Having separate source and sink outputs, the ZXGD3005E6 enables independent control of the rise and fall times, allowing designers to achieve their preferred switching characteristics. The device's wide supply voltage range of 25V allows full enhancement of target MOSFET or IGBT to minimise on-state losses and permits +15V to -5V gate drive voltage to be applied to prevent false triggering of IGBTs.
Able to provide typically 4A output current from only 1mA input current, this high-gain, high-speed gate driver acts as a perfect interface between a controller IC and the load switch that does not require additional buffering stages. The need for added circuitry is further reduced by the ZXGD3005E6's rugged design, which makes it inherently resistant to issues of latch-up and shoot-through.
The gate driver is provided in a space-saving low profile SOT26 package with an optimised pin-out that simplifies PCB layout and helps reduce the parasitic inductance of traces. The ZXGD3005E6 is priced at $0.22 each in 1k quantities.