Sensors on Circuit Boards: PCB

This platinum temperature sensor on a printed circuit board has been specially designed for use in calorimetry. When designing these sensors, the stringent requirements of this sector with regard to precision, long-term stability, cost minimisation as well as the option for fully automatic further processing were of prime concern. The temperature sensor in an SMD model forms the measurement active element on a PCB.

The chip is connected with terminal faces either with a thin conductive path or via meandering circuit board conductors in order to reduce heat dissipation and to prevent corruption of the measuring results. As a cable set sensor, it is suitable for a wide range of applications within a temperature range of 0°C to 150°C.

Experts at Heraeus comply with your requirements and preferences, ranging from the simple modification of a standard product, to a totally new product development. Besides standardized products, we produce solutions according to needs and budget.

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  • Possibility of large-volume production for low-cost prices
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Product Examples

PCB Sensor


Temperature sensors for installation in:

  • Baking ovens, and hobs (cooktops)
  • Diesel exhaust treatment systems
  • Oil quality systems
  • Heat quantity measurement devices (calorimetry)
  • Resistor-type thermometers used in the process industry

Technical Data


PCB Sensors are configured as follows:

  • Temperature Coefficient (TC)typically 3850 ppm
  • Temperature Range from 0°C to +150°
  • Two board trace connection options : Thin conductive path or meandering conductive path
Product Size (L x W x H in mm) Ohms
PCB 0805 22 x 2.5-4.0 100/500/1000
PCB 1325.4 13 x 2.5 500/1000
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