IR2110 is a high voltage MOSFET driver IC. It can drive both low side and high side switches in half-bridge and low bridge circuits. How to use a MOSFET driver? MOSFET driver circuits are used to drive MOSFETS in a high side or low side. Why we need a MOSFET driver? Because MOSFETs are voltage control devices and used to drive  MOSFET the gate capacitance should be charged to operating voltage which is usually between 9-10 volt. One can do it very easily but there is one issue. High voltage on the drain of MOSFET cause problem by interaction with gate-drain capacitance. This problem is known as the miller effect. MOSFET drivers are used to avoiding these issues.

There are many types of MOSFET drivers available in the market. But almost all MOSFET drivers used totem pole output. Because it has low input impedance and high drive current.

To know about totem pole output and its used a Mosfet driver go through the following article:

NOTE: the current required to drive a MOSFET gate is very low but peak current somehow greater than average current. If peak current required for your application is too high to handle for MOSFET driver IC, you can use external totem-pole output or complementary MOSFET circuits.

Introduction to IR2110 MOSFET DRIVER

In many applications, a floating circuit is required to drive high side MOSFET. In H bridge used in pure sine wave inverter design 2  MOSFET are used as high side MOSFET and 2  MOSFET is used as low side  MOSFET. International rectifiers IR2110 MOSFET driver can be used as a high side and low side MOSFET driver. It has a floating circuit to handle to bootstrap operation. IR2210 can withstand voltage up to 500v (offset voltage). Its output pins can provide peak current up to 2 amperes. It can also be used as an IGBT driver. IR2110 floating circuit can drive high side  MOSFET up to 500 volts.

IR2110 Pinout Diagram

This figure represents the pin diagram of IR2210 MOSFET driver IC.

IR2110 pinout diagram
Pin No.Pin Name                           Description
    1     LOOutput pin for a low side gate driver
    2   COM return path for low side configuration
    3   VCCpower supply pin for low side
    5    VSfloating-point return path for high side drive
    6    VBfloating supply for high side drive
    7    HOoutput signal for high side mosfet
    9   VDD Power supply +5V
   10    HINPWM signal input for high side
   11    SD shutdown pin to turn off system automatically
   12    LINPWM signal input for low side
   13    VSS Power supply ground

For electrical features and specification download IR2110 DataSheet:

IR2110 DataSheet

How IR2110 work?

The pin configuration and functionality of each  pin are given below:

ir2110 pin configuration
ir2110 pin configuration
  • Pin 1 is the output of low side MOSFET drive
  • pin2  is a return path for the low side. It is at the same potential as ground VSS pin 13. Because when an input to the low side at pin 12 Lin is high,  LO output will be equal to the value of Vcc voltage at pin 3 with respect to Vss and COM pin. When hen input to low side at pin 12 Lin is low,  LO output will be equal to the value of VSS and it means zero.
  • VDD pin 9 is a logical supply pin. Its value should be between 5 volts. But if you used voltage less than 4 volts it may not give you the required result.
  • HIN pin 10 is an input signal for high side MOSFET driver output. It may be from a microcontroller or any other device. But input signal logic level should be between 4-5 volt.
  • LIN pin 12 is an input signal for low side Mosfet driver output. It may be from a microcontroller or any other device. But input signal logic level should also be between 4-5 volt.
  • SD pin 11 is used as a shutdown pin. you can use it for the protection circuit. For example in over voltage or over current protection circuit, if any of these values become greater than specified values, you can give a 5-volt signal to shutdown IR2210 driver to stop driving MOSFETS. In return, your circuit will stop working.
  • VB pin 6 is used as a high side floating supply of floating circuit to provide floating voltage to high side MOSFET.
  • The bootstrap capacitor used between VB and VS to fully operate high side MOSFET. It plays a very important rule in H bridge of pure sine wave inverter. you should use bootstrap capacitor value 22uf-40uf. I have successfully designed H bridge after making many changes in H bridge with 33uf/50v bootstrap capacitor value.
  • For more detail I recommend you to go through datasheet of IR2210 and one tip for those readers who are from Pakistan, Don’t purchase IR2110 from Pakistan. Because low-quality IR2110 IC’s are available in Pakistan which burns again and again and will make you hopeless. I have already gone through this situation while working on my final year project “Hybrid pure sine wave inverter”.Then I used IR2112 and it works perfectly. Because IR2212  and I2110 both are almost the same and their pinout is the same. I recommend you to use IR2112 also in your project.

