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System and method for driving a transistor
In accordance with an embodiment, a circuit for driving a control terminal of a switching transistor includes a driver having an output configured to be coupled...
Controlling a multi-mode switching converter
Systems and methods for controlling a switching converter using a duty cycle associated with either a buck mode or a boost mode of the switching converter. More...
Communication line driver protection circuitry, systems and methods
Embodiments relate to fault detection comparator circuitry and methods that can operate in conjunction with a power-on-reset (POR) scheme to put a chip into a...
Semiconductor structure including guard ring
One or more embodiments relate to a semiconductor structure, comprising: a conductive feature; an outer guard ring; and an inner guard ring between the outer...
Method and device for processing an erase counter
A embodiment relates to a method for processing an erase counter comprising erase counter fields, the method comprising the steps of (i) determining an unused...
Processing a target memory
A method is suggested for processing a target memory, the method comprising the steps of (i) checking the target memory subsequent to an erase operation...
Apparatus and a method for providing an error signal for a control unit
An apparatus for providing an error signal for a control unit, the error signal indicating a malfunction of a sensor unit. The apparatus includes an input...
Electronic circuit and method for measuring a load current
An electronic circuit is described comprising a load, a power supply node, a first transistor coupled between the supply node and the load such that the input...
Output driver slew control
In one example, a method includes, in response to a voltage level of an input signal satisfying an input voltage threshold, activating a first driver of a...
System and method for a voltage controlled oscillator
In accordance with an embodiment, a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) includes a VCO core having a plurality of transistors and a varactor circuit that has a...
Digital controller with nested loops for switched mode power converter
In one example, a method includes receiving a voltage value and comparing the voltage value to a reference voltage value to determine a delta voltage value. The...
Power converter circuit with AC output
A power converter circuit includes output terminals configured to receive an external voltage. A series circuit with a number of converter units is connected...
DC/DC converter with III-nitride switches
Disclosed is a buck converter for converting a high voltage at the input of the buck converter to a low voltage at the output of the buck converter. The buck...
A memory cell including a substrate with a protruding portion, the protruding portion having a side wall and a bottom, an upper doped region connected to a bit...
Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The semiconductor device further...
According to various embodiments, an electronic device may include: a layer including a two-dimensional material; a dielectric structure at a first side of the...
Semiconductor structure with compositionally-graded transition layer
The invention provides semiconductor materials including a gallium nitride material layer formed on a silicon substrate and methods to form the semiconductor...
Composite group III-V and group IV transistor having a switched substrate
There are disclosed herein various implementations of a group III-V composite transistor having a switched substrate. Such a group III-V composite transistor...
Power semiconductor package with a common conductive clip
According to an exemplary embodiment, a stacked half-bridge package includes a control transistor having a control drain for connection to a high voltage input,...
Semiconductor workpiece having a semiconductor substrate with at least two
A semiconductor workpiece includes a semiconductor substrate, at least two chip areas, components of semiconductor devices being formed in the semiconductor...
Method and device for evaluating a chip manufacturing process
A method for evaluating a chip manufacturing process is described comprising measuring, for each of a plurality of chips manufactured in a chip manufacturing...
Sense amplifier of a memory cell
A sense amplifier of a memory cell having a sense voltage generating circuit configured to generate a sense voltage; and a sensing circuit configured to compare...
Wide interposer for an electronic testing system
A test interposer includes an interposer layer configured to receive a test socket, and a stiffening layer attached to the interposer layer so that the...
Semiconductor devices and methods of forming thereof
In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of forming a semiconductor device includes forming a sacrificial layer over a first surface...
Methods, devices and systems are disclosed where to generate a pulse a data line is actively driven to a first voltage followed by actively driving the data...
Sensor system using multiple modes for analog to digital conversion
A device for converting analog to digital is disclosed. The device includes a dual mode converter and a control unit. The dual mode converter has a coarse mode...
