04100561 is referenced by 28 patents and cites 4 patents.

The circuit protects the oxide of MOS devices from destructive breakdown by limiting the potential difference which can exist between two circuit nodes. By forming a protective circuit between each pair of nodes in the circuit, the range of voltages which can exist between any two nodes is predetermined, and the range can be fixed to prevent damage to the MOS devices. The protective circuit comprises a pair of diodes, a resistor, and a bipolar transistor.

Title
Protective circuit for MOS devices
Application Number
5/689269
Publication Number
4100561
Application Date
May 24, 1976
Publication Date
July 11, 1978
Inventor
Joel Ollendorf
West Orange
NJ, US
Agent
Sanford J Asman
R P Williams
H Christoffersen
Assignee
RCA
NY, US
IPC
H01L 29/78
H01L 29/90
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