Epcos' SMD NTC thermistors are available in two series
The SMD NTC thermistors are available in two series: the automotive series, which is qualified to AEC-Q200 and suitable for applications up to 150°C, and the standard series for applications up to 125°C. Automotive electronics applications include electronic control units and air-conditioning systems, and temperature monitoring of batteries and charging systems. High-performance LEDs featuring temperature management are a fast-growing application, increasingly replacing conventional halogen and xenon headlights. Communications equipment applications include the charge monitoring of batteries in mobile devices and the temperature monitoring of LCDs, amplifiers, hard disks, and digital cameras. TDK attributes the tight tolerances to new production technology and a rugged glass passivation, which also delivers high reliability and degradation stability. The slope of the characteristic curve (B value: 3455 K) has a tolerance of ±1% across the board, and together with a short response time, the NTC thermistors enable fast and precise temperature measurement across a wide range.