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1. US20070279023 - Voltage up-conversion circuit using low voltage transistors

Office United States of America
Application Number 11448651
Application Date 06.06.2006
Publication Number 20070279023
Publication Date 06.12.2007
Grant Number 7408330
Grant Date 05.08.2008
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G05F 1/00
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
FSYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES
1Automatic systems in which deviations of an electric quantity from one or more predetermined values are detected at the output of the system and fed back to a device within the system to restore the detected quantity to its predetermined value or values, i.e. retroactive systems
CPC
H02M 3/07
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
MAPPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF
3Conversion of dc power input into dc power output
02without intermediate conversion into ac
04by static converters
06using resistors or capacitors, e.g. potential divider
07using capacitors charged and discharged alternately by semiconductor devices with control electrode ; , e.g. charge pumps
Applicants Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Inventors Zhao Bin
Agents Farjami &; Farjami LLP
Title
(EN) Voltage up-conversion circuit using low voltage transistors
Abstract
(EN)

According to one exemplary embodiment, a voltage up-conversion circuit includes a modulated voltage generator circuit, where the modulated voltage generator circuit is configured to receive an input voltage and generate a modulated voltage, and where the modulated voltage generator circuit includes at least one transistor. The voltage up-conversion circuit further includes a switching circuit coupled to the modulated voltage generator circuit, where the switching circuit is configured to couple the modulated voltage to a load capacitor when the modulated voltage is at a high level and decouple the modulated voltage to the load capacitor when the modulated voltage is at a low level. In the voltage up-conversion circuit, the load capacitor reaches a voltage greater a breakdown voltage of the at least one transistor in the modulated voltage generator circuit. The breakdown voltage can be a reliability breakdown voltage.