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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 Automotive TI functional safety category Functional Safety-Capable 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 Automotive TI functional safety category Functional Safety-Capable Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125
SOT-23 (DBV) 6 5 mm² 2.9 x 1.6
  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications
    • Temperature grade 1: –40°C ≤ TA ≤ +125°C
    • HBM ESD classification level 2
    • CDM ESD classification level C6
  • Functional Safety-Capable
  • 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-Q1)
  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications
    • Temperature grade 1: –40°C ≤ TA ≤ +125°C
    • HBM ESD classification level 2
    • CDM ESD classification level C6
  • Functional Safety-Capable
  • 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-Q1)

The INA181-Q1, INA2181-Q1, and INA4181-Q1 (INAx181-Q1) 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-Q1 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-Q1 draws a maximum supply current of 260 µA; whereas, the dual-channel INA2181-Q1 draws a maximum supply current of 500 µA, and the quad-channel INA4181-Q1 draws a maximum supply current of 900 µA.

The INA181-Q1 is available in a 6-pin, SOT-23 package. The INA2181-Q1 is available in a 10-pin, VSSOP package. The INA4181-Q1 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-Q1, INA2181-Q1, and INA4181-Q1 (INAx181-Q1) 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-Q1 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-Q1 draws a maximum supply current of 260 µA; whereas, the dual-channel INA2181-Q1 draws a maximum supply current of 500 µA, and the quad-channel INA4181-Q1 draws a maximum supply current of 900 µA.

The INA181-Q1 is available in a 6-pin, SOT-23 package. The INA2181-Q1 is available in a 10-pin, VSSOP package. The INA4181-Q1 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-Q1 Automotive, Bidirectional, Low- and High-side Voltage Output, Current-Sense Amplifiers datasheet (Rev. C) 30 Apr 2020
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
Application note Low-Drift, Low-Side, Bidirectional Current Sensing Circuit (Rev. A) 02 Dec 2020
Functional safety information INAx180-Q1, INAx181-Q1 Functional Safety Fit Rate, FMD and Pin FMA (Rev. A) 22 Sep 2020
Application note Evaluating Current Sensing Amplifiers in Body Control Modules Using Simulation 16 Dec 2019
Application note Adjustable-gain, current-output, high-side current-sensing circuit 09 Aug 2019
Application note Fast-response overcurrent event detection circuit 27 May 2019
Application note 12-V Battery Monitoring in an Automotive Module 06 Mar 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 System trade-offs for high- and low-side current measurements 01 Jun 2017
Application note Low-Side Current Sense Circuit Integration 30 Mar 2017
User guide INA180-181 EVM User's Guide 19 Jan 2016

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CIRCUIT060037 — Precision over-current latch circuit

This high-side, current sensing solution uses a current sense amplifier, a comparator with an integrated reference and a P-channel MOSFET to create an over-current latch circuit. When a load current greater than 200 mA is detected, the circuit disconnects the system from its power source. The (...)
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