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SPI configurable stepper and DC multi motor driver
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The L6460 is optimized to control and drive multi-motor system providing a unique level of integration in term of control, power and auxiliary features. Thanks to the high configurability L6460 can be customized to drive different motor architectures and to optimize the number of embedded features, such as the voltage regulators, the high precision A/D converter, the operational amplifier and the voltage comparators. The possibility to drive simultaneously stepper and DC motor makes L6460 the ideal solution for all the application featuring multi motors.

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Key Features

  • Operating supply voltage from 13 V to 38 V
  • 4 full bridge driver configurable in multi-motor application to drive:
  • 2 DC and 1 stepper motor
  • 4 DC motor
  • Bridge 1 and 2 (RDSon = 0.60 Ω) can be configured to work as:
  • Dual full bridge driver
  • Super DC driver
  • 2 half bridge driver
  • 1 super half bridge
  • 2 power switches
  • 1 super power switch
  • Bridge 3 and 4 (RDSon = 0.85 Ω) can be configured to work as:
  • Same as bridges 1 and 2, listed above
  • Stepper motor driver: up to 1/16 microstepping
  • 2 buck regulators (bridge 3)
  • 1 super buck regulator
  • Battery charger (bridge 4)
  • Power supply management
  • One switching buck regulator
  • One switching regulator controller
  • One linear regulator
  • One battery charger
  • Fully protected through
  • Thermal warning and shutdown
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Undervoltage lock-out
  • SPI interface
  • Programmable watchdog function
  • Integrated power sequencing and supervisory functions with fault signaling through serial interface and external reset pin
  • Very low power dissipation in shut-down mode (~35 mW)
  • Auxiliary features
  • Multi-channels 9 bit ADC
  • 2 operational amplifiers
  • Digital comparator
  • 2 low voltage power switches
  • 3 general purpose PWM generators
  • 14 GPIOs

Circuit Diagram

Design Resources


Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

Description Version Size
DS6889: SPI configurable stepper and DC multi motor driver
1.1 3,823 KB
DB0912: SPI configurable stepper and DC multi motor driver
1.1 221 KB

Application Notes

Description Version Size
AN3097: EVAL6460 demonstration board based on the L6460 SPI configurable stepper and DC multi motor driver
2.3 1,572 KB

User Manual

Description Version Size
UM0938: L6460 configuration guide
1.1 1,185 KB

Presentations & Training Material


Description Version Size
L6460 FlexSPIN motor driver presentation
1.0.0 505 KB

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
EVAL-IBU-STR7 Control interface board dedicated to the EVAL6460; it is based on the STR711FR2, an ARM-powered 32-bit microcontroller
EVAL6460 FlexSPIN: SPI configurable stepper and DC multi motor driver evaluation board
STSW-FXSPIN001 FlexSPIN evaluation software for the EVAL6460 board

Publications and Collaterals


Description Version Size
FlexSPIN -Easy flexible multi-motor driver
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