I'm trying to control an inductive load via a MOSFET IC Driver connected to an Arduino unit, such as this:http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/VND5160JTR-E/497-11694-1-ND/2746923
I've never had any previous experience with ICs that had the MOSFETs in them (MOSFETS themselves -- that's another matter); is activation of a driver such as above generally like that of a relay, i.e. "ON" or "OFF" dependent on a 0/5V("HI"/"LO") output signal to the driver's input. I've read and re-read the datasheet and thought it's explanation of the ON/OFF state rather cryptic.
Closest lead I could find was info on the open load detection table on pg.11 which has an "on-state detection threshold" current value FOR a test condition of 5V Vin, 8-18 VCC; does that mean, then on state activation is really current-based vs. voltage based for this model?