PROTECTED HIGH-SIDE OUTPUT
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-14
The purpose of this circuit is to drive a grounded load from a microprocessor output port. There are several features: the VBAT supply can vary between 6 to 24 volts, the circuit is designed to drive an unclamped inductive load, and the circuit is self-pro- tected from the load being shorted to ground.