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LOW DROP OUT MOSFET VOLTAGE REGULATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006204D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-13

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Christopher Brice

Abstract

This form of regulator is novel in its use of a MOSFET transistor as its high current control ele- ment. The design of this type of regulator has only recently been possible due to the emergence of low channel resistance MOSFETs. This form of regulator is not directly equivalent to the standard BJT series regulator design, as the BIT regulator is current con- trolled, whereas the MOSFET regulator is voltage controlled.