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Method for optimizing a layout of supply lines
A method for optimizing a circuit layout is provided which optimizes a circuit layout as a result of utilizing unused tracks of the circuit layout to expand...
Method for testing semiconductor chips using register sets
A method for testing semiconductor chips having a test logic unit includes: providing a chip having n different register sets, each of which has m different...
Integrated memory having a circuit for testing the operation of the
integrated memory, and method for operating...
An integrated memory includes a circuit for testing the operation of the memory, a register circuit is used for storing a bit combination, compression unit, to...
Method and apparatus for protecting a calculation in a cryptographic
In a method for protecting a calculation in a cryptographic algorithm, the calculation obtaining input data so as to create output data, input data for the...
Controlling out of order execution pipelines issue tagging
A method and system of controlling out of order execution pipelines using issue tags is disclosed. The issue tags are used to dynamically calculate pipeline skew...
Filtering bit position in a memory
A memory includes a plurality of first-in-first-out (FIFO) cells, an output pointer counter, a write training block and a temporary data register. The output...
Receiver circuit for a receiving element
A receiver circuit is disclosed which enables a reception signal fed into the receiver circuit by a reception element to be processed--e.g. amplified--with...
Method and device for extracting a clock frequency underlying a data
A device for extracting a clock frequency underlying a data stream includes means for controlling a controllable oscillator, coarse-tuning means and fine-tuning...
Method and device for controlling stuffing
A method and device for controlling the phase of successively transmitted frames, in which data symbols are transmitted at a constant symbol frequency, in which...
Control system for a dynamic random access memory and method of operation
A dynamic random access memory device includes an array of dynamic random access memory cells subdivided into a group of blocks. Each of the blocks of memory...
Digital camera with a transparent core disposed between a lens and a
A digital camera has a lens, a camera housing, and a semiconductor sensor. The camera housing is primarily formed of a transparent plastic block that encloses a...
Method and apparatus for A/D conversion
A method and an apparatus for converting an analog input signal into a digital output signal using a sigma-delta modulator architecture with a digital tracking...
Power-saving multibit delta-sigma converter
The invention relates to a power-saving multibit delta-sigma converter (1) comprising: an input (2) for an analog input signal (ZA) and an output (3) for a...
An identification carrier is disclosed. In one embodiment, the identification data carrier, includes a carrier substrate, having an electronic chip fitted on...
Single point modulator having a PLL circuit
A single-point modulator (1) has a PLL circuit (2) and a programmable frequency divider (7) whose control connection is connected to a circuit branch for...
Amplifier arrangement and method of signal amplification
An amplifier arrangement is proposed which has an amplifier with adjustable amplification having an output. An impedance transformer circuit is connected to the...
Active inductive load that enhances circuit bandwidth
An active load including a current source, a first resistive element, and a switch. The current source is configured to provide a bias current and the first...
Circuit arrangement having a load transistor and a voltage limiting
circuit and method for driving a load...
The invention relates to a circuit arrangement having connecting terminals (K1, K2) for application of a supply voltage (V+) and having a load transistor (M) for...
Temperature compensated delay signals
A temperature compensated delay circuit for delaying a signal within an integrated circuit includes a temperature sensor. The temperature sensor is configured to...
Input and output circuit of an integrated circuit and a method for testing
An integrated circuit includes at least one input and output circuit including: a signal terminal that provides an external contact; a protective circuit coupled...
Loading a socket and/or adapter device with a semiconductor component
A process, device and apparatus for loading a socket and/or adapter device with a semi-conductor component, where the mechanism has a device, in particular a...
Double mesh finfet
A multiple gate field-effect transistor is built from an overlapping mesh assembly. The assembly comprises a first layer comprising a semiconductor material...
Method for the formation of contact holes for a number of contact regions
for components integrated in a substrate
A method is disclosed by means of which contact holes (K1), (K2) and (K3), leading to integrated components can be produced with just one structuring mask,...
Single damascene with disposable stencil and method therefore
In a method of fabricating a semiconductor device, a liner is deposited over a conductive region of a wafer and a stencil layer is deposited over the liner. The...
Semiconductor package with contact support layer and method to produce the
A semiconductor package comprises a substrate which includes a plurality of conducting traces and upper contact areas on its upper surface and a second plurality...
