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L297

Stepper Motor Controller
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The L297 Stepper Motor Controller IC generates four phase drive signals for two phase bipolar and four phase unipolar step motors in microcomputer-controlled applications. The motor can be driven in half step, normal and wawe drive modes and on-chip PWM chopper circuits permit switch-mode control of the current in the windings. A feature of this device is that it requires only clock, direction and mode input signals. Since the phase are generated internally the burden on the microprocessor, and the programmer, is greatly reduced. Mounted in DIP20 and SO20 packages, the L297 can be used with monolithic bridge drives such as the L298N or L293E, or with discrete transistors and darlingtons.

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Key Features

  • NORMAL/WAVE DRIVE
  • HALF/FULL STEP MODES
  • CLOCKWISE/ANTICLOCKWISE DIRECTION
  • SWITCHMODE LOAD CURRENT REGULATION
  • PROGRAMMABLE LOAD CURRENT
  • FEW EXTERNAL COMPONENTS
  • RESET INPUT & HOME OUTPUT
  • ENABLE INPUT

Circuit Diagram

Design Resources

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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DS0050: Stepper motor controllers
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Application Notes

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AN1495: Microstepping stepper motor drive using peak detecting current control
3.2 709 KB
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AN235: Stepper motor driving
2.0 1,282 KB

Hardware Resources

Board Manufacturing Specification

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PCB Layout
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PCB Layout
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PCB Layout
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L297/1ActivePDIP 20Tube-40150_-3.698Distributor reported inventory date: 2014-10-30
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L297D013TRActiveSO-20Tape And Reel-40150_-3.277Distributor reported inventory date: 2014-10-30
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