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Adafruit Feather M0 and PCT2075 temperature-to-digital converter circuitpython example

by shedboy71

In this article we connect a PCT2075 temperature-to-digital converter to an Adafruit Feather M0 running Circuitpython

Sensor Information

The PCT2075 is a temperature-to-digital converter featuring ±1 °C accuracy over ‑25 °C to +100 °C range. It uses an on-chip band gap temperature sensor and Sigma-Delta A‑to‑D conversion technique with an overtemperature detection output that is a drop-in replacement for other LM75 series thermal sensors.

The device contains a number of data registers: Configuration register (Conf) to store the device settings such as device operation mode, OS operation mode, OS polarity and OS fault queue; temperature register (Temp) to store the digital temp reading, set-point registers (Tos and Thyst) to store programmable overtemperature shutdown and hysteresis limits, and programmable temperature sensor sampling time Tidle, that can be communicated by a controller via the 2-wire serial I²C-bus Fast-mode Plus interface.

The PCT2075 also includes an open-drain output (OS) which becomes active when the temperature exceeds the programmed limits. The OS output operates in either of two selectable modes: OS comparator mode or OS interrupt mode. Its active state can be selected as either HIGH or LOW. The fault queue that defines the number of consecutive faults in order to activate the OS output is programmable as well as the set-point limits.

The PCT2075 can be configured for different operation conditions. It can be set in normal mode to periodically monitor the ambient temperature, or in shut-down mode to minimize power consumption.

The temperature register always stores an 11-bit two’s complement data, giving a temperature resolution of 0.125 °C. This high temperature resolution is particularly useful in applications of measuring precisely the thermal drift or runaway. When the device is accessed the conversion in process is not interrupted (that is, the I²C-bus section is totally independent of the Sigma-Delta converter section) and accessing the device continuously without waiting at least one conversion time between communications will not prevent the device from updating the Temp register with a new conversion result. The new conversion result will be available immediately after the Temp register is updated. It is also possible to read just one of the temperature register bytes without lock-up.

The PCT2075 powers up in the normal operation mode with the OS in comparator mode, temperature threshold of 80 °C and hysteresis of 75 °C, so that it can be used as a stand-alone thermostat with those pre-defined temperature set points. The default set points can be modified during manufacture and ordered under custom part number.

There are three selectable logic address pins with three logic states so that 27 8-pin devices or three 6-pin devices can be connected on the same bus without address conflict.

This is the sensor that I bought



Parts Required

The sensor you can pick up in the $6 price range – you can connect to the sensor using a standard header the classic dupont style jumper wire.

I used a Qwiic cable – since a few sensors seem to use these but this is optional

Name Link
Adafruit Feather M0 Express Amazon link

Ebay link

PCT2075 Aliexpress link

Amazon link

Connecting cables Aliexpress product link

Lysee 3D Printer Parts & Accessories – AHT20 Temperature and Humidity Sensor Module DHT11 Upgrade I2C XD Humidity Sensor Probe – (Color: Green)

Ebay link



I used the Adafruit PCT2075 sensor and in this case used the Stemma connection

For the STEMMA QT cables, it uses the Qwiic convention:

Black for GND
Red for V+
Blue for SDA
Yellow for SCL

So color coded for ease of use, this layout shows a connection to the module

feather and PCT2075

feather and PCT2075

Code Example

I used Mu for development

The following is based on a library , I copied the adafruit_sht4x.mpy library for this device to the lib folder on my Feather M0 Express – https://circuitpython.org/libraries

This is the basic example which comes with the library

import time
import board
import adafruit_pct2075
i2c = board.I2C()  # uses board.SCL and board.SDA
pct = adafruit_pct2075.PCT2075(i2c)
pct.high_temperature_threshold = 35.5
pct.temperature_hysteresis = 30.0
pct.high_temp_active_high = False
print("High temp alert active high? %s" % pct.high_temp_active_high)
# Attach an LED with the Cathode to the INT pin and Anode to 3.3V with a current limiting resistor
while True:
    print("Temperature: %.2f C" % pct.temperature)


Here is what I saw in Mu REPL window

High temp alert active high? False
Temperature: 26.38 C
Temperature: 26.25 C
Temperature: 26.50 C
Temperature: 28.25 C
Temperature: 29.13 C
Temperature: 29.50 C
Temperature: 29.75 C
Temperature: 28.88 C
Temperature: 28.25 C
Temperature: 27.75 C



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