I have a multiplexed common-anode LED display (7-segment) that is using a 4543 BCD with segment outputs connected directly to the gate of 2n7000 n-channel mosfets (no gate resistor). Mosfets are switched on/off around 320x per second (320hz) due to multiplexing of the displays. One digit is lit at a time. The segment load (to light the led) being switched to ground by the mosfets is only around 10mA. 5v logic levels are used. PCB traces between 4543 outputs & mosfet gates are probably longer than ideal (several inches in length). The displays are working fine with this setup, I've not seen any issues.
My question is.. am I okay without a resistor on the mosfet gate?
Reading up on the subject I've found a mixed bag of opinions. Everything from how it's good practice to always have a gate resistor to it not being needed if it's a small signal mosfet with low gate capacitance, switching a small load, and being driven by something with limited current to supply the gate. The 2n7000 has a Ciss of 50pf, the 4543 can supply a max of 2.5-3mA per output, the load being switched is about 10mA. So that would seem to fit the bill. But I've also seen discussion of parasitic oscillation, ringing, EMF, etc that can happen without a gate resistor & wanted to get a better idea of things.
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Comparing to waveforms here it doesn't seem bad? http://www.richieburnett.co.uk/temp/gdt/gdt2.html
Red arrow on the waveform that's "zoomed in" on in the 2 pictures following this one.