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Method and device for sampling an input signal
In accordance with various embodiments, a method for sampling an input signal may be provided, wherein the method may include providing a single frequency clock...
3-D magnetic sensor
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a magnetic field sensor comprising a squat soft-magnetic body disposed on a surface of a substrate comprising...
Dummy structures and methods
A semiconductor device and a method of making a semiconductor device are disclosed. The method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises forming a...
Power semiconductor module with pressed baseplate and method for producing
a power semiconductor module with...
A power semiconductor module includes a baseplate having a top side, an underside, and a depression formed in the baseplate. The depression extends into the...
Method and manufacture of transistor devices
A method of forming transistors and structures thereof. A CMOS device includes high k gate dielectric materials. A PMOS device includes a gate that is implanted...
Semiconductor device with an insulating structure for insulating an
electrode from a semiconductor body
A semiconductor device includes an electrode arranged on a main surface of a semiconductor body and an insulating structure insulating the electrode from the...
Method of producing a vertically inhomogeneous platinum or gold
distribution in a semiconductor substrate and...
Method of producing a vertically inhomogeneous platinum or gold distribution in a semiconductor substrate with a first and a second surface opposite the first...
Method for producing a semiconductor device with a vertical dielectric
A method for producing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes providing a semiconductor body having a first surface, and a second surface...
Fixing semiconductor die in dry and pressure supported assembly processes
Semiconductor die are assembled on a substrate by providing the semiconductor die, substrate, and an elastically deformable foil fixture preformed with one or...
Method and apparatus for semiconductor device fabrication using a
Method and apparatus for semiconductor device fabrication using a reconstituted wafer is described. In one embodiment, diced semiconductor chips are placed...
Method for manufacturing a device on a substrate
A method for manufacturing a device on a substrate includes forming a layer structure on the substrate, forming an auxiliary layer on the layer structure,...
Power semiconductor having a lightly doped drift and buffer layer
A power semiconductor element having a lightly doped drift and buffer layer is disclosed. One embodiment has, underneath and between deep well regions of a...
System and method to transmit data, in particular error data over a bus
The invention relates to an electrical or electronic system, and more specifically, to a system with a bus, and a method to transmit data, in particular error...
DMA integrity checker
Some embodiments relate to a Direct Memory Access (DMA) controller. The DMA controller includes a set of transaction control registers to receive a sequence of...
Microphone and method for calibrating a microphone
A microphone and a method for calibrating a microphone are disclosed. In one embodiment the method for calibrating a microphone comprises operating a MEMS...
Circuit arrangement with a rectifier circuit
A rectifier circuit includes first and second load terminals, a first semiconductor device having a load path and configured to receive a drive signal, and a...
Selectivity by polarization
Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide selectivity for imaging devices and systems. Polarization may be applied to emitted light...
Signal converter and method for operating a signal converter
In accordance with an embodiment, a method for operating a signal converter includes converting an analog input signal to a digital output signal, comprising by...
Sensor interface making use of virtual resistor techniques
Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a sensor interface module. The sensor interface module includes a comparator having a first comparator...
Method for driving power semiconductor switches
A method for driving a controllable power semiconductor switch, having a first input terminal and first and second output terminals coupled to a voltage supply...
System and method for bootstrapping a switch driver
In accordance with an embodiment, a driver circuit includes a low-side driver having a first output configured to be coupled to a control node of a first...
Semiconductor device and method for making same
One or more embodiments relate to a semiconductor device that includes: a conductive layer including a sidewall; a conductive capping layer disposed over the...
Semiconductor device package and methods for producing same
Some embodiments have a semiconductor chip supported above a substrate, a filler layer encapsulating the semiconductor chip, a heat sink; and through contacts...
Device bond pads over process control monitor structures in a
A semiconductor die includes a semiconductor substrate having an edge region surrounding an active region, the active region containing devices of an integrated...
