IC Sensors

The newest type of temperature sensor on the market is the integrated circuit (IC) temperature transducer. IC sensors can be designed to produce either voltage or current output and are extremely linear.

IC sensors are a very effective way to produce an analog voltage proportional to temperature. They have a limited temperature range and are used to measure temperatures from -45° to 150° C (-50° to 300° F).

Advantages

  • Most Linear
  • Highest Output
  • Inexpensive

Disadvantages

  • Temperatures limited to 150 degrees C
  • Power Supply Required
  • Slow
  • Limited Configurations
  • Self-heating