Number of full bridges2Vs (Min) (V)4.5Vs (Max) (V)45Full-scale current (A)1.5Peak output current (A)2.5RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mOhms)900Control modePH/EN, PWMControl interfaceHardware (GPIO)FeaturesIntegrated Current Sensing, Smart TuneApprox. price (US$) 1.19 | 1kuopen-in-newFind other Stepper motor drivers
The DRV8436E/P, DRV8437E/P devices are dual H-bridge motor drivers for industrial
applications. The devices can be used for driving two DC motors, or a bipolar stepper motor. The
output stage of the driver consists of N-channel power MOSFETs configured as two full H-bridges.
The DRV8436E/P is capable of driving up to 1.5-A full scale or 1.1-A rms output current per
H-bridge; and the DRV8437E/P is capable of driving up to 1.1-A full scale or 0.8-A rms output
current per H-bridge (dependent on PCB design).
The devices use an internal current sense architecture to eliminate the need for two
external power sense resistors, saving PCB area and system cost. The devices use an internal PWM
current regulation scheme selectable between smart tune, fast, slow and mixed decay options. Smart
tune decay technology automatically adjusts for optimal current regulation performance and
compensates for motor variation and aging effects.
The PH/EN (DRV8436E/DRV8437E) or PWM (DRV8436P/DRV8437P) pins provide a simple control
interface. A low-power sleep mode is provided for very-low quiescent current standby using a
dedicated nSLEEP pin. Device protection features are provided for supply undervoltage, charge pump
faults, overcurrent, short circuits and overtemperature. Fault conditions are indicated by the