SLUSCE9B June   2017  – March 2020 UCC27712


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Simplified Schematic
      2.      Typical Propagation Delay Comparison
  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 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 Dynamic Electrical Characteristics
    7. 6.7 Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1 VDD and Under Voltage Lockout
      2. 7.3.2 Input and Output Logic Table
      3. 7.3.3 Input Stage
      4. 7.3.4 Output Stage
      5. 7.3.5 Level Shift
      6. 7.3.6 Low Propagation Delays and Tightly Matched Outputs
      7. 7.3.7 Parasitic Diode Structure
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Minimum Input Pulse Operation
      2. 7.4.2 Output Interlock and Dead Time
      3. 7.4.3 Operation Under 100% Duty Cycle Condition
      4. 7.4.4 Operation Under Negative HS Voltage Condition
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. Selecting HI and LI Low Pass Filter Components (RHI, RLI, CHI, CLI)
        2. Selecting Bootstrap Capacitor (CBOOT)
        3. Selecting VDD Bypass/Holdup Capacitor (CVDD) and Rbias
        4. Selecting Bootstrap Resistor (RBOOT)
        5. Selecting Gate Resistor RON/ROFF
        6. Selecting Bootstrap Diode
        7. Estimate the UCC27712 Power Losses (PUCC27712)
        8. Estimating Junction Temperature
        9. Operation With IGBT's
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Documentation Support
      1. 11.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 11.2 Related Links
    3. 11.3 Community Resources
    4. 11.4 Trademarks
    5. 11.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 11.6 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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

Application Information

To effect fast switching of power devices and reduce associated switching power losses, a powerful gate driver is employed between the PWM output of controllers and the gates of the power semiconductor devices. Also, gate drivers are indispensable when it is impossible for the PWM controller to directly drive the gates of the switching devices. With the advent of digital power, this situation will be often encountered because the PWM signal from the digital controller is often a 3.3-V logic signal which cannot effectively turn on a power switch. Level shifting circuitry is needed to boost the 3.3-V signal to the gate-drive voltage (such as 12 V) in order to fully turn on the power device and minimize conduction losses. Traditional buffer drive circuits based on NPN/PNP bipolar transistors in totem-pole arrangement, being emitter follower configurations, prove inadequate with digital power because they lack level-shifting capability.

Gate drivers effectively combine both the level-shifting and buffer-drive functions. Gate drivers also find other needs such as minimizing the effect of high-frequency switching noise by locating the high-current driver physically close to the power switch, driving gate-drive transformers and controlling floating power-device gates, reducing power dissipation and thermal stress in controllers by moving gate charge power losses from the controller into the driver.