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Scan chain circuit supporting logic self test pattern injection during run time

A scan chain for testing a combinatorial logic circuit includes a first scan chain path of flip-flops connected to the combinatorial logic circuit for functional mode operation during runtime of the combinatorial logic circuit. A second scan chain path of flip-flops is also connected to the combinatorial logic circuit and... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Defocus estimation method independent of the scene content and use in an autofocus system

A method of adjusting a lens may include adjusting the lens at a first focus position, and acquiring a first image of a scene through the lens. The method may further include adjusting the lens at a second focus position, and acquiring a second image of the same scene through... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method for forming an electrical connection between an electronic chip and a carrier substrate and electronic device

An electrical connection wire connects an electrical connection pad of an electrical chip and an electrical connection pad of a carrier substrate to which the electronic chip is mounted. A dielectric layer surrounds at least the bonding wire. The dielectric layer may be a dielectric sheath or a hardened liquid... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method and high frequency analog-to-digital conversion

A method can be used to generate a reference clock signal having a reference frequency. N clock sub-signals are generated, where N is greater than or equal to 2. The N clock sub-signals are successively mutually shifted out of phase by π/N and each clock sub-signal has an elementary frequency... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method for measuring a time of flight

A method of measuring the phase of a response signal relative to a periodic excitation signal, comprises the steps of producing for each cycle of the response signal two transitions synchronized to a clock and framing a reference point of the cycle; swapping the two transitions to confront them in... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Device having a 2d image sensor and depth sensor

A three dimensional (3D) device is formed from a first level and a second level that are attached together. The first level includes a backside illuminated two dimensional (2D) image sensor including an array of first pixels sensitive to visible light. The second level includes a frontside illuminated depth sensor... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method and system for managing the power supply voltage of a usb type-c source device

A method can be used for managing a power supply voltage on an output power supply pin of a USB Type-C source device coupled to a USB Type-C receiver device via a USB Type-C cable. A first measurement of a first voltage on a channel configuration pin of the cable... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method and device for transfer of data to or from a memory

A method for reading or writing data at an address of a memory is disclosed. The data includes a number of consecutive words that each has a plurality of bits. The words are transferred to or from the memory in synchronization with a clock signal so that each word is... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Electronic housing including a grooved cover

A microchip has a rear face attached to a front mounting face of a support plate. An encapsulation cover for the microchip is mounted to the support plate. The encapsulation cover includes a front wall, a peripheral wall extending from the front wall and an inside partition extending from the... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Electronic device comprising an encapsulating block locally of smaller thickness

An electronic device includes a carrier substrate with at least one integrated-circuit chip mounted on a front face of the carrier substrate. An encapsulation block on the front face and embedding the integrated-circuit chip has a periphery with corners. The encapsulating block further has, in at least one local zone... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Circuit and controlling a spad array

A circuit may include an array of single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) cells, each SPAD cell configured to be selectively enabled by an activation signal. The circuit may include a control circuit configured to selectively enable a subset of the array of SPAD cells based on a measured count rate... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method for collective (wafer-scale) fabrication of electronic devices and electronic device

Electronic devices are manufactured using a collective (wafer-scale) fabrication process. Electronic chips are mounted onto one face of a collective substrate wafer. A collective flexible sheet made of a heat-conductive material comprising a layer containing pyrolytic graphite is fixed to extend over a collective region extending over the electronic chips... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method for polarity bit line encoding using aperiodic frames

The invention relates to a method for serial data transmission, comprising the steps consisting in computing the running disparity (RD) of a bit stream that is being transmitted; when the running disparity reaches a threshold (T), computing a point disparity on a subsequent frame (S) of the stream; if the... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Electronic device with stacked electronic chips

An electronic device includes a carrier substrate, a first electronic chip and a second chip. The first chip is mounted on the carrier substrate via interposed electrical connection elements electrically connecting a front electrical connection network of the first chip and an electrical connection network of the carrier substrate. The... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Package including stacked die and passive component

