# Can someone identify this transistor and/or resistor component?

I stumbled upon a weird transistor or resistor component which I can't place. Here is a simplified version of the circuit:

I am pretty sure that the transistor on the bottom is an N-MOS transistor which pulls out low if in is high. The weird component at the top seems to serve as pull up resistor but looks more like a transistor than anything.

Can someone identify the component?

Note: I saw the component on a presentation slide which I don't have access to. I had recreated the circuit from my notes, and thus can't provide more information.

• The resistor at the top could be a potentiometer. Without seeing the original circuit, it'd just be a guess though. Any idea what the application was? As for the bottom component, while it could be a mosfet, its a very strange way of drawing it, so again, the whole circuit, or the original would be needed to make a better guess.
– MCG
Jun 4 '19 at 13:19
• @mcg I am very bad at drawing; the lines on the bottom are supposed to be zigzag like the symbol of a resistor. It was used just like that, the only difference was that there were a lot of transistors in parallel between out and ground (I only drew one). Jun 4 '19 at 13:23
• How certain are you that they were transistors? The resistor component could be a potentiometer, which could mean it was used as a pullup, although it doesn't make sense why it wouldn't be a fixed resistor, which makes it a bit confusing for me, so I wouldn't like to say for sure. Is there no way you can get hold of the original? I think it would be a big help for clarification
– MCG
Jun 4 '19 at 13:26
• Possibly a "pinch resistor". Jun 4 '19 at 13:45
• context would help Jun 4 '19 at 14:14