The DS18B20 digital thermometer provides 9-bit
to 12-bit Celsius temperature measurements and
has an alarm function with nonvolatile userprogrammable upper and lower trigger points.
The DS18B20 communicates over a 1-Wire bus
that by definition requires only one data line (and
ground) for communication with a central
microprocessor. It has an operating temperature
range of -55°C to +125°C and is accurate to
±0.5°C over the range of -10°C to +85°C. In
addition, the DS18B20 can derive power directly
from the data line (“parasite power”), eliminating
the need for an external power supply.