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LTC3810 - High Efficiency Switching Surge Stopper

David Burgoon - Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Feb 23rd 2015
The LTC®3810 high efficiency input limiter protects its load from excessive input voltage. At normal input voltages (<60V), it operates open loop at a very high duty cycle (>95%) to pass the input to the output at up to 5A with minimal voltage drop. When the input rises to an undesirable point (up to 75V), the ...

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LTC2991 Octal I2C Voltage, Current & Temperature Monitor - Video Product Brief

Chris Gobok - Product Marketing Engineer Sep 13th 2011
The LTC®2991 is used to monitor system temperatures, voltages and currents. Through the I2C serial interface, the eight monitors can individually measure supply voltages and can be paired for differential measurements of current sense resistors or temperature sensing transistors. Additional measurements include internal temperature ...

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LT6108 Simplified DC Motor Torque Control

Sep 7th 2011
The LT6108 is a complete high side current sense device that incorporates a precision current sense amplifier, an integrated voltage reference and a comparator. Two versions of the LT6108 are available. The LT6108-1 has a latching comparator and the LT6108-2 has a non-latching comparator. In addition, the current sense amplifier ...

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Motor Protection/Regulation

Aug 18th 2011
The LTC2991 is used to monitor system temperatures, voltages and currents. Through the I2C serial interface, the eight monitors can individually measure supply voltages and can be paired for differential measurements of current sense resistors or temperature sensing transistors. Additional measurements include internal temperature ...

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LT6109 Simplified DC Motor Torque Control

Jun 28th 2011
The LT6109 is a complete high side current sense device that incorporates a precision current sense amplifier, an integrated voltage reference and two comparators. Two versions of the LT6109 are available. The LT6109-1 has the comparators connected in opposing polarity and the LT6109-2 has the comparators connected in the same ...

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Precision Current Monitoring for Electric Motors, Solenoids and Inductive Loads

Cuyler Latorraca - Applications Engineer Mar 21st 2011
Current information in electric motors and solenoids provides important insight into power output and system health. Electric motor and solenoid driving circuits and the devices themselves create a challenging environment for operation of current monitoring circuits, with large common mode voltage shifts, fast switching currents ...

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Armature Current Monitor for DC Motor Applications

Nov 2nd 2010
The LT1999 is a high speed precision current sense amplifier, designed to monitor bidirectional currents over a wide common mode range. The LT1999 is offered in three gain options: 10V/V, 20V/V, and 50V/V. The LT1999 senses current via an external resistive shunt and generates an output voltage, indicating both magnitude and ...

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Solenoid Current Monitor for Ground Tied Solenoid

Nov 2nd 2010
The common mode inputs to the LT1999 switch between Vs and one diode drop below ground. The LT1999 is a high speed precision current sense amplifier, designed to monitor bidirectional currents over a wide common mode range. The LT1999 is offered in three gain options: 10V/V, 20V/V, and 50V/V. The LT1999 senses current via ...

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Motor Protection/Regulation

Sep 3rd 2010
The LTC2990 is used to monitor system temperatures, voltages and currents. Through the I2C serial interface, the device can be configured to measure many combinations of internal temperature, remote temperature, remote voltage, remote current and internal VCC. The internal 10ppm/°C reference minimizes the number of supporting ...

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LT2940 Motor Monitor with Circuit Breaker

Nov 30th 2009
The LT2940 measures a high side current and a differential voltage, multiplies them and outputs a current proportional to instantaneous power. Bidirectional high side currents and bipolar voltage differences are correctly handled by the four-quadrant multiplier and push-pull output stage, which allows the LT2940 to indicate ...

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Solenoid is Pulled High to 24V, Freewheels Low to a Schottky Below Ground

Sep 7th 2007
The large input common mode range of the LT6105 makes it suitable for monitoring currents in quarter, half and full bridge inductive load driving applications.This circuit shows an example of a quarter bridge. The MOSFET pulls down on the bottom of the solenoid to increase solenoid current. It lets go to decrease current, and ...

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The LT6105 Can Monitor the Current of Either Positive or Negative Supplies, Without a Schematic Change.

Sep 7th 2007
Positive or negative current flow is measured by just swapping inputs, -IN connected to most negative side of sense resistor. +IN is connected to most positive side of sense resistor. ...

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Bidirectional H-Bridge Monitoring with Single-Ended Output

Jan 17th 2007
The output structure of the LTC6104 provides a single bidirectional signal. The output connection can either source or sink current to a load resistance, depending on which input channel is sensing current fl ow. A negative-going output swing remains linear as long as Pin 4 (V–) is lower than the lowest expected output level ...

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Bidirectional H-Bridge Monitoring with ADC-Friendly Differential Output

Jan 15th 2007
The dual outputs of the LTC6103 can be used individually to provide overload detection, and/or may be taken as a differential pair to provide a bidirectional signal to an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for example. Figure 3 shows a typical circuit for a generic H-bridge application. The power devices may be complementary ...

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Practical H-Bridge Current Monitor Offers Fault Detection and Bidirectional Load Information

Mar 17th 2005
This circuit shows a differential load measurement for an ADC using twin unidirectional sense measurements. Each LTC6101 performs high side sensing that rapidly responds to fault conditions, including load shorts and MOSFET failures. Hardware local to the switch module (not shown in the diagram) can provide the protection logic ...

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Full-Bridge Load Current Monitor

Jul 30th 2004
The LT1990 is a micropower precision difference amplifier with a very high common mode input voltage range. It has pin selectable gains of 1 or 10. The LT1990 operates over a ±250V common mode voltage range on a ±15V supply. The inputs are fault protected from common mode voltage transients up to ±350V and differential voltages ...

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Simple Bidirectional DC Motor Speed Controller

Feb 13th 2001
The LT1970 is a ±500mA power op amp with precise externally controlled current limiting. Separate control voltages program the sourcing and sinking current limit sense thresholds with 2% accuracy. Output current may be boosted by adding external power transistors. ...

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