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Application Note 1082
Application Notes for AP3772 System Solution
Prepared by Zhao Jing Jing
System Engineering Dept.
1. Introduction
The AP3772 uses Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM)
method to realize Discontinuous Conduction Mode (DCM)
operation for Flyback power supplies. The operating
principle of PFM is different with Pulse Width Modulation
(PWM), so the design of transformer is also different.
number of external system components. Fixed cable
compensation is used in different IC versions to adapt the
different voltage drop on output cable and good CV
regulation is achieved. Besides, audio noise is reduced by
the creative audio suppression technique.
The AP3772 can provide accurate constant voltage (CV),
constant current (CC) regulation with Primary Side
Regulation (PSR) structure. It uses internal line
compensation and cable compensation to reduce the
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The AP3772 is designed for driving bipolar transistor in
Flyback converter, with more driving current of about
40mA. With system parameters properly designed, AP3772
can achieve standby power less than 150mW.
FR1
L1
T1
BG1
RST1
VINAC
C1
R2
Np
RST2
DS
Ns
R1
+
D1
CIN1
+
CIN2
COUT1
+
Da
Ra
+
COUT2
RDUMMY
CN1
5V/1.2A
Na
+
CVCC
L2
Q1
U1
AP3772
VCC
CCPC
GND
RFB1
OUT
CPC
FB
CS
RFB2
RLINE
RCS
Figure 1. Typical Application Circuit of AP3772
Figure 1 is the typical application circuit of AP3772, which
is a conventional Flyback converter with a 3-winding
transformer---primary winding (NP), secondary winding
(NS) and auxiliary winding (NA). The auxiliary winding is
used for providing VCC supply voltage for IC and sensing
the output voltage feedback signal to FB pin.
the parameters are defined as following.
Vdri---The driving signal of primary power switch
Ip---The primary side current
Is ---The secondary side current
IPK---Peak value of primary side current
IPKS---Peak value of secondary side current
VSEC---The transient voltage at secondary winding
VS---The stable voltage at secondary winding when
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Figure 2 shows the typical waveforms which demonstrate
the basic operating principle of AP3772 application. And
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tONP ---The conduction time when primary side switch is
“ON”
tONS ---The conduction time when secondary side diode is
“ON”
tOFF ---The dead time when neither primary side switch nor
secondary side diode is “ON”
tOFFS --- The time when secondary side diode is “OFF”
rectification diode is in conducting status, which equals the
sum of output voltage VOUT and the forward voltage drop
of diode
VAUX---The transient voltage at auxiliary winding
VA--- The stable voltage at auxiliary winding when
rectification diode is in conducting status, which equals the
sum of voltage VCC and the forward voltage drop of
auxiliary diode
tSW ---The period of switching frequency
t SW
Vdri
IPK
IP
IPKS
t OFFS
IS
VA
VAUX
VS
VSEC
t ONP
tONS
t OFF
Figure 2. Operation Waveforms of Flyback PSR Control System
(1)
2. Guideline of System Design
t START = (R ST1 + R ST 2 ) ⋅ C vcc ⋅ VTH _ ST / VINDC _ MIN
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Where VTH_ST is the Startup Threshold of VCC, and
VINDC_MIN is the rectified DC voltage from the lowest AC
input.
Low Standby Power Design
Switching Frequency Design
Transformer and Power Devices Design
Feedback Resistors Design
Line Compensation Design
Cable Compensation Design
Besides, the selection of dummy load resistor is a tradeoff
between standby power and I-V curve. The recommended
value of dummy load resistor RDUMMY is 4.7kΩ to 10kΩ for
an application with 5V output voltage.
