Automotive-qualified, single-channel VIPower M0-9 high-side switches

Smart switches featuring state-of-the-art embedded control functions and a new protection mechanism for all load types and power ratings

With excellent current sensing precision and extremely low voltage capability for deep cold cranking applications, these drivers are manufactured using ST proprietary VIPower M0-9 technology and housed in a PowerSSO-16 package that is fully pin-to-pin compatible with M0-7 devices.

Designed to drive 12 V automotive grounded loads through a 3 V and 5 V CMOS-compatible interface, these HSDs integrate advanced diagnostics and protective functions such as load current limitation, overload active management by power limitation and overtemperature shutdown with configurable latch-off. 


Key features

  • AEC-Q100 qualified
  • Extreme low voltage operation for deep cold cranking applications (compliant with LV124, revision 2013)
  • Very low standby current
  • Extended current sense precision
  • Advanced protection features:
    • Undervoltage shutdown
    • Overvoltage clamp
    • Load current limitation
    • Self limiting of fast thermal transients
    • Configurable latch-off on overtemperature or power limitation with dedicated fault reset pin
    • Loss of ground and loss of VCC
    • Reverse battery through self turn-on
    • Electrostatic discharge protection

Application examples

Body control modules
Heating systems
Power distribution

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EV-VN9006AJ, EV-VN9012AJ and EV-VN9016AJ boards
Evaluation boards

The EV-VN9006AJ, EV-VN9012AJ and EV-VN9016AJ evaluation boards provide an easy way to connect the VN9006AJ, VN9012AJ and VN9016AJ single-channel high-side drivers into an existing system.
These ready-to-use boards enable designers to directly connect the load, power supply and microcontroller without any additional effort for external component design and connection.



Scalable, feature-rich automotive high-side drivers leveraging advanced power technology
Press announcement

STMicroelectronics has released single-, double-, and four-channel automotive high side drivers in a common PowerSSO-16 package style, with pin assignments that simplify scaling circuit designs to add more driver channels....

VIPower M0-9: the latest generation of protected high-side drivers

Discover the key features and benefits of our latest generation of protected high-side drivers. Our brochure will help you find the best solution for your application.