L298P: Pad Connection?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by d.gelman, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. d.gelman

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 23, 2013

    For the L298 motor driver, I see that there is a tab used to attached a heat sink to.

    The L298N (vertical standing) and L298HN (horizontal laying down) have a tab that is connected to GND (Pin 8) of the chip. When it comes to the SMD package (L298P) it doesn't state if the thermal pad is GND. I see pictures that the L298P has a thermal pad but the datasheet doesn't a) show it and b) indicate its connection.

    Does anyone have experience with this specific chip that can help me out?