Temperature & Heat & Humidity Sensors

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

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

Thermistor Probe Data Logger offers wireless connectivity.

March 19, 2015

With 2 external probes, Lascar EL-WiFi-DTP+ measures temperature of environment from -40 to +125°C with typical accuracy of ±0.2°C. Unit can operate for up to 6 months on rechargeable internal lithium polymer battery. Logger's sensor collects data unattended while WiFi router sends data to FilesThruTheAir™ Cloud Storage Service, enabling users to manage and monitor sensors over Internet from any location. When alarms occur or if device needs attention, cloud can also send email alerts. Read More

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

Humidity/Temperature Transmitter has duct mounted design.

February 27, 2015

Intended for HVAC and building technology sectors, EE150 employs housing concept, compact design, and Ø 6 mm probe that simplify mounting to facilitate installation. IP65/NEMA 4 enclosure protects electronics, measured values are issued via two 0–10 V or 4–20 mA analog outputs, and capacitive E+E humidity sensor element ensures long-term, stable measurement results. Also included, PTFE filter cap protects sensing head against contamination. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multifunction Sensor System is suited for tracking aircraft.

February 17, 2015

Supporting collaborative targeting operations between multiple aircraft in radar-denied environments, Legion Pod™ combines IRST21™ IR sensor with networking and data processing technology to provide high-fidelity detection and tracking of airborne targets. Flexibility-optimized system, which also supports Multi-Domain Adaptable Processing System, accommodates additional sensors to address diverse mission requirements across various platforms. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Color Light Sensor features IR blocking filter.

February 12, 2015

Designed to reject IR in light sources, Intersil ISL29125 operates in environments from sunlight to dark rooms. Digital red, green, and blue color light sensor has integrated ADC that rejects 50 Hz and 60 Hz flicker caused by artificial light. Housed in 1.65 x 1.65 x 0.7 mm package, sensor features selectable range via I2C interface, programmable interrupt windows, and operating power supply of 2.25–3.63 V. Device is suited for smartphones, PDAs, tablet PCs, LCD TVs, and digital cameras. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

PTC Thermistor Modules offer high sensor density.

January 29, 2015

Featuring 8 channels, Model 750-1425 is suitable for connecting to motor thermal monitoring PTC thermistors per DIN 44081/44082 standards. Up to 6 PTC thermistors can be connected in series per channel minimizing system footprint. Providing overload protection of motors within I/O node, PTC Digital Input Module features onboard diagnostics for short circuit, wire break, and out-of-measurement range as well as red/green LEDs that indicate over-temperature and wiring errors. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

Thermocouple Interface IC fosters production of greener cars.

January 13, 2015

Addressing requirements for next generation powertrains, MLX90327 enables monitoring of operating temperatures from -40 to +155°C without any compromise to accuracy. Digital SENT interface is included for advanced powertrain electronic control units (ECUs), and PWM output is available for general-purpose automotive and non-automotive applications. This IC makes it possible to condition and monitor both Pt-sensors and thermocouples, with latter allowing measurements up to 1,300°C. Read More

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

IR Pyrometer measures semiconductor/metal down to 350°C.

January 12, 2015

Able to work with reflective metals and semiconductors, PyroMini 0.9 can view into vacuum chamber through quartz or glass window and measure temperature of surface of silicon wafer. Temperature ranges from 350 to 2,000°C are available, and response time is 240 msec. Optional MicroSD Card allows logging of >1 year of data, even at fastest sample rate of 1 reading/sec, while SW detector ensures any error in emissivity setting or change in emissivity has minimum effect on measurement. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

CMOS Image Sensor delivers 1080p HDR video for security cameras.

December 17, 2014

Supplied in 80-pin, 10 x 10 mm iBGA package, AR0230CS combines low-light capabilities with NIR performance and offers 1080p video from 1/2.7 in., 2.1 MP CMOS sensor with integrated 105 dB HDR support. Motion compensation, advanced local tone mapping, and digital lateral overflow minimize motion artifacts and enhance HDR color reproduction. Enabling capture of HD 1080p video data at 60 fps, sensor also features interleaved T1/T2 output and dual-conversion gain 3.0 µm DR-Pix™ pixel technology. Read More