eGaN® FET Drivers and Layout Considerations

  title={eGaN® FET Drivers and Layout Considerations},
  author={Alex Lidow and Johan Strydom},
DriviNG eGaN® FETs When considering gate drive requirements, the three most important parameters for eGaN FETs are (1) the maximum allowable gate voltage, (2) the gate threshold voltage, and (3) the “body diode” voltage drop. The maximum allowable gate-source voltage for an eGaN FET of 6 V is low in comparison with traditional silicon. Secondly, the gate threshold is also low compared to most power MOSFETs, but does not suffer from as strong a negative temperature coefficient as MOSFETs… CONTINUE READING