RD002 Reference Design

Wurth Elektronik

RD002 - 6 W Unipolar isolated auxiliary supply for SiC-MOSFET and IGBT gate driver


This reference design presents an auxiliary power supply providing a unipolar output voltage adjustable between 15 V and 20 V with a maximum output power of 6 W. The optimized design is for driving high-voltage SiC-MOSFET and IGBT discrete devices as well as power modules in high power converters. The output voltage range covers the requirements of different devices, and the design can be easiliy integrated in the gate driver system. In addition to the compact size and high efficiency, one of the main features of the design is the extremely low interwinding capacitance of the WE-AGDT 750318114 transformer down to 6.8 pF, which helps to achieve high CMTI rating (Common-Mode Transient Immunity). A high CMTI enables faster switching transitions without compromising the functionality of the system, helping to achieve smaller system size and higher efficiency of the high power converter, as demanded by trending applications in areas like e-mobility, renewable energy and industrial automation.

  • Extremely compact (27 x 14 x 14 mm)
  • Input voltage range: 9 to 18 V
  • Adjustable output voltage
  • Validated results for three common output voltages:
  • RD002-1: +15V/0V
  • RD002-2: +18V/0V
  • RD002-3: +20V/0V
  • 4 kV primary-secondary Isolation
  • WE-AGDT transformer with only 6.8 pF interwinding capacitance
  • PSR Flyback topology with LT8302 (ADI Power by Linear)
  • Two BoM variants: Standard and AEC-Q component qualification
  • Two PCB Layout variants: single sided and double sided
  • Battery charging stations
  • Industrial drives: AC motor inverter
  • Renewable energy: Solar inverters
  • Power factor corrector (PFC) stage
  • Switch-mode power supplies with SiC MOSFETs
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