Isolated Gate Drivers

Analog Devices’ isolated gate driver portfolio offers designers performance and reliability advantages over designs utilizing optocouplers or pulse transformers. Utilizing ADI’s proven iCoupler® technology, the isolated gate driver family offers the advantage of a maximum propagation delay of 50 ns, less than 5 ns channel-to-channel matching, a 50-year lifetime for 400 V rms working voltage and galvanic isolation in a single package.
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Isolated gate drivers provide electrical isolation as well as strong gate drive capability, which is often required for safety and robustness in many system architectures. The isolated gate driver portfolio from Analog Devices offers designers performance and reliability advantages over designs utilizing optocouplers or pulse transformers. Utilizing ADI’s proven iCoupler® technology, the isolated gate driver family offers the advantage of a maximum propagation delay of 50 ns, less than 5 ns channel-to-channel matching, a 50-year lifetime for 400 V rms working voltage and galvanic isolation in a single package.

Explore more advantages of iCoupler-based digital isolation products.

Existing Solutions Limitations ...
Optocoupler Gate Driver Solution Limitations
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  • Poor Timing Performance
    • Requires longer dead-time effecting overall efficiency
    • Long propagation delays ≥350ns
    • Part-to-part variation ≥200ns
    • Difference between rise and fall times ≥100ns
  • LED Wearout
    • Limits the lifetime to <10 years of operation at high temperature
    • Most rated for operation to 85°C
 
 High Voltage Gate Driver Solution Limitations
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  • Latch-Up When Glitches Go
    Beyond the Supply Voltage
    • Rely on junction isolation which
      can breakdown and cause latch-up
    • Latch-up related shoot through
      best avoided with galvanic isolation
ADI's Solution ...
iCoupler Isolated Gate Drivers Overcome the Limitations of Optocoupler- and High Voltage-based Gate Drivers
 

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  • Small Single Package Solution
  • Fastest timing enables higher switching speeds for higher power densities
    and better efficiency in AC/DC converters, DC/DC converters, inverters, 
    motor control
  • Standard CMOS enables high-reliability at low cost
  • Balanced push-pull output stage simplifies gate driving
  • True galvanic isolation between outputs seperates high and low side minimizing cross conduction




  • Latch-Up When Glitches Go 
    Beyond the Supply Voltage
    • Rely on junction isolation which
      can breakdown and cause latch-up
    • Latch-up related shoot through
      best avoided with galvanic isolation 
  • Latch-Up When Glitches Go 
    Beyond the Supply Voltage
    • Rely on junction isolation which
      can breakdown and cause latch-up
    • Latch-up related shoot through
      best avoided with galvanic isolation 
  • Latch-Up When Glitches Go 
    Beyond the Supply Voltage
    • Rely on junction isolation which
      can breakdown and cause latch-up
    • Latch-up related shoot through
      best avoided with galvanic isolation 

Isolated Gate Drivers

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(V rms)
Isolated Vout
(max)
(V)
Isolated Vout
(min)
(V)
Logic Input LevelsTemp RangeAutomotiveThermal ShutdownCMTI
(min)
(V/us)
Prop Delay
(max)
(s)
Working Voltage
(max)
(Vpeak)
# Output DriversIsopower EnabledUS Price 1000 to 4999
($ US)
1ADUM4120-1 5k 35 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C No Yes 150k 58 849 1 No $1.58
2ADUM4120 5k 35 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C No Yes 150k 79 849 1 No $1.58
3ADUM4121-1 5k 35 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C No No 150k 53n 849 1 No $1.87
4ADUM4121 5k 35 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C No Yes 150k 53n 849 1 No $1.87
5ADUM4136 5k 35 12 CMOS -40 to 125°C No Yes 100k 55n 849 1 No $2.15
6ADUM4135 5k 30 12 CMOS -40 to 125°C No Yes 100k 55n 849 1 No $2.15
7ADUM3123 3k 18 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C No Yes 25k 40n 537 1 No $1.71
8ADUM4224 5k 18 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C Yes No 25k 43n 849 2 No $2.59
9ADUM3224 3k 18 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C Yes No 25k 43n 560 2 No $2.15
10ADUM7223 2.5k 18 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C No Yes 25k 40n 565 2 No $1.51
11ADUM4223 5k 18 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C Yes Yes 25k 43n 849 2 No $2.03
12ADUM3223 3k 18 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C Yes Yes 25k 43n 560 2 No $1.70
13ADUM3221 2.5k 18 4.5 CMOS -55 to 125°C Yes Yes 25k 45n 560 2 No $1.60
14ADUM3220 2.5k 18 4.5 CMOS -40 to 125°C Yes Yes 25k 45n 560 2 No $1.60
15ADUM7234Reference Circuit Available 1k 18 12 CMOS -40 to 105°C No No 25k 160n 350 2 No $1.44
16ADUM6132 3.75k 17 12.5 CMOS -40 to 85°C No No 50k 100n 560 2 Yes $2.18
17ADUM5230 2.5k 18 12 CMOS -40 to 105°C Yes No 25k 100n- 2 Yes $2.34
18ADUM1420 1.6k 18 12 TTL- No No 75k 160n- 4 No-
19ADUM1234 2.5k 18 12 CMOS -40 to 105°C No No 75k 160n 560 2 No $1.42
20ADUM1233 2.5k 18 12 TTL -40 to 105°C No No 75k 160n 560 2 No $1.42

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