SBOS181F December   2000  – February 2017 INA139 , INA169


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and 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 Output Voltage Range
      2. 7.3.2 Bandwidth
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
      1. 8.1.1 Operation
    2. 8.2 Typical Applications
      1. 8.2.1 Buffering Output to Drive an ADC
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
          1. Selecting RS and RL
        3. Application Curve
      2. 8.2.2 Output Filter
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
        3. Application Curve
      3. 8.2.3 Offsetting the Output Voltage
      4. 8.2.4 Bipolar Current Measurement
        1. Application Curve
      5. 8.2.5 Bipolar Current Measurement Using a Differential Input of the A/D Converter
      6. 8.2.6 Multiplexed Measurement Using Logic Signal for Power
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Related Links
    2. 11.2 Community Resources
    3. 11.3 Trademarks
    4. 11.4 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    5. 11.5 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
  • DBV|5
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Detailed Description


The INA139 and INA169 devices are comprised of a high voltage, precision operational amplifier, precision thin film resistors trimmed in production to an absolute tolerance and a low noise output transistor. The INA139 and INA169 devices can be powered from a single power supply and their input voltages can exceed the power supply voltage. The INA139 and INA169 devices are ideal for measuring small differential voltages, such as those generated across a shunt resistor in the presence of large, common-mode voltages. See the Functional Block Diagram, which illustrates the functional components within both the INA139 and INA169 devices.

Functional Block Diagram

INA139 INA169 FBD_SBOS181.gif

Feature Description

Output Voltage Range

The output of the INA139 is a current, which is converted to a voltage by the load resistor (RL). The output current remains accurate within the compliance voltage range of the output circuitry. The shunt voltage and the input common-mode and power-supply voltages limit the maximum possible output swing. The maximum output voltage compliance is limited by the lower of Equation 1 and Equation 2.

Equation 1. INA139 INA169 sbos181f_equation1.gif

or whichever is lower

Equation 2. INA139 INA169 sbos181f_equation2.gif


Measurement bandwidth is affected by the value of the load resistor (RL). High gain produced by high values of RL yield a narrower measurement bandwidth (see the Typical Characteristics graphs). For widest possible bandwidth, keep the capacitive load on the output to a minimum. Reduction in bandwidth due to capacitive load is shown in the Typical Characteristics graphs.

If bandwidth limiting (filtering) is desired, a capacitor can be added to the output (see Figure 12). This does not cause instability.

Device Functional Modes

For proper operation the INA139 and INA169 devices must operate within their specified limits. Operating either device outside of their specified power supply voltage range or their specified common-mode range results in unexpected behavior and is not recommended. Additionally operating the output beyond their specified limits with respect to power supply voltage and input common-mode voltage will also produce unexpected results. See the table for device specifications.