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This application note addresses a method to OR the high side of the power source as well as the low side using N-channel MOSFETs, thus replacing diodes D1 and D2 with more efficient MOSFETs in the high current path. The MOSFET switch of the return current is referred to here as the high side switch. A circuit schematic for high side switching is recommended and component selection discussed. High side switching can be used in ATCA and other Telecom applications.