[Tinyos-help] mica2dot temperature sensor

Mythili Srinivasan s_mythili at da-iict.org
Sat Jan 10 08:33:07 PST 2004

  I did try like this for Mica2 and it gives me correct results. For 
mica2dot, I made the application to call getData() instead of getADC
()... Still the problem persists. I doubt whether just by accessing the 
ADC, it gives temperature sensor's value. I just want to know which 
components did you use. 'Temp' is one available for temperature. What 
else and how should I use? Am I making some mistake in accessing the 
Temperature sensor?
thanks in advance,
Mythili Srinivasan

> i think you should call temperature sensors getdata function instead 
> calling some function in hardware.h . It shouldn't be different from 
> acquiring data from photo sensor or other sensor. I remember having 
> written an application to receive data from Temp sensor on Mica2 mote 
> which used to work correctly. Received data should be converted to 
> celsius using a formula which is found in the datasheet of Mica2. 
> However, for the case of mica2dot we have received varying data with 
> temperature increase and decrease but we couldn't find a formula to 
> convert it to celsius.
> Mythili Srinivasan wrote:
> >Hi!
> >  I'm trying to get the onboard temperature sensor's value of 
> >I modified the OscilloscopeRF application to get the data. As I 
> >couldn't find ADC component for mica2dot (is it b'coz of internal 
> >ADC?), I tried calling getADC() function available in hardware.h... 
> >This ofcourse gets compiled properly. But,the values that I see 
> >make much sense as there is no variation in the values due to some 
> >temperature change. One thing I observed is that the MSB is always 
> >and LSB keeps changing in a random fashion. Can anyone suggest me 
> >to proceed? Does anyone possess a working 'mica2dot' temperature 
> >acquisition program?
> >Any suggestions are welcome.
> >Thanks,
> >Mythili Srinivasan
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