±3°C dual remote & local temperature sensor with beta compensation and SMBus, I2C


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Local sensor accuracy (Max) (+/- C) 3 Type Remote Operating temperature range (C) 0 to 85 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 3 Interface type I2C, SMBus Supply voltage (Max) (V) 3.6 Supply current (Max) (uA) 2600 Temp resolution (Max) (bits) 10 Features One-shot conversion, ALERT Remote channels (#) 2 Addresses 1 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Digital temperature sensors

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  • Accurately Senses Die Temperature of Remote ICs or Diode Junctions
  • Remote Diode Fault Detection
  • On-board Local Temperature Sensing
  • Remote Temperature Readings
    • 0.125°C LSb
    • 10-bits Plus Sign or 11-bits Programmable Resolution
    • 11-bits Resolves Temperatures Above 127°C
  • Local Temperature Readings
    • 0.25°C
    • 9-bits Plus Sign
  • Status Register Support
  • Programmable Conversion Rate Allows User Optimization of Power Consumption
  • Shutdown Mode One-shot Conversion Control
  • SMBus 2.0 Compatible Interface, Supports TIMEOUT
  • 8-pin VSSOP Package

Key Specifications

  • Local Temperature Accuracy
    • TA = 0°C to 85°C ± 3.0°C (max)
  • Remote Diode Temperature Accuracy
    • TA = 30°C to 50°C, TD = 45°C to 85°C
      ±1.0 °C (Max)
    • TA = 0°C to 85°C, TD = 25°C to 140°C
      ±3.0°C (Max)
  • Supply Voltage 3.0 V to 3.6 V
  • Supply Current 2 mA (Typ)

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The LM95221 is a dual remote diode temperature sensor in an 8-lead VSSOP package. The 2-wire serial interface of the LM95221 is compatible with SMBus 2.0. The LM95221 can sense three temperature zones, it can measure the temperature of its own die as well as two diode connected transistors. The diode connected transistors can be a thermal diode as found in Pentium and AMD processors or can simply be a diode connected MMBT3904 transistor. The LM95221 resolution format for remote temperature readings can be programmed to be 10-bits plus sign or 11-bits unsigned. In the unsigned mode the LM95221 remote diode readings can resolve temperatures above 127°C. Local temperature readings have a resolution of 9-bits plus sign.

The temperature of any ASIC can be accurately determined using the LM95221 as long as a dedicated diode (semiconductor junction) is available on the target die. The LM95221 remote sensor accuracy of ±1°C is factory trimmed for a series resistance of 2.7 ohms and 1.008 non-ideality factor.

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* Data sheet LM95221 Dual Remote Diode Digital Temperature Sensor with SMBus Interface datasheet (Rev. B) Mar. 22, 2013
Technical article How to choose the right thermistor for your temperature sensing application Feb. 13, 2020
Technical article How to enable thermal safety for automotive infotainment and cluster systems Oct. 15, 2019
Technical article Driving industrial innovation with small-size sensors Sep. 12, 2019
Technical article How to select a temperature sensor probe Feb. 18, 2016

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