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Switchable Current Mirror

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054638D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Dorler, JA Struk, JR [+details]

Abstract

In most bipolar random-access memory or read-only storage applications utilizing current-mode operation, the array current source provides the current for a switching word or hit current switch such that only 1/N (selected) circuits is powered. In order to conserve power, it is advantageous to operate the array utilizing minimum power supplies.