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Fluids for immersion lithography systems
Fluids for use in immersion lithography systems are disclosed. A resistivity-altering substance is introduced into a fluid, making it more conductive. The fluid...
Method of production pitch fractionizations in semiconductor technology
Spacers are formed on sidewalls of striplike parts of a pattern layer of periodic structure. The pattern layer is removed, and the spacers are covered with a...
Filter device and method for fabricating filter devices
A filter device and a method for fabricating filter devices can package filters, especially acoustic wave filters, by bonding a carrier (substrate) wafer...
Method for production of trench DRAM cells and a trench DRAM cell array
with fin field-effect transistors with...
A method for producing trench DRAM cells, each having a trench capacitor and a fin field-effect transistor with a curved channel (CFET) for addressing the trench...
Low resistance contact in a semiconductor device
In a method for manufacturing a contact electrically contacting an electrically conductive silicon structure, a substrate with a surface is provided, the...
Semiconductor device and method of manufacture thereof
A dielectric material layer is formed over a workpiece, a metal layer is formed over the dielectric material layer, and a semiconductive material layer is formed...
Processor with several calculating units
A processor comprises a first calculating unit, a second calculating unit and a control means for controlling the two calculating units, such that they...
Microprocessor having a power-saving fetch and decoding unit for fetching
and decoding compressed program...
A microprocessor having a power-saving fetch and decoding unit for fetching and decoding compressed program instructions and having a program instruction...
Method and filter arrangement for digital recursive filtering in the time
A method and apparatus for fast digital filtering that requires only filter stages of first and second order. A desired rational filter transfer function is...
Method for operating a PLL frequency synthesis circuit
In a method for operating a PLL frequency synthesis circuit, the circuit is in an active state and synthesizes a first output frequency during a first data...
Circuit and method for adjusting threshold drift over temperature in a
A receiver for use in a device such as a memory device is provided. The receiver circuit is located on the same integrated circuit as a temperature sensor (or...
Electronic device with a memory cell
The present invention relates to an electronic device comprising a memory cell with a resistive storage element having a first terminal and a second terminal....
Apparatus and method for determining physical properties of a mask blank
An apparatus for determining physical properties of a mask blank. The apparatus includes, for example, an illumination device for radiating a predetermined light...
Polar modulator and a method for modulation of a signal
A polar modulator contains a phase locked loop which is designed to emit a radio-frequency signal at one frequency to one output, with the frequency being...
Low-noise amplifier with a transformer
An amplifier circuit includes a transistor having a control terminal, a first and a second terminal, a signal input terminal coupled to the control terminal of...
Method for determining residual error compensation parameters for a
magnetoresistive angle sensor and method...
In a method of determining residual error compensation parameters for a magnetoresistive angle sensor providing a first measurement signal depending on a...
Semiconductor memory with virtual ground architecture
Insulation regions in the manner of STI isolations, which run transversely with respect to the word lines, isolate the source/drain regions of adjacent memory...
Integrated circuit configuration with analysis protection and method for
producing the configuration
During the creation of wiring plans for logic modules, the regions which are left free of interconnects by synthesis methods in upper metal planes are filled to...
Method for producing a cover, method for producing a packaged device
In a method for producing a cover for a region of a substrate, first a frame structure is produced in the region of the substrate, and then a cap structure is...
Reception method and receiver array for a duplex transmission system
The invention relates to a duplex transmission system, wherein an echo compensation signal (yec(kt)) is generated which is combined with a receive signal (u(t))...
Method and apparatus for reducing a crest factor of a multi-tone data
A crest factor reduction circuit for reducing a crest factor (CF) of a multi-tone-data signal which is transmitted in a predetermined transmission frequency...
SRAM based cache for DRAM routing table lookups
A router (101) includes one or more input ports (104) and one or more output ports (112). The router (101) includes a lookup table (105) to determine routing of...
Method for activating a plurality of word lines in a refresh cycle, and
electronic memory device
An electronic memory device for storing data comprises a memory cell array arranged in at least one memory bank and comprising memory cells in which information...
Temperature update masking to ensure correct measurement of temperature
when references become unstable
Embodiments of the invention generally provide methods and apparatuses for updating a temperature measurement. In one embodiment, the temperature measurement is...
Integrated semiconductor memory device with test circuit for sense
An integrated semiconductor memory device includes sense amplifiers that are connected to in each case one bit line pair via controllable voltage generators. In...
