MAXIM INTEGRATED 2.7V TO 18V INPUT MAX17250 DC-DC BOOST CONVERTER

Maxim MAX17250 DC-DC Boost Converter is a high-efficiency, low quiescent current, synchronous boost (step-up) converter with True Shutdown™, programmable input current limit, and short-circuit protection. The MAX17250 has a wide input voltage range of 2.7V to 18V and generates an output voltage of 3V to 18V. The MAX17250 has a maximum on-time of 800ns and implements three modes of operation. The first mode ...

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Sensing current on the high side

As EDN's Design Ideas editor, I see a range of design submissions, from good, to not so good. A recent DI I turned down for several reasons included a high-side current sense circuit with implementation problems. This got me thinking about the different ways to accomplish current sensing on a voltage rail. At their heart, the majority of DC current sense circuits start with a resistance in a supply line (th ...

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Measure small currents without adding resistive insertion loss

In most cases, you measure current by converting it into a proportional voltage and then measuring the voltage. Figure 1 shows two typical methods of making the conversion. In one method, you insert a probing resistor, RP, in series with the current path and use differential amplifier IC1 to measure the resulting voltage drop (Figure 1a). A second method is a widely known operational amplifier current-to-vo ...

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Circuit adds foldback-current protection

For many applications that require power-supply currents of a few amperes or less, three-terminal adjustable-output linear voltage regulators, such as National Semiconductor's LM317, offer ease of use, low cost, and full on-chip overload protection. The addition of a few components can provide a three-terminal regulator with high-speed short-circuit current limiting for improved reliability. The current lim ...

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Current-sense amp integrates precision shunt resistor, in single package

For highly accurate measurements over a wide temperature range, TI’s INA250 integrates the shunt resistor with a bi-directional, zero-drift current-sense amplifier to support both low-side and high-side implementations. It enables high-accuracy current measurements at common-mode voltages that can vary from 0 to 36V. The family of devices will be available in four output scales; 200, 500 and 800 mV/A, and 2 ...

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LT3952 – 60V LED Driver with 4A Switch Current

Features 4000:1 True Color PWM™ Dimming 4A, 60V Internal DMOS Switch Wide Input Voltage Range: 3V to 42V 0V to 60V Output Current Regulation with Monitor PMOS Switch Driver for PWM and Output Disconnect LED Short-Circuit Protection and SHORTLED Flag Internal Spread Spectrum Frequency Modulation Constant-Current and Constant-Voltage Regulation Input Current Limit and Monitor Adjustable Frequency: 200kHz to 3 ...

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Circuit provides constant-current load for testing batteries

Suppose that you need to test a 1.5V, AA-size alkaline battery. You can apply a short circuit and measure current, or you can measure open-circuit voltage, but neither method properly tests the battery. A suitable test current of approximately 250 mA gives you a more reasonable test. You can use a 6Ω resistive load at 1.5V, which produces an output voltage of 1.46V at an ambient temperature of 25°C if the b ...

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