[time-nuts] Diodes as temperature sensors
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sun Jul 20 23:58:02 EDT 2014
alw.k9si at gmail.com said:
> Apparently, the forward biased silicon diode was temperature sensitive
> enough that a small D.C. amplifier could drive a meter to read-out with
> reasonable accuracy. Well, maybe not accurate by Time-nut standards but
> close enough for its intended purpose.
I think that mechanism is widely used for silicon temperature sensors. There
is one (or more) on most modern CPU chips as well as special temperature
measuring chips such as the Maxim/Dallas DS18B20 and DS18S20.
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