STMicroelectronics – H-bridge drivers ideal for 12V battery-powered motors

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STMicroelectronics has introduced two integrated H-bridge driver ICs for electric motors powered by a 12V automotive battery. The single L9960 and twin-bridge L9960T H-bridges feature low on-resistance power MOSFETs to reduce power dissipation, and a serial peripheral interface for adjusting device parameters and to read out diagnostic information.

The L9960 parts are suitable for use in a wide variety of automotive motor applications, including electronic throttle controls, exhaust gas recirculation, swirl and tumble flaps, turbo waste gates and electric water pumps.