Intersil Introduces New High Reliability Temperature Sensor for Space Systems

New ISL71590SEH Requires Only 1.5mW (25°C) Power, Provides +/-1.7°C Accuracy and -1°C Shift Over Low Dose Rate Radiation

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06 Nov 2013

MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intersil Corporation (Nasdaq:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today introduced the ISL71590SEH, a radiation-hardened, low power, current output temperature sensor able to deliver a high level of accuracy over radiation exposure, time and temperature. The new ISL71590SEH temperature sensor is ideal for remote temperature sensing in satellites and other space applications.


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Developers of the most advanced next generation satellite systems require temperature sensors that provide accuracy over the mission life of a satellite, eliminating the need for expensive radiation lot acceptance testing or spot shielding. With the ISL71590SEH's +/-1.7°C accuracy over temperature and at most -1°C change in accuracy over low dose rate radiation, the device is able to serve satellite temperature sensing functions that support most of a system's telemetry data and calibration accuracy. The ISL71590SEH provides highly accurate, reliable temperature sensing and linearity over the full military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, as well as over 50krad (Si) low dose rate and 300krad (Si) high dose rate irradiation.


The ISL71590SEH temperature sensor features a high impedance current output that allows the part to be insensitive to voltage drops across long wires. With a voltage between 4V and 33V on the input pin, the ISL71590SEH acts as a temperature sensitive current source with a scale factor of 1uA/K (i.e. 1uA/°C). It operates in the full temperature range without the need of additional circuitry, to produce results with +/-1.7°C accuracy.


The ISL71590SEH also offers power advantages, with requirements as low as 1.5mW (5V supply at 25°C). This allows it to be used in satellite signal chains and in applications such as temperature compensation networks, flow rate analysis, and biasing proportional to temperature.


Features and Specifications

  • Outstanding, industry leading high and low dose rate performance
  • Excellent temperature accuracy and long term stability ensure accurate measurements (+/-0.25°C over 1000 hours at +125°C.)
  • High output impedance ( > 10MΩ) allows variations in the power supply voltage
  • Can withstand a forward voltage of 40V outside of heavy ion radiation (37V under 86 MeV·cm2/mg heavy ion irradiation) and a reverse voltage of 40V


Pricing and Availability

The ISL71590SEH temp sensor is available now in a 2-terminal isolated flatpack easily mountable on a system chassis or circuit board, with prices starting at $324.55 each in 1,000-unit quantities. An evaluation board, the ISL71590SEHEV1Z, also is available at a price of $232.45. For more information visit:


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