MAX44298

Current and Voltage Sense with Power Measurement

Low-Side Power Monitor Offers High Precision & Integration in Tiny Size


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Description

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.

MAX44298: Typical Application Circuit MAX44298: Typical Application Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • High Accuracy Improves Measurement Quality
    • Accurate Power Measurement: < 1.1% of Reading Total Error
    • Zero Thermal Drift Current-Sense Input
  • High Integration Saves Cost and Space
    • Power, Current, and Voltage Monitoring Plus Reference
    • 5mV, 10mV, and 20mV Programmable Current-Sensing Full-Scale Voltage
    • Calibration Point at 10µA upon Command
  • Single-Supply Range and Low Power Simplify Power-Supply Design
    • Current Output Signals Overcome Trace Output Voltage Drops and Noise
    • 3V to 5.5V Single Supply
    • Power-Down Mode with High-Impedance Output
    • 0°C to +85°C Temperature Range
    • Tiny 16-Bump, 2.4mm x 2.4mm WLP Package

Applications/Uses

  • Power Monitoring and Management Data Center and Telecom
  • Renewable Energy System
  • Smart Battery Packs and Chargers
Part NumberOutput FormatCMVR
(V)
CMVR
(V)
VCC
(V)
VCC
(V)
ICC
(µA)
Bi-Dir. Curr. SenseVSENSE_FS
(mV)
GainBW
(kHz)
Comp-
arators
ReferenceOper. Temp.
(°C)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
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MAX44298 Current-0.10.135.51000No10Adj.80Bandgap0 to +85
WLP/16
$2.36 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.


MAX44298EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX44298

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX44298.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports

Tools & Models

  • MAX44298 Orcad Library
  • CAD Symbols and Footprints

  • MAX44298UWE+
  • MAX44298UWE+T
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