18-V, 2-A dual H-bridge motor driver with current regulation


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Number of full bridges 2 Vs (Min) (V) 4 Vs (Max) (V) 18 Full-scale current (A) 1 Peak output current (A) 2 RDS(ON) (HS + LS) (mOhms) 900 Sleep current (uA) 3 Control mode Independent 1/2-Bridge, PWM Control interface Hardware (GPIO) Features Current Regulation open-in-new Find other Stepper motor drivers

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  • Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver
    • Single/Dual Brushed DC
    • Stepper
  • PWM Control Interface
  • Optional Current Regulation With 20-µs Fixed Off-
  • High Output Current per H-Bridge
    • 2-A Maximum Driver Current at 12 V and
      TA = 25°C
    • Parallel Mode Available Capable of 4-A
      Maximum Driver Current at 12 V and
      TA = 25°C
  • 4- to 18-V Operating Supply Voltage Range
  • Low-Current 3-µA Sleep Mode
  • Thermally-Enhanced Surface Mount Package
  • Protection Features
    • VM Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
    • Overcurrent Protection (OCP)
    • Thermal Shutdown (TSD)
    • Fault Condition Indication Pin (nFAULT)
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The DRV8848 provides a dual H-bridge motor driver for home appliances and other mechatronic applications. The device can be used to drive one or two DC motors, a bipolar stepper motor, or other loads. A simple PWM interface allows easy interfacing to controller circuits.

The output block of each H-bridge driver consists of N-channel and P-channel power MOSFETs configured as full H-bridges to drive the motor windings. Each H-bridge includes circuitry to regulate the winding current using a fixed off-time chopping scheme. The DRV8848 is capable of driving up to 2 A of current from each output or 4 A of current in parallel mode (with proper heat sinking, at 12 V and TA = 25°C).

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 protection functions are provided for UVLO, OCP, short-circuit protection, and overtemperature. Fault conditions are indicated by a nFAULT pin.

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* Datasheet DRV8848 Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver datasheet (Rev. A) Nov. 04, 2015
Technical articles Drive unipolar stepper motors as bipolar stepper motors with a simple wiring reconfiguration Apr. 09, 2020
Application note 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
User guide DRV8848 EVM GUI (Rev. C) Sep. 10, 2019
Application note Best Practices for Board Layout of Motor Drivers (Rev. A) Jan. 22, 2019
Technical articles Using smart relay drivers for smart meters, part 2 Dec. 10, 2018
Technical articles Getting smart about tuning your stepper motor Aug. 23, 2018
Application note Small Motors in Large Appliances Jul. 20, 2018
Application note PowerPAD™ Thermally Enhanced Package (Rev. H) Jul. 06, 2018
Application note Using a Motor Driver DRV8848 for Low-Power Isolated Full-Bridge DC-DC Conversion Nov. 13, 2017
Application note PowerPAD™ Made Easy (Rev. B) May 12, 2004

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The BOOST-DRV8848 is 4-18V brushed DC motor drive stage based on the DRV8848 dual H-bridge motor driver. The design contains everything needed to drive single or dual brush DC motors, and supports a parallel mode for higher current needs. The BOOST-DRV8848 is ideal for those wishing to learn more (...)

  • Operates from 4 to 18V, 1A RMS current per bridge
  • Drives one or two brushed DC motors
  • Drives one brushed DC motor in parallel mode with increased drive current
  • Compatible with all TI LaunchPad's

The DRV8848EVM (evaluation module) serves as a user-friendly evaluation kit to demonstrate TI's brushed motor driver DRV8848. A MSP430F2617 is used to control the speed of the motor and current levels.  The EVM is a high-performance, power-efficient, cost-effective platform that speeds (...)

  • Operates from 4 to 18V
  • Drives one or two brushed DC motors.
  • Drives one brushed DC motor in parallel mode with increased drive current
  • Drives one stepper motor
  • GUI Interface to control motor speed and current

Reference designs

Refrigerator Damper and Fan Motor Control Solutions
TIDA-00297 Refrigerators often use a damper to control airflow and a fan to provide circulation.  While discrete solutions have been used for years, this TI Design uses integrated motor drivers that provide easy control, high performance, and full protection.  The DRV8848 drives the stepper motor (...)
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