Omron Releases D6F-PH Thermal Flow-Type MEMS Differential Pressure Sensor Aimed at Maximizing Air-Conditioning Efficiency Business Wire KYOTO, Japan -- March 21, 2013 OMRON Corporation (TOKYO:6645)(ADR:OMRNY) today announced the release on March 21 of the D6F-PH MEMS differential pressure sensor^1 featuring Omron’s newly-developed cutting-edge MEMS thermal flow sensor chip. Omron's new D6F-PH high-precision thermal flow-type MEMS differential pressure sensor featuring digi ... Omron's new D6F-PH high-precision thermal flow-type MEMS differential pressure sensor featuring digital correction and anomaly detection. (Photo: Business Wire) The D6F-PH is a thermal flow-type sensor meaning it is capable of measuring with superior sensitivity and reproducibility in low pressure environments and with a wider pressure range than the commonly-used capacitance-type and piezoelectric-type differential pressure sensors. Embedded ASICs carry out digital correction (linearity and temperature correction) making the D6F-PH more precise and less influenced by temperature than conventional analog output sensors. The D6F-PH will make it possible to optimize business and household air conditioning and ventilation control in order to maximize energy efficiency, and also, for example, increase the accuracy of gas flow control and monitoring in digital medical equipment such as anesthetic machines and respirators. ^1 How differential pressure sensors measure flow rates A constriction is created in a flow channel inside the sensor which causes an overall drop in pressure in the fluid or gas being measured. Since this drop in pressure is related to the density and flow velocity of the fluid or gas being measured, differential pressure sensors can measure flow rates by comparing the difference in pressure upstream and downstream from the constriction. Features - High precision measurement The D6F-PH features a new digital correction algorithm that achieves 3% RD precision, contributing to optimization of control efficiency. - High flow impedance to reduce the influence of bypass configuration By increasing the sensor’s flow resistance, the influence of bypass pipe length and diameter has been reduced, leading to more stable measurement. - Reduced size increases installation flexibility The sensor’s dimensions were reduced to 26mm x 22mm x 18mm thanks to a new flow channel design that makes full use of the latest flow analysis technology. The reduction of the circuit board footprint will contribute to the reduction of system sizes. - Anomaly detection Sensor element “open,” “short circuit,” and “power supply voltage” anomaly detection provides greatly enhanced reliability. Specifications/performance Model D6F-PH0025AD1 D6F-PHO505AD3 D6F-PH5050AD3 Measurement range 0 to 250Pa +/-50Pa +/- 500Pa (see note 1) Calibration gas (see Air note 2) Port type Barb joint, maximum outside diameter: 4.9mm Power supply 2.3 to 3.6 VDC 20mA max. Current consumption With no load and Vcc of 3.3 VDC, GND=OVDC, 25 degree C Resolution 12 bit Zero point +/- 0.2Pa toleration Span tolerance +/- 3%R.D. Temperature Yes compensation Span shift due to temperature <+/-0.5% R.D. per 10 degree C variation 25ms typical at 12 bit resolution (50ms maximum) Response time The processing time is 6ms typical at 12 bit resolution Gas flow through < 63mL/min <23mL/min <100mL/min sensor Interface I2C Case material PPS Degree of protection IEC IP40 Withstand pressure 10kPa Operating -20 to +80 degrees C (with no condensation or icing) temperature Operating humidity 35% to 80% RH (with no condensation or icing) Storage temperature -40 to +80 degrees C (with no condensation or icing) Storage humidity 35% to 80% RH (with no condensation or icing) Insulation Between sensor outer cover and lead terminals: resistance 20Ω min (500VDC) Between sensor outer cover and lead terminals: Dielectric strength 500VAC, 50/60Hz min. for 1 minute (leakage current: 1mA max.) Weight 5.2g Note 1: At standard atmospheric pressure (1013.25hPa). Note 2: Dry gas not containing dust, oil, or mist. Assessment-use demo kits: Optional conversion board and software-based demo kits are available for use in assessing sensor performance and device compatibility. Price: Open price Sales target: 300 million yen in FY2014 Production plant: Yasu Plant, Omron Corporation About OMRON Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933, Omron has more than 36,000 employees in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems, healthcare, and the environment. The company has regional head offices in Singapore (Asia Pacific), Beijing (Greater China), Amsterdam (Europe, Africa, and the Middle East), Chicago (the Americas), Gurgaon (India), and Sao Paulo (Brazil). For more information, visit OMRON's website at http://www.omron.com/ Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130321005480/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50595212&lang=en Contact: Omron Corporation Masashige Fukumoto, +81-7-7588-9200 Micro Devices Division Micro Devices HQ email@example.com
Omron Releases D6F-PH Thermal Flow-Type MEMS Differential Pressure Sensor Aimed at Maximizing Air-Conditioning Efficiency
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