Experimental characterisation of high efficiency resonant gate driver circuit

C. Abbate*, G. Busatto, F. Iannuzzo, L. Fratelli

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Abstract

In high frequency power conversion applications, the power driver losses can become relevant and consequently the converter efficiency be reduced. In the last years, several gate driver topologies have been proposed able to reduce these losses. In this paper a high frequency, high efficiency resonant MOSFET gate driver is extended to high frequency operation, constructed and characterised. The experimental results show an energy reduction up to 78%, and suggest the possibility to increase the switching frequency until 2.6MHz. A detailed experimental characterisation and some theoretical considerations are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE
Publication date1 Dec 2007
Article number4417585
ISBN (Print)9075815115, 9789075815115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 2 Sep 20075 Sep 2007
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference2007 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE
Number12
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period02/09/200705/09/2007

Keywords

  • High frequency driver
  • Resonant ZVS
  • Soft switching converters
  • ZCS driver

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