A4956: Full-Bridge PWM Gate Driver

Description

Designed for pulse-width-modulated (PWM) control of DC motors, the A4956 is capable of 50 V operation and provides gate drive for an all N-channel external MOSFET bridge.

Input terminals are provided for use in controlling the speed and direction of a DC motor with externally applied PWM control signals. Internal synchronous rectification control circuitry is provided to lower power dissipation during PWM operation.

Internal circuit protection includes VDS protection, thermal shutdown with hysteresis, undervoltage monitoring of VBB, and crossover-current protection.

The A4956 is supplied in a low-profile 4×4 mm, 20-contact QFN package (suffix “ES”) and a 20-lead eTSSOP (suffix “LP”), both with exposed thermal pad.

Top Features

  • PHASE/ENABLE/MODE control logic
  • Overcurrent indication
  • Adjustable off-time and blank-time
  • Adjustable current limit
  • Adjustable gate drive
  • Synchronous rectification
  • Internal UVLO
  • Crossover-current protection
  • MOSFET VDS protection
  • Voltage output proportional to load current
  • Decay-mode selection for external PWM
  • A4956K is AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified
  • Commercial temperature grade (A4956G: –40°C to 105°C)
  • Automotive temperature grade (A4956K: –40°C to 125°C)

Part Number Specifications and Availability

Part Number Package Type Temperature RoHS
Compliant
Part Composition /
RoHS Data
Comments Samples Check Stock
APEK4956ES-01-T DEMO BOARD -40°C to 85°C No -- Contact your
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A4956GESTR-T 20-lead QFN -40°C to 105°C Yes View Data Contact your
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A4956GLPTR-T 20-lead TSSOP -40°C to 105°C Yes View Data Contact your
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A4956KLPTR-T 20-lead TSSOP -40°C to 125°C Yes View Data Not for new design Contact your
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APEK4956LP-01-T DEMO BOARD -40°C to 125°C No -- Contact your
local sales rep
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