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US2021005534A1
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH THROUGH-SUBSTRATE VIA AND ITS METHOD OF MANUFACTURE
Publication/Patent Number: US2021005534A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/968,815 Filing Date: 2019-02-15 Inventor: Sidorov, Victor   Jessenig, Stefan   Parteder, Georg   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H01L23/48 Abstract: A dielectric layer is arranged on a main surface of a semiconductor substrate, a metal layer providing a contact area is embedded in the dielectric layer, a top metal is arranged on an opposite main surface of the substrate, and an electrically conductive interconnection through the substrate, which comprises a plurality of metallizations arranged in a plurality of via holes, connects the contact area with the top metal. The plurality of metallizations is surrounded by an insulating layer penetrating the substrate.
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US2021003704A1
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TIME-OF-FLIGHT AND PROXIMITY MEASUREMENTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021003704A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/767,888 Filing Date: 2018-12-03 Inventor: MÜnzer, Martin   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01S17/10 Abstract: An emitter of electromagnetic radiation is configured for modes of operation providing fields of illumination of different widths, and a photodetector is configured for time-of-flight and proximity measurements by detecting electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by the emitter and reflected to the photodetector. The emitter is operated by a driver, which is configured for an alternation between the modes of operation. A time-of-flight measurement is performed when the field of illumination is narrow, and a proximity or ambient light measurement is performed when the field of illumination is wide.
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EP3712883A1
AUDIO SYSTEM AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD FOR AN EAR MOUNTABLE PLAYBACK DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3712883A1 Publication Date: 2020-09-23 Application Number: 19174437.4 Filing Date: 2019-05-14 Inventor: Mccutcheon, Peter   Gether, Horst   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G10K11/178 Abstract: An audio system for an ear mountable playback device (HP) includes a speaker (SP), an error microphone (FB_MIC), which senses sound being output from the speaker (SP), and a sound control processor. The processor is configured for controlling and/or monitoring a playback of a detection signal or a filtered version of the detection signal via the speaker (SP), recording an error signal from the error microphone (FB_MIC), and determining whether the playback device (HP) is in a first state, where the playback device (HP) is worn by a user, or in a second state, where the playback device (HP) is not worn by a user, based on processing of the error signal.
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US2020284727A1
CHEMICAL SENSING DEVICE USING FLUORESCENT SENSING MATERIAL
Publication/Patent Number: US2020284727A1 Publication Date: 2020-09-10 Application Number: 16/766,179 Filing Date: 2018-11-28 Inventor: Sagmeister, Martin   Sidorov, Victor   Kraft, Jochen   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01N21/64 Abstract: The chemical sensing device comprises a substrate of semiconductor material, integrated circuit components and a photodetector formed in the substrate, a dielectric on the substrate, a wiring in the dielectric, and a source of electromagnetic radiation, a waveguide and a fluorescent sensor layer arranged in or above the dielectric. A portion of the waveguide is arranged to allow the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the source of electromagnetic radiation to be coupled into the waveguide. A further portion of the waveguide is arranged between the photodetector and the fluorescent sensor layer.
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US2020012302A1
LOW-DROPOUT REGULATOR HAVING REDUCED REGULATED OUTPUT VOLTAGE SPIKES
Publication/Patent Number: US2020012302A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-09 Application Number: 16/493,039 Filing Date: 2018-03-12 Inventor: Fiocchi, Carlo   Pisati, Valerio   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G05F1/575 Abstract: A low-dropout regulator comprises an output current branch (10) being arranged between a supply line (Vsupply) to provide a supply potential (VDD) and an output node (O) to provide a regulated output voltage (Vreg). The output current branch (10) comprises an output driver (20) to provide an output current (Iout) at the output node (O). The output driver (20) has a control connection (G20) to apply a control voltage (Vc) to operate the output driver (20) with a different conductivity in dependence on the control voltage (Vc). The LDO comprises an input amplifier stage (30) to provide the control voltage (Vc) to the control connection (G20) of the output driver (20). The input amplifier stage (30) is configured to provide the control voltage (Vc) with a different slew rate in dependence on an increase or decrease of the output current (Iout).
