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MCP9700/9700A and MCP9701/9701A sensors with Linear Active Thermistor Integrated Circuit (IC) comprise a family of analog temperature sensors that convert temperature to analog voltage. The low-cost, low-power sensors feature an accuracy of ±2°C from 0°C to +70°C (MCP9700A/9701A) and ±4°C from 0°C to +70°C (MCP9700/9701) while consuming 6 µA (typical) of operating current. Unlike resistive sensors, e.g., thermistors, the Linear Active Thermistor IC does not require an additional signal-conditioning circuit. Therefore, the biasing circuit development overhead for thermistor solutions can be avoided by implementing a sensor from these low-cost devices. The Voltage Output pin (VOUT) can be directly connected to the ADC input of a microcontroller. The MCP9700/9700A and MCP9701/9701A temperature coefficients are scaled to provide a 1°C/bit resolution for an 8-bit ADC with a reference voltage of 2.5V and 5V, respectively. The MCP9700/9700A output 0.1°C/bit for a 12-bit ADC with 4.096V reference.