Sasaki Isao, Iguchi Koichi: Driving circuit for current control element and image display device. NEC, September 25, 2003: JP2003-271095 (296 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To eliminate the influence of variance in the threshold characteristic of a driving transistor.SOLUTION: The disclosed driving circuit for the current control element has the driving transistor 6 and current control element 7 which are connected in series between a power line 1 ...

Josef Einzinger, Christine Fellinger, Ludwig Leipold, Jenoe Tihanyi, Roland Weber: MOSFET switch with inductive load. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Lawrence C Edelman, March 1, 1988: US04728826 (108 worldwide citation)

The voltage peaks occuring upon disconnection of inductive loads are normally attenuated by a by-pass diode connected in parallel with the load. The driving countervoltage is thereby limited to the value of the forward voltage drop of the diode. For a power MOSFET with a source-side inductive load, ...

Fumio Ishikawa, Kuninobu Tanaka: High speed buffer circuit particularly suited for use in sample and hold circuits. Sony Corporation, Lewis H Eslinger, Alvin Sinderbrand, September 16, 1986: US04612464 (94 worldwide citation)

A buffer circuit includes a main buffer circuit section formed of a pair of complementary input side transistors the bases of which are connected together to an input, a dummy circuit section having the same circuit construction as the main buffer circuit section, and a feedback signal section compa ...

Richard C Foss: Output buffer having sequentially-switched output. U S Philips Corporation, Steven R Biren, December 6, 1988: US04789796 (89 worldwide citation)

An integrated semiconductor circuit includes an output stage and a control circuit. The output stage comprises several (e.g. four) pull-down output transistors, which are sequentially switched on for pulling down the output node, whereby four small current steps are made instead of one high current ...

Gordon Bernard M: Field effect transistor switch, particularly for multiplexing. Gordon Engineering Company, April 4, 1972: US3654394 (87 worldwide citation)

In a device for multiplexing plural analog signals, a high impedance switch, wherein the conduction state of a first field effect transistor is controlled by a second field effect transistor, is provided for expeditious switching of an input signal and minimal loading of an input source.

Thomas H Lee, Kevin S Donnelly: Differential comparator for amplifying small swing signals to a full swing output. Rambus, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 15, 1997: US05621340 (85 worldwide citation)

A differential comparator that amplifies small swing signals to full swing signals. The differential comparator comprises a current switch having a pair of inputs coupled to receive a pair of small swing complementary input signals and a pair of complementary outputs that output complementary signal ...

Andrew Gordon Francis Dingwall, Bruce David Rosenthal: Level shift circuit. RCA Corporation, H Christoffersen, Henry I Schanzer, August 2, 1977: US04039862 (77 worldwide citation)

Each one of two switching transistors, driven by complementary input signals, has its conduction path connected between a different one of two output terminals and a first point of potential. Connected between each output terminal and a second point of potential are the conduction paths of a load tr ...

Magnus Carl Wilhelm Lindmark: Switched mode power supply. Alfred E Miller, June 27, 1978: US04097773 (76 worldwide citation)

A switched mode power supply includes a pair of capacitors serially connected across a supply input and a pair of switching transistors serially connected across the supply input. The output load circuit is connected between the junction of the capacitors and the junction of the transistors by way o ...

Bahador Rastegar, William C Slemmer: Output driver circuit with body bias control for multiple power supply operation. SGS Thomson Microelectronics, Kenneth C Hill, Lisa K Jorgenson, Richard K Robinson, June 6, 1995: US05422591 (75 worldwide citation)

A push-pull output driver including two transistors in series, one transistor having its body bias controlled by logic circuitry commanded by the driver input. The driver has a pair of transistors in series, the transistor inputs being complementary to create a push-pull amplifier. A switching trans ...

Kazutaka Nogami: Sense circuit for use in semiconductor memory. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, November 27, 1990: US04973864 (67 worldwide citation)

A sense circuit includes first and second input nodes, first and second output nodes, first to fifth MOSFETs of N-channel type, and first and second potential setting circuits, and the first and second output nodes are precharged to a power source potential by the first and second potential setting ...