Silicon Labs has announced the launch of a range of sensors, which could help companies meet green energy standards through system efficiency, it has been reported.
The Si85xx AC current sensor product is available in 5 A, 10 A and 20 A varieties and provides up to 5 kVrms of electrical isolation, ensuring safety compliance in power-delivery systems, reports Electronics News.
"A ping-pong output mode enables one sensor to replace two current transformers and associated components in full-bridge applications," stated the website.
The news provider quotes Silicon Labs as claiming that this could reduce the footprint of a board by half, particularly since the product gives out an output signal level of 2.0 V at full-scale output range.
Energy efficiency is also improved by the device's small parasitic inductance of less than two nH.
Last year, Facility Blog revealed that Functional Devices released the first fully EnOcean-based self-powered wireless current sensor, which is called RIBXKJF-EN.