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Device and method for inhibiting oxidation of contact plugs in
ferroelectric capacitor devices
A ferroelectric capacitor device and method for producing such a device comprises forming a substrate, and forming a contact plug passing through the substrate....
Fabrication process for a magnetic tunnel junction device
A method of fabricating a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) device is provided. A patterned hard mask is oxidized to form a surface oxide thereon. An MTJ stack is...
Process for producing a metal layer on a substrate body, and substrate
body having a metal layer
Process for producing a metal layer on a substrate body. The process includes applying conductive particles to a surface of the substrate body, so that the...
Method of resolving mismatched parameters in computer-aided integrated
A system and method for resolving mismatched parameters in computer-aided design of integrated circuits during schematic migration. The system compares the...
Circuit configuration for direct modulation
A circuit configuration for direction modulation contains an oscillator, whose output signal is split into quadrature components for modulation with a useful...
Memory device with common row interface
One embodiment of the present invention provides a semiconductor memory receiving an external address including an array address and a row address. The...
MRAM array having a segmented bit line
A magneto-resistive random access memory (MRAM) array comprises global bit lines segmented using a plurality of local bit lines. A read/write controller is...
Memory module having a plurality of integrated memory components
A memory module comprises a plurality of integrated memory components which are arranged on a carrier substrate. An access control circuit, which is arranged...
Mark configuration, wafer with at least one mark configuration, and a
method of producing at least one mark...
A mark configuration for the alignment and/or determination of a relative position of at least two planes in relation to one another in a substrate and/or in...
Fabrication method for memory cell
Method of fabricating a memory cell, in which a storage layer, which is designed for programming by charge carrier trapping, and a gate electrode, which is...
Method for eliminating phase conflict centers in alternating phase masks,
and method for producing alternating...
In order to eliminate phase conflicts in alternating phase masks, the layout is modified after the phase conflicts have been localized. During the modification,...
Memory and method for employing a checksum for addresses of replaced
A memory includes: a memory array having a plurality of storage elements; a plurality of replacement storage elements; a plurality of address fuse units, each...
Apparatus and method for aligning variable-width instructions with a
A method and apparatus for providing a plurality of aligned instructions from an instruction stream provided by a memory unit for execution within a pipelined...
Telephone system with current regulation in the constant current region
A telephone system includes a transmission line for connection to at least one telephone and a telephone interface in communication with the transmission line....
Method for decoding a data signal
A turbo decoder is used in a method for blockwise decoding a data signal that is error protection coded at a transmitter and that is detected in a receiver. The...
Method for measuring a characteristic dimension of at least one pattern on
a disc-shaped object in a measuring...
The measurement of the width of a pattern on a semiconductor wafer or a flat panel is carried out in an optical microscope or a scanning electron microscope in a...
A quantizer for a sigma delta modulator comprising at least one preliminary stage V1, V2), the quantizer quantizing an input signal (E.sub.Q) present at it in...
Method and device for detecting the motor position of an electric motor
A method and device for detecting the motor position of a DC motor includes evaluating the back-induced voltage of non-energized motor windings of the motor only...
Support matrix with bonding channel for integrated semiconductors, and
method for producing it
Support matrices for semiconductors are often encapsulated in a region of the bonding leads, the so-called bonding channel. The encapsulation is effected using a...
DRAM memory cell and memory cell array with fast read/write access
The memory cell according to the invention has a vertical selection transistor, via whose channel region the inner electrode of the trench capacitor can be...
Connection of integrated circuits
A method for connecting a first integrated circuit having an elevated contact area lying on an elastic elevation on a main area thereof and a second integrated...
Lithography alignment and overlay measurement marks formed by resist mask
blocking for MRAMs
A method of manufacturing a resistive semiconductor memory device (10), comprising depositing an insulating layer (34) over a workpiece (30), and defining a...
Method for exposing at least one or at least two semiconductor wafers
A batch of semiconductor wafers are exposed after an alignment in a wafer stepper or scanner and each of their alignment parameters are determined. Using, e.g.,...
Scanning tip orientation adjustment method for atomic force microscopy
A method of calibrating an AFM scanner head of an AFM machine to determine the arc functions of the scanner head are provided. A method of measuring the actual...
