ADKINS KENNETH C (Total 57 Patents Found)

A configurable integrated circuit and method for trimming a desirable combination of analog and digital functions and customizing pin assignments by programming nonvolatile memory. Functional enhancement and chip compatibility are achieved by configuring an integrated circuit with specified analog and digital settings ...
A method and apparatus for tracking and controlling one or more voltage and current supplies during a transition between and off-state to an on-state, or from an on state to an off-state, is enabled by detecting a voltage or current transition and controlling the voltage or current supply transition within a specified ...
Un cargador de batería bus serie universal, USB, (101; 400; 500; 800; 1100; 1200; 1300; 1600) que comprende: un regulador de conmutación (401; 510; 803; 1110; 1210; 1303; 1601) que tiene al menos un transistor de conmutación (821; 1602), teniendo el transistor de conmutación (821; 1602) una primera entrada y una pr...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a method of controlling a switching regulator based on a derived input current. In one embodiment, an output current of said switching regulator is detected and used to generate a first voltage or current signal corresponding to the output current. Additionally, a switch...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a system and method of charging a battery using a switching regulator. In one embodiment, a switching regulator receives an input voltage and input current. The output of the switching regulator is coupled to a battery to be charged. The switching regulator provides a cu...
A control loop system is provided that employs an active DC output control circuit that more accurately calibrates the desire voltage at a load, e.g. 3.3 volts, by adjusting a trim pin on a DC/DC converter. In a first embodiment, an active DC output control circuit calibrates a DC/DC converter that is connected to a si...
Embodiments of the present invention include charge pump circuits and methods. In one embodiment, a first charge pump receives a voltage and generates a first charge pump output voltage and current for supplying the power requirements of a circuit. A second charge pump is coupled in series with the first charge pump. T...
<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an improved battery charger system and a battery charging method which improve the efficiency of a battery charge process. <P>SOLUTION: This embodiment includes a technology of charging a battery, using a switching regulator. Some embodiments include programmable switchi...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a system and method of charging a battery using a switching regulator. In one embodiment, a switching regulator receives an input voltage and input current. The output of the switching regulator is coupled to a battery to be charged. The switching regulator provides a cu...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a system and method of charging a battery using a switching regulator. In one embodiment, a switching regulator receives an input voltage and input current. The output of the switching regulator is coupled to a battery to be charged. The switching regulator provides a cu...
A programmable switching battery charger (801) comprising a switching regulator (803) having at least one switching transistor (821), the switching transistor having first input (IN) and a first output (OUT), wherein the first input of the switching transistor is coupled to a USB power source (810); a filter (804) havi...
在本发明的一个实施例中包含一种使用一开关调节器对一电池进行充电的系统和方法。在一个实施例中,一开关调节器接收一输入电压和输入电流。所述开关调节器的输出耦合到一待充电的电池。所述开关调节器提供一进入所述电池中的电流...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a system and method of charging a battery using a switching regulator. In one embodiment, a switching regulator receives an input voltage and input current. The output of the switching regulator is coupled to a battery to be charged. The switching regulator provides a cu...
A feedback control-loop system that employs an active DC output control circuit is disclosed which compares an input parameter measurement against a target specification associated with the input parameter measurement. In one embodiment, the active DC output control circuit receives an input signal for laser bias adjus...
Embodiments of the present invention include charge pump circuits and methods. In one embodiment, a first charge pump receives a voltage and generates a first charge pump output voltage and current for supplying the power requirements of a circuit. A second charge pump is coupled in series with the first charge pump. T...
A programmable and non-volatile analog signal storage structure and method are disclosed that employ two non-volatile cells which are arranged as a differential transistor pair. The non-volatile transistor at the positive (or non-inverting) terminal of the amplifier is referred to as the reference cell, while the non-v...
일 실시형태에서, 본 발명은 스위칭 조정기를 사용하여 배터리를 충전하는 방법 및 시스템을 포함한다. 일 실시형태에서, 스위칭 조정기는 입력 전압 및 입력 전류를 수신한다. 스위칭 조정기의 출력은 충전될 배터리에 커플링된다. ...
【課題】電池充電プロセスの効率を改善する、改善された電池充電器システムおよび電池充電器方法を提供する。 【解決手段】スイッチングレギュレータは、入力電圧および入力電流を受け取る。スイッチングレギュレータの出力端子は...
本发明实施例包含用于使用一开关调节器对一电池进行充电的技术。一些实施例包含可使用数字技术配置的可编程开关电池充电器。其它实施例包含基于例如电池电压或所述开关调节器的输入电流等所感测的电路状况来修改电池电流的开关电...
