STAEFA, Switzerland, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss sensor manufacturer Sensirion announced the successful integration of the world's smallest humidity and temperature sensor into smartphones at the MWC 2013, setting a new standard for ambient sensing.
Sensirion's previous sensor models already provided a complete sensor solution for mobile devices and have been successfully integrated into millions of mobile phones. With the new SHTC1 humidity and temperature sensor, Sensirion has responded to calls from industry and developed the world's smallest sensor in its class. It measures just 2 mm x 2 mm x 0.8 mm and is based on proven CMOSens® Technology, which combines the sensor and processing electronics on a single silicon chip to achieve the tiny device size.
The sensor measures relative humidity over a range of 0 to 100% RH with a typical accuracy of ±3% RH. The temperature measuring range is -30 to +100 °C with a typical accuracy of ±0.3 °C. The sensor is fully calibrated, has a digital I²C interface, and is suitable for reflow soldering. This makes it compatible with standard industrial mass production processes for electronic modules. To ensure effective integration of the sensor in complex applications and a smooth implementation of projects, Sensirion draws on its many years of experience with the deployment of millions of sensor products. The new SHTC1 humidity and temperature sensor delivers miniature size with maximum performance.
More information: smart.sensirion.com
Sensirion AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the world's leading manufacturer of digital microsensors and systems. The product range includes humidity and temperature sensors, mass flow controllers, gas and liquid flow sensors, and differential pressure sensors. An international network with sales offices in the USA, Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea supplies international OEM customers with tailor-made sensor system solutions for a vast range of applications. Among other things, these include analytical instruments, consumer goods and automobiles, as well as the medical and HVAC industries. One of the hallmark features of Sensirion products is the use of patented CMOSens technology. CMOS-based sensor elements and systems permit intelligent system integration, including calibration and a digital interface. Sensirion's credentials as a reliable OEM supplier are underscored by its ISO/TS 16949 certification.
SOURCE Sensirion AG