Allegro MicroSystems Releases a Fully Integrated, Monolithic Power Monitoring IC with Reinforced Isolation

August 30, 2018

ACS71020
Allegro MicroSystems has released a fully integrated, small form factor, power monitoring IC with reinforced voltage isolation. Allegro’s ACS724 and ACS711 current sensor ICs are commonly used in internet connected power outlets and other IOT devices. The ACS71020 improves upon these popular ICs by including power sensing functions and by eliminating power and isolation components that would otherwise increase the cost and the size of customer systems. The ACS71020 IC builds upon our innovative Hall-effect current sensor IC technology by adding line voltage sensing (to voltage levels > 500 VRMS) and a dedicated metrology engine that digitally calculates detected power levels. This enables the first power monitor IC that can be powered from the same voltage supply as the system microprocessor, without needing digital isolators or multiple power supplies.

Allegro’s new power monitor IC simplifies common power measurements by offering digital computation of parameters including active, reactive and apparent power. These power values can be read out through I²C or SPI. The IC also includes dedicated pins for voltage zero crossing (suitable for light-dimming applications) and fast overcurrent fault detection (for sensing short-circuits). The ACS71020 eliminates the need for opto-couplers, dual output isolated power supplies and a current sense-resistor in single phase power monitoring applications.

The ACS71020 is housed in a single SOIC-16 wide body package that provides a reinforced isolation rating up to 517 VRMS. This monolithic IC provides makes it simple to add power monitoring to any AC or DC powered device.

About Allegro
Allegro MicroSystems, (Allegro) is a leader in developing high-performance power and sensing semiconductors. Allegro's innovative solutions serve high-growth applications within the automotive market, with additional focus on industrial and consumer/computing solutions. Allegro is headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire (USA) with design, applications, and sales support centers located worldwide. For more information, please visit www.allegromicro.com.

 



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. Further information about Allegro can be found at www.allegromicro.com.


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Stephanie Fennelly
Director - Marketing Communications
Tel: (508) 854-5363
sfennelly@allegromicro.com
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