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TMP35/36/37 sensors

TMP36

The TMP36 (and TMP35 and TMP37) provide a voltage output that is linearly proportional to the temperature in Celsius, which makes them very easy to work with. Connect one to an analog input pin, and the value (between 0 and 1024) read from the pin can be converted to Celcius by this formula:

( ( sensor_value / 1024 * VCC_in_millivolts) - offset_value_in_millivolts ) / scaling_factor

For example, for a TMP36, it would be as follows:

( ( sensor_value / 1024 * 5000) - 500 ) / 10

Which can be simplified as:

( sensor_value * 500 / 1024 ) - 50

Or even:

( sensor_value * 49 - 5026 ) / 100

You can check the math using the reference mV at 25C.

Sensor Offset voltage (mV) Scaling (mV/C) Output at 25C (mV)
TMP35 0 10 250
TMP36 500 10 750
TMP37 0 20 500