When to use a Gate driver IC?

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  1. electronice123

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    How does one determine when they need to use a gate driver IC?

    I am driving a 2.6 ohm load from a FET which has an Rds of .9 ohms and a gate capacitance of 2160pF.

    I need to use a NOR to drive the FET gate. How do I determine if I can use a standard 4001 or if I need a special driver chip (to reduce the rise time of the square wave)?
     
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