Announced as the smallest to date, the T5000 barometric-pressure sensor measures 1.7 mm x 1.7 mm x 0.9 mm³, which is allegedly many times smaller than comparable components. The sensor comes in a chip-size MEMS package and performs absolute pressure measurement from 300 to 1,200 mbar and covers a measurement range of 20 mV/V/bar. The heart of the component is a piezo-resistive MEMS sensor chip manufactured by Aktiv Sensor. Samples of the T5000 are available now. For additional information, contact Paul Mason at EPCOS INC., Iselin, NJ. (732) 906-4311.
Company: EPCOS INC.
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