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Lateral PNP Clamped Resistor Load Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000070198D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Ayers, RL Burns, RP Stephens, GB [+details]

Abstract

In order to enhance the speed of logic circuits, it is often desirable to limit the voltage swing of the output node of a logic gate by clamping the down-level voltage at same maximum swing relative to the up level. In some linear applications, it is also desirable to clamp the voltage levels to some safe operating range.