FET Dottable Active Drain Stage
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
An output stage of an integrated MOSFET (metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor) off-chip driver has an active FET and a load FET in a conventional push-pull configuration, and it includes two additional FETs that permit the stage to be connected with similar stages in a wired or dot NOR configuration and also provide turn on and turn off times that are comparable to a push-pull stage. The circuit can be used as a replacement for an open drain stage or a push-pull stage.