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Title:
PROTECTION CIRCUIT
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2014011233
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a protection circuit capable of suitably protecting an internal circuit used therein even when the internal circuit consumes a large amount of current.

A protection circuit (1) comprising a power supply terminal (VDD), a ground terminal (GND), a control unit (11) connected to the power supply terminal and ground terminal, and a supply unit (12) connected to the power supply terminal and ground terminal, prevents a reverse direction voltage from being applied to a circuit unit (C) provided with prescribed functions, and is characterized in that the control unit generates a control potential for controlling the control unit and supply unit according to the potential supplied from the power supply terminal and the potential supplied from the ground terminal, and that the supply unit is configured to be able to supply a current to the circuit unit connected in the subsequent stage on the basis of the potential supplied from the power supply terminal, the potential supplied from the ground terminal, and the control potential generated by the control unit.


Inventors:
Sawadaishi, Tomoyuki
Iikura, Akihisa
Nakao, Kimiyasu
Asao, Akira
Application Number:
JP2012000145279
Publication Date:
January 20, 2014
Filing Date:
June 28, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ALPS ELECTRIC CO LTD
International Classes:
H01L27/06; H01L21/822; H01L21/8234; H01L27/04; H01L27/088; H02H11/00
Domestic Patent References:
JPH05152526A1993-06-18
JPH09139633A1997-05-27
JP2005019532A2005-01-20
JPH08275406A1996-10-18
JP2005019532A2005-01-20
JPH08275406A1996-10-18
JPH05152526A1993-06-18
JPH09139633A1997-05-27
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
野▲崎▼ 照夫
青木 宏義
天田 昌行
岡田 喜雅
溝口 勉