Manufactured using ST’s proprietary VIPower® M0-7 technology, the VN7016AJ features ST’s MultiSense analogue feedback technology, which is used to provide various protection and diagnostics capabilities.
Protective functions include load-current limitation, active management of overloads by means of power limitation, and over- temperature shut-down with a configurable latch-off.
The MultiSense capability is implemented via a multi-function multiplexed Analogue-output pin which provides diagnostic functions including high-precision proportional load- current sensing, a supply-voltage feedback, and on-chip temperature sensing.
The device also detects short-circuits to ground and the power supply, and open loads in the Off state.
The driver allows an external sense resistor to be shared with other similar devices.
- Very low stand-by current
- Under-voltage shut-down
- Self-limiting of fast thermal transients
- On-board ESD protection
- Automotive headlamps
- Resistive, inductive or capacitive loads in vehicles