Part of our Tech Chat series

Gate drivers are required for voltage level shifting, charging and discharging the system and drive strength to charge and discharge quickly. In this Tech Chat, we discuss why gate drive strength is essential to supporting the faster switching of Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) for lower losses and how you can equate the gate driver strength to a datasheet’s identification of the peak current and Rds(on) within a system.