The new ACS764 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a low-noise precision digital current sensor IC targeted at server, telecom, and power monitoring IC applications at up to 100 V within the industrial, consumer and computer markets.
The new fully integrated Hall-effect current sensor IC is the first digital current sensor IC released by Allegro, and is designed for applications that require digital current sensing and reporting through an I²C™ bus.
Factory programming of the offset and gain, including the temperature coefficients, stabilises the offset and gain over the operating temperature range. This programming greatly reduces the device total error, typically less than 2% over the operating temperature range.
An integrated low-resistance conductor means that external shunt resistors are not required and, by employing Hall-effect sensing technology, eliminates the error normally associated with the sensor resistance varying with temperature. The device allows 16 unique I²C™ bus addresses, selectable via external pins. A digital synchronisation input pin also provides the ability to obtain multiple sensor readings with the same time stamp. The device is highly configurable and includes an averaging filter that is user controlled.
Full-scale current-sensing ranges of 16 A and 32 A (unidirectional sensing) are available as standard options. The device also incorporates a digital over-current fault output and internal averaging filter, both of which are user configurable through the I²C™ bus.
The ACS764XLFTR-T is provided in a compact 24-pin QSOP package (suffix LF). The leadframe is plated with 100% matt tin, which is compatible with standard lead (Pb) free printed circuit board assembly processes. Internally, the device is lead-free, except for flip-chip high-temperature lead-based solder balls, currently exempt from RoHS.
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC is a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing high-performance semiconductors. Allegro’s innovative solutions serve high-growth applications within the automotive market, with additional focus on office automation, industrial, and consumer/communications solutions. Allegro is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) with design, applications, and sales support centers located worldwide. Further information about Allegro can be found at www.allegromicro.com
Allegro MicroSystems Europe, headquartered in Chertsey, United Kingdom, is the European sales and marketing operation, and operates a network of representatives and distributors throughout Europe. Allegro also has an engineering design centre in Edinburgh in Scotland and an application and marketing centre in Annecy in France.