New Low Pressure Sensor
Motorola's New Pressure Sensor can measure between 0 to 4kPa.
Designers now have a cost
effective solution for making ultra-low-pressure measurements using a
new single-chip semiconductor sensor from Motorola. The new integrated
MPXV5004G provides highly efficient 2.5 percent accuracy in the pressure
range from 0 to 4kPa. This micromachined pressure sensor is fully
integrated and temperature compensated from 10 dregrees C to 60 degrees
C and offers exceptional value among integrated low-pressure sensors.
"The MPXV5004G is probably the lowest pressure versus cost
single-chip-integrated pressure sensor in the industry," says Dan
Wallace, pressure sensor product manager within Motorola's Sensors
Products Division. "It cost-effectively replaces existing mechanical
solutions that are typically much larger in size, weight and power
The MPXV5004G was developed on an extremely sensitive implanted strain
gauge using thin-film metalization and bipolar processing with a 0.2 to
4.7v output, making it well suited for
microprocessor/microcontroller-based products and systems. The new
sensor is expected to be competitively priced and an ideal solution for
a wide range of pressure sensing applications including washing
machines, liquid level sensing, health care equipment, commercial,
industrial and consumer appliances.
The company's Web site address is http://www.motorola-sps.com/.