SLVSEE8B November 2019 – May 2021 DRV8899-Q1
The current path for a motor connected in full-bridge is through the high-side FET of one half-bridge and low-side FET of the other half-bridge. The conduction loss (PCOND) depends on the motor rms current (IRMS) and high-side (RDS(ONH)) and low-side (RDS(ONL)) on-state resistances as shown in Equation 4.
This power calculation is highly dependent on the device temperature which significantly effects the high-side and low-side on-resistance of the FETs. For more accurate calculation, consider the dependency of on-resistance of FETs with device temperature.