Incorporating ADI’s iCoupler digital isolator technology, the ADuM4135 ensures safety and reliability through proven galvanic isolation in a single package while delivering a combination of CMTI (common-mode transient immunity) at 100 kV/µsec and propagation delay of 50 nsec (typical).
This, says ADI, allows users to comply with IE3 and IE4 motor efficiency standards, while employing higher-frequency switching technologies for both motor control and grid-inverters. Safety features include integrated Miller clamping and desaturation detection.
The ADuM4135 gate driver’s low propagation delay and skew allows designers to to minimise dead time between low-side/high-side switching, reducing losses and improving overall system performance. The company comments that with a known, and small, propagation delay, engineers need not over-design and add margins to accommodate the variable delays associated with optocouplers. The CMTI performance and low propagation delay also support new power switch technologies, including SiC and GaN, which can use higher switching frequencies in systems with increased transients. The ADuM4135 is available in a 16-lead, wide-body SOIC package and provides 8-mm creepage and clearance.
4A peak drive output capability
Output power device resistance < 1 Ohm
Isolated desaturation fault reporting
Soft-shutdown on fault
Miller clamp output with gate sense input
Isolated fault and ready functions
Low propagation delay (50 nsec typical)/ delay skew (15 nsec typical)
In a 16 lead wide-body SOIC, the AduM4135 costs $2.26 (1000)'
Analog Devices; www.analog.com/adum4135