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Ferroelectric capacitor devices and FeRAM devices
A ferroelectric capacitor device, such as an FeRAM device is formed of a substrate having one or more contact plugs extending therethrough, and a first...
Method of calculating a pressure compensation recipe for a semiconductor
A process uses pressure changes and a pressure compensation factor to estimate the rate at which neutral atoms are implanted. While implanting a first wafer...
Crystallographic modification of hard mask properties
A hardmask layer in the back end of an integrated circuit is formed from TaN having a composition of less than 50% Ta and a resistivity greater than 400...
Method and apparatus for manufacturing a device having a moveable
In a method for manufacturing a device having a moveable structure a substrate is processed in order to obtain intermediate devices on the substrate, wherein an...
Semiconductor structure with increased breakdown voltage and method for
producing the semiconductor structure
A semiconductor structure comprises a buried first semiconductor layer of a first doping type, a second semiconductor layer of the first doping type on the...
Mask schemes for patterning magnetic tunnel junctions
Methods of patterning magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ's) of magnetic memory devices that avoid shorting magnetic memory cells to upper levels of conductive lines...
Method for producing a ferroelectric capacitor that includes etching with
A method for fabricating a device and a device, such as a ferroelectric capacitor, having a substrate, a contact plug through the substrate, a first barrier...
Method of fabrication of an FeRAM capacitor and an FeRAM capacitor formed
by the method
A ferroelectric device includes a bottom electrode on which are formed ferrocapacitor elements and, over the ferroelectric elements, top electrodes. The bottom...
Particle measurement configuration and semiconductor wafer processing
device with such a configuration
A particle measurement configuration measures the particle concentration in a liquid or gaseous medium by way of a particle measuring instrument. In order to...
A program-controlled unit is described. The program-controlled unit has a central processing unit (CPU), peripheral units that are connected to the CPU via an...
Method and configuration for transmitting digital data
A method for transmitting digital data, which is continued in data frames of variable lengths, from a first data bus to a second data bus, which is operated...
Memory cell signal window testing apparatus
A memory cell signal window testing apparatus 101 and method for testing the signal window of a memory are disclosed. First data is written to a memory cell...
Production machine with capability of transmitting production information
and method for generating events...
A production machine has at least one signal output with the capability of transmitting production status information to a production control system or...
Configuration for coupling optical signals of at least one optical data
channel into and/or out of an optical...
A configuration for coupling optical signals of at least one optical data channel into and/or out of an optical waveguide carrying optical signals of at least...
Circuit and method for refreshing memory cells of a dynamic memory
A circuit for refreshing memory cells of a dynamic memory contains a refresh control circuit (3, 4, 7) and a memory circuit (2) for storing a plurality of...
Circuit arrangement and method for setting a voltage supply for a
read/write amplifier of an integrated memory
A circuit arrangement for setting a voltage supply for a read/write amplifier of an integrated memory has a first voltage generator circuit for generating a...
Register cell and method for writing to the register cell
A register cell includes a first input for a data unit to be written into the register cell. The register cell includes further a second input for a negated data...
Method and apparatus for assessing one-time programmable cells
Provision is made of a method and an apparatus for assessing one-time programmable cells, in which an electrical characteristic quantity of a cell is...
Current/voltage converter arrangement
A current/voltage converter arrangement is proposed, in which a first switch device (T1) with a first diode (TD1) is provided between a first input terminal...
Method for operating a switch in a free-running switch mode power supply,
and a drive circuit for a switch in a...
A method for operating a switch, which is connected in series with a primary coil of a transformer in a free-running switch mode power supply, includes the...
Active protection device for low voltage circuits in items of low voltage
The invention establishes a method and a device for supplying external circuit units with an overvoltage (101), present on a high voltage circuit (100), in which...
The invention relates to a driver circuit with a circuit node (10), at least two first transistors (P1, P2), the load sections of which are switched in series...
Method and apparatus for the transmission of differential signals
A method is described for transmitting signals on a pair of lines, whereby the signals pass alternately from a low level to a high level. The signals on one line...
Semiconductor arrangement with a MOS-transistor and a parallel
The present invention relates to a semiconductor arrangement with a MOS transistor which has a gate electrode (40), arranged in a trench running in the vertical...
