ROHM : Temperature sensor ICs are small and highly accurate

ROHM Semiconductor presents its new series of thermostat and analog temperature sensor families integrating a temperature detection element, constant current circuit, comparator, and high-accuracy reference voltage source in a single chip. Additional features include open drain output and active low operation along with +/- 4°C temperature detection accuracy that eliminates the need for complicated circuit designs. The temperature detection capability is enabled by simply connecting the IC to the set substrate, saving space.

Temperature control is becoming increasingly important for stable performance as electronic products become more minimized and operate at greater speeds. For instance, power supply and motor circuits that generate heat require temperature detection in order to prevent shorts or malfunctions and possibly damage.

ROHM offers two different line-ups:

1) The 5°C step BDEXXX0G series including 15 models in detection intervals of 10°C, from -20°C to +120°C, with 3-stage detection temperature switching possible.
2) The 2.5°C step BDFXXX0G series features eight models offered in detection intervals of 20°C from -20°C to +120°C, with 9-stage detection temperature switching possible.

Both line-ups provide greater compatibility and lower processing costs.

ROHM’s temperature sensor ICs are suitable for a wide range of applications and for electrical equipment requiring temperature protection, such as cell phones, PCs, LCD TVs, industrial devices, game machines, car navigation systems, and the like.The new temperature sensor ICs are available now.

About ROHM

ROHM – a name which stands for quality in the electronic industry with over 20,000 employees who produce a wide range of internationally marketable products, such as integrated circuits, diodes, transistors, resistors, tantal capacitors, display units, and special designs, in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and China. ROHM in Europe serves the EMEA region ( Europe and Middle East ) with a staff of 160 in our sales locations all over Europe.

For further information please contact

ROHM Semiconductor GmbH
Günter Richard
Karl-Arnold-Str. 15
D-47877 Willich-Münchheide
Phone: +49 2154 921 151
Fax: +49 2154 921458

Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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