Accession Number : AD0163553


Title :   Electronic Switch.


Descriptive Note : Patent,


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C


Personal Author(s) : Picillo,Vincent M.


Report Date : 28 JUN 1971


Pagination or Media Count : 3


Abstract : The report describes an electronic switch that uses the parallel connection of a transistor switching circuit with an inverted-transistor switching circuit for discharging integrating capacitors regardless of the charge polarity on the capacitors. Diodes connected to the base of each transistor prevent reverse voltage breakdown of the base-collector and base-emitter junctions. The switch offers a low saturation voltage for both positive and negative load voltages, good control of switching variables and transients, and has a fast response time. (Modified author abstract)


Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC SWITCHES, *PATENTS), SWITCHING CIRCUITS


Subject Categories : ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE