Single/Dual/Quad, High-Side Current-Sense
Amplifiers with Internal Gain
The MAX4376/MAX4377/MAX4378 single, dual, and
quad precision high-side current-sense amplifiers are
available in space-saving packages. They feature
buffered voltage outputs that eliminate the need for
gain-setting resistors and are ideal for today’s notebook
computers, cell phones, and other systems where cur-
rent monitoring is critical. These precision devices are
offered in three fixed-gain versions of 20, 50, and 100:
For example, MAX4376TAUK is a single high-side
amplifier with a gain of 20.
High-side current monitoring is especially useful in bat-
tery-powered systems since it does not interfere with
the ground path of the battery charger. The input com-
mon-mode range of 0 to +28V is independent of the
supply voltage and ensures that the current-sense
feedback remains viable even when connected to a
battery pack in deep discharge.
The full-scale current reading can be set by choosing
the appropriate voltage gain and external-sense resis-
tor. This capability offers a high level of integration and
flexibility, resulting in a simple and compact current-
The MAX4376/MAX4377/MAX4378 operate over a sup-
ply voltage range of +3V to +28V, draw 1mA of supply
current per amplifier, and operate over the full automo-
tive temperature range of -40°C to +125°C. These
devices have a wide bandwidth of 2MHz, making them
suitable for use inside battery-charger control loops.
The buffered outputs drive up to 2mA of output current
into a ground-referenced load.
The MAX4376 is available in a tiny 5-pin SOT23 pack-
age. The MAX4377/MAX4378 are available in space-
saving 8-pin µMAX® and 14-pin TSSOP packages,
Fuel Gauges in PC
Smart Battery Packages
Level Current Monitoring
Automotive Current Detect
PA Bias Control
µMAX is a registered trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
o Low-Cost, Single/Dual/Quad, High-Side Current-
o ±0.5% Typical Full-Scale Accuracy
o +3V to +28V Supply Operation
o Adjustable Current-Sense Capability with External
o Buffered Output Voltage with 2mA Drive
o 1mA (typ) Supply Current
o 2.0MHz Bandwidth (Gain = +20V/V)
o Automotive Temperature Range (-40°C to +125°C)
o High Accuracy +2V to +28V Common-Mode
Range, Functional Down to 0V, Independent of
o Three Gain Versions Available
o Available in Space-Saving 5-Pin SOT23 (Single),
8-Pin µMAX (Dual), and 14-Pin TSSOP (Quad)
MAX4376TAUK+T 20 -40°C to +125°C 5 SOT23 ADOG
MAX4376TAUK/V+T 20 -40°C to +125°C 5 SOT23
MAX4376FAUK+T 50 -40°C to +125°C 5 SOT23 ADOH
MAX4376HAUK+T 100 -40°C to +125°C 5 SOT23
MAX4376HAUK/V+T 100 -40°C to +125°C 5 SOT23 AFGO
20 -40°C to +125°C 8 SO
50 -40°C to +125°C 8 SO
MAX4376HASA+ 100 -40°C to +125°C 8 SO
Ordering Information continued at end of data sheet.
+Denotes a lead(Pb)-free/RoHS-compliant package.
/V denotes an automotive qualified part.
T = Tape and reel.
Pin Configurations continued at end of data sheet.
For pricing, delivery, and ordering information, please contact Maxim Direct
at 1-888-629-4642, or visit Maxim’s website at www.maximintegrated.com.
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