CC stepper motor driver IC does not need external sense resistor

Stepping motor driver ICs from Toshiba Electronics Europe now include the B67S539FTG. Housed in a 5.0 x 5.0mm QFN32 package, it operates without an external sense resistor and is integrated in the Stepper 17 Click board from Mikroe.

The TB67S539FTG is intended for a range of constant current (CC) control stepper motor applications including those found in office automation, commercial and industrial equipment. It can also be used in surveillance cameras and projectors.

The IC is based on Toshiba’s latest BiCD process and can drive bipolar stepping motors up to 40V and up to 2.0A. The integrated H-bridge circuit for motor control uses an Nch/Nch configuration and has a built-in charge pump circuit for output stage control.

The current detector is integrated within the QFN32 package, removing the need for an external current sense resistor. A capacitor for the charge pump is also integrated. The level of integration reduces the required PCB space significantly, says Toshiba.

The output stage (covering the upper and lower transistor) has an RDS(on) of just 0.8 Ohm. This ensures efficient operation and reduces heat generation during use. In sleep mode, the device draws a maximum current of 1.0 microA.

The IC is in mass production and shipping now. The compact Stepper 17 Click add-on board, created in partnership with Mikroe, is supported by a mikroSDK-compliant library.

Toshiba Electronics Europe is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage. TEE offers European consumers and businesses a variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products and semiconductors for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecomms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. The company’s portfolio encompasses power semiconductors and other discrete devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs, optical semiconductors as well as microcontrollers and application specific standard products (ASSPs).

TEE has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom providing marketing, sales and logistics services.

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