A Novel Circuit forThermocouple Signals Linearization Using AD Converter

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Ayman A. Aly 1,2,* Aly S. Abo El-Lail 3

1. Mechatronics Sec. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, 71516, Assiut, Egypt

2. Mechatronics Sec. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Taif University, 888, Taif, Saudi Arabi

3. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, 71516, Assiut, Egypt

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2013.03.07

Received: 24 Jun. 2012 / Revised: 5 Oct. 2012 / Accepted: 9 Dec. 2012 / Published: 8 Feb. 2013

Index Terms

Thermocouple, Linearization, Analog – to – Digital Converter, Scaling


A novel circuit for linearization of thermocouple signals using Analog – to – Digital converter (ADC) is proposed. The present method utilizes the ratio metric property of ADCs and the converter performs analog to digital conversion as well as linearization. The resulting circuit also has provision for scaling the linearized digital output to obtain a desired full-scale value. Computational studies carried out on the proposed method gives satisfactory results for thermocouples with monotonic concave upward and downward characteristics.

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Ayman A. Aly, Aly S. Abo El-Lail, "A Novel Circuit for Thermocouple Signals Linearization Using AD Converter", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.5, no.3, pp.56-60, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2013.03.07


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