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1. WO2012060936 - SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE RESONATOR MOUNTING WITH LOW ACCELERATION SENSITIVITY

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1. A device, comprising:

a substrate having opposing first and second surfaces;

a first surface acoustic wave resonator disposed on the first surface of the substrate; a second surface acoustic wave resonator disposed on the second surface of the substrate;

a first adhesive layer sandwiched between the first surface acoustic wave resonator and the substrate; and

a second adhesive layer sandwiched between the second surface acoustic wave resonator and the substrate;

wherein the first adhesive layer includes a first cutout region and the second adhesive layer includes a second cutout region.

2. The device according to claim 1, wherein the first surface acoustic wave resonator includes an active surface and the second surface acoustic wave resonator includes an active surface facing an opposite direction as the active surface of the first surface acoustic wave resonator.

3. The device according to claim 2, wherein acceleration forces in a first direction cause deflection of the active surface of the first surface acoustic wave resonator to tension and deflection of the active surface of the second surface acoustic wave resonator to

compression so that a summation of the mechanical strain on the first and second surface acoustic wave resonators is about zero to provide an acceleration insensitive device.

4. The device according to claim 1 , wherein the first and second surface acoustic wave resonators are connected in parallel such that respective shifts in frequency for the first and second acoustic wave resonators substantially cancel each other.

5. The device according to claim 1, wherein the first and second surface acoustic wave resonators are symmetrical.

6. The device according to claim 1, further including a compliant adhesive about the substrate.

7. The device according to claim 1, wherein the first cutout region is rectangular.

8. The device according to claim 1, wherein the first cutout region has an aspect ratio approximating an acoustic length-to-width ratio of the first surface acoustic wave resonator.

9. The device according to claim 1, wherein the first surface acoustic wave resonator operates at frequency ranging from about 200 MHz to about 3 GHz.

10. The device according to claim 1 , wherein the device forms a part of a low noise oscillator.

1 1. The device according to claim 10, wherein wirebonds provide electrical connections from the device.

12. The device according to claim 1, further including bonding pads on only one surface of the device.

13. The device according to claim 12, wherein wirebonds coupled to the bonding pads connect the first surface acoustic wave resonator to the second surface acoustic wave resonator in parallel.

14. A device, comprising:

a substrate having opposing first and second surfaces;

a first surface acoustic wave resonator disposed on the first surface of the substrate; a second surface acoustic wave resonator disposed on the second surface of the substrate and electrically coupled to the first surface wave resonator;

a first adhesive layer sandwiched between the first surface acoustic wave resonator and the substrate;

a second adhesive layer sandwiched between the second surface acoustic wave resonator and the substrate; and

a tuning mechanism coupled to the first surface acoustic wave resonator to tune the first surface acoustic wave resonator with respect to the second surface acoustic wave resonator.

15. The device according to claim 14, wherein the tuning mechanism includes an RLC circuit.

16. The device according to claim 14, wherein the first surface acoustic wave resonator includes an active surface and the second surface acoustic wave resonator includes an active surface facing an opposite direction as the active surface of the first surface acoustic wave resonator.

17. The device according to claim 16, wherein acceleration forces in a first direction cause deflection of the active surface of the first surface acoustic wave resonator to tension and deflection of the active surface of the second surface acoustic wave resonator to

compression so that a summation of the mechanical strain on the first and second surface acoustic wave resonators is about zero to provide an acceleration insensitive device.

18. The device according to claim 14, wherein the first and second surface acoustic wave resonators are connected in parallel such that respective shifts in frequency for the first and second acoustic wave resonators substantially cancel each other.

19. The device according to claim 14, wherein the first surface acoustic wave resonator operates at frequency ranging from about 200 MHz to about 3 GHz.

20. The device according to claim 14, further including bonding pads on only one surface of the device, wherein the wirebonds are coupled to the bonding pads for connecting the first surface acoustic wave resonator to the second surface acoustic wave resonator in parallel.