This is a downstream E-Blocks peripheral module, designed to be controlled by one of the upstream E-Blocks processing boards which are available in a variety of MCU/FPGA architectures.
This motor driver board allows you to connect and drive two motors independently in full-bridge configuration. Alternatively, the four terminals can be used as separate sink or source outputs.
The E-block uses the L6206 DMOS dual full-bridge driver IC which is designed for motor control applications, having isolated DMOS Power Transistors combined with CMOS and bipolar circuits on the same chip.
This board will operate with both 3.3V and 5V logic systems, and with motor power supplies from 8V to 30V. Each full-bridge driver can supply up to 5.6A output peak current, 2.8A RMS.
The board provides internal motor free-wheel diodes, over-current protection and thermal shutdown. Feedback is provided to indicate when protection or shutdown occurs.
Compared to the earlier EB022, this board provides a more efficient driver circuit for the motor output section of the MIAC, with significantly enhanced motor power.
E-Blocks Overview E-Blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-Block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-Blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-Block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-Blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-Blocks that need it.
Processing E-Blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers, Altera FPGAs, Arduino or Raspberry Pi control the whole E-Blocks system. Processing E-Blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-Blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-Blocks, see the E-Blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-Blocks video.