bootstrap circuit

bootstrap circuit

[′büt‚strap ‚sər·kət]
(electronics)
A single-stage amplifier in which the output load is connected between the negative end of the anode supply and the cathode, while signal voltage is applied between grid and cathode; a change in grid voltage changes the input signal voltage with respect to ground by an amount equal to the output signal voltage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The IC itself consists of all of the necessary power elements (six IGBTs, three pre-drive ICs, and six flyback diodes) needed to configure the main circuit of an inverter, as well as a bootstrap circuit (three bootstrap diodes and three boot resistors) as a highside drive power supply.
Additional space savings are realized because the TDA21201 does not require the bootstrap circuit. This integrated switch combines a gate driver and two OptiMOS[R] power MOSFET switches in a single industry-standard TO220 package that requires only input and output filters and a PWM (pulse-width modulation) controller to crea te a complete DC/DC voltage converter for applications in which power dissipation is a concern.