Arduino Temperature Sensor Using LM35





Introduction: Arduino Temperature Sensor Using LM35


The LM35 series are precision integrated-circuit temperature devices with an output voltage linearly proportional to the Centigrade temperature. LM35 is three terminal linear temperature sensor from National semiconductors. It can measure temperature from -55 degree Celsius to +150 degree Celsius. The voltage output of the LM35 increases 10mV per degree Celsius rise in temperature. LM35 can be operated from a 5V supply and the stand by current is less than 60uA. The pin out of LM35 is shown in the figure below.


• Calibrated Directly in Celsius (Centigrade)

• Linear + 10-mV/°C Scale Factor

• 0.5°C Ensured Accuracy (at 25°C)

• Rated for Full −55°C to 150°C Range

• Suitable for Remote Applications

• Low-Cost Due to Wafer-Level Trimming

• Operates from 4 V to 30 V

• Less than 60-μA Current Drain

• Low Self-Heating, 0.08°C in Still Air

• Non-Linearity Only ±¼°C Typical

• Low-Impedance Output, 0.1 Ω for 1-mA Load

PinOuts Of LM35 is Shown in image.

You can download the datasheet from below file.

Step 1: Hardware Required and Circuit Diagram

Connect the Circuit as shown in image and upload the following code.

Step 2: Programming the Arduino

/*Code designed by Sujay Alaspure in SA Lab */

const int sensor=A5; // Assigning analog pin A5 to variable 'sensor'

float tempc; //variable to store temperature in degree Celsius

float tempf; //variable to store temperature in Fahreinheit

float vout; //temporary variable to hold sensor reading

void setup() {

pinMode(sensor,INPUT); // Configuring sensor pin as input



void loop() {

vout=analogRead(sensor); //Reading the value from sensor


tempc=vout; // Storing value in Degree Celsius

tempf=(vout*1.8)+32; // Converting to Fahrenheit

Serial.print("in DegreeC=");



Serial.print(" ");

Serial.print("in Fahrenheit=");




delay(500); //Delay of 1 second for ease of viewing }

Step 3: Output Result

See the result on Serial Moniter....

First of all, I would like to thank you for reading this guide ! I hope it helps you.

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    Hi Sujay, thanks for posting this! Quick question: I did this schematic but the temperature is not showed correctly. I got variations between 120-202 Celsius on room temperature.

    I actually tried several schematics with LM35 but I got the same results. I'm using an arduino nano with atmel 328P chipset if matters.

    Any idea why is not working correctly? Thank you!