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3.6A Brushed DC Motor Driver With Fault Reporting (PWM Ctrl)

3.6A Brushed DC Motor Driver With Fault Reporting (PWM Ctrl)  - DRV8872


The DRV8872 device is a brushed-DC motor driver for printers, appliances, industrial equipment, and other small machines. Two logic inputs control the H-bridge driver, which consists of four N-channel MOSFETs that can control motors bidirectionally with up to 3.6-A peak current. The inputs can be pulse-width modulated (PWM) to control motor speed, using a choice of current-decay modes. Setting both inputs low enters a low-power sleep mode.

The DRV8872 device features integrated current regulation, based on an internal reference voltage and the voltage on pin ISEN, which is proportional to motor current through an external sense resistor. The ability to limit current to a known level can significantly reduce the system power requirements and bulk capacitance needed to maintain stable voltage, especially for motor startup and stall conditions.

The device is fully protected from faults and short circuits, including undervoltage (UVLO), overcurrent (OCP), and overtemperature (TSD). Faults are communicated by pulling the nFAULT output low. When the fault condition is removed, the device automatically resumes normal operation.


  • H-Bridge Motor Driver
    • Drives One DC Motor, One Winding of a Stepper Motor, or Other Loads
  • Wide 6.5-V to 45-V Operating Voltage
  • 565-mΩ Typical RDS(on) (HS + LS)
  • 3.6-A Peak Current Drive
  • PWM Control Interface
  • Integrated Current Regulation
  • Low-Power Sleep Mode
  • Fault Status Output Pin
  • Small Package and Footprint
    • 8-Pin HSOP With PowerPAD™
    • 4.9 × 6 mm
  • Integrated Protection Features
    • VM Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
    • Overcurrent Protection (OCP)
    • Thermal Shutdown (TSD)
    • Fault Reporting (nFAULT)
    • Automatic Fault Recovery

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Parametrics Compare all products in Brushed DC Drivers with FETs

Vs (Min) (V)
Vs (Max) (V)
RMS Output Current (A)
Peak Output Current (A)
Number of Full Bridges
Control I/F
RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mOhms)
Number of Half Bridges
Operating Temperature Range (C)
DRV8872 DRV8801 DRV8801A-Q1 DRV8870 DRV8871
6.5     8     6.5     6.5     6.5    
45     38     36     45     45    
2     1.8     1.8     2     2    
3.6     2.8     2.8     3.6     3.6    
1     1     1     1     1    
PWM     PH/EN     PH/EN     PWM     PWM    
565     830     830     565     565    
2     2     2     2     2    
Current Regulation     Current Sense Amplifier     Current Sense Amplifier     Current Regulation     Integrated Current Sensing    
Catalog     Catalog     Automotive     Catalog     Catalog    
-40 to 125     -40 to 85     -40 to 125     -40 to 125     -40 to 125    
8SO PowerPAD     16HTSSOP
16WQFN     8SO PowerPAD     8SO PowerPAD    

WEBENCH® Designer DRV8872

  Min   Max Range
Vin  V 6.50 to 45.00V
RMS Current  A ≤ 2A
Ambient Temp  °C -40 to 125°C