Fan 2 Click carries the MAX31760 precision fan-speed controller. It can measure temperature and adjust the fan speed to keep the temperature at the same level. Fan 2 Click can also control two fans at the same time.
The Click is designed to run on either 3.3V or 5V power supply. It communicates with the target microcontroller over I2C interface, with additional functionality provided by the following pins on the mikroBUS™ line: INT, AN, RST, CS.
For example, you can set the limit at 25°C and if the temperature goes over that the Click will activate the fan; it will keep working until the temperature is 25°C again.
MAX31760 CONTROLLER FEATURES
The MAX31760 integrates temperature sensing along with precision PWM fan control. It accurately measures its local die temperature and the remote temperature of a discrete diode-connected transistor, such as a 2N3906, or a thermal diode commonly found on CPUs, graphics processor units (GPUs), and other ASICs. Multiple temperature thresholds, such as local high/overtemperature (OT) and remote high/overtemperature, can be set by an I2C-compatible interface.
Fan speed is controlled based on the temperature reading as an index to a 48-byte lookup table (LUT) containing user-programmed PWM values. The flexible LUT-based architecture enables the user to program a smooth nonlinear fan speed vs. temperature transfer function to minimize acoustic fan noise. Two tachometer inputs allow measuring the speeds of two fans independently.
See the datasheet for more information.
HOW IT WORKS
The Click carries a 10-pole terminal block, that allows easy connection for pairs of two, three or four wire DC fans, on the standard way of connection via PWM, TACH, GND, VFAN lines.
A single onboard jumper setting enables 2 or 3 wire fan connection. In addition, there are two points (DXP, DXN) on the same terminal for external temperature sensor connection. The Click communicates with the MCU over data interface voltage level of 3.3V only.
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