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Local sensor accuracy (Max) (+/- C) 2 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 4.5 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 10 Supply current (Max) (uA) 130 Interface type Analog output Sensor gain (mV/Deg C) 10 Rating Catalog Features UL recognized
Local sensor accuracy (Max) (+/- C) 2 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 4.5 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 10 Supply current (Max) (uA) 130 Interface type Analog output Sensor gain (mV/Deg C) 10 Rating Catalog Features UL recognized
SOT-23 (DBZ) 3 7 mm² 2.92 x 2.37
  • LM50-Q1 is AEC-Q100 Grade 1 Qualified and is Manufactured on an Automotive Grade Flow
  • Calibrated Directly in Degrees Celsius (Centigrade)
  • Linear + 10 mV/°C Scale Factor
  • ±2°C Accuracy Specified at 25°C
  • Specified for Full –40° to 125°C range
  • Suitable for Remote Applications
  • Low Cost Due to Wafer-Level Trimming
  • Operates from 4.5 V to 10 V
  • Less than 130-µA Current Drain
  • Low Self-Heating: Less than 0.2°C in Still A
  • Nonlinearity Less than 0.8°C Over Temp
  • UL Recognized Component
  • LM50-Q1 is AEC-Q100 Grade 1 Qualified and is Manufactured on an Automotive Grade Flow
  • Calibrated Directly in Degrees Celsius (Centigrade)
  • Linear + 10 mV/°C Scale Factor
  • ±2°C Accuracy Specified at 25°C
  • Specified for Full –40° to 125°C range
  • Suitable for Remote Applications
  • Low Cost Due to Wafer-Level Trimming
  • Operates from 4.5 V to 10 V
  • Less than 130-µA Current Drain
  • Low Self-Heating: Less than 0.2°C in Still A
  • Nonlinearity Less than 0.8°C Over Temp
  • UL Recognized Component

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 device is linearly proportional to temperature (10 mV/°C) and has a DC offset of 500 mV. The offset allows reading negative temperatures without the need for a negative supply.

The ideal output voltage of the LM50 or LM50-Q1 ranges from 100 mV to 1.75 V for a –40°C to 125°C temperature range. The LM50 and LM50-Q1 do not require any external calibration or trimming to provide accuracies of ±3°C at room temperature and ±4°C over the full –40°C to 125°C temperature range. Trimming and calibration of the LM50 and LM50-Q1 at the wafer level assure low cost and high accuracy. The linear output, 500 mV offset, and factory calibration of the LM50 and LM50-Q1 simplify the circuitry requirements in a single supply environment where reading negative temperatures is necessary. Because the quiescent current of the LM50 and LM50-Q1 is less than 130 µA, self-heating is limited to a very low 0.2°C in still air.

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 device is linearly proportional to temperature (10 mV/°C) and has a DC offset of 500 mV. The offset allows reading negative temperatures without the need for a negative supply.

The ideal output voltage of the LM50 or LM50-Q1 ranges from 100 mV to 1.75 V for a –40°C to 125°C temperature range. The LM50 and LM50-Q1 do not require any external calibration or trimming to provide accuracies of ±3°C at room temperature and ±4°C over the full –40°C to 125°C temperature range. Trimming and calibration of the LM50 and LM50-Q1 at the wafer level assure low cost and high accuracy. The linear output, 500 mV offset, and factory calibration of the LM50 and LM50-Q1 simplify the circuitry requirements in a single supply environment where reading negative temperatures is necessary. Because the quiescent current of the LM50 and LM50-Q1 is less than 130 µA, self-heating is limited to a very low 0.2°C in still air.

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* Data sheet LM50 and LM50-Q1 SOT-23 Single-Supply Centigrade Temperature Sensor datasheet (Rev. G) 20 Jan 2017
Technical article How to choose the right thermistor for your temperature sensing application 13 Feb 2020
Technical article How to enable thermal safety for automotive infotainment and cluster systems 15 Oct 2019
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Certificate UL Certificate of Compliance Vol1-Sec5 E232195 06 Aug 2018
Technical article How to select a temperature sensor probe 18 Feb 2016
Application note Tiny Temperature Sensors for Remote Systems 17 Feb 2003

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