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

Select External Bootstrap Diode and Series Resistor

The bootstrap capacitor is charged by VDD through an external bootstrap diode every cycle when the low side transistor turns on. Charging the capacitor involves high-peak currents, and therefore transient power dissipation in the bootstrap diode may be significant. Conduction loss also depends on the diode’s forward voltage drop. Both the diode conduction losses and reverse recovery losses contribute to the total losses in the gate driver circuit.

When selecting external bootstrap diodes, it is recommended that one chose high voltage, fast recovery diodes or SiC Schottky diodes with a low forward voltage drop and low junction capacitance in order to minimize the loss introduced by reverse recovery and related grounding noise bouncing. In the example, the DC-link voltage is 400-VDC. The voltage rating of the bootstrap diode should be higher than the DC-link voltage with a good margin. Therefore, a 600-V ultrafast diode, MURA160T3G, is chosen in this example.

A bootstrap resistor, RBOOT, is used to reduce the inrush current in DBOOT and limit the ramp up slew rate of voltage of VDDA-VSSA during each switching cycle, especially when the VSSA (SW) pin has an excessive negative transient voltage. The recommended value for RBOOT is between 1 Ω and 20 Ω depending on the diode used. In the example, a current limiting resistor of 2.7 Ω is selected to limit the inrush current of bootstrap diode. The estimated worst case peak current through DBoot is,

Equation 2. UCC21225A sluscv6-equation-2.gif


  • VBDF is the estimated bootstrap diode forward voltage drop at 4 A.