Patent Number: 6,804,102

Title: Voltage regulator protected against short-circuits by current limiter responsive to output voltage

Abstract: A voltage regulator having an output terminal adapted to being connected to a load, including a device for limiting the current flowing through the load to a first threshold current if the voltage of the output terminal is lower than a threshold voltage, and to a second current threshold higher than the first current threshold if the voltage of the output terminal is greater than the threshold voltage.

Inventors: Hamon; Cecile (Grenoble, FR), Bernard; Christophe (Claix, FR), Pons; Alexandre (Grenoble, FR)

Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.A.

International Classification: G05F 1/10 (20060101); G05F 1/573 (20060101); H02H 003/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/12/2021