ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE CLAMP WITH CONTROLLED HYSTERESIS INCLUDING SELECTABLE TURN ON AND TURN OFF THRESHOLD VOLTAGES

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APP PUB NO 20130100562A1
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13714096

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An electrostatic discharge (ESD) clamp for coupling between first and second nodes for providing ESD protection including first and second voltage threshold circuits. The clamp circuit limits operating voltage between the first and second nodes to a maximum level when activated. The first and second voltage threshold circuits each have a selectable threshold voltage, such as by coupling one or more voltage threshold devices in series. The first and second voltage threshold circuits trigger to turn on the clamp circuit when the operating voltage increases above a first voltage threshold. The voltage threshold circuits are turned off to turn off the clamp circuit when the operating voltage decreases to the second threshold voltage. The second threshold voltage may be selected at any level above the nominal operating voltage to prevent the clamp from latching.

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INTERSIL AMERICAS LLC1001 MURPHY RANCH ROAD MILPITAS CA 95035

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Croft, Gregg D Palm Bay, US 14 350

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