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Number of full bridges 1 Vs (Min) (V) 5.9 Vs ABS (Max) (V) 47 Sleep current (uA) 9 Control mode PH/EN, PWM Control interface Hardware (GPIO) Features Current Regulation, Current Sense Amplifier, Smart Gate Drive Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 open-in-new Find other Brushed DC (BDC) motor drivers

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  • Single H-Bridge Gate Driver
    • Drives Four External N-Channel MOSFETs
    • Supports 100% PWM Duty Cycle
  • 5.9-V to 45-V Operating Supply Voltage Range
  • Two Control Interface Options
    • PH/EN (DRV8701E)
    • PWM (DRV8701P)
  • Adjustable Gate Drive (5 Levels)
    • 6-mA to 150-mA Source Current
    • 12.5-mA to 300-mA Sink Current
  • Supports 1.8-V, 3.3-V, and 5-V Logic Inputs
  • Current Shunt Amplifier (20 V/V)
  • Integrated PWM Current Regulation
    • Limits Motor Inrush Current
  • Low-Power Sleep Mode (9 µA)
  • Two LDO Voltage Regulators to Power External
    • AVDD: 4.8 V, up to 30-mA Output Load
    • DVDD: 3.3 V, up to 30-mA Output Load
  • Small Package and Footprint
    • 24-Pin VQFN (PowerPAD™)
    • 4.0 × 4.0 × 0.9 mm
  • Protection Features:
    • VM Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
    • Charge Pump Undervoltage (CPUV)
    • Overcurrent Protection (OCP)
    • Pre-Driver Fault (PDF)
    • Thermal Shutdown (TSD)
    • Fault Condition Output (nFAULT)
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The DRV8701 is a single H-bridge gate driver that uses four external N-channel MOSFETs targeted to drive a 12-V to 24-V bidirectional brushed DC motor.

A PH/EN (DRV8701E) or PWM (DRV8701P) interface allows simple interfacing to controller circuits. An internal sense amplifier allows for adjustable current control. The gate driver includes circuitry to regulate the winding current using fixed off-time PWM current chopping.

DRV8701 drives both high- and low-side FETs with 9.5-V VGS gate drive. The gate drive current for all external FETs is configurable with a single external resistor on the IDRIVE pin.

A low-power sleep mode is provided which shuts down internal circuitry to achieve very-low quiescent current draw. This sleep mode can be set by taking the nSLEEP pin low.

Internal protection functions are provided: undervoltage lockout, charge pump faults, overcurrent shutdown, short-circuit protection, predriver faults, and overtemperature. Fault conditions are indicated on the nFAULT pin.

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Technical documentation

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* Data sheet DRV8701 Brushed DC Motor Full-Bridge Gate Driver datasheet (Rev. B) Jul. 06, 2015
Application note Understanding Smart Gate Drive (Rev. D) Mar. 01, 2021
Application note Methods to Configure Current Regulation for Brushed and Stepper Motors (Rev. B) Jan. 19, 2021
Application note Detecting Short to Battery and Ground Conditions with TI Motor Gate Drivers May 29, 2020
Technical article Automating smart home blinds, shades and shutters with motor drivers Jan. 02, 2020
White paper Smart Gate Drive Jul. 02, 2019
Application note Best Practices for Board Layout of Motor Drivers (Rev. A) Jan. 22, 2019
Application note Cut-Off Switch in High-Current Motor-Drive Applications (Rev. A) Aug. 20, 2018
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

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

The DRV8701EVM (evaluation module) serves as an evaluation kit to demonstrate TI’s DRV8701 H-bridge gate driver. An MSP430G2553 is used to control the speed and direction of the motor, while also monitoring the motor current from the DRV8701. The power stage is created using the DRV8701 (...)

  • 5.9 to 45V operating voltage range
  • 15A continuous / 20A peak H-bridge output current
  • Drives a single bidirectional brushed DC motor
  • Compact 3.5” x 2.2” form factor
  • User-friendly GUI via MSP430 and USB interface

Design tools & simulation

SLVMAR3A.ZIP (90 KB) - PSpice Model
SLVMB81.ZIP (101 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
SLVMB82.TSC (673 KB) - TINA-TI Reference Design

Reference designs

Single Phase Brushless DC (BLDC) with Brushed Motor Driver Reference Design
TIDA-00875 TIDA-00875 demonstrates how to reconfigure existing brushed motor drivers to control single phase brushless (BLDC) motors. The DRV8801 and DRV8701 are used to control a single phase BLDC motor. The DRV8801 design controls the motor at 100% duty cycle. When the device is powered up, the motor runs (...)
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12- to 24-V, 27-A Brushed DC Motor Reference Design
TIDA-00620 Brushed motors are a relatively popular option for motor designs because of their low price and simple control scheme.  A brushed motor has a wire-wound rotor and permanent magnet stator.  The commutation of the motor is achieved using conductive rings that are connected to the rotor using (...)
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