5-V nominal, 1.8-A peak sensorless sinusoidal control 3-phase BLDC motor driver


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  • Proprietary Sensor-less Window-less
    180° Sinusoidal Control Scheme
  • Input Voltage Range 2.1 to 5.5 V
  • 500-mA Output Current
  • Low Quiescent Current 15 µA (Typical) at
    Sleep Mode
  • Total Driver H+L Rdson Less than 1.5 Ω
  • Current Limit and Short Circuit Current
  • Lock Detection
  • Anti Voltage Surge (AVS)
  • UVLO
  • Thermal Shutdown
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The DRV10963 is a three phase sensor-less motor driver with integrated power MOSFETs. It is specifically designed for high efficiency, low noise and low external component count motor drive applications. The proprietary sensor-less window-less 180° sinusoidal control scheme offers ultra-quiet motor drive performance. The DRV10963 contains an intelligent lock detect function, combined with other internal protection circuits to ensure safe operation. The DRV10963 is available in a thermally efficient 10-pin USON package with an exposed thermal pad.

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* Data sheet DRV10963 5-V, Three-Phase, Sensorless BLDC Motor Driver datasheet (Rev. A) Jul. 19, 2013
Technical article A basic brushless gate driver design – part 3: integrated vs. discrete half bridges Dec. 16, 2020
Application note Best Practices for Board Layout of Motor Drivers (Rev. A) Jan. 22, 2019
Technical article Connectivity helps integrate intelligent motor control on a single MCU Jun. 06, 2018
Technical article Cut the power and complexity of your appliance designs Feb. 06, 2018
Technical article Six weird ways to design with a brushless-DC driver Aug. 28, 2017
User guide DRV10963 Evaluation Module User's Guide Jul. 28, 2015

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Hardware development

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The DRV10963AEVM is an evaluation platform for the DRV10963 5V 3-phase sinusoidal sensorless BLDC motor driver. The EVM is a combination of a motherboard and a daughterboard. The motherboard includes a TLC555 timer configured to supply a PWM to the DRV10963 and a potentiometer to adjust the speed of (...)

  • 2.1-5.5V supply voltage range
  • Tune motor speed via potential meter
  • Automated process through GUI to select from pre-configured DRV10963Jx
  • Tune through GUI to choose customized parameters
  • 4-step configuration to tune for any motor

Reference designs

Laptop/Notebook Computer Fan Controller Reference Design
TIDA-00578 This design uses a single-chip sensorless 3-phase brushless DC motor (BLDC) for driving fans quietly and smoothly. The 180 degree sinusoidal commutation sensorless algorithium is embedded inside of DRV10963, thus eliminating the need of software and firmware. DRV10963 is ideal for battery operated (...)
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5V, 3-Phase, Sensorless, Sinusoidal Motor System With Variable Speed Control
TIDA-00114 This BLDC motor system implements a DRV10963, a TLC555 timer, and a generic 5V motor. The sinusoidal control scheme is suitable for small fan applications where low noise is desired. Motor voltage support is 2.1V to 5.5V, and max current is 500mA. Motor speed is controlled by the PWM input. Low (...)
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