Auto-Torque Implementation Reference Design
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The TIDA-00740 is an 8-52V, 4.5A, bipolar stepper motor drive stage based on the DRV8711 Stepper Motor Pre-driver and CSD88537ND Dual N-Channel NexFET™ Power MOSFET. Firmware on an MSP430G2553 is used to automatically adjust the stepper motor current based on the Back-EMF generated by the stepper motor.

  • Reduces energy consumption of a stepper motor by 66%
  • Avoids stalling at variable loads and at variable speeds
  • Offers simple control of the stepper motor
  • Up to 52V and 4.5A operation

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
CSD88537ND  60-V, N channel NexFET™ power MOSFET, dual SO-8, 15 mOhm  MOSFETs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DRV8711  52-V, bipolar stepper motor gate driver with 1/256 microstepping & stall detect  Motor drivers  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP430G2553  16 MHz MCU with 16KB Flash, 512B SRAM, comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, timer  Microcontrollers (MCUs)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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User guide (1)
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PDF 4678 04 Sep 2015
Design files (4)
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PDF 418 11 Dec 2015
PDF 88 11 Dec 2015
PDF 80 11 Dec 2015
PDF 167 11 Dec 2015
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ZIP 42 11 Dec 2015
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High Performance Bipolar Stepper Drive Stage Reference Design with 256 Microstep Support  TIDA-00261  Reference design 

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