SLUSCE9B June 2017 – March 2020 UCC27712
The level shift circuit (refer to the Functional Block Diagram) is the interface from the high-side input to the high-side driver stage which is referenced to the switch node (HS). It is a pulsed generated level shifter. With an input signal the pulse generator generates "on" pulses based on the rising edge of the signal and "off" pulses based on the falling edge. On pulses and off pulses turn on each branch of the level shifter so that current flows in each branch to generate different voltages, which is transferred to the set and reset signal in the high side. The signal is rebuilt by the RS latch in the high side domain. The level shift allows control of the HO output referenced to the HS pin and provides excellent delay matching with the low-side driver. The delay matching of UCC27712 is summarized in Figure 6 and Figure 7.
The level shifter in UCC27712 offers best-in-class capability while operating under negative voltage conditions on HS pin. The level shifter is able to transfer signals from the HI input to HO output with only 4-V headroom between HB and COM. Refer to Operation Under Negative HS Voltage Condition for detailed explanations.