STMicroelectronics – Eval board implements single high-side driver design


STMicroelectronics’ STEVAL- IFP028V1 is an evaluation board which implements a high-side driver design based on ST’s IPS160H, a high-side switch intended for use in safety systems and industrial I/O modules.

The STEVAL-IFP028V1 meets safety requirements for galvanic isolation between the user interface and the power interface, providing optical isolation through two optocouplers for forward signals to the device and for diagnostic feedback signals. This design complies with the requirements of the IEC 61000-4-2, IEC61000-4-4 and IEC 61000-4-5 standards.

The IPS160H itself is a monolithic device which can drive capacitive, resistive or inductive loads with one side connected to ground.