App note: Designing in MOSFETs for safe and reliable gate-drive operation

This app note from Nexperia discuss’ gate drive designs for safe operation of MOSFET. link here (PDF)

The MOSFET gate-source threshold voltage (VGS-th) and maximum gate-source voltage (VGS-max) are key parameters that are critical to the reliable operation of MOSFETs. The threshold voltage represents the voltage at which the MOSFET starts to turn on, whilst the maximum gate-source voltage is the maximum gate-source voltage that the MOSFET can withstand safely. VGS-max ratings vary between suppliers and between MOSFETs, which can make it difficult to choose appropriate MOSFETs for the application.

from Dangerous Prototypes https://ift.tt/2udPZIi