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UCC25800-Q1: SW-pin parasitic capacitance definition and how it was measured?

Part Number: UCC25800-Q1

I'm doing performance estimation of an LLC isolated dc-dc converter with referring to the document "UCC25800-Q1 Ultra-low EMI Transformer Driver for Isolated Bias Supplies" (file name SLUSDX3B.pdf).

In that, there is a "SW-pin parasitic capacitance" in page-30 with the symbol C_SW and a typical value of 170pF.

Not crystal clear for me is the definition of this parasitic capacitance.  One of the terminals of the C_SW must be the SW-pin (pin-7 of this IC) but what is the other terminal, i.e. C_SW is the parasitic capacitance between the switch-pin and where?  Can we imagine the parasitic capacitance being added as an equivalent circuit component to the block diagram in page-10?

Also, how was it measured, e.g. with what frequency and excitation voltage or current amplitude?  The the typical value is 170pF.  Then,  what is the reasonable assumption for piece-to-piece variation, frequency sensitivity and temperature sensitivity?

I don't find such information after several attempts on the web, so wondering if anybody can help to find it out.

Thank you!


  • Hello, 

    There are two power MOSFETs inside IC. Every MOSFET has  parasitic capacitance COSS typically. The two COSS are in parallel with equivalent to 170pF. To achieve ZVS, the 170pF should be charged or discharged to VIN or zero. Based on this theory, the magnetizing inductance can be calculated.  It uses the same way to estimate the cap as other POWER MOSFETs. 

    Hopefully, this helps.  

  • Thank you for your reply!  After getting your response, I have further done some net-search with C_oss and LLC converter as keywords.  Found a pretty good document discussing how C_oss variations affect LLC converter designs/performance.  Your input nicely helped.  I appreciate it.

  • Glad to know it helps. Thanks.