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Process and device for the prediction of noise contained in a received
A device and method for predicting noise in a signal that is received by a digital receiver is provided. The device includes an autocorrelation function...
Method for processing data in a spread spectrum system
A method for processing data in a spread spectrum system, including decimating a data rate of received spread spectrum data by a decimation factor to a decimated...
Parser for parsing data packets
A parser system is arranged to receive a data stream (1) having interleaved sections derived from a plurality of different packets, and to extract data from each...
Temperature compensation of small signal gain of an amplifier stage
The invention relates to an differential amplifier circuit comprising an amplifier stage comprising a first and a second transistor, the gates of which are...
Semiconductor component in a housing with mechanically inforcing flat
The standard housing (27) of a semiconductor component (21), preferably a power semiconductor component features a plurality of external leads (1-5). Between...
Method for producing a semiconductor component
A semiconductor component having a semiconductor body having first and second semiconductor regions of a first conduction type, and a third semiconductor region...
Active shielding of conductors in MEMS devices
An apparatus that reduces parasitic capacitance in a MEMS device includes a dielectric layer on the surface of a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate, a...
Device performance improvement using flowfill as material for isolation
A trench is formed in the surface of a provided semiconductor body. An oxide is deposited in the trench and a cap is deposited on the oxide, wherein the...
Field-effect transistor structures with gate electrodes with a metal layer
Provided is an integrated circuit including a transistor with a gate electrode. The gate electrode includes a polysilicon layer in contact with a gate dielectric...
Integrated circuit having an insulated memory
A memory cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and phase-change material between the first electrode and the second electrode. The phase-change...
Method for oxidizing a layer, and associated holding devices for a
A method is presented in which a layer which is to be oxidized is processed, in a single-substrate process. The process temperature during the processing is...
Integrated circuit manufacturing method using hard mask
An integrated circuit hard mask processing system is provided including providing a substrate having an integrated circuit; forming an interconnect layer over...
Capacitor and method of manufacturing a capacitor
In a method of fabricating a semiconductor device, a level of metal is formed within an interval dielectric. The level of metal includes a first metal line...
Chip-sized flip-chip semiconductor package and method for making the same
A semiconductor package (10; 14) comprises a semiconductor die (2; 2') with a plurality of contact areas (4) on its active surface and an electrically conductive...
System for estimating a terminal capacitance and for characterizing a
A method for estimating a terminal capacitance associated with a terminal of a cell of a digital circuit includes providing first and second capacitance values...
Apparatus and method for converting, and adder circuit
An apparatus and method for converting a dual-rail input. The apparatus combines two useful operand bits and two auxiliary operand bits so that, in a data mode,...
Qualification and selection of the frequency channels for an adaptive
frequency hopping method by means of...
In a method for qualification of the transmission quality of a frequency channel in a wire-free communication system that has two or more frequency channels,...
Solid electrolyte switching element
A switching element for reversible switching between an electrically insulating OFF state and an electrically conductive ON state, having two electrodes, namely...
Integrated binary phase shift keying with silicon MEMS resonators
A modulator includes a micro-electromechanical resonator device configured to receive an input signal and generate two output signals in response thereto,...
Semiconductor device including a stress buffer
An integrated circuit includes a first surface configured for mounting to a carrier, an active area of the integrated circuit spaced from the first surface, a...
Silicon bipolar transistor, circuit arrangement and method for producing a
silicon bipolar transistor
The silicon bipolar transistor (100) comprises a base, with a first highly-doped base layer (105) and a second poorly-doped base layer (106) which together form...
MOS transistor device
The invention relates to a MOS transistor device of the trench type, in which, in a semiconductor region of a first conductivity type, within a deep gate trench...
Transistor, memory cell array and method of manufacturing a transistor
A transistor includes a first and second source/drain regions, a channel connecting the first and second source/drain regions, and a gate electrode to control an...
Power semiconductor element with an emitter region and a stop zone in
front of the emitter region
The power semiconductor element has an emitter region and a stop zone in front of the emitter region. The conductivities of the emitter region and of the stop...
Radiation detector and method
A radiation detector and method. One embodiment provides a radiation detector including a semiconductor body with a first base zone of a first conduction type...
