February 15, 2007 -- The use of a mathematical software package, like Maple from Maplesoft, offers a very exciting and effective tool to study and understand physical phenomenon such as MOSFET switching in power circuits. This case study examines the effects of the lumped and distributed gate resistance on the phenomenon of shoot through also known as cross conduction in synchronous buck converters.
By Alan Elbanhawy. (Elbanhawy is Director, Computing and Telecommunication Segments Advanced Power Systems Center at Fairchild Semiconductor Corp.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.