Features and Benefits
- Rail-to-Rail Input Range: 0V to 100V
- Wide Input Supply Range: 2.7V to 100V
- Shunt Regulator for Supplies >100V
- ΔΣ ADC with Less Than ±0.4% Total Unadjusted Error
- 12-Bit Resolution for Current and Voltages
- ±1% Accurate Power and Energy Measurements
- ±0.6% Accurate Current and Charge Measurements
- Additional ADC Input Monitors an External Voltage
- Internal ±5% or External Time Bases
- Continuous Scan and Snapshot Modes
- Stores Minimum and Maximum Values
- Alerts When Limits Exceeded
- Split SDA Pin Eases Opto-Isolation
- Shutdown Mode with IQ < 40μA
- Available in 4mm × 3mm DFN and 16-Lead MSOP Packages
The LTC2946 is a rail-to-rail system monitor that measures current, voltage, power, charge and energy. It features an operating range of 2.7V to 100V and includes a shunt regulator for supplies above 100V. The current measurement common mode range of 0V to 100V is independent of the input supply. A 12-bit ADC measures load current, input voltage and an auxiliary external voltage. Load current and internally calculated power are integrated over an external clock or crystal or internal oscillator time base for charge and energy. An accurate time base allows the LTC2946 to provide measurement accuracy of better than ±0.6% for charge and ±1% for power and energy. Minimum and maximum values are stored and an overrange alert with programmable thresholds minimizes the need for software polling. Data is reported via a standard I2C interface.
The LTC2946 I2C interface includes separate data input and output pins for use with standard or opto-isolated I2C connections. The LTC2946-1 has an inverted data output for use with inverting opto-isolator configurations.
- Telecom Infrastructure
- Industrial Equipment
- General Purpose Energy Measurement
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Demonstration circuit 2156A features the LTC2946 rail-to-rail system monitor that measures current, voltage, power, energy and charge. It features an operating range of 2.7V to 100V and includes a shunt regulator for operation from supplies above 100V to allow flexibility in the selection of input supply. The current measurement range of 0V to 100V is independent of the input supply. An onboard, 0.4% accurate, 12-bit ADC measures load current, input voltage and an auxiliary external voltage. A 24-bit power value is generated by digitally multiplying the measured 12-bit load current and input voltage data. Energy and charge data are generated by integrating power and current. Minimum and maximum values are stored and an overrange alert with programmable thresholds minimizes the need for software polling. Data is reported via a standard I2C interface. Shutdown mode reduces power consumption to 20μA.
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