TIDA-00261 Reference Design

Texas Instruments

High Performance Bipolar Stepper Drive Stage Reference Design with 256 Microstep Support


The TIDA-00261-BOOST-DRV8711 is an 8-52V, 4.5A, bipolar stepper motor drive stage based on the DRV8711 Stepper Motor Pre-driver and CSD88537ND Dual N-Channel NexFET™ Power MOSFET. The module contains everything needed to drive many different kinds of bipolar stepper motors and can also be repurposed as a dual brushed DC motor driver. The BOOST-DRV8711 is ideal for those wishing to learn more about stepper motor control techniques and drive stage design. This kit was designed to be compatible with all TI LaunchPads following the LaunchPad Pinout Standard, with primary software/firmware support being provided for the MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad with a MSP430G2553.

  • 8-52V supply input with up to 4.5A continuous output current from each H-bridge
  • Built in 1/256-step microstepping indexer for ultra-smooth movement
  • SPI interface for driver settings and status reporting
  • Complete stepper motor drive stage in ultra-small form factor (1.75” x 2.00”)
  • Fully protected drive stage including overcurrent, overtemperature, and under voltage protection
  • Industrial Stepper Drive
Product Categories
  • Amplifiers


Part Number Name Companion Part
DRV8711 DRV8711 Buy Datasheet
MSP430G2553 MSP430G2553 Buy Datasheet

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Other Documents

Title Updated Type Size (KB)
TIDA-00261 CAD Files 14 Jul 2014 ZIP 1620
TIDA-00261 Gerber 14 Jul 2014 ZIP 210
TIDA-00261 PCB 14 Jul 2014 PDF 600
TIDA-00261 Assembly Drawing 14 Jul 2014 PDF 111
TIDA-00261 BOM 14 Jul 2014 PDF 153
TIDA-00261 Schematic 14 Jul 2014 PDF 124