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A high-side gate driving circuit, where a current-mode differential error amplifier is used to regulate the current sourced to the gate. A current path is provided from the gate to the source of the power device, and a constant current is provided to the gate. A variable current source is also provided, and this current source is controlled by the output of the error amplifier. Preferably a voltage offset (avalanche breakdown diode) is interposed between the gate and source of the high-side driver; this ensures that the feedback loop will operate in a bistable mode, which avoids instability problems.

Title
High-side-driver gate drive circuit
Application Number
8/366781
Publication Number
5796276
Application Date
December 30, 1994
Publication Date
August 18, 1998
Inventor
Mario Paparo
S. Giovanni Della Punta
IT
William Phillips
Royal Oak
MI, US
Agent
Lisa K Jorgenson
Theodore E Galanthay
David V Carlson
Assignee
SGS Thomson Microelectronics
TX, US
IPC
H03K 3/00
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