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Method and apparatus for sub-hysteresis discrimination

United States Patent

December 29, 2015
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Embodiments of comparator circuits are disclosed. A comparator circuit may include a differential input circuit, an output circuit, a positive feedback circuit operably coupled between the differential input circuit and the output circuit, and a hysteresis control circuit operably coupled with the positive feedback circuit. The hysteresis control circuit includes a switching device and a transistor. The comparator circuit provides sub-hysteresis discrimination and high speed discrimination.
De Geronimo; Gianluigi (Syosset, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
14/ 471,617
August 28, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS The present invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.