Motor Driver ICs

Motor Driver ICs are current amplifiers, and are an essential component of motor interfacing. The motor driver integrated circuit chip acts as the interface between a microprocessor or microcontroller, and a motor. As microprocessors tend to operate at lower currents, and motors at higher, motor driver ICs are need to supply current to the motor as needed.

The RS Components range of Motor Driver ICs includes models from leading brands, in various types and configurations to support your design needs.

Applications

Motor Driver ICs are commonly used in robotics to drive DC motors from microcontrollers. They are an essential component in controlling motion in autonomous robots, and so are widely used in automation. They are also found in more common environments, such as office appliances and in automotive electronics.

Selecting a Motor Driver IC

As different motors have different signal requirements, a motor driver IC is usually specific to a motor type. RS Components offer motor drivers for brushless DC motors (BLDC,) brushed DC motors, and stepper motors. When choosing your motor driver IC, you should be aware of the type of motor you will be driving, as well as its power supply voltage range, and output current.

Brushed DC Motors can be used in anything from security cameras to ATM machines, depending on the required voltage. When selecting a motor driver for a brushed DC motor, it is important to ascertain whether speed control is needed, and what type of speed control is needed (such as thermistor, or voltage control.) You must then ascertain whether integrated or pre-driver type motor driver power. Additional features such as fault protection must also be considered.

Brushless DC Motors are typically used for driving cooling fans in electronics. They can be found in white goods such as washing machines and refrigerators, as well as in automotive applications. When selecting a driver control IC for a brushless motor driver, you must ascertain the whether a RD or FG output signal is required. Lastly the functionality requirements must be considered.

When selecting a stepper motor driver, you must consider the microstep resolution (such as full step or half step,) control input type (such as parallel or clock input) and the required function.

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Description Price Motor Type Configuration Output Configuration Maximum IGBT Collector Current Maximum Output Current Maximum Supply Voltage Maximum Collector Emitter Voltage Mounting Type Package Type Maximum Operating Supply Voltage Pin Count Minimum Operating Supply Voltage Typical Switching Frequency Maximum Isolation Rating
RS Stock No. 163-2432
Mfr. Part No.LV8548MC-AH
HK$4.914
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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Stepper - Dual Full Bridge 1A - - 16 V Surface Mount SOIC 16 V 10 4 V - -
RS Stock No. 769-3946
Mfr. Part No.LV8548MC-AH
HK$16.05
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Stepper - Dual Full Bridge 1A - - 16 V Surface Mount SOIC 16 V 10 4 V - -
RS Stock No. 166-0853
Mfr. Part No.TCA3727GXUMA1
BrandInfineon
HK$42.241
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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Stepper - Dual Full Bridge 0.75A - - 50 V Surface Mount DSO 50 V 24 5 V - -
RS Stock No. 166-0818
Mfr. Part No.BTN8962TAAUMA1
BrandInfineon
HK$29.571
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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BLDC - Half Bridge 30A - - 40 V Surface Mount TO-263 18 V 7 8 V - -
RS Stock No. 163-2433
Mfr. Part No.LV8549MC-AH
HK$6.046
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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Stepper - Dual Full Bridge 1A - - 16 V Surface Mount SOIC 16 V 10 4 V - -
RS Stock No. 110-7750
Mfr. Part No.BTN8962TAAUMA1
BrandInfineon
HK$40.573
Each (In a Pack of 4)
units
BLDC - Half Bridge 30A - - 40 V Surface Mount TO-263 18 V 7 8 V - -
RS Stock No. 102-3535
Mfr. Part No.L297D
HK$52.148
Each (In a Tube of 40)
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Stepper - Bipolar - - - 7 V Surface Mount SOIC 7 V 20 4.75 V - -
RS Stock No. 769-3949
Mfr. Part No.LV8549MC-AH
HK$10.71
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Stepper - Dual Full Bridge 1A - - 16 V Surface Mount SOIC 16 V 10 4 V - -
RS Stock No. 178-1403
Mfr. Part No.L293DD
HK$29.168
Each (In a Tube of 40)
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Brushed DC - Dual Full Bridge 0.6A - - 36 V Surface Mount SOIC 36 V 20 4.5 V - -
RS Stock No. 714-0625
Mfr. Part No.L293DD
HK$34.60
Each
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Brushed DC - Dual Full Bridge 0.6A - - 36 V Surface Mount SOIC 36 V 20 4.5 V - -
RS Stock No. 880-5294
Mfr. Part No.L293DD013TR
HK$32.982
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Brushed DC - Dual Full Bridge 0.6A - - 36 V Surface Mount SOIC 36 V 20 4.5 V 5kHz -
RS Stock No. 178-5071
Mfr. Part No.L293DD013TR
HK$34.497
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
units
Brushed DC - Dual Full Bridge 0.6A - - 36 V Surface Mount SOIC 36 V 20 4.5 V 5kHz -
RS Stock No. 462-7968
Mfr. Part No.TCA3727GXUMA1
BrandInfineon
HK$51.04
Each
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Stepper - Dual Full Bridge 0.75A - - 50 V Surface Mount DSO 50 V 24 5 V - -
RS Stock No. 456-428
Mfr. Part No.L297D
HK$66.06
Each
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Stepper - Bipolar - - - 7 V Surface Mount SOIC 7 V 20 4.75 V - -
RS Stock No. 921-2811
Mfr. Part No.LM629N-6/NOPB
HK$445.80
Each (In a Tube of 13)
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DC Servo - - - - - 5 V Through Hole PDIP 5.5 V 28 4.5 V 6MHz -
RS Stock No. 168-8919
Mfr. Part No.L298P013TR
HK$41.495
Each (On a Reel of 600)
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Brushed DC - Dual Full Bridge 4A - - 46 V Surface Mount PowerSO 46 V 20 4.8 V 25kHz -
RS Stock No. 920-6210
Mfr. Part No.L298P
HK$40.577
Each (In a Tube of 31)
units
Brushed DC - Dual Full Bridge 4A - - 46 V Surface Mount PowerSO 46 V 20 4.8 V - -
RS Stock No. 825-9263
Mfr. Part No.BTN8960TAAUMA1
BrandInfineon
HK$43.45
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
BLDC - Half Bridge 30A - - 40 V Surface Mount TO-263 18 V 7 8 V - -
RS Stock No. 680-7181
Mfr. Part No.A3950SLPTR-T
HK$29.39
Each
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Brushed DC - Full Bridge 2.8A - - 36 V Surface Mount TSSOP - 16 - - -
RS Stock No. 714-7715
Mfr. Part No.L298P
HK$54.50
Each
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Brushed DC - Dual Full Bridge 4A - - 46 V Surface Mount PowerSO 46 V 20 4.8 V - -
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