The MAX44298 is a low-side current, voltage, and power monitoring circuit that provides an analog output current proportional to the measured current, voltage, and the internally calculated instantaneous power.
Instantaneous power is calculated internally by multiplying the load current and a fraction of the load voltage set by an external resistive divider. All three outputs are scaled to a full-scale current of either 100µA or 50µA. This full-scale current option is set with a simple pin-strap, ISET. An additional output current of either 100µA or 50µA is available at the reference (REF) output; this current can be used to create a reference voltage for the ADC that is being used to measure the power, voltage, and current signals.
By providing the ADC with both the measured signals and the input reference voltage, the ADC can make a ratio- metric measurement, allowing improved accuracy. The use of currents, rather than voltage, to convey the mea- sured signals to the ADC eliminates any errors caused by voltage drops across the parasitic resistance of PCB, which can be significant for high-current systems. To allow full-system calibration, the CAL bump provides a way to calibrate gain and offset for the ADC.
The MAX44298 measures load current by using a precision, auto-zeroed current-sense amplifier (CSA), which due to its ultra-low offset voltage allows precise measurement of full-scale voltages of 5mV, 10mV, and 20mV. The load voltage is measured via a user-selectable resistive network, dividing the input voltage down to a full scale of 1.00V.
The wide supply voltage range of 3V to 5.5V allows the simple sharing of supplies with either the ADC or a micro-controller. The MAX44298 can be powered down and the outputs will then go high impedance. The device is available in a 2.4mm x 2.4mm, 16-bump WLP package and is specified for the 0°C to +85°C temperature range.
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|Bi-Dir. Curr. Sense||VSENSE_FS|
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|MAX44298||Current||-0.1||0.1||3||5.5||1000||No||10||Adj.||8||0||Bandgap||0 to +85|
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|Device||Fab Process||Technology||Sample size||Rejects||FIT at 25°C||FIT at 55°C|