New MicroPressure sensors bolster functionality of consumer appliances and medical devices

12:57 | 01/02/2018

The new MicroPressure sensors of global engineering giant Honeywell offer minimal footprint on a printed circuit board and support wide pressure range.

new micropressure sensors bolster functionality of consumer appliances and medical devices
The new MicroPressure sensors prove ideal for high-accuracy applications with a small footprint

The smallest ported piezoresistive silicon pressure sensors on the market offer a digital output for reading pressure over a specified full-scale span and temperature range in high-volume medical devices and consumer appliances.

The MicroPressure Series sensors are calibrated and compensated over a specific temperature range for sensor offset, sensitivity, temperature effects, and non-linearity using an on-board Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC).

Measuring just 5 mm x 5 mm, the MicroPressure sensors are ideal for applications that require greater accuracy with a small footprint.

The compact and highly accurate pressure sensors can be featured in medical devices, such as blood pressure monitors and air-suction pumps, as well as consumer appliances, such as coffee makers, high-efficiency washing machines, and dishwashers.

“To enhance the performance of their products, design engineers need a cost-effective, application-specific pressure sensor solution that offers configurable options,” said Robert Robinson, product lead for Honeywell’s Sensing and Internet of Things business.

“Our extremely small sensors feature an Internet-of-Things-ready interface to help customers bring compact, portable, and lightweight products to market.”

For medical devices, such as non-invasive blood pressure monitors, the MicroPressure sensors’ small size and low power consumption allow for a compact product design and longer battery life. In coffee makers, the sensors offer a high level of accuracy to help ensure that the appropriate amount of water is available in the reservoir. This allows the machine to reliably produce a better cup of coffee every time.

The MicroPressure board-mount sensors’ eminent features include strong stainless ports for product durability, absolute and gage pressure ranges, low power consumption to support longer battery life for products, and support for multiple port configuration options.

Hoang Anh

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