Patent Number: 7,732,945

Title: Rectifier circuit

Abstract: Disclosed is a rectifier circuit that realizes a low threshold voltage without using a process step to enable reduction in cost and in variation of devices. An NMOS transistor has a threshold voltage. In the transistor, a voltage to be rectified is inputted to a second node, and a rectified voltage is outputted to a first node. A threshold voltage generator is connected to a gate of the transistor and the first node. The generator generates a voltage and outputs it to the gate of the transistor. The voltage is a voltage which is elevated by the threshold voltage with respect to a voltage of the first node and is decreased by a microvoltage sufficiently small with respect to the threshold voltage. Thus, when the voltage of the second node is decreased by the microvoltage or more with respect to that of the first node, the transistor is turned on.

Inventors: Gotoh; Kunihiko (Kawasaki, JP), Yamazaki; Daisuke (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: H03K 3/00 (20060101); H03K 3/64 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-08 0:00:00