Wearables

Ams’ new generation of tiny, ultra-low power temperature sensors deliver accurate results

Ams, leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, based in Austria, introduced AS621x-generation of temperature sensors that deliver best-in-class performance across a broad range of products – including wearables, health-related monitoring systems and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

“The new AS621x family of temperature sensors from ams is ideally suited for battery-operated devices, including wearables, laptops and tablets. We are making thermal management easy for our customers as the family’s ultra-low power consumption – in addition to its tiny size – enables a tight thermal control,” says Michael Leitner, Vice President and General Manager for the business line Medical + Specialty Sensors at ams.

In this era of IoT (Internet-of-Things), the new AS621x family of temperature sensors uniquely enables ams’ customers more simply to integrate this tiny 1.5mm2 Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP) into their designs – without paying a power or space penalty. Prototyping and design verification becomes easier than ever before due to the product family’s industry-standard serial interface with eight I²C addresses and a factory-calibrated sensor. This combination allows the AS621x family to be used in a broad spectrum of applications ranging from industrial process control solutions, IoT applications such as cold-chain monitoring, medical data acquisition through to battery-powered mobile and wearable devices, says a press release.

“The new AS621x family of temperature sensors from ams is ideally suited for battery-operated devices, including wearables, laptops and tablets. We are making thermal management easy for our customers as the family’s ultra-low power consumption – in addition to its tiny size – enables a tight thermal control,” says Michael Leitner, Vice President and General Manager for the business line Medical + Specialty Sensors at ams.

The temperature sensors come in three accuracy versions to give customers a wide choice to best match their requirements: ±0.2°C for the AS6212; ±0.4°C for the AS6214; and ±0.8°C for the AS6218.

As the AS621x is a complete digital temperature system, which has been factory-calibrated to an accuracy up to +/-0.2°C, customers only need to solder the sensor solution onto their PCB to enjoy highest accuracy without requiring further calibration. For greater sensitivity to temperature change, the resolution of the temperature value output has also increased to 16 bit.

The AS621x temperature sensor family is now available in production volumes. Unit pricing starts at EUR 0.62 in order quantities of 1,000.

Source: www.wearable-technologies.com

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