Smyrna, Ga.Murata Electronics North America has introduced the Thermo-String temperature sensor, an enhanced thermistor that is fitted with wire leads up to 150mm to allow placement close to hot spot areas that may not be on the PCB or reachable by surface mount NTC thermistors on the motherboard.
Thermo-String uses Murata's current NCP series surface mount NTC thermistor line to provide accurate temperature measurement over wide temperature ranges. With a maximum head size of 2mm, the sensor provides operating temperatures in the range of -40°C to +125°C for commercial grade.
Suitable for lead free soldering, the thermistor is also resistant to mechanical vibrations and shock and meets ELV/UL requirements. Applications include battery cells, servers, PCs, power tools, measuring instruments, medical equipment and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
Pricing: $0.16 to 0.24 in volume.
Availability: Lead-time is approximately eight weeks.
Murata Electronics North America, www.murata.com