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Keith Bassett, Tim Ng, Nicholas Steffen, Kenneth Ostrom, Benjamin Tang, Robert Carroll: Serial bus control method and apparatus for a microelectronic power regulation system. Primarion, Theodore E Galanthay, September 7, 2004: US06788035 (68 worldwide citation)

A serial bus control method, apparatus, and system for transmitting signals between a master controller and a slave controller associated with a power regulator are disclosed. The serial bus control scheme allows for information to be written to or read from individual regulators or be written to re ...


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Benjamim Tang, Kenneth Ostrom, Timothy Ng, Keith Nelson Bassett, Nicholas Robert Steffen, Clifford Duong, William Pohlman, Robert Carroll: Method and apparatus for providing wideband power regulation to a microelectronic device. Primarion, Theodore E Galanthay, December 13, 2005: US06975494 (59 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and system for providing operating power and transient suppression power to a microelectronic device are disclosed. The system includes a primary regulator to supply nominal operating power and to respond to relatively slow transient events and a transient suppression regulator ...


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Benjamin Tang, Scott Wilson Southwell, Kenneth Ostrom: Method of balancing current supplied to a load. Infineon Technologies Austria, Murphy Bilak & Homiller PLLC, December 3, 2013: US08598853 (5 worldwide citation)

A method of balancing current supplied by a plurality of regulators coupled to a load includes: measuring an average load current supplied by each regulator; determining an overall average current to be shared by the plurality of regulators; comparing each average load current with the overall avera ...


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Benjamim Tang, Amir Babazadeh, Giuseppe Bernacchia, Kenneth Ostrom: Switching regulator with increased light load efficiency in pulse frequency modulation mode. Infineon Technologies Austria, Murphy Bilak & Homiller PLLC, May 24, 2016: US09350244 (4 worldwide citation)

A switching regulator includes a multiphase converter which includes a plurality of main phases configured to covert a power supply voltage to a lower voltage for application to an electronic device at different load conditions. The switching regulator also includes an auxiliary phase configured to ...


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Timothy M Ng, Jinghong Guo, Kenneth Ostrom: Methods and apparatus for current sensing. Murphy Bilak & Homiller PLLC, March 27, 2012: US08143870 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for current sensing according to various aspects of the present invention operate in conjunction with a current sensor adapted to sense the current provided to a load via a transistor. In one embodiment, a power supply includes the current sensor, and supplies the current throu ...


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Kenneth Ostrom, Tim Ng, Clifford Duong: Microelectronic transient power generator for power system validation. Primarion, Theodore E Galanthay, September 7, 2004: US06789036 (2 worldwide citation)

A transient current generator for testing microelectronic power regulator systems is provided. The current generator includes a current source and one or more transistors to provide current or sink current to a microelectronic power delivery system. The generator may be used to test a microprocessor ...


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Amir Babazadeh, Benjamim Tang, Giuseppe Bernacchia, Kenneth Ostrom: Multiphase digital current mode controller with dynamic current allocation. Infineon Technologies Austria, Murphy Bilak & Homiller PLLC, January 19, 2016: US09240721 (1 worldwide citation)

A multiphase switching regulator includes a power stage with at least a first phase and a second phase for supplying power to a load through inductors coupling the phases to the load. The multiphase switching regulator is operated by switching the first phase at a higher switching frequency than the ...


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Benjamin Tang, Timothy M Ng, Kenneth Ostrom: Methods and apparatus for current sensing in mutually coupled inductors. Infineon Technologies Austria, Coats & Bennett P L L C, October 25, 2011: US08044650 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for current sensing in mutually coupled inductors according to various aspects of the present invention may operate in conjunction with a control system adapted to control current through the inductors and multiple current sensors connected to the control system. Each current s ...


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Benjamim Tang, Kenneth Ostrom, Timothy Ng, Keith Nelson Bassett, Nicholas Roberts Steffen, Clifford Duong, William Pohlman, Robert Carroll: Method and apparatus for providing wideband power regulation to a microelectronic device. Snell & Wilmer, January 9, 2003: US20030006650-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and system for providing operating power and transient suppression power to a microelectronic device are disclosed. The system includes a primary regulator to supply nominal operating power and to respond to relatively slow transient events and a transient suppression regulator ...


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Benjamim Tang, Richard Pierson, Scott Southwell, Tim Ng, Yi Yuan Liu, Brian Molloy, Kenneth Ostrom, Amir Babazadeh: Multiphase regulator with self-test. Infineon Technologies Austria, Murphy Bilak & Homiller PLLC, April 11, 2017: US09621045

A multiphase regulator includes a plurality of output phases, each operable to deliver a phase current through a separate inductor to a load connected to the output phases via the inductors and an output capacitor. The multiphase regulator further includes a controller operable to regulate a voltage ...