Generating gate signals for active clamp flyback

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Joined May 22, 2019
What is the best way to generate gate signals for the active clamp flyback, to ensure they never conduct at the same time?

I believe one would start with detecting the falling edge of the main switch gate signal, and at this point a timer counts a certain delay period, before sending a signal to the clamp switch. But I am struggling to think of the most efficient way to do this with electronics.

As a bonus, I am detecting the voltage on the FET VDS waveform. I plan to incorporate some kind of variable dead-time approach to optimise the efficiency of the converter.

Does anyone know of any circuits which could perform this function?