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