Digitally Configurable Silicon Carbide Gate Drivers

Saving You Valuable Development Time
Unleash the Full Capability of Silicon Carbide – Quickly Optimize with Digital Control

Unleash the Full Capability of Silicon Carbide – Quickly Optimize with Digital Control

Microchip’s SiC digital gate drivers with patented Augmented Switching™ technology address the secondary effects that are present when using conventional analog drivers: noise/EMI, short circuit, overvoltage and overheating.

With Microchip’s SiC digital gate drivers, users experience reduced switching losses and improved system density. They are fully software configurable, prevent false faults and mitigate ringing, electromagnetic Interference (EMI) as well as overshoot and undershoot in SiC and IGBT power modules.

Work with Richardson RFPD’s global FAE team to support configuration with SiC modules from many of the industry’s leading names in addition to Microchip.

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Lowest System Cost

  • Higher efficiency
  • Reduction in design and evaluation time
  • No supply interruption of production
  • Fastest to Market

  • Reduction in design and evaluation time
  • Earlier and more revenue
  • Ability to accelerate your innovation process
  • Lowest Risk

  • Increased power system reliability
  • Reduction in design and evaluation time
  • Runs cooler
  • SiC & IGBT Gate Driver Modules 

    SiC Gate Driver Cores and Module Adapter Boards

    • Software configurable ±Vgs gate voltages
    • Patented Augmented Switching technology
    • Robust short circuit protection
    • High immunity to noise

    SiC Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers

    • Compatible with 62 mm SiC MOSFET modules
    • Software configurable to meet the requirements of your application
    • Temperature and isolated high-voltage monitoring
    • Automotive-grade components

    IGBT Gate Drivers

    • Multi-level turn-off time and voltage level
    • Desaturation time and voltage level
    • Gate drive voltage +15V/−10V
    • Peak gate current ±30A
    • IGBTs up to 3.3 kV
    • Single-channel, 7W output power

    Development Kits

    • Compatible with 1200V and 1700V SiC power modules
    • Intelligent Configuration Tool (ICT) included
    • Kits available both with or without power modules

    Energy & Power Design Support

    Allow us an opportunity to assess your project and help bring your vision to market faster.

    About our Team of Experts

    Our team of global applications engineers are available to answer your questions to ensure your power conversion or energy storage system design meets your performance expectations. If you’re transitioning from silicon to gallium nitride (GaN) or silicon carbide (SiC), we’ll help identify the right switching device to achieve the power density and increased efficiency your application requires.