The MAX31855 performs cold-junction compensation and digitizes the signal from a K-, J-, N-, T-, S-, R-, or E-type thermocouple. The data is output in a signed 14-bit, SPI-compatible, read-only format. This converter resolves temperatures to 0.25°C, allows readings as high as +1800°C and as low as -270°C, and exhibits thermocouple accuracy of ±2°C for temperatures ranging from -200°C to +700°C for K-type thermocouples. For full range accuracies and other thermocouple types, see the Thermal Characteristicsspecifications in the full data sheet.
Benefits and Features ● Integration Reduces Design Time and Lowers System Cost • 14-Bit, 0.25°C Resolution Converter • Integrated Cold-Junction Compensation • Versions Available for Most Common Thermocouple Types: K-, J-, N-, T-, S-, R-, and E-Type • Detects Thermocouple Shorts to GND or VCC • Detects Open Thermocouple ● Interfaces to Most Microcontrollers
• Simple SPI-Compatible Interface (Read-Only)