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Fluidic based variable capacitor for use in a fluidic electrostatic energy
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a variable capacitor that operates without moving mechanical parts. In this capacitor electrically conductive...
One embodiment relates to a control system. In one embodiment, a control system is configured to drive a load based on a set-point of the load, a measured load...
Integrated lateral short circuit for a beneficial modification of current
distribution structure for xMR...
The invention relates to a magnetoresistive device formed to sense an externally applied magnetic field, and a related method. The magnetoresistive device...
Jumpless phase modulation in a polar modulation environment
The present disclosure relates to circuits and methods for improving the performance of a polar modulator by maintaining the input to a phase modulator.
Circuit and method for detecting, whether a voltage difference between two
voltages is below a desired voltage...
A circuit for detecting, whether a voltage difference is below a desired voltage difference comprises a voltage shift resistor, a current provider and a...
Bridge driver circuit with integrated charge pump
Bridge driver circuit with integrated charge pump is disclosed. One embodiment provides a driving circuit section of a charge pump capacitor being formed with...
Integrated coolant circuit arrangement, operating method and production
An integrated circuit arrangement and method of fabricating the integrated circuit arrangement is provided. At least one integrated electronic component is...
Power semiconductor component with plate capacitor structure
A power semiconductor component (1) contains a weakly doped drift zone (9), a drain zone (10) and a MOS structure (12) situated at the front side (2) of the...
Crack stop trenches
Structures and methods of forming crack stop trenches are disclosed. The method includes forming active regions disposed in cell regions of a substrate, the cell...
Method for fabrication of a capacitor, and a monolithically integrated
circuit comprising such a capacitor
A method for fabrication of a monolithically integrated SOI substrate capacitor has the steps of: forming an insulating trench, which reaches down to the...
Error detection device for an address decoder, and device for error
detection for an address decoder
An error detection device for an address decoder converting an input address to an associated output address out of a plurality of valid output addresses using a...
System-on-chip with master/slave debug interface
A System-on-Chip (SOC) integrated circuit (IC) debugging system includes a plurality of SOC ICs connected to a shared debug bus. One of the plurality of SOC ICs...
Efficient software download to configurable communication device
An efficient software download to a configurable communication device is disclosed herein. The method of efficiently downloading software begins with a step of...
Random number generation including skewness control
Random numbers can be generated in a statistically independent manner and with identical probability if the bits generated by a controlled bit generator are...
Quantization error reduction in PWM full-MASH converters
Techniques for reducing quantization error in electronic components are described herein.
Switch using an accelerating element
A switch includes a switching transistor, a switching resistor, connected between a control terminal of the switching transistor and a switching control...
Configurable differential lines
Embodiments related to configurable differential lines are disclosed herein.
Self-regulated charge pump with loop filter
One embodiment described is a charge pump arrangement that includes at least one input node and two output nodes. A regulator is included to regulate at least...
Proportional regulation for optimized current sensor performance
An integrated circuit device comprises a first transistor having a gate coupled to an output of a first operational amplifier, a second transistor having a...
Emergency capacitor for a contactless device
A power supply for a contactless device having a power supply circuit configured to provide an internal power supply voltage, an emergency capacitor circuit...
Semiconductor device with a metallic carrier and two semiconductor chips
applied to the carrier
A semiconductor device is disclosed. One embodiment provides a device including a carrier, an electrically insulating layer applied onto the carrier, an adhesive...
Ultrathin semiconductor circuit having contact bumps
The invention relates to an ultrathin semiconductor circuit having contact bumps and to a corresponding production method. The semiconductor circuit includes a...
Semiconductor device and methods of manufacturing semiconductor devices
This application relates to a semiconductor device comprising a semiconductor chip, a molded body covering the semiconductor chip wherein the molded body...
This application relates to a semiconductor device comprising multiple separate leads molded in a molded structure, and a chip attached to the molded structure...
Structure and method for placement, sizing and shaping of dummy structures
A material layer on a substrate being processed, e.g. to form chips, includes one or more functional structures. In order to control pattern density during...
