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Maxim temperature sensors offer built-in flexibility

Posted: 09 Dec 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:maxim integrated products? maxim? max6697? max6698? temperature sensor?

Maxim Integrated Products introduced two precision 7-channel temperature sensors that offer built-in flexibility in its small 8.5-by-6mm, 20-pin QSOP package.

According to the company, the user can program the temperature threshold of alarm outputs, which can serve as an interrupt or be connected to a system fan or other thermal-management circuitry. Small size, high precision, and user flexibility make the MAX6697/MAX6698 sensors an ideal choice for notebook, desktop and industrial applications, where accurate temperature readings of multiple locations are a must, added Maxim.

With 1C accuracy, the MAX6697 measures its own temperature and the temperature of up to six external locations such as CPUs, GPUs, memory devices and other locations important in notebook and desktop applications. Meanwhile, the MAX6698 offers temperature measurements of three thermistors and three remote diodes, suitable for industrial applications.

The two new devices communicate through the SMBus interface. They operate from a 3V to 5V supply-voltage range and consume 500?A of supply current and 3?A in standby mode. These products are specified over a wide -40C to 125C temperature range. Prices start at $3.75 (2,500-up, FOB USA).

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