1 MHz Bandwidth Current Sensor ICs with 3600 VRMS IsolationSeptember 11, 2019 by Allegro Microsystems
This article features Allegro MicroSystems Europe ACS732 and ACS733 current sensor ICs provide a compact and accurate solution for measuring currents.
Allegro MicroSystems Europe has added a new generation of high bandwidth current sensor ICs to their existing family of devices.
Allegro ACS732 and ACS733 current sensor ICs
The Allegro ACS732 and ACS733 current sensor ICs provide a compact, fast, and accurate solution for measuring high-frequency currents in DC/DC converters and other switching power applications. These devices are the first 1MHz offerings from Allegro to offer 3600 VRMS galvanic isolation ratings.
The current sensor ICs are Hall-effect-based and include user-configurable overcurrent fault detection. These features make them ideally suited for high-frequency transformer and current transformer replacement in applications running at high voltages.
The ACS732 and ACS733 are suitable for all markets, including automotive, industrial, commercial, and communications systems. They may be used in motor control, load detection and management, switch-mode power supplies, and overcurrent fault protection applications.
The devices are fully calibrated at the Allegro factory to provide a high accuracy solution over the entire operating temperature range. The fully integrated wide-body SOIC-16 package has a typical resistance of 1 mΩ, providing low power loss and reduced bill of materials that allows for easy implementation. Applied current flowing through the copper conduction path generates a magnetic field that is sensed by the IC and converted to a proportional voltage. Current is sensed differentially in order to reject external common-mode fields. The current-carrying pins (pins one through eight) are electrically isolated from the sensor leads (pins nine through 16).
This allows the devices to be used in high-side current sensing applications without the use of high-side differential amplifiers, isolators, or other costly isolation techniques. The ACS732 and ACS733 are provided in a small, low profile, surface-mount SOIC-16 wide-body package. This package is lead (Pb) free, with 100% matt-tin lead frame plating (suffix –T).
About Allegro MicroSystems
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.
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.