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ブラシ付きDCモータは、ロボット、バルブ、ヘルスケア機器など工業用および自動車用アプリケーションで広く使用されています。 1方向の回転のみが必要とされている場合は、PWM変調を使用した1つのスイッチ・トポロジを使用して、モータに適用される電圧を変えてその速度を制御できます。 位置決めや双方向回転が必要な場合(車の窓など)は、PWM制御のフルHブリッジを使用します。 STは、低出力レベルでは、選択された先進的組込み機能を持つ組込みモータ・ドライバ、内蔵ゲート・ドライバ、電力用トランジスタ、保護機能



Brushed motors working principles

Brushed motors generally operate at low speed and can be driven by a simple pulse width modulation (PWM) controller to vary the voltage supplied to the motor to control the speed in one direction and provide the torque for the motor drive. If a bidirectional motor drive is needed, for example for an electric car window or as a servo in an industrial automation application, an H-bridge can be used alongside the PWM controller. 

For low power applications, the motor control is integrated into the motor along with embedded gate drivers, power transistors, protection functions, current sensing and even DC-DC converters. 

For high power applications, discrete low-voltage power MOSFETs and gate drivers are used separately to the motor to implement the H-bridge. 

Using the brush reduces the lifetime of the motor. A brushless motor in comparison has a significantly longer lifetime and more controllability.

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