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Magnetic switching device
A method of forming a magnetic switching device is provided. The method includes depositing a bilayer hardmask, which may comprise a first mask layer of titanium...
Method and configuration for conditioning a polishing pad surface
A method and a configuration for conditioning a polishing pad surface are described. The method includes measuring a rotation table current or voltage as an...
Contactless data storage medium and method for operating contactless data
A contactless data storage medium having a principal circuit component and a coupling element, with a controllable load provided for performing offloading...
Method for determining the critical path of an integrated circuit
A method of determining the critical path of a circuit includes first determining the paths, their mean path transit times and their path transit time...
Circuit configuration for simulating the input or output load of an analog
In order to simulate the input or output load of an analog circuit, the output of the analog circuit is connected to the input of a driver stage. A measuring...
Measuring flare in semiconductor lithography
Systems, methods, and lithography masks for measuring flare in semiconductor lithography. A layer of photosensitive material is exposed to a first test pattern...
Method of reconstructing data transmitted over a transmission path in a
receiver and corresponding device
To reconstruct data transmitted over a transmission path, for example a cable, the corresponding signal received by the receiver is firstly amplified and...
Digital precoding filter for a transmission filter
Digital precoding filter for a transmission filter (6) for minimizing the chrest [sic] factor of the signal (y) output by the transmission filter (6), having a...
Method and device for generating a rate compatible code
A method and a device for generating a rate compatible code are described. In the method, a serial-concatenated code at a code rate that can be predetermined is...
Refresh for dynamic cells with weak retention
Methods and circuit configurations for utilizing memory cells having weak retention times are provided. For some embodiments, rows identified as having weak...
A/D converter with minimized transfer error
An A/D converter has at least one converter stage which, respectively, has a sample and hold circuit for sampling an analog input signal. The converter stage...
Differential amplifier arrangement with current regulating circuit and
method for operating a differential...
Provision is made of a differential amplifier arrangement with a current source (S1), two controllable paths (T1, T2), which are in each case coupled by one...
Method for producing a control signal which indicates a frequency error
A method which provides a very simple way of forming a control signal if the frequencies differ too greatly from one another between a useful signal and a...
RF power LDMOS transistor with multiple gate fingers
In an RF power LDMOS transistor comprising multiple pairs of parallel gate fingers (11) located on opposite side of an associated p.sup.+ sinker (23), and metal...
Charge trapping memory cell
In a charge trapping memory cell, programming occurs by trapping hot electrons from the channel region in a storage layer. The erasure occurs by Fowler-Nordheim...
Optical transmitter module
The invention relates to an optical transmitting module which has at least one first semiconductor chip which in each case has at least one vertical ...
Method for production of contacts on a wafer
The invention relates to a method for production of contacts on a wafer, preferably with the aid of a lithographic process. The preferred embodiment provides a...
Transistor with shallow germanium implantation region in channel
A method of manufacturing a transistor and a structure thereof, wherein a very shallow region having a high dopant concentration of germanium is implanted into a...
Gate electrode for FinFET device
In a method of forming a semiconductor device, a self-planarizing conductive layer is formed over a substrate that includes a topography having sharp drop-offs....
Method for fabricating an NROM memory cell array
In the method, trenches are etched and, in between, bit lines (8) are in each case arranged on doped source/drain regions (3, 4). Storage layers (5, 6, 7) are...
Method for minimizing the vapor deposition of tungsten oxide during the
selective side wall oxidation of...
During a selective oxidation of gate structures that includes a polycrystalline silicon layer and a tungsten layer, which is known per se, a vapor deposition of...
Method for determining an optimal absorber stack geometry of a
lithographic reflection mask
The present invention relates to a method for determining an optimal absorber stack geometry of a lithographic reflection mask comprising a reflection layer and...
Method and apparatus for caching short program loops within an instruction
A method and an apparatus for reading instruction codes and for forwarding the corresponding instructions to the instruction unit that are distinguished, in...
Apparatus and method for signal strength compensation of highly
time-variant mobile radio channels and...
A signal strength compensation unit for mobile radio receivers is connected upstream of the channel estimator and the channel equalizer and compensates for, in...
Bidirectional transmitting and receiving device
A bidirectional transmitting and receiving device includes a transmitting component with an emission area of a first size, and a receiving component with a...
