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agileIRDrop – I-R Drop Sensor

The agileIRDrop I-R Drop Sensor is a circuit to detect supply supply I-R drops within the system. It is useful to detect loss of power or attacks to the power supply.

The agileIRDrop consists of a voltage reference and comparator(s) set at different threshold levels for multi-level detection. The number of trigger outputs can be customised, and each threshold can be adjusted during operation to support DVFS operation. A four-output configuration is shown in the block diagram as reference.

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Block Diagram:

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Key Features:

  • Active current current1: 120uA
  • Powered-down current: <1uA
  • Detection time1: 25nS typ.
  • Hysteresis1: 20mV typ.
  • Threshold step size1: 20mV typ.
  • Threshold accuracy: 5%/1% (trimmed)
  • Silicon area: Please contact Agile Analog

Benefits:

  • Low Iq
    - Low current consumption for power sensitive applications
  • Multiple Outputs
    - Use as a single reference for your SoC
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