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Detection systems and methods
One embodiment of the invention provides a detection system. The detection system includes an analog to digital converter that converts one or more analog...
Automatic gain control for communication receivers
A communication receiver amplifies a pulse-amplitude-modulated (PAM) signal representing an integer-valued sequence of first data elements (D1) with an...
Memory with selectable single cell or twin cell configuration
A memory circuit comprises a memory including a memory array, a twin cell mode predecoder, and a row address predecoder. The memory array comprises word lines....
Memory device having an array of resistive memory cells
A memory device including an array of resistive memory cells, which are arranged in columns and rows, and wherein each resistive memory cell each is connected to...
Memory circuit and method for reading out a memory datum from such a
The present invention relates to a memory circuit comprising a CBRAM resistance memory cell, which is connected to a bit line and a word line and has a CBRAM...
Sigma-delta modulator having a clocked delay line
A sigma-delta modulator is provided with a filter for noise shaping, with the filter having at least one delay line (DL). The delay line (DL) is a clocked line.
Calibration circuit for a driver control circuit, and driver control
A calibration circuit of a driver control circuit which controls a plurality of input/output drivers of an integrated circuit comprises first and second...
DC voltage converter and method for converting a DC voltage
A DC voltage converter having a plurality of outputs and a method for converting a DC voltage into a plurality of output-side DC voltages is disclosed. A control...
Method for producing chip stacks
A plurality of interconnect layers are produced on a top side of one or two semiconductor chips, and are mutually isolated from one another in each case by...
Self-supporting connecting element for a semiconductor chip
A connecting element for electrically connecting a semiconductor chip and a superordinate circuit board includes an elastic metal strip that is bent forming two...
Semiconductor structure with via structure
A semiconductor device may comprise a semiconductor substrate having a top and a bottom surface, first and second insulating layer deposited on the top surface...
Power transistor cell and power transistor component with fusible link
Transistor cells (2) of a power transistor component are in each case provided with a gate conductor structure that forms a gate electrode (52) in sections and...
Quasi-vertical semiconductor component
A quasi-vertical semiconductor component in which, by variation of the layout, the process or the wiring of inner cells, a compensation for a voltage drop along...
Semiconductor structure having thick stabilization layer
A semiconductor structure has a semiconductor substrate (3, 4), on/in whose top side a structure comprising semiconductor layers, metal layers and insulator...
Diode structure and integral power switching arrangement
A diode structure having high ESD stability is described. Other embodiments provide an integral power switching arrangement having an integrated low leakage diode.
Transistor device and method of manufacture thereof
Methods of forming CMOS devices and structures thereof. A workpiece is provided having a first region and a second region. A high k gate dielectric material is...
Micromechanical capacitive transducer and method for producing the same
A micromechanical capacitive converter and a method for manufacturing a micromechanical converter comprise a movable membrane and an electrically conductive face...
Method of producing an integrated circuit arrangement with field-shaping
An integrated circuit arrangement includes at least one electrical conductor that, when a current flows through it, produces a magnetic field that acts on at...
Method for projection of a circuit pattern, which is arranged on a mask,
onto a semiconductor wafer
A simulation is carried out of a projection based on an electronically stored circuit pattern and adjustable projection parameters and optical parameters which...
Circuit arrangement having a number of integrated circuit components on a
carrier substrate and method for...
A circuit arrangement can have a number of integrated circuit components, which are arranged on a carrier substrate. A reception circuit for receiving a control...
Semiconductor device testing apparatus, system, and method for testing the
contacting with semiconductor...
A semiconductor device testing apparatus, system, and method, in particular for testing the contacting with semiconductor devices positioned one upon the other,...
Signal-to-interference ratio estimation for CDMA
Calculating of signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) of a mobile device in a wireless communication system. A communication signal transmitted by the mobile device...
A QAM receiver is disclosed. According to one aspect, a QAM receiver includes a signal input for receiving an analog input signal. Further, the QAM receiver...
Apparatus and method for fine synchronization when sampling spread-coded
In order to determine the optimal sampling point for a series of spread-coded data, received by a radio, a correlation data series is used that is produced by...
Current sense amplifier
A high-speed current sense amplifier has complementary reference cells and load devices that eliminate capacitive mismatch contributions. The current sense...
