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Milton E Wilcox, Randy G Flatness: Control circuit and method for maintaining high efficiency over broad current ranges in a switching regulator circuit. Linear Technology Corporation, Mark D Rowland, Robert W Morris, Fish & Neave, January 2, 1996: US05481178 (301 worldwide citation)

A circuit and method for controlling a switching voltage regulator having (1) a switch including one or more switching transistors and (2) an output adapted to supply current at a regulated voltage to a load including an output capacitor. The circuit and method generates a control signal to turn sai ...


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David M Dwelley, Trevor W Barcelo: Control circuit and method for maintaining high efficiency in a buck-boost switching regulator. Linear Technology Corporation, Steven J Cahill, Fish & Neave, December 26, 2000: US06166527 (251 worldwide citation)

A high efficiency control circuit for operating a buck-boost switching regulator is provided. The switching regulator can regulate an output voltage higher, lower, or the same as the input voltage. The switching regulator may be synchronous or non-synchronous. The control circuit can operate the swi ...


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Milton E Wilcox, Randy G Flatness: Control circuit and method for maintaining high efficiency over broad current ranges in a switching regulator circuit. Linear Technology Corporation, Mark D Rowland, Fish & Neave, June 17, 2003: US06580258 (250 worldwide citation)

A circuit and method for controlling a switching voltage regulator having (1) a switch including one or more switching transistors and (2) an output adapted to supply current at a regulated voltage to a load including an output capacitor. The circuit and method generates a control signal to turn sai ...


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Milton E Wilcox, Randy G Flatness: Control circuit and method for maintaining high efficiency over broad current ranges in a switching regulator circuit. Linear Technology Corporation, Fish & Neave, November 30, 1999: US05994885 (199 worldwide citation)

A circuit and method for controlling a switching voltage regulator having (1) a switch including one or more switching transistors and (2) an output adapted to supply current at a regulated voltage to a load including an output capacitor. The circuit and method generates a control signal to turn sai ...


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Milton E Wilcox, Randy G Flatness: Control circuit and method for maintaining high efficiency over broad current ranges in a switching regular circuit. Linear Technology Corporation, Mark D Rowland, Michael J DeHaemer Jr, Fish & Neave, October 16, 2001: US06304066 (188 worldwide citation)

A circuit and method for controlling a switching voltage regulator having (1) a switch including one or more switching transistors and (2) an output adapted to supply current at a regulated voltage to a load including an output capacitor. The circuit and method generates a control signal to turn sai ...


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Milton E Wilcox, Randy G Flatness: Control circuit and method for maintaining high efficiency over broard current ranges in a switching regulator circuit. Linear Technology Corporation, Fish & Neave, March 24, 1998: US05731694 (113 worldwide citation)

A circuit and method for controlling a switching voltage regulator having (1) a switch including one or more switching transistors and (2) an output adapted to supply current at a regulated voltage to a load including an output capacitor. The circuit and method generates a control signal to turn sai ...


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David C Salerno, Mark G Jordan: Methods and circuits for programmable automatic burst mode control using average output current. Linear Technology Corporation, Fish & Neave IP Group Ropes & Gray, Mark D Rowland, Chi Hsin Chang, April 18, 2006: US07030596 (109 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises a user-programmable control circuit for use in a power converter to automatically transition the converter into BURST mode when load current demand is low. The control circuit senses load current demand by monitoring the output current of the converter, and generating ...


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David M Thomas: Analog-to-digital conversion using comparator coupled capacitor digital-to-analog converters. Linear Technology Corporation, Jonathan T Kaplan, Robert W Morris, Fish & Neave, December 3, 1996: US05581252 (105 worldwide citation)

An analog-to-digital converter circuit (ADC) is described which comprises capacitor based digital-to-analog converter circuits (CDACs) coupled to the inputs of a voltage comparator wherein a reference voltage of one CDAC section has been scaled with respect to a reference voltage of another CDAC sec ...


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William C Rempfer: Digital to analog converter. Linear Technology Corporation, Fish & Neave, March 7, 1995: US05396245 (100 worldwide citation)

A segmented DAC is described in which the outputs of a pair of subword DAC circuits are summed by modulating the offset voltage of a differential buffer amplifier. Also described are various alternative DAC embodiments and an operational amplifier input stage in which modulation of the offset voltag ...


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Christopher B Umminger, Randy G Flatness: Circuits and methods for synchronizing non-constant frequency switching regulators with a phase locked loop. Linear Technology Corporation, Mark D Rowland, Michael J DeHaemer Jr, Fish & Neave, November 5, 2002: US06476589 (99 worldwide citation)

Methods for synchronizing non-constant frequency switching regulators with a phase locked loop are disclosed. The methods enable non-constant frequency switching regulators to be synchronized with a phase locked loop to achieve constant frequency operation in steady state while retaining the advanta ...