Home Motor drivers Brushed DC (BDC) motor drivers

Motor drivers

Brushed DC (BDC) motor drivers – Featured products

Our portfolio of brushed DC motor drivers are suited for a wide range of industrial and automotive applications. Select the device best suited for your systems requirements based on key benefits, including small solution size, increased power efficiency, accurate current sensing and protection & diagnostics. 

Small solution size

Our newest brushed DC motor drivers help reduce system size, complexity and BOM cost with innovative small packaging and integrated external components featuring integrated current sensing and smart gate drive. Traditional designs use bulky shunt resistors and other components to accurately measure current, which uses a significant amount of board space. Integrated current sensing eliminates the need for that, reducing the board size.

For gate drivers, smart gate drive eliminates many resistors and other passive components needed to control the gate drive current, and provides programmability to find the right design balance between speed and EMI performance for the system.

DRV8876

37-V, 3.5-A H-bridge motor driver with integrated current sensing and current sense feedback

DRV8874

37-V, 6-A H-bridge motor driver with integrated, current sense feedback

DRV8873

38-V, 10-A H-bridge motor driver with integrated current sensing and current sense feedback

Increased power efficiency 

Maximize system power efficiency and minimize power consumption with our low RDS(on) motor drivers that feature minimal power consumption during normal operation, low-power modes and ultra-low sleep current. Use our broad brushed DC portfolio to increase battery life and to fulfill any stringent sleep current system requirements.  

DRV8837

11-V, 1.8-A H-bridge motor driver

DRV8210P

11-V, 1-A H-bridge motor driver with PWM control and low-power sleep mode

DRV8835

11-V, 1.5-A dual H-bridge motor driver

Accurate current sensing

Brushed DC motors often require current regulation and monitoring to sense stall conditions, detect position and changes in load, and protect batteries and other components from the motor’s start-up current. By sensing and sending motor current back to the microcontroller, the functions can be achieved without the need for external position sensors.

Many of our motor drivers use integrated current sensing and IPROPI, a proportional current feedback signal, to both limit and sense current, removing the need for shunt resistors and amplifiers, further reducing board size and system cost. 

DRV8876

37-V, 3.5-A H-bridge motor driver with integrated current sensing and current sense feedback

DRV8714-Q1

Automotive 32-V, 4-channel half-bridge smart gate driver with inline current sense amplifier

DRV8955

48-V, 2-A quad half-bridge driver with current sense

Advanced diagnostics & protection

Without proper monitoring and control, damage, excessive current draw or overheating can occur in motor systems. Our standard and advanced protection features make sure that in the event that something goes wrong with the motor operation, the driver helps protect the system from harm.

Standard protection features include overtemperature, overcurrent, undervoltage and overvoltage protection. Advanced protection features include smart gate drive, offline fault detection, current regulation, automated dead time control and stall and open load detection.

DRV8706-Q1

Automotive 37-V, H-bridge smart gate driver featuring inline current sense amplifier

DRV8873-Q1

Automotive 38-V, 10-A H-bridge motor driver with integrated current sensing and current sense feedback

DRV8889-Q1

Automotive 45-V, 1.5-A bipolar stepper motor driver with integrated current sensing and stall detection