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Biasing a transistor out of a supply voltage range
The present disclosure relates to constructing and operating a transistor or other active device with significantly reduced flicker noise.
Apparatus and method for detecting a rotation
A rotation sensor has a substrate with a first surface and a second surface. A shear-wave transparent mirror is arranged on the first surface of the substrate,...
Semiconductor device test system with test interface means
A semiconductor device test system has an interface for use with a semiconductor device test method, and a semiconductor device test method. In a first mode of...
Method and apparatus for performing a multiplication or division operation
in an electronic circuit
A multiplication or division operation XK or X1/K is performed in an electronic circuit. A software circuit area of the circuit calculates a digit shift sv such...
Amplifier assembly, receiver comprising said assembly and method for
operating a programmable amplifier
An amplifier assembly and also a receiver including such an amplifier assembly is disclosed, wherein the amplifier includes a programming input for setting the...
Multi-carrier communication via sub-carrier groups
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for communicating over a multi-carrier communication channel. In the method, sub-carrier frequencies...
Device for storing a binary state
Device for storing a binary state defined by a first binary value and a second binary value complementary thereto, the device capable of being queried by a query...
A switch-mode converter. One embodiment provides an inductive energy storage element. A rectifier arrangement is coupled to the inductive energy storage element...
Authenticity tag and method for operating an authenticity tag
An authenticity tag includes a carrier for attachment to an object, a plurality of electrically conductive areas and a controller attached to the carrier. The...
Method and circuit for protecting a MOSFET
An integrated circuit includes a transistor. During operation a current slew-rate is determined based on a duration the transistor has been conducting and a...
Arrangement and method for signal transmission between different voltage
An arrangement and method for signal transmission between different voltage domains is disclosed. One embodiment provides a first signal processing unit...
Method for identifying electronic circuits and identification device
An identification device for electronic circuits comprises at least two electronic components having different electronic characteristics, a detection unit...
A module including a carrier and a semiconductor chip applied to the carrier. An external contact element is provided having a first portion and a second portion...
External contact material for external contacts of a semiconductor device
and method of making the same
An external contact material for external contacts of a semiconductor device and a method for producing the same are described. The external contact material...
Threshold voltage improvement employing fluorine implantation and
adjustment oxide layer
An epitaxial semiconductor layer may be formed in a first area reserved for p-type field effect transistors. An ion implantation mask layer is formed and...
Field plate trench transistor and method for producing it
A field plate trench transistor having a semiconductor body. In one embodiment the semiconductor has a trench structure and an electrode structure embedded in...
Method for machining a workpiece on a workpiece support
A workpiece machining method includes attaching a workpiece to a workpiece support with the aid of joining means. The workpiece and the workpiece support are...
Threshold voltage consistency and effective width in same-substrate device
The prevention of active area loss in the STI model is disclosed which results in an improved device performance in devices manufactured according to the process...
Memory access controller and method for memory access control
A memory access controller has a first interface connectable to a memory and a second interface coupled with a first and a second executing unit. A critical...
Time data checking unit, electronic device and method for checking a time
A first time indication which can be changed by a user and stored in a first memory. Furthermore, in the case of a change in the first time indication which is...
Passive temperature compensation of silicon MEMS devices
The invention relates to MEMS devices. In one embodiment, a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) device comprises a resonator element comprising a...
Controllable amplifier and the use thereof
A controllable amplifier amplifies a radiofrequency input signal on the basis of a control signal. A current path is formed between a supply potential connection...
High-speed transmit driver switching arrangement
The invention relates to a line driver to drive a transmission line with a differentially balanced signal, with selectable signal amplitude, with output...
Driver circuit for a two-wire conductor and method for generating two
output currents for a two-wire conductor
A driver circuit and method for generating two complementary output currents from a two-state logic input signal at two outputs for connecting a two-wire...
Semiconductor device and method
A semiconductor device and method is disclosed. One embodiment provides an active region in a semiconductor substrate, including a first terminal region and a...
Apparatus and method configured to lower thermal stresses
An apparatus and a method configured to lower thermal stress is disclosed. One embodiment provides a semiconductor chip, a lead frame and a layer structure. The...