Memory device with comparison units to check functionality of addressed
The memory device contains comparison units with which it is possible to check whether an address applied to the memory device is associated with a memory cell...
Carry ripple adder
A carry ripple adder contains five first inputs for accepting five input bits having equal significance w that are to be summed and two second inputs for...
Device for establishing a galvanically separate connection between a
telephone line and a signal processing...
A device for the DC-decoupled connection of a telephone line to a signal processing device at the subscriber end of the telephone line is disclosed. The device...
Address decoding circuit and method for addressing a regular memory area
and a redundant memory area in a...
Address decoding circuit and method for addressing a regular memory area and a redundant memory area in a memory circuit are provided. One embodiment provides a...
Content addressable memory cell
One embodiment provides a content addressable memory cell having a first memory cell which is electrically connected to a comparator unit. The comparator unit is...
Semi-conductor component testing system with a reduced number of test
The invention involves a semi-conductor component testing system, a process for semi-conductor components, as well as an assembly, more particularly a wafer with...
Electronic component having stacked semiconductor chips in parallel, and a
method for producing the component
An electronic component has a chip stack with a first semiconductor chip, a second semiconductor chip, and a large number of flat conductors configured in...
Bar-type field effect transistor and method for the production thereof
The bar-type field effect transistor consists of a substrate, a bar placed above a substrate and a gate and spacer placed above part of the bar.
Semiconductor memory with memory cells comprising a vertical selection
transistor and method for fabricating it
In order to fabricate a semiconductor memory, a trench capacitor is arranged in a first trench. Beside the first trench, a first longitudinal trench and,...
Generating an executable file
A method of generating an executable file includes subdividing a target name into portions at one or more predetermined points. The method also includes saving...
The invention relates to an electro-optical component with a millimeter or submillimeter antenna and an optical receiver. In order, in the case of such an...
Method for modifying the image size of video images
The invention relates to a method for changing the image size of video images, in which a decimation of video image signals (V) by an integral decimation factor...
Array transistor amplification method and apparatus for dynamic random
As disclosed herein, a method and apparatus are provided for amplifying a signal by a transistor of an array of transistors that includes a storage cell...
Mass storage array and methods for operation thereof
Apparatus including a virtual ground array, which includes memory cells connected in rows and columns to word lines and bit lines, respectively. The virtual...
System and method for automatically-detecting soft errors in latches of an
A circuit and method for detecting soft errors produced in latches. An exemplary embodiment of a circuit includes a block of concatenated latches, each latch...
BAW resonator having piezoelectric layers oriented in opposed directions
A BAW resonator includes a first piezoelectric layer made of a material oriented toward a first direction, and a second piezoelectric layer made of a material...
LVDS driver for small supply voltages
The invention relates to an LVDS driver for small supply voltages, particularly of less than 2.0 V, for producing a differential output signal (Pout, Nout),...
Integrated module having a delay element
Integrated module having a circuit and a plurality of input/output terminals, each of the input/output terminals being connected to a driver circuit for driving...
Circuit arrangement for regulating the duty cycle of electrical signal
A circuit arrangement for regulating the duty cycle of an electrical signal including a first input differential amplifier, to which an input signal is applied;...
Semiconductor component with optimized current density
A cellularly constructed semiconductor component has a connection electrode, which contact-connects some of the cells, and a connection line, which...
Self-aligned mask to reduce cell layout area
Self-aligning vias and trenches etched between adjacent lines of metallization allows the area of the dielectric substrate allocated to the via or trench to be...
Method of making encapsulated spacers in vertical pass gate DRAM and
damascene logic gates
Semiconductor devices having improved isolation are provided along with methods of fabricating such semiconductor devices. The improved isolation includes an...
Silicon resist for photolithography at short exposure wavelengths and
process for making photoresists
A chemically amplified photo-resist includes a polymer containing acid-labile radicals attached to a polar group and also contains anchor groups that allow...
A connector has a connector body, at least one contact and at least one bimetal stripe. One end of the contact is fixed to the connector body and another end of...
Method for producing a semiconductor device in chip format
A semiconductor device in chip format having a chip which has at least one first insulating layer and electrical connection pads free of the insulating layer is...
Determination of a differential offset in a radio device and radio device
A device for determining an offset value for an offset occurring in a differential transmission signal section of a radio device utilizes, for the purpose of...