I'm looking into creating a solution to monitor the temperature of a chip which has no temperature sensing available for me to use. I would like to use some sort of simple through-hole temperature monitoring component, yet I am unsure of what exactly I need to look for. It needs to be a cheap solution (under $5) and able to stand temperatures from at least 50-200 Fahrenheit. I have a few questions about this that I feel would be helpful in speccing out a component:
- What are the different types of temperature sensors available?
- What are ones that are low-cost and can measure the temperature of a flat surface (chip, simplistic heatsink, etc)? Would something like the TMP36 work?
- Is there any go-to solution for monitoring the temperature of a chip without any accessible temperature detection?