Active-Semi International, Inc.
|Active-Semi International, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20090237063||In-Circuit programming of output voltage and output current characteristics of a PSR power supply - A primary-side regulation (PSR) controller integrated circuit includes a PSR CC/CV controller and a non-volatile shift register. An assembled power supply that includes the integrated circuit is in-circuit tested to determine errors in power supply output voltage and/or current. Programming information is determined and shifted into the shift register. During programming, the power supply regulates to a different output voltage, and the different voltage is used for shift register programming. After programming, the power supply operates in a normal mode so that the output voltage and current are within specification. The voltage and current to which the power supply regulates are set by some of the bits of the programming information. Other of the bits set error correction circuits of the PSR CC/CV controller such as a primary inductance variation compensation circuit, a line input voltage variation compensation circuit, an efficiency variation compensation circuit, and a cord resistance compensation circuit.||09-24-2009|
|20080259654||Compensating for cord resistance to maintain constant voltage at the end of a power converter cord - A cord correction circuit in a primary-side-controlled flyback converter compensates for the loss of output voltage caused by the resistance of the charger cord. In one embodiment, a correction voltage is subtracted from a feedback voltage received from a primary-side auxiliary inductor. A pre-amplifier then compares a reference voltage to the corrected feedback voltage. In another embodiment, the correction voltage is summed with the reference voltage, and the pre-amplifier compares the feedback voltage to the corrected reference voltage. The difference between the voltages on the input leads of the pre-amplifier is used to increase the output voltage to compensate for the voltage lost through the charger cord. The flyback converter also has a comparing circuit and a control loop that maintain the peak level of current flowing through the primary inductor of the converter. Adjusting the frequency and pulse width of an inductor switch signal controls the converter output current.||10-23-2008|
Patent applications by Active-Semi International, Inc.