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Asking for USB current sensing OP

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Hi Team,

my customer would like to use TPS2546 switch for the USB port charging. (5V/3A)

If the system need to detect the charging current and the SOC has the ADC, did we have simple OP current detection function circuit?

Thanks,

Scott

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  • Hello Scott,

    It is likely that the customer can simply use an op amp (I assume that's what you mean by "OP"), but first I would like some additional information:

    1) What power supplies are available for the sensing circuitry?
    2) Does the customer care if the shunt is placed on the low or high-side? I ask because it is generally much easier to sense on the low-side because the common-mode voltage is near ground.
    3) Concerning the ADC, what is its input voltage range (or reference voltage)? Put another way, what voltage range corresponds to the current range (~0A-3A).
    4) Just to confirm, the current is uni-directional, right?

    In the meantime, here are a few TI Precision Designs that may be of interest:

    TIPD104 (can be simplified for this application)
    TIPD129
    TIPD156 & TIPD175 (but these are bi-directional)

    Regards,

    Pete Semig

    General Purpose Amplifier Applications

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