2.1 Low Standby Power Design
In order to achieve low standby power, AP3772 decreases
the minimum operating voltage. And the startup resistors
RST1+RST2 should be high enough to further lower the
power loss. However, there is a tradeoff between low
standby power PST and small startup time tSTART, which is
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As we know, in DCM Flyback converter, the stored energy
of primary side will be transferred to secondary side at the
time when the primary switch is turned off. And assume
the current transfer efficiency from primary to secondary
is ηi , then
2 ⋅ VDD
Vcpc
=
IO
N PS ⋅ ηi ⋅ I PK
If ηT is efficiency of power transmission from transformer
primary to the output, then
(2)
Ipks = Ipk ⋅ N PS ⋅ ηi
PO = VO ⋅ I O =
Here, NPS is the turn ratio of primary winding to secondary
winding.
t
1
Ipks ⋅ ONS
2
t SW
f SW
2 ⋅VO
=
2
IO
LP ⋅ I pk ⋅ ηT
(7)
(8)
(3)
When voltage at the sense resistor reaches the reference
voltage set by AP3772, the switch will be turned off and
primary current reaches its maximum value,
Then,
Io =
1
2
⋅ LP ⋅ I pk ⋅ f SW ⋅ ηT
2
Where, fSW is the switching frequency. So,
It is obvious in Figure 2 that the output current “IO” is the
average current of secondary side “IS”,
Io =
(6)
t
1
Ipk ⋅ N PS ⋅ η i ⋅ ONS
2
t SW
(4)
I PK =
Always voltage of CPC pin (VCPC) is determined by,
t
Vcpc = VDD ⋅ ONS
t SW
Vcs _ ref
(9)
Rcs
When the constant reference VCS_REF is used, the peak
current IPK is constant. From formula (6) and (8), it is
obvious that VCPC and fSW increases linearly with the output
current IO.
(5)
Here VDD is a constant voltage generated by IC. Then,
VH=0.5V
VCS_REF
1.4V
VCPC
fSW
fSW
47.6kHz
20kHz
IO
42%IO
Figure 3. Relationship Between VCPC, fSW and IO at Constant Peak Current Mode
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decreased to 0.5V/1.5 when IO<42%* IO_MAX, as follows in
Figure 4.
In AP3772, in order to realize audio noise suppression,
two-segmented of current reference voltage VCS_REF is used.
The reference is about 0.5V when IO>=42%*IO_MAX and is
VLOAD
VCPC
VH=0.5V
VCS_REF
VL=0.5V/1.5
0.42хIO_MAX
IO_MAX
fSW
55kHz
52kHz
fSW
23.1kHz
8.89kHz
3.95kHz
20kHz
0.42хIO_MAX
IO_MAX
ISOURCE
IO_MAX
Figure 4. Relationship Between VCPC, fSW and IO at Variable Peak Current Mode
Then from formula (6) and (8), we can see the VCPC and
fSW both has a leap at about 42% of maximum load. At the
leap point, if the peak current is decreased by 1.5 times, the
voltage of CPC pin at low IPK will be increased to 1.5 times,
and the switching frequency fSW at low IPK will be
increased to 1.52 times. So the load range in audio is
largely narrowed.
VCS_REF
VH=0.5V
VL=0.5V/1.5
39%IO
42%IO
IO
Figure 5. Hysteresis at Conversion Between Low IPK and High IPK
In order to avoid unstable operation, a hysteresis is added
at the conversion between low IPK and high IPK.
Considering the relationship between audio noise and flux
density of transformer, deltaB≤2500 gauss is better for
audio noise suppression.
the AP3772 can be up to 120kHz. But this is only the limit
of the IC; the finally designed maximum switching
frequency is determined by the tradeoff between the
efficiency,
mechanical
dimensions
and
thermal
performance.
The low limitation of maximum switching frequency is
given by audio noise suppression. And the upper limit of
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There is an oscillating signal on FB waveform after
secondary Schottky diode current decrease to zero, which
is caused by primary inductance and equivalent output
capacitance of primary switch. Then some margin is added
to tONS as
2.3 Transformer and Power Devices Design
In the design of AP3772, constant current control
function will keep a fixed proportion between on-time tONS
and off-time tOFFS of rectifier D1 (in Figure 1) by
discharging or charging a capacitor embedded in the IC.
