05070255 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 5 patents.

A multi-level selecting circuit has a selecting section provided in a semiconductor chip by a CMOS process for selecting one of a plurality of input levels at a time, input terminals provided on the semiconductor chip for feeding a plurality of levels to the selecting section, and an output terminal provided on the semiconductor chip for outputting one of the plurality of levels having been selected by the selecting section. The selecting section has a plurality of MOS transistors each being provided in the semiconductor chip and connected between respective one of the plurality of input terminals and the output terminal for feeding, when turned on by external control, the input level on the input terminal to the output terminal. Source connecting lines each is connected between respective one of the input terminals and the source electrode of respective one of the MOS transistors for feeding a voltage on the input terminal to the source electrode. A back-gate connecting line is connected between the input terminals and the back-gates of the MOS transistors for feeding a predetermined voltage applied to the input terminals to the back gates. The back-gate connecting line is substantially independent of the source connecting lines. A diode is connected between one of the input terminals to which the highest voltage or the lowest voltage is applied and another input terminal to which a medium voltage close to the highest or lowest voltage is applied. The diode has an anode connected to the low voltage side and a cathode connected to the high voltage side.

Title
Multi-level selecting circuit
Application Number
7/634448
Publication Number
5070255
Application Date
December 27, 1990
Publication Date
December 3, 1991
Inventor
Yasuhiro Shin
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Edward D Manzo
Assignee
Oki Electric
JP
IPC
H03K 3/01
H03K 5/01
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