SLOS854D May 2014 – March 2018 DRV2605L
Linear resonant actuators (LRAs) vibrate optimally at the resonant frequency. LRAs have a high-Q frequency response because of a rapid drop in vibration performance at the offsets of 3 to 5 Hz from the resonant frequency. Many factors also cause a shift or drift in the resonant frequency of the actuator such as temperature, aging, the mass of the product to which the LRA is mounted, and in the case of a portable product, the manner in which the product is held. Furthermore, as the actuator is driven to the maximum allowed voltage, many LRAs will shift several hertz in frequency because of mechanical compression. All of these factors make a real-time tracking auto-resonant algorithm critical when driving LRA to achieve consistent, optimized performance.