Zero IQ reverse polarity protection smart diode controller
The LM74610-Q1 from Texas Instruments is a controller device that can be used with an N-Channel MOSFET in a reverse polarity protection circuitry. It is designed to drive an external MOSFET to emulate an ideal diode rectifier when connected in series with a power source.
An advantage of this scheme is that it is not referenced to ground and thus has Zero IQ.
The LM74610-Q1 controller provides a gate drive for an external N-Channel MOSFET and a fast response internal comparator to discharge the MOSFET Gate in the event of reverse polarity. This fast pull-down feature limits the amount and duration of reverse current flow if opposite polarity is sensed.
The device design also meets CISPR25 Class 5 EMI specifications and automotive ISO7637 transient requirements with a suitable TVS diode.
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