Three-phase brushless dc motor pre-driver IC tolerates wide current range
ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS A4938 three-phase brushless dc motor pre-driver with outputs for direct high current gate drive of an all N-channel power MOSFET three phase bridge with a maximum supply voltage of 38V. Device includes Hall element inputs, a sequencer for commutation control, fixed off time pulse width modulation (PWM) current control and locked rotor protection. Output current is scalable with the choice of external MOSFETS. ENABLE, DIRECTION and BRAKE inputs can be used to control the motor, speed, position and torque. Output speed can be regulated using open drain FG1 output that changes state at each Hall transition.