Glossary Definition for Resistance-Temperature-Detector

Glossary Term: Resistance-Temperature-Detector 

Definition

A Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) is a device with a significant temperature coefficient (that is, its resistance varies with temperature). It is used as a temperature measurement device, usually by passing a low-level current through it and measuring the voltage drop. A thermistor is a common type of RTD.
Synonyms
  • Temperature Resistor
  • Resistance Temperature Detector
Keywords

resistance, temperature, detector, resistor, sensor, thermal
Related Parts
  • MAX1402 - +5V, 18-Bit, Low-Power, Multichannel, Oversampling (Sigma-Delta) ADC
  • MAX1416 - 16-Bit, Low-Power, 2-Channel, Sigma-Delta ADCs
  • MAX1463 - Low-Power, Two-Channel Sensor Signal Processor
  • MAX1400 - +5V 18-Bit Low-Power Multichannel Oversampling (Sigma-Delta) ADC
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