2.5A Bipolar Stepper Motor Driver with On-Chip 1/32 Microstepping Indexer (Step/Dir Ctrl) - DRV8825


2.5A Bipolar Stepper Motor Driver with On-Chip 1/32 Microstepping Indexer (Step/Dir Ctrl)



The DRV8825 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 MOSFET’s configured as full H-bridges to drive the motor windings. The DRV8825 is capable of driving up to 2.5 A of current from each output (with proper heat sinking, 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, under voltage lockout and over temperature. Fault conditions are indicated via 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
  • 2.5-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)
    • VM 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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Vs (Min) (V)
Vs (Max) (V)
# of Full Bridges
RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mOhms)
RMS Output Current (A)
Peak Output Current (A)
Current Regulation Levels
Control I/F
Additional Features
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Approx. Price (US$)
DRV8825 DRV8824 DRV8824-Q1
8.2    8.2    8.2   
45    45    45   
2    2    2   
400    1280    1280   
1.8    1.1    1.1   
2.5    1.6    1.6   
32    32    32   
Indexer    Indexer    Indexer   
1/32 Microstepping
P2P w/ DRV8824   
1/32 Microstepping
P2P w/ DRV8825   
1/32 Microstepping   
Catalog    Catalog    Automotive   
-40 to 85    -40 to 85    -40 to 125   
1.90 | 1ku    1.50 | 1ku    1.80 | 1ku