SLUSCV6A April   2017  – February 2018 UCC21225A


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Functional Block Diagram
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1  Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2  ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3  Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4  Thermal Information
    5. 6.5  Power Ratings
    6. 6.6  Insulation Specifications
    7. 6.7  Safety-Related Certifications
    8. 6.8  Safety-Limiting Values
    9. 6.9  Electrical Characteristics
    10. 6.10 Switching Characteristics
    11. 6.11 Insulation Characteristics and Thermal Derating Curves
    12. 6.12 Typical Characteristics
  7. Parameter Measurement Information
    1. 7.1 Propagation Delay and Pulse Width Distortion
    2. 7.2 Rising and Falling Time
    3. 7.3 Input and Disable Response Time
    4. 7.4 Programable Dead Time
    5. 7.5 Power-up UVLO Delay to OUTPUT
    6. 7.6 CMTI Testing
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1 VDD, VCCI, and Under Voltage Lock Out (UVLO)
      2. 8.3.2 Input and Output Logic Table
      3. 8.3.3 Input Stage
      4. 8.3.4 Output Stage
      5. 8.3.5 Diode Structure in UCC21225A
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 8.4.1 Disable Pin
      2. 8.4.2 Programmable Dead Time (DT) Pin
        1. Tying the DT Pin to VCC
        2. DT Pin Left Open or Connected to a Programming Resistor between DT and GND Pins
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
    2. 9.2 Typical Application
      1. 9.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 9.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. Designing INA/INB Input Filter
        2. Select External Bootstrap Diode and Series Resistor
        3. Gate Driver Output Resistor
        4. Estimate Gate Driver Power Loss
        5. Estimating Junction Temperature
        6. Selecting VCCI, VDDA/B Capacitor
          1. Selecting a VCCI Capacitor
          2. Selecting a VDDA (Bootstrap) Capacitor
          3. Select a VDDB Capacitor
        7. Dead Time Setting Guidelines
        8. Application Circuits with Output Stage Negative Bias
      3. 9.2.3 Application Curves
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Documentation Support
      1. 12.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 12.2 Certifications
      1. 12.2.1 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 12.3 Community Resources
    4. 12.4 Trademarks
    5. 12.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 12.6 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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

Dead Time Setting Guidelines

For power converter topologies utilizing half-bridges, the dead time setting between the top and bottom transistor is important for preventing shoot-through during dynamic switching.

The UCC21225A dead time specification in the electrical table is defined as the time interval from 90% of one channel’s falling edge to 10% of the other channel’s rising edge (see Figure 27). This definition ensures that the dead time setting is independent of the load condition, and guarantees linearity through manufacture testing. However, this dead time setting may not reflect the dead time in the power converter system, since the dead time setting is dependent on the external gate drive turn-on/off resistor, DC-Link switching voltage/current, as well as the input capacitance of the load transistor.

Here is a suggestion on how to select an appropriate dead time for UCC21225A:

Equation 22. UCC21225A sluscv6-equation-20.gif


  • DTSetting: UCC21225A dead time setting in ns, DTSetting = 10 × RDT (in kΩ).
  • DTReq: System required dead time between the real VGS signal of the top and bottom switch with enough margin, or ZVS requirement.
  • TF_Sys: In-system gate turn-off falling time at worst case of load, voltage/current conditions.
  • TR_Sys: In-system gate turn-on rising time at worst case of load, voltage/current conditions.
  • TD(on): Turn-on delay time, from 10% of the transistor gate signal to power transistor gate threshold.

In the example, DTSetting is set to 250-ns.

It should be noted that the UCC21225A dead time setting is decided by the DT pin configuration (See Programmable Dead Time (DT) Pin), and it cannot automatically fine-tune the dead time based on system conditions. It is recommended to parallel a ceramic capacitor, 2.2-nF or above, close to DT pin to achieve better noise immunity and dead time matching.