SNOSDA7D September   2020  – March 2022 LMG3422R030 , LMG3425R030

PRODUCTION DATA  

  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Device Comparison
  6. Pin Configuration and Functions
  7. Specifications
    1. 7.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 7.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 7.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 7.4 Thermal Information
    5. 7.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 7.6 Switching Characteristics
    7. 7.7 Typical Characteristics
  8. Parameter Measurement Information
    1. 8.1 Switching Parameters
      1. 8.1.1 Turn-On Times
      2. 8.1.2 Turn-Off Times
      3. 8.1.3 Drain-Source Turn-On Slew Rate
      4. 8.1.4 Turn-On and Turn-Off Switching Energy
  9. Detailed Description
    1. 9.1 Overview
    2. 9.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 9.3 Feature Description
      1. 9.3.1  GaN FET Operation Definitions
      2. 9.3.2  Direct-Drive GaN Architecture
      3. 9.3.3  Drain-Source Voltage Capability
      4. 9.3.4  Internal Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter
      5. 9.3.5  VDD Bias Supply
      6. 9.3.6  Auxiliary LDO
      7. 9.3.7  Fault Detection
        1. 9.3.7.1 Overcurrent Protection and Short-Circuit Protection
        2. 9.3.7.2 Overtemperature Shutdown
        3. 9.3.7.3 UVLO Protection
        4. 9.3.7.4 Fault Reporting
      8. 9.3.8  Drive Strength Adjustment
      9. 9.3.9  Temperature-Sensing Output
      10. 9.3.10 Ideal-Diode Mode Operation
    4. 9.4 Device Functional Modes
  10. 10Application and Implementation
    1. 10.1 Application Information
    2. 10.2 Typical Application
      1. 10.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 10.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. 10.2.2.1 Slew Rate Selection
          1. 10.2.2.1.1 Start-Up and Slew Rate With Bootstrap High-Side Supply
        2. 10.2.2.2 Signal Level-Shifting
        3. 10.2.2.3 Buck-Boost Converter Design
      3. 10.2.3 Application Curves
    3. 10.3 Do's and Don'ts
  11. 11Power Supply Recommendations
    1. 11.1 Using an Isolated Power Supply
    2. 11.2 Using a Bootstrap Diode
      1. 11.2.1 Diode Selection
      2. 11.2.2 Managing the Bootstrap Voltage
  12. 12Layout
    1. 12.1 Layout Guidelines
      1. 12.1.1 Solder-Joint Reliability
      2. 12.1.2 Power-Loop Inductance
      3. 12.1.3 Signal-Ground Connection
      4. 12.1.4 Bypass Capacitors
      5. 12.1.5 Switch-Node Capacitance
      6. 12.1.6 Signal Integrity
      7. 12.1.7 High-Voltage Spacing
      8. 12.1.8 Thermal Recommendations
    2. 12.2 Layout Examples
  13. 13Device and Documentation Support
    1. 13.1 Documentation Support
      1. 13.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 13.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 13.3 Support Resources
    4. 13.4 Trademarks
    5. 13.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 13.6 Export Control Notice
    7. 13.7 Glossary
  14. 14Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
  • RQZ|54
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Signal Level-Shifting

In half-bridges, high-voltage level shifters or digital isolators must be used to provide isolation for signal paths between the high-side device and control circuit. Using an isolator is optional for the low-side device. However, using and isolator equalizes the propagation delays between the high-side and low-side signal paths, and provides the ability to use different grounds for the GaN device and the controller. If an isolator is not used on the low-side device, the control ground and the power ground must be connected at the device and nowhere else on the board. For more information, see Layout Guidelines. With fast-switching devices, common ground inductance can easily cause noise issues without the use of an isolator.

Choosing a digital isolator for level-shifting is important for improvement of noise immunity. As GaN device can easily create high dv/dt, > 50 V/ns, in hard-switching applications, TI highly recommends to use isolators with high common-mode transient immunity (CMTI). Isolators with low CMTI can easily generate false signals, which could cause shoot-through. Additionally, TI strongly encourages to select isolators which are not edge-triggered. In an edge-triggered isolator, a high dv/dt event can cause the isolator to flip states and cause circuit malfunction.

Generally, ON/OFF keyed isolators are preferred, such as the TI ISO77xxF series, as a high CMTI event would only cause a very short false pulse, a few nanoseconds, which can be filtered out. To filter these false pulses, TI recommends a low pass filter, like 1 kΩ and 22 pF R-C filter, to be placed at the driver input.