Apparatus for driving a load
An apparatus for driving a load that may include, for instance, a semiconductor chip, comprising a first switch, and a fracture sensor. The apparatus may further...
Power semiconductor component with a drift zone and a high-dielectric
compensation zone and method for...
A power semiconductor component includes a drift zone in a semiconductor body, a component junction and a compensation zone. The component junction is disposed...
Semiconductor component arrangement comprising a trench transistor
Disclosed is a semiconductor component arrangement and a method for producing a semiconductor component arrangement. The method comprises producing a trench...
Method for dividing a semiconductor substrate and a method for producing a
semiconductor circuit arrangement
A method for dividing a semiconductor substrate involves providing a semiconductor substrate. At least one separating trench is produced at a front side of the...
Stacked semiconductor chips
Stacked semiconductor chips are disclosed. One embodiment provides a method including a first substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface....
Semiconductor device employing precipitates for increased channel stress
A method for fabricating a semiconductor device including implanting a selected material at a desired target depth below a surface of a silicon substrate,...
Clock frequency variation of a clocked current consumer
A frequency regulator for varying a clock frequency of a power-supplied consumer operated in a clocked manner, wherein the frequency regulator is implemented to...
Method and apparatus for reading out an analog sensor output signal
An apparatus for reading out a modulated time-continuous sensor output signal includes a loop filter, a sample-quantizer and a feedback circuit. The loop filter...
System having a signal processor for detection of a signal type
A system having a signal processor for detection of a signal type of a signal is disclosed. One embodiment includes a processor designed to determine a first...
Data retention monitor
A data retention monitor for a memory cell including a voltage source and a voltage comparator. The voltage source is adapted to provide a selectable voltage to...
Electrostatic discharge test system and electrostatic discharge test
A method of conducting an electrostatic discharge test on an integrated circuit is described. The method comprises configuring a test board assembly to emulate...
Current measurement based on a charge in a capacitor
A method is provided that comprises determining an amount of a first current from an amount of a charge stored in a first capacitor. Also, an apparatus is...
Semiconductor module including components in plastic casing
A semiconductor module includes components in a plastic casing. The semiconductor module includes a plastic package molding compound and a semiconductor chip....
Forming conductive stud for semiconductive devices
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of forming a conductive stud contacting a semiconductor device. The method includes forming a protective...
Semiconductor component and method for producing it
A semiconductor component includes a surface region. A modified doping region is provided in the edge region of the cell array. In the surface region or modified...
Methods of forming field effect transistors having silicided source/drain
contacts with low contact resistance
Methods of forming integrated circuit devices according to embodiments of the present invention include forming a PMOS transistor having P-type source and drain...
Tunable stressed polycrystalline silicon on dielectrics in an integrated
System and method for creating stressed polycrystalline silicon in an integrated circuit. A preferred embodiment includes manufacturing an integrated circuit,...
Method of producing a thin semiconductor chip
A method of fabricating a semiconductor chip includes the providing an adhesive layer on the outer area of the active surface of a device wafer and attaching a...
Semiconductor device including covering a semiconductor with a molding
compound and forming a through hole in...
A semiconductor device and method is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes placing a first semiconductor over an electrically conductive carrier. The...
Method and apparatus for characterizing signals
Methods and corresponding computer systems for characterizing signals and applications thereof are provided that use a functional depending on signal waveforms.
Method and arrangement for processing a file
A method for processing a file, a storage medium, and a processing arrangement. The method includes processing a file, the file being stored in a plurality of...
Techniques for self-calibrating filtering circuits with feedback are described herein.
Passivation of multi-layer mirror for extreme ultraviolet lithography
A reflector structure suitable for extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) is provided. The structure comprises a substrate having a multi-layer reflector. A...
Masks and methods of manufacture thereof
Lithography masks and methods of manufacture thereof are disclosed. A preferred embodiment includes a method of generating an assist feature of a lithography...
Circuit and method for detecting a voltage change
A circuit arrangement for detecting voltage changes, comprising supply terminals configured to apply a first potential and a second potential, a first oscillator...