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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Overview

The DRV883x family of devices is an H-bridge driver that can drive one dc motor or other devices like solenoids. The outputs are controlled using either a PWM interface (IN1 and IN2) on the DRV8837 device or a PH-EN interface on the DRV8838 device.

A low-power sleep mode is included, which can be enabled using the nSLEEP pin.

These devices greatly reduce the component count of motor driver systems by integrating the necessary driver FETs and FET control circuitry into a single device. In addition, the DRV883x family of devices adds protection features beyond traditional discrete implementations: undervoltage lockout, overcurrent protection, and thermal shutdown.