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Second Breakdown Protection of a Power Supply's Pass Transistor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052861D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Ernst, LM Gliebe, RJ [+details]

Abstract

Breakdown of a power transistor is prevented by circuitry which monitor the transistor operation and forces corrective responses by the transistor whenever operation of the transistor exceeds its design parameters.