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Questions tagged [gate-driving]

MOSFET and IGBT gate driving

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Mosfet Gate Pull-Down and Gate Resistor Failure

I'm trying to make an inverter which has a dc bus of 350V and output of 220V(spwm). The problem is I've run the circuit two times and in the first one the gate resistors explode and in the second one ...
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MOSFET bootstrap capacitor

I'm using a N channel gate driver with a bootstrap diode included, so I just need to add the capacitor. The FETs will be powered from a 3S lipo pack (12.6 to 9.0v) so I was wondering if I need 30v ...
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Driving of a MOSFET using optocoupler in 180-to-24V buck converter

i have a problem with driving a MOSFET in a converter, let me explain. I need to build a Buck Converter with the following requirements: Input 180 V (From a 120 VRMS rectifier circuit) Output 24 V No ...
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IGBT-based capacitor charge transfer and thyristor-based capacitor discharge

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I am designing a circuit to provide a couple of strong and fast current pulses (~1000 A, more current is better, ~100 us, half-sine) ...
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Resistor values for a Voltage- Controlled Current Source Circuit

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Hi Folks, During my bachelor thesis, I am learning IGBT gate driver cricuits. I am struggling with understanding the following ...
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Can MOSFETS work as perfect switching voltage dividers in practical?

Hi, I tried this circuit both in simulation and in practical manner. Below i used a gate driver IR2112 to drive the gates of the two mosfets, which boosts my PWM 5V amplitude signal to PWM 15V. My ...
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Off-the-shelf Device for Logically Controlling 12V Loads [closed]

I built a circuit that allows me to control a load current using logic by using a P16NF06L MOSFET. Here is the circuit: source What I need now is something that does the same thing but has multiple ...
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P-Channel Mosfet Gate Drive Topology with 20V Vgss Protection?

NOTE: This question concerns topology - circuit values are omitted intentionally. I'm strongly considering the use a P-Channel mosfet to serve as a high-side switch within a circuit. All P-Channel ...
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Alternate uses for Gate Driver - Driving a Load without External IGBT or FET

What issues would one encounter by using a gate driver IC to directly drive a load instead of using it to drive transistors? For consideration would be the very affordable Infineon 2EDN752x series ...
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pull-push gate driver for H bridge circuit

To drive power MOSFET following circuits with different pros and cons has been used type A type B type C type c which is called pull-pusher gate driver can used either P or N mosfet in h-...
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Simplest phase-shifted gate drive for two mosfets

I have two inverters, driven by two IRF530 mosfets. I need to drive them with a specific phase shift. What is the simplest, most basic way to do it, for simple prototyping? (I am neglecting PWM ...
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3KW SR motor gate driver and simulation questions

I'm designing power electronics for 3-phase 3KW SR motor by using power MOSFETS of rating 600V. To drive the gates of these MOSFETS, I'm using IR2183 gate drivers, one per each phase. The DC voltage ...
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BLDC Motor rotor vibrates with audible high pitch beep, but does not spin. Controlled by custom motor controller

The circuit I have built (taken from the HIP4086A gate driver data sheet found at https://www.intersil.com/content/dam/intersil/documents/hip4/hip4086-a.pdf) is: The only difference between this ...
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Gate Drive Resistor size and/or Gate Driver IC

I am working on a design for a 16 channel LED driver design. at the moment the basic design is based on three main components: NCP781BMN050TAG Voltage regulator PCA9685 I2C PWM Driver CSD19534 MOSFET ...
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IGBT transistor with auxiliary emitter

Recently I discovered, that some IGBT transistors in IGBT modules have the second pin for an emitter, called auxiliary emitter. In the picture above 2nd and 4th pins are auxiliary emitters. This is ...
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What is the importance of separate power and logic ground (ie a Vss pin) in gate driver

I have 2 different versions of a high and low side driver; IRS2186 AND IRS2186. I have attached the typical connections, taken from the data sheet (data sheet: https://www.infineon.com/dgdl/irs2186pbf....
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GTO Driver circuit

i am new to power electronics.I am working in project where input is pulsating dc and i have to control it, i try with scr but we can control only on of scr not off so in some case the cycle cut ...
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Why is it better to use this Opto-coupler to drive the gate of a FET than using other methods?

