New Three-phase MOSFET Driver IC with On-board Regulator

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Used to Supply both Sensors and Microprocessor Power

January 2, 2018

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a new three-phase MOSFET driver IC with an integrated low dropout regulator supplying 5 V or 3.3 V. Allegro’s A4919 is designed for a wide range of industrial applications. It can be controlled with block (trapezoidal), sinusoidal, or vector commutation when interfaced with a microprocessor. The A4919 is designed to be a simple direct control gate driver for both the commercial and industrial markets providing LDO for peripherals or a microprocessor and provide complete flexibility over commutation.

A unique charge pump regulator provides full (>10 V) gate drive at power supply voltages down to 7 V and allows the A4919 to operate with reduced gate drive at power supply voltages down to 5.5 V. A bootstrap capacitor is used to provide the above power supply voltage required for the high side N-channel MOSFETs. One logic-level input is provided for each of the six power MOSFETs in the three-phase bridge, allowing motors to be driven with any commutation scheme defined by an external controller. The power MOSFETs are protected from cross-conduction by integrated crossover control.

Motor phase short-to-supply and short-to-ground detection is provided by independent drain-source voltage monitors on each MOSFET. Short faults, supply undervoltage, and chip overtemperature conditions are indicated by a single open-drain fault output. Product variants include either 5.0 V or 3.3 V LDO or an option without LDO and instead provides a voltage input which can be used to monitor an external voltage source.

The A4919 is supplied in a 28-pin TSSOP power package (package type LP) and a 28-terminal 5 mm × 5 mm × 0.90 mm (QFN package) both with an exposed pad for enhanced thermal performance. Both packages are lead (Pb) free, with 100% matte-tin leadframe plating (suffix T).

Please click here to download a copy of A4919 three-phase MOSFET driver IC datasheet.



Allegro MicroSystems, LLC is a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing high-performance semiconductors. Allegro's innovative solutions serve high-growth applications within the automotive market, with additional focus on office automation, industrial, and consumer/communications solutions. Allegro is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) with design, applications, and sales support centers located worldwide. Further information about Allegro can be found at www.allegromicro.com.


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Stephanie Fennelly

Director - Marketing Communications

Tel: (508) 854-5363
sfennelly@allegromicro.com

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