SLVSBA4F June   2012  – April 2021 DRV8837 , DRV8838

PRODUCTION DATA  

  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
    2. 5.1 Dapper Pin Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4 Thermal Information
    5. 6.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 Timing Requirements
    7. 6.7 Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1 Bridge Control
      2. 7.3.2 Independent Half-Bridge Control
      3. 7.3.3 Sleep Mode
      4. 7.3.4 Power Supplies and Input Pins
      5. 7.3.5 Protection Circuits
        1. 7.3.5.1 VCC Undervoltage Lockout
        2. 7.3.5.2 Overcurrent Protection (OCP)
        3. 7.3.5.3 Thermal Shutdown (TSD)
        4. 7.3.5.4
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
  8. Power Supply Recommendations
    1. 8.1 Bulk Capacitance
  9. Layout
    1. 9.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 9.2 Layout Example
    3. 9.3 Power Dissipation
  10. 10Device and Documentation Support
    1. 10.1 Documentation Support
      1. 10.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 10.2 Related Links
    3. 10.3 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    4. 10.4 Community Resources
    5. 10.5 Trademarks

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Orderable Information

Overcurrent Protection (OCP)

An analog current-limit circuit on each FET limits the current through the FET by removing the gate drive. If this analog current limit persists for longer than tDEG, all FETs in the H-bridge are disabled. Operation resumes automatically after tRETRY has elapsed. Overcurrent conditions are detected on both the high-side and low-side FETs. A short to the VM pin, GND, or from the OUT1 pin to the OUT2 pin results in an overcurrent condition.