Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. Introduces New Three-Phase Brushless DC Motor Pre-Driver IC

Targeted at the Office Automation Market

June 15, 2010

Product Image

Worcester, MA – Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has introduced a new 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 38 V. Allegro’s A4936 device has three Hall-element inputs, a sequencer for commutation control, fixed off-time pulse width modulation (PWM) current control, and locked-rotor detection. The key applications for this new device are laser printer and copier drum drives within the office automation market.

Output current is scaled by the capability of the external MOSFETs. Locked rotor detection delay is set by an external capacitor on the CLD terminal. The PWM, DIR, BRAKE and STOP inputs can be used to control motor speed, position, and torque. Motor speed can be determined using motor FG coil signal that is amplified and shaped with the internal differential amplifier and comparator to produce a digital FGS output. The external MOSFETS can be Pulse-Width-Modulated (PWM’d) using an external signal on the PWM input, or using the internal PWM current regulator. In either case, Allegro’s A4936 synchronous rectification feature reduces power dissipation by turning on the appropriate MOSFETs during current decay.

The Hall elements can be inexpensive types when used with internal noise filtering to prevent false commutation signals. The A4936 provides a regulated 7.5 V supply to power the three Hall elements. Internal circuit protection includes thermal shutdown with hysteresis, under voltage lockout, and dead time protection. Special power-up sequencing is not required. The operating temperature range is -20°C to 105°C.

The A4936 is supplied in a 5 mm × 5 mm, 32-terminal QFN package with exposed thermal pad. This small footprint package is lead (Pb) free with 100% matte tin lead frame plating.



Allegro MicroSystems, LLC は、高性能半導体の開発、製造、マーケティングにおけるリーダーです。Allegro の革新的なソリューションは、自動車などの急成長している分野で広く採用されているほか、オフィス オートメーション、工業、コンシューマー/通信市場でも注目されています。Allegro の本社は米国マサチューセッツ州ウースターにあり、設計、アプリケーション、営業サポートなどの拠点を世界中に展開しています。Allegro の詳細については、www.allegromicro.com をご覧ください。

 


記事に関するお問い合わせ:

Stephanie Fennelly
マーケティング広報担当ディレクター
電話: (508) 854-5363
sfennelly@allegromicro.com
.

Copyright © 2017 Allegro MicroSystems, LLC

サイトマップ  |  個人情報保護に関する方針  |  Web マスターへのお問い合わせ

Follow us on: LinkedIn YouTube Google+ Follow Allegro on Twitter