Atmel’s versatile temperature lineup

Bits & Pieces recently sat down with an engineering rep to discuss Atmel’s growing portfolio of digital temperature solutions, which the rep aptly described as the “world’s most versatile.”

Indeed, Atmel’s digital temperature sensors can be used to address a variety of temperature monitoring needs in DDR3 DIMMs, lithium ion (Li-Ion) batteries, lithium polymer batteries, plasma televisions and LCD TVs. Additional applications include notebook and desktop computers, workstations and servers, digital video recorders (DVRs), energy meters, industrial controls and various medical devices.

“Atmel offers solutions with selectable temperature resolutions and conversion rates, multiple critical temperature limits, fault-tolerance queuing and selectable hysteresis thresholds,” the engineering rep explained. “The latter accounts for minor temperature variances near the programmed temperature limits, with nonvolatile configuration and temperature registers retaining settings even when devices are powered off.”

Currently, Atmel offers a number of solutions with integrated nonvolatile memory technology, allowing customers to store critical system temperature data as well as application-specific configuration and user preference data.

As expected, devices operate over a variety of voltage ranges and are offered in industry standard packages such as 8-lead SOICs, 8-lead MSOPs and ultra-small 8-pad DFNs. In short, Atmel’s digital temperature lineup is versatile enough to address almost every application.

Interested in learning more? A full list of Atmel’s digital temperature sensor devices is available here.

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