MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has launched the MAX6699, a precision five-channel temperature sensor in a small 16-pin QSOP or TSSOP package.
The MAX6699 accurately measures its own temperature and the temperature of up to four external locations with 1°C temperature accuracy.
The four remote locations can be CPUs, GPUs, memory devices, and other locations important in notebook applications.
The MAX6699 also allows the user to program the temperature threshold of alarm outputs. Designed for user flexibility, these outputs can serve as an interrupt, or can be connected to a system fan or other thermal management circuitry.
The combination of high precision, small size, and high flexibility makes the MAX6699 the ideal choice for notebook applications, where accurate temperature readings of multiple locations are a must.
The MAX6699 communicates through an SMBus interface. It operates from a 3.0V to 5.0V supply voltage range and consumes only 500μA of supply-current, which drops to only 3μA in standby mode.
The MAX6699 is specified over the -40°C to +125°C temperature range.