What are the benefits of Gate Drive Control ICs?
The HVIC gate drive solution typically cuts down on component counts and PCB size by 50 percent compared to discrete solutions. These devices offer an improved immunity to voltage spikes and contribute to lower switching losses for the IGBTs and FETs. Fast switching times, under-voltage lockout protection, included deadtime are other advantages of these drivers.
Gate drive design compatibility of 600V and 1200V ICs reduces strongly the design time as the same basic circuit design and layout are re-used by just substituting the equivalent ICs.