Gate drivers

Efficiently and reliably drive any power switch at any power level for any application

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Choose from our comprehensive portfolio of isolated, half-bridge and low-side gate drivers, which support IGBTs, GaNFETs and SiCFETs, to optimize your design. Our gate driver solutions, resources and expertise make it easier for you to design efficient, reliable and power-dense systems.

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Isolated gate drivers

Automotive, ± 10-A  isolated single-channel gate driver with active protection and isolated sensing

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 2.86

Half-bridge drivers

105-V 0.5-A/0.8-A half-bridge gate driver with 5-V UVLO and integrated bootstrap diode

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 0.22

Low-side drivers

Automotive 5-A/5-A dual-channel gate driver with 4-V UVLO, 30-V VDD and low prop delay

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 0.496

Isolated gate drivers

Automotive, 20-A, isolated real-time variable IGBT/SiC MOSFET gate driver with advanced protection

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 5.9

Isolated gate drivers

Automotive, 4-A, 6-A 5-kVRMS dual-channel isolated gate driver with EN and DT pins for IGBT/SiC

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 2.11

Isolated gate drivers

Automotive 30-A isolated 5.7-kV VRMS IGBT/SiC MOSFET gate driver with advanced protection features

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 4.98

Wide band-gap technologies

High-speed GaN gate drivers enabling high power density and design simplicity for every topology

The combination of fast timing specifications, leadless packages and narrow pulse-width response of our drivers enable you to switch FETs fast. Added features like gate-voltage regulation, programmable dead time and low internal power consumption make sure that high-frequency switching yields the highest efficiency possible.

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GaN and SiC technologies enable increased efficiency in power supplies
This article offers a high-level look at how wide band-gap materials coupled with our high voltage portfolio benefit power supplies.
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An Introduction to Automotive LIDAR (Rev. A)
This paper provides an introduction to automotive light detection and ranging (lidar) and solutions for autonomous driving systems.
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Optimizing multi-megahertz GaN driver design white paper (Rev. A)
Learn why your choice of gate driver is critical to realizing the full potential of GaN.

Silicon carbide (SiC) gate drivers for energy-efficient, robust and compact system design

Boost the efficiency of your design with strong drive currents, high CMTI and short propagation delays of our SiC and IGBT gate drivers. Our SiC gate drivers help you achieve robust isolation in your system with fast integrated short-circuit protection and high surge immunity. Reduce your system size, weight and cost by switching SiC at higher PWM frequencies with our fast, robust and reliable drivers.

IGBT & SiC Gate Driver Fundamentals
Discover solutions to some of the most commonly asked IGBT and SiC gate driver questions. 
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Silicon carbide gate drivers -- a disruptive technology in power electronics (Rev. A)
SiC cannot realize its full potential without the right ecosystem, in this case, the gate driver. Read about the disruptive technology and its impact in power electronics.
Application note
Understanding the Short Circuit Protection for Silicon Carbide MOSFETs (Rev. B)
Get to know and compare various short-circuit protection methods for SiC MOSFETs.

Technical resources

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Fundamentals of MOSFET and IGBT Gate Driver Circuits (Replaces SLUP169) (Rev. A)
This application note demonstrates a systematic approach to design high-performance gate drive circuits for high-speed switching applications.
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Gate Driver Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
This FAQ page provides an organized look at our solutions to common gate driver questions and design challenges.
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Impact of an isolated gate driver (Rev. A)
This white paper explains the benefits and requirements of isolated gate drivers as a function of a power switch.
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Design & development resources

Reference design
Power stage reference design for <100-VIN DC/DC converters
This reference design implements a high frequency power stage design based on the UCC27282 120-V half-bridge MOSFET driver and CSD19531 100-V power MOSFETs. With efficient switches and flexible VGS operating range, this design can reduce overall gate drive and conduction losses to achieve (...)
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Three-phase inverter reference design for 200-480 VAC drives with opto-emulated input gate drivers
This reference design realizes a reinforced isolated three-phase inverter subsystem using isolated IGBT gate drivers and isolated current/voltage sensors. The UCC23513 gate driver used has a 6-pin wide body package with optical LED emulated inputs which enables its use as pin-to-pin replacement to (...)
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480W, <17 mm, Thin Profile, 94% Efficiency, Fast Transient Response AC/DC SMPS Reference Design
The TIDA-01495 is a low profile (17 mm height), 94.1% peak efficiency, high power density, universal input, 24-V DC, 480-W output, consumer AC/DC power supply reference design. The circuit consists of a front-end two phase interleaved transition mode (TM) power factor correction (PFC) based on the (...)

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