Disclosed herein is an electronic device including a substrate having a conductive area formed thereon. A first molding level is stacked on the substrate. A die is formed on the substrate and within the first molding level. A second molding level is stacked on the first molding level. At least... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method for combined transformation of the scale and aspect ratio of a picture

A source image is transformed into a destination image having a target aspect ratio. A reference region in the source image is defined. An extended region of interest of the source image having the target aspect ratio and containing the reference region is defined. A set of candidate image regions... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Electronic device provided with an integrated conductor element and fabrication method

An electronic device includes a support plate having a mounting face and an electrical connection network. An integrated circuit chip is mounted on the mounting face and linked to the electrical connection network. An en encapsulation block embeds the integrated circuit chip. An additional element made of an electrically conductive... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Electronic device furnished with a conducting layer and fabrication

An electronic device includes a support board having a mounting face and an integrated circuit chip mounted on the mounting face. An encapsulation block embeds the integrated circuit chip, the encapsulation block extending above the integrated circuit chip and around the integrated circuit chip on the mounting face of the... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Electronic device provided with an integral conductive wire and manufacture

An electronic device includes a supporting substrate having a front mounting face and an electrical connection network. An integrated circuit chip is mounted to the mounting face and is electrically connected to the electrical connection network. A primary encapsulation block embeds the integrated circuit chip and extends above and around... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Electronic device with electronic chips and heat sink

An electronic device includes a first support platelet and a second support platelet that is disposed opposite and at a distance from the first support platelet. At least one first electronic chip is mounted on the first support platelet on a side facing the second support platelet. A second electronic... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Pixel circuit

A pixel arrangement includes a photodiode, a reset transistor configured to be controlled by a reset signal and coupled to a reset input voltage, a transfer gate transistor configured to transfer charge from the photodiode to a node, wherein the transfer gate transistor is controlled by a transfer gate voltage,... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Electrical shielding using bar vias and associated methods

An electronic device disclosed herein includes a first conductor layer, a first nonconducting layer, and a second conductor layer in a stacked arrangement. A signal carrying conductive via is formed in the first nonconducting layer and extends between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer. A shielding conductive... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Onboard electronic system

An electronic system implements a software application described in the form of a graph of the Kahn network type, and includes actors. At least one of the actors includes a processor, and at least another one of the actors includes a hardware accelerator. Buffer memories are coupled between the actors.... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Macropixel processing system, method and article

Digital image processing circuitry converts images in a color filter array (CFA) color space to images in a luminance-chrominance (YUV) 4:2:0 color space, and the images in the YUV 4:2:0 color space are processed by the digital image processing circuitry in the YUV 4:2:0 color space, for example, to apply... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Macropixel processing system, method and article

A digital image processing circuit processes macro-pixels of a digital image. A gain control parameter of each pixel of the macro-pixel of the digital image is determined based on a location of the pixel in the digital image. Relative pixel positions of the pixels of the macro-pixel are determined, the... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Macropixel processing system, method and article

Tone mapping is performed by digital image processing circuitry on a macro-pixel basis. A luminance value of a macro-pixel of a digital image in a color space is determined. The macro-pixel includes a plurality of individual pixels. Respective tone-mapping gain values of each pixel of the macro-pixel are determined based... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Macropixel processing system, method and article

Digital image processing circuitry converts a macro-pixel of an image in a color filter array (CFA) color space to a macro-pixel in a luminance-chrominance (YUV) color space. Chrominance filtering is applied to chrominance components of the converted macro-pixel in the YUV color space, generating a filtered macro-pixel in the YUV... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Sensing pixel having sampling circuitry to sample photodiode signal multiple times before reset of photodiode

An electronic device disclosed herein includes a photodiode, and a plurality of storage components each configured to independently sample and hold charges from the photodiode during each of a plurality of integration periods without discharging the held charge between successive integration periods of the plurality thereof. Each storage component accumulates... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Scan chain circuit supporting logic self test pattern injection during run time

