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Floating connector safety protection
In one example, a method includes outputting, during a first phase, a first current level at a connector, and outputting, during a second phase, a second...
Dynamic pressure sensor
According to various embodiments, a dynamic pressure sensor includes a substrate, a reference volume formed in the substrate, a deflectable membrane sealing the...
Method of examining a substrate and corresponding device
A method of examining a substrate is provided. The method may include: generating a temperature gradient along a surface of the substrate; detecting a heat...
Signal transmission arrangement with a transformer and signal transmission
In accordance with an embodiment, a sender circuit is configured to be coupled to a receiver circuit and generate a drive signal dependent on a data input...
Multiple input and multiple output switch network
According to an embodiment, a circuit package includes a programmable switch component having a plurality of input terminals arranged on the programmable switch...
System and method for integrated circuit clock distribution
An embodiment integrated circuit (IC) clock distributor system includes a first IC. The first IC includes a clock synchronizer circuit and a clock generator...
System and method for a power converter
According to an embodiment, a power supply controller includes a first controller, a second controller, a transformation circuit, a switch signal generator. The...
Insulated gate bipolar transistor
A semiconductor body of an IGBT includes: a first base region of a second conductivity type; a source region of a first conductivity type different from the...
Half-bridge circuit with a low-side transistor and a level shifter
transistor integrated in a common...
A half-bridge circuit includes a low-side transistor and a high-side transistor each having a load path and a control terminal. The half-bridge circuit further...
Integrated circuit comprising a clamping structure and method of adjusting
a threshold voltage of a clamping...
An integrated circuit comprises a load transistor including first and second load terminals and a load control terminal. The integrated circuit further...
Electrical device and fabrication method
An electrical device with a fin structure, a first section of the fin structure having a first width and a first height, a second section of the fin structure...
Interposer with programmable matrix for realizing configurable vertical
semiconductor package arrangements
An interposer for establishing a vertical connection between semiconductor packages includes an electrically insulating substrate having a first main side and a...
Electronic device with multi-layer contact
The electronic device includes a carrier, a semiconductor substrate attached to the carrier, and a layer system disposed between the semiconductor substrate and...
Method for processing wafer
A method for processing a wafer including a plurality of chips is provided. The method may include: forming a trench in the wafer between the plurality of...
Method for preventing delamination and cracks in group III-V wafers
In an exemplary implementation, a method includes growing a III-Nitride body over a group IV substrate in a semiconductor wafer. The method includes forming at...
Separation of chips on a substrate
Various methods and apparatuses are provided relating to separation of a substrate into a plurality of parts. For example, first a partial separation is...
Memory timing circuit
A memory circuit including a memory cell configured to provide a charge, voltage, or current to an associated bit-line; a sense amplifier configured to sense...
Semiconductor device and an identification tag
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a battery attached to the semiconductor substrate, and a sensor attached to the semiconductor...
Voltage converter and voltage conversion method having multiple converter
A voltage converter includes a first converter stage including a unipolar transistor coupled to a first inductive storage element, where the first converter...
Magnetic field sensors and systems with sensor circuit portions having
different bias voltages and frequency ranges
Embodiments relate to Hall effect sensor circuits and devices that provide improved performance, such as reduced residual offset errors and/or improved S/N...
Testing device and a circuit arrangement
A testing device in accordance with various embodiments may include: a plurality of first terminals configured to be connected to a plurality of ...
Circuit, method and sensor for obtaining information on a physical
A circuit for obtaining information on a physical quantity according to an embodiment includes a sensor arrangement sensitive to the physical quantity, at least...
Cam shaft rotation sensor
A sensor device is provided with a magnetic field sensitive element to be positioned in a magnetic field of a magnet. The magnet is positioned on an end face of...
Method of packaging integrated circuits and a molded package
A method of packaging integrated circuits includes providing a molded substrate that has a plurality of first semiconductor dies and a plurality of second...
