A precision temperature sensor has been released by Integrated Device Technology (IDT), which measures how warm a computing subsystem gets in a variety of devices.
This is the first time that the company has launched a product of this kind that targets double data rate two and three memory modules, as well as motherboards and solid state disks.
If the sensor detects that the temperature has risen above a certain level, it has the capability to adjust certain parts of the system it is attached to, such as the fan speed and bandwidth.
Vice-president and general manager of IDT's enterprise computing division Mario Montana commented: "These new devices further leverage that expertise culminating in stand-alone temperature sensors with precision that exceeds industry standards."
According to the company, these new devices provide one degree C sensing accuracy over the range of -20 degrees C to 125 degrees C and are the first to exceed the requirements of the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) JC42.4 specification.
JEDEC aims to develop open standards in the microelectronics sector, in order to benefit manufacturers and consumers.