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Device and method for correcting the duty cycle of a clock signal
A device for correcting the duty cycle of a clock signal with a duty cycle modifying device which receives a clock signal and a complementary clock signal, which...
Method and device for phase detection
A phase detection system is used in particular in a Delay-Locked Loop (DLL) to generate, as a function of phase differences of different signals (1, 2, 3), at...
Sample-and-hold device and method for the operation of a sample-and-hold
In the case of a sample-and-hold device a holding condenser is fed with an input voltage via a controllable sampling switch. To improve the transient ...
Driving device for a light-emitting component and a method for driving a
The invention pertains to a driving device, for a light-emitting component, which can be universally used and is user-friendly. The driving device for a...
Electro-static discharge protection circuit and method for making the same
As disclosed herein, an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit is provided for an integrated circuit including a semiconductor substrate. The ESD...
Memory cell arrangement and method of fabricating it
Memory cell arrangement having a memory cell array which has at least one layer of magnetoresistive memory components (11) which are each connected to first...
Method for fabricating a p-channel field-effect transistor on a
A p-channel field-effect transistor is formed on a semiconductor substrate. The transistor has an n-doped gate electrode, a buried channel, a p-doped source and...
Integration scheme for metal gap fill, with fixed abrasive CMP
In a method of planarizing a semiconductor wafer, the improvement comprising polishing above metal interconnect lines to uniformly polish the topography of the...
Metal chemical polishing process for minimizing dishing during
semiconductor wafer fabrication
A two-step chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) process is provided to minimize (reduce) dishing of metal lines in trenches in an insulation (oxide) layer of each...
Manufacturing of a corrosion protected interconnect on a substrate
A method for fabricating an interconnect on a surface of a passivated substrate includes applying a diffusion barrier to the surface of the passivated substrate...
Integrated dynamic memory having a control circuit for controlling a
refresh mode for memory cells
An integrated dynamic memory includes memory cells which are combined to form individual independently addressable units, and a control circuit for controlling a...
Integrated dynamic memory and operating method
An integrated dynamic memory includes a memory cell array having memory cells for storing a charge corresponding to an information bit. The memory cell array has...
Method and system for manufacturing DRAMs with reduced self-refresh current
A method and system for reducing self-refresh current requirements in a includes a DRAM chip that is sectioned into a number of segments. The entire DRAM chip is...
Semiconductor with an improved read device and operational mode associated
A selection transistor for a group of memory cells, preferably composed of 16-32 memory cells, is respectively introduced into the feed lines to the memory cells...
Integrated circuit having a thermally shielded electric resistor trace
An integrated circuit includes an electric resistor trace, a substrate and a thermally conductive structure arranged above or below the electric resistor trace...
Method and apparatus for amplitude filtering in the frequency plane of a
lithographic projection system
A method of projecting a pattern from a mask onto a substrate comprises providing an energy source, a substrate, and a mask containing a pattern of features to...
Electronic module with a semiconductor chip which has flexible chip
contacts, and method for producing the...
An electronic module contains a semiconductor chip that has flexible chip contacts. The flexible chip contacts are disposed on an uppermost metallization layer...
Field-effect-controllable semiconductor component and method for producing
the semiconductor component
A semiconductor component has at least one first terminal zone of a first conductivity type in a semiconductor body. The first terminal zone is contact-connected...
Memory cell array
In a matrix-shaped configuration of memory transistors, word lines are disposed on a top side of a semiconductor body and are parallel to one another. Bit lines...
Semiconductor memory cell
A semiconductor memory cell includes a semiconductor substrate that defines a trench having trench walls. The semiconductor memory cell also includes a floating...
Memory cell having a second transistor for holding a charge value
A memory cell has a transistor, a capacitor, and a second transistor that is formed as a parasitic field-effect transistor. The parasitic field-effect transistor...
Radiation protection in integrated circuits
Reduced radiation damage to an IC feature is disclosed. At least a portion of the feature which is sensitive to radiation is covered by a radiation protection...
Method of etching a layer in a trench and method of fabricating a trench
To fabricate a trench capacitor in a substrate, a trench is formed in the substrate. The trench has an upper region and a lower region. In the trench, first of...
DRAM cell arrangement with vertical MOS transistors, and method for its
DRAM cell arrangement with vertical MOS transistors, and method for its fabrication. Channel regions arranged along one of the columns of a memory cell matrix...
