[time-nuts] Diodes as temperature sensors

Hal Murray 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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