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Temperature Sensor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068034D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Morrissey, PC Rohen, JE [+details]

Abstract

This temperature sensor comprises a conventional single-shot multivibrator 3 having a thermistor 5 in its timing circuit. When a strobe signal is supplied over line 7, the single-shot fires, and an output signal is generated on output line 9. This output signal persists for a time interval determined by the value of resistance of thermistor 5 and a capacitor 11. Since the value of resistance of thermistor 5 varies with temperature, the duration of the output signal will also vary with temperature. Conventional timing circuits (not shown) can be used to determine the length of the output signal.