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Common mode voltage (Max) (V) 26 Common mode voltage (Min) (V) -0.2 Input offset (+/-) (Max) (uV) 150 Input offset drift (+/-) (Typ) (uV/C) 0.2 Gain (V/V) 100, 20, 200, 50 Gain error (%) 1 Gain error drift (+/-) (Max) (ppm/°C) 20 CMRR (Min) (dB) 84 Bandwidth (kHz) 350, 210, 150, 105 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2.7 Iq (Max) (mA) 0.3 Number of channels (#) 1 Comparators (#) 0 Features Bi-directional, Low-side Capable Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125
Common mode voltage (Max) (V) 26 Common mode voltage (Min) (V) -0.2 Input offset (+/-) (Max) (uV) 150 Input offset drift (+/-) (Typ) (uV/C) 0.2 Gain (V/V) 100, 20, 200, 50 Gain error (%) 1 Gain error drift (+/-) (Max) (ppm/°C) 20 CMRR (Min) (dB) 84 Bandwidth (kHz) 350, 210, 150, 105 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2.7 Iq (Max) (mA) 0.3 Number of channels (#) 1 Comparators (#) 0 Features Bi-directional, Low-side Capable Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125
SOT-23 (DBV) 6 5 mm² 2.9 x 1.6
  • Common-mode range (VCM): –0.2 V to +26 V
  • High bandwidth: 350 kHz (A1 devices)
  • Offset voltage:
    • ±150 µV (maximum) at VCM = 0 V
    • ±500 µV (maximum) at VCM = 12 V
  • Output slew rate: 2 V/µs
  • Bidirectional current-sensing capability
  • Accuracy:
    • ±1% gain error (maximum)
    • 1-µV/°C offset drift (maximum)
  • Gain options:
    • 20 V/V (A1 devices)
    • 50 V/V (A2 devices)
    • 100 V/V (A3 devices)
    • 200 V/V (A4 devices)
  • Quiescent current: 260 µA maximum (INA181)
  • Common-mode range (VCM): –0.2 V to +26 V
  • High bandwidth: 350 kHz (A1 devices)
  • Offset voltage:
    • ±150 µV (maximum) at VCM = 0 V
    • ±500 µV (maximum) at VCM = 12 V
  • Output slew rate: 2 V/µs
  • Bidirectional current-sensing capability
  • Accuracy:
    • ±1% gain error (maximum)
    • 1-µV/°C offset drift (maximum)
  • Gain options:
    • 20 V/V (A1 devices)
    • 50 V/V (A2 devices)
    • 100 V/V (A3 devices)
    • 200 V/V (A4 devices)
  • Quiescent current: 260 µA maximum (INA181)

The INA181, INA2181, and INA4181 (INAx181) current sense amplifiers are designed for cost-optimized applications. These devices are part of a family of bidirectional, current-sense amplifiers (also called current-shunt monitors) that sense voltage drops across current-sense resistors at common-mode voltages from –0.2 V to +26 V, independent of the supply voltage. The INAx181 family integrates a matched resistor gain network in four, fixed-gain device options: 20 V/V, 50 V/V, 100 V/V, or 200 V/V. This matched gain resistor network minimizes gain error and reduces the temperature drift.

These devices operate from a single 2.7-V to 5.5-V power supply. The single-channel INA181 draws a maximum supply current of 260 µA; whereas, the dual-channel INA2181 draws a maximum supply current of 500 µA, and the quad-channel INA4181 draws a maximum supply current of 900 µA.

The INA181 is available in a 6-pin, SOT-23 package. The INA2181 is available in 10-pin, VSSOP and WSON packages. The INA4181 is available in a 20-pin, TSSOP package. All device options are specified over the extended operating temperature range of –40°C to +125°C.

The INA181, INA2181, and INA4181 (INAx181) current sense amplifiers are designed for cost-optimized applications. These devices are part of a family of bidirectional, current-sense amplifiers (also called current-shunt monitors) that sense voltage drops across current-sense resistors at common-mode voltages from –0.2 V to +26 V, independent of the supply voltage. The INAx181 family integrates a matched resistor gain network in four, fixed-gain device options: 20 V/V, 50 V/V, 100 V/V, or 200 V/V. This matched gain resistor network minimizes gain error and reduces the temperature drift.

These devices operate from a single 2.7-V to 5.5-V power supply. The single-channel INA181 draws a maximum supply current of 260 µA; whereas, the dual-channel INA2181 draws a maximum supply current of 500 µA, and the quad-channel INA4181 draws a maximum supply current of 900 µA.

The INA181 is available in a 6-pin, SOT-23 package. The INA2181 is available in 10-pin, VSSOP and WSON packages. The INA4181 is available in a 20-pin, TSSOP package. All device options are specified over the extended operating temperature range of –40°C to +125°C.

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* Data sheet INAx181 Bidirectional, Low- and High-Side Voltage Output, Current-Sense Amplifiers datasheet (Rev. G) PDF | HTML 05 May 2020
Application note Introduction to Current Sense Amplifiers PDF | HTML 02 Feb 2022
Application note Using a PCB Copper Trace as a Current-Sense Shunt Resistor PDF | HTML 25 Jan 2022
Selection guide Current Sense Amplifiers (Rev. E) 20 Sep 2021
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
Circuit design Low-Drift, Low-Side, Bidirectional Current Sensing Circuit (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 02 Dec 2020
E-book Ein Techniker-Leitfaden für Industrieroboter-Designs 25 Mar 2020
E-book E-book: An engineer’s guide to industrial robot designs 12 Feb 2020
Circuit design Adjustable-gain, current-output, high-side current-sensing circuit 09 Aug 2019
Circuit design Fast-response overcurrent event detection circuit 27 May 2019
Application note Bidirectional, Low-Side Phase Current Sensing With Onboard Overcurrent Detection (Rev. D) 06 Mar 2019
Technical article A key to accurate system thermal management: monitoring both current flow and temperature 04 Oct 2018
Application note Closed-Loop Analysis of Load-Induced Amplifier Stability Issues Using Zout 27 Oct 2017
Application note Low-Drift, Low-Side Current Measurements for Three-Phase Systems (Rev. B) 05 Sep 2017
Application note Low Cost Bidirectional Current Sensing Using INA181 28 Jul 2017
Technical article Precise constant current regulation helps advance fast-charging 15 Jun 2017
Application note Low-Side Current Sense Circuit Integration 30 Mar 2017
EVM User's guide INA180-181 EVM User's Guide 19 Jan 2016

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