Notes tagged ‘AVR’

Thermocouple via Integrated Differential Amplifier

Recently, I needed a simple temperature switch which could withstand 400 °C. A thermocouple can easily manage this but its generated voltage is unpleasantly small. However, it turns out that a ATTiny216A’s integrated differential amplifier is absolutely sufficient for a, albeit not very accurate, measurement. Enough to determine if something is hot or not, at least.

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