TDK Corporation has launched the InvenSense TCE-11101, a miniaturised ultra-low power MEMS gas sensor platform for direct and accurate detection of CO2.

Suitable for in home, automotive IoT, healthcare and other applications, the InvenSense TCE-11101 introduces new technology that expands TDK’s sensor expertise into new applications and solutions, as part of the new SmartEnviro™ family.

The InvenSense TCE-11101’s small size and low power enable consumer and commercial devices of all form factors that do not need to be wall-powered. It’s housed in a 5 mm x 5 mm x 1 mm 28-pin LGA package and requires minimal external components to complete the design.

According to TDK, the TCE-11101 significantly expands the use cases for CO2 detection in a wide variety of new and existing applications where traditional sensors fail due to size and power concerns or simply the economics of their usage, while “eCO2” solutions fail to provide the required performance.

Further, in applications such as Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV), the TCE-11101 allows granular control of a HVAC system by accurately measuring CO2 levels that precisely indicate occupancy in a room or given space – information which can be used to optimise energy consumption for HVAC in Smart Buildings or Smart Homes. 

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Source: TDK

“In addition to IoT consumer solutions, the TCE-11101 enables a wide range of health and commercial applications such as leakage detection, while also ensuring high accuracy,” said Dr. Sreeni Rao, Senior Director, Emerging Business, InvenSense, a TDK Group Company.

“Furthermore, easy integration and programmability help simplify final system design and deployment.”