The TC74 is a serially accessible, digital temperature sensor particularly suited for low cost and small formfactor applications. Temperature data is converted from the onboard thermal sensing element and made available as an 8-bit digital word. Communication with the TC74 is accomplished via a 2- wire SMBus/I2C compatible serial port. This bus also can be used to implement multi-drop/multi-zone monitoring. The SHDN bit in the CONFIG register can be used to activate the low power Standby mode. Temperature resolution is 1°C. Conversion rate is a nominal 8 samples/sec. During normal operation, the quiescent current is 200 μA (typ). During standby operation, the quiescent current is 5 μA (typ). Small size, low installed cost and ease of use make the TC74 an ideal choice for implementing thermal management in a variety of systems.
Digital Temperature Sensing in SOT-23-5 or TO-220 Packages
Outputs Temperature as an 8-Bit Digital Word
Simple SMBus/I2C™ Serial Port Interface
Solid-State Temperature Sensing: - ±2°C (max.) Accuracy from +25°C to +85°C - ±3°C (max.) Accuracy from 0°C to +125°C
Supply Voltage of 2.7V to 5.5V
Low Power: - 200 μA (typ.) Operating Current - 5 μA (typ.) Standby Mode Current