I'm using the DRV8836 (datasheet here) from Texas Instruments and can't seem to get it to work. Does it require a PWM (pulse from the signal generator) or am I able to drive it with only the DC power supply? I'm a bit confused with how this chip works in terms of what type of input the PHASE pin expects. I know that the ENABLE pin can just be pulled high by a DC power supply. I am using the PHASE/ENABLE mode, but what is the difference between this mode and the IN/IN mode?
What I want to do is to control a DC motor with this H-bridge and a microcontroller, but for now I just want to test if I have the chip soldered onto its adapter board properly, which I have on a breadboard.
Here is my set-up: