Difference between bare DS18B20 and DS18B20 on integrated circuit

Could someone tell me the difference between a bare DS18B20 and the same sensor put on an integrated circuit? In other words, what does the circuit bring?

Thank you S. http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=35_50&product_id=164

sthiers: Could someone tell me the difference between a bare DS18B20 and the same sensor put on an integrated circuit? In other words, what does the circuit bring?

Thank you S. http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=35_50&product_id=164

Not much really. Looks like they might have a small bypass cap on the +5vdc input, plus you get a connector to attach. Certainly nothing that changes how you program and read the device.

Lefty

The circuit also brings mount points and a simple way to connect (for those that dislike the smell of boiling lead :slight_smile:

That'd be a printed circuit, as opposed to an integrated circuit.

... Mr. OCD XD

[quote author=Jack Christensen link=topic=69806.msg517272#msg517272 date=1313702130]
That’d be a printed circuit, as opposed to an integrated circuit.[/quote]
Agreed. Using the wrong terminology makes things confusing.

On the item mentioned, the DS18B20 is mounted on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB).
It appears that this includes a pull-up resistor (that is normally required on the Data pin), hence the board can be connected directly to an Arduino’s inputs, as shown at http://www.dfrobot.com/wiki/index.php?title=18B20_Temerature_Sensor_(Arduino_Compatible)_(SKU:_DFR0024)