Module for contactless chip cards or identification systems
Module for contactless chip cards or identification systems having a first antenna contact strip and a second antenna contact strip, which each have a first...
Method for determining relevant circuit parts in a circuit in the event of
loading with a temporally variable...
Method for determining relevant circuit parts in a circuit in the event of loading with a temporally variable signal comprises providing a computer-implemented...
Circuit for compression and storage of circuit diagnosis data
A compactor includes test data inputs that are connectable to circuit outputs of an electrical circuit, test comparison inputs, and test data outputs. The...
Word-individual key generation
Apparatus and method for generating an individual key for accessing a predetermined addressable unit of a memory divided into addressable units. The apparatus...
Shared interface for components in an embedded system
Embodiments of the invention provide a method and apparatus for accessing a non-volatile memory controller and a volatile memory via a shared interface. In one...
Circuit arrangement for a wideband mixer with predistortion and high
Circuit arrangement for a wideband mixer (1, 101, 201) with a multiplicative mixing stage (2) which exhibits a carrier frequency input (3, 4) for coupling in a...
Device and method for encrypting data
For a secure encryption of original data the original data are first of all encrypted using an encryption key or an encryption algorithm. The thus obtained data...
Current mode digital data transmitter
The invention relates to a transmitter for transmission of digital data via a transmission line (10), comprising a current-driving digital/analogue converter (1)...
Mobile radio telephone receiver
A data processing device in a mobile radio telephone receiver contains a RAKE receiver portion with RAKE fingers and a path search and evaluation device for...
Apparatus and method for filtering data symbols for a decision based data
An apparatus is disclosed for filtering data symbols for a decision based data processing system. The apparatus includes a buffer store for buffer-storing a...
A power semiconductor module has a heat-dissipation contact surface (16) for a thermally conductive connection to a cooling element (17). The module can be...
ESD protective circuit for an electronic circuit having two or more supply
The ESD protective circuit according to the invention is designed for an electronic circuit which uses at least one first and one second supply voltage. This ESD...
Method for initialization of electronic circuit units, and electric
In a method for initializing at least one electronic circuit unit of an electric circuit, a supply voltage is applied to a power supply connection unit of the...
System and method for testing one or more dies on a semiconductor wafer
A testing system or method compares read data from one or more dies in a semiconductor wafer with the original data written onto the one or more dies. The...
Method and system for the optical inspection of contact faces at
semiconductor devices with different appearances
A system and method is provided that reliably determines the position of contact needle tips on a contact pad irrespective of the contact pad geometry and the...
Semiconductor circuit arrangement for controlling a high voltage or a
current of high current intensity
In the case of a semiconductor circuit arrangement for controlling a high voltage with a series circuit of semiconductor modules, the high voltage possibly being...
Power semiconductor module as H-bridge circuit and method for producing
A power semiconductor module (41) as H-bridge circuit (42) has four power semiconductor chips (N1, N2, P1, P2) and a semiconductor control chip (IC). The...
Circuit arrangement comprising a power component and a drive circuit
integrated in two semiconductor bodies
A circuit arrangement comprises at least one power component and a drive circuit for the power component, which are integrated in a first and a second...
Storage capacitor for semiconductor memory cells and method of
manufacturing a storage capacitor
A capacitor for a dynamic semiconductor memory cell, a memory and method of making a memory is disclosed. In one embodiment, a storage electrode of the capacitor...
Barrier layer for conductive features
Barrier layers for conductive features and methods of formation thereof are disclosed. A first barrier material is deposited on top surfaces of an insulating...
Method for fabricating a semiconductor structure
A method for fabricating a semiconductor including defining a first component region and a second component region in a semiconductor body is provided. A first...
Methods of manufacturing semiconductor devices with rotated substrates
Integrated circuits are oriented on a substrate at an angle that is rotated between 5 to 40 degrees from a direction parallel or perpendicular to a preferred...
Component arrangement and method for determining the temperature in a
A component arrangement is disclosed herein comprising a temperature sensor integrated in a semiconductor body, said temperature sensor being designed to...
Processor with internal memory configuration
A processor comprises an arithmetic unit for processing operands, a register memory for storing operands with a register memory space and a register memory...
Buffer chip and method for controlling one or more memory arrangements
A buffer chip having a first data interface for receiving a data item which is to be written and for sending a data item which has been read, having a conversion...