A new current-source gate driver for a buck voltage regulator

@article{Zhang2008ANC,
  title={A new current-source gate driver for a buck voltage regulator},
  author={Zhiliang Zhang and Wilson Eberle and Yan-Fei Liu and P. C. Sen},
  journal={2008 Twenty-Third Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition},
  year={2008},
  pages={1433-1439}
}
A new current-source gate drive circuit is proposed for a synchronous buck voltage regulator (VR). The proposed driver can drive two MOSFETs independently with different drive currents for optimal design. Furthermore, the new drive circuit can achieve 1) significant switching loss reduction; 2) gate energy recovery; 3) reduced body diode losses and reverse… CONTINUE READING