IXYS Integrated Circuits Division supplies a family of low-side gate drivers for MOSFETs and IGBTs which offers a mix of logic configurations, packaging and drive-current capabilities.
Handling input voltages up to 35V, the IX family devices are well suited to the gate-driver requirements of wide-bandgap silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, which are becoming increasingly popular in applications that need very high efficiency, high switching speed or high-temperature capability.
The IX single-output and dual-output low-side driver ICs include selectable options for various logic combinations. The range of peak-current ratings extends up to 30A maximum. This is the highest peak drive current capability of any integrated driver on the market.
In all these driver devices, internal circuitry eliminates cross conduction and current shoot-through, and the driver is almost immune to latch up.
Some of the IXYS IX gate drivers are AEC-Q100 qualified for use in automotive applications. They are:
- IXDx604SI and IXDx604SIA 4A dual low-side gate drivers
- IXDx609SI 9A low-side gate driver
- IXDx614SI 14A low-side gate driver