Infineon TLE6209R Motor control IC Review

Configuration: Single H-Bridge
Applications: PM DC, Servo
Current (continuous): 6 amps
Current (peak): 7 amps
Voltage (max): 40V
Short circuit protection: Yes
Built-in chopper current limitation: 4, 5, 6 or 7 amps
Interface: Parallel & SPI serial for settings
Datasheet: TLE6209R

The TLE6209R has in interesting combination of parallel inputs for direct control of the h-bridge with a serial SPI interface for the internal settings such as current limit and chopper off time.    Along with shout circuit protection, the chip has a selectable current limit.  This might be used to limit motor current during startup, providing something like a soft-start function.