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Hey1011 Half Bridge Driver-Switch Evaluation board

Feb 20, 2020 3:54:45 PM

version HD-000174-UG-8

 

CONTENT

Description - Quick Start Guide - Gate pull up and pull down resistors - PCB Layout - HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Schematic - HEY1011 Half Bridge Driver Switch Board Bill of materials - Double Pulse Test -   Ordering Information - Download

 

Description

The Heyday Integrated Circuits Half Bridge Driver-Switch HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A board is a demonstration board containing two HEY1011-L12A GaN FET drivers and two GaN FETs configured in a half bridge configuration.

The datasheet for the HEY1011 in this board can be found here HD-000071-DS-9 Datasheet

Figure 1: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Evaluation Board

Figure 1: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Evaluation Board

 

The HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A can be used to perform double pulse tests, see section Double Pulse Test below, or to interface the half bridge to an existing LC power section as shown below.

The isolated HEY1011-L12A driver does not require secondary side power nor bootstrap components. Gate drive power is supplied to secondary side from the primary side supply voltage VDRV. The amplitude of the gate drive can be varied by varying VDRV between 7V and 15V.

The Heyday Integrated Circuits Half Bridge Driver-Switch is available in two versions:

  • HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Top Cooled: Uses GaN Systems GS66516T devices mounted on the bottom side of the PCB where a heat sink, if used, can be mounted direct onto the transistors

  • HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Bottom Cooled: Uses GaN Systems GS66508B devices mounted on the top side of the PCB where a heat sink, if used, can be mounted on the bottom side of the PCB and heat is transferred through the PCB.

Quick Start Guide

 

Figure 2: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Quick Start

 

Figure 2: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Quick Start

  1. Apply VDRV = 7.5V

  2. Apply input gate signals, with adequate dead time, to the IN_L and IN_H inputs.

  3. Convenient test points a located on the test board as shown above. A suitable differential oscilloscope should be used to monitor the high side gate signal from VGH to VSW.

 

Gate pull up and pull down resistors

The HEY1011-L12A gate driver has independent outputs for the gate pull up and gate pull down allowing control of the on and off rise and fall times.

The default values for these resistors are:

  • OUTPU: R1 and R5 = 10 Ohms

  • OUTPD: R3 and R7 = 1 Ohms

These values can be modified to suit your own application.

 

PCB Layout

HEY-HBDS-G-12A-A

 

Figure 3: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Silkscreen and component placement

Figure 3: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Silkscreen and component placement

 

Figure 4: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Top Side Copper (L) and Layer 2 Copper (R)  Figure 4: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Top Side Copper (L) and Layer 2 Copper (R)  

 

Figure 4: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Top Side Copper (L) and Layer 2 Copper (R)

 

Figure 5: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Layer 2 Copper(L) and Bottom Side Copper (R) Figure 5: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Layer 2 Copper(L) and Bottom Side Copper (R)

 

Figure 5: HEY-HBDS-G-12A1-A Layer 2 Copper(L) and Bottom Side Copper (R)

 

HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A

 

Figure 6: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Silkscreen and component placement

Figure 6: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Silkscreen and component placement

 

 

Figure 7: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Top Side Copper (L) and Layer 2 Copper (R)  Figure 7: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Top Side Copper (L) and Layer 2 Copper (R)

 

Figure 7: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Top Side Copper (L) and Layer 2 Copper (R)

 

Figure 8: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Layer 2 Copper(L) and Bottom Side Copper (R)Figure 8: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Layer 2 Copper(L) and Bottom Side Copper (R)

 

Figure 8: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Layer 2 Copper(L) and Bottom Side Copper (R)

 

HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Schematic

 

Figure 9: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Schematic

Figure 9: HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A Schematic

 

HEY1011 Half Bridge Driver Switch Board Bill of materials

 

Item

Ref Name

Description

Value

Comment

1

C1,C2,C3,C4

CAP 100nF 630V X7R C1210

100nF

 

2

C5,C14

22nF,16V, CAP, CER, X7R, S0402

22nF

 

3

C6,C13

CAP, CER,1uF,25V,X5R, S0402

1uF

 

4

CONN2

CONN, HDR, 4WAY, 2P54

4WAY, 2P54, VERT

 

5

HSINK1

HSINK, 33x33x33mm, Fin, 2.1C/W

HSINK FIN 33x33x33mm

Suggested heat sink for bottom cooled module

6

IC1,IC2

HEY1011 7.66 X10 MODULE, V03

HEY1011L12-PS

 

7

Q1,Q2

NGAN GS66516T 650V 60A NGAN GS66508B 650V 30A

GS66516T GS66508B

GS66516T used on HEY-HBDS-G-12A-A GS66508B used on HEY-HBDS-G-12B1-A

8

R1,R5

RES, SMD, 10R, 0.063W, 1%, S0402

10R

 

9

R10,R12

RES, SMD, 0R0, 0.063W, 1%, S0402

0R

 

10

R2,R6

RES, SMD, 100K, 0.063W, 1%, S0402

100K

 

11

R3,R7

RES, SMD, 1R0, 0.063W, 1%, S0402

1R

 

12

R4,R8

RES, SMD, 1K6, 0.063W, 1%, S0402

1.6K

 

13

R9,R11

RES, SMD, NA, 1%, S0402

NA

 

Table 1: Bill of materials:

 

Double Pulse Test

Theory

The double pulse test is used to evaluate the switching characteristics of a power switch under hard switching but in a safe manner.

For a low side switch the set up is as shown below:

Figure 10: Double Pulse Test

Figure 10: Double Pulse Test

 

The low side switch is driven with two pulses as shown below. The high side switch can be held off or driven with the inverse of the low side gate switch (with adequate dead time).

Figure 11: Double Pulse Test Waveforms

 

An inductor is placed in parallel with the high side switch. The goal of this inductor is to establish the test level current in the low side switch at the end of the first on pulse (1).

The falling edge of pulse 1 is used to examine the hard turn off characteristics of the switch. The rising edge of pulse 3 is used to examine the hard turn on characteristics of the switch. By only applying these two pulses, the switches are only on for a very short time and will not over heat.

 

Test Results

 

 

COMPONENTS

Drivers:

Heyday HEY1011-L12A

Inductor:

Wurth 74437529203471 (470uH 5.5A)

RPU:

10W

RPD:

0W

CSEC:

22nF X7R

Mode:

2

 

 

TEST SET UP

DC Bus Voltage:

100V

Load Current:

3.6A

TON_1:

16μs

TOFF_1:

1μs

TON_2:

1μs

 

 

Double Pulse Overview: 100V 3.8A

 

 

CH2(Grn): Switch Node

CH3(Blk): Inductor current (1A/V)

CH4(Blu): Low side VGS

 

Hard switch off: 100V 3.8A

 

 

CH2(Grn): Switch Node

CH3(Blk): Inductor current (1A/V)

CH4(Blu): Low side VGS

 

Hard switch on: 100V 3.8A

 

 

CH2(Grn): Switch Node

CH3(Blk): Inductor current (1A/V)

CH4(Blu): Low side VGS

 

Ordering information

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