By Andy Choi
Atmel introduced the first family of high-precision digital temperature sensors at the Embedded World Nuremberg 2011 on March 3, 2011.
The digital temperature sensors come integrated with nonvolatile registers and Serial EEPROM memory to offer system designers superior flexibility in addressing thermal monitoring requirements across applications. The Atmel AT30TS750 family of digital temperature sensors makes it suitable for industrial, computer, consumer, and medical applications.
These digital temperature sensors allow users to configure their own settings across power cycles resulting in simplification of system design, reduction in processor start-up code, improved reliability, and high operational efficiency. These high-accuracy digital temperature sensors prove useful for measuring temperature over a wide range of technologies such as thermocouples, thermistors and resistive thermal devices (RTDs). Moreover, these sensors can be configured to support a wide range of system applications.
Additionally, the Atmel AT30TS750 family, a group of five high-precision sensors, can be used to manipulate numerous circuits in the system to match the microcontroller’s requirements (MCU). The family of temperature sensors from Atmel integrates 2K-, 4K- and 8K-bits of Serial EEPROM memory for storing user related data and system parameters. Users can then access the fully functional EEPROM, which is compatible with industry standard I2C serial EEPROMs.