Electrostatic Discharge Protection Device for Current Switch Receivers
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
Two necessary components of a current switch receiver (not shown) are electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and an input stability resistor. This article describes the integration of an ESD device with the stability resistor. The subcollector contact is connected to the input (I/O) side of the resistor. A diode is formed between the P-substrate and the N-epi.