VN9004AJ VIPower M0-9 single-channel high-side driver for automotive applications

Smart switch with embedded protection

VIPower M0-9 VIPower

VIPower M0-9 family of smart switches with advanced embedded protection functions

Single-channel, high-side driver with Current Sense analog feedback for automotive applications.

Designed to drive 12 V automotive grounded loads through a 3 V and 5 V CMOS-compatible interface, this switch provides advanced 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
  • Power distribution
  • Glow plugs
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Heating systems
  • DC motors
  • Relay replacement
  • High power resistive and inductive actuators

Recommended resources

ev vn9004aj

The VN9004AJ evaluation board (EV-VN9004AJ) provides an easy way to connect the VN9004AJ single-channel high-side driver into an existing system.

Ready-to-use board enables designers to directly connect the load, power supply and microcontroller without any additional effort for external component design and connection.


A unique electro-thermal simulator that shortens the design cycle by enabling complex engineering evaluation. TwisterSIM includes an interactive selector for finding the suitable HSDs in few clicks based on load compatibility; fault condition impact analysis; diagnostic behavior analysis dynamic thermal performance, and more.

STMicroelectronics reveals scalable, feature-rich automotive high-side drivers leveraging advanced power technology

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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.