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Push/ Pull CMOS Sense Amplifier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048926D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Heller, LG [+details]

Abstract

A push/pull complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) sense amplifier latches to full logic levels. i.e., to a high voltage VH or to a low or zero voltage. This amplifier, which operates faster than an N channel metal-oxide-semiconductor sense amplifier due to the push/pull action, provides a low impedance output without direct current power dissipation.