Introduction to Gate Drivers

Gate Drive Transformer Pulse Response Characteristics

A gate drive transformer must reproduce the shape of an input pulse as accurately as possible at its secondary terminals. The performance of a gate drive transformer’s pulse characteristics is specified in terms of its effect on the shape of the pulse input current/voltage. It is important that the transformer must reproduce the shape...

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Introduction to Gate Drivers

Gate Drive Transformers and Circuits

A gate drive transformer is optimized for transmitting rectangular electrical pulses with fast rise and fall times to activate or deactivate a switching device. Despite various floating channel MOSFET/IGBT driver ICs being available, a transformer-coupled gate drive is still the better option to use for high power applications for many reasons. For example, due to the...

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Introduction to Gate Drivers

Introduction to Gate Drivers for Power Electronics

A gate driver is a power amplifier that accepts a low-power input from a controller IC and produces the appropriate high current gate drive for a power device. As requirements for power electronics continue to increase, the design and performance of the gate driver circuitry are becoming ever more important....

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