SLOS825E December 2012 – April 2018 DRV2605
Eccentric rotating-mass motors (ERMs) are typically DC-controlled motors of the bar or coin type. ERMs can be driven in the clockwise direction or counter-clockwise direction depending on the polarity of voltage across the two pins. Bidirectional drive is made possible in a single-supply system by differential outputs that are capable of sourcing and sinking current. The bidirectional drive feature helps eliminate long vibration tails which are undesirable in haptic feedback systems.
Another common approach to driving DC motors is the concept of overdrive voltage. To overcome the inertia of the mass of the motor, the DC motors are often overdriven for a short amount of time before returning to the rated voltage of the motor to sustain the rotation of the motor. Overdrive is also used to stop (or brake) a motor quickly. Refer to the data sheet of the particular motor used with the DRV2605 device for safe and reliable overdrive voltage and duration.