The newly developed COVID-19 vaccines require low temperature storage to ensure their efficacy. For the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifically states that it should be stored in an ultra-cold freezer, thermal shipping container or refrigerator. The ultra-cold freezer’s temperature should be maintained between -80°C and -60°C (-112°F and […]
Just about all areas of the food and beverage industry including commercial kitchens, transportation, storage or food service, require temperature and often humidity monitoring to ensure that the product has been kept within an acceptable range to avoid contamination and bacteria growth. The technology requirements are essentially the same for the sensor in each of […]
At Sensors Expo 2018, Mike Mays from Analog Devices explains the LTC2983, a temperature to bits IC. The IC is designed to be extremely easy to use part. Everything necessary to measure temperature is performed by the chip and its output is in direct degrees C. In the display, an “EMI (electromagnetic interference) Hairball from […]
Of course, there are many follow-up questions regarding where or when such as: on just the surface, in the center, on average, instantaneously, or steady state, to name a few. The standard temperature measurement technique that many people first encountered was the mercury (Hg) thermometer to determine if they had a 98.6° or higher temperature. […]
Interchangeability over a broad temperature range that eliminates the need to individually calibrate or provide circuit compensation for part-to-part variability is a key design attribute for many sensors. For thermistors, that is exactly what Ametherm’s ACCU-Curve NTC thermistors deliver. In addition, the thermistors have long-term stability and reliability for high-accuracy temperature sensing, control and compensation […]
At Sensors Expo 2016, Mike Mayes, a Design Engineering Section Leader from Linear Technology, demonstrates the capabilities of the LTC2983 temperature-to-bits converter that provides thermistor, thermocouple RTD and diode-based digital temperature measurements. For more information about the LTC2983, click here.