Motor driver family with integrated FETs simplifies design and saves power for 12- and 24-V motors
Texas Instruments introduced a family of three brushed DC gate drivers featuring the industry's first device with integrated current sensing. With this integration, designers using the DRV8871 can avoid the power loss, heat generation and cost associated with using external sense resistors. Compared to competitive devices, the DRV8871 motor driver family helps reduce design complexity, power consumption and board space in end equipment such as multifunction printers, appliances and industrial machines.
Expanding TI's brushed DC motor driver portfolio, the DRV8871 is one of three new brushed DC drivers with integrated field-effect transistors (FETs), developed for space-constrained designs. The DRV8870 features integrated regulation to limit current to an external current-sense resistor. The DRV8872 provides fault monitoring to increase system reliability.
Key features and benefits
Tools and support
The DRV8870EVM, DRV8871EVM and DRV8872EVM evaluation modules (EVMs) demonstrate the capabilities and performance of their respective brushed DC motor drivers. The EVMs also incorporate the TPS7A16 low-dropout regulator (LDO) and the TLC555 low-power timer. They are available for purchase for US$49 via the TI store and authorized distributors.
|DRV8870 H-Bridge PWM Motor Driver Evaluation Module.|
Pricing and availability
The 8-pin DRV8871 family is available now in a 4.9-mm-by-6.0-mm thermally enhanced small outline package (HSOP). Pricing in 1,000-unit quantities starts at US$1.40 for the DRV8871 and US$1.28 for the DRV8870 and DRV8872.
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