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Catalyst unveils its first temperature sensor

Santa Clara, Calif. — Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. has unveiled its first device in a new line of temperature sensors. The CAT6095 12-bit digital-output temperature sensor is available in an ultra-thin, 0.55-mm height UDFN package for DDR3 memory module applications in high-speed PCs and laptops, environmental control systems and industrial process control equipment. The UDFN package provides accurate temperature monitoring in a 30 percent lower profile package compared to standard 2 x 3 x 0.8-mm TDFN packages, said Catalyst.

The CAT6095 is compliant to JEDEC specification JC42.4, providing ±1°C temperature sensing accuracy from +75°C to +95°C and ±3°C accuracy from -20°C to +125°C, across the device's entire supply voltage range of 3.0 to 3.6V. It measures and records the system temperature approximately 10 times per second, with readings compared to three trigger limits stored in the internal memory registers. Readings can be retrieved by the host system via the I2C/SMBus interface, with over- and under-limit conditions signaled on the open-drain EVENT pin.

The CAT6095 is also available in the standard 2 x 3 x 0.8-mm TDFN package. Both packages contain an integrated backside metal pad for enhanced PC-board thermal contact and faster sensing response time.

Pricing: $0.35 each in quantities of 10,000.
Availability: Samples are available now. Projected lead-time for production quantities is currently six to eight weeks ARO.
Product information: CAT6095

Catalyst Semiconductor , www.catsemi.com

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