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Phase locked loop-based tuning adjustable filter
Phase locked loop based frequency tuning of an adjustable filter is disclosed. A resonant circuit includes the adjustable filter, and an oscillator signal...
Electro static discharge clamping device
Electrostatic discharge clamp devices are described. In one embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a first transistor, the first transistor including a...
Phase-change memory security device
A semiconductor chip having a subcircuit formed in a substrate; and a phase-change memory cell located on the subcircuit, and configured to directly detect an...
Circuit and method for component communication
A circuit has a supply voltage terminal for receiving a supply voltage of the circuit, wherein a trigger impulse is superimposed on the supply voltage. Further,...
Detection of a load state of a half-bridge
Disclosed is a method for diagnosing a half-bridge having a first and a second switching element. The method includes providing a half-bridge that has a first...
Systems and methods for driving a transistor
This disclosure relates to monitoring and controlling a voltage characteristic of a Drain Extended Metal Oxide Semiconductor (DeMOS) transistor.
Integrated circuit including gas phase deposited packaging material
An integrated circuit includes a substrate including an active area and a gas phase deposited packaging material encapsulating the active area.
Multi-chip package including die paddle with steps
A lead frame assembly includes at least one die paddle. The die paddle includes a first landing area for receiving a first semiconductor chip and a second...
A semiconductor device includes a carrier, a chip coupled to the carrier, a dielectric layer coupled to the carrier and the chip, and conducting elements...
Wafer and a method for manufacturing a wafer
A wafer includes a wafer frontside and a region adjacent to the device surface, wherein the region includes vacancy-oxygen complexes and the wafer frontside...
Semiconductor component including an isolation structure and a contact to
A semiconductor component includes a semiconductor body, in which are formed: a substrate of a first conduction type, a buried semiconductor layer of a second...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, method of manufacturing a
SOI device, semiconductor device, and...
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a SOI device includes a first composite structure including a substrate layer, a substrate isolation layer...
Semiconductor device with a dynamic gate-drain capacitance
A semiconductor device with a dynamic gate drain capacitance. One embodiment provides a semiconductor device. The device includes a semiconductor substrate, a...
Feature patterning methods and structures thereof
Methods of patterning features, methods of manufacturing semiconductor devices, and semiconductor devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of...
Chip module having a protection device
Some embodiments of a chip module comprise a substrate, a semiconductor chip on the substrate, and a first layer between the substrate and the semiconductor...
Integrated circuit with stress sensing element
An integrated circuit includes a semiconductor die, and a stress sensing element. The stress sensing element comprises a first lateral resistor and a first...
Measuring device and measured quantity sensor having coupled processing
and excitation frequencies
A measuring device for determining a measured quantity having an oscillatory structure where an oscillation signal is detectable. The measuring device further...
Integrated circuit and method for determining an integrated circuit layout
Various methods for determining a layout of an integrated circuit are described. For example, a method is described comprising determining a layout of an...
Error detection device and method for error detection for a command
An error detection device for a command decoder is described, the command decoder reading out an associated sequence of control signal words from a command...
Random number generator configured to combine states of memory cells
A random number generator includes a plurality of memory cells arranged in a series, a feedback processor for generating a feedback signal and for feeding the...
Floating gate device with graphite floating gate
One or more embodiments relate to a memory device, comprising: a substrate; a charge storage layer disposed over the substrate; and a control gate disposed over...
Circuit arrangement comprising an electronic component and an ESD
A description is given of a circuit arrangement including at least one electronic component having first and second terminals, and comprising an ESD protection...
Electronic basic unit for a system on chip
An electronic basic unit for a system on chip comprises a semiconductor substrate and an area on the semiconductor substrate. The area is bounded by a geometric...
Integrated circuit having a semiconductor substrate with a barrier layer
An integrated circuit having a semiconductor substrate with a barrier layer is disclosed. The arrangement includes a semiconductor substrate and a metallic...
Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture thereof
Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a workpiece having a buried layer...
