LM334S - Constant Current Source and Temperature Sensor
- 1µA to 10mA Operation
- 0.02%/V Regulation
- 0.8V to 40V Operating Voltage
- Can be Used as Linear Temperature Sensor
- Draws No Reverse Current
- Supplied in Standard Transistor Packages
DescriptionThe LM134 is a three-terminal current source designed to operate at current levels from 1mA to 10mA, as set by an external resistor. The device operates as a true two terminal current source, requiring no extra power connections or input signals. Regulation is typically 0.02%/V and terminal-to-terminal voltage can range from 800mV to 40V.
Because the operating current is directly proportional to absolute temperature in degrees Kelvin, the device will also find wide applications as a temperature sensor. The temperature dependence of the operating current is 0.336%/°C at room temperature. For example, a device operating at 298mA will have a temperature coefficient of 1mA/°C. The temperature dependence is extremely accurate and repeatable. Devices specified as temperature sensors in the 100mA to 1mA range are the LM134-3, LM234-3 and the LM134-6, LM234-6, with the dash numbers indicating ±3°C and ±6°C accuracies, respectively.
If a zero temperature coefficient current source is required, this is easily achieved by adding a diode and a resistor.
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