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Number of full bridges 2 Vs (Min) (V) 2.5 Vs ABS (Max) (V) 11.8 Full-scale current (A) 1.5 Peak output current (A) 2 RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mOhms) 305 Sleep current (uA) 0.6 Control mode PH/EN, STEP/DIR Control interface Hardware (GPIO) Micro-stepping levels 32 Features Current Regulation Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
Number of full bridges 2 Vs (Min) (V) 2.5 Vs ABS (Max) (V) 11.8 Full-scale current (A) 1.5 Peak output current (A) 2 RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mOhms) 305 Sleep current (uA) 0.6 Control mode PH/EN, STEP/DIR Control interface Hardware (GPIO) Micro-stepping levels 32 Features Current Regulation Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
HTSSOP (PWP) 24 34 mm² 7.7 x 4.4 VQFN (RGE) 24 16 mm² 4 x 4
  • Dual-H-Bridge Current-Control Motor Driver
    • Capable of Driving Two DC Motors or One
      Stepper Motor
  • Two Control Modes:
    • Built-In Indexer Logic With Simple
      STEP/DIRECTION Control and Up to
      1/32-Step Microstepping
    • PHASE/ENABLE Control, With the Ability to
      Drive External References for > 1/32-Step
      Microstepping
  • Output Current 1.5-A Continuous, 2.2-A Peak per
    H-Bridge (at VM = 5 V, 25°C)
  • Low RDS(ON): 305-mΩ HS + LS
    (at VM = 5 V, 25°C)
  • Wide Power Supply Voltage Range:
    2.5 V to 10.8 V
  • Dynamic tBLANK and Mixed Decay Modes for
    Smooth Microstepping
  • PWM Winding Current Regulation and Limiting
  • Thermally Enhanced Surface-Mount Package
  • Dual-H-Bridge Current-Control Motor Driver
    • Capable of Driving Two DC Motors or One
      Stepper Motor
  • Two Control Modes:
    • Built-In Indexer Logic With Simple
      STEP/DIRECTION Control and Up to
      1/32-Step Microstepping
    • PHASE/ENABLE Control, With the Ability to
      Drive External References for > 1/32-Step
      Microstepping
  • Output Current 1.5-A Continuous, 2.2-A Peak per
    H-Bridge (at VM = 5 V, 25°C)
  • Low RDS(ON): 305-mΩ HS + LS
    (at VM = 5 V, 25°C)
  • Wide Power Supply Voltage Range:
    2.5 V to 10.8 V
  • Dynamic tBLANK and Mixed Decay Modes for
    Smooth Microstepping
  • PWM Winding Current Regulation and Limiting
  • Thermally Enhanced Surface-Mount Package

The DRV8834 provides a flexible motor driver solution for toys, printers, cameras, and other mechatronic applications. The device has two H-bridge drivers, and is intended to drive a bipolar stepper motor or two DC motors.

The output driver block of each H-bridge consists of N-channel power MOSFETs configured as an H-bridge to drive the motor windings. Each H-bridge includes circuitry to regulate or limit the winding current.

With proper PCB design, each H-bridge of the DRV8834 can driving up to 1.5-A RMS (or DC) continuously, at 25°C with a VM supply of 5 V. The device can support peak currents of up to 2.2 A per bridge. Current capability is reduced slightly at lower VM voltages.

Internal shutdown functions with a fault output pin are provided for overcurrent protection, short-circuit protection, undervoltage lockout and overtemperature. A low-power sleep mode is also provided.

The DRV8834 is packaged in a 24-pin HTSSOP or VQFN package with PowerPAD™ (Eco-friendly: RoHS & no Sb/Br).

The DRV8834 provides a flexible motor driver solution for toys, printers, cameras, and other mechatronic applications. The device has two H-bridge drivers, and is intended to drive a bipolar stepper motor or two DC motors.

The output driver block of each H-bridge consists of N-channel power MOSFETs configured as an H-bridge to drive the motor windings. Each H-bridge includes circuitry to regulate or limit the winding current.

With proper PCB design, each H-bridge of the DRV8834 can driving up to 1.5-A RMS (or DC) continuously, at 25°C with a VM supply of 5 V. The device can support peak currents of up to 2.2 A per bridge. Current capability is reduced slightly at lower VM voltages.

Internal shutdown functions with a fault output pin are provided for overcurrent protection, short-circuit protection, undervoltage lockout and overtemperature. A low-power sleep mode is also provided.

The DRV8834 is packaged in a 24-pin HTSSOP or VQFN package with PowerPAD™ (Eco-friendly: RoHS & no Sb/Br).

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* Data sheet DRV8834 Dual-Bridge Stepper or DC Motor Driver datasheet (Rev. D) 26 Mar 2015
Application note Best Practices for Board Layout of Motor Drivers (Rev. B) 14 Oct 2021
Application note Calculating Power Dissipation for a H-Bridge or Half Bridge Driver (Rev. A) 22 Jul 2021
Application note Methods to Configure Current Regulation for Brushed and Stepper Motors (Rev. B) 19 Jan 2021
Technical article Drive unipolar stepper motors as bipolar stepper motors with a simple wiring reconfiguration 09 Apr 2020
Technical article How stepper motors improve noise and efficiency in automotive system design 19 Nov 2019
Technical article Getting smart about tuning your stepper motor 23 Aug 2018
Application note PowerPAD™ Thermally Enhanced Package (Rev. H) 06 Jul 2018
User guide DRV8834 EVM GUI (Rev. B) 26 Apr 2017
Technical article The story of motor-drive integration 09 Jan 2017
More literature TM4C123x Stepper Motor Control Product Summary 06 Jul 2015
Application note Understanding Motor Driver Current Ratings 06 Feb 2012
Application note PowerPAD™ Made Easy (Rev. B) 12 May 2004

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DRV8834EVM — DRV8834 Evaluation Module

The DRV8834 evaluation module (EVM) demonstrates the capabilities and performance of the DRV8834 motor driver from Texas Instruments. This EVM comes with an on-board MSP430 microcontroller which has been pre-programmed with a set of useful algorithms for driving a stepper or two brushed DC motors (...)

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