The EVAL-ADuM4136EBZ evaluation board supports the ADuM4136 single-channel gate driver, which is specifically optimized for driving insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs). Analog Devices, Inc., iCoupler® technology provides isolation between the input signal and the output gate driver.
The ADuM4136 provides operation with voltages of up to 35 V. With a dual-rail supply, the negative rail can go as low as −15 V, providing robust turn off of the IGBT.
The EVAL-ADuM4136EBZ evaluation board facilitates testing of the desaturation circuitry with pads available for standard desaturation detection. The evaluation board has layout locations for three different types of discrete switches, allowing for a wide range of device testing. Screw terminals provide easy access to supplying the secondary side with either a single or dual supply.