SBOS386A May   2019  – May 2020 INA186-Q1

PRODUCTION DATA.  

  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Typical Application
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1. Table 1. Pin Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1      Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. Table 2. ESD Ratings
    3. 6.2      Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. Table 3. Thermal Information
    5. 6.3      Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.4      Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1 Precision Current Measurement
      2. 7.3.2 Low Input Bias Current
      3. 7.3.3 Low Quiescent Current With Output Enable
      4. 7.3.4 Bidirectional Current Monitoring
      5. 7.3.5 High-Side and Low-Side Current Sensing
      6. 7.3.6 High Common-Mode Rejection
      7. 7.3.7 Rail-to-Rail Output Swing
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Normal Operation
      2. 7.4.2 Unidirectional Mode
      3. 7.4.3 Bidirectional Mode
      4. 7.4.4 Input Differential Overload
      5. 7.4.5 Shutdown
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
      1. 8.1.1 Basic Connections
      2. 8.1.2 RSENSE and Device Gain Selection
      3. 8.1.3 Signal Conditioning
      4. 8.1.4 Common-Mode Voltage Transients
    2. 8.2 Typical Applications
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curve
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Examples
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Documentation Support
      1. 11.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 11.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 11.3 Support Resources
    4. 11.4 Trademarks
    5. 11.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 11.6 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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

Bidirectional Current Monitoring

INA186-Q1 devices that feature a REF pin can sense current flow through a sense resistor in both directions. The bidirectional current-sensing capability is achieved by applying a voltage at the REF pin to offset the output voltage. A positive differential voltage sensed at the inputs results in an output voltage that is greater than the applied reference voltage. Likewise, a negative differential voltage at the inputs results in output voltage that is less than the applied reference voltage. The output voltage of the current-sense amplifier is shown in Equation 1.

Equation 1. INA186-Q1 q_vout_sbos775.gif

where

  • ILOAD is the load current to be monitored.
  • RSENSE is the current-sense resistor.
  • GAIN is the gain option of the selected device.
  • VREF is the voltage applied to the REF pin.