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Melexis Develops MEMs Temperature Sensors with Silicon Lens

Melexis has unveiled its third generation of temperature sensors that are ideal for consumer, industrial, medical, and automotive markets. The MLX90614ESF-DCI and MLX90614ESF-DCH MEMs infrared temperature sensors include a refractive silicon lens that attain small fields of view.

MLX90614 Temperature Sensor

This enables small objects to be measured from long distances. The sensors also have the ability to measure human body temperature with high accuracy. The accuracy of this application is 0.2ºC, making the sensors suitable for public area fever scanning gates and forehead thermometers.

The company’s MEMs sensors are currently built into car dashboards for guiding the HVAC system. The sensors are utilized in mobile phones, medical blood analyzers, maintenance and process control systems, green air conditioning systems, microwave ovens, forehead and ear thermometers.

Infrared thermometers, in general, induce errors because of thermal gradients and swift temperature variations. The company has reduced the errors by using an inbuilt compensation technology. This technology utilizes a secondary sensor to gauge the thermal disturbances. It also compensates the measurement result by using internal digital electronics. Melexis’ Product Line Manager Non-Contact Thermometers, Luc Buydens stated that the company’s sensors comply with medical and automotive standards.

Source: http://www.melexis.com/

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