SBOS740A May 2017 – May 2019 TMP116
When the MOD[1:0] bits are set to 00, the TMP116 operates in continuous conversion mode. In this mode, the device continuously performs temperature conversions as illustrated in Figure 19 and updates the temperature result register at the end of every conversion or averaging cycle. As described in the Conversion Cycle section, every conversion cycle consists of an active conversion period followed by a standby period whose duration can be configured using the CONV and AVG bits in the configuration register. The configuration is based on the temperature accuracy, power consumption, and temperature update rate. At the end of a conversion, the Data_Ready flag in the configuration register is set. The Data_Ready flag is cleared by reading the configuration register or the temperature result register. The state of the Data_Ready flag can also be monitored on the ALERT pin by setting the DR/nAlert_EN bit in the configuration register.