Experimental power electronics curriculum and reference

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9.5 Gate loop layout

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March 26, 2021
In this lecture, we will learn:
  • Gate drive circuits have several loops that must be low inductance.
  • A “Kelvin connection” is often found on switching devices and allows gate drivers to bypass voltage drops in the high-current source path.
  • Gate resistors are often wanted for final damping, but are no substitute for good layout.

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