DISCONTINUED: This device is no longer in production. The device should not be purchased for new design applications. Samples are no longer available.
Date of status change: July 1, 2019.
Recommended Substitutions: For existing customer transition, and for new customers or new applications, refer to the A5989GEVTR-T.
The A3989 is designed operate at voltages up to 36 V while driving one bipolar stepper motor, at currents up to 1.2 A, and one dc motor, at currents up to 2.4 A. The A3989 includes a fixed off-time pulse width modulation (PWM) regulator for current control. The stepper motor driver features dual 2-bit nonlinear DACs (digital-to-analog converters) that enable control in full, half, and quarter steps. The dc motor is controlled using standard PHASE and ENABLE signals. Fast or slow current decay is selected via the MODE pin. The PWM current regulator uses the Allegro patented mixed decay mode for reduced audible motor noise, increased step accuracy, and reduced power dissipation.
Internal synchronous rectification control circuitry is provided to improve power dissipation during PWM operation.
Protection features include thermal shutdown with hysteresis, undervoltage lockout (UVLO) and crossover current protection. Special power up sequencing is not required.
The A3989 is supplied in a leadless 6 mm × 6 mm × 0.9 mm, 36 pin QFN package with exposed power tab for enhanced thermal performance. The package is lead (Pb) free, with 100% matte tin leadframe plating.
Allegro’s products are not to be used in any devices or systems, including but not limited to life support devices or systems, in which a failure of Allegro’s product can reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm.