TMCNet:  When to use a pre-driver vs. an integrated motor driver

[January 09, 2013]

When to use a pre-driver vs. an integrated motor driver

DALLAS, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Do you know when to use a pre-driver vs. an integrated motor driver in your motor design In this short video, Texas Instruments (TI) product marketing manager Michael Firth explains the differences and when you should use one over the other. He walks through block diagrams of both chip architectures, explains the benefits of external vs. integrated FETS, and discusses when thermal performance is more important than reducing board space and simplifying design. Watch Michael's video, which is part of TI's Engineer It video series, here: www.ti.com/engineerit33.


(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130109/DA39876) About Engineer It from Texas InstrumentsEngineer It is a "how to" video series brought to you by analog experts at Texas Instruments. The videos focus on technical system design topics, such as "How to avoid amplifier input/output swing limitations" and "How to get data sheet values for your SAR analog-to-digital converter (ADC)." Check out more Engineer It videos here: www.ti.com/engineerit.

SOURCE Texas Instruments

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