DS18B20

Programmable Resolution 1-Wire Digital Thermometer

High-Precision Temperature Monitoring with Minimal Connections Ideal for Multisensor Systems
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DS18B20 Active: In Production. See Ordering Information for details.

Description

The DS18B20 digital thermometer provides 9-bit to 12-bit Celsius temperature measurements and has an alarm function with nonvolatile user-programmable upper and lower trigger points. The DS18B20 communicates over a 1-Wire® bus that by definition requires only one data line (and ground) for communication with a central microprocessor. It has an operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C and is accurate to ±0.5°C over the range of -10°C to +85°C. In addition, the DS18B20 can derive power directly from the data line ("parasite power"), eliminating the need for an external power supply.

Each DS18B20 has a unique 64-bit serial code, which allows multiple DS18B20s to function on the same 1-Wire bus. Thus, it is simple to use one microprocessor to control many DS18B20s distributed over a large area. Applications that can benefit from this feature include HVAC environmental controls, temperature monitoring systems inside buildings, equipment, or machinery, and process monitoring and control systems.

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Key Features

  • Unique 1-Wire Interface Requires Only One Port Pin for Communication
  • Each Device has a Unique 64-Bit Serial Code Stored in an On-Board ROM
  • Multidrop Capability Simplifies Distributed Temperature-Sensing Applications
  • Requires No External Components
  • Can Be Powered from Data Line; Power Supply Range is 3.0V to 5.5V
  • Measures Temperatures from -55°C to +125°C (-67°F to +257°F)
  • ±0.5°C Accuracy from -10°C to +85°C
  • Thermometer Resolution is User Selectable from 9 to 12 Bits
  • Converts Temperature to 12-Bit Digital Word in 750ms (Max)
  • User-Definable Nonvolatile (NV) Alarm Settings
  • Alarm Search Command Identifies and Addresses Devices Whose Temperature is Outside Programmed Limits (Temperature Alarm Condition)
  • Available in 8-Pin SO (150 mils), 8-Pin µSOP, and 3-Pin TO-92 Packages
  • Software Compatible with the DS1822
  • Applications Include Thermostatic Controls, Industrial Systems, Consumer Products, Thermometers, or Any Thermally Sensitive System
 

Applications/Uses

  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Audio Equipment
  • Automotive
  • Climate Control
  • GPS Devices
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Medical Equipment
  • Set-Top Boxes
  • Telecommunications
   

Key Specifications:

Temperature Sensors
Part Number Sensor Type Interface Accuracy
(±°C)
Parasite Pwr. Temp. Thresh. Temp. Resolution
(bits)
Multi Droppable Oper. Temp.
(°C)
Budgetary
Price
See Notes
DS18B20  Local 1-Wire 0.5 Yes Programmable (NV)
9
10
11
12
Yes -55 to +125 $1.88 @1k
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Pricing Notes:

This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.



Diagram

DS18B20: Block Diagram
Block Diagram

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