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FET Interface for Bootstrap Circuit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055836D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Clemen, R Gschwendtner, J Haug, W [+details]

Abstract

For many integrated circuit applications, such as low-level address input detection or high-drive data output capability, field-effect transistor (FET) circuits are required to convert a small voltage difference into full FET logic levels. A known approach to this level conversion is latching in combination with bootstrapping. One problem in the design of such a level converter is the proper adaptation of the bootstrap circuit to the latch.