16-pin Stepper Motor Drivers

All the stepper motor drivers in this category are the same compact (0.6″×0.8″), pin-compatible form factor.

The following table compares our selection of these:


A4988
(original)

A4988,
Black Ed.

DRV8825

DRV8834

DRV8880

MP6500,
Pot. CC

MP6500,
Digital CC

TB67S279­FTG

TB67S249­FTG

STSPIN­820

STSPIN­220
Driver chip: A4988 DRV8825 DRV8834 DRV8880 MP6500 TB67S279­FTG TB67S249­FTG STSPIN­820 STSPIN­220
Min operating voltage: 8 V 8.2 V 2.5 V 6.5 V 4.5 V 10 V 10 V 7 V 1.8 V
Max operating voltage: 35 V 45 V 10.8 V 45 V 35 V 47 V 47 V 45 V 10 V
Max continuous current per phase:(1) 1 A 1.2 A 1.5 A 1.5 A 1 A 1.5 A 1.1 A 1.6 A 0.9 A 1.1 A
Peak current per phase:(2) 2 A 2.2 A 2 A 1.6 A 2.5 A 2 A 2 A 4.5 A 1.5 A 1.3 A
Microstepping down to: 1/16 1/32 1/32 1/16 1/8 1/32 1/32 1/256 1/256
Board layer count: 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Special features: high max
voltage,
high current
low-voltage
operation,
high current
AutoTune,
digital current
reduction,
high max
voltage
high current digital current
control,
high current
Auto Gain Control,
ADMD,
high max
voltage
Auto Gain Control,
ADMD,
high max voltage,
high current
128 and 256
microsteps,
high max
voltage
64, 128, and
256 microsteps,
low-voltage
operation
1-piece price: $5.95 $7.49 $8.95 $5.95 $6.95 $5.95 $5.95 $7.75 $9.95 $7.75 $5.95
1 On Pololu carrier board, at room temperature, and without additional cooling.
2 Maximum theoretical current based on components on the board (additional cooling required).

Products in category “16-pin Stepper Motor Drivers”

Pololu item #: 2876
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This breakout board for STMicro’s STSPIN220 low-voltage microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver offers microstepping down to 1/256-step and operates from 1.8 V to 10 V, allowing stepper motors to be powered with voltages that are too low for other drivers. It can deliver up to approximately 1.1 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 1.3 A peak). The module has a pinout and interface that are very similar to that of our popular A4988 carriers, so it can be used as a drop-in replacement for those boards in many applications.

Pololu item #: 2877
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This version of our STSPIN220 Low-Voltage Stepper Motor Driver Carrier ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. Please see the STSPIN220 Low-Voltage Stepper Motor Driver Carrier product page for more information about the driver.

Pololu item #: 2878
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This breakout board for STMicro’s STSPIN820 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver offers microstepping down to 1/256-step and a wide operating range of 7 V to 45 V. It can deliver up to approximately 0.9 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 1.5 A peak). The module has a pinout and interface that are very similar to that of our popular A4988 carriers, so it can be used as a drop-in replacement for those boards in many applications.

Pololu item #: 2879
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This version of our STSPIN820 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. Please see the STSPIN820 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier product page for more information about the driver.

Pololu item #: 3096
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This breakout board for Toshiba’s TB67S249FTG microstepping bipoloar stepper motor driver is arranged in the popular 16-pin Pololu form factor, making it a more compact alternative to our full breakout. It features adjustable current limiting and seven microstep resolutions (down to 1/32-step). Additionally, it dynamically selects an optimal decay mode by monitoring the actual motor current, and it can automatically reduce the driving current below the full amount when the motor is lightly loaded to minimize power and heat. The TB67S249FTG has a wide operating voltage range of 10 V to 47 V, and our carrier board can deliver approximately 1.6 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 4.5 A peak). It features built-in protection against under-voltage, over-current, and over-temperature conditions.

Pololu item #: 3097
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This version of our TB67S249FTG Stepper Motor Driver Compact Carrier ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. The TB67S249FTG has a wide operating voltage range of 10 V to 47 V, and our carrier board can deliver approximately 1.6 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 4.5 A peak). Please see the TB67S249FTG Stepper Motor Driver Compact Carrier product page for more information about the driver.

Pololu item #: 3098
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This breakout board for Toshiba’s TB67S279FTG microstepping bipoloar stepper motor driver is arranged in the popular 16-pin Pololu form factor, making it a more compact alternative to our full breakout. It features adjustable current limiting and seven microstep resolutions (down to 1/32-step). Additionally, it dynamically selects an optimal decay mode by monitoring the actual motor current, and it can automatically reduce the driving current below the full amount when the motor is lightly loaded to minimize power and heat. The TB67S279FTG has a wide operating voltage range of 10 V to 47 V, and our carrier board can deliver approximately 1.1 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 2 A peak). It features built-in protection against under-voltage, over-current, and over-temperature conditions.

Pololu item #: 3099
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This version of our TB67S279FTG Stepper Motor Driver Compact Carrier ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. The TB67S279FTG has a wide operating voltage range of 10 V to 47 V, and our carrier board can deliver approximately 1.1 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 2 A peak). Please see the TB67S279FTG Stepper Motor Driver Compact Carrier product page for more information about the driver.

Pololu item #: 2966
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This breakout board for the MPS MP6500 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver has a pinout and interface that are very similar to that of our popular A4988 carriers, so it can be used as a drop-in replacement for those boards in many applications. The MP6500 offers up to 1/8-step microstepping, operates from 4.5 V to 35 V, and can deliver up to approximately 1.5 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 2.5 A peak). This version of the board uses an on-board trimmer potentiometer for setting the current limit, and the board ships with 0.1″ male header pins included but not soldered in.

