EDN: Bonnie Baker on Temperature Sensors

Part 4 of Texas Instrument's Bonnie Baker's series on temperature sensors was just publsihed.  The series starts with a comparison of sensor types and goes up to explain the details of using each type.

If you're considering what type of temperature sensor to use, or how to make an existing sensor work, Bonnie's article will be very useful.

Click the titles to open each article in a new page.  At the top of each page is a link to a pdf of each section if you'd like to print them out.

 

Designing with temperature sensors, part one: sensor types

Most people have heard the phrase "Birds of a feather flock together," which describes people who have similar characteristics or interests and choose to spend time together. Is it possible that some temperature sensors tend to flock together, too?

Bonnie Baker, Texas Instruments -- EDN, September 22, 2011

Designing with temperature sensors, part two: thermistors

Thermistors, the least expensive sensing element on the market, find use in a range of applications, including automotive monitoring, ice detection, and battery-pack charging.

Bonnie Baker, Texas Instruments -- EDN, September 22, 2011

 

 

 

Designing with temperature sensors, part three: RTDs

Although an RTD requires more circuitry in the signal-conditioning path than a thermistor or a silicon temperature sensor requires, it ultimately provides a high-precision, relatively linear result over a wider temperature range.

 

Bonnie Baker, Texas Instruments -- EDN, November 17, 2011

 

Designing with temperature sensors, part four: thermocouples

Thermocouples offer distinct advantages over other temperature sensors, such as thermistors, RTDs, and silicon sensors.

Bonnie Baker, Texas Instruments -- EDN, December 15, 2011

 

 

 

 


Posted: 5 years 9 months ago by Jon Chandler #9828
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[Moderator's Note]MrDEB's Continuing Solder Iron Saga - Temperature Sensor Issues[/url] since the comments were mostly on that subject.]

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