Single-output MOSFET Drivers
Wed, 07/18/2007 - 11:52am
Microchip Technology Inc. announces the MCP1401 and MCP1402 (MCP140X) single-output MOSFET drivers. The inverting MCP1401 and non-inverting MCP1402 MOSFET drivers are rated for a peak output current of 0.5A, over a wide operating voltage range of 4.5 to 18 V. They have good latch-up immunity and are available in miniature, 2 mm × 3 mm DFN and 5-pin SOT-23 packages. Because the MCP140X MOSFET drivers are available in such small packages, designers can position the gate driver close to the MOSFET’s physical gate connection, which minimizes gate bounce caused by the parasitic PCB layout. This also minimizes gate rise-and-fall times, propagation-delay times and shoot-through current, all of which help to increase system efficiency and reduce power dissipation.