LM95241 ±1.25°C dual remote & local temperature sensor with beta compensation and SMBus, I | TI.com

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±1.25°C dual remote & local temperature sensor with beta compensation and SMBus, I



The LM95241 is a precision dual remote diode temperature sensor (RDTS) that uses TI's TruTherm technology. The 2-wire serial interface of the LM95241 is compatible with SMBus 2.0. The LM95241 can sense three temperature zones, it can measure the temperature of its own die as well as two diode connected transistors. The LM95241 includes digital filtering and an advanced input stage that includes analog filtering and TruTherm technology that reduces processor-to-processor non-ideality spread. The diode connected transistors can be a “thermal diode” as found in Intel and AMD processors or can simply be a diode connected MMBT3904 transistor. TruTherm technology allows accurate measurement of “thermal diodes” found on small geometry processes such as 90nm and 65nm. The LM95241 supports user selectable thermal diode non-ideality of either Intel processor on 90nm or 65nm process or 2N3904.

The LM95241 resolution format for remote temperature readings can be programmed to be 11-bits signed or unsigned with the digital filtering disabled. When the filtering is enabled the resolution increases to 13-bits signed or unsigned. In the unsigned mode the LM95241 remote diode readings can resolve temperatures above 127°C. Local temperature readings have a resolution of 9-bits plus sign.


  • Accurately Senses Die Temperature of Remote ICs or Diode Junctions
  • Uses TruTherm Technology for Precision “Thermal Diode” Temperature Measurement
  • Thermal Diode Input Stage with Analog Filtering
  • Thermal Diode Digital Filtering
  • Intel Processor on 65nm or 90nm Process or 2N3904 Non-Ideality Selection
  • Remote Diode Fault Detection
  • On-board Local Temperature Sensing
  • Remote Temperature Readings Without Digital Filtering:
    • 0.125 °C LSb
    • 10-bits Plus Sign or 11-bits Programmable Resolution
    • 11-bits Resolves Temperatures Above
      127 °C
  • Remote Temperature Readings with Digital Filtering:
    • 0.03125 °C LSb with Filtering
    • 12-bits Plus Sign or 13-bits Programmable Resolution
    • 13-bits Resolves Temperatures Above
      127 °C
  • Local Temperature Readings:
    • 0.25 °C
    • 9-bits Plus Sign
  • Status Register Support
  • Programmable Conversion Rate Allows User Optimization of Power Consumption
  • Shutdown Mode One-shot Conversion Control
  • SMBus 2.0 Compatible Interface, Supports TIMEOUT
  • 8-pin VSSOP Package

Key Specifications

  • Remote Diode Temperature Accuracy
    • TA = 20°C to 40°C, TD = 45°C to 85°C ±1.25 °C (Max)
    • TA = 0°C to 85°C, TD = 25°C to 140°C ±2.5 °C (Max)
  • Local Temperature Accuracy
    • TA = 0°C to 85°C ±3.0 °C (Max)
  • Supply Voltage 3.0 V to 3.6 V
  • Average Supply Current 471 μA (Typ)

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LM95241 Order now Remote     I2C, SMBus, 2-Wire     3     10     0 to 85     2.7     5.5     640     One-shot conversion
2     3     Catalog     VSSOP | 8     8VSSOP: 15 mm2: 4.9 x 3 (VSSOP | 8)     0.80 | 1ku    
LM95233 Order now Remote     I2C, SMBus, 2-Wire     2     11     -40 to 140     3     3.6     500     One-shot conversion
2     3     Catalog     WSON | 14     14WSON: 16 mm2: 4 x 4 (WSON | 14)     0.95 | 1ku    
LM95234 Order now Remote     I2C, SMBus, 2-Wire     2     11     -40 to 140     2.7     5.5     800     One-shot conversion
4     3     Catalog     WSON | 14     14WSON: 16 mm2: 4 x 4 (WSON | 14)     1.03 | 1ku