Exposing a semiconductor wafer using two different spectral wavelengths
and adjusting for chromatic aberration
A semiconductor wafer is exposed with a pattern from a mask or reticle in an exposure tool. The exposure tool has an adjustable lens system and a light source,...
Closing disk for immersion head
A closing disk for an immersion head of an immersion lithography system is disclosed. The closing disk makes contact with the immersion head at the edges of the...
Method for the producing an integrated circuit bar arrangement, in
particular comprising a capacitor assembly,...
A method for production of an integrated circuit arrangement which contains a capacitor. A dielectric layer is structured with the aid of a two-stage etching...
Method for the production of a bipolar semiconductor component, especially
a bipolar transistor, and...
The invention relates to a method for producing a bipolar semiconductor element, especially a bipolar transistor, and a corresponding bipolar semiconductor...
Enhanced megasonic based clean using an alternative cleaning chemistry
The present invention relates to the use of a C.sub.1 to C.sub.5 alcohol during the cleaning step. With the use of said alcohol, the surface tension of the...
Integrated semiconductor memory
An integrated semiconductor memory device includes a first memory zone, a second memory zone, first address connections and a second address connection. A second...
Memory device and method for operating the memory device
A memory device comprises a memory cell array (1) with a multitude of memory cells (111). Each of the memory cells (111) is assigned to one of a multitude of...
Circuit element having a first layer of an electrically insulating
substrate material and method for...
Circuit element having a first layer composed of an electrically insulating substrate material, a first electrically conductive material which is in the form of...
Phase locked loop with a modulator
The invention provides a phase locked loop having a modulator which is based on a .SIGMA..DELTA. fractional N phase locked loop. In the forward path of the PLL,...
Method and device for generating a clock signal using a phase difference
signal and a feedback signal
A method and a device for generating a clock signal (F.sub.out) are provided, wherein a digital phase difference signal (X) is formed depending on a phase...
Variable gain amplifier
A high frequency amplifier arrangement comprises a first stage with a modulator receiving a baseband signal, and a controllable current shunting device coupled...
A class D-amplifier which amplifies an input signal applied to an signal input of said amplifier (21) to generate an amplified signal output by an signal output...
Bandgap reference circuit
A bandgap reference circuit is proposed. To remove parasitic effects, this includes the combination of a first circuit section (1), which generates a...
Secure and fast calculating unit
The calculating unit includes a dual rail input stage, a switching stage for a bit to be calculated and an output stage for an output bit, wherein the output...
Semiconductor device with high-k dielectric layer
A semiconductor device comprises a substrate including isolation regions and active regions, and a high-k dielectric layer proximate the substrate. The high-k...
Methods of forming integrated circuit devices having metal interconnect
Methods of forming metal interconnect layers include forming an electrically insulating layer having a contact hole therein, on a semiconductor substrate and...
Configurable memory system for embedded processors
An embedded processor architecture includes a processing core with configurable memory system. Memory components can be inserted, omitted and resized in...
Method and device for the computer-aided design of a supply network
A supply network is designed for a microelectronic circuit by a method for computer-aided design, in that an outline of the microelectronic circuit is detected...
Test system and method for testing a circuit
A test-device for testing an electric circuit comprises a data stream generator for generating a first data stream to be fed to an electric circuit which...
A program-controlled unit (e.g., a microcontroller) in which trace information (e.g., selected addresses, data and/or control signals) that is processed by a...
Method to compensate for a step DC disturbance in a digital baseband
signal in a homodyne radio receiver
In a method to compensate for a step DC disturbance (1) in a baseband signal in a homodyne radio receiver, the time profile of the step DC disturbance within a...
Apparatus and method for sub-chip offset correlation in spread-spectrum
An embodiment of the present invention described in the specification and the drawings is an apparatus and method for code correlation in spread spectrum...
MRAM memory cell having a weak intrinsic anisotropic storage layer and
method of producing the same
An MRAM memory cell has a layer system of circular-disk-shaped layers. The memory cell includes two magnetic layers separated by a nonmagnetic intermediate...
Integrated memory device and method for operating the same
A memory device includes an array of memory cells that include a memory element having a non-reactive resistance whose magnitude is programmable to assume a...
Method for converting an analog input signal, and analog-to-digital
A method for converting an analog input signal into a digital value with successive approximation. A first comparison operation is provided before a first...