SLVAE49C April   2019  – April 2022 DRV8847 , DRV8873-Q1 , DRV8904-Q1 , DRV8906-Q1 , DRV8908-Q1 , DRV8910-Q1 , DRV8912-Q1


  1. 1Open Load Detection in Motor Drivers
    1.     Trademarks
  2. 1Introduction
    1. 1.1 Load Connected to Supply
    2. 1.2 Load Connected to Ground (GND)
    3. 1.3 Load Connected to H-Bridge
  3. 2Passive Open Load Detection
    1. 2.1 Circuit Operation and Detection
      1. 2.1.1 H-Bridge Open
      2. 2.1.2 H-Bridge Short
      3. 2.1.3 Load Connected in H-Bridge
    2. 2.2 Circuit Operation and Detection in DRV824x
  4. 3Active Open Load Detection
    1. 3.1 Circuit Operation and Detection
  5. 4Low-Current Active Open Load Detection
  6. 5Negative-Current Active Open Load Detection
  7. 6Summary
  8. 7References
  9. 8Revision History

Open Load Detection in Motor Drivers

Protection and diagnostics are the highest priorities of any system board. The demand of diagnostic features to make the system robust and reliable is increasing day by day. Open load detection (OLD) is a protection diagnostic which determines a load's (motors, solenoids, relays, LEDs, and resistors) connectivity to the power-stage of an motor integrated or gate driver. This article presents various types of OLD diagnostics, features and implementation in TI's motor drivers.