SLVSAS7D February 2011 – March 2021 DRV8801-Q1
It is recommended that devices be connected as close as possible and with trace lengths as short as possible. Doing this minimizes the potential of generating timing differences between devices. Although it may seem like a harmful situation for the power stage, DRV8801-Q1 contains enough protection to effectively deal with enable time skews from device to device. This consideration focuses on motion quality, as total current needed for acceleration and proper speed control will only be available when all power stages are brought online.