ACS718: High Isolation Linear Current Sensor IC with 850 μΩ Current Conductor

The Allegro™ ACS718 current sensor IC is an economical, high isolation solution for AC or DC current sensing in industrial, commercial, and communications systems. The small package is ideal for space constrained applications, though the wide-body provides the creepage and clearance needed for high isolation. Typical applications include motor control, load detection and management, switched-mode power supplies, and overcurrent fault protection.

The device consists of a low-offset, linear Hall sensor circuit with a copper conduction path located near the surface of the die. Applied current flowing through this copper conduction path generates a magnetic field which is sensed by the integrated Hall IC and converted into a proportional voltage. Device accuracy is optimized through the close proximity of the magnetic field to the Hall transducer. A proportional voltage is provided by the low-offset, chopper-stabilized BiCMOS Hall IC, which is programmed for accuracy after packaging. The output of the device has a positive slope when an increasing current flows through the primary copper conduction path (from pins 1 through 4, to pins 5 through 8), which is the path used for current sensing. The internal resistance of this conductive path is 0.85 mΩ typical, providing low power loss.

The terminals of the conductive path are electrically isolated from the sensor leads (pins 10 through 15 ). This allows the ACS718 current sensor IC to be used in high-side current sense applications without the use of high-side differential amplifiers or other costly isolation techniques.

The ACS718 is provided in a small, low profile surface mount SOICW16 package (suffix MA). The device is lead (Pb) free with 100% matte tin leadframe plating. The device is fully calibrated prior to shipment from the factory.

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Astrorep Inc. (Allegro and Sanken Semiconductors, Sanken Power Supplies)
141 John Street, Suite 300
Babylon, NY 11702
Phone: (631)422-2500
Fax: (631)422-2504
Web: www.astrorepinc.com
Email: donna.tweedy@astrorepinc.com

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  • IEC/UL 60950-1 Ed. 2 certified to:
    • Dielectric Strength = 4800 Vrms (tested for 60 seconds)
    • Basic Isolation = 1550 Vpeak
    • Reinforced Isolation = 800 Vpeak
  • Small footprint, low-profile SOIC16 wide-body package suitable for space constrained applications that require high galvanic isolation
  • 0.85 mΩ primary conductor for low power loss and high inrush current withstand capability
  • Low, 350 μARMS/√Hz noise density results in typical input referred noise of 70 mA(rms) at max bandwidth (40 kHz)
  • 5.0 V, single supply operation
  • Output voltage proportional to AC or DC current
  • Factory-trimmed sensitivity and quiescent output voltage for improved accuracy
  • Chopper stabilization results in extremely stable quiescent output voltage
  • Ratiometric output from supply voltage

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Allegro MicroSystems, LLC provides Gerber files for reference only. Any material, information, or instructions are provided AS IS without warranty of any kind. It is the responsibility of the User(s) to optimize any Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout, as well as the selection of any components, for the specific application of the User(s).

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Part Number Specifications and Availability

Part Number Package Type Temperature RoHS
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ACS718KMATR-10B-T 16-lead SOIC -40°C to 125°C Yes View Data Contact your
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ACS718KMATR-20B-T 16-lead SOIC -40°C to 125°C Yes View Data Contact your
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