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USE OF THE SAME MCU I/O LINE TO DRIVE A POWER MOSFET AND TO DETECT OVERLOAD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006542D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-14

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Charles-Edouard Cordonnier

Abstract

The idea consists in using the same MCU I/O port to drive a power mosfet device containing some logic (such as Smartdiscretes C) or Smartmos C)) and to detect an overload present in the power mosfet device.