The ST product portfolio offers a wide range of motor control ICs, well-suited for the most demanding automotive environments, covering the requirements of brushed DC motors, stepper motors and brushless DC motors, over an extensive range of voltage and current ratings.

Our motor drivers’ efficiency and accuracy is guaranteed by a unique combination of low-loss PowerMOS output stages and advanced control circuitry; while robustness and reliability are provided by the integration of a comprehensive set of protection and diagnostic features.

 The availability of products with different control interfaces, including PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) and serial interfaces, gives customers the opportunity to find the right solution both in centralized or distributed control applications.

 

New fully integrated, reliable and compact automotive-qualified drivers for DC motors

The  new VIPower™ M0-7 H-bridge family is a set of full integrated and protected bridge circuits especially designed for DC motor control. Covering a wide range of load conditions, thanks to scalable power stages and packages, its combination of state-of-the-art embedded DC or 20-kHz PWM speed control modes with an embedded protection mechanism makes it the ideal solution for driving DC motors in cars. Further embedded features including independent load current sensing on each branch of the H-bridge and open load in off-state as well as chip temperature and V CC reading enhance system simplicity and flexibility, avoiding having to use external components. Read more

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