ams ships three new temperature sensors for diverse uses

Austria-based ams is shipping tiny low-power temperature sensors with high accuracy that can run inside of wearables or HVAC systems. (ams)

ams announced three new ultra-low power temperature sensors for use across consumer electronics and wearables as well as health monitoring and HVAC systems.

The Austrian-based company described its new AS621X generation of sensors as based on a 1.5 mm2 wafer level scale package. The sensors rely on an industry-standard serial interface with eight address for easy prototyping, the company said in a statement on Monday.

That means the sensors are ideal for battery-operated devices, from wearables to laptops and tablets.

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They come in three accuracy versions to match customer requirements. They are factory calibrated for accuracy up to plus or minus 0.2 degrees Celsius. They can be soldered onto a PCB with no further calibration.

Pricing starts at 0.62 Euros (or $0.68) in orders of 1,000, and an evaluation board is available.  A data sheet is available online.

ams employs 9,000 people and has more than 8,000 customers globally.

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