A memory cell having a source region, a drain region, a source-end control gate, a drain-end control gate, an injection gate arranged between the source-end...
Integrated semiconductor circuit having a cell array having a multiplicity
of memory cells
An integrated semiconductor circuit includes a cell array having memory cells which can be read by word lines and bit lines. Two bit lines in each case are...
Circuit element having a first layer composed of an electrically
insulating substrate material, a method for...
The circuit element has a first layer composed of an electrically insulating substrate material and a first electrically conductive material which is in the form...
Method for the patterned, selective metallization of a surface of a
The present invention provides a method for the patterned metallization of a surface of a substrate, comprising the steps of preheating the substrate to a...
Method of producing an integrated circuit configuration
In an integrated circuit configuration, above a first conductive structure which is embedded in a first insulating layer there are arranged a first barrier layer...
Method for fabricating a storage capacitor
The present invention relates to a novel method for fabricating a storage capacitor designed as a trench or a stacked capacitor and is used in particular in a...
Electronic component and method for its production
The invention relates to an electronic component and to a method for its production. The electronic component has a semiconductor chip and a wiring board, and a...
Negative resist process with simultaneous development and chemical
consolidation of resist structures
A process for producing amplified negative resist structures that includes exposing and contrasting of a resist then simultaneously developing and amplifying the...
Mode indicator for transceiver module
A mode indicator for use with a transceiver module includes a colored plastic button having an engagement feature configured for attachment to a corresponding...
DSL communication apparatus with lifeline functionality suitable for
transmitting and receiving voice signals...
A DSL communication apparatus with lifeline functionality is provided, the DSL communication apparatus (3) in particular being suitable for CVoDSL ("Channelized...
Method for configuring a configurable hardware block by configuring
configurable connections provided around a...
A method for configuring a configurable hardware block includes implementing commands and/or command sequences of a program to be executed. The implementing step...
Device for accessing registered circuit units
A device is provided for accessing circuit units via access registers. The circuit units have a plurality of inputs for access to said circuit units. A first...
A bus system has a bus, a number of units which can be connected to one another via the bus, and a bus controller. The units request the bus controller for bus...
Method and apparatus for measuring and controlling the water content of a
water-containing liquid mixture
An apparatus for measuring the water content of a water-containing liquid mixture contained in a tight chemistry tank includes a heating device for controlling...
Method and apparatus for data transmission
A method and an apparatus for transmitting data on an internal and/or external transfer path in and/or to a semiconductor component such as a semiconductor...
Devices for synchronizing clock signals
A clock signal synchronizing device includes a first delay unit with variable delay time connected to an input circuit with a first delay time which receives a...
Echo clock on memory system having wait information
A method and a circuit configuration for implementing a double data rate feature in a memory device capable of operating in a variable latency mode. The memory...
High-resolution digital-to-analog converter
A digital/analog converter apparatus (DAC) comprises, for the purpose of converting a digital input signal (D) into an analog output signal (A), a first unit...
Tunable capacitive component, and LC oscillator with the component
The invention is directed to a tunable, capacitive component that includes a pair of MOS transistors whose gate connections are connected via a respective...
Current source circuit for generating a low-noise current and method of
operating the current source circuit
A current source circuit for generating a low-noise current has a current mirror circuit with a first and a second transistor. The current mirror circuit...
Testing device with a contact for connecting to a contact of a
A testing device for a semiconductor component including at least one first contact. The testing device contains at least one second contact for producing an...
Apparatus and method for determining a current through a power
A circuit configuration includes a power switch and a measuring configuration for detecting the load current through the power switch. The circuit configuration...
A semiconductor component contains two semiconductor bodies, which are spatially separated from one another and electrically interconnected. A compensation MOS...
Integrated semiconductor storage with at least a storage cell and
The invention relates to an integrated semiconductor memory with at least one memory cell having at least one transistor which forms an inversion channel in the...
Memory device for storing electrical charge and method for fabricating the
The invention provides a memory device for storing electrical charge, which has, as memory elements, tube elements applied on an electrode layer and...
Process for chemically mechanically polishing wafers
The invention relates to a process for chemically mechanically polishing and grinding wafers. The CMP slurry that is used for grinding is analyzed using slurry...