CROSS-CONDUCTION CURRENT ELIMINATION IN MOS TOTEM-POLE DRIVER CIRCUITS AND METHOD
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-05
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Key Words: totem pole, cross-conduction current, On-resistance (RDSON) It is often necessary to switch a field-effect transistor (FET) at high speeds with a driver circuit. It is common for such driver circuits to have a totem-pole output, which includes a "source" transistor for sourcing current to the gate of the FET and a "sink" transistor for removing charge from the gate of the FET. The source and sink transistors may respectively be considered to be part of active pull-up and pull-down circuits.