A pushbutton on/off controller that simplifies system design is described.
Handheld designers often grapple with ways to de-bounce and control the on/off pushbutton of portable devices. Traditional de-bounce designs use discrete logic, flip-flops, resistors and capacitors. Other designs include an onboard microprocessor and discrete comparators which continuously consume battery power. For high voltage multicell battery applications, a high voltage LDO is needed to drive the low voltage devices. All this extra circuitry not only increases required board space and design complexity, ...