DRV8824

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45-V, 1.6-A bipolar stepper motor driver with current regulation and 1/32 microstepping  

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Parameters

Number of full bridges 2 Vs (Min) (V) 8.2 Vs (Max) (V) 45 Full-scale current (A) 1.6 Peak output current (A) 1.8 RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mOhms) 1280 Sleep current (uA) 10 Control mode STEP/DIR Control interface Hardware (GPIO) Micro-stepping levels 32 Features Current Regulation open-in-new Find other Stepper motor drivers

Package | Pins | Size

HTSSOP (PWP) 28 43 mm² 9.7 x 4.4 VQFN (RHD) 28 25 mm² 5 x 5 open-in-new Find other Stepper motor drivers

Features

  • PWM Microstepping Stepper Motor Driver
    • Built-In Microstepping Indexer
    • Up to 1/32 Microstepping
  • Multiple Decay Modes:
    • Mixed Decay
    • Slow Decay
    • Fast Decay
  • 8.2-V to 45-V Operating Supply Voltage Range
  • 1.6-A Maximum Drive Current at 24 V and
    TA = 25°C
  • Simple STEP/DIR Interface
  • Low-Current Sleep Mode
  • Built-In 3.3-V Reference Output
  • Small Package and Footprint
  • Protection Features:
    • Overcurrent Protection (OCP)
    • Thermal Shutdown (TSD)
    • VMx Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
    • Fault Condition Indication Pin (nFAULT)
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Automatic Teller Machines
    • Money Handling Machines
    • Video Security Cameras
    • Printers
    • Scanners
    • Office Automation Machines
    • Gaming Machines
    • Factory Automation
    • Robotics

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Description

The DRV8824 provides an integrated motor driver solution for printers, scanners, and other automated equipment applications. The device has two H-bridge drivers and a microstepping indexer, and is intended to drive a bipolar stepper motor. The output driver block consists of N-channel power MOSFETs configured as full H-bridges to drive the motor windings. The DRV8824 is capable of driving up to 1.6 A of current from each output (with proper heatsinking, at 24 V and 25°C).

A simple STEP/DIR interface allows easy interfacing to controller circuits. Mode pins allow for configuration of the motor in full-step up to 1/32-step modes. Decay mode is configurable so that slow decay, fast decay, or mixed decay can be used. 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 using a dedicated nSLEEP pin.

Internal shutdown functions are provided for overcurrent, short circuit, undervoltage lockout, and over temperature. Fault conditions are indicated through the nFAULT pin.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet DRV8824 Stepper Motor Controller IC datasheet (Rev. J) Jul. 03, 2014
Technical articles Drive unipolar stepper motors as bipolar stepper motors with a simple wiring reconfiguration Apr. 09, 2020
Application notes Various Reference Voltage Driving Techniques for Motor Drive Current Regulation (Rev. A) Jan. 27, 2020
Technical articles How stepper motors improve noise and efficiency in automotive system design Nov. 19, 2019
Application notes Best Practices for Board Layout of Motor Drivers (Rev. A) Jan. 22, 2019
Technical articles Getting smart about tuning your stepper motor Aug. 23, 2018
Application notes PowerPAD™ Thermally Enhanced Package (Rev. H) Jul. 06, 2018
User guides DRV88xx EVM GUI (Rev. C) Apr. 27, 2017
Technical articles The story of motor-drive integration Jan. 09, 2017
Application notes Intelligent Stepper Motor Driver with DRV8811/18/24/25 (Rev. A) Jan. 08, 2014
Application notes 3Q 2012 Issue Analog Applications Journal Jul. 17, 2012
Application notes Applying acceleration and deceleration profiles to bipolar stepper motors Jul. 17, 2012
Application notes Calculating Motor Driver Power Dissipation Feb. 06, 2012
Application notes Understanding Motor Driver Current Ratings Feb. 06, 2012
Application notes PowerPAD™ Made Easy (Rev. B) May 12, 2004

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description

The DRV8824EVM is a stepper motor controller evaluation module that includes device, cabling and software to ease the evaluation of the device when driving a customer's motor.

Features
  • DRV8824 stepper motor controller
  • Easy to use GUI to allow for easy setup
  • Includes all necessary cabling and software to control DRV8824

Software development

SUPPORT SOFTWARE Download
SLVC342E.ZIP (13015 KB)
SUPPORT SOFTWARE Download
SLVC502A.ZIP (2398 KB)

Design tools & simulation

SIMULATION MODELS Download
SLVMBL6.ZIP (24 KB) - IBIS Model
SCHEMATICS Download
SLVC583A.ZIP (721 KB)
SCHEMATICS Download
SLVC595.ZIP (411 KB)

Reference designs

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Automotive Adaptive Front Light Positioning Stepper Motor
TIDA-00146 This TIDA-00146 reference design provides an integrated motor driver solution intended to drive a bipolar stepper motor in an automotive adaptive front light positioning application. This design features off battery capabilities with 45V maximum operating supply voltage. Along with, internal (...)
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HTSSOP (PWP) 28 View options
VQFN (RHD) 28 View options

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