The LM50 and LM50-Q1 devices are precision integrated-circuit temperature sensors that can sense a –40°C to 125°C temperature range using a single positive supply. The output voltage of the LM50 and LM50-Q1 has a positive temperature slope of 10 mV/°C. A 500-mV offset is included enabling negative temperature sensing when biased by a single supply.
The temperature-sensing element is comprised of a delta-VBE architecture. The temperature-sensing element is then buffered by an amplifier and provided to the VOUT pin. The amplifier has a simple class A output stage with typical 2-kΩ output impedance as shown in the Functional Block Diagram.
The LM50 and LM50-Q1 follow a simple linear transfer function to achieve the accuracy as listed in the Electrical Characteristics: LM50B table and the Electrical Characteristics: LM50C and LM50-Q1 table.
Use Equation 1 to calculate the value of VO.
The only functional mode of the device has an analog output directly proportional to temperature.