1 Sensor Measures Pressure, Humidity & Temperature!

Posted by Seta Davidian on Aug 19, 2015 11:09:00 AM

pressure humidity temperature sensorSensors are rapidly changing with increased functionality in MEMs technologies.  The new MS8607-02BA01 exemplifies how new technology is creating amazing new sensors.

The MS8607 measures pressure, humidity and temperature in a small QFN package measuring only 5 mm3 x 3 mm3 x 1 mm3. Inside this small package is a piezoresistive sensor providing pressure and temperature and a capacitive-type sensor for measuring relative humidity.  The measured signals are converted into a 24-bit digital value for pressure and temperature and a 12-bit digital value for relative humidity measurement.

The sensor requires 8 pads for operation, uses I2C communication and operates with a very low 1.8 to 3.6  supply voltage. With an operating pressure range of 10 to 2000 mbar, it has a pressure accuracy of ±2.0 mBar and pressure resolution of 0.016 mBar. For humidity, the measuring range is 0-100% rH with an accuracy of ±3% rH and a resolution of 0.04% rH. Finally, for temperature, the operating range is -40°C to +85°C with a temperature accuracy of ±2°C and resolution of 0.01°C.

The MS8607 is ideal for applications in the consumer and industrial marketplace, including smartphones, tablets, printers, HVAC applications, weather stations, home appliances, humidifiers and much more.

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Topics: Humidity Sensors, Barometric Pressure Sensors

The 24-bit Revolution in Pressure Sensor Technology

Posted by Seta Davidian on Oct 13, 2011 11:20:00 AM

barometric pressure sensor MS5607Servoflo has posted a new paper written by Dr. Norbert Rauch, a well-respected sensor engineer in Germany. His paper, titled "The 24-bit Revolution in Pressure Sensor Technology", discusses how altitude can be accurately measured with the impressive resolution provided in the MS5607 silicon-based pressure sensor, which uses the latest 24-bit ADC technology.

Most traditional altimeter sensors have resolution of several meters, making them not very precise. These traditional sensors have a digital signal conditioning unit and operate on a 14-bit ADC. However, a 14-bit ADC does not automatically mean that the signal can be resolved with 14 bits. Depending on the signal span, offset, and the signal evaluation electronics, possibly 10-12 bits are available for signal conditioning. Until now, achieving a better level of resolution was only achievable with a complex pressure sensing system which is costly and difficult to achieve.

The paper discusses how the MS5607 eliminates these problems with the use of an ASIC and MEMS technology. By taking into consideration that resolution must not be confused with precision, calibration accuracy and offset drift due to temperature changes must also be considered when assessing solutions. Physical size and power consumption are also factors for designers.

The paper will educate readers on how to better understand the importance of the 24-bit designs and implications for applications.

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Topics: Sensor Signal Conditioning, Barometric Pressure Sensors, Pressure Sensors

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Posted by Seta Davidian on Oct 3, 2011 10:26:00 AM

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Topics: Barometric Pressure Sensors