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US2020037901A1
CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR AN OPTICAL MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL MONITORING
Publication/Patent Number: US2020037901A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-06 Application Number: 15/752,238 Filing Date: 2016-08-17 Inventor: Trattler, Peter   Pauritsch, Manfred   Lenhard, Herbert   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: A61B5/024 Abstract: A circuit arrangement for an optical monitoring system comprises a driver circuit configured to generate at least one driving signal for driving a light source and a detector terminal for receiving a detector current. The circuit arrangement further comprises a current source configured and arranged to generate at the detector terminal a reduction current. The reduction current has an amplitude which is given by a base value whenever none of the least one driving signal assumes a value suitable for activating the light source and by a sum of the base value and a reduction value otherwise. The circuit arrangement also comprises a processing unit configured to generate an output signal depending on a combination of the detector current and the reduction current.
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US2020154544A1
LIGHT EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FOR GENERATION OF SHORT LIGHT PULSES
Publication/Patent Number: US2020154544A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-14 Application Number: 16/633,288 Filing Date: 2018-07-18 Inventor: Roehrer, Georg   Kappel, Robert   Lilic, Nenad   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H05B45/32 Abstract: The device comprises a bipolar transistor with emitter, base, collector, base-collector junction and base-emitter junction, a collector-to-base breakdown voltage, a quenching component electrically connected with the base or the collector, and a switching circuitry configured to apply a forward bias to the base-emitter junction. The bipolar transistor is configured for operation at a reverse collector-to-base voltage above the breakdown voltage.
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US2020150230A1
PROXIMITY SENSOR WITH CROSSTALK COMPENSATION
Publication/Patent Number: US2020150230A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-14 Application Number: 16/628,330 Filing Date: 2018-06-12 Inventor: Kriebernegg, Josef   Nyshadham, Chandra   Thottathil, Rahul   Koonari, Thoombath Hafeez   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01S7/48 Abstract: A proximity sensor (1) with crosstalk compensation comprises a transmitting circuit (10) to transmit a signal to be reflected at a target (2) and a disturbing object (3), and a receiving circuit (20) to receive a reflected signal (RS) having a useful component (RSI) and a noise component (RS2). The receiving circuit (20) comprises an output node (A20) to provide an output signal (Vout2) in dependence from the distance of the proximity sensor (1) from the target (2). The receiving circuit (20) comprises a crosstalk compensation circuit (100) comprising a first charging circuit (110) to provide a first charge for for coarse crosstalk compensation and a second charging circuit (120) to provide a second charge for fine crosstalk compensation. A control circuit (30) sets an amount of the first and the second charge so that the output signal (Vout2) of the crosstalk compensation circuit (100) is dependent on the useful component (RSI) and independent on the noise component (RS2) of the reflected signal (RS).
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US2020220510A1
A CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND A METHOD FOR OPERATING A CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT
Publication/Patent Number: US2020220510A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-09 Application Number: 16/631,246 Filing Date: 2018-07-18 Inventor: Garcia, Gonzalez Jose Manuel   Serrano, Gotarredona Rafael   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H03F3/45 Abstract: A circuit arrangement comprises a first input node, a first output node, a sampling capacitor means and a first switching means being switchable between a first switching state and a second switching state. The first switching means is coupled to the sampling capacitor means, the first input node and the first output node in such a way that the sampling capacitor means is conductively connected to the first input node and disconnected from the first output node in the first switching state and the sampling capacitor means is disconnected from the first input node and conductively connected to the first output node in the second switching state. A first charge-storing element is coupled via a second switching means to the first input node in such a way that the charge-storing element is charged in the first switching state and discharged in the second switching state, thereby at least partly compensating current flow for charging the sampling capacitor means in the first switching state.
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US10819930B2
Method of operating a semiconductor image sensor with integrated pixel heating
Publication/Patent Number: US10819930B2 Publication Date: 2020-10-27 Application Number: 16/171,845 Filing Date: 2018-10-26 Inventor: Stockmeier, Thomas   Forsyth, Richard   Troxler, Thomas   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H04N5/335 Abstract: At least one of the pixels of the image sensor is heated using at least one heater, and the temperature of this pixel is thus increased by a larger degree than the temperature of at least a further one of the pixels.
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US10819352B2
Output circuit and method for providing an output current
Publication/Patent Number: US10819352B2 Publication Date: 2020-10-27 Application Number: 16/471,723 Filing Date: 2018-01-17 Inventor: Schrei, Thomas   Uhde-djefroudi, Vida   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H03L7/089 Abstract: An output circuit comprises an output terminal (11), a first current mirror (12), a first pass transistor (13) and a first delivering terminal (14) coupled via the first current mirror (12) and the first pass transistor (13) to the output terminal (11).