Comb MEMS device and method of making a comb MEMS device
A MEMS device and a method to manufacture a MEMS device are disclosed. An embodiment includes forming trenches in a first main surface of a substrate, forming...
Adaptive direct current (DC) to DC (DC-to-DC) light emitting diode (LED)
driver for dynamic loads
Current spikes may occur when dynamically shortening a light emitting diode chain. These current spikes can be avoided by using a voltage control loop to...
RF receiver with testing capability
An RF receiver device includes a semiconductor chip in a chip package, and a test signal generator integrated in the chip. The test signal generator generates...
Device and method for adaptive digital pre-distortion
One embodiment relates to a system which includes a pre-distortion unit, a power amplifier circuit, a power amplifier model, and a parameter estimation unit....
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...
Controllable on-time reduction for switching voltage regulators operating
in pulse frequency modulation mode
A switching voltage regulator includes a power stage for delivering output current to a load through an inductor. The power stage has a high-side transistor and...
Remote rotor parameter sensor for electric drives
A rotor parameter sensor is used for electric drives. A rotor of an electric engine or motor is monitored by a sensor sensing one or more physical observables...
Power converter circuit with AC output
A power converter circuit includes output terminals configured to receive an external AC voltage. At least one series circuit has at least two converter units....
Hall effect device
Embodiments of the present invention provide a Hall effect device that includes a Hall effect region of a first semiconductive type, at least three contacts and...
Biased reactive refractory metal nitride capped contact of group III-V
According to one disclosed embodiment, an electrical contact for use on a semiconductor device comprises an electrode stack including a plurality of metal...
Lateral MOS power transistor having front side drain electrode and back
side source electrode
A semiconductor component may include a semiconductor layer which has a front side and a back side, a first terminal electrode on the front side, a second...
Method of forming a super junction semiconductor device having
stripe-shaped regions of the opposite...
A super junction semiconductor device is formed by forming at least a portion of a drift layer on a doped layer of a first conductivity type, implanting first...
Charge compensation device and manufacturing therefor
A charge-compensation semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body having a first surface, a lateral edge delimiting the semiconductor body in a...
Smart semiconductor switch
A semiconductor device may comprise a semiconductor substrate, which is doped with dopants of a first doping type and includes a semiconductor layer adjoining a...
Semiconductor devices and methods of forming thereof
In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of forming a semiconductor device includes forming a contact layer over a first major...
Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing a semiconductor device
A semiconductor device is provided, wherein the semiconductor device comprises a carrier, wherein the carrier comprises a first portion configured to hold a...
Semiconductor package and method for producing the same
A semiconductor package includes a housing having a bottom surface and an upper surface and a solder pad arranged in the bottom surface of the housing. The...
Bipolar semiconductor device and method of manufacturing thereof
A power semiconductor device has a semiconductor body having a first surface and a second surface that runs substantially parallel to the first surface. A first...
Semiconductor device including a radio frequency identification tag
A device includes a semiconductor element and a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The RFID tag is configured to provide information about at least one...
Wakeup receiver circuit, electronic system and method to wake up a device
A device is operated in a low power mode of operation. The device receives a differential signal that includes a first polarity signal and a second polarity...
Alternator controller and system and method for communicating with an
According to various examples, alternator controllers, systems for communicating with an alternator controller and methods for communicating with an alternator...
Gamma ray detector and method of detecting gamma rays
In various embodiments, a gamma ray detector is provided. The gamma ray detector may include a converter element, configured to release an electron when a gamma...
Semiconductor device having a micro-mechanical structure
According to an embodiment of a semiconductor device, the semiconductor device includes a micro-mechanical structure and a semiconductor material arranged over...
Method, apparatus and system to communicate with a device
Described herein are implementations relating to a method for an apparatus to communicate with a device. One embodiment includes transmitting a clock signal to...
System and method for burst mode amplifier
Embodiments related to burst mode amplifying are described and depicted.
Low-power activation circuit with motion sensor
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method and apparatus to perform a low power activation of a system by measuring the slope of a digital...