A scan chain for testing a combinatorial logic circuit includes a first scan chain path of flip-flops connected to the combinatorial logic circuit for functional mode operation during runtime of the combinatorial logic circuit. A second scan chain path of flip-flops is also connected to the combinatorial logic circuit and... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method of handling transactions, corresponding system and computer program product

A system, such as a System-on-Chip includes an interface component or PLUG which generates transactions over an IP block, such as an interconnect serving one or more clients via virtual channels. The client or clients are mapped onto the virtual channels via client/virtual channel mappings. The virtual channels are provided... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Optical electronic device and fabrication

Electronic devices are collectively fabricated from a main wafer which includes optical elements and a secondary wafer that are mounted one on top of the other to form a combined wafer. A mounting face of the secondary wafer is mated to a front face of the main wafer in such... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Electronic device comprising an encapsulating block locally of smaller thickness

An electronic device includes a carrier substrate with at least one electronic-circuit chip mounted on a front face of the carrier substrate. An encapsulation block on the front face and embedding the electronic-circuit chip has a periphery with corners. The encapsulating block further has, in at least one local zone... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Image sensor adapted to blinking sources

An image sensor including: a plurality of pixels each including a photodiode coupled to first and second capacitive elements by first and second transistors; a control circuit provided to acquire, for each pixel, a first and second value V_S and V_M representative of illumination levels of the photodiode during the... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method and device for encoding a multidimensional digital signal, in particular an image signal, and corresponding for decoding

A method of encoding an initial digital signal in an encoded signal, where the initial digital signal includes a sequence of samples representing a multidimensional space, and each sample may be assigned at least one physical magnitude. The method may include, for at least some of the current samples, locally... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

Method for managing the operation of a test mode of a logic component with restoration of the pre-test state

A device may include a control circuit configured to place, after a normal mode operation of N flip-flops, the N flip-flops in a test mode in which the test input of the first flip-flop of the chain is intended to receive a first sequence of test bits. A memory may... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

07/20/17 / #20170206169

Apparatus and methods implementing dispatch mechanisms for offloading executable functions

An apparatus includes a first processor to execute a user-level application to operate in a virtual address, and a co-processor to execute a computing kernel associated with user-level application elements to be performed on the co-processor. The computing kernel is to operate in the virtual address. A memory includes physical... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

07/13/17 / #20170201771

Compression and decompression of video data

A method for compressing a data block including sets of homologous components may include selecting a designated component from the data block, and compressing non-designated components with a measurable loss less than or equal to a threshold. The method may further include compressing the designated component based upon at least... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

07/06/17 / #20170192053

Method, device and article to test digital circuits

A digital circuit includes a scan chain which loads data into and unloads data from the digital circuit. Checking circuitry is coupled to the scan chain and generates a first digital signature based on data indicative of a pre-testing status of the digital circuit as the data is unloaded from... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

06/22/17 / #20170176578

Ranging apparatus

A ranging apparatus includes an array of light sensitive detectors configured to receive light from a light source which has been reflected by an object. The array includes a number of different zones. Readout circuitry including at least one read out channel is configured to read data output from each... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

06/15/17 / #20170168721

Data queue having an unlimited depth

A method for transferring messages from a producer element to a consumer element uses a memory shared between the producer element and the consumer element, and a hardware queue including several registers designed to contain addresses of the shared memory. The method includes the steps of storing each message for... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

05/18/17 / #20170139040

Ranging device read-out circuit

A ranging device includes an array of photon detection devices that receive an optical signal reflected by an object in an image scene and first and second logic devices to respectively combine the outputs of first and second pluralities of the photon detection devices. First and second counter circuits are... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

05/18/17 / #20170139041

Ranging device with imaging capability

A ranging device includes an array of photon detection devices adapted to receive an optical signal reflected by an object in an image scene. First and second logic devices are adapted to respectively combine the outputs of first and second pluralities of the photon detection devices. A first range detection... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

