Current Sensing Solution, 10uA-10mA, Low-side, Single Supply


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This TI Reference Design provides the theory, component selection, and simulation of a single-supply, precision low-side current sensing solution that can accurately detect load currents from 10uA-10mA. The corresponding linear output is from 100mV to 4.9V. While traditional op amps can be used for such an application, the INA326 instrumentation amplifier enables a differential measurement and minimizes errors due to PCB parasitic. The INA326 can be used in low-side current sensing because the unique internal circuit topology allows for linear rail-to-rail input and output operation. A unique yet simple gain switching network was implemented in order to realize the wide load current range.

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  • Senses current from 10uA-10mA
  • Less than 0.1 % Error
  • Outputs 100mV to 4.9V
  • Single-Supply Solution
  • Low-Side Measurement
  • Unique gain-switching network
  • Utilizes INA326 RRI/O Instrumentation Amplifier

      This Reference Design Includes:

    • Theory
    • Component Selection
    • TINA-TI Simulation
    • Modification Options


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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
INA326  Precision, Low Drift, CMOS Instrumentation Amplifier  Amplifiers  Sample & Buy Not Available

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PDF 360 19 Sep 2013 297
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PDF 186 06 Sep 2013 69
PDF 81 06 Sep 2013 137
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Name Part Number Tool Type
SPICE-Based Analog Simulation Program  TINA-TI  Circuit Design & Simulation 

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