SBOS740A May 2017 – May 2019 TMP116
During ADC conversion some power is dissipated that heats the device despite the small power consumption of the TMP116. Consider the self-heating effect (SHE) for certain precise measurements. Figure 42 shows the device SHE in still air at 25°C after the supply is switched on. The device package, is soldered to the 11-mm × 20-mm × 1.1-mm size coupon board. The board is located horizontally, with the device on top. The TMP116 is in continuous conversion mode with 64 sampling averaging and zero conversion cycle time. There is no digital bus activity aside from reading temperature data one time each second. As shown in Figure 42, the SHE stabilization time in still air is greater when the device dissipates more power.
The SHE drift is strongly proportional to the device dissipated power. The SHE drift is also proportional to the device temperature because the consumption current with the same supply voltage increases with temperature. Figure 43 shows the SHE drifts versus temperature and dissipated power at 25°C for the same coupon board and the same conditions described previously.
To estimate the SHE for similar size boards, calculate the device consumption power for 25°C and use the corresponding power line shown in Figure 43. For example, in CC mode without duty cycle at a 3.3-V supply at 25°C, the device dissipates 410 µWt. So self-heating in still air is approximately 40 m°C for the described condition and rises to 52 m°C at 150°C.
The following methods can reduce the SHE: