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Fully integrated microstepping motor driver with motion engine and SPI

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  • The L6472 device, realized in analog mixed signal technology, is an advanced fully integrated solution suitable for driving two-phase bipolar stepper motors with microstepping. It integrates a dual low RDS(on)DMOS full bridge with all of the power switches equipped with an accurate on-chip current sensing circuitry suitable for non dissipative current control and overcurrent protection. Thanks to a new current control, a 1/16 microstepping is achieved through an adaptive decay mode which outperforms traditional implementations. The digital control core can generate user defined motion profiles with acceleration, deceleration, speed or target position, easily programmed through a dedicated register set.

    All application commands and data registers, including those used to set analog values (i.e.: current control value, current protection trip point, deadtime, etc.) are sent through a standard 5-Mbit/s SPI.
    A very rich set of protections (thermal, low bus voltage, overcurrent) makes the L6472 device “bullet proof”, as required by the most demanding motor control applications.

    Key Features

    • Operating voltage: 8 - 45 V
    • 7.0 A output peak current (3.0 A r.m.s.)
    • Low RDS(on)power MOSFETs
    • Programmable speed profile
    • Programmable power MOSFET slew rate
    • Up to 1/16 microstepping
    • Predictive current control with adaptive decay
    • Non dissipative current sensing
    • SPI interface
    • Low quiescent and standby currents
    • Programmable non dissipative overcurrent protection on all power MOSFETs
    • Two levels of overtemperature protection

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Technical Documentation

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      DS8858
      Fully integrated microstepping motor driver
      5.0
      1.23 MB
      PDF
      DS8858

      Fully integrated microstepping motor driver

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN4241
      L6470 and L6472: fully integrated stepper motor drivers
      2.0
      413.44 KB
      PDF
      AN4290
      L647x, L648x and powerSTEP01 family communication protocol
      2.1
      486.67 KB
      PDF
      AN4158
      Peak current control with automatic decay adjustment and predictive current control: basics and setup
      2.1
      983.2 KB
      PDF
      AN4241

      L6470 and L6472: fully integrated stepper motor drivers

      AN4290

      L647x, L648x and powerSTEP01 family communication protocol

      AN4158

      Peak current control with automatic decay adjustment and predictive current control: basics and setup

    • Description Version Size Action
      UM1688
      EVAL6470H, EVAL6470PD, EVAL6472H and EVAL6472PD: fully integrated microstepping motor drivers
      2.0
      5.94 MB
      PDF
      UM1692
      EVAL6472H-DISC: fully integrated stepper motor driver based on the L6472 and STM32™
      2.0
      2.52 MB
      PDF
      UM2022
      SPINFamily evaluation tool
      2.0
      2.17 MB
      PDF
      UM1688

      EVAL6470H, EVAL6470PD, EVAL6472H and EVAL6472PD: fully integrated microstepping motor drivers

      UM1692

      EVAL6472H-DISC: fully integrated stepper motor driver based on the L6472 and STM32™

      UM2022

      SPINFamily evaluation tool

    • Description Version Size Action
      DT0125
      L647x slew rate control: reduce power losses and operative junction temperature
      1.0
      329.64 KB
      PDF
      DT0055
      Maintaining message synchronization with L647x, L648x, and PowerStep01 devices
      1.1
      163.38 KB
      PDF
      DT0056
      Planning for easy troubleshooting with your L647x, L648x, or PowerStep01 design
      2.0
      172.22 KB
      PDF
      DT0125

      L647x slew rate control: reduce power losses and operative junction temperature

      DT0055

      Maintaining message synchronization with L647x, L648x, and PowerStep01 devices

      DT0056

      Planning for easy troubleshooting with your L647x, L648x, or PowerStep01 design

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN3991
      How to drive multiple stepper motors with the L6470 motor driver
      2.1
      580.22 KB
      PDF
      AN4241
      L6470 and L6472: fully integrated stepper motor drivers
      2.0
      413.44 KB
      PDF
      AN4290
      L647x, L648x and powerSTEP01 family communication protocol
      2.1
      486.67 KB
      PDF
      AN4158
      Peak current control with automatic decay adjustment and predictive current control: basics and setup
      2.1
      983.2 KB
      PDF
      AN4075
      STEVAL-IFP016V2 IO-Link communication master transceiver demonstration board
      1.0
      409.41 KB
      PDF
      AN3980
      STM32 firmware library for dSPIN L6470
      1.1
      787.02 KB
      PDF
      AN3991

