With its wide operating voltage range of 5V to 25V, this SO8 packaged MOSFET controller is able to be directly powered from the adaptor’s 19V supply rail, while ensuring sufficient headroom in the event of transient over-voltage conditions. Combined with the device’s direct 180V MOSFET drain-sense capability which eliminates the need for an external clamp circuit, designers can significantly reduce component count and save space.
The ZXGD3104N8’s proportional gate-drive operation guards against premature MOSFET turn-off as the drain current decays, thereby maximizing circuit efficiency and ensuring body diode conduction losses are minimized. This, combined with the short turn-off propagation delay of typically 15ns, helps to maximize power supply circuit efficiency.
The ZXGD3104N8 synchronous MOSFET controller for flyback converters is priced at $0.50 USD in 10,000 pieces.