05/11/17 / #20170133520

Method for fabricating an electronic device and a stacked electronic device

A method for fabricating an electronic device includes fixing a rear face of an integrated-circuit chip to a front face of a support wafer. An infused adhesive is applied in the form of drops or segments that are separated from each other. A protective wafer is applied to the infused... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

05/04/17 / #20170127567

Electronic device equipped with a heat sink

An electronic device includes a support plate with an integrated circuit chip fixed onto the support plate. A heat sink is mounted to the support plate. An electrical connection wire is provided with one end electrically connected to the heat sink and another end electrically connected to an electrical contact... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

04/27/17 / #20170118424

High dynamic range image sensor

The present disclosure relates to an image sensor including: a plurality of pixels, each including a first photodiode coupled to a first capacitive charge storage node by a first transistor, and a second photodiode coupled to a second capacitive charge storage node by a second transistor; and a control circuit... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

04/20/17 / #20170111049

Counter circuit

A counter circuit includes a first Johnson counter circuit and a second Johnson counter circuit coupled in cascade. Each Johnson counter circuit includes a clock input, a data input, a first clock data output, a second clock data output and a feedback from the second clock data input to first... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

04/13/17 / #20170104917

Method for acquiring images of a moving object and corresponding device

At least one image of a moving object is acquired using an image acquisition device equipped with an automatic focussing system. A distance between the object and the device when the effective acquisition of the image occurs is estimated based on the estimated speed and on the period of time... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

03/30/17 / #20170092557

Electronic device provided with an integral conductive wire and manufacture

An electronic device includes a supporting substrate having a front mounting face and an electrical connection network. An integrated circuit chip is mounted to the mounting face and is electrically connected to the electrical connection network. A primary encapsulation block embeds the integrated circuit chip and extends above and around... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

03/09/17 / #20170069298

Managing multiple systems in a computer device

Resources of multiple systems are managed in a computer device. A first processing system having a set of dedicated resources also has a resource manager to manage at least one of the resources. The first processing system is prevented from directly accessing the resources without authorization. A second processing system,... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

03/09/17 / #20170070029

Optical pulse emitter

An optical pulse emitter includes a light emitting device having a first node coupled to an intermediate node via a first switch. The intermediate node is coupled to a supply voltage node via a second switch. A capacitor is coupled to the intermediate node. The first, second and third switches... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

03/09/17 / #20170070555

Video data flow compression method

A method of compressing a video image flow is disclosed. In the method, compression parameters are adapted according to at least one compression criterion wherein the compression criterion is evaluated for each image. The compression criterion is selected from among space complexity, time complexity, and the ratio of the number... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

03/02/17 / #20170062298

Electronic device furnished with a conducting layer and fabrication

An electronic device includes a support board having a mounting face and an integrated circuit chip mounted on the mounting face. An encapsulation block embeds the integrated circuit chip, the encapsulation block extending above the integrated circuit chip and around the integrated circuit chip on the mounting face of the... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

03/02/17 / #20170062299

Electronic device provided with an integrated conductor element and fabrication method

An electronic device includes a support plate having a mounting face and an electrical connection network. An integrated circuit chip is mounted on the mounting face and linked to the electrical connection network. An en encapsulation block embeds the integrated circuit chip. An additional element made of an electrically conductive... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

02/02/17 / #20170033151

Method of simultaneously manufacturing partially shielded pixels

A method of simultaneously manufacturing First and second pixels respectively shielded on a first and on a second side are simultaneously manufactured using a process wherein a first insulator is deposited on an active area. A first metal level is deposited and defined, with a first mask, to form a... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas

01/05/17 / #20170003382

Method of preparing histograms of a sensor signal from an array of sensors, in particular proximity sensors, and corresponding device

A method includes preparing a first histogram from the emission of initial optical radiation and including at least one processing iteration performed at a rate of a clock signal having an internal period equal to a sub-multiple of the optical period a sensor signal and a reference signal. Successive iterations... Stmicroelectronics grenoble 2 Sas








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