Delivering a space-efficient and power-saving solution to control three-phase brushless motors in e-bikes, power tools, pumps and more.
ST has created an integrated three-phase half-bridge driver IC with performance optimized for low-voltage industrial applications up to 75V, delivering a space-efficient and power-saving solution to control three-phase brushless motors in e-bikes, power tools, pumps, fans, light machinery, gaming consoles, and other equipment.
The STDRIVE101 embeds three half-bridge drivers for external N-Channel MOSFETs, each able to sink and source up to 600mA gate current. Integrated bootstrap diodes and a 50mA 12V low-dropout (LDO) regulator ready to supply external components help designers minimize the bill of materials. A comparator for over-current detection using external resistors and drain-source voltage monitoring of each MOSFET for short-circuit protection are also provided.
Essential safety features are built-in, including,
- Internally generated dead-time to prevent cross-conduction,
- Over-temperature shutdown, and
- Under-Voltage Lockout (UVLO) on both the low-side and high-side sections to prevent the MOSFETs from operating in low efficiency or dangerous conditions.
A DT/MODE selection pin lets designers choose to control switching with individual high-side and low-side signals or a single PWM signal and enable input. A standby pin sets the STDRIVE101 in low-power mode with the LDO turned off to maximize energy savings when idle.
The STDRIVE101 is in production now.
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