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

Selecting a VDDA (Bootstrap) Capacitor

A VDDA capacitor, also referred to as a bootstrap capacitor in bootstrap power supply configurations, allows for gate drive current transients up to 6-A, and needs to maintain a stable gate drive voltage for the power transistor.

The total charge needed per switching cycle can be estimated with

Equation 19. UCC21225A sluscv6-equation-missing-3.gif


  • QG: Gate charge of the power transistor at VVDD
  • IVDD: The channel self-current consumption with no load at 200-kHz.

Therefore, the absolute minimum CBoot requirement is:

Equation 20. UCC21225A sluscv6-equation-18.gif


  • ΔVVDDA is the voltage ripple at VDDA, which is 0.5-V in this example.

In practice, the value of CBoot is greater than the calculated value. This allows for the capacitance shift caused by the DC bias voltage and for situations where the power stage would otherwise skip pulses due to load transients. Therefore, it is recommended to include a safety-related margin in the CBoot value and place it as close to the VDD and VSS pins as possible. A 50-V 1-µF capacitor is chosen in this example.

Equation 21. UCC21225A sluscv6-equation-19.gif

To further lower the AC impedance for a wide frequency range, it is recommended to have bypass capacitor with a low capacitance value, in this example a 100 nF, in parallel with CBoot to optimize the transient performance.


Too much CBOOT can be detrimental. CBOOT may not be charged within the first few cycles and VBOOT could stay below UVLO. As a result, the high-side FET will not follow input signal commands for several cycles. Also during initial CBOOT charging cycles, the bootstrap diode has highest reverse recovery current and losses.