Resonant converter control techniques to manage negative SR current

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PATENT NO 9887633
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14616987

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This disclosure provides control techniques for a resonant converter. In one embodiment, a resonant converter controller includes predictive gate drive circuitry configured to generate a predictive gate drive signal indicative of a time duration from a rising edge of a first drive signal for controlling a conduction state of a first inverter switch of a resonant converter system to a synchronous rectifier (SR) current zero crossing instant of a first SR switch of the resonant converter system, wherein the first tracking signal is based on at least the first drive signal and a voltage drop across the first SR switch. The resonant converter controller may also include SR gate drive shrink circuitry configured to generate an SR gate drive turn on delay signal to increase delay of SR on times in response to detection of a decrease in load current demand of the resonant converter system.

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FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION5005 E MCDOWELL ROAD MAILDROP A700 PHOENIX AS 85008

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Choi, Hang-Seok Bedford, US 44 381

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