New Small Profile, Rugged Digital Output Pressure Sensor Available from Measurement Specialties

Stainless steel housing combines with low power consumption for stable, long term performance

Oct 10, 2013, 13:15 ET from Measurement Specialties, Inc.

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, now offers the 89BSD, a small profile, piezoresistive silicon pressure sensor housed in a rugged 316L stainless steel package. 


In addition to its backside, headerless design that enables a compact 9 mm diameter, the new sensor is also low cost for budget-conscious applications. The 89BSD features a pressure range from 6 bar to 28 bar, available in absolute or sealed gage.  The low power unit provides both temperature and pressure read-outs in high-performance applications. 

The 89BSD incorporates an o-ring and is media-isolated, protecting the sensing element from harsh environmental conditions. Combined with the unit's 24-bit Delta Sigma ADC supporting an I2C interface, the sensor is ideal for a variety of precision pressure measurement applications. 

Uses include tank level, manifold pressure and barometric pressure measurement as well as dive computers, sealed systems and corrosive fluid and gas measurement systems.

A custom ASIC is used for temperature compensation and offset correction. The unit provides a total error band (TEB) of up to +/- 3% FSO and a temperature accuracy of +/- 2 degrees C over the full operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C, with a temperature resolution of 0.01 degrees C.  Silicon oil ensures stable transfer of pressure from the 316L SS diaphragm to the sensing element.

Power consumption is less than 1 microamp with standby power of less than 0.15 microamps. Input voltage ranges from 1.8 V to 3.6 V and long term stability is 0.2% span per year. 

The 89BSD can be welded or threaded, depending on the application's mounting requirements.  Fitted with a flex cable, the sensor can be connected to a smaller terminal where size is of primary concern.

Pricing for an 89BSD digital output sensor is $22 per unit in quantities of 10,000.  Delivery time is dependent upon quantity ordered.

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EDITOR'S NOTE:  Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to precisely and cost-effectively measure a number of physical characteristics in several markets from military and defense to medical, consumer and industrial.

By accurately measuring areas such as pressure, temperature, position, level, tilt, force, vibration, torque, humidity, fluid properties, mass airflow and photo optics, our sensors enhance product functionality, efficiency and safety.

Our devices are embedded by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) or used as stand-alone sensors for test and measurement to provide critical monitoring, feedback and control input.  MEAS also offers extensive sensor customization services ranging from special calibrations and connectors to custom label designs.

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