Patent Number: 6,801,075

Title: Method and circuit for base current compensation

Abstract: A base current compensation circuit is configured for injecting base current to the base of a transistor device to compensate for the lost current demanded by a transistor base. The base current compensation circuit is configured to inject current into the base of the transistor without the headroom requirements, as well as being less complex than other approaches. An exemplary base current compensation circuit comprises a sampling circuit and a current mirror feedback circuit configured for providing multiples of the base current demanded by the transistor device.

Inventors: Gammie; David A. (Tucson, AZ), Parfenchuck; Jeffery B. (Tucson, AZ), Doorenbos; Jerry L. (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated

International Classification: G05F 3/08 (20060101); G05F 3/26 (20060101); G06G 007/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/05/2021