Accession Number : ADD010512
Title : High Voltage Solid State Multiplexer.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Sherman,Jeffrey D ; Courcy,Stephen E
Report Date : 02 Sep 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : This report describes high voltage multiplexer comprising as the switching elements for each channel thereof a pair of series connected double diffused metal oxide semiconductor transistors connected source-to-source to obtain very high 'off' resistance, with optical links comprising LEDs to switch the pairs of transistors 'on' and 'off'. A logic chip controls the switching of the transistors in accordance with externally applied signals. Means are provided for rapidly discharging any voltage remaining on the gate-to-source capacity of the series-connected transistors upon the switching 'off' of any channel.
Descriptors : *Patent applications, *Solid state electronics, *Multiplexing, High voltage, Metal oxide semiconductors, Switching circuits, Field effect transistors, Chips(Electronics)
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Electricity and Magnetism
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE