Temperature & Heat & Humidity Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Tilt Sensor features integrated CANopen output.

November 2, 2015

Based on MEMS technology, N5 Tilt Sensor comes in 1-axis and 2-axis versions with measuring range of 360° and 180°, respectively. Unit is also available with up to 4 configurable switching points and selectable switch-on/switch-off delay per switching point. Neutral position signal can be adjusted using infrared remote control or via CAN bus. Featuring flat housing for mounting in any confined space, IP67-rated sensor operates from -40 to +85°C with supply voltage of 9–32 Vdc. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Controls & Controllers

Interchangeable Thermistors feature tight tolerances.

October 29, 2015

Offering alternative to RTD probes and thermocouples, 2.4 mm dia ACCU-Curve series provides long-term stability and reliability for temperature sensing, control, and compensation in medical, industrial, and automotive applications. Epoxy-coated thermistors have 32 AWG tinned-copper leads and come in 4 resistance values – 2.252, 3.0, 5.0, and 10 kΩ – at 25°C with dissipation constant of 1 mW/°C and thermal time constant of 10 sec. Tight tolerances is ±0.2°C from 0 to +70°C.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

CMOS Image Sensor features iris recognition technology.

October 13, 2015

Supporting iris recognition, 2.1 MP T4KE1 optimizes security on mobile devices. Sensor features optical size of 1/7.3 in., pixel pitch of 1.12 µm BSI, and image output of 60 fps at 1080p. MIPI CSI-2 serial interface facilitates integration into end products, while picture flipping function allows images to be flipped horizontally and vertically. By omitting color filter in pixel structure, sensor can capture images for recognition with higher sensitivity than conventional CMOS image sensors. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

NTC Thermistor Probe Assemblies offer complete customization.

October 7, 2015

Manufactured from metal oxide ceramic material that is extremely accurate in sensing temperature, NTC Thermistor Probe Assemblies are available in variety of lead wire gauges and insulation thicknesses. Housing options include ring terminal, flag terminal, steel tube, threaded hex, and threaded long tip. Built to customer-specified resistance values, tolerances, beta values, and dielectric voltage breakdown, assemblies can provide temperature sensing and measurement for IGBT chips and heatsinks. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Automatic ID

Monochromatic Sensor enhances mobile device biometric security.

October 1, 2015

Leveraging 1.12 micron pixel technology and optimized IR sensitivity, PureCel® OV2281 can enable iris recognition for biometric security on smartphones, tablets, and notebooks. Ability of this 1/7.5 in. sensor to record 1080p HD video at 60 fps in both portrait and landscape orientation supports iris detection in either situation.  When recording full-resolution 1920 x 1920 video at 30 fps, sensor requires 120 mW. ULP mode reduces power consumption to ~25 mW. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Thermocouple Probe measures liquid temperature.

September 24, 2015

Featuring 3.2 mm probe diameter and 1 m long cable, Model TMP4106 is capable of measuring temperatures from -40 to 400°C. Stainless steel unit converts temperature into small voltage differential through Seebek effect. Since TMP4106 thermocouple is sheathed with ungrounded junction, it remains isolated from external noise. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Electro-Optical Targeting System enhances F-35 capabilities.

September 16, 2015

Designed to replace F-35's current electro-optical targeting system (EOTS), Advanced EOTS incorporates SWIR, HD television, IR marker, and optimized image detector resolution. These features increase recognition, detection, and targeting ranges. Installed with minimal changes to F-35's interface, product is housed behind same low-drag window to maintain stealthy profile. Forward-looking IR and IR search and track functionality provide precise air-to-air and air-to-ground targeting. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Thermocouple-Conditioning IC conserves design effort, space.

September 4, 2015

Supplied in 5 x 5 mm, 20-lead mQFN package, MCP9600 combines precision instrumentation, temperature sensor, and Hi-Res ADC as well as math engine preprogrammed with firmware to support K, J, T, N, S, E, B and R thermocouple types. Plug-and-play solution for creating thermocouple-based designs also integrates cold-junction compensation, temperature-data digital filter, 4 user-programmable temperature alert outputs, and multiple shutdown modes. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Occupancy Sensors suit smart LED lighting systems.

August 19, 2015

Using Pyroelectric InfraRed technology, Wireless Occupancy Sensors can instantly switch single light or group of lights from off to on or from dimmed state to on when motion is detected for full visibility only when needed. Wide-angle lens detects motion up to 30 ft at 120° angle, while long-range lens detects motion up to 100 ft away at 10° angle. Powered by 10 yr lithium batteries, sensors install in any location and utilize self-healing 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 mesh networking system. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

PTC Circuit Protection Thermistor carries 680 V rating.

August 4, 2015

Handling max inrush current of 20 A at max peak voltage, MCL20 500100-A provides inrush current limiting and overcurrent protection for 480–930 V welding equipment and plasma cutters. Radial-leaded solution, with 9 mm dia, 9 mm max profile, and 7.8 mm lead spacing, mounts to PCB and is available with straight leads and outside or inside kinked leads. At 25°C, product offers 50 Ω resistance with 20% tolerance, 55.0 mW/°C dissipation constant, 5.45 J/°C heat capacity, and 62 s thermal constant. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Controls & Controllers

PTC Thermistors provide remote over-temperature sensing.

