DRV8846 (ACTIVE)

1.4A Bipolar Stepper Motor Driver with On-Chip 1/32 Microstepping Indexer (Step/Dir Ctrl)

 

Description

The DRV8846 provides a highly-integrated stepper motor driver for cameras, printers, projectors, and other automated equipment applications. The device has two H-bridges and a microstepping indexer and is intended to drive a bipolar stepper motor. The output block of each H-bridge driver consists of N-channel and P-channel power MOSFETs configured as full H-bridges to drive the motor windings. The DRV8846 is capable of driving up to 1.4-A full-scale output current (with proper heatsinking and TA = 25°C).

A simple STEP/DIR interface allows easy interfacing to controller circuits. Pins allow configuration of the motor in full-step up to 1/32-step modes. Decay mode is configurable so that AutoTune, slow decay, fast decay, and mixed decay can be used. The PWM current chopping off-time can also be selected. A low-power sleep mode is provided which shuts down internal circuitry to achieve very-low quiescent current draw. This sleep mode can be set using a dedicated nSLEEP pin.

Internal protection functions are provided for UVLO, overcurrent protection, short circuit protection, and overtemperature. Fault conditions are indicated via a nFAULT pin.

Features

  • PWM Microstepping Motor Driver
    • Built-In Microstepping Indexer
    • Up to 1/32 Microstepping
    • Step/Direction Control
  • Multiple Decay Modes
    • AutoTune™ Technology
    • Mixed Decay
    • Slow Decay
    • Fast Decay
  • Configurable Off-Time PWM Chopping
    • 10-, 20-, or 30-µs Off-Time
  • Adaptive Blanking Time for Smooth Stepping
  • 4- to 18-V Operating Supply Voltage Range
  • 1.4-A (Full Scale (Max Drive) Current per H-Bridge (at 25°C)
  • Low-Current Sleep Mode
  • 3-Bit Torque DAC to Scale Motor Current
  • Thermally Enhanced Surface Mount Package
  • Protection Features
    • VM Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
    • Overcurrent Protection (OCP)
    • Thermal Shutdown (TSD)
    • Fault Condition Indication Pin (nFAULT)

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Parametrics Compare all products in Stepper Drivers with FETs

 
Vs (Min) (V)
Vs (Max) (V)
Number of Full Bridges
RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mOhms)
RMS Output Current (A)
Peak Output Current (A)
Micro-Stepping Levels
Control I/F
Features
Pin/Package
Rating
Operating Temperature Range (C)
DRV8846 DRV8880
4    6.5   
18    45   
2    2   
900    630   
1    1.41   
1.4    2.5   
32    16   
STEP/DIR    STEP/DIR   
AutoTune    AutoTune   
24VQFN    28HTSSOP
28WQFN   
Catalog    Catalog   
-40 to 85    -40 to 125