Patent Number: 6,803,809

Title: Step-down circuit for generating a stable internal voltage

Abstract: The present invention provides a semiconductor integrated circuit device equipped with a negative feedback amplifier circuit or a step-down circuit which realizes stabilization of an output voltage effectively in response to a variation in power supply voltage. A constant current source is used to cause a bias current for setting current consumption to flow in a differential amplifying MOSFET. A capacitor is provided between an external power supply voltage and a predetermined circuit node to thereby detect a reduction in the external power supply voltage. An operating current of the differential amplifying MOSFET is increased through the use of a current flowing in the capacitor due to such an external power variation, thereby executing the operation of stabilizing an output voltage corresponding to the reduction in the external power supply voltage.

Inventors: Saitoh; Yoshikazu (Hamura, JP)

Assignee: Renesas Technology Corp.

International Classification: G05F 1/10 (20060101); G05F 1/565 (20060101); G11C 5/14 (20060101); G05F 001/46 ()

Expiration Date: 10/12/2021