Electrical Features

  • It can provide Gate voltage between 10-20 volts.
  • For the high side of the H-Bridge circuit, the bootstrap operation operating range is +500V or +600V.
  • Compatible with CMOS and TTL logic
  • Protection for Under-voltage for LO and HO pins/channels
  • Automatic shutdown with a feedback circuit
  • Synchronized propagation delay
  • Output voltage: 10-20V
  • Output Current: 2A
  • Switching time: on time=120ns and off time=94ns

IR2110 as low side or high side MOSFET DRIVER

high side and low side MOSFET driver in half-bridge

IR2110 as high side and low side mosfet driver in half bridge
IR2110 as high side and low side mosfet driver in half bridge

IR2110 as a high side MOSFET driver

high side mosfet driver
IR2110 as a high side high side mosfet driver

IR2110 as a low side MOSFET driver

low side MOSFET driver only
IR2110 as a low side MOSFET driver only

IR2110 Example Half-Bridge inverter

In this example, the half-bridge inverter circuit is designed using Mosfer driver and IRF530 Mosfets. Single IC drives both high side and low side Mosfets. Mosfets are used in half-bridge configuration mode.  50Hz PWM signal provides input to HIN and LIN pins. Not Gate provides an inverted signal to pin 12 that is input signal for low side Mosfet.

IR2110 based half bridge inverter

2D Dimension diagram

You always require an exact physical dimension while designing a PCB. This picture depicts the 2D dimension diagram of IC.

IR2110 2D diagram


  • DC motor driver
  • AC Motor Speed control
  • Half, full and three-phase bridge
  • Pure sine wave inverter
  • Soft starter for three-phase induction motor

86 thoughts on “How to use MOSFET/IGBT DRIVER IR2110”

    • I need to know the PWM control of H bridge inverter in proteus ( if possible using atmega328). If i get a mail of the model i will be happy. Else i need the above model .How to use IR2110 drive for MOSFET.


  2. hi bilal ,

    I want to know about high side driver and low side with simple basic circuit using MOSFET.

    Can you please provide me detailed explanation .

  3. Hi
    i want to use n-channel mosfet as switch in high side , i want to be “on” for long time or “off” for long time, (manual switch , not pulsed)
    if i give in 5+ the mosfet on and if 0 mosfet off
    can i use it ?

  4. Hi Mr. Bilal Malik. I want to design a micro controller based single phase H-bridge inverter. The whole circuit is made of PIC 16F877A, two IR2110 MOSFET driver, four IRF840 power MOSFETs plus the snubber circuits. I want to get pure 220V (Vrms) and 50HZ sinusoidal signal from an H-bridge after it is filtered. I write two 50HZ square wave (one for Low side and one for High side), which are 180 degree out of phase (Logic inputs to the H-bridge) to the first half of the H-bride and two PWM signal (5KHZ which are square wave), (one for Low side and one for High side), not simultaneously ON for both sides to the next half of the H-bridge using MikroC code. But I can’t get pure sinusoidal signal. What shall I do?

  5. y tryng the half bridge to 16f877a and ir2110 ,but y dont say how to make this,how to use two pwm and dead time

  6. I had done schematic for driving high side voltage but as i vary for HIN 0v or 5v two get the same result so i want to know the schematic for real circuit with load

  7. hello I am from Nepal. I am also working on a project of 3 phase inverter and required this IC. I wanted to know , how did you select the value of the capacitors to be used here ?

  8. Could you please tell me why pin HO is always 12v although no PWM in pin HIN ( i measured by volt metter) . I have tried IR2110 & IR2112 but it has the same result. Thanks in advance!