The fixed proportion is
tONS 1
=
t SW
2
tONS = I pks ⋅
Vs ⋅ Io =
1
1
I O = ⋅ I PKS = ⋅ N PS ⋅ ηi ⋅ I PK
k
k
(18)
Then,
t SW =
(12)
The turn ratio of transformer should be designed first,
which ensures the power converter operating in DCM
within the whole conditions,
tSW ≥ tONP + tONS
2
2 ⋅VS ⋅ I O
2
⋅ ηi
Lp ⋅ I pk
2 ⋅ VS ⋅ I O
(13)
Ls =
For the primary side current,
2
≥ I pks ⋅
Lp
Ls
⋅ 1.1 + I pk ⋅
Vs
Vindc_min
(20)
Lp
N PS
(21)
2
At full load, the system will work in the boundary of CC
regulation. IO can be given by formula (12),the following
can be obtained,
Lp
(14)
N PS ≤ N PS _ MAX =
Where
LP is the inductance of primary winding.
Vindc is the rectified DC voltage of input.
When Vindc is the minimum value, the maximum tONP can
be obtained. So,
Vindc_min ⋅ ηi
VS
k
⋅ ( − 1.1)
2
(22)
Then designed turns ratio NPS should be no more than
NPS_MAX defined in formula (22).
2.3.2 Check Stress Voltage of Primary Side Switch and
Reverse Voltage of Secondary Diode
Lp
Vindc _ min
(19)
Relationship between inductance of primary side and
secondary side is,
As we know, if equation (13) is met at minimum input
voltage and full load, it can ensure that the power converter
operates in DCM in all conditions.
Vindc
2
L p ⋅ I pk
⋅ ηi
tONP , tONS and tSW in (13) are replaced with (15), (16) and
(19), then
2.3.1 Calculate Turn Ratio of Transformer (NPS)
(15)
If NPS is fixed by customer according to design step 2.3.1,
real stress voltage of primary side switch and reverse
voltage of secondary diode can be calculated.
For the secondary side current, LS is the inductance of
secondary winding, Vd is the forward voltage of secondary
diode.
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1 Lp
1
⋅ Ls ⋅ Ipks 2 ⋅ fsw = ⋅
⋅ ( Ipk ⋅ N PS ⋅ ηi ) 2 ⋅ fsw = ⋅ Lp ⋅ Ipk 2 ⋅ fsw ⋅ ηi 2
2
2 N PS 2
2
(11)
Then the output constant-current value IO is
t ONP_MAX = I pk ⋅
(17)
From formula (4) and formula (16), we can get
2 ⋅ t SW
=4
tONS
t ONP = I pk ⋅
(16)
VS = VO + Vd
(10)
It is assumed
k=
LS
⋅ 1. 1
VS
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Where, fSW was set by the user based on definite
requirement. Then, LP can be gotten by,
The maximum stress voltage of primary side switch is,
Vds _ switch = Vdc_spike + Vindc_max +
VS ⋅ N P
NS
(23)
LP =
Be careful that the value of Vdc_spike is determined by the
snubber circuit design.
2 ⋅ PS
1
⋅ 2
I ⋅ f SW ηi
2
PK
(27)
2.3.5 Calculate the Turns of Primary, Secondary and
Auxiliary (NP, NS, NA)
Maximum reverse voltage of secondary side,
The turns of primary winding,
Vdr = VS +
Vindc_max ⋅ N S
NP
(24)
Np =
For Flyback converter design, higher turns ratio NPS brings
higher stress voltage of primary side switch, higher
transforming efficiency, and the lower reverse voltage of
secondary diode. Finally, in design of turns ratio NPS,
formula (22), (23) and (24) should be totally considered.
