mosfet selection for buck converter

MOSFET Selection for Buck Converter

Buck converter can be synchronous or non-synchronous type. The former uses a MOSFET (or BJT, IGBT) in place of the buck diode. Basically, there are two switches in synchronous type. On the other hand, the latter uses a switch and a diode combination. This is simpler and cheaper than the former since there is only a single MOSFET to control.

how to read mosfet datasheet

How to Read MOSFET Datasheet

Circuit design is a combination of technical knowledge and understanding to each device parameters. Each device parameters are defined in the datasheet. Therefore, knowing how to read MOSFET datasheet is a must in circuits involving MOSFETs. In this another article, in order to explain the ideas clearly, let us use an actual MOSFET part from Infineon. The parts number is IGLR60R190D1XUMA1

common uses of a P-Channel MOSFET

What are the Common Uses of a P-Channel MOSFET

P-Channel MOSFET is not popularly known compared to the N-Channel variant. Others said it is because difficult to deal with while others are saying it is not supply abundant and there are others saying that it is only limited to few applications. In this article, I will concentrate to the last reason, about applications. So, stay with me as I


How to Calculate MOSFET Power Dissipation

MOSFET power dissipation is the sum of the conduction loss and the switching losses. These power losses are very different from each other. Conduction loss is the static loss wherein the main contributor is the drain to source on-state resistance of the MOSFET as well as the drain current. While switching losses are dynamic losses that are dependent on the


How to Compute MOSFET Conduction Loss

MOSFET could be used as a switch or amplifier. Regardless of the application, there is a conduction loss. Let’s explore what is the meaning of conduction loss and how to compute MOSFET conduction loss. Conduction loss is the main contributor to MOSFET power dissipation when operating in a non-switching application. Even in switching applications, conduction loss is still very significant


How to Get MOSFET Correct RDSon Value

How to get MOSFET correct RDSon value is the pre-requisite to compute the MOSFET conduction loss or static power dissipation. RDSon is the drain to source on-state resistance of the MOSFET. The term “correct” is relative to the target result. Supposing the target is to compute the maximum power dissipation, then the correct RDSon value must be the worst-case value.


How to Compute MOSFET Switching Losses

There are two types of losses in MOSFET. One is conduction loss and the other one is switching loss. Conduction loss is explained in detailed here. Switching loss is not as easy as computing the conduction loss. There are many parameters to consider. You need to understand these parameters to select the correct values.  However, you don’t need any more

Important MOSFET Design Parameter

How to Select a MOSFET for Power Electronics

These are the important things to consider on how to select a MOSFET for power electronics. These parameters when considered during the development stage, you can ensure a product with a very high reliability. 17 Key Items to Consider on How to Select a MOSFET for Power Electronics 1. Gate to Source Threshold Voltage (VGSth) Let us start this tutorial


MOSFET and BJT Comparison

Two of the most common three terminal semiconductor nowadays are MOSFET and BJT. MOSFET is metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor. It is a variant of FET. BJT on the other hand is bipolar junction transistor. It is worth to discuss MOSFET and BJT comparison to understand which part to use. Read below comparisons. 1. Application of MOSFET and BJT