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Power Down Identifier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040852D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kurtz, JO [+details]

Abstract

The power down identifier (PDI) circuit can be used to monitor power supply comparators so that if one power supply spikes or drops out for an instant, the malfunctioning supply can be readily identified after all power supplies have been shut down.