Top

Remote Temperature Switches with Integrated Fan Controller/Driver

Product Details

Key Features

Simplified Block Diagram

Technical Docs

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal .

Sampling:
Selecting the Sample button above will redirect to the third-party ADI Sample Site. The part selected will carry over to your cart on this site once logged in. Please create a new account there if you have never used the site before. Contact SampleSupport@analog.com with any questions regarding this Sample Site.

Key Features

  • +12V, 250mA Integrated Fan Driver
  • No Calibration Required
  • Pin-Selectable 4°C, 8°C, or 12°C Hysteresis (MAX6670)
  • Factory-Programmed Temperature Thresholds from +40°C to +75°C
  • Overtemperature Warning Signals
  • 110µA (typ) Supply Current
  • Space-Saving 8-Pin and 10-Pin µMAX Packages

Applications/Uses

  • Card Racks
  • Fan Control
  • Laboratory Instruments
  • Network Hubs, Switches, Routers
  • Notebook and Desktop Computers
  • PC Power Supplies
  • Temperature Alarms

Description

The MAX6668/MAX6670 remote-junction thermal switches with an internal power transistor drive a cooling fan rated for supply voltages up to +12V and 250mA. These devices measure the temperature of an external P-N junction (typically a diode-connected transistor) and turn on the fan power switch when the remote temperature rises above a factory-programmed threshold. Self-contained and requiring no software development, the MAX6668/MAX6670 are simple “drop-in” fan-control solutions for a variety of systems.

The MAX6670 features an open-drain active-low WARN output that goes active when the remote temperature exceeds the factory-programmed fan activation threshold by +15°C. The MAX6670 features an open-drain OT output that goes active when the remote temperature exceeds the factory-programmed threshold by +30°C. The MAX6668/MAX6670 provide a fan-control input, active-low FORCEON, that allows the fan to be driven externally, regardless of temperature.

Available temperature thresholds range from +40°C to +75°C in 5°C increments. Hysteresis is preset to 8°C on the MAX6668 or pin selectable to 4°C, 8°C, or 12°C using a three-level logic input on the MAX6670. Temperature threshold accuracy is ±1°C (typ) and ±2.2°C (max) for remote-junction temperatures from +40°C to +75°C.

The MAX6668/MAX6670 operate from a +3V to +3.6V power supply, and are specified over the automotive temperature range (-40°C to +125°C). The MAX6668 is offered in an 8-pin µMAX package and the MAX6670 is available in a space-saving 10-pin µMAX package.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX6668, MAX6670: Typical Operating Circuit MAX6668, MAX6670: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal .

Sampling:
Selecting the Sample button above will redirect to the third-party ADI Sample Site. The part selected will carry over to your cart on this site once logged in. Please create a new account there if you have never used the site before. Contact SampleSupport@analog.com with any questions regarding this Sample Site.