A DC-to-DC voltage converter having an active charge/discharge circuit enabling the definition of any output voltage within its operating range has been achieved. A comparator compares the output voltage of a voltage converter with a defined reference voltage. This reference voltage can be easily modified within its operating range. In case the output voltage of the voltage converter is higher than said reference voltage a "reservoir" capacitor at the output of said voltage is discharged via an active charge/discharge circuit until the output voltage equals said reference voltage. Said active charge/discharge circuit is activated via a latch by said comparator. The invention is applicable for any type of DC-to-DC converters, such as e.g. charge pumps, buck converters and boost converters.

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