New Industry Products

Philips Delivers New SA56202 Motor Driver

July 27, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Royal Philips Electronics (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) announced its new small motor driver IC for high-speed DVD+ReWritable (DVD+RW) applications, the SA56202 motor driver, which is approximately half the size of competing solutions with a small footprint that is suitable for portable consumer and data applications as DVD+RW recorders and data drives for the PC market.

The highly integrated, one-chip device has a three-phase brushless, hall-commutated spindle driver; a two-channel stepper motor driver; and four linear channels for the tray and 3D actuators, providing customers with the performance needed for high-speed applications while reducing component count and system cost. The SA56202 motor driver has been designed to support drive speeds of 8x and 16x speeds, offering drive manufacturers a quick transition to next-generation technology.

The 56-pin, HTSSOP, motor driver IC has a footprint of only 6.1mm x 14mm. Samples of the SA56202 motor driver are available now and are priced at $1.25 for 250,000 units per year. Volume production is scheduled for August 2003.