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Motor Drivers

Our motor drivers target applications with Brushed DC (BDC), Brushless DC (BLDC) and stepper motors intended for use in standard temperatures, as well as in demanding high-temperature "under-the-hood" conditions.

Robust and Versatile MOSFET Drivers

Our driver portfolio includes ICs for small DC motors that are controlled directly from the output stages. At the heart of this portfolio are motor driver System Basis Chips (SBCs) with integrated gate drivers or pre-drivers to control separate N-channel MOSFETs. These drivers can be used to control almost any size N-channel MOSFET in a broad range of applications.

Motor Drivers and Power Supply in a Single Device

Our 3-phase brushless motor drivers and brushed DC gate drivers combine a power supply and a microcontroller to create cost-efficient motor driver SBCs. These SBCs also include a communication port that is Grade 0 and Grade 1 rated for use in harsh automotive conditions. Your design will require fewer external components which will reduce your circuit design complexity, lower your overall BOM cost and speed up your time to market.

Flexible Fan Control Options

Improve system performance in computing, mass storage, networking and other applications with our portfolio of fan controller ICs. Our closed-loop fan controllers feature look-up tables, PID loop control and alerts for locked rotors and blocked air paths. The majority of our PWM and linear fan controllers feature integrated temperature sensing, making them great all-in-one solutions for a variety of embedded applications.

Product Categories

3-Phase Brushless Motor and Gate Drivers

Portfolio of devices includes motor driver SBCs for a variety of applications using BLDC motors

Common End Applications:

  • Automotive fuel pumps, coolant pumps, water pumps, oil pumps, fluid pumps
  • Cooling fans, blowers
  • BLDC actuators
  • Turbochargers
  • Power tools
  • Home appliances

Brushed DC Gate Drivers

Full-bridge motor gate drivers, including motor driver SBCs, to drive BDC motors in automotive body and powertrain applications

Common End Applications:

  • Window lifts
  • Wipers
  • Turbochargers
  • Sunroofs
  • Trunks

Fan Controller ICs

Fan controller ICs  that offer up to five Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) fan drivers and integrated temperature sensors for design flexibility and improved system performance

Common End Applications

  • Embedded computing
  • Personal computers
  • Mass storage
  • Servers
  • Networking
  • Telecommunications

Full-Bridge Stepper Drivers

Dual full-bridge motor drivers to drive bipolar stepper motors, or bidirectional control of two DC motors

Common End Applications:

  • Printers
  • Cameras
  • Cash dispensers
  • High-precision stepper control

MOSFET Drivers

Solutions for BDC, BLDC and stepper motors

Common End Applications:

  • Industrial and consumer drones
  • Power tools
  • Home appliances
  • Industrial motors
  • Medical equipment
  • Server power supplies

Multi-Channel Half-Bridge Drivers

Multi-channel half-bridge drivers to support BDC motors in automotive and industrial applications

Common End Applications:

  • HVAC flap control
  • Mirror control
  • Multi-relay/valve control
  • General-purpose small motor control

Design Resources

MPLAB® Analog Designer

Provides design suggestions for common circuit needs, estimates performance for common modifications, and can export to MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator for verification.

MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator

Uses a SIMetrix/SIMPLIS environment to model circuit behavior, reducing design time with software debugging for initial design verification.

Power Check Design Service

Provides advice on your exact physical circuit layout, sharing best practices from an experienced power supply designer so that physical hardware will match simulations.