Maxim Integrated Dual Remote/Local Temperature Sensors and Four-Channel Voltage Monitors MAX6655

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Dual Remote/Local Temperature Sensors and Four-Channel Voltage Monitors MAX6655
The MAX6655/MAX6656 are precise voltage and temperature monitors. The digital thermometer reports the temperature of two remote sensors and its own die temperature. The remote sensors are diode-connected transistors—typicall y a low-cost, easily mounted 2N3906 PNP type—that replace conventional thermistors or thermocouples. Remote accuracy is ±1°C for multiple transistor manufacturers with no calibration necessary. The remote channels can also measure the die temperature of other ICs, such as microprocessors, that contain a substrate-connected PNP with its collector grounded and its base and emitter available for temperature-sensing purposes. The temperature is digitized with 11-bit resolution. The MAX6655/MAX6656 also measure their own supply voltage and three external voltages with 8-bit resolution. Each voltage input's sensitivity is set to give approximately 3/4-scale output code when the input voltage is at its nominal value. The MAX6655 operates at +5V supply and its second voltage monitor is 3.3V. The MAX6656 operates on a +3.3V supply and its second voltage monitor is 5V. The 2-wire serial interface accepts standard SMBus™ Write Byte, Read Byte, Send Byte, and Receive Byte commands to program the alarm thresholds and to read data. The MAX6655/MAX6656 also provide SMBus alert response and timeout functions. The MAX6655/MAX6656 measure automatically and autonomously, with the conversion rate programmable. The adjustable rate allows the user to control the supply current. In addition to the SMBus active-low ALERT output, the MAX6655/MAX6656 feature an active-low OVERT output, which is used as a temperature reset that remains active only while the temperature is above the maximum temperature limit. The active-low OVERT output is optimal for fan control or for system shutdown.
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  Maxim Integrated
Product Category Sensor Chips
Product Number MAX6655
Product Name Dual Remote/Local Temperature Sensors and Four-Channel Voltage Monitors
Operating Temperature -55 to 125 C (-67 to 257 F)
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