Temperature sensors include a variety of devices: thermistors, thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), and various silicon-based temperature sensors. Each type of temperature sensor has different signal conditioning requirements for converting sensor output to an accurate temperature reading. For an introduction to thermal management devices and the ways in which they may be used, refer to Maxim's Thermal Handbook.
Maxim provides temperature sensor interface ICs for many sensor types, including RTDs and thermocouples.
|Application Note||4875||High-Accuracy Temperature Measurements Call for Platinum Resistance Temperature Detectors (PRTDs) and Precision Delta-Sigma ADCs|
|Application Note||4433||Circuit Digitizes Thermocouple Output near Sensing Point|
|Tutorial||4679||Thermal Management Handbook|