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EP3404815B1
CHARGE PUMP CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A SUPPLY VOLTAGE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3404815B1 Publication Date: 2020-11-18 Application Number: 18182001.0 Filing Date: 2012-05-14 Inventor: Schatzberger, Gregor   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H02M3/07
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EP3261130B1
PHOTODETECTOR DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED HIGH-CONTRAST GRATING POLARIZER
Publication/Patent Number: EP3261130B1 Publication Date: 2020-11-18 Application Number: 16175275.3 Filing Date: 2016-06-20 Inventor: Hofrichter, Jens   Enenkel, Jan   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H01L31/0232
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EP3578928B1
POSITION ENCODER ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A FAILURE STATUS OF SUCH ARRANGEMENT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3578928B1 Publication Date: 2020-11-11 Application Number: 18176011.7 Filing Date: 2018-06-05 Inventor: Michelitsch, Stephan   Oberhoffner, Gerhard   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01D5/244
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EP3081963B1
AVALANCHE DIODE ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DETECTION SIGNAL
Publication/Patent Number: EP3081963B1 Publication Date: 2020-11-11 Application Number: 15163692.5 Filing Date: 2015-04-15 Inventor: Leonardo, Vincenzo   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01T1/17
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EP2896941B1
Miniature spectrometer comprising dispersive body
Publication/Patent Number: EP2896941B1 Publication Date: 2020-03-04 Application Number: 14152305.0 Filing Date: 2014-01-23 Inventor: Wang, Yu   Glover, Kerry   Stoltz, Greg   Townson, Will   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01J3/02
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EP2661034B1
Electric circuit arrangement for galvanic isolated communication
Publication/Patent Number: EP2661034B1 Publication Date: 2020-03-11 Application Number: 12166877.6 Filing Date: 2012-05-04 Inventor: Vinau, Jose   Poirier, Sébastien   Enichlmair, Hubert   Ele, Vijay   Ranganathan, Rohit   Brandl, Manfred   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H04L25/493
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EP3633393A1
CAPACITANCE TO DIGITAL CONVERTER, INTEGRATED SENSOR INTERFACE AND SENSOR DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3633393A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-08 Application Number: 18198139.0 Filing Date: 2018-10-02 Inventor: Serrano, Gotarredona Rafael   García, González José Manuel   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01R27/26 Abstract: A capacitance to digital converter, CDC, has a first and a second reference terminal (T1, T2) for receiving first and second reference voltages (VREFP, VREFN), a reference block (CREF) comprising one or more reference charge stores and being coupled to the first and second reference terminals (T1, T2) via a first switching block (SWB1), a scaling block (SCB) for providing at third and fourth reference terminals (T3, T4) downscaled voltages (SVREFP, SVREFN) from the first and second reference voltages (VREFP, VREFN) depending on a scaling factor, first and second measurement terminals (M1, M2) for connecting a capacitive sensor element (CS), the first measurement terminal (M1) being coupled to the third and fourth reference terminals (T3, T4) via a second switching block (SWB2), and a processing block (PROC) coupled to the reference block (CREF) and to the second measurement terminal (M2) and being configured to determine a digital output signal based on a charge distribution between the sensor element (CS) and the reference block and based on the scaling factor, the output signal representing a capacitance value of the sensor element (CS).
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EP2950525B1
Semiconductor image sensor with integrated pixel heating and method of operating a semiconductor image sensor
Publication/Patent Number: EP2950525B1 Publication Date: 2020-08-12 Application Number: 14173903.7 Filing Date: 2014-06-25 Inventor: Stockmeier, Thomas   Forsyth, Richard   Troxler, Thomas   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H04N5/3745
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EP3691121A1
AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3691121A1 Publication Date: 2020-08-05 Application Number: 19154725.6 Filing Date: 2019-01-31 Inventor: Fiocchi, Carlo   Fitzi, Andreas   Mozsáry, András   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H03F1/32 Abstract: An amplifier circuit includes a circuit path (320) of serially connected complementary type transistors (Mp1, Mn1). First and second feedback loops include a loop amplifier (301), the transistors (Mp1, Mn1) of the circuit path (320) and a corresponding resistor (302, 303).