Sensirion, a leading manufacturer of humidity and temperature sensors, has unveiled a new high-accuracy digital temperature sensor, the STS3x.
The new sensor is based on the same chip as the SHT3x humidity sensors and comes in a tiny eight-pin DFN pack-age measuring only 2.5 X 2.5 mm2 with a height of 0.9 mm. Its tiny size and the wide supply voltage range of 2.4 V to 5.5 V allow for integration in a great variety of applications.
The sensor delivers a ‘remarkably high’ accuracy of +/–0.3°C over an extensive temperature range combined with low power consumption – an especially important consideration for battery-operated devices.
The industry-proven CMOSens® technology is the basis of the STS3x sensor, offering increased intelligence, reliability, and improved accuracy compared to its predecessors, the company says. Furthermore, the sensor demonstrates a very fast start-up and response time, and its functionality includes enhanced signal processing, two distinctive and user selectable I2C addresses and communication speeds of up to 1 MHz.
Sensirion – A snapshot
Headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, Sensirion AG is the world’s leading manufacturer of digital microsensors and systems.
Its product range includes sensors for humidity and temperature, gas and liquid flow, differential pressure, as well as mass flow controllers. The company has a worldwide network of subsidiaries with offices in the US, UK, Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea, supporting OEM customers with tailor-made sensor system solutions for a vast range of applications including analytical instruments, consumer goods and automotive, as well as the medical and HVAC industries.