High-Side SmartFETs with Analog Current SenseNovember 09, 2022 by onsemi
- Application System Overview
- Power FET and Protection
- Application Interface and Control
- Switching Characteristics
- Current Sense and Diagnostics
- Understanding the Thermal Network
With the shift from a domain control model to zonal control, automotive electronics require a higher level of integration of components to conserve space, reduce cost, and improve reliability. SmartFETs with protection features have a variety of applications and benefits that can enable greater flexibility and versatility into your automotive designs. This application note describes the structure and design philosophy of onsemi High-Side SmartFETs, and provides specific examples and numerical calculations of how to apply SmartFETs with analog current sense into your system to achieve the optimal switching performance.