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Common mode voltage (Max) (V) 40 Common mode voltage (Min) (V) -0.2 Input offset (+/-) (Max) (uV) 50 Input offset drift (+/-) (Typ) (uV/C) 0.05 Gain (V/V) 100, 200, 25, 50, 500 Gain error (%) 0.9 Gain error drift (+/-) (Max) (ppm/°C) 10 CMRR (Min) (dB) 120 Bandwidth (kHz) 45, 37, 35, 32, 27 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 1.7 Iq (Max) (mA) 0.09 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 open-in-new Find other Current sense amplifiers analog output

Package | Pins | Size

SOT-23 (DBV) 5 5 mm² 2.9 x 1.6 SOT-SC70 (DCK) 6 4 mm² 2 x 2.1 open-in-new Find other Current sense amplifiers analog output


  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications:
    • Temperature grade 1: –40°C to +125°C, TA
  • Functional Safety-Capable
  • Wide common-mode voltage range, VCM:
    –0.2 V to +40 V with survivability up to 42 V (recommended for automotive 12-V battery applications)
  • Low input bias currents, IIB: 500 pA (typical)
  • Low power:
    • Low supply voltage, VS: 1.7 V to 5.5 V
    • Low quiescent current, IQ: 48 µA (typical)
  • Accuracy:
    • Common-mode rejection ratio: 120 dB (minimum)
    • Gain error, EG: ±1% (maximum)
    • Gain drift: 10 ppm/°C (maximum)
    • Offset voltage, VOS: ±50 µV (maximum)
    • Offset drift: 0.5 µV/°C (maximum)
  • Bidirectional current sensing capability
  • Gain options:
    • INA186A1-Q1: 25 V/V
    • INA186A2-Q1: 50 V/V
    • INA186A3-Q1: 100 V/V
    • INA186A4-Q1: 200 V/V
    • INA186A5-Q1: 500 V/V

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The INA186-Q1 is an automotive, low-power, voltage-output, current-sense amplifier (also called a current-shunt monitor). This device is commonly used for monitoring systems directly connected to an automotive 12-V battery. The INA186-Q1 can sense drops across shunts at common-mode voltages from –0.2 V to +40 V, independent of the supply voltage. In addition, the input pins have an absolute maximum voltage of 42V.

The low input bias current of the INA186-Q1 permits the use of larger current-sense resistors, thus providing accurate current measurements in the microamp range. The low offset voltage of the zero-drift architecture extends the dynamic range of the current measurement. This feature allows for smaller sense resistors with lower power loss, while still providing accurate current measurements.

The INA186-Q1 operates from a single 1.7-V to 5.5-V power supply, and draws a maximum of 90 µA of supply current. Five fixed gain options are available: 25 V/V, 50 V/V, 100 V/V, 200 V/V, or 500 V/V. The device is specified over the operating temperature range of –40°C to +125°C, and offered in SC70, and SOT-23 packages. The SC70 package supports bidirectional current measurement, whereas the SOT-23 (DBV) only supports current measurement in one direction.

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Hardware development

This is a small module with 5 completely independent boards that can be broken off by the user. Five identical boards (15A rating) can be used for the five device gain variants. Each board provides test points for VS, GND, OUT, and REF. Additionally, boards are compatible with 1206 to 0603 shunt (...)
  • Easy to test INA186 with differential voltage or shunt resistor.
  • Pads and sockets allow quick and easy implementation of SMD or TH filtering and input protection.
  • Breakable panels allow experimenting and testing with all gain variants.

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Reference designs

Current Shunt Monitor with Transient Robustness Reference Design
TIDA-00302 This high-side current shunt monitor is used to measure the voltage developed across a current-sensing resistor when current passes through it.

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