Low-side, bidirectional current-sensing circuit CIRCUIT060007 (ACTIVE)

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This single-supply low-side, bidirectional current sensing solution can accurately detect load currents from –1A to 1A. The linear range of the output is from 110mV to 3.19V. Low-side current sensing keeps the common-mode voltage near ground, and is thus most useful in applications with large bus voltages.

  • Single 5V supply with half-supply reference
  • Input: -2.22mV to 2.27mV differential
  • Output: 225mV - 4.72V 
  • Strain gauge resistance variation: 115 - 125 Ohms 
  • Gain: 1001V/V

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Application notes (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 147 01 Feb 2019
User guides (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 941 11 Dec 2015
PDF 723 08 Dec 2014
Solution guides (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 11259 18 Feb 2019
More literature (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 4073 29 Nov 2018

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Development Tools (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Analog engineer's calculator  ANALOG-ENGINEER-CALC  Calculation Tools 
SPICE-based analog simulation program  TINA-TI  Circuit Design & Simulation 

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