SBFS042 June   2020 AFE3010


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      GFCI Application
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4 Thermal Information
    5. 6.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1 Powering The AFE3010
      2. 7.3.2 Sensing Amplifier
      3. 7.3.3 Noise Filter
      4. 7.3.4 ALARM (LED) Driver
      5. 7.3.5 Phase Detection
      6. 7.3.6 SCR Control
      7. 7.3.7 Self-Test Function
        1. Periodic Self-Test
        2. Continuous Self-Test
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Pin Configuration
      2. 7.4.2 ALARM Modes to Drive LED
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
      1. 8.1.1 Manual Self-Test Using PTT Pin
        1. Successful Self-Test
        2. Unsuccessful Self-Test
      2. 8.1.2 ALARM and RESET Function With SW_OPEN
        1. No Self-Test Fail Event
        2. Self-Test Fail Event
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
    3. 8.3 What to Do and What Not to Do
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    2. 11.2 Support Resources
    3. 11.3 Trademarks
    4. 11.4 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    5. 11.5 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information


The AFE3010 is a precision, low-power, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) controller used for detecting ground fault leakage paths in electrical circuits. This device is a single IC solution that continuously monitors an electrical circuit for multiple fault conditions to verify that the system is operating correctly.

In addition to a ground fault leakage detection, the AFE3010 can detect a grounded neutral condition which can also lead to a harmful shock from a connected appliance. The device implements a unique closed-loop grounded neutral detection scheme that eliminates the need for component resonance tuning, resulting in optimized system development time. Periodic self-test is performed once in every 180 cycles of the AC power line to ensure all the components related to ground fault control system are working properly. In case of any component failure the device enables an LED light, and/ or trips a solenoid to open the load switch. In applications where an LED light indicator is not needed, the ALARM pin can be configured as a secondary SCR driver to drive an additional solenoid for redundancy purpose.

The AFE3010 integrates shunt and LDO regulators to directly power from an AC line through a diode bridge and passive components.

The AFE3010 offers flexible configurable options to implement robust application specific protection schemes in different end-equipments such as electrical receptacles, circuit breakers, and so forth.

Device Information(1)

AFE3010 VQFN (16) 3.00 mm × 3.00 mm
  1. For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the data sheet.