- on Test & Measurement
- Published in issue 6/2008 on page 58
a 128-channel USB’ed datalogger for a 1-wire thermal monitoring network
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With some DS18B20 devices it may be necessary to lower the value of R2 to 2.2 kohm for the PIC micro to recognise the sensor and the PC software to enumerate it.
The DS1820 sensor does not work in this circuit due to a different device identifier word.
27 August 2008
A new release (v1.2) of NET-THERMO is available that fixes issues with negative temperature values and replaces the log file separator character. Also, during temperature monitoring you can view
the data packet in the StatusBar.
R1 = 10k
R2 = 4k7 (possibly down to 2.2k)
R3,R4 = 330
C1 = 470µF 25V
C2 = 100nF
C3,C4 = 15pF
C5 = 220nF
D1, D2 = LED, 3mm, low current
IC1 = PIC18F2550, programmed, Elektor SHOP # 070122-41
X1 = 20MHz quartz crystal
DS18B20 temperature sensor, quantity as required (max. 128
K1 = USB-B connector
K2 = 2-way SIL pinheader, lead pitch 2.54 mm
K3 = 3-way SIL socket, lead pitch 2.54 mm
PCB, ref. 070122-I from www.thepcbshop.com
PCB artwork file, free download # 070122-1.zip
Project software: PIC hex and source files, PC executable. Free download # 070122-11.zip