Abstract: A high efficiency switching controller for use in a switching power supply (SPS) includes a current control device coupled to a voltage source of the SPS and a switch connected between the current control device and an output voltage circuit of the SPS. An under voltage lockout regulator coupled to the output voltage circuit of the SPS and the switch controls the state of the switch based on a voltage of the output voltage circuit and a bias unit coupled to the under voltage lockout regulator provides current to circuitry within the switching controller based on the voltage of the output voltage circuit. A protector within the high efficiency switching controller provides a control signal to the pulse width modulator unit to control the gate drive signal in response to an operating condition of the switching controller.
Abstract: An electronic ballast for use in illuminating a lamp includes a voltage reference generator that uses a plurality of current amplifiers and resistors having substantially identical resistance characteristics to remain stable in response to temperature variations and despite resistance process dispersion. The reference voltage generator further includes an ON/OFF controller and a dimming function that may be controlled via a single input terminal. Additionally, the dimming function uses a capacitor to prevent abrupt changes in an input signal from causing abrupt changes in a feedback signal that controls an output frequency of the ballast.
Abstract: A switching power supply having a high efficiency starting circuit uses a field effect transistor to provide initial starting current to a pulse width modulated signal generator within a switching control circuit. The field effect transistor (FET) has a drain connected to a source of supply voltage, a source connected to the PWM signal generator, and a gate connected to a feedback voltage that is derived from an output voltage of the switching power supply. During start up of the switching power supply, the FET provides current to the PWM signal generator. When the feedback voltage reaches a predetermined level, the FET supplies substantially near zero current to the PWM signal generator, thereby eliminating the electrical inefficiencies typically associated with a conventional switching power supply starting circuit.
November 5, 1999
Date of Patent:
September 26, 2000
Fairfield Korea Semiconductor Ltd.
Kyung-Oun Jang, Dong-Myeong Shin, Dae-Bong Kim, Chang-Ho Kim