SBOS470A December   2019  – June 2021 INA293


  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 Amplifier Input Common-Mode Signal
        1. Input-Signal Bandwidth
        2. Low Input Bias Current
        3. Low VSENSE Operation
        4. Wide Fixed Gain Output
        5. Wide Supply Range
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Unidirectional Operation
      2. 7.4.2 High Signal Throughput
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
      1. 8.1.1 RSENSE and Device Gain Selection
      2. 8.1.2 Input Filtering
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. Overload Recovery With Negative VSENSE
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curve
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  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

Input Filtering


Input filters are not required for accurate measurements using the INA293, and use of filters in this location is not recommended. If filter components are used on the input of the amplifier, follow the guidelines in this section to minimize the effects on performance.

Based strictly on user design requirements, external filtering of the current signal may be desired. The initial location that can be considered for the filter is at the output of the current sense amplifier. Although placing the filter at the output satisfies the filtering requirements, this location changes the low output impedance measured by any circuitry connected to the output voltage pin. The other location for filter placement is at the current sense amplifier input pins. This location satisfies the filtering requirement also, however the components must be carefully selected to minimally impact device performance. Figure 8-1 shows a filter placed at the input pins.

GUID-ADA2F152-C4FA-48E7-B1C1-C216ADA2E9E0-low.gifFigure 8-1 Filter at Input Pins

External series resistance provides a source of additional measurement error, so keep the value of these series resistors to 10 Ω or less to reduce loss of accuracy. The internal bias network shown in Figure 8-1 creates a mismatch in input bias currents (see Figure 6-15, Figure 6-16 and Figure 6-17) when a differential voltage is applied between the input pins. If additional external series filter resistors are added to the circuit, a mismatch is created in the voltage drop across the filter resistors. This voltage is a differential error voltage in the shunt resistor voltage. In addition to the absolute resistor value, mismatch resulting from resistor tolerance can significantly impact the error because this value is calculated based on the actual measured resistance.

The measurement error expected from the additional external filter resistors can be calculated using Equation 4, where the gain error factor is calculated using Equation 5.

Equation 4. GUID-0A092707-4731-4945-B32C-94C91EBFA501-low.gif

The gain error factor, shown in Equation 4, can be calculated to determine the gain error introduced by the additional external series resistance. Equation 4 calculates the deviation of the shunt voltage, resulting from the attenuation and imbalance created by the added external filter resistance. Table 8-2 provides the gain error factor and gain error for several resistor values.

Equation 5. GUID-81BC5FDE-84CC-4BF2-943C-01FB3E9444B9-low.gif


  • RS is the external filter resistance value
  • R1 is the INA293 input resistance value specified in Table 7-1
Table 8-2 Example Gain Error Factor and Gain Error for 10-Ω External Filter Input Resistors
INA293x1 (20)0.997108386-0.289161432
INA293x2 (50)0.996512207-0.348779273
INA293x3 (100)0.996512207-0.348779273
INA293x4 (200)0.995520159-0.447984072
INA293x5 (500)0.992555831-0.744416873