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Infineon launches PFC and hybrid flyback combo IC

Infineon Technologies has introduced the XDP digital power XDPS2221, a highly integrated combo controller IC for USB-PD that supports high power designs in wide input and output voltage applications of up to 28Vs.

The device integrates an AC-DC power factor correction (PFC) controller with a DC-DC hybrid flyback controller (HFB), also known as asymmetrical half-bridge (AHB), in one single package.

Through the harmonised operation of the two stages, regulatory requirements can now be more easily be met. In addition, the further integration of all gate drivers and a 600V high voltage start-up cell for the initial IC voltage supply and the certified active X-capacitor discharge enable a low external bill of material (BOM) and component count.

Based on a zero-voltage switching (ZVS) HFB topology in conjunction with GaN-based devices, the IC brings class-leading efficiency across various line/load conditions. Thanks to these features and inherent topology advantages, such as zero voltage switching and resonant energy transfer for transformer size reduction, system designs using the XDPS2221 can achieve very high-power densities.

In addition, the combo IC features a synchronous PFC and HFB burst mode operation for the lowest possible no-load input standby power performance. The quasi-resonant multimode PFC stage is enhanced with automatic PFC enable/disable functionality and adaptive PFC bus voltage control to maximize average and light load efficiency. Optionally, the integrated PFC function can also be disabled, to support the use case with any kind of external PFC Controller.

The hybrid flyback stage uses peak current control operation for robust regulation and fast dynamic load response. To ensure ZVS operation under all conditions, the hybrid flyback features ZVS pulse insertion, including body diode cross-conduction prevention in discontinuous conduction mode.

Additionally, the XDPS2221 also provides easy to configure parameters via a graphical user interface to optimise system performance.