SLVSAR1E January 2011  – July 2015 DRV8833


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4Thermal Information
    5. 6.5Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1Overview
    2. 7.2Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1Fixed-Frequency PWM Motor Drivers
      2. 7.3.2Bridge Control and Decay Modes
      3. 7.3.3Current Control
      4. 7.3.4nSLEEP Operation
      5. 7.3.5Protection Circuits
        1. Protection (OCP)
        2. Shutdown (TSD)
        3. Lockout (UVLO)
    4. 7.4Device Functional Modes
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1Application Information
    2. 8.2Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2Detailed Design Procedure
        1. Voltage
        2. Current Trip Point
        3. Resistor
      3. 8.2.3Application Curve
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
    1. 9.1Bulk Capacitance
    2. 9.2Power Supply and Logic Sequencing
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1Layout Guidelines
      1. 10.1.1Heatsinking
    2. 10.2Layout Example
    3. 10.3Thermal Considerations
      1. 10.3.1Maximum Output Current
      2. 10.3.2Thermal Protection
    4. 10.4Power Dissipation
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1Documentation Support
      1. 11.1.1Related Documentation
    2. 11.2Community Resources
    3. 11.3Trademarks
    4. 11.4Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    5. 11.5Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
  • PW|16
  • RTY|16
  • PWP|16
Orderable Information

1 Features

  • Dual-H-Bridge Current-Control Motor Driver
    • Can Drive Two DC Motors or One Stepper Motor
    • Low MOSFET ON-Resistance: HS + LS 360 mΩ
  • Output Current (at VM = 5 V, 25°C)
    • 1.5-A RMS, 2-A Peak per H-Bridge in PWP and RTY Package Options
    • 500-mA RMS, 2-A Peak per H-Bridge in PW Package Option
  • Outputs can be in Parallel for
    • 3-A RMS, 4-A Peak (PWP and RTY)
    • 1-A RMS, 4-A Peak (PW)
  • Wide Power Supply Voltage Range:
    2.7 to 10.8 V
  • PWM Winding Current Regulation and Current Limiting
  • Thermally Enhanced Surface-Mount Packages

2 Applications

  • Battery-Powered Toys
  • POS Printers
  • Video Security Cameras
  • Office Automation Machines
  • Gaming Machines
  • Robotics

3 Description

The DRV8833 device provides a dual bridge motor driver solution for toys, printers, and other mechatronic applications.

The device has two H-bridge drivers, and can drive two DC brush motors, a bipolar stepper motor, solenoids, or other inductive loads.

The output driver block of each H-bridge consists of N-channel power MOSFETs configured as an H-bridge to drive the motor windings. Each H-bridge includes circuitry to regulate or limit the winding current.

Internal shutdown functions with a fault output pin are provided for overcurrent protection, short-circuit protection, undervoltage lockout, and overtemperature. A low-power sleep mode is also provided.

The DRV8833 is packaged in a 16-pin WQFN package with PowerPAD™ (Eco-friendly: RoHS & no Sb/Br).

Device Information(1)

DRV8833TSSOP (16)5.00 mm × 4.40 mm
HTSSOP (16)5.00 mm × 4.40 mm
WQFN (16)4.00 mm × 4.00 mm
  1. For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the data sheet.

Simplified Schematic

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