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Patent
Advanced Analogic Technologies | Date: 2014-08-14

A dual-polarity multiple-output boost converter that includes an inductor coupled in series between a high-side switch and a low-side switch. A first terminal of the inductor is coupled to an output of the high-side switch and the second terminal of the inductor is coupled to an input of the low side switch, with an output of low-side switch being coupled to a reference terminal. A plurality of outputs provide a plurality of output voltages, including a first plurality of outputs to provide a first plurality of different output voltages having a first polarity and at least one second output to provide at least one second output voltage having a second polarity opposite the first polarity. A control circuit is coupled to the high-side switch and the low-side switch to control an on-time of the high-side switch and the low-side switch.


Patent
Advanced Analogic Technologies | Date: 2014-10-02

A circuit for controlling a switching regulator is provided. The circuit includes a first input to receive a feedback signal from the switching regulator proportional to an output voltage of the switching regulator, a second input to receive a voltage reference signal, an output to be coupled to an input of the switching regulator, an error amplifier having a first input terminal coupled to the first input to receive the feedback signal, a second input terminal coupled to the second input to receive the voltage reference signal, and an output terminal coupled to the output, and a compensation network coupled between the second input and the output. The compensation network includes a series combination of a first capacitance and a first resistance coupled between the second input and a node, a second resistance coupled between the node and the output, and a second capacitance coupled to the node.


Patent
Advanced Analogic Technologies | Date: 2014-07-24

A switching regulator that includes a high-side MOSFET, a low-side MOSFET, a high-side driver circuit, a low-side driver circuit, and a capacitive coupling circuit. An output of the high-side driver circuit is coupled to a gate of the high-side MOSFET to control the high-side MOSFET to be substantially depleted during a first operational phase and to be substantially enhanced during a second operational phase. An output of the low-side driver circuit is coupled to a gate of the low-side MOSFET to control the low-side MOSFET to be substantially enhanced during the first operational phase and to provide a regulated drain-to-source current during the second operational phase. The capacitive coupling circuit is coupled to an input of the high-side driver circuit and the gate of the low-side MOSFET and decreases the regulated drain-to-source current during a transition from the first operational phase to the second operational phase.


Patent
Advanced Analogic Technologies | Date: 2016-01-04

A distributed system for driving strings of series-connected LEDs for backlighting, display and lighting applications that includes multiple intelligent satellite LED driver ICs connected to an interface IC via a serial lighting interface bus. The interface IC translates information obtained from a host microcontroller into instructions for the satellite LED driver ICs pertaining to such parameters as duty factor, current levels, phase delay and fault settings. Fault conditions in the LED driver ICs can be transmitted back to the interface IC. An analog current sense feedback system which also links the LED driver ICs determines the supply voltage for the LED strings.


Patent
Advanced Analogic Technologies | Date: 2014-07-11

A method of controlling an LED string having a first end coupled to a power source and a second end coupled to a first end of a current sink is provided. The method include generating a target voltage at a first end of an external inductor coupled to the second end of the current sink, comparing the target voltage to a measured voltage at the first end of the external inductor, charging the external inductor responsive to the measured voltage being greater than the target voltage, and discharging the external inductor responsive to the measured voltage being less than the target voltage.

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