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Brushed DC motor are commonly used in industrial and automotive applications such as robots, valves and healthcare equipment.

When only one direction of rotation is required, a single switch topology with PWM modulation can be used to vary the voltage applied to the motor, and thus to control its speed.
When positioning is required or when both directions of rotation are needed (e.g. car windows) a full H-bridge with PWM control is used.
At lower power levels, ST offers a full set of integrated motor drivers with a progressive selection of integrated features, embedded gate drivers, power transistors, protection functions, current sensing and even DC-DC converters. For higher power needs, ST’s portfolio also includes discrete low voltage power MOSFETs and gate driver ICs to implement the required H-bridge.
A general-purpose 8-bit microcontroller or a cost-optimized 32-bit microcontroller can be used to implement these drives.

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Technical Documentation

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN280
      Controlling voltage transients in full-bridge driver applications
      3.0
      385.85 KB
      PDF
      AN281
      Driving DC motors
      1.1
      80.98 KB
      PDF
      AN380
      How to drive DC motors with smart power ICs
      1.1
      144.42 KB
      PDF
      AN1762
      L6205, L6206, L6207 dual full bridge drivers
      1.5
      1.49 MB
      PDF
      AN994
      L638xE application guide
      7.1
      560.1 KB
      PDF
      AN2738
      L6390 half-bridge gate driver
      2.3
      3.12 MB
      PDF
      AN2785
      L6393 half bridge gate driver
      1.2
      1.98 MB
      PDF
      AN1794
      PractiSPIN evaluation system configuration and set up guide
      2.4
      435.2 KB
      PDF
      AN4695
      Thermal dissipation and how to clear diagnostic registers in case of under-voltage
      1.0
      307.39 KB
      PDF
      AN280

      Controlling voltage transients in full-bridge driver applications

      AN281

      Driving DC motors

      AN380

      How to drive DC motors with smart power ICs

      AN1762

      L6205, L6206, L6207 dual full bridge drivers

      AN994

      L638xE application guide

      AN2738

      L6390 half-bridge gate driver

      AN2785

      L6393 half bridge gate driver

      AN1794

      PractiSPIN evaluation system configuration and set up guide

      AN4695

      Thermal dissipation and how to clear diagnostic registers in case of under-voltage

Presentations & Training Material

    • Description Version Size Action
      STSPIN L620x, L622x and L623x product presentation 1.0
      1.85 MB
      PDF

      STSPIN L620x, L622x and L623x product presentation

Publications and Collaterals

    • Description Version Size Action
      STM32_Nucleo_expansion_boards_Motor_control_selection_guide 1.0
      777.64 KB
      PDF
      STSPIN motor drivers 11.2017
      1.6 MB
      PDF

      STM32_Nucleo_expansion_boards_Motor_control_selection_guide

      STSPIN motor drivers

    • Description Version Size Action
      Motor Control Reference Guide 15.12
      1.57 MB
      PDF

      Motor Control Reference Guide

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      STSPIN Motor Control: Design Considerations for Brushless Direct Current Motor Control 1.0
      5.54 MB
      PDF

      STSPIN Motor Control: Design Considerations for Brushless Direct Current Motor Control