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New Product Guide: Adafruit AD8495 Analog Output K-Type Thermocouple Amplifier #AD8495 #Thermocouple @ADI_News

A new guide is in the Adafruit Learning System on Adafruit’s new AD8495 Analog Output K-Type Thermocouple Amplifier:

Thermocouples are very sensitive, requiring a good amplifier with a cold-compensation reference. We have a couple digital thermocouple amplifiers in the shop already from Maxim. Now we’re happy to introduce an excellent analog-output amplifier. This is a very simple sensor to use, and if your microcontroller has analog input capability, you’ll be ready to go really fast!

The AD8495 K-type thermocouple amplifier from Analog Devices is so easy to use, we documented the whole thing on the back of the tiny PCB. Power the board with 3-18VDC and measure the output voltage on the OUT pin. You can easily convert the voltage to temperature with the following equation: Temperature = (Vout – 1.25) / 0.005 V. So, for example, if the voltage is 1.5VDC, the temperature is (1.5 – 1.25) / 0.005 = 50°C.

Sensor and breakout information is included as well as sample code and libraries for Arduino and CircuitPython. Get up and running quickly and easily on microcontrollers or Single Board Computers using the AD8495 with this new guide.

Buy the new board on adafruit.com here.

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