Memory circuit having memory cells which have a resistance memory element
In a memory circuit having memory cells which are connected in series between a ground line PL and a bit line BL and in each case have a resistance memory...
Method for correcting structure-size-dependent positioning errors in
A method for correcting structure-size-dependent positioning errors during the photolithographic projection by an exposure apparatus and the use thereof includes...
Method for pipelining analog-to-digital conversion and a pipelining
analog-to-digital converter with successive...
A method for pipelining an analog-to-digital conversion of an analog input signal into an N-bit digital output signal is disclosed where a multiplexer is used...
Differential duty cycle restoration
Embodiments of the invention provide methods and apparatuses for restoring a duty cycle of a complementary output signal pair. In one embodiment, the output...
Magnetically lined conductors
A conductor with improved magnetic field per current ratio is disclosed. The conductor includes a magnetic liner lining a second surface and sides thereof. The...
Semiconductor component with ESD protection
The semiconductor component has ESD protective elements configured outside the semiconductor body. The ESD protective elements connect an additional conductor...
Semiconductor memory device comprising memory cells with floating gate
electrode and method of production
Transistor bodies of semiconductor material located at a main surface of a semiconductor substrate between shallow trench isolations are provided with a rounded...
Field-effect transistor structure and associated semiconductor memory cell
A field-effect transistor (FET) structure and method of formation thereof is presented. The FET structure includes first and second source/drain regions formed...
EUV lithography filter
Filters for EUV lithography, methods of manufacture thereof, and methods of filtering in an EUV lithography system are disclosed. The filter comprises a nanotube...
Optoelectronic arrangement and a method for controlling the output power
of a transmission component
The invention relates to an optoelectronic arrangement which has a transmission component which emits electromagnetic radiation, a receiving component which...
Power transistor arrangement and method for fabricating it
In the case of the cost-effective method according to the invention for fabricating a power transistor arrangement, a trench power transistor arrangement (1) is...
Method for fabricating a shadow mask in a trench of a microelectronic or
The present invention provides a method for fabricating a shadow mask in a trench of a microelectronic or micromechanical structure, comprising the steps of:...
Semiconductor circuit and method for testing, monitoring and
application-near setting of a semiconductor circuit
A semiconductor circuit can have a standard interface for external data, address and/or command interchange in normal operation and a further test interface...
Device and method for calculating a result of a modular exponentiation
In a device for calculating a result of a modular exponentiation, the Chinese Residue Theorem (CRT) is used, wherein two auxiliary exponentiations are calculated...
Method of and apparatus for determining a key pair and for generating RSA
In a method of determining a pair of numbers comprising a first number and a second number, in which the first number may be a first key and the second number...
Integrated semiconductor memory and method for operating an integrated
A semiconductor memory and a method for operating the latter in order are provided, at least in testwise fashion, to deactivate a word line segment (12) of a...
Integrated semiconductor memory device
An integrated semiconductor memory device includes external terminals to which an input signal can be applied to each external terminal, and a register circuit...
Random access memory including selective activation of select line
A random access memory that includes an array of memory cells, a first circuit configured to receive an address to address memory cells in the array of memory...
Circuit arrangement having security and power saving modes
Circuit arrangement having complementary data input nodes for reception of a dual rail data signal and complementary data output nodes for outputting a dual rail...
Method for adjusting a substrate in an appliance for carrying out exposure
The unevennesses of a chuck are measured at various positions and are stored, as discrepancies from an idealized plane, in a databank. The measured discrepancies...
Optimizing light path uniformity in inspection systems
An inspection system includes an illumination source configured to illuminate a blazed phase grating sample, image collection pathways and an imaging system...
Reliability and the accuracy of position-finding methods by estimation of
the Rice factor of a radio link
In order to improve the reliability and the accuracy of a position-finding method such as the GPS method, the quality of a radio link which is used for the...
Sampling signal amplifier
A sampling differential amplifier for amplification of a signal having: a signal input (2) for application of an input signal to be amplified; signal...
Internal reference voltage generation for integrated circuit testing
For one or more disclosed methods, a supply voltage is supplied to an integrated circuit, the integrated circuit is placed in a test mode to select one of a...
Semiconductor device with test circuit disconnected from power supply
A semiconductor device with a test circuit disconnected from a power supply connection to reduce leakage current, and a method of manufacture thereof. The test...