SOT Temperature Sensors with Period/Frequency Output

SOT23 Single Wire Digital Temperature Sensors

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The MAX6576/MAX6577 are low-cost, low-current temperature sensors with a single-wire output. The MAX6576 converts the ambient temperature into a square wave with a period proportional to absolute temperature (°K). The MAX6577 converts the ambient temperature into a square wave with a frequency proportional to absolute temperature. The MAX6576 offers accuracy of ±3°C at +25°C, ±4.5°C at +85°C, and ±5°C at +125°C. The MAX6577 offers accuracy of ±3°C at +25°C, ±3.5°C at +85°C, and ±4.5°C at +125°C.

Both devices feature a single-wire output that minimizes the number of pins necessary to interface with a microprocessor. The period/frequency range of the output square wave can be selected by hard-wiring the two time-select pins (TS0, TS1) to either VDD or GND. The MAX6576/MAX6577 are available in space-saving 6-pin SOT23 packages.
MAX6576, MAX6577: Typical Operating Circuit MAX6576, MAX6577: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Simple Single-Wire Output
  • Two Output Types Available
    • Temperature to Period (µs) (MAX6576)
    • Temperature to Frequency (Hz) (MAX6577)
  • ±0.8°C Accuracy at +25°C (±3°C max)
  • No External Components
  • Operates from +2.7V to +5.5V Supply Voltage
  • Low 140µA Typical Supply Current
  • Standard Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to +125°C
  • Small 6-Pin SOT23 Package


  • Battery Packs
  • Cell Phones
  • Critical µP and µC Temperature Monitoring
  • Hard Drives/Tape Drives
  • Medical Equipment
  • Networking and Telecom Equipment
  • Portable Battery-Powered Equipment

See parametric specs for Temperature Sensors (113)

Part NumberSensor TypeInterface#ChannelsAccuracy
Parasite Pwr.Oper. Temp.
(See Notes)
MAX6576 LocalPeriod µ Temp.One3No-55 to +125
$1.09 @1k
MAX6577 Freq. µ Temp.
$0.91 @1k

Pricing Notes:
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Product Reliability Reports: MAX6577.pdf 
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C   Material Composition  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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