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What is a Motor Driver?

A motor driver is a little current amplifier; the function of motor drivers is to take a low-current control signal and then turn it into a higher-current signal that can drive a motor.

Types of Motor Drivers

There are many different kinds of motor drivers. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by maximum supply voltage, maximum output current, rated power dissipation, load voltage, packaging type and number of outputs. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.

The most common values for maximum supply voltage are 36 V and 52 V. We also carry motor drivers with supply voltage up to 450 V. The number of outputs can be between 1 and 12, with the most common motor drivers having 1, 2 or 4 outputs.

Motor Drivers from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a full programmable motor driver selection from several chip manufacturers that can be used for a motor driver IC (integrated circuit), bipolar stepper motor driver, H bridge motor driver, servo motor driver, DC motor driver, brushless motor driver or for any circuit that may require a motor driver. Simply choose from the motor driver technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific motor driver application needs.

If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several semiconductor manufacturers such as Freescale Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor, ROHM Semiconductor or STMicroelectronics, among others. You can easily refine your motor driver product search results by clicking your preferred motor driver brand below from our list of manufacturers.

Applications for Motor Drivers:

Motor drivers can be found in a wide array of applications including:

  • Relay and solenoid switching
  • Stepping motor
  • LED and incandescent displays
  • Automotive applications
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • PC Peripherals
  • Car audios
  • Car navigation systems

Choosing the Right Motor Driver:

When you are looking for the right motor drivers, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Maximum Output Current (15 mA, 1 A, 1.2 A, 1.5 A,…), Maximum Supply Voltage (46 µV, 36 V, 52 V, …) and Number of Outputs (from 1 to 12) to name a few. You will be able to find the right motor driver for a bipolar stepper motor driver, motor driver IC (integrated circuit), H bridge motor driver, DC motor driver, servo motor driver or brushless motor driver.

Motor Drivers in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of motor drivers that you require is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our motor driver products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you can avoid possible shortages.



Featured Motor Driver Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Freescale Semiconductor MC34923EGR2 MC34923 Series 5.5 V Quad Output Full-Bridge PWM Motor Driver - SOIC-24W
Freescale Semiconductor MC33887PFKR2 33887 Series 40 V 5 A SMT H-Bridge with Load Current Feedback - PQFN-36
Freescale Semiconductor MPC17C724EPR2 17C724 Series 5.5 V 0.4 A SMT Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver IC - QFN-16
ON Semiconductor CS8190EDWFR20G CS Series 24 V Surface Mount Precision Air-Core Tach/Speedo Driver - SOIC-20W
ON Semiconductor LV8417CS-TE-L-H LB8417CS Series 5.5 V 1 A Single Ch Forward/Reverse Motor Driver - WLP-9
ON Semiconductor LB1836M-TLM-E LB1836M Series 9 V 1 A 0.8 W Dual Ch Bi-Directional Stepper-Motor Driver - MFP14
ON Semiconductor LB1909MC-BH LB1909 Series 2.5 - 16 V 800 mA 820 mW Stepping Motor Driver IC - SOIC-10
ON Semiconductor MC33039DR2G MC Series 5.5 V Surface Mount Closed Loop Brushless Motor Adapter - SOIC-8
ON Semiconductor LB11867FV-TLM-H LB11867FV Series 18 V 20 mA Variable Speed Single Phase Full Wave Driver -SSOP16
ON Semiconductor LB1973JA-AH LB1973JA Series 7.5 V 1 A 800 mW Dual Ch H-Bridge Stepper Motor Driver - SSOP-16
ON Semiconductor LV8044LP-TLM-H LV8044LP Series 6 V 600 mA 1.4 W Six Ch Motor Driver IC - VQLP-40
ON Semiconductor LV8080LP-TE-L-E LV8080LP Series Dual Ch 6.5 V .4 A .7 W Constant Current H-Bridge Driver - VCT16
ON Semiconductor LV8400V-TLM-E LV8400V Series 5.5 V 1.2 A 0.8 W Single Ch Bi-Directional Motor Driver - SSOP-16
ON Semiconductor LV8413GP-TE-L-H LV8413GP Series 6 V 600 mA 0.7 W Dual Ch H-Bridge Stepper Motor Driver - VCT-16
ON Semiconductor LV8712T-TLM-H LV8712T Series 6 V 1 A 1.35W Single Ch PWM Stepping Motor Driver - TSSOP-24
ROHM Semiconductor BA6287F-E2 Single Output 4 Modes 15 V 1 A Surface Mount Reversible Motor Driver - SOP-8
ROHM Semiconductor BD6230F-E2 Single Channel Dual Output 32 V 0.5 A SMT Brush Motor H-Bridge Driver - SOP-8
ROHM Semiconductor BD6221HFP-TR Single Channel Dual Output 15 V 1 A SMT Brush Motor H-Bridge Driver - HRP-7
ROHM Semiconductor BA6219BFP-YE2 BA6219BFP Series 18 V 1.7 A Reversible Motor Driver - HSOP-25
STMicroelectronics L298N L298 Series Dual Full Bridge 4 A 46 V Driver Multiwatt-15 Vertical
STMicroelectronics E-L9823013TR L9823 Series 0.3 - 7 V 0.5 A Octal Low Side Driver - SOIC-24
STMicroelectronics L6228DTR L6228 Series 52 V DMOS Driver for Bipolar Stepper Motor - SOIC-24
STMicroelectronics VNH2SP30TR-E VNH2SP30 Series 16 V 19 mOhm Automotive Fully Integrated H-Bridge Motor Driver
STMicroelectronics L6234 L6234 Series 3 Outputs 3 Phase DC Motor Driver - PDIP-20
STMicroelectronics E-L6258EXTR L6258 Series PWM Controlled DMOS Universal Motor Driver - PowerSO-36

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