Mouser now offers customers a new resource site committed to Current Sensing Solutions from Microchip Technology and Vishay Intertechnology. Current sensing is a key element for the advancement of smart motor controls and high-efficiency power supplies. The new site highlights a range of controllers, resistors, and amplifiers from the companies, providing a single resource for designers exploring reliable resistor-based current-sensing solutions.
The reference site offers links to a broad selection of products from the companies, incorporating product descriptions and ordering information. The site also incorporates a link to an informative white paper on utilising current-sense resistors to measure current for closed-loop power control. The white paper, titled 'Basics and Trade-offs of Resistor-Based Current Sensing', examines high-side versus low-side sensing, with information on connected amplifier electronics, and offers information on determining the resistor value, choosing the correct type of resistor, and physical connection factors.
The new site offers a selection of eight products designed to provide a stable current sense solution for motor control applications. Current sense resistors often give the most appealing solution in comparison with Hall-effect devices and current sensing coils, and the combination of current sense resistors and amplifiers satisfies the exacting demands of rugged industrial applications.