Semiconductor device having additional capacitance to inherent gate-drain
or inherent drain-source capacitance
A semiconductor device with inherent capacitances and method for its production. The semiconductor device has an inherent feedback capacitance between a control...
MOS transistor and semiconductor device
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a MOS transistor includes a semiconductor layer including a source region, a drain region, and a channel...
Method of producing a field effect transistor arrangement
A method of producing a field effect transistor arrangement. A substrate having a first crystal surface orientation is provided. A first layer is formed above a...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor package using a carrier
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package includes providing a carrier, forming a post slot and a terminal slot in the carrier, depositing a post in the...
MEEF reduction by elongation of square shapes
A method that purposely relaxes OPC algorithm constraints to allow post OPC mask shapes to elongate along one direction (particularly lowering the 1-dimensional...
According to an embodiment of the present invention, a spin device includes an intermediate semiconductor region arranged between a first terminal and a second...
Memory cell arrangements
In an embodiment, a memory cell arrangement is provided. The memory cell arrangement may include a first memory cell and a second memory cell, a first...
Method and apparatus for detecting a crack in a semiconductor wafer, and a
A method for detecting a crack in a semiconductor wafer, which includes an electrical device and a connecting pad electrically coupled with the electrical...
A sensor device for detecting a relative movement including a transmitter unit configured to generate a field. The transmitter unit includes first transmitter...
Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture thereof
Methods of forming transistors and structures thereof are disclosed. A preferred embodiment comprises a semiconductor device including a workpiece, a gate...
Integrated RF ESD protection for high frequency circuits
The invention relates to a high-frequency integrated circuit requiring ESD protection for a circuit node. One or more metallic layer is deposited within the...
Semiconductor component and method for producing it
A semiconductor component includes a semiconductor body having an edge with an edge zone of a first conductivity type. Charge compensation regions of a second...
Semiconductor device with a charge carrier compensation structure and
A semiconductor device with a charge carrier compensation structure. In one embodiment, the semiconductor device has a central cell field with a gate and source...
One or more embodiments relate to a semiconductor device, comprising: a substrate; and a radio frequency coupler including a first coupling element and a second...
Porous silicon dielectric
Embodiments of the invention provide a semiconductor device having dielectric material and its method of manufacture. A manufacturing method comprises forming a...
Method for fabricating a semiconductor element, and semiconductor element
In a method for fabricating a semiconductor element in a substrate, first implantation ions are implanted into the substrate, whereby micro-cavities are...
Actively regulated modulation index for contactless IC devices
A contactless IC device including a detection circuit configured to detect a carrier wave that has been amplitude shift-keying (ASK) modulated with digital data...
Circuitry and method for monitoring a supply voltage
A method for monitoring the supply voltage of an electronic device includes the steps of: determining an operating condition of the electronic device, adjusting...
Strategy for using the envelope information within a closed loop power
A power control system includes a reference path filter used to suppress high frequencies in an input signal and generate a filtered envelope signal, a...
System and method for clock drift compensation
A method for processing a signal includes monitoring an over-sampled signal to detect deviations in a number of fill samples, and providing an electronic delay...
Detector circuit for detecting an external manipulation of an electrical
circuit, circuit arrangement...
A detector circuit for detecting an external manipulation of an electrical circuit. The detector circuit includes a digital circuit which is sensitive to at...
Control circuit for a switch unit of a clocked power supply circuit, and
A control circuit for a switch unit of a clocked power supply receives an auxiliary signal from a resonant transformer driven by the switch unit and detects...
Diode loss detection for low side MOSFET of a synchronous output stage
An embodiment of the invention relates to a switch-mode power converter including an inductor and an external rectifying diode. A series arrangement of a...
Control circuit for a power semiconductor assembly and power semiconductor
Disclosed is a control circuit for controlling a controllable power semiconductor switch, and to a power semiconductor module. The control circuit comprises at...
Regulation circuit and a method for regulating an input voltage
A regulation circuit comprises an error detector, an integrator, and a voltage regulator. The error detector comprises an input for an input voltage, a further...