NS =
NP
N PS
(29)
Turns of auxiliary winding is,
NA =
IPK can be calculated by the output current.
k ⋅ IO
N PS ⋅ ηi
(28)
As NPS and NP are fixed, we can get NS by
2.3.3 Calculate the Peak Current of Primary Side and
Current Sensed Resistor (IPK & RCS)
I pk =
LP ⋅ I PK
LP ⋅ I PK
≥
Ae ⋅ ∆B Ae ⋅ B max
(25)
N S ⋅ VA
VS
(30)
2.3.6 Check the Maximum Duty Cycle of Primary Side
After turn ratio of primary side and secondary side is
designed, the maximum duty cycle of primary side at low
line voltage can be calculated again.
In AP3772, 0.5V is an internal reference voltage. If the
sensed voltage VCS_REF reaches 0.5V, the power switch will
shut down and tONP will be ended.
Considering the Volt-second balance between magnetizing
and de-magnetizing, the formula of duty cycle is
So RCS can be obtained by formula (9) and selected with a
real value from the standard resistor series. We
recommended using 1% tolerance resistors for RCS. After
RCS is selected, IPK should be modified based on the
selected RCS.
D max =
( VO + Vd ) ⋅ N PS t ons
⋅
Vindc ⋅ η i
t sw
(31)
2.3.7 Check Reverse Voltage of Auxiliary Diode
2.3.4 Calculate the Inductance of Primary Side---LP
The primary side inductance LP is relative with the stored
energy. LP should be big enough to store enough energy, so
that PO_MAX can be obtained from this system.
If NP and NA is fixed according to design step 2.3.5, real
reverse voltage of auxiliary diode can be calculated by
formula (32).
According to formula (18), the output power can be given
by,
Vdar = VA +
PS = VS ⋅ I O =
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⋅ L p ⋅ I pk
⋅ f SW ⋅ ηi
2
Vindc_max ⋅ N A
NP
(32)
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2.4 Feedback Resistors Design
Figure 6. Feedback Resistors Circuit
From above Figure 6,
Vo = VFB ⋅
(R FB1 + R FB 2 ) N S
⋅
− VD
R FB 2
NA
R FB1 Vo + VD
=
⋅ NA −1
RFB 2 N S ⋅ VFB
RFB2 are within 5kΩ to 100kΩ.
(33)
2.5 Line Compensation Design
The internal line compensation function in AP3772 is
shown in Figure 7. S1 is closed when the primary switch is
“ON”. The line voltage can be detected from the FB pin.
The detected voltage internally compensates the peak
current. So the line compensation is determined by RLINE.
In different applications, the value of RLINE is different.
(34)
Through adjusting RFB1 and RFB2, a suitable output voltage
can be achieved. The recommended values of RFB1 and
Figure 7. Line Compensation Circuit
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Figure 8. Waveform of FB Pin
The negative voltage VN of FB pin (in Figure 8) is linear to
line voltage. The AP3772 samples VN to realize the line
compensation.
VN = Vindc ⋅
NA
R FB 2
⋅
N P R FB1 + R FB 2
regulation of output current.
R LINE = (
(35)
1
⋅ 0.8 ⋅ RLINE
670k
t delay
LP
(36)
(38)
As defined in datasheet below, for example, in AP3772A,
there is a total voltage increase of 6% at VFB when the
output is at full load (IOUT_MAX). And if the output is at
10%*IOUT_MAX, the increase voltage of VFB is 0.6%. Proper
version of IC can be chosen according to the resistance of
the output cable.
(37)
⋅ Rcs
NA
R FB 2
0.8
⋅
⋅
)
N P R FB1 + R FB 2 670k
Three versions of IC are designed to meet different
requirement for cable voltage compensation. As we know,
an increase voltage at VFB (∆VFB_CABLE) will introduce an
increase voltage at VOUT (∆VOUT_ CABLE), which is a linear
function of the output load (IOUT). Then in application of
AP3772, CPC pin detects the load information and a
corresponding delta voltage is added to VFB to compensate
the voltage drop at output cable.
