SLVSCP6H July 2014 – June 2020 DRV10983
The motor brake function can be used to stop the spinning motor before attempting to start the motor. The brake is applied by turning on all three of the low-side driver FETs.
Brake is enabled by configuring non zero value for BrkDoneThr[2:0]. Braking is applied for time configured by BrkDoneThr[2:0] (reverse or forward). After the motor is stopped, the motor position is unknown. To proceed with restarting in the correct direction, the IPD or Align and Go algorithm needs to be implemented. The motor start sequence is the same as it would be for a motor starting in the stationary condition.
The motor brake function can be disabled. The motor skips the brake state and attempts to spin the motor as if it were stationary. If this happens while the motor is spinning in either direction, the start-up sequence may not be successful.