March 19, 2014 -Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the new MAXREFDES16 Novato Reference Design board from Maxim Integrated. This reference design provides a complete signal chain solution for sending remote temperature information.
The new Maxim MAXREFDES16 Novato Reference Design board available from Mouser Electronics is a highly accurate 16-bit temperature transducer system that sends remote temperature information to a central control unit over a 4 to 20mA current loop. Data is sent over a current loop‑powered HART® (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) enabled modem.
The Novato reference design uses the Maxim MAX11213 16-bit ADC to measure the resistance of the 2-, 3-, or 4-wire Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) sensor. The current loop is built on the MAX5216 14-/16‑bit DAC and the Maxim MAX9620 High-Efficiency 1.5MHz Op Amp. Calibration is easy by using the free Novato calibration software and the included USB-to-UART programming adapter.
The Maxim DS8500 HART modem chip meets HART Protocol Compatible physical layer requirements by providing the board's digital interface to the HART protocol with a 4‑20mA current loop. The Maxim MAX15006 40V Ultra-Low Quiescent-Current Linear Regulator and Maxim MAX6133 3ppm/°C, Low-Dropout Voltage Reference provide power and reference voltage to the entire circuitry.
The Novato reference design board provides a low-power, easy-to-use, reliable temperature measurement solution with a measured temperature range of -200°C to +850°C. Accuracy is better than 0.1% or 1.0°C, whichever is more accurate, over the entire operating range.
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Maxim Integrated delivers innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions used in a wide variety of microprocessor-based electronics equipment. Maxim product offerings include data converters, semiconductors, interface circuits, RF wireless circuits, clocks and oscillators, microcontrollers, op amps, sensors, and more. Maxim products are used in a wide variety of microprocessor-based electronics equipment. A sampling of the applications for Maxim circuits includes consumer electronics, personal computers and peripherals, handheld electronics, wireless and fiber communications, test equipment, instrumentation, video displays, and automotive applications.
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