Patent Number: 6,529,050

Title: High-speed clock buffer that has a substantially reduced crowbar current

Abstract: The crowbar current in a driver inverter, which has a pair of complementary driver transistors, is substantially reduced by adjusting the turn on and turn off times of the p-channel and n-channel driver transistors such that each driver transistor turns on after the other driver transistor has been turned off.

Inventors: Kuo; James R. (Cupertino, CA), Hoang; Tuong (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation

International Classification: H03K 17/08 (20060101); H03K 17/0812 (20060101); H03K 17/00 (20060101); H03K 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 03/04/2020