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Common mode voltage (Max) (V) 36 Common mode voltage (Min) (V) 2.7 Input offset (+/-) (Max) (uV) 1000 Input offset drift (+/-) (Typ) (uV/C) 1 Gain (V/V) Adjustable Gain error (%) 2 Gain error drift (+/-) (Max) (ppm/°C) 100 CMRR (Min) (dB) 100 Bandwidth (kHz) 800 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 36 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2.7 Iq (Max) (mA) 0.06 Number of channels (#) 1 Comparators (#) 0 Features Current Output Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125
Common mode voltage (Max) (V) 36 Common mode voltage (Min) (V) 2.7 Input offset (+/-) (Max) (uV) 1000 Input offset drift (+/-) (Typ) (uV/C) 1 Gain (V/V) Adjustable Gain error (%) 2 Gain error drift (+/-) (Max) (ppm/°C) 100 CMRR (Min) (dB) 100 Bandwidth (kHz) 800 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 36 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2.7 Iq (Max) (mA) 0.06 Number of channels (#) 1 Comparators (#) 0 Features Current Output Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125
SOT-23 (DBV) 5 5 mm² 2.9 x 1.6
  • Complete Unipolar High-Side Current Measurement Circuit
  • Wide Supply and Common-Mode Range
  • INA138: 2.7 V to 36 V
  • INA168: 2.7 V to 60 V
  • Independent Supply and Input Common-Mode Voltages
  • Single Resistor Gain Set
  • Low Quiescent Current (25 µA Typical)
  • Wide Temperature Range: –40°C to +125°C
  • 5-Pin SOT-23 Package
  • Complete Unipolar High-Side Current Measurement Circuit
  • Wide Supply and Common-Mode Range
  • INA138: 2.7 V to 36 V
  • INA168: 2.7 V to 60 V
  • Independent Supply and Input Common-Mode Voltages
  • Single Resistor Gain Set
  • Low Quiescent Current (25 µA Typical)
  • Wide Temperature Range: –40°C to +125°C
  • 5-Pin SOT-23 Package

The INA138 and INA168 (INA1x8) are high-side, unipolar, current shunt monitors. Wide input common-mode voltage range, low quiescent current, and tiny SOT-23 packaging enable use in a variety of applications.

Input common-mode and power-supply voltages are independent and can range from 2.7 V to 36 V for the INA138 and 2.7 V to 60 V for the INA168. Quiescent current is only 25 µA, which permits connecting the power supply to either side of the current measurement shunt with minimal error.

The device converts a differential input voltage to a current output. This current is converted back to a voltage with an external load resistor that sets any gain from 1 to over 100. Although designed for current shunt measurement, the circuit invites creative applications in measurement and level shifting.

Both the INA138 and INA168 are available in SOT23-5 and are specified for the –40°C to 125°C temperature range.

 

The INA138 and INA168 (INA1x8) are high-side, unipolar, current shunt monitors. Wide input common-mode voltage range, low quiescent current, and tiny SOT-23 packaging enable use in a variety of applications.

Input common-mode and power-supply voltages are independent and can range from 2.7 V to 36 V for the INA138 and 2.7 V to 60 V for the INA168. Quiescent current is only 25 µA, which permits connecting the power supply to either side of the current measurement shunt with minimal error.

The device converts a differential input voltage to a current output. This current is converted back to a voltage with an external load resistor that sets any gain from 1 to over 100. Although designed for current shunt measurement, the circuit invites creative applications in measurement and level shifting.

Both the INA138 and INA168 are available in SOT23-5 and are specified for the –40°C to 125°C temperature range.

 

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* Data sheet INA1x8 High-Side Measurement Current Shunt Monitor datasheet (Rev. E) PDF | HTML 20 Dec 2017
Application note Extending the Common-Mode Voltage Range of Current-Output Current Shunt Monitors (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 21 Mar 2022
Application note Extending Beyond the Max Common-Mode Range of Discrete Current-Sense Amplifiers (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 10 Mar 2022
Application note Using a PCB Copper Trace as a Current-Sense Shunt Resistor PDF | HTML 25 Jan 2022
Technical article Solving the multidecade current-measurement challenge in your 48-V BMS application 14 Jun 2021
Technical article How current-sense amplifiers monitor satellite health 08 Feb 2021
Technical article A key to accurate system thermal management: monitoring both current flow and temperature 04 Oct 2018
Circuit design High-voltage, high-side floating current sensing circuit using current output, c 28 Jun 2018
Technical article System trade-offs for high- and low-side current measurements 01 Jun 2017
Analog Design Journal 4Q 2012 Issue Analog Applications Journal 25 Sep 2012
Analog Design Journal Harnessing wasted energy in 4- to 20-mA current-loop systems 25 Sep 2012
Analog Design Journal A dual-polarity, bidirectional current-shunt monitor 22 Oct 2008
Analog Design Journal Q4 2008 Issue Analog Applications Journal 22 Oct 2008
User guide UCC38C42 30-W Synchronous Buck Converter Reference Design 04 Feb 2003

Design & development

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Simulation model

INA138 PSpice Model (Rev. A)

SBOM140A.ZIP (25 KB) - PSpice Model
Simulation model

INA138 TINA-TI Reference Design (Rev. A)

SBOC152A.TSC (45 KB) - TINA-TI Reference Design
Simulation model

INA138 TINA-TI Spice Model

SBFC024.TSM (3 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
Calculation tool

CS-AMPLIFIER-ERROR-TOOL — Current sense amplifier comparison and error tool

This Excel calculator provides a comparison between two and five of our standard current sense amplifiers, delivering a chart containing the basic parameters of each device. This calculator also takes system condition inputs from users such as common-mode voltage, supply voltage, shunt resistor (...)
Design tool

Source Files for SBOA295 (Rev. A)

SGLC001A.ZIP (28 KB)
Simulation tool

PSPICE-FOR-TI — PSpice® for TI design and simulation tool

PSpice® for TI is a design and simulation environment that helps evaluate functionality of analog circuits. This full-featured, design and simulation suite uses an analog analysis engine from Cadence®. Available at no cost, PSpice for TI includes one of the largest model libraries in the (...)
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TINA-TI — SPICE-based analog simulation program

TINA-TI provides all the conventional DC, transient and frequency domain analysis of SPICE and much more. TINA has extensive post-processing capability that allows you to format results the way you want them. Virtual instruments allow you to select input waveforms and probe circuit nodes voltages (...)
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Reference designs

TIDA-00799 — Quad-Channel, 12-Bit, 50-MSPS ADC Reference Design With Low Noise, Low Distortion, DC and AC Inputs

This reference design demonstrates how to implement a single-ended-to-differential input path, which can be AC-coupled or DC-coupled for an ADC3422. It also explains how to design a high-input impedance, DC-coupled input path. The reference design can be used for applications such as low-power (...)
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Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-00332 — High Voltage 12 V – 400 V DC Current Sense Reference Design

This Verified Design shows a circuit to measure currents with a common mode of up to 400V using an INA138. This is achieved by creating a simple floating power supply and biasing the INA138 directly from the high voltage source. The 400V in this design is an example. With different components even (...)
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Schematic: PDF
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