ICL7107 based, 4 channel  digital thermometer



7107 is a old, good and versatile AD converter. I'm absolutely sure that 7106-7107 family will be in use since 2005 or maybe more... ( in Romania of course )
This four channel digital thermometer was designed for use in a car who hasn't board processor ( like our national car: Dacia 3xxx ). The thermometer can measure inside and outside temperature, water for motor cooling or ( why not ? ) driver's temperature... The thermometer section is here:

All diference between this schematics and standard 7107 voltmeter is that LO input of internal amplifier ist floated from ground through R11 and R12. In this way 7107 becomes a relative positive or negative voltmeter and can display any signals in ZERO
FULL-SCALE range when the signal have a small variation and a large positive offset value( like bM135 temperature sensor ).
Here only two digits are used for temperature display, so for 23C, 230... 239 mV can be measured between HI and LO input pins. However another display digit can be added at A1...G1 pins and tenth of C will be displayed.
For measuring four different temperature signals some logic and analogic stage must be added at voltmeter section:

U6 to U9 temperature sensors are biasing under constant current generated by Q2 and R13 . Q2 running in Z point ( near zero thermal drift ) so constant current through sensors is total independent from ambient temperature ( this is a important condition because inside temperature in a car is between -20 to +65 C ). U3 is a two bite counter, clocking pulse come from UJT transistor Q1 when S1 button is pressed. A binary to zecimal decoder (U4) and four LED's show wich sensor's temperature is being displayed.
    Unfortunately car's have only positive suply, so a negative one must be generated using a 723 in a self oscillating mode. The internal reference of 723 is also used for 7107 voltmeter. A voltage doubler rectifier ( C1,C2,D2,D3) obtained -5V for 7107 supply.

The whole schematics is here:

Design and made a reliable PCB for cars needs some profesional aknowledgements and a lot of work, so PCB is not available here. But I can project any PCB's for serious customers.

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