Method of fabricating isolating semiconductor structures using a layout of
trenches and openings
Embodiments related to semiconductor manufacturing and semiconductor devices with semiconductor structure are described and depicted.
Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing a semiconductor device
A semiconductor device formed in a semiconductor substrate includes an isolation trench in the semiconductor substrate to laterally insulate adjacent components...
A semiconductor device includes a cell region and a contact region, the cell region including a functional unit including a gate electrode, a source and a drain...
Method for etching substrate
One or more embodiments relate to a method of making a semiconductor structure, comprising: forming a patterned metallic layer over a semiconductor substrate;...
Process tools and methods of forming devices using process tools
In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a process tool includes a chuck configured to hold a substrate. The chuck is disposed in a chamber....
Micro-electromechanical system devices
Micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) devices and methods of manufacture thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, a MEMS device includes a semiconductive layer...
Method for forming a thin semiconductor device
A method for forming a thin semiconductor device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a lead frame is provided over a carrier. At least one semiconductor chip is...
Method for producing a semiconductor component
Exemplary embodiments of a method for producing a semiconductor component having a polycrystalline semiconductor body region are disclosed, wherein the...
Connecting system for electrically connecting electronic devices and
method for connecting an electrically...
A connecting system for electrically connecting electronic devices includes an electrically conductive first connector, an electrically conductive second...
Chip card module
In various aspects of the disclosure, a chip card module is provided. The chip card module may include a flexible substrate having a metallization on a first...
In various embodiments, a microelectromechanical system may include a chip, a substrate, a signal generator, and a fixing structure configured to fix the chip...
Electrical measurement based circuit wiring layout modification method and
The capacitance or inductance of electrical circuits is adjusted by measuring inductance or capacitance values of passive components fabricated on a first...
Arbiter for asynchronous state machines
An arbiter can be used for processing a plurality of asynchronous data signals. Each data signal is associated with a request signal and a respective...
Determining a state of a receiver on a transmission line
According to one aspect, a method is provided for determining a state of a receiver on a transmission line. The method may comprise, for example, evaluating a...
Vertical hall sensor with high electrical symmetry
A vertical Hall sensor includes a Hall effect region and a plurality of contacts formed in or on a surface of the Hall effect region. The plurality of contacts...
Power converter circuit
A power converter circuit includes input terminals configured to receive an input voltage and an input current and output terminals configured to provide an...
Chip module and a method for manufacturing a chip module
In various embodiments, a chip module may include a first chip; and a leadframe with a first leadframe area and a second leadframe area, wherein the first...
Semiconductor device including a contact clip having protrusions and
A semiconductor device includes a leadframe with a die pad and a first lead, a semiconductor chip with a first electrode, and a contact clip with a first...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device with device separation
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes introducing at least a first and a second trench pattern including array trenches from a first surface...
Secure operation of programmable devices
According to an embodiment, a programmable logic device includes a plurality of logic blocks, memory, a plurality of connection control elements and a logic...
Adjustable ventilation openings in MEMS structures
A MEMS structure and a method for operation a MEMS structure are disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a MEMS structure...
Masked nonlinear feedback shift register
An NLFSR of length k, configured to output a sequence of masked values x'.sub.i=x.sub.i+m.sub.i according to a masked recurrence x'.sub.n+k=f(x'.sub.n, . . . ,...
Apparatus comprising a pair of an alarm condition generator and an
associated alarm circuit, chip card, and method
An apparatus includes a pair of an alarm condition generator and an associated alarm circuit and a test circuit. The alarm circuit is configured to generate an...
Charge pumps with improved latchup characteristics
Some embodiments relate to charge pump regulators to selectively activate a charge pump based not only on the voltage output of the charge pump, but also on a...
Devices and methods are provided in which a driver is supplied via a first current path and a second current path which can comprise a switching element.
Di/dt current sensing
A circuit includes a power circuit and a current sensing circuit. The power circuit has a main current loop. The current sensing circuit is spaced apart from...