Microchip Technology introduced the EMC118X temperature sensor IC family. All six members of the EMC118X temperature sensor family are available now for sampling and volume production. Prices start at $0.51 each in 5,000-unit quantities. The EMC1182 is offered in 8-pin DFN and TDFN packages. The EMC1183, EMC1184, EMC1187 and EMC1188 are all available in a 10-pin DFN package. The EMC1186 is offered in an 8-pin TDFN package.
Microchip Technology introduced their MCP9808 silicon temperature sensor. The digital temperature sensor converts temperatures between -20°C and +100°C to a digital word with ±0.5°C accuracy. The chip features high temperature resolution of 12 bits (0.0625 degrees Celsius/LSB), shutdown, under/over-temperature monitor and critical-temperature alert. The Microchip MCP9808 is available now in 8-pin MSOP and 2×3 mm DFN packages. Prices start at $0.84 each (5,000-unit quantities). The IC is ideal for thermostats, personal computers and industrial/automotive applications.