July 20, 2015

Featuring <4.0 mm body diameters, temperature levels from +80 to +150°C, and ±5°C tolerances, PTCSL03 Series provides remote over-temperature sensing in alternative energy, industrial, and consumer applications. Sensors feature max R25 of 120 Ω, max voltage of 30 V, dissipation factor of 5 mW/K, and thermal time constant of 6 s. Consisting of medium-resistivity doped barium titanate ceramic chip with copper-clad steel wire leads, devices offer long-term behavior of ΔT ≤1°C after 1,000 hr. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Thermocouple and RTD Assemblies suit severe service uses.

July 17, 2015

Intended for temperature monitoring and control in industrial applications, Thermocouple and RTD Assemblies are suited for reactors, heat exchangers, and LNG vessels. Variety of terminal blocks and connection heads accommodate choice of direct wiring or addition of transmitter. With broad selection of process connections, stem diameters, lag extensions, and thermowells, assemblies can be configured to meet specifications of nearly any industrial installation. Read More

HVAC, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Pyrometer System supports multi-point temperature monitoring.

July 15, 2015

Utilizing miniature, non-contact infrared sensors and interface modules, PyroMiniBus measures surface temperature of products and machinery in industrial processes and sends measurements via RS485 Modbus to touchscreen display. System offers choice of two temperature sensors for measuring small or large targets, 6-channel touchscreen for configuration and data logging, and junction box to connect them together. Sensors can operate in conditions up to 120°C with no need for cooling. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Circuit Protection Thermistors offer energy ratings to 12 J.

June 12, 2015

Designed to handle steady state currents up to 4 A, SL08 Series provides inrush current limiting in power supplies from 50–200 W, 1/8 hp motors and small pumps, lighting, and audio charging stations. Thermistors offer resistance values from 2.5–220 Ω, dissipation constants from 5.2–90 mW/°C, and thermal time constants down to 8 s. Featuring diameters from 7.5–9.0 mm and low profiles down to 2.8 mm, SL08 Series can handle body temperatures up to 158°C at 100% of maximum current rating. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, HVAC, Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

Type K Thermocouple Amplifier offers dynamic response of 1 mS.

April 20, 2015

With temperature measuring range of 0–1,250°C, Model TCA-MS-K-1 converts low output voltage signal from Type K thermocouple probe to single independent linearized 0–5 Vdc output voltage. Single-channel unit interfaces to instrumentation equipment including data loggers, temperature indicators, chart recorders, and controllers. Supplied in IP51-rated housing measuring 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.9 in., amplifier includes mini-plug signal input connector and 1 m long integral signal cable. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circuit Protection Thermistor suits LED lighting, PFCs, and UPSs.

April 20, 2015

Carrying 277 V rating, SL10 10003 handles steady state current up to 3 A with max received energy rating of 17 J. UL-approved circuit protection thermistor features dissipation constant of 11 mW/°C and can handle body temperature of 151°C at 100% of its maximum current rating. With 200 µF max capacitance, product is optimized for such applications as LED lighting and ballasts, PFC circuits, and inrush current control in UPSs with ratings under 500 W. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

NTC Thermistor Dies offer gold and silver metallizations.

April 9, 2015

Featuring gold metallization, Model NTCC300E4 supports gold wire bonding and conductive adhesive gluing, while Model NTCC200E4 with silver metallization supports aluminum wire bonding and is compatible with reflow soldering and nano-silver paste sintering. RoHS-compliant thermistors offer resistance at +25°C from 4.7 kΩ to 20 kΩ, with tolerance down to ±1%. Packaged in conductive PS blister tape, devices provide high stability from -55 to +175°C, with drift of <3% after 1,000 hr. Read More

HVAC, Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Temperature Sensor provides better than ±5°K accuracy.

April 6, 2015

Suited for industrial control and automation, MAXREFDES42# IO-Link Reference Design has integrated analog front end that measures temperature while detecting overvoltage, shorts, and open circuits. Temperature appears on LED display for snapshot of coarse temperature values. During operation over temperature range of -40 to 150°C, system consumes less than 30 mW by utilizing DC-DC step-down converter. Device supports all 3 IO-Link speeds and is available for use with 2-, 3-, or 4-wire PT100 RTD. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Compact Optical Switch suits non-contact switching environments.

April 1, 2015

Integrating GaAs IR LED emitter, silicon NPN phototransistor, and photosensitive receiver optimized for short distances, ITR1201SR10A/TR reflective type opto interrupter offers cut-off visible wavelength of below 700 nm. Double molding manufacturing process results in smooth surface that promotes reliability. With flat, 1.5 mm profile, reflective sensor offers stable collector current and is suited for use in printers, copiers, and scanners as well as non-contact switching environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Thermal & Heating Equipment

Resettable Thermal Cutoffs protect lithium batteries.

March 25, 2015

Housed in 5.8 x 3.85 x 1.15 mm package with 9 Vdc rating, Series MHP-TAM provides resettable over-temperature protection to shut down battery when fault is detected, making devices suited for ultra-thin notebooks and other portable consumer electronics. Utilizing metal hybrid PPTC technology, TCOs combine bimetal protector in parallel with polymeric positive temperature coefficient device. Series offers open temperatures from 72–90°C and 2 levels of hold currents: 6 A and 15 A at 25°C. Read More