  9. Hello… I am from UET taxila and I need your help. It is my semester project and I want Simulation on any software. Please waiting for your kind concern. Thanks Here is my email ID. (

  10. Hi!! I was seeing the IR2110 AS LOW SIDE OR HIGH SIDE MOSFET DRIVER circuit, and I didn’t understand one point: “The picture is saing that VDD should be conected to 5 Volts and VSS to ground…”
    How can I do this if this terminal (VDD) is not present in the component?? Thanks

  11. Hello i have a problem with the abve circuit because i try to drive my mosfet with an irf2112 mosfet driver as high side but proteus found it difficult to simulate meanwhile using the a pulse signal my buc converter functions very well.
    Please help me. i need it for my final year project

  12. Hi Bilal
    I have facing problem when i connected rectified DC Voltage to MOSFET Drain.
    Why it is happened please guide me . I am in great trouble.

  13. Hi Bilal, In the above circuit why have you grounded the SD pins while your notes say that it is a shut down pin which would work when you give it a 5v signal.

  14. Hi mr. Bilal
    Thanks for your datas.
    I have a problem in my circuit.
    I am running a half bridge inverter using IC IR2103 and MOSFET IRF840.
    when IC is feeded by 12 volt, the output voltage of VB is nearly 11.7 and the output voltage of VS is nearly 10.3.
    but the value of VS is not logical, why is this problem is happening?

  15. Can you connect the output load ground to the same ground as the COM pin? If not how do you connect the ground of the load (attempting to do a buck converter)

  16. Hi, i am using ir2110 mosfet driver and IRFZ44N mosfet. I am working in stepper Driver project. But stepper drive not roation. Please give me help


  18. designing a buck-boost converter for solar system .i/p rages from 40v to 150V and o/p required is 48v 7A.i dont know how to use mosfet driver properly as i read above article i tried but its not working …pls help me

  19. hello. i have one question!! how to calculate bootstrap capacitor and what’s the value of the bootstrap rsistor to fully charge the capacitor and what kind of diode we can use?

  20. Hello, i’m doing a H bridge with a FAN 7382. It is a high-low si de driver. My problem is that I hace always the Hout in HIGH and my LOUT is always LOW. I am using a PWM but it does not change the state of the outputs. Could you please help me? Thanks in advance.

  21. hi sir.i want to derive mosfets with ir2110 or ir2113.but i dont find this to libraries of proteus 8.even i add some libraries to program but dont usefull…could U helo me please

  22. hello
    how are you??
    i wanna make a H bridge circuit in proteus but i cant find IR2110 component in Proteus library .also i tried to find it on internet but i couldnt.
    can you send me the library for proteus??

  23. Hello there.
    In case of some special inverters that the lower switch gate signal is not opposite of higher switch gate signal, can it still be used like the first picture of schematic?

  24. Good day sir. I really need your advice. My solar charge controller is not charging. After checking the circuit I found out that there is not voltage coming from the(IR2110) HO to the gate of the mosfet. But there is signal coming to HIN. What do you think is the problem. Could it be that the mosfet driver is bad?

  25. brother, thank you very much for the great information
    God bless you
    but my question is this! how will I connect the two output of sg3535 to ir2110 on full bridge inverter?
    Why am asking this question is because the ir2110 is two each having two input signal each which is Hin and Lin, so in this situation how is going to be the connections?
    pls help me

  26. Hi Bilal,
    can we use a p-channel mosfet on the highside ? and how ?
    And how do we get the negative supply to control the p-channel mosfet ?


  27. Hi, I’m sazwan
    Does anyone have an IR2110 library for proteus software? Please can anyone send me it will be a great help

  28. Please I build a hbridge inverter using ir2110 as a my mosfet driver and sg3525 as my source but I noticed that if I connect the sg3525 with the ir2110 the sg3525 heat up but if I disconnect the ir2110 from the sg3525 it will not heat up what could be wrough

  29. dear BIlal,

    can we connect SG3524 output with IR2110 and obtain pure sine wave with H bridge.
    if there any schematic please help me.

  30. hello, I would like to know if the input signal to IR 2112 must be a PWM signal or it can just be a continuous pulse, since I do the assembly but when sending a continuous signal the motor runs but does not stop. Thanks


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