Resonant Gate Driver Design for High Frequency Switching

Yahaya, Nor Zaihar and Begam , Mumtaj and awan, mohammad and hamidon, fatimah zaharah (2010) Resonant Gate Driver Design for High Frequency Switching. International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Technology .

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This paper introduces an improvement of high frequency gate driver circuit for MOSFET in synchronous buck converter (SBC) circuit. In high frequency applications, the effect of gate driver circuit on overall performance of converter becomes critical. The resonant technique is implemented in the driver with the integration of linear transformer which capable of switching both rectifier and synchronous MOSFETs. The coupled inductors in the transformer will allow effective circulating current during its charging and discharging periods. Pspice simulation of the proposed resonant gate driver circuit has been studied to validate the operation and performance of the SBC circuit in terms of power losses and switching speed. The results reveal that the total gate driver losses of the proposed gate driver circuit have reduced by more than 50 %. In addition the energy recovery speed has improved at least 30 % faster than the conventional gate driver circuit. The details are presented in the paper.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
ID Code:4390
Deposited By: Dr Nor Zaihar Yahaya
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 00:30
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:23

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