Single Gate Driver Design Enables Wide Range
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When designing a product portfolio with a wide range of voltage and power requirements, finding a single driver design solution to serve the full portfolio can deliver significant savings in time and resources. Designs that are capable of handling a wide range of battery voltages require high-efficiency operation with the capability to drive a wide range of MOSFET gate current and voltages, accommodate high thermal dissipation, and withstand very large negative transients. This article discusses these challenges when trying to accommodate wide-ranging battery voltages and motor powers in a single driver design and highlights a commercially available solution that can help designers achieve this goal.