The world’s thinnest IR sensor

JonDeTech’s new generation thermopiles generates a direct, proportional voltage response when subjected to infrared radiation. The sensor registers wavelengths from 250nm – 22,5μm i.e. visual light up to the mid infrared region. The unique geometrical configuration where the thermocouples are “vertically” arranged enable the sensor to measure heat flux as well as temperature, i.e. the heat gradient over the thickness of the thermopile chip is measured.

The sensor measures a very useful 0.17 mm in thickness and is made of plastic. Essentially it is a piece of robust plastic that can be used “bare” – without protective housing, such as a metal casing commonly used by other producers. The sensor it is less than 0.2 mm. thin and it is made using plastic membrane. This configuration makes the sensor so robust it can be used “bare” – without protective housing such as a metal container. Due to the fact thatSince the sensor chip can be used applied bare, means it can be used in a totally new ways, which can re-defines todays the current view on application design and reduces the cost of the entire system, and not just the sensor-element as such.

Performance of the sensors is illustrated in the following video.


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Key features of the JonDeTech thermopile

  • Made to fit – Thickness of the sensor is only 0.17 mm, robust and bendable
  • Easy to mount – The sensors can be surface mounted to most PCBs
  • Multi measurements – The sensor can be used to measure both thermal radiation and heat flux
  • Fully customizable – Can be manufactured in any desirable shape
  • Arrays of sensors can be mounted side-by-side on a PCB to create the required detector area