Vertical diode using silicon formed by selective epitaxial growth
Some embodiments relate to an apparatus that exhibits vertical diode activity to occur between a semiconductive body and an epitaxial film that is disposed over...
High-efficiency filler cell with switchable, integrated buffer capacitance
for high frequency applications
A cell based integrated circuit chip includes a top voltage supply rail and a bottom voltage supply rail and a plurality of metal layers defining at least one...
ESD protection apparatus and electrical circuit including same
An ESD protection apparatus includes a substrate, a transistor structure arranged in the substrate, and a diode structure arranged in the substrate, a...
Integrated circuit arrangement with Shockley diode or thyristor and method
for production and use of a thyristor
An integrated circuit arrangement includes a Shockley diode or a thyristor. An inner region of the diode or of the thyristor is completely or partially shielded...
Device for detecting stress migration properties
A device and method are provided for detecting stress migration properties of a semiconductor module mounted in a housing. A stress migration test (SMT)...
Keypad and method for identifying keystrokes of a keypad
Embodiments of the invention are related to a keypad and an electronic device having a keypad. In one embodiment a keypad comprises a plurality of keys. Each of...
Method for producing a protective structure
A protective structure is produced by providing a semiconductor substrate with a doping of a first conductivity type. A semiconductor layer with a doping of a...
Method of producing a semiconductor element and semiconductor element
In a method of producing a semiconductor element in a substrate, a plurality of carbide precipitates is formed in the substrate, doping atoms are implanted into...
Apparatus, system, and method of efficiently utilizing hardware resources
for a software test
Apparatus, system and method of efficiently utilizing hardware resources for a software test in system having at least one redundant component, at least a part...
Method for production of a system for representation of an electrical
network, and use of the method
One embodiment of the present invention is a method for producing a system for describing an electrical network. An output signal of the electrical network is...
Dynamically adjustable Q-factors
One embodiment relates to a circuit for active loss compensation. The circuit includes a parallel inductor-capacitive (LC) tank circuit having a first...
Controlling a switching regulator mode determined by an ideal duty cycle
for maintaining high efficiency for a...
This disclosure relates to a voltage regulator system where duty cycle value of an input voltage is measured, where the input voltage is supplied to a regulator...
Speed recognition for half bridge control
Circuit and method for controlling a high bridge circuit with increased efficiency is disclosed. Circuitry is provided outputting gating signals to a high side...
Semiconductor device including a transformer on chip
This application relates to a semiconductor device comprising a first chip comprising a first electrode on a first face of the first chip, and a second chip...
Bipolar power semiconductor component comprising a p-type emitter and more
highly doped zones in the p-type...
Bipolar power semiconductor component comprising a p-type emitter and more highly doped zones in the p-type emitter, and production method. The invention relates...
Semiconductor device with semiconductor chip and rewiring layer and method
for producing the same
The invention relates to a semiconductor device with a semiconductor chip and a rewiring layer, the semiconductor chip being embedded in a housing plastics...
Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture thereof
Semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture thereof are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a workpiece and a trench...
Method for producing a membrane
A method for producing a membrane for a device, e.g. a microphone, includes providing a substrate is provided on which a counter electrode is disposed. A...
Circuit and method for calculating a logic combination of two encrypted
Circuit for calculating a logic combination of two encrypted input operands recieves first and second dual-rail signals comprising data values in a calculation...
Combined mixer and polyphase decimator
Some embodiments discussed relate to an apparatus and method for processing signals, comprising receiving an input signal and forming a stream of digital samples...
Transmitter arrangement and signal processing method
A transmitter arrangement includes a first and a second phase-locked loop, each having a power amplifier. The first phase-locked loop generates a first amplified...
Lithography system with illumination monitor
A lithographic system including a light source configured to provide a light beam, a mask stage configured to hold a mask having a mask pattern, a wafer stage...
A level converter for providing an output signal at a circuit output based on an input signal includes an output coupling circuit formed to provide an output...
Level Shifter, standard cell, system and method for level shifting
Implementations are presented herein that include a level shifter circuit.