8051 with L298 and stepper motor

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by stmp44, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. stmp44

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    1) It is possible to drive a uniploar stepper motor with from 8051 and L298 without using the L297 ?

    2) l298 has only 4 outputs but says that it is a dual h-bridge .. considering this shouldn't it have 8 outputs ?
  2. nanovate

    Distinguished Member

    May 7, 2007
    Yes the 8051 should be able to do that.

    I think the datasheet for the L298 is correct-- there are two h-bridges.
  3. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    If you have a unipolar stepper motor, you could just use a ULN2x03, ULN2x04 Darlington driver (the "x" is 0 or 8 for 7-channel or 8-channel) for up to 350mA/channel, or ULN2068 Darlington IC for up to 1.2a/channel.

    If you use a unipolar stepper as a bipolar stepper, you'll need to use twice the stepper's rated voltage. The added inductance will slow the stepper's response time and maximum speed.

    If you omit the L297, you will eliminate the advantage of the chopper drive circuit, which will decrease torque and top speed.

    A one-half-H bridge has only one output.
    A full-H bridge has two outputs.
    A dual H-bridge has four outputs.
  4. stmp44

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    What does this mean? how can I use a unipolar as bipolar in circuit ?