Table 6-36 Temperature Sensor Coefficient(1)
||Degrees C of temperature movement per measured ADC LSB change of the temperature sensor
||ADC output at 0°C of the temperature sensor
The accuracy of the temperature sensor for sensing absolute temperature (temperature in degrees) is not specified. The primary use of the temperature sensor should be to compensate the internal oscillator for temperature drift (this operation is assured as per Table 5-7
(2) The temperature sensor slope and offset are given in terms of ADC LSBs using the internal reference of the ADC. Values must be adjusted accordingly in external reference mode to the external reference voltage.
(3) Output of the temperature sensor (in terms of LSBs) is sign-consistent with the direction of the temperature movement. Increasing temperatures will give increasing ADC values relative to an initial value; decreasing temperatures will give decreasing ADC values relative to an initial value.
(4) ADC temperature coeffieicient is accounted for in this specification