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Precision Temperature Sensing

Last Updated: 
Dec 03, 2010

Temperature sensing has become an important component of many embedded applications, from industrial automation to simple consumer devices. As a result, many sensing technologies have been developed, including Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD), Diodes, and Thermocouples. This article will describe how to design an accurate temperature sensing application using the Platinum RTD-based approach for those applications which require high accuracy. In addition, it will discuss data acquisition of temperature values from remote locations in real-time is a good feature in some of the applications like refineries, industries and various automation. Serial communication protocols like UART, I2C are supported to transfer this data to a master controller of the system.