Board-Mount Air Velocity Sensors For Thermal Load Boards

August 15, 2023 | Posted By: Degree Controls Inc.

Do you need airflow sensors for your thermal load board?

Board-mount air velocity sensor on pcba

Electrical engineers and PCB designers use load boards with Degree Controls board-mount air velocity sensors to conduct thermal analysis and test cooling capability. F66x air velocity and temperature sensors are installed directly on the load board to monitor airflow, providing system developers with the empirical data they need to validate thermal simulations.

F66x airflow sensors are high-reliability, through-hole components. They use dual-sensing technology to simultaneously measure air velocity and temperature in ranges from 0.15 to 20 m/s. For easy integration directly onto your thermal load board, compact board-mount air velocity sensors are packaged and calibrated in a choice of vertical or horizontal style enclosure designs. Your controller can communicate to specific F66x sensors with digital UART or I2C serial communication protocols. External A-D circuitry is not required.

Validate thermal models, shorten development time, and reduce time to market with board-mount air velocity sensors for load test cards.

Degree Controls also offers USB air velocity sensor solutions for printed circuit board (PCB) thermal analysis. The UAS1000 Reference (RF) sensor consists of a remote board-mount sensor head and a sensor electronics module with USB connectivity to a PC. With the remote-head form factor, users can embed the sensor head into a printed circuit board for real time air velocity and temperature measurements, without using valuable space on the test board for sensor electronics. For electronics applications that require mounting adaptability, Degree Controls ultra-small UAS1000 Electronics Focused (EF) air velocity and temperature sensor uses a right-angle housing design with flat flexible cable for easy routing within printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs).

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