Arduino library for using the Maxim Integrated MAX31855 cold-junction compensated thermocouple to digital sensor.
The MAX31855 uses SPI and, when selected, sends a 4 byte buffer which can be decoded to show faults, the ambient die-temperature (cold-junction) and the thermocouple temperature. It does not have any settings or data input, making the library simple. Temperatures are returned in degrees Celsius and the accuracy of the thermocouple temperature reading is ±0.2°C over a range from -200°C to 700°C depending on thermocouple type. The K-Type thermocouple used for developing this library gives a range of -73°C to 482°C. The ambient temperature is affected by die and board temperature and will generally be above actual ambient room temperature.
A detailed library description and further details are available at the GitHub MAX31855 Wiki