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Local sensor accuracy (Max) (+/- C) 3 Type Fan Controller Operating temperature range (C) 0 to 125 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 3 Interface type SMBus Supply voltage (Max) (V) 3.6 Supply current (Max) (uA) 2000 Temp resolution (Max) (bits) 8 Features PWM output, Tachometer, ALERT Remote channels (#) 1 Addresses 1 Rating Catalog
Local sensor accuracy (Max) (+/- C) 3 Type Fan Controller Operating temperature range (C) 0 to 125 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 3 Interface type SMBus Supply voltage (Max) (V) 3.6 Supply current (Max) (uA) 2000 Temp resolution (Max) (bits) 8 Features PWM output, Tachometer, ALERT Remote channels (#) 1 Addresses 1 Rating Catalog
SOIC (D) 8 19 mm² 4.9 x 3.9
  • Accurately Senses Diode-Connected 2N3904 Transistors or Thermal Diodes On Board Large Processors or ASICs
  • Accurately Senses its Own Temperature
  • Factory Trimmed for Intel Pentium 4 and Mobile Pentium 4 Processor-M Thermal Diodes
  • Integrated PWM Fan Speed Control Output
  • Acoustic Fan Noise Reduction With User-Programmable 8-Step Lookup Table
  • Multi-Function, User-Selectable Pin for Either ALERT Output, or Tachometer Input, Functions
  • Tachometer Input for Measuring Fan RPM
  • Smart-Tach Modes for Measuring RPM of Fans With Pulse-Width-Modulated Power as Shown in Typical Application
  • Offset Register can Adjust for a Variety of Thermal Diodes
  • 10 Bit Plus Sign Remote Diode Temperature Data Format, With 0.125°C Resolution
  • SMBus 2.0 Compatible Interface, Supports TIMEOUT
  • LM86-Compatible Pinout
  • LM86-Compatible Register Set
  • 8-Pin SOIC Package

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  • Accurately Senses Diode-Connected 2N3904 Transistors or Thermal Diodes On Board Large Processors or ASICs
  • Accurately Senses its Own Temperature
  • Factory Trimmed for Intel Pentium 4 and Mobile Pentium 4 Processor-M Thermal Diodes
  • Integrated PWM Fan Speed Control Output
  • Acoustic Fan Noise Reduction With User-Programmable 8-Step Lookup Table
  • Multi-Function, User-Selectable Pin for Either ALERT Output, or Tachometer Input, Functions
  • Tachometer Input for Measuring Fan RPM
  • Smart-Tach Modes for Measuring RPM of Fans With Pulse-Width-Modulated Power as Shown in Typical Application
  • Offset Register can Adjust for a Variety of Thermal Diodes
  • 10 Bit Plus Sign Remote Diode Temperature Data Format, With 0.125°C Resolution
  • SMBus 2.0 Compatible Interface, Supports TIMEOUT
  • LM86-Compatible Pinout
  • LM86-Compatible Register Set
  • 8-Pin SOIC Package

Intel is a trademark of Texas Instruments. Pentium is a trademark of Texas Instruments. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The LM63 is a remote diode temperature sensor with integrated fan control. The LM63 accurately measures: (1) its own temperature and (2) the temperature of a diode-connected transistor, such as a 2N3904, or a thermal diode commonly found on Computer Processors, Graphics Processor Units (GPU) and other ASIC's. The LM63 remote temperature sensor's accuracy is factory trimmed for the series resistance and 1.0021 non-ideality of the Intel 0.13 µm Pentium 4 and Mobile Pentium 4 Processor-M thermal diode. The LM63 has an offset register to correct for errors caused by different non-ideality factors of other thermal diodes.

The LM63 also features an integrated, pulse-width-modulated (PWM), open-drain fan control output. Fan speed is a combination of the remote temperature reading, the lookup table and the register settings. The 8-step Lookup Table enables the user to program a non-linear fan speed vs. temperature transfer function often used to quiet acoustic fan noise.

The LM63 is a remote diode temperature sensor with integrated fan control. The LM63 accurately measures: (1) its own temperature and (2) the temperature of a diode-connected transistor, such as a 2N3904, or a thermal diode commonly found on Computer Processors, Graphics Processor Units (GPU) and other ASIC's. The LM63 remote temperature sensor's accuracy is factory trimmed for the series resistance and 1.0021 non-ideality of the Intel 0.13 µm Pentium 4 and Mobile Pentium 4 Processor-M thermal diode. The LM63 has an offset register to correct for errors caused by different non-ideality factors of other thermal diodes.

The LM63 also features an integrated, pulse-width-modulated (PWM), open-drain fan control output. Fan speed is a combination of the remote temperature reading, the lookup table and the register settings. The 8-step Lookup Table enables the user to program a non-linear fan speed vs. temperature transfer function often used to quiet acoustic fan noise.

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* Data sheet Accurate Remote Diode Dig Temp Sensor w/Integrated Fan Control datasheet (Rev. E) 02 May 2013
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
Technical article Driving industrial innovation with small-size sensors 12 Sep 2019
Technical article How to select a temperature sensor probe 18 Feb 2016
EVM User's guide LM63LM64LM96x63EVM User's Guide 15 Oct 2013

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LM63LM64LM96X63EVM — LM63LM64LM96x63EVM - Evaluation Module for Remote Diode Digital Temperature Sensor with Fan Control

The LM63LM64LM96x63EVM evaluation module (EVM) enables designers to immediately start evaluating the operation and performance of the LM63, LM64, LM96063, and LM96163 remote digital temperature sensor / fan controller family of ICs. All four devices can be evaluated by clicking on the appropriate (...)

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DIGITALTEMPSENSORSEVM-SW — Eval Board Software for Hardware Monitors and Digital Temp Sensors

Evaluation Board Software for Hardware Monitors and Digital Temperature Sensors
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LM63SW-LINUX — Linux Driver for LM63

The Linux driver supports the LM63 series of Remote Diode Temperature Sensors. The Linux driver supports communication through the I2C bus and interfaces with the Hardware Monitoring sub-system.
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SENSOREVAL — Eval Board Software For Hardware Monitors And Digital Temperature Sensors

SensorEval
SensorEval software supports the latest TI temperature sensor and hardware monitor evaluation boards via USB interface. It also allows access to sensors mounted directly on motherboards that support Intel chip sets.

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