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1. (WO2016055240) PULSED LINEAR POWER CONVERTER

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/055240    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/071050
Publication Date: Fri Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 16 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H02M 3/156
Applicants: IDT EUROPE GMBH
Inventors: YOUNG, Chris
Title: PULSED LINEAR POWER CONVERTER
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a switchable power converter comprising a switchable power stage for generating an output voltage according to a switching signal and an input voltage by means of a switching element comprising a high-side switch and a low-side switch. In a light load mode, the controller is configured to disable, i.e. turn off, the low-side switch and to generate the switching signal to partially turn on the high-side switch during an on-time of the switching signal. Partially turning on the high-side switch is achieved by operating the high-side switch in its linear region.