PWM Fan Motor Speed Controller 8-Pin SOIC N Tube
The TC648 is a switch mode, fan speed controller for use with brushless DC fans. Temperature proportional speed control is accomplished using pulse width modulation (PWM). A thermistor (or other voltage output temperature sensor) connected to the VIN input furnishes the required control voltage of 1.25V to 2.65V (typical) for 0% to 100% PWM duty cycle. The TC648 can be configured to operate in either auto-shutdown or minimum speed mode. In auto-shutdown mode, fan operation is automatically suspended when measured temperature (VIN) is lower than a user programmed minimum setting (VAS). The fan is automatically restarted, and proportional speed control restored, when VIN exceeds VAS (plus hysteresis). Operation in minimum speed mode is similar to auto-shutdown mode, with the exception that the fan is operated at a user programmed minimum setting when the measured temperature is low. An integrated Start-up Timer ensures reliable motor start-up at turn-on, and when coming out of shutdown or auto-shutdown mode. The over-temperature fault output (OTF) is asserted when the PWM reaches 100% duty cycle, indicating a possible thermal runaway situation. The TC648 is available in the 8-pin plastic DIP, SOIC and MSOP packages and is available in the industrial and extended commercial temperature ranges.