SBAA529 March 2022 AMC23C14
|Transient Response Time
|2.7 V–5.5 V
This high-speed, isolated undervoltage and overvoltage detection circuit is implemented with a dual isolated window comparator with an adjustable threshold (AMC23C14). This circuit is designed for industrial field-supply applications where the controller-side must detect whether the remote module supply voltage is in a valid range.
The AMC23C14 is selected for its robust reinforced isolation with a high CMTI of 100 kV/μs (minimum), the adjustable dual window comparator thresholds, a wide high-side supply voltage range (3 V to 27 V), and the extended industrial temperature range (–40°C to +125°C).
Solving the system of equations results in R5 = 236 kΩ, R6 = 3.52 kΩ.
The following images are SPICE simulation waveforms of the undervoltage and overvoltage detection circuit. Included is the VDD1 input, which shows the Zener diode protects the VDD1 input from voltages outside of its operating range. SPICE Simulation of the Undervoltage and Overvoltage Detection Circuit - Rising shows the Spice simulation with the output trigger points on a rising input voltage. SPICE Simulation of the Undervoltage and Overvoltage Detection Circuit - Falling shows a similar image but with the output trigger points on a falling input voltage. Comparing the two figures, the trigger points differ by 0.3 V with the falling voltage input having a lower trigger value.
The following images show the measured output of the undervoltage and overvoltage detection circuit, comparing the outputs to the Vsupp voltage (trace 1). The AMC23C14 has open-drain outputs that are normally pulled up to VDD2, and is driven low when the input voltage exceeds the threshold voltage of each comparator. In these measurements OUT1 (trace 3) transitions low if Vsupp exceeds 28.8 V, and OUT2 transitions low if Vsupp exceeds 20.8 V. Component variations and the comparator hysteresis can affect the trip thresholds, but in this case the trip point is within less than 1% of the desired values. The voltage thresholds vary slightly if Vsupp is rising or falling. The second waveform depicts this with OUT1 triggering at 28.6 V instead of 28.8 V.
The following images show the measured output of the undervoltage and overvoltage detection circuit, comparing the AMC23C14 outputs to the VIN voltage (trace 2). These measurements confirm that the comparator trip thresholds match the desired values set by the internal comparator threshold at 300 mV, and the externally set threshold at 420 mV as defined in the equation in step 2 of the Design Steps section.
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Texas Instruments, AMC23C14 AMC23C14 Dual, Fast Response, Reinforced Isolated Window Comparator With Adjustable Threshold data sheet