Delphi Sensors Touch, Taste, Smell, and See To Create and Enhance Electronics
Delphi Sensors on Display at 2002 Spring Sensors Expo
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of us learn the five basic senses at an early age -- touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. Our ability to sense enhances every aspect of life -- from simple things such as enjoying a good meal to something as significant as alerting us to potential danger. These five senses also are the features of electronic sensors and actuators designed and developed by Delphi (NYSE: DPH). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020315/DEF002LOGO ) Delphi brings not only a new name, but new sensors and actuators to the 2002 Spring Sensors Expo, May 21-23, at the San Jose Convention Center, in San Jose, Calf. Known worldwide for automotive technology, Delphi is aggressively pursuing new applications and new markets with its line of sensor technology. Delphi Display Delphi sensing technology is on display in booth #513 and ranges from pressure sensors designed to monitor everything from the build up of fuel vapor to the weight of a passenger, to accelerometers that can measure g- forces, to temperature and humidity sensors to help keep a windshield or perhaps an office building window clear. Product Highlights on Display: INTELLEK(R) Sensors Delphi's INTELLEK, known as smart sensors, combine basic sensing functions with the intelligence to provide innovative solutions. For example, the INTELLEK Integrated Dew Point and Glass Temperature (IDGT) sensor measures surface temperature, air temperature and humidity. These key dew point inputs are used by an automatic climate control system to predict and prevent window fogging. The INTELLEK air quality sensor has a "sense of smell" that contributes to a more comfortable environment because of higher quality air. In a typical vehicle application, the air quality sensor "sniffs" the outside air as it enters through the cabin air intake and detects poor-quality air. An automatic climate control system can close the air intake vent and initiate the re-circulation function until the vehicle drives out of the area. New to Delphi's INTELLEK product line is the Low-g Accelerometer that can measure linear changes in acceleration even at very low g-forces. The Low-g Accelerometer was designed to deliver a high level of accuracy at a low cost, making it applicable to several products including vehicles, virtual reality electronics, consumer electronics and appliances, industrial controls and robotics. Delphi has even developed a sensor under the INTELLEK brand name that integrates two sensing abilities into one unit. The integrated manifold air temperature/manifold absolute pressure (MAT/MAP) uses "touch" to monitor both the air temperature and absolute pressure. The combination helps reduce costs while improving design, packaging and flexibility for customers. Product Highlights on Display: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Delphi is a leader among an elite group of less than 100 companies in the world currently manufacturing products with MEMS capabilities. MEMS sensors include a chip on which both electronic and mechanical functions are accomplished. Delphi is showcasing several of its MEMS sensors at this spring show for both automotive and non-automotive applications including the all-silicon manifold absolute pressure sensor, fuel vapor sensor, turbo pressure sensor, brake boost, combined MAT/MAP, exhaust gas re-circulation (EGR), diagnostic, and passive occupant detection airbag sensors this year. For more than 20 years, Delphi has been using the MEMS fabrication process to produce silicon sensors for use in the automotive, aerospace, computer, home appliance and consumer electronics industries. For additional information please visit Delphi's Virtual Press Room at www.delphi.com/vpr . MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X22912647RELATED LINKS
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