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Motor on DEO Board

Can I use dc motor on DEO Board on the GPIO pins?

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Altera_Forum
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Can I use dc motor on DEO Board on the GPIO pins? 

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Do you mean directly connect a DC motor to the FPGA pins? NO, that is almost certainly not possible, unless it is a very small low power motor. 

 

So what you will need is some type of a motor driver board; usually they have two or four reasonably high current capable MOSFET devices.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Well - additionally to the power issue, motors are inductive elements. Thus even if the power would be enough to drive the Motor, I doubt the I/O Pins will deal with the voltage rise on power OFF...

Altera_Forum
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I have used a motor on a de2-115, but just to be sure I added a motor driver board (H-bridge) in between. If you search for motor+arduino you can find a number of these.

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