SLLSFH8A August 2021 – December 2021 MCT8316A
MCT8316A has smart rectification features (active demagnetization) which decreases power losses in the device by reducing diode conduction losses. When this feature is enabled, the device automatically turns ON the corresponding MOSFET whenever it detects diode conduction. This feature can be enabled by configuring EN_ASR.
The MCT8316A device includes a high-side (AD_HS) and low-side (AD_LS) comparator which detects the negative flow of current in the device on each half-bridge. The AD_HS comparator compares the sense-FET output with the supply voltage (VM) threshold, whereas the AD_LS compatator compares with the ground (0-V) threshold. Depending upon the flow of current from OUTx to VM or PGND to OUTx, the AD_HS or the AD_LS comparator trips. These comparator outputs provide a reference point for the operation of active demagnetization feature.