Method of making a semiconductor element
A method of producing a capacitor that includes producing a first electrode having a first surface; forming a recess in an element, walls of the element and the...
Method for manufacturing a memory cell arrangement
In an embodiment of the invention, a method for manufacturing a memory cell arrangement includes forming a charge storing memory cell layer stack over a...
Method for producing a substrate
Substrate having a first partial substrate with a carrier layer and a second partial substrate, which is bonded to the first partial substrate. The second...
Apparatus and method for calculating a representation of a result operand
An apparatus for calculating a representation of a result operand of the non-linear logical operation between a first operand and a second operand includes a...
Technique to read special mode register
Embodiments are provided in which a method and apparatus for accessing a special mode register of a memory device are described. A command to access the special...
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection arrangement and ESD protection
AN ESD protection arrangement is provided which comprises an ESD protection device coupled between a terminal pad of an integrated semiconductor circuit and a...
Multi-standard analog-to-digital data conversion
Implementations related to multi-standard digital subscriber line analog-to-digital data conversion are described.
Differential level shifter with automatic error compensation
For measuring a voltage difference between two measurement potentials at the input of a voltage converter that can be controlled via a control input, the...
Systems and methods for driving a motor
A control system includes a controller configured to provide a drive signal, and a switching device configured to generate an output control signal as a function...
Highly reliable, cost effective and thermally enhanced AuSn die-attach
In a circuit, an integrated circuit package and methods for attaching integrated circuit dies or discrete power components to flanges of integrated circuit...
Methods and systems for protection from over-stress
One embodiment of the invention relates to a circuit for over-stress protection. The circuit includes a temperature rate sensor configured to monitor the...
Serial asynchronous interface with slip coding/decoding and CRC checking
in the transmission and reception paths
A transmitting/receiving unit for asynchronous data transmission has a CRC unit and a transmission FIFO in a transmission path. A coding unit for SLIP-coding of...
Distributed micro instruction set processor architecture for
high-efficiency signal processing
A wireless communication system hosts a plurality of processes in accordance with a communication protocol. The system includes application specific instruction...
Adaptive predistorter coupled to a nonlinear element
In one embodiment, a circuit comprises an adaptive predistorter and a nonlinear element coupled to an output of the predistorter. The predistorter is operative...
Mixer circuit and method
A mixer circuit includes a mixer having input terminals and an output terminal, to provide an output signal by mixing input signals, wherein the mixer exhibits...
Device and method for generating control signals in a radio station
A radio station, in particular a mobile radio station, respectively has a unit for production of system information (2, 3), a memory unit (4, 5) and a control...
Memory cell, read device for memory cell, memory assembly, and
A memory cell includes transistors and two read ports. Each read port is configured to be connected to a read line. The memory cell is configured such that in a...
Multi-mode amplifier arrangement and method for controlling an amplifier
A multi-mode amplifier arrangement comprises an amplifier having a plurality of field effect transistors selectable in response to a control signal at a control...
Integrated hybrid current sensor
A sensor arrangement for measuring current is disclosed. The sensor arrangement includes a substrate, at least one Hall element integrated in or arranged on the...
Voltage-supply circuit and method for providing a circuit with a supply
A current-supply circuit includes a regulation transistor. The regulation transistor is formed to regulate, based on a first supply voltage present on a first...
Acquisition circuit and controller circuit for an alternator
An acquisition circuit for providing a first and a second validation signal based on an alternator output signal has a coupler being adapted for receiving the...
Chip module and chip card
A chip module and to a chip card with a chip module which can be bent in such a way that a cross-sectional area runs along the greatest curvature of the bending...
Field plate trench transistor
A field plate trench transistor has a semiconductor body which contains a plurality of trenches which are isolated from one another by mesa regions. The trenches...
Fluorescent naphthalene-1,4,5,8-tetracarboxylic bisimides with an
electron-donating substituent on the nucleus
Naphthalene-1,4,5,8-tetracarboxylic bisimides of the general formula I ##STR00001## where the variables are defined as follows: R.sup.1 and R.sup.2...
Process for producing sublithographic structures
A layer structure and process for providing sublithographic structures are provided. A first auxiliary layer is formed over a surface of a carrier layer. A...