Patent Number: 6,310,331

Title: Circuit configuration for driving an ignition coil

Abstract: A circuit configuration for driving an ignition coil includes a first semiconductor switch having a load path connected in series with a primary winding of the ignition coil, and having a control electrode, which is driven in accordance with a first drive signal. The circuit configuration further includes a second semiconductor switch having a load path connected in parallel with the primary winding and having a control electrode, which is driven in accordance with a second drive signal.

Inventors: Nance; Paul (Munchen, DE), Sommer; Peter (Munchen, DE), Tihanyi; Jenoe (Kirchheim, DE), Leipold; Ludwig (Munchen, DE)

Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG

International Classification: F02P 3/02 (20060101); F02P 3/04 (20060101); H05B 001/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018