Gate Drivers

This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the Gate Drivers category on DigiKey.com

Gate driver Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs) are devices that provide isolation, amplification, reference shifting, bootstrapping, or other functions necessary to interface signals from a control device in a power conversion application to the semiconductor devices (usually FETs or IGBTs) through which the power being controlled passes. The exact functions offered by any particular device vary but correlate with the semiconductor configuration it is adapted to drive.


SelectionCharacteristics

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Driven Configuration: Indicates the switch topologies with which a device is intended for use.

Channel Type: Describes device design in terms of control input scheme and the manner in which external controlled devices are controlled.

Number of Drivers: The number of individual driver circuits bundled into a single given device package.

Gate Type: Indicates the type(s) of external transistor that a device is intended to drive.

Voltage - Supply: Typically represented by a range, this indicates the low and high voltage limits that one can expect in standard operation. Voltages outside this range may damage the device and other system components.

Logic Voltage - VIL, VIH: Describes logic input threshold voltages; interpretation may vary due to differences in manufacturer’s characterization practices.

Current - Peak Output (Source, Sink): The maximum output current a part is capable of delivering to/drawing from a load, under the manufacturer’s stated test conditions.

Input Type: The signal methodology used to control the device.

High Side Voltage - Max (Bootstrap): The maximum permissible voltage between a high-side output drive and the IC’s GND/common pin. Essentially, the maximum voltage switchable by a circuit incorporating a given device.

Rise / Fall Time (Typ): Characterizes the amount of time required for a device output to transition from low to high/high to low states, which are commonly defined as 10% and 90% of the supply voltage that powers the output being measured.

Operating Temperature: Recommended operating temperature, typically given in a range or as a maximum. Exceeding these temperatures may affect performance or damage the device and other system components.

Mounting Type: Indicates how the device is attached.

Package / Case: Indicates the type of protective case used on an electronic component to allow easy handling, installation, and protection. This selection was determined to be the closest industry standard applicable to the supplier device packaging. Typically it is best to check the actual dimensions from the datasheet rather than depend on this terminology when designing your circuit.

Supplier Device Package: This is what the manufacturer calls the package of this device. They are manufacturer specific. It is typically best to use the actual dimensions from the datasheets rather than use this terminology when designing your circuit.

ProductExamples

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MFR PART # UP1966E
DIGI-KEY PART # 917-UP1966ETR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
MANUFACTURER EPC
DESCRIPTION Half-Bridge Gate Driver IC Non-Inverting 12-WLCSP-B (1.6x1.6)
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # ZXGD3009E6TA
DIGI-KEY PART # ZXGD3009E6TADITR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
MANUFACTURER Diodes Incorporated
DESCRIPTION Low-Side Gate Driver IC Non-Inverting SOT-26
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # ADP3120AJCPZ-RL
DIGI-KEY PART # ADP3120AJCPZ-RLTR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
MANUFACTURER onsemi
DESCRIPTION Half-Bridge Gate Driver IC Inverting, Non-Inverting 8-DFN (3x3)
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # IXDN602PI
DIGI-KEY PART # CLA355-ND
MANUFACTURER IXYS Integrated Circuits Division
DESCRIPTION Low-Side Gate Driver IC Non-Inverting 8-DIP
DATASHEET Click Here

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