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Automotive, 36V H-Bridge Transformer Driver for Isolated Supplies

Small, Simple Isolated Supply for EV/HEV Applications to Bias Gate Drives

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Key Features

Parametric specs for Transformer Drivers
Application (VIN) Automotive
VIN (V) (min) 8
VIN (V) (max) 36
Driver Output Resistance (Ω) (max) 1.8
Max. IOUT (A) 0.3
Topology Full-Bridge
Switching Frequency (kHz) 255
425
700
IQ (mA) (max) 11
Package/Pins TDFN-CU/10
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +125
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
1.17
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Parameters

Parametric specs for Transformer Drivers
Application (VIN) Automotive
VIN (V) (min) 8
VIN (V) (max) 36
Driver Output Resistance (Ω) (max) 1.8
Max. IOUT (A) 0.3
Topology Full-Bridge
Switching Frequency (kHz) 255
425
700
IQ (mA) (max) 11
Package/Pins TDFN-CU/10
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +125
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
1.17

Key Features

  • Simple Flexible Design
    • 8V to 36V Supply Range
    • Up to 90% Efficiency
    • Provides Up to 10W to the Transformer
    • Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
    • 2.5V to 5V Compatible Logic Interface
    • Internal or External Clock Source
    • Adjustable Overcurrent Threshold
  • Integrated System Protection
    • Fault Detection and Indication
    • Overcurrent Limiting
    • Overtemperature Protection
  • Saves Space on Board
    • Small 10-Pin TDFN Package (3mm x 3mm)
    • AEC-Q100 Qualified

Applications/Uses

  • Dual-Battery Systems
  • Isolated Gate Driver Supplies
  • Isolated Supplies for controller area network (CAN), serial peripheral interface (SPI), I2C, etc.
  • Isolated Supplies for Motor Control

Description

The MAX25256 H-bridge transformer driver provides a simple solution for making isolated power supplies up to 10W. The device drives a transformer’s primary coil with up to 300mA of current from a wide 8V to 36V direct current (DC) supply. The transformer’s secondary-to-primary winding ratio defines the output voltage, allowing selection of virtually any isolated output voltage.

The device features adjustable current limiting, allowing indirect limiting of secondary-side load currents. The current limit of the MAX25256 is set by an external resistor. A active-low FAULT output asserts when the device detects an overtemperature or overcurrent condition. In addition, the device features a low-power mode to reduce the overall supply current to 0.65mA (typ) when the driver is not in use.

The device can be operated using the internal oscillator or driven by an external clock to synchronize multiple MAX25256 devices and precisely set the switching frequency. Internal circuitry guarantees a fixed 50% duty cycle to prevent DC flow through the transformer, regardless of which clock source is used.

The device is available in a small 10-pin (3mm x 3mm) TDFN package and is specified over the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range.

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