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TE Connectivity’s Body Temperature Measurement

  Performance. Trust. Innovation  
PressReleasePing - July 27, 2018 -

TE Connectivity (TE) manufactures NTC (negative thermal coefficient) thermistors, thermopiles, and digital temperature sensors to support the demand for accuracy, packaging, and performance conditions required for a variety of applications. External temperature measurement has advanced in technology with the addition of sensor technologies, increasing patient comfort, improving accuracy, and creating better tools for monitoring. From infections to hypothermia, data received from these products can be used to treat patients suffering from various conditions. The body’s temperature can be measured using different sensor technologies.

NTC Thermistor Sensors:

NTC (negative thermal coefficient) thermistors are a common type of temperature sensor to measure surface temperature. The sensor is comprised of a two wire connection and uses the resistance properties of ceramic/metal composites to measure temperature.  For medical applications, packages are available with right angle or straight ¼” connectors to simplify installation. Common applications for this type of temperature sensor include adult rectal, pediatric rectal and skin probes. Certain designs are capable of withstanding 134°C autoclavable cycles.

Disposable designs are also manufactured for general purpose use, esophageal stethoscopes, Foley catheters, and skin surface temperature measurement.

Infrared Temperature Sensors – Thermopiles:

Infrared (IR) temperature sensors enable accurate non-contact temperature measurement in medical applications. The most common applications for this type of temperature sensor is measuring ear temperature, forehead temperature, or skin temperature. The sensing element is composed of multiple thermocouples on a silicon chip to measure an object's infrared energy. TE packages and customizes thermopiles in various package sizes and with different wire lengths to accommodate customer needs.

Digital Temperature Sensors:

While not traditionally used for surface temperature measurement, digital temperature sensors are embedded into home healthcare and personal tracking devices. These sensors provide accurate measurements of temperature with a digital output signal and small circuit board package. For example, digital temperature sensors can be designed into medical devices to monitor the temperature of air in respiratory devices to create greater comfort for patients as air enters the airway. 

As an authorized distributor for TE, Heilind Asia provides TE products and also value added services. Heilind Asia supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect and electromechanical products.

About Heilind Electronics: 

Founded in 1974, Heilind Electronics, Inc. ( is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, switches, thermal management & circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire & cable, wiring accessories and insulation & identification products.  Heilind has over 40 facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mainland China.

Heilind Asia Pacific ( commenced operations in Dec 2012, and now has 20 locations throughout Asia. Its industry leading service offering to customers in Asia Pacific is the result of a commitment to the belief of “Distribution As It Should Be”. Learn more at and on FacebookWeChat, Weibo and Twitter.


TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.

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