A compact Drive-by-Microwave gate driver with coupler integrated in a package

Shuichi Nagai, Yasufumi Kawai, Osamu Tabata, Hideaki Fujiwara, Nobuyuki Otsuka, Daisuke Ueda, Noboru Negoro, Masahiro Ishida

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Abstract

A low cost and compact isolated gate driver with Drive-by-Microwave technology is developed, which consists of 2.4 GHz GaN/Si transmitter and receiver chips and the butterfly isolation coupler that integrated in a printed circuit board based package. The fabricated DBM gate driver successfully demonstrated that it drove a GaN power switching device with a very fast switching. The fabricated DBM gate driver was implemented the multi-level output function, which has the potential to realize the gate voltage profile control of a power switching device for a waveform shaping. And this function can also contribute the power consumption saving of the gate driver itself by low power output at on-state and off-state other than turn-on and turn-off.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPEC 2014 - 29th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1461-1464
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479923250
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event29th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2014 - Fort Worth, TX, United States
Duration: 16 Mar 201420 Mar 2014

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Conference

Conference29th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth, TX
Period16/03/1420/03/14

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