My question is what significant advantage does using this HCPL3180 opto-coupler have to drive the gate of an FET over using other methods, such as using an op-amp or BJTs ??? and also does it have ...
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hump on rectified signal and inconsistency on gate signal

Following is the image of my circuit, I am working at the moment. This is not my own circuit but I am trying to understand and work on it. Following is the signal I am getting at Gate2. What could ...
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Bootstrap circuit for high-side MOSFET driver

I am very familiar with the operation of bootstrap drivers on MOSFET driver ICs for switching an N-channel high-side MOSFET. The basic operation is covered exhaustively on this site and others. What ...
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Inverter Mosfet Driving with Isolated Totempole Supply

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I'm trying to make an inverter and I'm driving my mosfets with totempole configuration, the thing that confuses my mind is: Totempole ...
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Pulse transformers and V.dt ratings

I am experimenting with a mains 230Vac chopper using IGBTs and needed an isolated gate drive circuit. Much searching and head-scratching led me finally to a pulse transformer design as a simple, ...
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Sizing the input current of a isolated standalone MOSFET gate driver for a stable output

After a suggestion from my previous question I'm planning to use this Photovoltaic isolated MOSFET gate driver to trigger a trigger input of this DAQ. It seems these devices do not require an ...
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What is this spice model? Is it a level shifter? [closed]

Does anybody know what is this symbol in spice? I think this is something like Gate Drive or Level Shifter, but I want to know the exact part name or something like this part.
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Using PSPICE model of gate-driver from manufacturer

I have found a PSPICE model for a part I'm interested in. ISL55110 Datasheet: https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/698/isl55110-11-1302115.pdf Manufacturer PSPICE Model: https://www.renesas.com/cn/zh/...
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Three phase motor driver DC link, DC bus capacitor values

I am designing a motor driver for a three phase brushless motor and have been looking for a capacitor value for the DC bus of this circuit (C1). Most of what I have found when researching deals with ...
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Ultrasonic Pulse Generator using Power Mosfet and Gate Driver. Confused about datasheet compatibility

I'm working on a project for University. The goal is to create an ultrasonic flaw detector that can measure flaws within a piece of metal. I have only taken introductory courses in the different ...
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Is input current of a gate driver auto-regulated?

I have tried googling, but almost everything I can find on gate drivers discusses only the maximum current parameters. I'm looking at a gate driver for a university project. The gate driver uses 3.3V ...
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MOSFET H-Bridge Design - Capacitor/Diode/Resistor Selection

welcome to my first post! I am designing a small 3-phase Brushless DC Electronic Speed Controller (ESC). The design utilizes 3 half bridges and a FAN7388 driver IC. The FAN7388 datasheet has a ...
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What PWM inputs are needed to drive a 3 phase BLDC using the HIP4086 IC driver chip?

I am building a motor controller for a BLDC (w/ Hall sensors) using a Teensy. My circuit looks like the typical application diagram in the datasheet (https://www.intersil.com/content/dam/Intersil/...
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MOSFET Miller effect: length of the gate voltage flat area

As per Miller effect the gate voltage stops to grow at the threshold level until some certain moment: This can be explained as the drain to gate capacitance drives current through the gate. However - ...
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Inverter Design - High Side MOSFET - Slow Switch Time

I've posted previously on a similar issue which can be found here Overview: My design is a 3 phase inverter with: MOSFETS are STF10N60DM2 Gate Driver is 6EDL04N06PT I'm using only a single high ...
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Constant current source with MOSFET, OPAMP and Instrument Amp

UPDATE Based on the information from everyone answering below, I have modified my circuit and the oscillation has completely vanished! I started performing small modifications in order of easiest to ...
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High Side MOSFET Driver