Circuit including a transformer for driving a semiconductor switching
A circuit for a semiconductor switching element including a transformer. One embodiment provides a first voltage supply circuit having a first oscillator. A...
Switch circuit with a first transistor device and a second transistor
device connected in series
A method can be used for driving a switch circuit. The switch circuit includes a first transistor device and a second transistor device. Both the first...
System and method for capacitive signal source amplifier
In accordance with an embodiment, a system for amplifying a signal provided by a capacitive signal source includes a first voltage follower device, a second...
Current estimation for a converter
A embodiment relates to a current estimation circuitry for a converter comprising: an integrator for integrating a voltage across an inductor of the converter;...
Power factor correction circuit and method
A power factor correction (PFC) circuit includes a first inductor, which is operably supplied with an input voltage and an input current. The input voltage is a...
AC/DC converter with clamped boost and buck modes and DC output harmonic
Methods, devices, and circuits are disclosed for a buck-type AC/DC converter with DC output harmonic control. One example is directed to a AC/DC converter...
High voltage semiconductor devices
In one embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a first source of a first doping type disposed in a substrate. A first drain of the first doping type is...
Semiconductor devices and processing methods
A method for processing a semiconductor device in accordance with various embodiments may include: providing a semiconductor device having a first pad and a...
Kerf preparation for backside metallization
In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of forming a semiconductor device includes attaching a substrate to a carrier using an...
Method for fabricating a semiconductor chip panel
The method comprises providing a carrier, providing a plurality of semiconductor chips, the semiconductor chips each comprising a first main face and a second...
Controlling the reflow behaviour of BPSG films and devices made thereof
A method for depositing an insulating layer includes performing a primary deposition over a sidewall of a feature by depositing a layer of silicate glass using...
Voltage converter with VCC-Less RDSon current sensing circuit
In one implementation, a voltage converter includes a driver providing a gate drive for a power switch and a sense circuit coupled across the power switch. The...
Method for manufacturing a micromechanical system comprising a removal of
sacrificial material through a hole...
A method for manufacturing a micromechanical system includes creating a sacrificial layer at a substrate surface. A structural material is deposited at a...
Systems and methods for device and data authentication
Embodiments relate to systems and methods for authenticating devices and securing data. In embodiments, a session key for securing data between two devices can...
Receiver and transmitter receiver system
A receiver for receiving messages from a transmitter includes a controller and a driver stage for providing a supply voltage to the transmitter based on a...
Apparatus and method for error correction and error detection
A circuitry comprising a syndrome generator configured to generate a syndrome based on a parity check matrix and a binary word comprising a first set of bits...
Inductive compensation based control of synchronous rectification switch
An electronic device includes a synchronous rectification circuit having an actively controlled switching element through which resonant current flows during...
System and method for controlling a duty cycle of a switched-mode power
In accordance with an embodiment, a method for controlling a switched-mode power supply (SMPS), includes receiving a measurement of a supply voltage input of...
Active power factor corrector circuit
In accordance with an embodiment, a circuit includes a direct current (DC) output configured to be coupled to a rechargeable battery and a power factor...
Semiconductor device and method for producing a semiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having first regions of a first conductivity type and body regions of the first conductivity type,...
Semiconductor device and method
A semiconductor device is disclosed. One embodiment includes a lateral HEMT (High Electron Mobility Transistor) structure with a heterojunction between two...
Semiconductor device having polysilicon plugs with silicide crystallites
A semiconductor device includes a field effect transistor structure having source zones of a first conductivity type and body zones of a second conductivity...
Power semiconductor device, manufacturing method therefor, and method for
operating the power semiconductor device
A power semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body including a first surface, an edge delimiting the semiconductor body in a horizontal direction...
Method for manufacturing a semiconductor device and a semiconductor device
A semiconductor device is formed by forming: a transistor in a semiconductor substrate having a main surface; a source region and a drain region; and a channel...