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L6472

dSPIN: fully integrated microstepping motor driver with motion engine and SPI
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The L6472 device, realized in analog mixed signal technology, is an advanced fully integrated solution suitable for driving two-phase bipolar stepper motors with microstepping. It integrates a dual low RDS(on)DMOS full bridge with all of the power switches equipped with an accurate on-chip current sensing circuitry suitable for non dissipative current control and overcurrent protection. Thanks to a new current control, a 1/16 microstepping is achieved through an adaptive decay mode which outperforms traditional implementations. The digital control core can generate user defined motion profiles with acceleration, deceleration, speed or target position, easily programmed through a dedicated register set.

All application commands and data registers, including those used to set analog values (i.e. current control value, current protection trip point, deadtime, etc.) are sent through a standard 5-Mbit/s SPI.

A very rich set of protections (thermal, low bus voltage, overcurrent) makes the L6472 device “bullet proof”, as required by the most demanding motor control applications.

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Key Features

  • Operating voltage: 8 - 45 V
  • 7.0 A output peak current (3.0 A r.m.s.)
  • Low RDS(on)Power MOSFETs
  • Programmable speed profile
  • Programmable Power MOSFET slew rate
  • Up to 1/16 microstepping
  • Predictive current control with adaptive decay
  • Non dissipative current sensing
  • SPI interface
  • Low quiescent and standby currents
  • Programmable non dissipative overcurrent protection on all Power MOSFETs
  • Two levels of overtemperature protection

Circuit Diagram

Design Resources

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

Description Version Size
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DS8858: dSPIN™ fully integrated microstepping motor driver
4.0 1,264 KB

Application Notes

Description Version Size
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AN4158: Peak current control with automatic decay adjustment and predictive current control: basics and setup
1.1 811 KB
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AN4241: dSPIN™ family: fully integrated stepper motor drivers
1.1 280 KB
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AN4290: dSPIN™, cSPIN™ and easySPIN™ family communication protocol
1.1 816 KB

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
EVAL6472H Fully integrated stepper motor driver based on the L6472
EVAL6472H-DISC dSPIN Discovery: development tool to explore dSPIN (L6472) motor driver
EVAL6472PD Fully integrated stepper motor driver mounting the L6472 in a high power PowerSO package
STEVAL-PCC009V2 IBU Motor Control & IPS universal interface
STSW-SPIN002 SPIN family evaluation software for cSPIN and dSPIN
stsw-spin004 firmware library dSPIN discovery

Publications and Collaterals

Flyer

Description Version Size
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dSPIN Discovery
839 KB
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xSPIN Motor Drivers
936 KB

Sample & Buy

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Material Declaration**
L6472HActiveHTSSOP28Tube-40150_-3.4Distributor reported inventory date: 2014-08-22
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ARROWOrder NowAMERICA9961000
AVNETOrder NowAMERICA10000
Farnell Element14Order NowEUROPE331
MOUSEROrder NowWORLDWIDE2521
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L6472HTRActiveHTSSOP28Tape And Reel-40150_Free Samples3.4Distributor reported inventory date: 2014-08-22
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DIGIKEYOrder NowWORLDWIDE18111
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L6472PDActivePowerSO 36Tube-40150_-3.8Distributor reported inventory date: 2014-08-22
Distributor NameRegionStockMin. order
ARROWOrder NowAMERICA310310
AVNETOrder NowAMERICA120
Farnell Element14Order NowEUROPE111
RUTRONIKOrder NowEUROPE22231
DIGIKEYOrder NowWORLDWIDE2901
MOUSEROrder NowWORLDWIDE9011
Ecopack1PDF
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L6472PDTRActivePowerSO 36Tape And Reel-40150_Free Samples3.8Distributor reported inventory date: 2014-08-22
Distributor NameRegionStockMin. order
DIGIKEYOrder NowWORLDWIDE8241
Ecopack1PDF
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