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Season 1: Episode 5

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Temperature Sensors, The Latest Industry Trends

Featuring Melexis

In today’s embedded system designs, temperature sensor requirements are more intense and acute than they have been in the past. Cost, accuracy, and size are some key factors that make or break the viability of many temperature sensor applications.

In this episode of The Current, Todd Baker is breaking down industry trends in temperature sensors with Joris Roels of Melexis. 

The two also discuss the next generation of thermal monitoring.

What is Printed Conductive Technology?

Printed Conductive Technology is a term coined by the recent rapid development of electronic devices that incorporate printed electronics into the designs. More and more materials have quickly become “circuit boards” equipped with components for electronic circuits.

How do printed electronics work?

The process of printed electronics is based on a method of combining certain materials to form a new way to manufacture electronics. By applying a solution-based conductive material using printing equipment, electrical devices can be created in applications such as inkjet printing, screen print, lithography and more.

Applications and Benefits of Printed Conductive Technology


  • Integrated interfaces and switches in smart surfaces
  • Sensors such as occupancy and water
  • Wearables
  • Interactive walls
  • Active clothing


  • Cost-saving
  • Faster printing techniques
  • Simpler production and ease of use

Challenges of Printed Electronics

  • Printing patterns
  • Hardware integration
  • Software development
  • Requirements for leveraging manufacturing processes and materials

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