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Receiver/ Translator Circuit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049168D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Blumberg, RJ Norsworthy, JP Scarpero, WJ Zuckerman, A [+details]

Abstract

A circuit has been designed which receives signals from a ground-down open collector driver and translates them efficiently to ground-up Schottky current switch (SCS) levels, solving a problem of interfacing two different large-scale integrated circuit technologies. This is particularly useful since chips designed with high performance in mind usually have ground-down power supplies, while the generally higher density, lower performance chips usually have ground-up power supplies.