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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
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
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) 20 Dec 2017
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Application note High-voltage, high-side floating current sensing circuit using current output, c 28 Jun 2018
Application note Extending Common-Mode Range of Current-Sense Amplifiers 06 Jul 2017
Application note Benefits of Intergated Low Inductive Shunt for PWM Applications 17 Jun 2017
Technical article System trade-offs for high- and low-side current measurements 01 Jun 2017
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Analog design journal A dual-polarity, bidirectional current-shunt monitor 22 Oct 2008
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