SMSC Introduces High-Accuracy, Low-Cost Temperature Sensors

SMSC (Nasdaq: SMSC), a leading semiconductor company providing innovative system solutions spanning analog, digital and mixed-signal technologies, announced two new families of high-accuracy, low-cost temperature sensors (EMC1412, EMC1413, EMC1414, EMC1072, EMC1073 and EMC1074). Targeting applications such as notebook PCs, servers, and industrial and embedded systems, these solutions offer a variety of customizable features aimed at improving accuracy and minimizing the system-level footprint.

“Building on our expertise in thermal management, SMSC’s new analog temperature sensing designs continue to drive advancements that enable performance, cost and footprint advantages for our customers,” said Mark Beadle, Vice President and General Manager – Analog Products and Technology at SMSC. “Our goal is to leverage specialized, proprietary technologies developed by SMSC, which are geared to deliver highly accurate measurements in environments where temperature is constantly changing.”

The EMC141x family is designed to meet the challenges present when measuring the temperature of a substrate diode found on GPUs, CPUs, FPGAs or ASICs. These devices contain several technologies to improve the accuracy of the measurement of smaller geometry processors, including Automatic Beta Compensation that detects the requirements of a thermal diode and self configures the measurement attributes for an accurate reading. Resistance Error Correction adjusts for common series resistance found in substrate diodes and traces that would otherwise lead to measurement error. Lastly, Ideality Configuration compensates for the common error effect present in substrate diodes and discrete transistors to avoid a spreading error over various temperatures. The EMC107x family is designed for general purpose thermal management needs where a substrate diode is not being measured by the remote. Both the EMC1414 and EMC1074 use Anti-parallel Diodes to minimize device footprint and to combine the functionality of two remotes into two pins.

Each family of devices comes with fixed and addressable SMBus options. Addressable versions of these devices simplify ordering and inventory for programs using more than one device. Having an addressable feature eliminates the need to order and maintain inventory of different part numbers to achieve multiple SMBus addresses.

Availability and Pricing
Samples of the EMC141X and EMC107X families are available today and range in price from $0.75 to $1.00, and $0.65 to $0.95 per unit, respectively. Pricing is based on 1K quantities.

About SMSC
Many of the world’s most successful global technology companies rely upon SMSC as a go-to resource for semiconductor system solutions that span analog, digital and mixed-signal technologies. Leveraging substantial intellectual property, integration expertise and a comprehensive global infrastructure, SMSC solves design challenges and delivers performance, space, cost and time-to-market advantages to its customers. SMSC’s application focus targets key vertical markets including consumer electronics, automotive infotainment, PC and industrial applications. The Company has developed leadership positions in its select markets by providing application specific solutions such as mixed-signal system controllers, non-PCI Ethernet, ARCNET, MOST® and Hi-Speed USB. SMSC is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Engineering design centers are located in Arizona, New York, Texas and Karlsruhe, Germany.

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