The Temp-Log 6 click is a temperature sensing Click board™ which features the MAX6642 sensor. The sensor is a specifically designed IC capable of measuring its own die temperature, as well as the temperature at a remote PN junction. This option makes Temp-Log 6 click well-suited for monitoring the temperature of a CPU, GPU or FPGA, where the PN junction is typically a substrate PNP transistor on the die of the measured IC. Instead of measuring the PN junction of a specifically designed IC, the Temp-Log 6 click can also use an external diode or a small-signal transistor.
Another useful feature of the MAX6642 can also report an ALERT signal if programmed temperature thresholds are exceeded.
The MAX6642 features a high accuracy of ±1°C within the range between +60°C and +100°C, which is a critical thermal bandwidth of most IC with the substrate PNP transistor as a temperature sensor.
Features such as dual temperature measurement, high accuracy, and programmable ALARM events, allow this Click board™ to be used in many applications. Some of them include:
- dual-zone thermal monitoring in FPGA
- embedded systems
- PC systems, i.e. when it is required to monitor both the ambient temperature within the enclosure, as well as the IC die temperature, for test and measurement applications, and similar.
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