The bootstrap capacitor between the BOOT pin and the SW pin supplies the gate current to turn on the N-channel MOSFET. The recommended value of this capacitor is 10 nF and should be a good quality, low-ESR ceramic capacitor. In some cases, it can be desirable to slow down the turnon of the internal power MOSFET in order to reduce EMI. This can be done by placing a small resistor in series with the Cboot capacitor. Resistors in the range of 10 Ω to 50 Ω can be used. This technique should only be used when absolutely necessary, because it will increase switching losses and thereby reduce efficiency.