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Choosing appropriate temp sensor

Posted: 27 Jun 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:temperature measurements? sensor? electronic test?

If you want to make reliable temperature measurements, you must carefully select the right temperature sensor for your application. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of temperature sensors will help you take the proper precautions when you set up a test. Thermocouples, thermistors, resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), and temperature ICs are the most common temperature sensors used in electronic test. This application note compares operating ranges, accuracy, cost, stability, sensitivity, and ease of use for these popular temperature sensors.

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Originally published by Agilent Technologies Inc. at as "How to Select the Correct Temperature Sensor".

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