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O2Micro awarded patent for current sensing

O2Micro International Limited announced that it was issued 16 claims under U.S. patent number 8,232,784 for its Current Sensing circuits and methods. This patented invention detects and controls current conditions in Direct Current-to-Direct Current, or DC/DC, converters by creating sensing outputs. Sensing outputs can be used in a variety of applications, such as over-current protection, load line control, and current monitor.