Pololu item #: 2967
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This version of our MP6500 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier with Potentiometer Current Control ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. Please see the MP6500 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier, Potentiometer Current Control product page for more information about the driver.

Pololu item #: 2968
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This breakout board for the MPS MP6500 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver has a pinout and interface that are very similar to that of our popular A4988 carriers, so it can be used as a drop-in replacement for those boards in many applications. The MP6500 offers up to 1/8-step microstepping, operates from 4.5 V to 35 V, and can deliver up to approximately 1.5 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow. This version of the board allows for dynamic current limit control through a pair of digital inputs, and the board ships with 0.1″ male header pins included but not soldered in.

Pololu item #: 2969
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This version of our MP6500 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier with Digital Current Control ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. Please see the MP6500 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier, Digital Current Control product page for more information about the driver.

Pololu item #: 2133
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This breakout board for TI’s DRV8825 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver features adjustable current limiting, over-current and over-temperature protection, and six microstep resolutions (down to 1/32-step). It operates from 8.2 V to 45 V and can deliver up to approximately 1.5 A per phase without a heat sink or forced air flow (rated for up to 2.2 A per coil with sufficient additional cooling). The driver has a pinout and interface that are nearly identical to those of our A4988 stepper motor driver carriers, so it can be used as a higher-performance drop-in replacement for those boards in many applications. This board ships with 0.1″ male header pins included but not soldered in.

Pololu item #: 2982
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This version of our DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. Please see the DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier product page for more information about the driver.

Pololu item #: 2977
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This is a bulk-packaged version of our DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier that ships without header pins. Please see that product’s page for more information about the driver. This version requires a minimum order quantity of five units and is intended for customers interested in higher volumes at lower unit costs. We will manufacture these to order and generally expect orders of up to a few hundred units to ship within a few days.

Pololu item #: 2987
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This is a bulk-packaged version of our DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier that ships with male header pins installed. Please see that product’s page for more information about the driver. This version requires a minimum order quantity of five units and is intended for customers interested in higher volumes at lower unit costs. We will manufacture these to order and generally expect orders of up to a few hundred units to ship within a few days.

Pololu item #: 2128
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Our Black Edition A4988 stepper motor driver carrier is a higher-performance drop-in replacement for the original A4988 stepper motor driver carrier. It features a four-layer PCB for better thermal performance, allowing the A4988 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver to deliver approximately 20% more current than our two-layer (green) version. Like our original carrier, the Black Edition offers adjustable current limiting, over-current and over-temperature protection, and five different microstep resolutions. It operates from 8 V to 35 V and can deliver up to 2 A per coil with sufficient additional cooling. This board ships with 0.1″ male header pins included but not soldered in.

Pololu item #: 2981
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This version of our Black Edition A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. Please see the Black Edition A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier product page for more information about the driver.

Pololu item #: 2976
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This is a bulk-packaged version of our Black Edition A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier that ships without header pins. Please see that product’s page for more information about the driver. This version requires a minimum order quantity of five units and is intended for customers interested in higher volumes at lower unit costs. We will manufacture these to order and generally expect orders of up to a few hundred units to ship within a few days.

Pololu item #: 2986
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This is a bulk-packaged version of our Black Edition A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier that ships with male header pins installed. Please see that product’s page for more information about the driver. This version requires a minimum order quantity of five units and is intended for customers interested in higher volumes at lower unit costs. We will manufacture these to order and generally expect orders of up to a few hundred units to ship within a few days.

Pololu item #: 1182
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This breakout board for Allegro’s A4988 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver features adjustable current limiting, over-current and over-temperature protection, and five different microstep resolutions (down to 1/16-step). It operates from 8 V to 35 V and can deliver up to approximately 1 A per phase without a heat sink or forced air flow (it is rated for 2 A per coil with sufficient additional cooling). This board ships with 0.1″ male header pins included but not soldered in.

Pololu item #: 2980
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This version of our A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. Please see the A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier product page for more information about the driver.

Pololu item #: 2975
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This is a bulk-packaged version of our A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier that ships without header pins. Please see that product’s page for more information about the driver. This version requires a minimum order quantity of five units and is intended for customers interested in higher volumes at lower unit costs. We will manufacture these to order and generally expect orders of up to a few hundred units to ship within a few days.

Pololu item #: 2985
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This is a bulk-packaged version of our A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier that ships with male header pins installed. Please see that product’s page for more information about the driver. This version requires a minimum order quantity of five units and is intended for customers interested in higher volumes at lower unit costs. We will manufacture these to order and generally expect orders of up to a few hundred units to ship within a few days.

Pololu item #: 2134
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This is a breakout board for TI’s DRV8834 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver. It has a pinout and interface that are nearly identical to those of our A4988 carriers, so it can be used as a drop-in replacement for those boards in many applications. The DRV8834 operates from 2.5–10.8 V, allowing stepper motors to be powered with voltages that are too low for other drivers, and can deliver up to approximately 1.5 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 2 A peak). It features adjustable current limiting, overcurrent and overtemperature protection, and six microstep resolutions (down to 1/32-step). This board ships with 0.1″ male header pins included but not soldered in.

Pololu item #: 2971
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This breakout board for TI’s DRV8880 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver features adjustable current limiting, overcurrent and overtemperature protection, and six microstep resolutions (down to 1/16-step). In addition, the driver’s current limit can be dynamically reduced to save power, and it has an autotune feature that automatically selects the decay mode that results in the smoothest current waveform. The carrier has a pinout and interface that are nearly identical to those of our A4988 carriers, so it can be used as a drop-in replacement for those boards in many applications. The DRV8880 operates from 6.5 V to 45 V and can deliver up to approximately 1 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 1.6 A peak). This board ships with 0.1″ male header pins included but not soldered in.

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