In bipolar stepper motors, current can flow in both directions; a full-bridge converter is required to drive each of the two windings of a two-phase motor. During motion, the type of electronic control (full step, half step, microstepping) and the resulting phase current waveform impact the vibration level, the acoustic noise, motion smoothness and sensitivity to resonances.
ST fully supports all of these configurations with monolithic motor driver ICs (embedding digital controllers, power devices and protection functions), and for higher power, with a controller + MOSFET combination approach.
|L99PM62GXP||Power Management IC with LIN and high speed CAN||2.639|
|L9952GXP||Power management system IC||2.261|
|L99PM72GXP||Advanced power management system IC with embedded LIN and high speed CAN transceiver supporting CAN Partial Networking||3.016|
|L99PM60J||Power Management IC with LIN transceiver||1.301|
|L99MD01||Standard Functions, Motor Drivers||2.546|
|L9942||Stepper Motor Driver for Bipolar Motors with microstepping & programmable current profile|
|L99SM81V||Programmable stepper motor driver for automotive applications with micro-stepping and stall detection|
|L9616||High Speed Can Bus Tranceiver||0.56|
|powerSTEP01||System-in-package integrating microstepping controller and 10 A power MOSFETs||5.625|
|STSPIN820||Advanced 256 microsteps integrated motor driver with step-clock and direction interface||1.25|
|STSPIN220||Low voltage stepper motor driver||0.95|
|L6208||DMOS driver for bipolar stepper motor||3.373|
|L6470||Fully integrated microstepping motor driver with motion engine and SPI||2.671|