Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Introduces Two New Devices to Complement their Existing Family of High Bandwidth Current Sensor ICs

1 MHz Bandwidth Current Sensor ICs with 3600 VRMS Isolation

Worcester, MA – December 21, 2017– Allegro MicroSystems, LLC adds a new generation of high bandwidth current sensor ICs to their existing family of devices. The Allegro’s ACS732 and ACS733 current sensor ICs provide a compact, fast, and accurate solution for measuring high-frequency currents in DC/DC converters and other switching power applications. These devices are the first 1 Mhz offerings from Allegro to offer 3600 VRMS galvanic isolation ratings. The current sensor ICs are Hall-effect-based and include user-configurable overcurrent fault detection. These features make them ideally suited for high-frequency transformer and current transformer replacement in applications running at high voltages.

Allegro-ACS732_ACS733The ACS732 and ACS733 are suitable for all markets, including automotive, industrial, commercial, and communications systems. They may be used in motor control, load detection and management, switch-mode power supplies, and overcurrent fault protection applications. The devices are fully calibrated at the Allegro factory to provide a high accuracy solution over the entire operating temperature range.

The fully integrated wide body SOIC-16 package has a typical resistance of 1 mΩ, providing low power loss and reduced bill of materials that allows for easy implementation. Applied current flowing through the copper conduction path generates a magnetic field that is sensed by the IC and converted to a proportional voltage. Current is sensed differentially in order to reject external common-mode fields. The current-carrying pins (pins 1 through 8) are electrically isolated from the sensor leads (pins 9 through 16). This allows the devices to be used in high-side current sensing applications without the use of high-side differential amplifiers, isolators, or other costly isolation techniques.

The ACS732 and ACS733 are provided in a small, low profile, surface-mount SOIC-16 wide-body package. This package is lead (Pb) free, with 100% matte-tin leadframe plating (suffix –T). The ACS732 and ACS733 are priced at $1.96 in quantities of 1,000.

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