Current Sensing Amplifiers

Current sensing amplifiers measure current by outputting a voltage that is proportional to the flowing power current. A resistor is used to convert the load current to a small voltage which is then accurately amplified. They offer real-time overcurrent protection.


What are the different applications of current sensing amplifiers?


Accurate current sensing is crucial to optimising performance in a range of applications, such as motor control and power management. In devices where battery or power-line monitoring is highly necessary, like laptops and phones, current sensing amplifiers are critical. 


How to choose the right type of current sensing amplifier


There are several factors that will determine the the type of amplifier you choose, including whether the measurement will be on the high or low side. The sense resistor can be placed either between the supply voltage and load, or between the load and ground. The former is called high-side seinsing, whereas the latter is called low-side sensing. High voltage current sensing amplifiers offer input ranges up to +76V and down to -20V, ideal for applications such as motor control and network routers. Low power current sensing amplifiers help to maximise and extend battery life. 


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RS Stock No. 121-9269
Mfr. Part No.INA219BIDCNT
HK$14.543
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Mfr. Part No.INA193AIDBVT
HK$13.302
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Single 3 V, 5 V, 9 V, 12 V, 15 V - 80dB 1 - - Surface Mount SOT-23 5 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.15mm 1.15mm 2.9mm 18 V
RS Stock No. 919-9550
Mfr. Part No.LTC6101BIS5#TRMPBF
HK$20.76
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Single 4 → 60 V 4 → 60V - 1 Unidirectional 0.64 mA Surface Mount TSOT-23 5 2.9 x 1.75 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2.9mm 60 V
RS Stock No. 923-7917
Mfr. Part No.MAX4080SASA+
BrandMaxim
HK$18.239
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RS Stock No. 923-6908
Mfr. Part No.INA213AIDCKT
HK$8.195
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Single 3 V, 5 V, 9 V, 12 V, 15 V, 18 V, 24 V - 100dB 1 - - Surface Mount SC-70 6 2 x 1.25 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2mm 26 V
RS Stock No. 922-3344
Mfr. Part No.XTR111AIDGQT
HK$10.622
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RS Stock No. 761-9623
Mfr. Part No.LTC6101BIS5#TRMPBF
HK$30.03
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Single 4 → 60 V 4 → 60V - 1 Unidirectional 0.64 mA Surface Mount TSOT-23 5 2.9 x 1.75 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2.9mm 60 V
RS Stock No. 155-5368
Mfr. Part No.LT2940IMS#PBF
HK$33.771
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Single 80 V - - 1 Bidirectional 5 mA Surface Mount MSOP 12 4.039 x 3 x 0.86mm 0.86mm 4.04mm 80 V
RS Stock No. 661-3422
Mfr. Part No.INA206AID
HK$19.29
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- - - - - - - Surface Mount SOIC 14 8.65 x 3.91 x 1.58mm 1.58mm 8.65mm -
RS Stock No. 461-6558
Mfr. Part No.INA139NA/250
HK$15.77
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Single 3 V, 5 V, 9 V, 12 V, 15 V, 18 V, 24 V, 28 V - 100dB 1 - - Surface Mount SOT-23 5 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.15mm 1.15mm 2.9mm 40 V
RS Stock No. 168-4361
Mfr. Part No.INA213AIDCKR
HK$7.521
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Single 5 V - 105dB 1 Analogue 5 mA Surface Mount SC-70 6 2.15 x 1.4 x 1mm 1mm 2.15mm 26 V
RS Stock No. 709-4535
Mfr. Part No.INA213AIDCKT
HK$12.11
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Single 3 V, 5 V, 9 V, 12 V, 15 V, 18 V, 24 V - 100dB 1 - - Surface Mount SC-70 6 2 x 1.25 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2mm 26 V
RS Stock No. 145-1310
Mfr. Part No.LT1999IMS8-20#PBF
HK$29.441
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Single 4.5 → 5.5 V - 80dB 1 Buffered, Rail to Rail 7.1 mA Surface Mount MSOP 8 3 x 3 x 0.9984mm 0.998mm 3mm 5.5 V
RS Stock No. 738-5285
Mfr. Part No.ZXCT1110W5-7
HK$6.868
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Mfr. Part No.ZXCT1110W5-7
HK$4.166
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Mfr. Part No.ZXCT1087E5TA
HK$9.914
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RS Stock No. 169-5577
Mfr. Part No.INA206AID
HK$18.275
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- - - - - - - Surface Mount SOIC 14 8.65 x 3.91 x 1.58mm 1.58mm 8.65mm -
RS Stock No. 761-6337
Mfr. Part No.LMP8602MA/NOPB
HK$28.34
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Single 5 V - 80dB 1 Bidirectional, Differential, Rail to Rail, Unidirectional 1.3 mA Surface Mount SOIC 8 3 x 3 x 0.86mm 0.86mm 3mm 5.5 V
RS Stock No. 822-5844
Mfr. Part No.LT1999IMS8-20#PBF
HK$41.41
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Single 4.5 → 5.5 V - 80dB 1 Buffered, Rail to Rail 7.1 mA Surface Mount MSOP 8 3 x 3 x 0.9984mm 0.998mm 3mm 5.5 V
RS Stock No. 661-3407
Mfr. Part No.XTR111AIDGQT
HK$14.66
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- - - - - - - Surface Mount HTSSOP 10 3 x 3 x 1.02mm 1.02mm 3mm -