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Description: Analog Devices Thermocouple Type-K Amplifier. Attach a thermocouple, 5V power, and a decoupling capacitor and you’ve got 10mV/C output! Perfect for high temperature application. The 10mV/C analog output interfaces nicely with 10-bit ADCs found on many types of microcontrollers.
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Well, it’s true: This chip interfaces nicely with the 10-bit ADC on things like Arduino. If you’re working on a breadboard or soldering through-hole components, this might be your only option. And in all honesty, I wouldn’t say it’s a bad option. You can even build your Tweeting Turkey Temperature Timer Thing with it!
But if you have the capability of working with SMD components and SPI interfaces, do consider the MAX6675 option.
I have used the AD595-AQ in a project with an Arduino Pro Micro 5V.