Measuring PCB Temperature
Donal McNamara [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sixty to sixty-five percent of the heat generated on a printed-circuit board (PCB) is transferred to the temperature sensor die via its pins. The GND pin is connected to the substrate, and therefore has the least thermal resistance between temperature sensor and heat source.
Figure 1. Correct Layout for Measuring PCB Temperature
By following these tips,
the temperature sensor will accurately track the temperature of the PCB and
subsequently the main heat source, as shown in the figure 2.
Figure 2. Temperature Sensor Accurately Tracks the Temperature of the Heat Source
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