TFPT Series of Nickel Thin-Film Temperature Sensor

TFPT Series of Nickel Thin-Film Temperature Sensor

Vishay Dale's TFPT series of temperature sensors are constructed using nickel thin-film technology and present a nearly linear positive temperature coefficient (PTC) of resistance in a surface-mount package. The TFPT series provides accurate and stable performance for temperature compensation, control, and measurement over a wide temperature range in a variety of applications across all market segments.

The TFPT series of temperature sensors is ideal for applications requiring accuracy and stability over the life of the component. The tracking accuracy of the TFPT reduces resistance drift in extreme temperature cycling situations and allows designers to obtain precise performance with fewer components. The positive linear temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) further simplifies circuit designs and provides a more secure "failure" mode behavior (positive drift behavior will generate a higher temperature reading - auto safe behavior). TFPT temperature sensors are available in 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes with either RoHS-compliant or tin/lead terminations. Multiple resistance values are available (case size dependent).

Features and Benefits
  • Advanced nickel thin-film technology PTC SMD sensor
  • Standard surface-mount case sizes available (0603, 0805, 1206)
  • Wide operating temperature range of -55°C to +150°C
  • Resistance values at 25°C range from 100 Ω to 10K Ω with tolerances as low as ±0.5%
  • Nearly linear positive temperature characteristic of +4100 ppm/°C ±400 ppm/°C
  • High stability and reliability over entire temperature range (ΔR drift ≈ 0.25%)
  • Both RoHS-compliant and tin/lead packaging available
  • UL recognized (File E148885)
  • Automotive systems
  • Brushless DC motor control
  • LED lighting
  • Consumer electronics
  • Power supply and conversion
  • Battery chargers