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BICMOS VOLTAGE LEVEL TRANSLATOR AND SHIFTER CIRCUITS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005609D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Kevin L. McLaughlin

Abstract

The BICMOS voltage level translator shown in Figure 1 changes an input logic voltage V,, to a larger value. The BICMOS voltage level shifter shown in Figure 2 changes an input logic voltage V,, swing from V, to V, to an output logic voltage V,,, swing from V, to V,,. The use of bipolar and CMOS devices provides low out- put impedance, i.e., low sensitivity to variation in load condition, high input impedance, and low power dissipation.