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Expose Temperatures with the Maxim Novato Reference Design from Mouser

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.

Expose Temperatures with the Maxim Novato Reference Design from Mouser
Maxim Novato Reference Design Board

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.

To learn more, visit
http:/www.mouser.com/new/maxim-integrated/maxim-maxrefdes16-novato/ .

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About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com features more than 4 million products online from more than 500 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 400,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.

About Maxim Integrated
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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Further information, contact:
Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics
Vice President Technical Marketing
(817) 804-3833
Kevin.Hess@mouser.com
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(817) 804-7926
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