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Method for producing phase shifter masks
The invention relates to a method for producing phase shifter masks for 157 nm lithography. A coating has an organic material and is at least partially...
Long running test method for a circuit design analysis
The invention relates to a design analysis technique for a test pattern analysis of chips via automatic test equipment (ATE) or a circuit simulation to detect...
Program controlled unit and method for debugging programs executed by a
program controlled unit
The described program controlled unit has first supply voltage connections for applying a first supply voltage to the program controlled unit and second supply...
Drive circuit for a firing cap of a vehicle restraint system
A drive circuit for a firing cap, triggerable by an electric direct current firing pulse, of a vehicle restraint system, has a firing circuit which forms a...
Fractional divider system and method
The present invention relates to a fractional divider system for a low-power timer with reduced timing error at wake-up. The fractional divider system includes a...
ADSL system with improved data rate
An improved ADSL system with improved data rate is disclosed. In one embodiment, the upstream data bit rate is increased by extending the upstream transmission...
Data strobe synchronization for DRAM devices
Methods and apparatus that determine, at a device (e.g., a DRAM device), a phase difference between two externally supplied timing signals such as a clock signal...
DB-linear variable gain amplifier (VGA) stage with a high broad band
The invention relates to a VGA stage having a novel circuit configuration for amplifying/attenuating a differential input signal which is transmitted via a...
Test system for testing integrated chips and an adapter element for a test
Test system for testing integrated chips and an adapter element for a test system. One embodiment provides a test system for testing integrated chips in a...
Method for determining the angular position of a rotating object and
A method for determining the angular position of a rotating object and rotary encoder is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes a method for...
Encasing arrangement for a semiconductor component
A semiconductor component package configuration includes a semiconductor chip mounted to a printed circuit board, and a substrate arranged between the...
Semiconductor arrangement comprising transistors based on organic
semiconductors and non-volatile read-write...
A semiconductor arrangement is disclosed, having transistors based on organic semiconductors and non-volatile read/write memory cells. The invention relates to a...
Resistive device and method for its production
A resistive device includes a resistive region of a semiconductor material that includes a first region and a second region, wherein the first region has a...
Semiconductor memory having memory cells, each including first and second conductively-doped contact regions and a channel region arranged between the latter,...
Reduction of the contact resistance in organic field-effect transistors
with palladium contacts by using...
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor path, the semiconductor path including an organic semiconductor material, a first contact to inject charge...
Method of treating a structured surface
The invention provides a simple method of treating a structured surface comprising a higher surface in a first region and a lower surface in the second region. A...
Method of forming a memory cell array and a memory cell array
A method of forming a memory cell array comprising a plurality of memory cells, each of the memory cells including a trench capacitor and a transistor is...
Method for fabricating a vertical transistor in a trench, and vertical
To fabricate a vertical transistor, a trench is provided, the side wall of which is formed by a semiconductor substrate in single crystal form and the base of...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising stacked chips
and a corresponding semiconductor device
A first reconstituted wafer is formed, followed by a first redistribution layer. In parallel, a second reconstituted wafer is formed. The second reconstituted...
Method for fabricating bottom electrodes of stacked capacitor memory cells
and method for cleaning and drying a...
Bottom electrodes of stacked capacitor DRAM cells are formed by depositing a metal layer on the side walls of trenches within a hard mask layer, which serves as...
Method for improving a simulation model of photolithographic projection
A method is provided for improving a photolithographic simulation model of the photolithographic simulation of a pattern formed on a photomask. Proceeding from a...
Method for classifying errors in the layout of a semiconductor circuit
A method for classifying errors in the layout of a semiconductor circuit includes examining the layout of the semiconductor circuit for infringement of...
Method and apparatus for calibrating a test system for an integrated
A method and an apparatus provides for calibrating a test system for an integrated semiconductor circuit, a pattern generator of the test system generating a...
Integrated semiconductor memory
An integrated semiconductor memory includes a memory cell array with at least one memory cell, in which a data value is stored, and an evaluation circuit with a...
Error detection in a circuit module
A circuit module has a module board and a plurality of circuit chips that are arranged on the module board. A module main bus having a plurality of lines of the...
