i2c thermometer on arduino

Nikolaus Gradwohl2009-02-02T05:07:00+01:00

I have hooked up my c-control i2c thermometer-module (link in german) to my arduino and wrote some code to read the current temperature in Celcius.

The module uses the maxim DS1631 chip.

The temperature is send as a 2 byte value using a 12 bit resolution. in the MSB the first bit is used as a sign bit, the other seven bits are represent the part before the comma, in the LSB the first 4 bits are used as the fractional part.

the code below doesn't handle negative values yet. i want to use it in my livingroom - i never ever want it to deal with negative values!

i2c-thermometer

include "Wire.h"

#define address 0x4F
#define baudrate 9600

void setup() {
  Wire.begin();
  Serial.begin(baudrate);
}

void loop(){
  Wire.beginTransmission(address);
  // send configuration 
  Wire.send(0xAC);
  Wire.send(B00001111); // 12 bit resolution, pol, oneshot
  Wire.endTransmission();
  delay(10);

  // begin convert
  Wire.beginTransmission(address);  
  Wire.send(0x51);
  Wire.endTransmission();  
  delay(10);

  // wait until converting is done
  byte conf = 0;
  while ( conf & B1000000 != B10000000 ) {
    delay( 100 );
    Wire.beginTransmission(address);  
    Wire.send(0xAC);  
    Wire.endTransmission();
    conf = Wire.receive();
  }

  // ask for the temerature  
  Wire.beginTransmission(address);  
  Wire.send(0xAA);  
  Wire.endTransmission();

  // request 2 bytes
  Wire.requestFrom(address, 2);
  // read first byte 

  int temp = Wire.receive();
  // read second byte
  int frac = Wire.receive();

  Serial.print(temp);
  Serial.print( "." );

  frac = 100 * (frac & 0xF0 )/ 256;
  if ( frac < 10 ) {
    Serial.print("0");
  }
  Serial.println( frac );

  delay(1000);
}
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  1. Neagu Viorel 2013-01-26T16:49:13+01:00

    Hi , I used anDS1631Z sensor and Arduino uno V3.0 .After the code loaded ,the temperature showed in terminal was " -1.93"constantly ! I puted the finger on sensor but nothing hepend ! ? Can you help me ? Thank you .

  2. Drako2408 2015-06-16T10:18:30+02:00

    Check the Wireing from SDA and SDC the SDA must connect to the SDA pin on your arduino board and the SDC to the SDC pin

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