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.