First single-chip digital IR MEMS temp sensor

Enables contactless temperature measurement in portable & consumer electronic applications

TMP006 Functional Block Diagram

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Developed through Texas Instruments’ ( TI’s) expertise in MEMS technology, the TMP006 is the first of a new class of ultra-small, low power, and low cost passive infrared temperature sensors.

It has 90% lower power consumption and is more than 95% smaller than existing solutions, making contactless temperature measurement possible in completely new markets and applications.

Key features and benefits

* Complete single-chip digital solution, including integrated MEMS thermopile sensor, signal conditioning, ADC and local temperature reference

* The first thermopile designed for portable applications, thanks to an ultra-thin (0.625 max) profile

* Low power design extends the life of battery powered applications.

Consumer Electronics: Improves performance and safety. Enables new user applications.

  • Tablets
  • Smartphones
  • Notebooks

Energy/ Industrial/ Communications: Enables smaller and lower power products.

  • Thermostats/ HVAC
  • NDIR: CO2 gas detection
  • Metering
  • Food & Medical safety
  • Power supplies & power amplifiers

More information is online on TI’s website at:

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