Procedimiento para cargar una batería (150, 450, 550, 850, 1150, 1250) mediante una fuente de alimentación (110, 810) que usa un regulador de conmutación (410, 510, 803, 1110, 1210, 1303, 1601) que comprende: el almacenamiento de una pluralidad de parámetros de carga en uno o más elementos de almacenamiento de dat...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a method of controlling a switching regulator based on a derived input current. In one embodiment, an output current of said switching regulator is detected and used to generate a first voltage or current signal corresponding to the output current. Additionally, a switch...
Embodiments of the present invention include techniques for charging a battery using a switching regulator. Some embodiments include programmable switching battery chargers that can be configured using digital techniques. Other embodiments include switching battery chargers that modify the battery current based on sens...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a system and method of charging a battery using a switching regulator. In one embodiment, a switching regulator receives an input voltage and input current. The output of the switching regulator is coupled to a battery to be charged. The switching regulator provides a cu...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a system and method of charging a battery using a switching regulator. In one embodiment, a switching regulator receives an input voltage and input current. The output of the switching regulator is coupled to a battery to be charged. The switching regulator provides a cu...
A programmable switching battery charger (801) comprising a switching regulator (803) having at least one switching transistor (821), the switching transistor having first input (IN) and a first output (OUT), wherein the first input of the switching transistor is coupled to a USB power source (810); a filter (804) havi...
A Universal Serial Bus (USB) battery charger (801) comprising a switching regulator having at least one switching transistor (821), the switching transistor having first input (IN) and a first output (OUT), wherein the first input of the switching transistor is coupled to a USB power source (810); a filter (804) having...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a system and method of charging a battery using a switching regulator. In one embodiment, a switching regulator receives an input voltage and input current. The output of the switching regulator is coupled to a battery to be charged. The switching regulator provides a cu...
【課題】電池充電プロセスの効率を改善する、改善された電池充電器システムおよび電池充電器方法を提供する。 【解決手段】スイッチングレギュレータを用いて電池を充電する方法において、いくつかの実施形態は、デジタル技術を用...
A programmable switching battery charger comprising a switching regulator having at least one switching transistor, the switching transistor having first input and a first output, wherein the first input of the switching transistor is coupled to a USB power source; a filter having a first input and a first output, wher...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a method of charging a battery comprising storing a plurality of charging parameters in one or more programmable data storage elements. The charging parameters may be used to program a variety of battery charging parameters including constant currents, voltages, threshol...
Embodiments of the present invention include techniques for charging a battery using a switching regulator. Some embodiments include programmable switching battery chargers that can be configured using digital techniques. Other embodiments include switching battery chargers that modify the battery current based on sens...
A method of charging a battery comprising receiving a first input voltage and a first input current at the input of a switching regulator; generating a first output current from the switching regulator to the battery, wherein the first output current to the battery is greater than the first input current; and reducing ...
A Universal Serial Bus (USB) battery charger (801) comprising a switching regulator having at least one switching transistor (821), the switching transistor having first input (IN) and a first output (OUT), wherein the first input of the switching transistor is coupled to a USB power source (810); a filter (804) having...
Embodiments of the present invention include charge pump circuits and methods. In one embodiment, a first charge pump receives a voltage and generates a first charge pump output voltage and current for supplying the power requirements of a circuit. A second charge pump is coupled in series with the first charge pump. T...
【課題】電池充電プロセスの効率を改善する、改善された電池充電器システムおよび電池充電器方法を提供すること。 【解決手段】一実施形態において、スイッチングレギュレータは、入力電圧および入力電流を受け取る。スイッチング...
A programmable switching battery charger (801) comprising a switching regulator (803) having at least one switching transistor (821), the switching transistor having first input (IN) and a first output (OUT), wherein the first input of the switching transistor is coupled to a USB power source (810); a filter (804) havi...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a system and method of charging a battery using a switching regulator. In one embodiment, a switching regulator receives an input voltage and input current. The output of the switching regulator is coupled to a battery to be charged. The switching regulator provides a cu...
In one embodiment the present invention includes a system and method of charging a battery using a switching regulator. In one embodiment, a switching regulator receives an input voltage and input current. The output of the switching regulator is coupled to a battery to be charged. The switching regulator provides a cu...
Embodiments of the present invention include techniques for charging a battery using a switching regulator. Some embodiments include programmable switching battery chargers that can be configured using digital techniques. Other embodiments include switching battery chargers that modify the battery current based on sens...
A system and a method for charging a switching battery are provided to improve efficiency of a battery charging process by being adapted to a specific battery or a change of a battery charging environment. A method for charging a switching battery includes the steps of: storing a plurality of charging parameters on at ...
【課題】電池充電プロセスの効率を改善する、改善された電池充電器システムおよび電池充電器方法を提供する。 【解決手段】スイッチングレギュレータを用いて電池を充電する技術において、デジタル技術を用いて設定することのでき...