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Common mode voltage (Max) (V) 60 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) 60 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 open-in-new Find other Current sense amplifiers analog output

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SOT-23 (DBV) 5 5 mm² 2.9 x 1.6 open-in-new Find other Current sense amplifiers analog output

Features

  • 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

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Description

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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* Datasheet INA1x8 High-Side Measurement Current Shunt Monitor datasheet (Rev. E) Dec. 20, 2017
White papers Simplifying Current Sensing (Rev. A) Jan. 09, 2020
Technical articles A key to accurate system thermal management: monitoring both current flow and temperature Oct. 04, 2018
Application notes High-voltage, high-side floating current sensing circuit using current output, c Jun. 28, 2018
Application notes Extending Common-Mode Range of Current-Sense Amplifiers Jul. 06, 2017
Application notes Benefits of Intergated Low Inductive Shunt for PWM Applications Jun. 17, 2017
Technical articles System trade-offs for high- and low-side current measurements Jun. 01, 2017
Application notes Current Sensing in a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) May 03, 2017
Application notes Precision LED Brightness and Color Mixing With Discrete Current Sense Amplifiers Feb. 28, 2017
Technical articles Why should you care about overcurrent protection in your system? Jun. 16, 2016
Technical articles How to get started with current sense amplifiers – part 2 May 26, 2015
Application notes A dual-polarity, bidirectional current-shunt monitor Oct. 22, 2008
Application notes Q4 2008 Issue Analog Applications Journal Oct. 22, 2008
Application notes Extending Voltage Range of Current Shunt Monitor Feb. 15, 2006
User guides UCC38C42 30-W Synchronous Buck Converter Reference Design Feb. 04, 2003

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