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Control circuit and method for driving a half-bridge circuit
A method is disclosed for controlling a first transistor in a half-bridge circuit which also includes a second transistor. The transistors can be controlled by...
Sensor element for providing a sensor signal, and method for operating a
A method for operating a sensor element having two contact terminal pairs, comprises steps of providing a first measurement value by applying a first controlled...
Circuit arrangement for voltage adjustment
A circuit arrangement for voltage regulation having a series regulator with a regulating amplifier and a charge pump that is connected downstream of the...
SOI component with increased dielectric strength and improved heat
A semiconductor component arrangement comprises a semiconductor substrate of a first conduction type, an insulation layer arranged on the substrate, and a...
Dram cell pair and dram memory cell array
Stack and trench memory cells are provided in a DRAM memory cell array. The stack and trench memory cells are arranged so as to form identical cell pairs each...
Post metal chemical mechanical polishing dry cleaning
Metal residue on a semiconductor surface resulting from metal chemical mechanical polishing ("CMP") process are eradicated using a dry clean process. The dry...
Reversible oxidation protection of microcomponents
In a method for the reversible oxidation protection of microcomponents, a substrate is provided, a silicon nitride layer is provided on the substrate in order to...
Apparatus for housing a micromechanical structure and method for producing
Apparatus for housing a micromechanical structure, and a method for producing the housing. The apparatus has a substrate having a main side on which the...
Method of testing a mapping of an electrical circuit
An electrical circuit can be described with a reference model that has a plurality of states and a plurality of state transitions. Acceptable and/or unacceptable...
Method and apparatus for selectively accessing and configuring individual
chips of a semi-conductor wafer
A method and apparatus according to the present invention enable wafer chips to be configured with a single power on and off sequence and further enable a chip...
Semiconductor memory module with bus architecture
A semiconductor memory module, which is formed as an FBDIMM memory module, for example, has a planar design. In the 2R.times.4 configuration, semiconductor...
Process monitoring by comparing delays proportional to test voltages and
An evaluation circuit includes a test circuit configured to provide a test voltage indicative of a characteristic of a semiconductor device, a reference circuit...
Amplifier circuit for an oscillator in a defined oscillating frequency
range and oscillator circuit
An amplifier circuit for an oscillator in a defined oscillating frequency range includes a plurality of transconductors, wherein at least one transconductor has...
Reset-free delay-locked loop
A delay locked loop (DLL) includes a delay unit configured to delay an input clock signal by a specified amount to produce a delayed clock signal. A phase...
Circuit arrangement for production of a reset signal after a supply has
fallen and risen again
The invention relates to a circuit arrangement for production of a reset signal after a supply voltage (Vdd) has fallen and risen again, which circuit...
Frequency divider circuit with controllable frequency division ratio and
method for frequency division in a...
A frequency divider circuit is disclosed with at least one push-pull divider with adjustable division ratio and a connected converter device. The circuit...
Comparator using differential amplifier with reduced current consumption
A comparator circuit with reduced current consumption, and other circuits utilizing the same, are provided. The comparator circuit may achieve reduced current...
Digital clock switching means
A digital clock switching circuit and method is disclosed and is operable to deadlock-free switch a digital clock source for an integrated circuit. The circuit...
Circuit and method for generating an output signal
A circuit comprises an output terminal, an output driver for providing an output signal at the output terminal, a switching device for producing one or more...
Actuation circuit for a switch regulating the power consumption in a
An actuation circuit for a switch element regulating the power consumption of an inductive energy storage element in a switching converter, used to convert an...
Compound used to form a self-assembled monolayer, layer structure,
semiconductor component having a layer...
Embodiments of the invention provide a semiconductor component and a method of manufacture thereof. A semiconductor component comprises: a gate electrode layer...
Semiconductor method and device with mixed orientation substrate
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body having semiconductor material of a first crystal orientation. A first transistor is formed in the...
Charge-trapping memory cell and method for production
The memory cell array comprises a plurality of parallel fins provided as bitlines arranged at a distance of down to about 40 nm from one another and having a...
Method for fabricating an integrated circuit on a semiconductor substrate
Integrated circuit device comprising a conductive layer and a poly-crystalline silicon layer, wherein the integrated circuit device further comprises an...
Non-volatile, resistive memory cell based on metal oxide nanoparticles,
process for manufacturing the same and...
