The LM94022 is a precision analog output CMOS integrated-circuit temperature sensor that operates at a supply voltage as low as 1.5 Volts. A class-AB output structure gives the LM94022 strong output source and sink current capability for driving heavy loads. For example, it is well suited to source the input of a sample-and-hold analog-to-digital converter with its transient load requirements. While operating over the wide temperature range of −50°C to +150°C, the LM94022 delivers an output voltage that is inversely porportional to measured temperature. The LM94022's low supply current makes it ideal for battery-powered systems as well as general temperature sensing applications.
Two logic inputs, Gain Select 1 (GS1) and Gain Select 0 (GS0), select the gain of the temperature-to-voltage output transfer function. Four slopes are selectable: −5.5 mV/°C, −8.2 mV/°C, −10.9 mV/°C, and −13.6 mV/°C. In the lowest gain configuration (GS1 and GS0 both tied low), the LM94022 can operate with a 1.5V supply while measuring temperature over the full −50°C to +150°C operating range. Tying both inputs high causes the transfer function to have the largest gain of −13.6 mV/°C for maximum temperature sensitivity. The gain-select inputs can be tied directly to VDD or Ground without any pull-up or pull-down resistors, reducing component count and board area. These inputs can also be driven by logic signals allowing the system to optimize the gain during operation or system diagnostics.