12-V, 3-A H-bridge motor driver, PWM control with low power sleep mode


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Number of full bridges 1 Vs (Min) (V) 1.65 Vs ABS (Max) (V) 12 Peak output current (A) 4 RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mOhms) 280 Sleep current (uA) 0.0035 Control mode PWM Control interface Hardware (GPIO) Features Independent 1/2 Bridge Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 open-in-new Find other Brushed DC (BDC) motor drivers

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  • N-channel H-bridge motor driver
    • MOSFET on-resistance: HS + LS 280 mΩ
    • Drives one bidirectional brushed DC motor
    • One single- or dual-coil latching relay
  • 1.65-V to 11-V operating supply voltage range
  • High output current capability: 4-A peak
  • Standard PWM Interface (IN1/IN2)

  • Supports 1.8-V, 3.3-V, and 5-V logic inputs
  • Ultra low-power sleep mode
    • <84.5 nA @ VVM = 5 V, VVCC = 3.3 V, TJ = 25°C
    • Pin-to-pin with DRV8837 & DRV8837C
  • Protection features
    • Undervoltage lockout (UVLO)
    • Overcurrent protection (OCP)
    • Thermal shutdown (TSD)
  • Family of devices. See Section 5 for details.
    • DRV8210: 1.65-11 V, 1 Ω, multiple interfaces
    • DRV8210P: Sleep pin, PWM interface
    • DRV8212: 1.65-11 V, 280 mΩ, multiple interfaces
    • DRV8212P: Sleep pin, PWM interface
    • DRV8220: 4.5-18 V, 1 Ω, multiple interfaces
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The DRV8212P is an integrated motor driver with four N-channel power FETs, charge pump regulator, and protection circuitry. The tripler charge pump architecture allows the device to operate down to 1.65 V to accommodate 1.8-V supply rails and low-battery conditions. The charge pump integrates all capacitors to reduce the overall solution size of the motor driver on a PCB and allows for 100% duty cycle operation.

The DRV8212P supports an industry standard PWM (IN1/IN2) control interface. The nSLEEP pin controls a low-power sleep mode which achieves ultra-low quiescent current draw by disabling the internal circuitry.

The device can supply up to 4-A peak output current. It operates with a supply voltage from 1.65 V to 5.5 V.

The driver offers robust internal protection features include supply undervoltage lockout (UVLO), output overcurrent (OCP), and device overtemperature (TSD).

The DRV8212P is part of a family of devices which come in pin-to-pin scalable RDS(on) and supply voltage options to support various loads and supply rails with minimal design changes. See Section 5 for information on the devices in this family. View our full portfolio of brushed motor drivers on

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* Data sheet DRV8212P 11-V H-Bridge Motor Driver with PWM Interface and Low-Power Sleep Mode datasheet (Rev. A) Jul. 02, 2021
Technical article Why are you still driving automotive motors with relays? Jul. 13, 2017
Technical article The story of motor-drive integration Jan. 09, 2017
Technical article How to create a dynamic power solution for stepper motors, relays and LEDs Nov. 01, 2016
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The DRV8212 evaluation module (EVM) allows for easy evaluation of the DRV8212 motor driver.

The DRV8212 integrates an N-channel H-bridge, charge pump regulator, and protection circuitry. The device supports PWM (IN1/IN2), phase/enable (PH/EN), independent half-bridge, and parallel half-bridge control (...)

  • 1.65-V to 11-V operating voltage range
  • 4-A peak output current
  • Multiple control input interfaces

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