I am familiar with the bootstrap circuit and its design procedure. The steps involve: a) Figure out the Qg of the MOSFET at the Vgs you plan to operate (for instance Vgs=15V, Qg=150nC). Next, figure ...
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Gate Driver topology for Buck boost Converter

I am implementing inverting Buck-Boost Converter in hardware as shown in the picture attached. The output of this converter is negative. so I will have an issue with its gate driver. The gate driver ...
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Power MOSFET blew up when increased duty cycle from 5% to 10%

First, these are the components I'm using on my PCB, click on them to see the datasheets: U7: Infineon 1EDI60N12AF MOSFET Gate driver Q6: Infineon IRF250P224 Power MOSFET D5: Fairchild (ON ...
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How can we use the same charge-pumps circuit for varying input voltage?

As I understood it, a charge-pump increases the input voltage by stages Vout=Vin(N+1). In my example, the two stages of charge-pumps, I have Vout=3Vin. So in case of Vin=5.5V this leads to Vout=5.5*(3)...
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Need help with troubleshooting an H bridge circuit

I designed an H bridge using the DGD0506A gate drivers. https://www.diodes.com/assets/Datasheets/DGD0506A.pdf I used the FDMC7696 for both high side and low side mosfets. I went with the suggested ...
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how to adjust drain bias to keep power dissipation constant (HEMT)

I am reading a chapter in a thesis about using HEMT (high electron mobility transistor) as a cryogenic amplifier. The measurement scheme is to use the gate voltage fluctuation's influence on the drain ...
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Ic-Vge IGBT Curve

In the figure below, presented in the manufacturer datasheet, you can see the Ic-Vge curve of an IGBT device. As mentioned, it has been drawn at Vce=20V. What does this equality mean? Can we have such ...
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drain voltage of JFET (N type depletion)

I am trying to figure out the drain voltage of the JFET (N type depletion) ATF33143, given the architecture shown in the image below. I understand that it's basically a voltage divider and that \$ V_{...
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Negative gate SCR

I've accidentally supplied the gate of an high power phase control thyristor (Vdrm=5200V and It(rms)=6500A) with a negative current (about two times the trigger current and four times the trigger ...
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What do we mean by “gate plateau voltage”?

While reading some semiconductors datasheets, I've found something called "gate plateau". What do we mean by this term ? Reference: AND8029 application note page 2, from ON Semiconductor written by ...
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Tuning a potential sensor using a source-follower MOSFET

I am interested in building a simple but sensitive setup that would allow me to detect small potential changes (adsorption of ions) on the surface of the gate of a MOSFET - what is commonly referred ...
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Can I drive a Low-Side MOSFET from a High-Side Driver?

I'm working on a power electronics project where it involves driving 4 different MOSFETs, (3 HighSide and 1 LowSide). Rather than using a different IC for the LowSide driver, I am thinking about using ...
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Simple Buck/Boost/Other Topologies building tutorials [closed]

For educational reasons, I want to build physical DC-DC converters. I would start with simple buck or boost topology. For start, I wish to have a simple gate-drive for switches, without PWM modulation....
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Proper power supply for this gate driver IC

I will use the gate driver configuration shown below: Gate Driver datasheet MOSFET Datasheet As you can see, the 5V and 12V are isolated. I chose this AC/DC converter for the 5V supply. It's 1 ...
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AC coupled gate drive

I am trying to get a MOSFET/IGBT driver to work for almost a year. The last efforts utilizing a bipolar Totem pole driver failed without mercy. For some time I studied alternatives and came to AC ...
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NCP3420 failing in buck converter

I designed a constant current buck DC-DC super-cap charger with the NCP3420 as a dual MOSFET driver. The current is hysteresis controlled and the disable and PWM lines are pulled low on power-up. The ...
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Select bootstrap capacitor value too high

What happen if we choose bootstrap capacitor value too high in high side gate driver applications? Can it be harmful for MOSFET/IGBT or it is just not important?