TI introduces industry\\\'s smallest 1.8-A brushed DC motor driver for battery powered applications

Jul 24, 2012

 

DALLAS, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today expanded its growing family of low-voltage DRV8x motor drivers with the industry´s smallest 1.8-A brushed DC motor driver. The DRV8837 is 75 percent smaller than the nearest competitor, enabling smaller, sleeker, more innovative system design. It also extends battery life and improves thermal performance in battery-powered or low-voltage motion control applications by reducing RDS(ON) by 50 percent and sleep current by 75 percent, compared to existing devices. For more information or to place an order, visit http://www.ti.com/drv8837-pr.

Key features and benefits of the DRV8837:

Tools and support

The DRV8837 evaluation module is available today for a suggested retail price of US$25. Features of the DRV8837EVM include:

Package, availability and pricing

The DRV8837 is available now in an 8-pin, 2-mm x 2-mm WSON package for US$0.45 in 1,000-unit quantities.

Drop in and spin with DRV8x motor drivers

DRV8x motor drivers integrate many of the functional blocks needed in a motor system, such as gate drive circuitry, MOSFETs, protection circuitry and current regulation circuitry. DRV8x motor drivers make it easy to drive a wide range of stepper, brushed DC and brushless DC motors in portable and wired applications, such as printers, video surveillance, fans, pumps, valves, power tools, textile manufacturing machines, e-locks and consumer electronics. 

Learn more about TI´s motor control solutions by visiting the links below: