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Understanding temperature specifications: an introduction

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:temperature specification? Cypress products? power supply?

Power is required to operate ICs. This power is provided to the IC in the form of voltage and current via power supply pins. It is this consumption of power that creates heat and results in junction temperatures different from the surrounding ambient temperature. As long as power is being dissipated, the junction temperature (temperature of the chip) will always be hotter than the ambient temperature. The degree depends on several factors.

This technical note is intended to give the reader a basic understanding of the temperature specifications found in Cypress' product data sheets.

View the PDF document for more information.

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