SNIS159G August 1999 – August 2016 LM35
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The features of the LM35 make it suitable for many general temperature sensing applications. Multiple package options expand on it's flexibility.
Like most micropower circuits, the LM35 device has a limited ability to drive heavy capacitive loads. Alone, the LM35 device is able to drive 50 pF without special precautions. If heavier loads are anticipated, isolating or decoupling the load with a resistor is easy (see Figure 12). The tolerance of capacitance can be improved with a series R-C damper from output to ground (see Figure 13).
When the LM35 device is applied with a 200-Ω load resistor as shown in Figure 16, Figure 17, or Figure 19, the device is relatively immune to wiring capacitance because the capacitance forms a bypass from ground to input and not on the output. However, as with any linear circuit connected to wires in a hostile environment, performance is affected adversely by intense electromagnetic sources (such as relays, radio transmitters, motors with arcing brushes, and SCR transients), because the wiring acts as a receiving antenna and the internal junctions act as rectifiers. For best results in such cases, a bypass capacitor from VIN to ground and a series R-C damper, such as 75 Ω in series with 0.2 or 1 μF from output to ground, are often useful. Examples are shown in Figure 13, Figure 24, and Figure 25.
|Accuracy at 25°C||±0.5°C|
|Accuracy from –55 °C to 150°C||±1°C|
|Temperature Slope||10 mV/°C|
Because the LM35 device is a simple temperature sensor that provides an analog output, design requirements related to layout are more important than electrical requirements. For a detailed description, refer to the Layout.
|*=1% or 2% film resistor|
|Trim RB for VB = 3.075 V|
|Trim RC for VC = 1.955 V|
|Trim RA for VA = 0.075 V + 100 mV/°C ×Tambient|
|Example, VA = 2.275 V at 22°C|