Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) announced the MCP8063, an automotive AEC-Q100-qualified motor driver that delivers superior performance in a small, 8-pin, 4x4 mm DFN package. It is also the world’s first to combine all of those features with 1.5A peak phase current for the 180-degree sinusoidal drive of a variety of three-phase brushless DC motor and fan applications. Other features include:
- Safety features such as thermal shutdown, over-current limiting, and lock-up protection.
- Operating temperature range of -40 to +125 degrees Celsius.
- Support for the sensorless driving of BLDC motors, which eliminates the cost and space of a Hall sensor.
For more information on the MCP8063, visit www.microchip.com.