1.6A Bipolar Stepper Motor Driver with On-Chip 1/32 Microstepping Indexer (Step/Dir Ctrl)

1.6A Bipolar Stepper Motor Driver with On-Chip 1/32 Microstepping Indexer (Step/Dir Ctrl) - DRV8824

Recommended alternative parts

  • DRV8884  -  The DRV8884 includes Integrated Current Sensing for 24V applications


The DRV8824 provides an integrated motor driver solution for printers, scanners, and other automated equipment applications. The device has two H-bridge drivers and a microstepping indexer, and is intended to drive a bipolar stepper motor. The output driver block consists of N-channel power MOSFETs configured as full H-bridges to drive the motor windings. The DRV8824 is capable of driving up to 1.6 A of current from each output (with proper heatsinking, at 24 V and 25°C).

A simple STEP/DIR interface allows easy interfacing to controller circuits. Mode pins allow for configuration of the motor in full-step up to 1/32-step modes. Decay mode is configurable so that slow decay, fast decay, or mixed decay can be used. 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 shutdown functions are provided for overcurrent, short circuit, undervoltage lockout, and over temperature. Fault conditions are indicated through the nFAULT pin.


  • PWM Microstepping Stepper Motor Driver
    • Built-In Microstepping Indexer
    • Up to 1/32 Microstepping
  • Multiple Decay Modes:
    • Mixed Decay
    • Slow Decay
    • Fast Decay
  • 8.2-V to 45-V Operating Supply Voltage Range
  • 1.6-A Maximum Drive Current at 24 V and
    TA = 25°C
  • Simple STEP/DIR Interface
  • Low-Current Sleep Mode
  • Built-In 3.3-V Reference Output
  • Small Package and Footprint
  • Protection Features:
    • Overcurrent Protection (OCP)
    • Thermal Shutdown (TSD)
    • VMx Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
    • Fault Condition Indication Pin (nFAULT)
    • Automatic Teller Machines
    • Money Handling Machines
    • Video Security Cameras
    • Printers
    • Scanners
    • Office Automation Machines
    • Gaming Machines
    • Factory Automation
    • Robotics

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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
Operating Temperature Range (C)
DRV8824 DRV8825 DRV8880 DRV8884 DRV8885 DRV8886
8.2    8.2    6.5    8    8    8   
45    45    45    37    37    37   
2    2    2    2    2    2   
1280    400    630    1400    860    550   
1.1    1.8    1.41    0.7    1    1.4   
1.6    2.5    2.5    1    1.5    2   
32    32    16    16    16    16   
P2P DRV8824/25    P2P DRV8824/25    AutoTune    Integrated Current Sensing
P2P DRV8884/5/6   
Integrated Current Sensing
P2P DRV8884/5/6   
Integrated Current Sensing
P2P DRV8884/5/6   
Catalog    Catalog    Catalog    Catalog    Catalog    Catalog   
-40 to 85    -40 to 85    -40 to 125    -40 to 125    -40 to 125    -40 to 125   

Other qualified versions of DRV8824

Version Part Number Definition
Automotive DRV8824-Q1 Q100 devices qualified for high-reliability automotive applications targeting zero defects