I'm designing a buck converter with an input voltage of 30V. For this I'm using a IRF9540 P-channel MOSFET which I need to drive from 0V to 30V relative to ground to fully turn it on and off respectively.
I always used a MC1407 to drive my N-channel MOSFET but now I can't use it because the maximum supply voltage is 18V, far from 30V. I tried the classic push-pull with BJT transistors and it works kind of well until I approximate to 20% duty cycle (I'm working at 150kHz).
My question is, can I put 15V in the GND pin of the MCP1407 and 30V on Vdd? On this way I wouldn't be exceeding the maximum operating voltage and I could drive the P Channel MOSFET perfectly.
I also thought about using gate driver transformers but my duty cycle can exceed 50% so they are not an option unfortunately.