Disclosed is a non-volatile memory cell including a first conductive electrode region, a second conductive electrode region and a memory region disposed...
Method for fabricating an integrated pin diode and associated circuit
A method for producing an integrated PIN photodiode. The PIN photodiode contains a doped region of a first conduction type near the substrate and a doped region...
Multi-chip device and method for producing a multi-chip device
The present invention relates to a multi-chip device comprising a plurality of chip stacks each including a plurality of single chips stacked on each other,...
Method for forming a structure element on a wafer by means of a mask and a
trimming mask assigned hereto
A method for forming a structure element in a layer arranged on a wafer by a trimming mask set, a developing step, and an etching step for the transfer of the...
Method and system for characterizing electronic circuitry
According to the invention a characteristic property of an electronic circuit component depending on at least one variable (X.sub.1, X.sub.2) is approximated by...
Semiconductor module with a configuration for the self-test of a plurality
of interface circuits and test method
A semiconductor module with a plurality of interface circuits has a configuration for the self-test of interface circuits, with two equally sized groups of...
Method for testing semiconductor memory modules
A method for testing semiconductor memory modules in which data are stored in banks with an addressable matrix structure containing rows and columns. Defect...
Fast unaligned memory access system and method
A microprocessor system includes an address generator, an address selector, and memory system having multiple memory towers, which can be independently...
Authorization means security module terminal system
An identification information transmission pathway is separated from a system side to be performed by a mobile authorization means of an owner of a security...
A phase detector has a reference signal input for a reference signal and a detector input for a signal to be evaluated. A memory unit is connected to the...
Method and device for diversity transmission of coded information
A transmit signal is generated with N antenna data signals for emission via N transmitting antennas. A useful data signal X is subjected to channel coding to...
Interface for data transmission
A system for production and/or processing of data bursts has at least two series-connected modules, with data (Data) and information (Enable) relating to the...
Semiconductor memory device and method for writing data into the
semiconductor memory device
A semiconductor memory device comprises a wordline (40), a first bitline (21a), two second bitlines (22a, 22b), a first memory cell (100a) and a second memory...
The present invention provides a current controlled oscillator comprising a first section providing a first differential output and a second section providing a...
Method for detecting disturbances when determining the rotational speed of
a rotor and evaluation circuit
The invention relates to a rotary encoder and to a method for detecting disturbances in such a rotary encoder. In this case, vibrations or other disturbances are...
Semiconductor device with a thinned semiconductor chip and method for
producing the thinned semiconductor chip
A semiconductor device with a thinned semiconductor chip and a method for producing the latter is disclosed. In one embodiment, the thinned semiconductor chip...
Electronic component with multilayered rewiring plate and method for
producing the same
The invention relates to an electronic component having a multilayered rewiring plate, which carries a circuit chip, in particular a magnetic memory chip, and...
Trench isolation having a self-adjusting surface seal and method for
producing one such trench isolation
The invention relates to a trench isolation with a self-aligning surface sealing and a fabrication method for said surface sealing. In this case, the surface...
Reverse blocking semiconductor component with charge compensation
The invention relates to a field effect controllable semiconductor component, comprising a semiconductor body with a first terminal zone and a second terminal...
Substrate for mounting a semiconductor
A substrate (1) is formed from a non-electrically conducting material and is for mounting a semiconductor chip (10). The substrate has a semiconductor chip...
Dense seed layer and method of formation
Methods of forming dense seed layers and structures thereof. Seed layers comprising a monolayer of molecules having a density of about 0.5 or greater may be...
Plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition process for depositing silicon
nitride or silicon oxynitride,...
A plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition process for depositing relatively high dielectric constant silicon nitride or oxynitride to form an MIM capacitor is...
Method of modeling physical layout of an electronic component in channel
A method of developing the physical layout of an electronic component in a data bus connected logic analog system includes: providing a data bus connected logic...
Noisy clock test method and apparatus
A clock filter for use in filtering an external clock signal to create an internal clock signal for use by an electronic device is provided. The clock filter...
Memory system and method for transferring data therein
A memory system is functionally designed so that, despite operation without an error correction device, memory chips of a memory module that are actually...
Method for coordinating tasks in a GSM network
In a mobile unit of a GSM network (Global System for Mobile Communications), various tasks are performed under real-time constraints. After starting an execution...