This is designed to compensate the additional voltage of
VCS introduced by tdelay, which is the delay time of internal
drivers of IC and primary side switch.
Vdelta = Vindc ⋅
Lp
⋅ R cs ) /(
2.6 Cable Compensation Design
The compensated voltage of line compensation (VCS_LINE)
can be calculated by the following formula,
VCS _ LINE = VN ⋅
t delay
Then RLINE can be adjusted to achieve excellent line
CABLE COMPENSATION SECTION
Cable Compensation
Voltage
∆VFB
_CABLE/VFB %
AP3772A
AP3772B
AP3772C
Assume
∆VFB % =
(39)
VFB
7
4
%
%
%
RFB1 + R FB 2 N S
⋅
)
RFB 2
NA
(41)
Design Example (for 5V/1.2A application):
Then from Figure 6,
R + RFB 2 N S
⋅ FB1
⋅
= I O _ MAX ⋅ RCABLE
RFB 2
NA
Specification:
Input voltage: 85VAC to 265VAC
Output voltage @ cable: VO_CABLE=5V
Output current: IO=1.2A
Output voltage @ PCB: VO=5.13V, (AWG22 Cable, Length
of cable=100cm)
(40)
Then after ∆VFB% is calculated, proper version of AP3772
can be chosen accordingly.
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∆VFB % = I O _ MAX ⋅ RCABLE /(VFB ⋅
∆VFB _ CABLE
∆VOUT _ CABLE = ∆VFB % ⋅ VFB
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Other setting by users:
Switching frequency: fSW=65kHz
Forward voltage of secondary diode: Vd=0.4V
Forward voltage of auxiliary diode: Vda=1.1V
VCC voltage: VCC=14V
Core_type: RM5 (Ae=23.7mm2), Bmax<3000GS
Vdc_spike=50V (with snubber circuit)
We choose NP=93T
NS =
NP
=6T
N PS
(50)
NA =
N S ⋅ VA
= 16 T
VS
(51)
Design Steps:
6) Check the maximum duty cycle of primary side
1) Calculate turn ratio of transformer (NPS)
N PS ≤ N PS _ MAX =
Vindc_min ⋅ η i
VS
k
⋅ ( − 1.1) = 15.8
2
Vindc_min = Vinac_min ⋅ 2 − 40
(42)
The maximum duty cycle of primary side is calculated as
following,
(43)
D=
Considering some margin for Flyback PSR control, we
choose NPS=15.5.
(VO + Vd ) ⋅ N PS ⋅ 0.4
= 0.49
Vindc ⋅ η i
7) Check reverse voltage of auxiliary diode
2) Check stress voltage of primary side switch and
reverse voltage of secondary diode
Vdar = VA +
According to formulas (23) (24) and the selected NPS,
proper power devices could be chosen.
8)
Vds _ switch = Vdc_spike + Vindc_max
Vdr = VS +
Vindc_max ⋅ N S
NP
V ⋅ NP
+ S
= 510V < 700V
NS
I pks
N PS ⋅ η i
RCS =
=
(44)
VCS
= 1.5 Ω
I pk
NP
(53)
= 79V
Feedback Resistors
(54)
RFB1=24.9kΩ, RFB2=9.85kΩ
= 29V < 40V (45)
k ⋅ IO
= 330mA
N PS ⋅ η i
Vindc_max ⋅ N A
RFB1 Vo + VD
=
⋅ N A − 1 = 2.56
RFB 2 N S ⋅ VFB
9)
Line Compensation Resistors
RLINE = (
3) Calculate the peak current of primary side and
current sense resistor (IPK & RCS)
I pk =
(52)
tdelay
Lp
⋅ Rcs ) /(
NA
RFB 2
0.8
⋅
⋅
) = 3.4k Ω (55)
N P RFB1 + RFB 2 670k
10) Cable Compensation Choice
(46)
VFB=4.04V , the same in three versions of AP3772. Then,
(47)
VFB % = I O _ MAX ⋅ RCABLE /(VFB ⋅
RFB1 + RFB 2 N S
⋅
) = 2.4%
RFB 2
NA
(56)
4) Calculate the inductance of primary side---LP
LP =
According to datasheet information, AP3772B is a better
choice.
