4.36. Temperature Sensor API

foxBMS 2 supports various temperature sensors from different manufacturers as shown in Supported Temperature Sensors. This is achieved by drivers that implement the Temperature Sensor Interface (TSI).

This document describes how the TSI works.

An example how to implement a new TSI compatible driver is shown in How to Implement a New Temperature Sensor Driver.

4.36.1. Configuration

The TSI is configured through the bms.json described in Section 1.2. As of now it is only possible to configure one temperature sensor implementation. The configuration is specified as in Listing 4.18.

Listing 4.18 snippet from bms.json specifying the TSI
1 {
2     "slave-unit": {
3         "temperature-sensor": {
4             "manufacturer": "epcos",
5             "model": "b57251v5103j060",
6             "method": "polynomial"
7         }
8     }
9 }


The key manufacturer describes the manufacturer of the temperature sensor. The key model describes the exact part number of the temperature sensor. The key method describes the implementation that is used in order to calculate the temperature of the sensor. While this is dependent of the implementation typical values of this key are lookup-table and polynomial.

4.36.2. Usage

The TSI exposes the function TSI_GetTemperature on its public API that allows to calculate a temperature from a voltage measurement value. Through the configuration file this function uses internally the specified temperature sensor implementation.

4.36.3. Internal implementation

Internally this variable implementation is done by conditionally compiling and linking the library that is specified through the configuration file. The values of the specified keys are used to resolve the path to the implementation. The TSI implementations are sorted in a directory structure like manufacturer/model/manufacturer_model_method.c.