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Number of full bridges 1 Vs (min) (V) 4.5 Vs ABS (max) (V) 40 Peak output current (A) 6 RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mΩ) 250 Sleep current (µA) 1.2 Control mode PH/EN, PWM Control interface H/W, SPI Features Integrated current sense Rating Automotive TI functional safety category Functional Safety-Capable Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 125
Number of full bridges 1 Vs (min) (V) 4.5 Vs ABS (max) (V) 40 Peak output current (A) 6 RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mΩ) 250 Sleep current (µA) 1.2 Control mode PH/EN, PWM Control interface H/W, SPI Features Integrated current sense Rating Automotive TI functional safety category Functional Safety-Capable Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 125
VQFN (RHL) 20 15.75 mm² 4.5 x 3.5
  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications:
    • Temperature grade 1: –40°C to +125°C, T A
  • 4.5-V to 35-V (40-V abs. max) operating range
  • QFN package: R ON_LS + R ON_HS = 250 mΩ
  • I OUT Max = 6 A (QFN)
  • PWM frequency operation up to 25 KHz with automatic dead time assertion
  • Configurable slew rate and spread spectrum clocking for low electromagnetic interference (EMI)
  • Integrated current sense (eliminates shunt resistor)
  • Proportional load current output on IPROPI pin
  • Configurable current regulation
  • Protection and diagnostic features with configurable fault reaction (latched or retry)
    • Load diagnostics in both the off-state and on-state to detect open load and short circuit
    • Voltage monitoring on supply (VM)
    • Over current protection
    • Over temperature protection
    • Fault indication on nFAULT pin
  • Supports 3.3-V, 5-V logic inputs
  • Low sleep current - 1.3 µA typical at 25°C
  • 3 variants - HW (H), SPI (S), or SPI (P)
  • Single full bridge using PWM or PH/EN mode
  • Device family comparison table
  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications:
    • Temperature grade 1: –40°C to +125°C, T A
  • 4.5-V to 35-V (40-V abs. max) operating range
  • QFN package: R ON_LS + R ON_HS = 250 mΩ
  • I OUT Max = 6 A (QFN)
  • PWM frequency operation up to 25 KHz with automatic dead time assertion
  • Configurable slew rate and spread spectrum clocking for low electromagnetic interference (EMI)
  • Integrated current sense (eliminates shunt resistor)
  • Proportional load current output on IPROPI pin
  • Configurable current regulation
  • Protection and diagnostic features with configurable fault reaction (latched or retry)
    • Load diagnostics in both the off-state and on-state to detect open load and short circuit
    • Voltage monitoring on supply (VM)
    • Over current protection
    • Over temperature protection
    • Fault indication on nFAULT pin
  • Supports 3.3-V, 5-V logic inputs
  • Low sleep current - 1.3 µA typical at 25°C
  • 3 variants - HW (H), SPI (S), or SPI (P)
  • Single full bridge using PWM or PH/EN mode
  • Device family comparison table

The DRV824x-Q1 family of devices is a fully integrated H-bridge driver intended for a wide range of automotive applications. The device is a bidirectional full-bridge driver with PWM or phase-enable control. Designed in a BiCMOS high-power process technology node, this monolithic family of devices in a power package offers excellent power handling and thermal capability while providing compact package size, ease of layout, EMI control, accurate current sense, robustness, and diagnostic capability. This family provides an identical pin function with scalable R ON (current capability) to support different loads.

The devices integrate an N-channel H-bridge, charge pump regulator, high-side current sensing with regulation, current proportional output, and protection circuitry. A low-power sleep mode is provided to achieve low quiescent current. The devices offer voltage monitoring and load diagnostics as well as protection features against over-current and over-temperature. Fault conditions are indicated on the nFAULT pin. The devices are available in three variants - hardwired interface: HW (H) and two SPI interface variants: SPI(P) and SPI(S), with SPI (P) for externally supplied logic supply and SPI (S) for internally generated logic supply. The SPI interface variants offer more flexibility in device configuration and fault observability.

The DRV824x-Q1 family of devices is a fully integrated H-bridge driver intended for a wide range of automotive applications. The device is a bidirectional full-bridge driver with PWM or phase-enable control. Designed in a BiCMOS high-power process technology node, this monolithic family of devices in a power package offers excellent power handling and thermal capability while providing compact package size, ease of layout, EMI control, accurate current sense, robustness, and diagnostic capability. This family provides an identical pin function with scalable R ON (current capability) to support different loads.

The devices integrate an N-channel H-bridge, charge pump regulator, high-side current sensing with regulation, current proportional output, and protection circuitry. A low-power sleep mode is provided to achieve low quiescent current. The devices offer voltage monitoring and load diagnostics as well as protection features against over-current and over-temperature. Fault conditions are indicated on the nFAULT pin. The devices are available in three variants - hardwired interface: HW (H) and two SPI interface variants: SPI(P) and SPI(S), with SPI (P) for externally supplied logic supply and SPI (S) for internally generated logic supply. The SPI interface variants offer more flexibility in device configuration and fault observability.

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* Data sheet DRV8242-Q1 AutomotiveH-BridgeDriver with Integrated Current Sense and Diagnostics datasheet PDF | HTML 18 Jul 2022
Functional safety information DRV8242-Q1 H-Bridge Driver Functional Safety FIT Rate, FMD and Pin FMA PDF | HTML 21 Nov 2023
Certificate DRV8242H-Q1EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 20 Nov 2023
Certificate DRV8242S-Q1EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 20 Nov 2023
Application brief Advantages of Integrated Current Sensing (Rev. B) PDF | HTML 20 Jun 2022
Application note Using DRV to Drive Solenoids (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 24 Apr 2022
More literature TI Motor Drives Automotive Body Motors Webinar 02 Jul 2021
Application note Methods to Configure Current Regulation for Brushed and Stepper Motors (Rev. B) PDF | HTML 19 Jan 2021
Application note Protecting Automotive Motor Drive Systems from Reverse Polarity Conditions (Rev. A) 19 Feb 2019
Application note PowerPAD™ Thermally Enhanced Package (Rev. H) 06 Jul 2018
Application brief PowerPAD™ Made Easy (Rev. B) 12 May 2004

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DRV8242H-Q1EVM — DRV8242-Q1 evaluation module for automotive H-bridge driver with hardware interface

The DRV824x-Q1 family of devices is a fully integrated H-bridge driver intended for a wide range of automotive applications. The DRV824x-Q1 device can be configured as a single H-bridge driver, two independent half bridge drivers. Designed in our high-power BiCMOS process technology node, this (...)

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DRV8242S-Q1EVM — DRV8242-Q1 evaluation module for automotive H-bridge driver with SPI interface

The DRV824x-Q1 family of devices is a fully integrated H-bridge driver intended for a wide range of automotive applications. The DRV824x-Q1 device can be configured as a single H-bridge driver, two independent half bridge drivers. Designed in our high-power BiCMOS process technology node, this (...)

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