Method for producing a protective cover for a device
In a method for producing a protective cover for a device which is formed in a substrate, a first cover layer is initially deposited on the substrate, the first...
Optical coupling unit and method for inserting optical wave guides into an
optical coupling unit
The invention relates to a coupling unit for optically coupling a multi-channel optical plug-in element to at least one opto-electronic converter of a...
7-tracks standard cell library
A 7-track standard cell library having a layout architecture that is designed for fabrication technologies having design rules of 0.12 microns or smaller. The...
Circuit configuration for receiving at least two digital signals
A circuit configuration has a calibration circuit, which is connected to terminals for two digital signals and has outputs for two digital output signals which...
Broadband driver circuit
Broadband driver circuit for driving voice and data signals, having a current dividing circuit (37), which divides a current generated by a current source (38),...
Semiconductor memory with address decoding unit, and address loading method
A semiconductor memory includes: at least two memory banks that each have a memory cell matrix, an address decoding unit which includes a bank address decoding...
Memory device and method of storing fail addresses of a memory cell
The embodiments of the present invention are directed to a self-repair schema for memory chips, using a sortable fail-count/fail-address register. The...
Circuit configuration for regenerating clock signals
A circuit configuration regenerates clock signals. The circuit configuration includes an input differential amplifier, first and second inverters, and an offset...
Driver circuit and method for operating a driver circuit
The invention relates to a driver circuit (10) for integrated circuits comprising at least one input node (11) for an input signal and at least one output node...
Methods and apparatus for active termination of high-frequency signals
An integrated circuit, comprising: at least one main circuit operable to perform one or more functions, and including at least one I/O node for receiving or...
Semiconductor component and method for its production
The invention proposes a semiconductor component with a semiconductor chip having a first main side with at least one contact pad thereon. A protective layer is...
A vertical or lateral semiconductor component derives a signal from a high load voltage. This signal can be used directly for driving the semiconductor component...
Multi substrate organic light emitting devices
An OLED device capable of emitting multiple colors is disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, multiple substrates are stacked upon one another, wherein...
Method for the lateral contacting of a semiconductor chip
A description is given of a method for the lateral contacting of a semiconductor chip in which, in the case of a first semiconductor chip (11), which has an...
Measurement configuration including a vehicle and method for performing
measurements with the measurement...
A measurement device, i.e. a metrology tool, and a vehicle are combined to provide a mobile metrology in a fabrication facility. Peripheral equipment such as a...
Circuit and method for protecting electronic devices
The access time for the use of an electronic device, for example a chip, is prolonged after each unauthorized access attempt. The access time is determined by...
Method for authenticating at least one subscriber during a data interchange
A method for authenticating at least one subscriber during a data interchange between at least two subscribers is described. In the method, a first subscriber...
Temperature sensor scheme
The present invention is a random access memory device including a temperature sensing circuit, and method of using the same. The temperature sensing circuit...
Configurable multimode despreader for spread spectrum applications
A configurable multimode despreader for spread spectrum applications is disclosed herein. The despreader includes a plurality of data lines, at least one...
T1/E1 framer array
A system and method for frame detection and generation. Each incoming clock-data stream is divided into two independent data streams: a clock path which...
Bist for parallel testing of on chip memory
A processor assisted memory BIST to identify detective memory addresses. The processor generates the address to be tested and the BIST generates the test data...
Method and circuit configuration for digitizing a signal in an input buffer
of a DRAM device
A method and circuit configuration for digitizing data and control signals using an input buffer in a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) device. In one...
Digital/analog converter circuit with a device for compensating nonlinear
A digital/analog converter circuit (1) comprises a precompensation stage (10), a PCM/PWM converter stage (7) and a digital/analog converter stage (8), these...
Acoustic reflector for a BAW resonator providing specified reflection of
both shear waves and longitudinal waves
A BAW resonator includes a piezoelectric layer, a first electrode, a second electrode, a substrate, and an acoustic reflector disposed between the substrate and...
Trimming method and trimming device for a PLL circuit for two-point
In the case of a trimming method for a PLL circuit operating based on the principle of a two-point modulation, the PLL circuit is locked without any modulation...
Method for increasing the input voltage of an integrated circuit with a
two-stage charge pump, and integrated...
Integrated circuits with charge pumps are frequently used for supplying integrated circuits, in particular memory circuits, with energy. When the input voltages...