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

Direct-Drive GaN Architecture

The LMG342xR030 uses a series Si FET to ensure the power IC stays off when VDD bias power is not applied. When the VDD bias power is off, the series Si FET is interconnected with the GaN device in a cascode mode, which is shown in the Functional Block Diagram. The gate of the GaN device is held within a volt of the series Si FET's source. When a high voltage is applied on the module and the silicon FET blocks the drain voltage, the VGS of the GaN device decreases until the GaN device passes the threshold voltage. Then, the GaN device is turned off and blocks the remaining major part of drain voltage. There is an internal clamp to make sure that the VDS does not exceed its maximum rating. This feature avoids the avalanche of the series Si FET when there is no bias power.

When LMG342xR030 is powered up with VDD bias power, the internal buck-boost converter generates a negative voltage (VVNEG) that is sufficient to directly turn off the GaN device. In this case, the series Si FET is held on and the GaN device is gated directly with the negative voltage. During operation, this action removes the switching loss of the series Si FET.