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1. US20110221408 - Modification of activation order in a multi-phase power delivery system

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United States of America
Application Number 13069163
Application Date 22.03.2011
Publication Number 20110221408
Publication Date 15.09.2011
Grant Number 08344712
Grant Date 01.01.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G05F 1/59
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
10Regulating voltage or current
46wherein the variable actually regulated by the final control device is dc
56using semiconductor devices in series with the load as final control devices
59including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load
G05F 1/565
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
10Regulating voltage or current
46wherein the variable actually regulated by the final control device is dc
56using semiconductor devices in series with the load as final control devices
565sensing a condition of the system or its load in addition to means responsive to deviations in the output of the system, e.g. current, voltage, power factor
CPC
H02M 3/1584
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
10using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode
145using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
155using semiconductor devices only
156with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators
158including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load
1584with a plurality of power processing stages connected in parallel
H02M 3/157
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
10using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode
145using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
155using semiconductor devices only
156with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators
157with digital control
H02M 3/1588
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
10using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode
145using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
155using semiconductor devices only
156with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators
158including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load
1588comprising at least one synchronous rectifier element
H02M 2003/1566
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
10using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode
145using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
155using semiconductor devices only
156with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators
1566with means for compensating against rapid load changes, e.g. with auxiliary current source, with dual mode control, with inductance variation
H02M 2003/1586
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
10using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode
145using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
155using semiconductor devices only
156with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators
158including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load
1584with a plurality of power processing stages connected in parallel
1586switched with a phase shift, i.e. interleaved
Y02B 70/1466
Applicants International Rectifier Corporation
Inventors Martin Gary D.
Carroll Robert T.
Agents Chapin IP Law, LLC
Title
(EN) Modification of activation order in a multi-phase power delivery system
Abstract
(EN)

A power supply system includes multiple power converter phases. A controller (e.g., a processor device) monitors energy delivery for each of multiple power converter phases that supply energy to a load. The controller analyzes the energy delivery associated with each of the multiple power converter phases to identify an imbalance of energy delivered by the multiple power converter phases to the load. Based on the analyzing and detection of an imbalance condition, the controller modifies a future order of activating the multiple power converter phases for powering the load. Accordingly, a single phase of a multiphase switching power converter may be prevented from becoming overloaded while delivering energy to power the load.

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