Motor drivers

Driving innovation with smarter, safer, smaller motor drive solutions

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Our motor drivers simplify design, reduce board space and lower system cost. From integrated motor drivers with simple control interfaces to smart gate drivers and functional safety devices, our products help you maximize motor performance. Our motor drivers feature smart gate drive and smart tuning technologies that maximize efficiency and reduce overall design time.

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Featured technologies

Introduction to smart gate drive

Smart gate drivers integrate passive components to reduce board size, design complexity and cost. The protection and configurability offered by our smart gate drive technology improves design simplicity and brings a new level of intelligence to motor systems.  

Key benefits:

  • Reduce system cost: Integrate up to 24 external components typically used in standard gate drivers to reduce PCB size.
  • Reliable protection: Design-in MOSFET drain-source and gate-source fault detection to prevent false FET turnon caused by coupling.
  • Ease of use: Simplify design with integrated automatic dead-time and programmable gate drive current to optimize EMI. 
Featured products for Smart gate drive
DRV8323R ACTIVE 65-V max 3-phase smart gate driver with buck regulator & current shunt amplifiers
DRV8304 ACTIVE 40-V max 3-phase smart gate driver with current shunt amplifier
DRV8703-Q1 ACTIVE Automotive 47-V H-bridge smart gate driver with SPI control
Introduction to smart tuning

Smart tuning supports intuitive motor tuning and control for smooth, precise, quiet and efficient stepper motor commutation. Watch the video to learn more about the benefits and features of smart tuning technology.

Key benefits:

  • Efficient stepper driving: Automatically adapt current chopping decay modes to reduce power loss and thermal dissipation.
  • Quiet and smooth operation: Reduce noise and vibration while ensuring minimal step losses with automatically tuned decay modes.
  • Ease of use: Automatically set decay mode ratios to eliminate the need for fine-tuning during stepper motor design.
Featured products for Smart tuning
DRV8886AT ACTIVE 37-V, 2-A bipolar stepper motor driver with integrated current sensing & smart tune technology
DRV8846 ACTIVE 18-V, 1.4-A bipolar stepper motor driver with 1/32 microstepping and smart tune adaptive decay
DRV8889-Q1 ACTIVE Automotive, 50-V, 1.5-A, bipolar stepper motor driver w/integrated current sensing & stall detection

Technical resources

Video
Video
TI Precision Labs – Motor drivers 
Learn more about our technology and construction to help reduce design time and develop smarter, safer and smaller motor driver solutions through our comprehensive curriculum for motor drivers.
Application note
Application note
Best Practices for Board Layout of Motor Drivers (Rev. B)
Get an understanding of the primary factors of a motor drive layout and learn the best practice guidelines for a high-performance solution that reduces thermal stress, optimizes efficiency and minimizes noise.
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White paper
White paper
Stepper Motors Made Easy with Smart Tune (Rev. C)
Learn about our smart tune technology which is an intelligent decay scheme that continuously adapts to provide the best possible decay solution according to demands, eliminating the need for you to tune the motor.
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