Highly integrated, high-current gate driver with on-chip protection reduces board space by 40 percent
Texas Instruments introduced an integrated gate driver that offers adjustable gate drive settings with the flexibility to drive a wide range of external field-effect transistors (FETs), supporting multiple motors, speeds or varying loads. The DRV8701 enables designers to scale their platforms using a single gate driver across various brushed DC motor models in equipment such as white goods, household appliances, robotics, home automation, power tools, and industrial pumps and valves.
Key features and benefits of the DRV8701 gate driver include
System flexibility and scalability
Reduces board space and system complexity
Higher system reliability
Wide operating voltage
The DRV8701 is available in a 4-mm by 4-mm quad flat no-lead (QFN) PowerPAD package, a thermally enhanced standard-size package designed to eliminate the need for bulky heat sinks and slugs. Pricing starts at US$0.92 in 1,000-unit quantities.