What is a Stepper motor Drive

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.