Thermal management in portable consumer electronic devices

O'Keeffe, Claire
September 2006
Portable Design;Sep2006, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p11
The article reports on the advantages of using integrated circuit(IC) temperature sensors. Traditional sensors such as thermistors, thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors were outweighed by IC temperature sensors in terms of reliability, cost, package size, accuracy and operating temperature suitability that is why most portable electronic devices manufacturers utilize IC temperature sensors in their products. A chart showing comparison of IC thermal sensors' capabilities to those of various traditional sensors is also presented.


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