The L298 is a high voltage, high current, dual full-bridge motor driver designed to accept standard TTL logic levels and drive inductive loads such as relays, solenoids, DC and stepping motors.
Comes in a staggered, 15-lead Multiwatt package. A breakout board is also available to make the L298 easier to use.
Breakout Board Available:
We also stock a breakout board for the L298N that makes it easy to mount the odd staggered pin layout as shown below.
L298N motor driver IC mounted on the breakout board