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Innovating Power Module Packaging - April/May 21
A systemís power delivery network or PDN is made up of passive and active components such as cables, connectors, AC-DC and DC-DC converters and regulators. As power levels increase to enable new More details...
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Two half-bridge MOSFET driver ICs are ASIL-B qualified
They are capable of controlling MOSFETs connected in a half-bridge arrangement and can be used for automotive applications with high-power inductive loads, such as, DC pumps (braking, oil, water and fuel), HVAC (blower fan), solenoids and actuators. The ICs, as with the company’s other Allegro A2SIL products, are intended for use in automotive systems that must meet ASIL requirements and incude features to complement proper system design, allowing users to achieve the required ASIL level.

A charge pump regulator provides full gate drive for battery voltages down to 5.5V for most applications. A bootstrap capacitor, with optional bootstrap management, provides the above-battery supply voltage required for N-channel MOSFETs. The half-bridge can be controlled by independent logic-level inputs or through the SPI-compatible serial interface. The external power MOSFETs are protected from shoot-through by a programmable dead time.

Integrated diagnostics provide indication of multiple internal faults, system faults, and power bridge faults, and can be configured to protect the power MOSFETs under most short-circuit conditions. In addition to providing full access to the bridge control, the serial interface is also used to alter programmable settings such as dead time, VDS threshold, gate drive current, and fault blank time. Diagnostic information can be read through the serial interface. The A4927 includes an integrated low side current amplifier with programmable gain and offset. 

The A4926 is supplied in a 20-lead eTSSOP, lead-free package with 100% matt-tin leadframe plating. The A4927 is supplied in a 24-lead eTSSOP, lead-free package, with 100% matt-tin leadframe plating.

 



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