±1.25°C dual remote & local temperature sensor with beta compensation and SMBus, I


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Local sensor accuracy (Max) (+/- C) 3 Type Remote Operating temperature range (C) 0 to 85 Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2.7 Interface type I2C, SMBus Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Supply current (Max) (uA) 640 Temp resolution (Max) (bits) 10 Features One-shot conversion, ALERT Remote channels (#) 2 Addresses 3 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Digital temperature sensors

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  • Accurately Senses Die Temperature of Remote ICs or Diode Junctions
  • Uses TruTherm Technology for Precision “Thermal Diode” Temperature Measurement
  • Thermal Diode Input Stage with Analog Filtering
  • Thermal Diode Digital Filtering
  • Intel Processor on 65nm or 90nm Process or 2N3904 Non-Ideality Selection
  • Remote Diode Fault Detection
  • On-board Local Temperature Sensing
  • Remote Temperature Readings Without Digital Filtering:
    • 0.125 °C LSb
    • 10-bits Plus Sign or 11-bits Programmable Resolution
    • 11-bits Resolves Temperatures Above
      127 °C
  • Remote Temperature Readings with Digital Filtering:
    • 0.03125 °C LSb with Filtering
    • 12-bits Plus Sign or 13-bits Programmable Resolution
    • 13-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

  • Remote Diode Temperature Accuracy
    • TA = 20°C to 40°C, TD = 45°C to 85°C ±1.25 °C (Max)
    • TA = 0°C to 85°C, TD = 25°C to 140°C ±2.5 °C (Max)
  • Local Temperature Accuracy
    • TA = 0°C to 85°C ±3.0 °C (Max)
  • Supply Voltage 3.0 V to 3.6 V
  • Average Supply Current 471 μA (Typ)

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The LM95241 is a precision dual remote diode temperature sensor (RDTS) that uses TI's TruTherm technology. The 2-wire serial interface of the LM95241 is compatible with SMBus 2.0. The LM95241 can sense three temperature zones, it can measure the temperature of its own die as well as two diode connected transistors. The LM95241 includes digital filtering and an advanced input stage that includes analog filtering and TruTherm technology that reduces processor-to-processor non-ideality spread. The diode connected transistors can be a “thermal diode” as found in Intel and AMD processors or can simply be a diode connected MMBT3904 transistor. TruTherm technology allows accurate measurement of “thermal diodes” found on small geometry processes such as 90nm and 65nm. The LM95241 supports user selectable thermal diode non-ideality of either Intel processor on 90nm or 65nm process or 2N3904.

The LM95241 resolution format for remote temperature readings can be programmed to be 11-bits signed or unsigned with the digital filtering disabled. When the filtering is enabled the resolution increases to 13-bits signed or unsigned. In the unsigned mode the LM95241 remote diode readings can resolve temperatures above 127°C. Local temperature readings have a resolution of 9-bits plus sign.

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* Data sheet LM95241 Dual Remote Diode Temp Sensor w/SMBus Interface & TruTherm Technology datasheet (Rev. E) 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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Linux Driver for LM95241
LM95241SW-LINUX The Linux driver supports the LM95241 series of Dual Remote and Local Temp Sensors. The Linux driver supports communication through the I2C bus and interfaces with the Hardware Monitoring sub-system.
Linux Mainline Status

Available in Linux Main line: Yes
Available through git.ti.com: N/A

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