Apparatus and method for regulating an SLIC supply voltage
Control circuit and method for regulating the supply voltage of an SLIC circuit (15), having a monitoring circuit (36) for calculating an SLIC supply voltage...
A dummy capacitor drive potential VDC is given to one electrode of a dummy capacitor, and a reference potential for determining a data value of a memory cell is...
Dynamic memory and method for testing a dynamic memory
The invention relates to a dynamic memory having a memory cell array, a test controller to test the memory cell array and an oscillator to control the refreshing...
Memory apparatus having a short word line cycle time and method for
operating a memory apparatus
Memory apparatus having a short word line cycle time and method for operating a memory apparatus. One embodiment provides a memory apparatus comprising at least...
MRAM with magnetic via for storage of information and field sensor
A magnetic memory element is disclosed. The magnetic memory element includes a magnetic via for storing information, made of a magnetic material and being...
Ferroelectric memory device
A ferroelectric memory device includes a memory cell array having memory cells arranged in a matrix form. Each of the memory cells includes a cell transistor and...
Circuit arrangement for supplying voltage to a load
A circuit arrangement supplies voltage to a load during normal operation and in a standby mode. The arrangement has the following features: input terminals for...
Circuit arrangement for voltage regulation
Circuit arrangement for voltage regulation having a voltage divider and a regulating circuit. The voltage divider is arranged between a first potential and a...
Duty distortion detector
A duty distortion detector comprises a first synchronous mirror delay configured to mirror a first signal with respect to a clock signal to provide a second...
Dual damascene structure and method
A dual damascene structure and method of fabrication thereof. An insulating layer comprises a first dielectric material and a second dielectric material, the...
Semiconductor device with semiconductor chip and rewiring layer and method
for producing the same
The invention relates to a semiconductor device with a semiconductor chip and a rewiring layer, the semiconductor chip being embedded in a housing plastics...
The power transistor has a trench cell in a semiconductor body. A lower edge of the gate electrode has a profile which is not horizontal, i.e., not planar with...
Semiconductor component with increased dielectric strength and/or reduced
The invention relates to a semiconductor component having a first semiconductor zone of a first conduction type, a second semiconductor zone of a second...
Top oxide nitride liner integration scheme for vertical DRAM
A process and intermediate DRAM structure formed by providing a substrate having an array of trenches containing trench capacitors underlying vertical...
Semiconductor storage location
A semiconductor memory cell, in particular, in a DRAM memory cell array, includes a selection transistor and a storage capacitor. The storage capacitor has a...
The invention relates to a semiconductor component, in which regions of the conduction type opposite to the conduction type of the drift zone are incorporated in...
Method for doping a semiconductor body
The invention relates to a method for doping a semiconductor body (2), in which an n-type doping is introduced into the semiconductor body, which is initially...
TEOS assisted oxide CMP process
CMP of integrated circuits containing DRAM arrays with trench capacitors fill the trenches with oxide, resulting in a an array of oxide structures that is dense...
Polysilicon bipolar transistor and method of manufacturing it
In the inventive method of producing a base terminal structure for a bipolar transistor, an etch stop layer is applied on a single-crystal semiconductor...
Method for producing a capacitor
A method for producing a capacitor comprises providing a raw structure having a substrate and at least one dielectric layer, wherein a first area and a second...
Wafer level packages for chips with sawn edge protection
The invention relates to a wafer level package for chips with chip edge protection, comprising individual chips, which can in each case be mounted on a suitable...
Pattern transfer in device fabrication
A method of transferring a pattern onto a substrate, in the fabrication of ICs, is disclosed. The substrate is coated with a photoresist layer, wherein the...
Reflection mask and method for fabricating the reflection mask
A reflection mask, preferably, an EUV reflection mask, for imaging a pattern that has or is formed on the mask onto a semiconductor wafer with extreme...
Program-controlled unit and method for identifying and/or analyzing errors
in program-controlled units
The program-controlled unit, during the execution of the program, can switch itself to a state in which selected elements that can be connected to form scan...
Method and device for controlling combined UMTS/GSM/EDGE radio systems
In a method for controlling radio systems designed for transmission/reception of signals based on at least two radio standards with different time patterns, with...