Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces a new low voltage bi-directional DC motor driver with an input voltage range of 3.0 V to 5.5 V and output currents up to 500 mA.
According to the company's press release, the output full-bridge incorporates source side linear operation to allow a constant voltage supply across the motor coil.
This regulated output minimizes motor voltage change due to I*Rdson variation and battery voltage tolerance. Allegro's new motor driver is targeted at the portable and instrumentation markets.
Logic input pins are provided to control the motor direction of rotation, brake and standby (< 500 nA supply current) modes and to allow optional PWM of the sink drivers. Internal protection circuitry includes thermal shut down, under voltage lockout, and crossover (shoot through) protection.
The A3903 is supplied in a 2.0 mm x 2.0 mm x 0.575 mm nominal, 8-lead DFN package, with exposed thermal pad. This small footprint package is lead (Pb) free, with 100% matte tin leadframe plating.