05912552 is referenced by 172 patents and cites 145 patents.

A DC to DC converter which maintains high efficiency over broad current ranges in a current mode switching regulator circuit without changing operational mode. A low ripple voltage is maintained over the entire load range and good voltage regulation is maintained with high efficiency. This is possible because the switching frequency is adjusted in accordance with the load without changing operational states, thus making it unnecessary to define plural states of operation. The timing of turning on the switch(es) varies since the switch(es) is (are) turned on when two set (ready) signals both become ready. For fixed frequency switching applications, switching pulses from a fixed frequency oscillator as a first set signal are skipped when a second set signal is not ready. On the other hand, for a variable frequency switching scheme which is implemented by driving the switching with a one-shot having a constant OFF time, the switching pulse is created after both set signals become active. A low pass filter is also used to dynamically adjust the minimum peak inductor current and to minimize ripple voltage for low load conditions so that a smaller output capacitor may be used.

DC to DC converter with high efficiency for light loads
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Application Date
February 12, 1997
Publication Date
June 15, 1999
Tetsuo Tateishi
Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
G05F 1/40
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