Low-Cost, Remote SOT Temperature Switch

Industry's Only Temperature Switch for External P-N Junction - Either a Discrete Diode-Connected Transistor on an External IC Die
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MAX6513 Active: In Production. See Ordering Information for details.


The MAX6513 is a fully integrated, remote temperature switch that uses an external P-N junction (typically a diode-connected transistor) as the sensing element to measure the remote temperature. The device asserts a logic signal when the temperature crosses a factory-programmed threshold. Available trip thresholds are from +45°C to +125°C in 10°C increments. Accuracy is within ±3°C (TA = -5°C to +55°C) or ±5°C (TA = -40°C to +85°C). Hysteresis is pin selectable to 5°C or 10°C.

The MAX6513 has an active-high CMOS output. The output is asserted when the temperature exceeds the threshold value. The active-high CMOS output can directly drive a power FET to control a cooling fan.

The MAX6513 operates from a +3.0V to +5.5V supply and typically consumes 400µA of supply current. It is available in a 6-pin lead-free TDFN package.

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Key Features

  • Continuously Measure External Junction Temperature
  • Factory-Programmed Temperature Threshold from +45°C to +125°C in 10°C Increments
  • Insensitive to Series Parasitic Resistance
  • Active-High Output for Direct Fan Control
  • < 100ms Response Time
  • Accuracy
    • ±3°C (TREMOTE = +45°C to +125°C, TA = -5°C to +55°C)
    • ±5°C (TREMOTE = +45°C to +125°C, TA= -40°C to +85°C)
  • Pin-Selectable 5°C or 10°C Hysteresis
  • 400µA Average Current Consumption
  • +3.0V to +5.5V Supply Range
  • 6-Pin TDFN Package (Lead(Pb)-Free) with Exposed Pad


  • Battery Packs
  • CPU Temperature Monitoring in High-Speed Computers
  • Fan Control
  • Multichip Modules
  • Temperature Alarms
  • Temperature Control

Key Specifications:

Temperature Switches
Part Number Switch Type Functions Interface Accuracy
Temp. Thresh.
See Notes
MAX6513  Remote Temperature Switch/Temperature Comparator Logic 3 Factory Programmed $0.85 @1k
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Pricing Notes:

This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.


MAX6513: Typical Operating Circuit
Typical Operating Circuit

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Document Ref.: 19-1819 Rev 3; 2011-03-02
This page last modified: 2011-03-02