Temperature monitoring: Temperature sensors provide valuable data for continuously tracking thermal conditions, and provide feedback to control systems. This can be system temperature monitoring or environmental temperature monitoring.
Temperature protection: Some applications require an action to be triggered once the system goes above or below functional temperature thresholds. Temperature sensors provide output alerts upon the detection of defined conditions to prevent system damage. When the system goes above or below functional temperature thresholds, engineers can autonomously initiate actions for real-time protection.
Temperature compensation: Temperature sensors can maximize the performance of a system as temperature changes during normal operations.
Ultrasonic sound waves are vibrations at a frequency above the range of human hearing that can travel through a variety of mediums such as air or fluids to detect objects and measure their distance – without making physical contact. Ultrasonic sensors can be used to detect a wide variety of materials regardless of shape, transparency or color. Ultrasonic ToF sensors use sound waves above the 20 kHz range to detect objects in proximity. Picture credit: STMicroelectronics