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Common mode voltage (Max) (V) 110 Common mode voltage (Min) (V) -4 Input offset (+/-) (Max) (uV) 150 Input offset drift (+/-) (Typ) (uV/C) 0.07 Gain (V/V) 100, 20, 200, 50, 500 Gain error (%) 0.5 Gain error drift (+/-) (Max) (ppm/°C) 20 CMRR (Min) (dB) 120 Bandwidth (kHz) 1300 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 20 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2.7 Iq (Max) (mA) 2.25 Number of channels (#) 1 Comparators (#) 0 Features Low-side Capable Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 open-in-new Find other Current sense amplifiers analog output

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  • Wide common-mode voltage:
    • Operational voltage: −4 V to +110 V
    • Survival voltage: −20 V to +120 V
  • Excellent CMRR:
    • 120-dB DC CMRR
    • 65-dB AC CMRR at 50 kHz
  • Accuracy:
    • Gain:
      • Gain error: ±0.5% (maximum)
      • Gain drift: ±20 ppm/°C (maximum)
    • Offset:
      • Offset voltage: ±55 µV (typical)
      • Offset drift: ±0.1 µV/°C (typical)
  • Available gains:
    • INA281A1, INA281B1 : 20 V/V
    • INA281A2, INA281B2 : 50 V/V
    • INA281A3, INA281B3 : 100 V/V
    • INA281A4, INA281B4 : 200 V/V
    • INA281A5, INA281B5 : 500 V/V
  • High bandwidth: 1.3 MHz
  • Slew rate: 2.5V/µs
  • Quiescent current: 1.5 mA

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The INA281 is a high-precision current sense amplifier that can measure voltage drops across shunt resistors over a wide common-mode range from –4 V to 110 V. The negative common-mode voltage allows the device to operate below ground, thus accommodating precise measurement of recirculating currents in half-bridge applications. The combination of a low offset voltage, small gain error and high DC CMRR enables highly accurate current measurement. The INA281 is not only designed for DC current measurement, but also for high-speed applications (like fast overcurrent protection, for example) with a high bandwidth of 1.3 MHz and an 65-dB AC CMRR (at 50 kHz).

The INA281 operates from a single 2.7-V to 20-V supply, drawing 1.5 mA of supply current. The INA281 is available with five gain options: 20 V/V, 50 V/V, 100 V/V, 200 V/V, and 500 V/V. These gain options address wide dynamic range for current-sensing applications.

The INA281 is specified over an operating temperature range of −40 °C to +125 °C and is offered in a space-saving SOT-23 package with two pin-out variants.

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* Datasheet INA281, –4-V to 110-V, 1.3-MHz Current-Sense Amplifier datasheet Jun. 26, 2020
More literature INA281EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Jul. 01, 2020
User guide INA281EVM User's Guide Jun. 17, 2020
Technical articles A key to accurate system thermal management: monitoring both current flow and temperature Oct. 04, 2018
Application note Current Sensing in an H-Bridge (Rev. A) Jul. 20, 2018
Application note High-Side Drive, High-Side Solenoid Monitor With PWM Rejection (Rev. B) Jul. 20, 2018
Technical articles System trade-offs for high- and low-side current measurements Jun. 01, 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

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This is a small module with 10 completely independent boards that can be broken off by the user. Ten schematically identical boards for each of the five gain variation and two pinout variations of the INA281 with inputs up to 110V common mode and 5A (on board shunt) input capability. Each board (...)
  • Easy to test INA281 with differential voltage or shunt resistor.
  • Pads and sockets allow quick and easy implementation of SMD filtering.
  • Breakable panels lets customer experiment and test with all gain variants and two pin outs.

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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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