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electronica 2012 Company Profile Sensirion launches the world’s smallest humidity and temperature sensor At Electronica 2012 Sensirion presents the world’s smallest humidity and tem- perature sensor, setting new standards for size, power consumption, production volume and price. The tiny SHTC1 humidity and tempera- ture sensor is specifically designed for mobile devices where size is a critical fac- tor. Sensirion has rigorously followed the maxim “smaller is better” and developed the world’s smallest sensor in its class, measuring a mere 2 x 2 x 0.8 mm. The sensor is based on the proven CMOSens® Technology, which allows the sensor and the signal processing electronics to be combined on a single silicon chip to achieve small device size. Production is targeted at high volume to allow low unit prices to be achieved by economy of scale. The supply voltage of 1.8 V is also fully in line with the needs of the target industry. More information on the SHTC1: www.sensirion.com/shtc1 The specifications of the new sensor show that the size, power About Sensirion consumption and price reductions do not have any impact on performance. It measures relative humidity over a range of 0 to Sensirion AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the 100%RH with a typical accuracy of ±3%RH. The temperature world’s leading manufacturer of digital microsensors and sys- measuring range is -30 to +100° C with a typical accuracy of tems. The product range includes humidity and temperature ±0.3° C. The sensor is fully calibrated, has a digital I²C interface, sensors, mass flow controllers, gas and liquid flow sensors, and and is suitable for reflow soldering. This makes it compatible differential pressure sensors. An international network with sales with standard industrial mass production processes for elec- offices in the USA, Germany, China, Japan and Korea supplies tronic modules. To ensure effective integration of the sensor international OEM customers with tailormade sensor system in complex applications, Sensirion draws on its many years of solutions for a vast range of applications. Among other things, experience with sensor products deployed in the millions and these include analytical instruments, consumer goods and auto- supports customers with corresponding application expertise. mobiles, as well as the medical and HVAC industries. One of the The new SHTC1 humidity and temperature sensor combines hallmark features of Sensirion products is the use of patented extreme miniaturization with top performance, and with Sensi- CMOSens technology. CMOS-based sensor elements and sys- rion’s implementation support it is doubtless a decisive step tems permit intelligent system integration, including calibration ahead of the competition. and a digital interface. Sensirion’s credentials as a reliable OEM supplier are underscored by its ISO/TS 16949 certification. Sensirion Laubisruetistrasse 50 8712 Staefa / ZH Switzerland www.sensirion.com info@sensirion.com Tel. +41 44 306 40 00 Fax +41 44 306 40 30 Hall A2 - Booth 206 www.electronics-eetimes.com electronica 2012 Show Guide 13


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