Monolithic device designed for driving resistive or inductive loads

20-07-2015 | RS Components | Power

Available now from RS Components, the STMicroelectronics VN5160S-E is a
monolithic device made using proprietary VIPower M0-5 technology. It is
intended for driving resistive or inductive loads with one side connected to
ground. Active VCC voltage clamp protects the device against low energy
spikes.

The device detects open load condition both in on and off-state, when
STAT_DIS is left open or driven low. Output shorted to VCC is detected in
the off-state. When STAT_DIS is driven high, STATUS is in a high impedance
condition. Output current limitation protects the device in overload
condition. In case of long duration overload, the device limits the
dissipated power to safe level up to thermal shutdown intervention. Thermal
shutdown with automatic restart allows the device to recover normal
operation.

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