The ADM1178 is an integrated hot swap controller and current sense amplifier that offers digital current and voltage monitoring via an on-chip 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), communicated through an I2C® interface.
An internal current sense amplifier measures voltage across the sense resistor in the power path via the VCC pin and the SENSE pin.
The ADM1178 limits the current through this resistor by control-ling the gate voltage (via the GATE pin) of an external N-channel FET in the power path. The voltage across the sense resistor (and therefore the inrush current) is kept below a preset maximum.
The ADM1178 protects the external FET by limiting the time that the maximum current runs through it. This current limit period is set by the value of the capacitor attached to the TIMER pin. Additionally, the device provides protection from overcurrent events that may occur after the hot swap event is complete. In case of a short-circuit event, the current in the sense resistor exceeds an overcurrent trip threshold, and the FET is switched off immediately by pulling down the GATE pin.
A 12-bit ADC can measure the current seen in the sense resistor, as well as the supply voltage on the VCC pin. An alert output can be set to trigger when the ADC current reading exceeds a programmed overcurrent limit threshold.
An industry-standard I2C interface allows a controller to read current and voltage data from the ADC. Measurements can be initiated by an I2C command. Alternatively, the ADC can run continuously, and the user can read the latest conversion data whenever it is required. Up to four unique I2C addresses can be created, depending on how the ADR pin is connected.
The ADM1178 is packaged in a 10-lead MSOP.
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|ADM1178: Hot Swap Controller and Digital Power Monitor with ALERTB Output Datasheet (Rev D, 06/2012) (pdf, 717 kB)||Data Sheets|
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ADM1175-78 & ADM1191-92 Evaluation Software
This version of software supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 and is recommended for new installations. It requires the ADMxxxx Common Run-time to be installed in order to provide driver support for the all supported I2C interfaces. This includes the USB-SDP-CABLEZ, USB-SMBUS-CABLEZ and USB-5PSMBUS-CABLEZ interfaces.
ADMxxxx Common Run-Time
This run-time installer is shared between the SuperSequencer, ADM1175-92, and the Hot Swap and Power Monitor tools. Contains driver support for the USB-SMBUS-CABLEZ and USB-SDP-CABLEZ interface connectors.
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