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Rating Automotive Control method External Control Architecture Gate Driver Control interface 6xPWM, 3xPWM Gate drive (A) 1 Vs (Min) (V) 4.75 Vs ABS (Max) (V) 60 Features Current Sense Amplifier, SPI/I2C, Watchdog Timer Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 TI functional safety category Functional Safety-Compliant open-in-new Find other Brushless DC (BLDC) motor drivers

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HTQFP (PHP) 48 81 mm² 9 x 9 open-in-new Find other Brushless DC (BLDC) motor drivers


  • AEC-Q100 Qualified for Automotive Applications:
    • Device Temperature Grade 1: –40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature
  • Three-Phase Bridge Driver for Motor Control
  • Suitable for 12-V and 24-V Applications
  • Three Integrated High-Accuracy Current Sense Amplifiers
  • Integrated Boost Converter, Gate Drive to 4.75 V
  • Drives 6 Separate N-Channel Power MOSFETs
  • Strong 1-A Gate Drive for High-Current FETs
  • Programmable Dead Time
  • PWM Frequency up to 20 kHz
  • Supports 100% Duty Cycle Operation
  • Short-Circuit Protection
    • VDS-Monitoring (Adjustable Detection Level)
    • Shunt Current Limit (Adjustable Detection Level)
  • Overvoltage and Undervoltage Protection
  • Overtemperature Warning and Shut Down
  • Sophisticated Failure Detection and Handling Through SPI
  • System Supervision
    • Q&A Watchdog
    • I/O Supply Monitoring
    • ADREF Monitoring
  • Programmable Internal Fault Diagnostics
  • Sleep Mode Function
  • Thermally-Enhanced 48-Pin HTQFP PowerPAD™ IC Package (7-mm × 7-mm Body)

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The DRV3205-Q1 bridge driver is dedicated to automotive three-phase brushless DC motor control applications. The device provides six dedicated drivers for standard-level N-channel MOSFET transistors. A boost converter with an integrated FET provides the overdrive voltage, allowing full control on the power stages even for low battery voltage down to 4.75 V. The strong driver strength is suitable for high-current applications and programmable to limit peak output current.

The device incorporates robust FET protection and system monitoring functions like a Q&A watchdog and voltage monitors for I/O supplies and ADC reference voltages. Integrated internal diagnostic functions can be accessed and programmed through an SPI interface.

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* Datasheet DRV3205-Q1 Three-Phase Automotive Gate Driver With Three Integrated Current Shunt Amplifiers and Enhanced Protection, Diagnostics, and Monitoring datasheet (Rev. E) Feb. 28, 2017
Technical articles A basic brushless gate driver design – part 3: integrated vs. discrete half bridges Dec. 16, 2020
Application note Protecting Automotive Motor Drive Systems from Reverse Polarity Conditions (Rev. A) Feb. 19, 2019
Application note Best Practices for Board Layout of Motor Drivers (Rev. A) Jan. 22, 2019
Technical articles Connectivity helps integrate intelligent motor control on a single MCU Jun. 06, 2018
Application note Designing High-Side and 3-Phase Isolator MOSFET Circuits in Motor Apps May 09, 2018
Technical articles Cut the power and complexity of your appliance designs Feb. 06, 2018
Technical articles Six weird ways to design with a brushless-DC driver Aug. 28, 2017
White paper Analog components advance functional safety development for automotive applicati Jan. 20, 2017
Application note Monitoring DRV3205-Q1 Die Temperature With RVSET Pin Jan. 09, 2017
Application note Electric Power Steering Design Guide With DRV3205-Q1 Oct. 18, 2016
Application note Q&A Watchdog Timer Configuration for DRV3205-Q1 Oct. 11, 2016
Application note DRV3205-Q1 Negative Voltage Stress on Source Pins Sep. 06, 2016
Application note DRV3205-Q1 Applications in 24-V Automotive Systems Aug. 09, 2016
User guide DRV3205-Q1 Evaluation Module User's Guide Dec. 09, 2015

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document-generic User guide

The Texas Instruments DRV3205 evaluation module (DRV3205EVM) helps designers evaluate the operation and performance of the DRV3205-Q1 and DRV3220-Q1 bridge driver for motor driver applications. The DRV3205EVM can be designed with may TI MCU families with  Micro-Control LaunchPads. The device (...)

  • Operating supply voltage as low as 4.75V, 60V Abs Max
  • Six N-Channel MOSFETs with low side current monitoring through on board shunt resistors
  • Protected phase voltages provided to header pins through divider
  • Connector available for Hall or Encoder sensor input
  • Compatible with Hercules LAUNCHXL2-TMS57012 (...)

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SLVMBK3.ZIP (3 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
SLVMBK4.TSC (84 KB) - TINA-TI Reference Design

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