Silicon Laboratories Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 1 -- Silicon Laboratories, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,384,031) developed by Timothy T. Rueger, Austin, Texas, William Hong, Austin, Texas, and David Andreas, Austin, Texas, for an "apparatus with optical functionality and associated methods."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a sensor integrated circuit (IC). The at least one integrated photodetector that is adapted to sense light, and an integrated analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The integrated analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is coupled to the at least one integrated photodetector, and is adapted to convert an output signal of one or more of the at least one integrated photodetector to one or more digital signals. The sensor integrated circuit (IC) further includes an integrated controller that is adapted to facilitate operation of the sensor integrated circuit (IC)."
The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2010 (12/982,874). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,84,031.PN.&OS=PN/83,84,031&RS=PN/83,84,031
Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.
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