dual DMOS full bridge motor driver IC is targeted at the office automation and
consumer and industrial markets. Designed for pulse width modulated (PWM)
control of two dc motors, the A4954 is capable of peak
output currents to ±2 A and operating voltages to 40V. Integrated charge
pump capacitors reduce external component cost and count.
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 overcurrent protection,
motor lead short to ground or supply, thermal shutdown with hysteresis,
undervoltage monitoring of VBB, and crossover current protection.
A4954ELPTR-T is provided in a low-profile 16-pin TSSOP package with exposed
thermal pad (suffix LP) that is lead (Pb) free, with 100 percent matte tin lead
frame plating. It is priced at $1.37 in quantities of 1,000.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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