SLUS492J June   2001  – September 2018 UCC27323 , UCC27324 , UCC27325 , UCC37323 , UCC37324 , UCC37325


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Simplified Application Diagram
  4. Revision History
  5. Device Comparison Table
  6. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin 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. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1 Input Stage
      2. 8.3.2 Output Stage
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
  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. Source/Sink Capabilities During Miller Plateau
        2. Parallel Outputs
        3. VDD
        4. Driver Current and Power Requirements
      3. 9.2.3 Application Curves
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
    3. 11.3 Thermal Considerations
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Documentation Support
      1. 12.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 12.2 Related Links
    3. 12.3 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    4. 12.4 Community Resource
    5. 12.5 Trademarks
    6. 12.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    7. 12.7 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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

Application Information

High-frequency power supplies often require high-speed, high-current drivers such as the UCCx732x family. A leading application is the needed to provide a high-power buffer stage between the PWM output of the control IC and the gates of the primary power MOSFET or IGBT switching devices. In other cases, the driver IC is used to drive the power-device gates through a drive transformer. Synchronous rectification supplies are also needed to simultaneously drive multiple devices which presents an extremely large load to the control circuitry.

Driver ICs are used when having the primary PWM regulator IC directly drive the switching devices for one or more reasons is not feasible. The PWMIC does not have the brute drive capability required for the intended switching MOSFET, limiting the switching performance in the application. In other cases there may be a desire to minimize the effect of high-frequency switching noise by placing the high current driver physically close to the load. Also, newer ICs that target the highest operating frequencies do not incorporate onboard gate drivers at all. Their PWM outputs are only intended to drive the high impedance input to a driver such as the UCCx732x. Finally, the control IC is under thermal stress due to power dissipation, and an external driver helps by moving the heat from the controller to an external package.