I've tried to search for this but I have [not] seen any combination of which resistors I need and which I don't need, so I'm not sure what to do.
I'm planning to drive an IRFZ44 MOSFET with a TC4420 gate driver. I'm doing that instead of driving it directly because I couldnt find a MOSFET that could provide the current I need at a given VDS, besides that, I'm learning something new.
I use 3.3 V as the input for the driver and 12 V as VDD for the driver. To my understanding the gate resistor reduces ripples and protects whatever is connected to the gate from to much current being drawn and the pulldown resistor lets the gate discharge fast when the mosfet turns off (is that correct so far?). But I'm not sure if these reasons still hold true for the TC4420. Does it need ripple protection? The datasheet says it can provide up to 6 A at 18 V VDD, so protecting it from overcurrent shouldn't be a problem. No idea about the ripples and pulling the gate low though. Could someone clarify that?