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inverter with floating ground

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Dear all,

I want to design a inverter with floating ground, its output is an regulated voltage but not 0 voltage when input is high voltage. Would you please give me some advice?
 

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I don't think it's a good idea to supply the inverter ground from a current source.

You didn't tell, if you are designing the circuit from discrete parts or targetting to IC design. Usual logic IC don't allow an input voltage below ground, so an analog SPDT switch IC (xx3157 or similar) would be a suitable solution for the inverter. Floating ground voltage should have a bypass cap or must be driven by a low impedance buffer (a voltage rather than the current source in your circuit).

If it's an IC design problem, you have all options of connecting individual transistors. But the low impedance point is still valid to my opinion.
 

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Transistor connected as diode at output of comparator can calamp "high" voltage to an regulated voltage, such as 1.5V but not "VDD" when comparator output "1".
It is a design smaple from TI.

Adding an voltage buffer at output node of comparator, is it appropriate?
 

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