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Introduction

  • Kamran Souri
  • Kofi A. A. Makinwa
Chapter
Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)

Abstract

Temperature is the most often-measured environmental quantity [1]. This is because nearly all physical, chemical, mechanical, and biological systems exhibit some sort of temperature dependence. Temperature measurement and control are therefore critical tasks in many applications. Traditionally, temperature sensors have been implemented with discrete components such as resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), thermistors, or thermocouples. In the last three decades, integrated temperature sensors, particularly in CMOS technology, have become a promising alternative. A sustained research effort has been devoted to the development of compact, low-cost temperature sensors with co-integrated readout circuitry, thus providing temperature information in a digital format. Such smart temperature sensors (see Fig. 1.1) are conventional products nowadays [3–7].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamran Souri
    • 1
  • Kofi A. A. Makinwa
    • 2
  1. 1.SiTime Corp.Santa ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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