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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jamie, May 12, 2013.

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  1. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    I am doing up some doc's on a design but I can't remember the proper
    name for this type of output, which is being used in the designed.

    Currently I have it in the doc as "common emitter, complementary
    totem pole output" however, I did remember an official name for this
    type of output, which I can't seem to bring to mind!


    ___ |<
    -|___|-| PNP
    | OUT
    ___ |/
    -|___|-| NPN

  2. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    I use that lay out when I want to get close to the rails and do basic
    current limiting control.

  3. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** There is not one "correct" name.

    "Complementary common emitter" output stage is the most precise.

    "Complementary collector output " is another, that is OK.

    Also, some will use the name " complementary Sziklai output stage" to
    really impress.

    What you schem shows is incomplete - so it has no name.

    .... Phil
  4. Perhaps (a type of) "half-bridge"?
  5. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    This is often referred to by its marketing term: Rail-to-rail output
    stage or RR output stage.
  6. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** No it isn't.

    You are a fucking IDIOT.

    Piss off.
  7. Den

    Den Guest

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  9. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** WTF happened to the context ??????????????

    ** Totally IRRELEVANT !!!!!!!


    ..... Phil
  10. Guest

    It's very relevant since complementary common emitter/source output drive is the basis of RRO technology, not the whole thing because there are very clever ways involved in driving the pair, but it's the starting point.
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