2 ⋅ VS ⋅ I O
= 1.9 mH (48) 2
2
⋅ f SW ⋅ ηi
I PK
VO _ FL = VO _ NL + (VFB % ⋅VFB ⋅
5) Calculate the turns of primary, secondary and
auxiliary (NP, NS, NA)
Np =
LP ⋅ I PK
LP ⋅ I PK
≥
= 89.8 T
Ae ⋅ ∆B Ae ⋅ B max
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⋅
) − I O _ MAX ⋅ RCABLE = 5.03V
R FB 2
NA
(57)
Where VO_NL=5V. Therefore, the output voltage at cable
terminal at full load is a little higher than the voltage at no
load.
(49)
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Design Results Summary:
1.Maximum peak current of primary side and RCS
IPK
330
mA
RCS
1.5
Ω
LP
1.90
mH
NPS=
15.5
Peak current of primary side
Current sensed resistor
2.Transformer
Inductance of primary side
Turn ratio of primary and secondary
NP
93
T
Turns of primary side
NS
6
T
Turns of secondary side
NA
16
T
Turns of auxiliary side
DMAX
0.49
Maximum duty cycle of primary side at VINDC=80V
3. Primary power switch and diode
Vds_switch
510
V
Voltage stress of primary power switch
Vdr
29
V
Maximum reverse voltage of secondary diode
Vdar
79
V
Maximum reverse voltage of auxiliary diode
4. Voltage feedback resistors
RFB1
24.9k
Ω
Feedback resistor at upside from auxiliary side to FB pin
RFB2
9.85k
Ω
Feedback resistor at downside from FB pin to GND
Ω
Line compensation resistor
5. Line compensation resistor
RLINE
3.4k
6.Cable Compensation
IC version
AP3772B
VO_NL
5
V
Output cable voltage @ no load
VO_FL
5.03
V
Output cable voltage @ full load
3. Summary
preliminary design guideline about these aspects and
considers ideal conditions, so some parameters need to be
adjusted slightly on the basis of the calculated results.
In order to get good performance of AP3772, it is important
to correctly design standby power, switching frequency,
transformer parameters, feedback resistance and line
compensation resistance. This application note only gives a
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4. Application of AP3772 with AP4340
FR1
L1
BG1
RST1
VINAC
C1
R2
Np
RST2
R1
+
CIN2
Ns
R3
AP4340
OUT VCC
D1
CIN1
DS
T1
R4
+
GND
+
COUT
Da
CN1
5V/1.2A
Ra
Na
+
CVCC
L2
+
Q1
U1
AP3772
VCC
CCPC
RFB1
OUT
CPC
GND
FB
CS
RFB2
RLINE
RCS
Figure 9. Typical Application Circuit of AP3772 with AP4340
AP3772 can effectively improve the transient performance
for Primary Side Regulation power system. Besides,
dummy load is not needed at secondary side and as a result
standby power will be decreased. For more detailed
operating principles, please refer to Application Note of
AP4340 (Application Note 1078_BCD).
In Primary Side Regulation of AP3772 application, if
AP4340 is used at secondary side as the output voltage
regulator, excellent dynamic response and low standby
power can be achieved. When detecting the output voltage
lower than a certain level, the AP4340 outputs periodical
signals which will be coupled to auxiliary side and detected
by AP3772. By fast response and cooperation, AP4340 and
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