New sensor from Microchip is a combo of analogue and digital outputs

New Delhi, June 10 2015: Leader in microcontroller, mixed-signal, analogue and Flash-IP solutions,  Microchip Technology, has launched a useful  combo of  analog and digital current sensor – the PAC1921.

This new device is the world's first high-side current sensor with both a digital output, as well as a configurable analogue  output that can present power, current or voltage over the single output pin. Simultaneously, all power related output values are also available over the 2-Wire digital bus.

The PAC1921, was designed with the 2-Wire bus to maximise data and diagnostic reporting, while having the analog output to minimise data latency. The analogue output can also be adjusted for use with 3V, 2V, 1.5V or 1V microcontroller inputs.

The PAC1921 is ideal for networking, power-distribution, power-supply, computing and industrial-automation applications that cannot allow for latency when performing high-speed power management. A 39-bit accumulation register and 128 times gain configuration make this device ideal for both heavy and light system-load power measurement, from 0V to 32V.

Development support

The PAC1921 is supported by Microchip's new PAC1921 High-Side Power and Current Monitor Evaluation Board , which is available today.