Programmable unit including program operation unit and associated stopping
A programmable unit is described having one or more program running units for running a program, with at least one of the program running units having an...
Test apparatus and test method for mixed-signal semiconductor components
A semiconductor component is tested by providing a tester, a loadboard and an evaluation apparatus. The semiconductor component is operated using a test...
Voltage booster device for semi-conductor components
A semi-conductor component (1), in particular a memory component, with at least one voltage booster, which makes available an appropriate boosted voltage (VPP,...
Methods and apparatus for implementing standby mode in a random access
A memory device includes: a generator system having a number of generators that supply voltage or current to the memory device, a controller that supplies to the...
Integrated semiconductor memory comprising at least one word line and
A semiconductor memory and a test method for testing whether word line segments (12) are floating after an activation operation or a deactivation operation is...
Phase locked loop including an integrator-free loop filter
A phase locked loop PLL having a forward path and a feedback path is disclosed. A phase detector drives an oscillator in the forward path of the phase locked...
Amplifier circuit for converting the current signal from an optical
receiving element into a voltage signal
An amplifier circuit for converting the current signal from an optical receiving element into a voltage signal. The amplifier circuit includes a transimpedance...
Clocked standby mode with maximum clock frequency
A method and apparatus for controlling a voltage generator of a memory device are provided. In one embodiment, a first clock signal and a second clock signal are...
Semiconductor devices with rotated substrates and methods of manufacture
Integrated circuits are oriented on a substrate at an angle that is rotated between 0 to 45 degrees from a direction parallel or perpendicular to a preferred...
Adiabatic rotational switching memory element including a ferromagnetic
A magnetoresistive memory element includes a stacked structure with a ferromagnetic reference region including a fixed magnetization; a ferromagnetic free region...
Thyristor structure and overvoltage protection configuration having the
A thyristor structure having a first terminal, formed as a first region with a first conductivity type, is provided. A second region of a second conductivity...
Semiconductor product having a semiconductor substrate and a test
structure and method
A semiconductor product having a test structure, in which a contact connection short-circuits that source/drain region of a transistor which is connected to an...
Process for producing a mask on a substrate
To produce a mask, a first mask layer (40) is applied to the substrate (10). During or after the deposition of the first mask layer (40), the latter is exposed...
Method for fabricating NROM memory cells with trench transistors
An electrically conductive bit line layer is applied and patterned into portions arranged parallel to one another before the trench is etched into the...
Packaging system with a tool for enclosing electronic components and
method of populating a carrier tape
The invention relates to a packaging system having a tool for inserting electronic components into a carrier tape, which has passage openings. The tool has a...
An integrated semiconductor memory, which can be operated in a normal operating state and a test operating state, includes a current pulse circuit with an input...
Variable clock configuration for switched op-amp circuits
A clock configuration for driving switched op-amp circuits operated in opposite phases is presented in which a common off-phase of variable length is inserted...
Method and device for adjusting a determination rule of an angle sensor
A method for adjusting a determination rule for an error compensation of an angle sensor is designed to detect a first component of a direction along a first...
Transmitting and receiving unit
A transmitting and receiving unit includes a receiving branch and a transmitting branch that are in each case constructed for conducting complex signals, with a...
Apparatus and method for dynamically controlling data transfer in memory
Methods and apparatus for operating a secondary sense amplifier according to different timings. Embodiments of the invention generally provide a secondary sense...
Integrated DRAM memory device
An integrated memory device including a number of memory blocks including memory cells wherein the memory cells are arranged in a matrix of wordlines and...
Integrated semiconductor memory with redundant memory cells
An integrated semiconductor memory has regular row and column lines, which can be replaced with redundant row and column lines in the event of a fault. Following...
Semiconductor memory having tri-state driver device
A semiconductor memory having at least one memory cell adapted to store a data value, and adapted to be connected to a data line through a switch device...
Method and apparatus for sensing a state of a memory cell
A cell arrangement comprising a memory cell arranged in parallel to a first capacitor is charged to a first voltage potential. A second capacitor is charged to a...
Error-compensated charge pump circuit, and method for producing an
error-compensated output current from a...
A charge pump circuit has a charge pump having at least two switched current sources arranged in series. The difference between the currents produced in the two...