High-Accuracy Temperature Measurements Call for Platinum Resistance Temperature Detectors (PRTDs) and Precision Delta-Sigma ADCs

By: Sohail Mirza

Abstract: Advanced industrial and medical applications require temperature measurements with accuracies of ±1°C to ±0.1°C or better, performed with reasonable cost over a wide range of temperature, and often with low power consumption. The temperature ranges common in these applications (-200°C to +1750°C) generally require the use of thermocouples and platinum resistance temperature (RT) detectors, or PRTDs.