Diodes Incorporated
U FLGA1515 9

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Haptic Driver for ERM & LRA

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The PAM8016 is a haptic driver designed with low latency, high efficiency, and more drive strength capable for driving Linear Resonance Actuator (LRA) and Eccentric Rotating Mass (ERM) haptic elements, which are commonly used for tactile feedback in the portable market.

The PAM8016 support flexible inputs with differential, single-ended or PWM inputs to ease the host microcontroller in driving the haptic elements. PAM8016 is designed with filter-less architecture that requires no external output filter, fewer external components, less PCB area and lower system costs, and simplifies application design. The PAM8016 also features short circuit protection and thermal shutdown to provide the optimal protection.

The PAM8016 is available in U-FLGA1515-9 package.


  • Flexible Haptic/Vibra Driver
  • LRA (Linear Resonance Actuator)
  • ERM (Eccentric Rotating Mass)
  • Wide Supply Voltage from 2.8V to 5.5V
  • Fast Start-up Time
  • Differential or Single-Ended Input Capable
  • Efficient and Filterless Output Drive With High Efficiency—up to 90% at 8Ω Loading
  • Low Shutdown Current < 1μA
  • Few External Components Required
  • Ultra Low EMI, -20dB Better Than FCC Class-B @ 300MHz
  • Undervoltage Lockout, Short-Circuit Protection, and Thermal Shutdown Protection
  • Available in Space-Saving U-FLGA1515-9 Package


  • Mobile Phones and Tablets
  • Watches and Wearable Technology
  • Joystick, Jog Dial Mice, or Peripheral Devices
  • Electronic Point of Sale (ePOS)
  • Vibration Alerts and Notifications
  • Touch-Enabled Devices
  • Human-Machine Interfaces for Industrial or Consumer Application

Product Specifications

Product Parameters

Minimum VDD (V) 2.8
Compliance (Only Automotive supports PPAP) Standard
AEC Qualified No
Maximum VDD (V) 5.5 V
IQ (mA) 5 mA
Power/CH (W) @ THD=10% N/A
Power/CH (W) @ THD=1% N/A
Mono or Stereo N/A
SE Yes
Class-D or AB D
Power Limit No
Anti-Sat No
Headphone Out No
Efficiency (%) 93 %
Volume/ Gain Rin adjustable
Gain Min N/A dB
Gain Max 300k?/RI dB
PSRR 70 dB
Special Feature Quick Startup

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