ambient light in a pulse oximetry sensor.


A method for providing a ringing signal includes providing a plurality of batteries coupled to a subscriber line interface circuit operable to generate the ringing signal during a ringing cycle and switching selected batteries during the ringing cycle based on values of the ringing signal during the ringing cycle. A line card includes a subscriber line audio-processing circuit operable to generate values for a ringing signal during a ringing cycle, a subscriber line interface circuit coupled to the subscriber line audio-processing circuit and operable to drive the ringing signal on a subscriber line based on the generated values, a plurality of batteries coupled to a subscriber line interface circuit and a control unit operable to switch selected batteries during the ringing cycle based on the generated values of the ringing signal.


To perform timing synchronization in an asynchronous packet network, remote timestamps representative of a transmitter clock at a transmitter are received over a packet network. These are compared with local timestamps representative of the timing of a local oscillator at the receiver to produce an estimate of the offset between the transmitter clock and the local oscillator at the receiver. This estimate is then used to generate update values for a digital controlled oscillator producing the output clock at the receiver. The system operates in a feedforward configuration wherein the local oscillator at the receiver serves as one input to the offset estimator.


A line card includes a plurality of subscriber line interface circuits, a plurality of interface lines, and a first overvoltage protector. The subscriber line interface circuits each have a first input terminal operable to receive power at a first positive reference voltage. The interface lines are each coupled to one of the subscriber line interface circuits for interfacing with subscriber lines external to the line card. The first overvoltage protector is coupled to the interface lines and referenced to the first positive reference voltage to provide overvoltage protection responsive to a voltage on at least one of the interface lines exceeding the first positive reference voltage.

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