Features and Benefits
- Floating Top Driver Switches Up to 60V
- Internal Boost Regulator for DC Operation
- 180ns Transition Times Driving 10,000pF
- Adaptive Nonoverlapping Gate Drives Prevent Shoot-Through
- Drives Gate of Top N-Channel MOSFET Above Supply
- Top Drive Maintained at High Duty Cycles
- TTL/CMOS Input Levels
- Undervoltage Lockout with Hysteresis
- Operates at Supply Voltages from 10V to 15V
- Separate Top and Bottom Drive Pins
The LT1336 is a cost effective half-bridge N-channel power MOSFET driver. The floating driver can drive the topside N-channel power MOSFETs operating off a high voltage (HV) rail of up to 60V (absolute maximum). In PWM operation an on-chip switching regulator maintains charge in the bootstrap capacitor even when approaching and operating at 100% duty cycle.
The internal logic prevents the inputs from turning on the power MOSFETs in a half-bridge at the same time. Its unique adaptive protection against shoot-through currents eliminates all matching requirements for the two MOSFETs. This greatly eases the design of high efficiency motor control and switching regulator systems.
During low supply or start-up conditions, the undervoltage lockout actively pulls the driver outputs low to prevent the power MOSFETs from being partially turned on. The 0.5V hysteresis allows reliable operation even with slowly varying supplies.
- PWM of High Current Inductive Loads
- Half-Bridge and Full-Bridge Motor Control
- Synchronous Step-Down Switching Regulators
- 3-Phase Brushless Motor Drive
- High Current Transducer Drivers
- Class D Power Amplifiers
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Evaluation Kits (1)
This demonstration circuit is an N-channel half-bridge for general purpose applications. The half-bridge can be driven with TTL/CMOS level signals into an LT®1336, which drives the N-channel MOSFETs. A self-contained highside driver regulator allows PWM operation to 100% duty cycle without discontinuities. By adding a controller IC and some other components in the space provided for prototyping, this demo board can be turned into a complete system solution. The half-bridge consists of four power MOSFETs, two paralleled topside MOSFETs and two paralleled bottom side MOSFETs.
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