      How to drive multiple stepper motors with the L6470 motor driver

      AN4241

      L6470 and L6472: fully integrated stepper motor drivers

      AN4290

      L647x, L648x and powerSTEP01 family communication protocol

      AN4158

      Peak current control with automatic decay adjustment and predictive current control: basics and setup

      AN4075

      STEVAL-IFP016V2 IO-Link communication master transceiver demonstration board

      AN3980

      STM32 firmware library for dSPIN L6470

Presentations & Training Material

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      An introduction to electric motors 1.0
      2.23 MB
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      STSPIN L6470 and L6472 product presentation 1.0
      1.31 MB
      PDF
      STSPIN logic core basics 1.0
      1.22 MB
      PDF
      STSPIN motor drivers - Advanced current control 1.0
      769.93 KB
      PDF

      An introduction to electric motors

      STSPIN L6470 and L6472 product presentation

      STSPIN logic core basics

      STSPIN motor drivers - Advanced current control

Publications and Collaterals

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      STSPIN Discovery: Smoothness and precision was never so easy 1.0
      1.44 MB
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      STSPIN Discovery: Smoothness and precision was never so easy

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      STM32_Nucleo_expansion_boards_Motor_control_selection_guide 1.0
      777.64 KB
      PDF
      STSPIN motor drivers 11.2017
      1.6 MB
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      STM32_Nucleo_expansion_boards_Motor_control_selection_guide

      STSPIN motor drivers

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      Motor Control Reference Guide 15.12
      1.57 MB
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Quality and Reliability

Part Number Marketing Status Package Grade RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
L6472H
Active
HTSSOP28 Industrial Ecopack2
L6472HTR
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HTSSOP28 Industrial Ecopack2
L6472PD
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PowerSO 36 Industrial Ecopack2 (**)
L6472PDTR
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PowerSO 36 Industrial Ecopack2 (**)

L6472H

Package:

HTSSOP28

Material Declaration**:

PDF XML

Marketing Status

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Package

HTSSOP28

Grade

Industrial

RoHS Compliance Grade

Ecopack2

L6472HTR

Package:

HTSSOP28

Material Declaration**:

PDF XML

Marketing Status

Active

Package

HTSSOP28

Grade

Industrial

RoHS Compliance Grade

Ecopack2

L6472PD

Package:

PowerSO 36

Material Declaration**:

PDF XML

Marketing Status

Active

Package

PowerSO 36

Grade

Industrial

RoHS Compliance Grade

Ecopack2 (**)

L6472PDTR

Package:

PowerSO 36

Material Declaration**:

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Marketing Status

Active

Package

PowerSO 36

Grade

Industrial

RoHS Compliance Grade

Ecopack2 (**)

(**) The Material Declaration forms available on st.com may be generic documents based on the most commonly used package within a package family. For this reason, they may not be 100% accurate for a specific device. Please contact our sales support for information on specific devices.

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-40

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150

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EAR99

Country of Origin

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L6472PD

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DIGIKEY WORLDWIDE 1551 1 Order Now
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MOUSER WORLDWIDE 1638 1 Order Now
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174

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PowerSO 36

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-40

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150

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EAR99

Country of Origin

MALAYSIA

L6472PDTR

Marketing Status

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Unit Price (US$)

3.093

Budgetary Price (US$)*/Qty

3.093 / 1k

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DIGIKEY WORLDWIDE 6018 1 Order Now
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ANGLIA Live EUROPE 83 1 Order Now

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150

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EAR99

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L6472H

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2.671

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2.671 / 1k

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Stock

584

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0

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2939

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1000

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AMERICA Order Now

MOUSER

Stock

430

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1

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WORLDWIDE Order Now

Distributor reported inventory date: 2020-07-01

Package

HTSSOP28

Packing Type

Tube

Operating Temperature (°C)

(min)

-40

(max)

150

ECCN (US)

EAR99

Country of Origin

PHILIPPINES

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