Welcome to this installment of EE Classroom on Thermal Design!
In designing electronics, there is no escaping the heat – or cold. Even the simplest of designs demand accurate and temperature measurement or that design will fail. Whether the application is for data centers, industrial equipment, medical devices, IoT devices, appliances, or consumer electronics, temperature control through a thermometer, thermocouple, resistance temperature detector, or thermistor is not an option. But sometimes choosing the right temperature-sensing device is not so “simple”.
In this classroom, we’ll explore the principles and applications of solid state temperature sensing. We’ll also help you answer some of your questions about which temperature-measurement sensing methods is the best for your application. A series of tutorials covering thermocouples covers the basics and some key differences in devices. As always, our sponsor provides related resources that will take you outside the classroom to more specific temperature-sensing information.
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How to choose a temperature-measurement sensing method
The principles of solid state temperature sensing
Applications of solid state temperature sensing
A more common temperature measurement method than the pyroelectric sensor is a temperature sensing IC.
A look at the basic principle and function of the solid-state temperature sensors, as well as the first widely available model.
Some application considerations of solid state temperature sensors suitable for some – but not all – applications.
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